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Moodle overview

Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities.

You can download and use it on any computer you have handy (including webhosts), yet it can scale from a single-teacher site to a 50,000-student University. The Moodle website itself is created using Moodle, so check out the Moodle Demo Site or read the latest news at Moodle Buzz.

What’s new in version 4.0

Updated on Apr 19 2022

Major UX improvements:
Navigation improvements:
  • MDL-70208 - Implement frontend functionality for primary navigation
  • MDL-70207 - Implement backend functionality for primary navigation
  • MDL-70202 - Implement frontend functionality for secondary navigation
  • MDL-70198 - Implement backend functionality for secondary navigation
  • MDL-70196 - Create a module based navigation bar
  • MDL-72352 - Ensure that secondary navigation is backwards compatible
  • MDL-73462 - Course and category management secondary and tertiary navigation
  • MDL-71977 - Define the secondary navigation nodes that should be always displayed in the more menu in the module context
  • MDL-71901 - Allow plugins to define their own secondary nav ordering
  • MDL-70844 - Update the secondary navigation view to send site administration information in tab form
  • MDL-72396 - Allow easy setting of the active tab for navigation views
  • MDL-71912 - Implement tertiary navigation for plugins (also see MDL-71913, MDL-71914 and MDL-71914)
  • MDL-73863 - Tertiary navigation in course completion
  • MDL-72875 - Add tertiary navigation to the participants page
  • MDL-72904 - Add tertiary navigation to the badges pages
  • MDL-72873 - Add tertiary navigation to the gradebook
  • MDL-72094 - Update the course reports page styling and functionality
  • MDL-71083 - Move the user menu in the top bar into the primary navigation menu in the mobile view
  • MDL-73393 - Ensure that existing third party themes still work with latest navigation changes
  • MDL-71943 - Dynamic (AJAX) tabs in Moodle LMS
  • MDL-72090 - Convert course admin pages from link farms to dropdowns
  • MDL-72413 - Move the activity modules title, description, and activity completion into a standard module API
  • MDL-72736 - Remove section navigation on one section per page
  • MDL-72834 - Move the calendar link into the user menu
  • MDL-72450 - Remove the next and previous activity links from all activity modules in Boost
  • MDL-71148 - Combine both the custom menu & primary navigation renderers
  • MDL-71683 - Update language menu to move from the top navigation into the user menu when logged in
  • MDL-72005 - Update the context_header in Boost to move the breadcrumb to the top
Course index:
  • MDL-71209 - Create the new course index list
  • MDL-72660 - Add activity completion indicators to the course index
  • MDL-71228 - Implement drag and drop option for sections and activities in the course index
  • MDL-71211 - Keep the status of the course index collapsed and expanded sections per user and course
  • MDL-71795 - Course index on activity view page
  • MDL-71828 - Implement section links' behaviour in course index
  • MDL-71664 - Enable drag & drop from course index to course content and vice versa
  • MDL-72463 - Add 'highlighted' label to course index
  • MDL-71727 - Sync course index and course content when an element is dragged
  • MDL-72897 - Mark the current section in the course index
  • MDL-73340 - Open course index by default first time a user access the course
  • MDL-73310 - Show the course index on all pages within a course
Course experience:
  • MDL-71037 - Sections are now collapsible for Topics and Weekly course formats
  • MDL-71691 - Created a new activity UI component
  • MDL-71689 - Improvements to add activity and add section design
  • MDL-71663 - Created a new "move" option in the sections and activity cog menu in the course editor
