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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 Ramón  R.
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"Moodle, organiza tus clases."

What do you like best?

Moodle es un software de licencia GPL, es por tanto libre y además es gratuito.

Te facilita la labor como profesor en tu academia, instituto o colegio de la siguiente manera:

- Permite crear cursos y matricular de forma seguro mediante clave a los alumnos.

- Organizar tu material de clase como profesor: esto es, añadir y organizar por temas archivos de diferentes extensiones para apuntes, presentaciones, enunciados de trabajos, y añadir enlaces que resulten de utilidad a los chicos. Si algún alumno no puede asistir a clase, aquí podrá seguir el material impartido.

- Permite crear tareas, con una fecha de inicio y otra límite para que los alumnos entreguen en dicha tarea las prácticas o trabajos que estén haciendo desde sus cuentas de usuario. Así no tendrás que estar recordándoles contínuamente el día final de entrega.

- Se les puede evaluar y ellos ver sus notas.

- Permite conexión constante con ellos, tanto pública como privada.Puede hacer preguntas y nosotros como profesor darles respuesta o bien ayudarse entre ellos.

- Permite realizar exámenes en línea.

What do you dislike?

Lo que no me gusta es la interfaz, algo desfasada.

Administrar un sitio Moodle no es sencillo, requiere un periodo largo de implantación, con fase de estudio previo, porque la interfaz es intuitiva, pero no tanto como me gustaría.

Si no eres administrador, y simplemente tienes que ir organizando el material de tu curso, es mucho más fácil de gestionar, pero también lleva su tiempo hasta que te adaptas a los controles del programa.

- Si te quedas sin conexión un día en el aula, estás "vendido" y tendrás que sacar algún recurso para no perder la clase ese día.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si piensas que la organización de tu clase es mejorable y que no aprovechas las posbilidades de internet para hacerlo y tener mejor seguimiento de tus alumnos, lánzate e instala moodle. Es gratis. En Madrid educamadrid lo ofrece a todos los centros concertados y públicos. Úsalo!.

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

Nos ha facilitado el seguimiento personal de cada estudiante, la comunicación ellos y entre ellos.

Nos ayuda a organizar nuestros cursos de forma segura con claves de matriculación.

Nos costó aprender a administra la plataforma, pero una vez superada la etapa de aprendizaje no podemos estar más contentos. El trabajo en el aula desde que usamos Moodle es más sencillo y sin haber tenido costes económicos.

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Moodle review by Paco G.
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"Moodle, one of the top LMS"

What do you like best?

What I like most about Moodle is the ease of creating and cloning courses, including their students and enrollments.

Its scalable system in terms of the number of students and the creation of virtual courses and virtual learning environments.

What do you dislike?

One of its weak points and which I most disliked is although it has improved its graphical interface over the years it can still be a bit complicated for new users and course administrators, some of them even have to spend time in a brief training to start managing the platform

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is one of the best tools to administer courses both in your own company and in a teaching environment. Many features, good community and easy scaling.

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

With Moodle you can have a great solution for all students from a small institute to a large university. Also add that it has a large community of developers, so it will never lack any functionality.

Moodle review by 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.

Moodle review by 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.

Moodle review by 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 Gordon B.
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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 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 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.

Moodle review by Meghan M.
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"Moodle is great"

What do you like best?

It gives you a chance to edit a post after you post it. I always catch typos after I submit. It is also a great tool to communicate with people that you cannot see face-to-face. I like how the threads are organized and it lets you keep track of what has been said. I also like that Moodle can email you every time a thread is updated so that you do not miss anything.

What do you dislike?

It does not let you attach large files. I often have to find a different way to share files because the files are too big.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a useful tool for online collaboration.

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

My organization needs to communicate between 5 different locations. We have tried teleconferences and webconferences, but it is so hard to hear what everyone says. The technology is getting better for webconferencing, but it's still not great. I like Moodle because it lets everyone think about their response and everyone can read what everyone thinks. It helps keep the conversations organized. I love that Moodle lets you edit a post after you submit it because that is when I usually find typos.

Moodle review by Britnee M.
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"Moodle Use for Professional Development"

What do you like best?

I have used Moodle for several years as a way to store and present information to teachers and staff members for staff/professional development. I am able to upload numerous documents and other various resources to share with a group of people. I am also able to keep track of what documents have been viewed and what tasks are completed. Users are able to submit assignments for review. I can also secure my courses with a password.

What do you dislike?

Prior to the recent updates, Moodle was difficult to navigate. There is now a dashboard that makes navigating much easier. I find it somewhat annoying that I am able to see all courses within my school district including those courses that do not apply to me. I have also found that the mobile version is not very user friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are considering using Moodle, it is a great option for providing online staff development courses. It has the capability to store various information that can be accessed even after the course is over. If you have a large number of students or users, Moodle may be a great resource to use.

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

Using Moodle has allowed me to create courses for teachers to complete for professional development. This option allows for staff members to complete tasks/assignments at their own pace and at their connivence. I have also found it very benefical to collaborate on using Moodle with other professionals in my school district to store documents and share resources.

Moodle review by Sarah S.
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"Not Bad as an Administrative Tool"

What do you like best?

One of the best features of Moodle is the ability to share files within a committee or group at my institution. Instead of emailing a file around, the master file is put on the Moodle course for that group so we all have the same version to reference prior to our meetings.

What do you dislike?

Moodle is sometimes a little bit clunky to use on a mobile device, but it's not the kind of resource that needs to perform flawlessly on a screen that small. For it's purposes, this isn't a deal breaker, but it can be a bit of a drawback on the fly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

From the administrative side, Moodle has been a great way to organize materials across committees and classrooms. It is fairly easy to use and has increased productivity in a variety of ways. We can share materials prior to meeting with a group as well as store previous meeting minutes and upcoming goals to be accomplished so that we can stay on course with the committee objectives.

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

Moodle allows administrators to share files from a committee or group without a hundred emails flying around. We tend to be pretty email heavy where I'm at, so any way in which we can cut down on large file sizes clogging inboxes is a good one. Moodle also allows us to look back at previous meeting minutes to reference our agendas.

Moodle review by Angie P.
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"Not a bad software for dealing with school"

What do you like best?

I used Moodle for school, and I enjoyed that I was able to access previous courses as well as current ones. I also liked that it offered email forwarding so that I didn't have to worry about missing important emails when I wasn't signed in.

What do you dislike?

The interface wasn't as easy to navigate as it might have been. Courses were simply listed via text, and the names were often long and unseemly. It would have been much nicer with buttons, or even some sort of edited names

Recommendations to others considering the product

Moodle recently did a re-haul, and the interface has greatly improved. I very much recommend it!

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

The benefit of Moodle was being able to submit assignments, take quizzes, and just generally interact in a simplistic manner with my professors. One of the problems we solved using this software was how to distribute and then collect take-home exams. These needed to be handed out at the same time, as well as given a deadline for return. Because you're allowed to pre-program Moodle for this, we were able to administer the take-home exams.

Moodle review by Ilse D.
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"Moodle is Ideal for Distance Education"

What do you like best?

The cohort support within each Moodle 'course' made graduate school extremely easy. Being able to find assignments and resources before, during, and after thesis work was really helpful. I love being able to communicate with other classmates through the forums option; it is ideal for cohort-based distance education programs. You feel like you're part of the class, rather than just a participant.

What do you dislike?

At first I thought the user interface was difficult to use/outdated, but after getting the hang of it I find it extremely easy to navigate. It's easy to go back and find different threads and course-specific information now that I have used it for a good amount of time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I've used both Blackboard and Moodle, and I find Moodle to be much more user-friendly. Be sure to navigate all the different functions at the beginning, because it will make things much easier later on. It's a great place to archive resources and forum discussions. For institutions looking to choose between the two, I would choose Moodle over Blackboard or Canvas!

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

My favorite aspect of Moodle is that all of the resources, assignments, and forums are still available years after the course! It makes writing a thesis extremely easy, because everything is in one place as an archive. It also makes cohort-based distance learning (such as an international graduate degree program) extremely welcoming and effective.

Moodle review by Parthesh S.
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"A good software to organize student data and conduct online tests"

What do you like best?

The software is user-friendly. Students intuitively browse the contents of their account. Online tests can be easily posted and immediate results of individual students can be displayed. Really nice for universities and schools who are interested in conducting online tests.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is a bit classic. Younger Students often encourage trendy user interface and material design. Also a student can open his account from multiple locations, hence there may be chances of a student giving exam from his home, rather being present in the exam location

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very good product. Really beneficial for universities. Good luck.

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

Online tests, and results are organized easily using moodle. Also notices can be posted on the wall of a profile. Hence this makes easier to convey import things to students using Moodle. Data is also secure on moodle server. Also, moodle is highly customisable, fulfilling customer needs

Moodle review by Consultant in Education Management
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" Complete and free tool for the management of online courses"

What do you like best?

