Moodle has just announced Moodle Workplace. It is the first Moodle-branded solution that will not be available for public download. While Moodle has not shared details about its license, it has announced that it will only be available through the Certified Moodle Partners Program. It joins the slate of niche-specific LMS seeking for a size of the promising corporate territory.
Moodle Workplace is a cloud-based customization of regular Moodle optimized for “training and onboarding,” sharing knowledge and skillsets, organization-wide; and offering a flexible and customizable LMS that “reflects and strengthen your company’s processes and structure” to “maximize your learning and development strategy.” There are no details on the specific ways Moodle Workplace can accomplish the above that regular Moodle may not. A list of attributes, however, suggests some interesting add-ons on the works:
- Training paths for employees grouping courses and content into programs
- Recurring certifications with validity (expiry) periods
- Multitenancy, allowing for the same LMS to serve several institutional customers, each with their own theme and login page
- Organizational hierarchy-based roles and permissions
- Workflow automation features based on “if-this-then-that” (or listeners and triggers) conditions
- Integration with HR Systems
- High-level customization
- Fully branded Moodle Workplace App
Last but not least, a feature named “Customise your reports” seems to imply Moodle is working on its own Learning Record Store (LRS, although here it’s called LRD for “DataStore”). Moodle did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
Moodle Workplace is set to become available exclusively through Moodle Partners starting on Q3 2019.
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