I'm evaluating several LMS platforms for a series of courses for health care professionals. Mainly I'm wondering about the ability to customize and simplify the Moodle interface. I'm looking for courses with a bare minimum of bells and whistles - as simple as a series of text pages ending with a quiz.
Is there a way to turn off the features of Moodle such as the links to People, Activities, Forums, News, etc? Also, is there a way to control the size of the browser window and have a Moodle course launch in a popup window? The other LMS systems I'm looking at usually design courses from very simple looking templates, that kind of look like Flash or Authorware presentations. Although the many features of Moodle are nice, to start with I want to be very simple.