It is a platform that meets the requirements for the administration and management of courses under the b-learning and e-learning (LMS) modality. There is a lot of material on the internet that explains the configuration and use of Moodle. There are different roles, which are configurable, that facilitate the work from the instructional design, the administration of the courses and participants and the tutorial of the same ones.

What do you dislike?

The biggest problems have occurred at the time of updating the Moodle version, as there are problems with the databases. Another detail has to do with the size of the files to upload, since it does not allow large sizes, but this is a detail that is corrected in PHP.ini.

To solve problems requires some skills to seek help in the immense community that there is Moodle

Recommendations to others considering the product

Moodle being a platform with GNU license is quite complete to meet the requirements to administer and dictate courses online. There is a very large community on the Internet that shares experiences and provides help on any questions regarding the platform. Other resources, services and software can also be integrated relatively easily. I highly recommend Moodle for those who start in the creation and production of online courses

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

In our organization we use Moodle as an LMS platform because it fully satisfies our requirements and because it is a GNU license. Additionally we provide sevice and advice to different companies and organizations in the installation and configuration of Moodle

Moodle review by Consultant
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"Free and intuitive eLearning Tool "

What do you like best?

Moodle is a tool that is built upon community work. It is free, but it is powerful. It is a Learning Management System that allows one to create a catalogue of courses on several topics with content that ranges from videos and quizzes to HTML pages and books with embedded files. You do not need to use your money to be able to create eLearnings that will help you to train and develop your staff.

What do you dislike?

To use Moodle to its fullest you will need something else that the ability to use its interface, but a little bit of knowledge in programming. CSS for the theme and HTML to improve the design of the content are a must!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try! Since it is free, you have nothing to lose, but a lot to gain!

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

We use Moodle to offer training not only to the internal staff of the company but also to all the stakeholders. With Moodle we can direct our budget to the content, that is what really matters, since the tool is free and can be customised. Additionally, is a intuitive tool that has many possibilities, and users can easily complete courses and improve their knowledge without investing time in learning how to use it.

Moodle review by Rafael C.
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"Lots of customization options"

What do you like best?

Great control of user access and activities, great assignment and evaluation tools. Quizzes are great as assigment and can be used in many cases. Visual appearance is very customizable and can be set to your companies visual identity with some HTML and programming work.

What do you dislike?

A lot of time to set it up, it's desirable HTML knowledge to use it well. Its absolutely necessary to have programming skills to customize this software properly. We were not able yet to make it fully compatible with other education administration softwares we use here, but I think that's a resource limitation we have, not the software itself.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider a programmer to costumize this software to your needs.

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

Moodle is the platform that best fits in our working flow on e-learning activities, educational material sharing and course scheduling and evaluating. The previous software (unfortunatelly, I don't know what is it) did not reported user access data. Also, it allows us to post a great variety of online assignments that make our teaching capabilities wider.

Moodle review by Joshua H.
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"Great solution for students"

What do you like best?

The ease of location and ability to let users find their items they are in search for.

What do you dislike?

The options, or lack there of, to customize and deviate from the original color scheme or looks.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great solution for your students. This system is easy to use and with proper training, you will usually not have many questions from students unless there is a glitch in the system or something they cannot fix themselves. I usually have hardly any calls on individual issues for students. So as a huge recommendation, make sure you train the students well on the use of Moodle.

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

We use this solution for our students to use and access their assignments. This is the "one-stop shop" for all of their grades, assignments, study material, and information for their classes and classwork. A benefit that we have come to realize is how easy it is to set up your classes for your students. You can give them work for the day or week. You can even set it up for units, so that your students only look through certain material. This lowers on confusion and allows students to study better and easier.

Moodle review by Todd P.
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"Much Better than other solutions."

What do you like best?

To set up a class is not that hard when you have some basic training. It is easy to upload files for the students to download for projects. The grade book is easy for the students to access as well. It is organized in a logical manner and its easy to find classes easily. Because it is open source its easy to find videos on how to do something or solve a problem. The mobile interface is really good, it makes it easy to do things on the fly. Its easy to rebrand for your University, ours called it On-Course.

What do you dislike?

Some of the simplest things are buried in a menu. To turn on grades for students to see is hidden under a couple of menus. The grade book is not quick to set up this is much easier than in other classroom solutions. Though once it is set for a class its easy to import it each year. One of the biggest weaknesses is the Attendance module. Its hard to understand and takes way too long to set up. I still can't use it after using Moodle for several years.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have a good IT department for training less tech savvy professors.

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

This is classroom software for higher education. It allow me to track grades, give assignments and post files for students to use.

Moodle review by Ana P.
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"good experience although it had a long learning curve"

What do you like best?

It has a wide variety of activities with which you can evaluate the student, from the same application, without using add-ons.

You can create evaluation activities to be carried out in groups and place the qualification to all the members of the working group.

It has a lot of documentation and a large community of users in many languages.

It is free and can be installed locally to test it before putting it into operation in the educational institution.

What do you dislike?

Having so many options is easy to feel lost if you have previous training in the use of the application.

Third-party plugins may stop working if their creator does not adapt it to the updates of the application.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep in mind that if you do not have enough knowledge of administration of lms it is better to hire a hosting service that deals with the maintenance of the application and always make the respective updates.

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

allowed to manage e-learning and b-learning courses at the university where I work, without making a strong monetary investment.

Moodle review by Chelsea O.
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" Great communication platform"

What do you like best?

I enjoy the access to past and present assignments and the ability for students to communicate to other students on the platform.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that past courses are still displayed on the screen, whether they were from 2 years ago or one semester ago.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Moodle has everything you need keeping assignments, grades, and communication all in one place. There is even a way for students to watch videos and links through Moodle which enhances student learning. It is a great solution if you are looking to hold an online class because everyone can be involved and active and up-to-date with the course. You can also see when students accessed the class page.

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

It is an incredibly efficient way to run an online class rather than meeting face to face in a classroom. Teachers can communicate with students through the platform with grades and feedback as well as email and students can communicate with each other creating a positive learning environment.

Moodle review by User in Higher Education
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"A decent course management system"

What do you like best?

Moodle has excellent customization options, allowing you to fiddle with the course to match your actual needs. I like the ability to easily add images and modify titles to feet the needs of each course. In addition, while the gradebook isn't quite as robust as Blackboard, it is powerful enough to work for most courses. Especially for a writing professor, it allows you to do things like upload feedback files, create rubrics, and collect student papers with little hassle. Given that it's an open-source platform, I think it offers basically everything that a professor needs to organize a class.

What do you dislike?

The UI definitely needs to be streamlined in certain ways. Often, you find yourself clicking across multiple menus to find a certain feature, especially whenever you need to use the gradebook. While it generally will be suitable for most purpose, other course management programs have a wider set of features - for example, Blackboard has its own internal word processing program that allows you to comment directly on texts, which drastically speeds up the grading process.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Other course management packages - like Blackboard - are easier to use and have a more robust set of features. However, for an open-source learning platform, it offers everything that needed for the typical professor.

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

It simplifies the process of organizing course materials and student grades, which saves me from having to keep track of student papers and handouts. The gradebook makes it drastically easier to calculate grades at the end of the term.

Moodle review by User in Higher Education
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"Moodle LMS"

What do you like best?

I've used a Moodle-based LMS at two different schools now and am overall happy with the functionality and features it offers me as a user. Managing course content is for the most part intuitive and easy. User experience and options are dependent on how Moodle is configured by the institution's IT or learning technology team/department, and the implementation I've seen has varied. Some deficiencies I noticed at one school were not present at the other and I discovered it was a result of how Moodle was managed on the back end. For example, one college did not enable the very simple text formatting in input windows, and the other college had not enabled the attendance logging features. So, if there are features you are looking for, I recommend reading the documentation on the Moodle site to find out if they are available.

Strengths: online help, customizability, ease of use (creating and managing content), assignment and grade management, transferring/importing files and learning modules across semesters, assignment/submission management, adaptability, interactivity.

What do you dislike?

As mentioned, Moodle is a solid LMS solution in my experience as a user, but I cannot speak to the back end enterprise software management side. Two issues I encounter that have more to do with efficiency than "problems," etc.

* Moving Course Content within a Page: The issue I find most problematic as a user is navigating long Moodle pages for courses with heavy online content for the purposes of moving content modules between weeks. Pages can become very long and while the drag and drop feature is great, it is difficult to do when attempting to drag a module from let's say week 3 to week 9 - the scrolling down the page is sluggish, stutters, and inefficient.

* Menus/Access to Editing Modules: The process for editing week sections, labels, assignments, etc., is less than convenient and intuitive. It seems there would be an "edit" icon next to each entry on a Moodle page to allow users to click and immediately go to the edit interface - often it is an icon that looks like a pencil and paper. Instead, users must click a settings icon that displays a pop-up menu with options that includes editing.

* Search Capabilities: There is currently not much in the way of search capabilities within Moodle pages and user-created content.

