Vendors of Learning Management and eLearning

LMS and eLearning Vendors, Jan. 2018
Vendors of Learning Management and eLearning Products
By Don McIntosh, Ph.D.
For Trimeritus eLearning Solutions Inc.
Updated Jan. 2018
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Table of Contents
Vendors of Learning Management and E-learning Products
Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 3
Learning Management Systems (LMS) ....................................................................................................... 5
Corporate Learning Management Systems (LMS) ...................................................................................... 9
Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS)...................................................................................... 76
Course Authoring Tools ............................................................................................................................ 84
Virtual Classrooms ................................................................................................................................. 123
Generic (off-the-shelf) eLearning Courseware Vendors ......................................................................... 135
Education Learning Management Systems (ELMS)................................................................................. 177
Commercial Education LMS ................................................................................................... 178
Open Source Education LMS ................................................................................................. 204
Additional resources: ............................................................................................................................. 213
Adaptive Learning Platforms: ................................................................................................. 219
Some unique, hard to categorize solutions: ........................................................................... 225
Social networking/learning tools ............................................................................................. 241
Big Data integration, analysis and reporting tools .................................................................. 246
Some tools for adding interactivity to courses ........................................................................ 248
Website building tools ................................................................................................................ 248
Images. ........................................................................................................................................ 249
Image Editing (mostly free) ........................................................................................................ 250
Video ............................................................................................................................................ 250
Sound........................................................................................................................................... 252
Screen Capture ........................................................................................................................... 253
Lecture Capture Systems .......................................................................................................... 263
Free Lesson Plans for Teachers ............................................................................................... 263
Consulting/custom development companies .......................................................................... 270
Apparently discontinued or changed products ...................................................................................... 292
Corporate LMS ....................................................................................................................... 292
Course Authoring ................................................................................................................... 311
Virtual Classrooms ................................................................................................................. 320
Generic Courseware Vendors ................................................................................................ 324
Education Learning Management Systems ............................................................................ 327
Open Source Learning Management Systems ....................................................................... 334
Other ...................................................................................................................................... 335
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Introduction
Introduction
“Three-quarters of companies 'implement e-learning'.” From http://www.virtualcollege.co.uk/news/Threequarters-of-companies-implement-elearning-newsitems801215527.aspx. Nov. 19, 2011.
E-learning has become a way of life for many businesses. Figures for K-12 school
systems and universities are not available but I believe the adoption rate for them is
similar. It has become an essential channel for both formal and informal learning.
In 2012, corporate training was a $200 billion industry. ELearning represented $56 billion
of that and is expected to double by 2015. The LMS market alone is expected to grow to
nearly $2 billion in 2013 and, according to MarketsandMarkets to over $7 billion by 2018.
This is a list of as many vendors of e-learning software as I can identify. It is not
possible to have a comprehensive and completely up-to-date list. Companies go in and
out of business and are purchased by other companies. Re-branding is a regular
occurrence. Many corporations and universities have built their own proprietary systems
and have made them available only in a limited way if at all. I have included vendors
that offer products that are commercially and readily available. The focus is on those
available in English and for which information is available on the World Wide Web.
Although there are many international vendors listed, the focus is on those available
readily in North America. As a result, there are numerous tools in other countries and
languages not listed here. The list evolves monthly as I learn of new products and
changes.
The demise of the LMS is a topic for discussion (see “Death of the LMS” and
http://www.tonybates.ca/2012/04/04/why-learning-management-systems-are-not-goingaway/). The LMS is not going away but it is evolving and the addition of social media
and integration with other systems has made the categories very messy.
They are listed alphabetically by the name of the company in the categories:
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Corporate Learning Management Systems (LMS)
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Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS)
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Course Authoring Tools
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Virtual Classrooms
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Generic (off-the-shelf) eLearning Courseware Vendors
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Education Learning Management Systems (ELMS). The term “Course
Management Systems” is often a term applied to Learning Management Systems
designed for educational environments but it is easily confused with Content
Management Systems. The term Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is also
used. This list is divided into “Commercial” (i.e. proprietary) and “Open Source”
systems.
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Apparently discontinued or changed products. Change happens. Companies go
in and out of business. Mergers take place. This list includes changes that I have
identified. It is included for those who may know products by their previous
names and are curious about their status.
Several vendors have complete suites of these tools so are listed several times. The
terms above are not mutually exclusive and different vendors may use different terms to
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describe their products. Some products were originally known by one name and have
been purchased by other companies or changed names. Sometimes the products are
listed under both names.
Listings are alphabetical by company name. If you only know the name of the product,
try a search. Countries of origin are frequently included. Where they are not included,
assume that they are based in the U.S. Canadian vendors are indicated by this highlight.
The top vendors in the market are highlighted in yellow. According to Bersin &
Associates (2009), “The six largest LMS product companies constitute approximately
50% of the market.” The report does not specify which six these are but the largest
vendors in the corporate market are:
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SumTotal (including GeoLearning) (now owned by Skillsoft)
Saba
Meridian
IBM Smarter Workforce/Kenexa/Outstart (Kenexa purchased Outstart and was
then purchased by IBM).
SAP SuccessFactors (SuccessFactors purchased Plateau and was then
purchased by SAP)
Oracle (they offer several solutions including Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud.
(Learn.com was purchased by Taleo which was then purchased by Oracle in Feb.
2012)
NetDimensions
Cornerstone OnDemand
Skillsoft Skillport – Skillsoft is the largest vendor of off-the-shelf courseware and
Skillport is primarily designed as a delivery tool for that courseware. Skillport may
be replaced with the new one – percipio.
Topyx
The largest LMS in the education sector are
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Blackboard
Brightspace (formerly Desire2Learn)
Moodle (open source)
Instructure Canvas (gaining traction on the above)
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Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Learning Management Systems (LMS) are included in two categories:
1. Corporate
2. Education
LMS manage learners and facilities, launch and track online learning and keep records
of the activity.
Corporate LMS usually include registration and management of classroom instruction as
well as eLearning management and delivery. Some corporate LMS add e-Commerce
capability and may include regulatory compliance, competency, performance, human
capital and talent management which link closely to Human Resources functions.
Corporate LMS tend to emphasize the management of asynchronous (self-directed)
online learning because there is no assumption that an instructor will always be present.
Course authoring and content management were not usually included in a corporate
LMS in the past except as part of a suite that included learning content management
(LCMS) but now, as more and more LMS include authoring, the disctinction between an
LMS and an LCMS has become hazy.
Educational institutions are usually already well equipped for registration and
management of classroom instruction so Education LMS tend to be primarily for online
learning and they usually provide course authoring and some content management
features. Consequently they sometimes call themselves LCMS. They are also called
Course Management Systems (CMS) or (less commonly today) Virtual Learning
Environments (VLE). They also emphasize communication and collaboration features.
They are generally built on the assumption that an instructor is always available to build
course content and to communicate with students.
This way of categorizing LMS is a bit arbitrary and there is a good deal of overlap
between them. Sometimes it has more to do with the way the vendors market their
products than the features they offer. Organizations looking for LMS should not ignore
the possibilities of using an LMS primarily focused on the other sector. For example,
corporate LMS can be very useful for educational institutions with a business focus such
as distance education units offering courses for sale. Open source products tend to be
most appropriate for educational institutions but many business enterprises have found
them useful as well.
To add to the confusion, many educational institutions and corporations brand their
systems differently within their organizations. For example, the University of Akron calls
its implementation of Desire2Learn “Springboard!”. This can make it difficult to find out
if an organization is using a commercial LMS or one they built for themselves.
As more and more corporate LMS add authoring and content management tools to their
LMS, the distinction between an LMS and an LCMS becomes rather hazy.
Common features of Learning Management Systems:
• Online (eLearning) course launching and tracking.
• Classroom instruction management is included in most full-fledged corporate
LMS but not in all and is not normally included in education LMS.
• Blended learning is the ability to manage courses that mix online and classroom
instruction and is included in the more ambitious systems.
• Talent management includes tools for recruitment, performance management,
compensation and benefits, succession, retention and career planning. They are
included in several of the most ambitious corporate systems but are not normally
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included in Education LMS.
• Communication and collaboration (Web 2.0). These tools have long been
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included as part of education LMS and more and more corporate LMS are
including them now. Also called social learning and networking.
eLearning development tools (authoring and publishing) are often included in
corporate LMS and are included in LCMS and education LMS.
Content management of internal course materials is normally part of LCMS and
education LMS and may be included as part of a suite.
Assessment and testing. The ability to produce tests and assessment both as
part of courses and separately is normally included as part of LCMS and
education LMS but only occasionally for corporate LMS.
Virtual classrooms. They are not normally included as part of an LMS but may
be included as part of a suite. Many LMS provide integration with third party
virtual classrooms.
E-Commerce. The ability to charge users for the courses internally and
externally is a feature which is being included in more and more systems.
Sometimes called extended enterprise when companies use their system to
extend their offerings to customers, suppliers, partners, etc.
Reporting. All good systems provide good reporting functions and the ability to
customize reports.
Mobile learning. Many vendors are beginning to add mobile learning
functionality to their LMS so learning can be accessed on smartphones and other
small mobile devices. Many offer “responsive” output that automatically adjusts
to the size of the viewing screen. Many mobile features are available as “apps”
for which there are many suppliers. I have not attempted to list them here.
Social learning. Along with mobile learning, social learning (offering tools like
Facebook) is an important new offering which LMS providers are rushing to
include.
SaaS (Software as a Service). Some Learning Management Systems are
offered as software that is installed internally in the organization (“behind the
firewall” or “on premise”). Some are offered as hosted or SaaS (Software as a
Service) solutions. The terms Cloud Computing and “on-demand” are also used
for this. Many are offered both ways. The major suppliers of cloud storage are
Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Rackspace but many companies provide their
own and there are several hundred in total. A company called Box provides
unlimited cloud storage for higher education institutions that adopt Box through
the Internet2 NET+ initiative.
E-learning standards: There are a variety of standards that exist to help
support interoperability of courses and applications. AICC, SCORM (in several
versions – 1.2, 1.4, 2004), the new Tin Can/Experience API, IMS (including LTI –
Learning Tools Interoperability and, in higher education, another learning
analytics standard launched in 2015 – IMS Caliper), and others. Most LMS
subscribe to at least one of these standards but they should always be tested to
be sure that your course material works with them. Useful information can be
found at:
• http://wbtic.com/trends_standards.aspx
• http://cjlt.csj.ualberta.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/136/129
• http://www.syberworks.com/articles/SCORM.htm.
• http://scorm.com/scorm-explained/business-of-scorm/scorm-versions/
• https://trainingmag.com/aicc-scorm-tin-can-api-xapi-which-standard-and-why
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More on IMS-LTI http://learningtechnologyblog.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/learning-toolsinteroperability-lti/.
Tony Bates has an interesting blog on quality standards for e-learning at
http://www.tonybates.ca/2010/08/15/e-learning-quality-assurance-standardsorganizations-and-research/.
A European based website that addresses the issue of quality in eLearning http://efquel.org/.
Talent Management Systems: Corporate learning management systems are
sometimes part of human resource information systems (HRIS). Many major LMS have
moved into talent management. Talent management includes recruitment, performance
management, compensation and benefits, succession, retention, career planning,
learning and development. As a rule, they are oriented to planning and do not provide
the day-to-day processing capabilities such as payroll. The terms human capital
management and workforce productivity are also used.
Talent management/LMS vendors listed below include Cornerstone OnDemand,
Halogen Software, HRsmart, IBM Talent Management (aka Kenexa), Oracle Taleo, SAP
SuccessFactors, Saba, Silkroad, SumTotal Systems (a Skillsoft company) and TEDS.
Other talent management systems include Centranum http://www.centranum.com/,
Ceridian http://www.ceridian.ca/, Cezanne Software http://www.cezannesw.com/,
EmployWise http://www.employwise.com/, Epic Software http://www.epic-soft.com/,
Exelsys http://www.exelsys.co.uk/, Meta4 http://www.meta4.com/. NuView Systems
http://www.nuviewinc.com/, PeopleFluent http://www.peoplefluent.com/, Ramco Systems
http://www.ramco.com/, Sage http://na.sage.com/ (Their talent management solution is
Cornerstone on Demand), Ultimate Software http://www.ultimatesoftware.com/, Vana
Workforce http://www.vanaworkforce.com/, and Workday http://www.workday.com/.
Consolidation is accelerating in this area. ERP vendors have been purchasing talent
and learning management companies. ADP acquired Workscape in 2010. Taleo
purchased Learn.com in 2010 and then Oracle purchased Taleo/Learn.com in 2012.
Infor acquired Lawson in 2011. Ceridian bought Dayforce in 2012. SuccessFactors
purchased Plateau in May, 2011 and then SAP purchased SuccessFactors/Plateau in
2012. In 2012 IBM bought Kenexa which had bought Outstart earlier in 2012. Skillsoft
purchased SumTotal in 2014. In October, 2015, Workday announced that it would be
building its own LMS rather than buying one because “LMSs are broken”. This
consolidation is happening at the high end of the market. At the same time, many new
lower cost LMS’s are appearing.
Selection of an LMS
There are hundreds of possibilities. With all these choices, how can you find a single
LMS? The choice of an LMS is like that for any enterprise system. It can change the
culture of your organization. Due diligence is required.
There is no single best LMS. The best one for you is the one that best matches your
needs. Ideally, the process involves several steps – identifying needs, narrowing your
choices to perhaps five, conducting demos and trials if possible, issuing RFP’s (Request
for Proposals), and final selection. In addition to the features mentioned above consider
cost and service. The LMS providers have become very creative about their business
models. It seems that no two of them charge for the same things in the same way. For
example, some charge for everyone registered in the system whether they use it or not,
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others charge only for active users; some charge for hosting content, others do not.
There seem to be almost as many different pricing models as there are different LMS’s.
It is important to choose a system and pricing model that is consistent with your overall
business plan. One tool that you may find useful is The Corporate University Blueprint.
Christopher Pappas has a useful article at http://elearningfeeds.com/the-insiders-guideto-learning-management-systems-pricing-models/. John Leh of Talented Learning has
excellent articles at http://talentedlearning.com/lms-license-models-what-in-the-world-isgoing-on/ and http://talentedlearning.com/public-lms-pricing-only-for-smb/.
Needs Assessment
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Then conduct surveys and interviews to identify the needs.
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Separate the must have’s from the nice to have’s.
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Develop learning scenarios that work for you and use them in the demos by the
vendors. Test them with your content if possible.
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Shortlist the vendors.
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24x7 Learning Learntrak LMS (24x7 Learning Pvt. Ltd.)
http://www.24X7learning.com. An onsite or cloud LMS with mobile output that uses
the Tin Can/Experience API. Also offer custom development and a catalog of
thousands of online courses for business. Based in India with an office in the US.
360Learning (360Learning) https://360learning.com/. A “learning engagement
platform” including social tools, gamification, questions for knowledge verification.
Manages all media types. Based in France.
360training.com Learning Suite 360 (LS360™) (360training.com)
http://www.360training.com/, http://www.360comply.com/. Integrates industry
accredited e-learning content, learning management and course authoring on a
single web-hosted platform. Also offer a variety of courseware for Environment,
Health and Safety, Power and Utilities, Financial Services, Food and Beverage,
Ethics and Compliance and Healthcare and custom development services.
4system WBTServer (4system Polska Sp. z o. o.) http://www.4system.com. The
company is based in Poland and Germany. They offer the LMS WBTServer (elearning only) and the authoring tool WBTExpress. They do not appear to be
associated with WBT systems.
Abara LMS (Abara) http://www/abaralms.com. For corporate training and
training/elearning providers. A cloud-based, mobile-first LMS with a user-friendly
interface, gamification features, assesments, built-in eCommerce and whitelabelling.
Abila Freestone Learning Platform (Abila, Inc.)
http://www.abila.com/solutions/association-management/freestone/. A SCORM
conformant platform that includes a webinar platform and eCommerce. Cater to
associations - Abila’s primary offering is an association management platform netFORUM. Abila purchased Peach New Media and its Freestone LMS in 2009.
ABSC tútis LMS (ABSC Group Pty. Ltd.) http://tutis.abscgroup.com/. Includes
modules for training management (classroom-based courses), student
management and assessment management. Also offer custom development and
off-the-shelf courseware to support the mining, construction, sales/retail, and
training industries. Based in Australia.
Absorb LMS (Absorb Software Inc. formerly Blatant Media)
http://www.absorblms.com/. Includes scheduling of instructor-led training,
eCommerce and the Mercury Module - a mobile-friendly add-on with additional
features such as social media, contests, FAQs, and surveys. Based in Calgary,
Alberta.
Academy Learning Management Theme (ThemeForest)
http://themeforest.net/item/academy-learning-management-theme/4169073. A
learning management plug-in for WordPress.
AccessPlanit Accessplan (AccessPlanit). http://www.accessplanit.com. A
SCORM conformant LMS with authoring capability. Also offer a training
marketplace. Based in the UK.
Accord LMS (Interzoic Media) http://www.accordlms.com/. An affordable SaaS
LMS that includes collaboration, mobile learning, and gamification.
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Achieve Today LMS (Achieve Today) http://www.achievetoday.com/lms. A
“network marketing” LMS tailored to direct sales companies, top distributors and
their down-lines. It comes with content enabling distributors to overcome internal
limitations that would otherwise cause them to quit. Focuses on personal
development and employee engagement. Can be integrated with other LMSs. Also
offer iAchieveToday – a platform with personal development courses, coaching,
etc. available to individuals and companies.
ACP CyberSphere (ACP Computer Training and Consultancy Pte Ltd.)
http://www.acpcomputer.edu.sg/. Based in Singapore.
ACS Technologies Solomon Learning Management System (ACS
Technologies Group, Inc.) http://www.acstechnologies.com/. An LMS for churches,
faith-based organizations and schools. Includes course creation tool, portfolios,
branding, and e-commerce.
Acteon Seminar Knowledge Centre (Acteon Communication and Learning)
http://www.seminar.co.uk/. The Seminar e-Learning System includes the
Knowledge Centre for eLearning delivery and tracking and Seminar Portal for
organizing resources Office documents, PDFs, links, videos, SCORM modules,
and other resources such as Office documents, PDFs, links, videos, SCORM
modules. They also offer Seminar Author. Based in the UK.
Activate LMS (Activate LMS) http://blog.activatelms.com/. A hosted system based
in Denmark.
Active Mind Solutions (Active Mind Solutions) http://activemindsolutions.co.uk/.
For small or medium sized businesses in all sectors. Also offer custom
development of eLearning courses and web applications. Based in the UK.
AdaptiveU (AdaptiveU) http://www.adaptiveu.io/. A platform marketed to both
education and companies. It includes course creation tools, custom branding,
messaging, forums and reward points. Is it really adaptive? Not as far as I can tell.
Advanced Business Solutions V1 Learning and Training Management
(Advanced Computer Software Group Ltd.)
http://www.advancedcomputersoftware.com/abs/products/v1-learning-trainingmanagement.php. Part of a suite of HR applications, it is a customizable LMS that
includes customer relationship management (CRM), membership and financial
management features. Based in the UK.
Aktiv Mind LMS (Aktiv Mind LMS Corp.) http://www.aktivmind.com/. A cloudbased LMS with course and quiz creation features and document conversion tools.
Acumen Learning Management System (Acumen Technologies/ACF
Consultants Ltd.) http://www.acumennet.com. Also offer custom content
development for finance, Acumen Learning Portal, and Acumen Assessment.
Administrate LMS (Eaglewood Systems Ltd.) http://www.GetAdministrate.com.
Part of a customer relationship management system (CRM) that includes learning
management and eLearning tool support. A SCORM conformant, mobile friendly,
cloud based LMS. Based in the UK.
Adobe Captivate Prime (Adobe)
http://www.adobe.com/ca/products/captivateprime.html. The 2015 introduction of
Adobe’s first real LMS. Includes gamification features and works with Adobe’s
Captivate authoring tool and the new Captivate Draft storyboarding tool as well as
any SCORM content. It is subscription-based with a minimum number of 100 users
per organization. It includes a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) with
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a rapid authoring element. It also features “The Fluidic Player,” that works with
virtually any kind of eLearning content files.
ADP iLearn@ADP LMS (Automatic Data Processing, Inc.) http://www.adp.com/. A
broad-based business technology company that offers talent acquisition,
performance management, compensation management, succession management
and learning management modules. The LMS is part of their talent management
solution for large businesses.
Advanced Acoustic Concepts LMS (Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC)
http://www.aactech.com/. Oriented to military training. Also offer a courseware
authoring tool (DDLS).
AEROSTUDIES Ascent Aviation E-training System (Aerostudies Inc.)
http://www.aerostudies.com/ascent/features/index.htm. For the aviation industry.
Includes authoring. Also offer courses.
Agilix Buzz (Agilix Labs) http://agilix.com/. An enterprise LMS that is
customizable, offers personalized learning, and an extensive API for integration.
Marketed to both education and corporations. Their first product BrainHoney is still
supported but is being phased out.
AITalent Learning Management System (Access Intelligence)
http://www.aitalent.co.uk/. Includes a test and content authoring tool. Based in the
UK.
AJ LMS Pro – ED Global (AJ Square Inc.)
http://www.ajsquare.com/products/lms/index.php. Based in India with offices in the
US.
AKLearning Aspire LMS http://aklearning.com/aspire. Offered as both a standalone LMS and as a plug-in for an existing LMS. The stand-alone is a basic LMS
for small to medium businesses. The plug-in improves any SCORM conformant
LMS by adding new teaching and learning capabilities.
Akuter Management System (Akuter) http://akuter.fr/. Also offer the CourseLab
authoring tool and Akuter Enterprise which includes both tools. Marketed to both
corporate and educational organizations. Offices in France, Vancouver, BC and
California.
Alchemy Manager (Alchemy Systems, LP) http://www.alchemysystems.com/.
Alchemy provides training and compliance for the restaurant, food production,
distribution, and retail industries. Alchemy Manager is a customizable learning
management, performance management, and communications platform that
includes Alchemy Creator, Player and Coach. Purchased by the Riverside
Company in 2014. Alchemy purchased Wisetail in 2017.
Allantra AVANTI E-training System. (Allantra Learning Technologies Corp.)
http://www.allantra.com/.
Allego Just-In-Time Sales Learning Platform (Allego) http://www.allego.com/. A
mobile-first, collaborative, just-in-time, video platform for sales training. Includes
quizzes and certification tracking.
Allen Communication Learning Portal (Allen Communication Learning Services)
http://www.allencomm.com/.
AMDATEX E-Learning Solutions (American Data Exchange Corporation)
http://www.amdatex.com/E-LearningSolutions.html. Includes Content, Learning
Process, Testing and Grade Management. Mainly a custom developer. Based in
Philippines.
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American Research Institute PowerU LMS (American Research Institute, Inc.)
http://www.americanri.com/tools/poweru-lms.php. Also offer custom development,
live streaming and mobile solutions.
Amvonet (Amvonet (AVE INTERVISION L.L.C.)) http://www.amvonet.com/. An
eLearning management, collaboration and authoring suite that includes a virtual
classroom with Moodle integration. Marketed to both corporations and education.
ANCILE Solutions uLearn Learning Management System (ANCILE Solutions,
Inc.) http://www.ancile.com/. Also offer the authoring tool uPerform. Formerly
offered by RWD. On July 8th, 2010, RWD sold its software products division to
ANCILE Solutions, Inc.
aNewSpring LMS (aNewSpring) http://www.anewspring.com/. Includes authoring
and LCMS capability. Based in Netherlands. Named in 2014 by Learning Light as
one of the top eight LMS for the UK’s corporate learning sector.
APIXEL Comet (Apixel Pty Ltd.) http://www.apixel.com/. A basic LMS (not SCORM
conformant) for delivering materials created in Metamorphosis - a tool for
converting Microsoft documents into eLearning (now owned by Pacific Multimedia
http://www.pacificm.com/. Based in Australia.
Appitierre Bloom LMS (Appitierre) http://www.appitierre.com/. A web-based LMS
with analytics, adaptive, social, and gamification features. Integrates with other
LMS. Also offer the Evolve authoring tool. Based in the UK.
Apropos SmartLearn LMS (Apropos Internett AS) http://www.aproposinternett.no/menus/smartlearn-lms. A SCORM conformant LMS that supports both
physical classroom courses and e-learning courses and includes test creation.
Also offer custom development. Based in Norway.
APS GNOSIS (Advanced Practice Strategies) http://www.aps-web.com/meetgnosis. An assessment-driven e-learning platform for doctors and nurses. Also
have versions for obstetrics and emergency medicine.
Aptech Systems LMS (Aptech Systems Limited) http://www.aptechsystem.com/.
Includes classroom and eLearning, assessments, and a portfolio builder. Based in
the UK. Also offer QLMS for qualification management, a 360⁰ assessment tool
and an ePortfolio tool.
Aptek eCampus Pro (Soluciones Tecnológicas Aptek S.A.)
http://www.aptek.com.ar. Based in Argentina.
Aptify Training Suite (Aptify) http://www.aptify.com/. A provider of association
management software solutions including this LMS.
AQT Solutions Advanced Training Management System (ATMS) (AQT
Solutions, Inc.) http://www.aqtsolutions.com/. Emphasis on regulatory compliance.
An aviation industry specialist. Also offer custom curriculum design and
development.
Arc IT Training My eLearning Store (Arc IT Training Ltd.)
http://www.myelearningstore.co.uk/. An LMS and LCMS available with different
features at different pricing levels. Also offer consulting services for training
strategies. Based in the UK.
Arcusys Valamis – Learning Experience Platform (Arcusys)
https://www.arcusys.com/solutions/valamis. Includes personalization, authoring, a
gradebook, analytics, certifications and compliance tools. Based in Finland.
Arlo (Arlo) https://www.arlo.co/. Training and event management software for
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selling and delivering online learning with a special version for Salesforce. Arlo
needs to be integrated with Moodle to be a full LMS. Based in New Zealand.
Articulate Online (Articulate) http://www.articulate.com/products/articulateonline.php. A hosted LMS that provides for publication and tracking of eLearning
courses built with Articulate. Also offer rapid authoring tools Articulate Presenter,
Articulate Engage, Articulate Rapid e-Learning Studio, Articulate Quizmaker – a
test and assessment tool and Articulate 360 – a complete suite. Tin Can API
enabled.
AS&E Learn (American Science and Engineering, Inc.) http://www.ase.com/service_support/learn.asp. AS&E is a maker of X-ray inspection systems.
This LMS is designed to support its own training. Not clear if it is available to
purchase separately.
Assessman LMS (Assessman) http://www.assessman.co.za/. Strong analysis and
assessment tools. From South Africa.
Atiral (Atiral) http://www.atiral.com/. A cloud-based social networking collaborative
learning platform for K-12, higher education, and corporate use. It is an LMS with
extensive collaboration features. Based in Sri Lanka.
Atrixware Axis LMS (Atrixware, LLC) http://www.atrixware.com/. Available in
several versions. The full Axis LMS includes live training as well as online course
management and is SCORM 1.2 conformant. Replaces the former Weblearning
and has new features. Also offer a catalog of business skills courses that are
available with the LMS at http://www.atrixware.com/library.php.
Aunwesha LearnITy Enterprise Suite LMS/LCMS (Aunwesha Knowledge
Technologies Private Limited) http://www.aunwesha.com. A suite of tools. Based in
India.
Aura Bright (Aura Software, LLC) http://www.aura-software.com/. Not a traditional
LMS, it is a highly configurable SCORMCloud based learning platform that embeds
LMS functionality into any application. Has a WordPress plug-in.
Avenir LMS (Avenir Business Solutions) http://avenir-it.com/. A general IT
company that also offers services for custom development, eCommerce, ERP and
mobile applications. Based in India.
Avilar WebMentor LMS (Avilar Technologies Inc.) http://www.avilar.com/
AXG Tecnonexo WebCampus (AXG Tecnonexo) http://www.tecnonexo.com A
Buenos Aires based outsourcer with offices throughout the Americas. They offer
several LMS solutions including Moodle and their own - WebCampus, Adiestra and
CoursePlayer.
Axonify Employee Knowledge Platform (Axonify) https://www.axonify.com/.
Includes modules for interval questioning, training bursts, gaming, gamification,
rewards, adaptive learning, administration and analytics. Also offer the Axonify
Content Exchange that includes 7000+ video and question based micro-learning
lessons on business skills, sales, software, etc. from major content suppliers and
modified using the Axonify Instructional Design Methodology. Based in Waterloo,
Ontario.
AZIMUTH Learning Management System (Azisoft.com) http://www.azisoft.com/.
Also offer custom course development, online tutoring and AZIMUTH Academy
that offers courses in medical transcription. Based in India.
Aziksa Learning Portal (Aziksa.com) http://www.aziksa.com/. A platform built with
open source tools and includes a virtual classroom and e-commerce (optional).
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They also offer online courses.
BackOffice Pro and Enterprise (BackOffice) http://www.getbackoffice.com/.
BackOffice is a suite of people management software. The Pro and Enterprise
versions include “training” that seems to include content authoring. The ”training”
component is not available separately.
Badiyan Universal Knowledge™ LMS (Badiyan, Inc.) http://www.badiyan.com/.
Also offer a Mobile LMS.
BankersEdge Symphony (BankersEdge)
http://www.bankersedge.com/learningtechnology/learningtechsymphony.html.
Designed originally for regulatory compliance for banks, credit unions and
mortgage lenders but has broader application. Also offer BankersEdge Artisan for
course authoring and courseware for the banking industry. Part of OnCourse
Learning.
BaseCorp Learning Systems SkillBuilder® (Base Corp Learning Systems)
http://www.basecorp.com/. A hosted LMS for eLearning with eCommerce
capability. Also offer an LCMS called SkillBuilder® Content Editor. Based in
Edmonton, Alberta.
BenchPrep™ Apps (BenchPrep) https://benchprep.com/. A personalized,
gamified, social learning platform marketed to both education and the corporate
sector. Also offer a content management system called BluePrint™, a big data
solution called Byte™, an eCommerce solution called Bazaar™ and Boost™ –
tools to help teachers create and manage instruction. Have partnered with
Hobsons to create Naviance Test Prep - a learning management system for the
tests commonly required for college acceptance.
BIS Training Learning Management System (BIS Training Solutions Inc.)
http://www.TrainandDevelop.ca. A multiple-language, SCORM conformant system
with testing and proctoring functionality. They also offer a library of safety training
courses, custom course development services, leadership training programs, and
online stores for safety training companies. Based in Alberta, Canada.
bit SITOS Learning Management System (bit schulungscenter Nfg GmbH & Co
KG). http://www.bitonline.com/. Based in Austria. Also offer content authoring,
virtual classroom and off-the-shelf content. Information on SITOS is buried in the
website.
BizLibrary Learning Management System (BizLibrary)
http://www.bizlibrary.com. A hosted/SaaS/cloud, SCORM compliant LMS for small
to medium companies. Includes social learning and assessments. Also offer
generic courseware. The company is also/formerly known as Business Training
Library.
Blackboard Learn (Blackboard, Inc.) http://www.blackboard.com. Includes LCMS
and authoring tools. Tin Can API enabled. Primarily an education oriented system
they also offer this product as a corporate enterprise solution and a version for
small to medium size enterprises called Blackboard ProSites and CourseSites - a
“free” (up to five course websites) cloud-based LMS with authoring. Other
offerings include Engage for social learning and Collaborate – a virtual classroom.
See note below. In 2015, they announced a significant cloud-based redevelopment
they are calling Learn Ultra or the Ultra Experience.
Blackstad Classroom Manager (Blackstad Enterprises, Inc.)
http://classroommanager.net/. A web-based system for training managers.
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Blender VLC (Virtual Learning Center) (SRG Technology, LLC)
http://www.srgtech.com/. Focus on health care, education, and public safety
sectors. It is a cloud-based, modular instructional solution.
Bloomfire (Bloomfire) https://bloomfire.com/. A peer-to-peer community website,
Bloomfire is a social web application for sales team productivity. It has now
expanded to have broad LMS capability including authoring tools, application
sharing, content management, etc. Does not include classroom course scheduling
or tracking.
BLR TrainingToday (BLR®—Business and Legal Resources - a business unit of
Simplify Compliance Holdings LLC) http://trainingtoday.blr.com/. BLR is a supplier
of a range of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions.
TrainingToday is a web-based training platform that helps employers certify they
have trained their staff in compliance with mandated federal and state rules and
requirements. Hundreds of BLR’s training programs are included that will also work
on other learning management platforms.
Blueapple WIZDOM Learning Management System (Blueapple)
http://blueappleonline.com. A comprehensive, cloud-based LMS that includes a
virtual classroom. Appears to be the same LMS as Wizdom Web LMS (Wizdom
Web) http://www.lmswizdom.com. An IT company based in India. They also offer
eLearning Content Development and a mobile LMS and content development.
Bluedrop CoursePark. (Bluedrop Performance Learning).
http://www.bluedrop.com/ and http://www.coursepark.com/. Describes itself as a
Learning Management Network. One of a new breed of online LMS that provides
an open-access course marketplace and community. Based in St. John's,
Newfoundland. A merger between Bluedrop and Serebra was announced on
March 24, 2011.
Bluegem Learning Management System (Bluegem Software Solutions)
http://www.bluegem.com.au/. Both an LMS and a Student Management System
that is customizable and available in different editions for different verticals for both
training and education. Based in Australia, it is complaint with Australian standards
such as AQTF and AVETMISS.
Blue Sky Path™ LMS (Blue Sky eLearn) http://www.blueskyelearn.com/path/. A
brandable, “mobile optimized” LMS that includes live event registration,
eCommerce, assessments and certification. Good for associations and continuing
education. Also offer library and registration tools and webinar facilitation and
support.
BlueVolt LMS (BlueTech, LLC) http://www.bluevolt.com. An LMS for the
manufacturing, construction and service industries. Added a mobile interface in
2011. Has partnered with BizUnite to provide an online training program for
BizUnite members (small businesses and cooperatives). Announced the launching
of the InSinkErator elearning center for waste disposal units in March 2015.
Bolt Spark LMS (BOLT Learning Limited) https://www.boltlearning.com/. A
responsive LMS that includes a Learning Record System, a Virtual Learning
Environment, eCommerce, gamification, API for system integration, compliance
tracking, and event (classroom) management. Also offer custom development.
Based in the UK.
Bonobo Learning Management System (Bonobo)
http://www.bonobolearning.com/. A learning platform/marketplace with authoring
and eCommerce for creating and selling courses. As of Nov. 2014, seeking
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crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Status in 2017 is unclear.
Booz Allen Hamilton AtlasPro LMS (Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.)
http://www.boozallen.com/. Developed for government. Also offer Rapid Online
Content Creation Environment (ROCCE) LCMS and AtlasOffline LMS. Hard to find
on website. Used by the U.S. Navy for its NETC Learning Management System.
See http://www.boozallen.com/media/file/Distributed-Learning-EnterpriseSolution_FS.pdf.
Bottom-Line Performance BLPLMS (Bottom-Line Performance)
http://www.bottomlineperformance.com. A lower cost, mobile friendly LMS. Also
offer custom development and the Knowledge Guru game engine. Tin Can API
enabled.
Braidio Collaborative Learning Platform (Braidio) https://www.braidio.com/. A
cloud-based talent development platform with social/collaborative features. And
“curated” content for leadership development, diversity and inclusion, cultural and
generational issues and other courses.
BrainCert E-Learning Platform and Enterprise LMS (BrainCert, Inc.)
https://www.braincert.com/. A cloud-based educational platform that comes
integrated with 4 core platforms in one unified solution - courses platform, online
testing platform, virtual classroom, and content management system. Includes ebusiness and social learning tools with responsive output.
Brainier Legacy Learning Management System (Brainier Solutions, Inc.)
http://www.brainiersolutions.com/. A customizable system that includes classroom
training scheduling, discussion groups, and is usually supplied with 200 business
training courses. Brainier also offers the élan LMS – a cloud-based, mobile
friendly, video streaming system. The company also offers off-the-shelf business
courses and custom course creation.
Brainshark (Brainshark, Inc.) http://www.brainshark.com/. Focus on sales training.
Includes onboarding, reinforcement, certification, coaching features, integration
with Salesforce.com and Outlook and integrated content from CloudCoaching
International. Have partnered with Highspot to integrate their solutions, providing
single-platform access to sales enablement capabilities.
BrainX (BrainX) http://www.brainx.com/. A system that claims to build a profile for
each learner and use a “patented learning technology” to help them learn.
Marketed to both corporations and education. Also a custom course developer.
BraveNewTalent (BraveNewTalent) http://www.bravenewtalent.com/. A social
learning platform for knowledge building and sharing with content creation tools.
Brightspace Learning Suite (D2L Corporation). http://www.d2l.com/ and
http://www.brightspace.com. An enterprise version of the Brightspace system
(formerly Desire2Learn), it includes a learning repository, course creation tools, an
e-portfolio module, mobile delivery, analytics and lecture capture. Also the Binder
mobile app and the Campus Life app. In 2014 they announced Brightspace – a
complete rebranding of their system. Based in Kitchener, Ontario.
Brightwave Launch & Track (Brightwave Ltd.) http://www.brightwave.co.uk/. Also
offer tesselo that is a Tin Can API enabled social learning platform.
Brindle Waye Design-a-Course (Brindle Waye, Ltd.)
http://brindlewaye.com/design-a-course/. An LMS complete with authoring tools.
Britannica Knowledge Systems Fox Training Management System (Britannica
Knowledge Systems Inc. (BKS), a subsidiary of Encyclopedia Britannica Inc.)
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http://www.britannica-ks.com. “FOX is a comprehensive training, competency and
readiness management platform designated for defense and security forces.” In
consists of several modules including an LMS. Based in Israel.
BROWZ Training Center (BROWZ LLC.) https://www.browz.com/. BROWZ is an
online global-network of contractor organizations that supports compliance.
BROWZ Training Center is an LMS for web-based training. As of Jan. 2016, it is
unclear if this product is still offered.
Business Training TV (Vocam Canada) http://www.businesstraining-tv.com/. An
online platform with built-in, off-the-shelf eLearning courses on human resources,
health, safety, and leadership that can also be used for proprietary content.
Includes a course builder, is SCORM compliant, is brandable, and has mobile
apps.
BVS Learning Management System (BVS Performance Solutions)
http://www.bvs.com/. Oriented to banking. Also provide a library of courses and
the QuickLearn platform for connecting banks with both retail and business
customers.
bxp eLearning (bxp software) http://www.bxpsoftware.com/elearning. One of four
modules of a customer relationship management (CRM) system. Includes
assessment tools. Based in Ireland.
Cae verxact LMS (Computer Aided ELearning S.A.) http://www.cae.net/. For
eLearning only. Includes eCommerce and course creation tools.
CallSource Our University (CallSource Inc.) http://www.callsource.com/.
Developed with the National Apartment Association (NAA) for e-learning content.
Announced March, 2011.
Capital Digital Learning Environment (CapitalWave Inc.)
http://www.capitalwave.com/. Their implementation of a MOOC learning-framework
that includes a video content platform, a financial simulation platform, and a
resources and assessments repository. This replaces their former LMS. Also offer
both prepackaged and custom development of financial simulations,
CBTec Eliademy (CBTec) https://eliademy.com/. A free “online classroom” from
Finland.
CCI Infinity Solution (CCI) http://www.cciinteractive.com/. Described as a
“platform that delivers Knowledge and Product Awareness solutions ranging from
full global training and certification programs to new product introductions and richmedia lead generation services”. Based in Toronto, Canada.
CD2TM Learning (CD2 Learning) http://www.cd2learning.com. A complete, cloudbased solution with LMS, CMS, built-in content authoring tools, mobile capability,
gamification, and social collaboration capabilities.
CDSM Thinqi – Learner Engagement Platform (CDSM Interactive Solutions
Ltd.) https://www.cdsm.co.uk/solutions/thinqi-learning-platform/. Described as a
blended learning platform, it includes classroom scheduling, mobile capability,
social tools, authoring, assessment, and a digital content repository. Based in the
UK. The company also offers design and consultation services for both education
and corporate clients.
Certification Partners Learning Management System (Certification Partners,
LLC.) http://www.certification-partners.com/. A scalable, AICC and SCORM
compliant LMS with assessments and surveys. Also provide consultation for
certification development.
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http://www.ceu360.com/. Emphasis on healthcare with team networking and
compliance management. Also offer online courses for Physical Therapy,
Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Massage Therapy, Speech-Language
Pathology and others.
CGS Learning Management System (Computer Generated Solutions, Inc.)
http://www.cgsinc.com/. Includes support for instructor-led classes – both online
and offline, course development using a rapid eLearning tool – i-Plus Creator,
content management and assessment tools. The company also offers consulting
and custom content development.
Chronus Learn (Chronus Corporation) http://chronus.com/. Not exactly an LMS
but designed to complement LMS by capturing informal, experiential learning. Also
offer coaching and mentoring tools.
CiNow (CiNet) http://www.criticalinfonet.com/. An elearning portal and
administration system focused on public safety, healthcare and industrial
operations. They also offer courseware in these areas.
Circle Learning Management System (Trismax Inc.)
http://enterprise.circlelms.com/. A cloud-based LMS that manages both classroom
and online learning. Includes personalized learning, compliance, certification and
curriculum management. Formerly known as Buaus LMS.
Circulus Education CirculateRTO (Circulus Education) http://circulus.com.au/.
An LMS built specifically for the vocational education and training market in
Australia. Tracks the compliance-heavy process of Registered Training
Organisations. Includes a virtual learning environment and an automated workflow
management system and integrates easily with SIS. They also offer custom
elearning development.
Cirrus Learning Management System (LMS) (Cirrus e-learning, a division of
MKC Training Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of MidKent College)
http://www.cirruselearning.com/. New in 2013. A cloud-based system built on
Drupal. They also offer custom content development.
Cisco Collaborative Knowledge (Cisco, Inc.)
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/cloud-systems-management/collaborativeknowledge/index.html. New in 2015. A “digital workplace”, mobile-first platform that
is a combination of LMS and social collaboration tools including mentoring, an
expert search tool, knowledge capture, WebEx, and Jabber.
City & Guilds Kineo (Kineo.com) http://www.kineo.com/. Based in the UK.
Primarily a custom developer. They offer the Totara LMS which is a custom
distribution of Moodle for the corporate sector as well as authoring tools like
Articulate, Captivate, Atlantic Link (Assima) and Mohive. They are also developing
Adapt – a multi-device (HTML5) eLearning authoring framework that will be
offered as open source. City & Guilds (a vocational education company)
http://www.cityandguilds.com/ purchased Kineo in late 2012. In 2015, they
announced Pivot Managed Learning Services https://cgkpivot.com/ that
combines LMS, e-portfolio and MIS on a single platform. As of May 2015, little
information about it is available on the website.
Clarity LiMe (Clarity.ca Inc.) http://www.clarity.ca/. Based in Calgary, Alberta.
Claromentis Learning Management System (Claromentis)
http://www.claromentis.com/. The LMS is part of Claromentis’ Intranet Platform
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that includes business, collaborative and social functionality. The LMS is also
offered as a standalone.
classroom24-7 Learning Management System http://www.classroom247.com/learning-management-system/. A customizable system that includes video
storage and streaming, eCommerce and marketing features. Oriented to
continuing education, associations, certificate programs, professional education,
and workforce training. Also offer consultation, custom development, marketing
and media production services. Purchased by Rizk Ventures, LLC in 2015.
ClearPoint Knowledge2People (KP) (ClearPoint)
http://www.clearpointlearning.com/, http://www.knowledge2people.com/. A hosted,
social learning portal for health education. Also offer ComCoach – a desktop
simulation tool and mLearning strategy development.
Clever Course http://bit.ly/1En3Xl2. An LMS theme for Wordpress. Available at
http://themeforest.net/.
CloodOn (CloodOn Learning Pvt Ltd.) https://www.cloodon.com/. A simple,
customizable, cloud-based, mobile friendly LMS that includes assessments,
branding, eCommerce, social apps and an offline player. Based in India.
CM Group Agylia (CM Group Ltd.) https://www.agylia.com/. Based in the UK,
Agylia is a cloud-based LMS for eLearning formerly known as Luminosity. It is a
top-rated extended enterprise LMS that is mobile friendly and includes authoring
tools, and gamification features and is Experience API compliant. They also
offered Luminosity Studio for authoring, Luminosity LightShow for screen capture
simulations and Luminosity Motion – a mobile learning platform but these no
longer appear on the website so they may have been discontinued. They also offer
consultation, course creation and technical services.
CMOOR Sutra Learning Management System (The CMOOR Group)
https://www.cmoor.com/. A customizable, multi-lingual LMS for both corporate and
trade association clients with search, eCommerce and assessments. CMOOR also
offers application development, hosting, customization and ongoing support.
Cobent Learning and Compliance Suite (Cobent Group) http://www.cobent.com
Based in the UK. Primarily an LCMS with an emphasis on compliance to
regulatory training, they also offer e-Learning and classroom management.
Cogcentric Fabric (Cogcentric Labs Inc.) http://www.cogcentric.com/. Fabric is a
social LMS with authoring tools. They also offer the onFabric online community of
practice at https://onfabric.net and custom learning content development. Based
at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.
Cogentys Learning Management System (Cogentys) http://www.cogentys.com/.
An SaaS LMS with eCommerce, social networking and course authoring tools.
Coggno LMS (Coggno Inc.) http://www.coggno.com. A pay-per-use, SaaS
system. Also provides a platform for authors of eLearning to market their
materials.
Comentum Learning Management System (Comentum Corp.)
http://www.comentum.com. A customized CMS for eLearning with quizzes,
administration and eCommerce.
Commelius Solutions ALTO Learning Management (Commelius Solutions Ltd. formerly REDTRAY Managed Services Ltd.) http://www.commelius.com/. Offered
in various versions – Online learning management, competency management and
“Training Jungle” (an online portal). Also offer a virtual classroom called
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CloudRooms. Based in the UK. Changed name to Commelius Solutions Ltd. In
July 2013.
CommPartners Elevate Learning Suite (CommPartners)
http://www.commpartners.com/. Offered primarily to associations. Also offer Event
Producer and Live Learning Center - proprietary webcast and webinar platforms
for online conferences, hybrid events or virtual classrooms.
Concept Formula eDucLearning (Concept Formula Inc.)
http://www.conceptformula.com/. Also offer custom course development. Based in
Rimouski, Quebec, Canada.
Configio (Configio – a Sola Dei Gloria Company) http://configio.com/. A corporate
LMS formerly My Custom Event. Has features of content (CMS) and relationship
management (CRM). Includes event management, classroom based course
registration, tests, e-Commerce, content builder for web pages and news reports
(not really for eLearning) and content management, relationship management,
membership management, email marketing. All features available only in the
higher priced implementations. Not SCORM compliant, no discussion groups.
Contendo Training Management System (Contendo Training Solutions)
http://contendo.ca/. A customizable LMS. Also offer other HR management
solutions, safety training courses and custom development. Based in Halifax, Nova
Scotia.
Content Raven Enterprise Learning Experience Platform (Content Raven)
http://www.contentraven.com/. Described as a complete enterprise solution for
learning and content management, it extends to customer education, sales training
and field service training. It includes content curation, learning paths, personalized
learning, video management, eCommerce, mobile access, search and social tools,
and API integration.
Convergence Server Learning Management System (Convergence Training)
http://www.convergencetraining.com/. Provided in various versions – Convergence
Training Viewer for small business, a hosted version – Convergence Web Express,
Convergence Server Enterprise for large business, and Scout for mobile learning.
Also offer courses for industrial health and safety.
Conzentrate Learning Central (Conzentrate) http://www.conzentrate.com/. Based
in Denmark. Also offer Conzentrate Learning Arena – an LCMS.
Cordelta Capabiliti LMS (Cordelta Pty Ltd.) http://www.capabiliti.com.au/. Based
in Australia. Both eLearning and classroom courses. Includes eCommerce.
CoreAchieve (CorePartners, Inc.) http://coreachieve.com/. A course and content
management tool with gamification, responsive design, eCommerce, and
communications.
Core Competency LMS (Core Competency Sevices & Training Pvt. Ltd.)
http://corecompetency.net/ITSoft/LearningManagement.aspx. A SCORM 1.2
compatible LMS developed in Microsoft DoT Net technology. Core Competency is
an IT services company based in India.
Core Learning Services LMS (Core Learning Services Ltd.)
http://www.corelearningservices.net/. A customizable LMS. Based in the UK.
Cornerstone Growth Edition (Cornerstone OnDemand Inc.)
https://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/growth-edition. A performance
management system including an LMS for companies with up to 400 employees.
Also offer Cornerstone Learning and Unified Talent Management for larger
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organizations and Cornerstone Content Anytime.
Cornerstone Learning (Cornerstone OnDemand Inc.)
http://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/. Part of a complete SaaS talent
management suite called Unified Talent Management. Includes social learning, an
LCMS and mobile access in several versions including Cornerstone for Salesforce
and Cornerstone Growth Edition (includes an LMS for up to 400 employees). In
2017, Cornerstone Content Anytime was introduced – 4000+ video and mobile
courses on a wide range of topics.
CourseAvenue Deliver (CourseAvenue Inc.)
http://www.courseavenue.com/studio.aspx. A lightweight platform for managing
online training. They also offer CourseAvenue Studio for authoring and
CourseAvenue Analyze for reporting.
Coursebase (Coursebase, Inc.) https://coursebase.co/. A platform for managing
courses and instructor-learner communication. It is unclear if it does eLearning.
Marketed to both corporate and academic organizations. Based in Japan but
available in English.
CourseGenius (Professional Development Online Pty Ltd. dba CourseGenius)
https://coursegenius.com/. A training marketplace for online learning. Includes
eCommerce and responsive multimedia authoring with assessments, certificates
and surveys. Based in Australia.
Coursepath (Viadesk bv) https://www.coursepath.com/. An SaaS LMS that
includes authoring, assessment and eCommerce. Based in the Netherlands.
CoursePeer (CoursePeer Inc.) http://www.coursepeer.com/. A cloud-based
platform that uses three integrated modules: the core suite of tools, a learning
management system, and a collaborative decision-making system. Includes
assessment and video tools. Markets to academia, healthcare and enterprise.
Courseplay (Firstventure Corporation Private Limited) http://courseplay.co/. A
cloud based LMS that accepts all media and proprietary content as well as their
own. SCORM compliant and includes assessments and (apparently) a virtual
classroom. They offer more than 500 business skills courses from partners. Based
in India.
Course-Source LMS (Course-Source Limited, London, UK) http://www.coursesource.net/lms.html. A hosted solution for e-learning only.
Course Toolkit (Psychologist World) http://www.coursetoolkit.com/. A
customizable, co-branded, hosted LMS that includes course creation and
assessment tools and a virtual classroom. Free for trainers and educators. Based
in the UK.
CourseWebs (Case Consulting, LLC) http://coursewebs.com/. A learning content
management system (LCMS) with LMS capabilities. The Instructor's Control Panel
lets instructors create and modify course content, create exams and quizzes,
administer students and their grades, and much more. Marketed to both
companies and education.
COURSMOS (Coursmos.com) http://platform.coursmos.com/. New in Nov. 2015 a free “open education micro-learning platform” with authoring, social, gamification,
branding, and monetization tools for both corporate and education sectors. Also
offer thousands of “micro-courses” on personal development, business skills, and
personal interest.
Create LMS (Create LMS) https://createlms.com/. A mobile-friendly (HTML5) LMS
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that manages all types of training, supports all popular file types, and includes
authoring and e-commerce as well as hiring and onboarding features. Also offer a
catalog of courses on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources and custom
content design. Based in Scotland with offices around the world. Rebranded from
Create eLearning to Create LMS.
CreativeLMS (Creative Learning Systems Ltd.) http://creativelms.net/. A
customizable SaaS/Cloud LMS that includes Moodle course management,
TalkSpark collaboration, Composica authoring and optional access to G Suite
(Google Apps) and web conferencing. Based in the UK with a US office.
Creative Logic eTrainCenter (Creative Logic Solutions, Inc.)
http://www.etraincenter.com. They offer both LMS and LCMS solutions, even free
up to a point.
Create Online Academy (Create Online Academy)
https://www.createonlineacademy.com/. Tools for creation of an online academy.
Includes a hosted LMS, a virtual classroom, test-taking and eCommerce (Paypal).
Based in India.
CrossKnowledge Epistema LMS (CrossKnowledge, France – a Wiley brand)
http://www.crossknowledge.com/. Also offer the Mohive authoring tool and
CrossKnowledge Academy – online courses for training professionals. Purchased
by John Wiley and Sons in 2014.
CU Training TLC LMS (CU Training Inc.) http://www.cutraining.com/. A
customizable LMS built for credit unions. Also offer MENTOR – a course authoring
tool and numerous courses for credit unions. Based in Nanaimo, BC.
CUNA CPDOnline Learning Management System (Credit Union National
Association) http://www.cuna.org/training/lms/lms_start.html. An LMS designed for
Credit Unions. Also offer courses for Credit Unions.
Cyberwisdom wizBank™ e‑Learning Platform (Cyberwisdom)
http://www.cyberwisdom.net/. Also provide a mobile learning tool called wizMobile
as well as custom eLearning and gamification tools. Based in China.
Danish Probe ABC Academy (Danish Probe A/S) http://www.danishprobe.com
Dashe & Thomson UTrain (Dashe & Thomson) http://www.dashe.com/learningtechnologies/utrain-lms/. An LMS that integrates with learning portals and has an
intuitive dashboard. They also offer consulting for other LMS and custom course
creation.
Deemsys Inc. Learning Management System (Deemsys, Inc.)
http://www.deemsysinc.com/learn-manag-system. A simple, scalable, SaaS/Cloud
based LMS. Deemsys, Inc. is an IT development and support company.
DELFI LERSUS MMS (DELFI Software) http://www.lersus.de/content/enu/productn-solutions/lersus-mms/. A basic LMS for eLearning. Based in Germany but
product available in English. Their primary product is LERSUS easyContent – an
authoring tool.
Delta L Training Management System (Delta L Printing & Media Services –a
division of AHG, Inc.) http://www.deltalprinting.com/. This “Training Management
System” is a system for ordering, printing and managing training materials. It is
not a full-featured LMS that tracks student progress.
DeltaNet Astute eLearning Platform (DeltaNet International Limited)
http://www.delta-net.co.uk/astute. Includes multi-tenancy, social learning and
compliance management. Also provide custom eLearning design for compliance
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and health and safety training and a Compliance Suite set of courses. Based in the
UK.
Deltek/HRsmart Learning Management Solution (HRsmart, Inc.)
http://www.hrsmart.com/solutions/learning. Part of a suite of Talent Management
tools. Acquired by Deltek in March 2015 and identified as the Learning
Component of Deltex Talent Management.
demochimp (demochimp) https://www.demochimp.com/. SaaS software that
creates and automates video product and content demos for B2B sales. Demos
can become courses. Mobile friendly. From the originator of Rapid Intake.
Deskera LMS (Deskera) http://www.deskera.com/. The company produces a wide
range of business enterprise software including CRM, ERP, etc. The LMS includes
student management, content management (LCMS) and a virtual classroom. They
market to both corporations and universities.
Develop Learning & Assessment Portal (LAP) (Develop Training Limited)
http://www.developtraining.co.uk/. Uses what they call “Continuous Learning Loop,
a learning cycle focused on pre-course assessment, a blended approach to
training (incorporating classroom teaching, e-learning and practical ‘hands on’
skilling).” Also provide training and assessment consultation.
Dextro Electronic Learning Platform (Dextro, LLC) http://www.dextro.com/.
Focus on the Latin American government market. Widely used in Mexico. Also
offer consultation and training.
Didacte (Didacte) https://www.didacte.com/. A training marketplace with tools for
building a platform for individual or business use and creating courses. Courses
can include media, tests, eCommerce, and certificates. Based in Quebec, Canada.
DigitalChalk Online Training Software (DigitalChalk)
http://www.digitalchalk.com/. An online system for creation and delivery of
eLearning. Includes authoring, video, and tests. Markets to both business and
education.
Digital Defense Learning Management Systems (Digital Defense Incorporated)
http://www.ddifrontline.com/. Two specialized LMS’s are offered - Training,
Education, and Awareness Module™ (TEAM) and Network Security Awareness
Training™ (NSAT). The first addresses security issues for online customers, the
second addresses security issues for employees. Neither is a full-featured LMS
for tracking student progress on eLearning and classroom courses.
Digitec Interactive Knowledge Direct eLearning Platform (Digitec Interactive)
http://kdplatform.com/. An SaaS LMS for associations, medical continuing
education, corporations, etc. that includes Direct-to-Web authoring.
Digits glo™ Learning Platform (Digits Industries Ltd.)
https://www.digits.co.uk/products/glo-lms/. A private cloud, mobile, social LMS that
includes classroom management. Based in the UK.
DiscoverLink Talent (DiscoverLink) http://discoverlink.com/solutions/serve-u/.
Primarily a vendor of eLearning courseware for the hospitality industry.
DiscoverLink Talent is an employee development solution for the hospitality
industry including learning management, performance management, metrics, and
training content into a single, integrated platform. They also offer DiscoverLink
Learning for small chains and independent operators as well as custom
courseware development.
DiscoveryCampus E-learning Management Solution (DiscoveryCampus Inc.)
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http://www.discoverycampus.com/. A hosted system for e-learning. A healthcare
specialist. Also offer online courses for healthcare. Based in Toronto.
DLC Solutions EthosCE Learning Management System (DLC Solutions, LLC)
http://www.ethosce.com/. Designed for continuing education with a niche in
medicine.
Docebo Learn LMS (Docebo S.p.A.) http://www.docebo.com/. An SaaS/cloud
based LMS that includes mobile learning, gamification, a course marketplace and
SCORM/Tin Can API support. At one time it was open source but is no longer
offered as such. While it used to be offered to education, it is primarily focused on
the corporate sector now. It is now integrated with WordPress and Salesforce and
has an open source plug-in to integrate any Joomla CMS website with the Docebo
platform. Also offer Coach & Share – a coaching/mentoring system and Docebo
Perform – a skills management system. Based in Italy and Dubai.
Dokeos Learning Suite (Dokeos) http://www.dokeos.com. Based in Belgium,
Dokeos is an open source (based on Drupal) e-learning and course management
web application translated in 34 languages. It is available in standard and PRO
versions.
DOTS (Dynamic Online Training System) LMS and Talent Solution (DOTS
Talent Solutions Pty Ltd) http://www.dotstalentsolutions.com. Offer two versions –
DTS Max LMS and DOTS Fastrack LMS (form small to medium business). Based
in Australia. Also offer consulting and custom development.
DSRC KlassAkt (DSRC) http://www.dsrc.com/. A software suite that includes
content creation, automatic live classroom capture, content hosting and a learning
management platform marketed to both education and the corporate market.
Based in India.
DrugDev Spark™ (DrugDev, Inc.) https://www.drugdev.com/solutions/lms/.
DrugDev Spark™ is a suite of administrative tools for the management of clinical
trials. It includes an LMS for multimedia education, compliance reporting,
interactive understanding assessments, completion certificates and expiration
tracking.
DuPont™ eLearning Suite (DuPont Sustainable Solutions, formerly Coastal
Training Technologies Corp) http://www.training.dupont.com/. Primarily a supplier
of generic business courseware, the eLearning Suite includes an LMS, an
authoring tool, and courseware. They also offer a video streaming tool for mobile
devices called CoastalFlix™, an Assessment Builder, and consultation and custom
course development services.
DynDevice (Mega Italia Media Srl) https://www.dyndevice.com/en/. An LMS/LCMS
for e-learning, classroom and blended learning that includes training management,
SCORM course distribution, course creation, HR management, eCommerce and
company intranet enhancements. Based in Italy.
EBE Technologies Learning Management (EBE Technologies)
http://www.ebetechnologies.com/. A system developed to support the trucking and
logistics industry. They also offer a wide range of enterprise software including
financials, safety and recruiting.
Ecampus LMS (Ecampus Systems Pty Ltd) http://www.ecampus.com.au/. Based
in Australia. Includes some authoring capability. They also offer Ecampus Author
and custom courseware design. There are several ECampus brands of which this
is one.
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LMS with course creation tools including assessments. Also offer the course
authoring tool as a separate product. Based in Australia.
EcoLogic Systems SMART Training Management Software System (EcoLogic
Systems) http://www.ecologicsystems.com/. Oriented to regulatory compliance.
eCom Scotland eNet Learn (eCom Scotland Ltd.) http://www.ecomscotland.com/
or http://enetlearn.com/. Includes content management features. Also offer an
authoring tool eNetAuthor and an assessment tool called eNet Assess.
eCornell EDUCE Enterprise Learning Platform (eCornell, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Cornell University) http://educe.ecornell.com/. The delivery system
for eCornell’s many online courses. Focuses on social learning. Also offered for
educational and corporate use. Very hard to find information about the learning
platform on the website.
eCreators Learnbook (eCreators PTY LTD.) https://ecreators.com.au/. eCreators
is a Moodle partner and host. They have created Learnbook by building additional
functionality into Moodle. They also offer some generic courseware and custom
development. Based in Australia.
Ed (Creative Licence Digital) http://www.edapp.com/. A mobile LMS with authoring
and gamification. Based in Australia.
Edcast Knowedge Networks (EdCast, Inc.) https://www.edcast.com/. Began as a
social learning network and has added features that make it a full LMS (they call it
a knowledge network) to provide social, mobile and cloud-base informal learning.
Provides daily curated & contextual bite-size insights (SmartBitesTM) with live
access to influencers and subject matter experts. Includes the aggregation of
learning content, a course creation tool, a machine learning curation engine and an
AI based targeting engine.
Edcomm Banker’s Academy Learning Link (The Edcomm Group)
http://www.bankersacademy.com/wt/LearningLink/index.html. They offer the LMS
and a course library to the financial industry.
edloom.io (edloomio) https://edloom.io/. A simple, cloud-based LMS that includes
performance/talent management, an authoring tool, certificates, branding, and is
SCORM/xAPI compatible. Based in Netherlands.
Edmego Learning LMS (Edmego Learning) http://edmegolearning.com/. A simple
SCORM/AICC conformant LMS that includes course authoring and a document
storehouse. They also offer a course marketplace with an emphasis on workplace
skills and where people can add their own courses.
e-doceo elearning manager (e-doceo) http://www.e-doceo.net/. A hosted LMS.
Based in France, website is available in English and other languages. They also
offer an LCMS, elearning live – a virtual classroom, and authoring tools.
elearning suite includes all of the tools.
Edtrin (Edtrin Group Limited) http://edtrin.com/. A personalized learning platform
for schools, colleges and businesses. Uses immersive and visual learning through
animated demonstrations and game-based environments. Claims to be disruptive
but website is vague about what they actually do. Originally from Australia,
headquartered In Singapore. New in 2014.
EduBrite (EduBrite Systems Inc.) http://www.edubrite.com/. A social collaborative
learning system with course management features. Includes authoring and has a
mobile app for iPads. Marketed to both corporate and education clients. Available
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in two editions – the Personal Edition that is free for individual trainers, educators
or team leads and managers in organizations and the Business Edition for which
there are charges.
Educacorp LMS (Educacorp S.A de C.V.) http://www.educacorp.com/. Based in
Spain. The website is in Spanish. Also offer finance courses.
Educadium EasyCampus (Educadium) http://www.educadium.com/ or
http://www.easycampuslearn.com/ (the site for learning the system). SCORM
conformant, cloud-based LMS that includes authoring. The Express Version is
free for up to 25 users. Marketed to companies and non-profits.
EduLMS Learning Management System (Chimpstudio)
http://themeforest.net/item/edulms-wp-learning-management-systemtheme/9443786. A Wordpress theme. Can create an unlimited number of courses,
lessons, and lesson topics as well as create a quiz, set a passing criterion (score),
upload a lesson, and ask users to upload assignments. Based in the UK.
EduMe (EduMe) https://www.edume.com/. An LMS focused on mobile learning.
Includes authoring, communication tools and API’s for integration. Based in the
UK.
EDUonGo (EDUonGo, Inc.) http://eduongo.com/. A customizable, mobile-friendly
LMS with authoring tools and eCommerce that allows cutomers to sell courses
online. Includes a virtual classroom. Has versions for both education and corporate
use.
Edu-Performance TACTIC! LMS (Edu-Performance, a Parta Sustainable
Solutions Company) http://www.tacticsoftware.com/english/tactic_lms_index.html.
Also offer TACTIC! Editor – a course authoring tool and a catalog of nearly 1000
office automation courses. Based in Quebec, Canada.
Eduson (EDUSON) https://www.eduson.tv/. A cloud-based LMS with a course
editor, a competency assessment tool and a library of more than 1000 video-based
courses on business skills. Based in Russia.
Edvance360 LMS (Edvance360) http://www.edvance360.com/. Provides
enterprise LMS to all types of learning institutions and corporations. Includes
social networking. Formerly Scholar360.
Effectus LMS (CommLab India) https://www.effectuslms.com/. A learner-first LMS
with mobile and offline access, gamification and social tools. CommLab India also
offers custom development. Based in India.
ej4 Thinkzoom http://ej4.com/. A customizable “knowledge sharing” platform with
social and authoring tools including video recroding. ej4 also offer custom course
development and off the shelf sales, communications, and business skills video
training. Represented in the UK by Learning Light.
e-Learning Consulting LMS (e-Learning Consulting) http://www.elearningconsulting.com. An inexpensive SCORM conformant LMS for e-learning
only. Also offer the e-Learning Authoring Tool.
e-learning WMB Open Elms e-LMS (e-learning WMB) http://www.elearningwmb.co.uk. The company is primarily a custom developer of e-learning
courses. They also provide a free, open source LMS combined with a content
management system and course authoring.
ElearningForce LMS365 (Elearningforce Inc.) http://www.elearningforce.com/. An
LMS and LCMS based on Microsoft SharePoint and closely integrated with Office
365. Includes course authoring with quizzes, classroom course management,
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eLearningZoom All-in-1 LMS Software (eLearningZoom)
http://www.elearningzoom.com/. Also offer email integration, a web conferencing
tool, single sign-on, some talent management features, and a social learning suite.
Elmstone Learnbubble VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) (Elmstone Systems
Limited). http://www.learnbubble.com/. A cloud-based solution. Includes a course
and assessment builder. Based in the UK.
eLogic Learning eSSential LMS (eLogic Learning)
http://www.elogiclearning.com/. Has integrated a Tin Can API conformant LRS. An
emphasis on continuing education. Also offer off-the shelf courseware and custom
development.
eloomi (eloomi) https://eloomi.com/lms/. A simple, cloud based LMS with
authoring, mobile access, social learning, gamification, self-tracking, and
performance management features. Also provide custom content development
services. Based in Denmark.
Elsevier Performance Manager (Elsevier Inc.)
http://www.elsevierperformance.com/. Elsevier (www.elsevier.com) is based in
Amsterdam. Elsevier purchased MC Strategies in 2005. Focuses on the health
care industry. Sherpath is Elsevier's personalized teaching and learning
technology built specifically for nursing and health sciences education.Also offer a
community site for students called Evolve (https://evolve.elsevier.com/).
Elucido Learning & Collaboration System (ELCS) (Elucido Media Networks)
http://www.elucido.com/. Based in Bangalore, India. Also marketed as an
education LMS.
emPower Learning Management System (emPowerbpo)
http://www.empowerbpo.com/. A healthcare specialist. The company also
provides an array of courses including those mandated by government and other
regulatory bodies such as OSHA, HIPAA, Joint Commission and Red Flag Rule.
Empowered (Enthralltech Pvt. Ltd.) http://empoweredlms.com/. A cloud based,
mobile friendly, brandable LMS with gamification and social tools. Based in India
with offices in the US and Oman.
Emerge eLearn (Emerge Learning Services Ltd.) http://www.emergelearn.com/.
An open source, SCORM 1.2 conformant LMS for eLearning only. Includes a
communication tool, reporting and test building. Part of a platform called eCampus
that includes eClass – a virtual classroom and eCafe – a social networking tool.
They also offer an authoring tool and consulting services. Based in India.
emTRAIN LMS (emTRAIN) http://www.emtrain.com/. An SaaS LMS with
emphasis on HR compliance.
Engage LMS (Engage LMS) https://www.engagelms.com.au/. A mobile friendly,
brandable, cloud-based LMS with authoring, assessments, surveys, certificates
and eCommerce. Based in Australia.
Enhance Systems Learning Management System (Enhance Systems Pvt. Ltd.).
http://www.enhancelearning.co.in/. A “low cost” LMS based in India. They also do
customized elearning content development.
EnlightKS ET2 (EnlightKS Ltd.) http://www.enlightks.com/. An adaptive eLearning
and eAssessment platform in the cloud with SCORM conformance. Also offer an
authoring tool called KStutor and KShelper to push training to IT users. Oriented to
business change and IT. Based in the UK.
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Enocta Learning Management System (Enocta) http://www.enocta.com/.
Includes instructor-led classes, authoring, LCMS, an exam engine, eCommerce,
mobile, some third party courseware, etc. Based in Turkey.
Enspark Learning Manangement System (Enspark Interactive)
http://enspark.com/. Also offer a library of business soft skills courses and custom
development.
Enterprise Study Talent Administration System (Enterprise Study Ltd.)
http://www.enterprisestudy.com/. An SaaS system including learning, talent,
performance, and compliance management capabilities. The UK partner of iSpring
for authoring and conform to SCORM 1.2 and Tin Can. The system is mobile
compatible and supports both the purchase and selling of training via an
eCommerce module. Primarily aimed at corporate and public sector organisations.
EntrenarSE (EntrenarSE) https://entrenar.se/. A corporate LMS with assessments.
rewards and tools for presentation creation and social interactions. Includes a
virtual classroom called Symposia.
ENVISAGE Acadis Learning Management System (ENVISAGE Technologies
Corp.) http://web.envisagenow.com/solutions/the-acadis-readiness-suite/learningmanagement-system/. Part of the Acadis Readiness Suite.
Envision Click2Coach and Centricity (Envision Telephony, Inc.)
http://www.envisioninc.com/. Envision offers several platforms focused on
contact/call center training.
eNyota Learning LMS http://enyotalearning.com/. A “no-frills” LMS for eLearning
and mLearning (mobile). Also offer custom design and development. Based in
India.
Enzumo LMS (Enzumo Ltd.) https://www.enzumo.com/. Enzumo is a financial
services consultancy, an XPLAN customizer and training provider. The LMS is a
cloud-based, customizable solution. Based in Australia.
ePath Learning ASAP (ePath Learning Inc.) http://www.epathlearning.com An
on-demand combined LMS/LCMS.
Epazz BoxesOS My Courses (Epazz, Inc.)
http://www.epazzinc.com/Solutions/LearningManagementSystem.aspx. Epazz is a
general web application development company based in Chicago. BoxesOS is a
web content management system that includes this LMS with authoring tools.
They also offer custom course development.
ePercipio eLearning Platform (ePercipio - a division of the Shari Levitin Group,
Inc.(SLG) http://www.epercipio.com/. A suite with three functions - Course Builder,
Testing and Gap Analysis, and eCommunity Interface.
Epicor Education/Knowledge Mentor (Epicor Software Corporation)
http://www.epicor.com. Epicor is a well-known Enterprise Resource System (ERP)
that, like SAP and Oracle, offers an LMS module.
Epignosis eFrontPro (Epignosis Ltd.) http://www.efrontlearning.com/. Built on
open source software but not free, it is an enterprise customizable learning and
talent development platform that can be self-hosted or cloud-based. It includes
eCommerce and access to courses through OpenSesame. Based in Greece.
They also offer TalentLMS http://talentlms.com/ a cloud-based learning platform for
small and medium organizations.
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a “website that you can use to showcase your online course offerings”, it is a
customizable, brandable platform that includes authoring and virtual classroom
features via several partnership arrangements. They also offer consultation
services.
EssentialSkillz O-LAS LMS (EssentialSkillz, UK) http://www.essentialskillz.com/.
A health and safety compliance management system which combines the
functionality of an LMS, a risk assessment system, O-LAS Author - a content
development tool and O-LAS Assess - an online testing tool. They also offer
health and safety courses. Based in Ireland with offices in the U.S.
Euphoria Thinkpass Learning Platform (Euphoria Workforce Solutions)
http://www.euphoriaworkforce.com/. Based in Toronto.
Everwise Enterprise Social Learning Platform (Everwise)
https://www.geteverwise.com/platform. Cloud-based platform. Includes mentoring,
coaching, peer groups, assessments, goal setting (Everwise Competency Map™),
single sign on (SSO), and API integrations. Also provide custom solutions to
address common management problems including onboarding and change.
Evolutra EduZone (Evolutra Global Corporation) http://www.evolutra.com/.
EduZone is a combined LMS and LCMS. They also provide a web content
management system and custom course creation. Offices in Montreal and Ottawa.
Evolve Learner Manager and Classroom Manager (Evolve e-Learning
Solutions) http://www.evolveelearning.com/. A web-based LMS. Included is
Course Authoring/Management System (CA/MS) for e-Learning course
development, Swift Presenter for PowerPoint conversion, and a library of
compliance courses.
Excel-soft SARAS Learning Management System (Excel-soft Technologies Pvt.
Ltd.) http://www.excelindia.com/ Based in India. A corporate version of the SARAS
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). They also offer the SARAS Assessment
Management System.
Expert Data Solutions LMS (Expert Data Solutions, Inc.)
http://www.expdatasol.com/content/learning-management-system.aspx. An
eLearning LMS offered to businesses and schools. Includes eCommerce.
ExpertusONE Cloud LMS (Expertus, Inc.) http://www.expertus.com/. A cloud LMS
with a full range of LMS delivery & support services including the ExpertusONE
mobile app, built-in virtual meetings, gamification, an on-demand reporting tool &
ExpertusONE for Salesforce.com.
Exponential Impact LMS (Drake International) http://www.exponentialimpact.com/solutions/learning-management.aspx. Includes compliance
management, live event scheduling, and assessments. Also offer HR, payroll,
talent management and authoring tools from Lectora.
eXstream Solutions OpenLearn Administrator (eXstream Solutions)
http://www.exstreamsolutions.com/. They are a video collaboration specialist. Also
offer Open Learn – a virtual classroom and Open Learn Producer – an authoring
tool.
EZ LCMS (EZ LCMS) http://www.ezlcms.com. Offer LMS capability, authoring,
courses, and a PowerPoint conversion plug-in.
Fairsail (Fairsail) http://www.fairsail.com/. An HR and talent management solution
including LMS (but it is hard to find the specific LMS functions on the website).
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Firm CPE Center (CPE Link) http://www.cpelink.com. Online management tool for
accounting courses. Compliance management and courses also offered.
Firmwater LMS (Firmwater Inc.) http://www.firmwater.com. A hosted system for
training providers and publishers. Based in Toronto.
FISDAP Skills Tracker (FISDAP) http://www.fisdap.net/. Tools specifically for
EMS/Paramedical training. Also offer Scheduler for student internship schedules,
Testing – a battery of tests, Study Tools – practice exams, and Preceptor Training
for mentor training.
Fivel (Fivel Systems Corporation) http://fivel.ca/. A mobile-friendly, cloud-based
platform that emphasizes learning retention with a sequenced delivery of practice
exercises, gamification, and rewards. Also provide change management tools and
custom content development. Based in Ontario, Canada.
Flex Databases Learning Management System (Flex Databases)
http://www.flexdatabases.com. One component of a complete HR/training system.
Based in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Forma LMS http://www.formalms.org/. An open-source, web-based elearning
platform used to manage and deliver online training courses. It is focused on
corporate training needs, rather than on academic needs and evolved from
Docebo Open Source.
Four Rivers Learning Center (Four Rivers Software Systems, Inc.)
http://www.frsoft.com/. An LMS offered as a module of a maintenance
management system called TMS OnLine or OnSite primarily to support the TMS
system itself.
Fronter Open Learning Platform (Fronter, Norway)
http://www.itslearning.eu/fronter. Primarily an education LMS/LCMS. The
company was purchased by Pearson Education in 2009 and then by itslearning in
2015. The Fronter product is still available.
Frontline TrainingMine LMS (Frontline Data Solutions, Inc.)
http://www.fldata.com/ for oil, gas, chemical industries and compliance-oriented
organizations. Also has a library/database repository for content.
FTS Equus Suite (FTS Solutions Inc.) http://www.ftssol.com. For learning and
compliance management.
Fulcrum Personalized Adaptive Learning and Predictive Analytics (PALPA™)
Platform (Fulcrum Labs) http://www.the-fulcrum.com/. A personalized, adaptive
platform that is competency-based and learner-centric with premium content,
optimal challenges and instant feedback. Includes learner analytics. It is described
as a complementary learning tool that can work with other LMSs. Also offer some
generic courses.
Full Partner Learning Management System (Full Partner, LLC.)
http://www.fullpartner.com/. Part of a suite of marketing and communications tools
including customer relationship management, a learning management system, an
advanced content management system as well as ecommerce, email marketing,
event management, membership coordination and affiliate marketing. Formerly
known as Synduit.
Fuse (Fuse Universal) http://www.fuseuniversal.com/. A social, mobile learning
platform. Not a classic LMS. Building a next generation video platform that
publishes, curates, and manages video content. Also, offer custom eLearning
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design and consultation. Based in the UK.
Future LMS (Future Learning Systems Ltd.)
http://www.futurelearningsystems.co.uk/. A fully customizable LMS. Also offer
generic business skills courseware and custom course development. Based in the
UK.
Gambassa LMS (Gambassa) http://www.gambassa.com. Primarily offered for
schools, it is also available for smaller enterprises. Gambassa is free to use for
educators and students. Being acquired by Greenwood Hall in 2015.
G-Cube Solutions WiZDOM Learning Management System (G-Cube Solutions)
http://www.gc-solutions.net Based in India. There are several LMS called Wizdom.
This is one of two from India. It includes an assessment engine, and a social
learning platform. The company also provides consultation and custom course
development.
Geenio (Geenio Ltd.) https://geen.io/. A “next generation”, HTML5, cloud-based
complete learning cycle learning system that includes authoring, assessment, and
mobile capabilities.
Geenius (GEENIUS Inc.) http://www.geenius.com/. A “knowledge networking”
platform that includes social learning, communities of practice, knowledge
management, LMS, and authoring tools.
Geometrix GeoTalent (GeoMetrix Data Systems Inc.) http://www.geotalent.com/.
GeoTalent is a talent management system that includes the LMS formerly known
as Training Partner. Introduced in 1992, it was one of the first LMS. Customizable.
Based in Victoria, BC.
Glad Solutions Cognito365 (GLAD Solutions Limited) http://gladsolutions.co.uk/. A
cloud-based, Tin Can (xAPI) compatible, brandable LMS with certification,
gamification, eCommerce and a course builder as optional add-ons. The company
also offers the Cornerstone OnDemand LMS and consultation services. Based in
the UK.
Global Learning Systems (GLS) KeyStone OnDemand (Global Learning
Systems) http://www.globallearningsystems.com/. A hosted learning portal that can
be integrated with other LMS. GLS is a provider of custom and generic eLearning
on topics like security, ethics, Six Sigma, etc.
Global Vision Technologies OmniTrackPlus (Global Vision Technologies)
http://www.omnitrackplus.com Includes rapid authoring, test and survey tools.
go1 LMS (GO1) http://go1.com/. A cloud-based, mobile friendly LMS with API's for
integration. Includes eCommerce and Tin Can conformance. Also offer a
marketplace with over 100,000 courses. Formerly Aduro. Based in Australia.
GoConqr (Examtime Limited, trading as GoConqr) https://www.goconqr.com/. A
social learning platform with learning tools that can be used as a full LMS. Includes
mind maps, flashcards, quizzes, notes, a study planner, a resources library,
flowcharts, group interactions, and course authoring. Marketed to both education
and the corporate market. Based in Ireland.
GP Strategies GPiLearn (GP Strategies Corporation)
https://www.gpilearnconnect.com/. The platform used to deliver GP Strategies
courses with a newly developed online simulator application and is apparently
based on Oracle iLearning. It is unclear if it is available as a separate product.
Acquired Prospero Learning Solutions in June 2013.
Grace Hill Vision LMS (Grace Hill, Inc.) http://www.gracehill.com/. Includes
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eLearning and classroom based learning and assessments. Serving the
multifamily dwelling industry. Also offer a catalog of courses. Based in Ireland.
Purchased the Leasehawk Wings LMS and The Training Factor in Nov. 2014.
Grace Hill is owned by the Riverside Company.
Grade LUVIT (Grade is a division of Avensia Innovation AB)
http://www.grade.com. Based in Sweden, the website is in Swedish with a call out
to Google for translation. Also provide authoring and assessment tools.
Grasplink Learning Management System (Viaro Networks Inc.)
http://www.grasplink.com/. An online LMS for eLearning. Includes course creation
and assessment tools.
Group Learner (Group Learner Ltd.) http://www.grouplearner.com/. Based in the
UK. An LMS for organizations with an hourly paid workforce such as those in the
Food Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Recruitment Industry and the Hospitality
Industry. Also offer a wide range of courseware.
Grovo Platform http://www.grovo.com/. Primarily a vendor of a training library of
4,500+ videos and assessments covering 130 Internet tools, cloud services, and
professional topics. Grovo Platform includes course authoring and is SCORM and
Tin Can/xAPI compliant. It is possible to upload proprietary material and use it as
the only LMS platform for your company. Grovo has added the RESTful API, live
events (classroom) scheduling, and Powers – detailed user permissions.
GROW Learning Management System (GROW) http://www.growlearning.com/.
A cloud-based, customizable, complete training platform for the multifamily housing
industry. Comes complete with a library of courses that use “tidbits” (bite
size/microlearning).
Growth Engineering The Academy LMS (Growth Engineering)
http://www.growthengineering.co.uk/. A customizable LMS that includes
collaboration, gamification and classroom course scheduling. Also offer a gamebased eLearning authoring tool called Genie and The Knowledge Arcade Mobile
App as well as sales and management content under the brand “GETV” and
custom course development. Based in the UK.
GuiWeb Event Registrar (Gui Productions, Inc. & GuiWeb.com)
http://www.guiweb.com/. An inexpensive, hosted LMS with ebusiness features for
both schools and companies.
Guru http://goo.gl/B4D7z8. A learning management theme for Wordpress Available
at http://themeforest.net/.
GyrusAim LMS (Gyrus Systems) http://www.gyrus.com. One of the original LMS
vendors, Gyrus has been in business for more than 25 years. GyrusAim is
described as an affordable learning, training, compliance, competency, and
performance management system. It is SCORM, AICC, and Tin Can conformant.
Includes MobileAim for mobile access and eCommerce. Also offers Training
Wizard for eLearning and Vado courseware.
Halogen eLearning Manager (http://www.halogensoftware.com/.) Part of the
TalentSpace talent management system including appraisal, compensation,
succession and 360° feedback tools. Despite the name, it also handles classroom
based training. Based in Ottawa. Purchased by Saba in 2017.
HandyTrain (HandyTrain) https://handytrain.com/. A mobile training platform with
authoring, quizzes and metrics. Based in India.
HCCS Healthcare Learning Platform (HLP) and SimPl (Health Care Compliance
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Strategies, Inc.) http://www.hccs.com/ Healthcare specialist. Also offer courses. In
Nov. 2010 they announced SimPL - The Simple Platform for Learning - a low-cost
hosted Learning Management System for delivering internally developed and
vendor provided online training, distance learning and eLearning content.
Classroom management features were added to SimPl in June, 2011.
HealthcareSource NetLearning LMS (HealthcareSource)
http://www.healthcaresource.com/products/netlearning.html. HealthcareSource is
a talent management supplier for the healthcare industry. They acquired
NetLearning from Cengage in 2012. Although the LMS is offered to healthcare
organizations, it has features that are more widely applicable. They also offer a
library of healthcare eLearning courses that can be accessed from other LMS’s.
HealthStream Learning Center (HealthStream, Inc.)
http://www.healthstream.com/products/learning/learning-center. Healthcare
specialist. Also offer HealthStream Express for organizations with fewer than 500
FTE’s, CE Center for continuing education of nurses and doctors, Team Authoring
and a health care course catalog.
HigherL Learning Management System (HigherL, LLC) http://www.higherl.com/.
A web-based system that includes assessments, content management,
communication tools, and a gradebook. Primarily for education, it is also marketed
to corporations.
Hire-Intelligence eLearn Now Learning Management System (Hire-Intelligence)
http://www.hire-intelligence.com/learning-management/. A SCORM conformant
LMS for eLearning that can be hosted internally or externally.
Homuork MOOC Platform (Homuork) http://www.homuork.com/. Homuork
designs and develops MOOC-based courses for companies. They have developed
their own platform but it is not clear if it is available separately. Based in Spain.
Hughes Learning Portal (Hughes Network Systems LLC)
http://business.hughes.com/enterprise/products/portal. Formerly Pointecast.
Includes SCORM, classroom training, assessments and Webex integration. Also
offer Presenter (a MS Office to Flash converter tool) and Media Training (A
hardware/software solution to deploy video training from one location to remote
sites.)
HyperMethod elearning Server (HyperMethod IBS) http://eng.learnware.ru/.
Marketed both to companies and educational institutions, eLearning Server is for
distance education. HyperMethod IBS is a large Russian IT services company
which purchased Learnware in March, 2008. They also offer assessment tools, an
LCMS called eLearning CMS, a student information system (SIS), and an
authoring tool called eAuthor CBT.
IBI Platform (IBI – International Bilingual Institute) http://ibi-global.com/. Marketed
to both high schools and businesses, the platform includes authoring, social tools,
a gradebook, gamification, and a built-in shopping cart, with a virtual classroom
integration. Also provide online courses for English and business skills as well as
custom course development. Based in Australia.
IBM Kenexa LMS on Cloud (IBM) http://www03.ibm.com/software/products/en/ibm-kenexa-lms-on-cloud. Includes a social
platform and advanced analytics capabilities. Also offer IBM Kenexa LCMS
Premier and IBM Social Learning. Kenexa purchased Outstart in 2012 and then
Kenexa was purchased by IBM. In 2015, SAP and IBM plan to integrate their
Talent Mangement Systems linking Kenexa with Success Factors.
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SCORM compliant LMS with WebEx integration for management of eLearning,
instructor-led courses, webinars, meetings, communities of practice, and content.
Includes assessments and has mobile device capability. 20 modules are included
for customization. Serves associations, non-profits, government and healthcare.
ICS Learning Groups Asentia LMS (ICS Learning Group)
http://www.asentialms.com. New in 2016, Asentia is a cloud-based, mobileresponsive enterprise solution that combines social eLearning, classroom, and
virtual learning with a user-friendly interface.
ICS Learning Group’s InquisiqR3 LMS (ICS Learning Group)
http://www.icslearninggroup.com and http://www.inquisiqR3.com. A “lite LMS” - an
affordable, SCORM LMS available with no set-up fees as a monthly cloud-based
license, or a one-time unlimited-user hosted license. Can be used to manage live
events including classroom instruction as well as e-learning. The company also
offers custom course development. In 2016, they introduced their enterprise LMS
called Asentia (see above).
idea Learning Management System (LMS) (IDEA E-Learning Solutions)
http://www.ideaelearning.com/. Based in Istanbul. Also offer a Learning Content
Management System, a Measurement and Evaluation System and course
authoring tools. Website is mostly in Turkish.
ImagineVLE (ImagineVLE, LLC.) http://imaginevle.com/. A simple cloud-based
training platform with real time reporting.
IMC Learning Suite (imc AG) http://www.im-c.com/ An SaaS LMS (formerly CLIX)
based in Germany with an office in Australia. Also offer Content Studio - an
authoring tool (formerly POWERTRAINER and Lecturnity), Talent Suite,
Compliance Suite and custom development of eLearning.
Impelsys KnowledgePlatform (Implesys) http://www.impelsys.com/. A
customizable, branded, standards conformant, multimedia capable platform. Also
offer ipublish central - an ebook delivery platform and a wide range of technology
and learning services including custom course development.
inContact eLearning (inContact, Inc.) http://www.incontact.com/. Designed for
call center training.
Indecomm Yellow Platter LMS (Indecomm Global Services)
http://www.indecomm.net/learning_management_system.aspx. Based in India.
Indecomm purchased Brainvisa in 2007 and Yellow Platter replaces Brainvisa
bvLMS. Also still offer the RapideL authoring tool, WOW! Portals and custom
courseware development.
Infinit-i Solutions LMS/Online Content Delivery Platform (Vertical Alliance
Group, Inc.) http://www.infinitisolutions.ca/. An LMS and communication platform
specifically for trucking companies. Based in Ottawa, Canada with offices in the
U.S.
InfoPro Learning GnosisConnect LMS (InfoPro Learning, Inc.)
http://www.infoprolearning.com/. A highly rated, customizable LMS. Also offer
GnosisConnect Collaborate and Mobile, consulting and custom development
Based in India with worldwide offices.
Infor Learning Management (Infor) http://www.infor.com/productsummary/hcm/learning-management/. Formerly Certpoint and SSA Global. Infor
purchased SSA Global in 2006 and Certpoint in 2013. The product is part of a
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human capital management suite and includes learning management, learning
content management, content creation, a web portal and other tools.
InformaOne LMS (Informa Systems, Inc) http://www.informasystems.com A
hosted solution that includes an LMS, an authoring tool and courses specifically for
law enforcement agencies.
Informetica Learning Management System (Informetica Corporate Online
Training Systems, a Division of Sencia Canada Limited)
http://www.informetica.com. Includes LCMS with an emphasis on health and
safety management with compliance tracking and certification, course creation and
testing capability. Based in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Inmarkets Skillcast Portal (Inmarkets International Ltd.)
http://www.inmarkets.com/skillcast-learning-cloud.html. A cloud-based system for
e-learning. Also offer Skillcast Author.
Innova Hosting (Innova Learning, Inc) http://www.innova-learn.com/. An SaaS
LMS that includes both eLearning and classroom course management. They also
offer an off-the-shelf course library, custom development, and InnovaMobile, a
patented mobile platform.
InReach CE Management System (InReach - A Teakwood Capital Company)
http://www.inreachce.com/. A comprehensive Continuing Education System
including marketing and communications.
Inservice Tracking OnLineTng.com (Inservice Tracking, LLC)
http://www.onlinetng.com/. An eLearning management platform template designed
specifically to use Microsoft PowerPoint based training presentations that are
converted via a SCORM conformant authoring system to Flash.
Inspired Learning Management System (iLMS) (Inspired eLearning)
http://www.inspiredelearning.com. A brandable and responsive LMS that supports
third party authoring tools. Also have a mobile app for access to their courses with
touch ID and an offline mode, an extensive library of off-the-shelf courses and
resources on security awareness, compliance and HR.
Instancy Learning Management System (iLMS) (Instancy, Inc.)
http://www.instancy.com. Includes classroom management, social learning,
gamification, competency management, AICC, SCORM, and xAPI standards. Is
part of a set of systems including a learning portal, LCMS, authoring, a Learning
Record Store and eCommerce. Also offer the LMS to higher education as well as
consulting and custom content development.
Instructis (Instructis LLC) http://www.instructis.com/. Includes authoring tools.
Instructure Bridge (Instructure Inc.) http://www.instructure.com/. Instructure
Canvas is a successful education LMS and in 2015 they have introduced a
business LMS called Bridge that includes authoring and mobile capability.
Intelex Training Management System (Intelex Technologies Inc.)
http://www.intelex.com/. Also offer Environmental, Quality and Health and Safety
(EQH&S) Business Performance Management software solutions. Based in
Toronto, Canada.
Intelligrated® I-Campus (Intelligrated) http://www.intelligrated.com. Intelligrated is
an automated materials handling solutions provider. They offer e-learning modules
covering occupational safety, operation of Intelligrated’s own equipment and
general maintenance training. They also offer the I-Campus learning management
system that can be used by their customers to manage all of their training.
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including mobile applications. Formerly called Rollbook, Exceed was introduced in
2010. Intellum also offers Tribe Social – a social networking tool.
Interactive Solutions LMS (Interactive Solutions New Media Inc.)
http://www.isnewmedia.com. Primarily a custom developer, the LMS is a SCORM
conformant, customizable solution. Based in Toronto.
InteSolv inteVISTA LMS (InteSolv Business Systems) http://www.intesolv.com/.
Designed to work with Adobe Connect. Includes extensive search capability and
eCommerce features.
Intoweb EduClass Learner Management System (Intoweb Business (PTY)
LTD.) http://www.intoweb.com/elearning/learner_management_system.php. For
eLearning only. Includes assessment. Based in South Africa.
IntraLearn LearningServer (IntraLearn Software Corp.)
http://www.intralearn.com/ Also available through www.certilearn.com. For
.Net/SharePoint/OEMs. They also offer IntraLearn LSP (Learning Service
Provider) with e-commerce capability.
Intrepid Learning Hub and Intrepid Corporate MOOC (Intrepid Learning, Inc.)
http://intrepidlearning.com/. An LMS and a platform for collaborative/blended
corporate MOOCs. Includes course creation and management for prescriptive,
just-in-time and applied learning experiences, combined with social and
gamification features. Intrepid’s professional services and outsourcing business
was sold to Xerox Learning in 2014 and this new Intrepid Learning, Inc. was
established. In 2017 Intrepid was purchased by Vitalsource.
Intuit QuickBase (Intuit, Inc.) http://quickbase.intuit.com/web-basedsoftware/training-management-software. Described as a Training Management
System and a web-based training & course management software solution.
Intuitext Learning Suite (Intuitext) http://www.intuitext.com/. Also offer a virtual
classroom and an eAssessment module for testing. Based in Romania. Website
available in slightly awkward English.
Intuition Rubicon LMS (Intuition) http://www.intuition.com. A SCORM compliant
LMS with assessments. Also offer Intuition advantage – a knowledge management
platform, customized learning portals, a library of courses, and custom course
building. Based in Dublin, Ireland.
Intuo (Intuo) https://www.intuo.io/. Extended enterprise platform with intuitive
interface. Based in Belgium.
In2itive LMS (In2itive Business Solutions) http://www.in2itive.biz/. A customizable,
SCORM and xAPI (Tin Can) conformant LMS for enterprise learning and
collaborations and a commercial delivery platform for e-learning and multimedia for
training organizations. Also provide a video delivery platform (Virtual Learning
Environment). Based in the UK.
IRIS NFP LMS (IRIS Software Group Ltd.) http://www.irisnfp.co.uk/training.aspx.
Designed for not-for-profit organizations. Also offer IRIS CourseBooker and
database, fund raising and CRM tools for charities. Based in UK.
ISOPro Training Management Module (ISOPro) http://isoprosoftware.com/. A
module of a system that includes customer relationship management (CRM),
continual improvement database, etc. Emphasis on record keeping and
compliance. Based in Australia.
iSus Training Management System (ispeakuspeak)
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http://www.ispeakuspeak.com/. A cloud-based system for blended (online and both
live and virtual instructor) language learning.
ISpring Online (iSpring Solutions, Inc.) http://www.ispringsolutions.com. A hosted
LMS for small and medium-sized businesses. Also offer a suite of authoring tools
including iSpring Pro, iSpring Suite, Presenter, Converter, QuizMaker and Rocket.
Have committed to supporting the Tin Can API in the upcoming Version 7.
iTacit (iTacit) http://itacit.com/training-compliance-connectivity-workforce/. A
customizable workforce managment automation solution that includes a training
module. It tracks compliance and has optional modules for messaging, surveys,
recruiting, and performance management. Began in the healthcare industry. Based
in the U.S. with an office in Canada.
ITC Learning iActive Learning Management System (ITC Learning, Inc.)
http://www.itclearning.com. iActive comes with over 250 trades courses and has
authoring and assessment tools for creating proprietary courses. ITC also offers
custom development.
Janison Cloud Learning System (CLS) (Janison) http://www.janison.com. CLS
is the latest version of the Janison LMS. Emphasis on compliance and supports
clients in government, education, corporations and the healthcare sectors.
Includes social, gamification and performance management tools. Based in
Australia.
Jenison Checkpoint LMS (Jenison) http://www.jenison.co.uk/. Touch screen
compatible, SCORM conformant LMS. Also offer the authoring tool “Perform” and
off-the-shelf courseware. Based in the UK.
Jones and Bartlett Learning Navigate (Jones and Bartlett Learning, an Ascend
Learning Company) http://www.jblearning.com/elearning/navigate/. Also offer
healthcare, safety, biological science, engineering sciences and vocational
courses. Added adaptive learning capability through its purchase of the PrepMe
platform in 2011.
JoomlaLMS (JoomlaLMS) http://www.joomlalms.com/. An LMS based on Joomla.
Joomla is an open source website content management system. The LMS is
mobile friendly and includes AICC and SCORM compliance, authoring and social
tools. Based in Belarus.
JPL ecoLearn (JPL Integrated Communications, Inc.)
http://www.jpllearning.com/ecolearn/. A web-based flexible learning management
solution that is easy to customize. Also offer custom development.
Juventus Learning Management System (Juventus Software Private Limited)
http://juventussoft.com/industry-solutions/education/. Includes classroom
management, e-Commerce, content authoring, etc. Based in India.
JZero JLMS Enterprise (JZero Solutions) http://www.jzero.com/. Also provided in
JLMS Cloud and JLMS Lite versions. Has modules for eCommerce and training
events management.
Kaizen Software Solutions Training Manager 2008 (Kaizen Software Solutions)
http://www.kzsoftware.com/products/training-manager/. A basic record-keeping
system for tracking training. Not an LMS for eLearning.
Kallidus Learn (Kallidus Ltd.) http://www.kallidus.com/. A customizable LMS.
Formerly e2train. Also offer other talent management software like Kallidus
Perform, Talent, Recruit and 360 as well as third party authoring tools and custom
development. Named in 2014 by Learning Light as one of the top eight LMS for the
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UK’s corporate learning sector.
Kantola Training Platform (Kantola Productions) http://www.kantola.com/. An
LMS offered at no additional charge with course subscriptions. Offer courses for
business skills, human resources, health and safety, sexual harassment, Spanish
language, etc.
KESDEE K-LMS (KESDEE Inc.) http://www.kesdee.com. SCORM 1.2
conformant. Can be installed internally or offered as an SaaS solution. The
company’s primary offering is financial courses.
Kindred Learning Management System (Kindred Learning)
https://www.kindredlearning.co.uk/. A mobile-ready, cloud-based LMS that is
brandable and includes gamification, eCommerce and social tools. Based in the
UK.
King Products Joomla LMS King (Professional) (King Products)
http://www.king-products.net/. An inexpensive eLearning LMS for Joomla websites
available in four versions – Lite, Basic, Intermediate and Professional.
K-Learning Group K-LMS (The Kelly Companies)
http://www.thekellycompanies.com/. An online LMS for e-learning.
KMC OnDemand LMS (Crawford and Company) http://www.kmcondemand.com.
Designed to support training for the insurance industry.
KMI LMS (KMI Learning) http://www.kmilearning.com/. Includes extensive
reporting tools and features for social and mobile learning. Also offer custom
development services.
KMS Learning TestTrack Learning Management System (KMS Learning, LLC.)
http://www.ttlms.com/. Includes authoring tools, mobile delivery and classroom
management. Available in three versions – Learning Enterprise, Learning Extranet
and Learning Expert. Also offer consulting services.
Knoitall Learning Center (Knoitall, Inc.) http://www.knoitall.com/. Manages both
online and classroom based courses. Suited to internal training and can function
as a training marketplace. Have partnered with universities, MOOC’s, technology
providers, Skillsoft, etc. for business skills courses and with American Express to
provide a Virtual Payment solution.
Knolyx (Gentlab SRL) https://www.knolyx.com/. An LMS for the extended
enterprise (customers, suppliers, etc.) with authoring, gamification, assessments
and certifications. Gentlab also offers the complementary Komm.io collaboration
and event management platform and Kinderuntiy – a communication platform for
kindergartens. Based in Romania.
KnowHow LMS (KnowHow eLearning) http://www.knowhowelearning.com/. An
LMS that includes evaluation, scheduling, personal development and social
learning capabilities. Can be cloud-based or on premise. Comes with
OneClickBuild - a content creation tool which allows clients to create their own
SCORM elearning content from Word documents without any special templates or
training; and ShowHow a screen capture tool for building interactive transaction
simulations. Formerly BRIDGE People and Technology. Based in South Africa.
Also offer custom elearning design.
Knowledge Anywhere Learning Management System (Knowledge Anywhere)
http://www.knowledgeanywhere.com/. Cloud-based, supports SCORM and the Tin
Can API (aka Experience API), classroom, webinar and self-study courses. Single
sign on, eCommerce, mobile, social, etc. They also offer consulting services,
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custom eLearning course development, and a rapid development tool called
Course Builder. Heathcare solutions a specialty.
Knowledgelink LMS (Edulence) https://www.knowledgelinklms.com/. A brandable,
single sign-on, enterprise LMS that can also be used for selling course content.
Includes authoring with the ability to add time stamped comments to videos,
quizzes and Tin Can (Experience) API compatibility.
Knowledge Management Solutions KMx Enterprise (Knowledge Management
Solutions Inc. (KMSI)) http://www.kmsi.us/. A full suite including Performance
Management, Talent Management, Development and a virtual classroom (KMx
Live). They also offer KMxASP (a hosted solution), KMx Mobile, KMx Small
Business and KMx Higher Education Edition.
Korimvos REA (Korimvos S.A.) http://www.korimvos.gr/. Based in Greece.
Krawler LMS (Krawler Networks) http://www.krawlerlms.com. Also offer an LCMS
with content authoring and test creation, a virtual classroom, and Campus
Management for educational institutions. Based in India.
Kratos Veloce (Kratos Learning and Performance Solutions Group)
http://www.kttslps.com/. Also offer Correre – a learning assessment engine – to
track and certify employees without a full LMS.
LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) (LAMS International Pty Ltd.)
http://www.lamsinternational.com/ Based at Macquarie University in Sydney
Australia. Primarily for collaborative learning, they have partnered with Moodle.
Landmark e-learning Learning Management System (Landmark e-learning)
http://landmarkelearning.com/. Also offer Liquid Authoring – an HTML 5, rapid
authoring tool - and compliance courseware for hospitality, retail and health care.
Lanteria EffectiveStaff Learning Edition (Lanteria) http://www.lanteria.com/. A
SharePoint based LMS.
LatitudeLearning.com LMS (Latitude Consulting Group, Inc.)
http://www.latitudelearning.com/. An online open source LMS with free access for
up to 100 users.
Lauren Innovations NaviGate (Lauren Innovations)
http://www.laureninnovations.com/. Compliance, incident, document, emergency,
and online learning management.
LeanForward LearnPoint (LeanForward is a division of 830 Partners, LLC)
http://www.leanforward.com. Designed for small to medium sized organizations.
They partner with Trivantis Lectora for course authoring and offer a variety of offthe-shelf and custom courseware.
Learnaholic Learning Management System (Learnaholic Pte. Ltd.)
http://www.learnaholic.com/. Includes Learnaholic LiveLecture System – a system
for recording and delivering lectures. Based in Singapore.
Learn Amp (Learn Amp, part of Rise To Ltd.) https://learnamp.com/. A cloudbased, SCORM and Tin Can (xAPI) compliant “learning and engagement platform”
that has a user-firendly interface and access to 20,000 curated items of free and
good value learning. Based in the UK.
LearnCore (LearnCore) https://learncore.com/. A video coaching and training
platform for sales and customer service teams. Includes John Barrows content,
testing, practice and coaching with authoring and tracking of training.
LearnDash (LearnDash) http://www.learndash.com/. A plug-in for WordPress to
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make it an LMS. Incorporates the Tin Can/Experience API. Can also work with
the xAPI plug-in Grassblade http://www.nextsoftwaresolutions.com/grassbladexapi-companion/ and leverage other available WordPress plug-ins such as
BuddyPress/Social Learner for Learndash for social learning.
