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What is Moodle - Who can use it? [2/4]

Have you ever thought Moodle was just an e-learning platform used in schools, colleges and universities? Or thought it was too complicated for your brand, organisation or business?

Well, we have good news! Moodle is *so* much more than a hosted learning platform. In this week’s blog we discuss why anyone can use it.


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It’s as Perfect for Business as for Academia

We get that lots of these tools are more than at home in ‘traditional’ learning environments like schools and universities, but Moodle’s much, much more flexible than that. It’s perfect for private, public and the third sector and works just as well for a small start-up business as it does for a national institution dealing with hundreds of thousands of students.

It runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux so it’s flexible too. And because it’s developed in a modular way, pretty much everything you can think of functionality-wise can be added as a plug in – including the Moodle plugin database. Best of all though, just like all great business systems, Moodle is completely scalable - you’ll never outgrow it.

 


It’s About So Much More Than Hosted Learning

OK, so you get that it’s an online learning platform, but what does that mean in the real world? Moodle is an online content resource repository, as well as an assessment, collaboration and communication service – all in one.

An enterprise solution for managing course registration, payment and enrolment, course schedules, training resources, and compliance management. It does everything you need to manage the online learning journey. You can share your own files, link to online resources, post videos or even create media-rich pages of content within Moodle itself. Your online spaces are called ‘courses’ and – in the same way as a physical classroom, you have complete control over who comes in, how long they stay, and how it all works.

Moodle supports competency-based learning too, so you can create a hierarchy and link these to learning activities, or collect evidence of learning gained outside of the learning management system. All of this is backed up with a free app, and presented with your own branding. Can you see why we love it so much now…


Check in with us in a few weeks when we’ll share more on the wide range of plugins and functionality options you have available (for free!) to tailor your Moodle needs, and why it’s perfect for all types of collaboration – whether between students and teachers, or staff and customers.

Missed the first post? Find it here.

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