* Intuitive/Ease of Use: Moodle is less than intuitive in some areas, and while Moodle training (as with any software package/solution) requires some level of training, there are some features that could be more intuitive. Your mileage varies when it comes to training large groups of users and so making some features more intuitive would be helpful, especially for users who are not as computer/web/tech savvy as others.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Refer to my other responses regarding recommendations.

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

In my experience, Moodle is strong in the LMS categories I have observed: content authoring and management, learning management, course library functions, user management, and online testing and quizzes.

Moodle review by Shannon H.
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"Great Platform for Online Courses"

What do you like best?

Moodle is a great platform for completing online coursework. It provides a way to access course materials, send messages to the professor, interact with other students, and upload assignments. I also like that you can go back and view past courses as well, which is great for tracking down previous assignments/projects quickly and easily. The site is organized nicely, and everything is pretty easy to find.

What do you dislike?

Every so often, the site glitches (just like most do at some point). When it glitches, it can take longer for things to post, or to receive communication for the course. Many improvements have been made, however, and this has gotten much better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great software to use, and definitely one of the better ones to use for online coursework.

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

The ease of use and the clear presentation of files and communication tools makes this a great platform for conducting/taking online coursework. Users can log in to the platform from anywhere in the world, provided they have an internet connection. This allows for global interaction and even better collaboration.

Moodle review by Consultant in Higher Education
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"The de-facto standard but should be emproved"

What do you like best?

Easy and fast to set up and to be production ready with small to medium installations . Intuitive usage experience that leads to an easy acceptance from the users . It also has very good contextual guides that allow you to obtain a decent user experinece with a really small effort .

What do you dislike?

Performances are a N I G H T M A R E . . . As it is always the case with php , it's good for small to medium use case but does not fit " bigger " cases. Also community only support certain db forget it if you use oracle for example . The setup uses huge amount of R A M and is really hard to scale properly . Needs a lot of bare metal. sys admin ar e not happy about it . Really poor S . C . O . R . N . support . It is really hard to import data from other courses.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have less than 500 courses that's for you otherwise look elsewhere

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

E-learning courses for small to medium installation. We are giving about 300 courses reaching more or less 7500 students . They are quite happy with it but our system administrators are not . We give courses to users that logs in using ldap and get to see only the courses they can attend to

Moodle review by Carly M.
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"A Classroom Tool with Its Own Quirks"

What do you like best?

I like that it creates a platform for learning outside of the Google Suite, as well as the functionality to use and share multiple types of media within an online class/forum. Users are able to add word documents, PDFs, and other types of files to posts with ease.

What do you dislike?

The site itself resets after a while, and working on longer classroom assignments requires a watchful eye on the time. Too long on work and your work will NOT be saved. It is heartbreaking to say the least. As a student, I would be much happier using this program if I knew that my work would save automatically, avoiding any disappointment with future users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure that other users are aware of the limitations to auto-saving capabilities.

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

Individuals not a part of a Google account can participate just as fully with this application.

Moodle review by User in Higher Education
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"Moodle Experience"

What do you like best?

Moodle has a great template for putting up the core material for class, whether it be middle school, high school, or college level. Also, The configuration is very flexible. Many of my colleagues have courses structured in a variety of ways. I typically use a weekly approach, with subcategories (divided by labels). I've also used a topic-approach for courses with a non-linear structure.

What do you dislike?

I really like being able to post grades online, but the Gradebook is a bit clunky at times. I can't always see the entire page: if there are several columns and rows it is hard to move around on the page because the scroll bars do not remain on the screen view.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use every aspect of Moodle. Really dig in to what all it offers and it will greatly benefit you! Would definitely recommend it.

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

I use it as a orientation advisor at Rutgers to help professors create new courses online for students to access and study for them. A great tool for both the professors and the students.

Moodle review by Annemarie C.
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"Good tool for interacting with students"

What do you like best?

Easy to set up weekly learning objectives. Can include discussions/forums, required reading, presentations, links to videos and other materials, and quizzes. Additionally, students can easily upload assignments. It is a great organizational tool. Students can log onto Moodle from anywhere to access the weekly schedule. Moodle also has a Quickmail option for emailing one or more students.

What do you dislike?

Course set-up is not 100% intuitive. I often need to access the help option. Also, cannot copy text formatting from one week to the next. For example, if I copy text that is bolded and a larger size, it will paste using the default formatting which is not bold and a smaller size.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I prefer Moodle over Blackboard.

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

Moodle saves time by keeping me organized. I no longer need to refer to my syllabus or search my email looking for student assignments. Everything is in one place.

Moodle review by User in Higher Education
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"Moodle - Use it ONLY when Required"

What do you like best?

The best feature about Moodle is how easy it is to set up a grade book and to email students simultaneously. It's easy to communicate final grades with the Registrar's Office.

What do you dislike?

Beyond the features that I have mentioned that I like, Moodle is clunky and not user-friendly. It's slow. If you try to set up an online question bank for quizzes, it takes about 2 minutes to upload a single question, meaning that writing exams takes a full weekend of working. Sometimes, grades go missing. Sometimes it changes the weights of assignments without informing people, leading to panicked students.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would suggest either using it only to host your grade book. Otherwise, try for Canvas. It works so much better than Moodle.

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

We use this as an LMS to keep students grades easily visible to students, to organize classes, and stuff like that.

Moodle review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Open Source and Fabulous"

What do you like best?

Moodle's vibrant global community of users and developers. I also love Moodle's flexibility. Every Moodle site is different and can be customized to the needs of its users.

What do you dislike?

Because Moodle is open source, the order in which certain problems are addressed by developers isn't always in alignment with how I would prioritize things for my own site's needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Moodle is a great platform, but it is not right for everyone. Open source software is great, and Moodle doesn't cost a cent, but there are tradeoffs. Important considerations include staff expertise, hosting, and user support. Moodle Partners can provide these for a fee but many Moodle users choose to provide these themselves. Small teams and organizations may be happy with a standard web host but larger teams or sites with thousands of users will likely require the resources of a Moodle partner unless in-house staff can provide the necessary technology support for users and site administration tasks.

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

I use Moodle with many of my clients to provide training at a distance, to supplement in-person education, and even to conduct webinars or product reviews. I also use Moodle to teach courses at my local university.

Moodle review by Steven D.
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"Great product once you figure it out!"

What do you like best?

Great platform for managing a class remotely. I love the collaboration features.

What do you dislike?

It's not completely intuitive. So I had to view several tutorials until I learned how to create a class. Installation was easy through cPanel. But configuring was a real challenge. It's not really intuitive to set up a class. This may because my preconceived notion of what goes into setting up a class was unrealistic.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a bit technical to figure out, but worth it.

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

Managing the academic component of students performing internships. I can keep students engaged through the program and only meet with them once per week. This is a real time saving feature.

Moodle review by User in Higher Education
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"Moodle is good, but could be better."

What do you like best?

It's an efficient resource to have when each class utilizes it, which is the case for me. All documents that I will possibly need in a semester will be in one location. The mobile site lets me download any pdf, powerpoint, word docs directly into my browser on my iPhone. Check marks next to each uploaded file can remind you if you have or have not downloaded something, or you can use it for your own individual studies to see what else you must complete.

What do you dislike?

The help section is quite limited. It has been difficult to find a way to change your password, for instance. It really should be easier to use the dashboard for the help section. In addition, there should be more shortcuts to the home page. It takes a lot of clicks to get to one class because of the way the classes are titled. Overall, the system isn't customizable enough for my liking, and would work a lot better if you were able to move docks around more.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend you take the tutorial if there is one offered to make your usage of the website the most efficient.

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

It is the one spot hub where all documents will be that are needed for all students. You are able to open these documents anywhere, especially on mobile devices. This is important for me, because I am able to open any document I need when I am on the go and on my long commute during the mornings and evenings.

Moodle review by Sandeep S.
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"Get your own LMS within Minutes"

What do you like best?

Moodle is a great project for leaning management system. You can create courses and user can subscribe to these. it has got great access control features which the task much simpler. You can customize it to meet your needs.You can create user groups. The progress by each user for each courses can be tracked very well.

What do you dislike?

Performance is a major issue with Moodle, when user load exceeds a certain limit, it start giving performance issues.For for big organisation you must scale systems to meet your needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is great tool,if you want to have your own training porgrams moodels is the best tool.

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

We had customized moodle to provide training our new resources. Our new joinees need to complete a special training program using moodle.

Moodle review by Mara R.
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"Takes some getting used to"

What do you like best?

Moodle is fairly easy to access, and more or less simple to navigate.

What do you dislike?

There are many spelling errors in the program due to its origin in another country. The navigation appears to be backwards of what we're used to here in the US.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Explore its options before diving in to participate or create a class. Many of the options seem to be simple, but work in an "inverted" way. For example, the "breadcrumbs" at the top of each navigation page don't go in the order in which the pages are navigated. They, many times, are either backwards or in a seemingly inverted order. Also, there are many spelling errors in the site due to translation.

