Moodle

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Moodle is a robust, scalable, full-featured open source Learning Platform (also known as a Learning Management System or a Virtual Learning Environment).

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Moodle review by <span>Amy C.</span>
Amy C.
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"Great Platform"

What do you like best?

Versatility and easy to use. Easy for students to follow and navigate around the site. A recommendation would be to make the site look a bit nicer. This may be a training issue in our institution, but when set up the courses look very clnical and not appealing to the student at all

What do you dislike?

The interface looks very dated, When people think of moodle they think of an old clunky LMS. It doesnt have the drag and drop ability like most other LMS systems that are available in todays market

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great platform for both the user and the admin team. Easy to navigate around, and set up courses.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

That online learning is the way of the future. Students do not have to attend class if they live out of town.

Bening able to assess students work online, and being able to mark online with the collaboration of Turnit in. We can access students from all over NZ that would not necessarily enrol because of location.

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Moodle review by <span>Angie M.</span>
Angie M.
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"LMS systems"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that the instructor can be self reliant for most tasks and the administrator doesn't always have to be available. I like the importing of previous classes to new classes that are teaching the same content. The ease of this is awesome and a coordinator can do this as well.

What do you dislike?

The ease of use is not always there from the instructors and students. It's a little more clunky than some of the other LMS' I have seen. I don't like how many clicks it takes to get to certain screens. It would be better if it only took one click from the main screen to get to anything that they need.

One other thing I dislike is having to turn editing on and off all the time in order to change something or add something. Maybe need to have a screen that keeps you from deleting it so easily but not for adding or changing something.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving delivering online class content high school students during their regular schedule rather than at night or some other time. Also being able to deliver the same content to other adult students that need to work but could take a class online. This allows for their own time management.

What Learning Management System (LMS) solution do you use?

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Moodle review by <span>Erick W.</span>
Erick W.
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"Moodle an Adequate Tool for Web-Based and Lecture-Based Courses"

What do you like best?

The GUI is better than average. Many functions are fairly intuitive. They try to make all students git on a screen and if they can't you can scroll rather than find and click on a "next page" arrow. You can administer tests online and they work with a few publishers to bring test packs directly into the product.

What do you dislike?

Administering a test online is very difficult and they do not support Parson's test packs which, given Pearsons size, seems surprising. After exam grades have all been entered and you find that a variable (such as value of exam, beta weights, etc. are sometimes not changeable. Extra credit assignments require that you first use the module to add a new "item" and then exit, go to a different module just to check a box indicating it is extra credit. Before you commit to a letter grade you need to manually calculate a few students. I have had Moodle make incorrect calculations. The modules are clunky and use too much nesting. Some modules require you to press "save" (which I like) while other modules do not (leaving me wondering if my data was saved. Compared to similar products used by other schools (I was an adjunct at three schools before getting a full time staff position" Moodle is the least liked by students. For the modules that require that you save your work I would like a prompt reminding me that I have not saved my work. The learning curve compared to, say, BlackBoard seems quite steep.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Evaluate BlackBoard and at least one other product before committing to Moodle.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For lecture classes all written assignments are uploaded into Moodle. I use it for all grading. I use it to communicate with students and to post explanations for assignments and grading rubrics. For online students the entire course is delivered using Moodle.

Moodle review by <span>Gordon B.</span>
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"Flexible, Evolving Platform for Learning Management"

What do you like best?

The software has come a long way over the past 10 years. There is a robust community of administrators and developers is making continual improvements and offering suggestions and support through Moodle's online community. It is free and open-source, and while you should plan to invest some resources in the development, management and hosting of your implementation, our small educational nonprofit saves thousands every year by using Moodle over other commercial solutions. Moodle is also built using web standards that have allowed us to customize a beautiful and simple interface for our students and teachers.

What do you dislike?

The software is *very* resource intensive on a server. Hosting it became a very expensive proposition, but now we host it with a company only provides Moodle hosting and has several scalable plans that can grow with our organization. Also, the back-end can be a bit difficult to navigate & find what we need at times: it sometimes feels clunky & counter-intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unless you have your own server and a dedicated professional who can manage it, I strongly recommend researching a vendor whose business is to serve Moodle; consider a cloud implementation. The software is very resource intensive, depending on the number of concurrent users, and a managed-hosted solution has made a huge difference.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Moodle to securely host private course content to students who are matriculated as well as others who sign up for a short course here and there. It allows us to track student progress, their usage of learning resources, collect and grade homework, and securely host files with smart integrations with Google Drive and Dropbox.

Moodle review by <span>Luis d.</span>
Luis d.
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"The leading learning management system"

What do you like best?

Moodle is a powerful Learning Management System that enables us to deliver advanced eLearning solutions to over 250000 learners. Lots of different course formats and activities are supported so you can really get creative with your courses.

What do you dislike?

Moodle can run on virtually any computer, but for large installations you really need some powerful web server hardware and the server must be configured and fine tuned to get the best performance. Learning how to do that fine tuning takes some experience. And being such a powerful system there are a lot of configuration settings to get to know, so you need to take some time to get to know the internals of the system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Invest the time to set it up correctly and get familiar with all the advanced settings and configuration options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to deliver eLearning and training solutions to thousands of staff, without requiring them to travel to a training venue. They can study in their own time wherever they choose.

Moodle review by <span>Jamie W.</span>
Jamie W.
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"Moodle is a great tool for creating online courses"

What do you like best?

I have used Moodle a couple of my past jobs. They used it to create online courses for training employees. It is really easy to use, runs without smoothly, and looks really professional. There are hundreds of plugins available for Moodle which makes its customization options nearly unlimited. It runs on most systems that support Php including Linux, UNIX, FreeBSD, Windows, OSX,,and Netware which makes it compatible with all of the major operating systems in use.

What do you dislike?

The user interface could use a bit of an update both aesthetically and functionally. The look is a bit plain and has a bit of a Windows Xp classic look about it . It is possible to login to the same course from multiple locations/devices which makes it possible to accidentally do the same course twice without realizing it until the end.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Overall Moodle is really a solid product that works well and offers compatibility with all the major operating systems as well as hundreds of plugins and themes for combustibility however you would like it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have enjoyed using Moodle during the training process at my last job and found the courses easy to navigate and learn with. I have also taken some online classes that were done in Moodle and it's really pretty great. I have definitely been able to benefit from using it.

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