Moodle - Free Learning Anytime and Anywhere
Mike Sebolt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated August 19, 2015

Moodle - Free Learning Anytime and Anywhere

Score 10 out of 10
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Software Version

2.2

Overall Satisfaction with Moodle

Our school system is using Moodle in two ways to address different issues. First, classroom teachers are using Moodle to extend their classroom beyond the four walls of the school building. Assignments, content and enrichment activities are available to students in an any time/any where environment. Second, the school system uses the Moodle environment to offer several courses during the summer months in a completely online environment. Students can take courses to meet requirements, get ahead or even graduate early. The Moodle environment is available to any faculty and staff wishing to utilize it.
  • Users have the ability to create a wide variety of question types. (Drag and Drop, Missing Words, Matching, Multiple Choice, etc.)
  • Because users are able to password protect their courses, copyrighted textbooks and other materials can be placed online. (unlike an open web page)
  • Moodle is easy to install and administer. Best of all, there are no real costs associated with Moodle other than IT time and space to host locally or in the cloud.
  • Because it is open source you need to be comfortable in a forum environment for help. Support also comes in the form of online help files.
  • Moodle releases several versions each year and makes it difficult at time to stay current. Not really a big issue however.
  • Moodle does require some IT expertise for the initial install and configuration if you choose to host your own instance.
  • Students love being able to access class content and enrichment activities outside the school day.
  • The schools system can offer credit courses in the summer without having to open buildings and absorb those extra costs.
  • Students are better prepared for a world that includes online training and content delivery because of their exposure to this environment.
We chose Moodle for the cost. Even hosting on our servers and using our personnel to manage it, we felt it was a better value than the more costly pay LMS's available. (D2L, BlackBoard) We also investigated several other free, cloud based products (Edmodo, Schology, etc) but found them lacking in key areas.
Moodle is appropriate and has been utilized in the K-12 environment as well as higher education. I could also see it easily being used in the corporate world to house documentation and online training materials. I found it helpful to engage others who are using the product as sources of support and ideas.

Using Moodle

Students, teachers, administration and parents are extremely pleased with the product and the corresponding results.

Moodle Implementation

Moodle Training

I have used a few sites and they were adequate but my best learning experience was face to face and hands on.

Moodle Support

The Moodle community is awesome. Always willing to share and answer questions.