  • MDL-71779 - Made 'Add a new topic/week' option client side on Topics and Weekly formats
  • MDL-72311 - Proceed straight to course content when creating a new course
  • MDL-71863 - Created core_courseformat subsystem
  • MDL-72578 - Moved activity UI component to output classes and templates
  • MDL-73343 - New quick access to create a new course from My courses page when there is no course available
My Courses page and overview block:
  • MDL-70801 - Implement "My courses" page
  • MDL-58579 - Allow searching / filtering of courses in myoverview
  • MDL-73231 - Provide option of having My courses as defaulthomepage
Timeline block:
  • MDL-72276 - Update timeline block dropdowns to display current selection
  • MDL-72277 - Improve the layout and usability of the items in the timeline block
  • MDL-73068 - Only display courses in the timeline block if they contain events
  • MDL-72295 - Add text search to the timeline block
  • MDL-72594 - Improve displaying of overdue items in the timeline block
  • MDL-72603 - Replace timeline block pagination with "show more" lazy loading
  • MDL-72543 - Change the display of the event names of the items on the timeline block
Calendar usability:
  • MDL-71817 - Render the calendar in the calendar block in month view
  • MDL-72237 - Limit number of events shown per day in calendar month view
  • MDL-71810 - Add a current date indicator and make calendar block responsive when switching between small and large views
  • MDL-71808 - Move the import calendar form to its own page
  • MDL-72045 - Improve help information provided on the calendar export page
  • MDL-71790 - Revamp the manage subscriptions page
  • MDL-71788 - Make it easier to copy the export URL
  • MDL-71775 - Add footer links to the calendar block
  • MDL-72810 - Remove 3-month calendar view
  • MDL-72092 - Arrange blocks between My courses & My dashboard
  • MDL-73114 - Display a title in the dashboard page
  • MDL-71964 - Welcome message for users
  • MDL-73233 - Provide option to disable the Dashboard
  • MDL-72116 - Remove some of the default blocks from the Dashboard
User tours:
  • MDL-61674 - Allow user tours to be created using the Atto text editor
  • MDL-72385 - Improve and simplify design of user tours
  • MDL-71938 - Display number of steps in a user tour
  • MDL-72783 - Add new user tours
  • MDL-72781 - Remove previous user tours
  • MDL-72557 - Implement customisable confirmation button for single step user tours
  • MDL-71931 - Update user tours to emit events
Other usability and user experience improvements:
  • MDL-69371 - Redesign the Moodle login page (also see MDL-72928)
  • MDL-71457 - Update the Moodle activity icons
  • MDL-71963 - Turn confirmation page into modals
  • MDL-71965 - New footer
  • MDL-71456 - Create page drawers for the block and course index areas
  • MDL-72095 - Set a main container width of Boost pages
  • MDL-71610 - Move the turn editing on button into the navbar
  • MDL-72305 - Show user initials as a placeholder for the user profile picture
  • MDL-72278 - Fake blocks now in drawer are made visible on first visit
  • MDL-72454 - Removal of back to top link
  • MDL-72088 - Update styling across top level pages
  • MDL-70888 - Update the layouts in Boost theme
  • MDL-71292 - Update the page header and include course image / activity icon
  • MDL-73608 - Provide a contact form which sends to the site support email and replace mailto link in footer
  • MDL-73935 - Improved flexibility of site support form and consistency of site support info provided in Moodle
  • MDL-61564 - Allow multiple cohort selection in cohort enrolment
  • MDL-66539 - Better handling of link names and URLs with Atto
  • MDL-73797 - Dialogues now have the action button on the right
  • MDL-60917 - Add highest ranked results section to global search
  • MDL-73917 - Notification preferences page improvements
  • MDL-72500 - Easier to find a specific component in event list report
