Master List of Learning Management Systems

The quest for knowledge is never-ending, and Web workers positioned to share their expertise might consider deploying learning management systems (LMS). There are a variety of both commercial and open-source solutions, including these popular platforms:

SilkRoad's learning delivery methods include customized video training, stand alone courses and instructor-led classroom lesson plans. SilkRoad's LMS is called GreenLight and was developed by learning specialists over a decade ago. SilkRoad Point, available early this year, will provide GreenLight users an additional layer of learning through social interactions, collaboration and sharing of expertise.

NetDimensions Learning is an award-winning, multilingual LMS that enables organizations to manage the entire learning and development process from enrollment and delivery to testing, tracking and reporting, as well as offer a highly personalized learning environment with individual development plans, competencies, licenses and certifications.

eLeaP LMS is a complete, secure, Web-based training and e-learning solution that employs a simple and intuitive user interface that allows training managers to create, manage and track interactive training courses and learning programs for all levels of users. It is designed to fit any organization size and can be deployed in less than 2 minutes.

DoceboLMS is designed to work in cloud solutions and currently manages over 200,000 users in distance learning projects. The open-source learning platform is designed to track and certify training activities, and reports can be tailored to customer needs, saved in excel format or exported to be used with business intelligence systems.

ATutor is an open-source Web-based LMS used to develop and deliver online courses. Administrators can install or update ATutor in minutes, develop custom themes to give ATutor a new look, and easily extend its functionality with feature modules. Educators can quickly assemble, package, and redistribute Web-based instructional content, easily import prepackaged content, and conduct their courses online.

Claroline is another open-source learning and working platform that allows teachers to build effective online courses and to manage learning and collaborative activities on the Web. Translated into 35 languages, Claroline has a large community of worldwide users and developers that allows hundreds of organizations from 93 countries to create and administer courses and collaboration spaces online.

Another open-source LMS, Moodle has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic websites for their students. Moodle has features that allow it to scale to very large deployments and hundreds of thousands of students, yet it can also be used for a primary school or an education hobbyist.

Bodington is an open-source LMS in use at universities and colleges worldwide. The Bodington project exists to provide an environment to support learning, teaching and research. It is particularly suitable for complex, multi-disciplinary and large organizations and for inter-institutional collaboration. It delivers controlled access using open standards.

The Inspired Learning Management System can be used to deliver, track and manage all of your online and instructor-led training programs in 17 languages. Whether you need to train 50 people or 50,000, the incredibly flexible and easy to use iLMS can scale to fit your needs and budget. Deploy it using the cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) model or install it locally for total control.