Thanks to contributor Olivia Coleman (olivia.coleman33 @gmail.com) for collaboratively developing this guest post.
Moodle and Blackboard are both popular online learning platforms with which educators can develop complete online course that can include multimedia content. But how do the two compare to each other and what are the benefits unique to each course delivery system? We will explore some of these benefits in this article, discussing Moodle 2.0 and Blackboard 9.1 respectively.
First let’s talk about what Moodle and Blackboard are.
Moodle is an Open Source Learning Management System that is provided freely and can be run on Windows and Mac operating systems. It’s “free to download, change, share, improve, and customize to whatever you want it to be,” according to the Moodle website. Therefore, any educator can use it to build or supplement a course.