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"The most valuable feature of Moodle is the exam question shuffle. Students in the classroom will all have different question list numbers. For example, one student's question one will be another student's question ten.""It doesn't take long to learn how to use it and to set up basic courses and things like that.""The number of permissions that are available and different ways to report and get the information out are the most valuable features. We have been able to get precise bits of information out, and we have also been able to delegate a lot.""The initial setup is straightforward.""Almost all the activity modules are available inside the courses, so that makes our training easier and more comfortable.""Cost-effective and intuitive.""A really nice thing about Moodle is that it is very robust and flexible, and one of the big advantages of Moodle is that it is open source. It also has a lot of free documentation.""What I liked most about Moodle was that I could create nice online quizzes. It takes very little time to do. You don't have to even read the paper, it automatically evaluates the quizzes. It gives the student grades and provides a lot of useful statistics. For example, it indicates which question was the hardest, easiest, and where students made the most mistakes. Everything is available to you. You couldn't do this in regular paper test hard copies. This was my first use case."

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"It is a one-stop shop solution, where you can actually log in using your Windows username and password, and the single sign-on can be configured with this LMS."

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Cons
"The multi-tenancy system within Moodle could be improved. IOMAD is what makes the multi-tenancy possible but this comes with many issues.""It would be a benefit if there was an easy single sign-on with social media services for Moodle. There are some plugins that I tried, but they didn't work seamlessly. it is a work in progress. Having the single sign-on with social media services would be appreciated because in my school we are using Google suite and the main reason why we use Google Classroom is that it is integrated seamlessly with the suite.""The biggest area for improvement is the UI. They should also make the navigation simpler to understand. They've recently introduced a new way of having navigation work in Moodle, but they all look very similar.""We have needed to complete many customizations for Moodle to use it in all of our relevant organizations. We have found many issues with the competencies as we cannot assign many sub competencies to competencies.""The ability to input modified, individual, independent grades in a grade center component is not just hard. It almost always requires you to get tech involved. When you're dealing with a learning system where you have people in an open enrollment with all different levels of learning modes or methodologies, and as well as a worldwide student body, you end up with situations where you have to absolutely exempt somebody from a grade or an assignment and enter a new, different kind of assignment because of their skillset or lack thereof. You can't do that in Moodle. It is virtually impossible to do that in Moodle without having a tech do it for you, and when you have to have that level of tech support, it becomes problematic. They need to fix the grade book center. It is the part where you do evaluations. They need to fix it so that the individual professors can make changes directly without having to get a hold of tech support to do it for them.""Moodle's weakest point is the user interface.""Setting up groups and allocating privacy settings to different groups is quite complicated.""For a first time user, especially someone who is non-technical, Moodle is difficult for them to understand and they often need assistance."

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"Even though the system has a number of features, design wise the user interface is a little bit complicated. It is hard for the user to navigate properly. Because the system has so many features, it has a lot of tabs and links. Sometimes, people get confused as to where to go and search."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It varies depending on the partner you're going with. It depends on whether they are a certified partner or not. It also varies depending on the demand. Usually, with Moodle and other LMSs, there is concurrent licensing. It's hard to figure out the best way to do it at the company that is selling the LMS. Moodle is usually one of the most cost-effective LMSs you can get."
  • "This solution offers a free-to-use version which can be deployed only on-premises and is what we are using. Moodle also offer support based and cloud based subscriptions. Organizations can select the appropriate package based on their needs. Moodle offer reasonable pricing for the use of their solution."
  • "Moodle is a free open-sourced solution. This is one of the best aspects of Moodle."
  • "Moodle offer a 14 day free trial and then requires payment."
  • "It is a one-time registration with the Moodle site. There isn't a yearly or monthly fee."
  • "Moodle is free. It should probably stay free. There isn't really any support for Moodle unless you pay an astronomical amount, which is weird."
  • "Moodle have a very robust licensing system that is user friendly. It's not very expensive."
  • "Moodle is a free solution."
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  • "I would rate the price at four on a scale from one to five because it's a very expensive product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The initial setup is straightforward.
    Top Answer:The solution should have more student-centric details in the modules.
    Top Answer:It is a server deployed on the ground for campus use. We run two versions of it. One is specifically for online classes, which is supported by the Moodle tech support people directly, and then we have… more »
    Top Answer:The Meeting feature is similar to a conference call facility that can be used for virtual meetings.
    Top Answer:The price is very reasonable, considering the quality.
    Top Answer:The user interface is in need of improvement. Reporting and analytics capabilities could be more flexible. The platform is more useful for a corporate team program rather than for individual users… more »
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    Overview

    Moodle is a free online learning management system, providing educators around the world with an open source solution for e-learning that is scalable, customisable and secure with the largest selection of activities available. Moodle is supported by an active network of certified Moodle Partners to assist with support and an active community of developers, users and supporters.

    Saba is a global leader in next-generation cloud solutions for talent management. The company helps organizations transform the way they work by enabling the continuous learning, engagement and development of everyone in their people network, including employees, partners, and customers. Supporting the new world of work, Saba delivers learning, performance, succession, career development, workforce planning and compensation solutions that incorporate modern technologies such as social, collaboration, mobile and gamification. Saba solutions are based on the Saba Cloud platform, a highly scalable architecture that exceeds industry scalability, performance, and security standards.

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    Sample Customers
    Acacia University, Alliant International University, American University of Health Sciences, Anaheim University Online, Aspen University, Cal State University San Bernardino, California State University Los Angeles, Chattanooga Fire Training, City of Humble Fire Department, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Emergency Medical Services, Michigan Online Classroom, Virginia Beach Sheriffs Office, Washington Post
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    University36%
    Media Company21%
    Non Profit14%
    Transportation Company7%
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    Educational Organization17%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    University8%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government6%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Moodle is ranked 4th in Learning Management Systems with 19 reviews while Saba Cloud is ranked 8th in Learning Management Systems with 1 review. Moodle is rated 7.6, while Saba Cloud is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Moodle writes "Plenty of modules, highly flexible, and advantageous different user types". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Saba Cloud writes "Can be used to track courses, perform recruiting functions, and comply with GDPR rules". Moodle is most compared with Google Classroom, SAP SuccessFactors Learning, NEO LMS by CYPHER LEARNING, Cornerstone Learning and SAP Litmos, whereas Saba Cloud is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, Cornerstone Learning and UKG.

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