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

We use Moodle for district-wide professional development classes. It's easy to coordinate with teachers in other buildings without too much extra effort.

Moodle review by Administrator in Primary/Secondary Education
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"Moodle is easy and efficient "

What do you like best?

We use moodle for our online courses. I think the workshops themselves are easy to navigate thanks to moodle. The extra features like being able to send messages to all the participants enrolled in a course is also a nice touch, it gives administrators, teachers, and students another way to communicate easily.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much that I don't like. For the my user purposes moodle does everything it needs to. If I did have to pick something that is a slight annoyance I'd say when you're searching users sometimes you need to clear the filters before creating a new search. It'd be nice if that didn't carry over once you are searching a new name.

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

Moodle helps us run our online courses, it also keeps a reliable list of enrollment numbers and names for our online courses. It is efficient for what it was intended for.

Moodle review by Grant V.
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"High potential high performance learning management system"

What do you like best?

Moodle is an all in one suite that empowers students to take control of their learning environments. It allows students to manage their learning and keeps the important information right at their fingertips

What do you dislike?

Sometimes teaching staff can be improperly trained, meaning that they do not use the system to its full potential. This is very frustrating for the students and for the staff. Maybe making the system more easy and intuitive to use from a teaching staff point of view can help reduce this disparity.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great piece of software that will really give students the edge.

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

Students are being provided with their lecture material, timetables and assessments/quizzes through moodle.

Moodle review by Tyler F.
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"Moodle for free???"

What do you like best?

I use Moodle at a community college that I teach at. I have taught on Moodle for the past 8 yeas, and it has been an enjoyable experience. I like that all of Moodle is extremely customizable. The platform can be tailored to fit the need of each individual instructor within the school, as well as different add ons to support learning. I also like that it is open source, so as new tools are developed by individuals, they can be shared elsewhere. I currently enjoy using the sharing cart. This is a tool that copies content from one course to another. The sharing cart will allow you to copy to as many courses as you want, with the ability to select the exact location in the course you want the item to live. Also, the testing features are top notch. I can set user exceptions for testing, as well as enhanced due dates, restrictions, and permissions.

What do you dislike?

In the past, I have heard that Moodle is "clunky". I feel like it has the ability to be clunky, but if you take the time to fully support it then it has a nice feel to it as you can customize everything about it. The only negative I see is the need to self host the platform. You need to have your own servers and the ability to understand a software deployment in order to make Moodle a success.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have the in-house staff to make the implementation a success

Update the themes to fit your need

Look at other providers who might host it for you.

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

The school needed a Learning Management System in order to bring courses online. Moodle solved the problem while not costing money.

Moodle review by Aaron H.
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"Moodle is Awsome"

What do you like best?

Its free without the hassle that usually brings, that is number one for any business. Second is it is solid and robust. It is a system that can handle any amount of users and can be scaled for huge numbers of students with the right hardware supporting it. From a single high school teacher to a entire university, this system can scale and is easy to operate.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes 3rd party plugins are not as good as one would hope, but this is also what makes Moodle great is the 3rd party developer community.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get it and use it, it is highly adaptable for most training environments.

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

Cost and functionality. Moodle is able to directly link with my registration system that handles payments and controls access as well as course creation. This means only those who should have access have it.

Moodle review by Peter V.
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"MOODLE just gets better!"

What do you like best?

I've been recommending MOODLE as the standard for open source course management systems for several years. I'm also a user, though not using the very latest version.

As a non-technical person, I've found MOODLE easy to install and configure, easy to use to build courses and great in helping to assess knowledge, through the in-built quiz engine.

Let's be clear, though, this is a course management system, NOT an application for creating e-learning. It;s a library, in which categories and courses can be created, holding documents in almost any form (including audio/video/PDF etc). It also makes it easy to create collaborative tools (e.g. course forums). It does this very well indeed, and I believe that a new user (course designer) could start working creating courses in MOODLE with very minimal training.

MOODLE has been going for years, and has (probably) the largest global support of any CMS. Much of that support network is informal, though there are MOODLE experts offering added value services (hosting, support etc) that are worth considering.

What do you dislike?

In older versions, customising the rather bland look/feel of MOODLE has been through trial and error. Later versions do seem to make simple customising (changing colours, adding a logo) easier, though I do not know if this improvement applies to all themes or just some (you'll have to find that out yourself!).

That said, anyone with experience of developing CCS (cascading style sheet) files should be able to work out most theme customisations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have PHP experience in-house, deploy using your internal IT support.

Otherwise, consider a third-party vendor (lots available at moodle.com)

Small installations are possible through Fantastico or Softlicious automated script installers, though using these rarely gives the optimised configuration (but usually sufficient to be able to demonstrate and use MOODLE with small numbers of enrolled delegates/students).

Don't underestimate the amount of bandwidth the Chat module takes. I recommend not using this module following a Fantastico or Softlicious automated script installation.

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

MOODLE is open source so "free" (though use of added value suppliers creates cost) - so one of the major benefits of MOODLE is cost reduction.

However, taking this as a given, I have found MOODLE to be able to change the way organisations think of e-learning, and adap current programmes to include pre and post-course work through MOODLE that engages and then continues to engage (and assess) learning and it's application. I've also used MOODLE as part of the recruitment process, whereby we encourage new candidates to work through some context-setting materials and do some entry quizzes prior to the interview. This has helped noend in terms of enabling early filter-ins and filter-outs of candidates.

Moodle review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Moodle is a flexible open-source Learning Management System"

What do you like best?

Moodle provides the flexibility that you are looking for in an LMS. It allows you to manage your content effectively, organise it in a meaningful way, assess your students through a variety of activities and provide feedback. What makes Moodle flexible is the number of integrations available for other learning and teaching software.

What do you dislike?

Moodle can be quite complicated sometimes and its ways to achieve things quite long-winded. You need to spent vast amounts of time to figure out why students can't submit or why they can't the feedback you have provided. Some standard activities (such as Moodle Lesson) are best to be avoided and replaced by third-party software (such as H5P).

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

There is a seamless integration with our Student Record System. Everything that happens (eg student enrolments) in our SRS, it will happen in Moodle the next day.

Moodle review by Debra Y.
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"Moodle is useful but the interface can be clunky"

What do you like best?

Moodle is easy to navigate on the student side and mostly intuitive to set up as a teacher. The grading module gives a clear and easy view of assignments. Aesthetics are relatively easy to incorporate into the module. Provides all of the basics needed to run a course smoothly.

What do you dislike?

The platform appears slightly dated and the graphics and interface is not as "slick" as other platforms. The grading platform, as easy as it is to use, can be difficult to navigate between assignments and people.

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

Providing remote access for students to access course materials. Also an online learning platform for online courses.

Moodle review by Casey R.
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"Highly practical program"

What do you like best?

I love the flexibility and ease of use. Training is very difficult to fit into a work day, and often exhausting. Allowing employees to train at their own pace when they have the time is a great solution. Moodle allows this.

What do you dislike?

I do wish that Moodle would insure that it works the same across browsers and platforms - it can get a bit glitchy.

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

It's great to help with time management and targeted, self-guided training. My team does best when we're confident we have continued access to review our tools .

Moodle review by Marianna R.
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"Moodle is a user Friendly platform"

What do you like best?

I really like that Moodle is easy to use for both students and instructors. Most of the use is intuitive.

What do you dislike?

There are two areas that need improvement: There needs to be a way to add extra credit questions to exams, and there needs to be a way to make a private comment to a student in the forum.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Moodle is easy to learn, especially if you have experience with Blackboard.

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

Besides being used for students, Moodle allows collaboration for members of a specific committee and also helps with training.

Moodle review by Katherine F.
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"Fine once you get used to it"

What do you like best?

I like the automated gradebook, and the way that online assignment submission, forum participation, and quizzes all integrate with it. That's pretty much the only feature I like.

What do you dislike?

Everything else. This system is so convoluted. About 60% of the problem is the way my company's IT people have the defaults set, but the rest of it is just that the program tries to be everything to everyone. Educators in different disciplines have very different needs, and Moodle tries to accommodate all of them. The result is a huge, unwieldy, confusing program that everyone has to wade through in order to do even the basics. I spend about half of my time each week correcting stupid errors I made on Moodle settings for my students, or troubleshooting why they can't access something.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take whatever tutorials/ trainings your university offers. I thought I'd be able to figure it out the way I figured out Sakai... nope. It is not at all intuitive, and there are SO MANY settings that you have to consider every time you do something on your course page. Many of the settings are hidden! So you have to know to unhide them in order to configure them. Every. Singe. Time.

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

Moodle is course management software-- it manages my gradebook, assignments, and exams.

Moodle review by User in Education Management
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"The SalesForce of the LMS Options"

What do you like best?

