Moodle: good for traditional organized academic distance ed/online courses
January 30, 2019

Moodle: good for traditional organized academic distance ed/online courses

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Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Moodle

Moodle is being used both within our academic department for academic and extension activities, as well as by the organization as a whole. It addresses online instruction/distance education needs, including housing electronic materials in an organized way for specific users/individuals. It is used for academic courses, trainings, workshops, and other education needs.
  • Multiple features, such as the ability to hold content (PDF, PPT, Word, URLs, etc.), assessment and grading (quizzes), and offers certificates of completion
  • Organization of content into modules
  • The ability of users to interact with other users and instructors easily
  • Certificates of completion are not very customizable, especially for unique modules within a "course"
  • Not very user-friendly in terms of the instructor/manager of the course when it comes to set up. Some features that are different can produce the same results, which makes it confusing to know which should be used (such as requiring specific percentage to complete activity/quiz to move to next module vs. having an item be marked as complete which can only happen if certain percentage achieved, etc.)
  • Offline capabilities
  • Moodle has helped with conducting courses to remote audiences.
  • It has been frustrating to work with at times, leading to lots of troubleshooting calls and messages. Overall, our organization controls many special features, and it is hard for course instructor/manager to get special features changed or added (must go through our organization's IT process to do so).
Moodle is a bit better than Collaborate; our organization no longer uses Collaborate. Collaborate was good for webinars.
Good for traditional academic courses that are highly structured and consistent from module to module. Not as good for holding content that does not lend itself to being well-organized, or that requires customization.

Moodle Feature Ratings

Course authoring
Course catalog or library
Learning content
Mobile friendly
Not Rated
Progress tracking & certifications
Compliance management
Learning administration
Learning reporting & analytics
Social learning