Moodle LMSProduct Overview
Moodle product overview
Moodle is a free Web-based, open source, modular Learning Management System (LMS) that uses plugins to create private websites containing dynamic courses that extend user learning to any time or place. Used by academia and corporations, Moodle offers teachers and other users a complete set of learning functionalities with a collaborative environment to facilitate teaching and learning.
The Moodle project is run by Moodle HQ located in Perth, Australia but is supported by an international community. It is comprised of a team of dedicated full-time developers along with a host of certified Moodle Partners available to assist with integration and customer questions. With open collaboration and community backing, Moodle is known for quick bug fixes and improvements with major new releases coming out every six months. Users have at their disposal plugins for different kinds of content and collaborative works. With the Moodle Translation portal, people can use Moodle in over 100 languages.
The priority is on usability, with customizable themes complemented by a broad range of modules and features to meet needs that enable administrators to create learning environments that meet their needs. Moodle has gamification features which include rewards, Easter eggs, and leader boards to keep students and other learners engaged.
Moodle is designed for schools, universities, non-profit and enterprise organizations, and the VET sector. It is offered in a variety of plans including the free version. Customers who want more functionality can contact the vendor to get a customized quote.
Pros of Moodle
- File sharing
- Collaborative learning
- Cloud based
- Easy to use, user friendly
Cons of Moodle
- Video conferencing
- Chat feature only available if administrator adds it
- Slow email
- Some connectivity issues
Breakdown of Core Features
Easy to use
Moodle has an uncomplicated interface featuring an easy drag-and-drop function combined with extensive documentation and continuous upgrades, making it straightforward to learn and use.
Open-source & always up-to-date
With a vast community of user support and dedicated team of developers, Moodle is being constantly updated. This agile, open-source functioning allows it to address and change to the needs of its user base with modular configurations that enable quick and cost-effective software development.
Moodle in your language
Moodle is a customizable open-source language platform and available in over 100 languages with a user community to facilitate new language translations.
All-in-one learning platform
Teachers and educators can configure Moodle to their preferred teaching modality. It can be used exclusively for online courses, or it may be combined by integrating with other third party apps.
Robust, private, and secure
Moodle features solid information security that is regularly updated to help protect against illegal access, fraudulent use, and loss of data. It can also be deployed through private secure servers or cloud for additional security.
Use on any device
Its compatibility with any browser or access device means Moodle is available anytime and anywhere users can get online. This compatibility also guarantees users are able to access all page elements and functions as the original page design.
(Last updated on 02/21/2020 by Martin Shelby)