Moodle (Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a platform between the educators and the learners with which anybody can easily create customized learning web portals. Most of the Moodle Premium Themes available in market are crafted on Bootstrap Framework.
In this article, let us review the pros and cons of different Moodle premium themes available in market. We have curated around 6+ premium moodle themes, which we believe are outstanding, unique, crafted with high programming standards and design.
Note:- Take a look at our review of Moodle Bootstrap Themes - in which we review the best and top Moodle themes crafted on Bootstrap framework.
#1 Edwiser RemUI Moodle Theme
RemUI is a latest moodle theme which do have lots of interesting features. The moodle user interface has been remodeled completely to have a classy new design. Some of the most interesting features of the RemUI moodle theme are
- Custom layouts & simplified course navigation- This moodle theme do have lots of templates to optimize the view of the pages.
- Mobile friendly out of the box - RemUI is not just mobile friendly , but compatible across multiple devices.
- Personalised moodle theme - RemUI comes up with options through which you can change the colors, upload logo etc . Simply saying, you can personalise your moodle.
- Graphical Charts - This moodle theme have graphical charts other visual representations through which you can make your moodle more interactive.
- Top notch Blog archive page
- Home Page Slider
- Translation ready
- Fontawesome settings
- RTL compatible
These unique features make RemUI another loved moodle theme. You can buy RemUI starting at $79 and $299 for Lifetime!
#2 - Tikli – Simple and best choice among moodle premium themes!
Tikli theme is very simple to use as the placement of navigation panels, drop down menus to different courses, contacts, etc are more conventional like how we see in majority of the websites. This premium moodle theme has cross browser compatibility and it works perfectly on all browsers like IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc. Theme also supports Moodle versions upto 3.0. It has an integrated Google maps facility too. There is a slider to display images from your own gallery. Each webpage can display a maximum of three columns. Also, it supports 4 social media icons like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. It is very well optimized for tablets and mobile devices, as it is a necessity nowadays! Yet another useful and interesting option is jQuery counter, with which the website can display active students count and many more.
Coming to its other side, it has only 5 colour scheme options, compared to other premium moodle themes which enable users to choose any from the colour panel. The header and footer options are very much limited too.
#3 - Roshni – modern, better headers and more social links!
Roshni can impress its customers with its varied header options. The customers can choose from three different available headers and any colour can be chosen from the color panel. The next awesome feature is that it has TinyMCE HTML editor to work on the HTML code. There are four pages with excellent background colour change options. Also, it provides two sliders to display images. The interesting part of Roshni is that it has ten social media icons, which is one of the greatest counts that any Moodle premium theme could offer! Like most other Moodle premium themes in market, it has a three column display and a higher resolution. It extends good cross browser compatibility as well.
Besides these advantages, there are few drawbacks with Roshni too! There is no jQuery counter and it can only work up to Moodle 2.9(expected update to Moodle 3.0 very soon).
#4 - Marble – column-wise display and a customized footer? Go for Marble
Marble by presenting four columns display, is best suited for more information in a compact space. It offers a customized footer in which social media links of your choice can be placed. Besides providing varied colour options, it is compatible with Opera too. Marble is equipped with good background image settings as well. There are sliders for images and six different social media icons. Most importantly it has Hide Block Option, if the customer does not wish the main menu to occupy the space.
But the Hide Block Option can sometimes be a disadvantage too! If the user unknowingly clicks the Hide Block button, the main menu goes hidden. As the main menu lies pretty down the page, the user might not be aware that it is hidden! Also, the user has to scroll down every time to look for most required information such as Login, Site News and other links. Though Marble - the moodle premium theme looks awesome, there is no jQuery counter and has minimized header options.
#5 - Shiksha – newer theme with appealing Logo presentations and HTML editors!
Siksha is a premium moodle theme and its highlight is that it presents very clear introductory information with two levels of headers. One level of header is to place social media icons or to customize the site logo and another level for static or slider banner. There is a footer option too, to place contact details and other links. Shiksha has excellent cross browser compatibility and it is compatible with Moodle 2.9 and Bootstrap 2.3 as well. If the site owner can tailor HTML code, then Shiksha is the best choice, as it has two HTML editors - TinyMCE and Atto HTML. It provides a variety of color options and is integrated with Google maps too. Also, it has jQuery counter and is optimized for tablets and mobile devices.
The limitations of Shiksha are pretty much lower than the other Moodle premium themes. Like most premium Moodle themes, it does not have Hide Block option and has only three columns display.
#6 - Lambda – The best seller, with Image Carousels and Layout options
Lambda - the best selling Moodle premium theme is easier to use with Full or Boxed layout options. More over the blocks can be placed at either left or right. Interestingly, along with sliders it has image carousels too. Besides enabling a variety of colour options, it displays calendar at the footer. It has amazing cross browser compatibility. It do supports Moodle 2.5 and upto higher version moodle 3.0 and Bootstrap 2.3 as well. It has four social media icons which can be placed in the Header or in the Footer or in any block regions.
Besides these advantages, Lambda has no jQuery counter option and has only three columns display. Also, there is no Hide Block option, though it supports different block layouts.
#7 - Academy – It is newer and Trendy!
Academy supports four columns and presents more information compactly. It supports Moodle 3.0, Bootstrap 2.3 and it is compatible with the browser Opera as well. Another useful feature of Academy is that the HTML code is available for re-use, once the styles are setup. The slider here is placed well such that it does not occupy much space. The theme is equipped with Front page marketing spots and client marketing spots. There is a newsletter and subscription panel as well.
As the design is more compact, it might take a little time to identify specific information from the pages. Being a very newer theme, you can expect much updates and improvements to the theme in coming months.
Okay! We have reviewed the best premium Moodle themes available in market right now. We will add newer themes when we find them online. Take a look at our review of Top 10 Moodle Bootstrap Themes - in which we review Moodle premium themes crafted on Bootstrap framework.
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