Moodle LMS - online learning platform with a bit of a learning curve
December 08, 2018

Moodle LMS - online learning platform with a bit of a learning curve

Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Moodle

We use Moodle as part of a SaaS offering for clients. Specifically, our platform offers light duty work for injured employees who cannot return to their regular jobs due to temporary physical restrictions. We use Moodle to provide safety training coursework to these individuals. Moodle allows us to implement a variety of media into the courses; including audio, video, and HTML5 activities. Moodle supports scoring and reporting for each user. We have customized the reporting and also connected Moodle to our WordPress site through a custom integration.
  • Easily create courses that contain multiple choice quiz questions.
  • Easily assign certain courses to specific users.
  • Share reports regarding course progress and scores by email.
  • There is a major learning curve for building and administrating Moodle courses if you've never done it before.
  • The interface looks a bit dated. You can theme Moodle to change the look of it, but it doesn't change the overall interface.
  • Customization of functionality requires a programmer with Moodle expertise.
  • Moodle is deeply integrated into our product offering. It serves as the foundation of our platform.
  • It can be costly to customize Moodle beyond it's inherent capabilities when add-ons for the platform are not available or do not do what you need them to do.
  • Moodle documentation varies in quality depending on the issue you're having. This can be problematic at times.
Moodle has a lot of features and it's been around a long time. While it's not always the most intuitive or user friendly platform in terms of set up and maintenance, you can't beat the functionality for the price. Money talks and Moodle is free. The platform is robust enough to serve our needs, and we've managed to do custom integrations which created a unique SaaS product.
Moodle is free, so it's ideal for anyone looking to implement a LMS on a budget. That being said, Moodle does require some technical expertise to get it up and running; and that's before you start building any courses in it. The platform would be very useful in a modern classroom setting, where teachers could give quizzes and tests and students could receive automatic feedback regarding their scores. It would also be useful for assigning homework. Moodle also serves us well in a business capacity - it allows us to deliver online training to users regardless of their location.

Moodle Feature Ratings

Course authoring
Course catalog or library
Mobile friendly
Progress tracking & certifications
Compliance management
Learning administration
Learning reporting & analytics
Social learning

Using Moodle

3 - Moodle is administrated by myself and another individual. We create and modify coursework to be used as part of our Saas offering. This includes adding video, quiz questions that contain multiple choice answers, and e-learning activities. We have a third member of our team who assists in review.
2 - Administrating Moodle requires a bit of a learning curve. There are specific technical requirements to setting Moodle up, and we have done some custom modifications to the system to expand the reporting capabilities. For example, we show videos in each of our courses and have integrated additional code which lets us track plays, pauses, and video finishes.
  • We use Moodle for a very specific purpose; to provide online safety training courses.
Our entire platform is built around Moodle. We have over 3 years of development with Moodle at the core. It's not going away any time soon.