Moodle is incredibly powerful and customizable. There is a great community and many add-ons and integrations available. You can almost always find the answer to your question in moodlerooms or with a google search.

What do you dislike?

While it is powerful, it can have a steep learning curve to really take advantage of its capabilities. Some of the out-of-the-box tools, like the assessment, are fairly weak.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I suggest you find people in your space currently using moodle and see how they have set it up. You can hopefully avoid their past mistakes and speed up your implementation.

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

We use it as the shell/base of our own LMS. It helped us get to market much faster by not having to reinvent the wheel on some very basic LMS architecture.

Moodle review by Katrina L.
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"Good for simple courses/projects"

What do you like best?

Many of the features were nice, overall it gets the job done

What do you dislike?

Very challenging to customize at times. Not able to add on features because University owns the account.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Difficult to use from an instructor role. Hard to customize many features (such as certificates). Several different ways to accomplish the same effect/setting, although it's not explained which method is best to use (i.e., requiring passing of specific quizzes w/ passing grade to complete course).

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

Helps me provide training and resources to groups both internally and externally

Moodle review by Agency in Education Management
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"Moodle for Online ecommerce sales of 'Food Handler' courses"

What do you like best?

The ease with which the user workflows allow enrollment into the course and completion, using SCORM content.

What do you dislike?

Reporting is adequate, but configuration and time required sometimes stops people from using it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In the Moodle Community there is good opportunity to ask others using this Open Source system about it being able to manage your requirements. Moodlers are ready to chat and discuss and offer forum support.

I would discuss with as many as you can, then decide if self hosting is a good option, or using one of the many Moodle Partners hosting is a better option for you.

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

Being able to provide a Course Catalogue and Learner area for Food Safety Courses. Making the flow from browsing to learning, a seamless experience

Moodle review by Zeke K.
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"A Solution to Communication with Professors"

What do you like best?

Moodle is the medium that allows for a lot of different actions. Teachers can customize their pages and add content for their classes. A big feature of the site is the ability to post grades and also make assignments with specific deadlines. Teachers can pick a specific time frame when a paper or project is due after that time Moodle will not allow students to upload documents. For the students, it allows both contacting other students as well as the professor.

What do you dislike?

The user interface isn't very friendly and can be boring at times. I have used it for five years and each time the software gets updated it seems to add little in terms of features.

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

Moodle solves the problem of communication. Teachers and students can contact each other effortlessly and teachers don't have to worry about students turning in assignments late because the site does not allow for this..

Moodle review by Brenda B.
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"Great open source LMS"

What do you like best?

Enables different layouts and set up for courses. We find it to be the right price and don't have many issues with it working as it is supposed to. It's open source, so we don't have to pay a license fee, and it connects with our other systems thanks to our network engineer.

What do you dislike?

I would like to have the opportunity to get notifications via text and control what I get notifications for within the LMS itself.

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

We solve the problem of having a stable platform to deliver online workshops and courses to our community. We benefit from enabling our community to take our workshops and courses at lower prices since we don't have to pay for a LMS license.

Moodle review by Radovan M.
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"System for elearning (and free)"

What do you like best?

Modularibility of teh system (quick upgrade) and open source code

What do you dislike?

Big upgrades needs to upgrade databases too. Due to that I needed to reinstall whole learning system twice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want the open learning management system with lot of moduls and plugins. Moodle is gret for you. One problem is upgrade from older version of the system to new one (you need to do upgrade continuosly, not time to time).

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

Management of learning process for our university courses.

Moodle review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Better than some alternatives"

What do you like best?

System is very interactive, and easy for our students to use. Program gives instructors a lot of flexibility in course design on the site, and allows students to use interactive features to complete assignments.

What do you dislike?

Too much flexibility and too complicated to set up. Most instructors do not use moodle to its full extent due to the time it takes to setup a course. Instructors who utilize the system to its full extent report spending more than 10 hours per class completing setup.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great system compared to alternatives. However, it is not without its fault and bugs. This could possibly be due to our own system administration, but it can still be a very intensive system to set up.

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

Allows students to turn-in school work digitally. Saves time of processing paper copies, in addition, instructors can have resources posted that are directly related to the assignment.

Moodle review by Helena H.
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"Moodle needs Updating for the Millennial Generation"

What do you like best?

We use Moodle at my school as an interface between teachers and students. Teachers post for students to check their homework, and class assignments.

What do you dislike?

I have switched to google classroom for almost everything. Moodle is cumbersome to use. It is not very user friendly.

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

Moodle allows teachers and students to interact with eachother online. It allows teachers to make tests, and post documents and websites.

Moodle review by Administrator in Primary/Secondary Education
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"Good for young people, complicated for teachers"

What do you like best?

My experience with this product was limited but very confusing. From the get go I really didn't like everything. The only thing I liked is that is a online tool for learning, and kids these days are very up to this kind of tools.

What do you dislike?

Almost everything about it. Confusing interface, limited resources, bad managament of file. complicated enrollment of students, no really independence for customization. Their almost nothing I could do with google documents, twitter or facebook that i could no do here and simpler.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have tons of patience if you have never use a tool like this because it will be extremely frustrating. If this is your goal, my advice is to have a proper introduction on how to use. It need a lot of time to learn how to use.

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

None. It was so complicated for me to use that I decide to rever to Twitter, Facebook, and Onedrive. More tools but yet less complicated. I would no recommend this to anyone. It's a pity that the person that was supposed to teach us how to use it was not really good, it left us with more questions than answers. To conclude, maybe I just had a bad experience and maybe I should give Moodle a second chance.

Moodle review by Lauren T. M.
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"So customizable and easy to use "

What do you like best?

I worked with Moodle for many years as my learning management system when I taught online for a virtual school in Pennsylvania. It is so user-friendly both on the student and instructor side. It is fully customizable and free. Or at least it was when I used it.

What do you dislike?

Moodle, at the time, did not carry the customer support as some of the bigger names like Blackboard. That may have changed in recent years. It was also very easy to mess things up with bad HTML code, so you need to know what you were doing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a smaller school, or need something that you can customize to every extent, Moodle is wonderful. For larger schools that may require a stronger technical support team, you may want to consider something that has a more widespread reputation and can offer the support.

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

Moodle was a fantastic solution to my former employer's learning management system needs. It was free and we were able to make it exactly what we wanted. I found the students were able to navigate easily and it wasn't very hard for teachers to learn how to make it unique to their classes and upload lessons.

Moodle review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Content professor"

What do you like best?

I like the basic layout of moodle’s homepage. It’s noy complicated or gimmicky—just a simple chronological page from which to scroll.

What do you dislike?

I would like to be able to link my grades to assignments, so that if students want to see the assignment where they received a « D » (for example), they can click on the grade and be sent to the assignment instructions.

I would also like to be able to edit documents that I upload, and not just delete them and then replied them.

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

I am better able to communicate to my students about snow days and last minute changes through moodle.

Moodle review by M. Serhat D.
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"LMS with Full of Features"

What do you like best?

Moodle is a complex software which provides plenty of functions and configurations to customize your learning environment. Wide administrative options is and customizable interface are the best features of Moodle.

What do you dislike?

Moodle is not easy to administer. For advanced users, customization options might be satisfying but especially for teachers with limited IT experiences might get lots between options and configurations. Performance can also be a difficulty for huge systems after a while because Moodle is not providing any optimization tools for it's own database. Administrators of huge systems should consider using 3rd party database customization tools for Moodle database.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Moodle is one of the best options if you are planning to setup a LMS but definetely you should employ a system administrator for setup. Setup process is not easy and lots of configurations needs to be done.

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

We have been using Moodle for 6 years and at the moment 30.000 students are enrolled in our courses. With the help of Moodle it's easy to publish lecture videos, presentations and documents. Students can contact with each others at discussion forums in Moodle. Also Moodle is providing different assessment tools for educators.

Moodle review by Katrin K.
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"Easy to use, but very humble UI"

What do you like best?

I used moodle in context with a training for training & development professionals. We stored class documents there and participants were able to upload their assignments. It was fairly self-explanatory and, well, it's great that it's free to use.

What do you dislike?

I think that the user interface looks dated and could be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a fairly straightforward tool and it's free. You can easily use it without being very tech-savvy. If you're considering moodle, I'd recommend that you just try it out.

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

I used it to share information in a training setting, upload and share participant guides and additional information, and to have participants upload assignments.

Moodle review by Holly U.
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"Makes life so much easier"

What do you like best?

The app allows sends alerts when assignments are due. Easy to complete work from cell phone. Easy communication with students and professors

What do you dislike?

Often glitches. Features dependent on teachers commitment to keeping up with it

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it. It’s there so don’t waste it

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

Getting work done that I forgot was due because of alerts.

Moodle review by John D.
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"Pretty good; still has a few bugs to work out"

What do you like best?

Students are easily able to access the materials and interact using the dashboard.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the processing time between functions is clunky and erratic. Could be a computer issue, but other CMS products don't seem to have that kind of lag.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just remember that, like any educational software or product, Moodle is only as good as the teacher makes it.