  • MDL-32103 - Course completion is instant for activity based completion criteria (single user completions only)
Other major features:
Report builder integration (from Moodle Workplace):
  • MDL-70795 - Implement functionality for creating custom reports
  • MDL-70794 - Implement functionality for creating system reports
  • MDL-72588 - Implement custom report audiences
  • MDL-72598 - Implement custom report schedules
  • MDL-73598 - Allow Custom Reports to be disabled by site admin
  • MDL-72280 - Create "Courses" custom report source
  • MDL-73069 - Report condition to limit returned data to current user
  • MDL-73180 - Improve definitions of previous/next relative date filters
  • MDL-72662 - Implement relative date options in the Reportbuilder date filter
  • MDL-72172 - Create "Cohort members" custom report source
  • MDL-72962 - Format editable report elements (column, filters, etc)
  • MDL-72826 - Custom report option to display unique row values
  • MDL-71153 - Convert task logs report to a system report
  • MDL-71070 - Convert configuration changes report to a system report
BigBlueButton integration:
  • MDL-70658 - Integrate the BigBlueButton plugin into Moodle LMS
Quiz and Questions:
  • MDL-71516 - Create new plugin type - Qbank (for the full list of qbank plugins added to core, see MDL-70329)
  • MDL-71679 - Update mod_quiz for new question bank
  • MDL-71636 - Add a columnsortorder settings page
  • MDL-71696 - Add question versions
  • MDL-72076 - Question bank bulk action UI
  • MDL-72553 - Add custom fields to questions
  • MDL-52206 - Move "Require passing grade" completion option to core
  • MDL-52456 - Add notification message for students after questions have been manually graded
  • MDL-71984 - Add logging to quiz auto-save, process_attempt and redo_question
  • MDL-73337 - Log editing quizzes in detail
  • MDL-73699 - Question status UI/UX update
  • MDL-72448 - Add qbank_history to core
  • MDL-71614 - Add qbank_previewquestion to core
Update LTI tool provider feature to support 1.3:
  • MDL-69543 - Update tool to support 1.3 OAuth2/OIDC launch flow
  • MDL-71371 - Provide upgrade path for 1.1 preconfigured tools
  • MDL-72745 - Provide account provisioning options for LTI Advantage launches
  • MDL-69547 - Update tool enrolment code so that a user is automatically created and enrolled when launching via 1.3
  • MDL-69545 - Update user sync task to support 1.3 messages
  • MDL-69544 - Update grade sync task to support 1.3 messages
  • MDL-72288 - Update library and model code to support issuer and clientid uniqueness on registrations
  • MDL-69862 - Add dynamic registration support to the tool
  • MDL-70354 - Return line item information during content selection
  • MDL-68913 - Per attempt timing now available in assignments
Admin configuration presets:
  • MDL-72112 - Integrate admin_presets third-party plugin in Moodle LMS
  • MDL-73145 - Add a $CFG setting to define the preset to be installed
  • MDL-72114 - Include pre-installed admin presets
  • MDL-72113 - Add feature to import/export plugins visibility from Admin presets tool
  • MDL-73394 - Store the latest site admin preset applied
Content bank and H5P:
  • MDL-68394 - Integrate mod_h5pactivity with recent activity plugins
  • MDL-72099 - Add navigation by contexts in the content bank
  • MDL-71885 - Inline editing H5P content for mod_h5pactivity
  • MDL-71956 - Inline editing H5P content anywhere
  • MDL-72141 - Simplifying the external badge page
Accessibility improvements:
  • MDL-67853 - Remove online-offline options on notifications
  • MDL-72078 - Give users an indication that they encountered an editor
  • MDL-71604 - Move the screen reader helper button to the first row
  • MDL-72896 - Make html_tables responsive by default
Other Highlights:
Functional changes:
  • MDL-70456 - Add custom user field support to all places that display user identity [0,Minor] Improvement
