Learning Management System (LMS) Software

Best Comparison List of Vendor Applications & Tools
  • Bridge Corporate LMS  

    Corporate Learning Management System
    Bridge is a cloud-based learning platform that business managers use to deliver impactful learning solutions that accelerateread more employee progression.
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  • LearnUpon    1

    The World's Fastest Growing LMS
    LearnUpon is a cloud based learning management system used by hundreds of companies all over the world including SDLread more, Noria, ICF International and DocuSign.
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  • Absorb LMS    6

    A Flexible and Powerful Corporate Learning Platform
    PC Magazine's Editors' Choice for Best LMS & Brandon Hall Gold Medal Winner for Best Advance in Learning Managementread more Technology.
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  • Canvas LMS  

    Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities
    Instructure is a technology company committed to improving education. We provide instructors and students with modernread more tools and resources that empower and simplify the learning experience. Instructure offers Canvas—the open, easy-to-use, cloud-native learning management system—as well as Canvas Network, an index of open, online courses by educators everywhere, from Ivy League to community colleges.
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  • Mindflash    22

    Easy Online Training
    Mindflash is an easy to use, award winning, web-based LMS with over 1,000 customers, including: Apple, Uber, Microsoftread more, Zenefits, Kellogg's and Intuit.
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  • DigitalChalk    2

    Online Training Software and Learning Management System (LMS)
    A Learning Management System (LMS) shouldn't hold you back. It should empower you to move forward. Fulfill your trainingread more vision and accomplish goals - your way. Do More with DigitalChalk! ● Deliver online training to your enterprise without going over budget. ● Be more productive with an LMS that grows with your business. ● Track employees progress, set goals, and measure training impact. ● Save on the cost of training materials, NO additional software needed. ● Access our winning support whenever you need it.
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  • Docebo    6

    Cloud Learning Management System
    Docebo has been ranked in the world’s Top 5 for SaaS elearning solutions providers (Top 3 for B2B LMSs). It is deliveredread more as an ecosystem of features & modules.
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  • Firmwater LMS    10

    The LMS for Training Companies
    Firmwater LMS is specifically designed to enable commercial training companies and e-learning content developers toread more manage delivery of their content to all of their clients. Once content providers have uploaded their e-learning content, they can create branded client portals within minutes, providing their clients with access to all or part of the e-learning library. Each client has their own private LMS, with unique branding, its own user community and content library. You have complete visibility on all of your clients through a single user interface. Firmwater LMS is provided on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis as a fully hosted and supported web-based learning management system. Firmwater LMS is SCORM compliant, so you can choose the best authoring tools to meet your training needs. Whether you are selling through traditional channels, an affiliate network, or selling your courses online, you need to consider Firmwater as your LMS partner.
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  • TalentLMS    19

    Cloud LMS and online training tool
    TalentLMS lets you build multimedia rich e-learning courses through your own customized domain. Track learner progressread more, test learners, and see learner reports.
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  • Grovo  

    The Only Learner-First Training Platform
    Grovo makes it easy to create, deliver, and measure training learners love. Nothing clunky. Nothing painful.
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  • Torch LMS    1

    Intuitive learning management system for businesses
    Torch Learning Management System (LMS) is an award-winning cloud application that empowers organizations to manage andread more track employee training
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  • Halogen Software    19

    Performance and Talent Management Made Easy!
    Ranked number one in customer satisfaction and endorsed by thousands of HR professionals worldwide, Halogen Softwareread more offers the first talent management system built from the ground up to drive higher performance for companies across all industries. Halogen’s award-winning cloud-based products automate, simplify and integrate performance appraisals, 360-degree feedback, compensation management, succession planning, job descriptions, learning management and recruiting.
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  • SchoolKeep  

    Online training & learning management system
    SchoolKeep is a cloud-based learning platform that enables businesses to train their customers, channel partners andread more employees.
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  • Litmos LMS    9

    Most User-Friendly Learning Management System (LMS) in the World
    Thousands of companies have switched from their old LMS to Litmos over the years. Find out why and Start your FREE trialread more today!
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  • Paradiso LMS    2

    Corporate and Educational Learning Management System
    An all-in-one and fully integrated Learning Management System (LMS). Paradiso Corporate LMS is a feature rich, easyread more to use, fully customizable cloud based LMS.
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  • Geenio  

    All-in-one learning management and course authoring software
    Geenio is a complete all-in-one platform for authoring e-learning courses and managing the learning process in yourread more organization.
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  • Courseplay  

    Cloud-based corporate training platform
    Courseplay can be used by organizations of all sizes to train, test and track the progress of their employees, studentsread more, customers or vendors
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  • WizIQ LMS    29

    The 'no-headache' LMS for self-paced, live online and blended courses
    WizIQ LMS is a smart set of digital tools that make teaching, training and learning online easy.
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  • SkyPrep    14