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

Communication is made easier with Moodle. With clear graphics and a clean design, parents and students alike are easily able to tell what they've done well, what needs improvement, and what still needs completion.

Moodle review by Victor G.
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"It's so basic. I think could be more attractive."

What do you like best?

I like the way teachers can share with the students all the contents about the subjects.

What do you dislike?

I think the plataform is so basic and nothing attractive. It could be more modern to incentive students to learn more.

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

I can download the contents and the information for my subjects.

Moodle review by Dan B.
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"Decent learning platform"

What do you like best?

Moodle is incredibly customizable and has loads of useful features for online learning.

What do you dislike?

It is not a very intuitive program, especially for non-experts. It definitely takes time to get used to using it, but once you do, it's a snap.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to figure out the system and it can be a very effective tool for education.

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

Teaching, engaging online students in effective learning.

Moodle review by User in Internet
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"Should Be Used for All College Courses"

What do you like best?

I liked how easy it was to use as a student. I liked being able to see my grades as the semester progressed, which also helped to follow along to make sure all of my assignments got turned in. It was also very easy to upload documents to turn assignments or sources into the professors. The ability to access all of my classes on one simple home page was great; as was the ability to change the order of the classes on the page and the number of classes shown.

What do you dislike?

That at the end of the semester, the class didn't automatically leave from my homepage. I understand that teachers have to close the class or remove from the class or whatever it is, so it's not necessarily Moodle's fault, but it was a little irritating. On the other hand, it was useful to be able to go back and look at previous classes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If most people at your school/college/university use Moodle, use it too! I know that sometimes learning something new is time consuming, but for students taking multiple classes of varying degrees of difficulty, it makes their life so much easier to be able to access all of their classes on one site. For students I would recommend just playing around with it when you first use it - there's more you can than you think (like finding classmate's emails, which is handy for group projects.)

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

I used it as a student. For some classes it was mandatory to use it - that was the only way you could get documents from the teacher and also the only way to turn things in. I think the biggest benefits are that it was easy to use on my end, and that all of the resources for each class were all in one place and I didn't have to go to 12 different websites for one class.

Moodle review by Loreli S.
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"Great LMS, my favorite LMS that I've used so far "

What do you like best?

The layout and design of the LMS is very clean and appealing to the eye. It is very easy to organize course content, the tools are very easy to use, and it offers a lot of ability to add new and custom tools/applications/LTI's to your courses.

What do you dislike?

The gradebook has some items that come standard and are not able to be removed, which have been requested to be removed by our faculty members.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great product, easy to use/build, and the students using Moodle have had very little complains when it comes to aspects of the LMS.

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

We are using this platform to design and build courses.

Moodle review by Robert R.
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"Great tool for teachers"

What do you like best?

Moodle allows you to give your students (or colleagues) access to documents from anywhere they have internet, it allows you to create review activities and games for your students and has excellent quiz and testing capabilities.

What do you dislike?

Getting use to editing in Moodle can be tricky. The quiz and testing software do not allow you to download a printable copy of quizzes or tests, which can be problematic if there is limited internet capability.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It can be time consuming to start the set-up, but the time is paid back ten-fold

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

The problems solved include students having access to documents outside of school and the grading of quizzes and tests made easier.

Moodle review by User
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"Moodle Review"

What do you like best?

The calendar of events for the month organizes all due assignments in an easy to follow format. Each class is also organized very well and makes classroom materials easy to access.

What do you dislike?

At times, assignments do not go through when submitted and need to be submitted twice. Assignments were occasionally turned in late due to this feature being inconsistent.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend moodle to colleagues due to its easy to use interface and overall reliability.

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

Easy access to syllabi, course materials, and powerpoints. Being able to access these materials anytime anywhere without using paper benefits both the instructor and the student.

Moodle review by Brad M.
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"Powerful Open Source LMS Platform! "

What do you like best?

Open source software is always nice, but Moodle far exceeds expectations as a platform. It's modular, powerful and logically structure. It allows fine grained control over pretty much everything you can think of (including backend admin and developer portions), and is built to be expandable.

What do you dislike?

Being built on PHP, I question how scalable it actually is for many concurrent users. Based on my experience, it doesn't seem to run crazy fast, and may require a server with pretty hefty resources to run quickly and well. A lot of these issues can probably be minimized with proper configuration in the backend, so that's something you'll definitely want to look at (if you know what you're doing).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take a basic training course to really learn the platform.

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

Web-based training courses

Moodle review by User in Higher Education
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"Excellent for delivering course content to a multitude of students"

What do you like best?

Moodle allows me to easily deliver course materials to my students. But most importantly, it helps me manager assignment submissions and manage workflow for marking them.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, the ability to customize options is not easily visible. However, I believe this is addressed in newer versions.

Another issue is that assessment weights cannot be customized for individual students. For example, if a student misses a test and the weight is to be transferred to the next test, Moodle cannot record that (or at least, I have not found a way to do so).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try implementing a practice course. I believe Moodle.org has one that potential users can try. Also check out the Moodle support forums, as you will see what users are doing with Moodle, the trouble they are having with Moodle, and the level of support form Moodle itself in addressing issues and proposing new features. The online community is very helpful, and you can typically get an answer within hours.

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

I am the course director for several large courses in university. In an average term, I am responsible for the administration of >1000 students. Moodle helps manage and streamline my workflow with students, teaching assistants, and instructors.

Moodle review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Good for teacher organization of a class if the school doesn't already provide a platform"

What do you like best?

Moodle has a great template for putting up the core material for class, whether it be middle school, high school, or college level. Forums and assignment submissions make the transition to paperless assignments an ease. Also allows for a single location to find all course material.

What do you dislike?

The site does require its own set of credentials. This means that if your school or university already has a system in place through their own website, then it is unnecessary to implement. Sometimes navigation between courses can be a pain, but pinning them to your account can alleviate some of this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your school has a well designed system in place, this is unnecessary to use.

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

Provides a platform to teachers to put up course material and to act as an aid. Helps teachers do their job and overall increase the performance of their students. The benefit of this is increased student performance which in turn produces more students interested in the school.

Moodle review by Lauren W.
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"UMN Moodle"

What do you like best?

Ease of use for students; everything is in one place.

What do you dislike?

Confusing for teachers to use. Very difficult to set-up and organize as a teacher.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be patient ... it gets easier! :-)

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

Getting grades and basic information/documents to students. Benefits are that the whole campus can use it, so students only have one website to check!

Moodle review by Filipe O.
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"Really nice learning tool!"

What do you like best?

It has lot of features and it's very easy to use. It's user interface is much better than competitors because it's a younger project. Despite being younger, it has nothing to lose when facing competitors.

What do you dislike?

It takes some time to get used to the lot of features it offers. Some auto guided tours might be useful. However, it's been like 2 years I've last used it, this point might already have been improved, so, it worths giving it a try.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Improve usability and you'll be no match for competitors.

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

I used it was a student in the university. My teachers have experience 3 different learning tools and Moodle is a no brainer - it wins its competitors without any doubt.

Moodle review by User in Education Management
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"Moodle for Educators"

What do you like best?

I love the ease of editing. It is great when things change for a class or lesson and it is easy for both educators and their students to use and navigate

What do you dislike?

I am not a big fan of the layout of Moodle itself and wish it had more options for spruce it up and make it easier on the eye.

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

I am currently using moodle to "go green" and transform all of my lessons and assignments to computer based and getting away from writing. This benefits me from keeping my students updated on assignments and important class information and allows me to set deadlines and see when students hand in their work.

Moodle review by User in Higher Education
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"Moodle "

What do you like best?

From the perspective of a user I like that Moodle is easier to maneuver than other learning platforms I have used at other institutions. The visual layout of sites is appealing and can be formatted in a variety of different ways which allows you to personalize the site to meet the needs of any class and/or group.

What do you dislike?

At my institution the format for Moodle changes each year so it is not possible to re-use a lot of material from the previous year. Rather, everything has to be re-entered and formatted somewhat. Editing Moodle is tedious and often particularly frustrating, and there just has to be an easier way to make editing a more streamlined process.

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

I use Moodle to communicate through the messenger functions, share course information, participate in forum discussions, and upload assignments. The variety of functions available for use through Moodle is impressive.

Moodle review by Nicole A.
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"Flexible, Satisfaction depends on Administration and Implementation"

What do you like best?

The configuration is very flexible. Many of my colleagues have courses structured in a variety of ways. I typically use a weekly approach, with subcategories (divided by labels). I've also used a topic-approach for courses with a non-linear structure. Some of my colleagues have heavily used folders for organizing information, others have done interesting things with the layout of the first few categories to create obvious links to the most important resources.

For my classes, I heavily utilize the quizzes and gradebook. Moodle serves as my primary gradebook, communication method to the class, and course organizer. I frequently post information as Moodle Pages, but I also post many files and links to YouTube videos and other resources. It works very well for all of these purposes.

