Moodle is the most popular free and open source Learning Management System LMS, primarily focused on teacher-student interaction, although it is also suitable for organizing distance courses and supporting face-to-face learning. Moodle is web-based, scalable and customizable, highly secure, and offers a rich set of tools for computerized and distance learning. Moodle is supported by a network of certified partners and has an active user and developer community around the world (over 129 million active users). The basic learning unit of Moodle is the course.
Pros . Moodle has a built-in course builder and supports asynchronous and blended learning, gamification, mobile learning, SCORM standards, synchronous learning, video conferencing, and more, among others. Lots of plugins. Open source.
Cons . With all the advantages of open source, the system architecture is very complex and you can modify Moodle yourself, but at some point you will realize that it was easier to write from scratch. And the interface (UI) of the system leaves much to be desired.
Talent Learning Management System (LMS) is a cloud-based e-learning platform for employee, partner and customer training that is extremely easy to use. This Learning Management System (LMS) has a clean and simple interface, built-in course builder, is intuitive and quick to set up, allowing you to access courses without having to install software.
Pros . The big advantage of this system is the availability of simple and understandable analytics of everything that happens in the learning environment.
It is worth noting the powerful support for SCORM & Tin Can (xAPI), paid access to courses, support for video conferencing and gamification, expandable user profiles, mobile learning and much more. Used by over 70,000 organizations worldwide.
Cons . Some customization restrictions, testing, limited notification settings.
SAP Litmos Learning Management System
Litmos is a popular, G2 award -winning best enterprise multipurpose e-learning platform 2019. It is called the most user-friendly LMS in the world due to its modern design and simple interface.
Pros . The key features of the system are the availability of a library of ready-made courses, a flexible and automated reporting system, and user management. The platform is fully extensible with a powerful API and out-of-the-box application connectors.
In addition, Learning Management System supports blended and asynchronous learning, paid course access, gamification, SCORM standards, synchronous learning, video conferencing, and more. Has localization in more than 24 languages.
Cons . Support is provided through an online ticket system (even after a call a ticket is created on your behalf), which increases the waiting time, difficulties with merging courses, interface shortcomings in student mode.
Docebo is a modular LMS that features advanced customization and a combination of formal, experiential and social learning with AI-based skill management. Consists of 4 modules: Learn (the main module included in the base price), Coach & Share, Extended Enterprise and Perform.
The platform supports integrations with dozens of external services, including Google Analytics, Slack, WordPress, Drupal, Salesforce CRM, Shopify, and more, as well as popular video conferencing tools such as Adobe Connect, Cisco Webex, or Onsync. Docebo also has a built-in course builder, however, it is less user-friendly than others.
Pros . Among the undoubted advantages of this system are the ability to connect and disconnect modules, informal social learning, localization in more than 40 languages, skills management, support for blended and mobile learning, unlimited data storage, payment only for active users, and much more.
Canvas is a promising e-learning platform originally designed for educational institutions. This is not only Learning Management System(LMS) but also a lot of other compatible software.
Pros . The presence of modern tools for creating courses, an open API and, thanks to it, support for numerous third-party extensions and integrations, which allows you to expand the functionality even without IT knowledge.
Also, the advantages include the ease of use of tabs and context menus in the user interface, enhanced security, and opportunities for mobile learning.
Cons . Among the shortcomings of the system, one can note the lack of gamification. However, developer Instructure also introduced Arc, an inclusive online learning video platform that can be easily used with Canvas to upload and share videos in the digital classroom, and allows students and teachers to annotate videos to create conversations.