LearnerNation™ (LearnerNation) http://learnernation.com/. A customizable,
mobile, social, B2B, cloud system with API’s, authoring capablility and a built-in
library of courses.
LearningCart (LearningCart) http://www.LearningCart.com. Not a typical LMS, it is
a hosted eCommerce solution, content management system (CMS), a blog engine,
and a SCORM conformant learning management system all integrated into a
single system that has been designed to be easily managed and expanded by
non-technical users.
Learning Evolution Learning Management System (Learning Evolution)
http://www.learningevolution.com. Enterprise-level, SCORM conformant, cloudbased LMS. Also offer custom development and generic management courses.
LearningFox LMS (LearningFox.com) http://learningfox.com. SCORM 1.2
conformant. They also provide hosting.
Learning Library iLMS Director (Learning Library Inc.)
http://www.learninglibrary.com/. Multiplatform and SCORM conformant LMS. Part
of a customizable integrated system including authoring, catalog, marketing and
accreditation. They offer the system to retail business including travel and
associations and a catalog of business and educational courses. Based in
Toronto, Canada.
Learning-Management.com (Compliance Training Solutions) http://learningmanagement.com/. A SharePoint based LMS complete with authoring,
eCommerce, classroom management, and extended enterprise features. Also
have a course library for compliance training.
LearningMate Learning eXchange (LX) (LearningMate Solutions Pvt. Ltd.)
http://www.learningmate.com/ and https://lx.learningmate.com/LXWEB_NEW/.
Described as a collaborative network and marketplace for learning. Also offer the
Frost authoring tool and other apps. Based in India with an office in Vancouver,
Canada.
Learning.net TrellisManage (Learning.net) http://www.learning.net. An LMS
designed for fewer than 5000 learners but can be customized. Includes
SCORM/Tin Can conformance, LCMS and TrellisAuthor for authoring. Partners
with OpenSesame for access to generic courses.
Learning Nexus LMS (Learning Nexus Ltd.) http://www.learningnexus.co.uk/.
Primarily for delivery of their online business courseware, it is also offered
separately. It is web-based, simple, designed to meet the AICC and SCORM 1.2
guidelines and integrates with other LMS. Also offer Nimbus – a cloud-based
collaborative authoring tool and NexusComply – a compliance solution based on
Totara for managing risk assessments, policies, mandatory training and
performance reviews.
Learning Resources International Blend Learning Management (Learning
Resources International) http://www.lri.co.uk/. Based in the UK. A blended learning
and compliance specialist. Also offer a wide range of online courses.
Learning Solutions (a division of Lumerit Education)
http://knowledgeelements.com/. Provide online courses for colleges and
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universities especially for bridging new enrollments. Also offer directed study,
degree programs and consulting services to assist institutions to offer online
programs.
LearningZen (LearningZen.com) http://www.learningzen.com/. Not exactly a fully
featured LMS, it is an “online training platform” free to companies willing to share
their content with the public.
LearningZone (LearningZone) http://learningzone.me/. A cloud platform for Totara.
LearnKey OnlineExpert (LearnKey, a Division of LearnForce Partners, LLC)
http://www.onlineexpert.com/. An LMS to support the online courseware that
LearnKey offers.
LearnLive Compass™ (LearnLive Technologies: Now part of Thomson Reuters)
http://www.learnlivetech.com/. One part of a family of products called LearnLive
Continuum that also includes Compliance Tracking™ (compliance manager),
ConnectTM (webcasting) and Capture™ (course authoring). Geared to training for
accounting professionals. It is unclear how this product relates to other products
offered by Thomson Reuters called Accelus and Checkpoint.
Learnnovators Learnosphere (Learnnovators) http://learnnovators.com/. A
Moodle-based LMS. Also offer consultation and design services for developing
learning programs and off-the-shelf courses. Based in India.
LearnPress https://wordpress.org/plugins/learnpress/. An LMS plugin for
Wordpress. It includes authoring and selling tools.
learnPro (learnPro) http://www.learnpro.co.uk/. eCommerce and social
collaboration capable. Also offer SCORM/Tin Can conformance, Assessment and
Rapid Authoring. Based in the UK.
LearnShare Learning Management (Learnshare LLC)
http://www.learnshare.com. Learnshare is a consortium of 27 of the Fortune 1000
companies who joined together in 1996 to share best practices in training and
development. Part of a talent management suite that also includes performance
management, succession planning and analytics.
LearnSmart LMS (LearnSmart) http://www.learnsmartsystems.com/. Primarily an
off-the-shelf training provider, they also offer both a cloud-based and a behind-thefirewall LMS. Not to be confused with the similarly named product from McGrawHill.
Learnsmarter Core (Training Manager Pro Ltd.) http://www.learnsmarter.com/. An
LMS for instructor-led courses built on the Salesforce.com platform. Also offer
Learnsmarter Associate for communication with trainers and Learnsmarter Sites
for eCommerce. Based in the UK.
Learnsoft LMS (Learnsoft Enterprise Training) http://learnsoft.com/. A web-based
customizable LMS available “…through our affiliate.” This presumably means that
it is an unnamed third party LMS. They offer consultation, course design and offthe-shelf courses.
LearnSomething Learner Community® LCMS (LearnSomething – A Xerox
company) http://www.learnsomething.com. Learning and content management
system for professional education that includes social networking. They also offer
online courses for grocery, pharmacy, etc. and consultation and custom
development.
LearnUpon (LearnUpon) http://www.learnupon.com/. An affordable, intuitive cloud
based LMS which is primarily targeted at professional training companies who
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need a platform to deliver their elearning courses to their clients and at SMEs who
need a quick to setup, affordable platform to deliver online learning to their staff.
Multilingual, eCommerce and assessment tools included. Based in Ireland. Named
in 2014 by Learning Light as one of the top eight LMS for the UK’s corporate
learning sector. In 2015, launched an iOS app version for mobile access.
Learn-Wise (Magnifi Group, Inc.) http://www.learn-wise.com/. An LMS and
publishing platform used for online medical device corporate training and college
textbooks. Includes content development and content management tools but no
classroom course management. It comes equipped with medical sales education
courses for credentialing.
LearnWorlds (LearnWorlds) https://www.learnworlds.com/. A course marketplace
with extensive course creation tools including interactive video, tests and ebooks
as well as branding, social and marketing tools. Based in Greece and the UK.
Learnyst (Learnyst Insight Pvt Ltd.) http://www.learnyst.com/. A website builder,
course creator, virtual classroom LMS for selling online courses. Also marketed to
educational institutions. Based in India.
Lesson.ly (Lessonly, LLC) http://lesson.ly/. For employee and client onboarding
as well as corporate training. An SaaS solution that includes authoring and mobile
access but is intentionally not SCORM compliant.
LIfterLMS (codeBOX) http://lifterlms.com/. A plug in for WordPress for an
eLearning LMS. Includes authoring, eCommerce, membership, etc.
LightspeedVT (Lightspeed VT Inc.) http://www.lightspeedvt.com/. An “interactive
virtual training system” with emphasis on video.
Likno eLearning LMS (Likno Software Inc.) http://www.likno.com/ and
http://www.elearninglms.com/. For eLearning only. Based in Greece. Also offer
numerous other web content tools.
LinkedIn Learning (LinkedIn Corporation) https://learning.linkedin.com/. The
platform that delivers Lynda.com content and can be used for other content as
well. Includes mobile capability and content curation. LinkedIn purchased
Lynda.com in 2015 and Microsoft purchased LinkedIn in 2016.
Linkstreet (Linkstreet Learning) http://linkstreet.in/. An India based start-up in
2014 that offers a learning and knowledge management platform that includes live
video, an online course creator, a video repository, e-commerce and assessments.
Liqvid LiteLMS (LIQVID Elearning) http://liqvid.com/. Primarily a custom
developer of eLearning technology and courseware specializing in mobile and
game based learning. An offshore provider for HP, Motorola, IBM, etc. Based in
India.
Litmos Learning Management System (Litmos Limited, a CallidusCloud
company) http://www.litmos.com. As of July, 2012, the LMS includes classroom
instruction management as well as online courses. Includes a course creation tool.
Have integrated a Tin Can API conformant LRS (Learning Record Store). Also
offer Litmos Crowd for capturing all learning content. Acquired by Callidus
Software http://www.calliduscloud.com/ in the second quarter of 2011. Callidus
also owns Rapid Intake which offers authoring tools. Named in 2014 by Learning
Light as one of the top eight LMS for the UK’s corporate learning sector. Litmos
also offers Litmos Training Ops (formerly Rainmaker ViewCentral) – an LMS for
managing the back office of complex training operations.
LMS Global BusinessLMS (LMS Global) http://www.lms-global.com/. A
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customized open source LMS for businesses. SCORM 1.2 conformant.
LMS | Responsive Learning Management System
http://themeforest.net/item/lms-responsive-learning-managementsystem/7867581?ref=premiumwp&ref=premiumwp&clickthrough_id=553878576&r
edirect_back=true. A fairly complete Wordpress LMS theme that includes
WooCommerce, Sensei, BuddyPress, etc.
Logical Operations CHOICE LMS (Logical Operations, Inc.)
http://logicaloperations.com. A customizable digital learning platform. May be used
either for the Logical Operations CHOICE training curriculum or for adding
proprietary content. Incorporates video learning, through so-cial communities,
checklists for on-the-job support, and assessments.
LogicBay PRM Performance Center (LogicBay) http://www.logicbay.com/. The
Performance Center is general sales channel management software (Partner
Relationship Management) of which Training and Certification Management is one
module.
Looop (Looop Online, Pty Ltd.) http://www.looop.co/. Looop is a new (as of Sept.
2014) cloud-based training platform that emphasizes simple course and quiz
creation and mobile access. Based in Australia.
LRN Catalyst™ Learning Management System (LRN)
http://www.lrn.com/learning-management-system. An international consultancy for
ethics and compliance. The Catalyst LMS includes social, mobile and
customization tools. They also provide courses.
Lugaso e-Learning (Lugaso Online Training Systems) http://www.lugaso.com/. A
multilingual compliance based learning and policy management system for
regulatory industries that includes course authoring capability. New in 2015. Based
in the UK.
Lumesse Learning Gateway (Lumesse AS) http://www.lumesse.com/. An SaaS
LMS. Based in the UK. Formerly Edvantage Learning Gateway. Lumesse
purchased Edvantage in 2011. Also offer Lumesse CourseBuilder and other talent
management tools.
Lux Learning Management System (LUX Learning Management Systems)
http://luxlms.com/. Hosted, customizable software for Continuing Pharmacy
Education (CPE), Continuing Medical Education (CME) and other CE programs.
Macleod Associates Workpepper Training Management System (Macleod
Associates) http://workpepper.com/. Appears to be a comprehensive system for
instructor-led training only with an emphasis on robust data retrieval and reporting.
No specifications for eLearning are given.
Maestro Mobile Agility (Maestro) http://mobileagility.com/. Called training
software but can replace an LMS for mobile sales learning. Also offer Flex for
performance support and continuous learning, Loop for role-play and coaching,
and Stack for sales presentations.
MarineLMS (Marine Learning Systems Inc.) http://www.marinels.com/. Designed
for the marine industry by LMS pioneer Murray Goldberg who created WebCT.
Mastery Technologies MasteryNet LMS (Mastery Technologies, Inc.)
http://www.masterylms.com/. Also offer training courses with an emphasis on
health and safety. And MasteryNet Training System with an emphasis on
delivering video content and MasteryNet LAN Training Manager. The LMS is only
available for existing training course clients but it can be used to upload custom
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courses.
Matrix LMS (Cypher Learning) https://www.matrixlms.com/. Formerly EDU 2.0 for
Business. A cloud-based LMS that includes content authoring, assessments, social
networking, mobile, eCommerce, rules, gamification, compliance features and
custom reports. Also offer Neo LMS for schools – formerly EDU 2.0 for School.
Maximonster LearningStone (Maximonster Interactive Things)
https://www.learningstone.com A cloud-based platform for registration,
management and communication in instructor-led and blended learning formats.
Not an eLearning platform although some content can be uploaded.
MaxIT AbilityLMS (MaxIT Corp.) http://www.maxit.com. A customizable, cloudbased LMS that Includes classroom training and events management, virtual
classroom integration, learning tracks, flexi-groups, automated notifications,
testing, eCommerce, off line access, off-the-shelf courses and course authoring
tools. Formerly LearnerWeb Enterprise LMS. The company also offers custom
course development services.
MCNLearning Edept (MCN Learning) http://www.mcnlearning.com/. A web-based
LMS to support online healthcare courses which they also offer. Part of MCN
Healthcare that offers software for healthcare policy management and compliance.
Medcom T3 Learning Management System (Medcom, Inc.)
http://www.medcomrn.com/. Also offer healthcare and sales courses.
Media Defined NetExam Learning Management System (Media Defined, Inc.
d/b/a NetExam) http://www.netexam.com. Focuses on channel partner training.
Includes eLearning and classroom management, assessments, social learning and
is integrated with Ravello for virtual labs as well as Salesforce.com and Oracle
Fusion.
Mediasphere Powerhouse LMS (Mediasphere Holdings Pty Ltd.)
http://www.powerhouselms.com.au/. Includes course creation tools and ecommerce as an option. Offered inseveral different versions to business and
education. They offer generic workplace training courses with an emphasis on
compliance. They also offer other web management tools and custom content
development.
Medikly Konnect (Medikly Inc.) http://medikly.com. A web-based, social learning
management platform for healthcare.
Medindex Learning Management System http://medindex.am/onlinecourse/lms/
and http://www.online-course.info/. Includes quiz and lesson creation and eCommerce. Also offer online courses mostly on math (oddly for a medical
information site) and games.
Mediopia EduTrack LMS/LCMS (Mediopia Tech Corp.)
http://www.mediopia.co.kr/. Based in Korea.
Medworxx Learning Management System (Medworxx Inc.)
http://www.medworxx.com. Part of the Medworxx Content Management System.
Knowledge management solution for the healthcare industry. Includes content
management and authoring. Based in Toronto, Canada.
Melon LMS (Melon, Inc.) http://melonlearning.com/. A “light-weight” solution. Also
offer Melon Author, a rapid content authoring tool based on Microsoft PowerPoint
and Melon Quiz. Based in Bulgaria.
Memopulse (Memopulse SL) https://memopulse.com/. An LMS with spaced
repetition, gamification, xAPI, mobile compatability and authoring tools. Based in
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Meridian KSI Knowledge Center and Global LMS (Meridian Knowledge
Solutions Inc.) http://www.meridianks.com Purchased by Visionary Integration
Professionals (VIP) (https://www.trustvip.com/) in October, 2006. They also
offer products called Meridian Player, Meridian Anywhere Mobile LMS, and
Meridian Social. They have partnered with DominKnow Claro to deliver mobile
learning.
Metalearn Adventus LMS 2.2 (Metalearn Services Pvt Ltd.)
http://www.metalearnindia.com. Based in India.
Michaels & Associates Percolate LMS (Michaels & Associates)
http://www.percolatelms.com/. A lower-cost, flexible LMS introduced in May 2012.
MicroPower Performa (MicroPower (Brazil)) http://www.micropower.com.br/.
Website is in Portuguese. Also offer authoring tools from third party vendors.
Microsoft CodePlex SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK) (Microsoft)
http://slk.codeplex.com/ is an open source SCORM 2004 conformant e-learning
delivery and tracking application built as a SharePoint v3 solution. It works with
either Windows SharePoint Services 2007 or SharePoint Portal Server 2007.
Primarily for education. CodePlex is Microsoft's open source project hosting web
site. There are numerous other LMS based on SharePoint (see SharePoint LMS,
ShareKnowledge LMS, etc.).
MindEdge LMS (MindEdge, Inc.) http://www.mindedge.com/. A mobile-friendly
LMS that goes with their courses and can be integrated with other LMSs.
MindEdge’s main business is their basic higher education courses, continuing
education, and business and personal professional development courses.
Mindflash (Mindflash Technologies Inc.) http://www.mindflash.com. An LMS with
collaborative authoring and online quiz creation. Mobile friendly and brandable.
Integrated with Salesforce.com and is available on the Salesforce AppExchange.
MindKey Learning Management (Mindkey Software) http://www.mindkey.com/.
Part of a suite of HR and Talent Management software products. Based in
Denmark. As of Jan. 2016, there are issues with the website. Status unclear.
MindonSite Chorus (MindOnSite – Integral Coaching SA, Switzerland)
http://www.mindonsite.com. A combined LMS/LCMS.
MindScroll (Learnzippy E-learning Services Private Limited)
https://mindscroll.com/. For small and mid size businesses to create and sell online
courses with integrated course catalogue, payment gateway, content delivery and
assessment engine. Based in India.
MindTickle! (MindTickle Inc.) http://www.mindtickle.com/. A platform that is both an
authoring tool that emphasizes social and game learning for engagement and a
basic LMS with analytics that is mobile friendly. For sales and customer service
training and new hire onboarding. Headquartered in the United States,
development/operations team in India.
Minerva Training Portal (Minerva Corporate Learning Partner)
http://minervaclp.com/. A portal and LMS with advanced management, reporting,
and certification features. Also offers consultation and technical support services
and acts as a broker for courseware on a wide range of business topics. Based in
Sweden.
Minreeva Learning Management System (Minreeva Learning Solutions)
http://www.minreeva.com/. Basic and customized LMS. Also offer mobile apps,
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some Grade 1 math elearning programs and custom eLearning design. Based in
Phillipines.
Mintra Trainingportal (Mintra Trainingportal AS) http://www.mintra.no/. Developed
for the oil and gas industry. Includes compliance administration and a course
marketplace. Also offer Mintra Publisher - an e-learning production tool and
consultation and custom development. Through their sister site
http://trainingportal.no, they offer an extensive catalog of courses. Based in
Norway. Acquired by Riverside/Grace Hill in 2014.
MM Training Technologies eLearningToo© (MM Training Technologies)
http://www.mmtrainingtechnologies.com/. A simple cloud-based eLearning LMS
designed for independent trainers, coaches, consultants and speakers that
includes gamification features.
Möbius Learning Lessondex (Möbius Learning, Inc.) http://mobiuslearning.com/.
A user and mobile friendly LMS with course and quiz authoring and interactive
dashboards. Also offer custom LMS and course development and other
applications.
ModalLogic MSAS LMS (ModalLogic IT Systems Pvt.Ltd.)
http://www.modallogicsys.com/. Based in India.
Modo Labs Kurogo Mobile Campus (Modo Labs, Inc.)
http://www.modolabs.com. A mobile platform offered to higher education
institutions, large corporations, and hospitals that allows people to access
information via a single common mobile interface.
MOOC Factory Curatr http://moocfactory.nl/. A MOOC/SPOC (massive open
online course/small private online course) platform based on social learning,
content curation and gamification and is xAPI compliant. Also offered by HT2.
Moodle http://moodle.org/. Moodle is a popular open source system designed
primarily as an educational LMS but can also be used in the corporate sector.
Named in 2014 by Learning Light as one of the top eight LMS for the UK’s
corporate learning sector. Totara is a business oriented version of Moodle. In 2014,
Microsoft announced that Office 365 is now integrated with Moodle.
MVE Systems Universal Learning Application (ULA) (MVE Systems, Inc.)
http://www.mvesystems.com/. Developed for DOD for corrosion professionals but
has broader application. Has mobile capability. Also offer Virtual Smart Books – a
light multimedia LMS, simulations and other tools.
MVS LMS (MVS Softech Private Limited) http://mvslms.com/. A basic LMS for
eLearning only. Also offer custom eLearning development. Based in India.
MyBSkool Social Learning Platform (ThinkBig Edu Venture (India) Pvt Ltd.)
http://www.mybskool.com/. Also offer an online executive MBA and management
courses.
Mycourseroom (MCR) (MyCourseRoom.com) http://www.mycourseroom.com/. A
subscription-based Learning Management System (LMS) for businesses on the
cloud. Also offer online credentialed education across industries (CEU, CPE,
CPHQ, and PDU) for professionals.
MyeLearningStore Platform (MyeLearningStore)
http://www.myelearningstore.co.uk/. Also provide IT, desktop and business
management courses.
myLearningPointeTM myLearningHub (myLearningPointe – part of Netsmart)
https://www.mylearningpointe.com/. myLearningHub is an LMS that allows
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employees to record learning events and has a mobile application. Also offer
clinical, legal and management courses for health and human services personnel.
Mzinga OmniSocial Learning (Mzinga) http://www.mzinga.com/. Includes
learning content and performance management, collaboration features and an
xAPI Learning Record Store. Also offer Mzinga OmniSocialContent for authoring,
OmniSocial Engaged for social learning, and OmniSocial Insure for brand
protection. Can be configured as a single platform with optional modules. In Nov.
2007 Knowledge Planet merged with Shared Insights and became Mzinga.
Namaste! LMS (Namaste! LMS) http://namaste-lms.org/. A free learning
management system for WordPress.
Namely Talent Management (Namely, Inc.) http://www.namely.com/. A talent
management system that includes LMS features as well as onboarding, cascading
goals, 360⁰ performance reviews, competencies, surveys, and a social news feed.
National Training Systems FlexTraining Learning Management System
(National Training Systems) http://www.flextraining.com/. An installed or hosted
solution. Also offer authoring tools.
NAVEX Global Learning Management System (NAVEX Global)
http://www.navexglobal.com/. A mobile-friendly, configurable LMS from a company
that offers a comprehensive suite of ethics and compliance software, content and
services.
NEOGOV Perform (NEOGOV) https://www.neogov.com/products/perform/.
NEOGOV is a suite of human resources software designed specifically for the
public sector and used by more than 1,500 public sector agencies and educational
institutions. NEOGOV Perform is employee evaluation software. It is not a fullfeatured LMS but it does offer some capabilities of an LMS. It includes
performance evaluation, competency management and social collaboration tools.
Neovation OttoLearn (Neovation Corporation) https://www.ottolearn.com/. A new,
mobile first, adaptive microlearning platform introduced in 2017 by the company
that brought you SmarterU. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Neovation SmarterU (Neovation Corporation) http://www.smarteru.com/. Full
featured LMS for enterprises, franchises and associations. Includes course
authoring tool. Also offer 6000+ video based business skills courses and a mobile
first, adaptive microlearning platform called OttoLearn. Based in Winnipeg,
Manitoba.
NetCertification eNetManager (NetCertification)
http://www.netcertification.com/index.html. Manages online courses only.
Described as an online gateway used to view, purchase and launch online training
and/or testing segments.
NetDimensions Learning (NetDimensions Ltd.) http://www.netdimensions.com/.
The Learning LMS is part of complete Talent Suite that includes performance,
exams, analytics and Talent Slate – a mobile learning solution. Offer courses via a
partnership with OpenSesame. In 2013 acquired talent management provider
eHealthcareIT that will become NetDimensions Healthcare and offer healthcare
compliance training. In 2014 announced integration with the QUMAS (Biovia)
compliance platform interface MyQUMAS. In 2017, they were purchased by the
UK investment firm Learning Technologies Group plc that also owns several other
eLearning assets including LEO, gomo, Eukleia, Preloaded, and Rustici.
Netex learningCloud (Netex Knowledge Factory S.L.)
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http://www.netexlearning.com/. An apps suite that includes an LMS, a social
network, an authoring tool, a content manager and others. Also offer Learning
Coffee – a collection of off-the-shelf business courses, learningSchool – an
education LMS, custom course development and other tools. Have integrated a
Tin Can conformant Learning Record Store. Based in Spain.
Netvidya LMS (Netvidya.com – part of the MRCC group of companies)
http://www.netvidya.com/. SCORM 1.2 and AICC compliant. Includes classroom
training and social learning features. Based in India.
Neuonia Leaf LMS (Neuonia) http://www.neunoia.com/leaf-lms/. A cloud solution
that supports the Experience (Tin Can) API with an integrated Learning Record
Store (LRS). Also provide custom eLearning design services.
NexLearn CareerMap (NexLearn, LLC) http://www.nexlearn.com. An LMS with an
emphasis on statistical analysis of results. Also offer NexLearn SimWriter for
authoring social simulations and custom development of simulations.
NexPort Campus (Nexport Solutions Group, a division of Advanced Systems
Technology, Inc.). http://www.nexportsolutions.com/. A subscription based internet
portal for training and knowledge access. Also offer NexMeeting and many
courses from third party vendors.
NIC C1-HRD (Nishiyama Intellectual Components Incorporated)
http://www.nici.co.jp/. A cloud-based eLearning system that includes authoring
tools and mobile and multimedia capability. Also offer content creation services.
From Japan.
Nimble LMS (Nimble Elearning Limited) https://www.nimble-elearning.com/. A
cloud based system with an online course builder. Based in the UK, the company
was previously known as Elearning247. Also offer nimble Author, a catalog of
editable business skills courses and consulting services. Named in 2014 by
Learning Light as one of the top eight LMS for the UK’s corporate learning sector.
Nine Lanterns ScaffoldLMS (Nine Lanterns Pty Ltd.)
http://www.ninelanterns.com.au/products/scaffoldlms. A Moodle-based LMS from
Australia.
NLOP-LMS (NSTDA Online Learning Project) http://www.thai2learn.com/. Based
in Thailand.
Noverant Learning Management System (Noverant, Inc.)
http://www.noverant.com/. A hosted system that provides for compliance and
content management.
Nuveda Nuclo LMS (NuVeda Learning Pvt. Ltd.) https://allnuclo.com/. Includes
authoring, eCommerce, assessments and gamification. Based in India.
Oak Tree Systems TrainingForce (Oak Tree Systems, Inc.)
http://www.trainingforce.com
Odigia (A RootLevel Labs Company) http://www.odigia.com/. A learning platform
with course authoring capability that includes elements of game theory and inquiry
based progression. It can work with other LMS or on its own. Marketed to both
education and the corporate market. Also offer academic courses in mathematics
and science in partnership with OpenStax College of Rice University.
Ofabee (Ofabee. A VENTURE OF Enfin Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
https://ofabee.com/. A custom branded course marketplace that includes a mobile
app, a website app, authoring, SEO tools, social learning, ecommerce, testing,
certification and virtual whiteboard/classrooms. Can be cloud-based or hosted on
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site. Can be cloud-based or hosted on site. Also offered to universities. An Exam
only app is also available. Based in India.
Oilennium LMS (Oilennium™ Ltd., a Petrofac Training Services (PTS) company)
http://www.oilennium.com/. Based in UK. Supply customized LMS for the
international oil and gas industry and technical and health and safety training
programs. They appear to offer an LMS called Oilennium ConTrainer (see this
press release) but I can find no reference to it on their website.
Olive Learning Academy LMS (Olive Learning) https://olivelearning.com. HTML5,
SCORM conformant LMS with testing and rewards. Also offer generic courses
mostly using video and custom content design. Based in Ireland.
Oliver LMS (A creative partnership: Citrik - Disciplina – Mitochondria)
http://www.oliverlms.com/. A new (2013) LMS built for small and middle-sized
companies. Based in France.
OneFacility Learning Management System (G4S Technology LLC)
http://www.1f.com/. G4S is a safety and security specialist. The learning
management system is part of the Emergency Preparedness Suite.
OnlineFormapro Online Manager LMS (Onlineformapro S.A.)
http://www.onlineformapro.com/. Also offer Online Auteur – an authoring tool,
Online Agora – a web-based collaborative portal platform, and Online Visio for web
conferencing. Marketed to small to medium companies, universities and other
institutions. Based in France.
OnPoint Learning & Performance Suite™ (OPLS) (OnPoint Digital Inc.)
http://www.onpointdigital.com LMS/LCMS which includes Course Manager and
Performance Manager with optional modules like e-commerce, mobile learning,
and support for the Tin Can API. CellCast® Solution mobile learning platform was
introduced in June 2012.
Ontuitive LearningGuide Manager (Ontuitive, formerly LearningGuide Solutions)
http://www.ontuitive.com/. A performance support design and learning content
delivery platform employing adaptive learning techiques. Prepackaged support for
Microsoft Office and Sharepoint available.
OpenText LearnFlex (Operitel, a division of Open Text Corporation)
http://www.opentext.com/what-we-do/products/specialty-technologies/learnflex. A
Microsoft Sharepoint compatible LMS. Formerly Operitel LearnFlex that was
purchased by OpenText in 2011. Now part of the OpenText ECM (Enterprise
Content Management System). Based in Waterloo, Ontario.
Opigno LMS (Connect-i Sàrl) http://www.opigno.org/. A Drupal based, open
source LMS for both schools and corporate use. Based in Switzerland.
Oracle Learning Management (OLM) (Oracle, Inc.)
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebusiness/human-capitalmanagement/053815.html and Oracle iLearning
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebusiness/human-capitalmanagement/061822.html. Oracle offers several LMS products. It is unclear what
the differences between OLM and iLearning are, if any. They may be the same
product with two different names. iLearning appears to be only for eLearning (not
classroom instruction). The website is unclear. They also offer Oracle
Collaboration Suite and PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management. In 2012,
Oracle purchased Taleo (including the former Learn.com). See below.
Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service (Oracle, Inc.)
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http://www.oracle.com/us/media1/taleo-learn-cloud-service-1668121.pdf. Also offer
Oracle Taleo Business Edition (TBE) Cloud Service for smaller businesses. In late
2010, Taleo purchased the LMS Learn.com and incorporated it into its talent
management system. In 2012, Taleo (including the former Learn.com) was
purchased by Oracle. In 2015, they introduced the Oracle Learning Cloud that
incorporates more social learning capability and is integrated with the Oracle
Human Capital Management Cloud. I can’t find a direct link to information about
Oracle Learning Cloud which is typical of Oracle’s website – one of the most
confusing. In 2016 Oracle launched a new video learning platform that looks like a
video library, and it is now becoming a strategic part of the company’s HCM suite.
Overnite Software ExxTend Learning™ LMS (Overnite Software, Inc.)
http://www.overnitecbt.com/. Includes curriculum management, classroom
management and “learning object editing” for test creation and management. Also
offer an extensive library of business skills courses and custom learning design
services.
OXademy OX360 (Oxademy Tech Ltd.) https://oxademy.com/. An LMS that
includes adaptive learning, authoring, social and collaborative tools, mobile
access, enterprise API, knowledge management and gamification. Based in the
UK.
Oxarn Enterprise Learning Management System (EMPIRE SYSTEMS, s.r.o.)
https://web.kiwilms.com/. A cloud enterprise LMS that is free to get started.
Includes SCORM and Tin Can support, responsive design and a mobile player.
Also known as KiwiLMS. Based in Slovakia
P4You LearnTrack (Productivity 4 You Limited) http://www.p4you.com/. An
inexpensive LMS for eLearning. They also provide authoring tools available from
other vendors including Viewlet Builder, Elicitus, and Raptivity. Based in the UK.
PageUp People Training & Development (PageUp People Pty Ltd.)
http://www.pageuppeople.com/learning/. Part of a full talent management suite.
Mobile, social and 360⁰ assessments. Strong presence in Asia. Based in Australia.
Palamore LMS (Palamore.com) http://www.palamore.com/. A SCORM conformant
LMS built in .NET and SQL available in hosted and self-hosted options. They also
offer custom course development and off-the-shelf course libraries.
Pandera Systems ECO (Educate. Collaborate. Optimize.) (Pandera Systems,
LLC) http://panderasystems.com/ and https://ecoapp.io/. A cloud-based,
experiential learning LMS that includes social tools, gamification and toolkits for
standards, best practices, scenario-based examples, and design accelerators.
Parabola Corporation L-Vision: the Learning Manger (Parabola Corporation)
http://www.parabolacorp.com.
Paradiso LMS (Paradiso Solutions LLC) http://www.paradisosolutions.com/. An
LMS offered in two versions – one for corporate and one for education. Includes
authoring, gamification and social learning, a library of courses and easy
integration with other software including Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, and
Wordpress. A highly customized version of Moodle, they will provide custom
LMS’s for specific industries.
Pathgather (Pathgather) http://pathgather.com/. A new (as of Dec. 2013) LMS
that emphasizes social learning and the curation of learning resources.
Pathship (Pathship Ltd.) https://pathship.com/. An adaptive learning platform that
incorporates Learn for self-directed learning, Maven – a curated network of experts
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for on-demand training and mentorship via a virtual classroom, and Datum that
uses AI (artificial intelligence) to personalize learning. Based in Hong Kong.
PBworks (PBwiki, Inc.) http://pbworks.com/. Not exactly an LMS, PBworks
provides resources, workspaces and administration to support online team-based
collaboration.
PeopleMatter (PeopleMatter) http://www.peoplematter.com/. A talent
management system which includes learning management. Formerly Acadia HCS.
PedIT (Norsk Nettskole) http://pedit.pedit.no/. A customizable LMS for both
business and all levels of education. Based in Norway.
Peoplefluent Learning Management System (Peoplefluent)
http://www.peoplefluent.com/. Formerly Strategia-ed LMS. Peoplefluent (a US
based Talent Management services provider) purchased Strategia-ed in February,
2012. Includes content management, social learning and e-Commerce.
PeopleKeys Learning Management System (PeopleKeys, Inc. associated with
DISCinsights) https://www.discinsights.com/LearningManagementSystem/. Also
offer business training courses.
PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management (PeopleSoft - now owned by
Oracle). http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/peoplesoftenterprise/hcm/052836.html. Even though Oracle also offers iLearning and Oracle
Learning Management, it continues to offer this product as an on-premise solution
for PeopleSoft clients. In 2012, Oracle purchased Taleo (including the former
Learn.com).
Peoplestreme Learningstreme (Peoplestreme Pty. Ltd.)
http://www.peoplestreme.com/learning-management-system.shtml. Part of a
comprehensive human capital management system. A SCORM conformant
platform for both classroom and online instruction. Based in Australia
Percepium LMS (Percepium i Lund AB) http://www.percepium.com/. A
“Personlized, Adaptive” LMS that includes knowledge and competency
management. Also offer the Xyleme LCMS, consulting and content development.
Based in Sweden.
Persona Learning (Persona Learning) http://www.personalearning.com/. Offer
custom built learning platforms that include content authoring, courses,
communities, portfolios, eCommerce and learner progress reports and analytics for
K12, Higher Education, Healthcare, Associations and Corporate clients. Also
provide consulting and custom course development. Formerly Adrenna.
Pertrain Learning Management System (Performance Training Pty. Ltd.)
http://www.pertrain.com.au/. Oriented to safety and compliance training in the
construction industry. Based in Australia.
Piron FlexiGuru eLearning Platform (Piron Corporation)
http://www.pironcorp.com/. A web-based service that includes social learning, eCommerce, game-based learning and assessments. They sell third party authoring
tools and do custom development. Based in India. Marketed to both corporations
and education.
Platte Canyon Tracker.Net (Platte Canyon Multimedia Software Corp.)
http://www.vbtrain.net/trackerinfo.aspx.
PlayerLync (PlayerLync, LLC) https://www.playerlync.com/. A mobile LMS that
addresses operational performance. Includes authoring, communication tools,
offline access and employee retention tools.
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A Microsoft Sharepoint based LMS that works with Microsoft Office 365. Includes
SCORM compliance, mobile functionality, personalization, and a quiz builder.
Based in the UK.
Portico CareerMap 2™ (Portico Learning Systems)
http://www.porticolearning.com/. This is the latest version of a product formerly
known as Flying Fish CareerMap. They also offer Learning Management Express,
a Talent Management System, custom eLearning development and course
libraries.
PowerfulCMS (Powerful CMS) http://www.powerfulcms.com/lms. A Drupal-based
LMS.
Practi LMS (Mathtoons Media Inc.) https://mypracti.com/. A microlearning LMS
platform for small businesses. Enables self-paced mobile learning and includes
authoring and reports. The company also provides consultation. Based in
Kelowna, BC, Canada.
Predict360 (360factors, Inc.) http://www.360factors.com/learning-managementsystem/. An LMS focused on compliance that includes classroom instruction
scheduling and authoring. The company also offers numerous other corporate
software for performance management, safety management, etc. as well as
numerous business skills and compliance courses.
Precyse University Learning System (Precyse Solutions, LLC.)
http://www.precyse.com/. Precyse is a heathcare information systems provider that
also offers ICD-10 compliance education. The Learning System is their in-house
platform for delivery and tracking of their courses. Probably a variation on the
HealthStream system.
PRESENT Mentor Online Learning Managing System (PRESENT e-Learning
Systems) http://presentelearning.com/. A healthcare/medical education specialist.
They also offer an Online Podiatry Education and Social Network and an Online
Diabetes Education and Social Network.
Pro-ductivity Learning Management Systems (Pro-ductivity Systems LLC)
http://www.pro-ductivity.com. A customizable, SCORM conformant LMS/LCMS.
Also offer authoring tools, a web conferencing solution, compliance management
software, custom course development and consultation.
Prometheus Development Torch LMS (Prometheus Development, Inc.)
http://torchlms.com/. A new cloud-based LMS as of 2013. Also offer a PowerPoint
conversion authoring tool and both generic (Skillsoft) and custom built courses.
ProProfs Learning Management System (ProProfs.com)
http://www.proprofs.com/training/software/lms-software/. Also offer the authoring
tools Training Maker (part of the LMS), Quiz Maker, and Survey Maker. Marketed
primarily for business but can also be used in education. Their site includes
ProProfs LMS Resources – general information about LMS.
Prospero Learningworks SuiteTM (Prospero Learning Solutions)
http://www.prosperolearning.com/. It is hard to find much information about this
product on the website. They are primarily a custom developer and consulting
company. Based in Toronto, Ontario. Acquired by GP Strategies in June 2013.
Pryor Learning Management System (Pryor Learning Solutions pryor.com)
http://www.pryor.com/site/lms-training/. A cloud based learning platform that comes
with thousands of business skills courses including certifications and accreditations
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and can be integrated with other LMSs. The company also offers on-site training
and other modalities.
Qafie LMS (Techno Infonet) http://www.qafielms.com/. A simple, multilingual,
mobile-friendly, cloud-based, LTI supported LMS with assessments and social
tools. Marketed to both businesses and universities particularly to the Asian subcontinent and Africa. Based in India.
QPharma Python LMS (QPharma) http://www.qpharmacorp.com/online-trainingand-certification.html . Previously known as iCertify. QPharma is a life science
regulatory and certification specialist. Python incorporates Rustici’s SCORM
Engine.
Qoveo QoPilot (Qoveo S.A.) http://www.qoveo.com/ru/. Based in Russia, the
website is available in Russian and French but not yet in English. They do have
some English catalog information available.
Quintetto Integrated Learning Management System (ILMS) (Quintetto OLS
SRL) http://www.quintettols.it. A SCORM compliant, multi-language, multi-device
LMS. The company also offers custom eLearning development as well as website
building and other technical services. Based in Italy, the website is only partially in
English.
Quizworks Easy LMS (Quizworks B.V.) http://www.quizworksinternational.com/. A
basic cloud LMS with tools for creation of online quizzes, tests, exams and
courses. Also offer the Online Quiz Creator - an assessment, exam and course
builder separately. Based in Netherlands.
Quizzicle Learning Management System (Quizzicle LLC.) http://quizzicle.com/.
They also offer consultation and custom course development.
Qustn Capabiliti (Qustn Technologies Inc.) http://capabiliti.co/. A white-label,
mobile-first LMS with off-the-shelf courses. Based in India. Not to be confused
with the Cordelta Capabiliti LMS from Australia.
Raytheon Professional Services Flex LMS (Raytheon Professional Services
(RPS)) http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/training_ss/index.html?id=6.
Have partnered with Totara to offer Raytheon Flex Learning Management
Services. They also offer ConvertixTM – an authoring tool for converting instructorled training to web-based training, a virtual classroom and LMS consultation and
customization services.
ReadyGo LMS (ReadyGo) http://www.readygo.com/. A simple low-cost LMS
available installed or hosted. Includes eCommerce features.
Real Ability Ability Manager (Real Ability) http://www.realability.com/. A talent
management suite that includes learning management.
Realpage Easy LMS (RealPage, Inc.)
https://www.realpage.com/services/learning-management-system/. RealPage
offers a range of software solutions for multifamily property management including
this new LMS that is customizable (branding and look), social, mobile, is designed
for “active engagement” and includes course creation tools.
RedVector Learning Management System (RedVector.com, LLC.)
https://www.redvector.com/learning-management-system. Emphasis on regulatory
compliance. Manages both live and online learning. Also offer a catalog of courses
for numerous industries including engineering and construction.
Redware Empowered (Redware Limited) http://www.redware.co.uk. An LMS that
includes mobile, virtual classroom, classroom booking and a library of
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management, health and safety courses. Also offer Insight – an enterprise app
store for mobile learning. Based in the UK.
Refined Data Refined Training LMS (Refined Data Solutions Inc.)
http://www.refineddata.com/. Combines Adobe Connect and Moodle. Also offer
Vantage Point – a tool that allows instructors on Adobe Connect to see and interact
with students, Connect-2-Moodle that allows Adobe Connect to work with Moodle,
and others. Based in Ontario, Canada.
Reflection Software Cognition (Reflection Software) http://cognitionlms.com/ and
http://reflectionsoftware.com. A customizable LMS available either as SaaS or
installed. Also offer custom development.
Reliant LMS (Reliant Live) http://reliantlive.com/. Also offer tests, assessments
and performance management.
Relias Learning Management System (RLMS) (Relias Learning)
http://www.reliaslearning.com/. Formerly known as Silverchair Learning Systems. A
specialized system which catered exclusively to senior care facilities and the
training of their staff. Relias has expanded the service to health and human
services, intellectual and developmental disabilities, corrections, and law
enforcement. Incorporates Essential Learning Elevate LMS and Care2Learn
courses. Also offer their Employee Feedback System. In October 2015, Relias
purchased RediLearning, a producer of online learning focused exclusively on the
senior care industry. Relias is part of the Bertelsmann Education Group based in
Germany.
Resource Development Active Learner (Resource Development Company)
http://www.resourcedev.com. Focus on the resource industry and compliance
training. Also provide consulting services and KnowledgeWeb.
Ricoh Learning Management System (Ricoh India Ltd.)
http://www.ricohdocs.com/learning-management-system.php. A customizable LMS
based on Ricohdocs document management system. Includes gamification
features, Knowledge Fusion Plus (?) and some off-the-shelf courses.
Right Reason RightTrack™ Learning Management System (Right Reason
Technologies) http://www.rightreasontech.com/. Also offer CyberExtension – a
blended learning platform they call a Virtual Managed Learning Environment
(VMLE), RightPath Student Success System, on-line lessons and courseware, and
custom development. Marketed to both education and the corporate sector.
Riptide Elements (Riptide Software, Inc.) http://www.riptidelearning.com/.
Elements is an HTML5 based learning services platform for learning content
creators and consumers that will integrate with LMS, and provides xAPI (also
known as Experience or Tin Can API) enabled reporting and analytics via an xAPI
Learning Record Store (LRS) and delivers to any device. Includes Riptide
WayPoints that provides simulations through guided workflows that have the
learner directly interfacing with the software. Riptide also shares its work at the
open source site TryxAPI.com.
RISC Virtual Training Assistant suite (VTA) (RISC) http://www.risc-inc.com. A
cloud-based, SCORM, AICC, and Tin Can conformant LMS.
Rise LMS (Rise LMS) https://riselms.com/. An LMS for trainers to create, publish
and sell online courses. Includes authoring, discussions and integration with
Magento eCommerce.
River (River Software) http://www.riversoftware.com. Formerly called Open
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Mentoring, River is enterprise social software for creating and managing learning
networks, collaboration and knowledge sharing including mentoring, performance
management, and administrative features that make it similar to an LMS. Also
provides access to Skillsoft content. Formerly Triple Creek Associates.
RomyLMS (RomyLMS) http://romylms.com/. A new LMS in 2016 that includes
authoring, quizzes, gamification, certification, and mobile access.
Roundtable Learning Management System (Roundtable Learning)
http://www.roundtablelearning.com/. A customizable SaaS LMS that can be
integrated with other systems for single sign-on. Also provide custom eLearning
development.
Russell Associates intRAtrain Learning Management System (Russell
Associates) http://www.intratrain.com/Products/LMS.asp.
Rustici SCORM Cloud (Rustici Software) http://scorm.com/scorm-solved/scormcloud/. Not a traditional LMS but a link to offering courses from anywhere. Works
with other LMS. They offer SCORM conversion software available in several forms
- SCORM Engine for LMS's, SCORM for content, as well as SCORM Cloud. Have
added Tin Can API support to all of their SCORM products. In 2016, Rustici was
purchased by the UK-based investment company Learning Technologies Group
http://www.ltgplc.com/ but continues to operate as Rustici Software. They also offer
Content Controller http://contentcontroller.scorm.com/ - a content delivery platform
that provides hosting, distribution, license and revenue management, conformance
to standards (SCORM, AICC, xAPI), analytics, and multiple language capabilities.
Saba Learning Management (Saba) http://www.saba.com. Part of Saba’s Talent
Management offering, Learning Management (aka Learning@Work) is an
integrated suite including LCMS, mobile elearning, social learning, prescriptive
learning, virtual classroom, content authoring, and extended enterprise features.
Also offered as a cloud-based solution. Saba acquired THINQ Learning Solutions
in May 2005 and Centra Software in January 2006. In March 2012, Saba
purchased HumanConcepts extending its reach into talent management. In 2015
Saba was purchased by a private equity firm, Vector Capital. Saba has redesigned
its video learning solution and now positions video learning management as a core
offering. Saba purchased Halogen Software in 2017.
Safari (Safari Books Online – a division of O’Reilly Media, Inc.)
https://www.safaribooksonline.com/. A platform that provides all device access to
Safari Books and to live online training, tutorials and conference videos. Available
to both corporations and education.
Saffron Spark/Grow/Share (Saffron Interactive) http://saffroninteractive.com/.
Saffron offers an open source LMS at three levels. Saffron Spark is an entry level
LMS-in-a-box most suited for one or two courses. Saffron Grow is designed for
more complex, blended learning programs and as the main learning portal for large
organizations. Saffron Share adds an enterprize collaboration network. They also
offer consulting for strategy and change management and custom eLearning
development. Based in the UK.
SAI Global Learning & Communication Platform (SAI Global Limited)
http://www.saiglobal.com/. An international operation. Offer courses on
compliance and ethics. Purchased Integrity Interactive in Sept. 2010.
SalesCongo Train (SalesCongo, Inc.) http://www.salescongo.com/. Part of
CongoSuite for managing sales performance within a CRM system.
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https://www.salesforce.com/ca/products/platform/products/mytrailhead/. Salesforce
offers training on its own products on a platform called Trailhead. It makes
myTrailhead available as a general LMS with guided training paths, gamification
and rewards. Numerous LMS providers provide close integration with Salesforce
including ExpertusOne, Litmos, Cornerstone OnDemand, Mindflash, NetExam,
Arlo, etc. Some LMS are built on the Salesforce platform including Learnsmarter
and Motivis.
SAP SuccessFactors Learning (SuccessFactors, Inc., an SAP company)
http://www.successfactors.com/. Formerly Plateau, SuccessFactors Learning is
part of a comprehensive talent/performance/HR management system including
social learning. SuccessFactors became an SAP company in 2012. SAP also
offers SAP Learning Hub – a platform and courses for SAP training. Also SAP
Jam – social and collaboration software that links both to the LMS and other work
software. In 2015, SAP and IBM announced a plan to integrate their Talent
Mangement Systems linking Kenexa with Success Factors. This could have a
significant effect on the learning management sector.
Scitent PROPEL™ Enterprise + Distribute (Scitent) http://www.scitent.com/.
Combines LMS with distribution technology for extended enterprise. Includes
content management, eCommerce, and seminar and group management for
corporate organizations, associations, higher education and continuing medical
education providers. Formerly Scidea.
Scholar LMS (BitKea Technologies) http://www.scholarlms.com/. The first(?) Tin
Can/Experience enabled LMS, based on Moodle and Big Blue Button. It is cloudbased and includes eCommerce, gamification and a virtual classroom. Based in
India.
SchoolKeep (SchoolKeep) https://www.schoolkeep.com. A responsive platform
that includes tools for course authoring, eCommerce for selling courses, and
marketing, etc. Despite its name it seems primarily oriented to business.
SchooX (Schoox Inc.) http://www.schoox.com/. A “next generation” LMS that is
mobile friendly and offers numerous API’s. Includes social learning, gamification
and badges, content management, instructor-led training and web-based tools that
allow organizations to build their own online academies. In spite of its name it
focuses on corporations, restaurants and retail applications.
Scrimmage (Scrimmage) https://www.wescrimmage.com/. Includes mobile
access, personalized learning, meeting management, social tools, and
gamification.
Seertech Learning iLearning PLUS (Seertech Learning)
http://www.seertechlearning.com.au/ilearning-plus. Built on top of Oracle's
iLearning platform, it supports blended, mobile and personalized learning. Based
in Australia.
Sentix (Instructional Technologies, Inc.) http://www.instructiontech.net/sentixoverview/. A new (in 2017) “training automation system” for the transportation and
logistics industry. Also offer the PRO-TREAD online fleet training courses.
ServiceRocket Learndot (ServiceRocket, Inc.) http://www.learndot.com/.
Formerly Matygo, Learndot is a Vancouver, BC based startup that originally
focussed on education but has shifted to the corporate sector. Specifically for
customer training by software companies, it is a brandable system with many apps
including eCommerce, instructor-led training scheduling, testing and analytics.
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Acquired by ServiceRocket in 2015. ServiceRocket also offers add-ons and plugins
for Atlassian team collaboration software.
ShareKnowledge LMS (ShareKnowledge Inc.) http://shareknowledge-lms.com/.
A Microsoft SharePoint based LMS including an authoring tool. Formerly offered
by Competentum, ShareKnowledge is now a separate company after acquiring the
rights for the product from Competentum.
Shift iQ (InSite Information Systems Corp.) https://www.shiftiq.com/. A mobile-first,
open source cloud solution for delivering skills development and training programs.
Includes compliance, credentialing, single sign-on, authoring, xAPI and LRS and
some adaptive learning capability.
showd.me (showd.me) http://showd.me/. Not a complete LMS but it is an
enterprise peer-to-peer learning platform that allows employees to learn from, and
train, other employees - also known as mentoring. Includes course creation
capability and can be customized.
Sify LiveWire (Sify Software Limited) http://sifyelearning.com/livewire.asp. An ondemand LMS for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Also offer
Anywhere Learner Mobile for delivery to mobile devices and consulting/custom
development services.
Signify Learning Mangagement Suite (Signify Software (Pty) Ltd)
http://www.signify.co.za/. A fairly comprehensive LMS that is part of their human
resource management solution that also includes performance management.
Based in South Africa.
SILICON LMS (Sankhya InfoTech Limited) http://www.sankhya.net/. AICC and
SCORM compliant with collaboration features. Offered to higher education as well
as defense and related large industries. The company also provides custom
simulation and course development and the Sakai CLE (Collaborative Learning
Environment). Based in India.
SilkRoad GreenLight Learning Management System. (SilkRoad)
http://www.silkroad.com. The LMS is part of a complete talent management
system called the Life Suite. Includes an LCMS. SilkRoad purchased VTN
Technologies in Nov. 2008 and integrated its Olé product.
Simbionix Learning Management System (Simbionix USA Corp.)
http://simbionix.com/. Focus on simulations in the healthcare industry. Offer many
courses, customized courses, training simulators and mobile applications.
Acquired by 3D Systems in Sept. 2014. The status of the LMS is unclear as of July
30, 2015. They do offer a product called MentorLearn that has LMS functions with
an emphasis on managing simulations.
Simplify LMS (Adapt2 Pty. Ltd.) https://www.simplifylms.com.au/. A cloud based
LMS that supports both eLearning and instructor-led training with authoring,
assessments, surveys, SCORM and xAPI support, gamification, collaboration
tools, virtual classroom, API integration and single sign-on. Based in Australia.
SimplyDigi Enterprise LMS e-Learning Solution (SimplyDigi.com, Inc.)
http://www.simplydigi.com. Hosted e-learning with eCommerce. Includes LCMS.
The company also offers a web conferencing tool and builds custom web sites.
Simplylearn Learning Content Management System (Simplyworks Ltd)
http://www.simplylearn.co.uk An LCMS with LMS capabilities. Includes authoring.
SimulwareProfessional (Simulware) http://www.simulware.com/. Based in Italy.
Website is available in English. Also offer courseware and custom development.
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http://www.advancedelearning.com/. Based in Romania.
Skilljar Learning Management System (Skilljar) http://www.skilljar.com/. A cloud
LMS that is video-based, offers responsive mobile learning and provides reporting
and analytics.
Skillsoft Percipio http://www.skillsoft.com/percipio/. A new LMS to replace
Skillport with curation, personalization and accessibility features. Skillport will be
phased out.
SkillSoft SkillPort (SkillSoft) http://www.skillsoft.com/. Skillsoft is the single
largest vendor (by a wide margin) of e-learning courses for business skills.
SkillPort is primarily a basic LMS to manage SkillSoft courses. They now offer
add-ons of additional features. SkillSoft merged with SmartForce in 2002,
purchased NETg in May 2007 and Element K in 2011 making it one of the largest
companies in the eLearning business. They offer thousands of online generic
courses, Books 24X7, SkillSoft inGenius social learning platform, the Skillsoft
Academy compliance learning management system, SkillStudio for tailoring
Skillsoft courses to specific needs, and the Skillsoft Learning App for delivering
personalized learning to mobile devices. In 2014, Skillsoft purchased SumTotal
Systems. This is a merger of two of the biggest players in the corporate eLearning
field. They have announced the Talent Expansion suite. In Feb. 2017, Skillsoft
introduced Percipio http://www.skillsoft.com/percipio/ – a new LMS to replace
Skillport with curation, personalization and accessibility features.
SkyPrep (SkyPrep Inc.) http://skyprep.com/. A cloud-based LMS that includes
content authoring, assessments, analytics, and e-Commerce. Based in Toronto,
Ontario.
Smarter Path Social Learning for Jive (Jive Software)
http://www.jivesoftware.com/social-business-platform/add-ons/smarterpath/.
Learning Management directly embedded in the Jive Social Business platform.
SmartPros® eCampus™ Learning Management System (SmartPros Ltd.)
http://www.smartpros.com/. SmartPros is primarily a provider of online courses for
financial services, engineering, and professional services and also offer this LMS.
SoftControl TIMControl Learning and Knowledge Management System
(SoftControl.net., LTD) http://www.softcontrol.net/. Based in Thailand, the
company provides general technology consulting
Softek ISOtrain (Softek) http://www.isotrain.com/. Based in Puerto Rico.
Solid State Learning SSLearn LMS (Solid State Learning)
http://www.sslearn.com/. A simple low-cost, web-based, SCORM and AICC
conformant LMS. Also offer Moodle hosting, consulting and custom course design.
Sonic Performance Support Instant Learning Server (Sonic Performance
Support) http://www.sonic-performance-support.com/. Based in Germany with US
offices. Also offer Video Learning Server.
Sparkwork (Sparkwork Software Oy) https://sparkwork.io/. Created specifically for
dispersed workforces in industries like retail, healthcare, transportation, hospitality
and construction. Includes broadcast messaging and gamification and is mobile
ready. Based in Finland.
Sparta (Hysminai AB) https://www.spartasales.com/. A sales performance
management platform with gamification and Salesforce.com integration. Based in
Sweden.
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607. Spayee (Spayee) https://www.spayee.com/. A “secured course and video delivery
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platform for instructors and institutes”. A course marketplace with authoring,
eCommerce, integrations, discussions. Also offer a white labeled eBookstore and
online assessments. Based in India.
Spoke (Unboxed Technology)
https://www.unboxedtechnology.com/products/spoke/. Claimed to be the world’s
simplest social learning platform. Includes single sign-on and gamification features.
Sponge Launch&Learn (Sponge UK Ltd.) http://www.launchandlearn.co.uk/ and
http://www.spongeuk.com/. Sponge UK is a custom eLearning development
company that offers this eLearning platform and responsive mobile eLearning
design.
SQLearn e-learning Suite (SQLearn) http://www.sqlearn.com/. An LMS based on
Moodle. Also offer LMSapp for tablets, custom course development and SQLearn
Web Meetings – a virtual classroom. Based in Greece.
STAM Interactive LMS (STAM Interactive Solutions Inc.)
http://www.staminteractive.com. They offer several customized versions.
Starfield Learning Management (Starfield TMS) http://www.starfieldtms.com/. A
complete talent management system that includes learning management. Was
owned by Beeline/Adecco until 2012 when it was divested.
STEAG e-tutor Learning Platform (STEAG & Partner AG) http://www.steag.ch.
Based in Switzerland.
Storyworks OnDemand (Storyworks OnDemand)
http://www.storyworksondemand.com/. Formerly iQpakk. Described as an
enterprise content and application management system for mobile sales.
Combines four components – Manager, Generator, Presenter and Learner.
Stratbeans ATUM-Learning Management System (Stratbeans Consulting Pvt.
Ltd.) http://stratbeans.com/. For medium to large enterprises, it is a cloud-based,
mobile-friendly, modular LMS that includes classroom training management,
authoring, assessments and gamification. Also offer Articulate tools and custom
eLearning development. Based in India.
Strategic Training Business Impact Learning Impact System (Strategic
Training LLC.) http://www.strategictrainingconsulting.com. Claims to be “more than
an LMS”. It emphasizes reports that focus on business impact.
Summit Trainingweb (Summit Training Source, Inc) http://www.trainingweb.com
or http://www.safetyontheweb.com An LMS to support their environmental, health
and safety courses. Also available as a separate enterprise LMS. Also offer
eMaximizer for customizing their courses.
SumTotal Systems Learn (SumTotal Systems, LLC, A Skillsoft Company)
http://www.sumtotalsystems.com/. One of the most comprehensive talent/learning
management suites and has the largest market share of any single vendor other
than SAP/SuccessFactors. Includes LCMS, ToolBook authoring, mobile, social,
and eCommerce. They also offer a product called Learning Maestro – an
economical hosted solution (SaaS). SumTotal Systems resulted from a merger
between Click2Learn and Docent. They have since purchased Pathlore and DK
Systems. In June, 2009, SumTotal Systems was acquired by Vista Equity
Partners/Amber Holding. They purchased Softscape in Sept. 2010. On January 5,
2011, they purchased GeoLearning. In July 2011, they purchased CyberShift Inc.
and Accero Inc. signifying a further expansion into Talent/Human Resources
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Management. In a major development, Skillsoft bought SumTotal Systems in
2014. They have announced the Talent Expansion suite. In 2015 SumTotal
acquired a video learning company and now integrates video with books and
courses.
SurePeople (SurePeople LLC.) https://www.surepeople.com/. A customizable,
cloud based platform for personalized learning that includes data analysis tools
called PRISMTM and PULSETM with curated and customized content.
Swank Learning Management System (Swank HealthCare - a trademark of
Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.) https://www.swankhealth.com/. Oriented to
healthcare.
SwiftLMS (Swift HCM) https://www.swifthcm.com/learning-management-system/.
A free, customizable, cloud-based LMS that supports standards and includes
eCommerce for selling courses. Also offer an Exam Management System, a Bug
Tracker and custom eLearning development. Based in India.
Swissteach Global Teach LMS (Swissteach AG - a subsidiary of TWI AG)
http://www.swissteach.ch/. Based in Switzerland, the website is in German. The
LMS is capable of many languages. It uses hybrid fingerprint-based/legacy access
control and in partnership with KeyLemon, they have developed a face recognition
login.
SwissVBS Learning Cloud (Swiss Virtual Business Solutions)
http://swissvbs.com/. A cloud based, native mobile LMS with Tin Can (Experience
API) analytics. Also offer training consultation and development, echo – a mobile
learning reinforcement solution, SET (Sales Enablement Tool) for access to the
latest relevant sales information, and a few management courses. Based in
Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe.
SyberWorks Training Center LMS/LCMS (Syberworks)
http://www.syberworks.com. Syberworks offers its products by enterprise license
and hosted (SaaS). Also offer Web Author for authoring. SyberWorks focuses on
the following industries: FDA/GxP/Regulatory, Manufacturing, Hospital/Medical,
Training/Consulting, Police & Law Enforcement; and Government/GSA.
Synotive Learning Management System (Synotive Pty. Ltd.)
http://www.synotive.com/software-development/online-learning-solutions/learningmanagement-system. Includes test creation, certification management, and ecommerce. A customized version of Moodle. Synotive is a custom software
development company based in Australia.
Syntrio LMS (Syntrio) http://www.syntrio.com/. Several versions and a suite. Also
offer a library of ethics and HR compliance courses
TalentLMS (Epignosis Ltd.) http://talentlms.com/. A cloud-based learning platform
for small and medium organizations introduced in October 2012 that includes
gamification features, has a plug-in for integration with WordPress, is able to
receive Tin Can statements through its built-in LRS and users can also upload their
own Tin Can packages. Based in Greece. They also support an enterprise platform
called eFront (http://www.efrontlearning.com/).
Talentova Enterprise LMS (Talentova.com – part of West Corporation)
http://www.talentova.com/products/enterprise-learning-management-system. A
social, mobile LMS with eCommerce and assessment tools. Formerly Intrafinity
Learning Edge.
TalentQuest Learning Management System (TalentQuest)
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http://www.talentquest.com/talent-management-software/learning-managementsystem/. Part of a suite of talent management software, the LMS includes
gamification, mobile accessibility, social features, support for content of all types,
branding and integration with HR and other business systems.
TargetSolutions Learning Management System (TargetSolutions – a brand of
VectorLearning) http://www.targetsolutions.com/. A compliance training platform
that includes a course library with an emphasis on fire, EMS and other public
services. Also offer RedVector courses for architecture, engineering and
construction. VectorLearning purchased CentreLearn in 2014 and merged it with
TargetSolutions.
Tata Interactive Systems Learning Planet LMS/LCMS (Tata Interactive
Systems) http://www.tatainteractive.com. Includes support for blended learning,
adaptive learning, content authoring, knowledge management and competency
skill gap analysis capability. They also offer a .NET based basic LMS called PTS
(Participant Tracking System). Based in India, Tata is a huge company that makes
many products from automobiles to a wide range of software solutions.
Tawanda LMS (Tawanda Learning) http://tawandalearning.com/. A web-based
LMS that includes authoring, blended learning support, and accounting functions
with an emphasis on building NQF-aligned (South Africa) qualifications and skills
programs. Not SCORM compliant. Based in South Africa.
Teachable (Teachable, Inc.) https://teachable.com/. Formerly Fedora. Fedora was
an open source learning content management/learning object repository system
developed at Columbia University. It has been expanded into a full-fledged
learning platform for both education and corporate sectors that is not free although
built on open source software. It is a course marketplace that includes authoring,
quizzes, discussion forums, website integration, marketing tools and eCommerce.
Teachlr Organizations (Teachlr Organizations) https://organizations.teachlr.com/.
A cloud LMS described as “an online school designed to deliver continuous
corporate training”. Includes tests and quizzes.
Teamfluent (Teamfluent) https://www.teamfluent.com/. An LMS for employee
onboarding, performance planning and HR compliance with tools for social
learning, collaboration, micro learning and gamification. Based in Romania
Technomedia Learning & Development (Technomedia Training Inc. – a CEGID
company) http://www.technomedia.com. Part of a comprehensive talent
management suite. Includes an LCMS. Based in Montreal, Quebec. In 2015,
Technomedia joined the CEGID Group of companies – a France based provider of
enterprise IT solutions.
TEDS® Talent Management Solutions Suite (TEDS, a Fidelity Investments
Company) http://www.teds.com/ Includes TEDS Job Vision™ which is a planning,
recruiting and staffing management module, succession management, and
assignment of roles, tasks, and competencies. TEDS began as an LMS and has
grown to offer a full Talent Management suite.
Telania eLeaP™ Learning Management System (Telania, Inc.)
http://www.eleapsoftware.com/. As of 2014 includes instructor-led training
tracking. Also offer e-Commerce, a training marketplace and a catalog of business
training courses.
Teleskill LMS (Teleskill Italia S.r.l. a s.u.) http://www.teleskill.net/en/servizi/elearning-platform/. Includes classroom scheduling, tests, and gamification. Also
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offer Teleskill Live for webinars, virtual classroom and meetings and an authoring
tool. Based in Italy.
TeleTech Learning Innovation (TeleTech Holdings, Inc.)
http://www.teletech.com/solutions/learning-innovation. Includes simulated,
leadership, mobile, video, and social learning as well as eLearning.
Tennis Learning Management System (Tennis Learning Management Systems
Corporation) http://www.tennislms.com/. A unique system specifically designed for
tennis players’ and coaches’ learning and development.
TFactor KnowledgePortal 360 (TFactor, Inc.)
http://www.tfactor.net/knowledgeportal360.html. Includes LMS, LCMS, Web
conferencing, authoring tools and courses.
The CN LMS (CourseNetworking LLC.) https://www.thecn.com/. A social LMS that
can also be used as a MOOC platform and for live broadcasting. Marketed to both
education and business. From Indiana University professor Ali Jafari (founder of
Sakai and ANGEL Learning).
TheLMSApp (TheLMSApp) http://www.thelmsapp.com/. An LMS add-on with two
modules – TheLMSapp plug that allows Moodle to become a native iPad
application and TheLMSapp client application (LMS agnostic) for tablet devices.
Includes access to a basic LMS at http://learn.thelmsapp.com/ where you can
upload your content (SCORM courses, quizzes, videos, etc.) and give access to
your users. Based in Greece.
The Quality Group OpusWorks (The Quality Group) http://thequalitygroup.net. A
“lean” LMS that includes an online collaborative authoring system. They also offer
an extensive library of courses on quality management (Six Sigma, Project
management, etc.)
The Revenue Accelerator (The Revenue Accelerator™)
https://www.therevenueaccelerator.com/. A “sales learning management system”
for new sales people.
The Training Market Training Assistant (The Training Market)
http://www.thetrainingmarket.com/ A modest LMS/LCMS to support the Virtual
Coach development tool. Based in New Zealand.
Thinkific (Thinkific) https://www.thinkific.com/. A cloud-based course marketplace
where authors can create and deliver their own courses. Also offer custom course
development. Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Thinking Cap LMS (Thinking Cap) http://www.thinkingcap.com/. XML based LMS.
Changed its name from Agile.net to Thinking Cap in 2009. Also offer LM-LESS - a
SCORM certified cloud-based LMS for small to medium enterprises. Based in
Toronto, Canada.
Thomson Reuters Accelus Learning Manager (Thomson Reuters)
http://thomsonreuters.com/. A new LMS (Sept. 2013) with an emphasis on
accounting compliance. See press release at http://thomsonreuters.com/pressreleases/082013/Thomson-Reuters-Delivers-Significant-Enhancements-toeLearning-Solutions. Thomson Reuters also offers Checkpoint Learning and has
recently purchased LearnLive and its suite of products that includes Compass
LMS. It is unclear how these are related.
The Training Factor Aspire LMS (The Training Factor, LLC.)
http://www.aspirelms.net/ and http://www.thetrainingfactor.com/learningmanagement-system/. Includes a content development tool, a blog, and document
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management (LCMS). Also offer custom course development and a catalog of
multifamily courses. Purchased by Grace Hill in 2014. Grace Hill is owned by the
Riverside Company.
Thought Industries Learning Business Platform™
https://www.thoughtindustries.com/. A platform for delivering online learning to
consumers, professionals, and the extended enterprise. Includes course authoring,
integrated eCommerce and a mobile-friendly website builder.
time4you IBT SERVER (time4you Gmbh) http://www.time4you.de. Includes
eLearning management, classroom instruction management, talent management,
and learning content management. Also offer IBT Live Collaboration virtual
classroom, IBT Application Farm for social learning, as well as mobile and
authoring tools. Based in Germany.
Together JAZZ (SkyLab Italia S.r.l.) http://www.togetherhr.com/human-resourcesmanagement/. An ``extended`` LMS with end-to-end governance. Includes a
flipped classroom module, an instructor management module, a budget
management module, the INTEGRA layer for two-way integration with external
systems, etc.
Tooling U-SME LMS (Tooling University, LLC, an SME company)
http://www.toolingu.com/. A free LMS for the manufacturing industry. Primarily a
purveyor of courses for manufacturing.
TOPYX LMS (Interactyx) http://www.topyx.com/. A social/mobile platform and
training marketplace with an emphasis on learning network/community. Includes
eCommerce, some content management features and Experience API (xAPI, aka
Tin Can) functionality.
Totara LMS (Totara Learning Solutions) http://www.totaralms.com/. A
customization of Moodle for the corporate sector – originally the MITMS (Moodle
Industry Training Management System). Includes authoring, classroom instruction
management, mobile access, management of compliance and certifications, and
gamification. Also offered is Totara Social that complements Totara Learn and
includes social networking, forums, blogs and collaborative tools. Both are
available in the cloud. Headquartered in New Zealand. Totara is also offered by
Kineo and other companies including Moodle partners and Totara Solutions
Partners.
Towers Watson Talent|REWARD® Learning (Towers Watson)
https://www.towerswatson.com/. For large enterprises to manage all types of
learning. Available separately or as module of a Talent Management Suite. Little
information about it on the website.
TraCorp LMS (TraCorp | The GMarie Group) http://tracorp.com/. An SaaS LMS
that includes eLeanring, classroom instruction and webinar management, ability to
manage multiple entities, authoring, certificates amd gamification. The company
also offers custom eLearning development.
TrainCaster LMS (NetCasters Inc.) http://www.traincaster.com/. A cloud-based
LMS that includes classroom course scheduling, eLearning authoring, SCORM
and AICC compliance.
Train-Ease Learning Management System (Train-Ease, Inc.) http://www.trainease.com/. A customizable LMS for web-based course launching and tracking.
Also offer consultation and design services.
Traineasy LMS (Traineasy) http://www.traineasy.com/. A basic LMS. The
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company also offers the Lectora authoring tool, consultation and custom
development. Based in the UK.
TrainingCampus.com IEEN-MS™ (TrainingCampus.com)
http://trainingcampus.org. An “Education Management Network” oriented to health
services industry compliance. IEEN-MS™ is the international Electronic Education
Network Management Systems. They also offer CEL-MS™ – Clinical E-Learning
Management Systems, CME/CE/Credits-MS™ – The Continuing Education
Management Systems, and the free PET-ABC™ – Your Personal Education and
Training Management Systems. These are highly specialized and are not really
full LMS products.
Training Evidence System (Training Evidence Systems/ Ecampus Systems Pty
Ltd.) http://trainingevidencesystems.com/. Formerly ecampus.com.au. A system
for capturing all training data (mobile, video, etc.) in one place. Based in Australia.
Training JumpStart Portal (Training JumpStart)
http://www.trainingjumpstart.com/. Web-based. Also offer the Training JumpStart
Exam Gorilla™ module for test and survey creation.
Training-Online.eu LMS (TRAINING ONLINE s.r.o.) http://training-online.eu/. A
web based LMS for eLearning that is free to start. Includes some authoring and
test building capability. Based in the Czech Republic. Also offer custom eLearning
content development.
Training Orchestra (Training Orchestra) http://www.training-orchestra.com/.
Orchestra is a training management system primarily for managing instructor-led
training. They also offer a range of other tools including sales and logistics
management. Based in France, they are a market leader in Europe and also
market the products in the U.S.
TrainNow.net MyHYPERTrack (TrainNow.net) http://www.myhypertrack.com/,
http://www.trainnow.net/. A fully functional, low cost LMS. Includes a survey/test
creation tool. Offered both SaaS and behind the firewall. TrainNow.net also offers
125 generic courses and custom course development.
Traliant Learning Management System (Traliant, LLC) https://www.traliant.com/.
Traliant mainly offers compliance courses for preventing discrimination and
harassment. Also offer an LMS that can be used to manage their courses and
others. The LMS includes single sign-on and mobile dashboard access.
Travitor Learning Management (Travitor Media) http://www.travitor.com/. Also
offer Course Publisher and Swift Presenter authoring tools and more than 3000
business and technical courses.
TRC Interactive Training Central (TRC Interactive, Inc.)
http://www.trcinteractive.com/ TRC markets online training for financial institutions
- teller, compliance, sales, customer service, products and services, personal
development, trainer, and management training. They offer BankTrainingOnline
https://www.banktrainingonline.com/ which is a package that includes courses and
Training Central.
Trivantis CourseMill (Trivantis) http://lectora.com/. A basic, cost effective, Tin Can
API enabled LMS with an emphasis on mobile learning and available in several
versions. Version 7 features a new interface and advanced analytics. Trivantis also
offers Lectora – a course authoring tool and Snap! – a PowerPoint converter/rapid
authoring tool. Also offer CourseMill Talent Management designed to identify gaps
in staff development and address them and CourseMill Wave (formerly Lectora
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Express - a “lite”, on demand LMS)
Trufholz IntellektTM Learning Content Management System (LCMS) (Trofholz
Technologies, Inc.) http://www.tti-tech.com/products/learning-management-systemlms.html. Includes LMS features.
Trunity Learning Management System (Trunity) http://www.trunity.com. Includes
social/collaborative learning. Also offer an authoring tool and a “Knowledge
Exchange” for croudsourced content, publishing and virtual textbooks. Marketed
to enterprises and publishers as well as education.
TTG Systems TRACCESS CI (TTG Systems Inc.) http://www.ttg-inc.com/ Based
in Edmonton, Alberta and focuses on compliance in the resource industry and
competency analysis. Also offer TRACCESS CI and TRACCESS ASSESS.
Tugaru (Tugaru) http://www.tugaru.com/. Built on the Kentico website content
management system and designed for organizations delivering continuing
professional development e-learning. Offers a personalised learning platform with
an adaptive learning engine. Based in the UK. Formerly called CPD Academy.
Turnkey Learning Management System (Educatia AS)
http://www.turnkeylms.com/. Has compliance, course authoring, and a course
marketplace for selling courses outside the company at WebCourseCatalog.com.
Based in Norway.
TutorPro LMS (TutorPro Ltd.) http://www.tutorpro.com/. A web-based LMS used
for eLearning, classroom training, and compliance. Available as both cloud-based
and installed solutions. They also offer authoring tool Live Content Studio,
assessments, a course library and custom elearning development. Based in the
UK.
Tynken Interactive Wavelength (Tynken Interactive) http://www.tynken.com.
Wavelength is an LMS built on Tynken’s CMS platform called Frequency. Status is
unclear. Website unavailable on May 26, 2014.
Udemy for Organizations (UFO) (Udemy, Inc.)
https://www.udemy.com/organizations. An online platform offered by Udemy.
Includes access to the Udemy course library.
Udutu Learning Management System (Udutu Online Learning Systems Inc.)
http://www.udutu.com. A web-based, SCORM conformant LMS that includes a free
Udutu authoring tool (also available separately), content management, customized
branding, gamification options and the ability to sell courses. Udutu also offers a
PowerPoint to HTML5 converter. Based in Victoria, BC.
UL EduNeering ComplianceWire (UL LLC) http://www.uleduneering.com/.
Emphasis on life sciences. Also offer online courses. EduNeering was purchased
in February 2007 by Kaplan Inc. and then, in 2012 by UL. Have partnered with
Veeva that provides content management services for the life sciences industry.
Unicorn SkillsServe LMS (aka portal) (Unicorn Training Group)
http://www.unicorntraining.com/SkillsServe/index.htm. Designed for the financial
sector. Includes a very capable authoring system. Also offer off-the-shelf courses,
professional development, performance management, and instructor-led training
management tools and custom development. Based in the UK.
unleesh (Unleesh, LLC) http://www.unleesh.com/. A mobile, social training
management system that encourages employees to interact and collaborate.
Upside Learning Upside LMS (Upside Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd.)
http://upsidelearning.com. Has integrated Tin Can API into its proprietary
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courseware framework. This enables it to create Tin Can-conformant custom
learning courses for desktops and mobile devices. Also offers mobile solutions
(Upside2Go), a catalog of courses and custom development. Based in India.
Uzity (Foradian Technologies http://foradian.com/) http://uzity.com/. A brandable
LMS built on Ruby on Rails with authoring, an equation editor, assessments and
collaboration tools. Marketed to both education and business. Based in India. Also
offer Fedena https://fedena.com/ - a school management system, student
information system (SIS) and ERP for maintaining all school records.
V1 Learning and Training Management (V1 LTM) (V1 Limited)
http://www.wearev1.com/. Includes customer relationship management (CRM),
assessments, eCommerce, etc. V1 is a document management specialist based in
the UK.
Valamis - Learning Experience Platform (Arcusys Oy)
https://valamis.arcusys.com/. An extended enterprise LMS with mobile access,
social learning, authoring, certifications and badges. Works on the Liferay platform.
Based in Finland with an office in the US.
ValueSelling LIO (Learn It Online) Learning Management System (ValueSelling
Associates, Inc.) http://valueselling.com/how-we-deliver/lio-lms/. Includes over 60
on-demand sales courses and assessments via tablet, laptop or desktop.
VCampus LMS (VCampus Corporation) http://www.vcampus.com/webuol. A
hosted system for eLearning,
Velpic Learning Management System (Velpic) http://www.velpic.com/. A cloudbased eLearning, training and inductions platform with high definition video course
creation tools and a mobile app. Targets small to medium enterprises. Based in
Australia.
Venza Learning Management System™ (Venza Group, Inc.)
http://www.venzagroup.com/. A cloud-based, SCORM 2004 conformant
LMS/LCMS for creating, managing and tracking interactive training courses. Also
offer Venza Sherpa – a rapid course development tool and courses for the
hospitality and health industries.
viaLearning Learning Management System (viaLearning, a division of
www.vialanguage.com). http://www.vialearning.com/. An “easy to use” LMS/LCMS
for online learning.
VIDIZMO MediaLMS (VIDIZMO LLC) http://www.vidizmo.com/. VIDIZMO offers a
video portal and streaming media solutions that can be used for communications,
sales, etc. in addition to learning. They include authoring, a webinar platform,
lecture capture, and a marketplace for education. A new version called Virtual
Academy to be released in late 2015 will include gamification.
Vignettes Learning Learning Performance System
http://vignetteslearning.com/. A platform that includes numerous functions including
an LMS, coaching, classroom support, budgeting, etc. Also offer custom
development, hosting and consultation.
Violet Learning Management System (Violet InfoSystems Pvt. Ltd.)
http://www.violetinfo.com/. A customizable eLearning LMS with mobile access.
Violet also offers a Training Management System for classroom instruction as well
as other related systems and custom development and consulting. Based in India.
Virtual College Enable LMS (Virtual College Ltd.) http://www.virtualcollege.co.uk/vcproducts/tms.aspx. A cloud-based LMS that has evolved since
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corporate learning sector. Also offer courses that support the construction,
healthcare, housing, retail and other industries. As of Nov. 2015, part of William
Reed Business Media and known as William Reed Training.
Visibility Cyber Train (Visibility Software, LLC.) http://visibilitysoftware.com/.
Emphasis on tracking and compliance.
Vitalect Techniq™ Your University (Vitalect Inc.) http://www.vitalect.com. Also
offer Techniq Portfolio and Techniq Evaluation for authoring.
Viva Learning LMS (Learn HealthSci Inc.)
http://learnhealthsci.com/viva_learning.asp. Viva Learning is an online continuing
education service operated by Learn HealthSci Inc. for the dentistry industry.
They also offer this LMS.
Vivid Learning Systems eClarus (Vivid Learning Systems, Inc.)
http://www.learnatvivid.com. An LMS designed to support eLearning courses and
safety training programs. Offered in two versions – Standard for small to mid-size
organizations and Enterprise for larger organizations. Also offer safety and
manufacturing courses.
V-Learning Platform (v-Learning Solutions Limited) http://vlearningsolutions.com/. A cloud-based system from the UK. Also offer consultation
services.
VMEdu Cloud Learning Management System (VMEdu.com - funded by Sequoia
Capital) http://vmedu.com/. A free LMS that includes authoring, classroom training,
and a mobile app. VMEdu primarily offers courses for business certifications
including sales and marketing, project management, 6 Sigma, and others.
Vocalmeet LMS (Vocalmeet Inc.) https://vocalmeet.com/. An LMS that specializes
in continuing education organizations and associations and includes a webconferencing/virtual classroom capability. It is brandable, mobile-friendly, SCORM
compliant and includes eCommerce capability and social tools. They also provide
consulting and custom elearning design. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Vowel LMS (Vowel Learning Solutions LLP) http://vowellms.com/. A white-labeled
LMS that includes classroom training management, authoring, gamification and
tracks any form of content including SCORM and xAPI. Based in India.
Vubiz Learning Management System (Vubiz Ltd.) http://vubiz.com/. Vubiz is
primarily a vendor of generic course materials for business. They also offer
custom development services and this LMS for managing their courseware and
others. Based in Ontario.
Vydiatech LMS (Vydiatech Inc.) https://vydiatech.com/. A multi-lingual, SaaS
course marketplace with authoring, certificates, mobile access, content
management and eCommerce. Also offer a Seminars and Workshops
Management System, a College/University Application Management System and
custom eLearning course development. Based in Toronto, Canada.
Warren-Forthought MocKingbird TERMS.NGT (Warren-Forthought, Inc.)
http://www.mockingbird.com. Website says it “integrates seamlessly with CBT
courses created with MocKingbird and track and manage any other kind of training
event.” Also offer BigEZ-Pro for authoring.
WBT TopClass LMS (WBT Systems Inc.) http://www.wbtsystems.com/. Around
since 1995, TopClass blends LMS and LCMS functionality for all types of learning.
Includes eCommerce, mobile capability and API’s. Based in Ireland. Also offer Top
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Class Now! – a cloud-based system for associations.
WBT.IT Pegasus LMS (WBT.IT srl) http://www.wbt.it/. Based in Italy.
WDR LearningSphere (WDR Ltd) http://www.wdr.co.uk/web/#/LearningSystem.
Based in the UK. Integrates with HR systems and has competency tools.
Web CourseWorks CourseStage LMS (Web CourseWorks)
http://www.webcourseworks.com/ and http://www.coursestage.com/. An LMS built
for non-profits, healthcare and the public sector. Originally a derivative of the opensource LMS Moodle, it has been extensively reworked and includes tablet
responsiveness, credit and certificate management and available integration with
GoToWebinar/GoToMeeting, Adobe Connect, and WebEx. Also offer CourseStage
Health for the healthcare industry, CourseStage Trade for trade associations, and
CourseStage Quality Improvement Education - a continuing education platform as
well as LMS administration. consulting and course development.
Web Transitions OnWebLearning (OWL) (Web Transitions, Inc.)
http://www.onweblearning.com/. Marketed to businesses and schools but looks
like an education LMS.
WestNet MLP (WestNet Learning) http://www.westnetmlp.com. An SaaS cloud
"full featured" learning and performance management system. Available for
organizations from 500 users to 500,000 users. They also offer an assessment
engine, an offline mobile player, a library of online courses and custom course
development.
White House Business Solutions i-Learn Knowledge Framework (White
House Business Solutions P Ltd.) http://www.whitehouseit.com. A SCORM-AICC
conformant LMS. Also offer Link2School school management software and other
products as well as customization and consulting services. Based in India.
716. Wisetail Learning Ecosystem (Wisetail) http://www.wisetail.com/. Described as
“The next generation LMS.” It is an eLearning system where employees complete
and/or contribute video training content, and interact with one another socially. It
also includes LMS features like a content management system, course delivery
with learning paths, test creation tools, SCORM compatibility, reporting and user
management, etc. Also offers the Wisetail Communication Portal and is building a
new video platform that publishes, curates, and manages video content.
Purchased by Alchemy Systems in 2017.
717. Wizdom Education LMSLive (Wizdom Education.com)
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http://www.wizdomeducation.com/wizdomlmslive.html. An American company
separate from the one below.
Wizdom Web LMS (Wizdom Web) http://www.lmswizdom.com. Based in India.
Also available from BlueApple Technologies http://www.blueappleonline.com/.
WizIQ LMS (WizIQ Inc.) http://www.wiziq.com/learning-management-system/. A
mobile friendly, cloud-based LMS for both live and self-paced learning with video
streaming and test creation as well as the well known WizIQ virtual classroom.
Based in India with offices in the US and Europe. authorGEN is the parent
company of WizIQ.
WIZILearn LMS (Wizi Corp.) http://www.wizi.co.kr/. Also offer WIZILearn LCMS
and other tools. Based in Korea.
Wizlearn Corporate Learning Management System (Wizlearn Technologies
(formerly ASKnLearn Pte Ltd.)) https://www.wizlearn.com/. Based in Singapore,
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they describe themselves as “Pan-Asian”. Also provide the AsknLearn School
LMS and course materials for schools and custom development services.
Woodle (Wisdmlabs) http://wisdmlabs.com/. An integration of Moodle and
Wordpress to enable e-commerce and the sale of courses. Based in India.
woople (Woople, LLC) http://woople.com/. A web-based system that includes a
video-oriented authoring tool.
Workday Learning (Workday, Inc.) https://www.workday.com/enus/applications/human-capital-management/learning.html. Workday is a corporate
ERP vendor. In October, 2015, Workday announced that it would be building its
own LMS rather than buying one because “LMSs are broken”. Workday Learning
is a “campaign-based” system rather than a course catalog based system. They
acquired a video learning company (Mediacore) and built a product that integrates
video learning and communication throughout the Workday system.
World Class https://www.worldclass.io/. A cloud-based 'micro LMS' designed for
smaller customers who mostly care about ease of use and fast deployment out of
the box. Is described as mobile-first and includes a course creation tool,
eCommerce, analytics, gamification, and discussion boards.
World Continuing Education Alliance CE LMS http://www.wcea.education/. A
free LMS for continuing education customized for several verticals including
education, business and commerce, medical, etc. The educator one is found at
http://educators.freecelms.education/. Also offer the Training Organization
Educators CE Learning and Content Management System (LCMS)
http://www.wcea.education/training_company/educators/overview.
World Manager Training Suite (World Manager)
http://www.worldmanager.com/en-us/suites/training-suite. Includes authoring and
mobile capability. The company also offers an Operations Suite, a Human
Resources Suite and a Communications Suite. Based in Australia and the US.
Wormhole Campus (Wormhole Live Learning) http://www.wormholeit.com/.
Platform includes social, mobile, Wormhole Classroom (virtual classroom),
Wormhole Auditorium for broadcast of live events, eBusiness, recording, etc.
Based in Argentina and tends to focus on Latin America.
WP Courseware (Fly Plugins) https://flyplugins.com/wp-courseware/. A plugin for
WordPress (a popular open source software for creating websites and content
management) for creating courses with management features.
WPLMS Learning Management System http://themeforest.net/item/wplmslearning-management-system/6780226. A WordPress theme that is an LMS that
includes authoring, a course marketplace, eCommerce, quiz creation and metrics.
Mostly for WordPress experts. Academy of Mine https://www.academyofmine.com/
provides hosting and support for this LMS.
Wranx (Wranx.com) http://www.wranx.com/. A device independent learning
platform for competency assessment that uses spaced repetition. Based in the
UK.
Wyzed (Wyzed Pty Ltd.) http://www.wyzed.com/. An online learning platform for
small to medium businesses with authoring, mobile access, and communications.
Based in Australia.
XceedLearning LMS (Xceed IT Solutions) http://www.xceedlearning.com/.
XceedLearning is primarily a provider of online courses for generic business
training. Based in India.
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734. Xcelus XPortal (Xcelus, LLC) http://www.xcelus.com/. A simple, social, mobile
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friendly learning portal with a focus on compliance. Also provide XMobile for
iPads, XTracker, and custom eLearning development.
Xerceo Feathercap (Xerceo, Inc.) http://www.feathercap.net/. Includes a course
and quiz builder. Now has mobile and eCommerce capability and has adopted the
Tin Can/Experience API. Formerly Xerceo Infuse and TrainingAtom.
Xerox/ACS Learning Services IXP Content Portal (A Xerox Company)
http://www.acs-inc.com/learning-services.aspx. Primarily a consulting/outsourcing
company for LMS and other learning administration implementations. The original
company - Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. purchased Intellinex in 2006. Now
the company is part of Xerox. Xerox also offers the LearnSomething LMS and
content.
XL Group LMS (XL Group plc) http://xlgroup.com/. XL Group is an insurance
company consultation service. They offer an LMS exclusively to their clients. Few
details available. Based in Ireland.
XLNC Academy for Business Management LMS (XLNC Academy)
http://www.xlncacademy.com/. Little information available on website. Also offer
business oriented courses including some leading to certifications. Based in India.
XoomPoint Enterpise LMS (XoomPoint Corporation) http://www.xoompoint.com/.
Cloud-based, single sign-on LMS with authoring and social tools and web
conferencing. Also offer custom digital content production with expertise in
communication, leadership and customer service skills. Based in Finland.
740. Xtractor eGate (Xtractor) http://xtractor.se/. Includes e-learning, classroom
courses, mobile learning. Based in Sweden. Also offer the eStudio authoring tool,
eQuick for mobile learning and a tool called e360 Panorama.
741. Yardi Effective Learning (Yardi Systems, Inc.) http://www.yardi.com/. Serving the
real estate industry, Yardi eLearning provides a fully-branded and configurable
training platform. Includes authoring and mobile accessibility. Also offer a catalog
of customizable courses and consulting services.
742. Yardstick Measure (Yardstick) http://getyardstick.com/. Formerly ProTraining.com
T2 Platform. A hosted LMS for online learning. Includes content management and
testing software. Based in Edmonton, Alberta.
743. YourMembership Crowd Wisdom LMS (YourMembership.com Inc. aka YM
Learning) http://www.yourmembership.com/products/learning-managementsystem/default.aspx. YourMembership offers a range of software solutions for
associations including this LMS. They purchased the digital ignite Crowd Wisdom
platform in 2015.
744. Zapoint SkillsMapper – LMA (Zapoint) http://www.zapoint.com. A “Learning
Management Application” within its SkillsMapper solution provides tools for
matching learning choices to skills gaps.
745. Zenler Online (Zenler - DigitalOfficePro, Inc.) http://www.zenler.com/. They also
offer an authoring tool – Zenler Studio.
746. Ziiva Prosperity Learning Management System (Ziiva) http://www.ziiva.com.
Available in two versions: Prosperity Corporate and Prosperity Signature (for
training companies to market their products). Comes with Prosperity Creator - an
authoring tool.
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747. Zippy Courses (A Social Triggers Product - DHJW Software LLC)
https://zippycourses.com/. A WordPress plugin that allows course authors to
create, sell and track online courses. Integrated with other WordPress themes,
AWeber, MailChimp, Infusionsoft, Stripe, Paypal, etc.
748. ZipTrain Online Training Platform (ZipTrain) http://www.ziptrain.com/. Described
as an online training and proficiency system.
749. znanja (znanja (a Velsoft company)) http://www.znanja.com/. An
LMS/LCMS/Authoring tool. Includes Word/Powerpoint conversion , PageBuilder for
editing and communication tools. Can be rebranded. Formerly Velsoft Velocity
LMS. Based in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada.
750. Zobble LMS (Zobble Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) http://www.zobble.com/. For eLearning.
Includes SCORM 1.2 compliance, course creation and collaboration tools. Also
offer ZobbleKMS – a knowledge management system, ZobbleCMS – a content
management system, custom course development and a catalog of off-the-shelf
soft skills courses. Based in India.
751. Zunos (Zunos) https://www.zunos.com/. A learning management platform with
gamification, communication, microlearning, and mobile learning features. Includes
classroom training and assessment.
Notes:
Google and other search engines are arguably the greatest informal research and
learning tools that we have. Almost everyone involved in the knowledge industries,
teachers, students and many others consult them daily. In 2008, Google launched
Google Code University http://code.google.com/edu/ with sample course content and
tutorials for Computer Science (CS) students and educators on current computing
technologies and paradigms. In 2012, this became the Google Developers University
Consortium https://developers.google.com/university/.
Social networking sites like Facebook, YouTube (owned by Google), Delicious, Twitter,
Wikipedia and many others are enjoying huge popularity. In 2010, Facebook first had
more hits than Google. More learning probably occurs using these tools than with all the
formal tools listed here. Many LMS vendors are adding social networking and informal
learning tools to their products.
Some organizations modify web content management systems to work as LMS. Web
content management systems are used to maintain complex web sites. They include
Microsoft Sharepoint, Drupal, Sitecore, OpenText, etc. For example, in 2011 the
American College of Cardiology launched a learning management system (LMS) built
with Sitecore's Web Content Management System (CMS) software by Velir Studios.
In 2011, Terrence Wing wrote a popular article about the use of Facebook as an LMS.
http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/612/?utm_campaign=lsmag&utm_medium
=email&utm_source=lsm-news.
An article by Alice Shepherd called “Up to Speed: Common LMS Implementation
Failures and How to Avoid Them” http://www.2elearning.com/top-stories/item/2119-Upto-Speed.
An article called “Top LMS Industry Facts of 2016” from iSpring and Joomla http://ispringsolutions.com/blog/top-lms-industry-facts-of-2016/.
Elliott Masie wrote a thought-provoking article called “Where are the Learning Apps?” for
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the June 2013 issue of the magazine “Inside Learning Technologies & Skills” about why
there are no apps for learning management systems. http://buff.ly/1blll9y
Craig Weiss is one of the most respected consultants on LMS and related tools. He
offers a very useful blog on E-Learning. He calls it E-Learning 24/7 and it can be found
at http://elearninfo247.com/ and at https://www.craigweissgrp.com/. In 2017, he
published a list of the top 50 LMS. Expertus has published it as part of the LMS Buyer’s
Kit at https://www.expertus.com/resources/lms-buyers-kit/.
Association for Talent Development (ATD – formerly American Society for Training and
Development (ASTD)) Learning Technologies blog
https://www.td.org/Publications/Blogs/Learning-Technologies-Blog.
Talented Learning http://talentedlearning.com/ provides LMS reviews and a blog by John
Leh.
The ProProfs website includes ProProfs LMS Resources – general information about
LMS.
History and Trends of Learning Management System (Infographic)
http://www.oxagile.com/company/blog/history-and-trends-of-learning-managementsystem-infographics/. There is another infographic on the history of the LMS at
https://www.mindflash.com/learning-management-systems/history-of-lms/. Note that they
agree about the SoftArc release of FirstClass in 1990. FirstClass was eventually
absorbed by OpenText but, while they still offer it, they have done little with it. Some of
the founders of FirstClass have started Edsby. The introduction of Training Partner (now
GeoTalent) by Geometrix in 1992 is also significant. Both SoftArc and Geometrix
were/are Canadian companies.
SumTotal Systems resulted from a merger between Click2Learn and Docent. They have
since purchased Pathlore and DK Systems. In June, 2009, SumTotal Systems was
acquired by Vista Equity Partners/Amber Holding. In 2010, SumTotal purchased
SoftScape and on January 5, 2011, they purchased GeoLearning. In July 2011, they
purchased CyberShift Inc. and Accero Inc. signifying a further expansion into
Talent/Human Resources Management.
In Oct, 2006, Skillsoft purchased NETg. Skillsoft purchased ElementK from NIIT in 2011
and Mindleaders in 2012 making it by far the largest supplier of online generic
courseware. Skillsoft offers the Skillport LMS and ElementK offered the KnowledgeHub
LMS. In March 2014, Skillsoft itself was purchased by Charterhouse Capital Partners for
a reported $2.3 billion! In 2014, Skillsoft purchased SumTotal Systems - a major
development. In 2017, Skillsoft announced Percipio http://www.skillsoft.com/percipio/ - a
new LMS to replace Skillport.
SilkRoad purchased VTN Technologies in Nov. 2008.
Moodle is the most popular open source LMS. As of April 2015, it is estimated that it has
70,000,000 users. There are numerous companies who provide services to clients to
customize, implement, manage and host it. These include Moodlerooms
(http://www.moodlerooms.com/) (They call their Moodle-based LMS “joule”.
Moodlerooms has been purchased by Blackboard), Lambda Solutions
(http://www.lambdasolutions.net/), open2know.com (http://open2know.com/),
ClassRunner (http://www.classrunner.com), DualCode (http://www.dualcode.com),
Elearning Experts (http://elearningexperts.net/), LearningHouse
http://www.learninghouse.com/, eThink http://www.ethinkeducation.com/, Easy Authoring
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(http://www.easyauthoring.com/), Totara http://www.totaralms.com/, Kineo
http://www.kineo.com/, Moonami (http://moonami.com/), NetSpot
(http://www.netspot.com.au/), Nivel Siete (http://www.nivel7.net/), Ballistic Learning
(http://www.ballisticlearning.com/) (represented in North America by Algol Semantics
(http://www.algolsemantics.com/), eAbyas (http://eabyas.in/), etc. A complete list of
Moodle Partners can be found at http://moodle.com/partners/.
Totara (a corporate version of Moodle) has its own partner network that includes Lambda
Solutions, Synegen, Envisiontel, Elearning Experts, Tech 2000, MindQuest, GP
Strategies, Paradiso, etc.
Moodlerooms and NetSpot were purchased by Blackboard in 2012. Remote-Learner UK
and Nivel Siete were purchased by Blackboard in 2015.
Brandon Hall Group (www.brandonhall.com) and Bersin & Associates (now Bersin by
Deloitte (http://www.bersin.com) have produced reports profiling these systems.
In May 2014, Ventana Research (www.ventanaresearch.com) conducted “NextGeneration Learning Management Benchmark Research”. See
http://www.ventanaresearch.com/nextgenlearning/.
Wordpress themes https://wordpress.com/. Wordpress is popular open source content
management software used for creating and managing websites. Several themes have
been developed for learning management. They include Academy, Clever Course,
EduLMS, Guru, Learndash, LifterLMS, LMS | Responsive Learning Management
System, Namaste!, Woodle, WP Courseware, and WPLMS. Also see
http://themeforest.net/ and other sources mentioned in this document. See also
http://www.premiumwp.com/learning-management-system-lms-wordpress-themes/.
Other LMS have plug-ins that allow them to integrate with Wordpress.
Salesforce.com (Salesforce.com, Inc.). Salesforce offers training on its own products
on a platform called Trailhead. It makes myTrailhead available as a general LMS with
guided training paths, gamification and rewards. Numerous LMS providers provide close
integration with Salesforce including ExpertusOne, Litmos, Cornerstone OnDemand,
Mindflash, NetExam, Arlo, etc. Some LMS are built on the Salesforce platform including
Learnsmarter and Motivis.
Other content management software used to develop LMS’s includes Joomla, Drupal,
Ruby on Rails, Umbraco, etc.
More LMS are listed at the following web sites
• http://www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/ and http://www.learninglight.com/guide/. Both are
Learning Light sites with listings of European and Asian eLearning companies.
• Jane Hart’s site http://c4lpt.co.uk/.
• http://www.capterra.com/learning-management-system-software,
• https://www.lms.org/. Like Capterra, LMS.org provides a consultation service for
selecting an LMS. They also provide reviews of a short list of LMS vendors.
• http://www.trainingindustry.com/learning-technologies/top-companieslistings/2015/2015-top-20-learning-portal-companies.aspx. A list of their top 20
learning portal companies updated annually. They also provide numerous other “top
20” lists and a supplier directory.
• http://lms.softwareinsider.com/. This site lists 300+ LMS and allows comparisons.
• http://www.insiderhub.com/. Business software reviews and selection. 296 LMS are
listed.
• https://www.getapp.com/hr-employee-management-software/learning-management73
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system-lms/#getrank. Rankings of the “top 25” cloud LMS based on five criteria –
reviews, integration, mobile, media, and security.
• https://www.trustradius.com/learning-management#products. Lists 118 LMS for
comparison.
• A good list of LMS for non-profits is found at http://www.getapp.com/softwarecustomer/Non%20Profits/learning-management-system-lms-software. Not every
application listed is an LMS but those that are can be recommended.
The Fosway Group http://www.fosway.com/ (formerly eLearnity) offers free reports on
the LMS sector - 9-Grid™ report for Learning Management Systems and the 9-Grid™
report for authoring tools. They are weighted for European companies but still relevant
internationally.
A useful article entitled “What to do with a Broken LMS” appeared in the November 2012
issue of Chief Learning Officer Magazine
http://read.clomedia.com/publication/frame.php?i=129137&p=38&pn&ver=flex.
Katrina Baker has written a book called “The LMS Selection Checklist” that is available
on Amazon.
KMx provides a “Free Learning Technology Evaluation Tool” at
http://www.kmsi.com/free_eval.htm#. It has some useful points but is heavily biased
toward the KMx offerings.
Blackboard purchased Prometheus in 2003 and WebCT in 2005 and became the
dominant vendor in the education market. They are primarily focused on the formal
education sector but they also market to corporations. Blackboard also purchased Angel
Learning in May, 2009 and Elluminate and Wimba (virtual classroom tools) in July 2010
and has integrated them into a new product called Collaborate. Blackboard also
purchased iStrategy in 2010 and incorporated it into Blackboard Analytics suggesting a
move into broader school administration. Blackboard itself was purchased by Providence
Equity Partners in 2011. This probably reflects only a change of ownership and not of
management. Providence also owns Edline, now “Blackboard engage”. In Nov. 2011,
Blackboard purchased CerBibo, a Chinese online learning company. In March 2012
Blackboard purchased MoodleRooms and NetSpot extending its reach into open source
services. The Vista version of WebCT is being phased out by Blackboard in 2013 and
replaced with Blackboard Learn. Blackboard will continue to support Angel and Edline
for the foreseeable future. In 2013, Blackboard also purchased MyEdu – a site for career
planning that links students with employers. In 2014, Blackboard began offering their
software in a variety of SaaS configurations. In 2014, Blackboard purchased ParentLink
and in 2015 Blackboard acquired Schoolwires, a company that provides Web sites,
hosting and management for K-12 schools and districts - the next step in Blackboard's
plan for world domination of the K-12 sector. In 2015, Blackboard purchased RemoteLearner a UK based Moodle Partner and provider of open source solutions, Nivel Siete –
a Moodle Partner based in Latin America, and X-Ray Analytics, a tool for predicting
student performance trends, which will be integrated into the company's open-source
learning management systems Moodlerooms and Enterprise Moodle. In 2015, they
announced a significant cloud-based redevelopment they are calling Learn Ultra or the
Ultra Experience and they purchased Blue Canary, a higher education predictive
analytics company focused on retention.
Data integration among different systems is an important topic for the implementation of
LMS. Although beyond the scope of this report there are numerous companies that
provide tools for data integration. Some of these include: Actian, Adaptris, Attunity,
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Built.io, Celigo. DBSync. Dell Boomi, Fujitsu, IBM, Informatica, Jitterbit, Kimono,
Microsoft, Moskitos, MuleSoft, Oracle, SAP, Scribe Software, SnapLogic, TerraSky, and
Youredi. See Gartner report Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a
Service.
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Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS)
While LMS manage learners and record keeping, LCMS provide authoring capability and
manage the content of courses. Typically, course content is stored as learning objects in
a learning object repository database. The objects are described and tagged so these
objects can be recalled and reused by the same course designers and others.
Because many LMS are taking on the features of LCMS and vice-versa, there is a
duplication of vendors on this list with the previous list. Some companies which offer
both make a distinction between them and name them separately; some don’t. The
distinction between LMS and LCMS is becoming increasingly vague as LMS providers
add authoring tools to their offerings. Arguably, any LMS that includes an integrated
authoring capability (more and more common now) is an LCMS. Most LCMS offer at
least modest LMS capability as well.
Some education oriented systems call themselves LCMS. Because their primary
function is the creation and delivery of content, this is quite understandable. I prefer to
call them education LMS and have them in a separate category. They are also known
as Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) and as Course Management Systems (but this
can be confused with content management systems (CMS)). The term CMS (Content
Management System) is usually used to refer to a system to manage content on a
website. LCMS are specialized CMS which are specifically designed to manage
learning content.
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Amvonet (Amvonet (AVE INTERVISION L.L.C.)) http://www.amvonet.com/. An
eLearning management, collaboration and authoring suite that includes a virtual
classroom with Moodle integration. Marketed to both corporations and education.