    Online Training Done Right
    We offer an online training software that is simple and intuitive. Developing and training your employees or clientsread more will never get any easier or more affordable. Just upload existing content, create exams, and track employee progress with easy-to-use reporting tools. Don't let building courses intimidate you. Create online courses and tests with ease.
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  • BrainCert    6

    Cloud-Based Online Training Platform
    BrainCert is a cloud-based all-in-one educational platform that comes integrated with 4 core platforms in one unifiedread more solution - courses platform, online testing platform, award-winning virtual classroom, and content management system. The result - significant cost savings, increasing productivity, and secure, seamless and enhanced user experience across all platforms. All the 4 core building blocks of the BrainCert Platform comes integrated in both "E-Learning Platform" and "Enterprise LMS" product offerings.
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  • Capabiliti    4

    Mobile-first training, assessment and engagement platform
    A mobile-first learning management system that delivers any training anywhere on any device; and allows you to assessread more & evaluate progress through custom reports
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  • Schoology    2

    LMS for teachers and school administrators
    Experience the power of a global learning community. Build connections and collaborate with your peers. Schoology isread more not your typical learning management system (LMS). We have redefined the LMS to make online education a collective effort and to increase the overall impact of everyone involved in a student's education. With an easy-to-use collaborative interface, our CODiE-award-winning solution and robust mobile apps empower engaging instruction and system-wide collaboration on any device.
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  • eFront    2

    Make your talent thrive
    eFrontPro is a powerful Learning and Talent Development Platform that improves the skills of your people and the competitivenessread more of your business.
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  • EmployWise    2

    Integrated Employee Life Cycle Management Software
    EmployWise is an award winning, integrated Employee Life-Cycle Management software with plug-play modules that coverread more every aspect of HR from recruitment to separation. Its wide and deep functionality built around Employee Self-service is refreshingly easy to use. EmployWise can be configured to meet your specific requirements and gets deployed in a snap. Available as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) EmployWise is a very affordable, Zero CAPEX solution with the lowest cost of ownership.
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  • Brightspace    3

    Integrated learning platform (ILP)
    An adaptable suite of integrated applications, services and support to power your learning infrastructure; Brightspaceread more is a next-generation learning solution
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GetApp lists the best Learning Management System (LMS) software vendor reviews. Including examples of their program solutions, company comparisons, and other types of application options.

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What is Learning Management System (LMS) Software?

Learning management system software is used by both employees as well as schools and educational institutes to automate and manage the administration, documentation, delivery, testing, tracking and reporting of training and learning. These online portals allow you to create and manage training materials and educational content, set curricula, deliver courses online, provide a space for discussion and collaboration, as well as to test and report on learning progress.

Educational institutes, agencies, training companies and businesses of all sizes can benefit from learning management systems software. Many organizations use these systems to create online courses that can be accessed from any device, whether that is a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Rich media can be uploaded and shared, including videos and images. These apps can also be used to sell courses online.

For employers and HR staff these tools can be used to administer training to new and existing staff members. Training content can be easily created and shared across numerous channels. Training sessions and events can be scheduled and course enrollment can be managed using these applications.

Content development and management is a key functionality of any LMS software. Your LMS can usually be integrated with other data systems to gather information and use this in the creation of content. Documents can be created based on pre-set templates which can be customized and branded to meet your organizations needs.

Educational institutes, training bodies and companies alike can use LMS software to set curricula based on specific goals, requirements, specialization and area of focus. Courses can be assigned and unassigned to employees or students based on predefined criteria. You can establish certification paths and ensure teachers and trainers follow guidelines and meet industry requirements. Progress can be tracked across each stage and reports can be used to show compliance with regulatory standards.

Learning management software can be used to test proficiency and to report on progress. You can automate the creation and administration of testing material based on your library of content. This can include ongoing assessments as well as current level/ placement tests.

Communication among teachers, trainers, students and staff can be improved using the collaboration and feedback features of LMS software. These might include discussion groups, forums, instant messaging, live chat, social media platforms, groups and communities. User profiles, status updates and live feeds can further foster communication among learners and trainers.

The analytics and reporting tools of LMS software can be used to give better insight into the effectiveness of your learning procedures and identify learner difficulties. Data can also be used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your team. Real.time monitoring can help you track how much of your material is being consumed and when.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Create branded training material and educational content
  • Upload multimedia such as video, images and slideshows
  • Facilitate communication through discussion boards, forums, live chat and more
  • Provide access to course material from any device
  • Schedule training sessions and events
  • Manage course enrollment
  • Sell courses online
  • Set curricula and certification paths
  • Track learner progress and ensure trainer compliance
  • Create proficiency tests and assessments

Learning Management System (LMS) Category Leaders Q2 2016

GetApp's quarterly ranking showcases the top 25 Learning Management System (LMS) apps based in the cloud. Each app is scored using five factors, worth 20 points each, for a total possible score out of 100. These factors include user reviews, integrations, mobile app availability, media presence, and security. Each app's score is independent of commercial interests and existing relationships that GetApp has with app vendors.

