11 – Moodle


Moodle is a free open source course management system (CMS)/ It provides all the sophisticated high level functionality of an educational CMS and more – and there are no license fees.  More and more colleges and universities, and now even businesses, are turning to Moodle to host and deliver their courses online.

Moodle has been the highest place course management system on the list since the survey began, and retains its 11th positiont his year.

Website Cost Availability
 www.moodle.org Free – Open source Download
2012 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
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Comment from those who selected Moodle as one of their Top Tools 

great platform for housing course work and even better for collecting student work, Justine Poldevin, 2014
you can download your own onto your machine, brilliant, 2014

b-learning for all my subjects and language classes 2013
Another great LMS. Open source and widely used+developed  Shakir Ahmad 2013
I have a course for every year group in the school, this provides resources students can access at home  Colleen Young 2013
as a e-learning platform
my organisation’s LMS  Zifang Su 2013
Our School’s LMS, I put everything there and the quizzes are great  Jason de Nys 2013
VLE used with my students, also part of my M.Sc. Research Study.  Mark Rollins 2013

  • “it’s a great LMS, plus it’s free” Henrique Rabello
  • “I teach my own online courses using this. Very stable and easy to use”. Carol Cooper Taylor
  • “Moodle is the CMS in our Institute, but I also use it to organise groups and provide support” Brian Mulligan
  • “Who ever thought I’d own my own virtual learning environment? Moodle is much better than Blackboard, which is amazing considering the time and money the latter have had to come up with something better. The software continues to improve, although it’s already got everything I can think of” Clive Shepherd
  • “Moodle has to be my learning environment of choice. None of them are perfect, but Moodle is by far the simplest to use and is designed by people who understand pedagogy not just technology. It is open source and customisable, to the extent it can look like a slick company intranet as easily as a VLE for hundreds of thousands of students.” Helen Whitehead
  • “Every time I use the environment with learners I experience the quality and the many options of this learning environment. I like the didactical ideas behind the environment and if it matching your own model it will be a winner! Powerful learning experiences are within the reach of every creative learning designer and learner.” Marcel de Leeuwe
  • “the most popular, the most customizable, the most community driven VLE in existence” Mary Cooch