Assima Training Suite (Assima Plc) http://www.assima.net A simulation
development tool using “software cloning” and localization services. Based in UK.
Also offer Atlantic Link and STT Trainer products that they purchased from Kaplan
Learning Technologies in 2012. In 2013, announced the cloud-based enterprise
solutions - Vimago Campus (collaborative content management) and Vimago Tutor
(for learning how the Vimago system works).
Atlantis Systems Corp. Learninglogics™ LCMS (Atlantis Systems Corp.)
http://www.atlantissi.com/. This product was formerly offered by Tecsult EduPlus
but that company was purchased and the product disappeared for a while and has
reappeared. Atlantis is primarily a military contractor based in Dartmouth, Nova
Scotia. They also offer the Learninglogics LMS, Gaming Engine and an aircraft
virtual trainer.
Aunwesha LearnITy Enterprise Suite LMS/LCMS (Aunwesha Knowledge
Technologies Private Limited) http://www.aunwesha.com A suite of tools. Based in
India.
BankersEdge Artisan (BankersEdge)
http://www.bankersedge.com/learningtechnology/learningtechartisan.html. A webbased content development and management tool. Designed originally for
regulatory compliance for banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders but has
broader application. Also offer courseware for the banking industry. Part of
OnCourse Learning.
BaseCorp Learning Systems SkillBuilder® Content Editor (Base Corp
Learning Systems) http://www.basecorp.com/. A web-based system that provides
for remote content editing and version control. Also offer an LMS called
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BlackBerry Pushcast (BlackBerry Limited) http://support.blackberry.com/. An
LCMS for pushing content to mobile devices. Formerly Chalk Pushcast Software
from Chalk Media that was purchased by Research in Motion/Blackberry in
January, 2009. Status of this product is unclear.
Blackboard Learn (Blackboard, Inc.) http://www.blackboard.com. Primarily an
education oriented system, a version of this platform is offered as a corporate
solution as well.
Blackboard xpLor (Blackboard, Inc.) http://www.blackboard.com. A cloud-based
learning object repository that supports multiple learning management systems.
Booz Allen Hamilton Rapid Online Content Creation Environment (ROCCE)
LCMS (Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.) http://www.boozallen.com/. Developed for
government. Also offer and AtlasPro LMS AtlasOffline LMS. Hard to find on
website. See http://www.boozallen.com/media/file/Distributed-Learning-EnterpriseSolution_FS.pdf.
Brightspace Learning Repository (D2L Corporation)
http://www.brightspace.com/products/learning-repository/. It is part of the
Brightspace (formerly Desire2Learn) Learning Environment - primarily an
education oriented system. Includes content authoring tools. Based in KitchenerWaterloo, Ontario.
Infor Learning Management (Infor) http://www.infor.com/productsummary/hcm/learning-management/. Formerly Certpoint and SSA Global. Infor
purchased SSA Global in 2006 and Certpoint in 2013. The product is part of a
human capital management suite and includes learning management, learning
content management, content creation, a web portal and other tools. There is no
direct link to the LCMS functionality.
Cobent AITalent Learning Compliance Suite (Cobent Group, UK)
http://www.cobent.com. Emphasis on regulatory compliance training and tracking.
Includes authoring.
Composica (Composica) http://www.composica.com/. A web-based, collaborative
social e-learning authoring system including social media like project blogs,
comments, RSS feeds, chats, tagging, task management, community dashboards,
etc. with associated LCMS capabilities.
Content Raven Enterprise Learning Experience Platform (Content Raven)
http://www.contentraven.com/. Described as a complete enterprise solution for
learning and content management, it extends to customer education, sales training
and field service training. It includes content curation, learning paths, personalized
learning, video management, eCommerce, mobile access, search and social tools,
and API integration.
Conzentrate Learning Arena (Conzentrate) http://www.conzentrate.com/. Based
in Denmark. Also offer Conzentrate Learning Central – an LMS.
Cornerstone OnDemand Unified Talent Management (Cornerstone OnDemand
Inc.) http://www.cornerstoneondemand.com. A full talent management suite which
includes an LMS, an LCMS, collaboration tools, and performance and succession
management. Also offer Cornerstone Growth Edition for smaller companies and
Cornerstone Content Anywhere.
CourseWebs (Case Consulting, LLC) http://coursewebs.com/. A learning content
management system (LCMS) with LMS capabilities. The Instructor's Control Panel
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lets instructors create and modify course content, create exams and quizzes,
administer students and their grades, and much more. Marketed to both
companies and education.
Creative Logic eTrainCenter (Creative Logic Solutions)
http://www.etraincenter.com. They offer both LMS and LCMS solutions, even
“free” versions.
Deskera LMS (Deskera) http://www.deskera.com/. The company produces a wide
range of business enterprise software including CRM, ERP, etc. The LMS includes
content management (LCMS) and a virtual classroom. They market to both
corporations and universities.
dominKnow Claro (dominKnow, Inc.) http://www.dominknow.com. Based in
Ontario, Canada. An online/SaaS/cloud-based collaborative authoring tool capable
of HTML5 output for mobile learning complete with LCMS capabilities. Tin Can
API enabled. They have partnered with Meridian, eMTRAIN, MaxIT, SumTotal,
Aura Software, Cogentys, NetDimensions, OpenText, Rustici (Scorm.com) and
others to deliver eLearning, collaborative and mobile learning.
DSRC KlassAkt LCMS (DSRC) http://www.dsrc.com/. Part of a software suite
that includes content creation, automatic live classroom capture, content hosting
and a learning management platform marketed to both education and the
corporate market. Based in India.
DynDevice LCMS (Mega Italia Media) http://www.dyndevicelcms.com/it/. Both
LCMS and LMS capabilities for e-learning. Based in Italy. Website is in Italian.
EasyGenerator (EasyGenerator) http://www.easygenerator.com/. An online
authoring tool that comes with a complete cloud-based LCMS. A free version is
available at http://www.easygenerator.com/free. A new web-based authoring tool
was announced in Oct. 2013 using the Experience (Tin Can) API. Formerly part of
Sana Software. Based in Netherlands.
e-doceo content manager (e-doceo) http://www.e-doceo.net/. Based in France,
website is available in English and other languages. They also offer elearning
live – a virtual classroom, an LMS and authoring tools. elearning suite includes
all of the tools.
e-learning WMB Open Elms (e-learning WMB) http://www.e-learningwmb.co.uk.
The company is primarily a custom developer of e-learning courses. A content
management system supplied with Open Elms open source LMS. Includes course
authoring. Based in the UK.
EMC Documentum (EMC Corporation) http://www.emc.com/. Documentum is an
enterprise content management system but can also be used as an LCMS.
ePath Learning ASAP (ePath Learning Inc.) http://www.epathlearning.com/.
Combines the features of an on-demand LCMS and an LMS.
Evolutra EduZone (Evolutra Global Corporation) http://www.evolutra.com/.
EduZone is a combined LMS and LCMS. They also provide a web content
management system and custom course creation. Offices in Montreal and Ottawa.
eXact Learning Solutions LCMS (eXact Learning Solutions – part of the
LATTANZIO Group) http://www.exact-learning.com/. An LCMS with authoring,
(eXact Learning Packager) management and a mobile module (eXact Learning
Mobile). Formerly Giunti Labs. Based in Italy.
ExpressTrain Transformation Suite (Princeton Center for Education Services,
Inc.) http://www.expresstrain-ts.com/. A unique product - ExpressTrain works within
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Microsoft Office to automatically generate and update knowledge products -- from
training solutions to performance support materials to verification documentation.
EZ LCMS (EZ LCMS) http://www.ezlcms.com. Offer LMS capability, authoring,
courses, and a PowerPoint conversion plug-in.
Fronter Open Learning Platform (Fronter, Norway)
http://www.itslearning.eu/fronter. Primarily an education LMS/LCMS. The
company was purchased by Pearson Education in 2009 and then by itslearning in
2015. The Fronter product is still available.
Frontline TrainingMine LMS (Frontline Data Solutions, Inc.)
http://www.fldata.com/ for Oil, Gas, Chemical industries. Also has a
library/database repository for content.
Gutenberg Technology GT Authoring Tool http://gutenberg-technology.com/. A
collaborative authoring tool and learning content management system (LCMS).
Also offer an LMS, a white label reader, an assessment tool, a tool for creating
adaptive learning paths, an analytics tool, a digital book store with eCommerce,
and MyEbookFactory platform and database for editing and enrichomg books and
publishing them on every reading device (printed books, e-readers, tablets,
smartphones, websites).
Handshaw Lumenix Suite (Handshaw, Inc.) http://www.handshaw.com. Includes
collaborative authoring (Lumenix Developer) and some LMS capability (Lumenix
Administrator but is designed to hand off to more robust LMS.
HyperMethod elearning CMS (HyperMethod IBS) http://eng.learnware.ru/.
Marketed both to companies and educational institutions. HyperMethod IBS is a
large Russian IT services company which purchased Learnware in March, 2008.
They also offer assessment tools, an LMS called eLearning Server, a student
information system (SIS), and an authoring tool called eAuthor CBT.
Hyperwave CIM Platform (Hyperwave Inc.) http://www.hyperwave.com. A suite of
modular Enterprise Content Management (ECM) applications incorporating content
and document management, search and retrieval, workflow, collaboration, web
conferencing and elearning.
IBS/Learnware eLearning CMS (IBS) http://www.ibs-company.com/. IBS is a
large Russian IT services company which purchased Learnware
(http://www.learnware.ru/) in March, 2008. The Learnware website is mostly in
Russian and does not appear to be directly accessible from the IBS site. They also
offer a distance learning system called eLearning Server, assessment tools and an
authoring tool called eAuthor CBT.
idea Learning LCMS (IDEA E-Learning Solutions) http://www.ideaelearning.com.
Based in Istanbul. Also offer a Learning Management System, a Measurement
and Evaluation System and course authoring tools. Website is mostly in Turkish.
Informetica Learning Content Management System (Informetica Corporate
Online Training Systems, a division of Sencia Canada Limited)
http://www.informetica.com. Although it calls itself a Learning Content
Management System it is both that and a full LMS with an emphasis on safety
management. Based in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Instancy Learning Content Management System (Instancy, Inc.)
http://www.instancy.com. Includes authoring tools, a Learning Object Repository
and assessments. Instancy also offers an LMS for business and higher education
and other tools including a learning portal, authoring, a Learning Record Store and
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eCommerce. Also offer consulting and custom content development.
43. Instructure Canvas Commons (Instructure) http://www.canvaslms.com/B/. A free
learning object repository for Canvas.
44. Intrallect IntraLibrary (Intrallect Limited) http://www.intrallect.com/ A learning
object repository - a key component of an LCMS. Based in the UK.
45. Kaleidoscope Encompass E-Learning Toolkit (Kaleidoscope Learning)
http://www.kaleidolearning.com Includes authoring capability.
46. IBM Kenexa LCMS Premier on Cloud (IBM) http://www03.ibm.com/software/products/en/ibm-kenexa-lcms-premier-on-cloud. Also offer
IBM Kenexa LMS on Cloud and IBM Social Learning. Kenexa purchased Outstart
in February 2012. In August 2012, Kenexa was purchased by IBM.
47. Knovada Education Tools (Knovada) http://www.knovada.com.
48. Knowledge Management Solutions KMx Enterprise (Knowledge Management
Solutions Inc.) http://www.kmsi.us/. Part of a full suite.
49. Krawler LCMS (Krawler Networks) http://www.krawlerlms.com. Includes content
authoring and quiz creation tools. Also offer an LCMS with content authoring and
test creation, a virtual classroom, and Campus Management for educational
institutions. Based in India.
50. LearnCentrix (LearnCentrix, LLC) http://www.learncentrix.com/. Also described as
a course management system.
51. Learning.net TrellisAuthor (Learning.net) http://www.learning.net/. An authoring
system with management features. Also offer TrellisManage – an LMS.
52. link-lab hylOs (Hypermedia Learning Object System) (link-lab) http://www.linklab.net. Based in Germany.
53. Medworxx Content Management System (Medworxx Inc.)
http://www.medworxx.com. Based in Toronto, Ontario. Knowledge management
solution for healthcare industry.
54. Mindflash (Mindflash Technologies Inc.) http://www.mindflash.com. An online
collaborative authoring tool for e-learning with a portal for delivery. Also offer
online quiz creation.
55. MindonSite Chorus (MindOnSite – Integral Coaching SA, Switzerland)
http://www.mindonsite.com. A combined LMS/LCMS. Also offer MOS Player for
travelling users, MOS solo – a free authoring tool, and MOS Video – a video
editing tool.
752. Mzinga OmniSocial Learning (Mzinga) http://www.mzinga.com/. Includes
learning, content and performance management and collaboration features. Also
offer Mzinga OmniSocialContent for authoring, OmniSocial Engaged for social
learning, and OmniSocial Insure for brand protection. Can be configured as a
single platform with optional modules. In Nov. 2007 Knowledge Planet merged
with Shared Insights and became Mzinga.
56. OnPoint Learning & Performance Suite™ (OPLS) (OnPoint Digital Inc.)
http://www.onpointdigital.com LMS/LCMS which includes Course Manager and
Performance Manager and supports the Tin Can API.
57. OpenText ECM (OpenText Corporation) http://www.opentext.com. An enterprise
Content Management System which can also serve as an LCMS. Based in
Waterloo, Ontario. OpenText also offers a social networking product called
FirstClass http://www.firstclass.com/ and they now own Operitel that offers the
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LearnFlex LMS http://learnflex.com/.
Panopto Unison (Panopto, Inc.) http://www.panopto.com. Panopto is an all-inone video platform for presentation recording, live webcasting, social learning and
video content management. Panopto Focus is a tool for recording and webcasting
video presentations and quizzes can be added for interactive video. Panopto
Unison is web-based software that makes it easy to build a centralized, searchable
repository of videos – essentially a specialized LCMS for video. Also offer Panopto
Mobile for mobile device delivery.
Pearson EQUELLA LCMS (Pearson Education) http://www.equella.com/. A
Digital Repository incorporating Learning Objects, Learning Content Management
and integrated content authoring. Formerly and developed by The Learning Edge
International in Australia.
Peoplefluent Learning (Peoplefluent) http://www.peoplefluent.com/. Formerly
Strategia-ed. Peoplefluent (a US based Talent Management services provider)
purchased Strategia-ed in February, 2012. Includes learning management, social
learning and e-Commerce.
Results Direct EducationDirector (Results Direct) http://www.resultsdirect.com/.
A web-based LCMS for associations.
Saba Learning Content Management (Saba) http://www.saba.com. Part of its
integrated Learning@Work offering.
SilkRoad Greenlight Content Management (SilkRoad) http://www.silkroad.com.
A component of the Greenlight LMS that includes authoring capability. SilkRoad
purchased VTN Technologies in Nov. 2008 and integrated its Olé product.
SoftChalk Cloud (SoftChalk) http://www.softchalk.com/. A cloud-based, educationoriented authoring and learning object repository that links to various LMS.
Storyworks OnDemand (Storyworks OnDemand)
http://www.storyworksondemand.com/. Formerly iQpakk. Described as Enterprise
Content & Application Management System for your Mobile Sales Force.
Combines four components – Manager, Generator, Presenter and Learner.
SuccessFactors iContent (SuccessFactors, an SAP company)
http://www.successfactors.com/learning-management/icontent/. A cloud based
LCMS. SuccessFactors purchased Plateau in 2011 and became an SAP company
in 2012.
SumTotal TotalLCMS (SumTotal Systems, LLC) http://www.sumtotalsystems.com.
A full suite of products. Offered as a separate product or as part of TotalLMS or
ResultsOnDemand (SaaS). In June, 2009, SumTotal Systems was acquired by
Vista Equity Partners/Amber Holding. On September 20, 2010, SumTotal acquired
Softscape. This will enhance its Talent Management features. On January 5,
2011, they purchased GeoLearning. In July 2011, they purchased CyberShift Inc.
and Accero Inc. signifying a further expansion into Talent/Human Resources
Management. In 2014, SumTotal was acquired by Skillsoft. In 2015 SumTotal
acquired a video learning company and now integrates video with books and
courses.
SyberWorks Training Center LMS/LCMS (Syberworks)
http://www.syberworks.com. Syberworks is a full featured LMS/LCMS that offers its
products for enterprise license and hosted (SaaS). Has developed industry
focused solutions in the following verticals: FDA/GxP/Regulatory, Manufacturing,
Hospital/Medical, Training/Consulting (selling training online); Police & Law
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Technomedia Learning & Development (Technomedia Training Inc. – a CEGID
company) http://www.technomedia.com. Part of the LMS that is part of a
comprehensive talent management suite. Based in Montreal, Quebec. In 2015,
Technomedia joined the CEGID Group of companies – a France based provider of
enterprise IT solutions.
TFactor Knowledge Portal 360 (TFactor, Inc.) http://www.tfactor.net. Includes
LMS, LCMS, Web conferencing, authoring tools and courses.
TheBrain BrainEKP (Enterprise Knowledge Platform) (TheBrain Technologies
Corporation) http://www.thebrain.com/products/brainekp/.
The Competence Group XMS-Suite (The Competence Group)
http://www.thecompetencegroup.nl/. A Dutch company with an all-in-one database
solution. The website no longer appears to offer an English version.
Think…Architect (Think Associates) http://www.think-associates.co.uk/. An online
enterprise-level Learning Object Management toolkit that integrates content
development and authoring activities across an organisation. Optionally includes
Think…Builder – a desktop application that permits rapid authoring from Microsoft
Office – and Think…Librarian a web solution that turns SharePoint into an
enterprise Learning Content Management System (LCMS). Also offer the Totara
open source LMS.
Thinking Cap LCMS (Thinking Cap) http://www.thinkingcap.com. XML based
LMS. Changed its name from Agile.net to Thinking Cap in 2009. Includes Thinking
Cap Author and LMS capabilities. Based in Toronto.
360training.com Learning Suite 360 (LS360™) (360training.com)
http://www.360training.com/, http://www.360comply.com/. Integrates industry
accredited e-learning content, learning management and course authoring on a
single web-hosted platform. Also offer a variety of courseware for Environment,
Health and Safety, Power and Utilities, Financial Services, Food and Beverage,
Ethics and Compliance and Healthcare and custom development services.
Time4you IBT Server (time4you Gmbh) http://www.time4you.de Based in
Germany. An integrated system including authoring and LMS capabilities.
tt knowledge force (tts GmbH, Heidelberg) http://www.tt-s.com/. A cloud LCMS
that is part of the tt performance suite that also includes tt guide – a performance
support tool. The LCMS includes content creation. The company also provides
talent management services and learning consultation.
Udutu Learning Management System (Udutu Online Learning Systems Inc.)
http://www.udutu.com. The collaborative authoring and content management
features of the Udutu LMS give it the capability of an LCMS. Based in Victoria, BC.
Vertex Site Press (Vertex) http://www.vertex.com. A general website content
management system which can be used for learning.
WBT TopClass LCMS (WBT Systems) http://www.wbtsystems.com.
WIZILearn LV MS (Wizi Corp.) http://www.wizi.co.kr/. Also offer WIZILearn LMS
and other tools. Based in Korea.
World Continuing Education Alliance Training Organization Educators CE
Learning and Content Management System (LCMS)
http://www.wcea.education/. Also offer the free CE LMS for continuing education
customized for several verticals including education, business and commerce,
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medical, etc. The educator one is found at http://educators.freecelms.education/.
XStream SCORM Library (XSL) (XStream Software Inc.)
http://www.xstreamsoftware.com/. A delivery and tracking platform for Sharepoint.
Based in Ottawa. Also offer SofTV.Presenter – a streaming media authoring tool
and several other Sharepoint tools.
Xyleme Learning Content Management System (LCMS) (Xyleme)
http://www.xyleme.com. Includes an authoring tool called Dynamic Assembly
Application. Formerly Novizio. In January 2012, they announced Bravais - their
cloud-based system to deliver personalized learning to any device. In Nov. 2012,
they added detailed analytics to Bravais. Also offer Pastiche which provides
blended learning on tablets.
znanja (znanja (a Velsoft company)) http://www.znanja.com/. An
LMS/LCMS/Authoring tool. Includes Word/Powerpoint conversion , PageBuilder for
editing and communication tools. Can be rebranded. Formerly Velsoft Velocity
LMS. Based in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Notes:
KnowledgeNet Monsoon STUDIO was purchased by Thomson NETg. In Oct, 2006,
Skillsoft purchased NETg. In March 2014, Skillsoft itself was purchased by
Charterhouse Capital Partners for a reported $2.3 billion! A major development - in
August 2014 it was announced that Skillsoft would be purchasing SumTotal Systems.
In July, 2008, OutStart merged with EEDO. In June, 2009, OutStart merged with Hot
Lava Software. The merged companies operated under the OutStart name. Kenexa
purchased OutStart in February 2012. IBM purchased Kenexa in August 2012. The
Kenexa brand is still used.
VTN Technologies was acquired by SilkRoad in Nov. 2008.
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Course Authoring Tools
It is, of course, possible to create web-based learning courses directly by programming
in HTML or Flash but the following course authoring tools are designed to simplify the
process. Tools like Adobe/Macromedia Authorware (still supported but no new
development) and SumTotal ToolBook have been around since before the World Wide
Web and have evolved with it. There are, of course, many companies who offer custom
course development as a service (see Consulting/Custom Development Companies).
This is a listing only of those who offer authoring courseware for sale.
Categories of authoring tools:
• Comprehensive: Some course authoring tools are quite comprehensive - creating
web pages, interactivity, tests and assessments, animations, screen simulations,
video and audio. The more complex ones require more expertise and can benefit
from programming experience. Examples of this are SumTotal ToolBook, Trivantis
Lectora, Articulate Storyline and ReadyGo. Some, like the ones above, are desktop
tools which install on individual computers and allow authors to create courses
independently. Web-based tools offer collaborative authoring. Examples are
Composica and dominKnow Claro. Some vendors provide both desktop and webbased versions.
• Rapid eLearning: These are primarily PowerPoint and/or MS Word to web (usually
Flash) conversion tools. PowerPoint can be a powerful authoring tool in expert
hands but both the instructional design and the technical implementation of it take
time. Too often companies use rapid eLearning tools as tools for taking bad
PowerPoint presentations and making them into even worse elearning. Several of
these latter tools have expanded to include more and more capability. Some
examples are Articulate Presenter, Adobe Presenter, and Trivantis Snap! by Lectora.
• Tests and Assessments: Specialized tools for the creation of tests, quizzes,
assessments and surveys. Many course authoring tools include some of this
capability but the specialized ones include much more capability. Examples are
Questionmark Perception, Respondus, Pedagogue, ReallyManaging Assessment,
and TCExam. There are also tools that are specifically designed just for doing
surveys like Zoomerang, Survey Monkey, Lime Survey and any-survey.
• Screen capture tools: Used largely to record screen interactions for software
simulation training. Examples include Adobe Captivate, Techsmith Camtasia, and
Qarbon Viewlet Builder.
• Mobile learning tools: Mobile learning requires specific design considerations
because of the smaller form factor of some devices. Some comprehensive
authoring tools include the ability to publish to mobile learning formats like HTML5.
• More sophisticated simulation tools for social and business simulations. Examples
are Experience Builder, NexLearn SimWriter and Roleplay (now Skilitix InterAct).
• Audio and video: There are many available tools for creating, editing and
incorporating audio and video into eLearning. Examples include Audacity, Kaltura,
woople and Mindflash.
• Virtual Worlds: There is an emerging category of tools that offer social networking,
conferencing and virtual environments/worlds. They often use avatars. Some are:
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Course authoring tools are often incorporated into LCMS and Education LMS but are not
available separately. These are frequently web-based and enable collaborative
authoring. Some authoring tools are add-ons to LMS and others are independent
products. The independent ones often include or offer a simple LMS to track the
courses created with their tools.
It is difficult to categorize authoring tools comprehensively. Every possible flavor exists
and there is a good deal of overlap in these categories. As a rough guide I have tried to
note, where possible, which type each tool is. For additional tools that I don’t classify as
“course authoring” see the list of “Some tools for adding interactivity to courses”.
For best of breed, it may be appropriate to use several tools in combination, for example
Questionmark Perception and Respondus offer test creation tools beyond any other
authoring tools.
As of April 2015, the most popular full-function authoring tools are:
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3Dsolve 3D4M (3Dsolve Inc.) http://www.3dsolve.com/3d4m.html. A software
environment for collaborative simulation-based training.
4system WBTExpress 6.0 (4system Polska Sp. z o. o.) http://www.4system.com
The company is based in Poland and Germany. WBTExpress 6.0 comes in
several versions including WBTExpress PRO and a free downloadable version.
9SLIDES (9SLIDES Inc.) http://9slides.com/. An online platform for publishing
PowerPoint presentations with video and audio.
Acrobatiq Smart Author (Acrobatiq – powered by Carnegie Mellon)
http://acrobatiq.com/products/smart-author/. An adaptive learning authoring tool
with mobile delivery and student performance analytics. Also offer the “Smart
Courseware” courses on various post-secondary topics.
AcroServices AcroTrain e-Learning System (AcroServices)
http://www.acroservices.com. A PowerPoint conversion tool.
Acteon Seminar Author (Acteon Communication and Learning)
http://www.seminar.co.uk/. Produces SCORM 1.2 modules. Includes assessments
and mobile learning. They also offer Knowledge Centre and Seminar Portal.
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ActiveWorlds (ActiveWorlds, Inc.) http://www.activeworlds.com/. An avatar-based
virtual world or environment.
A.D.A.M. ROECycle Studio™ (A.D.A.M., a business unit of Ebix)
http://www.taimma.com/. Formerly Taimma. Also offer other tools and medical
training courses. It is not clear if this tool is available for purchase or if it is just
used internally for custom development.
Adobe AIR (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/air/. A runtime that lets
developers use web technologies to build Internet applications that run outside the
browser on multiple operating systems in order to provide performance support to
mobile learners, who can be either online or offline.
Adobe Authorware (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/authorware/. One of
the original course authoring systems along with ToolBook (SumTotal Systems). In
Aug. 2007, Adobe announced that it was discontinuing further development of
Authorware but it will continue to sell Authorware 7 and support it. In 2015, the
page is still accessible but hasn’t been updated in a long time.
Adobe Captivate (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate/. (formerly
RoboDemo) – primarily a screen application capture tool but its capabilities have
been extended so that it is now a complete authoring tool – perhaps the most
popular one. Now with HTML5 capability and Tin Can compliance. As of 2015, also
offer Captivate Prime (Adobe’s first full LMS) and Captivate Draft (a storyboarding
tool).
Adobe Contribute (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/contribute/. A web
publishing and website management tool that integrates authoring, reviewing, and
publishing in a WYSIWYG HTML editor.
Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud. Adobe now
offers its entire collection of creative apps in the cloud for a monthly subscription.
Adobe Director (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/director/. Works with
Adobe Shockwave Player for development of games and multimedia applications
including eLearning.
Adobe Dreamweaver (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver/. A
widely used website creation tool (HTML editor) which can be used for course
authoring as well, particularly with the CourseBuilder extension.
Adobe Edge (Adobe) http://html.adobe.com/edge/. A new (2013) set of cloudbased web design tools including Edge Animate CC, Edge Reflow CC, Edge
Inspect CC, and others. Adobe Edge Animate's open structure and use of the
JavaScript programming language gives developers the ability to produce complex
learning interactions and games, and the software's HTML5 output is universally
viewable on all modern browsers.
Adobe E-learning Suite (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/elearningsuite/.
The suite includes Flash, Captivate, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro,
Presenter, Soundbooth, Bridge CS5 and Device Central CS5.
Adobe Experience Manager (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/marketingcloud/enterprise-content-management/mobile-app-development.html. A tool for
building, managing and delivering mobile apps for any purpose including training.
Adobe Flash (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/. The Flash player is
an almost universal animation/video plug-in. The Flash program itself can be used
for course authoring in the hands of a skilled programmer. It is losing ground as a
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popular platform because it doesn’t work on Apple mobile devices. In Dec. 2015, it
was announced that Flash Professional was becoming Adobe Animate CC.
Adobe Flash Builder (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/flashbuilder. A
development environment for building games and applications.
Adobe PhoneGap (Adobe) http://phonegap.com/. A cross-platform tool for
developing mobile apps including elearning. Originated by Nitobi which was
purchased by Adobe in 2011.
Adobe Premiere Pro (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere.html. A
popular video editing tool. Available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. Often used
with Adobe After Effects http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects.html for
further enhancement.
Adobe Presenter (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/presenter/. A
PowerPoint converter/editor that allows adding video, audio, quizzes, links, etc. to
PowerPoint presentations. Includes Adobe Presenter Video Express (also sold
separately) that allows you to make videos interactive. Designed to work
specifically with Acrobat Connect Professional (see Virtual Classrooms) but can
also be used for self-paced eLearning.
Adobe RoboHelp (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/robohelp/. For building
help systems.
Adobe Slate (Adobe) https://standout.adobe.com/slate/. A digital storytelling tool.
New in 2015. For iPads only, it is an app available on iTunes. If you are confused
about Adobe offerings and what to use when, you are not alone.
Adobe Voice (Adobe) https://standout.adobe.com/voice/. A free app available on
iTunes that enables users to make a voice recording and then create animated
videos from a searchable set of images.
Advanced Acoustic Concepts DDLS (Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC)
http://www.aactech.com/. Oriented to military training. Also offer an LMS.
Adventr (Adventr) http://www.adventr.tv/. A tool for creating and sharing webbased interactive video. Video clips can be dragged and dropped to create
personalized interactive videos in which viewers can choose their own path.
Adways Studio (Adways) http://www.adways.com/. An interactive video tool for
adding pop-ups, hotspots, contact forms, games, quizzes, and even other video
material in video. Based in France, the website is in French.
Aktiv Mind LMS (Aktiv Mind LMS Corp.) http://www.aktivmind.com/. A cloudbased LMS with course and quiz creation features and document conversion tools.
Akuter CourseLab (Akuter) http://akuter.fr. Authoring included in the Akuter
Enterprise LMS. Offices in France, Vancouver, BC and California.
Alchemy Creator (Alchemy Systems, LP). http://www.alchemysystems.com/.
Alchemy provides training and compliance for the restaurant, food production,
distribution, and retail industries. Alchemy Manager is a customizable learning
management, performance management, and communications platform that
includes Alchemy Creator for companies to develop their own training as well as
Player and Coach. Purchased by the Riverside Company in 2014. Alchemy
purchased Wisetail in 2017.
ALEKS (ALEKS Corporation - McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC.)
http://www.aleks.com/. ALEKS stands for Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge
Spaces. It is “a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system.
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ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly
what a student knows and doesn't know in a course.” They also offer courses in
mathematics and science for K-12 and higher education. Now owned by McGrawHill Education.
Altova XMLSpy (Altova) http://www.altova.com. A general XML development tool
which can be used for authoring eLearning courses.
Amvonet Publish (Amvonet (AVE INTERVISION L.L.C.))
http://www.amvonet.com/. A web-based suite of authoring tools including
eLearning management, collaboration, content authoring and a virtual classroom
with Moodle integration. Marketed to both corporations and education.
ANCILE Solutions uPerform (ANCILE Solutions, Inc.) http://www.ancile.com/. A
web-based collaborative authoring and content management platform. Formerly
offered by RWD. On July 8th, 2010, RWD sold its software products division to
ANCILE Solutions, Inc. Also offer uPerform Express, and the uLearn LMS.
Animoto (Animoto Inc.) https://animoto.com/. Turns photos and video clips into
professional video slideshows.
Anithings (Anithings) http://www.anithings.com/. A children’s creativity tool.
any-3 Surveys (any-3 Ltd.) http://www.any-3.com/. Survey creation and tracking
tools. Based in the UK.
Appcelerator Titanium (Appcelerator Inc.) http://www.appcelerator.com/. A cross
platform course authoring tool for mobile applications.
Apple iBooks Author (Apple Inc.) http://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/. A free
publishing tool for the Mac for the creation of interactive textbooks for the iPad
including multimedia, search and note-taking. Announced on Jan. 19, 2012.
Initially limited platform (Mac and iPad) but has great potential because Apple has
a lot of clout.
Apple iLife (Apple Inc.) http://www.apple.com/ilife/. iLife is a suite of applications
that can be used to create digital content, such as pictures, movies, music, and
web pages. Some use it to create eLearning. It is available only for Mac OSX for
now.
Apple iTunes U Course Manager (Apple Inc.)
http://www.apple.com/support/itunes-u/course-manager/. A course creation tool for
education. Requires that an institution have an iTunes U account. Allows for
publishing and sharing courses but doesn’t appear to have reporting functions.
There is an iTunes U App for taking courses on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Practice (Instructure) https://www.practice.xyz/. Formerly AppreNet, it is a platform
for building video-based learning exercises that involve practice and assessment
for delivering apprenticeship-style learning in a three-stage model - Challenge,
Peer Review, and Expert Response. As of 2017, it is owned by Instructure.
Appzio (Appzio) http://appzio.com/. Tools to create custom, fully native mobile
applications with responsive web interface, gamification elements and a fully
configurable flow. Based in Bulgaria and Finland.
Area9 Learning (Area9 Learning Inc.) http://area9learning.com/. An adaptivelearning platform and authoring for custom development/conversion of courses.
Compatible with standard LMS and authoring tools. Specialize in the hospitality,
transportation, energy, retail & consumer goods, and automotive industries.
Arlex QuickPresentation (Arlex Software) http://www.arlexsoft.com/. A web-
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based PowerPoint converter for mobile devices.
Articulate Storyline (Articulate) http://www.articulate.com/. A new (2011), more
sophisticated (non PowerPoint-based) development tool which will publish to
HTML5 and is capable of creating mobile learning applications. Tin Can API
enabled. As of 2016, Articulate Storyline and Studio plus Rise - a new responsive
authoring tool, Peek – a screencast recording tool, Preso – a tool for creating
videos on an iPod, and a content library are now available as a full subscriptionservice suite as Articulate 360.
Articulate Studio (Articulate) http://www.articulate.com. Includes Presenter
(PowerPoint converter/editor that allows adding video, audio, quizzes, links, etc. to
PowerPoint presentations), Quizmaker (assessments) and Engage (multimedia).
Also offer Articulate Storyline (see above), Articulate Online – a mini LMS that
provides for publication and tracking of Articulate generated courses, Screenr
http://www.screenr.com/ - a free, web-based screen capture tool and a complete
suite called Articulate 360.
Assima Training Suite, STT Trainer, and Atlantic Link Content Point, Capture
Point, and Knowledge Point (Assima) http://www.assima.net/. A range of
authoring tools. Training Suite is a software simulation development tool using
“software cloning”. STT Trainer is used for creating screenshot, simulation-based
software training and support material.Atlantic Link tools enable the creation of
Flash based interactive eLearning lessons. Kaplan Learning Technologies
purchased STT Trainer in 2005 and Atlantic Link in March, 2010. Assima
purchased these resources from Kaplan Learning Technologies in 2012. Based in
the UK.
Atlantis Systems Corp. Learninglogics™ Gaming Engine (Atlantis Systems
Corp.) http://www.atlantissi.com/. A Flash based, 3D world for aircraft technician
training. Atlantis is primarily a military contractor based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
They also offer the Learninglogics LMS, LCMS, and an aircraft virtual trainer.
Atomi Systems ActivePresenter (Atomi Systems, Inc.)
http://atomisystems.com/activepresenter/. For video, screen recording, and
screencasts with tools for editing, making them interactive, publishing, and
tracking.
Atrixware Online Quiz Maker (Atrixware, LLC) http://online.quiz-maker.net/. A
test and assessment tool. Also offer Slidepoint by Atrixware
http://www.slidepoint.net/ for creating online presentations.
Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/. A free open source audio editor.
Aunwesha LearnITy Assessor (Aunwesha Knowledge Technologies Private
Limited) http://www.aunwesha.com. A test creation tool, part of a suite of tools
including an LMS. Based in India.
authorGEN authorPOINT (authorGEN Technologies) http://www.authorgen.com.
A free tool for capturing presentations and adding pre-recorded audio/video in
Microsoft PowerPoint. authorPOINT Lite converts PowerPoint presentations to
Flash. Headquartered in India. Also offer WiziQ – a virtual classroom platform with
course creation and sharing features. Based in India.
Authoring Instructional Materials (AIM) (U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center, Training
Systems Division)
http://nawctsd.navair.navy.mil/Programs/TrainerDescriptions/UnderseaPrograms/AI
M.cfm.
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AuthorSTREAM (AuthorSTREAM) http://www.authorstream.com/. A free tool for
sharing PowerPoint presentations on the web.
Avancert (Avancert Limited) http://www.avancert.com/. A tool for creating and
managing computer-based assessments, question banks and video interviews.
Avaya AvayaLive Connect (Avaya Inc.) http://avayalive.com/. A suite of cloud
hosted collaboration tools. Includes AvayaLive Engage (formerly web.alive) a web
conferencing tool in a virtual 3D environment using avatars.
Avilar WebMentor Author (Avilar Technologies Inc.)
http://www.avilar.com/learning_management/webmentor_author.html. Free!
Axonify Questionning Module and Gaming Module (Axonify)
https://www.axonify.com/. Part of the Axonify Personalized Knowledge Map (LMS)
that includes modules for interval questioning, training bursts, gaming,
gamification, rewards, administration and analytics. Based in Waterloo, Ontario.
balesio TurboDemo (balesio/TurboDemo formerly Bernard D&G)
http://www.turbodemo.com/eng/index.htm and http://www.balesio.com/.
Also offer ALLCapture for screen capture and PPTminimizer for PowerPoint
conversion. Based in Switzerland.
BankersEdge Artisan (BankersEdge)
http://www.bankersedge.com/learningtechnology/learningtechartisan.html. A
course authoring tool (CAT). Designed originally for regulatory compliance for
banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders but has broader application. Also offer
Artisan, an LCMS with content development features, and courseware for the
banking industry.
Blendspace (Blendspace – part of Wikispaces and TES Global).
https://www.blendspace.com/. An online collaborative tool for teachers to build
lessons, quiz students and track progress.
Blueberry Software BB FlashBack Express (Blueberry Software)
http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/BBFlashBack_FreePlayer.aspx. A free screen
capture alternative to Camtasia.
Blue Billywig (Blue Billywig B.V.) https://www.bluebillywig.com/. An interactive
video platform that provides for branching and overlays (e.g. quizzes, links, etc.).
Developed for marketing purposes, it can also be used for elearning. Based in The
Netherlands.
Blue Mango ScreenSteps (Blue Mango Learning Systems)
http://www.bluemangolearning.com/screensteps/. Screen capture software for
software documentation and creating and delivering tutorials.
Bootstrap http://getbootstrap.com/. A popular open source HTML, CSS, and JS
framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
Booz Allen Hamilton Rapid Online Content Creation Environment (ROCCE)
LCMS (Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.) http://www.boozallen.com/. Developed for
government. Also offer AtlasPro LMS and AtlasOffline LMS. Hard to find on
website. See http://www.boozallen.com/media/file/Distributed-Learning-EnterpriseSolution_FS.pdf.
Bottom-Line Performance Knowledge Guru (Bottom-Line Performance)
http://www.bottomlineperformance.com. A game engine with administrative
features. Tin Can API enabled. Also offer BLPLMS and custom development.
Brainshark Content Authoring (Brainshark Inc.)
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https://www.brainshark.com/solutions/content-authoring. Focus on sales training.
Converts any kind of document (video, PowerPoint, etc.) to web friendly, SCORM,
and mobile formats. Allows adding voice recordings to each and tests can be
created. Includes mobile viewing, content sharing, a content portal and integration
with Salesforce.com and Outlook.
Branchtrack (Branchtrack) https://www.branchtrack.com/. Simulation creation tool
using video, animation and interactive branching scenarios. Based in Latvia. Have
partnered with QuickLessons.
Brandlive (Brandlive) https://www.yourbrandlive.com/. A live video platform that
allows for questions and answers and feedback through social media integration.
Breakthrough Performance Tech Performance Drilling (Breakthrough
Performance Tech) http://www.bptresults.com/. A verbal performance simulator and
avatar creator for rapid course authoring.
Brightcove Video Cloud (Brightcove Inc.) http://www.brightcove.com. Also offer
AppCloud for building HTML5 mobile solutions. Figleaf Software
http://www.figleaf.com/ is a primary reseller.
Brindle Waye Design-a-Course Developer (Brindle Waye, Ltd.)
http://brindlewaye.com/design-a-course/. An authoring tool included in the Designa-Course LMS.
C3 Softworks BRAVO! (C3 Softworks) http://www.c3softworks.com/. For creation
of training games. Also offer Pronto for games and quizzes, C3 Cloud – a cloud
platform for running the games, mobile apps for polling and response systems and
custom development.
CamStudio (CamStudio.org) http://camstudio.org/. Open source (free) screen
recording software similar to Camtasia and Adobe Captivate.
Can Studios Zembl (Can Studios Ltd.) http://www.zembl.com/. A web-based,
collaborative authoring tool with publishing and some management features.
Based in the UK.
CAST UDL Book Builder (CAST) http://bookbuilder.cast.org/. A free tool for
creating and publishing digital books.
Central Question Ltd. Question Writer (Central Question Ltd.)
http://www.centralquestion.com/. A quiz creation program. Based in UK.
Infor Learning Management (Infor) http://www.infor.com/productsummary/hcm/learning-management/. Formerly Certpoint and SSA Global. Infor
purchased SSA Global in 2006 and Certpoint in 2013. The product is part of a
human capital management suite and includes learning management, learning
content management, content creation, a web portal and other tools. There is no
direct link to the course authoring capability.
Certspring (Certspring) http://certspring.com/. A tool for creating certification
courses and tests by incorporating materials from pdf’s, brochures, videos, etc.
CGS i-Plus Creator (Computer Generated Solutions, Inc.) http://www.cgsinc.com/.
A rapid eLearning (PowerPoint conversion) tool with content management features
- http://demo.cgsinc.ca/iplus/info/. Also provide an LMS.
City & Guilds Kineo Adapt (Kineo.com) http://www.kineo.com/. A multi-device
(HTML5) eLearning authoring framework that is offered as open source. Based in
the UK. Primarily a custom developer, they also offer the Totara LMS which is a
custom distribution of Moodle for the corporate sector as well as authoring tools
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like Articulate, Captivate, Atlantic Link (Assima) and Mohive. City & Guilds (a
vocational education company) http://www.cityandguilds.com/ purchased Kineo in
late 2012.
Clarity LiMe (Clarity.ca Inc.) http://www.clarity.ca “…a complete e-learning
infrastructure for creating, managing, tracking, delivering, and assessing
enterprise-wide e-learning, whether in the classroom or online.” Based in Calgary,
Alberta.
ClassMarker (ClassMarker Pty Ltd.) https://www.classmarker.com/. A
customizable online test maker for business, training & educational assessment
with tests graded instantly. Available in several languages. Basic educational
version is free.
ClearPoint ComCoach (ClearPoint) http://www.clearpointlearning.com/. A desktop
simulation tool. Also offer Knowledge2People (KP) - a hosted, social learning
portal for health education and mLearning strategy development.
ClickClass™ (LightMedia Communications Ltd.) http://www.clickclass.co.uk/. A
web-based rapid eLearning (PowerPoint conversion) tool with some basic LMS
features. Free to use during the e-learning authoring stage. You pay only when
you have more than two active users online. Has add-ons for additional
capabilities.
ClickView Interactive Videos (ClickView Australia Pty Limited)
https://www.clickview.com.au/. A tool for adding questions to video. Also offer video
curriculum for Australian schools and recordings of educational television
programs.
CM Group Luminosity Studio (CM Group Ltd.) http://www.cm-group.co.uk/. A
web-based collaborative program capable of HTML5 output for mobile learning.
Based in UK. They also offer Luminosity Lightshow for screen capture
simulations, Agylia - a cloud LMS for delivery and Luminosity Motion – a mobile
learning platform. The Luminosity products no longer appear on the website so
they may have been discontinued.
Coachware Coach/Designer (Coachware, Inc.) http://www.coachware.com.
Formerly Knowtions, Inc. A system for building Electronic Performance Support.
Cobent CoAuthor (Cobent Group) http://www.cobent.com. A web-based
collaborative authoring tool. Also offer an LMS and an LCMS. Based in the UK.
CodeBaby Studio (CodeBaby Corp.) http://codebaby.com/. Creation of 3D
characters (avatars).
Cogentys Flash authoring tool (Cogentys) http://www.cogentys.com/. Part of
their LMS. Includes PowerPoint to Flash conversion and quiz and survey creation.
They have now partnered with dominKnow Claro for a more comprehensive
solution including mobile training.
Collaborize Classroom (DemocraSoft) http://www.collaborizeclassroom.com/.
Collaborize is an online classroom/decision-making platform that helps students
and teachers refine and respond to important questions and ideas. Includes
professional development tools for teahers. Can be used as just an authoring tool
or a learning platform. Free up to a point.
Comartis e-Testing and e-Survey (Comartis Ltd.) http://www.comartis.com.
Based in Switzerland. Tools for creating tests and surveys. They also offer a
Learning Management System.
Composica (Composica) http://www.composica.com/. A web-based, collaborative
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social e-learning authoring system including social media like project blogs,
comments, RSS feeds, chats, tagging, task management, community dashboards,
etc. with associated LCMS capabilities.
Conducttr (Transmedia Storyteller Ltd.) http://www.conducttr.com/. A “storygaming platform” for creating “immersive scenario-based experiences” by
integrating video with several types of social media. Based in the UK.
ContentGenerator.net (ContentGenerator.net) http://www.contentgenerator.net/.
Offer a variety of tools for generating quizzes and games. Based in UK.
CourseArc (CourseArc) https://www.coursearc.com/. An easy to use,
collaborative, responsive, web-based authoring tool that is 508 compliant and can
be integrated with any LMS using LTI. Marketed to both education and corporate
sectors.
CourseAvenue Studio (CourseAvenue Inc.) http://www.courseavenue.com/elearning-software/studio. A collaborative authoring solution. They also offer
CourseAvenue Deliver (a lightweight platform for managing online training) and
CourseAvenue Analyze for reporting.
CourseGenie. A Word to web conversion tool. This product was originally made
available by Wimba who changed the name to Wimba Create (see below). It is still
available as a shareware download from various sites such as
http://www.sharewareconnection.com/course-genie.htm.
CrossKnowledge Mohive (CrossKnowledge, France – a Wiley brand)
http://www.crossknowledge.com/en_GB/elearning/technologies/mohive.html. A
collaborative course design tool. CrossKnowledge also provides the Epistema
LMS and CrossKnowledge Academy – online courses for training professionals.
Purchased by John Wiley and Sons in 2014.
CU Training MENTOR (CU Training Inc.) http://www.cutraining.com/. Also offer
TLC LMS – a course authoring tool and numerous courses for credit unions.
Based in Nanaimo, BC.
D2L Brightspace LeaP (D2L Corporation) http://www.d2l.com/products/leap/. An
adaptive learning tool that identifies knowledge gaps and automatically
recommends content that will help students get up to speed in areas they need to
improve. Part of the Brightspace LMS.
Daden trainingscapes (Daden Limited) http://www.daden.co.uk/. 3D learning
environments can be built from an existing library of objects, and scenarios and
simulations can be created, edited and managed.
Dan Bricklin’s Software Garden (Software Garden, Inc.)
http://www.bricklin.com/softwaregarden.htm. Offers several tools including a notetaking app and the wikiCalc web authoring tool for pages that include data that is
more than just unformatted prose. Dan Bricklin is the original developer of
VisiCalc. His early Demo program was for MSDOS only. demo-it! is for Windows
and may still be available from Lifeboat Publishing at
http://www.sourcedata.com/600/000619.html. It is, however, unclear as to how well
it has been tested with current versions of Windows.
Dassault Systèmes 3DVIA (Dassault Systèmes) http://www.3ds.com/. A variety of
3D simulation tools. Based in France. Teknomics in India also works with them.
datango performance suite (datango AG, Berlin) http://www.datango.com/.
Software simulation and on-line help development. It supports the rollout, upgrade
and operation of enterprise applications such as ERP, CRM, and SCM systems. It
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automatically creates documentation, classroom training presentations, e-learning
materials, and online help and translates it into more than 40 languages.
Data Pro Grupa GenExis (Data Pro Grupa Ltd.) http://dataprogrupa.com/.
Provides for a database of learning materials and random exercise generation.
Based in Latvia.
DAULsoft LectureMAKER (Daulsoft Co., Ltd.). http://www.daulsoft.com/. Also
offer TestMAKER and E-Class SYSTEM – a “community-based learning portal”.
Based in Korea.
DazzlerMax (Dazzlersoft.com) http://www.dazzlersoft.com. Based in the UK. The
website appears to be out of date. Status unclear.
DELFI LERSUS EasyContent (DELFI Software)
http://www.lersus.de/content/enu/product-n-solutions/authoring-system/ Based in
Germany but product available in English. Also offer LERSUS MMS which has
learning and content management features.
DigitalOfficePro PowerFlashPoint (Digitalofficepro, Inc.)
http://www.digitalofficepro.com/. A PowerPoint to Flash converter. They also offer
PowerQuizPoint for creating quizzes.
Digital Workshop Opus Pro (Digital Workshop) http://www.digitalworkshop.com/.
Produces interactive applications at all levels including Adobe Flash, SCORM and
Moodle elearning materials, simulations, games, and assessments with automatic
scoring. Also offer Opus Courseplay for creating an LMS. Based in the UK.
Digitec Interactive Direct-to-WEB (Digitec, Inc.) http://kdplatform.com/. Part of
the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System for associations and medical
applications. Includes PowerPoint conversion, games, test questions and audio.
Creates mobile compatible courses.
DilogR (DilogR, LLC) https://dilogr.com/. A tool for interactive video that can add
Q&A, quizzes, surveys, polls, assessments, interactive images, etc. to video.
Developed for marketing but can be used for eLearning.
Dokeos MIND (Dokeos) http://www.dokeos.com. Based in Belgium, Dokeos is an
open source (based on Drupal) elearning and course management web application
translated into 34 languages that includes authoring. Dokeos MIND is a mindmapping authoring tool.
dominKnow Claro (dominKnow, Inc.) http://www.dominknow.com/. An
online/SaaS/cloud-based collaborative authoring tool capable of HTML5 output for
mobile learning complete with LCMS capabilities. Tin Can API enabled. They have
partnered with Meridian, eMTRAIN, MaxIT, SumTotal, Aura Software, Cogentys,
NetDimensions, OpenText, Rustici (Scorm.com), Cornerstone
OnDemand/Tribridge, eLogic and others to deliver eLearning, collaborative and
mobile learning. Also offer Flow – a new (in 2015) authoring platform that outputs
responsive and adaptive content that works on all devices and Capture – a
software simulation tool. Based in Ontario, Canada.
DSRC KlassAkt Studio and Simulator (DSRC) http://www.dsrc.com/. Part of a
software suite that includes content creation, automatic live classroom capture,
content hosting and a learning management platform marketed to both education
and the corporate market. Based in India.
DuPont™ eLearning Suite (DuPont Sustainable Solutions, formerly Coastal
Training Technologies Corp) http://www.training.dupont.com/. Primarily a supplier
of generic business courseware, the eLearning Suite includes an LMS, an
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authoring tool, and courseware. They also offer a video streaming tool for mobile
devices called CoastalFlix™.
EAD Builder http://eadbuilder.com.br/. A tool for creating interactive learning. It
has a library of resources and publishes to HTML5. Based in Brazil,
EasyGenerator (EasyGenerator) http://www.easygenerator.com/. An online
authoring tool with a cloud-based LCMS. A free version is available at
http://www.easygenerator.com/free. A new web-based authoring tool was
announced in Oct. 2013 using the Experience (Tin Can) API. Formerly part of
Sana Software. Based in Netherlands.
EasyProf (ITACA (Interactive Training Advanced Computer Applications))
http://www.easyprof.com/. A web-based tool for creation of interactive multimedia
courses and assessments.
Easy Test Maker http://easytestmaker.com/. An online test generator for
formatting multiple question types, printing alternate versions, and publishing to the
web for online tests. Online tests are automatically graded. Limited version is free.
echoEleven Podium (echoEleven, LLC.) http://www.authoronpodium.com or
http://www.echoeleven.com/. Web-based, collaborative rapid authoring with some
content management features that supports conditional branching structures and
multiple publishing modes.
eCoach authoring (eCoach LMS Ltd.) https://ecoach.com/lms/. A hosted, mobileready authoring and quizzing tool. Also offer the eCoach LMS that includes the
authoring tool. Based in Australia.
eCom Scotland eNetAuthor (eCom Scotland Ltd.)
http://www.ecomscotland.com/. A web-based, fairly comprehensive “rapid”
authoring tool. Also offer an LMS called eNet Learn and an assessment creation
tool called eNet Assess.
edcite (Edcite, Inc.) https://www.edcite.com/. An online authoring tool for K-12
teachers to create interactive digital practice assignments for their students.
e-doceo elearning content manager (e-doceo) http://www.e-doceo.net/. Webbased authoring with Flash output. Based in France, website is available in
English and other languages. They also offer TvLearn for rapid elearning,
elearning manager – an LMS and elearning live – a virtual classroom. The
LCMS elearning suite includes all of the tools.
EDpuzzle (EDpuzzle Inc.) https://edpuzzle.com/. An interactive video tool for
teachers to create lessons. Allows them to crop videos and add voice and
quizzes.
eduCanon (eduCanon) http://www.educanon.com/. Converts passive videos to
active learning by adding questions.
EduIQ.com Advanced eLearning Builder (EduIQ.com)
http://www.eduiq.com/elearning.htm. An inexpensive tool for creating tests,
tutorials and exercises.
Edu-Performance TACTIC! Editor (Edu-Performance, a Parta Sustainable
Solutions Company)
http://www.tacticsoftware.com/english/tactic_editor_index.html. Also offer TACTIC!
LMS and a catalog of nearly 1000 office automation courses. Based in Quebec,
Canada.
edX Studio (edX) https://studio.edx.org/. edX released the open source code for
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its underlying architecture supporting edX course content in 2013. Studio is the
course authoring component that helps organize and outline material. edX is one
of the original MOOC’s.
Edynco (EDlab d.o.o.) www.edynco.com. An online tool for creating interactive
learning maps that can include quizzes, videos and recordings. Based in Slovenia.
ej4 Thinkzoom http://ej4.com/. An LMS with strong authoring tools including
including video recording. ej4 also offer custom course development and off the
shelf sales, communications, and business skills video training.
Eko Studio (eko) https://company.helloeko.com/. A storytelling platform that allows
viewers to make choices and be rewarded. Formerly Treehouse by Interlude, it
now focuses on live entertainment but can also be used for eLearning.
e-Learning Consulting e-Learning Authoring Tool (e-Learning Consulting)
http://www.e-learningconsulting.com. A tool for creating SCORM conformant, rich
media courses containing text plus images, Flash animations, audio, video and
quizzes. Also offer a low-cost LMS for e-learning, Flash Course Development
Toolkit, some SCORM tools, and consulting services.
e-learning WMB Jackdaw (e-learning WMB) http://www.e-learningwmb.co.uk.
The company is primarily a custom developer of e-learning courses. Jackdaw is
an authoring tool/content management system supplied with Open Elms open
source LMS.
Nimble Author (Nimble Elearning Limited) https://www.nimble-elearning.com/.
Offered both separately and as part of their cloud based LMS. Free to get started.
Based in the UK, the company was previously known as Elearning247. Also offer
a catalog of editable business skills courses and consulting services.
Elucidat (Elucidat) http://www.elucidat.com/. Cloud-based, HTML 5 authoring tool
that is SCORM and Tin Can conformant. Uses interactive branching scenarios.
Based in the UK.
Emantras Object21 (Emantras Inc.) http://k12.emantras.com/. Object21 is a
learning object production suite that enables authors to create, review, edit, publish
and package a learning object through a single web-based application. Cater to
the K-12 education market. They also offer TIE - an e-learning platform, MOBL21
– a mobile platform (http://www.mobl21.com/), and Mathomatix for interactive
applications that teach math concepts.
Emerge Authoring Tool (Emerge Learning Services Ltd.)
http://www.emergelearn.com/. They are a reseller of iSpring, a rapid eLearning tool
that includes PowerPoint conversion to both Flash and HTML5 and test building
capability. They also offer a learning management system and consulting services.
Based in India.
engager (engajer, Inc.) https://engajer.com/. An online platform for creation and
distribution of interactive video content while measuring the audience’s
engagement levels. Each short segment of video ends with a question allowing
viewer choice of the next section. Includes a free build your own engajer tool.
EnlightKS KStutor (EnlightKS Ltd.) http://www.enlightks.com/products/kstutor/.
For rapid development, includes screen capture. Also offer an LMS/assessment
platform called ET2 and KShelper to push training to IT users. Oriented to
business change and IT. Based in the UK.
ePath Learning Author (ePath Learning Inc.) http://www.epathlearning.com/.
Part of ePath Learning ASAP - an integrated LMS/LCMS.
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150. Epiance epiPlex500 Enterprise (Epiance Software) http://epiplex500.com/. Now
based in India. A fairly sophisticated knowledge management system with various
versions of document conversion software including epiPlex500 Commercial
Developer, epiPlex500 EPSS and epiDOCX.
151. Epilogue Author/Publisher/Advisor (Epilogue Systems)
http://www.epiloguesystems.com/. Performance Support software for Windows or
web-based application help systems. Epilogue Author turns Microsoft Word into a
software documentation engine. Epilogue Publisher is for content management,
collaborative workflow, monitoring, reporting and system administration. Epilogue
Advisor delivers context-sensitive help support to learners when they need it.
152. EssentialSkillz O-LAS Author (EssentialSkillz, UK)
http://www.essentialskillz.com/ A health and safety compliance management
system which combines the functionality of O-LAS LMS, a risk assessment
system, O-LAS Author, and O-LAS Assess - an online testing tool. They also offer
health and safety courses.
153. Evident Point Active Textbook (Evident Point)
http://www.evidentpoint.com/active-textbook.htm. A tool for enriching digital
documents with supplementary material by adding interactivity, video, audio,
images, text, quizzes, etc. Also offer PDF Unbound and Readium for digital
publishing. Based in Richmond, BC, Canada.
154. Evolve (Appitierre) http://www.evolveauthoring.com/. A web-based, responsive,
HTML5, SCORM conformant authoring tool with gamification features. Also offer
the Bloom LMS. Based in the UK.
155. Evolve Content Authoring/Management System (CA/MS) (Evolve e-Learning
Solutions) http://www.evolveelearning.com/. A web-based platform for producing
and delivering e-Learning included as part of their enterprise LMS platform Evolve
Learner Manager. Also offer Classroom Manager for instructor-led course
management, Swift Presenter for PowerPoint conversion, and a library of
compliance courses.
156. eXact Learning Packager (eXact Learning Solutions – part of the LATTANZIO
Group) http://www.exact-learning.com/. Part of the eXact Learning LCMS. Also
offer eXact Learning Mobile. Formerly known as Giunti Interactive Labs. Based in
Italy.
157. Exaltive Interactive Video (Exaltive Inc. – part of Harbinger)
http://www.exaltive.com/. Make videos interactive by overlaying text, images, and
even websites in the video and users can click on the video to bring up slide shows
and other elements, build menus, etc.
158. ExamBuilder (ExamBuilder) http://www.exambuilder.com/. An online test creation,
delivery and reporting platform. Tin Can API enabled.
159. Exam Design ExamDeveloper (Exam Design, Inc.) http://www.examdesign.com/.
Web-based collaborative tools for developing, maintaining, and analyzing
employment-based exams. Also offer ExamAdministrator for delivering exams.
Purchased by Pearson VUE, the assessment services wing of Pearson in 2013.
160. ExamSoft E.I. (ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.) http://www.examsoft.com/. Software for
exam design, delivery, scoring and administration. Available in several versions.
161. Excel-soft SARAS QTiItem and QTiAssessment (Excel-soft Technologies Pvt.
Ltd.) http://www.excelindia.com/. Based in India. Authoring tools that are part of the
SARAS Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). They also offer the SARAS
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Assessment Management System, SARAS Learning Management System for the
corporate sector, interactive books and m-learning tools.
eXe eXeLearning (CORE Education) http://exelearning.org/wiki,
http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/exe/wiki. An open source XHTML editor based in
New Zealand. Provides SCORM 1.2 and IMS conformant outputs.
Experience BuilderTM (Experience Builders LLC)
http://www.experiencebuilders.com. A web-based, collaborative authoring tool for
building role-playing simulations.
ExpertKnowledge Synapse (ExpertKnowledge) http://expertknowledge.com/. A
collaborative “integrated learning design system” with automatic accreditation,
mobile delivery, warehousing of content and an API for LMS.
Explain Everything™ (Explain Everything, Inc.) http://explaineverything.com/. An
interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool. Also offer apps like Final Argument
- a mind-mapped, non-linear slide layout presentation tool and Stick Around for
making puzzles. Based in Poland and partners with Constructivist Toolkit LLC in
New York.
eXplorance Blue/Tests (eXplorance Inc.) http://www.explorance.com/. A webbased assessment system for creating, delivering and analyzing tests and
assessments. Also offer Blue/360, Blue/Appraisals, Blue/Evaluation and
Blue/Surveys.
ExpressTrain Transformation Suite (Princeton Center for Education Services,
Inc.) http://www.expresstrain-ts.com/ ExpressTrain works within Microsoft Office to
automatically generate and update knowledge products -- training solutions,
standard operating procedures, performance support materials, verification
documentation, etc.
eXstream Solutions OpenLearn Producer (eXstream Solutions)
http://www.exstreamsolutions.com/. Producer supports the OpenLearn virtual
classroom. Also offer OpenLearn Administrator – an LMS.
EZvid (Ezvid Inc.) http://www.ezvid.com/. A free screen recorder, video editor, and
slideshow maker for Windows. An alternative to Camtasia.
FeedHenry Build Node (FeedHenry) http://www.feedhenry.com/. A tool for
developing mobile apps including eLearning. Have partnered with My Healthy
World, Inc. (www.myhealthyworld.com) to deliver their health for kids and families
curriculum on mobile devices.
FlashDemo FlashPoint (FlashDemo, Inc.) http://www.flashdemo.net – A
PowerPoint converter. Also offer FlashDemo Studio for screen capture.
FLV Presenter (FLV Hosting) http://www.flvpresenter.com/. For creating
interactive presentations. Their main business appears to be video streaming and
hosting.
Flypaper (Flypaper Studio, Inc.) http://www.flypaper.com. A Flash conversion and
digital signage tool. Also available as part of Trivantis Lectora Inspire. Flypaper
was purchased by Trivantis in 2011.
FrameTrail (FrameTrail) https://frametrail.org/. Open source software for editing
interactive video in a web browser. It enables you to hyperlink filmic contents, to
include additional multimedia documents (e.g. text overlays, images or interactive
maps) and to add annotations at specific points. Still in development as of Nov.
2017. Based in Germany.
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175. Global Vision Technologies OmniTrackPlus (Global Vision Technologies)
http://www.omnitrackplus.com. An LMS that includes rapid authoring, testing and
survey tools.
176. GLO Maker (Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL))
http://www.glomaker.org/. An open source/free authoring tool. Also GLO Player for
Android mobile devices. Based in the UK.
177. Go! Animate Video Maker (GoAnimate) http://goanimate.com/. A tool for making
animated video lessons.
178. GoConqr (ExamTime Ltd.) https://www.goconqr.com/en/. Mind map, flashcard,
note, slide, and quiz making tools combined with shared learning resources. Basic
plan is free. Based in the UK.
179. GoMo Learning (Gomo Learning Limited) http://www.gomolearning.com/. A webbased HTML5 authoring tool. Have subscribed to the Tin Can API. Based in the
UK. Part of the Learning Technologies Group plc http://www.ltgplc.com/.
180. Google Course Builder (Google, Inc.) https://code.google.com/p/course-builder/.
An open source course authoring platform. Requires some technical knowledge
(editing HTML and Javascript). Includes design tips. It is described as, “…our
experimental first step in the world of online education.” They are collaborating with
edX to create a MOOC platform.
181. Grade Composer Interactive (Grade a division of Avensia Innovation AB)
http://www.grade.com. Based in Sweden, the website is in Swedish with a call out
to Google for translation.
182. Growth Engineering Genie (Growth Engineering)
http://www.growthengineering.co.uk/. A game-based eLearning authoring tool new
in 2015. Also offer The Academy LMS, The Knowledge Arcade Mobile App as well
as sales and management content under the brand “GETV” and custom course
development. Based in UK.
183. G Suite for Education (Google – formerly Google Apps for Education)
http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/education/. A collection of Google
applications specifically for education. Includes Google Classroom that manages
the tools and works like an LMS. Also offered to businesses.
184. Guidebook https://guidebook.com/. A mobile app builder that can be used to build
guides for college orientations, student activities, alumni events, and campus
tours. Also has business applications.
185. Gutenberg Technology GT Authoring Tool http://gutenberg-technology.com/. A
collaborative authoring tool and learning content management system (LCMS).
Also offer an LMS, a white label reader, an assessment tool, a tool for creating
adaptive learning paths, an analytics tool, a digital book store with eCommerce,
and MyEbookFactory platform and database for editing and enrichomg books and
publishing them on every reading device (printed books, e-readers, tablets,
smartphones, websites).
186. Half-Baked Software Hot Potatoes (Half-Baked Software Inc./University of
Victoria, BC) http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ Based in Victoria, BC. Freeware (not open
source) for tests and assessments. Also offer Quandary (open source) for creating
web-based action mazes - a kind of interactive case-study.
187. H5P (Joubel/NDLA) http://h5p.org/. A community based project based in Norway
specifically designed for interactive HTML5 authoring. Video interactions range
from several question types to drag-and-drop text. Questions can also be made
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adaptive – for example, people who answered incorrectly can be required to
rewatch certain information but not people who answered correctly. Free and open
source.
HapYak (HapYak) http://corp.hapyak.com/. A new (2013) tool for creating
interactive video.
Harbinger Elicitus Content Publisher (Harbinger Knowledge Products Pvt. Ltd.)
http://www.elicitus.com/ Also offer a scaled-down version called Elicitus Express,
Elicitus SlideConverter for PowerPoint conversion, and Raptivity.
Harbinger Raptivity (Harbinger Knowledge Products Pvt. Ltd.)
http://www.raptivity.com/. SCORM conformant e-learning with built-in templates
and interactions. Produces both Flash and HTML5 outputs. Supports
SCORM/AICC and Tin Can tracking. Available in several versions.
HealthStream Team Author (HealthStream)
http://www.healthstream.com/products/team-author.aspx. Web-based,
collaborative, SCORM authoring tool. Also offer the Learning Center LMS and
related tools. Healthcare specialist.
Help Teaching (SureSwift Worldwide) http://www.helpteaching.com/. Printable and
online tests, activities, lessons, and games for PreK-12 and shared resources for
teachers.
HiHaHo (HiHaHo) https://www.hihaho.com/. An easy-to-use tool for teachers to
add interactivity (questions, pauses, skips, menus, text boxes, text scrolling,
hotspots, links and highlights) to videos. Based in The Netherlands.
HT2 Curatr (HT2 Ltd.) http://ht2.co.uk/curatr/ and http://www.curatr3.com/. A webbased (collaborative) authoring tool. Tin Can API enabled. Described as a social
learning platform that allows companies to create a collaborative learning
environment. Includes gamification, assessments, and content curation. Also
offered by MOOC Factory.
HTML5 http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/, http://www.html5rocks.com/. A new standard
for structuring web content. It incorporates multimedia features that have been
previously dependent on third-party browser plug-ins such as Adobe Flash and
Microsoft Silverlight. Often used for mobile app development.
Hughes Presenter for Training (Hughes Network Systems LLC)
http://business.hughes.com/enterprise/products/portal. A rapid authoring
PowerPoint to Flash converter formerly Pointecast Presenter. There is only a
reference avalialble at the above website with no specific information. Also offer
HughesON MediaTraining to track individual user training at any number of remote
sites and Learning Portal – an LMS.
Hurix Dictera (Hurix Systems) http://www.hurix.com/. A cloud-based platform for
authoring, managing and publishing eLearning content in HTML5 and other
formats. Also offer Kitaboo eBook portal and custom development services. Based
in India.
HyperMethod eAuthor CBT (HyperMethod IBS) http://eng.learnware.ru/.
Marketed both to companies and educational institutions. HyperMethod IBS is a
large Russian IT services company which purchased Learnware in March, 2008.
They also offer assessment tools, an LCMS called eLearning CMS, a student
information system (SIS), and an LMS called eLearning Server.
IBI eTeractive (IBI – International Bilingual Institute) http://ibi-global.com/. An appbased authoring tool with rich media and assessments included in the IBI platform.
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Marketed to both high schools and businesses. Also provide online courses for
English and business skills as well as custom course development. Based in
Australia.
i-Concept Studywiser (i-Concept InternetWorks BV, Netherlands)
http://www.studywiser.com. A free web-based authoring environment. They also
offer PortalCMS http://www.portalcms.nl/ – a website content management system.
IDEA e-Learning AnEngineer, UEngineer, dbEngineer, MenuEngineer (IDEA ELearning Solutions) http://www.ideaelearning.net/. Based in Istanbul. Also offer an
LMS, an LCMS and a Measurement and Evaluation System. Website is mostly in
Turkish.
imc Content Studio (imc AG) http://www.im-c.com.au/en/products/softwaresolutions/content-studio/. Formerly POWERTRAINER. Based in Germany.
imc LECTURNITY (imc AG) http://www.lecturnity.com/. A tool for making screen
recordings, recording PowerPoint, creating training videos, presenting products
and producing interactive presentations.
Impatica for PowerPoint (Impatica Inc.) http://www.impatica.com. A conversion
tool (not Flash). Version 5 of Impatica for PowerPoint produces SCORM
conformant learning objects in HTML5. Also offer Impatica OnCue. Based in
Ottawa, Canada.
IncrediTools Flash Demo Builder (IncrediTools) http://www.increditools.com/. A
tool for creating tutorials, quizzes and presentations with screen capture. Also offer
several more tools for Flash.
Indecomm RapideL (Indecomm Global Services)
http://www.indecomm.net/content_authoring_platforms.aspx. Formerly Brainvisa
RapideL, Indecomm purchased Brainvisa in 2007 and still offer the RapideL tool. It
is a both a desktop and web-based collaborative tool for conversion of Microsoft
Word documents into Flash courses. Also offer WoW! Author that is a Microsoft
Word-based authoring tool for creating Instructor-led training.
InfoLogix ELCAP e-Learning Content Authoring and Production (InfoLogix,
Inc.) http://www.infologixsys.com/. Emphasis on the Healthcare industry and on
custom course development. This tool offers the ability to edit Infologix courses
and create new ones. It is buried in the website.
InformaOne Authoring Tool (Informa Systems, Inc)
http://www.informasystems.com. A hosted solution similar to PowerPoint. They
also offer an LMS and courses specifically for law enforcement agencies.
Inkling for Enterprise (Inkling) https://www.inkling.com/. Called an all-in-one
enterprise content platform. Responsive content authoring and document
management. Documents can be delivered and tracked. Includes video and
mobile responsiveness.
Ingenious Testcraft (Ingenious Group LLC) http://www.testcraft.com/ A test and
assessment tool. Also offer Ingenious Questionlab.
Inmarkets Skillcast Author (Inmarkets International Ltd.)
http://www.inmarkets.com/skillcast-learning-cloud.html. A web-based tool for
PowerPoint conversion to Flash and other capabilities. Part of Skillcast Portal, an
LMS.
Inovae Learning Suite (Inovae) http://inovae.net/. A package of authoring tools
including Inovae Publisher Pro for creating eLearning courses, Quick Inovae
Packager for SCORM compliance, Inovae Learning Presenter for face-to-face
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Instancy Authoring Tools (Instancy, Inc.) http://www.instancy.com. Part of an
LCMS that also includes a Learning Object Repository and assessments. Instancy
also offers an LMS for business and higher education and other tools including a
learning portal, LCMS, authoring, a Learning Record Store and eCommerce. Also
offer consulting and custom content development.
Instructo Pro (Blue Sword) http://www.instructopro.com/. Called In situ e-learning,
it is a unique app for Apple mobile products that uses barcode information to give
workers access to important information about equipment and procedures.
INTEC NAuthor (INTEC Consulting GmbH) http://www.intecllc.com/ Based in
Germany.
Intuition Publisher (Intuition) http://www.intuition.com. Also offer Intuition
Advantage – a knowledge management platform, Intuition Rubicon – an LMS, a
library of courses, a mobile learning solution, and custom course development.
Intuto (Intuto Limited). http://www.intuto.com/. Includes assessments, a variety of
media types, SCORM compliance, some LMS features like launching and tracking
and social interaction Based in New Zealand with an office in Canada.
In2itive Video Delivery Platform (In2itive Business Solutions)
http://www.in2itive.biz/. Multiple video channels with analytics. Also provide an
LMS. Based in the UK.
iPresent Presio (iPresent Communications, LLC.) http://www.ipresent.net/. A tool
for creating rich media web presentations.
ISpring Suite (iSpring Solutions, Inc.) http://www.ispringsolutions.com. A
PowerPoint to Flash converter/editor that allows adding video, audio, quizzes,
links, etc. to PowerPoint presentations (formerly FlashSpring). Includes Presenter,
Converter, QuizMaker and Rocket. Version 7 supports the Tin Can API.
ITutorSoft CLARITY (iTutorSoft LLC.) http://ilms.cloudapp.net/itutorsoft/. An
adaptive learning tool.
ITWORKX Education AuthorKit (ITWORKX Education)
http://www.itworx.education/. An authoring tool designed to help teachers create
interactive e-learning content. Also offer Connected Learning Gateway (CLG) – a
social learning platform with mobile capabilities and TeacherKit – a mobile app for
teachers and several other tools for K-12 teachers and students. It is an IT
company and SharePoint specialist based in Egypt. Several of the tools are now
integrated into Microsoft Office 365.
iUI (UI = User Interface) http://www.iui-js.org/. An open source framework for
creating websites and mobile apps including eLearning. Works on iOS and most
Android devices.
iWebKit http://snippetspace.com/portfolio/iwebkit/. A free framework for creating
websites and mobile apps for iPhones.
Jenison Perform (Jenison) http://www.jenison.co.uk/. An HTML 5 ready, SCORM
conformant authoring tool. Also offer CheckPoint LMS and off-the-shelf
courseware. Based in the UK.
JetDraft Document Suite (JetDraft Software) http://www.jetdraft.com/. A free tool
for converting documents into help and training modules with quizzes.
Jones Verified Advanced Learning Techniques™ (VALT™) (Jones Knowledge
Group, Inc.) http://www.jonesknowledge.com/. An assessment tool for both
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academic and corporate use. Operate Jones International University the first fully
online university in the U.S. to receive regional accreditation. Also offer custom
elearning design and development.
Just Systems XMetal Author DITA Edition (XMetal, JustSystems, Inc.)
http://www.xmetal.com Primarily an XML website building tool which has evolved
from Hot Metal Pro and may be used for training purposes.
Kahoot! (Kahoot!) https://getkahoot.com/. A free, game-based classroom
response system that allows teachers to create competetiive and interactive
quizzes, surveys and polls, launch them and get feedback that can be shared.
Kaleidoscope Encompass authoring (Kaleidoscope Learning)
http://www.kaleidolearning.com. Part of the Encompass LCMS specifically for the
creation of Character-based Simulations and Watch, Rate, & Compare TM
scenarios.
Kaltura Video Platform http://www.kaltura.com/. Open source video platform for
lecture capture and distribution with editing features. Integrates with Blackboard,
Moodle, Drupal, Microsoft SharePoint and other systems.
Klynt (Honkytonk Films) http://www.klynt.net/. An interactive video and storytelling
tool that uses a mind map like approach into which videos can be dragged and
dropped and other elements like audio and hyperlinks can be added. Based in
France.
Knowledge Anywhere Course Builder (Knowledge Anywhere)
http://www.knowledgeanywhere.com/. A rapid development tool. They also offer
consulting services, custom eLearning course development, and an LMS.
Knowledge Dynamics KD SimStudio, KDCalc and Magnesium (Knowledge
Dynamics, Inc.) http://www.KnowledgeDynamics.com, http://www.KDCalc.com,
http://www.KDSimStudio.com. KD SimStudio enables simulation of interpersonal
interactions. KDCalc emulates Excel, Magnesium is a Flash-based authoring tool.
Knowledge Quest Expert Author (Knowledge Quest)
http://www.knowledgequest.com/. A web-based tool for software simulation
training. They also offer Knowledge Quest University with a library of customizable
courses.
KnowledgeVision KVStudio (KnowledgeVision Systems Incorporated)
http://www.knowledgevision.com/. A tool for synchronizing video, presentation
slides, just-in-time footnotes, and navigation. Includes support for SCORM for
incorporation into most corporate Learning Management Systems. Works on
tablets. Also offer the online tool knovio http://www.knovio.com/ for adding video
and audio to PowerPoint presentations.
Knowmia Teach (TechSmith Corporation)
http://www.knowmia.com/browse/teaching/knowmia-teach. An online tool for
capturing teacher- or student-created video presentations on an iPad. The site has
thousands of ready made presentations.
Koantic http://www.koantic.com/. A comprehensive eLearning authoring tool with
an emphasis on interactive video. Interactions include quizzes, customizable
shapes, hotspots, images and bookmarks. Has a mobile app, screen recording via
a Chrome extension, collaboration tools, and some video editing features. Based
in Montreal.
KRYTERION Webassessor (KRYTERION, Inc.) http://www.kryteriononline.com.
Secure online testing.
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240. KZO Video Suite (KZO Innovations) http://kzoinnovations.com/. A tool for
managing video that integrates with LMS.
241. LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) (LAMS International, Australia)
http://www.lamsinternational.com. A visual authoring environment for creating
sequences of collaborative learning activities.
242. Landmark Liquid Authoring (Landmark e-learning)
http://landmarkelearning.com/. An HTML 5 compliant authoring tool with SCORM
compatibility and a cloud-based media library. Also offer an LMS and off-the-shelf
courseware for hospitality, retail and health care.
243. LearnBoost (LearnBoost, Inc.) http://www.learnboost.com/. Free web-based
software for K-12 teachers and students. Includes a gradebook, visual editor, a tool
for managing lesson plans, and a sharing platform.
244. LearnCast (LearnCast LLC - a subsidiary of Better Learning Systems LLC (BLS))
http://www.learncast.com/. A mobile publishing platform with course and test
creation and an LMS for distribution and tracking. LearnCast offers an instant
mobile app for Apple and Android through strategic resellers.
245. Learnetic mlninstructor and mAuthor (Learnetic S.A.) http://www.learnetic.com/.
Mlninstructor is a web based content creation authoring tool for teachers with the
capability to create structured content repositories. mAuthor is a tool for authoring
multi-media content for mobile devices. Learnetic is an educational software
publisher and e-learning technology provider based in Poland. They also offer the
educational mobile oriented LMS mCourser, mLibro for learning offline, and a
library of math, science, and English courses for middle and high school.
246. Learning.net TrellisAuthor (Learning.net) http://www.learning.net/. An authoring
system which is part of the TrellisAuthor LCMS. Also offer TrellisManage – an
LMS.
247. Learning Library Course Builder Engine (Learning Library Inc.)
http://www.learninglibrary.com/. Multiplatform and SCORM conformant authoring.
Also offer iLMS Director LMS and a catalog of business and educational courses.
Based in Toronto, Canada.
248. LearningMate Frost (LearningMate Solutions Pvt. Ltd.)
http://www.learningmate.com/. A collaborative authoring tool that can publish in
various formats. Also offer an LMS, other learning apps, e-publishing and
consultation and design services. Based in India with an office in Vancouver,
Canada.
249. Learning Nexus Nimbus (Learning Nexus Ltd.) http://www.learningnexus.co.uk/.
A web-based, collaborative authoring tool. Also offer an LMS and a catalog of
courses.
250. Learning Pool Authoring Tool (Learning Pool) http://www.learningpool.com/. Also
offer Adapt Learning – a responsive mobile tool, Encore – a mobile app that sends
timed reminders to learners, the Totara LMS, custom development, and
customizable courses. Based in the UK.
251. LearningStation Insight Assessment (LearningStation, Inc.)
http://www.learningstation.com/. For the creation and delivery of formative, interim
and benchmark assessments for K12 students online, on paper and on mobile
devices. Integrated with itslearning.
252. LearnLive Capture™ (LearnLive Technologies: Now part of Thomson Reuters)
http://www.learnlivetech.com/. One part of a family of products called LearnLive
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Continuum that also includes Compass™ (an LMS), Compliance Tracking™
(compliance manager), and ConnectTM (Webcasting). Geared to training for
accounting professionals.
Learnosity (Learnosity Ltd.) http://www.learnosity.com. Interactive assessment
authoring software. Based in Ireland and Australia.
learnPro Rapid Authoring (learnPro) http://www.learnpro.co.uk/. Also offer
SCORM/Tin Can conformance, Assessment and an LMS. Based in the UK.
LecShare Pro (LecShare, Inc.) http://www.lecshare.com. A tool that provides for
conversion of PowerPoint presentations with audio to QuickTime movies,
accessible HTML, MPEG-4 files (Video Podcasts), and/or Microsoft Word
documents.
LessonWriter (LessonWriter, Inc.) http://www.lessonwriter.com/. A free (additional
features are available in paid premium versions) website which allows teachers to
create lessons, collaborate with other teachers and manage content and student
progress. Primarily for teaching literacy skills.
Lightworks (EditShare (US, UK and Australia)) https://www.lwks.com/. Powerful
non-linear video editing software available in Free and Pro versions.
Linden Research Second Life (Linden Research, Inc.) http://secondlife.com. A
3D animated social networking community with potential for learning. In 2017, they
introduced the Sansar virtual reality platform.
link-lab hylOs Author (link-lab) http://www.link-lab.net. Part of the hylOs CMS.
Also offer CeBIT for mobile learning. Based in Germany.
Litespeed Dr. Editor (Litespeed Education) http://www.litespeed.com.sg/. A tool
for creating assessments. Litespeed also offers an LMS, LCMS, a school
management system and courseware for primary and secondary students. Based
in Singapore.
Litmos Author (Litmos Limited) http://www.litmos.com. Part of the Litmos LMS.
Supports the Tin Can API and HTML5. Acquired by Callidus Software
http://www.callidussoftware.com/ in the second quarter of 2011. Callidus Software
also purchased Rapid Intake and the Rapid Intake authoring tool is now part of
Litmos Author.
LodeStar™ (LodeStar Learning Corporation) http://www.lodestarlearning.com/.
With easy to use templates.
Lumesse CourseBuilder (Lumess AS) http://www.lumesse.com. A web-based
authoring tool. The latest version of CourseBuilder can create content for mobile
learning. Based in the UK. Also offer Lumesss Learning Gateway – an SaaS
LMS. Lumesse purchased Edvantage in 2011.
Lumi Mobile (Lumi Technologies Ltd.) http://www.lumimobile.com/. Mobile apps
for creating surveys, managing meetings, etc. Based in the UK.
MadCap Flare (MadCap Software, Inc.) http://www.madcapsoftware.com. A tool
for the creation of technical documentation for online help, software and API
documentation, policy & procedure manuals, knowledge bases or user guides.
Can manage and publish content to a variety of formats, including print, online,
desktop and mobile. Also offer a range of other products.
MAF-Learning Technologies DE-Scribe (MAF-Learning Technologies – a
division of Mission Aviation Fellowship) http://maflt.org/. A content editor for
creating and publishing courses. Includes mobile device delivery (HTML?).
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267. Maqetta (The Dojo Foundation) http://maqetta.org/. Open source authoring for
HTML5.
268. Matchware Mediator (MatchWare A/S)
http://www.matchware.com/en/products/mediator/. A multimedia authoring tool for
presentations. Outputs to Flash. MatchWare also offers MindView for mind
mapping and ScreenCorder for screen capture.
269. MaxIT LearnerWeb Ability Design Studio (MaxIT Corp.) http://www.maxit.com.
A web-based collaborative authoring platform. They also are a reseller of iSpring
and DominKnow Claro as well as the AbilityLMS, off-the-shelf courseware and
consultation services.
270. McGraw-Hill Education Learning Science Platforms (McGraw-Hill Education)
https://www.mheducation.com/platforms. Adaptive learning authoring platforms.
271. McGraw-Hill Education LearnSmart™ (McGraw-Hill Education)
https://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/learnsmart.html. LearnSmart™
is an adaptive learning (drill and review) system that uses a series of questions to
pinpoint knowledge gaps and provides students with an individualized learning
path. In Nov. 2012, McGraw Hill Education was purchased by Apollo Global
Management, LLC. (An investment firm not, apparently, associated with the parent
company of the University of Phoenix – Apollo Group, Inc.). McGraw-Hill
Education has partnered with Ancile Solutions to provide eLearning software.
272. Melon Author (Melon, Inc.) http://melonlearning.com/. A rapid content authoring
tool based on Microsoft PowerPoint. Based in Bulgaria. Also offer Melon LMS.
273. Memorize (Memorize.com) http://memorize.com/. A web-based tool for rapid
creation and sharing of training materials.
274. Metta (Metta) http://www.metta.io/. Multimedia storytelling/interactive video
combined with polls, quizzes & trackable assignments. Based in Hungary.
275. Microsoft Learning Content Development System (LCDS) (Microsoft, Inc.)
https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/lcds-tool.aspx. A free(!) tool for general
course development. Works with Silverlight and in seven languages.
276. Microsoft Learning Essentials (Microsoft, Inc.) http://www.microsoft.com/enus/download/details.aspx?id=22781. Tools that work within Microsoft Office
including tips and tutorials for managing projects and assignments.
277. Microsoft Learning Suite (Microsoft, Inc.) http://www.pilnetwork.com/Resources/Tools/Details/9db2ca32-098d-40ad-a4c4-d236d50bd4dc.
Includes more than 20 tools and teacher resources. Another list of free Microsoft
tools can be found at http://elearningindustry.com/subjects/free-elearningresources/item/433-23-microsoft-free-teaching-tools-for-educators-education.
278. Microsoft Office Mix (Microsoft) https://mix.office.com/. For turning PowerPoint
presentations into interactive online lessons. Includes audio and video.
Introduced in 2014. Free - works only with PowerPoint 2013.
279. Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft) http://www.microsoft.com. Primarily a
presentation tool but sophisticated users can use it for generating effective
elearning especially using conversion tools many of which are included in this list.
280. Microsoft Producer for PowerPoint (Microsoft, Inc.)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/default.aspx. (Search for “Producer for
PowerPoint”). A free downloadable plug-in for PowerPoint to capture and
synchronize audio, video, slides, and images, then preview and publish for viewing
in a Web browser. Apparently only available for PowerPoint 2003. See Office Mix
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above for newer alternatives.
Microsoft Silverlight (Microsoft, Inc) http://msdn.microsoft.com/enus/silverlight/bb187358.aspx. This is a plug-in that Microsoft is promoting as an
alternative to Adobe Flash. So far the uptake has been underwhelming. HTML5
offers more promise.
Mind Click game engine (Mind Click) http://www.mind-click.com/gamify/. A UK
based custom eLearning and Totara partner that has developed a standalone
game engine that integrates with Articulate Storyline content.
Mindflash (Mindflash Technologies Inc.) http://www.mindflash.com. A web-based
collaborative authoring tool for e-learning with a portal for delivery. Conversion
from PowerPoint, Video, Word or PDF files. Also offer online quiz creation.
MindLeaders Create™ Authoring System (ThirdForce Group plc (MindLeaders))
http://www.mindleaders.com/. Also offer a Talent Development Solution with an
LMS and many courses. They merged with Thirdforce in 2007. Skillsoft
purchased Mindleaders in Sept. 2012 so the future of this tool is uncertain.
Mindjet MindManager (Mindjet) http://www.mindjet.com/mindmanager/. A mind
mapping tool that can be used to organize instructional design projects.
MindonSite MOS SOLO (Mindonsite - Integral Coaching SA)
http://www.mindonsite.com. A free authoring tool. Based in Switzerland but site is
available in English. They also offer the MOS Chorus LMS.
MindTickle (MindTickle Inc.) http://www.mindtickle.com/. A platform that is both an
authoring tool that emphasizes social and game learning for engagement and a
basic LMS with analytics that is mobile friendly. Headquartered in the United
States, development/operations team in India.
Minecraft: Education Edition (Microsoft, Inc.) http://education.minecraft.net/. Not
really a course authoring tool, it is a virtual world game that claims to promote
creativity, collaboration and problem solving in an immersive environment.
289. Mintra Publisher (Mintra Trainingportal AS) http://www.mintra.no/. Also offer
Mintra Trainingportal - an LMS developed for the oil and gas industry and
consultation and custom development. Based in Norway. Acquired by
Riverside/Grace Hill in 2014.
290. MobilePaks (MobilePaks) http://mobilepaks.com/. Tools primarily developed for
sales training but could have many other applications.
291. Modest3D (Modest Tree Media Inc.) http://modesttree.ca/. A standalone and
cloud-based authoring platform to create 3D interactive applications. Based in
Nova Scotia.
292. Momindum Studio (Momindum) http://www.momindum.com/. They also offer
RichCorder for recording presentations and K-base for sharing content.
293. Moovly (Moovly) http://www.moovly.com/. A cloud-based digital media and content
creation platform especially for animated videos.
294. Movavi Screen Capture Studio (Movavi) https://www.movavi.com/screencapture-studio/. A screen capture and video editing tool for computer skills topics.
Movavi also offers numerous other video and photo apps for Windows, Mac and
mobile OSs. Based in Cyprus.
295. MyKnowledgeMap Myprogress (MyKnowledgeMap Ltd.)
http://www.myknowledgemap.com. Formerly ReallyManaging assessment. A tool
for creating, managing and deploying tests, quizzes, questionnaires and learning
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materials on the web, on mobile devices and offline. Also offer Myshowcase – an
online service where individuals can store, organise and showcase their lifetime’s
experience. Based in the UK.
mySmart Simulations Worldwide Interactive Learning Designer (WILD)
(mySmart Simulations, Inc.) http://www.mysmartsim.com/. A software development
kit (SDK) of authoring tools with some capability for creating 3D simulations and
mobile learning output.
Mzinga Publisher and Firefly Simulation Developer (Mzinga)
http://www.mzinga.com/. Web-based collaborative authoring tools. Part of Mzinga
OmniSocial Content. Also offer Mzinga OmniSocial Learning, OmniSocial
Engaged, OmniSocial Insure, and custom development. In Nov. 2007 Knowledge
Planet merged with Shared Insights and became Mzinga.
National Training Systems FlexAuthoring E-Learning Authoring Tool (National
Training Systems) http://www.flextraining.com/FlexAuthoring.asp or
http://www.flexauthoring.com/. Web-based and template-based authoring. Also
offer an LMS.
Nearpod (Nearpod) https://www.nearpod.com/. Online platform for teachers to
create interactive lessons with new slides or existing PowerPoint or other slides
and assess student understanding and deliver to K-12 students. Free for teachers
to start.
NetPlay Instant Demo (NetPlay Software) http://www.instant-demo.com/ A screen
recorder.
NexLearn SimWriter (NexLearn, LLC) http://www.nexlearn.com Social simulation
creator. Also offer NexLearn CareerMap LMS and custom development of
simulations.
NGRAIN Production Suite (NGRAIN (Canada) Corporation)
http://www.ngrain.com. Sophisticated simulations, 3D graphics and animation for
training. Includes Producer Pro, Virtual Task Trainer and Virtual Task Refresher.
Producer, the personal learning edition, is available free of charge. Strong defence
emphasis. Based in Vancouver.
Obsidian Black (Obsidian Learning) http://obsidianlearning.com/black/. A
collaborative, native HTML rapid e-learning authoring tool that is standards
compliant.
Oculus Rift (Oculus VR, LLC.) http://www.oculus.com/. A virtual reality headset
that may make VR palatable. Developed mostly for gaming but also has great
potential for learning. Development kits are available.
Oddcast (Oddcast Inc.) http://www.oddcast.com/. Static and animated characters
and other tools that can be added to eLearning.
Odysseyware Teacher Authoring Tool (Glynlyon, Inc.)
http://www.odysseyware.com/. Primarily offer online curriculum for history and
geography, math, language arts, science and other subjects. Also offer this tool for
teachers to create their own courses and customize Odysseyware courses.
OnlineFormapro Auteur (Onlineformapro S.A.) http://www.onlineformapro.com/.
Also offer Online Manager LMS, Online Agora – a web-based collaborative portal
platform, and Online Visio for web conferencing. Marketed to small to medium
companies, universities and other institutions. Based in France.
Ooyala Everywhere (Ooyala, Inc.) http://www.ooyala.com/. A platform for
personalized video streaming especially for mobile devices. Includes production,
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management, analytics, and monetization. Marketed to broadcasters and large
content providers. Also offer Ooyala Social and Global Video Index.
OnPoint Course Manager (OnPoint Digital Inc.) http://www.onpointdigital.com.
Part of the OnPoint Learning & Performance Suite which is a complete LMS/LCMS
with mobile capabilities.
Ontuitive LearningGuide Manager (Ontuitive, formerly LearningGuide Solutions
BV) http://www.ontuitive.com. Performance support software with authoring,
management and delivery capability. Includes Ready Technology for embedding
directly into applications.
Open Elms Jackdaw CMS http://www.openelms.org/,
http://www.jackdawcms.com/. A free authoring tool for the Open Elms open source
LMS.
OpenOffice (Apache Software Foundation) http://www.openoffice.org. Not
generally considered an e-learning tool, it is an open source office suite which
converts PowerPoint to Flash and MS Word documents to pdf. And it’s free!
OpenOffice.org was founded 10 years ago with Sun Microsystems as a principal
sponsor with the goal of creating a free and open source office suite. With its
acquisition of Sun in 2009, Oracle gained OpenOffice.org assets. The community
of volunteers that developed the OpenOffice.org project have split from Oracle and
formed a new structure called The Document Foundation. The new product offered
by the Document Foundation is called LibreOffice
(http://www.documentfoundation.org/ and http://www.libreoffice.org/). On April 15,
2011, Oracle announced “its intention to move OpenOffice.org to a purely
community-based open source project”. It is now part of the Apache Software
Foundation.
Openworld Presenter (Openworld Learning, LLC)
http://presenter.openworld.com/. Offered in both a Flash edition and a RealMedia
edition.
Oppia https://www.oppia.org/. A free, open source tool that enables users to create
educational activities (called 'explorations') that simulate one-on-one tutors.
OPTX ScreenWatch Producer (OPTX International) http://www.screenwatch.com/
Software for recording lectures.
Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) and Tutor (Oracle, Inc.)
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/user-productivitykit/overview/index.html. In 2008, Oracle purchased Global Knowledge Software
and these tools. It is performance support software for helping users learn and
navigate new systems.
OutStart Desktop Development Suite (Trainer and SoftSim) (IBM)
http://www.outstart.com/products-desktop-development-suite.htm. Outstart was
purchased by Kenexa in 2012 and then IBM purchased Kenexa. These products
still appear to be available. Trainer is a venerable all-purpose desktop authoring
tool and SoftSim is for software simulations. IBM Kenexa also offers an LMS and
an LCMS.
Pacific Multimedia Metamorphosis (Pacific Multimedia Pty Ltd.)
http://www.pacificm.com/. Formerly APIXEL Metamorphosis. Converts Microsoft
Word training documents into eLearning. Also offer FastTrack - a tool for creating
PowerPoint presentations from Word documents and APIXEL Comet – a basic
LMS for distributing materials created using Metamorphosis. Based in Australia.
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319. Panopto Focus (Panopto, Inc) http://www.panopto.com Panopto is an all-in-one
video platform for presentation recording, live webcasting, social learning and
video content management. Panopto Focus is a tool for recording and webcasting
video presentations and quizzes can be added for interactive video. Panopto
Unison is web-based software that makes it easy to build a centralized, searchable
repository of videos. Also offer Panopto Mobile for mobile device delivery.
320. Panviva SupportPoint (Panviva Pty. Ltd.) http://www.panviva.com. “Business
process guidance” or performance support software that helps users navigate
through procedures and processes. Based in Australia with international offices.
321. PCS LabMentors Lab Management System (PCS Edventures!.com Inc.)
http://www.labmentors.com/ provides mentor guided on-line labs for web-based
information technology training and certification.
322. Periscope (Twitter, Inc.) https://www.periscope.tv/. A video app that allows you to
stream live experiences.
323. Phaser (Photon Storm Ltd.) http://phaser.io/. An open source desktop and mobile
HTML5 game framework for Canvas and WebGL powered browser games.
324. Pinnacle Studio (Corel Corporation) https://www.pinnaclesys.com/. Video editing
software with HD capability and many effects. Available in three versions - Studio,
Studio Plus and Studio Ultimate.
325. Pixity Land (Pixflow) http://pixityland.com/. An explainer After Effects template
toolkit with more than 500 elements to create explainer animations and videos.
326. Platte Canyon Training Studio (Platte Canyon Multimedia Software Corporation)
http://www.plattecanyon.com/, http://www.trainingstudio.net and
http://www.vbtrain.net/. Also Exam Engine - a test and assessment tool,
VBTrain.Net and ToolBook Translation System for users of SumTotal ToolBook.
327. Playposit (Playposit) https://www.playposit.com/. An interactive video editing
platform that enables adding time-embedded activities including images,
equations, audio, etc. to videos.
328. Plotagon (Plotagon) https://plotagon.com/. A tool for making animated videos
from written scripts. Based in Sweden.
329. podia Creator and On-Demand (podia Ltd.) http://www.podia.net. Based in UK.
podia provides webcasting services and offers Creator and On-Demand as
presentation tools for webinars using video, audio, animated and synchronized
slides. Integrated tests, quizzes, surveys and feedback forms may be included and
an audit trail can be produced. Podia is a sister company to Promethean.
330. Polycom RealPresence Capture Station (Polycom, Inc.)
http://www.polycom.com/products-services/realpresence-platform/video-contentmanagement/realpresence-capture-station.html. A tool for streaming and recording
lectures and presentations. Formerly Accordent Capture Station. Polycom
purchased Accordent in 2011.
331. Powersim Studio (Powersim Software AS) http://www.powersim.com/. Software
for building and managing simulations available in several versions. Powersim
Studio 9 Express is available free for six months.
332. PowToon (PowToon Limited) http://www.powtoon.com/. A tool for creating
animated presentations and “explainer” videos. Based in the UK.
333. Presagis Creator (Presagis Canada Inc.) http://www.presagis.com/. Simulation
software for the generation and execution of 3D complex, large-scale training and
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analysis scenarios with a military orientation. Based in Montreal.
PresentationPro PowerCONVERTER and OnlinePRESENTER (PresentationPro
Inc.) http://www.presentationpro.com/. PowerPoint plug-ins.
Princeton ExpressTrain Transformation Suite (ExpressTrain-TS). (Princeton
Center for Education Services, Inc.) http://www.princetoncenter.com or
http://www.expresstrain-ts.com/. A SCORM conformant tool for creating workflows,
processes, or training using standard operating procedure, MS Word and
PowerPoint templates and generating various output formats.
Pro-ductivity Systems Authoring Editor and Authoring PRO (Pro-ductivity
Systems, LLC.) http://www.pro-ductivity.com/. Authoring with instructional design
templates. Also offer an LMS/LCMS, custom course development and
consultation.
PROfiler (PROfiler) http://www.profilerlive.com/. Online skills assessment or
Training Needs Analysis (TNA). Measures core individual, group or organisational
talent and skills gaps. Based in the UK.
ProProfs Training Maker, Quiz Maker and Survey Maker (ProProfs.com)
http://www.proprofs.com/. Training Maker is a web-based document conversion
tool. Also offer an LMS. Marketed primarily for business but can also be used in
education. Their site includes ProProfs LMS Resources – general information
about LMS.
Proton Media ProtoSphere (ProtonMedia, LLC) http://www.protonmedia.com/ 3D Simulation environment.
Qarbon ViewletBuilder (Qarbon.com Inc.) http://www.qarbon.com/ Also offer
ViewletQuiz – a test and assessment tool, ViewletCam – a screen recorder for
software simulations, ViewletPoll and Composica.
Qedoc Quiz Maker (Image Intelligence Software Ltd.) http://www.qedoc.org/. A
free authoring tool that will allow you to do more than make quizzes. Also offer
Quiz Player for playing materials created in Quiz Maker.and a learning content
library. Works with Facebook.
Q-MultiMedia Q-ViewCreator (Q-MultiMedia) http://www.q-multimedia.com. A
PowerPoint convertor.
Quadia Interactive Video (Quadia Online Video)
http://en.interactivevideo.quadia.com/. An interactive video tool that allows dividing
the video into chapters, clickable areas for viewer options, adding information,
downloading the video, etc. Based in The Netherlands.
Qube QLibris (Qube Learning) http://www.qube.com. A web-based authoring
platform that is part of the Qube Learning System that includes QLibrary, QGames,
QBooks, AQumulator, The Challenge Arena, and The Learner Analytics
Dashboard.
Questionmark Perception (Questionmark) http://www.questionmark.com State of
the art assessment software. Also offer Questionmark OnDemand for
collaborative test creation and now have an iPhone/iPad app. They have
integrated the Tin Can API into their solutions.
Question Tools (Question Tools) http://www.questiontools.com/. A supplier of
web-based generic automated assessment systems. Includes the Instant Exams
service and tools for editing tests. Based in the UK.
Question Writer HTML5 (Question Writer Corp.) http://www.questionwriter.com/. A
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quiz creation tool for mobile devices with eight question types and 20 templates.
The previous version offered Flash quizzes.
Quia Web (IXL Learning) http://www.quia.com/. For creating educational games,
quizzes, class Web pages, surveys, and more. Includes access to many activities
and quizzes created by educators. Also offer Quia Books with access to online
workbooks and textbooks from publishers and Quia IXL for math and language
arts practice with questions on thousands of topics.
QuickLessons (QuickLessons, LLC) http://www.quicklessons.com/. An online
collaborative course authoring system with Content Management features. Have
partnered with the simulation tool BranchTrack. Also offer Izzui
http://www.izzui.com/ - a free hybrid social learning application for sharing online
content and presentations. Izzui uses Facebook as an LMS to track and deliver
courses.
Quizworks Online Quiz Creator (Quizworks B.V.)
http://www.quizworksinternational.com/ and https://www.onlinequizcreator.com/.
Online tools for creation of online quizzes, tests, exams and courses. Also offer a
basic cloud LMS called Easy LMS. Based in Netherlands.
Rapt Media (Rapt Media (formerly FlixMaster)) http://www.raptmedia.com/. An
interactive video/HTML5 platform that learners can click on to make choices, even
on mobile.
Raw Shorts https://www.rawshorts.com/. Cloud-based explainer video software.
An easy to use drag-and-drop editor for animated videos with templates and the
ability to add media, text, transitions, effects, audio, and animated charts. Free to
start.
Raytheon Professional Services Convertix TM (Raytheon Professional Services
(RPS)) http://www.raytheon.com/businesses/other/rps/convertix/index.html. An
authoring tool for converting instructor-led training to web-based training. They
also offer a Totara based LMS called Flex, a virtual classroom and consultation
services.
ReadyGo Web Course Builder (WCB) (ReadyGo Inc.) http://www.readygo.com.
Offered in various versions. Supports HTML5. Also offer an LMS.
RELOAD (Reusable eLearning Object Authoring and Delivery) (Reload)
http://www.reload.ac.uk/editor_eclipse.html. A free Eclipse-based (open source)
tool for SCORM editing developed by an academic consortium in the UK.
RenderForest (RenderForest) https://www.renderforest.com/. A cloud based video
maker for creating intro videos for YouTube, explainer animations, kinetic
typography, product or service promotional videos, etc. Based in Armenia.