  • MDL-73342 - Disable some blocks by default (such as feedback, RSS and self-completion)
  • MDL-70905 - Updated media default width/height to use 16:9
  • MDL-72118 - Rename "HTML block" to the more easily understood "Text block"
  • MDL-72706 - Change default value of "Hidden sections" course format setting
  • MDL-72115 - Rename "Miscellaneous" category to "Category 1"
  • MDL-72119 - Make "Enable xxxxx" features consistent (hide menus for disabled features)
For administrators:
  • MDL-71347 - Add a filter to "browse list of users" for date of user account creation
  • MDL-72031 - Separate out max_time for audio and video files in Atto/RecordRTC
  • MDL-71515 - Improve the test outgoing mail configuration admin page
  • MDL-67686 - Add more filters to task log (/admin/tasklogs.php)
  • MDL-72984 - Ensure support email address is mandatory
  • MDL-73592 - MoodleNet integration now enabled by default
  • MDL-71621 - Parent role cannot edit custom fields in child profile
  • MDL-73918 - Allow admins to change the page width using custom SCSS
  • MDL-71927 - Logs and question attempt history now show time to the second, to help investigate issues
  • MDL-71466 - Custom user field support: Admin role screens (check permissions, assign)
  • MDL-72619 - Provide admin page to view cache size estimates
  • MDL-67822 - New check_database_schema performance check
  • MDL-70271 - Dropbox token and Permission Updates
  • MDL-58395 - LDAP auth sync now skip and report problematic user accounts
  • MDL-72251 - Tasks admin UI now shows time to nearest second
  • MDL-67807 - Return concurrent sessions information to apply concurrent login limit in the mobile app
  • MDL-69555 - Make duration of QR login and auto-login time between requests configurable
  • MDL-73794 - Update the footer in the mobile view
  • MDL-72596 - Caching: Track cache I/O size in perfdebug
  • MDL-69088 - Make file cache store purges instant with a safe and async purge
  • MDL-68164 - Additional caching of pg_field_type postgres field metadata
  • MDL-63983 - Improve the performance of non-contact searches in messaging when site-wide messaging is disabled (default)
  • MDL-71014 - Cache the siteidentifier and site contextid in local cache
  • MDL-72328 - Add TTL support for Redis caches
  • MDL-72837 - Cache API should support versioned data
Security improvements:
  • MDL-56873 - Set more secure defaults for the cURL allow/deny lists
  • MDL-66776 - Send notifications when new devices are used to log in into the site
  • MDL-71627 - Add check API for anti virus and optionally remove admin notifications
  • MDL-71806 - Improved the UX of the Moodle security report
  • MDL-71176 - New password and change forms should have autocomplete="new-password"
For developers:
  • MDL-61460 - Introduce the UI components library
  • MDL-74229 - Add navigation node keys to allow themers to hide navigation tabs
  • MDL-74235 - Rename the icons for activities to allow support of multiple icons for multiple versions
  • MDL-74033 - Allow full customisation of the primary navigation
  • MDL-72779 - Set more than one value on a persistent at the same time
  • MDL-70862 - Implement a new callback to extend gradebook plugininfo
  • MDL-72289 - Allow callers to customise the rendered icon of inplace editable elements
  • MDL-73347 - Allow themes to define un-addable blocks
  • MDL-46778 - Allow use a separate DB configuration (not just prefix) for Behat similar to PHPUnit
  • MDL-73270 - Warn where XMLRPC is currently in use
  • MDL-67228 - Tool_replace maturity set
Web service additions and updates:
  • MDL-71135 - Create core_course_get_state web service
  • MDL-71165 - Create core_course_update_course web service
Core plugins removed:
  • MDL-71473 - Jabber removed as a standard notification plugin
  • MDL-58939 - Picasa repository and portfolio removed from core
  • MDL-72335 - Tool_health removed from core
