Moodle vs Canvas vs Open edX: What is the Best LMS [Learning Management System] 2020

  • Integration with tools, apps, APIs
  • Community support
  • Functionality Customization and Technologies
  • Pros and Cons: Moodle vs Canvas vs Open EDX
  • Benefits and Risks of Open Source LMSs
  • Which LMS to Choose?

Pricing: Moodle vs Canvas vs Open edX

Ease to use: Moodle vs Canvas vs Open edX

Moodle

Canvas

Open edX

Features of Moodle, Canvas, Open edX

Moodle

Canvas

Open edX

Integration with tools, apps, APIs

Moodle

Canvas

Open edX

Community support: Moodle vs Canvas vs Open edX

Moodle

Canvas

Open edX

Functionality Customization and Technologies

Moodle

Canvas

Open edX

Pros and Cons: Moodle vs Canvas vs Open EDX

Moodle Pros:

  • free use of the open source platform and 45 days trial period for the cloud solution,
  • opportunity for modifying the platform due to a large number of customized plugins and modules,
  • low server requirements,
  • option to integrate e-courses from different developers into the system and import them into other LMS without loss,
  • extensive built-in course design tools

Moodle Cons:

  • lack of professional technical support
  • the need to assemble the system from scratch and the cost of a web developer or administrator for setting up, adapting and maintaining the platform
  • requires technical competence in web development from the teacher

Canvas Pros:

  • free open source platform
  • 2-week trial account on the platform with built-in content and unlimited free account for individual teachers
  • the ability to adopt the system with applications and extensions from a centralized EduAppCenter
  • exclusive Arc video platform for creating video conferences and sharing video commentary

Canvas Cons:

  • no built-in tools for gamification of the learning process
  • no clearly defined fee for using a work account for multiple teachers — you must apply for the cost on an individual basis
  • limited amount of built-in content creation tools

Open EDX Pros:

  • takes into account the needs of medium and large audiences
  • provides high stability both with small classes and large audiences
  • user-friendly interface and course creation
  • the ability to easily integrate third-party modules using the Xblock plugins

Open EDX Cons:

  • no built-in tools for learning gamification
  • no video conferencing option
  • specialization only for higher education and massive online courses

Benefits and Risks of Open Source LMSs

Which LMS to Choose?

  • Choose some systems from our list.
  • Place 3–4 lessons on each of them.
  • Add a test landing page.
  • Evaluate the convenience of working with the service and the time spent on development.
  • Take your course to assess customer usability.
  • Test the mobile version.

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