Resource Engineering Power Book Builder (Resource Engineering)
http://www.toolbookdeveloper.com. A tool for developing PowerPoint storyboards
and turning them into ToolBook courses. Other tools and the Esprit LMS are
offered.
Respondus (Respondus Inc.) http://www.respondus.com/ Test and assessment
creation and management. Also offer the web-based Respondus StudyMate.
Focus on formal education.
Rethink Training (A Studio98 Product). http://www.rethinktraining.com/. An online
authoring tool with some learning management features and a feature called Pro
Training for selling training directly to the public..
Right Reason RightPath Assessments (Right Reason Technologies)
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http://www.rightreasontech.com/. Assessments primarily for K-8. Also offer
RightPath eLearning – a virtual learning environment for blended learning.
RightTrack LMS RightPath Student Success System, on-line lessons and
courseware, and custom development. Marketed to both education (RightPath)
and the corporate sector (RightTrack). The authoring tool RightCourse is no
longer available.
Right Seat Vox Proxy (Right Seat Software Inc.) http://www.voxproxy.com
Creates 3D animated characters for PowerPoint.
RM Education Fuse Creator (RM Education)
http://www.rm.com/fusecreatordemo/index.html. A tool for children and teachers to
create interactive content. They also provide other tools including Podium
podcasting application; Textease, a collection of nine fully integrated ICT tools and
cloud based school management systems.
Robot-Hosting Intelligent Robots (Robot-Hosting) http://robot-hosting.com/.
Robots/androids/avatars with artificial intelligence.
Root-1 OpenMinds (Root-1, Inc.) http://www.root-1.com. Language arts learning
for elementary students. Includes both content which can be customized and
creation of own content. Uses adaptive learning. Also offer vocabulary games
StoryLines, Word Kung Fu, Word Joust, and X-words. Purchased by Edmodo in
March, 2013.
Roundme (Verdom IT Projects) https://round.me/. An app that allows you to
create, share and explore sets of panoramic images and create virtual tours.
Ruzuku (Ruzuku) http://ruzuku.com/. An online course design tool for smaller
entrepreneurs to build, upload and sell courses. Includes some LMS features.
Salsa (Utah State University) http://salsa.usu.edu/. An open source web
application authoring tool being developed to deliver learner-centric, measurable,
mobile accessible learning.
Scate Ignite (Scate Technologies, Inc.) http://www.scate.com/. A web-based multimedia presentation tool for creating eLearning, training workforce, selling and
marketing, or creating social media for blogging, vlogging and media sharing. Also
offer the website igniteCAST http://www.ignitecast.com/ for sharing.
Scenari-Platform Opale http://scenari-platform.org/. A free authoring tool from
France that publishes SCORM conformant content in HTML. Website is in French
but software is available in English.
Schoolhouse Technologies (Schoolhouse Technologies Inc.)
http://www.schoolhousetech.com/. Printable worksheets, activities, and tests for
the differentiated classroom. Creates different versions of tests for learners at
different levels of skill and knowledge.
Scirra Construct2 (Scirra Ltd.) https://www.scirra.com/. Game creation tool for
many different platforms including mobile. Based in the UK.
Scratch http://scratch.mit.edu/. Free creation and sharing of interactive stories,
games and animations for ages 8 to 16 from MIT.
ScreenCast-o-Matic (Screencast-O-Matic) http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/. A
free screen capture recording tool. An alternative to Camtasia. There is a Pro
version available at modest cost with unlimited recording time so it can be used for
lecture capture.
Screenpresso (Learnpulse SAS) https://www.screenpresso.com/. A light-weight
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screen grab (images and videos) tool with built-in image editor, user guide
generator and sharing options. Based in France.
375. Screenr (Articulate Global, Inc.) http://www.screenr.com/. A free, web-based
screen capture tool from Articulate.
344. Scriyb (Scriyb LLC) http://scriyb.com. A live video streaming tool that allows
interaction through a moderated chat room. Can be used in a classroom setting or
online. Uses AI technology to group students and provides analytics. From George
Mason University.
376. Sh!ft (Aura Interactiva) http://www.shiftelearning.com/. A web-based, full-featured
authoring tool developed by the company for internal use and now available on the
market. Based in Costa Rica.
377. SIMmersion PeopleSim Conversation Engine (SIMmersion)
http://simmersion.com/. Simulations of conversations using recordings of actors
and with feedback. The company provides custom development.
378. Skilitics InterAct (Skilitics LLC.) http://skilitics.com/. Formerly known as
Roleplay. An SaaS tool for collaborative design of scenario-based and adaptive
learning and simulations. Includes analytics. Integrated with the Tin Can API. Also
offer Skilitics Thrive - a cloud-based analytics tool.
379. Skillmeter (Skillmeter) https://skillmeter.com/. A test creation and delivery platform
with a bank of test questions on technical topics and administrative tools. Primarily
built for use by recruiters to test job candidates but can also be used for other
purposes. Has an API for integration with other software.
380. SkillSoft SkillStudio (SkillSoft)
http://www.skillsoft.com/products/custom_content/skillstudio.asp. For customizing
SkillSoft courses. They also offer the Customer Content Publishing Solutions for
customers to develop their own custom training. Skillsoft is the world’s largest
provider of generic online courses.
381. SmartBuilder (Strategic Technology Solutions dba SmartBuilder – formerly
Suddenly Smart) http://www.smartbuilder.com/. A full-featured, web-based
authoring tool. Free for the “Community” version. Has an HTML5 converter.
382. Smartpixel (Beyond Magic Limited) http://www.smartpixel.com/. Video screen
capture and editor. Based in China.
383. Smart Sparrow Annotate and Labmaker (Smart Sparrow)
https://www.smartsparrow.com/. Tools designed to work with their Adaptive
eLearning PlatformTM. Annotate incorporates medical images into learning
programs; Labmaker is used for developing smart online lab experiences. Based in
Australia.
384. SoftChalk (SoftChalk) http://www.softchalk.com/. An education-oriented desktop
authoring tool. Also offer SoftChalk Cloud (a web-based authoring tool and
learning object repository) and SoftChalk eBook Builder for making ebooks
interactive.
385. Sonhoz (Sonhoz) http://www.sonhoz.com/. Online test creation and delivery for
both education and business. Website appears out of date. Status unclear.
386. Speechi Pro (Speechi US) http://www.speechi.net/us/ A PowerPoint converter in
several versions including mobile with additional features like audio, quiz and
SCORM modules and whiteboard support.
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387. Storify (Adobe) https://storify.com/. A mobile storytelling tool that allows users to
create stories or timelines using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and
Instagram. Now owned by Adobe.
388. Storyworks OnDemand Generator (Storyworks OnDemand)
http://www.storyworksondemand.com/. Formerly iQpakk. Described as an
enterprise content & application management system for a mobile sales force.
Combines four components – Manager, Generator, Presenter and Learner.
389. StudySync Unit Creator (BookheadEd Learning LLC) http://www.studysync.com/.
A tool designed to help teachers create new English language arts units for
students in grades 6 to 12 from scratch. Also offer English language arts and
literature instruction for grades 6–12 including access to texts, lessons, peer
review, etc.
390. SumTotal ToolBook (SumTotal Systems, LLC) http://tb.sumtotalsystems.com/.
ToolBook is one of the original desktop authoring tools dating back about 20 years
and is now in version 11.5. There are several additional tools for developing
ToolBook courses at http://www.toolbookdeveloper.com. There are also content
development tools in SumTotal’s LCMS – TotalLCMS. In June 2009, SumTotal
Systems was acquired by Vista Equity Partners/Amber Holding. They purchased
Softscape in 2010. On January 5, 2011, they purchased GeoLearning. In July
2011, they purchased CyberShift Inc. and Accero Inc. signifying a further
expansion into Talent/Human Resources Management. In Nov. 2014, Skillsoft
completed its purchase of SumTotal.
391. SWiSH Max4 (SWiSHzone.com Ltd) http://www.swishzone.com A PowerPoint to
Flash converter with Flash editing tools. Also offer SWiSH Video 3 for conversion
of video to Flash and other tools.
392. Syberworks Web Author (Syberworks) http://www.syberworks.com/.
393. Synaptic Global Learning iDesigner, iQuizBuilder, and iMAE (Synaptic Global
Learning (SGL)) http://www.sgleducation.com/. Part of the ALMS (Adaptive
Learning Management System) and the mobile AMOL. Also offer the learning
repository iKAM and analytical tools. Used for the University of Massachusetts
MOOC. Consistently getting website under maintenance message. Status unclear.
394. Tanida Quiz Builder (Tanida Inc.) http://www.quiz-builder.com/. Creates quizzes in
Flash.
395. TCExam http://www.tcexam.org/. A free, open-source computer-based
assessment system.
396. Tech4Learning Share (Tech4Learning, Inc.) http://www.tech4learning.com/. A tool
for students to use to create interactive presentations with media integration. They
also offer K12Share – a website for students to share their presentations, Frames
for creating animated movies, ImageBlender – photo editing software, Pixie for
elementary students to create presentations, and Wixie for teachers to use to help
students create projects in the cloud.
397. TechSmith Camtasia Studio (TechSmith Corporation) http://www.techsmith.com
A screen recorder and simulation tool. Also handles PowerPoint, video and audio
and can be used for lecture capture. Works with a “Smart Player” for Flash and
HTML5 output. In 2016, it was updated with new features designed to enable
instructors to make their videos more professional looking. They also offer Snagit
for static screen capture, Jing http://www.techsmith.com/jing/ – a free web-based
screen capture tool, and Screencast for presentation sharing. Camtasia and
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TEDS Learning Composer (TEDS Inc.) http://www.teds.com/. Also SimCorder (a
simulation tool). TEDS began as an LMS and has grown to offer a full Talent
Management suite.
Teleskill Easy-Learning Authoring Tool (Teleskill Italia S.r.l. a s.u.)
http://www.teleskill.net/en/servizi/e-learning-platform/. For easy updating of
courses. Works on mobile devices. Also offer an LMS and Teleskill Live for
webinars, virtual classroom and meetings. Based in Italy.
TelSim NOAH (Telsim Software, Inc.) http://www.noahx.com. An animated
character/avatar.
TFactor Knowledge Portal 360 Course Builder (TFactor, Inc.)
http://www.tfactor.net. This tool is part of the LMS/LCMS. They also offer PPT to
Flash Studio and Flash Demo Builder.
The Document Foundation LibreOffice (The Document Foundation)
http://www.libreoffice.org/. An open source office suite very much like OpenOffice.
Includes Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheet), Impress (presentation),
Draw (drawing), Base (database), and Math (equation editor). Can open Microsoft
Office documents. Presentations can be exported as Flash and other documents
can be saved as pdfs.
The KnowHow Hub OneClickBuild and ShowHow (The KnowHow Hub)
www.thekhub.com. OneClickBuild is a content creation tool which allows clients to
create their own SCORM elearning content from Word documents without any
special templates or training. ShowHow is a screen capture tool for building
interactive transaction simulations. They are included with The KnowHow Hub
LMS. Formerly BRIDGE People and Technology. Based in South Africa. Also offer
custom elearning design.
The Quality Group OpusWorks Composer (The Quality Group)
http://thequalitygroup.net. A cloud-based collaborative authoring system within the
OpusWorks Conductor “lean” LMS. . They also offer an extensive library of
courses on quality management (Six Sigma, Project management, etc.)
The Regis Company SimGate™ Tool (The Regis Company)
http://regiscompany.com/simulations/simgate/. A tool for simulation development.
They also offer custom simulations.
The Training Market Virtual Coach Developer (The Training Market)
http://www.thetrainingmarket.com/ Based in New Zealand. Also offer Virtual
Coach Player and Training Assistant – a lean LMS.
ThingLink (ThingLink) https://www.thinglink.com/. Editing for video, images and
virtual reality (VR).
Think…Architect (Think Associates) http://www.think-associates.co.uk/. An online
enterprise-level Learning Object Management toolkit that integrates content
development and authoring activities across an organisation. Optionally includes
Think…Builder – a desktop application that permits rapid authoring from Microsoft
Office – and Think…Libarian a web solution that turns SharePoint into an
enterprise Learning Content Management System (LCMS).
Thinking Cap Studio (Thinking Cap) http://www.thinkingcap.com. A collaborative
(web-based) authoring tool that creates SCORM compliant courseware that can be
can be delivered to web, print or to mobile devices without reauthoring. Formerly
known as Agile.net. Also offer Thinking Cap LMS. Based in Toronto.
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410. Thinking Worlds (Caspian Learning) http://www.thinkingworlds.com. A 3D engine
and authoring environment which enables designers to create and publish highly
immersive simulations like Second Life.
411. time4you IBT Authoring (time4you GmbH ) http://www.time4you.de/. A webbased tool. Also offer IBT Content Conversion and IBT Web Content
Management.
412. Time To Know Content Generation Studio (Time To Know, Inc.)
http://www.timetoknow.com/. An authoring tool for use with their Digital Learning
Platform.
413. TopHat Textbook, Assignment and Test (Tophatmonocle Corp.)
https://tophat.com/. TopHat Textbook is an authoring tool for customizing
textbooks, TopHat Assignment is a tool for creating, personalizing and assigning
homework and TopHat Test is a tool for securely administering tests and quizzes
on students’ devices. Also offer TopHat Classroom – a mobile app student
response system and TopHat Marketplace – a collection of customizable digital
textbooks available from free to moderate cost on a range of post-secondary
topics. Based in Toronto, Canada.
414. TrainCaster (TrainCaster.com) http://www.traincaster.com/. The LMS includes
several authoring tools including PowerPoint and MS Word conversion and
assessment.
415. Trainingbricks Bricklayer (Training Bricks Ltd.) http://www.trainingbricks.com. A
full-featured desktop authoring tool from the UK. Includes assessment tools and
some built-in tracking capability.
416. Training JumpStart Exam Gorilla™ module (Training JumpStart)
http://www.trainingjumpstart.com/. For test and survey creation. Also offer the
web-based Training JumpStart Portal LMS.
417. TrainTool Smart Video Role Play (TrainTool BV) https://www.traintool.com/. A
platform for creating homemade videos for communication training. Also offer offthe-shelf videos videos for training and measuring communications skills. Based in
The Netherlands.
418. Travitor Course Publisher and Swift Presenter (Travitor Media)
http://www.travitor.com/. Swift Presenter is a PowerPoint conversion tool. Also
offer Centrix LMS (Course Publisher is part of the LMS) and more than 3000
business and technical courses.
419. Trivantis Lectora Publisher (Trivantis) http://lectora.com/. Can publish to HTML5
for mobile learning. Supports the Tin Can API in version 11. They also offer Lectora
Inspire which includes TechSmith Camtasia and SnagIt and Flypaper (Flypaper
was purchased by Trivantis in 2011), Lectora Online for web-based collaborative
authoring and CourseMill – an LMS for online courses. Announced in May 2011,
Snap! – a PowerPoint converter/rapid authoring tool is also offered. Announced in
January, 2012: CourseMill Talent Management designed to identify gaps in staff
development and address those gaps. As of April 2015, Lectora Inspire includes
templates and other tools from eLearning Brothers and they have announced a
new release for 2016 with automatic responsive course design.
420. Trivantis Snap! By Lectora (Trivantis) http://lectora.com/rapid-e-learning-snapby-lectora. A PowerPoint converter/editor that allows adding video, audio, quizzes,
links, etc. to PowerPoint presentations with YouTube and video narration
capabilities. Snap! Empower enables the creation of Flash animations.
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421. Trunity Authoring for Learning Environments (Trunity) http://www.trunity.com.
Provides for collaborative creation, crowdsourcing, editing and publishing of virtual
textbooks. Includes social/collaborative learning. Also offer an LMS and a
“Knowledge Exchange” for croudsourced content and virtual textbooks. Marketed
to enterprises and publishers as well as education.
422. tt knowledge force (tts GmbH, Heidelberg) http://www.tt-s.com/. A cloud LCMS
that is part of the tt performance suite that also includes tt guide – a performance
support tool. The LCMS includes content creation. The company also provides
talent management services and learning consultation.
423. Turning Technologies Exam View (Turning Technologies, LLC)
https://www.turningtechnologies.com/examview. Assessment software for K–12
classrooms. Allows teachers to use traditional test question types to create,
administer and manage assessments by selecting content from thousands of
individual textbook titles and more than 15,600 unique exam questions as well as
to create their own. The company also offers Student Response Systems
(Clickers).
424. TutorPro Live Content Studio (TutorPro Ltd.) http://www.tutorpro.com/. They
also offer an LMS, assessments, a course library, and custom eLearning
development. Based in the UK.
425. Tuval Speech-Over (Tuval Software Industries Ltd.) http://www.speechover.com.
Adds voice-over narration to PowerPoint presentations.
426. Twine http://twinery.org/. An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear
stories. Not to be confused with the K-12 LMS of the same name.
427. UBC MLOAT (University of British Columbia Multimedia Learning Object Authoring
Tool) (University of British Columbia Arts)
http://www.learningtools.arts.ubc.ca/mloat.htm. A free tool that can combine video,
audio, images and texts into one synchronized learning object. Offered along with
several other tools.
428. Ucodemy Itch (Ucodemy, LLC.) https://www.itchcode.com/ and
http://itch.ucodemy.com. A version of Scratch used for teaching coding to K-12
students with added features such as all student projects in one safe place, built-in
courses, and a teacher dashboard.
429. Ucompass Octane (Ucompass.com, Inc) http://www.ucompass.com. Octane
enables content creators to enhance existing content by adding new tools and
functionality. Also offer an LMS called Educate.
430. Udutu Authoring Tool (Udutu Online Learning Systems Inc.)
http://www.udutu.com. Web-based collaborative authoring available free with
Udutu LMS and available separately. Udutu also offers a PowerPoint to HTML5
converter. Based in Victoria, BC.
431. Unicorn Training eCreator (Unicorn Training Group)
http://www.unicorntraining.com/content-creation/. A web-based, collaborative
authoring tool integrated with their SkillsServe LMS with themes, templates,
quizzes and mobile capability. Not available as a separate, stand-alone product.
Unicorn also offers the SkillsServe LMS, off-the-shelf content and custom
eLearning development. Based in the UK.
432. VastPark (VastPark Pty Ltd.) http://www.vastpark.com/. A virtual
environment/world using avatars.
433. Vcom3D Vcommunicator Studio (Vcom3D Inc.) http://www.vcom3d.com.
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Animated characters to help students learn word meanings. A suite that includes
Gesture Builder and Vcommunicator Mobile. They also offer Sign Smith,
SigningAvatar, Illustrated Dictionary for learning American Sign Language and ASL
Animations.
VeeScope (DVDxDV – a division of Phone Sweets LLC)
http://www.dvdxdv.com/NewFolderLookSite/VeeScope/Products/Veescope-LiveFor-iOS/overview.html. A tool for inserting green screen/chroma-key effects into
videos for iPod, iPads and iPhones.
VenueGen (VenueGen) http://www.venuegen.com/. A virtual environment/world
using avatars. Called a virtual classroom for K-12.
Venza Sherpa™ (Venza Group, Inc.) http://www.venzagroup.com/. A rapid course
development tool. Also offer Venza Learning Management System and courses
for the hospitality and health industries.
Versal (Versal Group, Inc.) https://versal.com/. The course creator is a web-based
collaborative publishing platform that allows you to create interactive courses by
adding text, videos, images, quizzes and “interactive learning gadgets.” Free for
the education market. Includes a Chrome app and LTI integration. Introduced in
2013. There is also Versal Foundation that is a granting agency to support the
development of free eLearning courses.
Verso (Verso Learning) http://versoapp.com/. An app for iPads and Android
devices that adds interactivity to presentations and push content to students to
check on their understanding. Also offer Verso Campus for teachers to share
resources. Based in Australia.
Vialogues (EdLab, Teachers College, Columbia University) https://vialogues.com/.
For inserting conversations into video clips.
VideoScribe (Sparkol Limited) http://www.videoscribe.co/. An app for creating
videos of hand drawn animation and writing out text on a whiteboard background.
Based in the UK.
VIDIZMO (VIDIZMO LLC) http://www.vidizmo.com//. VIDIZMO offers a video
portal and streaming media solutions that can be used for communications, sales,
etc. in addition to learning. They include authoring, a webinar platform, lecture
capture, and a marketplace for education and integration with Microsoft
Sharepoint, Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business, Cisco Webex, Citrix GoToMeeting
and various LMS.
Vidzor (Vidzor Limited) http://vidzor.com/. A self-serve authoring suite for making
interactive HTML5 video without using a line of code. Based in the UK.
Viidea http://www.viidea.com/. A platform for publishing videos with tools for
synchronizing PowerPoint presentations and management. Hard to categorize.
Vitalect Techniq Portfolio (Vitalect Inc.) http://www.vitalect.com. Also offer
Techniq Online University LMS and Techniq Evaluation.
VoiceThread (VoiceThread LLC) https://voicethread.com/. Allows users to upload
and share any kind of files – documents, presentations, images, audio files and
videos – and then let others comment through the appropriate medium – text,
audio or webcam. Used in K-12, higher education and business.
Warren-Forthought MocKingbird BigEZ-Pro (Warren-Forthought, Inc)
http://www.mockingbird.com. Also offer TERMS.NGT – an LMS.
WBT TopClass Publisher (WBT Systems) http://www.wbtsystems.com/. A module
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Webducate Dragster (Webducate, UK) http://www.webducate.net. A rapid
authoring tool to create drag and drop activities using multimedia. Works with
Articulate and Wimba. Also offer Accessible Multimedia Player (AMP) and Pollster.
Webinaria (Webinaria.com) http://www.webinaria.com/. A free screen capture
alternative to Camtasia.
WebSoft CourseLab (WebSoft Ltd.) http://www.courselab.com. A free SCORM
authoring tool with a WYSIWYG interface. Based in Russia. Introduced for the
international market in 2007. Some add-ons such as PowerPoint Import cost
extra.
Westcliff Myles (Westcliff Data Services Ltd.) http://www.westcliffdata.co.uk/. Also
offer SCORMxt – a conversion tool for QuarkXPress
Whatfix (Whatfix.com) http://whatfix.com/. A cloud-based tool for creating step by
step interactive guides, making how-to's interactive, and creating website tours for
new employees.
Wildfire Learning (Wildfire Learning) http://www.wildfirelearning.co.uk/. Called the
“World’s first AI content creation service” A semantic tool that takes any document,
PowerPoint or video (eg. Wikipedia, Youtube, corporate documents) and converts
it to interactive (fill in the blank) questions to test knowledge. From Don Clark.
Based in the UK.
Wildform Flair (Wildform, Inc.) http://www.wildform.com/ A general authoring tool
that allows users to create Flash and video presentations, convert PowerPoint to
Flash, create quizzes, etc. Also offer Flix for Flash video and Wild FX for Flash
text animation.
Wink (Visual Gear Ltd.) http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ and
https://winkit.in/?utm_campaign=dm. A free tool (in beta as of Feb. 2015) for
creating and sharing step-by-step tutorials for PC or mobile apps. Based in the
UK.
WIREWAX (WIREWAX) https://www.wirewax.com/. An interactive video platform
for individual or corporate users to create their own interactive videos. Includes hot
spots, branching, and switching cameras or streams.
WizIQ Recordor (WizIQ, a division of authorGEN Technologies)
http://www.wiziq.com. Part of a virtual classroom platform with the ability to create
and deliver courses with assessment tools and content sharing, WizIQ Recordor
enables the creation and sharing of synchronized video lectures. Integrates with
LMS. Also offer a mobile friendly LMS and a wide range of courses for fees.
Based in India with offices in the US and Europe.
Wondershare Rapid E-Learning Suite (Wondershare Software Co., Ltd.)
http://www.wondershare.com/ and http://www.sameshow.com. Includes PPT2
Flash for PowerPoint conversion, QuizCreator, DemoCreator and WebVideo
Author. Also offer numerous other tools including Wondershare Video Editor.
woople (Woople, LLC) http://woople.com/. A web-based, video-oriented authoring
tool with LCMS capability.
WorldWeaver DX Studio (Worldweaver Ltd.) http://www.dxstudio.com/ 3D
animation.
WP Courseware (Fly Plugins) http://flyplugins.com/ and
http://www.wpcourseware.com/. A plugin for WordPress for creating courses with
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WYSIWYG Web Builder http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/. An inexpensive, fullfeatured authoring tool that outputs to HTML and other formats.
Xerceo Feathercap (Xerceo, Inc.) http://www.feathercap.net/. An LMS and
marketplace for courses. Includes a course and quiz builder. Now has mobile and
eCommerce capability and has adopted the Tin Can/Experience API. Can import
courses developed in Articulate Storyline. Formerly Xerceo Infuse and
TrainingAtom.
Xerte (The University of Nottingham)
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte/index.aspx. Open source tools for authoring.
Xical (Active Content AG, richdale & friends) http://www.xical.org/. A free, open
source player for media rich presentations.
Xtractor eStudio (Xtractor) http://xtractor.se/. A complete web-based
(collaborative) e-learning authoring tool. Based in Sweden. Also offer eQuick for
mobile learning, the eGate LMS and a tool called e360 Panorama which offers a
360 degree view of objects with close-up views of specific parts.
XStream SofTV.Presenter (XStream Software Inc.)
http://www.xstreamsoftware.com/. A streaming media authoring tool. Also offer
SCORM Library (XSL) - a delivery and tracking platform for Sharepoint and several
other Sharepoint tools. Based in Ottawa.
Xyleme Dynamic Assembly Application (Xyleme) http://www.xyleme.com. Part
of the Xyleme LCMS. Formerly Novizio.
Zaption (Zaption) https://www.zaption.com/. Platform for making videos interactive
with images, text, and questions. Also offer ready-to-use video lessons. Provides
some analytics and integrates with LMS. Basic version is free.
ZebraZapps (Allen Learning Technologies LLC aka Allen Interactions)
https://www.zebrazapps.com/. A cloud-based authoring system new in 2011 from
Michael Allen that includes sharing and publishing. Supports the Tin Can API. Has
partnered with the eLearning Brothers to produce photographic character packs.
Zenler Studio (Zenler - DigitalOfficePro, Inc.) http://www.zenler.com/. A “Gamebased eLearning course development tool.” Includes PowerPoint conversion and
quiz creation features. Version 4.1 ProPlus publishes to HTML5. They also offer
an LMS – Zenler Online.
Zentrick Studio (Zentrick) https://www.zentrick.com/. A video platform for creating
interactive experiences, publishing and managing them. Marketed as a marketing
tool but could also be used for eLearning.
Ziiva Prosperity Creator (Ziiva, Inc.) http://www.ziiva.com/. Is included in
Prosperity LMS.
znanja (znanja (a Velsoft company) http://www.znanja.com/. A converter from
Microsoft Word or PowerPoint into e-learning but includes many other tools as well
including quiz, video, etc. Incorporated into the former Velsoft Velocity LMS, it is
now a LMS/LCMS/Authoring solution. Based in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia,
Canada.
Adobe is a major player in the eLearning field but mainly for course authoring (Flash,
Director, Dreamweaver, Captivate, etc.) and virtual classroom (Adobe Connect
Professional). Adobe does not offer a true LMS but they announced in August 2015 that
they were building one and it became available as Adobe Captivate Prime.
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Many LCMS and education LMS (e.g. Blackboard, D2L, Moodle) offer course authoring
tools as part of their systems but the authoring tools are not available separately.
A list of PowerPoint to Flash conversion tools is available at
http://www.masternewmedia.org/2004/04/14/powerpoint_to_flash_conversion_tools.htm
Joe Ganci has produced an article called “Seven Top Authoring Tools” providing a
comparison of their features at
http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/768/?utm_campaign=lsmag&utm_medium
=email&utm_source=lsm-news.
Kineo offers reviews of authoring tools at http://www.kineo.com/m/0/authoring-tools-formulti-device-delivery.pdf.
Each year, Jane Hart produces a list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning compiled from
the Top 10 Tools lists of learning professionals worldwide – from education, training and
workplace learning. Her definition of “tools” is very broad. It is interesting to note that the
tools that head the list are standard search and social media tools like Twitter, Google,
Youtube, Facebook, etc.
There is an excellent article from ADL Co-Laboratories on choosing an eLearning
authoring tool at http://www.adlnet.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ChoosingAuthoring-Tools.pdf.
In 2017, an emerging area is tools for making video interactive. Several are listed here
and the company HiHaHo has a list of such tools including those that are used primarily
for marketing at https://www.hihaho.com/interactive-video-software-tools-platforms/.
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Virtual Classrooms
Also called Web Conferencing, these tools provide an interface for synchronous, overthe-web meetings for small or large groups (large group meetings are often called
webinars) and classes. They typically include a whiteboard for presentation and data
sharing with interactive graphic tools. They may also include video sharing, audio tools,
a chat window for instant messaging among participants and polling and feedback tools.
Many offer recording so that the presentation can be viewed later. Some vendors cater
to business and some to education. Tools designed strictly for webcasting lack some of
these interactive tools.
With some exceptions, virtual classrooms are not typically included in LMS but are
available as third party solutions. Most LMS offer integration with specific third party
tools.
The term “Virtual Learning Environments” is a term used to describe education learning
management systems particularly in the UK. More recently it has come to mean a webbased platform that enables a virtual event or simulates a conference. In the ELearning
Media Group Learning Trends Report, “New Horizons: Virtual Learning Environments”
(2011, January) they are described as a blend of Webcasts, virtual classes, learning
rooms, networking lounges, resource libraries, and social media. They fit between
virtual classrooms and virtual worlds like Second Life.
There are also the “unified communications” tools like Cisco Jabber,
This is not a totally comprehensive list. An Internet search for Web Conferencing will
turn up many more. I have tried to identify the major players by the highlights. There
are also numerous resellers of these products.
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3D IIC Terf platform (3D Immersive Collaboration Consulting, LLC.)
http://3dicc.com/. Combines collaboration with 3D gaming and eD virtual location.
Formerly Teleplace.
8X8 Virtual Meeting (8X8, Inc.) http://www.8x8.com/. A VoIP unified
communications provider. Also include video and audio conferencing services.
9SLIDES (9SLIDES Inc.) http://9slides.com/. An online platform for publishing
PowerPoint presentations with video and audio.
Abila Freestone Webinar and Webcast Platforms (Peach New Media, Inc. – an
Abila company) http://www.abila.com/solutions/associationmanagement/freestone/. Includes chat mode, polling and surveys, eCommerce,
connection to Evernote and social media. Also offer the Freestone LMS. Cater to
associations - Abila’s primary offering is an association management platform netFORUM. Abila purchased Peach New Media and its Freestone LMS in 2009.
Abiliteam Quick Channel http://www.quickchannel.com/. Web conferencing and
video streaming and production tools. Based in Sweden. Also offer Quick Channel
Bridge, a platform that integrates capture, streaming and media management
capabilities directly within Pexip’s Infinity collaboration solution.
Adobe Connect (Adobe) http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html.
Purely Flash based - no other plug-ins required. Has some event management
features but is not a complete LMS.
Akiva WebBoard (Akiva Corporation) http://www.akiva.com/. Available in
Academic, Corporate and Government versions.
AnyMeeting (AnyMeetingSM) http://www.anymeeting.com/. A free (up to 200
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AT&T Connect (AT&T) http://www.corp.att.com/attconnectsupport/. In Nov. 2007
AT&T purchased Interwise.
Aunwesha LearnITyTM Virtual Classroom (Aunwesha Knowledge Technologies
Private Limited) http://www.aunwesha.com. A suite of tools. Based in India.
Avacaster (Avacast Corporation) http://www.avacast.com/. A webcasting,
webconferencing, and content delivery system for training, collaboration,
education, and entertainment. Can create online presentations with video,
application and file sharing, slides, quizzes, polls, and chat.
Avaya Engage (Avaya Inc.) http://avayalive.com/. More a meeting and data
sharing tool than a virtual classroom. Avatars are used. Also offer AvayaLive
Connect.
BeamYourScreen (BeamYourScreen) http://www.beamyourscreen.com. A
desktop sharing tool. Based in Germany. Offer a web meeting tool called Mikogo
http://www.mikogo.com.
BigBlueButton (BigBlueButton Inc.) http://www.bigbluebutton.org. Open source
conferencing for higher education. Can be added as a plug-in for an LMS.
BigMarker (BigMarker.com) http://www.bigmarker.com. $20/month web
conferencing and virtual community.
Blackboard Collaborate (Blackboard, Inc.) http://www.blackboard.com.
Blackboard purchased Elluminate and Wimba (other virtual classroom tools) in
July 2010 which have been merged to become Blackboard Collaborate
http://www.blackboard.com/sites/collaborate/index.htm.
Blueapple WIZDOM Learning Management System (Blueapple)
http://blueappleonline.com. A comprehensive, cloud-based LMS that includes a
virtual classroom. Appears to be the same LMS as Wizdom Web LMS (Wizdom
Web) http://www.lmswizdom.com. An IT company based in India. They also offer
eLearning Content Development and a mobile LMS and content development.
Blue Jeans Network (Blue Jeans Network) http://bluejeans.com/. Video
conferencing for meetings with screen sharing. Integrates with the Canvas LMS.
BrainCert Virtual Classroom (BrainCert, Inc.) https://www.braincert.com/onlinevirtual-classroom. A whiteboard and collaboration tool included in their LMS. Also
offer a Virtual Classroom API, which lets third-party developers integrate BrainCert
Virtual Classroom into their websites.
Brightspace Capture (D2L Corporation)
http://www.brightspace.com/products/capture/. In April, 2011 D2L acquired Captual
Technologies Inc. to offer this product (formerly ePresence). It combines
webcasting and lecture capture.
Business Hangouts (RooRaa LLC.) https://business-hangouts.com/. Webinar &
web conferencing for Google Apps. Integrated with G Suite.
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace (Cisco Systems, Inc.)
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/conferencing/unifiedmeetingplace/index.html. Part of Cisco’s Unified Communications offering. Like
WebEx but offers more enterprise features when using their Unified
Communications solution. Cisco also offers Jabber which is a licensed in-house
solution for anywhere, any device collaboration using voice, video, texting, etc.
Cisco WebEx Training Center (Cisco Systems, Inc.) http://www.webex.com.
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Cisco purchased Webex in March 2007. A subscription-based conferencing tool.
Cisco also provides TelePresence (or is it called Collaboration Endpoints?)
(http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collaboration-endpoints/index.html) that is
a dedicated high-definition conferencing system for higher education, and Cisco
WebEx Social for Higher Education. Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMR)
Cloud couples WebEx Personal Rooms and the cloud-based WebEx Video Bridge
into one, always-available meeting experience.
Citrix GoToTraining, GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar (Citrix)
http://www.citrix.com or https://www.gotomeeting.com/s/gg/aw/gotomeeting.
Available in several versions (GoToMeeting for small groups, GoToWebinar for
broadcasting, GoToTraining – a newer product designed specifically for training
with instructor/student interaction tools).
ClickMeeting and ClickWebinar (Implix) http://www.clickmeeting.com/. A
brandable system.
CliqMeet (CliqMeet) https://www.cliqmeet.com// HD video conferencing, screen
sharing, and recording with links to other interactive apps, such as whiteboard,
YouTube, or polls. A free plan allows up to 3 participants in private meeting mode
and a 20-minute recording.
Commelius Solutions CloudRooms (Commelius Solutions Ltd. (formerly
REDTRAY Managed Services Ltd.)) http://www.commelius.com/cloudrooms/.
They offer IT training courses via CloudRooms. Also offer the ALTO LMS. Based
in the UK. Changed name from Redtray in July 2013.
CommPartners SymposiumTM (CommPartners) http://www.commpartners.com/.
A virtual classroom and blended learning environment for online conferences,
hybrid events or virtual classrooms. Also offer – Crowd Wisdom LMS.
ConferTel i-Present Pro (ConferTel, a CiviCom company)
http://www.confertel.net/ Offer several different versions of their web conferencing
capability. Purchased Call-Fusion in Nov., 2007.
Coolcher (QuadLat Ventures) https://www.coolcher.com/. Offer a proprietary
virtual classroom that is available for licensing. Also use the platform to host many
courses for K-12.
Corocall (CoroWare, Inc.) http://www.corocall.com/. “Affordable HD
Videoconferencing.”
Dialcom Spontania Unified Collaboration (Dialcom Networks)
http://www.dialcom.com Based in Europe, they recently entered the North
American Market, their focus is on corporate web conferencing rather than
classroom.
digitalmeeting (Technilink iT Ltd.) http://digitalmeeting.co.uk.
Digital Samba OnSync (Digital Samba) http://www.digitalsamba.com/. Webinars
and meetings with HD Video. Based in Spain with offices worldwide.
Distance Learning ScribeStudio (Distance Learning, Inc)
http://www.scribestudio.com/ Includes learning management, content authoring,
etc. Website is offline as of Oct. 2012. Status unclear.
Dokeos Live (Dokeos) http://www.dokeos.com/. A virtual classroom built on
Drupal. Based in Belgium.
eBLVD (eBLVD) www.eblvd.com. For online meetings and demos and remote
desktop access.
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Echo360 Classroom (Echo360) https://echo360.com/platform/studentengagement/. Includes video integration, student note-taking and online
discussions. Formerly Astute Technology Conference.CAST®.
e-doceo elearning live (e-doceo) http://ca.e-doceo.net/en/e-learningsoftware/elearning-live.php. Based in France, website is available in English and
other languages. They also offer an LMS, an LCMS, and authoring tools.
elearning suite includes all of the tools.
eLearningZoom eZ-Web Meeting (eLearningZoom)
http://elearningzoom.com/web_meeting.php. Also offer an LMS, email integration,
a small business suite, an enterprise suite and a social learning suite.
eLecta Live (eLecta Communications Ltd.) https://www.e-lecta.com/. A low-cost
all-purpose cross-platform virtual classroom tool. Can be integrated with Moodle
and other LMS. Based in the UK.
EMC Documentum CenterStage (EMC) http://www.emc.com/. Team
collaboration.
EntrenarSE Symposia (EntrenarSE) https://entrenar.se/symposia/home. Included
in EntranarSE’s corporate LMS.
eVoice Premium (j2 Global, Inc.) http://www.evoice.com/. A conference calling
system that adds web and video conferencing to its Premium version.
ExpertusONE Meetings (Expertus) http://www.expertus.com/expertusone/meetings/. Virtual meetings & classes built directly into the ExpertusONE
LMS. No integrations or setup. Learners register, attend and complete virtual
sessions in just one step.
Explain Everything™ (Explain Everything, Inc.) http://explaineverything.com/. An
interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool. Also offer apps like Final Argument
- a mind-mapped, non-linear slide layout presentation tool and Stick Around for
making puzzles. Based in Poland and partners with Constructivist Toolkit LLC in
New York.
eXstream Solutions Open Learn (eXstream Solutions)
http://www.exstreamsolutions.com/. They are a video collaboration specialist. Also
offer OpenLearn Administrator – an LMS and Open Learn Producer – an authoring
tool.
FacilitatePro (Facilitate.com) http://www.facilitate.com. For virtual meetings with
tools for brainstorming, prioritizing and action planning.
FastViewer Instant Meeting (FastViewer GmbH) http://fastviewer.com/. For online
meetings, interactive web conferences or online courses. Partnered with Unify.
Based in Germany.
Fuzebox Fuze Meeting (Fuzebox, Inc.) http://www.fuzebox.com/. High quality
video. Standard version is free. Also offer other meeting and collaboration tools.
Have partnered with internet2 to provide cloud-based HD videoconferencing to
non-profit higher education or research institutions.
Glance (Glance Networks) http://www.glance.net/. Described as screen sharing
and co-browsing for sales, service, & support.
Global Crossing Ready-Access Web Meeting Service (Global Crossing)
http://www.globalcrossing.com/enterprise/collaboration/collaboration_ready_acces
s_webmeeting_over.aspx. A Cisco Webex reseller.
GlobalMeet (American Teleconferencing Services, Ltd)
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http://www.globalmeet.com. Marketed primarily as a web conferencing/business
meeting tool rather than as a virtual classroom.
Google+ Hangouts (Google) https://hangouts.google.com/. A free
videoconferencing tool. Not a full-fledged virtual classroom, it is designed as a
meeting place for friends. Similar to Skype. Hangouts Pro can accommodate up to
50 users.
Hall (Hall) https://hall.com/. Synchronous chat and texting for business teams.
Free for teams but not a full virtual classroom.
Harness Ledge and UNIO Corporate (Harness Handitouch Pvt. Ltd.)
http://www.harnesstouch.com/. Ledge – a virtual classroom tool for distance
education, UNIO Corporate – a virtual classroom for companies. Also offer UNIO –
a platform for K-12 and higher education, UNIO Class for in-class technology use,
and UNIO Flip for flipped classrooms, Based in India.
Harvard Business School HBX Live (Harvard Business School)
http://hbx.hbs.edu/hbx-live. New in 2015 - a virtual classroom designed to
reproduce the intimacy and synchronous interaction of Harvard Business School’s
case study method in a digital environment.
HP Virtual Rooms (HP) https://www.rooms.hp.com/.
Hyperwave Team Workspace (Hyperwave AG) http://www.hyperwave.com/. Part
of the Hyperwave content management platform.
IBM Sametime (IBM) http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/ibmsame.
IBM purchased WebDialogs in Aug. 2007 and has integrated it into the product
called Sametime. Also offer IBM Connections – a cloud solution that includes a
meetings function. At the end of 2012, the Lotus brand was discontinued.
iLinc (iLinc Corporation) http://www.ilinc.com. They provide several interfaces
designed for specific purposes – MeetingLinc, LearnLinc and ConferenceLinc and
SupportLinc as well as software to manage the content.
Infinite Conferencing Desktop Sharing WebInterpoint (Infinite Conferencing)
http://www.infiniteconferencing.com/web-conferencing-solution.asp
InterCall Conferencing Services (InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation)
http://www.intercall.com. Offer audio, video and web conferencing. They now own
Raindance, Genesys Conferencing and Unisfair (as of March 2011).
Intuitext Virtual Classroom (Intuitext) http://www.intuitext.com/. Part of Intuitext
Learning Suite. Based in Romania. Website available in slightly awkward English.
INXPO XPOCast (INXPO, Inc.) http://www.inxpo.com/. XPOCast is a webcasting
technology. They also offer Online Events and Business TV for live and on
demand video presentations.
Jigsaw (Jigsaw) http://jigsawme.com/. Has tools like video and text chat, group
and individual note boards, analytics, and the learners have the ability to
manipulate data and models and videos. Offers high quality audio and video and
role play recording. Marketed to corporations, healthcare and education.
Kadrige iSharing (Kadrige Innovative Software)
http://www.kadrigeisharing.com/en. An app that allows screen sharing across
mobile devices. Based in France.
KMI Flashmeeting (Knowledge Media Institute – a division of the Open University
in the UK) http://kmi.open.ac.uk/technologies/name/Flashmeeting-Technology.
KMX Live (Knowledge Management Solutions Inc. (KMSI))
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Knowlounge Klounge Know Recorder (Klounge, Inc.)
https://www.knowlounges.com/. An app that allows educators to create and share
lectures from their tablets. It uses a whiteboard interface including various drawing,
text and shape tools. Images, PDFs and videos can be added, and voice can be
recorded and edited.
Krawler Virtual Classroom (Krawler Networks) http://www.krawlerlms.com. Also
offer an LMS, an LCMS with content authoring and test creation, and Campus
Management for educational institutions. Based in India.
LearnCube Virtual Classroom (LearnCube) https://www.learncube.com/. Virtual
classroom software with whiteboard specifically for teaching. The Online
Whiteboard is available separately. Also offer the LearnCube Online School
Software for managing online schools, Language School Software designed
specifically for language schools complete with LMS features and REST API’s for
integration with other systems.
LearnLive Connect (LearnLive Technologies: Now part of Thomson Reuters)
http://www.learnlivetech.com/. One part of a family of products called LearnLive
Continuum that also includes Compass™ (an LMS), Compliance Tracking™
(compliance manager), and Capture™ (course authoring). Geared to training for
accounting professionals.
Learnyst (Learnyst Insight Pvt Ltd.) http://www.learnyst.com/. A website builder,
course creator, virtual classroom LMS for selling online courses. Marketed to both
businesses and education. Based in India.
Lenovo AirClass (Stoneware, a Lenovo Company) https://www.airclass.com/.
Interactive virtual classroom software that tracks students' engagement by
capturing video from their personal webcams and applying emotion-analyzing
software. Both instructors and students can use the dashboard to access
documents, photos, video sharing and live chat, and entire classes can be
recorded and played back in the sequence in which events occurred. New in 2016.
LifeSize (LifeSize Communications, a division of LogiTech)
http://www.lifesize.com/. High definition video conferencing that works with
Microsoft Lync. Available in various versions.
Litmos Training Ops vClassroom (Litmos Limited, a Callidus Cloud company)
https://www.litmos.com/training-ops/ and
http://www.viewcentral.com/solutions.html. Formerly Rainmaker ViewCentral
vClassroom.
LogMeIn join.me (LogMeIn, Inc.) https://join.me/. A free meeting and screen
sharing tool. Free for up to 10 participants. A “Pro” version that works for up to
250 participants is available at extra cost.
LSI WorldWideWhiteboard (Link-Systems International, Inc.) http://www.linksystems.com. Provides both live online and offline features for education. LSI also
offers NetTutor tutoring services, WorldWide Gradebook and MyAcademic
Workshop (a learning management environment).
LucidMeetings (Second Rise LLC) http://www.lucidmeetings.com/. Marketed as a
meeting tool rather than a virtual classroom.
ManageMeet (ManageMeet.com) https://www.managemeet.com/. Free for 24
hours. For team collaboration.
MediaPlatform (MediaPlatform Inc.) http://www.mediaplatform.com/. Webcasting
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and video streaming for corporate training and other purposes. Appears to
incorporate Vcall. Also offers video integration with major LMS.
MeetingBurner (MeetingBurner™) http://www.meetingburner.com. Up to 10
attendees per meeting for free with no ads. Screen sharing. Works with mobile
devices.
MeetingOne Click&Share Web Conferencing (MeetingOne)
http://www.meetingone.com. An audio and web conferencing (Adobe Connect)
reseller.
Meetin.gs (Meetin.gs Ltd.) http://www.meetin.gs/. A free cloud-based tool for
business meetings. Up to six participants per meeting. Skype integration. Based
in Finland.
MegaMeeting.com (Internet MegaMeeting ®, LLC.)
http://www.megameeting.com/.
MetaSwitch Networks Conferencing http://www.metaswitch.com/. The
company's two formerly separate business brands (Data Connection and
MetaSwitch) have been merged into a single corporate brand - Metaswitch
Networks.
MicroPower Presence (Micropower) http://www.micropowerpresence.com.br
Based in Brazil.
Microsoft Skype for Business (Microsoft) https://products.office.com/enCA/skype-for-business/online-meetings. Formerly Microsoft Lync that had
replaced Live Meeting and Meeting Space. Is available as a separate application
or as part of Office 365. Microsoft also offers Skype in the Classroom - a free
global community for teachers and Surface Hub that is a high-end
videoconferencing system for business and education.
MicroTek Virtual Training Room http://www.mclabs.com/training-services/virtualtraining-room.aspx.
Mikogo (BeamYourScreen) http://www.mikogo.com/. Free for meetings with 2
participants. Enables presentations and screen sharing. Based in Germany.
Nefsis (Nefsis, a Brother company) http://www.nefsis.com/. Multipoint video
conferencing.
Netbriefings (Netbriefings) http://www.netbriefings.com. Webcasting.
NetViewer (Netviewer AG) http://www.netviewer.com/. Part of Citrix Online, they
offer GoToMeeting and other Citrix products. Based in Germany.
New Horizons Online LIVE (New Horizons Worldwide, Inc.)
http://www.nhcomputerlearning.com/. A virtual classroom for delivery of New
Horizons courses and virtual labs. Platform may be a third party or proprietary
application but it is not identified and not, apparently, available separately.
newrow_ (newrow_) http://www.newrow.com/. “Multistreaming collaboration” video
platform. Have partnered with Pearson Learning Studio. Formerly Watchitoo rebranded as newrow in Nov. 2014.
NexPort NexMeeting (Nexport Solutions Group, a division of Advanced Systems
Technology, Inc.). http://www.nexportsolutions.com/. Also offer NexPort Campus –
an LMS and many courses from third party vendors.
omNovia (omNovia Technologies) http://www.omnovia.com/
ON24 Webcast Center (ON24 Inc.) http://www.on24.com/. Uses Real Player. It is
designed more for corporate webcasting than for instruction but is used by
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Campus Technology (http://campustechnology.com/). Also provide virtual
events/virtual shows/virtual learning environments.
OneTouch Systems Presentation Server (One Touch Systems)
http://www.onetouchsys.com. System includes PowerPoint authoring, response
keypads for students and a management database.
OnlineFormapro Online Visio (Onlineformapro S.A.)
http://www.onlineformapro.com/. Also offer Online Manager LMS, Online Auteur –
an authoring tool, Online Agora – a web-based collaborative portal platform, and
for web conferencing. Marketed to small to medium companies, universities and
other institutions. Based in France.
OnWebinar (OnWebinar.com) http://www.onwebinar.com/. A free platform for
hosting and scheduling webinars, web-meetings and web-conferences.
Openmeetings http://incubator.apache.org/openmeetings/. An open source web
conferencing tool.
Oridus SpaceCruiser Web Conferencing and NetTouch (Oridus Inc.)
http://www.oridus.com/.
PGi (PGi, Inc.) http://www.pgi.com. Offer iMeet for web conferencing with up to 15
people and GlobalMeet for sharing presentations and collaborating with large
groups.
PeopleLink (PeopleLink Corporate Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) http://peoplelink.in/. High
definition video conferencing.
Pexip Infinity (Pexip® AS) http://www.pexip.com/. A scalable meeting platform
that connects communications tools, such as Microsoft Skype for Business, and
traditional video and audio conferencing together. Based in the UK.
podia (podia Ltd.) http://www.podia.net. Based in UK. A sister company to the
interactive whiteboard company – Promethean
Polycom RealPresence (Polycom, Inc.) http://www.polycom.com/. Polycom
provides a wide range of voice and video conferencing systems. They like to use
the term “video collaboration.”
PresentationTube (PresentationTube.com – powered by YouTube)
http://presentationtube.com/. An online platform for recording and sharing video
presentations. Based in Egypt.
Pro-ductivity web collaboration software (Pro-ductivity Systems LLC)
http://www.pro-ductivity.com. Also offer an LMS and authoring tools.
Radvision SCOPIA Video Conferencing (Radvision) http://www.radvision.com/.
Raytheon Professional Services VILT360 (Raytheon Professional Services
(RPS)) http://www.raytheon.com/. Offered in three versions – VILT360, VCT360,
and vBroadcast360. Also offer a Totara based LMS, ConvertixTM for converting
instructor-led training to web-based training, and consultation services.
ReadyTalk Web Conferencing (ReadyTalk) http://www.readytalk.com/. A single
product for web, video & audio conferencing.
Refined Data Vantage Point (Refined Data Solutions Inc.)
http://www.refineddata.com/. Refined Data is an Adobe Connect Partner. Vantage
Point is a tool that allows instructors on Adobe Connect to see and interact with
students. Also offer Connect-2-Moodle that allows Adobe Connect to work with
Moodle and the Refined Training LMS Based in Ontario, Canada.
RHUB TurboMeeting (RHUB Communications, Inc.) http://www.rhubcom.com/.
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An installed conferencing appliance marketed as a web conferencing tool rather
than a virtual classroom. A free version is available for up to 25 minute sessions.
Saba Collaboration@Work/Meeting (Saba) http://www.saba.com/us/socialcollaboration/. Centra was one of the original virtual classrooms and was
purchased by Saba in 2006. It has been rebranded as Saba Meeting.
Salesforce Chatter (Salesforce.com, Inc.) http://www.salesforce.com/chatter/. A
social network for businesses that includes collaboration tools like desktop sharing
and conferencing. Salesforce purchased Dimdim in 2011.
ShowDocument (HBR Labs, LLC.) http://www.showdocument.com/. Free for up to
3 participants for 30 minutes. Includes screen sharing, collaboration and
whiteboard.
SimplyDigi DigiCast (SimplyDigi.com, Inc.)
http://www.simplydigi.com/Products/WebConferencing. The company also offers
an LMS with eCommerce and builds custom web sites.
Skype (Skype Limited) http://www.skype.com/. Not a full featured virtual
classroom, it is a free (up to a point) internet telephone service used by many as a
meeting alternative. Purchased by eBay in 2005, then by a Silver Lake consortium
in 2009 and by Microsoft in 2011. Also offer Skype in the Classroom
https://education.skype.com/ - a free global community for teachers.
Skytap Cloud for virtual training (Skytap, Inc.)
http://www.skytap.com/solutions/virtual-training.
Smile Tiger eMeeting Server (SmileTiger Software Corporation)
http://www.smiletiger.com/. Available in several versions.
Sonic Foundry MediaSite (Sonic Foundry, Inc.) http://www.sonicfoundry.com/.
Includes lecture capture, webcasting, and knowledge management. They have
partnered with Vaddio who provide remote controlled cameras and whiteboard
tools.
Speechi Share and Speechi Interactive (Speechi US)
http://www.speechi.net/us/.
SQLearn Web Meetings (SQLearn) http://www.sqlearn.com/. Also offer LMSapp
for tablets, SQLearn e-learning Suite - an LMS based on Moodle and custom
course development. Based in Greece.
StartMeeting (Start Meeting LLC.) https://www.startmeeting.com/. An audio and
web conferencing service with screen sharing. Does not include video support.
Stoodle (CK-12 Foundation) https://stoodle.ck12.org/. A free tool with whiteboard,
voice conferencing, text chat, drawing tools, etc.
Sync.in (A Cynapse service) http://sync.in/. Not a full-fledged virtual classroom, it
is a web based word processor for collaboration. Like Google Docs with more
features. Free up to a point.
TalkPoint Webcasting (TalkPoint) http://www.talkpointcommunications.com/.
More for webcasting than a virtual classroom. Also offer Convey™ that is a selfservice, SaaS-based webcasting product.
TEAMINGS http://www.teamings.com/ A web-conferencing integrator/reseller.
Formerly BridgeOne Global Solutions.
TeamViewer (TeamViewer Inc.) http://www.teamviewer.com/. A tool for remote
access and support over the Internet that can also be used for meetings and
presentations. Free for private use.
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133. Telenect (Telenect) https://www.telenect.com/. Includes video and chat features.
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virtual classroom and meetings. Also offer an LMS and an authoring tool. Based in
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TFactor Web Conferencing and Collaboration (TFactor, Inc.)
http://www.tfactor.net.
The Streaming Network (The Streaming Network)
http://www.thestreamingnetwork.com. Video conferencing. Associated with Virtual
Events.ca. They are now a distributor for ON24's webcasting and virtual/online
events platform. Based in Toronto.
Time4You IBT Live Collaboration (Time4You GmbH) http://www.time4you.de. It
is unclear if this product is still available. Based in Germany.
Tokbox (TokBox Inc.) http://www.tokbox.com/. Offers an API and Apps to allow
people to add video chat to their computers and mobile devices.
Twiddla (Expat Software) http://www.twiddla.com/. A web-based meeting
“playground” for browsing the web with collaborators, sharing images, and holding
conference calls for free.
Uberconference (DialPad, Inc.) https://www.uberconference.com/. A
web/telephone conferencing tool with mobile and document and screen sharing
capability.
Unify (Unify, formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications) http://www.unify.com/.
Unified communications.
Unisfair (Intercall, a subsidiary of West Corporation) http://www.unisfair.com/. A
virtual event solution or virtual learning environment. Sold to Intercall
http://www.intercall.com/ in March 2011.
Vast Conference Conference Calling (Vast Conference)
https://www.conferencecalling.com/. Host conference calls or present information
to students via online meetings with screen sharing. Flat-rate unlimited plans as
well as pay-as-you-go pricing with no long-term commitments required.
vcasmo (VCASMO) http://www.vcasmo.com. A presentation platform for video
and slides with mobile access.
Viack VIA3 (Viack Corporation) http://www.via3.com/.
VideoCentric VideoCloud 365 (VideoCentric Ltd.) http://www.videocentric.co.uk/.
A cloud-based videoconferencing service built on the Pexip Infinity platform.
VideoCentric is a videoconferencing specialist and offer custom solutions. Based
in the UK.
Viidea (Viidea) http://www.viidea.com/. A platform for publishing videos with tools
for synchronizing PowerPoint presentations and management. Hard to categorize.
VirtualEvents.ca (VirtualEvents.ca) http://www.virtualevents.ca. A virtual event
platform or virtual learning environment. Associated with The Streaming Network.
Based in Toronto.
Vidyo (Vidyo, Inc.) http://www.vidyo.com/. Emphasis on HD video. Uses highly
compressed video over wireless networks for video-conferencing with almost any
device. Works with Microsoft Lync Online (now Skype for Business) and they have
a partnership with Google.
Voxeet (Voxeet) http://www.voxeet.com/. For group conferencing with good sound
quality.
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151. VSee (VSee Lab, Inc.) http://vsee.com/. Group video chat and app sharing.
152. Vyew (Simulāt, Inc.) http://vyew.com/s/. Meetings, screen and document sharing,
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conferencing and collaboration. Free for up to 10 people. Ad supported.
Web ConCentral (Web Conferencing Central) http://www.web-conferencingcentral.com/.
WebConference.com™ (Webconference.com) http://www.webconference.com.
HD Video and Audio Conferencing.
WebHuddle https://www.webhuddle.com/. An open-source web conferencing tool.
WebinarsOnAir (Webinars OnAir) https://www.webinarsonair.com/. Based on
Google + Hangouts with tools to monetize webinars, social media integration, and
email response.
Winnov Cbox and Videum Conference Pro XP (Winnov USA)
http://www.winnov.com. Tools for rich media webcasting and lecture capture.
WizIQ Virtual Classroom (WizIQ Inc.) http://www.wiziq.com. Includes the ability to
create and deliver courses with assessment tools and content sharing. Has plugins for Moodle, Sakai and Blackboard. Also offer a mobile friendly LMS, WizIQ
Recorder for creating synchronized video Includes a wide range of courses for
fees and a MOOC for teachers. authorGen is the parent company of WizIQ.
XStream sofTV.Presentor (softTV.net, a division of XStream Software Inc.)
http://www.softv.net. Streaming technology for audio, video and PowerPoint.
Yugma (Yugma, Inc.) https://www.yugma.com. Runs on Java. Basic service (up to
2 attendees for 30 minutes) is free.
Zentation (A product of MVP Collaborative) http://www.zentation.com/. Combines
video and slides to create online presentations for webinars, webcasts and
training. Includes recording.
Zimbra http://www.zimbra.com/. Not a full featured virtual classroom. Offer Zimbra
Collaboration and Community – open source messaging and social networking
including email, text chat, HD video conferencing, file sharing, document
collaboration, presence management, screen sharing, and public chat rooms.
Zoho Meeting (ZOHO Corporation Pvt Ltd.) https://www.zoho.com/meeting/. Web
meetings. Free for two people (host and participant) for one hour. Zoho offers
many applications for collaboration, business and productivity including Zoho Docs
that offers document and presentation sharing.
Zoom (Zoom Video Communications, Inc.) http://www.zoom.us/. A cloud platform
for mobile collaboration, video conferencing and online meetings. Includes Zoom
Breakout Rooms that allows large online video classes to hold breakout sessions
in which smaller groups of students can interact with one another.
Notes:
• This is a rapidly changing area with new vendors appearing every month. Not all
those claiming desktop sharing or web conferencing offer full virtual classroom
features.
• There are many resellers that offer web conferencing as a service using one of the
tools listed above.
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Links to more virtual classroom/web conferencing tools
o http://www.thinkofit.com/webconf/realtime.htm#general
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o http://www.webconferencing-test.com/
The set-up and moderation of a virtual classroom session is challenging for a
single person. If the provider does not offer it, it is often advisable to have
assistance such as that offered by Seneca.
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Generic (off-the-shelf) eLearning Courseware Vendors
Many organizations have found that it is useful to purchase generic courseware for
information technology, communications, sales, financial skills, ethics, values, diversity
and regulatory compliance. This is a list of some of these. It is impossible to list all the
vendors here. Many of them also offer an LMS or LCMS to manage their courseware
and although subscribers have access to the LMS information and it may integrate with
their own LMS, the courseware provider’s LMS is not often offered as a standalone
product. Many LMS vendors offer courseware libraries through reseller agreements with
these courseware developers. Many technology companies offer courses for learning
the use of their software offerings. More and more service organizations are offering
eLearning for specific purposes on their websites (everything from courses on beer to IT
security) and using custom developed platforms that may or may not be available
separately. The major publishers like Pearson, McGraw-Hill, etc. are offering both online
textbooks and courses.
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+Acumen http://plusacumen.org/. Acumen is a non-profit venture fund started in
2012 with a mission to reduce poverty by providing free courses to help emerging
leaders around the world develop the skills they need.
19Pencils http://19pencils.com/. Free resources for K-6 classrooms plus game
creation tools.
24X7 Learning Pvt. Ltd. http://www.24X7learning.com. Primarily a reseller of
thousands of online courses for business. Also offer the Learntrak LMS and
custom development. Based in India.
360factors, Inc. http://www.360factors.com/. A catalog of business skills and
compliance courses. The company also offers Predict360 a compliance LMS and
numerous other corporate software for performance management, safety
management, etc.
360training.com (360training.com) http://www.360training.com/. Offer a variety of
courseware for Environment, Health and Safety, Power and Utilities, Financial
Services, Food and Beverage, Ethics and Compliance and Healthcare. Also offer
Learning Suite 360 and Learning Portal on Demand for learning management and
custom development services.
ABSC International (ABSC International Pty. Ltd.)
http://www.abscinternational.com/. Off-the-shelf courseware to support the mining,
construction, sales/retail, and training industries. Also offer custom development
and an LMS called “tutis”. Based in Australia.
Academic Approach http://www.academicapproach.com/. Offer both one-to-one
tutoring and online SAT, ACT, SSAT, & ISEE test preparation.
AccessData http://accessdata.com. Offer software for and courses on forensics,
litigation support and investigations.
AccreditedSkills http://www.accreditedskills.com/. Courses and bite-sized clips on
a wide range of business skills – personal development, leadership, compliance,
safety, health, human resources, customer service, sales, finance, project
management and IT skills. Use simple animated videos with questioning and
gamification. Based in Egypt.
ACDelco http://www.acdelcotechconnect.com/html/tss_train.jsp. Online courses
for automobile parts and servicing.
Achieve3000 (Achieve3000) https://www.achieve3000.com/. An adaptive platform
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that provides online differentiated literacy instruction based on initial and ongoing
assessments.
AchieveGlobal https://www.millerheimangroup.com/achieveglobal/. Offer
consultation and training for sales, customer service and leadership development.
Now part of the Miller Heiman Group.
A Cloud Guru (A Cloud Guru Ltd.) https://acloud.guru/. Online courses for cloud
technologies including certification for Amazon Web Services (AWB), Google
Cloud, etc. Based in the UK with offices in Australia and the US.
Acrobatiq (Acrobatiq – powered by Carnegie Mellon) http://acrobatiq.com. Offer a
catalog of adaptive courseware and the Acrobatiq Enterprise Learning Platform. A
spinoff from the Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative. Also offer the
adaptive authoring tool “Smart Author”.
Action Training Systems http://www.action-training.com/. Training for emergency
responders.
Acumen Technologies http://www.acumennet.com Financial simulations
A.D.A.M. (a business unit of Ebix – service provider for the insurance industry)
http://ebix.com/adam and http://www.adamondemand.com/. Formerly Taimma.
Healthcare courses.
Adapt Knowledge (Adapt Knowledge, LLC.) http://adaptknowledge.com/.
Adaptive learning programs for professional development. Formerly
ULiveandLearn.
Adayana Inc. “The Learning Campus” http://www.adayana.com Workplace
Compliance, Financial Services, Agriculture and Food
Advanced Academics (Advanced Academics, Inc., a subsidiary of DeVry Inc.)
http://www.advancedacademics.com/. Advanced Academics is a provider of online
education for secondary students. Purchased by Connections Education in Jan.
2014.
Advanced Business Learning http://advancedbusinesslearning.com/. IT,
leadership and sales training. Also offer consultation and custom development.
Aerosim, Inc. https://www.aerosim.com/. Flight and technical training for the
aviation industry. Delivered by an LMS that is not identified and probably not
available separately.
AICPA Store http://www.cpa2biz.com/. American Institute of Certified Professional
Accountants. Many online courses for the accounting industry. They use an LMS
called AICPA Navigator for the courses but it is not clear if it is available for
separate use. There is no information about the LMS on the website.
Alchemy Systems Courseware (Alchemy Systems, LP)
http://www.alchemysystems.com/. Courses in various modes including eLearning
for training and compliance in the restaurant, food production, distribution, and
retail industries. Also offer Alchemy Manager – a customizable learning
management, performance management, and communications platform as well as
Alchemy Creator, Player and Coach. Purchased by the Riverside Company in
2014. Alchemy purchased Wisetail in 2017.
ALEKS http://www.aleks.com/. ALEKS stands for Assessment and LEarning in
Knowledge Spaces. It is “a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and
learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately
determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course.” They offer
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courses in mathematics and science for K-12 and higher education. Now owned by
McGraw-Hill Education.
ALISON http://alison.com/. ALISON (Advance Learning Interactive Systems
Online) is a UNESCO award-winning social enterprise based in Ireland. They offer
hundreds of courses on basic business skills free to individuals.
Alive Studios http://alivestudiosco.com/. Engaging technology to help early
learners become proficient in reading and math by 3rd grade. Products include
Learning alive Plus, Letters alive Plus, Math Alive, etc.
Almentor.net http://almentor.net/. A video platform that provides e-learning and a
professional people development network serving the Middle East and Africa.
Offers video courses and motivational/informative talks in Arabic and English.
Based in Dubai.
Alpha 7 Trading Academy http://alpha7trading.com/. Provide training for stock
trading and risk-management skills.
Altissia http://www.altissia.com/. Online language learning. Based in Belgium.
Animation Mentor http://www.animationmentor.com/. An online animation school.
Apex Learning ClassTools (Apex Learning) http://www.apexlearning.com/. A
supplier of K-12 courseware and assessments for a wide range of students.
Apple iBooks for iPad (Apple Inc.) http://www.apple.com/education/ibookstextbooks/. Apple’s initiative announced on Jan. 19, 2012 for putting interactive
textbooks on the iPad.
Aptech http://www.aptech-worldwide.com/. A worldwide provider of a wide range
of educational content (mainly computer skills) as well as custom content
development.
Association for Talent Development (ATD – formerly American Society for
Training and Development (ASTD)) http://www.td.org/Education. Courses and
certifications to support professional development in the learning, training, and
talent development community.
Aspect Security https://www.aspectsecurity.com/services/elearning/. eLearning
courses about secure application development.
ASTM Training and E-Learning (ASTM International)
https://www.astm.org/TRAIN/training-e-learning.html. ASTM is an industry
standards organizion that provides training for its standards.
AthenaOnline http://www.athenaonline.com/. Business skills information available
online as short “SmartBytes”. In Dec. 2012, they announced the launch of their
new MyQuickCoach site for tablets and smart phones available from within LMS.
Atlas Knowledge Group http://www.atlasknowledge.com/. eLearning courses on
health, safety, environment and technical subjects for high-risk environments
including the oil and gas industry, aviation, maritime and mining. Also offer a
Competency Assurance Management System (CAMS).
Atomic Learning (Atomic Learning, Inc.) https://www.atomiclearning.com/.
Learning resources and courses for K-12 and higher education – college
preparation, technology, safety, etc. LTI compliant for easy integration into an LMS.
Also offer Atomic Training for business – technology and career skills.
Aurion Learning http://www.aurionlearning.com/. Provide equality and diversity
learning programs and several other learning tools. Based in the UK.
Automated Learning Corporation http://www.automatedlearning.com/
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Manufacturing processes, health and safety. Based in Kanata, Ontario.
43. Aveta Solutions - Six Sigma Online http://www.sixsigmaonline.org/. Online
training for Six Sigma.
753. Axonify Content Exchange (Axonify) https://axonify.com/content-exchange/.
7000+ video and question based micro-learning lessons on business skills, sales,
software, etc. from major content suppliers and modified using the Axonify
Instructional Design Methodology. Also offer the Axonify Employee Knowledge
Platform. Based in Waterloo, Ontario.
44. Azimuth Academy http://www.azimuthacademy.com/. Offer medical transcription,
soft skills and MS Office courses. Based in India.
45. Babbel http://www.babbel.com/. Online language learning. Based in Germany.
Have purchased PlaySay http://www.playsay.com/ - an iPhone game for language
learners to connect so they have real conversations with pronunciation feedback.
46. Bankers Academy http://www.bankersacademy.com/. Classroom and online
learning for the banking sector and beyond.
47. BankersEdge http://www.bankersedge.com. Online courses for the retail banking
industry.
48. Barnes and Noble Education (BNED) http://www.bnedcourseware.com/. A
platform designed to make it easy for faculty to find and use curated open
educational resources (OER). BNED Courseware comes complete with e-text,
video, auto-graded practice quizzes, in-class activities, discussion questions,
homework, and assessments. Initially 10 general education courses. Loudcloud is
owned by Barnes and Noble and is the LMS used.
49. Benchmark Learning http://www.benchmarklearning.com/. IT courses in various
modes, learning consulting services, etc.
50. Berlitz (Berlitz Languages, Inc., a Benesse Company) http://www.berlitz.com/.
Language training. Puchased Telelangue http://www.telelangue.com/ in August,
2011 expanding its elearning offerings complete with an integrated learning
management system.
51. BetterLesson (BetterLesson) http://betterlesson.com/. Offer The Master Teacher
Project – more than 10,000 K-12 Common Core lessons from master teachers in
partnership with The Learning Accelerator – a funder of blended learning
initiatives. Also offer recommendations for implementation of blended learning and
a repository of other educational resources.
52. betterU (betterU) https://www.betteru.ca/. A gateway/marketplace connecting
global education with the Indian marketplace. Offer business, technology, K-12,
and exam preparation courses from many suppliers. Based in Canada with an
office and website in India.
53. Big Think http://bigthink.com/. A “knowledge forum” with 12,000 videos of experts
dealing with emerging issues from personal health to business leadership to
neuroscience. Also offer the Big Think Edge learning platform, a collection of
content for career mentorship and professional development.
54. BIS Training Solutions (BIS Training Solutions Inc.)
http://www.TrainandDevelop.ca/. Offer safety oriented off-the-shelf courses such
as WHMIS, First Aid, Oil Sand Orientation, and Winter Driving Fundamentals. Also
offer an LMS, custom course development, leadership development programs and
online stores for safety training companies. Based in Edmonton, Alberta.
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Biopac Systems, Inc. http://www.biopac.com/. Life science instruction for
secondary and post-secondary students.
BizLibrary Collection (BizLibrary) http://www.bizlibrary.com. 7000+ video and
eLearning courses on 25 topics. Mostly a reseller of courses produced by others
such as Skillsoft, they also offer a Learning Management System and Trivantis
Lectora for course authoring. Purchased AKLearning in 2015.
Black Spectacles https://blackspectacles.com/. Online tutorials on software for
architecture and design specifically for preparation for the AIA ARE cetification.
BLR (BLR®—Business and Legal Resources - a business unit of Simplify
Compliance Holdings LLC) http://www.blr.com/. BLR is a supplier of a range of
employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. They offer hundreds
of compliance training programs and courses as well as the LMS --TrainingToday.
Bluedrop CoursePark Marketplace http://www.bluedrop.com/ and
http://www.coursepark.com/. IT and business skills courses. Formerly Serebra. A
merger between Serebra and Bluedrop was announced on March 24, 2011. Also
offer the CoursePark LMS and custom development services especially for
defense and aerospace industries.
Blueline Simulations SIMmersion PeopleSIM™: Coaching & Performance
Counseling (Blueline Simulations, LLC) http://www.bluelinesimulations.com/.
Simulations for developing selling skills.
BlueVolt InSinkerator elearning center (BlueTech, LLC)
http://go.bluevolt.com/InSinkErator/Home/. Announced in March 2015. BlueVolt
also offers an LMS for the manufacturing, construction and service industries.
Bookshare https://www.bookshare.org/. A collection of 300,000 books made
accessible to people with visual, physical, or learning disabilities that severely
inhibit or prevent them from reading traditional print materials. A non-profit initiative
of Benetech http://www.benetech.org/.
Boost eLearning (Boost eLearning, Inc.) http://boostelearning.com/. IT courses,
certifications and careers.
Borderless Learning (Borderless Learning, formerly Compass Business
Solutions) https://borderless-learning.com/. Authorized training for many IT
systems with a Cisco specialty.
Brainbench http://www.brainbench.com/ Assessments and Certifications
for over 600 Skills.
Brainier Solutions http://www.brainiersolutions.com/. Offer 200+ business
courses as well as custom course creation. They also offer two LMS’s – the first is
a customizable system that includes classroom training scheduling, discussion
groups, and a course library. The second is the élan LMS – a cloud-based, mobile
friendly, video streaming system.
Bray Leino Learning (Bray Leino Learning) http://brayleinolearning.co.uk/.
Business skills training. UK based.
Brightstream TV (BrightStream Media, LLC.) http://brightstreamtv.com/. Live
video “training” on educational technology and related concepts including Adobe
products, Lectora Publisher, and TechSmith Camtasia and SnagIt.
BTS http://www.bts.com/. Offer computer-based business simulations which can
be customized. Based in Sweden.
businessEnglishPLACE (Performa Learning Inc.)
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http://businessenglishplace.com/. Business English online tutoring and short
courses for international business professionals.
bussu (busuu Ltd.) https://www.busuu.com/ and
https://www.mheducation.ca/busuu/. A social network for learning 12 languages.
Partnered with McGraw-Hill Education for distribution to institutions.
CallidusCloud Litmos Content http://www.litmos.com/marketplace/content/.
Business skills from health and safety to customer service and software training.
Cambium Learning (Cambium Learning Group, Inc.)
http://www.cambiumlearning.com/. Includes Learning A-Z - reading, writing, and
science materials for K-6, Kurtzweil Education – text to speech literacy support
technology for individuals with learning challenges, low vision and blindness,
Voyager Sopris Learning – support services for K-12 language, math, etc., and
ExploreLearning Gizmos - online simulations for math and science - and Reflex math fact fluency development. Purchased and retired Class.com in 2011.
Canvas Network (Instructure) https://www.canvas.net/. Like a MOOC, they offer
thousands of courses mostly on post secondary topics. Sourced mostly from
institutions that use the Instructure Canvas platform.
CapitalWave Inc. http://www.capitalwave.com/. Simulations for stock market
trading and management. Also offer custom development.
CallRevu University (CallRevu) http://www.callrevu.com/training. Phone skills
training.
Capensys http://capensys.com/. Courses for MS Office and other desktop
software available in Spanish and French as well as English. Also offer
consultation and custom development.
Capstone (Capstone) http://mycapstone.com/. A publisher of children's media,
including books, digital products, solutions and services, literacy programs, and K12 professional development resources.
CareAcademy http://careacademy.com/. Provides online classes for non-medical
professional and family in-home caregivers with the goal of excellent customer
service.
Career Education Corp. http://www.careered.com/. Offer 100 career programs at
95 schools in the U.S. and over 500 courses and 80 programs online serving
90,000 students.
CareerSofia (CareerSofia). https://careersofia.com/. Provide 90+ sales training
lessons, 2,000+ test questions, videos, and media resources on a an automated
sales coaching platform (a “free forever Training Platform” - not a complete LMS)
that uses company data and is integrated with salesforce.com. The website is not
very informative.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. http://www.carnegielearning.com/. Off-the-shelf math
(grades 6-12) blended learning courses that combine face-to-face collaboration
and print materials with an intelligent tutoring system that adapts to individual
strengths and weaknesses. Also offer Cognitive Tutor® Software.Originally
associated with Carnegie-Mellon University, it was purchased by Apollo Group, the
parent company of the University of Phoenix, in August 2011.
Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon
University) http://oli.cmu.edu/. Offer free courses on basic academic topics. The
platform includes a mini-tutor that provides for some adaptive learning. It has been
around since 2002. It is not really a MOOC but it is certainly one of the precursors.
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Case Management Society of America (CMSA) Educational Resource Library
http://www.cmsa.org/Individual/Education/EducationalLibrary/tabid/206/Default.asp
x. Resources for healthcare case management education complete with an online
new learning management system in 2012.
CAST University (CAST) http://www.castsoftware.com/resources/cast-university/.
Online IT courses primarily for CAST Software Analysis and Measurement
software products.
CDT Micrographics (CDT MicroGraphics, Inc.) http://cdtmicrographics.com/.
General, workplace, industrial, hazardous materials, petrochemical, food service,
and business and financial ethics courses. Also provide consultation and custom
eLearning development.
Cegos (The Cegos Group) http://www.cegos.co.uk/. eLearning courses in
Management, Leadership, Personal development, Human Resources, Training for
Trainers, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Quality, Professional development, Project
management, and Purchasing. Also offer custom development. Based in France
with international offices. Partner with SumTotal, Expertus and Docebo to offer
LMS for customers.
Cengage http://www.cengage.com/us/. Formerly Thomson Learning. Offers the
Gale reference library, Course360 - online courses and a library of both
educational and professional course materials. Also offers MindTap which they
say goes "well beyond an eBook, a homework solution or digital supplement, a
resource center website, a course delivery platform or a Learning Management
System." Their brands include Brooks/Cole, CourseTechnology, ed2go, Gatlin,
Delmar, Gale, Heinle, South-Western and Wadsworth. Redirects to Nelson
http://www.nelson.com/ in Canada.
Certification Game (Certification Game) https://certificationgame.com/. Online
courses with gamification features to support the IT industry including Support
Center Analyst Training and ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library).
CEU360 (HomeCEUConnection.com) http://www.ceu360.com/. Offer online
courses for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Massage
Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology and others. Also offer a Learning
Management System.
Chamber eLearning (Chamber eLearning Centre)
http://www.chamberelearning.ca/. Offer eLearning courses including desktop
computing, business, health and safety, and softskills. Also offer Growth Academy
Live eLearning Webinars (business skills). Based in Oakville, ON, Canada. Their
courses appear to be Vubiz (also located in Oakville) courses.
Checkpoint Learning (A division of Thomson Reuters http://thomsonreuters.com/)
https://checkpointlearning.thomsonreuters.com/. Offer tax, accounting, and finance
courses online under the brands MicroMash and PASS Online. Checkpoint
learning includes compliance tracking, learning management and curriculum
development.
Chegg https://www.chegg.com/. 9000 difficult textbooks online and tutors.
Cicerone Certification Program BeerSavvy (Cicerone Certification Program)
https://cicerone.org/ and http://beersavvy.com/. BeerSavvy is the eLearning
platform for this certification program on craft beers for servers, bartendeners and
sales people.
CiNet http://www.criticalinfonet.com/. Courseware focused on public safety,
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healthcare and industrial operations. They also offer a portal and administrative
support.
Cisco Learning Services http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/trainingevents/resources/learning-services.html. Technical training courses for Cisco
products.
Cisco Networking Academy http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/. A
public/private organization between Cisco and educational institutions and
government agencies that delivers ICT training. In 2012, contracted with
Instructure Canvas to be the learning platform.
City & Guilds http://www.cityandguilds.com/. A UK based skills development
company that offers certifications and apprenticeships and online training including
training for youth entering the workplace – TECHBAC. Also own Kineo.
CK-12 Foundation http://www.ck12.org/. A nonprofit organization that offers free
math and science adaptive practice apps, free customizable text books and it gives
students access to video lessons, practice problems, flashcards, and articles. Apps
include FlexBook (an online platform providing standards-aligned and
customizable educational resources.), FlexMath (an adaptive, student-centered,
discovery-based instructional platform for learning Algebra), BRAINGENIE (a
repository of adaptive math and science practice materials), and Stoodle (a virtual
classroom for collaboration). Has partnered with Blackboard.
Class2Go http://class.stanford.edu/. Stanford Online's internal platform, designed
to be an open platform for online learning and research. Stanford’s own MOOC?
Class on Demand http://www.classondemand.net Video-based IT training for
professionals and novices. Training for dozens of software products is offered.
ClevrU (ClevrU Corporation) http://www.clevru.com/. A marketplace for
international education with many courses provided by partners from Stanford
University to China complete with an adaptive, personalized learning environment
with video lectures, teacher's notes, and supplementary materials that will work on
any system especially mobile. Based in Waterloo, Ont.
ClickView Original Series (ClickView Australia Pty Limited)
https://www.clickview.com.au/. Video curriculum for Australian schools. Also offer
recordings Also offer of educational television programs and ClickView Interactive
Videos - a tool for adding questions to video.
CloudCoaching International http://www.cloudcoachinginternational.com/. Offer
the KnowledgeNow platform that humanizes salesforce.com. Coaches appear
directly inside the platform as transparent walk-out videos to: Guide users on
various tasks, processes and activities; give personalized mentoring and training;
deliver company messages; and training for creating and uploading new content.
Also MessageNow – a mobile app designed to allow users to instantly record and
share video messages.
CoachCampus http://coachcampus.com/. Provides training for becoming a coach
via web conferencing (virtual classroom). Formerly called International Coach
Academy. Based in Australia.
CoBELS (Competency Based Experiential Learning Solution) (Callystro)
http://www.cobels.in/. Mathematics and environmental studies courses based on
game scenarios for elementary school students. Aligned with India’s NCERT
syllabus.
Codecademy http://www.codecademy.com/. Free courses for compuer
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programming/writing code. One of the new MOOC’s (Massive Online Open
Courses). See also EdX, Udacity, Coursera, etc.
Cogent Education. http://www.cogenteducation.com/. Interactive case studies for
biology.
CollabNet http://www.collab.net/. Provides training for Scrum – a process for agile
software development.
CommonLit https://www.commonlit.org. Free instructional materials to support
literacy development for students in grades 5-12. Common core aligned.
Compass Learning Odyssey (CompassLearning, Inc.)
http://www.compasslearning.com/. A K-12 software-based curriculum.
ComplianceOnline http://www.complianceonline.com. 1000 online courses and
webinars for compliance in more than 20 different verticals from finance to
packaging and labelling.
Connections Education (Connections Education LLC)
http://www.connectionseducation.com/. Offer Connections Academy (an online,
tuition-free, accredited K-12 school for families), Nexus Academy (a blended
learning K-12 school for families) and Connections Learning (online solutions for
schools). Now owned by Pearson.
Conquer Maths (GenericMaths Ltd.) http://www.conquermaths.com/. Math skills
for anyone. Based on diagnostic tests, video lessons and practice. Based in the
UK.
Coolcher (QuadLat Ventures) https://www.coolcher.com/. Live classes for K-12
hosted on their virtual classroom platform. The platform itself is available for
licensing.
Corinthian Colleges, Inc. http://www.cci.edu/. Offer short-term diploma programs
and associate, bachelors, and masters degrees for 90,000 students both online
and at more than 100 campuses. The main program areas include health care,
criminal justice, business, information technology, transportation technology and
maintenance, and construction trades.
Cornerstone Content Anytime (Cornerstone OnDemand)
https://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/services/content. 4000+ video and mobile
courses on a wide range of topics including personal development, office
productivity, health and wellness, technology, business skills, sales and service,
and leadership and management. Offered in partnership with major content
providers. The company also offers a complete talent suite including an LMS and
an LCMS.
CorporateTrainingMaterials (Global Courseware)
http://corporatetrainingmaterials.com/. Downloadable pdf documents for
classroom based softskills and Microsoft Office training.
Counterfeit Forensics http://www.counterfeitforensics.com/. Training for cash
handlers to detect counterfeit currency.
Coursera https://www.coursera.org/. Free online courses from many international
universities including the University of British Columbia and the University of
Toronto. An example of a MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses) - see also edX,
Udacity and others.
COURSMOS (Coursmos.com) http://coursmos.com/. Thousands of “microcourses” (short videos) on personal development, business skills, and personal
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interest. Also will be offering a free “open education micro-learning platform” with
authoring, social, gamification, branding, and monetization tools for both corporate
and education sectors – new in Nov. 2015.
Craftsy http://www.craftsy.com/. 700+ online courses about crafts – sewing,
cooking, art, etc.
Crawford & Company http://us.crawfordandcompany.com. Provides services to
the insurance industry including training courses using their LMS called KMC
OnDemand http://www.kmcondemand.com.
Create LMS Course Library (Create LMS) https://createlms.com/products/courselibrary. Offer a catalog of courses on a wide range of topics from Vado, ej4, Litmos
Heroes, and Safety Media. Also offer an LMS and custom content design.
Rebranded from Create eLearning to Create LMS. Based in Scotland.
CreativeBug http://www.creativebug.com/. Online arts and crafts courses.
Purchased by Demand Media Inc. in 2013.
Crew Training International http://www.cti-crm.com/. Flight and safety training
and systems.
CrossKnowledge Academy http://www.crossknowledge.com. A European based
provider of courses for training, leadership and managerial skills. Purchased by
John Wiley and Sons in 2014.
CRKInteractive Inc. http://www.crkinteractive.com/. This URL returns the
message “Portal not found”. The portal is available at http://www.crkilearn.com/
but a login is required. Sales, customer service, leadership skills.
ctc Train Canada TrainLive® (ctc TrainCanada – part of Global Knowledge)
https://www.traincanada.com/. Offer an extensive range of corporate IT courses
both online and in class. The online offerings are called TrainLive®. Purchased by
Global Knowledge in 2017.
Curriculum Associates Ready Central (Curriculum Associates, LLC)
http://www.readycentral.com/. An online portal that offers more than 600 resources
to help teachers implement its Ready Mathematics program. Ready Central
supplies training videos, implementation tips, planning tools, best practices
examples and more resources that support a blended core learning program.
Curriki http://www.curriki.org/. A worldwide community of K-12 teachers who share
Open Educational Resources (OER). Supported by partners like Oracle and AT&T.
Custom Guide www.customguide.com Microsoft-centric information technology
skills.
CU Training Inc. http://www.cutraining.com/. Couses for credit unions. Also offer
TLC LMS, MENTOR – a course authoring tool, and numerous courses for credit
unions. Based in Nanaimo, BC.
CUNA (Credit Union National Association) http://www.cuna.org/. Courses for
Credit Unions.
CyberScholar (Creative Channel Services LLC. - an Omnicom Group Company)
http://www.cyberscholar.com/. Training for retail sales of technical products.
Cybrary.IT http://www.cybrary.it/. A MOOC platform offering free IT and cyber
security learning. They use an in-house LMS called Enterprise Training Platform
to deliver the courses and that clients can use to manage the training.
Development Dimensions International (DDI) http://www.ddiworld.com/. Offer
leadership and talent management courses. Also have software to support this
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training including Learning Portal System (LPS) that is an in-house product.
Digital Classroom (John Wiley & Sons) http://www.digitalclassroom.com/. Online
video and tutorials for common software training.
Digital Media Academy of Canada http://yourdmac.com/. Courses on digital
marketing.
Discovery Campus http://www.discoverycampus.com/. Courses for healthcare
practitioners. As of Sept. 2017, this site seems to offer just three courses. Status
is unclear.
Discovery Education http://www.discoveryeducation.com/. K-12 curriculum and
many resources for teachers and students.
DiscoverLink (DiscoverLink) http://discoverlink.com/. Offer courses for the
hospitality industry including allergy training in collaboration with MenuTrinfo
http://www.menutrinfo.com/. They also offer employee learning platforms
DiscoverLink Talent for larger operations and DiscoverLink Learning for smaller
operations as well as custom courseware development.
DLP India http://www.dlpindia.com/. DLP India offers degree courses and short
skill development programs from various universities and institutions around the
globe through its portals www.rapidskillz.com and www.distancelearning.edu.in.
DreamBox (DreamBox Learning, Inc.) http://www.dreambox.com/. A mathematics
curriculum for kids with Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ that tracks student
responses and adjusts the learning path to create individualized learning paths.
Also offer AssignFocus, a tool for teachers to assign personalized assignments for
students.
Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/. Free European language learning with
gamification elements.
DuPont™ Sustainable Solutions Training (DuPont Sustainable Solutions,
formerly Coastal Training Technologies Corp) http://www.training.dupont.com/.
Primarily a supplier of generic business courseware for safety, ethics, compliance
and industrial skills, they also offer a learning management system, an authoring
tool and a video streaming tool for mobile devices called CoastalFlix™.
EasySkillz.com http://www.easyskillz.com/. Online basic skills courses on
technology, economics, entrepreneurship, and eBusiness.
eCampus.com http://www.ecampus.com/. Offer electronic texts as well as new
and used textbooks for rent or sale.
ECATTS http://www.ecatts.com/. Offer courses in Environmental, Safety,
Occupation, Health, and Operations. They use an LMS for tracking but it is
unclear if it is available separately or can be used by customers to manage their
own courses.
eCompliance http://www.ecompliance.com/. Offer occupational health and safety
courses and a health and safety management system with audit tools and a mobile
app. Based in Calgary, Alberta.
eCornell http://www.ecornell.com/. Certificates in finance, healthcare, hospitality,
management, marketing, etc.
ed2go (Education to Go – a part of Cengage Learning)) https://www.ed2go.com/.
Online courses on business, technology, and personal development skills for
adults with a network of more than 2000 colleges and universities. Is owned by
Cengage Learning and includes the former Gatlin Educational Services.
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curriculum for grades 6 – 12, they also provide Edgenuity UpSmart that assesses
and assigns students to individual learning paths and Blended Learning Services a suite of consulting, coaching and professional resources to help schools and
districts implement blended learning programs. Formerly Education2020
Edmego Learning (Edmego Learning) http://edmegolearning.com/. Courses on
workplace and business skills on a course marketplace where people can add their
own. Also offer a simple SCORM/AICC conformant LMS that includes course
authoring and a document storehouse.
Edmentum http://www.edmentum.com/. Online curriculum-based courses and
assessments for elementary, secondary, post-secondary students and others. As
of Nov. 2012, Edmentum is a new name for products from EdOptions Academy,
Plato Learning, Study Island, eDynamic Learning, and other Archipelago learning
and educational options.
Educacorp http://www.educacorp.com/. Finance courses. Based in Spain. The
website is in Spanish. Also offer an LMS.
Education Portal (Education-Portal.com) http://education-portal.com/. A MOOC(?)
for high school and college courses. Free college courses for credit from about 50
different institutions.
Educator (Educator, Inc.) http://www.educator.com. Lecture videos for high school,
college and professional topics including mathematics, science, language, music,
computer science, and test preparation.
Educomp smartclass (Educomp Solutions) http://www.smartclass.educomp.com/.
Educomp is the largest education company in India where they operate schools
and they have offices in North America. Smartclass is a technology platfom with
animated digital lessons for use by K-12 teachers mostly on science and
mathematics topics. They also offer Online - a K-12 school management platform,
EduIgnite – an assessment and counselling service, and Mathguru – a math help
program.
Edu-Performance (Edu-Performance, a Parta Sustainable Solutions Company)
http://www.eduenligne.com/english/index.html. Offer a catalog of nearly 1000 office
automation courses as well as the TACTIC! LMS and the TACTIC! Editor. Based in
Quebec, Canada.
Eduplanet21 http://www.eduplanet21.com/. Professional development for teachers
based on a social learning software platform that provides for individual path
development and interaction with teachers and experts aroud the world.
Edureka http://www.edureka.co. Instructor-led live online courses mostly on
technical (IT) topics. Based in India.
EduRiser http://www.eduriser.com/. Offer business simulations Square Wheels
and The Search for the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine (LDGM). Collaborate with
CrossKnowledge.
Eduson https://www.eduson.tv/. A library of more than 1000 video-based courses
on business skills. Also offer an LMS. Based in Russia.
ed Wisor https://edwisor.com/. More than just content, it is a platform that provides
live streaming job role based training modules on a variey of IT related skills and
jobs including Android Development, Data Scientist, Front-end development and
NodeJS development. Also offers mentoring and job search features. Based and
focused in India.
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EdX https://www.edx.org/. Announced in May 2012 as a collaboration between MIT
and Harvard. Along with offering online courses, the institutions will use edX to
research how students learn and how technology can transform learning—both oncampus and worldwide. An example of a MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses) see also Coursera, Udacity, etc. (edX was founded by Harvard and MIT and has
been joined by at least 12 other universities including Berkeley, University of
Toronto, McGill, and Stanford.) Harvard offers free courses at HarvardX. In 2015
they partnered with Microsoft (!) to offer some IT development MOOCs.
eDynamic Learning http://edynamiclearning.com/. Online middle and high school
courses.
eIntegrity http://www.eintegrity.org/. eIntegrity is a Community Interest Company
(CIC) which licenses e-learning programmes developed by e-Learning for
Healthcare (e-LfH), a Health Education England programme.
ej4 http://ej4.com/. Sales, communications, business skills video training. Also
offer custom course development and an LMS called Thinkzoom.
E-Learning for Kids http://www.e-learningforkids.org/. Primary education for free.
Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/. Elsevier is a major publisher of science and
health information based in Amsterdam, NL. Online health care training offered
under the Mosby’s Nursing Suite brand. Also offer a community site for students
called Evolve (https://evolve.elsevier.com/).
Eleutian http://www.eleutian.com/. Online English language teaching – a
combination of tutoring and live videoconferencing.
ELLevate English (McGraw-Hill Education)
https://www.mheducation.com/ellevateenglish.html. Online English language
learning course.
emerit.ca http://emerit.ca. Online training for the tourism and hospitality industry.
Have some mobile apps for parts of courses.
emPower (emPowerbpo) http://www.empowerbpo.com/. Provide courses with a
health care emphasis and an LMS with compliance tracking.
E-Neutrons https://www.e-neutrons.org/. Courses on neutron scattering. Complete
with an LMS based on Moodle.
Engage in Learning
Enspark (Enspark Interactive) http://enspark.com/. Offer a library of business soft
skills courses. Also offer an LMS and custom development.
EssentialSkillz (EssentialSkillz, UK) http://www.essentialskillz.com/ Health and
safety courses.
eTAP Teaching Assistance Program (eTAP LLC.) https://www.etap.org/. K-12
curriculum and testing. Also offer software that allows each teacher to edit content
to fit each student’s needs.
EverFi (EverFi Inc.) http://www.everfi.com/. Includes the Financial Literacy
Platform™, Buttonwood™ for Student Loan Management, and others. K-12
courses on financial literacy, student loan management, digital literacy, substance
abuse, and others.
Exis Technologies http://www.existec.com/. A supplier of systems for the
management of dangerous goods in sea transport, they offer eLearning courses
for IMDG Code and other topics.
EZCertifications (Redstone Learning Inc.) https://ezcertifications.com/. Project
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management, IT and business courses leading to certifications.
Facebook Blueprint https://www.facebook.com/blueprint?_rdr. eLearning modules
for business skills. And Facebook Learn How
https://www.facebook.com/business/learn to help learn about using Facebook as a
marketing tool.
Facebook Open Academy https://www.facebook.com/OpenAcademyProgram. A
program designed to provide a practical, applied software engineering experience
as part of a university student’s Computer Science education using open source
projects.
Figleaf Software http://www.figleaf.com/. They are a reseller of Adobe products
and offer training courses for them. They also offer a wide range of consulting and
custom development services including FlashNotes software for note-taking with
Acrobat and Brightcove Video Platform.
FinTech School (FinTech Portfolio)
https://www.fintechportfolio.com/projects/fintech-school/. FinTech Portfolio is a
group of investors who foster innovation for both startups and financial institutions
in the U.S. FinTech School provides both online and on-site training on FinTech
topics as well as APIs for e-learning platforms.
FlatWorld (FlatWorld) https://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/. Customizable
digital textbooks for introductory post-secondary topics.
FlightSafety International https://www.flightsafety.com/. Provide training for the
aviation industry both live and online.
Floqq http://www.floqq.com/en/. Short videos on all manner of topics. Based in
Spain.
Four Rivers Software Learning Center (Four Rivers Software Systems, Inc.)
http://www.frsoft.com/Services/TrainingServices/LearningCenter.aspx. Online
training to support their software for computer maintenance in the healthcare
industry.
FranklinCovey Webcast Series (Franklin Covey Co.)
http://www.franklincovey.com/. Webcasts on self-improvement topics.
France université numérique (FUN) https://www.fun-mooc.fr/. The largest French
MOOC site with more than 300 courses and 100 academic partners.
Fuel Education (Fuel Education LLC.) http://www.fueleducation.com. Offer thirdparty courses primarily for K-12 including an automated tutor system for
mathematics called LearnBop. Purchased the K-12 courses by Aventa Learning
from K12 Inc. In 2017, announced the Summit Curriculum - standards-aligned,
mobile-friendly courses that feature multimedia interactive content, adaptive
technology, and analytics. Also offer the PEAK Personalized Learning Platform.
Fulcrum Labs (Fulcrum Labs) http://www.the-fulcrum.com/. Offer a few basic
courses for higher education, test preparation, commercial aviation and medicine
using some adaptive learning strategies and multimedia. Purchased Adapt
Courseware in 2016. Also offer the Fulcrum Personalized Adaptive Learning and
Predictive Analytics (PALPA™) Platform.
FutureLearn http://www.futurelearn.com/. The UK’s Open University MOOC
platform. As of 2017, it has 136 partners including international universities and
other organizations.
Future Learning Systems Ltd. http://www.futurelearningsystems.co.uk/. Offer
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generic business skills courseware and custom course development. Based in the
UK. Also a fully customizable LMS. Based in the UK.
Gamelearn https://www.game-learn.com/. Offer games for corporate soft skills
including leadership, onboarding, and customer service. Also provide custom
development of learning games. Based in Spain.
Gazelles (Gazelles, Inc.) https://www.gazelles.com/. Executive education,
coaching and technology services both live and online to help mid-market
companies build and execute a strategic plan.
GCF Learnfree.org (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.)
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/. Free basic tutorials for technology (especially
Microsoft Office), reading and business and personal skills.
General Assembly https://generalassemb.ly/. Online and oncampus courses in IT
and project management.
GeoGebra (International GeoGebra Institute) http://www.geogebra.org/. An open
source graphing calculator for functions, geometry, algebra, calculus, statistics and
3D math. Has a partnership with zSpace (zSpace, Inc.) http://zspace.com/ - a
virtual reality platform. Based in Austria.
GetSmarter (GetSmarter) https://www.getsmarter.com/. Work with universities to
offer online short courses to working professionals. Based in Cape Town, South
Africa. Purchased by 2U in 2017.
GlobalEnglish Corporation http://www.globalenglish.com. Online English
learning. Based in the UK.
Global Knowledge Training LLC http://www.globalknowledge.com/. IT and
management training. Acquired ctc Train Canada in 2017. This is not the company
purchased by Oracle.
Global Learning Systems (GLS) (Global Learning Systems)
http://www.globallearningsystems.com/. GLS is a provider of custom and generic
eLearning on topics like security, ethics, Six Sigma, etc. They also offer a hosted
learning portal that can be integrated with other LMS.
Global Novations. http://www.globalnovations.com Diversity, talent selection and
development, communications, 70 management and business skills courses. Now
part of Korn Ferry.
Global Personalized Academics (GPA) http://www.gpaed.com/. Provides virtual
and classroom learning solutions to schools around the world. Offer core
curriculum for K-12 to support STEM, special education and ESL and multiple
languages. Support Blackboard and Canvas. GPA was formed from Sibling Group
Holdings, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Blended Schools Network.
Global Training Solutions Inc. (GTS) http://www.globaltrainingsolutions.ca/.
Generic training on compliance topics – health, safety, security, and skills for
electrical and oil and gas industries. Also offer consultation and custom
development of courses in several media including classroom instruction,
eLearning, games, and simulations. Specialize in compliance training in several
industries.
Globecon AchieveLearning (The Globecon Group/Achive)
http://www.achievelive.com/. A financial sector specialist. Offer a library of financial
courses, coaching, testing and assessment, and an LMS.
goFluent http://www.gofluent.com/. English language training for native speakers
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of many different languages by phone or eLearning.
Good Day’s Work http://gooddayswork.ag/. Online (video) OSHA safety training
for agriculture. Use a specially developed, agriculture-specific LMS that simplifies
OSHA compliance for producers.
Good e-Learning https://www.goodelearning.com/. Online business and IT
certification, accreditation and training courses.
Google Books (Google) http://books.google.com/. Established with the goal of
publishing all books. Many books are available as the result of partnerships with
publishers and university libraries. Out of copyright books are available free, others
are available for purchase. Google Play for Education has made thousands of books
available for use in K-12 classrooms.
GOPAS eLearning (GOPAS, a.s. by CMS Kentico) http://elearning.gopas.eu/.
Courses on Microsoft Office available in English, French and German. Based in
the Czech Republic.
GP Strategies Corporation (Formerly General Physics Corporation)
http://www.gpstrategies.com/. Provider of sales and technical training, eLearning
solutions, custom course development, management consulting and engineering
services. Manage several large scale LMS for corporations and government
agencies. They are in an expansion phase - purchased RWD in March, 2011 and
several other companies since.
Grace Hill (Grace Hill, Inc.) http://www.gracehill.com/. A catalog of courses serving
the multifamily dwelling industry including what used to be called the Leasehawk
Multifamily Curriculum. Also offer the Vision LMS. Based in Ireland. Grace Hill is
owned by the Riverside Company.
Great Minds https://greatminds.org. Provides Open Educational Resources (OER)
K-12 curricula in mathematics (Eureka Math), English (Wit and Wisdom, The
Wheatley Portfolio), and history (The Alexandria Plan).
Group Learner (Group Learner Ltd.) http://www.grouplearner.com/. Based in the
UK. Courseware for organizations with an hourly paid workforce such as those in
the Food Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Recruitment Industry and the Hospitality
Industry. Also offer a web-based LMS.
Grovo http://www.grovo.com/. 1000's of short (microlearning) training videos and
assessments covering 130 Internet tools, cloud services, and professional topics.
They have an LMS – The Grovo Platform – that runs the courseware. Once on the
platform it is possible to upload proprietary material and use it as the only LMS
platform for your company.
Growth Engineering GETV (Growth Engineering)
http://www.growthengineering.co.uk/. Sales and management video courses. Also
offer The Academy LMS, a game-based eLearning authoring tool called Genie and
The Knowledge Arcade Mobile App as well as custom course development. Based
in the UK.
Guidewire Education (Guidewire Software, Inc.)
https://ilearning.seertechsolutions.com/lmt/xlr8login.login?site=guidewire.
Guidewire Software is a provider of software for insurance carriers. Guidewire
Education provides their customers with online training on their products. Formerly
FirstBest Systems which was purchased by Guidewire Software, Inc. in 2016.
Harvard Business School Publishing https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/. More than
5000 courses on management and technology. Also offer Harvard ManageMentor.
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Highly interactive online courses in physiology, immunology, genetics and
biochemistry for incoming medical students and for anyone considering medical
school.
Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. http://www.hccs.com/. Healthcare
specialist. Offer over 1,000 online courses on compliance, HIPAA, sexual
harassment, OSHA, nurse mandatories, coding, billing and reimbursement,
cultural competency, clinical skills, and other subjects. Also offer an LMS in two
versions - HLP and SimPl (a low-cost version).
HealthcareSource eLearning Library (HealthcareSource)
http://www.healthcaresource.com/solutions/online-training.html. Offers a catalog of
healthcare e-learning courseware. Also offer an LMS called NetLearning.
HeartWeb http://www.heartweb.com/. Online echocardiography and clinical
ultrasound education courses.
Hemsley Fraser (Hemsley Fraser Group Ltd.) http://www.hemsleyfraser.co.uk/.
