But I do find Moodle's page editing frustratingly primitive.
I'd rather use a more powerful content management system.
So, a big-picture view of what Moodle offers (probably missing something here):
- (primitive) page editing...I want more complex layouts and navigation
- discussion forums
- menu-driven email contact with students
- interactive multiple choice quiz editing
- statistics from log files (much of which is a bit tricky to access)
- convenient grade tracking
of the above list together with a variety of third-party open source tools.
The list of available authorization wrappers, forums, email applications,
and quiz editors is too long to list. Most important to me would be the
ability to (use a CMS to) make arbitrary page layouts and always-available,
table-of-contents-like navigation schemes.
Grade tracking might not be so easy to duplicate.
But I like to keep a paper grade trail anyway. So I'm not sure how much
I care about that one anyway.
What did I miss in my list above? What does Moodle offer that I
could not duplicate by knitting a few freely-available open source tools