Review of Moodle
June 14, 2014

Review of Moodle

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Various

Overall Satisfaction with Moodle

Moodle is being used to deliver online courses across the whole organization. Since we are not a business, it does not address any business problems.
  • Moodle can host content that can be updated quickly.
  • Moodle has a simple, easy-to-use interface.
  • Students usually report greater satisfaction using Moodle than other options.
  • While it is built for social constructivism, it still ends up being mostly instructivist in nature. The design does not push towards social constructivism.
  • We are not a business but a University, so I can not answer this question.
  • Blackboard,Canvas
We actually used Blackboard and Moodle at the same time before being forced to use Blackboard exclusively by the higher-ups. Moodle is easier to navigate, easier to use, and more intuitive for all users from admins to instructors to students.

Canvas is another tool that I have used. It is comparable with Moodle, but closer to Blackboard in paradigm (Canvas goes for a more instructivist design). Canvas is also much better than Blackboard, but lacks some of the features of both Moodle and Blackboard.
Renewal questions are above my pay grade. If it were up to me, I would likely renew, but newer options are looking more attractive.
Moodle is better suited for schools with a robust support department. Being open source, you need people who know their way around supporting a server and the end users. If that isn't your institution, then you should consider a hosting option through MoodleRooms or other services. Also, if you are looking for a true social constructivist environment, you should look into the A Domain of One's Own project from the University of Mary Washington (which has Moodle as one module in it's services),