Top 5 Moodle alternatives

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Moodle is a learning management tool in new digital systems, i.e. a Learning Content Management platform. It is widely used in the development of online courses, for distance education and all kinds of multimedia educational products. It has different advantages, among them it is free to use.

If you have learned to use Moodle to generate your online training courses you will find it easy to manage with other similar tools, so you may be interested in knowing other options. In Gamerslance we present you a list of the 5 best alternatives to Moodle.

The 5 best Moodle alternatives

From Gamerslance we present you a list designed by our experts about the 5 best alternatives to Moodle.


This is an Open Source educational software that was created with the collaboration of the University of Michigan, Indiana University, MIT and Stanford University. It is an excellent alternative to Moodle with some differences, because here it puts more value on the figure of teachers against the role of students.

Sakai's advantages:

  • It is easy to use.
  • It has collaborative tools.
  • It puts the weight on the teachers.
  • It is free.

Opinions of Sakai: [Average valuation 4'5/5].

  • Very good tool. -Paula.
  • Very funny. -Toni.
  • I like it very much. -Fran.


In this case we offer a very complete alternative since it offers many modules from which you can access a manager, where you can create and edit courses, also a store to sell training and online content and even allows you to integrate online games. It is a fun and versatile option.

The advantages of DokeOS:

  • A very complete tool.
  • It has a shop included.
  • It allows online games.
  • It is totally free.

DokeOS reviews: [Average rating 4'6/5].

  • Very complete. -Juan.
  • Easy to use. -Javi.
  • I love it. -Emma.

Blackboard Learn

With Blackboard Learn you have a very complete alternative because its mission is not only to teach classes , nor is that its specific purpose. With it, teachers can publish articles, work for students or videos with the classes, generate a community support around online teaching.

The advantages of Blackboard Learn:

  • An excellent community.
  • Support from other teachers.
  • It is free.
  • It has a lot of resources.

Reviews of Blackboard Learn: [Average rating 4'6/5].

  • Very helpful. -Dani.
  • Lots of content and tips. -Sebas.
  • It's great. -Paola.


This is the application to make life easier for online teachers, as it provides them with a multitude of resources for teaching. It has a lot of options such as video conferencing, integration of text or multimedia content, plus graphical tools to prepare distance learning classes.

The Canvas Advantage:

  • It has many functions.
  • It provides a multitude of resources.
  • Specific for online teaching.
  • It is free.

Reviews of Canvas: [Average rating 4'7/5]

  • With different functions -Fani.
  • Amount of resources. -Guille.
  • It's simple. -Marta.

Google Classroom

If what you are looking for is a tool that goes beyond and allows you to get out of the digital world, this one is perfect, because its options are focused on blended learning. It is part of the Google Apps for Education Suite so it presents many facilities when it comes to have integrated various functions of Google as your calendar.

The advantages of Google Classroom:

  • It can be used for blended learning classes.
  • Lots of resources.
  • A free tool.
  • It connects with different Google functions.

Reviews of Google Classroomn: [Average rating 4'8/5]

  • Connects with other Google apps. -Raquel.
  • It's practical. -Lua.
  • It's very good. Susana.

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