But a professor I know is having some of his students create courses in Moodle and others in Blackboard. At the end, I guess, they will compare sites and discuss the merits of the two.
Maybe he will let me into the Moodle courses. Heh, heh, heh. I promise not to devote more than ten hours a day to helping the Moodlers come out on top. (Not that they would really need the help, of course.)
Hmmm... Maybe I need to get a life.
I wish Moodle.org had a "test" forum to play around with forum features.
I like the WYSIWYG editor.
If you want to check out the limitations of Blackboard you can create an account that will be valid for 60 days at
I have been teaching Computer Based Learning to undergraduates and they created Blackboard teacher accounts using that link and they also had moodle teacher accounts. In feedback Moodle compared very well, particularly in the ease of use of the interface.
To quote one student
"If the only consideration is ease of use from a teachers point of view then Moodle wins by a mile."
Note: I used to sell software for a living and one of our guiding principals was that you should not directly bash the "opposition", Now Martin is a cool guy and I wonder if he thinks we should go easy on the direct comparison with competitors, or indeed if he considers products like Blackboard to be direct competition?
Thanks for reminding me to update opensourcecms.com to Moodle 1.3!
Martin, why don't you migrate ALL your demo courses to that site? That is...
1) Open source
2) Teacher's demo
Is this demo course already available as backup. If it is, where can I find it? Once I have it I can start translating it. I think it will be a very useful tool for teachers to instantly get a feel for all/most of Moodle's current possibilities.
This looks easy to use. Thanks.
I'm working on a Mac, and so far... so good
Though I'm still a bit worried...
Let the games begin! Er... Continue! Yeah, that's it, continue!