What do I not like about Moodle?

Structure on the left-side of the screen.

Blackboard is cleaner than Moodle. In Moodle when one creates a module and has elements in it, they look very messy and discouraging on the left-side bar. In Blackboard, on the other hand, folders are organized. There’s no idea of a folder in Moodle. It kind of exists, but it cannot be seen on the screen as a folder, which causes visual confusion. This is one of the things that I really hate about Moodle. Actually, the only one. Because I simply don’t like it as a user and don’t see it practical, hence, other learners may have the same opinion. User experience side of Moodle leaves much to be desired. Here’s an example of what I have for my project:

No structure

That’s all I can say about this problem. It’s there and I don’t know how to avoid it.

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4 thoughts on “What do I not like about Moodle?

  1. I also like Blackboard more too! I think Blackboard is very simple to use and I have more experience with it. I actually had never heard of Moodle before I started working at Project Advance. I think most colleges and universities use Blackboard as it is user friendly and free to use.

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    • Eek, that does look messy! I actually very much dislike Blackboard, but Moodle appears even worse! Have you ever tried Google Drive? I know I sound like a broken record, but Google is really good about keeping the interface user-friendly and easy to organize and view.

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  2. I’ve never used Moodle but that picture does look messy. There is no folder, and what’s worse, the files are seemingly not listed in alphabet order or different file types. These make users hard to find what they want. When using our school blackboard system, I can easily find either class materials and assignment instructions in their folders. I would not consider Moodle as a nearly perfect learning system unless it is not in such messy layout.

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  3. Looks like a design intervention! Yuck, that is so disorganized. I haven’t had enough experience with Moodle to say which one I like better, but my least favorite disadvantage to Blackboard is how often it goes down. Otherwise, I’d be happy to use either Blackboard or Moodle!

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