Joe Deegan has created a page that discusses the drawbacks and benefits of using Moodle at  The site has a few entries already that highlight what you should know if you’re discussing or exploring using Moodle as your school, organization or business’s learning management system.  Here’s a link directly to Joe’s original post (asking for submissions) and to the wiki:

Post Pages - Post Inline - WIRIS

So far the benefits out number the drawbacks including:

  • It’s open source
  • great community
  • customizable
  • widely available
  • sell content online
  • it’s familiar
  • it has loads of content available


  • reporting is difficult
  • user management
  • takes a little tech savvy-ness
  • closed (it’s not open for all users)
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