7 Moodle Alternatives You Have to Consider

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Published October 21, 2020
7 Moodle Alternatives You Have to Consider

Is it time to ditch Moodle?

If your goal is to create high impact, intuitive and engaging e-learning courses, then it might finally be the time to ditch moodle and switch to a new LMS.

The moodle migration

The shift can be daunting and that is why we created a list of 7 of the best moodle LMS alternatives you have to consider in the long term planning of your e-learning platform.

Gamification: The use of gaming techniques drives engagement with learning content for example badges of honour.

1. Learndash LMS

This is our personal favourite as it offers the most comprehensive LMS features at an affordable rate. It also allows you to scale your online course offering to the moon and back while protecting your bank balance at the same time. No “per user cost” makes this a desirable option with stunning themes, templates and dashboards, which increases the user experience 10 fold.

 Learn Dash

Top – Rated Features

  • Assessments and Reporting: Unlimited with stunning analytics
  • Integration APIs – Virtually unlimited
  • Performance – You can literally “choose your own adventure”

Lowest – Rated Features

  • Content Libraries: Which can easily be solved by storing files in your own CMS of choice
  • Content Creation: Limited if only using “Learndash” Easy and powerful when integrated with other applications
  • More complex – Unlimited potential also creates unlimited potential complexity which is a double-edged sword
  • Engagement: How involved your learners are with your LMS. They’ll use it more often and retain more information.

2. Canvas

Canvas aims to make teaching and learning easier and more intuitive.

 Canvas

Top – Rated Features

  • Course Authoring – Ease of use
  • Grading – Ability to score students
  • Dashboard – Simple analytics

Lowest – Rated Features

  • Video Conferencing – They haven’t kept up to date with others in the market
  • Messaging – Communication to other students and instructors is critical
  • Gamification – Little to no progression here which limits user engagement
  • Reporting: Your LMS tracks learners as they use the system. A report shows you those analytics.

3. Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a Google Apps for Education tool that helps teachers create and organise lessons quickly as well as provide feedback to students.

 Google Classroom

Top – Rated Features

  • File-Sharing – Ease of use
  • Mobility – On various devices
  • Cloud – Access anywhere and at any time

Lowest – Rated Features

  • Gamification – Little to no progression here which limits user engagement
  • White-Labelling – Not possible reducing commercial use for your own clients
  • Content Library – Limited and could be improved
  • SCORM: Sharable Object Reference Model. A file format to package online training material.

4. Schoology

Schoology has aimed to simplify the LMS user experience with improving blended learning as their primary goal.

 Schoology

Top – Rated Features

  • Course Authoring – Ease of use
  • Cloud – Access anywhere and at any time
  • Assessments – Simple and robust

Lowest – Rated Features

  • Video Conferencing – They haven’t kept up to date with others in the market
  • White-Labelling – Not possible reducing commercial use for your own clients
  • Content Library – Limited and could be improved
  • Video Conferencing: A visual communication session between two or more users regardless of their location.

5. Edmodo

Edmodo helps connect learners to teachers and helps organise learner content.

 Edmondo

Top – Rated Features

  • Analytics – Simple and easy to understand
  • File-Sharing – Ease of use
  • Assessments – Simple and robust

Lowest – Rated Features

  • Mobility – On various devices
  • Dashboard – Limited access / limited roles
  • Video Conferencing – They haven’t kept up to date with others in the market
  • Mobility: A responsive design to the way an LMS layout and content rearranges to fit any mobile screen.

6. Chamilo LMS

Chamilo is an online learning and course-creation web application. It’s translated into more 30 languages, it is compliant with SCORM and is flexible and easy to use.

 ChamiloTop – Rated Features

  • Quality of support – But also limited
  • Ease of use: Simple and fun
  • Ease of set up – Quick

Lowest – Rated Features

  • Video Conferencing – They haven’t kept up to date with others in the market
  • Limited features – compared to more established players in the market
  • Assessments – Limited
  • API: (Application Programming Interface) A messenger that processes requests with seamless integration between data, applications, and devices.

7. Auzmor Learn

Auzmor is a simple way for modern teams to learn and engage.

 Auzmor

Top – Rated Features

  • Assessments and Practice
  • Manager Roles
  • Certification – Corporate LMS

Lowest – Rated Features

  • Multilingual – Limited
  • Gamification – Limited
  • Mobility – Across HR and other applications
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