Moodle vs. Totara
Which LMS is right for me?
Moodle and Totara are both robust and flexible learning management systems, but how do you decide which one is right for your organization?
What is Moodle?
Moodle is an industry leading open source learning management system to deliver your eLearning programs. With over 85 million users and 75,000+ deployments, Moodle is a proven platform for educators, trainers and learners.
As a highly flexible LMS, Moodle can be used to conduct courses online or to support face-to-face teaching. Functionality can be extended with over 500 plugins for assignments, quizzes, grading, certification, and social and collaborative learning.
What is Totara?
Totara is an open source distribution of Moodle. Moodle was primarily built to suit the needs of Education where Totara was designed for Corporate Learning. You get the same benefits of using an open source platform and leveraging Moodle with a significant increase in functionality.
So what gain do you get in functionality? Check out our comparison chart below or click here to learn more about Totara.
Moodle and Totara Feature Comparison
Course Creation Features
|Course Curriculum Learning Paths (with restrictive access)|
|Activity & Course Completion Criteria|
|Online Content Authoring with a Rich Content Editor|
|Face-to Face Bookings|
|Collaborative Learning (wiki, workshops, database, glossary, chat)|
|User Learning Paths|
|Program Sequential Course Sets|
|Track Informal Learning with Uploading Evidence|
|Points, Awards, Leaderboards, and Badges|
|e-Learning Content Marketplace with GO1|
|Integration with OpenSesame|
API’s / Web Services
|Web Services for User Management, Course Enrollment, Grades, and SSO|
Language and Localization
|Interface Translated in Over 25 Languages|
|Site and User Time-Zones|
|Content Language Tagging|
Restrict View Content by Language
|Forums, Wikis, Shared Glossaries, Shared Databases, Workshops, Group Assignments|
Catalogue Management section
|Custom Tile-Based Course Catalogue|
|Self-Enrollment with Audience Restriction|
|Direct Seminar Event Enrollment|
Direct Seminar Event Enrollment with Audience Restriction
Design and Navigation
|Main Navigation Menu Items Visibility Based on Dynamic Rules|
|Full-Length Block Regions at Top and Bottom of a Page for Dashboards, Front-Page, and Course Pages|
Admin-by-Admin Customizable Administration Menu
|Activity Access Restrictions|
|Activity Access Restrictions Unlock Delay After Completion of Other Activities|
|Instructor-Led Training (ILT) Deliver and Track In-Person Training across Multiple Locations|
|Instructor-Led Training (ILT) – Room and Resource Inventory Management (Double Booking Prevention)|
Instructor-Led Training (ILT) – Performance and Attendance Tracking