Scroll down for more details about how we calculate scores.

Reviews
Integrations
Mobile
Media
Security

1. WizIQ LMS

The 'no-headache' LMS for self-paced, live online and blended courses
79
20
17
15
17
10

2. Docebo

Cloud Learning Management System
76
14
20
12
15
15

3. Litmos LMS

Most User-Friendly Learning Management System (LMS) in the World
74
14
20
13
11
16

4. ExpertusONE LMS

Voted the Best LMS System for Training any Learning Audience
69
11
18
13
7
20

5. Mindflash

Easy Online Training
65
18
18
13
3
13

6. TalentLMS

Cloud LMS and online training tool
64
19
17
6
10
12

7. Absorb LMS

A Flexible and Powerful Corporate Learning Platform
55
13
17
12
2
11

8. eFront

Make your talent thrive
49
12
15
0
10
12

9. LearnUpon

The World's Fastest Growing LMS
47
9
15
6
2
15

10. Paradiso LMS

Corporate and Educational Learning Management System
46
12
19
0
6
9

11. Oracle TBE

Talent Management for Small to Midsize Businesses
46
0
12
14
20

12. SkyPrep

Online Training Done Right
44
18
12
12
2

13. Schoology

LMS for teachers and school administrators
42
12
0
17
13

14. Administrate

Training Management, Learning Management, and Online Course Booking Software
40
12
12
0
3
13

15. Capabiliti

Mobile-first training, assessment and engagement platform
39
14
0
12
2
11

16. Canvas LMS

Learning Management System for Schools, Colleges and Universities
38
0
5
19
14

17. Grovo

The Only Learner-First Training Platform
37
0
3
0
16
18

18. SmarterU LMS

We Solve Training Pain!
33
0
18
0
2
13

19. Firmwater LMS

The LMS for Training Companies
33
17
3
0
2
11

20. Inquisiq LMS

Award-winning learning management system
32
9
12
0
2
9

21. Blackboard Learn

Online learning, learning management system, lms, course management
32
6
8
15
3

22. Edmodo

Where Learning Happens
30
7
5
18
0

23. SchoolKeep

Online training & learning management system
29
0
10
0
3
16

24. SumTotal Maestro

LMS solution for staff traning in small & medium businesses
24
0
5
14
5

25. Geenio

All-in-one learning management and course authoring software
17
0
0
0
2
15
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Mobile
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Who is the ranking for?

This ranking is for business owners and decision makers looking for a first glance at the leading cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) software in the industry. The data serves as a point of reference highlighting the key factors that small businesses should look at when first analyzing a piece of software. These factors include user perception (reviews), compatibility (integrations and mobile app availability), market presence (media presence), and security features (security).

For more details on why we chose these data points, take a look at our industry research reports, which provide in-depth explanations of each data point, as well as trends in the industry.

How are the scores calculated?

An app’s score is calculated based on five unique data points and is completely independent of any relationships that GetApp has with app vendors. The data points are calculated as outlined below:

User Reviews

The score for user reviews is calculated using a Bayesian estimate, which is a weighted average that includes the number of reviews and the rating of an app, benchmarked against other apps in the category. This raw number is then scaled to represent a value between one and 20.

Integrations

Integration scores are calculated by scaling and adding two different averages for the number of listed integrations on GetApp: the first 15 points are awarded for the total number of integrations scaled against the average for the top 25 percent of apps in the category, while the final five points are awarded for the total number of integrations scaled against the leader in the category.

Mobile Platforms

Mobile platform scores are calculated using data from Google Play and the Apple App Store. Five points are awarded for having an Android App, and another five for an iOS app. The additional 10 points are calculated based on the user ratings of the app in each store, rated out of five, for a total of 20 points.

Media Presence

Media presence is calculated using the number of Twitter followers and Facebook fans a vendor has. Each social network contributes a maximum of 10 points to the total score. The first five points are awarded for total number of followers scaled against the average number of followers that each vendor in the category has, while the remaining five points are awarded based on the total number of followers, this time scaled against the category leaders. The scores for Facebook and Twitter are added together for a total score out of 20.

Security

Security is calculated using answers from a vendor-completed survey. The questions in the survey are based on the Cloud Security Alliance self-assessment form as part of the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry. With 15 questions, each answer is assigned a point value based on vendor response, with additional points given for security certifications, for a maximum possible score of 20.

In the event of a tie, each data point is weighted for importance, with security taking precedent, followed by reviews, integrations, mobile apps, and media presence, respectively.