  • MDL-72615 - Boxnet plugins removed from core
  • MDL-72616 - Quiz results block removed from core
  • MDL-72348 - Microsoft OneDrive (legacy) repository (repository_skydrive) removed from core
  • MDL-72347 - Word censorship filter (filter_censor) removed from core
  • MDL-72407 - VideoJS Flash plugin removed from core
  • MDL-72042 - Flash animation media player removed from core
  • MDL-72041 - WebCT question import format removed from core
  • MDL-72517 - Examview question import format removed from core
  • MDL-53544 - Typo3 library removed
  • MDL-72004 - Quiz 4.0 Class renaming and deprecation
  • MDL-73756 - Deprecate $modinfo param to completion_info::get_data()
  • MDL-65799 - Phase 2 of deprecation of functions in lib/deprecatedlib.php initially deprecated in 3.8
  • MDL-71175 - Deprecate some plagiarism functions that are not used, or have replacements
  • MDL-66266 - Remove deprecated functions in messages/classes/api.php
  • MDL-72098 - deprecate grade_grade::insert method that just calls its parent
  • MDL-72433 - Final deprecation of get_grades() in lib/classes/grades_external.php
  • MDL-71476 - Remove mysql_engine.php
  • MDL-65252 - Final deprecations of forum_count_replies and get_forum_discussion_posts
  • MDL-67412 - Remove deprecated functions in lib/setuplib.php
  • MDL-65801 - Remove strings deprecated in 3.8
Component API updates:
  • admin/tool/generator/upgrade.txt
  • admin/tool/log/upgrade.txt
  • admin/tool/mobile/upgrade.txt
  • admin/tool/upgrade.txt
  • admin/tool/usertours/upgrade.txt
  • admin/upgrade.txt
  • analytics/upgrade.txt
  • auth/shibboleth/upgrade.txt
  • availability/upgrade.txt
  • backup/upgrade.txt
  • badges/upgrade.txt
  • blocks/section_links/upgrade.txt
  • blocks/tag_youtube/upgrade.txt
  • blocks/timeline/upgrade.txt
  • blocks/upgrade.txt
  • cache/upgrade.txt
  • calendar/upgrade.txt
  • completion/upgrade.txt
  • contentbank/upgrade.txt
  • course/format/upgrade.txt
  • course/upgrade.txt
  • customfield/upgrade.txt
  • dataformat/upgrade.txt
  • enrol/database/upgrade.txt
  • enrol/upgrade.txt
  • filter/upgrade.txt
  • grade/grading/form/upgrade.txt
  • grade/upgrade.txt
  • group/upgrade.txt
  • h5p/upgrade.txt
  • lib/upgrade.txt
  • media/upgrade.txt
  • message/upgrade.txt
  • mod/assign/upgrade.txt
  • mod/book/upgrade.txt
  • mod/feedback/upgrade.txt
  • mod/forum/upgrade.txt
  • mod/glossary/upgrade.txt
  • mod/h5pactivity/upgrade.txt
  • mod/lesson/upgrade.txt
  • mod/lti/upgrade.txt
  • mod/page/upgrade.txt
  • mod/quiz/upgrade.txt
  • mod/resource/upgrade.txt
  • mod/scorm/upgrade.txt
  • mod/upgrade.txt
  • mod/url/upgrade.txt
  • mod/wiki/upgrade.txt
  • mod/workshop/upgrade.txt
  • my/upgrade.txt
  • payment/upgrade.txt
  • plagiarism/upgrade.txt
  • portfolio/upgrade.txt
  • question/bank/upgrade.txt
  • question/behaviour/upgrade.txt
  • question/engine/upgrade.txt
  • question/format/upgrade.txt
  • question/type/multichoice/upgrade.txt
  • question/type/upgrade.txt
  • question/upgrade.txt
  • report/eventlist/upgrade.txt
  • report/upgrade.txt
  • repository/upgrade.txt
  • search/upgrade.txt
  • theme/upgrade.txt
  • user/upgrade.txt
  • webservice/upgrade.txt
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  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
  • PHP 5.6.5
  • MariaDB 5.5.31, MySQL 5.5.31, Postgres 9.3, MSSQL 2008, or Oracle 10.2
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May 15 2017
May 15 2017
Version: 3.3
Blackboard like interface, simple and powerful. Love it.
May 14 2012
May 14 2012
Version: 2.2.2
I absolutely don’t see how Moodle can be rated THAT high. It’s anything but super powerful. I tried it for my coaching program and was quite bummed that it doesn’t have a video chat or anything of this kind. I had to create a separate youtube channel and run workshops from there. The design is not too impressive as well, if that matters for you of course (which was my case).