Offer a catalogue of 250 business skills courses plus custom design of live, online
and blended courses. Based in the UK with offices in other countries.
Hewlett Packard (HP) eLearning. http://h20546.www2.hp.com/eshop/. Courses
for HP products.
Holodec eCampus (Holodec Office Systems)
https://holodecoffice.com/Terrace/ecampus/index.php?route=common/home.
Accredited on-line classes for business process, project management, IT
governance, etc. and certifications in IT4IT™, BPMN™ 2.0, CoBIT®, ITIL®,
TOGAF®, ArchiMate®, LEAN, and Six Sigma. Holodec Office Systems also
provides online and on-site consultation services.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt http://www.hmhco.com/educators/education-topics. As
one of the major publishers, they offer many educational resources for K-12. Read
180 provides blended literacy learning for struggling students in Grade 4 and up
with elements of adaptive learning.
Hubspot Academy http://academy.hubspot.com/. Hubspot is inbound marketing
and sales software. The academy offers courses in a variety of modes about sales,
marketing and the use of Hubspot and inbound sales certification. Have partnered
with Udacity for a digital marketing nanodegree program.
iAchieveToday https://iachievetoday.com/. More than 100 personal development
courses on a platform that also offers coaching, mentoring and community
interaction. Available to individuals and companies. Also offer a network marketing
LMS.
IBI (IBI – International Bilingual Institute) http://ibi-global.com/. English language
and business skills courses. Also provide an LMS platform to both high schools
and businesses as well as custom course development. Based in Australia.
ICICI Securities http://www.icicisecurities.com/. Offer courses for investor
education.
IEEE eLearning Library http://www.ieee-elearning.org/. Electrical engineering
courses available online.
IHRDC (International Human Resources Development Corporation)
http://www.ihrdc.com/. Training for the oil and gas industries.
Image Consulting Business Institute (ICBI)
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http://www.imageconsultinginstitute.com/. Courses on corporate and personal
image, style, wardrobe management, and soft skills training. Based in India.
IMAGINiT Technologies (A Rand Worldwide Company) https://www.imaginit.com/.
Training for CAD and Autodesk in a variety of modes including eLearning and
classroom.
Imarticus Learning http://imarticus.org/. Online courses in Financial Services,
Business Analysis, Business Analytics & Wealth Management. Based in India.
Impact Learning Systems http://www.impactlearning.com/ Customer service
training, help desk training, and sales training.
Imparta Virtual Sales Academy® (Imparta) https://imparta.com/. Offer sales and
service training in a variety of forms including the cloud-based Virtual Sales
Academy. Based in the UK.
Infinite Skills http://www.infiniteskills.com/. Computer applications training –
Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, Autodesk.
InfoSecure PCI Toolkit® (InfoSecure) http://www.infosecureit.com/. InfoSecure is
an IT security compliance company that offers the PCI Toolkit® - an interactive,
online system that provides the educational tools necessary to complete PCI
(Payment Card Industry) compliance. Includes the annual self-assessment
questionnaire and access to an LMS.
Ingram VitalSource (Ingram Content Group Inc.) http://vitalsource.com/. A
supplier of e-Textbooks. The VitalSource Bookshelf platform is compatible with
Blackboard Learn and Pearson Learning Studio.
Innova Learning (Innova Learning, Inc) http://www.innova-learn.com/. Includes
courses on business ethics and diversity. Also offer Innova Hosting - an SaaS
LMS that includes both eLearning and classroom course management, custom
development, and InnovaMobile, a patented mobile platform.
Innovator’s Accelerator (Apollo Education Group, Inc.)
https://innovatorsaccelerator.com/. Online learning modules for encouraging and
developing innovation skills.
Inspired eLearning (Inspired eLearning) http://www.inspiredelearning.com. An
extensive library of off-the-shelf courses and resources on compliance, security
awareness and HR. Also offer an LMS and a mobile app for access to the courses
with touch ID and an offline mode.
Instuctional Technologies, Inc. PRO-TREAD (Instructional Technologies, Inc.)
http://www.instructiontech.net/online-fleet-training/. Online fleet training courses for
the transportation and logistics industry. Also offer Sentix - a new (in 2017) “training
automation system”.
InSync Training (InSync Training LLC) http://us.insynctraining.com/. Provide
synchronous virtual classroom training on how to do virtual classroom training
effectively.
Intelligrated® http://www.intelligrated.com. Intelligrated is an automated materials
handling solutions provider. They offer e-learning modules covering occupational
safety, Intelligrated equipment and general maintenance training. They also offer
the I-Campus learning management system that can be used by their customers to
manage all of their training.
International Institute for Learning (IiL) http://www.iil.com/. Offer computer
based project management and IT service management simulations and many
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other business courses.
invMind Knowledge Box (invMind.com) http://www.invmind.com/. Language
learning courses. Based in Poland. Also offer a new (as of August, 2014) LMS.
iSus Virtual (ispeakuspeak) http://www.ispeakuspeak.com/. Blended language
learning.
ITC Learning http://www.itclearning.com. 250 industrial skills/trades courses. Also
offer the iActive LMS.
ITC Learning Australasia http://www.itclearning.com.au/. A reseller of business
skills courses from ITC Learning, InterAction, and AdVal Keyknowledge. Also offer
the Docebo LMS and Lectora authoring tools.
ITC Learning and Development http://www.itclearning.co.uk/. Offer insurance,
finance and compliance training courses. Based in the UK.
ITSI holdings https://www.it.si/. Access to 1000’s of eBooks both free and paid.
ITSI also offers the Educator Console that allows educators to create, manage and
insert learning resources directly into students' textbooks. It works with the ITSI
miEbooks app that is an eBook reader that allows students to add notes and
generate summaries and to gain access to personalised content, additional
multimedia resources and curriculum standard material. Based in South Africa.
iversity https://iversity.org/. The largest German MOOC provider offering hundreds
of education and business courses. Founded in 2013, it experienced some
financial difficulties in 2016 and was purchased by Springer Nature in 2017.
iWise2 (iWise2eBusiness Ltd. (GB)) https://www.iwise2.com/. A virtual learning
campus providing leadership, management and change management learning
resources. Mostly on-screen text and ebooks.
IXL Learning https://www.ixl.com/. Personalized/adaptive, standards aligned K-12
curriculum for math, language arts, science and social studies customized for 10
different countries. Also offer Quia Web for creating games, quizzes and surveys
and Quia Books for online access to texts and workbooks.
JDALearn.com (JDA Software Group, Inc.) https://jdalearn.csod.com/. Supply
chain learning. Associated with Cornerstone on Demand.
Jenison (Jenison) http://www.jenison.co.uk/. Business courses on management,
sales, compliance and IT skills. Also offer the authoring tool “Perform” and the
CheckPoint LMS. Based in the UK.
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. http://www.jjkeller.com/. Compliance courses for
construction safety, human resources, hazardous materials and transportation.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. http://www.wiley.com/. A major print publisher, they are
recently moving into a greater online presence with digital text books and online
courses for scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional
development; and education. In 2012, they purchased Deltak.edu, LLC, a provider
of online degree programs and Efficient Learning Systems (ELS), Inc, an elearning system provider in areas like professional finance and accounting. In
2014, they acquired CrossKnowledge.
Jones and Bartlett Learning (Jones and Bartlett Learning - an Ascend Learning
Company) http://www.jblearning.com/. Offer healthcare, safety, biological science,
engineering sciences and vocational courses. Also offer an LMS called Navigate.
Added adaptive learning capability through its purchase of the PrepMe platform in
2011.
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267. Junction Education http://junctioneducation.com/. Offer customizable off-the-
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shelf courses from BBC Worldwide Learning, CBS News and others. Also provide
a platform specifically for iPad tablets for delivery of learning resources, videos,
etc. Downloadable from Apple’s AppStore.
K12 (K12 Inc.) http://www.k12.com/. An online provider of individualized curriculum
for grades K through 12. In 2010, they purchased KC Distance Learning and its
three divisions - Aventa Learning, iQ Academy and the Keystone School. In 2010,
it sold Aventa Learning to Fuel Education and in June 2014, it sold some of its
businesses to Safanad Education Ventures Limited.
Kadenze (Kadenze, Inc.) https://www.kadenze.com/. Kadenze provides a MOOC
platform for arts and creative technology in partnership with international art
schools. In Nov. 2015 they announced an LMS called Kannu built to host this kind
of content.
KahnAcademy (Kahn Academy) http://www.khanacademy.org/. A free source of
many short videos and practice exercises on a wide range of topics.
Kantola Training Solutions (Kantola Productions) http://www.kantola.com/. Offer
courses for business skills, human resources, health and safety, sexual
harassment, Spanish language, etc. and a free LMS with course subscriptions.
Kaplan (Kaplan, Inc.) http://www.kaplan.com/. Offer a wide range of online
education including higher education, K-12 programs, professional education, and
test preparation. Affiliated with Kaplan University that was purchased by Purdue
University in 2017.
KC Distance Learning (KC Distance Learning, Inc.)
http://kcdistancelearning.com/. Distance learning programs for middle school and
high school students. Three divisions - Aventa Learning, iQ Academy and the
Keystone School. Purchased by K12 Inc. in 2010.
Kensei Partners http://kenseipartners.com. Sales training. Formed from the
restructuring of Basho Technologies, and now the authorized reseller of MJ
Hoffman & Associates,
KESDEE (KESDEE Inc.) http://www.kesdee.com. Primary offering is financial
courses and test preparation.
KNOLSKAPE http://www.knolskape.com/. Offer business courses - marketing,
finance, strategy and operations using a simulation platform. Based in India.
KnowledgeHut (KnowledgeHut) http://www.knowledgehut.com/online-training.
Offer consulting, coaching and training in project, agile and quality management as
well as finance and IT courses in classrooms, online and in webinars.
Knowledge Pills http://www.knowledge-pills.com. 15 minute pieces on business,
communications, leadership and technology.
KnowledgePool MyTrainingExpert (KnowledgePool Group Limited)
http://www.mytrainingexpert.com/. Based in the UK. Courses on business and
management, IT, personal communication, project management, sales and
marketing skills. KnowledgePool is a supplier of managed learning services.
Knowledge Quest University http://www.kquniversity.com/. Personal computer
skills.
Landmark e-learning (Landmark e-learning) http://landmarkelearning.com/. Offthe-shelf courseware for hospitality, retail and health care as well as an LMS and
Liquid Authoring.
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282. Language Key (The Language Key Ltd.) http://www.languagekey.com/. Corporate
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English and communication skills training based in China.
Languagelab.com (Languagelab.com Ltd.) http://www.languagelab.com/. English
language training with video avatars. Based in the UK.
Lawline.com (Lawline, CLE Inc.) http://www.lawline.com/. Free legal courses with
continuing education credit.
Learnable https://learnable.com/. More than 5,000 videos on new technology and
programming languages including web design, HTML, CSS and many more.
Learnetic mCurriculum (Learnetic S.A.) http://www.learnetic.com/. A library of
mobile math, science and English courses for middle and high school. Learnetic is
an educational software publisher and e-learning technology provider based in
Poland. They also offer the mCourser mobile LMS, authoring tools Mlninstructor
and mAuthor (for mobile authoring), and mLibro for learning offline.
LearningBranch http://www.learningbranch.com/. Online language and
communication skills. Based in Vancouver, Canada.
Learning.com (Learning.com) http://www.learning.com/. Web-based K-12
curriculum delivered via their Sky digital learning environment (not apparently
available as a separate product). Learning.com is the US subsidiary of Educomp
Solutions based in India. In 2013 they added the Custom Curriculum Publishing
Tool that lets administrators create and share resource collections with their
teachers and re-sequence existing resources to meet specific objectives and
standards.
Learning Evolution http://www.learningevolution.com. Management courses.
Also offer custom development and a learning management system.
LearningExpress, LLC http://www.learningexpresshub.com/. Customized
platforms and courses for corporations and schools including business and soft
skills, test preparation and exams, computer skills, Common Core State Standards
instruction, diagnostic assessment, and feedback, career transition and
advancement, basic reading, writing and math skills. No catalog accessible on
line, they work through partners such as schools, companies and libraries. Were
purchased by EBSCO Information Services in 2015.
Learning Light http://learninglight.com/. Learning Light is a UK based e-learning
consultancy and are the UK representatives for ej4 courses on a wide range of
topics including business, safety, health, and languages and the ej4 thinkZoom
LMS/knowledge sharing platform.
Learning Nexus (Learning Nexus Ltd.) http://www.learningnexus.co.uk/.
Workplace and compliance skills courses. Also offer an LMS and an authoring tool.
Learningonline.xyz Cudoo, Langu.ag, Speaking Cultures, Test Your
Language, The Material Exchange (Learningonline.xyz, Inc.)
http://learningonline.xyz/. Online language and cultural learning. Described as a
complete e-learning ecosystem (LMS, apps and social/cultural exchange platform)
for learning languages and cultures. 160 languages.
Learning Pool http://www.learningpool.com/. Offer a wide range of customizable
courses, custom development, the Totara LMS, and an authoring tool. Based in
the UK.
Learning Resources International (Learning Resources International)
http://www.lri.co.uk/. Based in the UK. Offer a wide range of online courses on
management, communication, Six Sigma, diversity, etc.
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utilizing songs, video and games.
LearnKey Inc. (LearnKey(R) Inc. – a subsidiary of Better Learning Systems LLC
(BLS)) http://www.learnkey.com/elearning/ More than 1000 IT and business skills
courses.
Learn New Skills from Home.com (Learn New Skills From Home)
http://www.learn-new-skills-from-home.com/. Computer skills courses including
Microsoft Office and International Computer Driver’s Licence. Based in the UK.
LearnSmart (LearnSmart) http://www.learnsmartsystems.com/. Offer free courses
for IT and project management certifications. They also offer both a cloud-based
and a behind-the-firewall LMS. Not to be confused with the similarly named
product from McGraw-Hill.
Learnsoft Enterprise Training http://learnsoft.com/courses/. IT and business
skills courses. They also offer consultation and course design.
LearnSomething (LearnSomething) http://www.learnsomething.com. Offer
courses for retail and associations. Also offer an LMS and community tools.
Purchased by Xerox in June 2013.
Learn-Wise (Magnifi Group, Inc.) http://www.learn-wise.com/. An LMS and
publishing platform used for medical device corporate training. It comes equipped
with medical sales education courses for credentialing.
LearnZillion https://learnzillion.com. An open, cloud-based curriculum for K-12
teachers. Includes free K-12 lessons, videos, practice sheets, etc. aligned to the
Common Core as well as tools for districts – curriculum management, assessment,
and professional development.
Lexia Learning (Lexia Learning - A Rosetta Stone Company)
http://www.lexialearning.com/. K-12 adaptive literacy assessment and personalized
instruction. Lexia Reading Core 5 provides differentiated literacy instruction for preK–5. Lexia Strategies is designed for struggling readers in grades 6 and above
Lexia RAPID Assessment monitors reading and language skills for students in
grades K–12.
LexisNexis University http://www.lexisnexis.com/university/. Emphasis on legal
and software training. Also provide many publications and software applications
for legal education.
Litmos Heroes (CallidusCloud Software Inc./Litmos) http://litmosheroes.com/.
Over 150 e-learning modules on basic personal and business skills with over 1000
blended learning resources. Can be implemented on any LMS or they provide a
platform for free. Formerly Learning Heroes.
LocalGovU (Praetorian Group) http://www.localgovu.com. Online training for
employees of local governments.
Logical Operations (Logical Operations, Inc.) http://logicaloperations.com/.
Instructor-led and blended training on business software applications using a
learning platform called “CHOICE”. Purchased Axzo Press in 2014.
Lorman OnDemand (Lorman Education Services) http://www.lorman.com/. Live
and online courses on human resources, construction & development, medical,
legal & government, finance & accounting. Also offer recordings and books.
LRN http://www.lrn.com/. Ethics and compliance courses. They also provide the
Catalyst™ Learning Management System.
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311. Lullabot Drupalize.me http://drupalize.me/. Videos for learning Drupal.
312. Lumos Labs lumosity http://www.lumosity.com/. Brain games for brain training to
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improve cognitive abilities.
Lynda.com. http://www.lynda.com/. Online software, creative and business skills
videos. Purchased by LinkedIn in 2015. LinkedIn was purchased by Microsoft in
2016. LinkedIn Learning is the new portal for access to the Lynda courses.
Lyryx with Open Texts (Lyryx Learning Inc.) http://lyryx.com. Lyryx is a higher
education publisher combining open texts and content (OER) in the subjects of
mathematics, statistics, accounting and economics with online assessment,
editorial services, and dedicated in-house support to both students and instructors.
Also offer consulting services. Based in Calgary, Alberta.
Makerversity DIY (Makerversity Ltd.) http://makerversity.org/. Makerversity
supports new maker businesses and offer curriculum lessons enabling educators
to incorporate making and hands-on activities into core subjects. Based in London,
UK. Have a partnership with Pearson.
Majorium Business Press Pinpoint Skill Development Training Series.
http://www.majoriumbusinesspress.com/. Leadership, management, sales, sales
management, customer service and workplace compliance.
Martec International http://www.martec-international.com Custom designed
training for the retail industry.
Masterclass https://www.masterclass.com/. Courses offered by celebrity
practitioners on all manner of subjects; for example, Steve Martin on comedy,
Hans Zimmer on writing film scores, etc. Video lessons with assignments and
community activities.
Mastery Technologies http://www.masterytech.com/. Health, safety and business
courses. A network of training sites including http://www.mastery.com/ for
enterprise training and some free OSHA courses at
http://www.freetrainingpower.com/. They also offer the MasteryNet LMS.
Mathspace https://mathspace.co/. Online mathematics courses. Curriculum for
years 7 to 10 in Australia.
MaxIT (MaxIT Corp.) http://www.maxit.com. Over 3000 courses on business skills,
sales, health & safety, and Microsoft Office products offered with their AbilityLMS.
The company also offers consultation and custom course development services.
McGraw-Hill Education http://www.mheducation.com/. Offer PreK – 12, higher
education and adaptive courses, testing, and support of Common Core. In Nov.
2012, McGraw Hill Education was purchased by Apollo Global Management, LLC.
(An investment firm not, apparently, associated with the parent company of the
University of Phoenix – Apollo Group, Inc.)
MCN Learning http://www.mcnlearning.com/. An Saas provider of healthcare
courses including imPULSE® ECG Competency Series by Apex Innovations, Inc.
Also offer the edept LMS.
Medcom-Trainex (Medcom, Inc.) http://www.medcomrn.com/. Healthcare and
sales courses. Also offer Medcom T3 Learning Management System.
MedEntry UMAT Training http://www.medentry.edu.au/. Offer courses for
preparation for the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences
Admission Test) that is widely used. Based in Australia.
Medesun Healthcare Solutions http://www.medesunglobal.com/. Online and
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classroom training for medical coding (universal alphanumeric codes for
healthcare information) and billing. Offers numerous certifications and an ICD-10
(International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems)
internship. Based in India and operates in the US and worldwide.
Media Smarts http://mediasmarts.ca/. Canada’s centre for media and digital
literacy for students, teachers and parents. Includes award-winning MyWorld – a
digital literacy tutorial for secondary students. Based in Ottawa, Canada.
Mediapro http://www.mediapro.com Corporate mentoring, HIPAA (Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), Privacy training.
Mediasphere (Mediasphere Holdings Pty Ltd.) http://www.mediasphere.com.au/.
Generic workplace training courses with an emphasis on compliance. They also
offer the Powerhouse LMS for business and education in several versions as well
as other web management tools and custom content development.
Medksl https://medskl.com. A medical school platform with free videos and
downloadable resources from top medical professors. From Queen’s University in
Kingston, Ontario.
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School® - online learning courses for middle and high school students; Michigan
LearnPort® - professional development courses for K-12 teachers; and Michigan
Virtual Learning Research Institute™
Microsoft Learning http://business.microsoftelearning.com/. Microsoft software
courses.
Miller Heiman Group Sales Ready, Learner Ready, etc.
https://www.millerheimangroup.com/. Sales and customer service training. Offered
both as instructor-led and online. Also offer consultation services.
MindEdge Learning http://www.mindedge.com/. Interactive “webtexts” for basic
higher education courses, continuing education, and business and personal
professional development courses some leading to certifications in project
management and Six Sigma, for example. Also offer a mobile-friendly LMS with
their courses that can be integrated with other LMSs.
Mindpulley https://mindpulley.com/. IT skills and certification training. Also is a
reseller of major authoring tools and hosting and customization of LMS like
Moodle.
Mindsy http://www.mindsy.com. Nearly 5,000 courses on just about everything for
$29/month. Mostly video based.
Mind Tools (Mind Tools Ltd.) https://www.mindtools.com/. Online leadership,
management and personal effectiveness skills. Based in the UK.
Minreeva Learning Solutions http://www.minreeva.com/. A few Grade 1 math
elearning programs. Also offer basic and customized LMS, mobile apps, and
custom eLearning design. Based in Phillipines.
Mintra (Mintra Trainingportal AS) http://trainingportal.no/. Offer an extensive
catalog of courses for the oil and gas industry including those from ABRRAS. Also
offer the Trainingportal LMS that Includes compliance administration and a course
marketplace, Mintra Publisher - an e-learning production tool, and consultation and
custom development. Based in Norway. Acquired by Riverside/Grace Hill in 2014.
MiracleMind http://miraclemind.com/. Offer courses for “the whole family” on adult
education, personal growth, K-12, technical, and business skills.
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the largest number of Spanish courses on a wide range of topics. Has more than
100 university partners. Courses are free. Certificates are available on completion
of courses for 44 USD.
MIT OpenCourseWare (Massachusets Institute of Technology) http://ocw.mit.edu/.
MIT began the open courseware movement in 2002 by making many of its course
materials available free online. See EdX.
Mount Knowledge http://www.mountknowledge.ca/. English as a Second
Language (ESL) courses, test preparation courses and some business soft skills
courses. The company also provides its Knowledge Generator product that is
described as an adaptive microself learning AI personalized gamification system
that works in dynamic real time. Based in Toronto, Canada and Shijiazhuang,
China.
Multisoft Systems http://www.multisoftsystems.com/. Instructor-led and online
training for a wide range of IT subjects including Microsoft, Cisco and project
management. Based in India.
Mycourseroom (MCR) (Empowered Training Centre, LLC)
http://www.mycourseroom.com/. Online credentialed education across industries
(CEU, CPE, CPHQ, and PDU) for professionals and a subscription-based Learning
Management System (LMS) for businesses on the cloud.
MyeLearningStore (MyeLearningStore) http://www.myelearningstore.co.uk/.
Provide IT, desktop and business management courses and an LMS. Also provide
consulting services.
My Healthy World, Inc. http://www.myhealthyworld.com/. A healh curriculum for
kids and families. Have partnered with FeedHenry http://www.feedhenry.com/ to
deliver it on mobile devices.
Mylearnadfriend http://www.mylearnadfriend.co.uk/. Health and safety courses for
a wide range of sectors. Also do custom eLearning development.
myLearningPointeTM https://www.mylearningpointe.com/. Clinical, legal and
management courses for health and human services personnel. Also offer
myLearningHub – an LMS.
mylearningworx http://www.mylearningworx.com/. A UK-based site for small-tomedium enterprises and consumer markets to share and take crowd sourced
courses on a wide range of topics. Their mission is to ‘democratise UK learning’.
MyON (MyON) https://www.myon.com/. A personalized literacy environment that
incorporates a learning platform, assessments and digital reading content.
Formerly part of Capstone, now owned by Francisco Partners.
MyVocabulary.com (Vocabulary University®) https://myvocabulary.com/. K-12
grade level interactive word puzzles that help expand vocabulary. Also offer
Rooty*Hoot*Hoot® brand puzzles using Latin & Greek roots, RootRoutes®, Word
Webs™, synonyms and antonyms (SynOps™), word pairs (WordWaves™) and
Root-by-Root™.
NaMaYa (NaMaYa.com, Inc.) http://www.namaya.com/. Online professional
development for teachers. Also offer an educational platform that includes an LMS
and other K-12 school administration tools.
National Math and Science Initiative (National Math and Science Initiative)
http://www.nms.org/Resources/CommonCoreOpenResources.aspx. Free access
for teachers to Common Core State Standards resources and materials. Includes
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access to an open-source LMS. Announced in April, 2013.
National Training Systems Inc. Sample Courses
http://www.nationaltraining.com. They offer a range of online courses on basic
business skills with a healthcare specialty. The courses are not accessible directly
from their website. They do offer some sample courses at
http://www.samplecourse.com/. Also offer an LMS called Flextraining.
NAVEX Global, Inc. http://www.navexglobal.com/. Offer courses and packages on
compliance, policy and situational ethics. Acquired The Network, Inc. in 2015.
NDTClassroom http://www.ndtclassroom.com. Video-based courses on nondestructive testing (NDT).
Neovation SmarterU Essentials (Neovation Corporation)
https://www.smarteru.com/smarteru-essentials. 6000+ video based business skills
courses packaged with their SmarterU LMS. Also offer a mobile first, adaptive
microlearning platform called OttoLearn. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
NetCom Learning http://www.netcomlearning.com/. Offer IT training and
certifications both instructor-led and e-learning.
Netex Learning Coffee (Netex Knowledge Factory S.L.)
http://www.netexlearning.com/en/learningcoffee/catalogue/. Off-the-shelf business
softskills courses called Video Arts. Also offer Learning Coffee Central – a
corporate LMS, Learning Fruit Central – an education LMS, custom course
development and other tools. Have integrated a Tin Can API conformant Learning
Record Store. Based in Spain.
New Horizons Worldwide Inc. http://www.newhorizons.com/. Mostly offer
computer skills courses – Microsoft and Cisco certifications, etc.
New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) http://www.nyif.com. Courses for financial
professionals.
NextLesson (NextLesson Inc.) https://www.nextlesson.org/. Free and low-cost,
standards‑aligned, K‑12 problem solving projects and lessons on a wide range of
topics.
Nimble Courses (Nimble Elearning Limited) https://www.nimble-elearning.com/.
Business skills courses that are editable using Nimble Author. Based in the UK, the
company was previously known as Elearning247. Also offer Nimble Author, and
Nimble LMS.
Ninjio (Ninjio, LLC) https://www.ninjio.com/. Gamified cyber-security training.
Nomadic http://nomadic.fm/. Critical thinking skills and leadership and
communications capabilities for corporations and business schools. Also offer
content management, a proprietary deployment platform and consulting services.
Noodle https://www.noodle.com/. A social/community course sharing platform.
Offers a variety of school and college courses as well as coaching, tutoring and
videos. Similar to a MOOC in this respect. Purchased Lore in March 2013.
Noodle Markets (Noodle Markets, Inc.) https://www.noodlemarkets.com/.
Marketing of K-12 education products. To launch in 2016. Directly associated with
Noodle and Noodle Partners.
NoRedInk (NoRedInk Corp.) https://www.noredink.com/. An adaptive platform to
help students improve grammar and writing skills.
North American Seminars Healthclick (North American Seminars, Inc.)
http://www.healthclick.com/. North American Seminars is a national provider of
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continuing education courses for physical therapists and occupational therapists. It
includes an online LMS for employers to manage courses but the LMS is not
available separately. They also offer Healthclick Desktop that integrates with the
Healthclick Learning Management System to provide a collaborative learning
environment online and on the desktop.
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Children’s Progress Academic
Assessment (CPAA) https://www.nwea.org/assessments/cpaa/. Adaptive
assessment for literacy and mathematics at the K-3 level.
NovoEd https://novoed.com/. An online network and MOOC platform. Courses for
university and business. Partners include Stanford, Princeton, etc.
NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning)
http://nptel.ac.in/. Free online courseware on science and engineering topics.
Based in India.
NYSE Governance Solutions (New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.) https://www.nyse.com/governance/learningsolutions. Provides governance and compliance analytics and learning solutions
for organizations and their boards. Tools include Pulse - adaptive learning and
analytics technology designed with game mechanics and motivational tech-niques,
Pulse Check - a tool for understanding the "pulse" of a burning issue in your
organization with an interactive diagnostic application, and RealBiz Shorts - short,
funny, and engaging content. Formerly Corpedia.
Odigia (A RootLevel Labs Company) http://www.odigia.com/. Offer academic
courses in mathematics and science in partnership with OpenStax College of Rice
University. Also offer a learning platform with course authoring capability that
includes elements of game theory and inquiry based progression.
Odysseyware (Glynlyon, Inc.) http://www.odysseyware.com/. Online curriculum for
history and geography, math, language arts, science and other subjects for U. S.
public and charter K-12 schools. Also offer the Teacher Authoring Tool for teachers
to create their own courses and customize Odysseyware courses.
OHS&HR Management Systems Pty Ltd.
http://ohsmanagementsystems.com.au/. Resources for occupational health and
safety. Based in Australia. Associated with Plenty Training.
Oilennium http://www.oilennium.com/. eLearning courses including simulations for
the oil and gas industry. Based in the UK. As of Nov. 2012, part of Petrofac
Training Services (PTS).
Oilproject (Oil Project Co. S.r.l.) http://www.oilproject.it/. Offers a wide range of
topics and content from MOOC’s. Based in Italy, website is in Italian.
Olive Learning (Olive Learning) https://olivelearning.com. Ofer courses for
onboarding, compliance, sales and custormer service and technical skills mostly
using video. Also offer the Academy LMS and custom content design. Based in
Ireland.
OnCourse Learning (OnCourse Learning, Co.) http://www.oncourselearning.com/.
Classroom and online courses for the financial services, real estate and IT
industries. Also offer compliance training and tools. Operate several “campuses”
including American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT), Career WebSchool, Digital
University, ProSchools, QuickCert, TrainingPro, and BankersEdge. In 2014 was
recapitalized by private equity firm CIP Capital. Also offer a “Learning Platform”
with gamification features but it is not clear if it is available as a standalone LMS
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separate from its catalogue.
Online Learning Consortium (began as the Sloan Consortium)
http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/. OLC is a professional organization devoted to
advancing quality online learning by providing professional development,
instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning
professionals and organizations around the world. In collaboration with Tyton Tyton
Partners and SRI International it offers the Courseware in Context Framework
http://coursewareincontext.org that consists of the CWiC Framework, the Product
Primer and Designer. The complete framework includes the product taxonomy and
research collection, plus course- and institution level implementation guides for
administrators completing course reviews.
Online Learning Enterprises (OLE) (Online Learning Enterprises Inc.)
https://olelearning.com/. Health and safety courses on a platform that includes a
course builder, templates, and forms. Based in London, Ontario.
OntarioLearn http://www.ontariolearn.com/. A consortium of all 24 publicly-funded
colleges in Ontario that offers more than 1000 online courses.
Onwards Learning LearnOnEnglish (Onwards Learning Ltd.)
http://www.onwardslearning.com/. A cloud-based portal for English language
learning. Suppliers of courses are major third-party English language vendors (not
visibile directly on the website). Marketed to countries in Asia and Latin America.
Based in Ireland.
OpenEd https://www.opened.com/. Offer more than 250,000 Common Core
aligned resources open educational resources (OER) from major publishers
including assessments, videos and games. Also offer a free LMS for teachers and
the Open Education Search app available for download on EduAppCenter.com.
Open Education by Blackboard (Blackboard Inc.)
https://openeducation.blackboard.com/. Free MOOC’s on a wide range of topics
offered by Blackboard’s many university partners.
Open English https://www.openenglish.com/. English language learning for
Spanish speaking learners. Website is in Spanish.
Open HPI (Hasso Plattner Institut) https://openhpi.de. A platform for free courses
on information technology and a social learning community. Based in Germany.
Numerous courses are available in English.
Openlearning https://www.openlearning.com/. Offers free online university level
courses contributed by members. Includes course creation tools. Similar to a
MOOC. Based in Australia.
openSAP (SAP) https://open.sap.com/. Courses for learning about SAP (the
major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system). They call it an enterprise
MOOC platform.
OpenSesame http://www.opensesame.com. World’s largest marketplace for
buying and selling online courses. More than 20,000 business, technology,
healthcare, etc. courses from 400 vendors. Has partnered with several LMS.
OpenStax College https://openstaxcollege.org/. A non-profit based at Rice
University that offers free textbooks and online courses in mathematics and
science through Odigia.
Open Up Resources http://openupresources.org. A non-profit that makes curricula
freely available to U.S. school districts. Currently offer English language arts (ELA)
for K-5 and a problem-based mathematics curriculum for 6-8.
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395. Open Yale Courses (Yale University) http://oyc.yale.edu/. A selection of recorded
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lectures from introductory courses and live online courses at Yale University. Not
free.
Oracle Training on Demand (aka Oracle University)
http://education.oracle.com/. Oracle offers online video courses for its own
software and others. In 2015 it began to offer Oracle Learning Streams (or is this
just another name for the same thing?).
Orchard Software http://www.orchardsoftware.com/. Differentiated instruction
and assessment for mathematics, reading, writing, language arts, and science for
grades Pre-K-9.
Osmosis https://www.osmosis.org/. Online medical training with question banks,
flashcards, memory aids and study plans.
OTT (Online Travel Training) https://www.onlinetraveltraining.com/uk/producttraining/. A UK based provider of online training for the travel industry.
Overnite Software (Overnite Software, Inc.) http://www.overnitecbt.com/. An
extensive library of customizable business skills courses including environmental,
health, safety, human resources, etc. for a variety of industries. Also offer the
ExxTend Learning™ LMS and custom learning design services.
P2PU https://p2pu.org/. Courses on topics generated and attended by peers.
“People work together to learn a particular topic by completing tasks, assessing
individual and group work, and providing constructive feedback.” An example of a
MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses). See also edX, Udacity, Codeacademy,
openlearning and others.
Paradigm Online University http://www.pdgm.com/Training/Paradigm-OnlineUniversity.aspx. Paradigm is a multinational software development company that
supports the oil and gas industries. They offer courses on the use of their
software.
PBS Learning Media (PBS & WGBH Educational Foundation)
http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/. K-12 content and community.
PDI Ninth House (Personnel Decisions International Corporation – Korn/Ferry
International) http://www.pdinh.com/. Management and leadership courses,
coaching, assessment and consultation.
Pearson CourseConnect (Pearson Education)
http://www.pearsoncustom.com/courseconnect/. A large library of online courses.
CourseConnect Analytics Edition integrates with LearningStudio LMS.
Pearson MyLab & Mastering http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/.
Online homework, tutorial, and assessment products for higher education. Uses
adaptive learning approaches.
Pearson School http://www.pearsonschool.com/. K-12 courseware and other
resources. Also known as Pearson Digital Learning. Includes Pearson
SuccessMaker - adaptive K-8 reading and math.
Pearson Workforce Education (Pearson Education)
http://www.pearsonlearningsolutions.com/workforce-education/. Career and
industry certification courses for post-secondary institutions and private sector
companies. Like many large corporate websites, Pearson’s is confusing and they
keep changing names for offerings.
Perfection Learning https://www.perfectionlearning.com/. Curriculum solutions for
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K-12 schools aligned to Common Core State Standards. Through its Kinetic Books
digital curriculum, the company provides math and science programs for high
school and higher education. Kinetic Math and Kinetic Physics programs
incorporate video and electronic whiteboard lessons; interactive problems,
activities, and digital tools; and a robust online assessment and course
management system.
Pharmaceutical Institute http://www.pharmainstitute.com/. Training solutions for
the pharmaceutical and biotech industry including eLearning, simulations and
assessments.
Phillips Consulting Learning Academy (Phillips Consulting)
http://www.phillipsconsulting.net/phillips-learning-academy/. An African reseller of
business skills training from Skillsoft and others. Based in Nigeria.
Plenty Training http://www.plentytraining.edu.au/. Online and face-to-face training
for education, business, OHS / WHS and project management sectors. Based in
Australia.
Pluralsight http://www.pluralsight.com/. Online IT training. Now includes DigitalTutors courses. In 2014 they acquired Smarterer and in 2015, they acquired Code
School.
Precyse University (Precyse Solutions, LLC.) http://www.precyse.com/. Precyse
is a heathcare information systems provider that offers ICD-10 compliance
education.
PrimeLearning http://www.primelearning.com/. Offer courses for PMI Certified
Project Management (CAPM®, PMP®), Sales Skills, Customer Service, General
Management, Human Resources, Communication, Marketing and Personal
Development. Serve an international market.
Proflight http://www.proflight.aero/. Online ground training for Citation Jet pilots
using the FAA approved ProFlight CitationJet Learning Management System. The
source of this LMS is unclear.
Prometheus Development (Prometheus Development, Inc.)
http://torchlms.com/products/off-the-shelf-e-learning-content/. Offer both generic
(Skillsoft) and custom built courses, Torch LMS, and a PowerPoint conversion
authoring tool.
ProTrain (ProTrain Edu) http://www.protrainedu.org/. Partners with colleges and
universities to offer online courses in business, technology, education, health care,
trades and law.
Pryor Learning Solutions Online Training (pryor.com)
http://www.pryor.com/site/online-training/. Thousands of business skills courses
including certifications and accreditations that come with a cloud based learning
platform that can be integrated with other LMSs. The company also offers on-site
training and other modalities.
Pure Learning http://purelearning.com.au/. Offer a library of business skills
eLearning courses and custom development of eLearning and communications
services. Launched by Future Knowledge in 2015.
Pyzdek Institite (The Pyzdek Institute LLC) http://www.sixsigmatraining.org/. A
provider of online Six Sigma training modules.
QinetiQ http://www.qinetiq.com/. A supplier of defence oriented training. Their
Aviation Data Trainer application allows users to memorize and test their
knowledge of air traffic controller data sets.
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for cultural competency eLearning for healthcare professionals to provide high
quality care to patients with diverse values, beliefs and behaviors.
QualityTrainingPortal.com (part of Resource Engineering Inc.)
http://www.qualitytrainingportal.com. Online courses to support quality and
productivity improvement initiatives. Also offer Esprit LMS http://www.espritlms.com.
Quasar http://www.quasar.co.uk/. Microsoft IT courses and custom development.
Querium http://www.querium.com/. An adaptive test preparation platform built
especially for the state of Texas for students to master STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) skills with personalized, bite-sized lessons
and expert system, step-by-step tutoring assistance.
QuicKnowledge Inc. http://www.quicknowledge.com Business and
communications courses.
QuickStart (QuickStart) https://www.quickstart.com/. A comprehensive library of
both self-paced and instructor-led courses for Information Technology training.
QuickStart also offers the Cognitive Learning Platform (CLIPP) that augments LMS
with AI based content curation.
Quipper Video (Quipper) http://www.quipper.com/. Quipper Video offers K-12
online tutorial videos accompanied by study guides and assessments. Based in
London, UK, it operates in Japan, Indonesia, Phillipines and Mexico. Courses are
available on the specific company websites. Also offers the LMS Quipper School.
Qumas http://www.qumas.com/. Compliance and quality management solutions
for the life sciences industry. Have a partnership with NetDimensions for learning
management systems.
RainmakerThinking TalkAboutTheWork.com (Rainmaker Thinking, Inc.)
http://talkaboutthework.com/. Video-based (talking-head) business lessons.
Designed for custom delivery and to stimulate conversations.
Rapid Learning Center (Rapid Learning Inc.)
http://www.rapidlearningcenter.com/. Science and math tutorials, drills and
cheatsheets for high school and college test preparation.
Rapid Learning Institute http://rapidlearninginstitute.com/. Sales, leadership,
management, human resources, employment law compliance, and workplace
safety training in short chunks with a new custom built LMS.
RealEstateCE.com https://realestatece.com/. RealEstateCE.com offers a variety
of mobile friendly online continuing education courses for real estate license
renewals approved by state regulatory agencies in over 30 states across the US.
Redbird Advanced Learning https://redbirdlearning.com/. Offer personalized
common core aligned courses in K-7 mathematics, language arts and writing and
for gifted and talented learners (available at http://giftedandtalented.com/). Also
offer blended learning and professional development offerings. An initiative of
Stanford University.
RedVector (RedVector.com, Inc.) http://www.redvector.com/. Courses for
architecture, engineering and construction. Also offer an LMS. A brand of
VectorLearning that also offers TargetSolutions courses for fire, EMS and other
public services. Purchased CentreLearn in 2014.
Renaissance Learning http://www.renaissance.com/. The maker of Accelerated
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Reader and Accelerated Math and the STAR assessment system. Offer quizzes,
software, books etc. to elementary and high schools. Bought by Hellman &
Friedman in March 2014 for $1.1 billion. Google is also an investor. In 2017 they
introduced Renaissance Flow 360 – a personalized learning platform that
streamlines the flow of data to plan, deliver, and track differentiated instruction,
eliminating time spent organizing and translating between systems.
Rendia https://get.rendia.com/. Animated videos for doctor-patient communication.
Includes Exam Mode that allows the doctor to draw on diagrams o illustrate
specific points. Currently (2017) offer videos on optometry, ophthalmology,
otolaryngology, audiology, and facial aesthetics.
Retail Training Services (Retail Adovacy Group, LLC.)
http://www.retailertrainingservices.com/. Training content for retailers and
distributors.
RFID4u (RFID4U) http://www.rfid4u.com/. RFID training.
Richardson QuickSkills http://www.richardson.com/ Sales and customer service.
Also offer Sales Performance System (SPS) – a consulting model, and Richardson
Accelerate - an “adaptive” sales training platform that offers both self-directed and
blended learning content, video-based scenarios, microlearning, gamification,and
assessments.
Risk Management Association RMA University http://www.rmahq.org/eventstraining. Caters to the financial lending sector. Offers courses leading to credit
skills certification and eMentor – a collection of resources for the sector.
Rosetta Stone http://www.rosettastone.com/. Language training.
Rwaq https://www.rwaq.org/. The Arab MOOC platform.
SAI Global http://www.saiglobal.com/. Specialists in compliance and ethics
courses. Purchased Integrity Interactive in Sept. 2010. Also offer custom course
design and a Learning Management System.
Safari Books Online http://safaribooksonline.com/. More than 40,000 books,
training videos, rough cuts, short cuts, and articles available online for business
and technology.
Safety Media (Safety Media Ltd.) http://www.safetymedia.co.uk/. More than 100
health and safety e-learning courses. Based in the United Kingdom.
SalesBasix (SalesBasix, LLC) http://www.salesbasix.com/. Sales, marketing,
public relations and social media eLearning.
Salesforce (Salesforce.com, Inc.) https://trailhead.salesforce.com/en. Salesforce
provides online training for its own products on a platform called Trailhead that
provides guided learning paths. It also makes myTrailhead available as a general
LMS.
Sales Performance International Solution Selling (Sales Performance
International, LLC. DBA Solution Selling, Inc.) http://www.spisales.com/. Sales
training courses.
Sales Training International http://www.saleshelp.com/ Sales training, sales
management training, and customer service training
Sanch Electronix Limited http://www.sanch.com/. A Trinidad-based site with
educational materials and software to support the development of the Caribbean
music industry including the character Pete the Panstick.
Sapling Learning (Sapling Learning, Inc.) http://www2.saplinglearning.com/.
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Online interactive homework, instruction with course materials, and feedback in the
“problem solving” disciplines (science and economics). Mostly post-secondary
content.
Scenario Learning http://www.scenariolearning.com/. A developer of safety,
inclusiveness, and compliance solutions for K-12, colleges and the workplace.
Offer both software and courses under brands SafeSchools, SafeColleges,
SafePersonnel, and Exceptional Child.
Scholastic http://www.scholastic.com/. Online and hard copy educational
resources (books, videos, games, etc.) for kids ages 3-12.
SchoolDistrictU http://www.schooldistrictu.com. Online training for classified
(non-teaching) staff of school districts. Appears to be affiliated with LocalGovU.
Has an online LMS which is not available as a separate product.
Scientific Learning Reading Assistant (Scientific Learning Corporation)
http://www.scilearn.com/products/reading-assistant. Students receive
individualized reading coaching every time they use the software.
Security Innovation TeamProfessor and TeamMentor
https://www.securityinnovation.com/. Training for corporate IT security teams.
SevenDimensions (SevenDimensions Pty. Ltd.) http://7dimensions.com.au/. Over
700 videos on leadership, interpersonal skills, health and youth programs. They
also provide learning resources, workshops, seminars and creative production and
consulting services. Based in Australia. Represented in India by Multi Media HRD
Pvt. Ltd.
Shaw Academy (Shaw Academy) http://www.shawacademy.com/. Live, online and
recorded courses on business, information technology and personal interest
topics. Based in Ireland.
Shmoop (Shmoop University, Inc.) http://www.shmoop.com/. An educational digital
publishing site that offers comprehensive test preparation and learning plans and
curriculum for all K-12 subjects as well as some introductory college credit
courses.
ShoreTel University (ShoreTel, Inc.) http://support.shoretel.com/training/. Shoretel
is a provider of IP business phone and unified communications. Shoretel
University is a collection of courses for customers. It uses a learning management
system known as Certification Central which helps companies manage the
certification process but the LMS is not apparently sold separately.
Simplilearn http://www.simplilearn.com/. A startup (2013) company offering
certification courses in IT and business. Also offer online training, blended
classroom training and exam practice tests. Based in India.
Simtics http://www.simtics.com/. Online healthcare simulations for individuals and
educational institutions.
Simformer (Marilana UAB) https://simformer.com/. Offer a multi-user business
environment called Simformer Business Simulation (SBS) - custom and off-the
shelf business simulations on the Moodle LMS platform. For both business and
academia. Based in Lithuania.
SIMnet (McGraw-Hill Education)
https://www.mheducation.com/highered/explore/simnet.html. Training and
assessment of Microsoft Office skills.
Skillpill http://www.skillpill.com/. A provider of videos on communication skills and
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mobile learning content (from business publishers) using augmented reality and
microlearning. Also offer a range of tools, custom development and consultation.
Skills for Health http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/. eLearning for healthcare skills
in the UK.
Skillshare http://www.skillshare.com/. A community marketplace for classes.
Mostly local live classroom courses, some with online components.
Skillsoft (Skillsoft Ireland Limited) http://www.skillsoft.com Business, compliance,
IT, Computer, financial skills – 1000’s of courses. With its purchase of Smartforce,
NETg, Element K, and (in 2012) Mindleaders, Skillsoft is by far the single largest
vendor of online courses. Also offer SkillPort LMS, SkillPort’s new replacement fo
SkillPort - Percipio, SkillStudio for customizing SkillSoft courses and SkillSoft
inGenius – a social learning platform. In March 2014, Skillsoft itself was purchased
by Charterhouse Capital Partners for a reported $2.3 billion! A major development
- in August 2014 it was announced that Skillsoft would be purchasing SumTotal
Systems - two of the largest vendors in the corporate eLearning and learning
management sector getting together. They have announced the Talent Expansion
suite.
Smart Horizons (a division of Darwin Global, LLC.) http://www.smarthorizons.org/.
Business and computing skills, early childhood professional development, driver
training, telecommunications training, training for public safety, patient safety,
security, law enforcement, and first responder professionals, etc. Also offer the
NexPort training platform.
SmartPros (SmartPros Ltd.) http://sp.smartpros.com/. Compliance, financial,
engineering and legal training. Also offer an LMS - SmartPros® eCampus™
Learning Management System.
Smith System http://www.smith-system.com/. Online driver education.
SolidProfessor http://www.solidprofessor.com/. eLearning for CAD, CAM and BIM
software including SolidWorks, Autodesk, CAMWorks, and Mastercam.
Sollah Interactive (Sollah Interactive, LLC) http://sollah.com/. eLearning courses
on safety, ethics, diversity, leadership, compliance, etc. Also offer live training.
Solocks.com Training Inc. http://www.solocks.com/. Offer regulatory compliance
training for WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), Office Ergonomics
and Asbestos Awareness. Based in Vancouver, BC.
Sologic (Sologic, formerly Apollo Associated Services) http://www.sologic.com/..
Courses on Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
Sophia Pathways™ (SOPHIA Learning, LLC.) http://www.sophia.org/. Online
college level courses.
Speak and Write Inc. http://speakandwrite.com/. Workshops, webinars, e-learning
and ecoaching for corporate training particularly on communication skills.
Speexx http://www.speexx.com/. Online language training. Also offer a language
learning platform. Based in Germany.
Springboard Courses http://www.springboardcourses.ie/. Offer free part-time,
post-secondary courses.
STERIS University http://university.steris.com/sterisu/. Professional and technical
healthcare education.
StormWind http://stormwind.com/. Cisco, Microsoft, etc. IT training courses.
Uses a platform called Epic Live for two hour synchronous webinars that are
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recorded for review.
Straighterline http://www.straighterline.com/. College courses for credit at a
modest fee. A low-priced (as opposed to free) MOOC.
StudySync (BookheadEd Learning LLC) http://www.studysync.com/. English
language arts and literature instruction for grades 6–12 including access to texts,
lessons, peer review, etc. Also offer Unit Creator, a new tool designed to help
teachers create new English language arts units for students in grades 6 to 12
from scratch.
Success Associates Skillbuilder CORE Competency Learning System
(Success Associates Inc.) http://successassociatesinc.com/. A system that tests
employees to identify skill gaps and provides a catalog of courses to allow them to
upgrade.
Summit Training Source (Summit Training Source, Inc)
http://summit.hsi.com/home. Safety, health and environmental courses.
SWIFTSmart (S.W.I.F.T. SCRL) https://www.swift.com/oursolutions/services/training/swiftsmart. The company is a provider of financial
messaging services. SWIFTSmart is a cloud-based service that provides more
than 100 courses in multiple languages ranging from SWIFT message standards
for payments, trade, treasury and securities to SWIFT software and connectivity.
Based in Belgium with worldwide offices.
SwissVBS (Swiss Virtual Business Solutions) http://swissvbs.com/. A full-service
digital learning design and production agency that offers several management
courses, training consultation and development. Also offer echo – a mobile
learning reinforcement solution, SET (Sales Enablement Tool) for access to the
latest relevant sales information, and the SwissVBS Learning Cloud LMS. Based in
Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe.
Syntrio http://www.syntrio.com. Courses on communication, management,
leadership, personal development, sales and service, ethics and and HR
compliance. Also offer an LMS.
TeachMeIt (InfoPro Worldwide, Inc.) http://www.teachmeit.com/. Offer hundreds of
computer training courses. Not related to the company InfoPro Learning Inc. from
India.
Teachscape http://www.teachscape.com/. Online continuing education courses for
K-12 teachers. Also have various tools for classroom observation, teacher
evaluation and professional development. Have partnered with Saba.
Technologia (Groupe informatique Technologia inc.)
http://www.technologia.com/en/e-learning-space/. Offer courses (both face-to-face
and online and in both English and French) and consultation on Information
Technology, Project Mananagement and Human Capital Management. They are
resellers of CrossKnowledge and Skillsoft courses. Based in Montreal.
Ted “Ideas Worth Spreading” http://www.ted.com/. Free videos of expert talks.
Also offer Ted-Ed http://ed.ted.com/ “Lessons worth Sharing”.
Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training (Telephone Doctor Customer
Service Training) http://www.telephonedoctor.com. Customer service training.
Online courses are found at www.ServiceSkills.com.
TenMarks (TenMarks Education, Inc.) https://www.tenmarks.com/. Common Core
State Standards mathematics courses with helpful hints, video lessons, and
interventions. Purchased by Amazon in 2013.
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497. testDEN (ACT360 Media Ltd.) https://www.testden.com/. Practice for TOEFL® test
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(Test of English as a Foreign Language), TOEIC® test (Test of English for
International Communication), and accent reduction for non-English speaking
people. Based in Vancouver, Canada.
Textbooks.com http://www.textbooks.com/. Offer electronic texts as well as new
and used textbooks for rent or sale.
The Agent University http://www.agentuniversity.com/. Courses and other
resources for real estate training.
The Great Courses http://www.thegreatcourses.com/. A MOOC platform (but not
free) for 100’s of post-secondary and general interest courses.
The Human Equation http://www.thehumanequation.com Human Resources
Foundations and Compliance, Driver and Fleet Management, Ethics for lawyers,
Workplace Injury and Loss Prevention, Risk Management and Safety
The Ken Blanchard Companies http://www.kenblanchard.com/. Offer
management courses in a variety of modes.
The Learning Rooms http://www.thelearningrooms.com/. Online courses on
performance management, policies and procedures and conflict resolution. It also
offers courses in specialist health and safety areas. The company also offers
eLearning consultation and development services. Based in Ireland.
The Quality Group http://www.thequalitygroup.net/ Six Sigma, project
management, process improvement, etc. courses
The Training Room Online http://thetrainingroomonline.com/. Courses on sales,
occupational health and safety, soft skills and legislative training. Also offer
custom course development. Based in South Africa.
ThinkCERCA https://thinkcerca.com/. An online platform designed to personalize
literacy instruction across disciplines (English, Science, Math, Social Studies) with
minilessons, peer-to-peer collaboration, assessments in an “argumentation
framework”.
ThinkHR https://www.thinkhr.com/. Courses on compliance, customer service,
environmental compliance, human resources, performance management, safety,
wellness, workplace skills, etc. complete with custom administration. Also offer
other HR related services.
Think Through Math https://www.thinkthroughmath.com/. Supplemental
mathematics curriculum that combines live teacher support, student motivation,
and adaptive instruction in a web-based learning system.
Thomson Reuters Accelus Training Solutions
http://accelus.thomsonreuters.com/solutions/training. Compliance training for
financial and other highly regulated industries.
Tigerpaw Software http://learn.tigerpaw.com/. Online training and documentation
resources for Tigerpaw business management Software. It runs on an in-house
LMS that may or may not be available for separate purchase.
TinyWorld http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tinyworld-connecting-the-world-vialanguage-sharing#!. A social e-learning platform for language learners. New in
2013.
Tooling University (Tooling University, LLC, an SME company)
http://www.toolingu.com/. Primarily a purveyor of courses for manufacturing. Also
offer assessments, certifications and custom course development.
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513. TRAIN (Public Health Foundation) http://www.train.org. A U.S. based network of
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public health providers who share courseware on this site. Courses are only
available to members. They also provide an LMS.
TrainingCampus.com (HealthCarePoint) http://trainingcampus.com. An
“Education Management Network” oriented to health services industry compliance.
They offer a catalogue of courses educational activities, learning aids, and
accreditation options. They also offer several management tools.
Training Express Group http://www.trainingexpress.es/. Blended language
learning for corporate clients. Based in Spain.
TrainingToday (BLR®—Business & Legal Resources.)
http://trainingtoday.blr.com/. Courses on human resources, environmental health
and safety, sexual harassment, safety, etc.
TrainTool (TrainTool BV) https://www.traintool.com/. Offer videos for training and
measuring communications skills on a platform called Smart Video Role Play that
can also be used to create homemade content. Based in The Netherlands.
Traliant (Traliant, LLC) https://www.traliant.com/. Compliance courses for
preventing discrimination and harassment. Also offer an LMS for management of
their courses and others.
Travitor (Travitor Media) http://www.travitor.com/. Offer more than 3000 business,
banking and technology courses. Also offer the Centrix LMS and authoring tools.
TRC Interactive Inc. http://www.trcinteractive.com/ Training for financial
institutions - teller, compliance, sales, customer service, products and services,
personal development, trainer, and management training. They also offer
BankTrainingOnline https://www.banktrainingonline.com/ which is a package that
includes courses and a learning management system called Training Central.
Treehouse (Treehouse Island, Inc.) http://teamtreehouse.com/. A platform for
learning how to use digital tools including digital code writing for HTML, Ruby,
Android, Apple’s Swift, etc. Includes video, exercises, and quizzes.
Tridat Technologies (Tridat Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) http://www.tridatindia.com/.
“An end-to-end learning solutions company.” They specialize in custom eLearning
development for off-shore businesses and education. They also offer Skilldom
http://www.skilldom.co.in/. - more than 100 business skills courses including cross
cultural sensitivity. Based in India.
TriNet Learn (TriNet Group, Inc.)
http://www.trinet.com/products/software/learn.htm. TriNet is an HR software
provider. One of the offerings includes a cloud platform with 500 professional
development eLearning courses on topics like finance, workplace ethics, business
writing, computer skills and compliance training. Only available as part of their
bundled HR solution.
TRISEUM (TRISEUM) http://triseum.com/ is an education gaming company
founded through the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University. In 2016, it unveiled a new
game called Variant: Limit that aims to teach students challenging calculus
concepts through an immersive 3D world.
Triumph Learning (Triumph Learning) http://www.triumphlearning.com/. Offer U.S.
K-12 Common Core content and a learning platform called Waggle.
TutorPro Courseware (TutorPro Ltd.) http://www.tutorpro.com/. A library of
technology and business skills courses. They also offer an LMS, authoring tool
Live Content Studio, assessments, and custom eLearning development. Based in
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the UK.
TwentyEighty Strategy Execution (a TwentyEighty, Inc. company.)
http://www.strategyex.ca/. Formerly ESI International and IPS Learning. Courses
and certifications for project management and business skills. Also offer
assessment services.
uCertify (uCertify) http://www.ucertify.com/. More than 400 courses leading to IT
certifications on an award-winning platform.
Udacity http://www.udacity.com/. Low cost access to university courses. It is one
example of a MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses). Have partnered with Google
to offer a “Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree”. See also edX, Coursera, etc.
Udemy http://www.udemy.com/. Provides courses on many topics – both
academic and business - and tools to create courses. Courses can also be sold.
Many courses are offered by respected university faculty members. “Udemy’s goal
is to disrupt and democratize the world of education by enabling anyone to teach
and learn online.” An example of a MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses). Also
offer Udemy for Organizations (UFO) – an LMS of sorts
https://www.udemy.com/organizations.
UL EduNeering (UL LLC) http://www.uleduneering.com/. Courses on life
sciences, fire service, and safety. Also offer the LMS – Compliance Wire.
Eduneering was purchased in 2007 by Kaplan Inc. and then, in 2012, by UL.
UNICEF Agora https://agora.unicef.org/. UNICEF’s global learning platform that
provides free access to anyone for courses on UNICEF.
Unicorn Training Group http://www.unicorntraining.com/off-the-shelf-content/.
Courses on regulatory compliance, financial services, insurance, cyber security,
etc. Also offer the SkillsServe LMS, the eCreator authoring tool and custom
development. Based in the UK.
Unitek Education http://www.unitek.com/training/. IT courses for Microsoft, Citrix,
CompTIA, RedHat and CRN magazine.
University of Phoenix http://www.phoenix.edu/. 300,000 students in on-ground
and online programs around the world including both undergraduate and graduate
degrees. There are many other online universities including Bellevue, Walden and
Kaplan and many land-based colleges are adopting online learning to some extent.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_colleges_in_the_United_States
and http://www.thebestschools.org/rankings/best-online-colleges/.
University of the People https://www.uopeople.edu/. A tuition free university
offering online degrees in business administration, computer science and health.
Vado http://vadoinc.net. Offer courses on competency development, project
management, onboarding, career development, etc. Use short chunks of
streaming video.
Velociteach (Velociteach) https://www.velociteach.com/online-courses/. Online
courses for project management offered under the brand InSite by Velociteach.
Also offer instructor-led training and self-study courses.
Velsoft (Velsoft) http://www.velsoft.com/. An extensive library of both IT and soft
skills courses for both instructor-led and elearning that can be customized. Also
offer znanja – an LMS/LCMS/Authoring solution. Have a sister website
http://www.eager2learn.com/ for individual learner purchase of courses. Based in
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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540. Venza Group Peak (Venza Group, Inc.) http://www.venzapeak.com/. Courses for
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the hospitality and health industries. Also offer Venza Sherpa - a rapid course
development tool and Venza Learning Management System.
Vetstream Vetacademy (Vetstream, Ltd.) http://www.vetacademy.co.uk/. Online
veterinary medicine courses. Also offered by Elsevier.
Videotel (Videotel – a division of KVH Industries, Inc.) http://videotel.com/. Marine
training and education materials. Also offer some computer training management
tools for marine purposes and courses through the Videotel Academy. Videotel is
based in the UK; KVH is a global company with a head office in the US.
Vigil Systems http://www.vigilsystems.com/. Offer vehicle driver training and risk
management. Based in Australia but operate worldwide.
VINCI ClassVINCI (VINCIEducation.com) http://www.vincieducation.com/. Offers
both K-5 curriculum and learning management for blended learning, and integrates
tablet access, cloud computing and learning analytics with a differentiated
recommendation system.
VIPKID (Beijing Da Mi Technology Co., Ltd.) https://t.vipkid.com.cn/. English
language learning for Chinese students using a virtual classroom that streams
connections between student and English language teachers.
Virtual College (Virtual College Ltd.) http://www.virtual-college.co.uk/. Offer
courses that support the construction, healthcare, housing, retail and other
industries. Also offer the Enable LMS. Based in the UK. As of Nov. 2015, part of
William Reed Business Media and known as William Reed Training.
Virtual Training Company (VTC) http://www.vtc.com/. More than 1000 software
training courses.
Vista Higher Learning (Vista Higher Learning, Inc.)
http://vistahigherlearning.com/. Offer language learning programs in French,
Spanish, German, and Italian.
VitalSource (Ingram Content Group Inc.) https://www.vitalsource.com/. Formerly
CourseSmart. Provide most of the higher education textbooks as eTextbooks, as
well as a catalog of eResources and digital course materials including exams. An
app called VitalSource Bookshelf provides access via mobile devices including
tablets. Compatible with Blackboard Learn and Pearson Learning Studio.
Vitalyst (Vitalyst, LLC) https://www.vitalyst.com/. Resources to improve the
adoption of technology in business including blended learning (classroom +
eLearning) and software coaching as well as consultation services.
Viva eLearning (eLearningIndustry.com) http://vivaelearning.com/. A collection of
free elearning video tutorials for students, teachers, educators, and people
involved in the eLearning industry who would like to learn how to use educational
technology tools such as those listed in this document.
Vivid Learning Systems (Vivid Learning Systems, Inc.)
http://www.learnatvivid.com. Primarily compliance training such as OSHA and food
safety, they also offer a Learning Management System called eClarus.
Vodeclic http://www.vodeclic.com/. Cloud based training for computer applications
that integrates with LMS, Salesforce, and other enterprise systems. It is owned by
Skillsoft.
Vlurn (Vlurn Education Pvt. Ltd.) http://vlurn.com/. 40+ eLearning courses on
finance, information technology, arts and music, languages, maths and sciences,
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etc. Based in India.
Vocam Canada http://www.vocam.com/ca/. Courses on human resources, health,
safety, and leadership. Also offer the Business Training TV LMS at
http://www.businesstraining-tv.com/.
Vubiz Ltd. http://vubiz.com Courses on privacy, small business, e-commerce,
business & personal development, human resources management, business
fundamentals, financial, marketing, goal setting, management, sales, international
business, community development, management, customer service, business
communication, health and safety, education, non-profits, desktop. Purchased
Vertical Line Media in 2012 and have added video and mobile courses. Also offer
a Learning Management System. Based in Oakville, Ontario.
WebAssign (Advanced Instructional Systems, Inc.) https://webassign.com/. Offer
900+ textbooks in STEM (Math, Physics, Chemistry, etc.) curriculum for secondary
and higher education. Also offer a platform that offers additional content, a grading
engine, questions, exercises, problems, simulations, videos, tutorials, and digital
versions of select textbooks. Purchased in 2016 by Cengage Learning.
Webucator (Webucator, Inc.) http://www.webucator.com/. Computer technology
and business training offered live online, live onsite or self-paced online.
WizIQ (WizIQ, a division of authorGEN Technologies)
http://www.wiziq.com/courses/. A broad selection of low-cost, mostly personal
interest courses. Also offer a virtual classroom platform.
Wizlearn Technologies SmartClass (Wizlearn Technologies (formerly ASKnLearn
Pte Ltd.)) https://www.wizlearn.com/. Multimedia course materials for schools mostly science and mathematics licensed from Educomp smartclass. They also
provide the AsknLearn LMS for schools and the Wizlearn LMS for businesses.
Based in Singapore.
Wiztrack Solutions http://www.wiztracksolutions.com/. They offer custom
development of courses and are a reseller of courses from New York Institute of
Finance (NYIF), Primelearning.com, KESDEE Inc., and QAI Global Institute. Also
offer the Wizdom LMS. Based in India.
Wolfram http://www.wolfram.com/education/. Offer the computational software
called “Mathematica” and offer courses online to support that software and others.
Woot Math https://www.wootmath.com/. Adaptive tools for learning and practising
mathematics and a polling tool.
Wordpress Business Encyclopedia (WP Academy) http://wpencyclopedia.com/.
A training resource for building Wordpress websites.
WriteSteps (WriteSteps) http://www.writestepswriting.com. K-5 writing lesson
plans, resources and Common Core aligned lessons and videos.
CaptivationStation™ is a standards-based writing and grammar, blended learning
platform for 3rd – 5th grade students that includes Captivators™ - daily
instructional videos.
XceedLearning (Xceed Learning – powered by Regalix)
http://www.xceedlearning.com/. Courses on digital marketing. The courses are
mostly classroom based with online resources. Also have an LMS but apparently
only for their own use. Based in India.
XLNC Academy for Business Management (XLNC Academy)
http://www.xlncacademy.com/. Offer business oriented courses including some
leading to certifications. Also offer an LMS. Based in India.
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skills training as well as custom eLearning development with a gamification
emphasis. Based in India.
Yardi (Yardi Systems, Inc.) http://www.yardi.com/. Serving the real estate industry,
Yardi eLearning provides a a catalog of customizable courses. Also offer a training
platform and consulting services.
Yellow Room Learning (Yellow Room Learning Ltd.)
https://www.yellowroomlearning.com/. Courses on cyber security. Also offer
custom eLearning development. Based in the UK.
YouAchieve.com Inc. https://www.youachieve.com. Courses on communication,
customer service, financial management, business skills, leadership, management,
marketing, personal effectiveness, sales, technology, ethics, values and diversity.
Also offer third party LMS, authoring tools and custom development. Ottawa
based.
Yukon Learning Rapid Course (Yukon Learning) http://www.rapidcourse.com/. A
wide range of management, communication skills, sales skills, etc. courseware in a
customizable Articulate format.
Zack Academy (Zack Academy, Inc.) https://www.zackacademy.com/. Offer live,
in-person and online vocational training courses across the United States on a
wide range of certification topics.
Zenosis (Intellego Holdings plc) http://zenosis.com/. Regulatory and compliance
learning-on-demand for pharmaceutical, biotechnology or healthcare organisations
programme. Available as a remote or integrated solution.
Zeolearn (Zeolearn) http://www.zeolearn.com/. Instructor-led online courses on
information technology, sales, operations, marketing, management, and consulting
with hands-on practice.
ZEQR (Zeqr Ltd.) https://www.zeqr.com/. Described as a global knowledge hub, it
is a digital marketplace where experts can post courses and communicate with
learners in real time on all manner of topics. Based in Cyprus.
Zobble (Zobble Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) http://www.zobble.com/. Off-the-shelf soft skills
courses. Also offer custom course development and Zobble LMS. Based in India.
zSpace (zSpace, Inc.) http://zspace.com/ - a virtual reality platform with materials
for STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math) and medical education.
Notes:
Many companies are now offering what they call eLearning on their public websites.
This is often just a collection of promotional/marketing videos or white papers. In other
cases they are legitimate learning materials. A filter of healthy skepticism is required.
Government agency sites such as the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and
Safety (CCOHS) are usually worthwhile.
MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) are a new development (a disruptive
technology) in the university sector. Sites like edX, Coursera, Udacity, Codecademy,
Skillshare, Udemy, P2PU, openlearning, and others are offering free or very low cost
university courses. Most are non-credit but increasingly courses are being offered for
credit. Some of the MOOC’s have developed their own platforms; others are using wellknown LMS like Blackboard, Moodle, Desire2Learn, etc.
Other MOOC like offerings:
• The Kahn Academy.
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Open Culture http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses offers “650 free
online courses from top universities.”
• 50 free sources of learning for business http://www.ht2.co.uk/ben/?p=452.
• MyEducationPath is a website that attempts to help both students and vendors
navigate in the eLearning course space especially among the post-secondary
MOOC’s. They currently list nearly 6,000 courses. They don’t offer courses but
provide links to them.
Harvard Business School will be offering its own MOOC in 2014 on a platform they call
HBX that is a customized version of edX.
More off-the-shelf listings:
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http://www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/directory/.
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http://www.elearninglist.com/supplier-map.
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http://www.trainingindustry.com/. They provide a supplier directory and a rating of
top 20 companies in various categories.
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Education Learning Management Systems (ELMS)
(also called Course Management Systems but that is too easily confused with Content
Management Systems). They are also called Virtual Learning Environments (VLE).
They are similar to corporate LMS and/or LCMS but specifically target the formal
educational environment. Some education oriented systems call themselves LCMS.
Because their primary function is the creation and delivery of content, this is quite
understandable. I prefer to call them education LMS and have listed them separately in
this category. Most open source systems are designed for formal education.
Educational institutions are usually already well equipped for registration and
management of classroom instruction with Student Information Systems (SIS) so
Education LMS tend to be strictly for online learning and typically do not include
classroom registration capability. They usually provide course authoring and some
content management features as well. They also emphasize communication and
collaboration features. They are generally built on the assumption that an instructor is
always available to build course content and to communicate with students.
There are businesses that choose to use ELMS products – particularly those that
support the use of open source tools. And the reverse is true - sometimes a corporate
LMS is appropriate for the formal education sector, for example, to be used for distance
education.
There are two categories – commercial (proprietary) and open source. Not listed here
are platforms that various universities have developed themselves and may have shared
them with other institutions through cooperative agreements but have not made them
available publicly. Examples of universities that have developed their own systems
include the Brigham Young University, Maryland University, Western Governors
University, and the Oberta University in Catalonia. The University of Phoenix is probably
the largest provider of formal eLearning with approximately 200,000 students online as
well as 100,000 more in classrooms. It made a large investment in developing an
adaptive learning platform called “Classroom”. In 2015, it experienced numerous
problems and abandoned the project and will be adopting Blackboard Learn Ultra.
Many universities and schools use an LMS but customize it for themselves and call it
something else, for example, Illinois State University calls its version of Sakai
“ReggieNet” and Virginia Tech called its version “Scholar” (In 2015 Scholar is being
replaced by Instructure Canvas – also built on open source software – Ruby on Rails).
Sakai was also used to develop Classes*v2 that has been used by Yale, Stanford, the
University of Michigan, Indiana University, and others. Most of these are transitioning to
Canvas.
According to a report done by Educause in 2014, 99% of U.S. higher education
institutions surveyed have an LMS in place. LMS have an average age of about 8 years,
and 15% of US institutions are planning to replace their LMS within the next 3 years.
The full report is available at https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ers1414.pdf.
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2U (2U) http://2u.com. A MOOC platform with numerous university partners. It is a
cloud-based software-as-a-service platform built on top of Moodle and Adobe
Connect that combines dynamic course content, blended experiences and live
face-to-face classes allows partners to educate and engage students globally.
30hands Cloud (30hands Learning, Inc.) http://www.30hands.net/. A cloud-based
platform for online and blended learning that merges personalized, structured
content with social media and student publishing for student-centric learning.
Primarily for K-12 schools and districts. Free for teachers. Also offer 30hands
Mobile for iOS and Presio (for windows) for creating presentations including lecture
capture.
Academic Systems LMS (Academic Systems) http://www.academicsys.com/. A
web-based system. Also offer a Video Conferencing Virtual Class Management
System.
Acatar (Acatar) http://www.acatar.com. Developed initially for Carnegie Mellon
University for flexibility and a user-friendly interface. They also offer pedagogical
and instructional design consulting. Purchased by Learning House in 2015.
Acrobatiq Enterprise Learning Platform (Acrobatiq – powered by Carnegie
Mellon) http://acrobatiq.com. Includes adaptive learning design and strategies.
Also offer a catalog of adaptive courseware. A spinoff from the Carnegie Mellon
University Open Learning Initiative.
ACS Technologies Solomon Learning Management System (ACS
Technologies Group, Inc.) http://www.acstechnologies.com/. An LMS for churches,
faith-based organizations and schools. Includes course creation tool, portfolios,
branding, and e-commerce.
AdaptiveU (AdaptiveU) http://www.adaptiveu.io/. A platform marketed to both
education and companies. It includes course creation tools, custom branding,
messaging, forums and reward points. Is it really adaptive? Not as far as I can tell.
Agilix Buzz (Agilix Labs) http://agilix.com/. An enterprise LMS that is
customizable, offers personalized learning, and an extensive API for integration.
Marketed to both education and corporations. Their first product BrainHoney is still
supported but is being phased out.
Akuter Management System (Akuter) http://akuter.fr/. Offices in France,
Vancouver, BC and California. Also offered to the corporate sector.
Alef Education Alef (Alef Education) http://alefeducation.com/. A new platform
introduced in 2017 that incorporates digital avatars, artificial intelligence, natural
language processing, and “thematic indisciplinary learning”. Based in Abu Dhabi.
Alma (Alma - School Current Inc.) http://www.getalma.com/. A free unified and
simplified SIS/LMS system for K-12.
AmpleTrails Academe Learning Management System (AmpleTrails)
http://ampletrails.com/. Part of a suite that includes Attendance Management,
Video Lecture Composition and Delivery, and an Institute Management System
(IMS) as well as collaboration and content development tools.
Amplify (Amplify Education, Inc.) http://www.amplify.com/. Offer mobile resources
for K-12 including various assessment tools, a tablet and software platform, and
Common Core Standards curriculum for K-12 including Science for grades 2 – 5
and language for K – 8.
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Amrita University A-VIEW 3.0 (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World)
(Amrita University, India) http://aview.in. An eLearning platform developed by
Amrita University and the Indian Institute of Technology with government support.
Any institution of higher education can now use A-VIEW free of charge.
Amvonet (Amvonet (AVE INTERVISION L.L.C.)) http://www.amvonet.com/. An
eLearning management, collaboration and authoring suite that includes a virtual
classroom with Moodle integration. Marketed to both corporations and education.
Angel Learning http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Learn/ANGELResources.aspx. Purchased by Blackboard in May, 2009. Blackboard still offers
Blackboard Learn Angel Edition. It is still used by a large number of institutions but
Blackboard is encouraging them to migrate to Blackboard and may discontinue
support of Angel soon.
ANI Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) (Asahi Net International,
Inc.) http://anisakai.com/. Asahi Net International is a Japanese Internet service
provider that purchased the Sakai division of rSmart in April, 2013 and offers Sakai
CLE (open source) as a service.
Apple iTunes U (Apple Inc.) http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/. Institutions
with iTunes accounts can use iTunes U for publishing courses. In 2015,
discussions, homework hand-in and a grade book were added.
Atiral (Atiral) http://www.atiral.com/. A cloud-based social networking collaborative
learning platform for K-12, higher education, and corporate use. It is an LMS with
extensive collaboration features. Based in Sri Lanka.
BenchPrep™ Apps (BenchPrep) https://benchprep.com/. A personalized,
gamified, social learning platform marketed to both education and the corporate
sector. Also offer a content management system called BluePrint™, a big data
solution called Byte™, an eCommerce solution called Bazaar™ and Boost™ –
tools to help teachers create and manage instruction. Have partnered with
Hobsons to create Naviance Test Prep - a learning management system for the
tests commonly required for college acceptance.
Blackbaud onCampus (Blackbaud) http://k12.blackbaud.com/. An LMS oriented
to K-12 private schools. Also offer onBoard for admissions, onMessage content
management for school websites, and onRecord student information system (SIS).
Formerly WhippleHill.
Blackboard CourseSites (Blackboard Inc.)
https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creationBBLEARN/pages/index.html. A “free” (up to five course websites) cloud-based
LMS with authoring from Blackboard.
Blackboard Learn (Blackboard Inc.) http://www.blackboard.com/us/. The
dominant vendor in the education market. Tin Can API enabled. Other offerings
include Engage for social learning and Collaborate – a virtual classroom. See note
under Corporate LMS. In 2015, they announced a significant cloud-based
redevelopment they are calling Learn Ultra or the Ultra Experience. In 2017,
launched Blackboard Classroom, a cloud-based digital learning environment for K–
12.
Blender VLC (Virtual Learning Center) (SRG Technology, LLC)
http://www.srgtech.com/. Focus on health care, education, and public safety
sectors. It is a cloud-based, modular instructional solution.
Blendspace (Blendspace – part of Wikispaces and TES Global).
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https://www.blendspace.com/. An online collaborative tool for teachers to build
lessons, quiz students and track progress. Has some LMS features but not a fullfeatured LMS.
BrainX (BrainX) http://www.brainx.com/. A system that claims to build a profile for
each learner and use a “patented learning technology” to help them learn.
Marketed to both corporations and education. Also a custom course developer.
BriteClass http://briteclass.com/. A “classroom extension platform that provides
collaborative features for in-class learning, social tools for online learning, and
tools for review and study of class video recordings.” Offer trial accounts.
Calvert Teaching Navigator (Calvert Education Services)
http://calverteducation.com/. A platform for parents to use to educate their children
at home. The website says “Coming Soon!” (2015). Calvert also offers courses for
home schooling. In 2013 Calvert merged with VSCHOOLZ.
CampusCE LMS (CampusCE) http://www.campusce.com/. Both LMS and LCMS.
The CE stands for Continuing Education. Primary market is higher education but
also market to corporations.
Campus Inkrement https://campus.inkrement.no/. A learning platform specifically
tailored to reverse education ( "flipped classroom"). Campus is free for public
school. Based in Norway.
Campus Management CampusVue Portal (Campus Management Corp.)
http://campusmanagement.com. A portal for students and administrators that uses
SharePoint and integrates with almost any LMS - 14 LMS so far including
Blackboard and Moodle. Campus Management also provides a complete student
information system (SIS) and other related software. Focuses on post-secondary
institutions in India. Associated with Talisma (based in India) but not with Krawler
LMS.
CampusCruiser LMS (CampusCruiser) http://www.campuscruiser.com. Beginning
to make inroads in the higher education market. Also offer CampusCruiser
PORTAL® custom portal, CampusCruiserEVAL™ course evaluation solution, and
CampusCruiser ALERT™ high priority notification system/
CAMS Enterprise (Three Rivers Systems, Inc.)
https://www.threeriverssystems.com/. A “comprehensive academic management
system” (CAMS) for colleges and universities. An ERP (enterprise resource
planning system) that includes “Course Management” but there is no mention of
eLearning. Three Rivers Systems was purchased by Unit4 in 2015 and Unit4 offer
what they call Unit4 Student Management. It is hard to tell if these are the same
products or different.
CCNet (Zumo Software Inc.) http://www.myccnet.com/. Based in Canada.
Cengage Learning MindTap (Cengage Learning) http://www.cengage.com/us/.
Primarily a publisher of educational content, they offer this platform that they say
goes "well beyond an eBook, a homework solution or digital supplement, a
resource center website, a course delivery platform or a Learning Management
System." Not exactly an LMS, it can add enhancement to existing LMS. Includes
mobile apps. Integrates with the library materials from Gale (a division of
Cengage). Gale integrates G Suite (Google Apps) for Education. Cengage is also
marketing the KnowU social learning and collaboration platform from Harrison
College and purchased Learning Objects in 2015.
Cerego (Cerego) https://cerego.com/. A “personalized” learning platform that
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includes an algorithm that assesses individual memory strength using the learner’s
own performance, the forgetting curve, and distributed practice formulas, to
develop and deliver a schedule that guides learning. An error-correcting model
keeps Cerego constantly learning, ensuring that user-by-user, and item-by-item,
personalization is at its core. A mobile friendly platform that includes authoring.
Chalkable InformationNOW (Chalkable) http://www.chalkable.com/. A complete
SIS including LMS features and food service management(!). Also offer Chalkable
Classroom for teachers to manage daily tasks and technology courses for
teachers. Formerly STI.
Chalkup (Chalkup Corp.) https://www.chalkup.co/. A social learning platform that is
integrated with G Suite (Google Apps) for Education. Free for individual students
and instructors.
Checkmate Cloud9 MMS (mLearning Management System) (CheckMate
Mobile, Inc.) http://www.checkmatemobile.com/cloud9-learning/. A learning
management system for mobile learning.
Classe365 (Classe365 unit of SproutOnWeb) http://www.classe365.com/. A
complete SIS and LMS for smaller institutions at all levels of education. The LMS
includes social, mobile, gamification, and assessment tools.
classroom24-7 Learning Management System http://www.classroom247.com/learning-management-system/. A customizable system that includes video
storage and streaming, eCommerce and marketing features. Oriented to
continuing education, certificate programs, professional education, and workforce
training. Also offer consultation, custom development, marketing and media
production services. Purchased by Rizk Ventures, LLC in 2015
ClevrU (ClevrU Corporation) http://www.clevru.com/. Adaptive, personalized
learning environment with video lectures, teacher's notes, and supplementary
materials that will work on any system especially mobile. An international
education marketplace with many courses provided by partners from Stanford
University to China. Based in Waterloo, Ont.
CloudEMS (Cloud Vision Systems) http://www.cloudvisionsys.com/. A complete
cloud-based ERP solution for schools, colleges and universities.
Cloudschool.org (Cloudschool Pty Ltd.) https://www.cloudschool.org/. A platform
for lesson planning, creation and delivery. Free for individual students and
teachers. Have paid versions for multiple teachers and learners and institutions
(Cloudschol Campus). Based in Australia.
CloudSource Solutions CourseDirector LMS (CloudSource Solutions)
http://cloudsourcesolutions.com/, http://www.course-director.dk/en/. A G Suite
(Google Apps) LMS working mainly with international schools in Europe, Asia,
Latin America and Africa.
CobaltLMS (Cobalt Learning Solutions, Inc. - owned and managed by eAbyas
certified Moodle Partner) http://cobaltlms.com/. A Moodle based LMS and Student
Information System.
CogBooks (CogBooks Ltd.) http://www.cogbooks.com/. A web-based, adaptive
learning platform. Not a full LMS, it is an adaptive learning plug-in for existing
LMS. Based in the UK.
Collaborize Classroom (DemocraSoft) http://www.collaborizeclassroom.com/.
Collaborize is an online classroom/decision-making platform that helps students
and teachers refine and respond to important questions and ideas. Includes
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professional development tools for teahers. Can be used as just an authoring tool
or a learning platform. Free up to a point.
CollegeOnTrack™ (ServiceInfinity Inc.) https://www.collegeontrack.com/. A
platform for middle and high schools that provides student assessments, learning
plans, transcripts (through a partnership with Parchment), community tools, video,
porfolios and college application data. Not an eLearning platform. As of Sept.
2015, ServiceInfinity has expanded its offerings to include Maia – a complete
Student Information System.
Colloquy 360o Methodology (Colloquy) http://www.colloquy360.com/. A
proprietary, integrated, student-centric approach to online learning including
market research, curriculum development and student success. Marketed mainly
to post-secondary institutions.
Compass e-Tutor (Compass Media Ltd.). http://compassetutor.com/. Based in
Korea, they specialize in English language instruction. They describe e-Tutor as
“an integrative writing learning system that allows the student to take voice-based
online speaking tutorials and manage his or her own learning portfolio.”
Connections Learning Connexus® School Management System (Connections
Learning LLC., a division of Connections Education)
http://www.connectionslearning.com/. A platform for delivering Connections online,
teacher-led courses for K-12 students. They also offer Connections Academy (an
online, tuition-free, accredited K-12 school for families) and Nexus Academy (a
blended learning K-12 school for families). Now owned by Pearson. Purchased
Advanced Academics in Jan. 2014.
Coursebase (Coursebase, Inc.) https://coursebase.co/. A platform for managing
courses and instructor-learner communication. It is unclear if it does eLearning.
Marketed to both corporate and academic organizations. Based in Japan but
available in English.
CoursePeer (CoursePeer Inc.) http://www.coursepeer.com/. A cloud-based
platform that uses three integrated modules: the core suite of tools, a learning
management system, and a collaborative decision making system. Includes
assessment and video tools. Markets to academia, healthcare and enterprise.
Course Toolkit (Psychologist World) http://www.coursetoolkit.com/. Includes
course creation and assessment tools. Free for trainers and educators. Based in
the UK.
CourseWeaver Digital Learning Environment (Course Weaver Inc.)
http://www.courseweaver.com/. A complete course and content management
system with adaptive learning and automatic grading solutions for math and
science. Also provide Homework System based on LON-CAPA.
CourseWebs (Case Consulting, LLC) http://coursewebs.com/. A learning content
management system (LCMS) with LMS capabilities. The Instructor's Control Panel
lets instructors create and modify course content, create exams and quizzes,
administer students and their grades, and much more. Marketed to both
companies and education.
COURSMOS (Coursmos.com) http://platform.coursmos.com/. Pending as of Oct.
2015 - a free “open education micro-learning platform” with authoring, social,
gamification, branding, and monetization tools for both corporate and education
sectors. Also offer thousands of “micro-courses” on personal development,
business skills, and personal interest.
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Curiosityville (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) https://www.curiosityville.com// A
personalized learning world that connects children, educators and families with
activities and games with animated characters for children from ages 3 – 7.
DAULsoft E-Class SYSTEM (Daulsoft Co., Ltd.). http://www.daulsoft.com/. A
“community-based learning portal”. Also offer TestMAKER and LectureMAKER for
authoring. Based in Korea.
Dell Next Generation Learning Platform/Learning Cloud (Dell Computer, Inc.)
http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/26/k-12-solutions-featured-solutions-learningplatform. Announced in May 2010 and launched in 2012. Appears to be a
collaboration with Intel and Moodlerooms for an implementation of Moodle for Dell
customers.
Desire2Learn (D2L) Brightspace (D2L Corporation) http://www.d2l.com, and
http://www.brightspace.com/. For K-12 schools, higher education and
corporations. Brightspace was announced in 2014 as a complete rebranding of
the LMS. Includes a learning repository, course creation tools, an e-portfolio
module, mobile delivery, analytics and lecture capture. Also offer the new Binder
mobile app and the Campus Life app as well as a MOOC platform called Open
Courses. Purchased Wiggio – a mobile app that enables group interaction and
Knowillage http://www.knowillage.com/ - an adaptive learning platform – in 2013
and renamed it “LeaP”. Integrated with McGraw-Hill Connect in 2017. Based in
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Deskera LMS (Deskera) http://www.deskera.com/. The company produces a wide
range of business enterprise software including CRM, ERP, etc. The LMS includes
content management (LCMS) and a virtual classroom. They market to both
corporations and universities.
Destiny One (Destiny Solutions Inc.) http://www.destinysolutions.com/. Described
as a lifelong learning platform, it is a higher education software system designed to
improve the administration of continuing education programs and integrates with
existing student information systems (SIS) and other systems. It supports
automated workflows for enrollment, curriculum, system administration, marketing,
finance and reporting.
diacriTech ssparkl LMS (diacriTech/ssparkl) http://www.ssparkl.com/lms.php. An
HTML5-based digital content platform (apparently a customized version of Moodle)
that includes authoring and assessment tools and supports SCORM and
instructor-led training. diacriTech is a digital design and publishing company based
in India with worldwide offices.
DigitalChalk Online Training Software (DigitalChalk)
http://www.digitalchalk.com/. An online system for creation and delivery of
elearning. Includes authoring, video, and tests. Markets to both business and
education.
Digital Zoo Smart Education Platform (Digital Zoo)
http://smarteducationplatform.com/. A modular, responsive system designed for
teachers, students and parents. Also have a learning app available on the Google
Play store. Digital Zoo is a website design company based in Thailand.
DSRC KlassAkt (DSRC) http://www.dsrc.com/. A software suite that includes
content creation, automatic live classroom capture, content hosting and a learning
management platform marketed to both education and the corporate market.
Based in India.
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eAbyas (eAbyas Info Solutions) http://eabyas.in/. eAbyas is a Moodle Partner.
They offer customized versions of Moodle and CobaltLMS – a Moodle-based
student information system. Based in India.
eBackpack (eBackpack, Inc.) https://www.ebackpack.com/. A cloud based system
for schools and school districts with social tools, parent access, assessment and
grading, mobile apps, annotation, audio/video, offline support, similarity and
plagiarism detection, curriculum management, standards alignment, and ePortfolio
capability.
eChalk Class (eChalk, Inc.) http://www.echalk.com/. An LMS that is part of an
SaaS K-12 software platform that also includes website management and group
collaboration.
Echo 360 Active Learning Platform (Echo360) http://echo360.com/. A cloudbased system that incorporates lecture capture, learning analytics, content
management and student engagement tools. Supports problem based learning
(PBL). In 2016 acquired Astute Technology – a provider of virtual meetings and
online learning tools including a testing and certification platform that helps to
change traditional lecture capture from passive infrastructure technology into
collaborative communities of learning.
eCornell EDUCE Enterprise Learning Platform (eCornell, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Cornell University) http://www.ecornell.com/. The delivery system for
eCornell’s many online courses. Hard to find information about the learning
platform on the website.
Edify (Kickstand, LLC) http://www.kickstandsystems.com/. New in 2014. An
“individualized” learning management system developed at Kent Intermediate
School District in Michigan. Includes thousands of standards based assessment
items and is aligned with Common Core.
Edmodo (Edmodo LLC) http://www.edmodo.com/. A social learning network for
teachers, students and schools on the Web. Not exactly an LMS but used as such
by many. Free for students and teachers. 79 million users as of May 2017.
Purchased Root-1 in March, 2013.
Edsby (CourFour Inc.) http://edsby.com/. A cloud-based, integrated
communications platform for K-12 education. Includes social tools, parent
involvement, grade book, calendar and tight SIS integration. Acts as a front end for
the SIS, G Suite (Google Apps) for Education and Office 365. For system wide
implementation. Built by the people who founded First Class – a groundbreaking
conferencing system. Based in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
EdTek Services Hosted Learning Management System (EdTek Services, Inc.)
http://www.edtekservices.com/. A personalizable LMS with assessments and social
tools. Offer a variety of e-learning solutions for smaller educational institutions
including enrollment and e-portfolios. Based in Toronto.
Edtrin (Edtrin Group Limited) http://edtrin.com/. A personalized learning platform
for schools, colleges and businesses. Uses immersive and visual learning through
animated demonstrations and game-based environments. Claims to be disruptive
but website is vague about what they actually do. Originally from Australia,
headquartered In Singapore. New in 2014.
EduBrite SaaS (EduBrite Systems Inc.) http://www.edubrite.com/. A social
collaborative learning system with course management features. Includes
authoring and has a mobile app for iPads. Marketed to both corporate and
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education clients. Available in two editions – the Personal Edition that is free for
individual trainers, educators or team leads and managers in organizations and the
Business Edition for which there are charges.
Educomp Online (Educomp Solutions) http://educomp.com/. Educomp is the
largest education company in India where they operate schools and they have
offices in North America. Online is a K-12 school management platform with a
repository of animated and lesson specific multimedia modules. They also offer
numerous other tools including EduIgnite – an assessment and counselling
service, Mathguru – a math help program, and smartclass – a technology platform
with animated digital lessons for use by classroom teachers.
EDUonGo (EDUonGo, Inc.) http://eduongo.com/. A customizable, mobile-friendly
LMS with authoring tools and eCommerce that allows cutomers to sell courses
online. Includes a virtual classroom. Has versions for both education and corporate
use.
Edupoint Synergy® Learning Management System (Edupoint)
http://www.edupoint.com/. Part of the Synergy® Education Platform - a complete
K-12 student information system. Includes tools for course creation, assessment,
gradebook, communication and collaboration, Google Drive integration and parent
and student portals.
EduSourced (EduSourced) http://www.edusourced.com/. A collaborative platform
for project-based learning used mainly by business and engineering schools.
EduTone SSO Platform (VIP Tone, Inc. DBA EduTone) http://www.edutone.com/.
A complete school administration platform with single sign-on, communication for
students, teachers and parents and learning management – access to G Suite
(Google Apps) and Office 365 and a digital library. The standard version is free.
Based in Australia.
Edvance360 LMS (Edvance360) http://www.edvance360.com/. Provides
enterprise LMS to all types of learning organizations (education and corporate).
Includes social networking. Formerly Scholar360.
Edvergent Converge LMS (Edvergent) www.edvergent.com,
http://www/convergelearning.com, and http://www.etechcampuse.com/converge.
An LMS designed by teachers for K-12 with a user-friendly interface, a parent
portal, communications streams and Google Drive integration.
eGenio (eGenio Education Solutions) http://www.egenio.com/. An “integrated
learning environment” with plug-in tools called eModz for authoring, assessment,
social networking, etc.
Ellucian Portal (Ellucian Company L.P.) http://www.ellucian.com/higher-educationportal/ and Intelligent Learning Platform
http://www.ellucian.com/Software/Ellucian-Intelligent-Learning-Platform/. Ellucian is
the new company formed by the merger of SunGard Higher Education and Datatel
early in 2012. Ellucian makes a wide range of administrative software for higher
education institutions including complete Student Information Systems (SIS).
Ellucian Portal and Intelligent Learning Platform are not LMS’s as such. Ellucian
Portal is a Microsoft Sharepoint based content management system that provides
for targeted content and is integrated with other systems. Intelligent Learning
Platform integrates data from multiple LMSs. Ellucian used to offer the Brainstorm
competency based learning (CBE) platform but discontinued it in March 2017.
Elucido Learning & Collaboration System (ELCS) (Elucido Media Networks)
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http://www.elucido.com/. Also called Elucido LEARN and marketed as an LMS to
both education and coporations. They also offer Elucido CONNECT – a
communication platform. Based in Bangalore, India.
90. Emantras TIE (Emantras Inc.) http://k12.emantras.com/. TIE is an e-learning
platform. Cater to the K-12 market. They also offer Object21- an authoring tool,
MOBL21 – a mobile platform, and Mathomatix for interactive applications that
teach math concepts.
91. Empower (Empower Learning) https://www.empowerlearning.net/. A competencybased LMS that is aligned to standards and includes course and quiz authoring, a
parent portal and social tools among others.
92. Epignosis eFront (Epignosis Ltd.) http://www.efrontlearning.com/. Includes
content authoring and responsive design. Based in Greece. Website is in English.
Built on open source software but not free. They also offer TalentLMS
http://talentlms.com/ - a cloud-based learning platform for small and medium
organizations.
93. Epiphany Learning (Epiphany Learning) http://www.epiphanylearning.com/. A
“learning relationship management system” – a personalized learning platform for
K-12. It helps students create their own learner profiles and develops learning
plans. Purchased My Learning Collaborative (myLC) Solution in 2017 to add a
competency-based workflow platform to its offerings.
94. eSchools Learning Management System (eSchools Group)
http://www.eschools.us/. An affordable whole school solution for elementary and
high schools.
95. eScholar (eScholar LLC) http://www.escholar.com. New in March 2012. Not
exactly an LMS. They provide data management - eScholar Complete Data
Warehouse®system - and related software products including eScholar myTrack™
that analyzes the data and guides goal setting.
96. Excelsoft SARAS Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) (Excelsoft Technologies
Pvt. Ltd.) http://www.excelindia.com/ Based in India. Various versions offered for
the corporate and education (both K-12 and post-secondary) sectors.
97. EXO U Digital Education Platform (EXO U) http://www.exou.com/. Apps for
access to resources, administrative functions, course authoring, quiz authoring,
etc. Integrates with existing LMS and SIS. Based in Montreal.
98. eZ LMS (University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation)
http://learn.aero.und.edu. Also called HTMLeZ. Includes content authoring and
conversion of many standard documents but there is no mention of SCORM.
99. Finalsite (Finalsite) http://www.finalsite.com/. Complete web solutions for schools
including web design, CMS and LMS modules, portal, social, and mobile
components.
100. Fintelo (Fintelo - Distance Edu Learning, Inc.) http://www.fintelo.com/. Described
as a next-generation software that supports deep(?) teaching and learning and
makes online learning more engaging. Includes social tools, assessments, and
authoring (Course Wizard). Marketed to all education and corporate sectors.
101. Fishtree (Fishtree Inc.) https://www.fishtree.com/. An adaptive learning platform
with authoring, personalization and analytics.
102. Focus Learning Management System (Focus School Software)
https://focusschoolsoftware.com/. A module of the Focus SIS with three
components - Interactive File Management, Assessments, and a Lesson Planner
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that are integrated with the Teacher Gradebook.
Follett Software Aspen Plus (or IMS) (Follette Software Company)
http://www.follettsoftware.com/. Aspen is a complete student information system
(SIS). It includes Aspen Plus that currently focuses on instruction, curriculum
management and digital content management but is evolving towards more LMS
functionality. Follett also offers Destiny® Library Manager™, ebooks, Lightbox, etc.
FrogLearn (FrogEducation Ltd.) http://www.frogeducation.com/. A platform for
elementary and secondary schools and for parents. Includes parent engagement,
games, avatars, etc. Also offer FrogProgress for curriculum management and
student tracking, FrogPlay – a homework and assessment tool, and several
FrogApps for mobile. Purchased i-education Ltd. in 2012. Claims 12 million users.
Based in the UK.
Fronter (Fronter AS) http://www.itslearning.eu/fronter. Based in Norway.
Purchased by Pearson in 2009 and by itslearning in 2015 but still exists as a
separately available product.
Fuel Education PEAK Personalized Learning Platform (Fuel Education LLC.)
http://www.fueleducation.com/products-services/personalized-learning-platform.
Includes course customization features to personalize learning with LMS and SIS
integration. They also offer courses primarily for K-12 including an automated tutor
system for mathematics called LearnBop as well as consulting and custom
development. Have partnered with LTS Learning Systems Stride Academy.
Fulcrum Personalized Adaptive Learning and Predictive Analytics (PALPA™)
Platform (Fulcrum Labs) http://www.the-fulcrum.com/. A personalized, adaptive
platform that is competency-based and learner-centric with premium content,
optimal challenges and instant feedback. Includes learner analytics. It is described
as a complementary learning tool that can work with other LMSs. Also offer some
generic courses.
Gambassa LMS (Gambassa) http://www.gambassa.com. Primarily offered for
schools, it is also available for smaller enterprises. Gambassa is free to use for
educators and students. Being acquired by Greenwood Hall in 2015.
GradeCraft (University of Michigan) http://ai.umich.edu/portfolio/gradecraft/ is a
“gameful” learning management system designed to be used in conjunction with
primary learning management systems. GradeCraft primarily acts as a gradebook;
allowing students to submit work, receive feedback, and track progress.
GradeCraft brings in gamification elements such as a badging and leveling system,
team competition, and leaderboard. It uses some of the features of Moodle and
plays well with other LMSs.
G-Cube Solutions WiZDOM Learning Management System (G-Cube Solutions)
http://www.gc-solutions.net Based in India. There are several LMS called Wizdom.
This is one of two from India. It includes an assessment engine, and a social
learning platform. They also offer custom development.
Genius SIS (Genius SIS) http://www.geniussis.com/. An SIS (student information
system) for online and virtual schools. It does not include an LMS but can be
integrated with LMS.
GoConqr (Examtime Limited, trading as GoConqr) https://www.goconqr.com/. A
social learning platform with learning tools that can be used as a full LMS. Includes
mind maps, flashcards, quizzes, notes, a study planner, a resources library,
flowcharts, group interactions, and course authoring. Marketed to both education
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and the corporate market. Based in Ireland.
Google Classroom (Google) http://www.google.com/edu/classroom/. A Google
App introduced in May 2014 that combines Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help
teachers create and organize assignments, provide feedback, and communicate
with their classes. Available free to G Suite (Google Apps) for Education
customers. In full release in August 2014 but it still seems more like a collection of
tools than a fully integrated LMS. Not, apparently, for packaged eLearning (e.g.
SCORM). Introduced features for discussion, collaboration and assignment
management in 2015 and for differentiated instruction, management of student
work and analytics in 2016. Access extended to anyone with a Google account in
early 2017.
GuiWeb Event Registrar (Gui Productions, Inc. & GuiWeb.com)
http://www.guiweb.com/. An inexpensive, hosted LMS with ebusiness features for
both schools and companies.
Haiku Learning Management System (Haiku Learning Systems)
http://www.haikulearning.com/. A K-12 SaaS LMS with a comprehensive set of
tools including authoring and mobile capability. Purchased by PowerSchool in
2016.
Hapara (Hapara, Inc.) https://hapara.com/. In class instructional management tools
for K-12 teachers, learners, and administrators and a cloud-based instructional
management system for K-12 education institutions who use G Suite (Google
Apps) for Education or Microsoft Office 365 Education. Products include Hapara
Dashboard, Highlights, Workspace, and Analytics.
Harness UNIO (Harness Handitouch Pvt. Ltd.) http://www.harnesstouch.com/.
Described as disrupting conventional ideas, it is a platform-neutral, HTML5, cloudbased system that provides for user-generated content creation, real-time
classroom collaboration, evaluation and feedback and content management.
Integrates with Edmodo. Also offer UNIO Class for in-class technology use, UNIO
Flip for flipped classrooms, Ledge – a virtual classroom tool for distance education,
UNIO Corporate – a virtual classroom for companies. Based in India.
Harrison College KnowU (Harrison College) http://knowu.harrison.edu/.
Launched in 2012, KnowU was internally developed at Harrison College. It works
like Facebook and is able to suggest resources based on a student’s academic,
personal and career needs. It is primarily focussed on social networking and
collaboration. In 2014, they partnered with Cengage Learning to market the
platform.
HigherL Learning Management System (HigherL, LLC) http://www.higherl.com/.
A web-based system that includes assessments, content management,
communication tools, and a gradebook. Primarily for education, it is also marketed
to corporations.
Hobsons Edumate 2 (Hobsons) http://www.edumate.com.au/. An “all-in-one
academic management system.” – a student and learning management system.
Also offer Naviance by Hobsons - a postsecondary school and career readiness
solution, Radius by Hobsons - a CRM for higher education that helps students
connect with best-fit institutions, and enables universities to deliver personalised
service and communication to prospects, and Starfish by Hobsons - an enterprise
student success and retention solution. Based in Australia.
HotChalk (HotChalk Media Group) http://www.hotchalk.com/. Provide customized,
turnkey technology solutions to universities with the goal of improving access to
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higher education. Have partnered with universities to create the HotChalk
Education Network – “the largest online education community in the world,
attracting tens of millions of users and serving billions of pages of free education
content to consumers around the globe.” They also provide access to many free
educational resources for K-12 at http://lessonplanspage.com/.
HyperMethod elearning Server (HyperMethod IBS) http://hypermethod.ru/. A
distance learning system and virtual classroom marketed both to companies and
educational institutions. HyperMethod IBS is a large Russian IT services company
which purchased Learnware in March, 2008. They also offer assessment tools, a
student information system (SIS), and an authoring tool called eAuthor CBT.
IBI Platform (IBI – International Bilingual Institute) http://ibi-global.com/. Marketed
to both high schools and businesses, the platform includes authoring, social tools,
a gradebook, gamification, and a built-in shopping cart, with a virtual classroom
integration. Also provide online courses for English and business skills as well as
custom course development. Based in Australia
Infinite Campus (Infinite Campus) https://www.infinitecampus.com/. Complete SIS
for both district and state levels including learning management features an an API
that will connect with third party LMS.
InnovateEDU Cortex (InnovateEDU) http://www.innovateedunyc.org/cortex. A
personalized learning platform developed by and for the Brooklyn (New York) Lab
charter school, it is a web-based, student-centered solution that integrates
assessment data to inform teaching and learning.
Instancy Learning Management System (iLMS) (Instancy, Inc.)
http://www.instancy.com. A higher education platform that includes classroom
management, social learning, gamification, competency management, AICC,
SCORM, and xAPI standards. Is part of a set of systems including a learning
portal, LCMS, authoring, a Learning Record Store and eCommerce. Also offer the
LMS to business as well as consulting and custom content development.
Instructure Canvas (Instructure Inc.) http://www.instructure.com/. An Internet
hosted open source LMS, free for teachers. In 2013, added the Canvas Media
Comment tool that allows teachers to use audio and video to make class
announcements, provide instructions about assignments and assess student work.