What do you dislike?

I've had some issues, such as students vanishing or Moodle going offline for the entire campus. This is due to our campus-level administration of Moodle and who we contract our servers with. There are some features that are implemented (or not) at the administrative level. I love that there are many add-ons/plug-ins that have been developed, but if I want to use them, I have to have them installed by the administrator. This limits the functionality of Moodle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that whoever is your administrator for the Moodle system communicates directly with the users (faculty). Many features are available, but the administrator will need to install plug-ins that will affect all users.

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

It is valuable for students to have one tool for all of their coursework: grades, assignments, communication. This works best when students are consistently logging in, seeing when they have new messages and what upcoming events are on their calendar. I'm one of the heavier users of Moodle on my campus, so it takes some time for students to get used to being on Moodle almost every day. I particularly like that I can see logs of when students were on and what they were doing; this typically correlates with performance in the course. Students see their grades, in real time, at the same place I see them. While I do need to spend lots of time updating Moodle, this time has decreased as I've found a course structure that works for me. It significantly decreases the number of e-mails I get from students asking about their grade, deadlines, and assignments.

Moodle review by Alec B.
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"Moodle is a good way for students to submit and access documents "

What do you like best?

I liked it's ease of access and how it could be used to check schedules, submit homework and even see test scores. I also really enjoy how I can look back at past classes as well.

What do you dislike?

It would run fairly slow at times and even sometimes just be a pain to find what I was looking for despite the overall ease of access

Recommendations to others considering the product

In a school setting, it can be used very well for individual classes. Professors and teachers can put anything from a schedule to test results. I find this to be very useful and because of that heavily recommend it. Since my College is on it, I know all my professors have access to it and I usually hope they use it so if I lose something, I can find it easily again by going to it on the website. That being said, it isn't perfect but it is still a great site with a bunch of potential

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

I use this for school to submit documents and have easy access to notes and other files

Moodle review by Roger M.
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"Moodle for Business"

What do you like best?

Moodle has a wide range of functionality providing SCORM compliance, quizzes, completion data, badges, lessons, books etc etc. It is relatively easy to install and has an active support forum.

The platform is robust and mature with some excellent plugins including Office365 authentication, instructor led class bookings, a powerful database builder with notifications (used for online custom course bookings) and a rich custom SQL reporting tool.

Once you know your way around the administration tools the Learning Management System is quick to maintain and quite easy to extend with a little custom PHP or MySQL databases using Dreamweaver and Navicat.

What do you dislike?

Despite the Report plugin reporting can be tricky and the underlying database is not documented very well with the database schema complex and hard to follow.

The software developers release updates very often, almost once a month it seems and you have to keep it current otherwise you can run into problems when upgrading over a few versions (and you cannot let the installed version grow too stale without running into browser compatibility issues and security problems).

Although Moodle has lots of themes and plugins available, many of them cause problems when not supported in updated versions of Moodle so its not worth using them with a PHO developer to hand.

It can be hard to get away from slightly cheesy Moodle look with extensive CSS code and tweaking.

Recommendations to others considering the product

1. Determine what reporting you need, what are the KPI's and groups of users to be reported on.

2. If you will self host you will need basic html, web server, MySQL and PHP skills, not too advanced but a little.

3. TSOhost.co.uk provide very good cheap hosting for Moodle sites, and have great support but you need no. 2.

4. Don't get too carried away with custom themes, often they are buggy and are not supported with upgrades.

5. Think through how you be authenticating users, how will they sign up?

6. Be wary of allowing just anyone to create accounts.

7. For public sites plan on frequent upgrading for security, so limit PHP customisations to avoid future bugs.

8. Others may disagree but the best and most robust platform is Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.

9. Whilst the Moodle Books and Lessons are ok for e-learning they lack interactivity and can look unprofessional.

10. Use Captivate or Storyline to author content rich trackable SCORM e-learning on Moodle course pages.

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

Whilst Moodle is aimed at educational use, it is a very good LMS for business applications. I have deployed it to:

Securely authenticate users to Instructor led course pages with PDF manuals for download and certificates available for each course (e.g. Word Excel etc) and well as provide an interface to a course schedule database.

Provide SCROM training needs analysis e-learning and content for end users.

Deploy public e-learning to a secure group of client users authenticated by email domain suffix with certification exams and certificates all essentially automated.

Host internal staff e-learning and content for both technical and soft skill training.

Offer a dedicated staff candidate portal with competency tests from pools of questions, CV upload and interviewee notes on each candidate.

The essential business problem is how to provide online content securely with interactions that can be tracked. The Moodle benefits are flexibility, relatively low costs, ease of use, rich support forum and wide user base. The aspect to bear in mind is that PHP/MYSQL developers can be sourced and assist with custom development if needed.

Moodle review by User in Higher Education
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"There are much better options"

What do you like best?

Nothing. It is awful. Not user friendly a--nd I'm a long time user of Sakai system, which is VERY bloated, but Moodle is worse!

What do you dislike?

Everything. It is clunky, bloated, time consuming, not user-friendly at all, and does not do what I need it to do. I want a clear grade book screen, but I cannot get that. It does not show points total IN the grade book, you have to change screens to see a total. I cannot grade word documents in the program--I have to download each and every one! Blackboard is SOO much easier and better organized. The grade book in Blackboard is intuitive. In Moodle, I cannot see what needs to be be graded from one common place. Instead, you have to go into each and every class separately, grade each item (by download cause you cannot grade in the program) then upload each single file back to the student. When I create assignments, there are 3 (!!!) places where I have to designate dates open/closed! I hate using Moodle....I will work diligently to influence higher ups to abandon it and use Blackboard or Desire2Learn, both of which are clean and much more usable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't. Avoid it like the plague. Use Blackboard or Desire2learn--both of which are much easier to use.

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

no benefits

Moodle review by Joe K.
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"Moodle Review"

What do you like best?

Moodle is free and open source. Moodle is by far and away the most popular Learning Management System (LMS) in the world. There is huge community of people and companies supporting moodle. The software is based on PHP and mySQL so there are many free plug ins that add features and functionality to the LMS.

What do you dislike?

Moodle has a steep learning curve and it can be difficult for a newby to deal with. Very slowly but surely, moodle is becoming more user friendly.

You will find yourself depending on YouTube and the kindness of strangers when you start out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Work with a good hosting company that is familar with moodle, they can help you with the setup.

If you are not a hands on computer person, consider a moodle provider. This will cost you, but may be better.

If you are going to host moodle yourself, make sure you have committed support from your IT dept. and the services of a knowledgeable linux person.

If you are going to host moodle on a microsoft platform, this can be done but it is more difficult.

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

Moodle allows a medium sized or a small business to track and manage training. I use the software in the non profit area, because it is low cost. There are also several value added moodle vendors who sell the product as a service and will do all the heavy lifting for you.

Moodle review by User in Higher Education
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"Moodle is another business communication platformok"

What do you like best?

Moodle is another platform created to connect colleagues. I like that it does its job and is a great place to keep documents that are for a lot of people. It's nice to have everything in one place.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, Moodle is one of many platforms that pretty much do the same things. I don't like that they haven't really set themselves apart amongst competitors. In my opinion, I can use Google (Drive, Docs, Hangouts) to accomplish the same goals.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check it out! We all have our specific tastes when it comes to the platforms that work for us. I'm not a huge fan but my colleagues love it!

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I love that everything is easily accessible and not difficult to find.

Moodle review by Michael L.
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"Great Resource for Classes"

What do you like best?

Moodle, like other websites, offers a way to keep classes together in one place. This coupled with the fact that it can store grades and links allows classes to have all their resources in one single class webpage. I have taken an entire course where everything I needed was on the one webpage, which allows ease of access. Grades and quizzes are very easy to view and complete.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps this may pertain to just the course, but every discussion post in Moodle linked to my e-mail and basically spammed it. The colors and presentation of the site could also use a little bit of work, as it is very dull and one color-ish (greyish). But, I am using Moodle to learn, not analyze its artistic values. Also, it seems my class info/links are arranged by date. This is useful for courses that teach through weeks as I just scroll to any week to find certain course material.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have used other educational sites that universities use, then Moodle is pretty much like no other. The outline of the website may be different at first, but it is guaranteed you will learn how it works within an hour.

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

I use this for educational purposes. The benefits of Moodle come from the fact that many classes utilize it, allowing a student to fully have all class information on hand. Also, it is rarely ever down, so you may log in whenever you would like.

Moodle review by Ally S.
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"I'd use Moodle! "

What do you like best?

I haven't had much experience with Moodle, but I've been exploring it over the past week. I really like the website design and the way the product is presented. I would use Moodle definitely based on the product presentation. I know my brother has used it for school projects, and he had a great experience with the product. I really like the communication it provides between all members of a learning environment. I respect the way that the Moodle community reached out to attract product users such as myself. I did not feel like I was being bothered or anything.