May 5 2012
May 5 2012
Version: 2.2.2
I've been teaching with Moodle for two and a half years now and don't know what I used to do beforehand. It is a very powerful suite of tools for teaching, and the advent of Moodle 2 (despite having some changes that through a bit of doubt and confusion into the Moodle community, at least initially) has lifted it another notch. It is compatible with a number of other major pedagogical tools such as SCORM. It allows you to organise your units of work, present them in logical and attractive ways, embed multimedia, and keep tabs of student completion and marks. It also allows students and teachers to interact via forums and chat rooms, and for students to create their own bodies of information using tools such as the built-in wiki. This is far more than simply a data repository (as I have seen some argue of Moodle). It is a fully fledged, fully featured teaching machine that is being taken up by increasing numbers of primary, secondary and tertiary teaching institutions across the globe. And not just because it's free. Do yourself a favour and really check this out. Don't let the price full you. This baby sings!
Aug 11 2005
Aug 11 2005
Version: 1.5.2
In early 2001, I tried Evaluation Copy of WebCT, but after looking at the price, I just cannot believe. Then I came to know to Manhattan VC. I have used it for two years. But I face difficulties since I and my net admin could not understand the database that support it. Next, as I looked at the Edutools site, I got to know ATutor and Moodle. I downloaded them and I was happy that the two of them use opensource database server, PHP and run on Apache. As I and my coleagues looked at these two, we decided to use Moodle since its programming scripts that are relatively easy to follow its logic. We used Moodle since its version 1.3. We managed to add some more features on it to integrate Moodle with our students records system. Right now still use Moodle in its latest version 1.5.2. If you are interested please visit http://student.ut.ac.id/. I hope you will joint us in Moodleing.
Jul 2 2005
Jul 2 2005
Version: 1.5
I've been using Moodle for a few months now. The rest of my University uses Blackboard (which costs them a great deal of money). I was not happy with BB as it is really only a content management system (buy a filing cabinet, it's cheaper). I came across Moodle by accident. I have no computing background but I have managed to create my own moodle server from an old G3 iMac in my office, install moodle and start creating quality content. All this was possible due to the intuitive nature of Moodle and the generous (and free) help of the Moodle community. My personal opinion is that Moodle is superior to BB for the kind of teaching that I do. Don't take my word for it, try it out. You have nothing to lose.
Jun 6 2005
Jun 6 2005
Version: 1.5
I have used Moodle for three years as a teacher with no programming experience. It was simple to set up my own server using the excellent installation documentation. Questions were answered on the free service forums in hours, not days. Although I use it for smoothly for 150 simultaneous students, Moodle is scalable to over 30,000 learners. In version 1.5, you will find a much improved quiz module, faster chat, customizable themes, more standards-compliancy, instant messaging, flexible blocks--all in 60+ languages. It is so easy to expand, I have 5 student programmers making a new module at my school for handling projects. Because it is open source, this module will be freely available to all schools along with Moodle which will always be free. The best part is the interface, which is intuitive for teachers and fun for students. All user comparison studies point to Moodle as superior to Blackboard and WebCT, except in price.
Jun 6 2005
Jun 6 2005
Version: 1.5
Despite the comments of some anonomous reviewers, Moodle is quite flexible and powerful. I know of at least one state university that is using it as their on-line platform in preference to Blackboard just based on its capabilities. I've examined it enough that I'm moving our existing on-line training courses to it.
May 28 2005
May 28 2005
Version: 1.4.5
Regarding the below author's claim that Moodle is less flexible than Blackboard, please see the recent Blackboard vs. Moodle study. http://www.humboldt.edu/~jdv1/moodle/all.htm In this case the authors taught the same class in Blackboard and Moodle 1.3.2, it was 'standard' (eg not 'social contructivist') type of undergraduate course. The Blacboard version won Blackboard's international competition (BBionic) prize, by the way. Moodle actually is more flexible regarding pedagogy than Blackboard as it has a number of standard and optional teaching tools BB lacks. The sequential (or branching) learning lesson module, for instance, goes well beyond anything available in BB. 1.5 has improved SCORM support, adds AICC, and integrations with IMS/QTI, LD and LAMS are underway. O and it runs real well on a Mac server, can Blackboard do that:-).