Provides lecture capture by integrating with Panopto. Also offers its own MOOC
hybrid called the Canvas Network that allows Instructure customers to offer
courses in the way they choose. In 2012, Cisco Academies awarded Instructure
with a multi-year contract to use Canvas. In 2014, Instructure added Canvas
Commons – a free learning object repository. In 2015 they introduced a business
LMS called Bridge that includes authoring and mobile capability. In 2015, Pearson
entered into an agreement with Instructure that enables data to be transferred from
PowerSchool (the most widely used K-12 SIS in the United States) to Instructure’s
Canvas LMS. In 2015 announced the beta version of Arc – an interactive video
platform.
Integrated LMS (IntegratedLMS) http://www.integratedlms.com/. A cloud-based
combined LMS and Student Information System (SIS). Includes CRM for education
(associated with Salesforce.com), Admission Management System (AMS), Online
Communication and Collaboration (OCC), and Digital assets.
Integrated Technology Group EduWave (Integrated Technology Group)
http://www.itgsolutions.com/. An e-learning and educational management platform
that includes a Learning Management System (LMS), a Content Management
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System (CMS), an Instructional Management System (IMS), and a Student
Information System (SIS) in two versions – one for K-12 and one for higher
education. Based in Jordan with offices in the US and Saudi Arabia.
IntraLearn LearningServer (IntraLearn Software Corporation)
http://www.intralearn.com. A modular LMS deployable in Microsoft SharePoint.
They also offer NanoLearn for knowledge management.
InYourClass (InYourClass.com) http://www.inyourclass.com/. A system developed
at City College of New York and used by several US colleges. It adds social
features to the traditional LMS.
IQity Learning Management System (IQ Innovations, LLC) http://www.iq-ity.com/.
First developed for use in Ohio schools by Altair Learning Management, it has now
been adopted in California as CaliQity. Also offer iQity Reactor Repository, iQity
U™ Learning Center (user optional courseware for learning the system), digital
rights management (DRM) and a virtual curriculum marketplace.
ITSI Educator Console (ITSI holdings) https://www.it.si/. Allows educators to
create, manage and insert learning resources directly into students' textbooks. It
works with the ITSI miEbooks app that is an eBook reader that allows students to
add notes and generate summaries and to gain access to personalised content,
additional multimedia resources and curriculum standard material. ITSI also
provides access to 1000’s of eBooks both free and paid. Based in South Africa.
itslearning Learning Platform (itslearning inc.) http://www.itslearning.net.
Focussed on K-12, has a mobile app and integrates well with SIS and other
systems. Based in Norway with international offices. As of June 2013 integrated
with the LearningStation Insight assessment platform. Purchased Fronter in 2015.
ITWorx Connected Learning Gateway (ITWorkx) http://www.itworx.com/. A social
learning platform with mobile capabilities. Also offer AuthorExpert, an authoring
tool, and TeacherKit, a mobile app for teachers. Based in Egypt.
Janison Cloud Learning System (CLS) (Janison) http://www.janison.com. CLS
is the latest version of the Janison LMS. Emphasis on compliance and supports
clients in government, education, corporations and the healthcare sectors.
Includes social, gamification and performance management tools. Based in
Australia.
Jenzabar eLearning Learning Management System http://www.jenzabar.com/.
Primarily for higher education. Mobile, social and includes Big Blue Button for
online meetings. Part of the Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning system
(ERP).
JumpRope (JumpRope Inc.) https:/www.jumpro.pe. Tracks attendance and
standards based assessment. Includes student character development tools as
well as curriculum design and administration tools to make it easy for teachers to
use. Free for teachers.
Junction platform (Junction Education) http://junctioneducation.com/. A platform
specifically for iPad tablets for delivery of learning resources, videos, etc.
Downloadable from Apple’s AppStore. They also offer many off-the-shelf college
level foundational classes.
Jupiter iO (Jupiter Ed) http://jupitered.com/. A complete Student Information
System, Learning Management System and Gradebook.
Kadenze Kannu (Kadenze, Inc.) https://www.kadenze.com/ and
http://www.kannu.com/. Kadenze provides a MOOC platform for arts and creative
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technology. In Nov. 2015 they announced Kannu - an LMS built to host this kind of
content. It has already been in use by several universities for one year.
KALBOARD360 (Kalboard360) http://www.kalboard360.com/. An LMS for schools
that includes classroom management, assessment tools, discussion groups and
mobile capability. Based in Jordan.
Knewton Adaptive Learning Platform (Knewton) http://www.knewton.com. Not a
typical LMS, it is an adaptive learning infrastructure that “customizes standardized
educational content to meet the unique needs of each student.” They have
partnerships with major publishers like Houghton Mifflin, Wiley, Pearson and
Cengage. They also offer test preparation courses
Kornukopia (Kornukopia) http://www.kornukopia.com/. A free LMS/LCMS for
teachers, students, and parents built on HTML5 (device neutral). It does not
appear to do eLearning but provides communication and management tools for
regular classroom education.
Krawler LMS (Krawler Networks) http://www.krawlerlms.com. Also offer an LCMS
with content authoring and test creation, a virtual classroom, and Campus
Management for educational institutions. Based in India.
LearnerPal (LearnerPal Corp) http://www.learnerpal.com/. A Common Core
aligned online content and assessment platform with ready-made courses and
tools for teachers to create and track courses.
Learnetic mCourser (Learnetic S.A.) http://www.learnetic.com/. mCourser is
described as a mobile oriented learning platform. Learnetic is an educational
software publisher and e-learning technology provider based in Poland. They also
offer the authoring tools Mlninstructor and mAuthor (for mobile authoring), mLibro
for learning offline, and a library of mobile math, science and English courses for
middle and high school.
Learning.com Curriculum Foundry (Learning.com) http://www.learning.com/. A
searchable content repository and tools to build and share curriculum for K-12
students and teachers.
Learning Technology Partners iCampus 360° (Learning Technology Partners)
http://www.icampus360.com/. A cloud based portal that includes a student
information system (SIS) and “student lifecycle management”. The LMS
component (once called Izio) was developed at Stanford University.
LearnCentrix (CustomerCentrix, LLC) http://www.learncentrix.com/. An online
course management system with course authoring, assessments and a
gradebook.
LearnCube Online School Software (LearnCube) https://www.learncube.com/.
Management software for online schools that includes CRM, LMS, class
scheduling, course builder, online classes and online payments. Also offer a virtual
classroom, a whiteboard and Language School Software specifically for language
schools. Based in the UK.
Learnopia.com (Learnopia) http://www.learnopia.com/. An LMS where teachers
create, host, & sell (or give away for free) their online courses.
Learnyst (Learnyst Insight Pvt Ltd.) http://www.learnyst.com/. A website builder,
course creator, virtual classroom LMS for selling online courses. Also marketed to
businesses. Based in India.
Lelogiciel LearnSoft Learning Management System (LLMS) (Logiciel Software
Tech Pvt Ltd.) http://www.lelogiciel.in/. Based in India. Also offer other school
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management software including language laboratory, library management and
others. Based in India.
Link2School Learn (White House Business Solutions (P) Ltd.)
http://www.link2school.com/. A complete school management system that includes
modules for student, office, library and event management. Also provide
Link2School Campus and Link2School Edusuite. Based in India.
Linways Academic Management System (Linways Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
https://linways.com/. More like a complete SIS for higher education than a typical
LMS. Includes library, human resources and transportation management as well
as discussion groups, an object repository and a decision-making tool. Based in
India.
Litespeed Advanced Learning Platform (ALP) (Litespeed Education)
http://www.litespeed.com.sg/. Includes a content management system and a
school management system as well as an LMS. Based in Singapore. They also
offer an assessment building tool called Dr. Editor and courseware for primary and
secondary students.
LiveText Learning Assessment and Accreditation Management System™
(LiveText Inc.) http://www.livetext.com. An assessment, e-Portfolio and
accreditation management system for higher education.
LogTera ClassK12 (LogTera Inc.) http://www.logtera.com/. Not a full featured
LMS, it is a Web and Android app described as a K-12 education platform
designed to improve teacher productivity and student performance by providing an
interactive, gamified and adaptive "Practice and Assignment" solution for
classroom and home learners.
LoudCloud LMS (BNED LoudCloud, LLC., a Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.
company) http://www.bnedloudcloud.com/. A full-featured, adaptive, cloud-based
LMS for K-12 and higher education. Supports competency based education
(CBE). Includes the LoudTrack and Fasttrak authoring tools, an adaptive e-reader
called LoudBooks, and the LoudSight predictive analytics platform. Purchased by
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. in 2016. The Unizin consortium will be using the
LoudSight platform in partnership with Canvas. BNED also provides Open
Education Resources (OER) courseware at http://www.bnedcourseware.com/.
LSI MyAcademic Workshop (Link-Systems International, Inc.) http://www.linksystems.com. LSI also offers NetTutor tutoring services, WorldWide Gradebook,
and WorldWideWhiteboard.
LTS Education Systems Stride Academy (LTS Education Systems)
http://strideacademy.com/. A cross-platform adaptive learning solution for PreK –
12 that incorporates gaming, blended learning, continuous assessment,
individualized intervention, guided practice, direct instruction and extended
learning. Have partnered with Fuel Education. Purchased by K12 Inc. in 2016.
Maplesoft Möbius (Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc.)
http://www.maplesoft.com/products/Mobius/. New In 2017, it is an online
courseware environment that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM). Includes authoring tools with mathematics notation and
delivery and can be integrated with standard LMSs. Maplesoft has been offering
popular mathematical computing software for many years.
Marshall Cavendish (MC) Learning Management System (Marshall Cavendish
Education – part of the Times Publishing Group) http://www.mconline.sg/. Based in
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Singapore and oriented to Singapore schools. Also offer a mobile app and the
eBook digital textbook viewer that includes an interactive whiteboard and a lesson
builder.
Matchbook Learning Spark (Matchbook Learning)
http://www.matchbooklearning.com/methodology/spark/. A “technology ecosystem
that can extract student and teacher achievement data from multiple providers into
a data warehouse for access to standards level data for each student.” Little
information about it on their website. Matchbook Learning is focused on turning
around America's lowest performing schools.
McGraw-Hill Connect2 (McGraw-Hill Education) http://www.mheconnect2.com/.
Described as a “course framework”, it is not really an LMS. Connect2 is a webbased assignment and assessment platform that includes course management
tools, lesson assembly, lecture recording and communication tools and links to
most LMS. Part of it is LearnSmart that “adaptively assesses students' skill levels
through drill and review to determine which topics students have mastered and
which require further practice. Then it delivers customized learning content based
on their strengths and weakness.” It integrates with other LMS. Part of
LearnSmart is SmartBooks – an eBook platform. They will also be offering a new
authoring/publishing tool in 2016. Also offer ConnectED for teacher professional
development. In Nov. 2012, McGraw Hill Education was purchased by Apollo
Global Management, LLC. (Not, apparently associated with the parent company of
the University of Phoenix – Apollo Group, Inc.). McGraw-Hill Education has
partnered with Ancile Solutions to provide eLearning software.
McGraw-Hill Engrade (McGraw-Hill Education)
https://www.mheducation.com/prek-12/program/microsites/MKTSPENGTCM0.html. A platform for personalized learning that provides the generation
of lesson plans and quizzes, a repository of sharable 3rd party content, ability to
view performance trends and generate reports for all levels of users. McGraw-Hill
purchased Engrade in early 2014 and has partnered with Knovation for OER
content.
Mediasphere Powerhouse LMS (Mediasphere Holdings Pty Ltd.)
http://www.powerhouselms.com.au/. Offered in several different versions to
business and education. They also offer other web management tools and custom
content development.
Mekorot http://www.mekorot.org/. A blended learning platform designed to support
Jewish education with customizable course content.
Mepo http://mepo.co/. A New Zealand startup that describes itself as “An academic
platform that streamlines school management and empowers collaborative
learning through the connection of students and teachers from all over the world.”
As of April 2015, still in beta and free. Mainly for K-12.
Merit Network Academica-ESP (Merit Network, Inc.) https://www.merit.edu/. A
single sign on portal and social networking/collaboration platform (rather than an
LMS) designed to link to applications and work on any mobile device. Developed
at Wayne State University and being made available to others via Merit Network –
a consortium of Michigan universities. It will be shown at Educause in 2016.
Microsoft Learning Gateway (Microsoft)
https://www.microsoft.com/middleeast/education/microsoftLearningGateway.mspx.
The Learning Gateway from Microsoft is a Web-based collaboration,
communications, and content delivery framework tailored for the education system.
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It enables teachers to manage their administrative workload, allows students to
learn at their own pace, and helps parents become more involved in their
children's education. It is based on SharePoint.
Microsoft School in a Box http://www.agent4change.net/policy/ict-provision/995microsoft-shows-routes-to-cloud-in-school-in-a-box.html. A pilot program in the UK
that appears to be a complete infrastructure for schools including public and
private cloud services.
Mimir Platform (Mimir) https://www.mimirhq.com/. A free (!?) cloud based platform
designed to help both instructors and students by moving the Computer Science
classroom online and adding automation. Includes assessment and LMS
integration features. New in 2014.
Minreeva Learning Management System (Minreeva Learning Solutions)
http://www.minreeva.com/. Basic and customized LMS. Also offer mobile apps,
some elementary math and English elearning programs and custom eLearning
design. Based in Phillipines and primarily serve the Phillipine market.
Modern Teacher Digital Convergence Framework and Platform (Modern
Teacher) https://modernteacher.com/. A framework and platform for K-12 school
districts for strategy and execution, leadership and teacher training, and delivery of
digital content. The platform can be used to create and deliver content but is
intended to be much more than an LMS and provides connection to a network of
teachers, gamified results, etc.
Modo Labs Kurogo Mobile Campus (Modo Labs, Inc.)
http://www.modolabs.com. A mobile platform that includes Courses and Registrar
modules that mash-up popular Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Student
Information Systems (SIS), enabling students and faculty to access information via
a single common mobile interface. It is middleware that "accesses and quickly
mobilizes any data source or dynamic feed, such as maps, social media, news,
videos, transit and more, and assembles this information into a curated and rich
mobile experience." Offered to higher education, large corporations, and hospitals.
Motivis Learning Relationship Management System (LRM) (Motivis Learning).
http://motivislearning.com/. Developed at Southern New Hampshire University for
the College for America initiative. Not a full-fledged SIS or LMS but integrates data
from both. And provides a community tool. Built on the salesforce.com platform.
Useful for institutions that have unconventional methods of delivery and/or
assessment including competency-based learning.
Music First Learning Management System (Music First)
https://www.musicfirst.com/. Not a standard LMS this is a specialized (for music)
platform that is a collection of content and software apps that enable K-12 students
to learn, create, assess, share and explore music. The apps include music theory,
practice, recording, assessment, community, etc.
MyClassboard (MyClassboard) http://www.myclassboard.com/. A complete school
management system (SIS, ERP). Includes an LMS. Based in India. Also offer
website design and implementation services.
My Learning UK Primary and Secondary VLE (My Learning UK Ltd.)
http://www.mylearningltd.co.uk/. Virtual learning environments for primary and
secondary schools and mobile access. Also provide a catalogue of courses from
third party suppliers. Based in the UK.
MyTutoring (MyTutoring) https://mytutoring.co/. A brandable tutoring platform for
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schools, universities and tutoring institutions with discovery, scheduling, ratings,
reviews, audio video collaboration, whiteboard tools, revenue boosting tutor
analytics, tutor landing pages, payments, parent tools, etc. Associated with the
Vagupu tutoring service.
NaMaYa (NaMaYa.com, Inc.) http://www.namaya.com/. An educational platform
that includes an LMS and other K-12 school administration tools. Also offer online
professional development for teachers. Website access was a problem in Dec.
2015. Status unclear.
Nearpod (Nearpod) https://www.nearpod.com/. Online platform for teachers to
create interactive lessons with new slides or existing PowerPoint or other slides
and assess student understanding and deliver to K-12 students. Not a full featured
LMS. Free for teachers to start.
Neo LMS (Cypher Learning) https://www.neolms.com/. Formerly EDU 2.0 for
School, it was rebranded in October, 2014. Includes adaptive learning, content
authoring, assessments, social networking and mobile. Sign up is free. Also offer
Matrix LMS https://www.matrixlms.com/ for business, formerly EDU 2.0 for
Business.
Netex learningSchool (Netex Knowledge Factory S.L.)
http://www.netexlearning.com/. A customizable, cloud-based LMS with mobile
apps. Also offer learningDevices (affordable tablets), Learning Coffee – a collection
of off-the-shelf business courses, a corporate LMS, custom course development
and other tools. Based in Spain.
New Tech Network Echo (New Tech Network, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks)
http://www.newtechnetwork.org/echo. Echo supports problem-based learning and
works with G Suite (Google Apps).
NextThought (Next Thought LLC) http://www.nextthought.com/. A social learning
platform developed with and for the University of Oklahoma. Also offer
consultation, custom development and video production.
NoteBowl Campus Life (NoteBowl LLC) https://www.notebowl.com/. A social
media based system designed to help students better organize their coursework
and collaborate using calendar, Google+, LMS integration and other tools.
NuVarsity (NuVarsity) http://www.nuvarsity.com/. A cloud-based platform that
includes classroom management, discussions and is mobile friendly. New in 2015
and still in development in 2016.
Odigia (A RootLevel Labs Company) http://www.odigia.com/. A learning platform
with course authoring capability that includes elements of game theory and inquiry
based progression. It can work with other LMS or on its own. Marketed to both
education and the corporate market. Also offer academic courses in mathematics
and science in partnership with OpenStax College of Rice University.
Ofabee (Ofabee. A VENTURE OF Enfin Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
https://ofabee.com/. A custom branded course marketplace that includes a mobile
app, a website app, authoring, SEO tools, social learning, ecommerce, testing,
certification and virtual whiteboard/classrooms. Also offered to universities. An
Exam only app is also available. Based in India.
Olive International LMS (Olive International) http://www.oliveedu.com/. An LMS
for students, teachers and parents. Includes assessments and mobile access.
Based in India with an office in the UK.
OnCourse Classroom LMS (OnCourse Systems for Education, LLC.)
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http://learn.oncoursesystems.com/oncourse-classroom. A cloud-based,
personalized learning platform connecting teachers, students, and parents. Newly
announced in May 2016. The company also offers a student information system
(SIS) and other web-based solutions for K-12 schools.
OnlineFormapro Online Manager LMS (Onlineformapro S.A.)
http://www.onlineformapro.com/. Also offer Online Auteur – an authoring tool,
Online Agora – a web-based collaborative portal platform, and Online Visio for web
conferencing. Marketed to small to medium companies, universities and other
institutions. Based in France.
OpenEd LMS (OpenEd Inc.) https://www.opened.com/. A free LMS for teachers.
Also offer more than 250,000 Common Core aligned K-12 resources from major
publishers including assessments, videos and games and the Open Education
Search app available for download on EduAppCenter.com.
OpenSimulator http://opensimulator.org/. An open source multi-platform, multiuser 3D application server similar to SecondLife with many learning applications.
See http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2012/03/atlanta-puts-opensim-in-everyclassroom/. Can be hosted by Dreamland Metaverse.
OpenText FirstClass http://www.firstclass.com/. FirstClass is mainly social
networking and collaboration software. It was originally developed by SoftArc in
1990 and was arguably the first LMS. It is a Canadian product which has evolved
over 25 years and is now a division of OpenText based in Waterloo, Ontario.
OpenText also purchased Operitel in Sept. 2011 expanding its LMS offerings.
Opigno LMS (Connect-i Sàrl) http://www.opigno.org/. A Drupal based, open
source LMS for both schools and corporate use. Based in Switzerland.
otus Mobile Learning Environment (otus LLC) http://otusplus.com/ A mobile app
that accesses G Suite (Google Apps) built by teachers for teachers. Includes
assessment tools, displays standardized assessment data for teachers, and a
blog.
OxfordEnglishTesting LMS (Oxford University Press)
http://www.oxfordenglishtesting.com/. A platform for delivering online placement
and practice tests.
Paradiso LMS (Paradiso Solutions LLC) https://www.paradisosolutions.com/. An
LMS offered in two versions – one for corporate and one for education. Includes
authoring, gamification and social learning, a library of courses and easy
integration with other software including Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, and
Wordpress. A highly customized version of Moodle, they will provide custom
LMS’s for specific industries.
Pathwright (Pathwright) http://www.pathwright.com/. An online platform for
building your own school with tools for creating and marketing courses.
PBworks (PBwiki, Inc.) http://pbworks.com/. Not exactly an LMS, PBworks
provides resources, workspaces and administration to support online team-based
collaboration.
PedIT Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) (Norsk Nettskole)
http://pedit.pedit.no/. A customizable LMS for all levels of education. They also
offer it for business. Based in Norway.
Persona Learning (Persona Learning) http://www.personalearning.com/. Offer
custom built learning platforms that include content authoring, courses,
communities, portfolios, eCommerce and learner progress reports and analytics for
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K12, Higher Education, Healthcare, Associations and Corporate clients. Also
provide consulting and custom course development. Formerly Adrenna.
Piron FlexiGuru eLearning Platform (Piron Corporation)
http://www.pironcorp.com/lms.html. A web-based service that includes social
learning, e-Commerce, game-based learning, assessments and resources. They
sell third party authoring tools and do custom development. Based in India.
Marketed to both corporations and education.
PowerSchool Unified Classroom (PowerSchool Group LLC)
http://go.powerschool.com/unifiedclassroom. Combines an SIS with an LMS
(PowerSchool LEARNING https://www.powerschool.com/products/learning/) and
includes gradebook, assessment and analytics for K-12 schools as well as
collaboration tools with parent access and course creation tools. PowerSchool was
formerly a Pearson product but was purchased by Vista Equity Partners in 2015.
PowerSchool has since purchased Haiku Learning (LMS) and Chalkable (SIS) and
incorporates the former Sungard K-12 solution. PowerSchool also has a
partnership with Schoology.
Promethean ClassFlow (Promethean Limited) https://classflow.com/. A free
teaching and learning platform with authoring and data capabilities for K-12
classrooms with interactive displays. Through partnerships it supports 3D models,
virtual reality and science and math simulations. Not a complete LMS but
integrates with LMS’s and SIS’s. Based in the UK, Promethean is primarily a
maker and distributor of interactive white boards.
Qafie LMS (Techno Infonet) http://www.qafielms.com/. A simple, multilingual,
mobile-friendly, cloud-based, LTI supported LMS with assessments and social
tools particularly to the Asian sub-continent and Africa. Marketed to both
businesses and universities. Based in India.
Qualcomm QLearn Mobile Education Platform (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)
https://www.qualcomm.com/products/qlearn. A proprietary learning management
system (LMS) and content delivery infrastructure based on Canvas by Instructure.
Described as a mobile-first LMS, it includes group collaboration and social learning
tools. Formerly EmpoweredU Mobile TLC that was acquired by Qualcomm in
2014.
Quipper School (Quipper) https://www.quipper.com/. A mastery eLearning
platform with administrative and course creation tools. Also offer Quipper Video for
K-12 video content in several languages. Based in London and Tokyo.
RAD Corporation ActiveLearning LMS
http://www.radcorporation.com/products/activelearning-lms/. A cloud-based LCMS
that includes social networking and video collaboration and works on mobile
devices. Based in Pakistan.
Reazon Systems RCampus (Reazon Systems, Inc.) http://www.rcampus.com/.
An “Education Management System and a collaborative learning environment.”
Available in two versions – Enterprise for school districts and post-secondary
institution and Personal for faculty, students and academic groups. Also offer an
ePortfolio suite including FolioMatrix that allows teachers and evaluators to easily
monitor student progress in alignment with standards.
ReDoctype E-Learning LMS (UserCV Services Pvt. Ltd.) https://redoctype.com/.
A customizable LMS available in several versions. Compares itself to MOOC
platforms like Udemy, Coursera and edX. Based in India.
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school administration platform/student information system consisting of many
modules none of which is designated as an LMS but it does include a gradebook
and integration with Blackboard Engage (formerly Edline).
Relaxo Learning Management System (Relaxo Inc.) http://www.relaxoinc.com/.
An LMS for students to organize their courses and notes, and manage their time
more effectively. The software allows the student to take notes and manage
important information to create outlines to be better prepared for their exams.
RenWeb Learning Management (RenWeb – a FACTS company)
https://www.renweb.com/our-services/lms/. Described as a fully-integrated learning
management system that allows teachers and students to learn and collaborate in
a familiar social environment. It enables flipped classrooms, blended learning
programs, and 1:1 device programs and includes a gradebook. Specialize in
service to faith-based and independent private schools.
Right Reason RightTrack™ Learning Management System (Right Reason
Technologies) http://www.rightreasontech.com/. Also offer CyberExtension for
eLearning and blended learning, RightPath Curriculum and Data Center for data
analysis, RightCourse authoring, on-line lessons and courseware, and custom
development. Marketed to both education and the corporate sector.
Safari (Safari Books Online – a division of O’Reilly Media, Inc.)
https://www.safaribooksonline.com/. A platform that provides all device access to
Safari Books and to live online training, tutorials and conference videos. Available
to both corporations and education.
Sagence Learning Platform (Sagence Learning, Inc)
http://www.sagencelearning.com/. A competency-based education (CBE),
personalized, mobile, and social learning platform for colleges and universities.
Includes the Compose authoring platform. Formerly part of Flat World Learning.
Flat World still continues its digital textbooks offerings.
Samsung School (Samsung) http://www.samsung.com/us/business/byindustry/education-solutions/samsung-school. Introduced in April, 2013, this is a
platform that integrates with Samsung GALAXY Note units and includes mobile
access, an LMS, classroom management tools, and a student information system
(SIS).
Schoology (Schoology, Inc.) https://www.schoology.com/. A free web-based fully
hosted and fully managed learning management system and configurable social
network primarily for K-12. It has released an SIS Integration Platform – an API for
integration with student information systems (SISs). They have integrated with
Skyward SIS and Respondus assessment software. They are planning to enter the
post-secondary market as a result of new funding in 2015.
scrible Edu Pro (scribble) https://www.scrible.com/. Originally (2011) a free writing
platform, Edu Pro is an upgrade that describes itself as a research platform and a
lightweight LMS. It synchronizes with Google Classroom and Docs and provides
assignment management and analytics.
ScriptoPro LMS (ScriptoPro Inc.) http://scriptopro.com/. Emphasizes online
quizzes. Includes course authoring and content management. Will work with
other LMS.
Scriyb (Scriyb LLC) http://scriyb.com. A live video streaming tool that allows
interaction through a moderated chat room. Can be used in a classroom setting or
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online. Uses AI technology to group students and provides analytics. From George
Mason University.
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SCORM compliant with collaboration features. Offered to higher education as well
as defense and related large industries. The company also provides custom
simulation and course development and the Sakai CLE (Collaborative Learning
Environment). Based in India.
Silverback Mileposts Student Achievement System (Silverback Learning
Solutions) http://silverbacklearning.com/products/mileposts/. A platform for
creating personalized learning plans, managing interventions and monitoring
achievement. It provides access to Gooru resources and shared resources.
Skolera (Skolera) http://skolera.com/. Described as a unified learning platform, it
provides learning management, content management and a school management
system for K-12 schools. The LMS includes parent access, student access to
outside activities, and reporting. Mobile access under development as of 2017.
Skooler Learning Management Tools (Skooler Ltd. – UK, Skooler AS – Norway)
https://www.skooler.com/. An LMS hosted in Microsoft Azure and built “inside”
Microsoft Office 365. Adds features to One Note and Microsoft Classroom to make
it a full featured LMS. Available in three versions. Skooler Pro includes
dashboards, an assignment tool for teachers, tests and assessments, attendance,
curriculum planning, learning plans and progress, a parent portal and a booking
tool for resources. Can be integrated with SIS and other systems. No mention of
eLearning. Based in the UK and Norway.
Skyward Student Management Suite (Skyward, Inc.) http://www.skyward.com/.
An SIS that includes learning management features.
Smart Sparrow Adaptive eLearning PlatformTM (Smart Sparrow)
https://www.smartsparrow.com/. Uses simulations, labs and adaptive learning.
Also offer authoring tools – Annotate and Labmaker. Based in Australia.
Snapwiz Learning Spaces (Snapwiz Inc.) http://snapwiz.com/. An adaptive and
collaborative learning platform for higher education that works with publishers and
other educational content providers. Includes interactive textbooks, course
communication, adaptive practice and assessment. Also offer Edulastic for K-12
assessment and Glider - assessments for competency-based hiring for
corporations.
Software Answers ProgressBook VirtualClassroom (Software Answers)
http://www.software-answers.com/. ProgressBook is an SIS and VirtualClassroom
is an LMS within the Gradebook module. It is primarily for teacher/student
classroom interaction.
Spiral Universe Spiral (Spiral Universe, Inc.) http://www.spiraluniverse.com.
Spiral 2.0 is an integrated software suite used by schools for management and
administration. More a complete student information system (SIS) that includes
course management than just an LMS.
SqoolTools (SqoolTechs, LLC) http://sqooltools.com/. A hosted virtual learning
environment, built on Moodle™ open source software, that allows K-12 teachers to
create interactive websites to either support classroom instruction or to deliver
instruction online. Free to start.
Strive Software COL Campus (Strive Software International)
https://strivesoft.com/col_campus/. A brandable, mobile-friendly LMS with rubrics,
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assessment tools, discussion groups and a virtual classroom. Provides immediate
feedback and tracks learning outcomes for accreditation. Also offer ICAS
(Integrated Campus Administration System) and MaaS (Mentoring as a Service).
Based in South Africa.
Strongmind Learning Management System https://www.strongmind.com/. An
LMS designed specifically for the adolescent learner with personalized, social
learning. Also offer online courses for grades 6-12. Formerly Flipswitch.
StudyCloud (StudyCloud) https://www.mystudycloud.com/. A 2011-2015 startup
learning platform for posting assignments and communicating with teachers and
other students at post-secondary institutions.
Studywiz Learning Environment (Studywiz Pty Ltd) http://www.studywiz.com/. A
platform that directs activities to classes and individuals, alerting them of deadlines
and receiving responses in time and date order sorted by class. Includes a feature
called eLocker that is a storage space for individual students. The company also
provides other tools for elementary and secondary education including
collaboration, mobile, and ePortfolio solutions. Based in Australia and has North
American and European offices.
Sycamore Education School, Campus and Daycare (Sycamore Education)
http://www.sycamoreeducation.com/. Complete cloud-based school management
and student information system (SIS) for all education systems from daycare
(Sycamore Daycare), to K-12 (Sycamore School) to post-secondary (Sycamore
Campus). The LMS was added in Nov. 2011. It is not available separately.
Formerly Jcobi Campus.
Synaptic Global Learning ALMS (Adaptive Learning Management System) 4DL HITE (Synaptic Global Learning (SGL)) http://www.sgleducation.com/.
Available as cloud-based and for mobile support (AMOL). AMOL is being used as
the University of Massachusetts’ first adaptive MOOC. Also offer several authoring
and analytical tools including iDesigner, iMAE, iQuizBuilder, iKAM and iPERI. In
July 2015 and again in March 2016, website is “under maintenance”. Status
unclear.
SynapticMash LearningQube (SynapticMash, INC.)
http://synapticmash.com/index.php/learningqube. A platform that combines an LMS
and virtual classroom and includes EduQube, ExamQube for assessment,
StudentQube for student information management, DataQube for managing data
and MashQube for collaboration. Acquired by Promethean World Plc
(http://www.prometheanworld.com/) in July 2010. Promethean is a UK based
supplier of interactive white boards and an online teacher community
http://www.prometheanplanet.com/.
Teachable (Teachable, Inc.) https://teachable.com/. Formerly Fedora. Fedora was
an open source learning content management/learning object repository system
developed at Columbia University. It has been expanded into a full-fledged
learning platform for both education and corporate sectors that is not free although
built on open source software. It is a course marketplace that includes authoring,
quizzes, discussion forums, website integration, marketing tools and eCommerce.
TeacherEase Learning Management System (Common Goal Systems, Inc.)
http://www.teacherease.com/lms.aspx. An LMS for technology-rich K-12
classrooms -- especially 1:1 computing, BYO programs, or frequent users of laptop
carts.
Telefonica MiriadaX (Telefonica) https://www.miriadax.net/. An e-Learning MOOC
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platform offered by Spain’s communication company. Website in Spanish and
Portuguese.
The CN LMS (CourseNetworking LLC.) https://www.thecn.com/. A social LMS that
can also be used as a MOOC platform and for live broadcasting. Marketed to both
education and business. From Indiana University professor Ali Jafari (founder of
Sakai and ANGEL Learning).
The Learning Edge EQUELLA LCMS (The Learning Edge Pty Ltd.)
http://www.thelearningedge.com.au/ Australia. A learning content
management/learning object repository system. Now owned and offered by
Pearson Education http://www.equella.com/.
The West Education Network (TWEN) (Thomson Reuters)
https://lawschool.westlaw.com/. Developed at a law school for law schools. Now
owned by Thomson Reuters/Carswell/Westlaw.
Thomas Jefferson University iCE (interactive Curricula Experience). A new
student-centric collaborative course creation tool and delivery platform optimized
for iPads. To be marketed in the fall of 2015 by Digital Wave.
Time To Know Digital Learning Platform (Time To Know, Inc.)
http://www.timetoknow.com/. A digital publishing platform and English learning
curriculum designed for one-to-one computing classrooms currently available for
fourth and fifth grade math and reading/language arts. Not a traditional LMS, it is
designed to enable teachers to manage a classroom with adaptive learning
features. Also offer Content Generation Studio for authoring content and
EdVantage - an innovation platform for start-ups. Based in Israel.
Top Scholar (Top Scholar) https://mytopscholar.com/. A test preparation platform
and LMS for K-12 and higher education with a variety of teacher tools and state
specific curriculum alignment.
Tribal SITS:Vision (Tribal Group plc)
http://www.tribalgroup.com/technology/sitsvision/. A UK based supplier of many
technology systems to the educational sector as well as to healthcare and
government. SITS:Vision is more like a complete school administration system
than just an LMS. Also offer a somewhat confusing array of systems including
ebs4 – another student information management system, Maytas – a “learning
management information solution”, and others.
Trunity Learning Management System (Trunity) http://www.trunity.com. Includes
social/collaborative learning. Also offer an authoring tool and a “Knowledge
Exchange” for crowdsourced content, publishing and virtual textbooks. Marketed
to enterprises and publishers as well as education.
Twine (Twine) http://choosetwine.com/. A student information and learning
management system built for the needs of private K-12 schools. Includes social
networking and parent interaction.
Ucompass Educator (Ucompass.com, Inc) http://www.ucompass.com. A flexible,
mobile friendly LMS. Also offer Octane that enables content creators to enhance
existing content by adding new tools and functionality.
Udemy (Udemy, Inc.) http://www.udemy.com. A course marketplace and MOOC
platform with course creation tools. Also offer thousands of courses and a version
for organizations.
University of Texas TEx (Total Educational Experience)
http://utx.edu/initiatives/tex/. Built in-house, it is a mobile first, student-centred
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system that captures millions of points of data, providing a granular view of a
learner’s progress. Using sophisticated analytics, TEx offers the learner and
instructors meaningful insight in real time to better support each learner —
personalizing their learning and targeting interventions. The second version of TEx
is in development and will be built on the Salesforce platform.
V-camp 360 (Savant Learning Systems) http://www.vcamp360.com/. Described as
a “True Virtual Campus” and a “Superconductive Learning Management System”,
it is cloud-based with 24/7 support, an intuitive interface and authoring tools. Built
on a traditional read-attend-discuss-complete teaching model.
Vocareum (Vocareum) http://www.vocareum.com/. A platform that is designed
specifically for computer science classes and can be configured for high school
advanced placement, college and university, or MOOC use. Includes assignment
and grading management, plagiarism detection, and exams. New in late 2014.
Voniz V-Clasrooming Learning Management System (Voniz.Inc.)
https://www.voniz.com/vclassrooming/. A cloud-based LMS that is part of a
complete ERP for school management. Based in India.
Verso Campus (Verso Learning) http://versoapp.com/. Not exactly an LMS, Verso
Campus is an app that enables teachers to share resources. Described as a
professional development too. Also offer Verso - an app for iPads and Android
devices that adds interactivity to presentations and allows teachers to push content
to students to check on their understanding.
VINCI Connected Learning System (VINCIEducation.com)
http://www.vincieducation.com/. A platform designed to support early childhood
education. Includes assessment tools, content management, differentiated
instruction and parent interaction. Also offer curriculum for infants, preschool and
elementary education.
Waggle (Triumph Learning) http://www.wagglepractice.com/. An adaptive learning
platform covering math and English language arts curricula for grades 2–8. The
platform uses the Knewton recommendation engine and offers practice, feedback,
scaffolded instruction, test preparation and personalized pathways. Partnered with
Learnosity for interactive assessments, Knewton for adaptive learning, Smashing
Ideas for games, and Clever for single sign-on. Triumph Learning also offers
Common Core content.
WebStudy Course Management System http://www.webstudy.com/. A hosted
solution for colleges. May include MyWebStudy Tutor to allow non-linear,
customized learning for students. Also has a mobile version for Google Android
and Apple iOS devices.
Wikispaces Classroom and Campus (Tangient LLC)
http://www.wikispaces.com/. Classroom is a free social writing platform with
classroom management and assessment tools. Campus is a secure, dedicated
wiki environment for schools, school districts, or universities.
Wiley Engage LMS (Wiley) http://wileyedsolutions.com/technology/wiley-engagelearning-management-system. A Moodle-based, social, mobile capable LMS
specifically for online learning from one of the major educational publishers.
Formerly Deltak Engage.
Wizlearn Technologies ASKnLearn School Learning Management System
(Wizlearn Technologies (formerly ASKnLearn Pte Ltd.)) https://www.wizlearn.com/.
A SCORM and LTI conformant LMS for schools. Based in Singapore, they
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describe themselves as “Pan-Asian”. Also provide the Wizlearn LMS for
businesses and course materials for schools.
268. XoolTime (Xooltime Inc.) https://www.xooltime.com/. XoolTime a “platform that
improves education by building on the teacher-parent-student triangle.” Tracks
both academic achievement and personal development. Little information on the
website. Based in Slovenia.
269. Yuja (Yuja) http://www.yuja.com/. A platform that includes lecture capture (with a
hardware appliance), social learning and collaboration, quizzes embedded in
videos and mobile apps.
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Open Source Education LMS
Open source LMS are those built on open source platforms like PHP/MySQL, Java,
Python, etc. or on open source content management systems (CMS) like Joomla,
Drupal, Ruby on Rails, Wordpress, Umbraco, etc. Others are customization of open
source LMS like Moodle, Sakai, etc.
Most open source systems were built for education but have been adopted by both
educational organizations and some companies. There are a few listed here which are
designed for businesses.
Although the software is free in many cases, substantial institutional support is
necessary, so the total cost of ownership must be addressed. One useful case study is
the article “Why We Switched to Sakai” by Timothy M. Chester of Pepperdine University
http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/10/06/why-we-switched-to-sakai.aspx.
Some systems are built on open source platforms but are available only from the
vendors and not as free downloads. Examples of this are Dokeos, Instructure Canvas
and Latitude Learning.
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Apereo uPortal (Apereo) https://www.apereo.org/. A portal framework for higher
education. Formerly Jasig that merged with Sakai in 2012 to form Apereo.
ATutor (University of Toronto) http://www.atutor.ca. Developed at the University of
Toronto. Add-ons are available such as AContent, a content management system
and ATutor Social, a social networking component that includes web conferencing,
IRC chat, etc.
BuddyPress http://buddypress.org/ and http://www.buddyboss.com/. BuddyPress
is a plug-in for WordPress (http://wordpress.org/) which makes it a social network.
BuddyBoss includes additional themes. Also offer Social Learner for Sensei and
Social Learner for LearnDash.
Caucus http://www.caucus.com. Includes reporting, tracking and delivery functions
as well as social networking. As of Aug. 2015, the website is still available but there
are no updates since 2011. Status unclear.
CBTec Eliademy (CBTec) https://eliademy.com/. A free “online classroom” from
Finland.
Chamilo E-Learning and Collaborations Software http://www.chamilo.org/.
Allows users to create content easily and allow for different learning styles.
Evolved from Dokeos but split from them and the second major versions of Dokeos
and Chamilo are different. Based in Belgium.
Claroline Connect http://www.claroline.net/. A free learning and online
collaboration platform.
ClassWeb (UCLA) http://classweb.ucla.edu/. Website is still available but latest
update was “06-15-05 Taking down demo for security reasons.” Status unclear.
CourseWork (Stanford University) https://coursework.stanford.edu/portal/. An
open source LMS first developed at Stanford in 2003 based on Sakai. The School
of Education uses Blackboard and two new systems – InYourClass (developed
and used by the City College of New York) and ClassOwl (a student startup) – that
add social elements. In 2015, Stanford is piloting Instructure Canvas for its
replacement LMS.
CWIS (Collection Workflow Integration System)
http://scout.wisc.edu/Projects/CWIS/. A learning content management/learning
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Dokeos (Dokeos) http://www.dokeos.com. Based in Belgium, Dokeos is an open
source (based on Drupal) elearning and course management web application
translated into 34 languages that includes authoring. They also offer a virtual
classroom, e-commerce and other applications. Marketed mainly to the corporate
sector. Not available as a free download.
EctoLearning (Ecto, LLC) http://www.ectolearning.com. Not technically open
source but available free.
EduFolio http://edufolio.sourceforge.net/. Originally developed by Terra Dotta, this
is an open source LCMS.
eFront (Epignosis Ltd) http://www.efrontlearning.com/. Based in Greece. Website
is in English. Built on open source software but not free. Marketed primarily to the
corporate sector. Conformant with SCORM 2004.
Eledge (University of Utah) http://eledge.sourceforge.net/
Elgg http://www.elgg.org/ Open source social learning platform – creating
communities of learners
E-Learning Management System Learning Network (ELMSLN) (Pennsylvania
State University) http://elmsln.org/. A platform “for building and sustaining
innovation in course technologies.” Based on Drupal.
EQUELLA (Apereo Foundation) https://www.apereo.org/projects/equella/. A digital
repository incorporating learning objects, learning content management and
integrated content authoring. Formerly The Learning Edge EQUELLA LCMS from
The Learning Edge International in Australia, it was distributed by Pearson for
several years. In 2017, it was announced that Pearson and the Apereo Foundation
have partnered to contribute EQUELLA Digital Repository as open source
software. Edalex Solutions and Unicon offer paid support for it.
ETH Zurich dLCMS (Dynamic Learning Content System)
https://www1.ethz.ch/dlcms/.
Études (Études Inc.) http://etudes.org/. Includes authoring, social learning, and
testing. Built on Sakai but not available as a free download. Makes some modules
available as open source to the Sakai community.
Fle3 http://fle3.uiah.fi/ University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland.
Forma LMS http://www.formalms.org/. An open-source, web-based elearning
platform used to manage and deliver online training courses. It is focused on
corporate training needs rather than on academic needs and evolved from Docebo
open source.
Ganesha http://www.anemalab.org/. Website in French. Supports AICC, SCORM
1.2 and 2004. Can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/projects/ganesha/.
Google Classroom https://classroom.google.com/. Classroom is a new (2014)
tool in Google Apps (now G Suite) for Education that helps teachers create and
organize assignments, provide feedback, and communicate with their classes. It
integrates several apps including Gmail, Drive, Docs, and Google Groups. Not
technically open source or a complete LMS but available free to G Suite for
Education users. In 2015, introduced API’s for integration with third party systems
like SIS and LMS. Access extended to anyone with a Google account in early
2017.
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GUNET eClass https://eclass.gunet.gr/. A complete open source Course
Management System. Used by 2% of European higher education institutions.
Based in Greece.
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ILIAS 4 e-Learning http://www.ilias.de/. University of Cologne, Germany. Allows
users to create, manage and track learning. Includes authoring, communication
and is highly secure. Supports SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 and AICC standards.
Instructure Canvas (Instructure Inc.) http://www.instructure.com/. An Internet
hosted LMS built on an open source platform but only available from Instructure
and a few resellers so it is not technically open source but rather open core. Free
for teachers. Instructure also offers Bridge for corporate use.
Internet Classroom Assistant (ICA) http://www.nicenet.org/ Nicenet is an
organization of Internet professionals who donate their time to provide services for
the Internet community. Internet Classroom Assistant is a free program that
provides web based conferencing, personal messaging, document sharing,
scheduling and link/resource sharing to a variety of learning environments. First
released in 1998 and still available.
Jarvus Innovations Slate (Jarvus Innovations) http://jarv.us/, http://slate.is/. An
open source web platform for schools that integrates with G Suite (Google Apps)
for Education and Moodle to provide collaborative tools. Includes tools like grading,
progress reports, a contact directory, and classroom blogging.
LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) http://www.lamsinternational.com.
Not a full LMS. It provides teachers with an authoring environment for creating
sequences of learning activities. Based at Macquarie University in Sydney
Australia (www.mq.edu.au).
LatitudeLearning LMS (Latitude Consulting Group, Inc.)
http://www.latitudelearning.com/. An online open source LMS primarily designed
for business with free access for up to 100 users. Claims SCORM comformance.
Also offer a library of courses.
Learning Management System http://learning-management-system.info/. A very
basic open source system.
LMS Global BusinessLMS (LMS Global) http://www.lms-global.com/. For
businesses – not available as a free download. Includes communication tools,
quizzes, and SCORM 1.2 conformance.
LogiCampus https://www.openhub.net/p/logicampus. Includes single sign-on,
authoring, assessments, help desk, etc. Available from several sources.
LON-CAPA http://www.lon-capa.org/. LON-CAPA is a Learning Content
Management System that originated in the College of Natural Science at Michigan
State University. See also CourseWeaver.
Magnolia CMS (http://www.magnolia-cms.com/). Magnolia International Ltd. is a
Swiss company that offers Magnolia - an “Open Java CMS”. Primarily marketed to
businesses for content creation. It is a “Content Management Suite” for websites
but has been used to develop LMS.
Manhattan Virtual Classroom http://manhattan.sourceforge.net/. An open source
system developed at Western New England College for schools and colleges.
While it calls itself a virtual classroom it is really a course/learning management
system.
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http://www.merlot.org) offers a free, online repository for educational materials.
Metacoon Metastudy (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) http://www.metacoon.net.
Includes tools to produce, deliver and track learning and for social networking.
Available as a free downloand. Also offer MetaAuthoring for quiz creation. Based
in Germany.
Microsoft Classroom (Microsoft) https://classroom.microsoft.com/. New in August
2016, it is part of Office 365 Education. It is a K-12 homepage for classroom
assignments and resources and works with OneNote Class Notebooks—a
workspace where students can find and share assignments, receive feedback and
collaborate. It is like Google Classroom. Not a full LMS but can be integrated with
several LMSs.
MimerDesk http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Software/516760/MimerDesk.html
MimerDesk is an open source web-based collaborative learning and groupwork
environment.
Moodle (open source) http://www.moodle.org. Probably the most widely used
open source system. Developed by Martin Dougiamas in Australia. Support is
provided by many partners http://moodle.com/partners/. There are many addons/plug-ins available, for example, the plug-in for the WizIQ virtual classroom and
the facetoface add-on for tracking classroom instruction. Released in May 2013,
Moodle Mobile is an HTML5-based mobile app for both Android and iOS. In 2014,
Microsoft announced that Office 365 (including “Office Mix” – a PowerPoint
“superset” with which students and teachers can annotate slides, add audio and
video, and embed interactive elements like quizzes and even host them on
OfficeMix.com) is now integrated with Moodle. In 2015 Moodle introduced
MoodleCloud that comes with free hosting, unlimited database space for an
unlimited number of courses, full support, and use of virtually all Moodle
capabilities (advertising supported).
Morzino (Joopita Research a.s.b.l) http://morzino.com/. A “virtual school” platform
for teachers, students and parents. Includes authoring. Based in Luxembourg.
MyiCourse http://www.myicourse.com/. Not technically open source but a free
web-based service for developing and posting courses. Primarily aimed at smaller
organizations that want to develop courses. Available free for organizations that
offer their courses for free. Advertiser supported.
Open edX Platform http://code.edx.org. A MOOC platform (developed by edX and
released as open-source software in June, 2013. (edX was founded by Harvard
and MIT and has been joined by at least 12 other universities including Berkeley,
University of Toronto, McGill, and Stanford.) Google is also supporting this
platform. In 2015 they partnered with Microsoft to offer some IT development
courses.
Open Elms Pro (e-Learning WMB) http://www.openelms.org/. Marketed as a
business solution. Includes authoring (Jackdaw) and video integration. The
company also offers customizable eLearning courses and custom course
development.
Open LMS http://openlms.sourceforge.net/. Includes group collaboration. Not yet
SCORM, etc. conformant. Hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and
Technology (NTNU).
OpenOLAT http://www.openolat.com/. Includes authoring, collaboration, testing
and mobile access. Supports SCORM modules. Developed at the University of
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Zurich. The original website http://www.olat.org/ is no longer available.
OpenSWAD https://openswad.org/. SWAD stands for shared workspace at a
distance. The source code can be downloaded at https://openswad.org/download/.
Based in Spain. Available in nine languages.
PASS-PORT (Innovative Learning Assessment Technologies (ILAT), LLC)
http://www.pass-port.org/, http://www.ilat.org/. LMS for post-secondary with addons for students’ systematic assessment. Two tools – Campus Wide (to help
streamline a school's data collection and analysis) and Departmental Assessments
to aggregate data across multiple departments and track more detailed information
of the students’ program of study.
Pearson OpenClass (Pearson Education, Inc.)
http://www.pearsonhighered.com/openclass/. A free LMS integrated with Google
(Technically a Google App rather than true open source) announced in October,
2011. Includes course authoring, social networking, and access to Open
Educational Resources (OER). Pearson is getting out of the LMS market and
OpenClass will no longer be available as of January 2018.
Rice University OpenStax (http://cnx.org/) offers "an environment for
collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly content
on the Web." Formerly Connexions.
Sakai http://www.sakaiproject.org/. Available as a free download or from
commercial partners. Began as a U.S. university consortium, Sakai has taken
several other open source initiatives under its wing which makes it a strong player.
There were two versions: Sakai CLE (includes learning management, project and
research collaboration and ePortfolios) and Sakai OAE (Open Academic
Environment with social and personalization features. Version 10 released in 2014
appears to combine both. In 2012 Sakai merged with Jasig to form Apereo. As with
Moodle there are companies that offer their own versions and support for Sakai.
They are called Commercial Affiliates. Among those are Unicon and Asahi Net
International, now Scriba. Sakai has been in a state of transition and some of the
institutions that were the original developers of Sakai have left the consortium and
are moving towards Instructure Canvas.
Sensei (Woothemes) http://www.woothemes.com/products/sensei/. A free LMS
plug-in for WordPress. Also offer Woocommerce – an eCommerce plug-in. Can
also work with other WordPress themes such as BuddyPress/Social Learner for
Sensei for social learning.
Social Media Classroom and Collaboratory http://socialmediaclassroom.com/.
A Howard Rheingold project based on Drupal.
Summit Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) (Summit Learning)
http://info.summitlearning.org/program/personalized-learning-platform/. Developed
at California-based charter network Summit Public Schools with the involvement of
The Zuckerberg/Chan foundation (Facebook), PLP is a free, open-sourced
learning management system that boasts a full Common Core curriculum for
grades 6 through 12, including projects, online learning resources and tests. It
helps students set and track goals, learn content at their own pace, complete
deeper learning projects and become self-directed learners. Summit partnered with
Stanford’s Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity to develop the rubric for
evaluating the cognitive skills in each grade.
Teachable (Teachable, Inc.) https://teachable.com/. Formerly Fedora. Fedora was
an open source learning content management/learning object repository system
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developed at Columbia University. It has been expanded into a full-fledged
learning platform for both education and corporate sectors that is not free although
built on open source software. It is a course marketplace that includes authoring,
quizzes, discussion forums, website integration, marketing tools and eCommerce.
Totara (Totara Learning Solutions) http://totaralms.com/. Totara is a custom
distribution of Moodle for the corporate sector. Available through many commercial
partners worldwide.
Uzity (Foradian Technologies http://foradian.com/) http://uzity.com/. A brandable
LMS built on Ruby on Rails with authoring, an equation editor, assessments and
collaboration tools. Marketed to both education and business. Based in India. Also
offer Fedena https://fedena.com/ - a school management system, student
information system (SIS) and ERP for maintaining all school records.
WeBWorK http://webwork.maa.org/. An online homework delivery system primarily
used for mathematics and science. Developed at the University of Rochester.
Whiteboard Courseware System http://whiteboard.sourceforge.net/. Whiteboard
is a fully featured LMS targeted toward colleges and universities. It is written in
PHP with a MySQL back-end, and is fully administrable through its web interface.
Notes:
MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses). In 2002 MIT (Massachusets Institute of
Technology) decided to share its course material freely on line http://ocw.mit.edu/. This
initiative has grown and numerous websites now offer free university courses to 1000’s
of learners. These include edX, Coursera, Codeacademy, Openlearning, P2PU, Udacity,
and Udemy. Arguably Khan Academy (all kinds of topics) and Lynda.com (computer
technology courses) can be included in this group but the courses are organized and
presented differently and are not university sanctioned. MOOC technology is beginning
to be applied to corporate learning. Intrepid Learning offers what may be the first
corporate MOOC solution. Most MOOCs appear to operate on their own proprietary
learning platforms. edX has made its platform available to others as has 2U. Some
popular education LMS like Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and Instructure Canvas also
market their products as MOOC platforms. CourseTalk lists online courses from 54
different providers (MOOC platforms) and 500 universities with student ratings. They are
working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand quality
education and career training globally. Educators Serving Educators (a division of
Excelsior College) offers services to higher education institutions for establishing online
learning. Eduventures provides research on innovations in higher education and
published a report on LMS implementation in 2016.
Student Information Systems (SIS), also called school management or school
administration software are systems that manage most aspects of school operation
including registration, financial, human resources, student data, and even healthcare
information. Some of them include learning management functionality and most will
integrate with third party LMS.
There are numerous other open source ELMS listed at http://sourceforge.net. Do a
search for “Learning Management Systems or “Virtual Learning Environments”.
http://www.edtechpost.ca/gems/open_source_cms3.htm lists about 30 - they tend to be
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management systems for education environments developed at universities around the
world but the list is very old now (2003).
Moodle is the most popular open source LMS. As of August 2015, they estimate
76,000,000 users (not a great deal of growth in the past two years as noted below).
There are numerous companies who provide services to clients to customize,
implement, manage and host it. These include Moodlerooms
(http://www.moodlerooms.com/) (They call their Moodle-based LMS “joule”.
Moodlerooms has been purchased by Blackboard), Lambda Solutions
(http://www.lambdasolutions.net/), open2know.com (http://open2know.com/),
ClassRunner (http://www.classrunner.com), DualCode (http://www.dualcode.com),
LearningHouse http://www.learninghouse.com/, Easy Authoring
(http://www.easyauthoring.com/), Totara http://www.totaralms.com/, (Totara is a version
of Moodle designed for the corporate sector), Kineo http://www.kineo.com/, Catalyst IT
Europe (http://www.catalyst-eu.net/), NetSpot (http://www.netspot.com.au/), Lingel
Learning http://lingellearning.com/ in Australia, (Ballistic Learning
(http://www.ballisticlearning.com/) (represented in North America by Algol Semantics
(http://www.algolsemantics.com/), Webanywhere http://www.webanywhere.co.uk/ and
http://www.webanywhere.com/, and Nivel Siete http://www.nivel7.net/ in Latin America
(also purchased by Blackboard). A complete list of Moodle Partners can be found at
http://moodle.com/partners/.
Moodlerooms and NetSpot were purchased by Blackboard in 2012 and Nivel Siete was
purchased by Blackboard in 2015.
Delta Initiative http://www.deltainitiative.com/ is an independent management consulting
company that serves institutions of higher learning and businesses across the United
States. They have provided a graphic illustration of the market share of LMS’s in the
higher education sector (see below – originally posted on the e-Literate blog at
http://mfeldstein.com/state-of-the-higher-education-lms-market-a-graphical-view/ and
updated by Phil Hill at http://mfeldstein.com/state-higher-ed-lms-market-spring2016/?utm_source=eLiterate+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9655ef3f5dRSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_deab6fbf84-9655ef3f5d-40282245.
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As has been true since 2012, the fastest-growing LMS is Canvas. There is no
other solution close in terms of matching the Canvas growth.
While we continue to show Canvas in the Open Source area, we have noted a
more precise description as an Open Core model.
Blackboard continues to lose market share, although the vast majority of that
reduction over the past few years has been from customers leaving ANGEL.
Blackboard Learn lost only a handful of clients in the past year. At this point
ANGEL has under 1% of market share.
With the University of Phoenix move from a Homegrown system to Blackboard
Learn Ultra, the band for Homegrown has dropped to less than 1% of institutions.
Pearson has announced LearningStudio’s end-of-life for the end of 2017, and
there are some big for-profit systems moving to D2L Brightspace and to Canvas.
In fact, you can already see Brightspace increasing growth from past years
based largely on former LearningStudio clients.
There is a line for Other, capturing those systems with less than 50 active
implementations as primary systems; systems like Jenzabar, Edvance360,
LoudCloud Systems, WebStudy, Schoology, and CampusCruiser. Of these,
Schoology is growing the most, primarily from smaller private institutions (their
sweet spot). At this rate, Schoology may move to its own band by next year.
It is interesting to reiterate that both Homegrown and Other categories have
decreased over the past two years.
The Online Learning Consortium http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/. A professional
organization devoted to advancing quality online learning providing professional
development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online
learning professionals and organizations around the world.
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A useful source of information is Education Week Digital Directions at
http://www.edweek.org/dd/.
Other lists of Open Source Education Management Systems can be found at
http://archive.e-learningcentre.co.uk/eclipse/vendors/opensource.htm and
http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/.
A dated but helpful article on Education LMS is available at
http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/lms.htm.
Edshelf https://edshelf.com/ - a discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop
programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.
Wordpress themes https://wordpress.com/. Wordpress is popular open source software
used for creating websites and content management. Several themes have been
developed for Wordpress for Learning Management. See, for example,
http://themeforest.net/ and other sources mentioned in this document.
In 2003 a study was done by the Commonwealth of Learning regarding Open Source
Course Management Systems. A copy of this is available at
http://hdl.handle.net/11599/171. They also have an LMS Evaluation Tool User Guide at
http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/220.
EduTools was a website comparing course management systems for formal education
but was closed in 2013. Some archived information is available at
http://wcet.wiche.edu/learn/edutools.
Other evaluations of education LMS software (somewhat dated now) have been done at
http://cde.athabascau.ca/softeval/products.php.
Online Universities information: http://bestonlineuniversities.com/,
http://bestonlineuniversities.com/2010/25-e-learning-education-start-ups-that-couldchange-the-world/
An interesting discussion of learning management systems in higher education by John
LeMasney of Princeton and Shaun Holland can be found at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5RxPqsPnVI. They compare Blackboard with
Instructure Canvas.
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The book “Education for a Digital World - Advice, Guidelines, and Effective Practice
from around the Globe” was published by the Commonwealth of Learning in 2008
and is available for download at http://hdl.handle.net/11599/52. The second edition
“Education for a Digital World 2.0, Innovations in Education” is an entirely new pair
of volumes with a great deal of new material and is available at
http://order.openschool.bc.ca/Product/CourseDetail/search_education%20for%20a
%20digital%20world_7540006163.
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/ has several relevant entries on the subjects of
“Educational Technology”, “Learning management system”, etc.
Rustici Software http://rusticisoftware.com/ and http://scorm.com/ offers the
eLearning Atlas http://www.elearningatlas.com/ - a list of “all” eLearning software
with an emphasis on standards and interoperability.
Capterra http://www.capterra.com provides a selection tool and consultation for a
wide range of software including LMS. They also provide a list of the 20 most
popular LMS Software at http://www.capterra.com/learning-management-systemsoftware/#infographic that is of limited value because it mixes educational and
corporate LMS and includes ConnectEDU that went bankrupt and is now operated
by Graduation Alliance primarily as a career planning tool. And their method of
determining “popularity” is arguable. In 2014, they conducted a survey of LMS
users that can be found at http://www.capterra.com/learning-management-systemsoftware/user-research.
Software advice http://www.softwareadvice.com/ provides a tool and service similar
to Capterra.
Cloudswave https://www.cloudswave.com/ provides reviews of LMS.
Craig Weiss of eLearning 24/7 offers a blog with some candid reviews and personal
opinions with some listings of his favorite products and numerous other resources.
https://www.lms.org/. Like Capterra, LMS.org provides a consultation service for
selecting an LMS. They also provide reviews of a short list of LMS vendors.
Technology Evaluation Centers http://www.technologyevaluation.com/ offer
resources and selection tools for a wide range of business software including
learning management systems.
SelectHub https://selecthub.com/. A collaborative technology selection management
platform that includes learning management systems.
http://edutechnica.com/ is a blog site operated by George Kroner – a former
Blackboard employee. It reviews the current state of technology in education
including a report on LMS used in higher education institutions with > 2000
enrollments (United States) and some comparisons with higher education
institutions in US, Canada, UK, and Australia.
JoomlaLMS offers a comparison chart for LMS at
http://www.joomlalms.com/compare/#.U4Nnlijijvo.
LearningLovers.org. A digital magazine offering a free and open digital information
service for the dissemination of innovative initiatives and new technologies applied
to knowledge management, training and education.
The home of SCORM is Advanced Distributed Learning http://www.adlnet.gov/.
They have much information on the various versions of SCORM, the
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Experience/x/Tin Can API, etc. including an article called “Choosing an LMS” by
Peter Berking and Shane Gallagher and published by Advanced Distributed
Learning (the home of SCORM) dated April 15, 2011 at
http://www.adlnet.gov/resources/choosing-an-lms/index.html and lists of SCORM
certified products and SCORM adopters at http://www.adlnet.org/scorm/scormcertification.html.
Contact North | Contact Nord http://www.contactnorth.ca and https://teachonline.ca/
has an array of resources about online learning oriented to colleges and universities
and offers information on more than 1,000 programs and 18,000 courses available
online and at a distance from Ontario’s colleges, universities, district school boards,
literacy and basic skills and other training providers at https://studyonline.ca/.
The Center for Digital Education produces useful papers and reports on the status
of technology in education – http://www.centerdigitaled.com/.
A useful paper for educational institutions looking at Learning Management Systems
is “Learning Management System (LMS): The Missing Link and Great Enabler” by
John Phillipo and Sarah Krongard is available at
http://www.celtcorp.com/resources/1/CELT_LMS_Article.pdf.
D2L (formerly Desire2Learn) maker of Brightspace offers numerous useful
resources.
B Online Learning (Australia – a distributor of the OpenText LearnFlex LMS) offers
an “LMS Evaluator Tool” at http://bonlinelearning.com.au/component/rsform/form/9lms-evaluation-tool.
Learning Light offers several useful resources on choosing an LMS at
http://www.learninglight.com/?s=choosing+an+LMS.
Saba (http://www.saba.com) provides a free sample RFP (Request for Proposals)
for Learning Management Systems.
Talented Learning http://talentedlearning.com. Reviews and other unbiased
information about LMS and learning platforms.
More LMS/LCMS, etc. vendors can be found at
o http://www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/directory/. (This is a British site so the list
tends to be Eurocentric),
o http://www.capterra.com/learning-management-system-software.
o http://elearning-india.com/content/blogcategory/19/38/.
o http://www.trainingplace.com/source/vendors.html.
o eLearning Atlas http://www.elearningatlas.com/.
SumTotal has a set of resources available at
http://www.sumtotalsystems.com/resources/whitepapers.html.
Brandon Hall http://www.brandonhall.com and Bersin & Associates (now Bersin by
Deloitte) http://www.bersin.com have a number of research reports available for sale
on the topic of Learning Management.
Elearning! Magazine http://www.2elearning.com/. Each year the Elearning! Media
Group sponsors the “Best of eLearning!” awards, which are chosen through an
online vote by readers of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, using
an open ballot for each of the 21 categories.
Chief Learning Officer magazine and other resources http://clomedia.com/.
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Training and Development (ASTD)) http://www.td.org/. One of the resources offered
is the Learning Technologies Community of Practice
https://www.td.org/Communities-of-Practice/Learning-Technologies.
International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) http://www.ispi.org/.
Training Magazine http://www.trainingmag.com/.
Learning Solutions Magazine http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/.
Research and Markets http://www.researchandmarkets.com/ publishes a wide range
of reports including business training and education. Prices for the reports are fairly
high.
Your Training Edge http://www.yourtrainingedge.com/ offers a series of white papers
on corporate training.
Tony Karrer offers a blog at http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/.
eLearning Learning (http://www.elearninglearning.com/) is a blog that attempts to
consolidate the best information about eLearning.
Christopher Pappas offers many helpful resources at http://elearningindustry.com/
including free resources at http://elearningindustry.com/subjects/free-elearningresources and an excellent list of free books about eLearning at
http://elearningindustry.com/free-elearning-books-the-ultimate-list. eLearning
Industry is a Linkedin community site.
Cathy Moore’s blog on eLearning and instructional design http://blog.cathymoore.com/. Cathy offers very sound advice and has an incredible résumé.
A blog site for Learning Management Systems http://www.learning-managementsystems-buzz.com/.
https://learning-management-system.financesonline.com/. A B2B software directory
website with information about learning management systems with sponsored links.
Tony Bates has a blog at http://www.tonybates.ca/ on e-learning and distance
education resources.
Upside Learning http://www.upsidelearning.com/ offers some useful information on
the “Resources” tab of its website.
Riptide Learning has a blog at http://blog.riptidesoftware.com/.
Allen Communication has a blog at http://www.allencomm.com/about-allen/blog/.
Sh!ft eLearning offer SHIFT’s eLearning blog at http://info.shiftelearning.com/blog.
The eLearning Site http://theelearningsite.com/. Blogs oriented to the education
sector.
Free technology for teachers http://www.freetech4teachers.com/.
Ellen Behrens aLearning blog http://alearning.wordpress.com addresses eLearning
for non-profit trade associations.
Articulate https://community.articulate.com/ provides some some useful tips on
eLearning including the Rapid E-Learning Blog at https://blogs.articulate.com/rapidelearning/ where Tom Kuhlmann provides many articles and tips particularly on
using PowerPoint as an authoring tool.
Trivantis offers the Everything eLearning Blog (http://www.trivantis.com/blog) to
support Lectora and its other products.
The eLearning Coach http://theelearningcoach.com/. Connie Malamed offers many
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A useful blog from Prescient Digital Media
http://www.prescientdigital.com/articles/learning/understanding-learningmanagement-systems/.
Subscribe to Google Alerts http://www.google.com/alerts for automtically generated
postings of updates for Learning Management Systems, Elearning, etc. Also check
out http://elearningbit.blogspot.in/ for recent news.
Kats, Y. (2010) Learning management system technologies and software solutions
for online teaching: Tools and applications. Hershey, PA: Information Science
Reference (IGI Global). ISBN-10: 1615208534. A book primarily focused on
educational systems available from Amazon.
Accredited Schools Online http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/ is a resource
available to U.S. students to help them find an online school – from elementary to
graduate schools.
The Australian edition of PC Magazine rated LMS in the July 2015 issue
http://au.pcmag.com/absorb-lms/35793/guide/the-best-learning-managementsystems-lms-for-2015.
Top LMS Industry Facts of 2016 http://www.ispringsolutions.com/blog/top-lmsindustry-facts-of-2016/.
Top 10 Educational Technologies That Will be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/11/02/top-10-education-technologiesthat-will-be-dead-and-gone-in-the-next-decade.aspx.
Current Learning Management System Market Status: Shifting Towards A Newer
LMS Generation By Stephen Yee COO of EDUonGo, Inc. Oct. 2016
https://elearningindustry.com/exploring-learning-management-system-market.
FutureEd https://www.future-ed.org/. An education policy think tank offering online
news, analysis and research that’s independent, nonpartisan and “solutionoriented.” The Washington, D.C.-based organization, housed at Georgetown
University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, says it is “com-mitted to bringing fresh
energy to the causes of excellence, equity and efficiency in K–12 and higher
education on behalf of the nation’s disadvantaged students.” New in 2017.
Notes:
It is interesting to note that the major IT companies – Microsoft, Google, Oracle, IBM,
SAP, and Intel – each offer some products but didn’t seem to have a clear strategy in the
eLearning/Learning Management space and the products they did offer were often
difficult to find on their websites.
In 2012, however:
• SAP purchased SuccessFactors/Plateau
• IBM purchased Kenexa/Outstart
• Oracle purchased Taleo/Learn.com
• Google introduced Google Apps for Education (now G Suite for Education)
and in 2014 offered Google Classroom.
• In 2015 SAP and IBM announced a linking of SuccessFactors and Kenexa.
Microsoft has several products in the eLearning space none of which can be described
as a learning management system. With the exception of Skype for Business, they
seem to hide them well. Microsoft has a variety of tools that are listed below
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Skype for Business https://products.office.com/en-CA/skype-for-business/onlinemeetings. Formerly Lync, it is a web conferencing/virtual classroom tool that has
morphed into Skype for Business. Lync was formerly Live Meeting. Live Meeting
was originally PlaceWare. Microsoft offered the original NetMeeting product as
part of its Windows operating system but it is no longer supported. They offered
Windows Meeting Space on Windows Vista but it does not seem to have been
included in Windows 7. Microsoft also offers Surface Hub that is a high-end
videoconferencing system.
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ESP https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff798293.aspx. A 3-D simulation
development tool that evolved from the flight simulator. Status of this product is
unclear.
Office 365 Education https://products.office.com/en-US/student/office-ineducation. The online suite of Office products for education including OneNote
Class Notebooks – a workspace where students can find and share assignments,
receive feedback and collaborate and, as of August 2016, Microsoft Classroom - a
homepage for classroom assignments and resources that can be integrated with
several LMS.
Sharepoint Server. Sharepoint is a content management system that Microsoft
developed for collaboration, portals, enterprise search, enterprise content
management, business process and business intelligence. Numerous companies
have built LMS solutions on SharePoint or have integrated other LMS solutions
with it.
http://www.sharepointlms.com/
http://shareknowledge-lms.com/
http://www.xstreamsoftware.com/
http://www.intralearn.com
http://www.opentext.com/what-we-do/products/specialty-technologies/learnflex.
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Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook Creator https://store.office.com/onenoteclass-notebook-creator-WA104371260.aspx that helps teachers set up a shared
notebook for a class for SharePoint 2013 subscribers. As of 2016, can be
integrated with LMS.
Multipoint Server 2010 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/multipoint/default.aspx
One computer, multiple users. Each student has an account which can be
managed. Folders can be created for each student to save private data. Students
can easily share files, videos, and more with and between groups. Students can
watch videos or listen to music and podcasts without disturbing everyone else.
Silverlight https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/silverlight/bb187358.aspx. This is a
plug-in that Microsoft is promoting as an alternative to Adobe Flash. So far the
uptake has been underwhelming.
Microsoft Sway https://sway.com/. New in 2015, a tool to create and share
interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. It is very similar to
PowerPoint in many ways but Microsoft calls it a "digital storytelling app" and
doesn’t see it as a replacement for PowerPoint.
Microsoft Education https://education.microsoft.com/. Offers tools and teacher
resources. Also known as the Microsoft Educator Network and formerly called the
Learning Suite.
Another list of free Microsoft tools can be found at http://elearningindustry.com/23-
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microsoft-free-teaching-tools-for-educators-education.
• Microsoft also offers online training for Microsoft products and technologies at
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/learning/default.aspx.
Oracle offers several learning management products – iLearning
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebusiness/human-capitalmanagement/061822.html, Oracle Learning Management (OLM)
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebusiness/human-capitalmanagement/053815.html, and PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management.
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/peoplesoft-enterprise/hcm/052836.html.
It would appear that iLearning is strictly for online learning and OLM is a more
comprehensive tool including the management of classroom training. The PeopleSoft
tool is apparently for PeopleSoft customers. The website is unclear. In 2012, Oracle
purchased Taleo/Learn.com which is now offered as Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service.
In 2016, Oracle launched a new video learning platform that looks like a video library,
and it is now becoming a strategic part of the company’s HCM suite.
IBM used to offer the Lotus Learning Management System and Workplace
Collaborative Learning but they were removed from the market in August, 2009. IBM
still offers IBM Sametime – a webconferencing/virtual classroom solution. Also offer IBM
Connections – a cloud solution that includes a meetings function. At the end of 2012, the
Lotus brand was discontinued. In 2012, IBM purchased Kenexa who had previously
purchased the LMS vendor Outstart. Kenexa is now part of IBM Smarter Workforce. In
2015, SAP and IBM plan to integrate their Talent Mangement Systems linking Kenexa
with Success Factors. This could have a significant effect on the learning management
sector.
SAP Enterprise Learning (SAP America) http://www.sap.com/trainingeducation/learning-software-svc/learn/solutions/enterprise/index.html. Includes an LCMS
and authoring environment. This is an optional module of the SAP system apparently
designed only to offer customers who insist on it. It is definitely not best of breed. Most
SAP users (even SAP itself) choose other systems. SAP purchased SuccessFactors in
2012. Because SuccessFactors had previously purchased Plateau, SAP now offers the
SuccessFactors Learning solution. In 2015, SAP and IBM plan to integrate their Talent
Mangement Systems linking Kenexa with Success Factors. This could have a significant
effect on the learning management sector.
The Intel/Critical Links Educational Appliance. (Critical Links) http://education.criticallinks.com/. A one box solution for schools that have limited IT support – includes
learning management system software (Moodle?), student information systems, a web
server, wiki and forum support, backup and image management software, IP telephony,
interactive whiteboard management software, storage and delivery of content and
applications, management of student laptops, etc. and is managed through a simple web
interface. Hardware by Intel, marketing by Critical Links. A preliminary description can
be found at http://www.zdnet.com/blog/education/the-intel-educational-appliance-thecoolest-tool-you-might-never-buy/4158.
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Adaptive Learning Platforms:
Adaptive learning is an important new trend – providing learning that adapts to learners’
individual needs. It is related to but not identical to the concepts of individualized and
personalized learning. These terms are used differently by different people and don’t
have clearly defined definitions. See one discussion at
http://mfeldstein.com/personalized-learning-vs-adaptivelearning/?utm_source=subscribe2&utm_medium=email.
Also see the Tyton Partners report “Learning to Adapt 2.0: The Evolution of Adaptive
Learning in Higher Education” at http://tytonpartners.com/tyton-wp/wpcontent/uploads/2016/04/Tyton-Partners-Learning-to-Adapt-2.0-FINAL.pdf.
I view personalized learning as directed towards learner preferences – either by the
learner or automatically by the platform (like Amazon, etc.) whereas adaptive learning
adjusts to the learner’s actual learning needs based on an intelligent algorithm.
However, my distinction is not universal and both terms tend to get used interchangeably
so it is hard to tell. I list both “personalized” and “adaptive” platforms here.
Adaptive learning is still in its infancy but has a great deal of potential but beware of
smoke and mirrors. There are challenges such as privacy, ethical issues, and promises
by vendors of capabilities that cannot yet be delivered. It also is not easy. The Apollo
Group (University of Phoenix) spent nearly a billion dollars developing an adaptive
learning system but has abandoned it and will be using Blackboard as their LMS for now.
Synaptic Global Learning (listed below) seems to have disappeared.
Many of the platforms listed here are also listed elsewhere in this document in relevant
categories. Most are not full-featured LMS but do include analytics and are designed to
be integrated with LMS. They also offer consultation services. There are many other
such platforms under development.
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Achieve3000 (Achieve3000) https://www.achieve3000.com/. An adaptive platform
that provides online differentiated literacy instruction based on initial and ongoing
assessments.
Acrobatiq Smart Author (Acrobatiq – powered by Carnegie Mellon)
http://acrobatiq.com/products/smart-author/. An adaptive learning authoring tool with
mobile delivery and student performance analytics. Also offer the “Smart
Courseware” courses on various post-secondary topics.
Adapt Knowledge (Adapt Knowledge, LLC.) http://adaptknowledge.com/. Adaptive
learning programs for professional development. Formerly ULiveandLearn.
ALEKS http://www.aleks.com/. ALEKS stands for Assessment and LEarning in
Knowledge Spaces. It is “a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and
learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately
determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course.” They offer
courses in mathematics and science for K-12 and higher education. Now owned by
McGraw-Hill Education.
Area9 Learning (Area9 Learning Inc.) http://area9learning.com/. An adaptivelearning platform and authoring for custom development/conversion of courses.
Compatible with standard LMS and authoring tools. Specialize in the hospitality,
transportation, energy, retail & consumer goods, and automotive industries.
Axonify Employee Knowledge Platform (Axonify) https://www.axonify.com/.
Includes modules for interval questioning, training bursts, gaming, gamification,
rewards, adaptive learning, administration and analytics. Based in Waterloo,
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Carnegie Learning (Carnegie Learning, Inc.) https://www.carnegielearning.com/.
Off-the-shelf math (grades 6-12) blended learning courses that combine face-to-face
collaboration and print materials with an intelligent tutoring system that adapts to
individual strengths and weaknesses. Also offer Cognitive Tutor® Software.
Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon
University) http://oli.cmu.edu/. Offer free courses on basic academic topics. The
platform includes a mini-tutor that provides for some adaptive learning. It has been
around since 2002. It is not really a MOOC but it is certainly one of the precursors.
Cerego (Cerego) https://cerego.com/. A “personalized” learning platform that
includes an algorithm that assesses individual memory strength using the learner’s
own performance, the forgetting curve, and distributed practice formulas, to develop
and deliver a schedule that guides learning. An error-correcting model keeps
Cerego constantly learning, ensuring that user-by-user, and item-by-item,
personalization is at its core. A mobile friendly platform that includes authoring.
CogBooks (CogBooks Ltd.) http://www.cogbooks.com/. A web-based, adaptive
learning platform. Not a full LMS, it is an adaptive learning plug-in for existing LMS.
Based in the UK.
D2L Brightspace LeaP (D2L Corporation) http://www.d2l.com/products/leap/. An
adaptive learning tool that identifies knowledge gaps and automatically recommends
content that will help students get up to speed in areas they need to improve. Part of
the Brightspace LMS.
DreamBox (DreamBox Learning, Inc.) http://www.dreambox.com/. A mathematics
curriculum for kids with Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ that tracks student
responses and adjusts the learning path to create individualized learning paths. Also
offer AssignFocus, a tool for teachers to assign personalized assignments for
students.
Drillster (Drillster BV.) https://www.drillster.com/. An adaptive, assessment based
learning tool that provides immediate feedback and allows both students and
instructors to design drills and tests. Based in Netherlands.
Edgenuity UpSmart (Edgenuity) http://www.edgenuity.com/. UpSmart provides
adaptive practice, instruction and targeted assessment. It continuously accumulates
data about each student’s understanding and adapts the difficulty of tasks and
instruction, as well as the amount of practice, accordingly. Especially for middle
school (Grades 6 – 8) mathematics. Edgenuity also provides K-12 curriculum and
professional development resources.
Edtrin (Edtrin Group Limited) http://edtrin.com/. A personalized learning platform for
schools, colleges and businesses. Uses immersive and visual learning through
animated demonstrations and game-based environments. Claims to be disruptive
but website is vague about what they actually do. Originally from Australia,
headquartered In Singapore. New in 2014.
Elsevier Sherpath (Elsevier Inc.) https://evolve.elsevier.com/education/sherpath/.
Personalized teaching and learning technology built specifically for nursing and
health sciences education.
Fishtree (Fishtree Inc.) https://www.fishtree.com/. An adaptive learning platform
with authoring, personalization and analytics.
Fuel Education PEAK Personalized Learning Platform (Fuel Education LLC.)
http://www.fueleducation.com/products-services/personalized-learning-platform.
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Includes course customization features to personalize learning with LMS and SIS
integration. They also offer courses primarily for K-12 including an automated tutor
system for mathematics called LearnBop as well as consulting and custom
development. Have partnered with LTS Learning Systems Stride Academy. In 2017,
announced the Summit Curriculum - standards-aligned, mobile-friendly courses that
feature multimedia interactive content, adaptive technology, and analytics.
Fulcrum Personalized Adaptive Learning and Predictive Analytics (PALPA™)
Platform (Fulcrum Labs) http://www.the-fulcrum.com/. A personalized, adaptive
platform that is competency-based and learner-centric with premium content,
optimal challenges and instant feedback. Includes learner analytics. It is described
as a complementary learning tool that can work with other LMSs. Also offer some
generic courses.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Read 180 http://www.hmhco.com/educators/educationtopics. Read 180 provides blended literacy learning for struggling students in Grade
4 and up with elements of adaptive learning.
iTutorSoft CLARITY (iTutorSoft LLC.) http://ilms.cloudapp.net/itutorsoft/. A cloudbased intelligent/adaptive learning platform that includes an authoring tool that
allows authors to use ready-made frameworks and templates for rapid design of
content with quality assurance (error-preventing). Automatically drives adaptive
learning, practice, root-cause diagnosing and remediation. Can be integrated with
LMS.
Knewton Adaptive Learning Platform (Knewton) http://www.knewton.com. Not a
typical LMS, it is an adaptive learning infrastructure that “customizes standardized
educational content to meet the unique needs of each student.” They have
partnerships with major publishers like Houghton Mifflin, Wiley, Pearson and
Cengage. They also offer test preparation courses.
Knowre (Knowre) http://knowre.com/. Supplementary math program with a gamelike interface that “identifies individual student learning gaps and fills those gaps
through algorithmically generated curricula and interactive, scaffolded support.”
Learning Objects Difference Engine (Learning Objects, Inc.)
http://www.learningobjects.com/. Difference Engine is a “digital learning
environment” that combines both personalized and adaptive learning elements to
drive unique learning plans for each learner. Includes authoring and tracking.
Learning Objects was acquired by Cengage in 2015.
Lexia Learning (Lexia Learning - A Rosetta Stone Company)
http://www.lexialearning.com/. K-12 adaptive literacy assessment and personalized
instruction. They offer three products: Lexia Reading Core 5 provides differentiated
literacy instruction for pre-K–5. Lexia Strategies is designed for struggling readers in
grades 6 and above. Lexia RAPID Assessment monitors reading and language
skills for students in grades K–12.
LoudCloud LMS (BNED LoudCloud, LLC., a Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.
company) http://www.bnedloudcloud.com/. A full-featured, adaptive, cloud-based
LMS for K-12 and higher education. Supports competency based education (CBE).
Includes the LoudTrack and Fasttrak authoring tools, an adaptive e-reader called
LoudBooks, and the LoudSight predictive analytics platform. Purchased by Barnes
& Noble Education, Inc. in 2016. The Unizin consortium will be using the LoudSight
platform in partnership with Canvas.
LTS Education Systems Stride Academy (LTS Education Systems)
http://strideacademy.com/. A cross-platform adaptive learning solution for PreK – 12
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that incorporates gaming, blended learning, continuous assessment, individualized
intervention, guided practice, direct instruction and extended learning. Have
partnered with Fuel Education. Purchased by K12 Inc. in 2016.
Lumen Waymaker (Lumen Learning, LLC.) http://lumenlearning.com/. Combines
open educational resources (OER) with personalized learning strategies to help
students become better learners and to help instructors provide individualized
outreach to those who need it most. Also offer the Candela catalog of OER
materials and OHM that provides homework and other learning resources.
McGraw-Hill Education LearnSmart http://www.mheducation.com/prek12/platforms/learnsmart.html. LearnSmart is an adaptive learning program for
Grades 6-12 that helps students succeed by providing a personalized learning path
that's based on their responses to questions, as well as their confidence about the
answers they provide.
McGraw-Hill Education Smartbook
http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/smartbook.html. Digital versions of
course textbooks that “actively tailors that content to your individual needs as a
student.” Billed as “personalized” rather than “adaptive”.
MobyMax Personalized Learning (MobyMax)
http://www.mobymax.com/personalized-learning. A personalized/adaptive platform
for K-8 subjects that identifies and remediates gaps. Includes curriculum for all
subjects, gamification, motivational tools and even smart board exercises and a
student response system.
Mount Knowledge Syntality and Knowledge Generator Gamifier (KG2).
http://www.mountknowledge.ca/. A self-learning system referred to as Syntality™
integrated into a core application known as the “Knowledge Generator™. It has
migrated its Knowledge Generator and Examatar™ products into its SaaS web base
iCloud called the “Knowledge Bank™.” It is described as an adaptive microself
learning AI personalized gamification system that works in dynamic real time. The
company also offers Language Key, English as a Second Language (ESL) courses,
test preparation courses and some business soft skills courses. Based in Toronto,
Canada and Shijiazhuang, China.
NoRedInk (NoRedInk Corp.) https://www.noredink.com/. An adaptive platform to
help students improve grammar and writing skills.
Neovation OttoLearn (Neovation Corporation) https://www.ottolearn.com/. A new,
mobile first, adaptive microlearning platform introduced in 2017 by the company that
brought you SmarterU. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
OXademy OX360 (Oxademy Tech Ltd.) https://oxademy.com/. An LMS that includes
adaptive learning, authoring, social and collaborative tools, mobile access,
enterprise API, knowledge management and gamification. Based in the UK.
Pathship (Pathship Ltd.) https://pathship.com/. An adaptive learning platform that
incorporates Learn for self-directed learning, Maven – a curated network of experts
for on-demand training and mentorship via a virtual classroom, and Datum that uses
AI (artificial intelligence) to personalize learning. Based in Hong Kong.
Realizeit (Realizeit) http://realizeitlearning.com/. Offer an adaptive platform-as-aservice with intelligent algorithms and analytics, a content library with customizable,
private-label courses and low-cost open educational resources (OER) content titles
for high school and early university, and consultation and design.
Reflex Math fact fluency (ExploreLearning® - a Cambium Learning® Company)
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Renaissance Learning http://www.renaissance.com/. The maker of Accelerated
Reader and Accelerated Math and the STAR 360 assessment system. Offer
quizzes, software, books etc. to elementary and high schools. Bought by Hellman &
Friedman in March 2014 for $1.1 billion. Google is also an investor. In 2017 they
introduced Renaissance Flow 360 – a personalized learning platform that
streamlines the flow of data to plan, deliver, and track differentiated instruction,
eliminating time spent organizing and translating between systems.
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Scientific Learning Reading Assistant (Scientific Learning Corporation)
http://www.scilearn.com/products/reading-assistant. Students receive individualized
reading coaching every time they use the software.
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Sesame Workshop http://www.sesameworkshop.org/ and IBM
http://www.ibm.com/internet-of-things/sesame-street.html team up to bring
educational platforms and products that adapt to individual learning preferences for
preschoolers. Early announcement in May 2016.
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Smart Sparrow Adaptive eLearning PlatformTM (Smart Sparrow)
https://www.smartsparrow.com/. Uses simulations, labs and adaptive learning. Also
offer authoring tools – Annotate and Labmaker. Based in Australia.
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Snapwiz Learning Spaces (Snapwiz Inc.) http://snapwiz.com/. An adaptive and
collaborative learning platform for higher education that works with publishers and
other educational content providers. Includes interactive textbooks, course
communication, adaptive practice and assessment.
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Synaptic Global Learning ALMS (Adaptive Learning Management System) 4DL HITE (Synaptic Global Learning (SGL)) http://www.sgleducation.com/.
Available as cloud-based and for mobile support (AMOL). AMOL is being used as
the University of Massachusetts’ first adaptive MOOC. Also offer several authoring
and analytical tools including iDesigner, iMAE, iQuizBuilder, iKAM and iPERI. In July
2015 and again in March 2016, website is “under maintenance”. Status unclear.
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ThinkCERCA https://thinkcerca.com/. An online platform designed to personalize
literacy instruction across disciplines (English, Science, Math, Social Studies) with
minilessons, peer-to-peer collaboration, assessments in an “argumentation
framework”.
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Think Through Math (Think Through Learning Inc.)
https://www.thinkthroughmath.com/. Supplementary curriculum for mathematics at
all levels. Combines live teacher support, student motivation, and adaptive
instruction.
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Triumph Learning Waggle (Triumph Learning) http://www.triumphlearning.com/
and http://www.wagglepractice.com/. An adaptive learning platform with math and
English language arts curricula for grades 2–8. The platform uses the Knewton
recommendation engine and offers practice, feedback, scaffolded instruction, test
preparation and personalized pathways. Partnered with Learnosity for interactive
assessments, Knewton for adaptive learning, Smashing Ideas for games, and
Clever for single sign-on.
The Kahn Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ (“Our math missions guide learners
from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies
strengths and learning gaps.”) and other content providers also use adaptive learning to
enhance their offerings but don’t make the technology available to others, at least for
now.
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Academic Pub http://www.academicpub.com/. The creation of custom texts using
your own and others’ content complete with copyright clearance.
Activate Instruction http://www.activateinstruction.org/. A platform for sharing K-12
learning materials from a community of teachers and partners. Has partnered with
Gooru, a similar company, effectively doubling the resources available to both.
Admerix http://www.admerix.com/. Localization and voice-over services. Based in
Singapore.
Aegis Identity Eduzone http://aegisidentity.com/identitysoftware/products/eduzone/. A platform of technologies for schools that provide a
single secure sign on for access to digital resources by all stakeholders that is fully
integrated with district identity and information.
ALEKS http://www.aleks.com/. ALEKS stands for Assessment and LEarning in
Knowledge Spaces. It is “a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and
learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately
determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course.” They offer
courses in mathematics and science for K-12 and higher education. Now owned by
McGraw-Hill Education.
Allen Communication Learning Systems DesignJot
http://www.allencomm.com/training-technology/designjot/. An iPad app for
collaborative analysis and initial instructional design.
Amazon Inspire (Amazon, Inc.)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?&docId=1000412651. A free service for
the search, discovery and distribution of digital educational resources with features
like peer reviews.
Ambassador Education Solutions http://www.ambassadored.com/. Customized
bookstore and technology solutions for higher education institutions for delivery and
management of course materials,
Apple Classroom (Apple) http://www.apple.com/education/products/#ipadassistant. A device manager specifically for iPads that allows teachers to control
student's devices in the classroom and/or to keep students on the same app or
webpage during class and allows students to share work via Apple TV or other Mac
screens. A very diffeent product than Google Classroom or Microsoft Classroom.
Apple Pro Apps Bundle for Education (Apple) http://www.apple.com/ushed/shop/product/BMGE2Z/A/pro-apps-bundle-for-education. In Feb. 2017, Apple
made this bundle available for K–12 schools and higher ed institutions. It is a
collection of five tools for professional video editing, music production and graphics Final Cut Pro X. Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3.
Arquetype (Arquetype, Inc.) http://www.arqetype.com/. Augmented reality. Arqetype
uses data from sensors and APIs and from the things you see and hear to make
decisions and provide context to your physical surroundings. Website not functional
as of Nov. 2015.
Atlassian Confluence https://www.atlassian.com/. Team collaboration software
with a knowledge base.
Badgeville (Badgeville) https://badgeville.com/. An enterprise gamification and
analytics solution delivered as-a-service with APIs that allow integration with LMS
and HR systems.
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Balsamiq Mockups (Balsamiq Studios, LLC) http://balsamiq.com/. A tool for
wireframing/prototyping and iterative development of software, web page and
eLearning.
Beyond LMS http://www.beyondlms.org/. Provide tools for teachers who want to
teach “outside the LMS”. One of these tools is the Experience API (or xAPI originally called the Tin Can API). Promote a “pedagogical approach” called
“Connected Learning” that is a blend of student-centered ideas.
BloomBoard Marketplace http://www.bloomboard.com/. Personalized resources
for teacher professional development.
BoomWriter http://www.boomwriter.com/. A group writing tool for students.
Partnered with Google for Education. Also offer BoomWriter for Districts.
Boopsie http://www.boopsie.com/. Supplies mobile apps for libraries.
Brainquake WUZZIT TROUBLE http://www.brainquake.com/. An app to help
people with math problem solving skills available in several versions.
BSCW (BSCW - Basic Support for Cooperative Work or Be Smart – Cooperate
Worldwide) http://public.bscw.de/. Enables collaboration over the web.
CareerSofia (CareerSofia). https://careersofia.com/. Provide an automated sales
coaching platform (a “free forever Training Platform” - not a complete LMS) that
uses company data and is integrated with salesforce.com. Also provide 90+ sales
training lessons, 2,000+ test questions, videos, and media resources. The website is
not very informative.
CEB Global Metrics that Matter (CEB) https://www.cebglobal.com/exbd/humanresources/metrics-that-matter/index.page. Testing, evaluation, ROI software for
measuring effectiveness of training programs. Fomerly KnowledgeAdvisors.
Chalk.com Planboard, Markboard, Attendance, Curriculum, Admin, etc.
(Chalk.com) https://www.chalk.com/. A suite of productivity tools for teachers and
school administrators. Free for teachers to do lesson planning, grading and
assessing their students as well as take attendance. Administrators can create and
push out curriculum maps, give feedback to teachers and get insight into how
teachers are aligning to curriculum. They are also building a student and parent
access solution where teachers can share student grades, feedback and work
directly to students and parents via a login portal. Not to be confused with Chalk
Media that formerly used this URL but was purchased by BlackBerry in 2009. Based
in Waterloo, Ontario.
Chalk & Wire Assessment Platform (Chalk & Wire Learning Assessment)
http://chalkandwire.com/. A set of assessment tools for higher education including
portfolios, feedback, accreditation management, surveys, etc. that integrate with
learning management systems. Based in Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada.
CirQlive MEETS (CirQlive LLC.) http://www.cirqlive.com/. A tool for interconnecting
virtual classrooms like Citrix, Webex and Zoom to popular LMS. It is a SaaS
application which connects to the LMS using the Learning Tools Interoperability™
(LTI™) standard. Also provide LMS hosting and other tools.
Cisco Lecture Vision (Cisco Systems, Inc.)
http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/education/schools_enhanced_edu_capture.html.
A lecture capture system.
Class Central https://www.class-central.com/. A search engine and reviews site for
MOOCs and free online courses.
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ClassLink (ClassLink Inc.) http://www.classlink.com/. Provides one click single signon into to web and Windows applications, and access to files at school and in the
cloud. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone
ClassOwl (ClassOwl) https://classowl.com/ Created by students at Stanford
University, ClassOwl is a social academic platform that provides a single planner
that allows students to follow their classes and student groups in one place.
ClearScholar (ClearScholar, A High Alpha Company) https://clearscholar.com/. A
mobile “student engagement platform” with communications, maps, security
information, personalized news feeds and polling. Has a partnership with
salesforce.org to improve student self-service.
Clever https://clever.com/. A single sign-on solution for all school district apps.
Codevolve (Codevolve) https://www.codevolve.com/. A tool for learning computer
program coding (for example, C++, Java, Python, etc.) that has a feature called
Codey – an “embedded tutor” that uses artificial intelligence to provide immediate
feedback to learners. Cengage will be including this tool in some of its MindTap
courses.
Cognitive Advisors TREK Learning Experience Manager (Cognitive Advisors,
LLC) http://www.cognitiveadvisors.com/. A mobile cloud-based application that
manages, captures, and tracks informal learning and experiential learning using the
Experience (Tin Can) API. Also offer learning strategy and curriculum consulting.
CogniSens NeuroTracker (CogniSens, Inc.) https://neurotracker.net/. A software
tool that is used by elite athletes to heighten human performance, by clinicians to
improve the cognitive health of patients, and by students to boost learning.
Comevo @school Online Orientation™ software (Comevo)
http://www.comevo.com/. Mobile friendly student orientation for universities and
colleges. Has some LMS features like content management and assessments.
CommonNeed plugjam (CommonNeed, Inc.) http://commonneed.com/. Modules or
plug-ins to improve the functionality of existing LMS. As of Nov. 2015, the website is
not accessible. Status unclear.
ConnectEDU Connect! College and Career Planning Portal (ConnectEDU Inc. –
a service of Graduation Alliance) http://www.graduationalliance.com/connect.html.
Marketed to K-12, post-secondary and corporate clients. Includes a learning object
repository and an evaluation/survey tool. ConnectEDU specializes in career
planning for students. It claims over 20 million users. It purchased Epsilen in 2012.
ConnectEDU announced bankruptcy in May 2014 but its assets were purchased by
Graduation Alliance in June 2014. As of January 2015, they are still operating
primarily as a career planning tool. Login is at https://www.connectedu.net/.
Course Market by iDesign https://course.market/ and http://idesignedu.org/coursemarket/. A continuing education platform that enables colleges and universities to
deliver content and credential to working learners. It combines iDesign’s design and
processing support, Instructure’s learning management system and Credly’s
credential technology.
Course Merchant (Connected Shopping Ltd.) http://www.coursemerchant.com/. A
shopping cart system designed for the sale of online courses, face-to-face courses,
conferences, webinars and training materials that can be integreated with LMS like
Moodle, Totara, Joule, Brightspace™ by D2L and Refined Training by Refined Data
Solutions. Also offer CourseIndex for marketing and CourseCRM a custom
implementation of SugarCRM that can be integrated with popular LMS systems
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such as Moodle and Totara, as well as with an ecommerce store and website. By
aggregating lead, contact and sales information with learner activity data,
CourseCRM is able to provide reporting and analytical data as well as learner
communications and marketing. Based in the U.K.
CourXam (Excelsior College and Cengage)
http://explore.excelsior.edu/courxam.html. New in 2017, CourXam is a personalized
mobile platform that combines course content designed by Cengage Learning with a
college credit exam. It is launching with five CourXams focused on criminal justice,
with MBA CourXams planned for 2018.
Credly (Credly, Inc.) https://credly.com/. A tool for creating, issuing and managing
digital credentials.
Curriculum Associates i-Ready (Curriculum Associates, LLC)
http://www.curriculumassociates.com/. A K–12 adaptive diagnostic for reading and
mathematics with individualized online instruction and some LMS features. Also
offer other specialized tools. In 2017 introduced Ready Central - an online portal
that offers more than 600 resources to help teachers implement its Ready
Mathematics program. Ready Central supplies training videos, implementation tips,
planning tools, best practices examples and more resources that support a blended
core learning program.
Degreed (Degreed.com) https://degreed.com/. A learning portal that works with
existing LMS with tools to help track, organize, share, and validate everything
learned whether from formal or informal learning, MOOC’s, etc. Also access to
thousands of courses and resources.
Desmos (Desmos, Inc.) https://www.desmos.com/. A free, online, graphing
calculator to help students learn math. Also offer classroom activities and an activity
builder for teachers to use themselves.
Digication (Digication, Inc) http://www.digication.com. e-Portfolios – personal, K-12,
and post-secondary.
DigitalAssess (Digital Assess) http://digitalassess.com/. An online set of
assessment management tools. Marketed primarily to education. Based in the UK.
Digital Workshop Opus Courseplay
http://www.digitalworkshop.com/products/courseplay.shtml. A tool for building a
Learning Management System. Includes templates for a graphical user interface,
plus the database setup files, the php scripting and a SCORM Player.
EasyBib (Imagine Easy Solutions, LLC) http://www.easybib.com/. A tool that
automatically generates citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for bibliographies.
Echo360 http://echo360.com/. A video lecture capture system.
EdCast http://www.edcast.com/. “A social knowledge network built to enhance our
ability to collaborate and learn.”
EdGate Curriculum Matrix (EdGate Correlation Services)
http://curriculummatrix.com/. A search tool for teachers to find open educational
resources (OER) curriculum materials both locally and on the web. At
http://correlation.edgate.com/, EdGate provides tools for curriculum alignment to
standards.
Ed Map Openvue http://edmap.com/. A platform that enables the management and
delivery of educational content. Designed to fit between the SIS and the LMS.
Includes the management of traditional textbooks and physical supplies as well as
digital textbooks. Ed Map provides solutions for managing all course materials for
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both K-12 and higher education.
Edthena (R3 Collaboratives, Inc.) https://www.edthena.com/. A video coaching
platform for teacher professional development.
EducateOnline (Educate Online Inc.) http://educate-online.com/. Competency
based education (CBE) consultation and support for both K-12 and higher
education. Offer the Guided Learning Solution with four key components:
Competency-based Assessment, Adaptive Learning, Personalized Instruction, and
Custom Data and Analytics. CBE Education Program Management Partnership for
higher education is a technology platform that does much more than traditional LMS
do.
Education Elements Touchpoint http://www.edelements.com/. A project
management tool. The company also offers consultation and custom development
primarily for K-12.
EdX https://www.edx.org/. Announced in May 2012 as a collaboration between MIT
and Harvard. Along with offering online courses, the institutions will use edX to
research how students learn and how technology can transform learning—both oncampus and worldwide. See also Coursera and Udacity.
Elearning Brothers http://elearningbrothers.com/. They offer tips, templates, and
tools including photographic character packs and a stock library that can be used in
Captivate, Flash, Lectora, PowerPoint, Articulate Presenter and Storyline,
ZebraZapps, etc. They also offer eLearning software training, consultation, and
custom development.
Embibe http://www.embibe.com/. Offer test preparation for entrance examinations
to engineering and medical schools in India. Purchased 100 marks - a student
guidance platform - in 2015.
Envision Click2Coach (Envision Telephony, Inc.) http://www.envisioninc.com. A
call center training solution which enables supervisors to easily review customer
interactions, evaluate agent skills and integrate training content
Examity (Examity) http://examity.com/. Proctoring and security for online tests.
Eyemaginations Echo (Eyemaginations) http://eyemaginations.com/. A cloud
based tool for providing information to health care patients before, during and after
appointments. Uses video and makes the statement that “83% of learning is
visual”. This is nonsense – there is no research that supports such a statement.
Flinders University Electronic Assignment Management System (Flinders
University, Australia) http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flindersnews/2011/11/17/flinders%E2%80%99-way-to-paperless-assignments/. Students
can submit assignments electronically and instructors can mark them and provide
feedback. Added to their Moodle LMS with support from NetSpot.
Flipped LMS http://www.hibbittsdesign.org/tags:Flipped-LMS. An alternative front
end to the institutional LMS controlled by students and instructors. Built using Grav.
ForSkills http://www.forskills.co.uk/. A provider of on-line assessment tools and
software for managing assessments.
Full Measure Education http://www.fullmeasureed.com/. A communications
platform for students in post-secondary education designed to reduce the dropout
rate. Founded by people from Blackboard and Presidium.
futurethink http://futurethink.com/. Tools for developing innovative ideas.
GamEffective gLearn (GamEffective) http://www.gameffective.com/. An eLearning
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engagement platform not an LMS. GamEffective is an eLearning gamification
provider and makes its platform available to content providers for gamification and
micro-learning. It integrates well with other systems.
Globecomm Tempo Enterprise Media Platform (Globecomm Systems)
http://www.globecommsystems.com/media/tempo-hosted-interactive-videoservices.shtml. A system for storing and retrieving video content that can be
integrated with learning managment systems.
Gooru http://www.gooru.org/. A platform for sharing K-12 learning materials with
70,000+ free web resources from the community of teachers and partners. Has
partnered with many including Pearson and Activate Instruction, a similar company,
effectively doubling the resources available to both.
Grav http://getgrav.org/. A flat-file open source website content management system
that could be used (like Drupal and Wordpress) to build an LMS or alternatives like
Flipped LMS.
Grockit https://grockit.com/. A social learning/adaptive learning/formal test
preparation site.
G Suite for Education (Google – formerly Google Apps for Education)
https://www.google.com/edu/products/productivity-tools/. Not an LMS but provides
"email, sharable online calendars, instant messaging tools and even a dedicated
website to faculty, students and staff for free." Now includes Google Classroom that
is described as an LMS but is really just a collection of tools. A direct competitor to
Microsoft in Education.
Guidespark http://www.guidespark.com/. A cloud-based video communication
platform for companies that services various HR components.