What do you dislike?

I am not sure how to use all of the features, and it is not clear what features Moodle offers. I am not entirely sure what I am supposed to do when I get Moodle, and what it will help me with. In order to find out if it was really easy to use, I think I would have to test it out myself. I think it is hard to say something is easy to use when you first start using it. I will have to give it more time. I also would hope that the Moodle customer service would be great so that if the administrators or users had any questions or concerns, they would be answered in a timely fashion.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out the website! It definitely encourages users.

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

I am a student, but I am thinking about possibly starting a business in the future. I think that Moodle could be a great way to keep my business unified. I think as a student that I could benefit from a system like Moodle because it would allow a professor to communicate with a class and vice versa on a project. I think especially as I am entering graduate school, with smaller class size and more specific work, it would be greatly beneficial.

Moodle review by Katja L.
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"Best free e-learning platform"

What do you like best?

It is a free, open source software that offers all the features all the other e-learning platforms that cost a fortune offer. If you are a little computer savvy and know HTML and CCS, it is easy to set up a great learning environment with all the little things that can be linked and implemented for free.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes features are kind of hard to find and hidden, but once you figure it out, it is really easy to manipulate the software to a point where all your technical needs, visual requirements and best learning implementations will be met.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get someone with some insight of the product in order to have a fast solution. If you have time on your hand, you should be able to manage and set it up all by yourself withour knowing too much about e-learning environments.

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

Having to fly in people just for special software training was a hassle time wise and expense wise. Therefore I had to set up a learning environment, that could train the trainers and users on a specific speech recognition software. I was able to arrange an online learning environment that met the companies needs on the lowest expense. It is in use for a while and they are looking into some expansion.

Moodle review by Marit B.
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"I use Moddle for my college courses."

What do you like best?

Integration with Turnitin to check for plagiarism, ability to grade papers online, ease of setting up organization of main page into different weeks, themes, etc. and uploading documents, creating links, and other assignments. Gradebook is a nice feature, although it is a bit clunky. I also email students regularly using Mod\odle.

What do you dislike?

I really like being able to post grades online, but the Gradebook is a bit clunky at times. I can't always see the entire page: if there are several columns and rows it is hard to move around on the page because the scroll bars do not remain on the screen view.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have only used Moodle for course management software, so I am unsure of its applications outside of education. If you are in education, I have found it very useful, but users definitely need a workshop, tutorial, and regular support because it is not entirely intuitive.

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

I am a college professor, so my only use is for educational purposes. I can post lecture notes, assignments, quizzes, etc., organize course material into weeks or themes, and make grades visible to students. Email feature is nice for sending announcements, updates, etc. Integration with plagiarism software is a great, as is the online grading. Saves me from carrying papers around. Students can easily check their grades, upload assignments and papers, and get copies of lecture notes or assignments if they missed class.

Moodle review by Tracey L.
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"Moodle Review "

What do you like best?

I like how Moodle separates everything by date. With that, I'm able to easily look up information that my professors have uploaded. Another thing I like about Moodle is the fact that everything is essentially on one page. I don't have to click into folders and then click the back button. I can open all the tabs and have all the information in front of me in one page.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the way grades are displayed on Moodle. I think it's quite confusing to read. I don't know if the grade display is different across the board and dependent on the professor. However, from my past experience with Moodle, I hardly ever checked my grade because I always found it too difficult to read. I think there could be some revisions there.

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

I use Moodle as a student. The biggest benefit is being able to have access to all the materials needed for my classes. It's nice to have everything uploaded to one site. In addition to that, I take a lot of quizzes through Moodle. I think they have a fairly convenient and simple format in terms of taking tests. I never have to worry about Moodle freezing or clicking the wrong button to exit out of my quiz. With that reassurance, I can place my trust in Moodle while taking a quiz that might be crucial component to my grade.

Moodle review by Michelle L. W.
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"Noodle is just what we need"

What do you like best?

Ease of use/access, simple admin interface

What do you dislike?

Nothing. I like everything about this system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take a chance. It has a free version that is freely functional so there is no risk.

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

Moodle provides a simple way to manage our learning curricula.

Moodle review by Russell W.
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"Versatile and reliable LMS with strong community support"

What do you like best?

Moodle has a strongly supportive user-community that provide solutions for an enormous range of practical teaching and elearning purposes.

What do you dislike?

A typical Moodle screen has many interface elements that are not part of the lesson: it is easy for learners to be distracted from the content.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Join the Moodle community at moodle.org for fantastic support from users in many roles, organisations, countries, languages.

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

Delivering course content and assessment activities to classes of university students, running discussion and social construction of knowledge, collecting assignments and online examinations, grading and distributing feedback, analysing cohort performance.

Moodle review by User in Higher Education
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"Moodle was a great basis for all things academic during my undergraduate career."

What do you like best?

I liked that there was an easy list of courses on the left panel of my screen where I could easily access current classes and then scroll down for not as recent courses.

What do you dislike?

I wish there had been an option to flip scanned documents because oftentimes I'd have to read a document my professor scanned and it would be sideways. I realize it's something they can fix too, but I think allowing this would make it more userfriendly for professors and students.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use every aspect of Moodle. Really dig in to what all it offers and it will greatly benefit you!

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

This is a great portal for both students and professors to stay organized with their courses, coursework, and grades.

Moodle review by User
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"Wonderful Accessibility "

What do you like best?

Moodle's site is never down or slow. It helps me to keep track of my progress daily. Everything is in an easy-to-find format, so that no one is confused!

What do you dislike?

I dislike how the overall calendar for my courses can not be viewed once I am within the course subheading, only on the main page. Also, I wish that I had the option to check off my progress on the overall calendar!

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is easy to use, wonderful to keep track of assignments, and is never down!

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

Moodle makes it easy for any program to lay out their foundation and organize material neatly.

Moodle review by Jordan Reed H.
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"Moodlerooms"

What do you like best?

I like that it's not overly complicated to use.

What do you dislike?

I think the user interface could be a little better looking and navigation could be easier.

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

Moodle is our Online Campus Campus forum. It's pretty easy for all of our students to use.

Moodle review by User in Education Management
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"Functional but slightly outdated LMS platform "

What do you like best?

Moodle is a decent learning management system (LMS), and works well for housing discussions and sharing documents in a classroom-style setting.There are newer, flashier products on the market, but Moodle remains a solid choice for a basic, online forum/classroom style interface.

What do you dislike?

The user-end interface could use a refresh, and it can be a bit clunky to navigate. Threaded discussions can be tricky to stay on-top-of, as subscribing to a thread is not an intuitive process and responses can be easily missed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Moodle is a middle of the road option, but you might consider checking out other available LMS like Schoology.

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

I use Moodle with a professional group to hold and archive discussions, webinar recordings, and share documents.

Moodle review by Kelsy F.
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"Easy way to set up a classroom or website"

What do you like best?

I like that I can have all my information for students in one place, along with the ability for them to upload documents they want to share with me.

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to use with complicated steps to setting up certain features of the website.

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

We are able to better communicate with students and share with other colleagues what we are doing. I have realized that I can have a grade book accessible to students at all times.

Moodle review by User in Higher Education
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"Online Moodle Usage"

What do you like best?

It gives me some versatility and more of a chance to learn when the time is limited in a physical class.

What do you dislike?

It is a little vague with the logo. Sometimes the logo is displaced.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take advantage of the help support with phones and in person. Do not leave any problem to chance. The help support is there to help. When in doubt, written request is good. It helps with speech problems, too.

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

Better learning, more control over my learning decisions

Moodle review by User in Higher Education
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"Quizzes are great!"

What do you like best?

I love the Moodle Quiz feature, which allows students to take quizzes online. It has made my work with students a lot easier, as I am no longer grading by hand, wasting paper and time. I can just log on and do everything through the Moodle website, including grade tracking!

What do you dislike?

The interface can be difficult to work within. Sometimes it takes a few clicks to get something to work, or sometimes you have to log back in if it gets glitchy. Overall, it doesn't really bother me too much.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spend lots of time playing around with Moodle, as it takes time to learn the interface and the quirky things it can do

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

The quiz feature could easily be adapted into a survey for businesses.

Moodle review by Ekarasa D.
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"I used Moodle in two Universities for 5 years"

What do you like best?

What i liked about Moodle was lectures were put online so if you missed one you can backtrack and look back at them as track record and notes. Moodle had pretty much everything you need as a student.

What do you dislike?

Moodle was very complicated, many buttons often confusing it had everything but perhaps too much as truly i often found myself trapped in it, not being able to find my own results and looking hard for the info I needed to know.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Moodle was very useful but the interface was confusing especially in the personal data page, I am not sure if that was because the University didn't design it correctly or so.

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

I used it as a student for 5 years in two Universities, as Batchelor study in one university and Postgraduate study in another. Was useful indeed