May 9 2005
May 9 2005
Version: 1.4.5
I will add to the previous comment that Moodle does not support decimal grades AT ALL. You can't enter a grade of 95.5, for example. In addition, FORGET using Moodle on a class that has a 1000 point scale. Can you imagine the pulldown menu on a 300 point exam?
May 9 2005
May 9 2005
Version: 1.4.5
  The grading system in Moodle is archaic. (for example, pull down menus for grade entry, rather than a text box). If you have a large number of students in a course, this system bogs you down quickly. In addition, Moodle doesn't have support for extra credit, if you make use of that in your class. Moodle was designed to be used with a certain "style" of teaching called "social constructionist pedagogy" and is therefore not as flexible as Blackboard. The author seems to like it this way and is not keen to add features that would be useful to people with other teaching styles. Read the author's web site here: http://moodle.org/doc/?frame=philosophy.html If your teaching style matches this, you will be very happy with this software. If you use a more traditional teaching style, you are likely to be frustrated. On the other hand, Moodle is free, and probably your best option if your school doesn't support Blackboard.
Mar 29 2004
Mar 29 2004
Version: 1.2.1
From an end user perspective, MOODLE 1.21 is on par with Blackboard 6 (which I have personally used for 5 online courses). From an installation perspective, MOODLE is probably easier than any product like it on the market. Geek rating of 3 out of 10. From a support perspective, MOODLE is just a little easier to maintain than WebCT Vista. From a customization perspective, MOODLE's opensource license allows freedoms that are specifically curtailed by the commercial CMSs. In terms of value, there is no contest. The price per month for our small institution from Blackboard equalled half the education pricing for a new server from Apple to host MOODLE. Let me repeat: $ of 2 months of Blackboard = $ of G5 + MOODLE(unlimited months). Wake Up People!
Mar 28 2004
Mar 28 2004
Version: 1.1.1
The last reviewer has been looking at an old version - almost all these shortcomings have been addressed in Moodle 1.2.1 and Moodle continues to evolve rapidly. Some very large Universities are already using Moodle exclusively on moderate hardware without performance issues. Also, it's important to mention that Moodle is a *free* product (many of the competitors charge many thousands of dollars per year in licensing fees).
Feb 23 2004
Feb 23 2004
Version: 1.1.1
I honestly can't see why so many people are making a fuss over moodle. It looks pretty on the outside, but when you dig a little deeper (i.e. actually start using it to run a course), it becomes obvious that it is missing many, many, features found in more fully developed course management systems. For example, the chat capability is basically a CGI program that has the web browser constantly refresh itself to update your view of the chat. As another example, you can only issue the one or two built-in surveys that come with the software - you cannot develop your own. And, last I looked, you can't attach files to forum messages!!! No concept of combining students into groups... and so on... On top of everything else, as a PHP/MySQL CGI program, Moodle is very sluggish on all but the most high-end systems. If you wade through the very active list at the moodle site, you'll find that most people are looking for help getting the thing running adequately on their systems. Overall, Moodle is not ready for prime time, although the author deserves an A+ for agressively marketing Moodle and himself. Very nice logo, and you can buy T-shirts and coffee cups!
Feb 11 2004
Feb 11 2004
Version: 1.1.1
I have used Moodle for a year and a half. I started offering it to the rest of my department this fall and they love it. The author was a distance learner himself and understands what is needed and what is not. It accomodates a variety of teaching styles, levels of interactivity, and methods of evaluation.
Jun 10 2003
Jun 10 2003
Version: 1.0.9
Very cool. I've tried a couple other packages like this but this one is the cleanest and the best. And it's free! It's got a better layout and more features than the commercial LMS we use at my University!
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