Open Source Moodle Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Moodle is Chamilo, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Moodle and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Moodle are Open edX (Free, Open Source), Oppia (Free, Open Source), SWAD (Free, Open Source) and Instructure Canvas (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 5, 2021

    1. Chamilo is an open-source (under GNU/GPL licensing) e-learning and content management system, aimed at improving access to education and knowledge globally. It is backed up by the Chamilo Association, an international ONG based in Europe.
      Chamilo vs Moodle opinions
      Most users think Chamilo is a great alternative to Moodle.
      jarturomora Chamilo LMS is also an open source e-learning platform more easy to use than Moodle and accessible for people with vision disabilities.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      More easy to use ! More efficient ! aPossible to create complex eLearning scenarios with so many options, but also without deeper knowledge there are good results.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Open edX software is the open-source platform that powers edX and 1000s of other online education sites around the world.
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      Some users think Open edX is a great alternative to Moodle, some don't.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Oppia is a free, open-source learning platform. Full of interactive activities called 'explorations', Oppia helps curious minds learn and teach.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      SWAD (Shared Workspace At a Distance) is a free-software, fast and efficient Learning Management System (LMS) for distance learning and teaching management. It has been developed and used at the University of Granada (Spain) since 1999.
      Most users think SWAD is a great alternative to Moodle.
    2. Canvas is the new, open source learning management system that's revolutionizing the way we educate. Easy to learn, easy to use.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      OLAT (Online Learning And Training) offers a flexible online course system along with extensive features to guarantee learning and teaching independent of time and place.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      OpenOLAT is a web-based e-learning platform for teaching, learning, assessment and communication, an LMS, a learning management system. OpenOLAT impresses with its simple and intuitive operation.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Python
      • Django
      RELATE is a web-based courseware package. It is set apart by the following features: Focus on easy content creation Simple, text-based format for reusable course content Based on standard YAML, Markdown Instructors can implement custom question/page types in Python.
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    3. ATutor is an Open Source Web-based Learning Management System (LMS) used to develop and deliver online courses. Administrators can install or update ATutor in minutes, develop custom themes to give ATutor a new look, and easily extend its functionality with feature modules.
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      ATutor vs Moodle opinions
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      Easier to set up, it seems. Test will be to see if that is true....
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Forma Lms is an open-source, web-based elearning platform (Learning Management System - LMS), used to manage and deliver online training courses.
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