With 68 million users worldwide (larger than UK’s population!), Moodle is hands down the most-widely used learning management system (LMS) by organizations of all shapes and sizes. But Moodle is not the world’s best LMS just because it’s so widely used—Moodle is the world’s best LMS because it is user-friendly, highly-configurable (flexible), and feature-rich. Did we also mention that Moodle is free?
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Top Three Benefits of Moodle LMS
1. Moodle is Open Source and Free
Yes, you read right. Moodle LMS itself is free, because it is an open source software distributed under the GNU General Public License. In less technical terms, this means that users and organizations have the freedom to run, study, share, and modify the software to meet their unique needs. While some Moodle site owners choose to support Moodle completely on their own, others outsource specific tasks to Moodle Service Providers because it more cost-effective.
Not only is it more cost-effective to outsource to a Moodle Service Providers, but it also means you will be receiving expert Moodle help for a fraction of the cost of doing so in-house. Below is a list of services that Moodle Service Providers typically offer:
- Managed Moodle Cloud Hosting
- Moodle Implementation and Set-up
- Moodle Integrations and Custom Development
- Moodle Plugin Installation
- Custom Moodle Plugin Development
- Moodle Themes (designing your Moodle site to suite your brand)
- Moodle Consulting
- Moodle Custom Report Development
For more information on the aforementioned services, get in touch with one of our Moodle experts. We’re always excited to hear about the exciting projects happening with Moodle!
2. Moodle is Supported by a Global Community
One of the reasons why Moodle is the world’s best LMS is because it supported by a global community of developers. A large benefit of open-source software is that the code is open for scrutiny. This means that developers from all over the world can access the code, and modify it so that it is more secure.
It also means that the code is scrutinized by actual Moodle users. The benefit of this is that Moodle is constantly being updated by people who understand what users need for better user experience.
The final benefit of using a LMS that is driven by one of the largest open-source teams in the world, is that there are an endless amount of learning resources. Within Moodle’s Community Forums, you have the ability to connect with other Moodle users and find answers to your questions. With 144 million forum posts and 72 million Moodle learning resources, there is seldom a Moodle question left unanswered!
3. Moodle is Configurable, Highly-Flexible and Feature-Rich
The leading reason why organizations love Moodle is largely because it is configurable, highly-flexible and feature-rich. On top of being able to modify Moodle’s open source code, there are hundreds of Moodle Plugins that allow you to configure Moodle so it performs just the way you like.
With over 500 Moodle plugins developed by the global community, your learners, managers and administrators have the opportunity to flourish in an environment that makes learning collaborative, engaging and fun.