February 6

Is it time to say goodbye to Moodle?

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This week, I have been playing with the “Canvas” Learning Management System (LMS).

I have 5 years of experience with using Moodle in my classrooms.  For what I needed at the time, Moodle was fairly sufficient.  However, Moodle’s development seems to have slowed the past few years.  In fact, Moodle’s integration of “Web 2.0” seems non-existent.  On the other hand, Canvas seems to embrace the “Web 2.0” features (collaboration tools, conferencing options, Google Doc Integration, Social Network Integration, etc).  In addition, Canvas’ User Interface seems cleaner and smoother than Moodle’s interface on the frontend and the administrative backend.

 

The next few weeks, I will be working with Canvas’ free account option to determine if I will be using this as my primary LMS for the next school year.  Right now, I am predicting that by this summer, my Moodle data will be backed up, then removed and replaced by Canvas’ open source option on my classroom’s website.

Check out Canvas here.

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Posted February 6, 2011 by bk in category General, Learning Management Systems, Open Source, Software Tools, Web-based

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