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Ben Young

Ben is the Director of Application Support for Moodle and Totara LMS

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The Top 10 Moodle Plugins

Completion Progress

Now compatible with Moodle 3.4, this popular time-management plugin is a helpful aid for students who benefit from visual reminders. The Completion Progress block is colour-coded for up and coming activities to be completed, and allows for teacher oversight so educators may intervene and help students at risk of falling behind. It also features innovative and helpful activity completion settings and combined progress.

Moodle or Totara - Choose the LMS Best For You.

Moodle LMS is the world’s most popular learning management system, with over 85 million users across the globe. Totara LMS was built off of Moodle’s foundation, with adaptations for corporate users. Both options are feature-rich platforms that are packed with user management, course creation, integration, and reporting capabilities.

Moodle 3.3 Unveils Major User Improvements

This article is a summary of “Moodle 3.3 - A New Experience”, a webinar conducted by our Director of Learning Solutions, Ben Young.

Moodle is a powerful learning management system that is widely used by academics, corporations, and non-profits throughout the world. With the recent release of Moodle 3.3, the LMS has upped its game with a remarkably improved user experience.

Tips for Selecting the Right Learning Management System

There are hundreds of learning management systems in the market today. With so many choices, how do you select the right LMS for you? Most buyers balance price, reputation, and features. But there’s more to an LMS than that, and you could still purchase a platform you’re not entirely satisfied with.

There are high-level considerations beyond price and features that should impact your choice of an LMS. We can help you understand all these facets to make an informed purchase decision. Here are the top tips for selecting the right learning management system for your organization.  

3 Must-Have Capabilities That Transform Your Moodle Reports

LMS reports aren’t always easy to run or easy to read. While Moodle and other learning management systems provide basic reporting capabilities, the functionality has its limits and most organizations are left wanting something more.

Zoola™ Analytics is a cloud-based reporting solution that allows you to transform your Moodle LMS data into meaningful learning and training insights in minutes. Zoola empowers your Moodle LMS to make reporting easy to use and easy to understand.

7 Cost Considerations When Buying an LMS

If you’re purchasing a learning management system (LMS), you’ve probably established a budget. But knowing how much you can spend on a new LMS is only half of the equation. You also need to make sure you’re paying for the right features. 

There are over 300 LMS applications available, and each one has its own configuration of offerings. Let’s look at the considerations you should keep in mind when purchasing an LMS so that you only pay for the things you need.


LMS Hosting with a Digital Media Library

The idea behind online learning and eLearning, is to utilize technology to engage learners with course material in a dynamic and interactive way. Modern online courses often incorporate elements such as rich video production, audio narration, flash animation, interactive learning games, and more.

The 20 Must-Have Moodle Plugins

One of the greatest thing about Moodle LMS's open-source framework, other than the cost savings, is the ability to customize your online courses to your exact specifications. Hundreds of custom third-party Moodle plugins are offered for free by Moodle LMS contributors, which once installed, can change the look, feel and functionality of your Moodle to suit your organizations personal learning requirements. 

What's the Difference Between Moodle and Totara LMS?

If at any point you have researched cloud hosted learning management systems, there’s a good chance you’ve come across both Moodle LMS, and Totara LMS. Moodle LMS is the world’s most popular learning management system, with over 85 million users across the globe. Totara LMS was built off of Moodle’s foundation, with extended elearning features designed for enterprise clients. While Totara has recently parted ways with Moodle, they still share many similarities. With such a common platform, how do you know which one is right for you? We’re here to help you, with a categorized full feature comparisons of the two. The categories are Course Creation, User Management, Mobile, Ecommerce, Standard Reporting, and Standard Integrations.

Top 5 Moodle Plugins to Enhance Productivity

As an official Moodle partner, our Moodle LMS experts regularly review Moodle plugins and advise our clients on which plugins to select based on their learning and training requirements. We’re able to test and recertify all new standard Moodle plugins to make sure we can troubleshoot any potential errors. Here is our tried and true list of Moodle plugins to enhance productivity.

Want the full list of our recommended Moodle plugins? Check out our Guide to Choosing the Right Plugins for Moodle & Totara LMS!

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