Gutenberg Technology MyEBookFactory http://gutenbergtechnology.com/platform/. A digital publishing platform and learning object
repository.
Happyfox https://www.happyfox.com/. Help desk and customer support software
including a support ticket system, a self-service knowledge base and community
forums. Similar to an LMS in some ways but specifically for help desks.
Harvard Business School HBX http://hbx.hbs.edu/about-hbx. Harvard Business
School is in the process of developing a learning platform (LMS?) called HBX. It is
still in development and it is unclear if it is just for the delivery of their own content or
will be available for others to use or purchase.
Hatsize TrueLab (Hatsize Learning Corporation) http://www.hatsize.com. Virtual
labs for computer applications training with some LMS features. Based in Calgary,
Alberta.
HighGround (HighGround Services) https://www.highground.com/. An employee
engagement platform built on a foundation of cloud, mobile and data visualization,
complements an existing HCM ecosystem by introducing a place where employees
can recognize one another’s accomplishments and share opinions and manager’s
can get real-time data visualizeions. In 2017 HighGround acquired Yoi Corporation
adding a new data driven approach to coaching, learning and performance.
Highspot (Highspot, Inc.) https://www.highspot.com/. A sales enablement platform
that includes content management with semantic search and intelligent
recommendations. Have partnered with Brainshark to integrate their solutions,
providing single-platform access to sales enablement capabilities.
Hobsons Naviance (Hobsons) http://www.hobsons.com/. A comprehensive college
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and career readiness solution for middle and high schools that helps align student
strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and improve student outcomes.
Have partnered with BenchPrep to create Naviance Test Prep - a learning
management system for the tests commonly required for college acceptance. Also
provide adminssions and enrollment management, digital marketing, and student
success and advising solutions.
HP Qfinity (Hewlett-Packard Development Company. L.P.)
http://www.hpengage.com/products/qfiniti. Call center recording, monitoring and
training software. Formerly Autonomy Qfinity.
HP TeamSite MediaBin (Hewlett-Packard Development Company. L.P.)
http://www.hpengage.com/products/mediabin. Rich media management – capture,
encode, index, apply metadata and cross reference multimedia information.
Formerly Virage.
Insala MentoringTalent http://www.mentoringtalent.com/. Offer mentoring solutions
including matching, software and training.
IntelliBoard https://intelliboard.net/. Provide analytics for Moodle LMS’s.
Intellidemia Concourse (Intellidemia, Inc.) http://intellidemia.com/. A syllabus
management system including templates, presentation and workflow for postsecondary institutions.
Internet2 http://internet2.edu. A not for profit “community of U.S. and international
leaders in research, academia, industry and government who create and collaborate
via innovative technologies. Together, we accelerate research discovery, advance
national and global education, and improve the delivery of public services.”
iSchool Campus (iSchool campus) http://www.ischoolcampus.com/. Boosts the
school infrastructure to support an LMS. It is a collaborative, “whole-school” learning
environment that includes iPads (for each student), teaching and classroommanagement tools and hardware all integrated into a secure Wi-Fi network.
Jackson Creek Software (Jackson Creek Software Corporation)
http://www.emc2library.com/. School and library administration software.
Website not accessible in Dec. 2015. Status unclear.
Kaltura Video Platform http://corp.kaltura.com/Video-Solutions/Teaching-andLearning. An open source platform for video and lecture capture and distribution.
Integrates with Blackboard, Moodle, Drupal, Microsoft SharePoint and other
systems. Also offer the Kaltura API for integration.
Kaymbu https://www.kaymbu.com/. A tool for managing school communications
including the ability of parents to observe classroom behavior.
Kinderunity (Gentlab SRL) http://www.kinderunity.com/. An online platform
designed for kindergartens for facilitating communication between parents, children
and teachers. Gentlab also offers the Knolyx LMS and the Koom.io collaboration
platform. Based in Romania.
Klaxoon Cross-Device Learning Platform https://klaxoon.com/.
A collection of tools designed to support online, interactive learning activities on any
mobile device. It includes the KlaxoonCloud SaaS platform; Klaxoon Session for
educators to upload their own content and create activities; Klaxoon Adventure to
gamify learning; Klaxoon Reports to capture information from a session for review;
and the KlaxoonBox portable hardware solution to let students access Klaxoon over
a dedicated, private WiFi connection. New in 2016.
KnoBis (Bellurbis Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) https://www.knobis.co/. A knowledge
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management platform for capturing and organizing corporate knowledge with
search, integration with Slack and Google Apps, and version control that can covert
the knowledge into “Playbooks” for training. The company also offers customer
support and sales enablement software as well as IT custom development. Based in
India with an office in San Francisco.
Knovation netTrekker and icurio (Knovation, Inc.)
http://www.knovationlearning.com/. netTrekker is an educational search tool for
digital resources and learning tools and delivers the Knovation digital learning
resource library with more than 360,000 educator-curated open education resources
(OER) to teachers, parents and students. icurio is a digital curriculum content
solution for personalized learning, delivers content to learners so they can learn
their way and gives teachers more time and flexibility to create engaging lessons.
The resources are also available for integration with LMS and other platforms.
McGraw-Hill Education has selected this content. Amazon Education has a similar
product called Amazon Inspire that was released in 2017.
KnowledgeOwl (KnowledgeOwl) http://www.knowledgeowl.com/. Formerly
HelpGizmo. Knowledge base software for publishing documents to the web creating online manuals, handbooks, knowledge bases, portals, user guides, help
sites, software documentation, etc. Sometimes used as an LMS but does not launch
or track eLearning courses.
KnowledgeVision Learning Pack (KnowledgeVision Systems Incorporated)
http://www.knowledgevision.com/. A video presentation tool that works on tablets
and includes the “Ask” app for creating assessments. Also offer the online tool
knovio http://www.knovio.com/ for adding video to PowerPoint like presentations.
Lambda Zoola™ (Lambda Solutions) https://www.lambdasolutions.net. A cloudbased reporting solution for Totara and Moodle.
Learning Objects Campus Pack and Difference Engine (Learning Objects, Inc.)
http://www.learningobjects.com/. Plug-ins for educational learning management
systems which add the capability for wikis, blogs and e-portfolios. Difference Engine
is a “digital learning environment” that combines both personalized and adaptive
learning elements to drive unique learning plans for each learner. Includes authoring
and tracking. Acquired by Cengage in 2015.
Learning Locker http://learninglocker.net/. An open source Learning Record Store
(LRS) for xAPI (Tin Can) compliant learning activities.
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/. The popular social network for professionals is
often used as a recruiting tool and, in 2015, LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com.
LinkedIn was then purchased by Microsoft in 2016. LinkedIn Learning is the new
portal for access to the Lynda courses.
LogicBay Surround Sound Performance Center (LogicBay, a division of KLi
Learning) http://www.logicbay.com/. Channel management for sales and service.
Matrox http://www.matrox.com/. Provider of graphics and imaging tools and
especially digital video hardware and software for lecture capture and other
applications.
MEDIAL (MEDIAL, Streaming Ltd.) http://www.medial.com/. A video streaming
platform that can be integrated with Moodle and Blackboard and incorporates the
Wowza Streaming Engine™ software. Based in the UK.
Metametrics (Metametrics, Inc.) https://metametricsinc.com/. Technology that
provides metrics that that allow educators to forecast how students will perform on
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state assessments and provide for personalization. Includes the Lexile®
Framework for Reading and the Quantile Framework for Mathematics.
Microsoft Office in Education (Microsoft) https://products.office.com/enUS/student/office-in-education?tab=schools&CorrelationId=872db731-3c5b-485ca28f-b1357bea9e48. Includes Office 365 and Yammer. It also has Microsoft
OneNote Class Notebook Creator. The naming and web locations seem to be
inconsistent and to change often. In 2016, Microsoft Classroom is being introduced
that will work within the cloud-powered Office 365, giving educators and students a
home page for their everyday classroom activities. It integrates with several LMS.
mLevel Game-Based Learning Platform (mLevel, Inc.) http://www.mlevel.com/.
For the creation, delivery and tracking of learning games and microlearning.
MobyMax Personalized Learning (MobyMax)
http://www.mobymax.com/personalized-learning. A personalized/adaptive platform
for K-8 subjects that identifies and remediates gaps. Includes curriculum for all
subjects, gamification, motivational tools and even smart board exercises and a
student response system. Also offer MobyMax Pinpoint Assessments and MobyMax
Interactive Classroom.
Modo Labs Mobile Campus (Modo Labs, Inc.) http://www.modolabs.com. Includes
Courses and Registrar modules that mash-up popular Learning Management
Systems (LMS) and Student Information Systems (SIS), enabling students and
faculty to access information via a single common mobile interface.
Mount Knowledge Syntality and Knowledge Generator Gamifier (KG2).
http://www.mountknowledge.ca/. A self-learning system referred to as Syntality™
integrated into a core application known as the “Knowledge Generator™. It has
migrated its Knowledge Generator and Examatar™ products into its SaaS web base
iCloud called the “Knowledge Bank™.” It is described as an adaptive microself
learning AI personalized gamification system that works in dynamic real time. The
company also offers Language Key, English as a Second Language (ESL) courses,
test preparation courses and some business soft skills courses. Based in Toronto,
Canada and Shijiazhuang, China.
Mozilla Open Badges http://openbadges.org/. Free software for creating, issuing
and verifying digital badges. Also works with Mozilla Backpack to allow collection of
badges from all sources.
N2N Services Student Engagement Platform (SEP), Edhubs and Integration
Cloud (N2N SERVICES, Inc.) http://www.n2nservices.com/. The SEP is a mobile
communication platform; Edhubs is a platform that allows the integration of videos,
mobile apps, web pages, documents, and other similar content along with local
resources into lesson plans and learning objects; Integration Cloud enables the
integration of data from various systems. Also offer higher education consultation.
Netop School6 and Vision6 (Netop) http://www.netop.com. Designed for
management of computers in schools. Based in Denmark. They also offer several
other educational applications designed for schools. They have released a Webbased student response system that allows students to use their mobile devices as
clickers - Netop Response. Developed by Danware Data A/S.
Nitro Pro (Nitro Software, Inc.) https://www.gonitro.com/. A tool for managing PDF
documents - editing, adding signatures, outputting to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
NMC Horizon Project (The New Media Consortium (NMC))
http://www.nmc.org/nmc-horizon/. The New Media Consortium (NMC) is a
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community of hundreds of leading universities, colleges, museums, and research
centers. The NMC stimulates and furthers the exploration and use of new media and
technologies. They sponsor the Horizon Project - research into emerging technology
trends and uptake in education and publish the regular Horizon reports.
Omni Air Group (OAG) Safety Management Systems http://omniairgroup.com/.
Systems to help aircraft industries adhere to various safety standards.
Omnipress http://www.omnipress.com/. Digital publishing for associations,
conferences, meetings and event management. Includes a new mobile app for
meeting engagement. Also offer Engage365 community knowledge center to help
event professionals learn best practices as well as consultation on training,
publication and event management.
Ontuitive LearningGuide Manager (Ontuitive, formerly LearningGuide Solutions
BV) http://www.ontuitive.com. Performance support software with authoring,
management and delivery capability. Includes Ready Technology for embedding
directly into applications. Available on-premise, in the cloud or as a hybrid.
Ooyala Everywhere (Ooyala, Inc.) http://www.ooyala.com/. A platform for
personalized video streaming especially for mobile devices. Includes production,
management, analytics, and monetization. Marketed to broadcasters and large
content providers. Also offer Ooyala Social and Global Video Index.
Oracle Collaboration Suite (Oracle) http://www.oracle.com/. Content management
and collaboration tools.
Oracle User Productivity Kit and Tutor (Oracle, Inc.) http://www.oracle.com/. In
2008, Oracle purchased Global Knowledge Software and these tools for new
systems training. It is performance support software for helping users learn and
navigate new systems.
PaGamo (Bonio) https://www.pagamo.org/. A gamification platform that teachers
can use to personalize assignments and track student performance. Free in its beta
version as of April 2016.
panOpen (panOpen) https://panopen.panopen.com/. A platform for Open
Educational Resources (OER) that provides access to peer-reviewed content, tools
for customization, assessment, and analytics, and a means of financially sustaining
campus-based OER efforts. It also integrates with LMS. Content is primarily for
post-secondary science curricula but plans are in place to add K-12.
Panorama Education http://www.panoramaed.com/. A K-12 survey/data analytics
platform that offers surveys for students, family, teachers and staff, and
measurement of social-emotional learning.
Pantheon (Pantheon) https://pantheon.io/. A website hosting and management
platform for Drupal and Wordpress business and education websites.
Panviva SupportPoint (Panviva Pty. Ltd.) http://www.panviva.com. “Business
process guidance” or performance support software that helps users navigate
through procedures and processes.
Parchment http://www.parchment.com/. A service for retrieving, storing and
transferring educational credentials (transcripts) from more than 8000 K-12 schools,
universities, continuing education and state agencies.
Partners in Leadership PILtools (Partners in Leadership)
http://www.ozprinciple.com. Online tools used as a follow-up for face-to-face
sessions. Includes feedback, assessment and group exercises. Also available for
licensing with team leader tools.
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Pearson MyLab and Mastering (Pearson Education, Inc.)
http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com/. For higher education. Replaces
CourseCompass. Described as a collection of online homework, tutorial, and
assessment products for personalized and adaptive learning. While it has features
of an LMS, it is designed more as resources to add to an LMS.
Pearson REVEL (Pearson Education, Inc.) http://www.pearsonhighered.com/revel/.
A mobile student engagement app that includes interactive content, videos, quizzes,
highlighting, note taking and a glossary added to the instructor created courses.
PhET Interactive Simulations (University of Colorado Boulder)
https://phet.colorado.edu/. A library of more than 100 free interactive math and
science simulations for both K-12 and higher education. Can be translated to other
languages.
Piazza https://piazza.com/. A collaborative question-and-answer platform that is
“completely free” and can easily integrate into an institutional LMS, or in some cases
replace the LMS. It has suffered criticism for selling student data.
Playbook Builder™ (a division of The Wisdom Link) http://www.playbookit.com/. A
cloud-based knowledge management system for capturing, organizing and sharing
training videos and to house all the back-office and client-facing systems in an
organization. Primarily for small to medium businesses.
Project Foundry http://www.projectfoundry.com/. An online (SaaS), collaborative
workflow, portfolio and reporting solution for student-centered learning.
ProQuest http://www.proquest.com/. Provide access to resources for libraries and
researchers including digital resources and technology like their Intota library
platform and the eBook Central ebook platform.
Protean (EdVenture Holdings LLC) http://www.protean.me/. A personalized learning
dashboard for students that integrates information from different sources. In
development and scheduled for general release in August 2016.
ProtonMedia (Proton Media) http://www.protonmedia.com/. Proton Media's webbased application, ProtoSphere, is a synthesis of web 2.0 technologies: live virtual
3D world, application sharing, VOIP & text chat, social networking, gaming &
simulation.
QStream https://qstream.com/. A sales enhancement tool that pushes short
questions and challenges to mobile devices. Includes gamification and analytics.
Developed at Harvard.
Quantum 3D (Quantum3D Inc.) http://quantum3d.com/. Military simulations.
Querium http://www.querium.com/. An adaptive test preparation platform built
especially for the state of Texas for students to master STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, Mathematics) skills with mobile, personalized, bite-sized lessons and
expert system, step-by-step, tutoring assistance.
QuickStart Cognitive Learning Platform (CLIPP) (QuickStart)
https://www.quickstart.com/. The CLIPP will enable learners to enter keywords of
interest and their learning objectives, and will give instant access to relevant content
like videos, eBooks, news articles, blogs and more. This unstructured content will be
pulled from various third-party sources such as the web, their LMS, or intranet, and
will be presented as structured learning objects with its sources. The CLIPP does
not replace Learning Management Systems, it augments them. QuickStart also
offers self-paced and instructor-led courses for Information Technology training.
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including video and audio. Developed in Australia.
QuoDeck (QuoDeck Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) https://www.quodeck.com/en/. A gamebase learning platform that allows you to create your own games or use their library
of 500+ games. It includes mobile access, learner management and analytics, and
gamification tools. Based in India.
ReadSpeaker (ReadSpeaker Holding B.V.) http://www.readspeaker.com/. Software
that converts website text to voice.
rSmart OneCampus (rSmart) https://www.rsmart.com/. A campus wide portal - a
cloud-based platform that simplifies finding and accessing campus services and
information such as grades, class schedules, email, and more.
Rustici SCORM Cloud (Rustici Software). http://www.scorm.com/. SCORM
conversion software available in several forms - SCORM Engine for LMS's, SCORM
for content, and SCORM Cloud for content sharing anywhere. Have added Tin Can
API support to all of their SCORM products. In 2016, Rustici was purchased by the
UK-based investment company Learning Technologies Group http://www.ltgplc.com/
but will continue to operate as Rustici Software.
Salesforce Desk (salesforce.com, inc.) http://www.desk.com/. A customer support
center with knowledge base and mobile access. The salesforce.com platform is
being leveraged by others for developing full-featured LMS and sales training.
Saltbox Wax LRS (Saltbox Services) http://www.saltbox.com/. The Wax LRS is a
Learning Record Store for the Experience (Tin Can) API and an analysis platform.
SchoolCity STARS™ Suite http://www.schoolcity.com/stars.html. An assessment
management, analysis, and reporting system including test item banks and “kidfriendly” analysis tools.
SchoolMessenger (Part of West Corporation) http://www.schoolmessenger.com/.
K-12 website, social media and notification management tools.
SharedBook Platform (SharedBook) https://www.sharedbook.com/. A mobile
platform for editing and distributing digital resources (customized textbooks and
other static, print-based training content) to learners securely. Although it has
elements of an LMS, it is not really a full-fledged LMS. Provides a marketplace for
sales of resources. Offered to business, education and government. Formerly
XanEdu Nimble.
Shibboleth https://wiki.shibboleth.net/. A free, open-source web single sign-on
system based on open standards.
Showbie (Showbie Inc.) https://www.showbie.com/. An app for assignment
management and iPad integration and sharing in the classroom. Based in
Edmonton, Alberta.
SIPX http://sipx.com/. Provide services for managing digital course materials
primarily for post-secondary education. A Stanford University spinoff that was
purchased by ProQuest in 2015.
Sketchfab https://sketchfab.com/. A growing collection of rotatable and virtual
reality 3D models on a wide variety of topics. Based in Paris and New York.
SKIES (Su-Kam Intelligent Education Systems) https://www.skieslearn.com/. An
iPad app that makes lectures more collaborative and interactive. In a classroom
setting, it functions as a bulletin board. Teachers and students post class materials
in the form of “cards”, which may contain text, pictures, drawings, audio clips, web
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SmarterProctoring https://www.smarterproctoring.com/. A proctoring process
management system that enables students to find exam proctors and simplifies the
process for administrators.
Smowl (Smiley Owl Tech) http://smowl.net. Online proctoring for online education
using face recognition technology.
Solaro (Castle Rock Research Corp.) http://www.solaro.com/. Practice quizzes and
assignments aligned with both Canadian and US Common Core curricula. Based in
Edmonton, Alberta.
Sonic Foundry MediaSite (Sonic Foundry, Inc.) http://www.sonicfoundry.com/.
Includes lecture capture, webcasting, and knowledge management. They have
partnered with Vaddio who provide remote controlled cameras and whiteboard tools.
Sony Vision Exchange (Sony) https://blog.sony.com/press/sonys-new-visionexchange-brings-active-learning-and-corporate-meetings-alive/. A new collaboration
tool designed to accommodate a range of learning and meeting spaces. Students
can share content from their devices wirelessly and teachers can add remote users
via video to collaborate with the classroom. Users can also add annotations in real
time. Scheduled for availability in June, 2017.
Spongelab http://www.spongelab.com/. An online science community and learning
platform. Consolidates a number of technologies and integrates with others. Uses
games and simulations with rewards. Records extensive data to provide for
personalization of learning.
Stoneware LanSchool http://www.stone-ware.com/lanschool/. A tool for managing
computers in a classroom.
Success Associates Skillbuilder CORE Competency Learning System
(Success Associates, Inc.) http://successassociatesinc.com/. A system that tests
employees to identify skill gaps and provides a catalog of courses to allow them to
upgrade.
SwissVBS echo and SET (Swiss Virtual Business Solutions) http://swissvbs.com/.
Echo is a mobile learning reinforcement tool. SET (Sales Enablement Tool) provide
access to the latest relevant sales information. SwissVBS is a full-service digital
learning design and production agency that offes training consultation and
development as well as the SwissVBS Learning Cloud LMS, and a several
management courses. Based in Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe.
Swivl http://www.swivl.com/. A “robotic” gadget that records video and audio in a
classroom or office and swivels to follow the “action”. Also an app for control and
content management, cloud storage and video conferencing.
TabTor (Prazas Learning Inc.) http://tabtor.com/. An i-Pad app for personalized
interactive learning of mathematics.
TallyFox Tallium (TallyFox Social Technologies AG) https://www.tallyfox.com/.
Described as a “business ecosystem platform created to facilitate knowledge
sharing, content management and communication.” Available in two versions Tallium Community and Tallium Network. Is it an LMS? Probably. Based in
Switzerland.
Teacher Advisor with Watson (IBM Corp.) http://teacheradvisor.org/. A free lesson
planning tool using the Watson supercomputer that currently (2017) supports K-5
math instruction.
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TeachingTips.com http://www.teachingtips.com/. Online resources for teachers and
aspiring teachers. Listings and links to thousands of resources.
Tegrity Campus (McGraw-Hill Education) http://www.mhhe.com/tegrity/. A
video/audio lecture capture system. It automatically populates the university course
management system (Blackboard, WebCT and others). Class recordings are linked
to the students’ notes, which can be captured with the Tegrity Pen on regular paper,
making it an affordable capability for every student. Also includes remote proctoring.
Purchased by McGraw Hill Education in October 2010.
Tin Can/Experience API http://tincanapi.com/ and http://adlnet.gov/adlresearch/performance-tracking-analysis/experience-api/. A rethinking of the way that
LMS receive and catalogue information, Tin Can is a platform designed to capture
and share learning experiences outside the LMS both offline and online. Tin Can
captures these learning experiences in a Learning Record Store (LRS), which is
accessed by the Tin Can API. The Tin Can API allows developers to access and
integrate the functionality of Tin Can with LMS and other applications and to create
new applications. Some example API methods include creating statements,
accessing learning experience information, and managing account information.
Developed by Rustici Software, it is now known as Experience API (and xAPI) and
is a partnership between ADL (SCORM) and AICC. Emerged from beta in April,
2013.
Toolwire http://www.toolwire.com/. “Experiential learning solutions for higher
education and corporate training institutions. Toolwire Learnscapes are immersive
learning environments with video characters, photo-realistic worlds, authentic
“natural” assessments, and engaging storylines.” They use a co-creation model in
which their designers work with the client’s subject matter experts.
TopHat (Tophatmonocle Corp.) https://tophat.com/. Offer several products: TopHat
Classroom – a mobile app student response system, TopHat Marketplace – a
collection of customizable digital textbooks available from free to moderate cost on a
range of post-secondary topics, TopHat Textbook – an authoring tool for customizing
textbooks, TopHat Assignment – a tool for creating, personalizing and assigning
homework and TopHat Test – a tool for securely administering tests and quizzes on
students’ devices. Based in Toronto, Canada.
Transperfect http://www.transperfect.com/. Translation and localization services for
eLearning.
Truenorthlogic K-12 Talent Management Platform (Truenorthlogic)
http://www.truenorthlogic.com/. Supports the development of K-12 professionals.
Turnitin (iParadigms, LLC) http://www.turnitin.com. The online tool for evaluating
written work. Includes OriginalityCheck for detecting plagiarism, PeerMark for
anonymous and collaborative peer review, GradeMark - the online grading solution
and Revision Assistant that gives students instant feedback as they revise. They
have integrated Educational Testing Service's e-rater grammar checking tool with
GradeMark.
Twidla (Expat Software) http://www.twiddla.com/. A cloud-based screen-sharing
app that allows customers to browse the web with friends, mark up websites,
graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas. No plug-ins,
downloads, or firewall issues.
Unizin http://unizin.org/. A consortium of 11 universities offering an inter-university
owned cloud-based digital infrastructure based on open technology standards. New
in 2014.
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o To manage the content faculty and students create.
o To share this content across universities at significant cost savings to all.
o To foster interoperability among the various systems for teaching and learning,
and break down the barriers that exist between platforms.
o To facilitate learning analytics in order to improve student outcomes.
In 2015, Unizin purchased Courseload – a platform for eTextbooks and digital
course materials for higher education. Also offers Courseload Engage – an
application designed to enhance engagement and collaboration between students
and instructors. Have introduced their Caliper Analytics Standard to improve the
ability to share student data and retain its security.
Ustream Align (Ustream, Inc. an IBM Company) https://www.ustream.tv/. An SaaS
platform for internal video streaming. One way.
Vericite (VeriCite, Inc.) https://vericite.com/. A cloud based plagiarism detection
system for students, teachers and administrators.
Verint Customer Engagement Optimization (Verint Systems Inc.)
http://www.verint.com/customer-engagement/. Tools for improving customer service
including those that came from the purchase of Witness Systems (recording and
feedback of customer interactions).
Videonitch http://videonitch.com/. Technology that integrates with and improves an
LMS’s ability to handle and manage large video files. Also offer custom
development and production of video.
Visual Classrooms (Visual Classrooms) https://visualclassrooms.com/. A K-12
cloud based active learning platform that supports classroom instruction. It
promotes collaborative learning and engages students in team based critical and
creative thinking with discussions, sketch prompts, quizzes, concept maps, and
supports multiple media types. Integrates with popular LMS and manages content
from publishers.
Vizigy Video Management Platform. http://vizigy.com/. Tools for managing,
enhancing and marketing videos. Also provide services for making videos
interactive.
Voice Enabled (Voice Enabled Solutions Ltd.) http://voice-enabled.co.uk/. Learners
watching videos can ask voice-questions by speaking into their computer
microphones without needing to download or install any computer software. Those
voice-questions then appear in the audio inbox of trainers/teachers who similarly
provide voice-answers and videos for them will start from the point where question
was asked.
WalkMe http://www.walkme.com/. A cloud based “guidance and engagement
platform” specifically for common enterprise business IT applications such as
Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce, etc. - even including Moodle. It
anticipates user needs and provides help when and where they need it.
Watershed http://www.watershedlrs.com/. A cloud-based learning record store
(LRS) for the Tin Can/Experience/x API and learning analytics service to ascertain
the impact and effectiveness of learning programs. Operated by Mike Rustici
(formerly of Rustici Software). Learning Technologies Group now owns Rustici
Software and holds a 30% share of Watershed.
WebAssign (North Carolina State University and Advanced Instructional Systems,
Inc.) http://webassign.com/. A system for teachers and students to manage
assignments and assessments. Integrated with several LMS. Also offer interactive
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Welocalize http://www.welocalize.com/. Translation and localization services
WIN Learning Strategic Compass (WIN Learning) http://www.winlearning.com/.
“Provides real-time labor market information for key industries, a thorough look at
specific career paths and occupations, including their educational and skill
requirements, and it calculates the supply and demand for that career.” Then it
offers Soft Skills, College Readiness and Career Readiness Courseware - elearning designed to help students master the skills that employers demand.
Wowza Streaming Engine and Streaming Cloud (Wowza Media Systems, LLC.)
http://www.wowza.com/. Customizable software and cloud services for
organizations to build, deploy, and manage live and on-demand streaming solutions.
Yukon Learning Cameo (Yukon Learning) http://www.yukonlearning.com/ and
http://www.cameo.net/. A process and a web-based tool that delivers scenariobased learning reinforcement via email. Yukon also offered a new site in 2012
called Rapid Course offering customizable off-the shelf courses based on Articulate.
And they offer custom design of eLearning.
Zoomi Artificial Intelligence for Learning™ (Zoomi, Inc.) http://zoomiinc.com/. A
technology that captures behavioral data, subjects it to learning algorithms, and
delivers insight to help improve effectiveness of learning programs. Includes Zoomi
Engine, Zoomi Dashboard and Zoomi Player.
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It is natural that, with the increased popularity of SaaS, cloud computing, and social
networking, the LMS would evolve to include those things. Many “behind the firewall”
LMS are offering “hosted” (SaaS/cloud) solutions and are including social networking
tools within the organization because many employers are reluctant to give employees
access to Facebook, Twitter, etc. out of fear that they will waste time on them. Some of
the following tools give access to outside the enterprise social networking but with a
learning focus.
Social learning tools offer schools and corporations the opportunity to build communities
of interest, to manage and capture informal learning, and to provide mentoring and
coaching. These tools are being rapidly adopted not just because of their popularity but
also because of the value they provide. This list barely scratches the surface.
Ed Cohen (2010) of Plateau Systems (now SuccessFactors) has written an interesting
article called “Is the LMS Dead?” (http://www.cedmaeurope.org/newsletter%20articles/Clomedia/Is%20the%20LMS%20Dead%20%28Oct%2
010%29.pdf). I agree with his points that the LMS isn’t dead but is evolving and there are
clearly some new options available as well such as the Rapid Learning Management
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Akiva WebBoard http://www.akiva.com. Communities for collaboration and
knowledge management. Marketed to education, government and corporate.
Badgestack (LearningTimes, LLC) http://www.badgestack.com/. A open source
social learning tool based on Wordpress and BuddyPress that conforms to IMS
standards.
Bloomfire http://www.bloomfire.com/. A peer-to-peer community website, Bloomfire
is a social web application for sales team productivity. It has now expanded to have
broad LMS capability including authoring tools, application sharing, content
management, etc. Does not include classroom course scheduling or tracking.
BizLibrary Social Learning/Community (BizLibrary)
http://www.bizlibrary.com/technology/social-learning.aspx. Shared content,
collaboration, knowledge management, peer recognition, etc. BizLibrary also offers
an LMS and thousands of eLearning courses.
Brightwave tesselo (Brightwave Ltd.) http://www.brightwave.co.uk/. A “Total
Learning” system that includes an LMS, a social learning platform, coaching and
curation tools and a Tin Can/Experience API Learning Record Store.
BuddyPress http://buddypress.org/ and http://www.buddyboss.com/. BuddyPress is
a plug-in for WordPress (http://wordpress.org/) which makes it a social network.
BuddyBoss includes additional themes. Also offer Social Learner for Sensei and
Social Learner for LearnDash.
Chatter https://www.salesforce.com/chatter/overview/. A social networking tool
offered by Salesforce.com (a customer relationship management (CRM) provider).
Collaborize Classroom (DemocraSoft) http://www.collaborizeclassroom.com/.
Collaborize Classroom is a free platform that includes structured conversations to
help students and teachers refine and respond to important questions and ideas.
ConnectYard (ConnectYard) http://www1.connectyard.com/. “ConnectYard
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integrates Facebook, Twitter, text messaging and email into a single communication
thread within popular learning management systems, including Blackboard,
Brightspace (Desire2Learn), Moodle, Sakai and others.”
CorpU Strategy Activation Platform (CorpU) http://www.corpu.com/. A social and
mobile platform for facilitated collaboration and structured dialogue.
Diigo http://www.diigo.com/. Social bookmarking - bookmark sites, create tags,
make notes, and save discussions.
Dropbox Paper https://www.dropbox.com/paper. A collaborative workspace
Edcamps (The Edcamp Foundation) http://www.edcamp.org/. Online, collaborative
professional development for educators.
Edmodo (Edmodo LLC) http://www.edmodo.com/. A social learning network for
teachers, students and schools. Includes some LMS capability.
Eduplanet 21 http://www.eduplanet21.com/. Social networking and learning for
professional development of teachers.
eLearningZoom Social Learning (eLearningZoom) http://elearningzoom.com/. Also
offer an LMS, email integration, a web conferencing tool, a small business suite and
an enterprise suite.
Enterprise Hive http://www.enterprisehive.com/. A social sharing and collaboration
platform. Also offer HiveSocial for Higher Education and several topic areas.
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/. Facebook has been used as a learning
management system. Like Twitter, it can be a great learning tool for learners when
used appropriately rather simply a social tool. Some teachers use Facebook
creatively for communicating with their students and posting assignments, etc.
Feedly https://feedly.com/. An online feed aggregator for blogs and other sites that
use RSS or Atom syndication.
Fuse http://www.fuseuniversal.com/. A social platform for learning.
Float Mobile Learning Tappestry http://gowithfloat.com/. A mobile searchable
social network for learning. Tappestry for Organizations and Tappestry for Events
both feature a dashboard for managers and event organizers to track critical metrics
and data about informal and social learning. Built on the new SCORM Tin
Can/Experience API.
Gaggle https://www.gaggle.net/. A set of social networking tools for schools.
Google+ https://plus.google.com/. Google+ Hangouts provides a free
videoconferencing tool.
Grockit https://grockit.com/. A social learning/adaptive learning/formal test
preparation site.
HT2 Curatr (HT2 Ltd.) http://curatr3.com/. A web-based (collaborative) authoring
tool. Tin Can API enabled. Described as a social learning platform that allows
companies to create a collaborative learning environment. Includes a gamification
mechanism.
IBM SmartCloud for Social Business http://www01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/?link=ovr_solsplr. An update/rebranding for
LotusLive.
Instagram http://instagram.com/. A photo sharing website.
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presentations. It is a Facebook app that adds characters, animations and games.
Jive-n http://www.jivesoftware.com/. A “social business” tool with an emphasis on
sales and customer service. Also offer Jive-x and mobile apps.
Jolicloud http://www.jolicloud.com/. An independent cloud provider and software to
customize your desktop to improve access to web applications.
Knode http://www.knodeinc.com/. A web-based life science/pharmaceutical solution
that provides a view of experts and their content.
Komm.io (Gentlab SRL) https://www.komm.io/. A tool for corporate online branded
communities for knowledge sharing and collaboration. Includes event management sending invitations, online tickets, voting, surveys and feedback forms. Events can
be archived and shared within a media gallery. Gentlab also offers the
complementary Knolyx LMS and Kinderunity – a communication platform for
kindergartens. Based in Romania.
Learnist http://learni.st/. A social website for people to share learning.
LivingTree (LIvingTree) https://www.livingtree.com/. A private, social network for a
school community. The company has acquired Class Messenger, which makes its
easy for teachers to send home important notes and classroom updates. The private,
two-way messaging service enables increased communications between teachers
and parents.
Management Mentors (Management Mentors) http://www.managementmentors.com/. Software and consulting for mentoring.
MediaDefined ensemba! (MediaDefined, Inc. d/b/a NetExam)
http://www.netexam.com and http://beta.ensemba.com/. They also offer the NetExam
LMS and consultation services.
OpenText First Class (OpenText Corporation) http://www.opentext.com/what-wedo/products/specialty-technologies/firstclass. A system that began as an email
system and has now expanded into a social learning tool. It can be used to host and
launch elearning but does not provide the management tools offered by a full LMS.
It has largely been used by school systems but also by some businesses like UHaul
and Alaska Airlines. Based in Waterloo, Ontario.
Piazza https://piazza.com/. A wiki style question and answer platform for students
and instructors that integrates with LMS.
Pindex http://pindex.com/. A pinboard for learning.
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/. An online pinboard where people share things they
like. Businesses can use it to tell their story and for building communities of interest.
Reddit (Advance Magazine Publishers Inc.) http://www.reddit.com/. A source for
what's new and popular online.
Reef Education (Macmillan New Ventures, LLC.) http://reef-education.com/. Mobile
ready, integrated online solutions to facilitate campus communication and
engagement. Can be integrated with LMS, SIS, etc. One module is REEF Polling by
i>clicker.
RippleQ http://www.rippleq.com/. A blog that focuses on search engine optimization
(SEO) and marketing tips.
River (River Software, Inc.) http://www.riversoftware.com/. Formerly called Open
Mentoring and Triple Creek River, River is enterprise social software for creating and
managing learning networks, collaboration and knowledge sharing including
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mentoring, performance management, and administrative features that make it
similar to an LMS. Also provides access to Skillsoft content.
Scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/. A content curation and publishing tool that lets people
search for Web resources related to topics of interest, post them on their personal
Scoop.it page along with a note, and then publish their scooped content to a blog or
other online media.
SkillSoft inGenius (SkillSoft)
http://www.skillsoft.com/assets/brochures/inGenius_Datasheet.pdf. A corporate
platform for social learning.
Slack https://slack.com/. Team communication – quick messaging for groups in a
variety of formats. Intended to reduce the burden of internal email. Based in
Vancouver, Canada.
Social Networks for eLearning and Distance Education
- The eLearning Network
- European Distance and e-Learning Network
- United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
- Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)
- Articulate Community – E-Learning Heroes
- The eLearning Guild
Social Networks for Teachers
- The Future of Education
- Classroom 2.0 community
- Classroom 2.0 LIVE! interview series
- edWeb.net A professional social and learning network with resources
- Aula 2.0 community (Classroom 2.0 in Spanish)
- Library 2.0 community
- Global Education Conference
- TeacherCast.net. Curation of resources for teachers and students to help
them learn how to use educational technology in their classrooms. Includes a
podcast.
- The Learning Revolution Project
- Edutopia Community
- ProTeacher
- 25 useful forums and blogs for new teachers
Talentova Mentoring Software (Talentova.com – part of West Corporation)
http://www.talentova.com/products/mentoring-software. Customizable software for
mentor matching and communicating. Formerly Intrafinity MentorMatch.
The CN LMS (CourseNetworking LLC.) https://www.thecn.com/. A social LMS that
can also be used as a MOOC platform and for live broadcasting. Described as “a
free, online platform that connects teachers and students from around the world
based on shared interests and class subjects. It combines the social component of
popular networks with the functionality of existing learning management systems
(LMS).” Marketed to both education and business. From Indiana University
professor Ali Jafari (founder of Sakai and ANGEL Learning).
Tracky https://tracky.com/. A social collaboration platform. Has an iOS app.
Trello https://trello.com/. Boards, lists, and cards for sharing information and
organinzing projects.
Tumbler http://www.tumblr.com/. Another site for sharing text, photos, quotes, links,
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Twitter https://twitter.com/. Like Facebook, it can be a great learning tool for people
rather than a waste of time when used appropriately. There are more than 100
eLearning topics (hashtags).
University of San Diego Wise http://sites.sandiego.edu/wise/. An interactive
platform built on geospatial technologies designed to help users share photographs,
videos, interactive conversations and comments in real time and apply classroom
concepts directly to the real world. Has desktop and mobile apps.
VoiceThread http://voicethread.com/. Digital stories and multimedia conversations.
Combines live meetings and email.
Voniz https://www.voniz.com/. Social, professional, and business networking. Based
in India. They also offer an education LMS and ERP called V-Classrooming.
Yammer https://www.yammer.com/. Private social networks for companies. Now
owned by Microsoft.
Zimbra http://www.zimbra.com/. Offer Zimbra Collaboration and Community – open
source messaging and social networking including email, text chat, HD video
conferencing, file sharing, document collaboration, presence management, screen
sharing, and public chat rooms.
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Big Data integration, analysis and reporting tools
Educational institutions (universities in particular) have often accumulated a great deal of
data about students in different systems like Learning Management Systems (LMS),
Student Information Systems (SIS), etc. This is referred to as Big Data. Now tools are
being developed to mine this data, analyze and report on it so that instructors and
advisors can recruit students, monitor student progress and advise students accordingly.
It is also being used by corporations to integrate data between ERPs, HRIS, and LMS.
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Arizona State University pioneered the use of extensive dashboards in 2009 (see
"Dashboards Deliver Data Visually at ASU").
Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) Test and Learn. Cloud-based software
tools that enable large, consumer-focused businesses to use Big Data analytics
by triangulating between business strategy, algorithmic math, and large
databases to improve decisions. Not specifically designed for learning initiatives.
AspirEDU. Offer a product called Dropout Detective™ that provides student
retention analytics and identifies students at risk. Integrates with LMS to provide
daily dashboards. A partner with Instructure Canvas. They also offer Instructor
Insight - a faculty assessment tool.
Austin Peay State University (TN) In 2011, the school launched Degree
Compass, a course-recommendation tool that offers personalized suggestions in
a way similar to Amazon.
Civitas Learning Community is a network of four-year institutions, community
colleges, and online universities that will link their homegrown Big Data solutions
to a normalized data model built across the institutions. They have partnered with
Echo360.
HelioCampus (HelioCampus). An institutional analytics platform originally from
the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
Maple (Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc., a subsidiary of Cybernet
Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan). Maplesoft has been offering popular mathematical
computing software for many years. Its latest version (Maple 2015) will enhance
educators' ability to access, analyze and visualize data. They also offer
simulation and testing and assessment tools.
Oracle Marketing Cloud for Student Engagement. The platform is described as
designed to allow higher education institutions to use big data to attract and
retain more students. Information about students, prospective students and even
alumni from multiple databases and sources around campus can be aggregated
and analyzed.
Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework is a collaborative multiinstitutional data-mining project supported by sixteen WCET member institutions.
PAR utilizes "Big Data" exploratory techniques to look for patterns that identify
causes of student loss and momentum in online learning. Purchased by Hobsons
in 2016.
Purdue's Course Signals is a system designed to track academic progress and
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developed social learning tools like Hotseat and Mixable. Course Signals will be
decommissioned in Dec. 2017.
• Schoolzilla. A tool for warehousing and displaying school data. Integrated with
several SIS’s.
• Smith System KeySix(SM). For driver safety management. Integrates and
analyzes data from different systems.
• Splunk (Splunk Inc.). An operational intelligence platform for collection and
analysis of the big data generated by technology infrastructure, security systems
and business applications. Available in several versions. Used widely by
universities. Has a strategic alliance with Accenture.
• Talend* Big Data. Uses open source software and a graphical environment for
mapping big data sources and targets. Partnered with Cengage.
Also see http://www.crn.com/news/applications-os/300080545/the-2016-big-data100.htm for a list of The 2015 Big Data 100.
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Some tools for adding interactivity to courses
(With thanks to Sandy Hirtz of the British Columbia Ministry of Education and Commonwealth of
Learning and Randy Labonte of the BC Ministry of Education
(http://sites.google.com/site/anchortechnologytomorrow/home/50-ways-to-anchor-technology))
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IBM Lotus Symphony - word processing, spreadsheets, presentations. Although
the Lotus brand has been discontinued and this product is no longer in
development, it is still available as a free download with that name from various
sites including http://ibm-lotus-symphony.en.softonic.com/. IBM now offers IBM
Connections Docs that, like Google Docs offers collaborative editing but it is not
free.
LibreOffice – word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, database, drawing.
Google Docs – online word processing, spreadsheets (Google Sheets),
presentations (Google Slides) and forms (Google Forms)
Zoho – online word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.
ThinkFree – online word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.
Website building tools
Building a website (beyond Facebook) is a great learning exercise for students and a
useful business tool. There are dozens of website building tools designed for non
HTML programmers. Many are free although they usually charge for hosting and
premium versions of the software. Many companies who provide hosting for websites
also provide website building software. Here are just a few:
• Adobe Dreamweaver
• Edicy – for multilingual websites
• Microsoft offered Front Page up until 2003 and it was included with some
versions of Office but now offers several ways to build websites –
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o Office 365 (the cloud version of Office) also contains website building
software.
• Squarespace
• Web.com WebBuilder
• WebEasy
• WebFlow
Free website building tools
• 350 pages
• doTemplate
• Google sites
• GetShopped – an eCommerce plug-in for WordPress
• Jimdo
• Moonfruit
• Mozello
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Weebly
Wix
WooCommerce – an eCommerce plug-in for WordPress
WordPress
Yola
Images – when you use free images you should be sure the images you are using are
free for commercial use. Those only available free for personal use are not
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Flickr, and Wikimedia Commons) for Creative Commons works. Enter your
search query up top, then click on the database you wish to search.
Cupcake – free stock photos
Designers Revolution – Free vector images.
Flickr Creative Commons - Search the commons for great images that have been
given special permission to be used in a variety of settings.
Foodies Feed – free food pictures.
Freepik – Free vector images.
iStockphoto - Photos, illustrations, video, etc. available for purchase.
Google Images – Some are free, some are not. Be careful.
Life of Pix – free stock photos.
Morgue File - This site allows you to easily search for free images to use in a
presentation. Use the search filter to find photos based on keyword, categories,
size, color, and more.
Negative Space – free stock photos
Office.com Images - Microsoft Office has collected a series of royalty-free clip art
and photos for use in presentations.
Pexels - free stock photos.
Photos 8 - A source for copyright-friendly photos and desktop wallpapers.
Pics 4 Learning - A source for copyright-friendly images selected specifically for
teachers and students, arranged by topic.
Pixabay - Free images and videos you can use anywhere. Germany.
Pixeden – Free vector images.
StockSnap.io – free stock photos.
TheNounProject - A fee-based repository of clip art for every known noun.
Integrates with Adobe Voice.
Trimble SketchUp – Originally from Google for creating 3D models.
Unsplash – free stock photos
Vecteezy – Free vector images.
VectorBee – Free vector images.
vector open stock – Free vector images.
Vector Toons – Free vector cartoons.
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subject.
Wylio - This image search site only displays Creative-Commons licensed images,
and automatically creates citation information.
Also see http://blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/complete-list-free-stockimage-sites-e-learning.
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Canva – an easy to use graphic design tool
ColorPic – Color palette creation
Dr.Pic – a very basic program.
Flickr – the well-known photo upload site from Yahoo. Also has some basic
editing features.
Instagram – the popular social networking app made for sharing photos and
videos from a smartphone. Owned by Facebook.
Irfanview – a freeware (for personal and educational use) graphics viewer for
Windows.
GIMP - the open source alternative to Photoshop.
Paint.net
Photofiltre -- a free image editor
Photoscape
Photoshop.com – Photoshop Express - a scaled down version of Photoshop
Elements which is a scaled down version of Photoshop. Photoshop Elements
retails for ~$130 but often comes “free” with the purchase of a printer or scanner.
Adobe’s standard tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc. are
sophisticated tools. All are available in the cloud as parts of Creative Cloud.
Picasa -- Picasa is a software download from Google that helps you organize,
edit, and share your photos. It's free, and easy to use but support for it has been
discontinued.
PicMonkey
PixBuilder Studio
Pixlr – from Autodesk
PixTeller – a graphics tool free for the basic version
Serif PhotoPlus SE – free photo editing software
Snapchat – the popular mobile-only social platform with picture and video
sharing.
Splashup
Sumo Paint
Christopher Pappas has created a List of Free Photo and Image Editing Tools at
https://elearningindustry.com/. It was created in 2012.
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Adobe Captivate, Premiere Pro and After Effects – screen capture and video
editing tools. Part of Adobe Creative Cloud.
Animoto - video slideshows
Blip.tv – video publisher for independent filmmakers.
Blubbr – video trivia games
Chirbit – a tool that enables you to record, upload, and share your voice or audio
files easily.
eduCanon – a tool for making videos interactive.
Ensemble Video – a video content management and video streaming system that
is compatible with many of the popular LMS.
Flux Time Studio – create animated videos
Go! Animate Video Maker - A tool for making animated video lessons.
Handbrake - an open source video encoder and transcoder (converting video
from one format to another). It’s useful for optimising video recordings for web
distribution and playback.
Hue Animation – a tool for making stop-motion videos. Formerly SAM Animation.
Hue also offers the Hue HD camera.
iMovie for Mac
INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications, a non-profit corporation owned and
operated by 31 California community colleges, is a producer of curriculum-based
academic video for online, distance and classroom learning.
Keep Vid -- Copy URLs of videos to this website and download them to your
desktop.
Metta – Multimedia storytelling combined with polls, quizzes & trackable
assignments.
Mobento – A video learning platform and library that can be integrated into LMS.
Moovly – for creation of animated videos
Movavi Screen Capture Studio - A screen capture and video editing tool for
computer skills topics and numerous other video and photo apps.
Moviestorm – “Moviestorm is a software application that lets anyone make 3d
animated movies on a computer.”
Pinnacle Studio – Video editing software with HD capability and many effects.
PowToon – free animated video and presentation tool.
Raw Shorts – A drag-and-drop editor for animated videos.
RenderForest – an online slideshow and animated video maker.
Screencast-O-Matic – free screen capture recording on Windows or Mac
computers.
ScreenFlow - Screencasting and video editing software for Mac
TeacherTube – YouTube for teachers
TED – “Ideas Worth Spreading”. A non-profit source of educational videos that
launched a new educational YouTube library in March 2012.
ThingLink – editing for video, images and virtual reality (VR).
Ustream – live broadcasts.
Viddler -- allows you to record video directly to the Internet from your webcam.
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VideoScribe - for creating videos of hand drawn animation and writing out text on
a whiteboard background.
• Vidopop - A video messaging app for notes and collaboration.
• Vimeo - Video sharing.
• VLC – an open source media player. It will play almost everything and can
convert formats.
• Voki - Avatars.
• WeVideo – Collaborative video editing in the cloud for digital storytelling.
• Windows Movie Maker is a video editing program that allows you to make home
movies, photo albums and business presentations.
• YouTube and Kick Youtube -- Add the word "kick" to a YouTube video URL to
download the video.
See also the list above of Course Authoring Tools.
For sources of educational videos, see Christopher Pappas list at
http://elearningindustry.com/free-educational-video-site-collections.
Digital Media Management and Distribution – enterprise (University or school system)
platforms for managing and distributing video and other rich media.
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http://www.mediacastx.com/.
Safari Montage (Library Video Company) http://www.safarimontage.com/.
Cisco Show and Share
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/video/ps9339/ps6681/show_and_share.html
vBrick http://www.vbrick.com/
HaiVision’s Video Furnace http://www.haivision.com/products/furnace,
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Media Converter -- Upload files, or link to sources that you would like to convert
to another file format. Choose your file, choose your format, and download the
results.
Zamzar -- Convert your files online, and download the results in your email.
Sound
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Free Music Archive -- Choose from high-quality music files, searchable by genre
to use in multimedia projects.
Incompetech - Royalty Free Music -- Another site to search for royalty-free music
in video projects.
Rumblefish -- A website where you can search for and purchase licenses for
audio files for use in published videos.
CCMixter - add free, copyright-free music to presentations and movies.
Noteflight – interactive online music writing software.
Shutterstock Music – Production music. Not free.
34 Websites to Download Royalty Free and Creative Commons Music for Free.
Sound effects
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The Freesound Project -- A website where you can find free Creative Commons
licensed sound effects files.
Soundbible – Free sound effects
Recording
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Adobe Audition CS6 – An audio editing tool part of Adobe Creative Suite
Audacity – A free audio editor for recording, mixing and editing audio
GarageBand for Mac – recording studio tools you need to write, play, mix, and
export your own songs.
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Skype -- A free service (up to a point) for video and audio conferences which can
be recorded.
Soundtrap – Sound studio and music composition app. Offer Soundtrap for
Education as a Google App for Education.
Vocaroo – an audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a
prerecorded file and email, embed and share.
Voxopop - Voice (audio) based user groups
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CamStudio – free alternative to Camtasia
Clip2Net – free screen capture and file sharing
Dreamshot – an app for Macs for screenshots.
EZvid – a free screen recorder and video editor alternative to Camtasia.
FastStone - screen capture and image converter tools
Fireshot – a browser extension (Firefox, Chrome, IE) for screen capture.
Greenshot - free
Jing – a free web-based, limited version of Camtasia
KingKong Capture – free
Krut Computer Recorder – a free open source tool
kwout
PrtScr
Rumshot
Rylstim Screen Recorder - free
Screencast-O-Matic
ScreenDash
Screenhunter
Screenpresso
Screenr - a free, web-based screen capture tool from Articulate.
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ScreenSnapr
Skitch – editing screenshots
TinyGrab – social screenshot sharing.
Webinaria - free
Websnapr
Windows Snipping Tool – built into most current versions of Windows. Find it in
Accessories.
Numerous other screen capture tools are listed above in Course Authoring Tools.
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Busuu – free and paid language courses in 12 languages. Partnered with McGrawHill Education for distribution to institutions.
Duolingo - Free European language learning with gamification elements.
iKnow! Paid language courses.
LiveMocha - free and paid online language courses in 35 languages
Root-1 OpenMinds - Language arts learning for elementary students. Includes
both content which can be customized and creation of own content. Uses
adaptive learning. Also offer vocabulary games StoryLines, Word Kung Fu, Word
Joust, and X-words.
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Animoto
Apple Keynote – Part of Apple Productivity Apps (formerly iWork). For Mac/iOS
only. Available from iTunes for only $11.99 for iPhones and iPads. Also offer
Pages (word processing) and Numbers (spreadsheet).
AuthorStream – sharing presentations.
Barco Clickshare - provides easy connection to the meeting room’s video
system and sharing on all kinds of devices including mobile.
Blendspace – quick lesson creation including assessment and tracking.
Edynco – course building with learning maps
Emaze
Empressr - add photos, music, video, and audio to slides and share them.
Google Drive – document and presentation storage and sharing.
Google Slides – part of Google Docs.
Haiku Deck – online presentation tool
Kizoa
Microsoft Office Mix – a PowerPoint “superset” with which students and teachers
can annotate slides, add audio and video, and embed interactive elements like
quizzes and host them on OfficeMix.com. Works with PowerPoint 3013 only.
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Microsoft Sway - new in 2015 from Microsoft Office. It is a place to create and
publish presentations, reports, stories, descriptions, etc. using existing or new
documents, presentations, and media. Available at https://docs.com/.
Photopeach
Powtoon – free animated videos and presentation tool.
Prezi – an online tool for creating and sharing presentations.
PresentationTube – for recording and sharing video/slide presentations
Slideboom - convert PowerPoint presentations to Flash and share them
sliderocket
Slideshare – sharing of presentations, documents, video.
Slidestory - tell a story, share your photos, narrate in your own voice
SmileBox
vcasmo – for recording and sharing video/slide presentations
TechSmith Screencast.com
Yawnbuster (Yawnbuster, a division of Harbinger Knowledge Products Pvt. Ltd.) tools for adding interactivity and audience participation to PowerPoint
presentations, student response system.
Zoho Docs – for document and presentation sharing
PowerPoint convertors can also be found in Google Docs and Open Office.
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Alan Levine's 50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story
Animoto
AuthorStream
Bubblr
CREATE YOUR OWN COMIC - a free comic creation web site from Marvel
Comics
Discovery Education Board Builder – a tool for students to create posters, tell
stories, assemble resources, etc.
Glogster - poster yourself
Kizoa
Makebeliefscomix - users can create their own comic strips.
Microsoft Sway
Photopeach
Photo Story 3
Slidestory
Storify – a mobile storytelling tool that allows users to create stories or timelines
using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Now owned by
Adobe.
VoiceThread
WeVideo – Collaborative video editing in the cloud for digital storytelling.
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Educational Games and Quizzes
Gamification has become a new buzz work in education and training. We have long
known that games and simulations are powerful learning tools in spite of some of the
negative perceptions of games. Gamification incorporates some of the elements of
gaming such as rewards and completion.
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Classtools
Dovewhisper - Internet games for all subjects.
EasyTestMaker
Get the Glass – A 3D animated game from the California Milk Processor Board
iQuiz Maker – an app for making custom quizzes for the iQuiz game for the iPod.
Hot Potatoes also offer Quandary for creating action mazes.
JeopardyLabs – creation of Jeopardy and other games.
Jigsaw Puzzles - The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JIGSAW PUZZLE
GENERATOR (NGJPG) is a free service which will create an online jigsaw
puzzle from one of National Geographic’s many pictures.
Just Crosswords - make your own crossword puzzle
Mozilla Open Badges - Free software for creating, issuing and verifying digital
badges. Also works with Mozilla Backpack to allow collection of badges from all
sources.
PaGamo - A gamification platform that teachers can use to personalize
assignments and track student performance. Free in its beta version as of April
2016.
ProProfs Quiz Maker
QuizRevolution – create multimedia quizzes for Facebook and web pages.
QuizSlides – create tests from PowerPoint or pdf files.
Roller Coaster Tycoon
Scenic Reflections
Scratch – Free creation of interactive stories, games and animations for ages 8 to
16 from MIT.
Super Nutrition Game
Uncw.eduEdGames - free templates for games in PowerPoint.
What2Learn – educational games and quizzes.
Yacapaca create quizzes, a library of 15,000 quizzes, automatic marking.
Other resources
o Learning in 3D – a book and website by Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll.
o Gadgets, Games and Gismos – a book and website by Karl Kapp.
o Kapp Notes – a blog by Karl Kapp on books about gamification.
o See http://www.gamification.co/.
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Forms on Google Docs – create a form with your Google Doc account and
embed it into your website
getfeedback
Lime Survey – free open source survey tool.
Polldaddy – a Wordpress application.
Poll Everywhere – can be embedded in Moodle and used as a Clicker (Student
response system).
Poll Junkie
Poll Maker - free
Pollmo
ProProfs Survey Maker - free
REEF polling – a mobile polling tool from i>clicker that is free for professors.
Qualtrics
QuestionPro
SurveyGizmo
Survey Monkey
Vizu Web Polls
Woot Math Polls
Zoomerang
Timeline Generators
• Capzles – create stories with photos, videos, music and documents.
• Dipity - a free digital timeline website for creation and sharing of multimedia
timelines.
• Free Timeline – mobile friendly timelines for professional planning and project
management
• Microsoft Office Timeline – a tool for Gantt charts inside PowerPoint.
• MyHistro – create timelines about events with maps images.
• SmartDraw – create flowcharts, organization charts, mind mas and project
charts.
• TikiToki – Basic version is free.
• Timeline JS – A Google Docs template available in 40 languages.
• Timeline Template – visualize eLearning projects. Microsoft Office compatible.
• TimeToast
• Twitter Custom Timelines – gather tweets and hashtags about your courses
• XTimeline - a free web-based timeline tool for creating and sharing timelines with
pictures and videos.
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British Columbia) with a WYSIWYG interface.
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Bookr
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See also http://mashable.com/2013/09/25/mind-mapping-tools/#IppoegRw5GqJ.
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Alumni – includes geolocation, wikis, OpenSocial, and other tools.
Diigo - bookmark sites, create tags, make notes, and save discussions.
ClassChatter – a free site that allows teachers to create online classes, manage
journals, facilitate discussions and distribute and grade assignments.
Discovery Educator Network – A community for teachers. Part of Discovery
Education - a wide range of content, tools and professional development
activities for teachers.
DocentEDU – A free tool for teachers to share lessons (including video) with
students online and participate in discussion.
Elgg
ePals – online pen pals and community.
Facebook
Feedly - an online feed aggregator for blogs and other sites that use RSS or
Atom syndication.
Google+
Google sites
Instagram
Kidblog
Mahara ePortfolio - e-portfolios and networking: works with Moodle.
Moodle Wiki Module
Moodle Blogs Module
Wikispaces
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Nureva Troove – Digital portfolio software
PBWorks
Portfolium – e-portfolios
Scoop.it - A content curation and publishing tool that lets people search for Web
resources related to topics of interest, post them on their personal Scoop.it page
along with a note, and then publish their scooped content to a blog or other
online media.
Skype in the Classroom – a global community for teachers.
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SMART Amp – SMART amp enables co-creation and fosters student
collaboration on devices, while giving teachers real-time insight into learning and
contribution. From the makers of the Smart Board.
Trello – boards, lists, and cards for sharing information and organinzing projects.
Wiggio – a mobile app that enables group interaction. Purchased by
Desire2Learn (aka D2L and Brightspace) in March 2013.
Blogging – There are many ways to create your own blog often for free. Many
learning management systems have blogging tools built in. Resources include
blogger (owned by Google), Wordpress and Build Your Own Blog. Facebook,
Instagram and some of the others listed above can also be used as blogs.
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KerPoof - Kerpoof is a free online creativity center where students can create
their own pictures, stories, and movies.
Mahara ePortfolio - e-portfolios and networking: works with Moodle.
My Avatar Editor – create and edit personal avatars. Compatible with Nintendo
Wii.
Portfolium – e-portfolios
Tagxedo - turns words into tag clouds
Wordle – creative writing, word clouds, and brainstorming
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Dropbox – access files from anywhere.
Evernote – save files in an organized list without printing.
Fur.ly – convert multiple URL addresses into on short one. Also http://bit.ly,
http://hnyctt.me/, http://tinyurl.com/.
GoGuardian – software tools for teachers to manage computers in a classroom.
Sharing Links - bookmark educational websites. Also http://www.diigo.com/ and
http://www.delicious.com/.
Super Teacher Tools – seating charts and class lists.
ClassDojo - helps teachers track and manage student behavior
Student Response Systems (also called Classroom clickers)
Handheld units that allow for instant polling and feedback in a classroom. Used
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Flipgrid - create discussion style questions that students respond to through
video.
i>clicker – also offer a mobile polling tool called REEF polling that is free for
professors.
iRespond
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Kahoot! creates quizzes, surveys and polls, launches them in a game format and
provides feedback that can be shared.
Echo 360 Active Learning Platform. A cloud-based system that incorporates
lecture capture, learning analytics, content management and student
engagement tools for creating interactive presentations, student note-taking and
assessment.. Supports problem based learning (PBL). Formerly also known as
Lecture Tools.
Meridia Audience Response
Netop has released a Web-based student response system that allows students
to use their mobile devices as clickers.- Netop Response.
Renaissance Learning
Smart Response. Calgary, Alberta based SMART Technologies is also a leader
in the interactive whiteboard market.
Socrative – works with any device or browser.
TopHat Classroom – a mobile app student response system.
Turning Point Clickers - Include polling tool and iPad/iPhone support.
There are also other apps for smart phones that allow them to be used as
clickers.
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Luidia eBeam and eBeam Connect - web-based beta software that lets teachers
and students interact from any web-enabled device like iPads and other tablets.
Mimio
Numonics
PolyVision
Promethean ActivBoard
SMART
Interactive Whiteboard Apps for K-12 Flipped Classrooms
o Scoodle Jam https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scoodlejam/id640846057?mt=8.
o Doceri Interactive Whiteboard https://doceri.com/.
o Educreations Interactive Whiteboard http://www.educreations.com/.
o Show Me Interactive Whiteboard http://www.showme.com/.
o MorrisCooke Explain Everything™
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complete with copyright clearance.
• Amazon/Kindle. Books available for loan and sale for the Kindle (Amazon’s
reader).
• Apple iBooks for iPad (Apple Inc.). Apple’s new initiative announced on Jan. 19,
2012 for putting interactive textbooks on the iPad.
• Barnes & Noble/Nook. Books available for the Nook (the Barnes & Noble reader).
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Blackwell Learning. Blackwell’s is a UK based publisher that announced a
“Learning Management System” for customers in April, 2014. According to
http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/professional-academic-booksellerblackwells-launches-learning-management-system/, the service will provide
publishers with a secure additional sales channel, the ability to sell print and
digital content in one place while gaining access to detailed consumer insight
data. It will integrate with university virtual learning environments and learning
management systems. It is described as a new digital learning service that has
been built for students, academics and professionals to download and annotate
eBooks on any device.
Bookboon.com. Free textbooks and other books paid for by advertising.
Bookshare. Accessible books and periodicals for readers with print disabilities.
Boundless. Online textbooks for more than 20 subjects. Includes search, notes,
flashcards and quizzes.
Chegg – 9000 difficult textbooks online and tutors.
College Open TextBooks. A collaborative effort by organizations affiliated with
200 colleges to build OER awareness within two-year colleges. Provides links to
free textbooks on many subjects.
Courseload. eTextbooks and digital course materials for higher education. Also
offer Courseload Engage – an application designed to enhance engagement and
collaboration between students and instructors. Purchased in 2015 by Unizin
Unizin consists of a group of universities funding creation of a set of applications
to replace existing campus systems licensed from learning management system
providers and other companies.
eBooks.com. Provide ebooks for mobile devices.
EBSCOhost (EBSCO Industries, Inc.) http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks. In
addition to their extensive collection of journals, EBSCO also offers ebooks and
audiobooks to corporate and educational clients at all levels. And the Complete
Discovery Solution™ for one stop search of their resources.
eCampus.com. Offer electronic texts as well as new and used textbooks for rent
or sale.
Ed Map. Provides digital textbooks as well as management of all course
materials for both K-12 and higher education.
Flat World. Digital textbooks for postsecondary courses.
Follett eBooks – 300,000 titles focused on the K-12 market and Lightbox that
adds interactive features to the eBooks.
Free-eBooks.
Global Text Project. Publishes open content electronic textbooks on unique topics
in both Spanish and English.
Google Books. Established with the goal of publishing all books. Many books are
available as the result of partnerships with publishers and university libraries.
Out of copyright books are available free, others are available for purchase.
Indigo books/Kobo Books for the Kobo (the Indigo books reader). Also works
with iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/kobo-1-million-freebooks/id301259483?mt=8.
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• Jstor - Online access to journals and books.
• Kno. An etext platform for iPads and the Web that offers many features including
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publishers.
Liguori Publications http://www.liguori.org/. Liguori Publications is a collaborative
ministry of Redemptorist (Roman Catholic) priests and brothers that publishes
educational and pastoral e-books.
Lumen Learning. Lumen's Candela Learning catalog offers links to its own
content as well as the content developed by institutions it has worked with on
OER initiatives.
McGraw-Hill Education Digital Learning Partnership Program. An e-book
program for higher education. Also enables instructors to use the McGraw-Hill
Connect teaching and learning platform, the LearnSmart adaptive study tool, the
Tegrity Campus lecture capture system, and the ALEKS adaptive math program.
MediaTechnics http://www.mediatechnicscorp.com/. A platform that creates
interactive, multimedia, digital publications with photos that come to life as
videos, diagrams that turn into animations, screenshots that open to guided
software tours, and assessment with learner feedback and gradebook tracking.
Tin Can API enabled.
Merlot II. Thousands of open resources on science, math, humanities, and
education.
Packback. Daily and semester rental of e-textbooks. Also Packback Answers,
which gives professors a way to interact with students online through textbookspecific discussion boards.
Perfection Learning K-12 curriculum. Common core aligned.
Project Gutenberg and http://gutenberg.ca/. Over 38,000 free ebooks.
Safari Books Online. More than 40,000 books, training videos, rough cuts, short
cuts, and articles available online for business and technology. Also offer Clarity
SMART Guides.
Scribd. - a digital library with access to over 500,000 books from over 900
publishers, Free and fee.
SoftChalk eBook Builder – an authoring tool for making ebooks interactive
Sony eBooks. Books for the Sony reader.
Talis Aspire. Digitised content and reading lists for universities, colleges and
libraries. Based in the UK.
Textbooks.com. Offer electronic texts as well as new and used textbooks for rent
or sale.
Thuze (Bridgepoint Education, Inc.). A cloud-based platform being piloted by
Pearson, McGraw-Hill Education, and Jones & Bartlett Learning. Described as a
a collaborative learning environment where students interact with their textbooks
and each other.
TopHat Marketplace – a collection of customizable digital books on a range of
post-secondary topics available from free to moderate prices
TumbleBooks. Books for elementary grades.
VitalSource. (Ingram Content Group Inc.) Formerly CourseSmart. Provide most
of the higher education textbooks as eTextbooks, as well as a catalog of
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eResources and digital course materials including exams. An app called
VitalSource Bookshelf provides access via mobile devices including tablets.
Compatible with Blackboard Learn and Pearson Learning Studio.
Lecture Capture Systems
Lecture capture is currently a hot topic in post-secondary education. The idea is to
record lectures and make them available for students on the web. They can then be
used by students who missed the class, for review, etc. Students tend to like it. I am,
like Tony Bates, skeptical about the usefulness of this. We should be eliminating
lectures altogether, not recording them. I also think that passively watching a video of a
lecture is an inefficient way to learn or to review. A good set of lecture notes is much
better. Recording lectures, however, may be a way of improving accessibility for some
learners. An article on this topic can be found at
http://www.universitybusiness.com/article/lecture-capture-fresh-look.
Some of the most popular tools for lecture capture are:
• Cisco Lecture Vision
• Collaaj Unified Video Capture and Management Platform. Announced in April
2014 for both education and business enterprises.
• Desire2Learn Capture
• Echo360
• Entwine – a tool for annotating video lectures.
• Epiphan Systems Inc.
• Extron Electronics. An interfacing, switching and control hardware manufacturer
including the SMP 351 for lecture capture and distribution.
• Kaltura CaptureSpace.
• LectureSight – an open source platform in development.
• Matrox Monarch LCS
• Mediasite by Sonic Foundry
• OpenCast Matterhorn – an open source lecture capture system.
• Panopto
• PowerCreator
• ScreenCast-o-Matic - a free screen capture recording tool. An alternative to
Camtasia. There is a Pro version available at modest cost with unlimited
recording time so it can be used for lecture capture.
• Spanngle Academe
• Techsmith Relay – from the maker of Camtasia.
• Tegrity (McGraw-Hill)
• Vidizmo
• Yuja
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Education.com – games, worksheets, activities and lesson plans for teachers and
students in preK-5 but full access requires a paid membership.
Education World
G Suite (Google Apps) Lesson Plans
HotChalk
Microsoft
Intel
Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything
Lesson Planet
Scholastic
Teacher Advisor with Watson. From IBM, a free lesson planning tool that currently
(2017) supports K-5 math instruction.
TeachersFirst
Teachers.net
TeachingTips.com – Listings and links to thousands of resources.
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ABCmouse.com - Curriculum for preschool to kindergarten. Free to teachers.
Aerohive HiveSchool – a connected learning application that lets teachers
"present digital content during class, collaborate with students, monitor student
activity, keep students on task, and assign a variety of learning resources”.
AirWatch by VMWare Teacher Tools – mobile tools for classroom management.
An Internet Hotlist on Teacher Tools for Using the Internet as a Resource,
created by Sue Summerford
ASL Animations – American Sign Language animations
Aurasma – an augmented reality program.
Bamboo Toolbox – open source computation tools for higher education.
Big Huge Labs – create posters
Brainpop – short animated videos on basic concepts
Brainrush - create and share games. Brainrush has 4 quiz-like game templates to
choose from. It automatically differentiates the assessment based on the
answers the student gives.
Chalkable – a store for education web apps.
ClassOwl - planning and communication app for classes and teams
ClustrMaps – geographically locate visitors to websites
Clever – tools for teachers to manage student data and a single sign-on solution
for all school district apps.
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CodeMonkey - a game-based learning platform that can teach kids to code. Also
offer the GameBuilder platform that enables students to build and design their
own online games.
Communicate: SymWriter – a symbol-supported word processor that any writer,
regardless of literacy level, can use to author documents. Also offer numerous
other products to support learners with disabilities.
Connect[ED] is a resource that addresses Internet safety for students in Grades
4-6. Ophea also offers other tools.
Course Hero – More than 7 million study documents, question and answers,
flashcards and tutors linked to specific courses.
DocentEDU – A free tool for teachers to share lessons (including video) with
students online and participate in discussion.
Dyknow - helps educators monitor digital learning devices, create engaging
presentations and assess student understanding.
edcite – An authoring tool for K-12 teachers to create interactive digital practice
assignments for their students.
Educreations – an interactive whiteboard app that captures voice and handwriting
and allows teachers to create and share video lessons.
Edulastic – a new formative assessment tool from Snapwiz.
ELMO P2MP - Point-to-Multipoint Content Delivery System. Designed for use in
classrooms and meeting rooms. It connects through a hub to an Internetconnected host computer, and it can distribute content wirelessly from the host
computer to up to 40 devices in the room.
Engrade – Engrade is a free set of web-based tools for educators allowing them
to manage their classes online while providing parents and students with 24/7
real-time online class information. Includes gradebook, calendar, wikis, etc.
Canadian and U.S. versions are separate. Purchased by McGraw-Hill in 2014.
eSpark Learning - eSpark strives to help elementary school students by making
learning fun with modern technology, educational games, & community.
FlashcardExchange - create and find flashcards for math facts, science
vocabulary words, etc.
Flubaroo - a Google App for Education Schoo. Create simple and quick quizzes
and tests, and have them graded right inside of G Suite (Google Apps).
Free Rice – challenging vocabulary for advanced students.
FunnelBrain for finding and/or creating flashcards, quizzes and study teams.
Gliffy – diagram software
GoClass – a mobile app for developing lesson plans, projection of videos, etc. to
larger screens, sending content to students, assessments, annotation, etc.
G Suite (formerly Google Apps) for Education
Google Cardboard – an inexpensive cardboard virtual reality viewer.
Google Maps, Earth, Scholar, Sky, Talk, Translate, etc. Many of the well-known
Google tools can be used creatively for learning.
Go2Web20 – A web applications directory.
GradeCam – a tool that uses provided (optical) quiz forms and input from any
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Grammarly – a grammar checking tool.
Graphite - A free service from Common Sense Education that makes it easy to
discover the best apps, games, and websites for classroom use.
gRSShopper – a personal web environment that combines resource aggregation,
a personal dataspace, and personal publishing from Stephen Downes – a
Canadian eLearning expert and one of the originators of the MOOC.
G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education) – a collection of
Google tools for education including Google Classroom for managing the tools
like an LMS. Also offered to business.
HotChalk – numerous sources of free educational resources for all levels of
education.
iMapBBuilder - design interactive maps with pinpoints, heat maps, routes and
zooming. Generate maps for websites, blogs and presentations in HTML5
without any plugins.
Intel Skool –international resources for elementary school students, teachers and
parents.
Jeopardy Lab – easy Jeopardy game creation (without PowerPoint)
JupiterGrades – a free gradebook. They also offer a complete student
information (SIS) and learning management system (LMS) called JupiterIo.
Kakooma – elementary math games.
Knovation netTrekker Search, icurio, and igotta. netTrekker Search is an
educational search tool for digital resources and learning tools. icurio is a digital
curriculum content solution for personalized learning, delivers content to learners
so they can learn their way and gives teachers more time and flexibility to create
engaging lessons. igotta is a personalized one-stop workspace for students to
find, analyze, organize, and use information for reports, writing assignments,
presentations, studying, and project work.
LearnZillion An open, cloud-based curriculum for K-12 teachers.
Lecture Tools an Echo360 company. Includes a student response system and
tools for creating interactive presentations, student note-taking and assessment.
MathCrunch – access by phone to live mathematics tutors.
Microsoft Learning Suite. Includes more than 20 tools and teacher resources.
Another list of free Microsoft tools can be found at
http://elearningindustry.com/subjects/free-elearning-resources/item/433-23microsoft-free-teaching-tools-for-educators-education.
Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook Creator - helps teachers set up a shared
notebook for a class. For SharePoint 2013 subscribers. As of 2016, can be
integrated with LMS.
Minecraft: Education Edition is a virtual world game from Microsoft that claims to
promote creativity, collaboration and problem solving in an immersive
environment.
mLearnED – a project on Twitter to use it as a curriculum engine. Some
information is also available at http://idreia.com/mlearned/.
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Notability – allows students to take notes that they'll want to review, revisit and
actively use. On a single page of notes, students can type, write, draw, highlight,
record audio and even insert Web content.
Padlet – an online tool for creating your own wall.
Pearltrees - a social library. It lets you cultivate your interests. Collect, organize
and share everything you like.
Questia – a research tool for students with access to many books and journals,
tools for managing research and apps for iPhone, iPods and the iPad.
Quia Web - for creating educational games, quizzes, class Web pages, surveys,
and more. Includes access to many activities and quizzes created by educators.
Also Quia Books for access to texts and workbooks. Part of IXL Learning.
Quizlet - a free resource that allows students to study for anything with
flashcards, tests, and games and to study more effectively using machine
learning and cognitive science.
Read&Write Gold - literacy software to help struggling readers and writers,
students with learning disabilities, and English Language Learners access the
support tools they need at school, work, or home.
ReadWriteThink – a collection of tools.
Reflector Director and Reflector 2 from Squirrels – iOS apps that allow the user
to wirelessly share data from a little screen to a big screen to and to step away
from a computer and control what's shown from an Apple iPad or iPhone.
Remind - a communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with
students and parents.
RM Fuse Creator - A tool for children and teachers to create interactive content.
They also provide other tools including Easiteach whiteboard software; Podium
podcasting application; Textease, a collection of nine fully integrated ICT tools,
and Anithings for children to create characters and animations for storytelling.
Rubistar – create rubrics. Free.
Rypple – team work tools.
Sapling Learning (Sapling Learning, Inc.). Online interactive homework and
instruction with course materials in the “problem solving” disciplines (science and
economics) and problems with feedback.
Scriyb - A live video streaming tool that allows interaction through a moderated
chat room. Can be used in a classroom setting or online. Uses AI technology to
group students and provides analytics. From George Mason University.
Smart pens – pens that make an audio recording anything that is heard and
interact with note-taking so that classes, meeting, etc. topics can be reviewed by
clicking on the notes. There are several vendors and models including the
following:
▪ Livescribe
▪ IOGEAR
▪ Dane Electric
Snapwiz – tools for personalizing learning including authoring, collaboration,
adaptive learning, assigning, interacting and analyzing.
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Spelling City - a free resource for teachers. Games, practice and quizzes for
students to learn vocabulary and spelling.
TeachersFirst consists of classroom resources and lesson plans for K-12.
Materials are reviewed by teachers and sorted by subject area and grade level.
Teachers' Domain is a treasure trove of multimedia classroom-ready resources to
enhance students' learning experiences. Membership allows you to save to
folders for quick access.
Teaching Channel – a video platform for teachers to share teaching practices.
Tech4Learning Share is a tool for students to use to create interactive
presentations with media integration. They also offer K12Share – a website for
students to share their presentations, Frames for creating animated movies,
ImageBlender – photo editing software, Pixie for elementary students to create
presentations, and Wixie for teachers to use to help students create projects in
the cloud.
Ted-Ed – Ted talks for students – “Lessons worth sharing.”
TitanPad - TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously.
TIXIK - a free, third party utility for making Google maps that are be embedded in
a website.
Tools For Educators – custom game boards, dice and othe printables.
Twine - an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. Not to be
confused with the K-12 LMS of the same name.
Typing programs – there are many online tools for teaching typing. Search for
“Typing”. Examples include typingweb, PowerTyping, and Peter’s Online Typing
Course. A list of “all” of them can be found at TypingSoft.
Unplag – a tool for both students and teachers to manage student assignments
including a plagiarism checker and a grading tool.
wallwisher - an online bulletin board maker
Web 2.0 for Educators - web 2.0 tools to use to create assignments.
Web 2.0 for Teachers - web 2.0 tools to use to create assignments.
Wibki – a tool for organizing web resources and sharing them in a way that
simplifies them for both teachers and students.
ZOOBURST is a free online program for creating virtual pop-up books.
There are thousands of smartphone apps that are available to help students. Some
estimates are as high as 80,000. Christopher Pappas has a list of some at
http://elearningindustry.com/subjects/tools/item/322-free-elearning-apps-for-iphone-andipad?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Elearnin
gIndustry+%28eLearning+Industry%29.
APPEd review http://appedreview.com/ offers reviews of apps for education.
Pappas also has a list of sources for educational video material at
http://elearningindustry.com/subjects/general/item/328-free-educational-video-sitecollections?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+El
earningIndustry+%28eLearning+Industry%29 and a list of eLearning hashtags in Twitter
at http://elearningindustry.com/subjects/general/item/331-list-of-elearning-twitterhashtags-being-used-right-
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now?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Elearnin
gIndustry+%28eLearning+Industry%29.
Each year, Jane Hart and her Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies
(C4LPT) produces a list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning compiled from the Top 10
tools lists of learning professionals worldwide – from education, training and workplace
learning. Her definition of “tools” is very broad. It is interesting to note that the tools that
head the list are standard search and social media tools like Twitter, Google, Youtube,
Facebook, etc. She also offers a directory of over 2000 tools at
http://c4lpt.co.uk/directory-of-learning-performance-tools/.
Another source is http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/.
And see http://msedtechie.blogspot.ca/2014/08/msedtechie-what-are-your-kidsusing.html.
There are thousands of sites for teachers to share classroom resources, lesson plans,
etc. To find them simply Google “lesson plans”.
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Consulting/custom development companies
These companies are not primary sources of learning software but are outsourcing
companies that offer consultation, custom development, hosting, and management of
learning services and resell other solutions. Many general IT consultant firms and
website building companies include consulting for eLearning development and learning
management. There are perhaps thousands of such companies. This is a very
incomplete list.
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1st Class Solutions http://1stclass.com/. A custom developer and Moodle manager.
24X7 Learning Pvt. Ltd. http://www.24X7learning.com. Primarily a reseller of
thousands of online courses for business. Also offer the Learntrak LMS and custom
development. Based in India.
Abilitie (Abilitie – an Enspire company) http://www.abilitie.com/. Development of
blended (online combined with live facilitators) leadership simulations.
Accenture http://www.accenture.com/. Provide consultation and implementation
services on just about any business need from strategy to technology including
human capital management.
AchieveForum https://www.achieveforum.com/. Combines the resources of the
leadership practice of AchieveGlobal and the Forum Corporation. Leadership
development, sales training and talent assessment services.
Actio Learning https://www.actiolearning.com/. Training consultation. Build training
curricula to solve business problems.
Allen Communication (Allen Communication Learning Services)
http://www.allencomm.com/. Offer custom development, their Learning Portal and
Designjot – an app for needs assessment. Former purveyor of Quest authoring tool
and Designer’s Edge.
Allen Interactions (Allen Interactions Inc.) http://www.alleninteractions.com/. Offer
custom development, LMS selection and configuration and the ZebraZapps
authoring tool. The CEO, Michael Allen, invented Authorware.
American Management Association (AMA) http://www.amanet.org/. Custom
training development on management topics. Specialize in live and blended
learning.
Applied Technetronics, Ltd. http://www.appliedtechnetronics.com/. Offer Moodle
implementations, some generic training and custom course design.
Aptara http://www.aptaracorp.com/. Offer a wide range of IT consulting including
solutions for eBooks and mobile eLearning.
Area9 Learning (Area9 Learning Inc.) http://area9learning.com/. An adaptivelearning platform and authoring for custom development/conversion of courses.
Compatible with standard LMS and authoring tools. Specialize in the hospitality,
transportation, energy, retail & consumer goods, and automotive industries.
Artisan E-Learning http://artisanelearning.com/. Custom eLearning development.
Asapy http://www.asapy.com/. Custom software and web development including
learning management systems.
Aurion Learning http://www.aurionlearning.com/. A full-service online learning and
development company. Offer custom development, off-the-shelf courseware and
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third party LMS implementation. Offer a digital storytelling tool called “storee”.
Avenir (Avenir Business Solutions) http://avenir-it.com/. A general IT company that
also offers an LMS and services for custom development, eCommerce, ERP and
mobile applications. Based in India.
BCcampus http://bccampus.ca/. A publicly funded organization that uses information
technology to connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all British Columbia
post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework. Among
others they provide resources for Moodle, Desire2Learn, Instructure Canvas,
Blackboard Collaborate, Adobe Connect and Big Blue Button. They also provide a
sandbox environment for testing. Based in Vancouver, BC.
Bellurbis Technologies Pvt. Ltd. https://www.knobis.co/. IT custom development
and KnoBis - a knowledge management platform for capturing and organizing
corporate knowledge. The company also offers customer support and sales
enablement software. Based in India with an office in San Francisco.
Bersin by Deloitte http://www.bersin.com/. Learning and talent management
consultants and research. Now part of Deloitte Consulting LLP but still operating as
a distinct group.
Blueshift (Blueshift Information Systems Private Limited) http://blueshiftindia.com/.
An HR management and education technology provider. Offer custom development
and products like OTS – online testing service, ENORMS - Education Network
Operations & Resources Management System, and others.
Blue Sky eLearn http://www.blueskyelearn.com/ . Webinar facilitation and technical
support, consultation and custom development. Also offer the Path LMS as well as
library and registration tools.
Bluewater Learning http://bluewaterlearning.com/. Offer managed (outsourced)
learning services, LMS selection, implementation and administration.
BOLT Learning Limited https://www.boltlearning.com/. Custom training
development. Also offer Bolt Spark LMS. Based in the UK.
Bosch Engineering (Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited)
http://www.bosch-india-software.com/. A large IT services company based in India
that includes a wide range of eLearning services including custom development and
LMS assistance. They provide services for the Bosch Automotive IT Academy with a
large presence in China.
Bottom-Line Performance (Bottom-Line Performance)
http://www.bottomlineperformance.com. Custom eLearning development. They also
offer Knowledge Guru - a game engine with administrative features and the BLP
LMS.
Brainier Solutions http://www.brainiersolutions.com/. Custom course creation as
well as 200+ off-the-shelf business courses and two LMS – the first is a customizable
system that includes classroom training scheduling, discussion groups, and a course
library, the second is the élan LMS – a cloud-based, mobile friendly, video streaming
system.
Brandon Hall Research http://www.brandonhall.com/. Research on learning and
development and talent management.
Breakaway Games http://www.breakawaygames.com/. Design, development &
deployment of “Serious Games” for education, training and assessment.
Brella Learning (Brella Productions) http://www.brellalearning.com. Creation of
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custom-crafted digital content for a wide variety of industries including primary and
secondary education, health care, finance, and retail. Services include e-Learning
development, content creation, LMS integration, mobile learning development, virtual
reality programs, and video production.
Bridgewater Learning http://bridgewater.co.za/. Consultation and custom
development of eLearning. Based in South Africa.
BTS Simulations (BTS.) http://www.bts.com/business-simulations.aspx. Company
offers custom development of business simulations. Based in Sweden. They
acquired Strategic Management Group in 2005.
Cambridge Digital http://www.cambridgedigital.com/. Offer consultation on all areas
of eLearning including custom LMS implementation. Based in the UK.
Capensys http://capensys.com/. Offer consultation and custom development as well
as courses for MS Office and other desktop software available in Spanish and
French as well as English.
Capterra http://www.capterra.com/. Offer an online tool and consultation to find the
right software for an organization. They have 300 categories including learning
management systems, course authoring, etc.
CARA http://www.caracorp.com/. A human performance consulting firm specializing
in custom learning, change management and technical communication services for
Fortune 500 organizations.
Catalyst IT Europe http://www.catalyst-eu.net/. Offer open source LMS Mahara,
Totara and Moodle as a service.
Caveo Learning https://www.caveolearning.com/. Learning and development
consulting, strategy, design and development services.
CCS Digital Education http://www.ccseducation.com/. Provide educational
publishing and custom training development. Based in Greece.
CDSM Interactive Solutions Ltd. https://www.cdsm.co.uk/. Design and consultation
services for both education and corporate clients. Based in the UK. The company
also offers the Thinqi – Learner Engagement Platform LMS.
CDT Micrographics (CDT MicroGraphics, Inc.) http://cdtmicrographics.com/.
Provide business consultation and custom eLearning development. Also provide live
and online courses on workplace, industrial, hazardous materials, petrochemical,
food service, and business and financial ethics topics.
Cegos (The Cegos Group) http://www.cegos.co.uk/. Custom development of
eLearning and blended learning. Also offer a catalog of generic business courses.
Based in France with international offices.
Certification Partners (Certification Partners, LLC.) http://www.certificationpartners.com/. Consultation for certification development. Also offer an LMS.
CGS Enterprise Learning (CGS, Inc.) https://www.cgsinc.com/. Consulting and
custom development for eLearning, blended learning, and instructor-led learning.
Cinécraft Productions, Inc. http://cinecraft.com/. Custom eLearning and video
production.
Cine Learning Productions http://www.cinelearningproductions.com/. Custom
eLearning, blended solutions, video production, consulting services.
Circulus Education (Circulus Education) http://circulus.com.au/. Custom elearning
development and LMS implementation and hosting. Offer an LMS called
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CirculateRTO built specifically for the vocational education and training market in
Australia. Tracks the compliance-heavy process of Registered Training
Organisations.
Cirrus e-Learning (Cirrus e-learning, a division of MKC Training Services Ltd., a
wholly owned subsidiary of MidKent College) http://www.cirruselearning.com/. They
also offer an LMS.
City & Guilds Kineo (Kineo.com) http://www.kineo.com/. Based in the UK.
Primarily a custom developer. They also offer the Totara LMS which is a custom
distribution of Moodle for the corporate sector as well as authoring tools like
Articulate, Captivate, Atlantic Link (Assima) and Mohive. They are also developing
Adapt – a multi-device (HTML5) eLearning authoring framework that will be offered
as open source. City & Guilds (a vocational education company)
http://www.cityandguilds.com/ purchased Kineo in late 2012.
Clarity Consulting http://www.clarityconsultants.com/
classroom24-7 http://www.classroom24-7.com/. Consultation, custom development,
marketing and media production services. Also offer a customizable LMS. Focus on
continuing education. Purchased by Rizk Ventures, LLC in 2015
ClearPoint http://www.clearpointlearning.com/, Consultation and development for
LMS, mLearning, etc. for the health sciences. Also offer Knowledge2People (KP) - a
hosted, social learning portal for health education and ComCoach – a desktop
simulation tool.
CM Group Ltd. http://www.cm-group.co.uk/. In addition to the LMS Agylia, they
provide consuting, technical, and custom eLearning course creation.
CMOOR Group https://www.cmoor.com/. Application development, hosting and
customization. Also offer the Sutra LMS.
Code & Pixels Interactive Technologies Private Limited
http://www.codeandpixels.net/. Consulting and custom eLearning development
including simulations, mobile and LMS implementations. Based in India.
Cogcentric Labs Inc. http://www.cogcentric.com/. Custom learning content
development. They also offer Fabric - a social LMS with authoring tools and the
onFabric online community of practice at https://onfabric.net. Based at Simon Fraser
University, Vancouver, BC.
Cognify http://www.cognify.co.uk/. Consultation and custom development of
eLearning, games, mobile learning, etc.
Cognitive Advisors (Cognitive Advisors, LLC) http://www.cognitiveadvisors.com/.
Learning strategy and curriculum consulting. Also, offer the TREK Learning
Experience Manager - a mobile cloud-based application that manages, captures,
and tracks informal learning and experiential learning using the Experience (Tin Can)
API.
Cognitive Arts http://www.cognitivearts.com/. Offer custom design and delivery of
eLearning - simulations and games, social learning, rich media, etc. Also offer the
KnowledgeHub LMS. A division of NIIT www.niit.com.
Cognizant Technology Solutions http://www.cognizant.com/. Offer a wide range of
learning technology consultation, implementation, management and custom
development with gamification, simulations and adaptive learning. Based in India.
CommLab India http://www.commlabindia.com/. Custom eLearning software
development including Effectus LMS (based on Moodle) and courses. Subscribe to
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Competentum (Competentum USA, Ltd.) http://www.competentum.com/. Offer
custom course design for math and science, software development and mobile
platforms. Formerly offered ShareKnowledge LMS but it is now offered by
ShareKnowledge Inc.
Conduent Learning Services (Conduent Business Services, LLC.)
https://www.conduent.com/learning-services/. Learning consultation, administration,
content design and curation, instructor facilitation and managed services.
CoreAxis http://www.coreaxis.com/. Learning/training consultation, custom
eLearning development and management.
Create LMS (Create LMS) https://createlms.com/. Custom content design. Also offer
an LMS and a catalog of off-the-shelf courses. Based in Scotland with offices around
the world. Rebranded from Create eLearning to Create LMS.
Cubic http://www.cubic.com/. Custom training development for the transportation
and defense industries.
Cursim http://www.cursim.com/. Custom eLearning development.
Custom Learning Design, Inc. http://www.cldinc.com/. Design and development of
customized training materials for pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic and medical
device companies.
Custom Learning Technologies, LLC https://www.customlearningtech.com/.
Customized eLearning development solutions, materials development, course
content writing, manual development and instructor-led training, and consultation
services. A U.S. based company that has partnered with G-Cube to offer their
WiZDOM LMS.
Custom Soft http://www.custom-soft.com. A custom software development
company based in India that has developed custom learning management systems.
Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd. http://www.cybage.com/. Custom eLearning course
development and software development including LMS and authoring tools. Based in
India with worldwide offices.
Dashe & Thomson (Dashe & Thomson) http://www.dashe.com/. Custom course
design and consulting for LMS. They also offer UTrain - an LMS that integrates with
learning portals and has an intuitive dashboard.
Deliverers http://deliverers.co.uk/. Offer learning and change consulting, live training
and coaching, organization of conferences and live events, blended learning tools,
etc. Based in the UK.
Delta Initiative http://www.deltainitiative.com/ is an independent management and
technology consulting company that serves institutions of higher learning and
businesses across the United States.
Designing Digitally http://www.designingdigitally.com/. Custom development of
eLearning, mobile learning, virtual worlds, games and 3D simulations.
DigitalWits http://www.digitalwits.com/. Offer custom elearning design and
development and learning strategy consulting.
Dimension Data http://www.dimensiondata.com. A large IT company based in
Johannesburg which has implemented e-learning programs in South African schools.
DPW Training & Associates http://www.dpwtraining.com/. Consulting and custom
development of both face-to-face and online training.
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Dr. Patricia Delich http://elearningnetworks.com/. eLearning design, development,
and training.
Dreamtek http://www.dreamtek.tv/. Develop custom learning and video platforms.
They partner with NetDimensions and integrate it with mobile learning, social
learning, gamification and virtual classrooms. Based in the UK.
D-Scape Interactive http://www.d-scape.com/. Consulting and custom development
of e-Learning courses and management systems.
DSK Global Solutions http://www.dskglobalsolutions.com/. A general business IT
services company that builds and supports custom versions of Moodle. Based in
India.
Dublin Consulting http://www.dublinconsulting.net/. Learning and change
management: Strategy, design and implementation.
Duntroon Associates http://www.duntroon.com/. Based in UK.
DuPont™ Sustainable Solutions (formerly Coastal Training Technologies Corp)
http://www.training.dupont.com/. Primarily a supplier of generic business courseware,
they offer consultation and custom course development services and the eLearning
Suite - an LMS/authoring tool/courseware. They also offer a video streaming tool for
mobile devices called CoastalFlix™ and an Assessment Builder.
d'Vinci Interactive, Inc. https://www.dvinci.com/. Customized eLearning for
corporate, educational, medical and government markets. Also strategy and
curriculum development, instructor-led training and educational website design.
e-ABC America http://e-abcamerica.com. Consultation, course development, LMS
implementation, Moodle development, etc. Subscribe to the Tin Can API.
Eagle’s Flight http://www.eaglesflight.com/. Experiential workshops for team
building, managaement skill development, etc. Based in Guelph, Ontario.
Easy Authoring (Easy Authoring) http://www.easyauthoring.com/. Offer custom
development of courses including for mobile devices, a variety of authoring tools and
Moodle.
eClass4learning http://www.eclass4learning.com/. Offers Moodle to schools and
businesses as a service and custom course development.
Edcomm Group http://www.edcomm.com/. Consulting and custom development.
Specialists in the financial services industry. Parent company of Banker’s Academy.
EBSCOhost (EBSCO Industries, Inc. aka EBSCO Publishing)
http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks. In addition to their extensive collection of
journals, EBSCO also offers ebooks and audiobooks to corporate and educational
clients at all levels. And the Complete Discovery Solution™ for one stop search of
their resources.
eCampusOntario https://www.ecampusontario.ca/. A not-for-profit corporation
funded by the Government of Ontario to be a centre of excellence in online learning
for all publicly-funded colleges and universities in Ontario. Offers information about
online programs, resources, and open textbooks.
Educate LLC (Educate LLC) http://educatellc.com/. A professional development
service that provides coaching to help teachers to learn technology.
Education Elements http://www.edelements.com/. Consultation and custom
development primarily for K-12. Also offer a project management tool called
Touchpoint.
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Education Management Services (EMS) http://www.educationmgt.com/. A higher
education consulting company offering curriculum and instructional design,
recruitment and enrollment assistance, strategic planning, administrative
development, faculty and staff recruitment and development, accreditation and state
compliance.
Edu-Consulting International Ltd. http://educonsulting-intl.com/. A provider of
interactive learning products for young children and children with special educational
needs including MultiMind - a complete learning environment designed for
elementary/primary school children and EduQuest for early childhood education.
Based in Israel.
Edufic Digital http://www.edufic.com/. Custom eLearning and conversion of training
content into interactive eLearning including Flash to HTML5, STEM, simulations, mlearning, and e-publications and multimedia development. Have access to subject
matter experts. Help companies implement LMS (eFront and Moodle, for example).
Based in India, Singapore, Kuwait and South Africa.
Edutech (Edutech) http://www.edutech.com/. Provide educational technology
consulting and are third party vendors for technologies (for example, Blackboard and
Smart Technologies) in the Middle East. Mainly for education but they also provide
services to energy, banking and other sectors. Based in Dubai.
EI Design http://www.eidesign.net/. Offer a wide range of learning support services
including LMS implementation and performance support solutions. Based in India.
ej4 http://ej4.com/. Offer custom course development, off-the-shelf sales,
communications, and business skills video training and an LMS called Thinkzoom.
eLearn Australia http://elearnaustralia.com.au/. Development of interactive learning
content, courses and educational mobile apps. Specialising in health and cultural
awareness training.
E-Learning 24/7 http://elearninfo.com/. Craig Weiss blog.
eLearning Bricks http://www.elearningbricks.com/. Custom course development.
Based in India.
Elearning Experts http://elearningexperts.net/. General eLearning consulting. A
Moodle/Totara and Mahara partner.
eLearning Innovation, LLC http://www.elearninginnovation.com/. Instructional
design and custom development of eLearning for all sectors. Closely associated
with Southern New Hampshire University. In 2015, acquired Advanced E-learning
Solutions (aelearn).
eLearning Innovations, Inc. http://www.elearninginnovations.com/. eLearning
consultation and custom development.
E-Learning Mind http://www.elearningmind.com/. Custom course development with
Articulate. In June 2013, it was purchased by Capas Inc., a Detroit-based private
equity investment firm.
Elearnity http://www.elearnity.com/. European corporate learning analyst. Based in
UK.
ELK Education Consultants Pvt. Ltd. http://www.elkindia.com/. ELearning content
development for K-12 and higher education. Based in India.
eloomi (eloomi) https://eloomi.com/lms/. Custom content development services as
well as a simple, cloud based LMS. Based in Denmark.
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Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group (Embanet Corporation)
http://www.embanetcompass.com/. Provide a range of IT services for education.
They distribute it’s learning, First Class and Sakai. Embanet merged with Compass
Knowledge Group in 2010. The merged company was purchased by Pearson in
2012.
Emerge Learning Services (Emerge Learning Services Ltd.)
http://www.emergelearn.com/. Offer consulting services, a learning management
system and an authoring tool. Based in India.
e-Mersion http://www.e-mersion.com/. Custom development of eMarketing,
eLearning, social networking and video.
Enspire Learning http://www.enspire.com/. Custom development of eLearning
simulations for leadership, business, management and medical skills.
Enspark (Enspark Interactive) http://enspark.com/. Offer custom development, a
library of business soft skills courses and an LMS.
eNyota Learning http://enyotalearning.com/. Custom design and development
including mobile, simulations for applications training and localizations in multiple
languages. Also offer an LMS. Based in India.
Epazz (Epazz, Inc.) http://www.epazzinc.com/. Epazz is a general web application
development company based in Chicago. They offer custom course development
and an LMS called BoxesOS My Courses.
eProf Education Inc. https://www.eprof.com/. Offer online learning consultation
services. Also offer a platform described a “website that you can use to showcase
your online course offerings”, it is a customizable, brandable platform that includes
authoring and virtual classroom features via several partnership arrangements.
Eukleia http://eukleia-training.com/. A specialist governance, risk and compliance
training consultancy with an emphasis on the financial sector. Also offer a version of
Moodle. Based in the UK. Part of the Learning Technologies Group plc
http://www.ltgplc.com/.
Evolusent http://www.evolusent.com/. Custom design of learning solutions. Based
near Toronto, Ontario.
Evolutra Global Corporation http://www.evolutra.com/. Provide a web content
management system, custom course creation and an LMS called EduZone. Offices
in Montreal and Ottawa.
eWyse http://ewyse.agency/. Consulting and custom training development and
production. Based in Croatia.
Exemplarr Worldwide http://www.exemplarr.com/. A large knowledge process
consulting company that offers a wide range of solutions including educational
technology such as custom e-learning course and application development. Offer a
tool to convert Flash to HTML5. Based in India with several international offices.
Explosive Learning Solutions http://www.explosivelearningsolutions.com/.
Specialize in military training. Have collaborated with IBM on integrating
concept/design with their LCMS/LMS. Based in the UK.
Extolsys http://www.extolsys.com/. eLearning custom courseware development
using several authoring tools, eLearning translation and localization, conversion of
Flash to HTML5, Moodle LMS, Mobile eLearning. Based in India.
Eyedez Studio http://eyedez.in/. Custom eLeanring design, website desing and
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animation. Based in Indai.
Figleaf Software http://www.figleaf.com/. Offer a wide range of consulting and
custom development services including FlashNotes software for note-taking with
Acrobat, Drupal and Brightcove Video Platform. They are a reseller of Adobe
products and offer training courses for them.
Fivel http://fivel.ca/. Develop and deliver short videos to encourage adoption of new
technologies (e.g. smartphones, printers, web conferencing, software) by employees.
Also offer a learning platform (LMS) and change management tools. Based in
Ontario, Canada.
Fuse (Fuse Universal) http://www.fuseuniversal.com/. Offer custom eLearning
design and consultation. Also offer the Fuse LMS - a social, mobile learning platform.
Based in the UK.
Future Learning Systems Ltd. http://www.futurelearningsystems.co.uk/. Offer
custom course development and generic business skills courseware. Also a fully
customizable LMS. Based in the UK.
Future State http://www.futurestate.com/. Consultation and implementation of
learning/training strategy, eLearning, LMS, etc.
gamelearn http://www.game-learn.com/. Custom development of video games and
gamified apps for skills development. Also offer some generic games for leadership,
onboarding, customer service, etc. Based in Spain.
Gamification Nation http://gamificationnation.com/. Gamification consulting and
design. Based in the UK.
G-Cube Solutions (G-Cube Solutions) http://www.gc-solutions.net Based in India.
Offer custom eLearning development as well as the WiZDOM LMS.
GDIT Learning Solutions (General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc.)
https://gdit.com/resources/gdit-learning-solutions/. Consultation, custom design and
development with a focus on defense and government agencies.
Genuine Interactive http://www.genuineinteractive.com/. Offer a range of
technology services including interactive video, social media, mobile, etc. with a
marketing orientation.
Gilfus Education Group http://www.gilfuseducationgroup.com/. Consultation on the
selection of ERP, CRM, learning management systems, etc. Robert Gilfus was a
founder of Blackboard. He has purchased Adrenna in 2013 with the object of
competing with Blackboard, Desire2Learn and Instructure Canvas.
G. I. Web Design http://giwebdesign.com.au/. A general web design and hosting
company based in Australia. They primarily use WordPress and have custom built
LMS.
Glad Solutions http://gladsolutions.co.uk/. Offer consulting and custom eLearning
design, development and delivery as well as the Cognito365 and the Cornerstone
OnDemand LMSs. Based in the UK.
GL Education Group http://www.gl-education.com/. Provide integrated
assessments, stakeholder surveys, self-evaluation systems and professional
development services. Based in the UK.
Global Learning Systems (GLS) (Global Learning Systems)
http://www.globallearningsystems.com/. GLS is a provider of custom and generic
eLearning on topics like security, ethics, Six Sigma, etc. They also offer a hosted
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learning portal that can be integrated with other LMS.
Global Training Solutions Inc. (GTS) http://www.globaltrainingsolutions.ca/.
Consultation and custom development of courses in several media including
classroom instruction, eLearning, games, and simulations. Specialize in compliance
training in several industries. Also offer generic training on compliance topics.
Based in Ontario, Canada.
GP Strategies Corporation http://www.gpworldwide.com/,
http://learningsolutions.gpworldwide.com/lrnTechLMS.aspx. Formerly General
Physics Corporation. Offers consultation, custom development, and management of
large scale LMS including CornerstoneOnDemand, SuccessFactors/Plateau,
SkillSoft, Saba, SumTotal Systems. Purchased RWD in March, 2011. Acquired
Prospero Learning Solutions in June 2013.
