Blackboard and Moodle are software applications designed for educators worldwide. Moodle is an open-source application written in PHP while Blackboard is proprietary software.

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Blackboard versus Moodle comparison chart
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Permissions Fixed roles Can customize permissions
Learner-generated content Limited, but tools such as wiki available as optional extras Learners can be assigned roles to create / edit content. Built-in wiki module
Stated educational philosophy Focused on helping institutions at all levels drive learner achievement by creating personalized and engaging learning experiences, the kind that when achieved on a wide scale can bring about big and measurable change in learning outcomes. Social constructivist
Cost Annual fees Free, minimal support
Licensing Proprietary Open source

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