Best Learning Management Systems (LMS)

#1: Instructure Bridge

Bridge is a cloud based LMS that allows organizations to rapidly create and deliver mobile-ready eLearning content and interactions. It has an extremely intuitive user interface for both the learner and the administrator. Bridge LMS implementation is very quick and easy. Brigde is owned by Instructure, the creator of Canvas Learning Management System as well.

#2: Adobe Captivate Prime

Adobe Captivate Prime is a cloud based LMS that empowers you to rapidly setup, deliver, track and manage your learning environment all by yourself. It is both powerful and very easy to use. The costs are scalable and affordable for all organizational sizes.

#3: iSpring Learn

​iSpring Learn is a powerful learning platform that empowers organizations to easily track and deliver rich blended learning experiences. This learning management system facilitates the creation of learning paths, interactive collaboration experiences, and detailed learning reports. iSpring's superior support model and clean user experience sets itself apart from others.

#4: Litmos

Litmos is a user-friendly LMS that allows companies to manage, track, and deliver mobile-ready learning experiences. You can also add and track quizzes, videos, and in-person classroom experiences. Litmos is a terrific low-cost option for small to medium sized business.

#5: TalentLMS

TalentLMS is a low cost, user-friendly, cloud based LMS that is ideal for small to medium sized companies. It allows organizations to quickly implement and then create, track, and manage learning content.

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Top Rated LMS (Corporate)

There are several Learning Management Systems (LMS) options for the corporate sector which includes small and large businesses, healthcare institutions, and government organizations. These educational and learning tools allow companies to easily deliver, track, and manage training content and experiences. Annual costs for an LMS range anywhere from free to $500,000 depending on your user base. Most Learning Management Systems (LMS) are cloud based and charge per user, per month. Below is a list of IDC's top ranked corporate Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Top Rated LMS (Academic)

There are several Learning Management Systems (LMS) options for the academia sector. These educational tools and learning tools allow schools to easily deliver, track, and manage student learning content and experiences. Annual costs for an LMS range anywhere from free to $500,000. Below is a list of IDC's top ranked academic Learning Management Systems (LMS). Canvas Learning Management System is a top the list. 

#1: Instructure Canvas

Canvas Learning Management System is a terrific academia LMS that delivers a mobile-friendly, adaptable extended classroom learning experience. The user interface is designed with the teacher and adminstrator in mind. Canvas is quickly emerging as the top of it's class in the space of higher education Learning Management Systems.

#2: Brightspace

Brightspace LMS is ranked #1 for next-gen online teaching and learning, according to Ovum. It delivers amazing an adaptive learning experience with comprehensive tracking and analytics. It is ideal for K-12 and Higher-Ed institutions. It also offers features for corporate learning environements as well. The new "Daylight" experience is a much improved user interface that should delight it's users.

#3: Moodle

Moodle is an open source, globally supported community driven LMS. It delivers online courses, quizzes, exams, and assignments. It is ideal for small to medium sized academic institutions on a smaller budget. Although it is free, it will require some level of adminstrative support to implement, integrate with commercial extensions, and support the system.

#4: Blackboard

Blackboard LMS is a proven solution in the industry that continuously evolves to meet the needs of it's learners. It offers a full extended classroom experience. It is ideal for larger academia institutions who are looking for reliability and scalability. It can be somewhat pricey for smaller institutions, but offers reliability and power.

#5: Digital Chalk

Digital Chalk LMS is a robust, flexible online training software with an excellent support team. It provides a learning experience for both academic and corporate organizations. Additionally, Digital Chalk LMS also provides the option to sell online learning courses. 

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LMS Evaluation Tool

Are you looking to purchase an LMS? Instructional Design Central (IDC) offers organizations a detailed LMS evaluation and implementation Kit is designed to help organizations effectively plan, evaluate, select, and implement a Learning Management System (LMS). The tool includes 21 pre-built requirements and a vendor selection criteria and rating rubric.



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