Gonzo Media (Gonzo Media Aps) http://www.gonzomedia.dk/. Provide custom
production of video and games. Based in Denmark.
Gronstedt Group http://gronstedtgroup.com/. Develops educational games and
simulations, scribes and television-style video, mobile training apps and virtual reality
experiences.
Growth Engineering http://www.growthengineering.co.uk/. Custom course
development. Also offer The Academy LMS, a game-based eLearning authoring tool
called Genie and The Knowledge Arcade Mobile App as well as sales and
management courses. Based in the UK.
Helix Education http://www.helixeducation.com. Offer consulting and custom
development for competency based education. Formerly offered the Helix LMS that
was purchased by Ellucian in 2015. Now are primarily offering software and
consultation for marketing, enrollment growth, and retention services.
Hemsley Fraser (Hemsley Fraser Group Ltd.) http://www.hemsleyfraser.co.uk/. Offer
a catalogue of 250 business skills courses plus custom design of live, online and
blended courses. Based in the UK with offices in other countries.
Homuork (Homuork) http://www.homuork.com/. Homuork designs and develops
MOOC-based courses for companies. They have developed their own MOOC
platform but it is not clear if it is available separately. Based in Spain.
Hurix http://www.hurix.com/. Offer Kitaboo eBook portal, Dictera course
development tool, custom content development, mobile based learning, content
localization, flash to HTML5 conversion, and custom LMS and application
development. Based in India. Have partnered with MENA HR Solutions LLC in the
Middle East.
IBI (IBI – International Bilingual Institute) http://ibi-global.com/. Custom course
development. Also provide off-the-shelf English language and business skills courses
and an LMS platform to both high schools and businesses. Based in Australia.
ICS Learning Group http://www.icslearninggroup.com. Offer consultation for elearning business plans, custom development and an LMS (Inquisiq™)
ideaonic http://ideaoninc.com/. Consulting and custom eLearning development
including mobile, localization and LMS implementation.
ikonami http://www.ikonami.com. Emphasis on the health care sector. Based in
London, UK. They offer technology services and are Drupal experts.
IMC (imc AG) http://www.im-c.com/. Custom development of eLearning. Based in
Germany with an office in Australia. Also offer Learning Suite LMS, Content Studio -
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an authoring tool (formerly POWERTRAINER and Lecturnity), Talent Suite, and
Compliance Suite.
Impelsys (Implesys) http://www.impelsys.com/. Offer a wide range of technology and
learning services including custom course development as well as the
KnowledgePlatform LMS and ipublish central - an ebook delivery platform.
Indecomm Global Services http://www.indecomm.net/. Based in India, they
purchased Brainvisa in 2007 and offer consulting and custom course development
as well as the Yellow Blanket LMS and the RapideL and WoW! Author authoring
tools.
Indigo Productions https://www.indigoprod.com/. Development and production of
custom training videos.
InfoPro Learning (InfoPro Learning, Inc.) http://www.infoprolearning.com/.
Consulting and custom development services. Also offer GnosisConnect LMS,
Collaborate and Mobile. Based in India with worldwide offices. Not related to InfoPro
Worldwide, Inc. that offers TeachMeIt courses.
InfoSource SimpleK12 (InfoSource, Inc.)
http://www.infosourcelearning.com/education and http://www.simplek12.com/. As of
Mar. 2015, they no longer appear to offer an LMS but still offer consulting and
widespread access to and information about educational resources.
Inno-Versity, LLC http://www.inno-versity.com/. Custom eLearning and other
services.
Instancy Inc. http://www.instancy.com. Consulting and custom content development.
Also have an LMS that is offered to business and higher education and other tools
including a learning portal, LCMS, authoring, a Learning Record Store and
eCommerce.
Intellus Learning http://www.intelluslearning.com/. Offer instructional design
services and a platform that acts as middleware between digital content and an LMS
to support teaching and learning in higher education with analytics that help faculty
and institutions select and recommend the best content for each student.
Interactive Services http://www.interactiveservices.com/. Consulting and custom
course development. Based in Ireland.
Intrepid http://intrepidlearning.com/. Consulting, technology and managed learning
services. They also offer several technology tools under the brand Intrepid AgileTM
including Learning Hub that lets learners search and browse content loaded to the
Learning Hub or linked from an LMS, SharePoint, or other repositories. Also offer a
Corporate MOOC platform. Acquired by Xerox in Nov, 2014. In 2017 Intrepid was
purchased by Vitalsource.
InXsol http://www.inxsol.com/. Develops custom eLearning courses and information
solutions including simulations, computer based training (CBT), learning
management systems (LMS), IMS, SCORM and web applications.
ITAD Group Company http://www.itadlearning.com/. Custom development of
eLearning including mobile, responsive design, game-based learning, and
localization. Based in Australia
JPL Integrated Communications, Inc. http://www.jpllearning.com/. Offer custom
development and ecoLearn - a web-based flexible learning management solution
that is easy to customize.
Jones Knowledge Group, Inc. http://www.jonesknowledge.com/. Offer custom
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elearning design and development and the assessment tool Verified Advanced
Learning Techniques™ (VALT). Operate Jones International University the first fully
online university in the U.S. to receive regional accreditation.
Kallidus (Kallidus Ltd.) http://www.kallidus.com/. Custom course development. They
also offer the Kallidus Learn LMS and other talent management software.
KeyPath Education (formerly Plattform) http://keypathedu.com/. Course design,
marketing and career preparation for higher education.
Kineo http://www.kineo.com/. Consultation and custom development. Offer hosting,
Moodle and authoring tools such as Articulate, Captivate, Mohive and Atlantic Link.
Knowbase (KnowBase Networks) http://home.knowbase.com/. Custom
development for talent management. Also offer an LMS.
Knowledge Anywhere http://www.knowledgeanywhere.com/. Custom eLearning
course development. They also offer an LMS and a rapid development tool called
Content Builder. Healthcare solutions a specialty.
KnowledgeOne (KnowledgeOne Inc.) https://www.knowledgeone.ca/en/. ELearning
consulting and custom development for higher education and training. Based in
Montreal.
KnowledgePool (KnowledgePool Group Limited) http://www.knowledgepool.com/.
Based in the UK. A supplier of managed learning services. Also offer courses on
business and management, IT, personal communication, project management, sales
and marketing skills.
Knowledge Synonyms http://www.knowledgesynonyms.com. Consulting and
custom development of eLearning programs and content including mobile. Based in
India.
Knowlexs http://www.knowlexs.org/. Provide IT and education consulting, managed
IT services, hosting and open source eLearning tools like Moodle, Chamilo, and
Joomla. They design eLearning with limited Internet bandwidth in mind. Based in
India with an office in the UK.
Kognito http://www.kognito.com. A developer of role-playing training simulations and
games using avatar animation with a healthcare specialty.
Lambda Solutions http://www.lambdasolutions.net/. Provide LMS implementations
and custom eLearning development. They are a Moodle partner and offer Totara
(Moodle for business) support. Also offer Lambda Zoola™ – a cloud-based reporting
solution for Totara and Moodle. Based in Vancouver, BC.
Langevin Learning Services http://www.langevin.com/. Train-the-trainer workshops
on instructional design, eLearning, teaching, etc. leading to certification. Their
courses are face-to-face on site. Based in Ottawa, Canada.
Leara eLearning Inc. http://www.leara-elearning.com/. Custom development
specializing in gaming, simulation, virtual reality and HTML5. Based in Calgary
Alberta.
LearnBrite (LearnBrite, a division of ExitReality Inc.) http://learnbrite.com/. Virtual
reality (3D animation) cross-platform software that works with Oculus Rift, HTML5,
WebGL and Web Speech and integrates with Moodle and other LMS. Apparently not
yet available for purchase but only available as a custom tool. Other divisions of the
company offer analytics and badges for Moodle and 3D communities.
Learning Evolution http://www.learningevolution.com. Offer custom course
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development, off-the-shelf management courses and a learning management
system.
LearningHouse http://www.learninghouse.com/. Extensive consulting services for
higher education including the Acatar LMS and support for Moodle.
Learning Light http://learninglight.com/. Learning Light is a UK based e-learning
consultancy and are the UK representatives for ej4 courses on a wide range of topics
including business, safety, health, and languages and the ej4 thinkZoom
LMS/knowledge sharing platform.
LearningMate (LearningMate Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) http://www.learningmate.com/.
Offer consultation and design services as well as an LMS, authoring tool and other
apps. Based in India with an office in Vancouver, Canada.
Learning Pool http://www.learningpool.com/. Offer custom development, the Totara
LMS, an authoring tool, and customizable courses. Based in the UK.
Learning Sciences Corporation http://www.learningsciencescorp.com/. Learning
consulting, custom course development, selection and management of learning
management and eLearning systems and content.
Learning Solutions (a division of Lumerit Education)
http://knowledgeelements.com/. Offer consulting services to assist institutions to offer
online programs. Also provide online courses for colleges and universities especially
for bridging new enrollments, directed study, and degree programs.
Learnnovators http://learnnovators.com/. Offer consultation and design services for
developing learning plans, the Learnosphere Moodle-based LMS, and off-the-shelf
courses. Based in India.
Learnsoft Enterprise Training http://learnsoft.com. Offer consultation and course
design and IT and business skills courses.
Leo Learning http://leolearning.com. A UK based elearning consulting company.
Part of the Learning Technologies Group plc (http://www.ltgplc.com/). Offer a wide
range of learning consulting and development including strategy, custom eLearning,
video, games and simulations and instructor-led training. They are a Moodle partner.
Limestone Learning http://www.limestonelearning.com/. Custom eLearning
development. Have partnered with Lambda Solutions. Based in North Vancouver,
BC.
Lingel Learning http://lingellearning.com/. Offer custom course development,
courses on different authoring tools, Moodle and LMS hosting. Based in Australia
with an office in Vancouver, BC.
Liqvid http://liqvid.com/. Custom eLearning technology and courseware specializing
in mobile and game based learning. An offshore provider for HP, Motorola, IBM, etc.
Based in India.
Lyryx Learning (Lyryx Learning Inc.) http://lyryx.com. Consultation services for
OER. Their main product is Lyryx with Open Texts that combines open texts and
content (OER) in the subjects of mathematics, statistics, accounting and economics
for higher education with online assessment, editorial services, and dedicated inhouse support to both students and instructors. Based in Calgary, Alberta.
Maestro eLearning http://www.maestroelearning.com/. Custom eLearning
development.
Mathtoons Media Inc. https://mypracti.com/. Offer consultation for self-paced mobile
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learning and the Practi LMS for small businesses. Based in Kelowna, BC, Canada.
MaxIT (MaxIT Corp.) http://www.maxit.com. Consultation and custom course
development services as well as the AbilityLMS and over 3000 courses on business
skills, sales, health & safety, and Microsoft Office products.
McLean and Company http://hr.mcleanco.com/. Provides research and publications
on all aspects of HR technology including LMS. Also have job postings. Based in
London, Ontario, Canada.
McKinnon-Mulherin (McKinnon-Mulherin Inc.) http://www.mckinnon-mulherin.com.
Consultation services for learning solutions, sales and business communication,
technical writing, and editorial projects.
Mediasphere (Mediasphere Holdings Pty Ltd.) http://www.mediasphere.com.au/.
Custom content development. They also offer generic workplace training courses
with an emphasis on compliance, the Powerhouse LMS for business and education
in several versions as well as other web management tools.
Miller Heiman Group https://www.millerheimangroup.com/. Sales and customer
service training strategy consultation. Also deliver both instructor led and online sales
training.
Mind Click http://www.mind-click.com/. Custom eLearning development and Totara
LMS implementation. Have developed a standalone game engine that integrates
with Articulate Storyline content. Based in the UK.
MindMuze http://www.mindmuze.com/. Specialists in EPSS (Electronic Performance
Support Systems). They offer design and development services, LMS management,
QStream, etc. They have a partnership with CommLab India. Based in Burlington,
Ontario.
MindQuest Learning http://www.mindquestlearning.com/. A Totara partner, they
offer elearning consultation, LMS implementation, hosting and custom development.
MindShare Learning http://mindsharelearning.ca/. Educational technology strategy
consulting, news, and professional learning events.
Minreeva Learning Solutions http://www.minreeva.com/. Custom eLearning design.
Also offer basic and customized LMS, mobile apps, and some Grade 1 math
elearning programs. Based in Phillipines.
Möbius Learning (Möbius Learning, Inc.) http://mobiuslearning.com/. Custom LMS
and course development. Also offer their own LMS called Lessondex and other
applications.
MVS Softech (MVS Softech Private Limited) http://www.mvssoftech.com/. Offer
custom eLearning development and an LMS. Based in India.
N2N Services (N2N SERVICES, Inc.) http://www.n2nservices.com/. Higher
education technology consultation. Also offer Student Engagement Platform (SEP),
Edhubs and Integration Cloud that simplifies data exchange between applications in
the educational technology ecosystem.
Navis Learning http://navislearning.com/. Consultation, custom course development
and management services. Purchased by BLR in 2017.
Neuonia (Neuonia) http://www.neunoia.com/. Custom eLearning design services.
Also provide the Leaf LMS.
Next Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. http://www.nextsoftwaresolutions.com/. Provide
consulting services including implementation and integration of popular LMS’s and
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CMS’s like Moodle, Joomla, WordPress, Opencart and their integration and the
Experience API (aka Tin Can API). They offer a tool called GrassBlade – xAPI
Companion that captures Tin Can API LRS information in WordPress.
Nextwave Multimedia http://www.nextwavemultimedia.com/. Custom development
of eLearning, mobile apps, virtual worlds, and 3D games using the Unity3D game
engine. Based in India.
NIIT Learning Solutions for Enterprises http://www.niit.com/. Offer a full
complement of managed training services including content development, delivery of
third party programs and vendors, delivery of proprietary training programs, and
management of learning technology as well as curriculum design and custom
content development, learning delivery, learning administration, and strategic
sourcing.
Nivel Siete http://www.nivel7.net/. The largest Moodle partner in Latin America, they
provide learning and talent management solutions and services for more than 200
corporate and education organizations. Purchased by Blackboard in 2015.
nogginlabs http://www.nogginlabs.com/. Custom eLearning, business simulations,
gamification, custom portals, learning strategy.
Nomadic http://nomadic.fm/. Consulting services and custom course development
for critical thinking skills and leadership and communications capabilities for
corporations and business schools. Also offer content management and a
proprietary deployment platform.
Noodle Partners (Noodle Partners - a division of The Noodle Companies, LLC,)
http://noodle-partners.com/. Assist universities and colleges to build and manage
online programs. Directly associated with Noodle and Noodle Markets.
NorthgateArinso http://www.ngahr.com/. They offer a complete HR platform and
learning consultation services but it is difficult to tell if they offer what could be called
a learning management system.
Novus Origo http://www.novusorigo.com/. Provide IT, business process and training
consulting and support with an emphasis on government services.
Obsidian http://obsidianlearning.com/. Consulting and custom eLearning creation,
design and animation. Also offer Obsidian Black – a rapid e-learning authoring tool.
Olive Learning (Olive Learning) https://olivelearning.com. Custom course design.
Also offer generic courses mostly using video and the Academy LMS. Based in
Ireland.
OLK12 http://olk12.com/ A custom provider of Learning/Course management
systems for schools using open source solutions like Sakai.
Omniplex http://omniplex.co/. Offer consulting and content development services
and the Docebo LMS, Articulate Online and Articulate authoring tools. Based in the
UK.
Overnite Software (Overnite Software, Inc.) http://www.overnitecbt.com/. Custom
learning design services. Also offer the ExxTend Learning™ LMS and an extensive
library of customizable business skills courses.
PA Consulting http://www.paconsulting.com/. A broad range of technology
consulting services. Contracted with NHS (National Health Service) Education for
Scotland to create a new virtual learning environment/learning management system.
Based in London, UK.
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Paradigm Learning http://www.paradigmlearning.com/. Offer a full range of learning
technology services including business games, simulations, and Discovery Maps®.
Pathways Training and Learning Inc.
http://www.pathwaystrainingandelearning.ca/. Development of all types of learning
including eLearning and virtual reality. Based in Toronto, Canada.
Pathwise Solutions http://pathwisesolutions.com/ Offer consulting and award
winning custom eLearning design and development. Formerly TM NewMedia
Pearson Custom Content and Curriculum Development
https://www.pearson.com/us/professional/products-services/custom-contentcurriculum-development.html. Classroom, blended, and online learning instructional
design and content development. Offered to K-12 and higher education.
Performance Development Group http://www.performdev.com/. Workforce
transformation consultation and custom development with a specialty in gaming.
Persona Learning http://www.personalearning.com/. Provide consulting and custom
course development as well as LMS for both education and corporate sectors.
Formerly Adrenna.
Pixelera http://www.pixelera.com/. Custom e-learning design. Based in Ottawa,
Canada.
Pixelseye Entertainment http://pixels-eye.com/. VFX and animation for a wide
range of topics including eLearning. Based in Mumbai, India.
Pixentia http://pixentia.com/. An IT company with expertise in enterprise business
solutions and bespoke e-learning solutions and are a reseller/customizer of the
SumTotal LMS.
Preloaded (Preloaded) http://preloaded.com/. Custom training games design. Based
in the UK. Part of Learning Technologies Group plc http://www.ltgplc.com/.
Pro-ductivity Systems (Pro-ductivity Systems LLC) http://www.pro-ductivity.com.
Custom course development and consultation. Also offer a customizable, SCORM
conformant LMS/LCMS, authoring tools, a web conferencing solution, and
compliance management software,
ProfitAbility L&D Services LLP http://www.profitability.com/. Custom development
of business simulations. Based in the UK.
Prospero (Prospero Learning Solutions) http://www.prosperolearning.com/. They
also offer an LMS but information about it is hard to find. Based in Toronto, Ontario.
Acquired by GP Strategies in June 2013.
Pryor Learning Solutions http://www.pryor.com/. Training consultation and
development, on-site training, and eLearning. Also offer thousands of business skills
courses including certifications and accreditations with a cloud based learning
platform (LMS) that can be integrated with other LMSs.
PulseLearning http://www.pulselearning.com/. Custom eLearning development for a
wide range of sectors. Based in Ireland with an office in New York City.
Pure Learning http://purelearning.com.au/. Offer custom development of eLearning
and communications services and a library of business skills eLearning courses.
Launched by Future Knowledge in 2015.
Q4 Systems Corporation http://www.qfor.com/. Offer complete IT infrastructure
support for healthcare, retail and finance companies including learning management
systems.
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QStream http://qstream.com/. Consultation and customized sales training using
games and simulations complete with an LMS(?) that includes authoring, tracking,
analytics, adaptive delivery, mobile access, etc.
Quintetto (Quintetto OLS SRL) http://www.quintettols.it. Custom eLearning
development. Also offer Quintetto ILMS - a SCORM compliant, multi-language,
multi-device LMS as well as website building and other technical services. Based in
Italy, the website is only partially in English.
Quizzicle (Quizzicle LLC.) http://quizzicle.com/. Consultation and custom
development of eLearning. They also offer an LMS.
Raytheon Professional Services LLC
http://www.raytheon.com/businesses/other/rps/. LMS consultation and customization
services. Also offer a Totara based LMS called Flex, and Convertix for converting
instructor-led training to web-based training.
Riptide Learning http://www.riptidelearning.com/. E-Learning consulting for
instructional systems design, course conversion, custom eLearning and LMS to
Salesforce connection. They also offer the platform Elements for xAPI integration.
Robust Learning https://www.robustlearninginc.com/. Offer LMS consulting from
selection to implementation. Also offer custom course development.
ROI (Resources Optimization International) http://www.roi-training.com/. Offer
customized performance improvement solutions to the Consumer Packaged Goods
industry.
Roundtable Learning http://www.roundtablelearning.com/. Custom eLearning
development. Also provide a customizable SaaS LMS.
Saffron Interactive (Saffron Interactive) http://saffroninteractive.com/. Offer
consulting for strategy and change management and custom eLearning including
animations, diagnostics, in-depth scenarios, simulations, serious games, take-away
toolkits and existing resources. Also offer an open source LMS at three levels Saffron Spark, Saffron Grow and Saffron Share. Based in the UK.
Sage Media http://sage.media/. Custom video production using storytelling for
training, marketing, etc.
Sankhya InfoTech Limited http://www.sankhya.net/. Provide custom simulation and
course development as well as the Sakai CLE (Collaborative Learning Environment)
and the Silicon LMS. Based in India.
Scholarix (Scholarix e-Learning Solutions) http://scholarixsolution.com/. Custom
eLearning development and consultation for K-12, Post-secondary, and the
corporate sectors. Offer LMS hosting and customization. Based in Toronto, Canada.
Sealworks Interactive Studios http://www.sealworks.com/. Custom learning design
and development.
Seneca http://seneca.com/. Offer helpdesk and virtual classroom assistance to help
universities and corporations manage eLearning and virtual classroom experiences.
Seneca also develops web-based business process software.
Serious:Labs (Serious Labs Inc.) http://seriouslabs.com/. Develop simulator and
game-based learning experiences for the construction, mining, oil and gas industries.
Based in Edmonton, Alberta.
Sevatec (Sevatec, Inc.) http://www.sevatec.com/. Consultation on training and
learning and systems management for LMS and related software.
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Sify (Sify Software Limited) http://sifyelearning.com/. Consulting/custom
development services. Also offer LiveWire - an on-demand LMS for small and
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Anywhere Learner Mobile for delivery to
mobile devices.
Signy (Signy IT Solutions Pvt Ltd.) http://signyit.com/solutions/elearning/. Custom
eLearning development and customization of LMS’s based on Moodle and Joomla.
Based in India.
Simformer (Marilana UAB) https://simformer.com/. Offer a multi-user business
environment called Simformer Business Simulation (SBS) - custom and off-the shelf
business games and simulations on the Moodle LMS platform. For both business
and academia. Based in Lithuania.
Skye Multimedia http://www.skyemm.com/. e-Learning custom development.
Smartfirm http://smartfirm.com/. Custom content development. Based in Nova
Scotia.
Socialish.net http://www.socialish.net/. Managing social media platforms for
business clients is their only business. Based in Calgary, Alberta.
SoftControl http://www.softcontrol.net/. Based in Thailand, the company provides
general technology consulting as well as the TIMControl Learning and Knowledge
Management System.
SoftStar http://www.softstar.com/. Technology consulting with a focus on K-12
education and student finance. Have also developed a student information system
(SIS) and an LMS being marketed by other companies.
Software Advice http://www.softwareadvice.com/. Offer an online tool and
consultation to find the right software for an organization. They have 256 categories
including learning management (56).
Solid State Learning (Solid State Learning) http://www.sslearn.com/. Offer an LMS,
Moodle hosting, consulting and custom course design.
Sonata Learning http://www.sonatalearning.com/. Custom training development.
Will build custom LMS or manage other commercial offerings.
Sponge UK http://www.spongeuk.com/. Custom responsive eLearning development.
Based in Plymouth, UK.
Stratbeans (Stratbeans Consulting Pvt. Ltd.) http://stratbeans.com/. Custom
eLearning development and consulting. Also offer the ATUM-LMS and authoring
tools. Based in India.
Sureskills Learning Services http://www.sureskills.com/learning_services/.
Consulting on learning services, technology training and LMS support. A Saba
partner. Based in Ireland.
SweetRush (SweetRush Inc.) http://sweetrush.com. Offer a wide range of
consultation and content development for training including e-learning, m-learning,
games, etc. Can create Tin Can API enabled courses.
Swift eLearning http://www.elearningserv.com/. Provide custom eLearning course
development. Based in India.
SwissVBS (Swiss Virtual Business Solutions) http://swissvbs.com/. A full-service
digital learning design and production agency. Training consultation and
development. Also offer echo – a mobile learning reinforcement solution, SET (Sales
Enablement Tool) for access to the latest relevant sales information, the SwissVBS
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Learning Cloud LMS, and a few management courses. Based in Toronto, Canada
with offices in Europe.
Tagoras http://www.tagoras.com/. A consulting company specializing in solutions for
associations. Operated by the former developer/owners of Isoph.
Talented Learning http://talentedlearning.com/. An LMS specialist that provides
reviews of LMS and assistance in finding the right one.
TechFive Systems http://www.techfivesystems.com/. A custom software
development company based in India. They have developed an LMS for a North
American healthcare company.
Teknomics http://www.teknomics.org/. Custom development of eLearning,
LMS/LCMS, mobile solutions, virtual reality and augmented reality. Based in India.
TFactor http://www.tfactor.net. Offer both software solutions (Knowledge Portal 360
LMS, etc.) and custom development of IT and business skills, health and safety and
international education courses.
The Mosaic Company http://www.themosaiccompany.com/ Consultation and
custom development for utilities and energy companies.
Talent2 http://www.talent2.com/. A global consultancy/outsourcer for HR, payroll,
recruitment and learning based in Australia and Asia. Partner with Cornerstone
onDemand.
Tata Interactive Systems (Tata Interactive Systems) http://www.tatainteractive.com.
Comprehensive learning consulting services, LMS implementation, custom content
development including gamification, and proprietary tools. Based in India.
The eLearning Network http://elearning.net/. Offer training, templates, characters
and other services to the eLearning industry.
The KnowHow Hub http://www.thekhub.com/. Custom development of eLearning.
Also offer KnowHow – an LMS that includes evaluation, scheduling, personal
development and social learning capabilities and ShowHow – a screen capture tool.
The Learning Rooms http://www.thelearningrooms.com/. eLearning consultation
and development services. Also offer online courses on performance management,
policies and procedures and conflict resolution and health and safety topics. Based
in Ireland.
The Training Room Online http://www.thetrainingroomonline.com/. A South Africa
based custom developer. Also offer generic courseware.
TiER1 Performance Solutions http://www.tier1performance.com/. Offer general
business performance consultation including learning including eLearning,
technologies and mobile/social learning.
ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc. http://thinkingkaplearning.com/. Consulting
and custom corporate training. Articulate Storyline experts.
The Online Learning Development Company http://www.toldco.co.uk/. Custom
eLearning development and mentoring/coaching. Partners with epprobate
http://epprobate.com/ promoting quality in e-learning.
360training.com http://www.360training.com/. Offer Learning Suite 360, Learning
Portal on Demand for learning management, a variety of courseware for
Environment, Health and Safety, Power and Utilities, Financial Services, Food and
Beverage, Ethics and Compliance and Healthcare and custom development
services.
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Consultation services.
TraCorp (TraCorp | The GMarie Group) http://tracorp.com/. Custom eLearning
development. The company also offers the TraCorp LMS.
Traineasy (Traineasy) http://www.traineasy.com/. Consultation and custom
development. The company also offers an LMS and the Lectora authoring tool.
Based in the UK.
TrainingFolks http://www.trainingfolks.com/. Custom training in a range of formats
and topics including eLearning.
Traliant (Traliant, LLC) https://www.traliant.com. Traliant specializes in off-the-shelf
and customizable compliance courses for preventing discrimination and harassment.
They also offer an LMS and consulting and custom develoment services.
Tridat Technologies (Tridat Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) http://www.tridatindia.com/. “An
end-to-end learning solutions company.” They specialize in custom eLearning
development for off-shore businesses and education. They also offer Skilldom
http://www.skilldom.co.in/. - more than 100 business skills courses including cross
cultural sensitivity. Based in India.
TRISEUM (TRISEUM) http://triseum.com/ is an education gaming company founded
through the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University. In 2016, it unveiled a new game
called the Variant: Limit that aims to teach students challenging calculus concepts
through an immersive 3D world.
tts (tts GmbH, Heidelberg) http://www.tt-s.com/. Talent management services and
learning consultation. Also offer tts knowledge force - a cloud LCMS that is part of
the tt performance suite that also includes tt guide – a performance support tool. The
LCMS includes content creation.
TutorPro (TutorPro Ltd.) http://www.tutorpro.com/. Custom eLearning development
They also offer an LMS, authoring tool Live Content Studio, assessments, and a
library of technology and business skills courses. Based in the UK.
Unicon (Unicon, Inc.) http://www.unicon.net. An IT services company that provides
support to educational institutions for open source software. Includes support for
Jasig uPortal, Sakai, Moodle, Zimbra (http://www.zimbra.com/) and Kaltura video
among others.
Unicorn Training Group http://www.unicorntraining.com/. Offer custom eLearning
development as well as the SkillsServe LMS, the eCreator authoring tool and off-the
shelf content. Based in the UK.
Upside Learning http://upsidelearning.com. Offers custom development of
eLearning and mobile courseware and a Tin Can conformant LMS.
Vantage Path http://vantagepath.com/. Custom e-learning development. Based in
Calgary, AB.
VAXEL Solutions Private Limited http://vaxel.in/. Custom blended learning
solutions particularly for the financial sector. Based in Mumbai, India.
Versal (The Versal Foundation) https://versal.org. A granting agency to support the
development of free eLearning courses.
VIA http://www.viadelivers.com/. Offer custom learning development as well as
language, marketing, legal and technology services.
Victory Productions http://www.victoryprd.com/. Custom web software development
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Vignettes Learning http://vignetteslearning.com/. Custom development and
conversion of content to online learning, implementation and hosting of Learning
Management Systems and learning platforms. Also offer the Learning Performance
System – a platform that includes numerous functions including an LMS.
Violet InfoSystems Pvt. Ltd. http://www.violetinfo.com/. Custom development and
consulting as well as an LMS and other related systems. Based in India.
Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates (Applied Research
Associates, Inc.) http://www.virtualheroes.com/. Custom development of virtual
worlds, games, and simulations.
Vitalyst (Vitalyst, LLC) https://www.vitalyst.com/. Consultation services for improving
the adoption of technology in business as well as many blended learning courses
(classroom + eLearning) and software coaching.
Vocalmeet (Vocalmeet Inc.) https://vocalmeet.com/. Consulting and custom
elearning design specializing in continuing education and associations. Offer an LMS
that includes a web-conferencing/virtual classroom capability and is brandable,
mobile-friendly, SCORM compliant and includes eCommerce capability and social
tools. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Vydiatech (Vydiatech Inc.) https://vydiatech.com/. Custom eLearning course
development as well as the Vydiatech LMS and other related software. Based in
Toronto, Canada.
Web CourseWorks (Web CourseWorks) http://www.webcourseworks.com/. LMS
administration and consulting and course development. Also offer the Web
CourseWorks CourseStage LMS for non-profits, healthcare and the public sector.
Weejee Learning http://weejeelearning.com/. Custom e-Learning with an emphasis
on social and mobile solutions. Offer the Qwick Custom platform with templates for
quicker custom eLearning.
White House Business Solutions Link2School (White House Business Solutions
Pty Ltd.) http://www.whitehouseit.com/. Custom eLearning development and Moodle
and other open source tool customizations. Based in India.
Xcelus XPortal (Xcelus, LLC) http://www.xcelus.com/. Custom eLearning
development. Also provide XPortal, XMobile for iPads, and XTracker.
XLPro Training Solutions http://www.xlprotraining.com/. Offer custom eLearning
development with a gamification emphasis as well as some business skills training
courses. Based in India.
XoomPoint (XoomPoint Corporation) http://www.xoompoint.com/. Custom digital
content production with expertise in communication, leadership and customer service
skills. Also offer the XoomPoint Enterpise LMS. Based in Finland.
Yapster eLearning Inc. http://www.2studyit.com/. Offer eLearning consulting and
custom development. Also offer Skillsoft and computer skills courses. Based in the
Phillipines.
Yardi (Yardi Systems, Inc.) http://www.yardi.com/. Serving the real estate industry,
Yardi eLearning provides a fully-branded and configurable training platform. Also
offer a catalog of customizable courses and consulting services.
Yellow Room Learning (Yellow Room Learning Ltd.)
https://www.yellowroomlearning.com/. Custom eLearning development. Also offer
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courses on cyber security. Based in the UK.
• Yukon Learning http://www.yukonlearning.com/. Offer custom design of eLearning,
Cameo - a tool that delivers scenario-based learning reinforcement via email and
Rapid Course - customizable off-the shelf business courses based on Articulate.
• Zeus Learning (Zeus Systems Private Limited)
https://www.zeuslearning.com/demos/custom-lms-and-cms-development. Custom
LMS and course development.
• Zobble (Zobble Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) http://www.zobble.com/. Custom course
development, a catalog of off-the-shelf soft skills courses and Zobble LMS. Based in
India.
Many companies that provide LMS’s and other eLearning software products also offer
custom development.
Each year, Trainingindustry.com rates providers in several categories including content
development companies. For the 2015 list of the top 20, see
http://www.trainingindustry.com/content-development/top-companies-listings/2015/2015top-20-content-development-companies.aspx. They also provide a supplier directory.
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For the following former listings, the product
• has changed ownership and/or name
• is no longer available
• availability is doubtful because of mergers and acquisitions
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• the website no longer lists the product.
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ActiveEducation http://www.activeed.com.
AdrennaLearn (Adrenna Inc.) http://www.adrenna.com/. Described as a social
learning platform. Available for K-12, higher education and corporations. Includes
authoring and a virtual classroom (Big Blue Button). Also offer custom course
development. Built on Drupal - an open source platform. Name has been changed
to Persona Learning.
Advance Mentoring (Advance Mentoring Healthcare)
http://healthcare.advancementoring.com/. Specialist in healthcare industry.
AgileView Smartview LMS (Agileview Software) http://www.agileview.com/ and
http://www.smartviewlms.com/. Websites not available as of Nov. 2015.
Allion Technologies MY TUTOR LMS (Allion Technologies (Pvt) Ltd.)
http://www.mytutorglobal.com/. Based in Sri Lanka with offices in the USA,
Canada and Australia. As of Jan. 2015, this website is no longer available. The
company still offers IT consulting services at http://alliontechnologies.com/ but is,
apparently, no longer offering this product.
AlphaQuest University (“AQU”) http://www.alphaquestllc.com/. The customized
online learning management system was developed to serve the greater than
100,000 certified billing, coding and compliance professionals in the healthcare
industry.
Amadeus Learning Management System (Amadeus, a division of DECIMAL)
http://www.amadeussolutions.com. Based in Quebec City, Quebec.
Aprima Medical Software Learning Management System (Aprima Medical
Software, Inc.) http://www.aprima.com/
ARC Logics Axentis Enterprise Compliance Management Platform (ARC
Logics, a Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Inc. company).
http://www.arclogics.com/. Focuses on compliance learning but also supports
online, classroom and webinar training. Website no longer available as of Nov.
2015. The parent company (Wolters Kluwer) seems to have retired the brand.
They still offer software for risk and compliance management but not an LMS.
ARK Tutor ARK LMS (Ark Tutor) http://www.arktutor.com/ includes a content
authoring tool. Website no longer accessible Jan. 2013.
AtHand Solutions LMS http://www.athandsolutions.com/. Also offer testing
solutions and a wide range of IT, desktop and business courses. Website no longer
available as of Nov. 2015. Status unclear.
Atlantis Systems Corp. Learninglogics™ LMS (Atlantis Systems Corp.)
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http://www.atlantissi.com/products_and_services/learninglogics_lms/. This product
was formerly offered by Tecsult EduPlus but that company was purchased and the
product disappeared for a while and has reappeared. Atlantis is primarily a military
contractor based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. They also offer the Learninglogics
LCMS, Gaming Engine and an aircraft virtual trainer. Website no longer available
as of Nov. 2015. Status unclear.
Beeline Orchestrata (Beeline, a business unit of Adecco Group North America.)
https://www.beeline.com. Orchestrata is a complete Talent Management System of
which learning management is a part. Also offer ellegro™ course development
tool. As of Sept. 2012, these products no longer appear to be available. While
they still offer “Workforce Intelligence” analytics software, there is no evidence of
Orchestrata on the website. See Starfield.
Bitness Contento LMS (Bitness, Italy) http://www.bitness.it Mostly a custom
developer. They still offer a variety of apps and ebooks through Pearson.
Blackwell Learning. Blackwell’s (http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/) is a UK based
publisher that announced a “Learning Management System” for customers in April,
2014. According to http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/professional-academicbookseller-blackwells-launches-learning-management-system/, the service will
provide publishers with a secure additional sales channel, the ability to sell print
and digital content in one place while gaining access to detailed consumer insight
data. It will integrate with university virtual learning environments and learning
management systems. It is described as a new digital learning service that has
been built for students, academics and professionals to download and annotate
eBooks on any device. As of August 2015, the status of this is unclear and it is not
really an LMS as I have defined it here.
Boss Commerce LMS (Boss Commerce LLC) http://www.bosscommerce.com/. A
hosted LMS.
Brainvisa bvLMS (Brainvisa Technologies) http://www.brainvisa.com/. Also offer
bvLite and RapideL – a rapid course creation tool. In 2007 Indecomm Global
Services of India acquired Brainvisa and the Yellow Platter LMS has replaced it.
The Capsule Company (Sukiyomi Works, S.L.)
https://www.thecapsulecompany.com/. An online LMS based in Spain. Website
not accessible July 3, 2012.
CCM - Compliance and Competency Management (Compliance & Competency
Management (CCM)) http://www.ccm-solutions.com/. Based in Australia. Website
not accessible July 3, 2012.
CentreLearn LMS (CentreLearn LLC) http://www.centrelearnsolutions.com/.
Includes course authoring and a library of courses. Also offer courses for EMTs,
paramedics, and firefighters. Was purchased by VectorLearning in 2014 and
merged with TargetSolutions.
CertPoint is now Infor Learning Management (Infor) http://www.infor.com/productsummary/hcm/learning-management/.
ClipTraining LMS (ClipTraining, LLC.) http://www.cliptraining.com/. A cloud-based
LMS for eLearning with assessments and rewards. The company still offers video
based desktop computer training but not an LMS.
Comartis Learning Management System (Comartis Ltd.)
http://www.comartis.com. Based in Switzerland. They also offer tools for creating
tests and surveys. Purchased by Saba in 2011, the website now redirects to Saba.
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ComOps LearnSpace (ComOps Limited) http://www.comops.com.au/. A cost
effective eLearning platform with a focus on compliance. ComOps is a major IT
company in Australia. As of Jan. 2016, this product is no longer listed on the
website.
25. Compendium +Learn (Compendium Corporation)
http://www.compendiumcorp.com They also offer +Engage - Action Planning &
resource site, +Assess - Surveys, reviews and gap analysis,
and +Visualize - Feedback and analysis. Compendium purchased Intranet U in
2004. The site now (Sept. 2014) redirects to a gambling site.
26. Consensus LMS http://www.consensus.co.uk/. Website redirects to other sites as
of Sept. 2014.
27. CourseMax CRM (CourseMax) http://www.coursemax.com Software to help
training companies manage their training. Described as customer relationship
management (CRM) for training organizations. Not for e-learning. Website not
accessible on July 3, 2012.
28. CyberU (CYBERU, Inc.) http://www.cyberu.com/. A cloud-based LMS built on the
Force.com platform. They also offer courses and are closely linked with
Salesforce.com. This site now redirects to Cornerstone On Demand (Cornerstone
for Salesforce).
29. Cygnet Infotech LMS Portal (Cygnet Infotech Pvt. Ltd.) http://www.cygnetinfotech.com/. Offer several options and custom development. Based in India.
As of Nov. 2015, the company is still in business but this product no longer
appears to be available.
30. digital ignite Crowd Wisdom (digital ignite) http://www.digitalignite.com/. Includes
social learning, assessment and e-commerce tools for continuing education,
associations, credential providers and for-profit education. Purchased by
Yourmembership.com (YM Learning) in 2015.
31. Digital Learning Management Corporation Virtual University Appliance (VU)
(Digital Learning Management Corporation) http://www.dlmcweb.com/ A complete
eLearning portal including LMS, content management, course authoring, video
streaming and evaluation. Also see http://www.vusonline.com/ - a turn-key system
complete with hardware. Focus on both educational institutions and corporations.
As of October 25, 2007, Digital Learning Management Corp. was acquired by
Changchun Yongxin Dirui Medical Co., Ltd. in a reverse merger transaction. Status
is now unclear.
32. Digital University PlusLMS™ and ProLMS™ (Digital University, Inc.)
http://www.digitu.com/digitalplus_lms. A customizable LMS with assessment and
authoring features developed initially for the bank and credit union industry. Offer
many courses serving financial professionals. Part of OnCourse Learning. As of
Nov. 2015, the LMS does not appear to be available as a separate product.
OnCourse Learning offers a “Learning Platform” with gamification features but it is
not clear if it is available as a standalone LMS separate from their catalogue.
33. Distance Learning ScribeStudio (Distance Learning, Inc.)
http://www.scribestudio.com/ A cloud based system that includes authoring,
learning management, web conferencing, etc. Website not functional as of Aug.
2015.
34. Docnito Learning Management System (Docnito Learning Management
Systems Inc.) http://docnito.com/. New in 2012. Includes content management
and assessments. Marketed to both corporations and education. Based in
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Kelowna, BC. Website not available as of Feb. 2017.
dominKnow Learning Center (dominKnow, Inc.) http://www.dominknow.com
Based in Ontario. This product is no longer offered. Their main product is an
LCMS/authoring tool called Claro. They have partnered with Aura Learning for
custom learning platforms.
DotNetNuke DNNeLearn (DotNetNuke)
http://dotnetnuke.com/Community/SpecialProjects/tabid/544/ItemId/102/Default.as
px An open source solution. An enhancement of DotNetNuke, Online learning only.
While DotNEtNuke is still viable as a Web content management system,
DDDeLearn seems to have disappeared.
DPM Consulting Capability Learning Management System (DPM Consulting)
http://www.dpm.com.au. LMS no longer offered.
Eclipsys Sunrise WBT Manager (Eclipsys Corporation)
http://www.eclipsys.com/Solutions/Elearning.asp Focuses on the health care
industry. Eclipsys still offers software solutions to the health care industry but it
seems that this particular product is no longer offered. They do offer a product
called Enterprise Performance Management http://www.eclipsys.com/.
edCetra edXact (edCetra Training) http://www.edcetratraining.com. A simple
alternative to full scale LMS for tracking learner progress. Also offer edit content
authoring and file management platform. Tin Can API enabled. Also offer
Anancloud, Anan for PowerPoint, Anan for Word, and Anan for Events. These are
tools for aggregating all the documents from an event, searching, editing and
exporting them. Anan for PowerPoint is also known as MapDeck and by other
names. Based in Toronto, Canada. Website not available as of Feb. 2017.
Edutech Learning Management Platform (Edutech) http://www.edutech.com/.
Part of the Learning Ecosystem that includes content authoring, collaboration and
a classroom capture and delivery system. Mainly for education but they also
provide services to energy, banking and other sectors. Based in Dubai. As of Nov.
2015, the Learning Ecosystem product no longer seems to be available. The
company is still in business offering consultation and third party solutions.
Edvantage Learning Gateway (Edvantage group)
http://www.edvantagegroup.com. An Saas LMS. Based in Norway. Also offer
Edvantage CourseBuilder – an authoring tool. Edvantage was purchased by
Lumesse in 2011. Now Lumesse Learning Gateway.
Effective-Learning LMS (Effective-Learning) http://www.effective-learning.com/
They “provide tailor-made e-Learning solutions and HR platforms for recruitment,
performance and talent management, competency management and learning
management.” Based in Denmark, they seem to be primarily a custom developer
and have a partnership with SumTotal Systems. They don’t appear to offer their
own LMS.
ElementK KnowledgeHub (Element K) http://www.elementk.com/. Purchased by
NIIT Global www.niit.com in summer 2006 and then purchased by Skillsoft in 2011.
NIIT Cognitive Arts http://www.cognitivearts.com/ still offers KnowledgeHub.
Epic Learning LMS (Epic Performance Improvement Limited)
http://epiclearninggroup.com/. Basically a technology consulting company, they
offer Moodle as their enterprise LMS and Docebo as their smaller system. They
also offer the GoMo Learning authoring tool and custom course development.
Have subscribed to the Tin Can API. Based in the UK. As of 2016, redirects to Leo
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Learning http://leolearning.com/ that offers eLearning consultation but no specific
LMS. Gomo Learning is now a separate company but both Gomo and Leo are
owned by the Learning Technologies Group plc http://www.ltgplc.com/.
EspritLMS (Resource Engineering, Inc.) http://www.esprit-lms.com/. An affordable
LMS and web-hosting for individuals and small businesses.
Essential Learning Elevate Organizational Learning Management System and
CEQuick (Essential Learning) http://www.essentiallearning.com/. A healthcare
specialist. They also offer many courses through their online LMS CEQuick
http://www.cequick.com/. Now, together with Silverchair Learning Systems, known
as Relias Learning Management System.
Etech Group Fourpoint Learning (Etech Group) http://www.etechgroup.com.au/.
Based in Australia. It is described as “an online Learning Delivery System for,
corporate, government and university clients.” They also offer a product called
Studywiz for schools and QT Assessment which is a tool for developing tests,
questions and assessments. Etech collapsed in early 2010 and the product line is
now offered by Studywiz Pty Ltd. It now focuses on the educational market.
Eximiuus LMS (Eximiuus Group). http://eximiuustech.com,
http://www.learningdimensionz.com Also seems to go by the names Learngrid and
e’Learn. Primarily elearning only. Other features can be developed. Based in
India/Dubai. Websites no longer accessible.
Fibrlink Distance Training System (Fibrlink Communications Co., Ltd.)
http://www.fibrlink.com. Based in China. Website not accessible as of Nov. 2015.
Futuremedia Aktivna LMS (Futuremedia Plc) http://www.futuremedia.co.uk
Website no longer accessible.
Gateway Solomon Learning Management System is now ACS Technologies
Solomon Learning Management System.
Gemini GeMS (Gemini Performance Solutions) http://www.gemini.com. The LMS
portion of the GeMS SWIFT product. GeMS SWIFT provides the SWIFT Learning
Environment (SWIFT), Learning Management System (GeMS), and authoring tool
(SWIFT Author). Based in Calgary, Alberta. The website is no longer accessible as
of Jan. 2018.
GeoLearning GeoMaestro (GeoLearning Inc.) http://www.geolearning.com/. A full
suite of tools – they also offer GeoConnect, GeoExpress LMS, GeoLearning
Analytics, GeoTalent Talent Management Suite, GeoPortal, and Geo OnDemand
(a hosted LMS for SMEs with built in content). SaaS is a specialty. On Jan. 5,
2011, GeoLearning was purchased by SumTotal Systems.
Globecon AchieveLMS (The Globecon Group/Achieve)
http://www.achievelive.com/. A financial sector specialist. Also offer a library of
financial courses, coaching, testing and assessment. Still in business at
http://www.globecon.com/ as the Starweaver Group/Institute but no longer provide
online courses or the LMS.
Google CloudCourse (Google) http://googleopensource.blogspot.com/2010/05/cloudcourse-enterprise-application-in.html. An
open source LMS. As of Jan. 2014 the site reports that “This project is no longer
maintained”.
Gradepoint Managed Learning Environment (MLE) (Gradepoint, Inc.)
http://www.gradepoint.net/. Now part of Adayana which appears to be primarily a
custom developer.
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Gyankosh Learning Management System (Gyankosh Solutions Pvt. Ltd.)
http://www.careermantra.com/learning-management-system.php. Also known as
Career Mantra. eLearning plus Web 2.0 and mobile learning features but
apparently no classroom instruction feature. Based in India. Website no longer
available as of Nov. 2015.
Healthcare Academy LMS (Healthcare Academy)
http://www.healthcareacademy.com/. Long term health care specialist. They no
longer appear to offer a distinct LMS but they do offer a wide range of courses with
survey and tracking tools.
IBM Lotus Learning Management System (IBM) http://www142.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/lotus/offering6.nsf/wdocs/homepage. Effective
August 11, 2009, IBM withdrew the Lotus Learning Management System from the
market. End of support is on September 30, 2010. IBM does offer IBM
WebSphere Portal which is used by some organizations as a portal for LMS and
other applications. In 2012, IBM purchased Kenexa who had previously purchased
Outstart.
IBM Workplace Collaborative Learning (IBM) http://www142.ibm.com/software/workplace/products/product5.nsf/wdocs/lwclhomepage
Effective August 11, 2009, IBM withdrew IBM Workplace Collaborative Learning
from the market. End of Support (EOS): Sept 30, 2013. In 2012, IBM purchased
Kenexa who had previously purchased Outstart.
Iluminar Learning Management System (Iluminar Technologies, Inc.)
http://www.iluminartechnologies.com/. Incorporates MakeIT authoring tool,
AdministrateIT tracking, LearnIT delivery and full motion video. Apparently
eLearning only, no classroom scheduling. Website no longer available as of Nov.
2015.
InfoLogix Learning Management System (InfoLogix, Inc.)
http://www.infologix.com/. Emphasis on the Healthcare industry. Also offers a
range of courses. Website no longer available as of Nov. 2015.
InfoSource Simple Productivity (InfoSource, Inc.)
http://www.infosourcelearning.com/ or http://www.simple-productivity.com/.
Includes video capture and course creation. Also offer SimpleK12
http://www.simplek12.com/ for education. The Simple Productivity website is no
longer accessible as of Mar. 2015. The company still offers SimpleK12 with
access to educational resources..
ikonami AT-Learning (ikonami Limited) http://www.ikonami.com. Emphasis on the
health care sector. Based in London, UK. No evidence of this LMS on their
website as of July, 2012. They still offer technology services and are Drupal
experts.
Inmedius Omnibus Learning (Inmedius, Inc., a Boeing company)
http://www.omnibuslearning.com/. Designed for the small to medium enterprise.
Also offer Knowledge Bridge authoring. KnowledgeXtensions was purchased by
Inmedius in March, 2011 that was then purchased by Boeing. There is no longer
any evidence of this product on the Inmedius site and the omnibuslearning.com
link no longer works. Status unclear.
Inmedius Generation21 Enterprise (Inmedius, Inc., a Boeing company).
http://www.inmediuslearning.com. For medium to large enterprises. Also offer
Knowledge Assembler - a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) and
Omnibus Learning (see below). Purchased KnowledgeXtensions in March, 2011
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and was then purchased by Boeing. The Generation21 Enterprise product no
longer appears to be offered.
Integrity eLearning WBT ManagerTM LMS (Integrity eLearning)
http://www.ielearning.com/. A web-based LMS that includes classroom training.
Also offer custom course development and consultation. Website no longer
accessible as of Nov. 2015.
Intelladon Enterprise Knowledge Platform (EKP) (Intelladon)
http://www.intelladon.com. Intelladon was acquired by Tribridge
http://www.tribridge.com/ in Sept. 2013. It now functions as a consulting and
implementation company for third partner vendors such as Cornerstone on
Demand.
Intrafinity Learning Edge (Intrafinity Inc.) http://www.intrafinity.com. A hosted,
customizable LMS based in Toronto. Also offer a website content management
system and MentorMatch software. Intrafinity is now part of West Corporation and
the LMS has been rebranded to Talentova's Enterprise LMS.
Intuto Learning Suite (ILS) (Intuto Limited) http://www.intuto.com/. An LMS used
to deliver their course library. Also offer Intuto Content Authoring Tools (CATS).
Offered to both companies and educational institutions. Based in New Zealand
with an office in Canada. As of 2017, this product is no longer available. The
company still offers the content authoring tool and a course development service
oriented to business.
invMind (invMind.com) http://www.invmind.com/. A new (as of August, 2014) LMS
from Poland. Also offer Knowledge Box language learning courses. As of Nov.
2015, the website is not longer accessible. Status unclear.
Isoph Blue (Isoph Corporation – a division of LearnSomething Inc. – a Xerox
company) http://www.isoph.com/. An LMS for not-for-profit associations. The
support of Isoph Blue has been discontinued. Isoph Blue users will be given the
opportunity to convert to Learnsomething Learner Community.
ITMax Penda Manager (ITMax Pte Ltd, Singapore) http://www.itmax21.com/
Penda Manager may no longer be offered; it does not appear to be on their web
site. They also offer Penda Office which they describe as a multimedia production
tool.
Kaplan/Atlantic Link Knowledge Point (Kaplan Learning Technologies).
http://www.kaplanlt.com/. Kaplan purchased Atlantic Link in 2010. The Atlantic
Link products Kaplan was acquired by Assima http://www.assima.net/ in 2012.
The products - Content Point, Capture Point, and the LMS/LCMS Knowledge Point
are still available as Assima Atlantic Link.
keiro (The Jibe Multimedia, Inc.) http://gokeiro.com/. A mobile-friendly, cloudbased learning platform that includes personalized learning, social networks and
assessment. Based in Vancouver, Canada. Website not available as of Feb. 2017.
The company is still in business as an eCommerce company at https://thejibe.com
but no longer appears to offer this product.
Knoodle Learning Management System (K, an SK Telecom Americas portfolio
company) http://www.knoodle.com/solutions/social-learning-management-system.
Called a multimedia and a social learning management system, it is primarily a tool
for uploading PowerPoint and video to the web, it also includes a virtual classroom
and some learning management features such as testing and reports. The site
now belongs to an advertising agency.
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Knowbase KnowledgeBASE1 (KnowBase Networks)
http://home.knowbase.com/. Primarily offer custom development of online training.
Website no longer accessible as of Nov. 2015.
KnowledgeHub LMS http://www.cognitivearts.com/On-demandLMS.aspx and
http://www.niit.com/services/solutionforcorporates/. This LMS was developed by
ElementK which was then purchased by NIIT who offered it both directly and
through its U.S. company Cognitive Arts. Now that ElementK has been purchased
by SkillSoft, the fate of this product is uncertain. The Cognitive Arts website is no
longer available as of August 2015.
Kookaburra Studios KnowledgePresenter (KP) Learner Manager Enterprise
(Kookaburra Studios Pty Ltd) http://www.knowledgepresenter.com/ eLearning only.
The standard version is included with the authoring tool KnowledgePresenter
Professional. The enterprise version is separate. Based in Australia. Website not
accessible as of Jan. 2018.
Landmark IQ LMS (Landmark ASP Solutions)
http://www.landmarkasp.com/lms.html. This product no longer appears to be
available. The company is primarily a custom course developer for small to
medium enterprises. They do offer the Absorb LMS and customized versions of it.
Learn.com LearnCenter Workforce Productivity Suite (Learn.com)
http://www.learn.com. Taleo (www.taleo.com) purchased Learn.com in 2010.
Oracle purchased Taleo in 2012 and offer Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service.
Learn.com Personal Edition (Learn.com)
http://my.learn.com/learncenter.asp?id=178409. Web access to a library of courses
for individuals and small groups with management features and a learning
community. Learn.com was purchased by Taleo in 2010 and Oracle purchased
Taleo in 2012. The availability of this product (Personal Edition) is unclear.
Learnframe Pinnacle Learning Management System (Learnframe, Inc.)
http://www.learnframe.com/. They also offer Learnframe Learning Center with eCommerce capability. This website results in a malware detection as of August
2010.
LearnFreeSoftware LMS (learnfreesoftware.org) http://learnfreesoftware.org/. A
SCORM 2004 conformant, free (up to a point) LMS offered for both business and
education. Includes role-based administration, test creation and content editing.
Also referred to as 1lms.com. As of Jan. 2016, website is no longer available.
Learning Academy Systems CPD Academy (Learning Academy Systems Ltd.)
http://www.learningacademy.co.uk/. Built on the Kentico website content
management system and designed for organizations delivering continuing
professional development e-learning. Based in the UK. In 2015, rebranded as the
Tugaru LMS.
LearningSpan Training Delivery Network (LearningSpan, Inc.)
http://www.learningspan.com. Primarily an online course vendor. The
LearningSpan Training Delivery Network includes a comprehensive LMS which
allows for the configuration of training curricula and tracks individual learners’
progress and performance. A hosted solution for e-learning only. As of Jan. 2016,
the website is not longer available.
LeaseHawk Wings Learning Management System (LeaseHawk)
http://www.wingslms.com/. Developed in partnership with National Apartment
Association Education Institute (NAAEI), it is a multifamily dwelling education
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platform to deliver the included curriculum of apartment management, compliance,
business skills, and Microsoft Office courses in both English and Spanish. It was
acquired by Grace Hill in Nov. 2014. Grace Hill is owned by the Riverside
Company.
Mediapro Learning Solutions Learning Management System (Mediapro
Education Technology (P) Ltd.) http://www.mymediapro.com/. Based in India. Also
offer content authoring tools, an assessment tool and numerous online courses.
They still offer courses and content authoring but it seems they no longer offer an
LMS.
MindLeaders Central Learning Management System
http://www.mindleaders.com/ and http://www.thirdforce.com. Also offer the
ThirdForce AIMS Management System that consists of three components – AIMS
Perform, AIMS Reporting and Aims Self-Publshing, a Talent Development Solution
and many online courses. MindLeaders merged with Thirdforce in 2007. Based in
the UK. Skillsoft purchased MindLeaders in Sept. 2012 and this product no longer
seems to be available.
mGen TRAINER (mGen Inc.) http://www.mgen.com/products/products.html.
NeoVistas e-Mentor (NeoVistas, India) http://www.neovistas.com/ Little
information available on web site – probably a hosted LMS to manage their generic
courseware offerings. As of Oct. 2012, website offers no information.
NetSmart University (NetSmart Technologies, Inc.)
https://www.netsmartuniversity.com/. For health and human services organizations.
Now called myLearningPointeTM https://www.mylearningpointe.com/. A purveyor of
many clinical, legal, and management courses for health and human services
personnel. Also offer myLearningHub – an LMS for these courses.
Nexus Vista LMS (Nexus Vista) http://www.nexusvista.com. e-learning only.
Focus on healthcare industry. While this product is still listed at http://elearningindia.com/content/view/241/38/, the website (nexusvista.com) is no longer
accessible.
NIIT KnowledgeHub (NIIT Limited) http://www.niit.com/. Originally offered by
ElementK. In 2006, NIIT purchased Element K www.elementk.com. Element K
was purchased by Skillsoft in 2011 but NIIT and Cognitive Arts
http://www.cognitivearts.com/ still appear to offer KnowledgeHub. Status unclear.
Notion Learning LMS (Notion Learning LTD.) http://www.notionlearning.com/ A
low cost cloud based LMS for eLearning only. Website no longer available as of
Oct. 29, 2012.
Novasys TrainingOffice Learn + Audit (Novasys Information Services Ltd.)
http://www.novasys-corp.com/to.do Canadian. Although the company and website
still exist, they seem to specialize in Geographical Information Systems and no
longer offer this product.
Novations Ready Solutions LMS (Novations Learning Technologies)
http://www.novations.com. Website is no longer available.
Odijoo http://www.odijoo.com/. A platform for creating, publishing and selling
courses in an online community. Primarily a training marketplace with some
community features. Website no longer available.
Onvard (Onvard) https://www.onvard.com/. A low-cost, cloud-based LMS that
includes course authoring, assessment and performance support. Website not
available as of Jan. 2016.
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Sweden. Website no longer accessible.
101. OpenTec Mentor Talent Management (OpenTec) http://www.opentec.com.mx/.
Also offer courses and IT consultation. Based in Mexico. As of Jan. 2016, the
website is no longer available.
102. Operitel LearnFlex (Operitel) http://www.learnflex.com/. Microsoft Sharepoint
compatible LMS. Purchased by OpenText in Sept. 2011, information is now
available at http://learnflex.com/.
103. Oracle used to offer several learning management products – iLearning
http://www.oracle.com/applications/human_resources/ilearning.html, Oracle
Learning Management (OLM)
http://www.oracle.com/applications/human_resources/learning.html and
PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management.
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/peoplesoftenterprise/hcm/052836.html. It would appear that iLearning is strictly for online
learning and OLM is a more comprehensive tool including the management of
classroom training. It also seems that the above products are still available. The
website is unclear. In 2012, Oracle purchased Taleo/Learn.com which is now
offered as Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service.
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http://www.phasient.com/. Formerly SimCast. Oriented to the healthcare industry.
Also offer libraries of courses and custom development. Website no longer
accessible as of Feb. 2013. The company is now out of business.
Photon SPARK Mentor (Photon Infotech Private Limited, India)
http://www.photon.in/ e-learning only. See also SPARK in virtual classrooms. A
fancy but hard to navigate, hard to read website. As near as I can tell, these
products are no longer offered. They do have a relationship with Encyclopedia
Britannica.
PlaNet Manager (PlaNet Software) http://www.planetsoftware.com/. Website
appears to be non-functional.
Plateau Learning Management System/Talent Management Suite (Plateau
Systems) http://www.plateau.com/. A talent management suite which includes
learning management. They emphasize high-end large enterprise applications.
They also offer an LCMS with content authoring and have a product called Plateau
Virtual Learning System for live online learning. Purchased by SuccessFactors in
May, 2011. SuccessFactors was subsequently merged with SAP.
PointeCast Portal (PointeCast) http://www.pointecast.com (a hosted LMS
solution). PointeCast also offers PointeCast Publisher - a PowerPoint to Flash
converter which can add audio, quizzes, etc. and PointeCast ePresentor (a
distribution and tracking tool for Flash presentations). This website now redirects
to Hughes Business Solutions http://business.hughes.com/.
ProTraining.com T2 Platform (ProTraining.com) http://www.protraining.com. A
hosted LMS for online learning. Includes content management and testing
software. Based in Edmonton, Alberta. This website now redirects to Yardstick
http://getyardstick.com/. The companies have merged.
Q2 xPert eCampus/Learning System (Q2Learning LLC)
http://www.q2learning.com. An SaaS elearning platform with tools for the creation
of blended learning and collaboration. They also offer xPert eCommunity for
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developing communities of practice and a module for knowledge management and
performance support. On the website in Aug. 2015, it says, “We are no longer
making the Q2 Learning System available to new customers.”
Q-MultiMedia Learning Management System (Q-MultiMedia) http://www.qmultimedia.com Includes authoring. They no longer appear to offer an LMS. They
still offer Q-View Creator – an authoring tool.
Rainmaker ViewCentral Learning Management System (Rainmaker Systems).
http://www.viewcentral.com/. Includes classroom training and a virtual classroom.
Rainmaker purchased ViewCentral in September 2006. They also offer
ViewCentral Marketing Suite. As of 2017, is the Litmos Training Ops Learning
Management System.
Rapid Intake ClickCourse Learning Management System (LMS) (Rapid Intake
Inc.) http://www.rapidintake.com. Lightweight, scalable, SCORM conformant LMS.
They also offer eLearning Management Suite which includes their authoring tools.
Rapid Intake is now a Callidus Software Inc. company which also owns Litmos so
ClickCourse is no longer offered.
RedTray ALTO Learning Management (REDTRAY Managed Services Ltd.)
http://www.redtray.co.uk/. Offered in various versions – Online learning
management, competency management and “Training Jungle” (an online portal).
Also offer a virtual classroom called CloudRooms. Based in the UK. Changed
name to Commelius Solutions Ltd in July 2013.
Results Direct EducationDirector (Results Direct) http://www.resultsdirect.com/.
A web-based LCMS for associations. This product no longer seems to be
available. The company is focusing on web content management and mobile
applications.
Reusable Objects Construct LMS (Reusable Objects)
http://www.reusableobjects.com (South Africa). Although they were a significant
player, the website seems to have disappeared.
RWD uLearn Learning Management System (LMS) (RWD Technologies)
http://www.rwd.com/. On July 8th, 2010, RWD announced the sale of its software
products division to ANCILE Solutions, Inc. RWD was purchased by General
Physics Corporation/GP Strategies Corporation in March, 2011.
Salary.com TalentManager Suite (Salary.com, Inc.)
http://www.salary.com/TalentManagement/index.asp. Formerly Genesys.
Provides performance management, succession planning, compensation
management, etc. but may not include learning management. Salary.com was
purchased by Kenexa in 2010 and its products have been merged. The Kenexa
learning management solution came from its purchase of Outstart in 2010.
Kenexa was purchased by IBM in 2012.
Salmat Skills Organiser (Salmat Limited) http://www.salmat.com.au/. Based in
Australia. Formerly Aframe OLAMS. While the company still exists, this product
no longer appears to be offered.
Sana Learning Portal (Sana Software). http://www.sana-software.com/. Also
offer Sana EasyGenerator – an authoring tool (http://www.easygenerator.com/).
Based in Netherlands. It seems that the Learning Portal is no longer available.
EasyGenerator was split off into a separate company in 2011 and the online
authoring tool is still available with an LCMS.
SAP Enterprise Learning and SAP Learning Solution (SAP America)
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http://www.sap.com/training-and-education/learning-software-andservices/learning-software.epx. SAP purchased SuccessFactors in 2012. Because
SuccessFactors had previously purchased Plateau, SAP now offers the
SuccessFactors Learning solution.
Scholar360 LMS (Scholar360) http://www.scholar360.com. Has been renamed to
Edvance360 http://www.edvance360.com/.
Serebra Campus Learning Management System (Serebra Learning
Corporation) http://www.serebra.com/ Based in Vancouver, BC. A merger between
Serebra and Bluedrop was announced on March 24, 2011 and they are doing
business as Bluedrop Performance Learning.
ServiceROCKET TrainingROCKET (ServiceRocket Inc.)
http://www.trainingrocket.com/. An LMS for software companies focusing on
monetizing software training with e-Commerce. Acquired Learndot in 2015 and
now is known as Learndot.
Silverchair Learning Management System (Silverchair Learning Systems)
http://www.silverchairlearning.com/. A highly specialized system which caters
exclusively to senior care facilities and the training of their staff. Also offer courses
for staff and families. Now known as Relias Learning Management System
(RLMS) http://www.reliaslearning.com/.
SiTEL On-Line Learning Management System (Simulation and Training
Environment Lab at Washington Hospital Center) http://www.sitel.org. A medical
education focus, they also offer courses. Their online training combines a custom
learning management system with an online content development process. It does
not appear that they offer the LMS as a separate product.
Small Steps to Big Results (SS2BR) (Small Steps to Big Results)
http://www.reallybigresults.com/. A platform based on JoomlaLMS. It is also a
networking site for sharing courses with a marketing focus. Complete with an
authoring tool. It is unclear if the platform is available for purchase as a separate
product. Website not available in Jan. 2016.
Solo Cirrus LMS (Solo Learning) http://www.sololearning.com/. Primarily a
healthcare course provider. It seems this LMS is no longer available.
SoftdeCC TC Manager (SoftdeCC Software GmbH) http://www.softdecc.com/.
Based in Germany. Also offer consulting services.
Softscape Learning Management (Softscape, Inc.) http://www.softscape.com. A
complete suite of HR tools including an LMS module. On Sept. 20, 2010 SumTotal
Systems Inc. announced that it has acquired Softscape. It has presumably been
integrated into SumTotal Systems’ offerings.
SSA Global Learning Management (SSA Global)
http://www.ssaglobal.com/solutions/hcm/trainingadmin.aspx. Formerly Boniva
LMS, part of the Baan ERP. Infor http://www.infor.com purchased SSA Global in
Aug. 2006. This product, as well as Certpoint, has been incorporated into the Infor
HCM Talent Management product.
SSElearn LMS (SSE) http://www.sselearn.com/. Primarily a technology
management and consulting company, they offer custom LMS but apparently no
longer offer their own.
StepStone Learning Management System (StepStone Solutions)
http://www.stepstonesolutions.com. A provider of a full set of Talent Management
software including learning management. Based in Norway. StepStone Solutions
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became Lumesse in 2011.
Stonehouse LMS (Stonehouse Media Incorporated)
http://www.stonehousemedia.com/. This product no longer seems to be offered.
They still offer a product called clickVISION and custom website, video, and
training design especially in healthcare.
Strategia ed LMS (Strategia) http://www.strategia-ed.com Based in Longueuil,
Quebec. Also offer an LCMS. Purchased by Peoplefluent, a US based Talent
Management services provider in February, 2012. Website no longer available.
Surgient Training Solution (Surgient, Inc) http://www.surgient.com/. Part of the
Surgient Virtual Automation Platform – a cloud based solution. Acquired by Quest
Software http://www.quest.com/ in August, 2010, this product no longer offered.
Synduit Learning Management System (Synduit LLC) http://www.synduit.com.
Part of a suite of marketing and communications tools including customer
relationship management, a learning management system, an advanced content
management system as well as ecommerce, email marketing, event management,
membership coordination and affiliate marketing resulting from the acquisition of
Full Partner LLC. This system has been renamed Full Partner and the
synduit.com website leads to an entirely different one.
techniques.org knowledgeWorks LMS (techniques.org, LLC)
http://techniques.org. In May, 2009, techniques.org merged with Regis Learning
Solutions http://www.regislearning.com/. They offer simulations and the SimPort
Simulation Platform, consultation for LMS and LCMS implementation and a
development platform called RLS e-Learning Framework 3.0 that includes
assessment tools but no longer seem to offer an LMS themselves.
TechWerks AGORA Training & Education Manager (TechWerks.net)
http://agora.techwerks.net/. Website no longer accessible.
Tecsult Learninglogics LMS. Company was purchased by AECOM
(http://www.aecom.com/) in 2008. The product has re-emerged as Atlantis
Systems Corp. Learninglogics LMS.
TelSim SoundLearningX LMS (TelSim Software, Inc) http://www.telsim.com.
They still offer a range of eLearning products but no longer appear to offer an
LMS.
TeraLearn LCMS (TeraLearn.com Inc.) http://www.teralearn.com/. Includes LMS
functionality. Also offer a collaboration and testing solution and a virtual classroom
licensed from HP. Website no longer available in Jan. 2016.
TheAcademy.com Athena LMS (TheAcademy.com)
http://www.theacademy.com/. A hosted LMS. Website not accessible as of Jan.
2018.
The Competence Group XMS-Suite (The Competence Group)
http://www.competence.biz/. A Dutch company. The website is mostly in Dutch so
it is difficult to tell what their current offerings are. They do seem to offer some
learning services including an eLearning CMS.
TheCyberInstitute Cybil LMS (TheCyberInstitute)
http://www.thecyberinstitute.com/. A SCORM conformant, cloud-based LMS that
includes event management. They also offer generic courseware and custom
course design. Based in Australia. As of Sept. 2017, website no longer accessible.
The Human Equation InSite LMS (The Human Equation)
http://www.thehumanequation.com/. They offer a course authoring tool but no
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longer appear to offer an LMS.
TPC Online (TPC Training Systems, a division of Telemedia, Inc.)
http://www.tpctraining.com/. An web-based learning platform with access to their
courseware and assessment tools. This LMS is only available to subscribers of
their courseware. It is not available separately.
TRAIN (Public Health Foundation) http://www.train.org. A U.S. based network of
public health providers who share courseware on this site. Members of the
network have access to a customized version of the KMi eLMS. This particular
version is only available to subscribers of the courseware. It is not available
separately.
trainerstore Learning Tracking System (trainerstore.com)
http://www.trainerstore.com. This now seems to be a website selling shoes (!?).
TransELearn LMS (TransElearn.com) http://www.transelearn.com. Website had
expired by Dec. 2012.
ulearn Intelligent Learning Platform (umind) http://www.umindsoft.com. This
product includes an LMS, an LCMS and a unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) Virtual
Tutor called Aimy. Based in Montreal. Website no longer accessible.
Umind LCMS (umind) http://www.umindsoft.com/En/e-Learning/technologies.html.
Also offer an LMS and a unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) Virtual Tutor called Aimy.
Based in Montreal. The company no longer appears to offer these products. They
still build web apps and custom courseware.
United States Army Learning Management System (ALMS) (U.S. Army)
https://www.dls.army.mil/lms_overview.html. With over one million users, this is
one of the largest single enterprise LMS. It is apparently a customized version of
Saba. An untrusted connection. In any case, it is not available for purchase.
United States Army My Training Tab (U.S. Army) An updated version of the U.S.
Army LMS. Probably not available to others. Online access is very limited. Some
information is available at
http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/news/around_the_force/x776063981/MyTraining-Tab-wins-knowledge-management-award
Unius (Unius Learning Ltd.) https://www.uniuslearning.com/. New in June 2014.
Includes social networking, some courses and recruitment tools. Based in the UK.
Website not available as of Jan. 2016.
Vantage Path LMS (Vantage Path) http://vantagepath.com/. Includes an authoring
tool, ecommerce, mobile learning and assessments. They also offer custom elearning development. Based in Calgary, AB. The company still offers custom
development services but no longer offer this LMS.
Verified LMS (Verified Learning Limited) http://www.verifiedlearning.org/. A cloudbased LMS that includes mobile apps, authoring and training content
management. Based in Ireland. Also offer the EasyShare LMS that is a place
where anyone can upload training for free and distribute it through the Verified
MOOC and a network of association portals. As of Jan. 2016, redirects to the
World Continuing Education Alliance http://www.wcea.education/. They offer
several systems - The Training Organization Educators CE Learning and Content
Management System
http://www.wcea.education/training_company/educators/overview and others.
Via Training ChannelSmart Sales Training Management System (Via Training,
LLC) http://www.viatraining.com. Oriented to sales and product training. In 2007
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they became part of General Physics Corporation. They primarily offer training
courses and neither seems to offer an LMS any longer.
VTN Technologies Olé (http://www.vtn-tech.com/) Based in Edmonton, Alberta.
Was acquired by SilkRoad in Nov. 2008. Product integrated into SilkRoad
Greenlight.
Vuepoint Learning System (Vuepoint Corp.) http://www.vuepoint.com/ Product
includes Learning Management, Learning Content Management, Content Creation,
a web portal and other tools. Vuepoint became Certpoint and is now part of Infor
Learning Management http://www.infor.com/product-summary/hcm/learningmanagement/.
Wavicle (Wavicle, Inc.) http://wavicle.com/. An SaaS, mobile first, content
agnostic, game-based, SCORM conformant, API friendly learning platform with
easy course creation, multi-media delivery to all devices, and analytics returned on
all actions in multiple reporting formats. As of Jan. 2016, website not available.
WebCT http://www.webct.com/ Primarily an Education LMS, WebCT was
purchased by Blackboard in 2005. The Vista version of WebCT is being phased
out by Blackboard in 2013 and replaced with Blackboard Learn.
Websoft KnowledgeBridge (Websoft Inc.) http://www.websoft.com/ Offer a full
suite. Website is not functional as of Sept. 2010.
Worldwide Interactive Network The Learning Manager (Worldwide Interactive
Network Inc.) http://www.w-win.com/. This LMS no longer seems to be offered.
The company (as WIN Learning http://www.winlearning.com ) still offers Strategic
Compass and other products.
Worknowledge (Worknowledge) http://www.worknowledge.com/. A hosted
solution. Website no longer appears to be accessible.
XStream RapidShare LMS (XStream Software Inc.)
http://www.xstreamsoftware.com/ Based in Ottawa. As of Dec. 2012, it appears
that XStream is no longer offering the LMS product. They still offer authoring tools
and Sharepoint applications and development.
Xtention Learning Management System (Xtention Inc.) http://www.xtention.net/
Website no longer accessible (requires login).
YnotLearn YnotManage (YnotLearn LLC) http://www.ynotlearn.com. The website
no longer appears to be accessible.
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ACS IXP™Learning Content Management System (Affiliated Computer
Services, Inc., a Xerox Company) http://www.acslearningservices.com/. Purchased
Intellinex in 2006. Mostly appears to be a consulting company (training
outsourcing). Purchased human resources outsourcing company ExcellerateHRO
(EHRO) from Hewlett Packard in 2010. While they used to offer this LCMS, it no
longer appears on the website. They do offer the IXP Content Portal.
any-3 LCMS (iPerformance) (any-3 Ltd.) http://www.any-3.com. Based in UK.
Still offer survey creation and tracking tools but no longer any evidence of this
product on the website.
BreakthroughPerformanceTech LCMX (Breakthrough Performance Tech)
http://www.bptresults.com/. Described as an extended Learning Content
Management System that “allows courseware authors to leverage their learning
content and present it in countless different ways for a wide variety of target
platforms and in a remarkably short timeframe.” To be announced in Nov. 2011.
See article at
http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/771/?utm_campaign=lsmag&utm_m
edium=email&utm_source=lsm-news. The status of this product is unclear. In Dec.
2012, it was not listed on the website. They do however, offer a product called
Performance Drilling (PD) for training vocal skills.
CertpointVLS Learning Content Management is now part of Infor Learning
Management http://www.infor.com/product-summary/hcm/learning-management/.
Digital Learning Virtual University Appliance (VU) (Digital Learning
Management Corporation) http://www.dlmcweb.com/ A complete eLearning portal
including LMS, content management, course authoring, video streaming and
evaluation. Also see http://www.vusonline.com/ - a turn-key system complete with
hardware. Focus on both educational institutions and corporations. Websites no
longer accessible.
edCetra edit (edCetra Training) http://www.edcetratraining.com. A content
authoring and file management platform. Also offer edXact for tracking learner
progress. Tin Can API enabled. Also offer Anancloud, Anan for PowerPoint, Anan
for Word, and Anan for Events. These are tools for aggregating all the documents
from an event, searching, editing and exporting them. Anan for PowerPoint is also
known as MapDeck and by other names. Based in Toronto, Canada. Website no
longer available as of Feb. 2017.
EEDO ForceTen (EEDO Knowledgeware Corporation) http://www.eedo.com. In
July, 2008, EEDO merged with OutStart and now operates under the latter name.
OutStart was purchased by Kenexa in 2012 and this product is no longer offered
under this name.
EduJini Aksh (EduJini Labs Pvt Ltd.) http://www.edujini-labs.com/. Described as a
3rd generation Competency Management System and Assessment Engine so not
really a complete LCMS. Based in India. Also offer coleG for collaboration.
eMisphere Lecando LCMS (eMisphere Solutions)
http://www.emispheresolutions.com Includes collaborative authoring. Now are
Necando Solutions http://necando.com/ and they deliver IBM solutions to clients.
Although they still offer software and consultation services, it is not focused on
elearning.
Extensis Portfolio (Extensis, Inc.) http://www.extensis.com. This is a content
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management system rather than specifically an LCMS.
FirstAlign™ Content/Document Manager (FirstAlign, a division of Biber
Technologies) http://www.firstalign.com/. A general knowledge management
product which may be used to manage learning content. Website now appears to
be in Chinese and unrelated to this company.
Gemini GeMS SWIFT (Gemini Performance Solutions) http://www.gemini.com
Combines an LMS with an object repository and authoring. Based in Calgary,
Alberta. The website is no longer accessible as of Jan. 2018.
Giunti Labs http://www.giuntilabs.com/ has now rebranded itself to eXact
Learning Solutions http://www.exact-learning.com/.
Global Knowledge Knowledge Pathways LCMS (Global Knowledge Training
LLC) http://www.globalknowledge.com/. Includes an AICC certified authoring tool.
The company is primarily a provider of generic technology and vendor training.
The separate availability of this product is unclear and information is hard to find
on the website.
HarvestRoad Hive. A complete Content Management System which can be used
as an LCMS. Now appears to be offered by eXact Learning Solutions
http://www.exact-learning.com/. The status of the product is unclear.
HunterStone THESIS Librarian (HunterStone, Inc.) www.hunterstone.com. An
MS SharePoint based SCORM repository. The websites are no longer available
as of Dec. 2012. It appears that software is still available for download at
http://hunterstone-thesis.software.informer.com/ for example but status is unclear.
Inmedius Generation 21 Knowledge Assembler (Inmedius, Inc., a Boeing
company). http://www.inmediuslearning.com. This product no longer appears to
be available.
Intelladon Enterprise Content Platform (Intelladon Corporation)
http://www.intelladon.com. Intelladon was acquired by Tribridge
http://www.tribridge.com/ in Sept. 2013. It now functions as a consulting and
implementation company for third partner vendors such as Cornerstone on
Demand.
iQpakk™ Mobile LCMS (iQpakk) http://iqpakk.com/. An LCMS with an emphasis
on mobile applications. Now called Storyworks OnDemand.
Kaplan/Atlantic Link Knowledge Point (Kaplan Learning Technologies)
http://www.kaplanlt.com/. Described as a combined learning and content
management system. Kaplan purchased Atlantic Link in 2010. Kaplan Learning
Technologies was acquired by Assima http://www.assima.net/ in 2012. The
product is still available as part of Assima Training Suite.
EnlightKS KSdeveloper (EnlightKS Ltd.) http://www.enlightks.com/. This product
is no longer available. Continue to offer an LMS/assessment platform called ET2
and KShelper to push training to IT users. Oriented to business change and IT.
Based in the UK.
MEDIA 1 InteractiveLearn FRAMEWORK (Media 1 Interactive)
http://www.media1.us/index.htm. More a custom development solution than a
product.
mGen Trainer (mGen Inc.) http://www.mgen.com Also offer mGen Navigator and
mGen Identifier. As of Sept. 24, 2010, the websites yields only HTML coding. This
may be temporary.
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OnDemand Knowledge Pathways (OnDemand Software, a division of Global
Knowledge) http://www.ondemandgk.com/. This company was purchased by
Oracle http://www.oracle.com/gks/index.html in November, 2009. Oracle claims
support for it but it is hard to know where it fits.
Online Courseware Factory iPerformance (Online Courseware Factory Ltd.)
http://www.courseware-factory.com/index.htm UK. Now owned by any-3 Ltd.
Outstart LCMS (Outstart) http://www.outstart.com. Purchased by Kenexa in 2012
who was then purchased by IBM, this product is now known as IBM Kenexa
LCMS.
Percepsys SNAP! STUDIO (Percepsys Inc.) http://www.percepsys.com. Based in
Toronto. An online system for authoring and delivery with a database back-up.
Also offer SIMSTUDIO for 3D simulation. Website not accessible as of Nov. 2017.
Pro-ductivity Learning Content Management System (Pro-ductivity Systems
LLC) http://www.pro-ductivity.com. Although they still offer other tools, this one no
longer appears to be available.
QMIND (QMind, Inc. ) http://www.qmind.com Not quite an authoring system, not
quite a content management system, QMIND is an "eLearning design collaboration
platform." Website not accessible September, 2010.
SAP Enterprise Learning and SAP Learning Solution (SAP America)
http://www.sap.com/usa/solutions/businesssuite/erp/hcm/learningsolution/index.epx. Includes LCMS and authoring. SAP
purchased SuccessFactors in 2012. Because SuccessFactors had previously
purchased Plateau, SAP now offers the SuccessFactors Learning solution.
Strategia Ed LCMS (Strategia) http://www.strategia-ed.com. Based in Longueuil,
Quebec. Also offered an LMS. Purchased by Peoplefluent, a US based Talent
Management services provider in February, 2012.
TeraLearn LCMS (TeraLearn.com Inc.) http://www.teralearn.com/. Includes LMS
capability. Also offer a virtual classroom licensed from HP. Website not accessible
Jan. 2013.
Total Training Network (TTN) Élan Enterprise Learning Platform (Total Training
Network, Inc.) http://www.ttnlearning.com/. A new, customizable LMS that supports
social networking for larger customers. TTN also offers the TTNLearning Legacy
LMS and business courses online from Rosetta Stone, SkillSoft and other
suppliers. Now Brainier Solutions.
US Department of Labor Workforce Connections (US Department of Labor)
http://workforceconnect.org/ Free! Website no longer accessible as of Sept. 2010.
They now have a Learning Management System called LearningLink that may be
a custom developed system not made available to others or it may be a branded
version of Plateau.
Velsoft Velocity LMS (Velsoft) http://www.velsoft.com/velocitylms. A cloud-based,
mobile-friendly LMS that includes their own Word/PowerPoint converter - znanja
and the ability to customize courses. They also offer an extensive library of both IT
and soft skills courses for both instructor-led and elearning. Now incorporated into
znanja. Based in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Web CourseWorks CourseCreate System (Web CourseWorks)
http://www.webcourseworks.com/ and http://www.coursestage.com/. An
LMS/LCMS built for non-profits and the public sector. Includes collaborative
authoring and a learning object repository. While the company still offers its LMS
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products, as of 2017, this product no longer appears to be offered.
WebSoft KnowledgeBridge LCMS (WebSoft, Inc.) http://www.websoft.com/. The
website is non-functional as of Sept. 2010.
Xtention LCMS (Xtention Inc) http://www.xtention.net/. As of April 2009, the
website no longer appears to be available.
XStream RapidShare Media Management Server (MMS) (XStream Software
Inc.) http://www.xstreamsoftware.com/. Based in Ottawa. No longer offer this
product. They are primarily a Sharepoint development company and do offer The
XStream SCORM Library (XSL) – a delivery and tracking platform for Sharepoint.
Vuepoint Learning System (Vuepoint Corp.) http://www.vuepoint.com Product
includes Learning Management, Learning Content Management, Content Creation,
a web portal and other tools. Vuepoint became Certpoint and is now part of Infor
Learning Management http://www.infor.com/product-summary/hcm/learningmanagement/.
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Accordent Capture Station (Accordent Technologies) http://www.accordent.com.
Polycom purchased Accordent in 2011. This link now redirects to Polycom
http://www.polycom.com/products-services/realpresence-platform/video-contentmanagement/realpresence-capture-station.html and is now Polycom
RealPresence Capture Station for streaming and recording lectures and
presentations.
Allen Communication Quest Authoring System (Allen Communication)
http://www.allencomm.com/ Also offer Designer’s Edge for instructional design
processes. As of June, 2008, their website says, “Over our long history, we've
helped those in the business of training with a number of products and services.
Part of that history includes a number of legacy software products. While we now
focus solely on developing internal software and technology that helps us deliver
the optimal training at the best price and timing, we no longer develop software
products for sale on the market.” The legacy software products that they refer to
are Quest, Designer’s Edge and Manager’s Edge.
AppreNet http://info.apprennet.com/. A platform for instructors to build effective
video-based learning exercises that involve practice and assessment for delivering
apprenticeship-style learning in a three-stage model - Challenge, Peer Review,
and Expert Response. Became Practice and in 2017 was purchased by
Instructure.
Aptek eLearning Builder (Soluciones Tecnológicas Aptek S.A.)
http://www.aptek.com.ar. Based in Argentina. Also offer Simulation Builder. Not
sure if these tools are still available for purchase. They still offer an LMS
(eCampusPro) and custom content development.
ASKnLearn EduOne (ASKnLearn.com) http://www.asknlearn.com Singapore
based test and assessment tool. This company is now Wizlearn Technologies and
they no longer appear to offer this product.
Beeline ellegro (Beeline, a business unit of MPS Group, Inc.)
https://www.beeline.com. Also offer the Orchestrata LMS. Formerly Integrated
Performance Systems iPerform. This product was announced in 2009 but Beeline
divested its LMS to Starfield and there is no evidence of this product any longer.
BPTech Intiva (Business Performance Technology (BPTech), LLC) http://www.bptech.com. BPTech has changed its model for marketing Intiva. Henceforth it will
only be sold as a custom installation enabling customers the opportunity to receive
custom interactions integrated with their specific authoring tools.
Brainvisa RapideL (BrainvisaTechnologies Pvt. Ltd.) http://www.brainvisa.com.
Rapid development from MS Word. In 2007 Indecomm Global Services of India
acquired Brainvisa. They offer the Yellow Blanket LMS and still offer the RapideL
authoring tool as well as the WoW! Author tool. They also offer consulting and
custom development services.
CallidusCloud RapidIntake (Callidus Software Inc.) http://www.rapidintake.com/.
Cloud-based development tools built on Flash and XML and include screen
capture, assessment tools, etc. for both eLearning and mLearning. Rapid Intake
was purchased by Callidus Software Inc. in 2011 which also offers the Litmos
LMS. Have integrated a Tin Can conformant LRS in the LMS. Now offered as
Litmos Author.
CertpointVLS Content Creation is now part of Infor Learning Management
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http://www.infor.com/product-summary/hcm/learning-management/.
Cisco Learning Institute CLI Virtuoso Authoring System (Cisco Learning
Institute) http://www.ciscolearning.org. The website is no longer accessible.
Cisco WebEx Presentation Studio (Cisco Systems, Inc.) http://www.webex.com.
A hosted (SaaS) PowerPoint, video, etc. converter. You can create multimedia
presentations with video, PowerPoint slides and audio and deliver your
prerecorded presentations via internet, corporate intranet, email, DVD or CD.
Cisco purchased WebEx in 2007. This product no longer appears to be offered on
the website. Status unclear as of Feb. 2013.
Cloverworx eZioskills & eZiotest (Cloverworx) http://www.cloverworxs.com/.
Website is no longer accessible.
CopyCat Studio Professional (Copycat Software Limited)
http://www.copycatsoftware.com/products/products_pro.htm. Website no longer
accessible.
CPS Labs FlashSpring (CPS Labs, Russia) http://www.flashspring.com/ - a
PowerPoint to Flash converter. Now iSpring Pro.
Dan Bricklin’s Demo and demo-it! (Lifeboat Publishing) Dan Bricklin is the
original developer of VisiCalc. His early Demo program was for MSDOS only.
demo-it! is for Windows and may still be available from Lifeboat Publishing at
http://www.sourcedata.com/600/000619.html. It is, however, unclear as to how well
it has been tested with current versions of Windows. His company Software
Garden http://www.bricklin.com/softwaregarden.htm offers several tools including a
note-taking app and the wikiCalc web authoring tool for pages that include data
that is more than just unformatted prose.
Deltalearn Advanced Editor (Deltalearn) http://www.deltalearn.com/. A SCORM
editor. Website not accessible as of Feb. 2013.
Digital Learning Management Corporation Virtual University Appliance (VU)
(Digital Learning Management Corporation) http://www.dlmcweb.com/ A complete
eLearning portal including LMS, content management, course authoring, video
streaming and evaluation. Also see http://www.vusonline.com/ - a turn-key system
complete with hardware. Focus on both educational institutions and corporations.
As of October 25, 2007, Digital Learning Management Corp. was acquired by
Changchun Yongxin Dirui Medical Co., Ltd. in a reverse merger transaction.
Status is now unclear.
Distance Learning ScribeStudio (Distance Learning, Inc)
http://www.scribestudio.com/ A cloud based system that includes authoring,
learning management, web conferencing, etc. Website no longer accessible as of
Feb. 2013.
DOTS Content Creator. (DOTS Talent Solutions Pty Ltd)
http://www.dotstalentsolutions.com. Based in Australia. They still offer an LMS in
two versions but this product no longer appears to be available.
e2train Kallidus Compose (e2train Limited) http://www.e2train.com Also offer
Kallidus LMS. This company is now known as Kallidus http://www.kallidus.com and
still offer LMS and talent management software but no longer appear to offer this
product. They offer tools from third party vendors like Articulate.
Eclipsys Sunrise e-Learning EasyAuthor (Eclipsys Corporation)
http://www.eclipsys.com/Solutions/Elearning.asp Focuses on the health care
industry. Merged with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. in August 2010. They no
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longer appear to offer EasyAuthor as a product.
edCetra edit (edCetra Training) http://www.edcetratraining.com. A content
authoring and file management platform. Also offer edXact for tracking learner
progress. Tin Can API enabled. Based in Toronto, Canada. Website no longer
accessible as of Feb. 2017.
Edutech Content Authoring Tool (Edutech) http://www.edutech.com/. Part of the
Learning Ecosystem that includes an LMS, collaboration and a classroom capture
and delivery system. Mainly for education but they also provide services to
energy, banking and other sectors. Based in Dubai. As of Nov. 2015, the Learning
Ecosystem product no longer seems to be available. The company is still in
business offering consultation and third party solutions.
Edvantage CourseBuilder (Edvantage group) http://www.edvantagegroup.com.
Based in Norway. Also offer Edvantage Learning Gateway – an SaaS LMS.
Edvantage was purchased by Lumesse in 2011 and these products are now
offered under the Lumesse name.
EEDO ForceTen (EEDO Knowledgeware) http://www.eedo.com. In July, 2008,
EEDO merged with OutStart which is now part of Kenexa which is now part of IBM.
This product is no longer offered under this name
ElearningForce WordForce (ElearningForce) http://www.elearningforce.com/. A
conversion tool for Word. They also offer PowerPointForce and QuizForce and
LMS365 based on Microsoft SharePoint. These tools are also used by Joomla. As
of December 2017, ElearningForce still offers LMS365 but they no longer seem to
offer these authoring tools separately.
Element K KnowledgeHub Authoring Tool (Element K Corporation – purchased
by Skillsoft in 2011) http://www.elementk.com/services/content-development. This
product appears to have been discontinued but may still be supported by Skillsoft.
Etech Group QT Assessment (Etech Group) http://www.etechgroup.com.au/.
Based in Australia. A tool for developing tests, questions and assessments. Etech
has gone out of business. It was the parent company of Studywiz which is still in
business under new management.
Extempo Authoring Toolkit (Extempo Systems Inc.) http://www.extempo.com/
Tool for building characters (avatars) for eLearning. This URL now links to Lifelike
Solutions whose products appear to be in development.
Flying Fish CareerMap 2 (Flying Fish Creative Services Inc.) http://www.flyingfish.net/. Now known as Portico Learning Solutions. This product is now Portico
LMXonline – an LMS.
Fridaynoon TrainerStudio (Fridaynoon, LLC) http://www.trainerstudio.com
Primarily an authoring platform also includes a light LMS for tracking and reporting.
Website no longer accessible.
Gemini GeMS SWIFT Author (Gemini Performance Solutions)
http://www.gemini.com. The authoring part of the GeMS SWIFT LMS. Also offer
health, safety and real estate management courses. Based in Calgary, Alberta.
The website is no longer accessible as of Jan. 2018.
Generation 21 Knowledge Assembler (Generation21 Learning Systems)
http://www.gen21.com. The company is now known as Inmedius, Inc.
http://www.inmediuslearning.com/. This product no longer appears to be available.
Helius Presenter (Helius, LLC (a Hughes Company)) http://www.helius.com. A
PowerPoint to Flash converter. The website now redirects to Hughes Presenter at
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http://business.hughes.com/.
Hot Lava Software LMA (Hot Lava Software, Inc.)
http://www.hotlavasoftware.com/ A tool for developing mobile training. They also
offer MDTS for delivery and tracking of mobile training. Hot Lava was purchased
by Outstart in June, 2009. Outstart was purchased by Kenexa in 2012 and then
Kenexa was purchased by IBM. This product no longer appears to be available as
a separate product.
Humentum Experience Design (Humentum Corporation)
http://www.humentuminc.com/. Humentum offers custom development of
simulations as well as sale and rental of existing simulation. They not longer
appear to offer any separate tools for sale (if they ever did).
HunterStone THESIS e-Learning System (HunterStone, Inc.)
www.hunterstone.com - a set of tools that transform Microsoft Office (PowerPoint,
Word, Excel, etc.) files into SCORM learning objects. THESIS Librarian is a MS
SharePoint based SCORM repository (LCMS). Although available for download
from several sites, the status of products is not clear. The main website is not
accessible as of Feb. 2013.
Imaira Sculptoris Voices (Imaira Digital Media) http://imaira-digitalmedia.software.informer.com/. Character (avatar) creation. The home page for
this company is no longer accessible but some product is available for download
from the site above. Little information or documentation is available. Status
unclear.
iMediaLearn iMediaCONVERT (iMediaLearn, a division of iMediasoft, formerly
Netron) http://www.imedialearn.com/ - a PowerPoint to Flash converter. Also offer
iMediaQUIZ for generating Flash tests and other e-learning tools. I get a virus
warning now when I try to access this website. The last news item is dated 2006.
The viability of this product is in doubt.
inContact Content Author (inContact, Inc.) http://www.incontact.com/. Designed
for call center training. The company still exists and offers call center services and
consultation but this product no longer appears to be offered.
InfoPro Learning GnosisConnect Author (InfoPro Learning, Inc.)
http://www.infoprolearning.com/products/gnosisconnect-author/. Also offer
GnosisConnect LMS, Collaborate and Mobile, and consulting and custom
development services. Based in India with worldwide offices. As of August 2013,
the Author product seems to have been discontinued. The other products are still
available.
InfoPro xIWE (InfoPro Corporation) http://learning.infopro.in/. An XML based
course kernel offering a high degree of customizability and compatibility to legacy
formats. Also offer an LMS. xIWE is No longer a current product. The same
company has a newer website at http://www.infoprolearning.com/.
InfoSource Simple Productivity SimplePresentation PLUS (InfoSource, Inc.)
http://www.infosourcelearning.com/ or http://www.simple-productivity.com/. A videocapture program with tracking. Also offer an LMS that includes authoring
capablitity. The Simple Productivity website is not longer available as of Mar. 2015.
Inmedius Knowledge Bridge (Inmedius, Inc., a Boeing company)
http://www.knowledgextensions.com/knowledge-bridge.html. A Microsoft Word
converter. Inmedius purchased KnowledgeXextensions in March, 2011 and was
then purchased by Boeing. This product is no longer available.
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Intelladon Unison (Intelladon) http://intelladon.com. Based on the Rapid Intake
eLearning Development Platform. Intelladon was acquired by Tribridge
http://www.tribridge.com/ in Sept. 2013. It now functions as a consulting and
implementation company for third partner vendors such as Cornerstone on
Demand.
Intralearn XE (Intralearn) http://www.intralearn.com. They still offer various
versions of their LMS but this authoring product no longer seems to be available.
Intrafinity SitePublish CMS (Intrafinity Inc.) http://www.intrafinity.com. This is
really a website Content Management System (CMS) and not an authoring tool for
e-learning. This product is no longer available. Intrafinity is now Talentova and
offers an LMS and Mentoring software.
ISM eCompany EasyGenerator Suite (ISM eCompany) http://www.ism.nl
Netherlands. ISM eCompany is an eCommerce vendor that has several
subsidiaries including Sana Software and Magento. EasyGenerator was split off
into a separate company and can still be found at http://www.easygenerator.com/.
ITC Learning Zirada mLearning Publisher (ITC Learning, Inc.)
http://www.itclearning.com.au/. An authoring tool for mobile learning. ITC also
offers Lectora and Raptivity for authoring and the CourseMill LMS. While this
company is still in business and offers these third party products, the Zirada
mLearning Publisher no longer appears to be available as of March 2013.
ITMax Penda Office (ITMax Pte Ltd, Singapore) http://www.itmax21.com/ A
multimedia production tool. This product no longer listed on website.
ITROM Live Blackboard (ITROM Europe HB, Sweden)
http://www.liveblackboard.com/. Website no longer accessible as of March 2013.
JeLSIM Builder (JelSIM) http://www.jelsim.org/ and https://jelsim.dev.java.net/. A
free toolkit for producing educational simulations. Website not accessible as of
March 2013.
KESDEE Course Builder Tool (KESDEE Inc.) http://www.kesdee.com They also
offer Online Tutorial Engine. As of Oct. 2010, these products are no longer listed
on their website. They still offer an LMS and financial courses.
Kenexa Hot Lava Mobile (IBM/Kenexa) http://www.outstart.com/about-hot-lavamobile.htm. Hot Lava is a tool developed specifically for mobile authoring with
native apps for any mobile device (they don’t use the term HTML5). A PowerPoint
convertor. Includes reporting. Hot Lava was owned by Outstart who was then
purchased by Kenexa who was then purchased by IBM. No longer available.
Knoodle (Knoodle, an SK Telecom Americas portfolio company)
http://www.knoodle.com. Authoring is part of their learning management system
and is a web-based tool for uploading PowerPoint and video to the web, it also
includes a Virtual Classroom and some Learning Management features. The site
now belongs to an advertising agency.
Kookaburra KnowledgePresenter (Kookaburra Studios Pty Ltd)
http://www.knowledgepresenter.com/. Australian. Has evolved from a PowerPoint
converter into a full-fledged authoring tool. Website not accessible as of Jan. 2018.
Learn.com CourseMaker® Studio Authoring Suite (Learn.com)
http://www.learn.com. Based on the Rapid Intake Proform Rapid eLearning Studio
tool. Taleo (www.taleo.com) purchased Learn.com in 2010. As of Oct. 2010 the
CourseMaker product no longer appears to be offered although it is still available
from Rapid Intake.
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Learnsoft e-ZStudio (Learnsoft Enterprise Training) http://learnsoft.com/. A webbased, collaborative authoring tool with rapid learning features. This product is no
longer listed on their website. Nor can I find evidence of it elsewhere.
LionSher (Kern Communications Pvt. Ltd.). A cloud based tool for creating and
delivering tests. Based in India. Website (deleted) now leads to an “adult” site.
Assume the company is out of business or no longer offers this product.
LSI Kreus Collaborative Courseware Development Environment Tool Suite
(LSI, Inc.) http://www.lsijax.com/. Mainly a custom developer of military training.
They provide a number of Content Management Systems including Kreus. Not
readily available just for purchase.
Mastery Technologies ModifyTM (Mastery Technologies, Inc.)
http://www.masterytech.com/. Mastery Technologies offers many health, safety
and business courses. Modify is a product that allows users to customize any of
the courses to meet specific needs. Mastery also offers MasteryNet LMS,
MasterNet Training System, and MasteryNet LAN Training Manager. Although the
company is still in business, its LMS is offered only to its own clients and the
Modify product is no longer available.
McKinnon-Mulherin Banshee (McKinnon-Mulherin Inc.) http://www.mckinnonmulherin.com. This product no longer seems to be available. The company still
offers consultation services in the area of learning solutions, sales and business
communication, technical writing, and editorial projects.
Media Defined NetExam VirtualLab (Media Defined, Inc. d/b/a NetExam)
http://www.netexam.com. The VirtualLab product no longer seems to be available.
They still offer the NetExam LMS, a social learning platform called ensemba!, and
consultation services.
Mediapro iAuthor (Mediapro Education Technology (P) Ltd.)
http://www.mymediapro.com/. Based in India. Offer numerous online courses and
custom development but apparently no longer offer this product. The website
appears to work only in Internet Explorer.
Microsoft ESP (Microsoft, Inc.) http://www.microsoft.com/. A 3-D simulation
development tool. This tool is not generally available. It may be available to the
developer network.
Microsoft Learning Content Development System (LCDS). A free(!) tool for
general course authoring. As of Oct. 2015, this product can no longer be found.
Producer for PowerPoint. Available only up to PowerPoint 2010. Microsoft has
now (2015) introduced a new presentation tool called Sway.
MindIQ Design-a-Course (MindIQ Corporation) http://www.mindiq.com. As of
Oct. 2010, the website is no longer accessible.
Netex Learning Coffee Maker (Netex Knowledge Factory S.L.)
http://www.netexcompany.com/. Has HTML5 output. They also offer a mobile app,
Learning Coffee – a collection of off-the-shelf business courses, a corporate and
an education LMS, custom course development and other tools. Have integrated
a Tin Can conformant Learning Record Store. Based in Spain. As of May 2015,
this does not appear to be available. They still offer learningCloud – a corporate
LMS, learningSchool – an education LMS and Learning Coffee.
Nimble Orbit (Nimble Orbit) http://nimbleorbit.com/. Not a full LMS but digital file
management software with video streaming and file sharing that integrates with
popular LMS. Website not accessible as of Dec. 2017.
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Norpath Elements Studio 3 for Windows and Mac OS X (Norpath Inc.)
http://www.norpath.com/ Richmond Hill, Ontario. This product no longer appears
to be available. The company does custom development for mobile applications.
NYCircuits Screenbook Maker (NYCircuits Inc.) http://www.nycircuits.com/. A tool
for creating visual tutorials for computer training. They also offer the Joomla CMS.
The site was unavailable on March 18, 2013.
OnDemand Personal Navigator (OnDemand Software, a division of Global
Knowledge) http://www.ondemandgk.com/. For new systems training. Also offer
Presenter (a PowerPoint Converter) and CustomDoc. Acquired by Oracle in June,
2008. Offered now as the Oracle User Productivity Kit and Tutor.
Open Training DesignerLearnPackager/LearnLab/Learngate Testmaker (Open
Training) http://www.opentraining.com Sweden. The website now redirects to the
Edvantage website where there is no evidence of this tool.
OutStart GmbH LearnCube 2007 (OutStart GmbH) http://www.outstart.de. A
storyboard tool. Based in Germany. This is the German site for OutStart. This
product no longer appears to be available.
Pedagogue Assessment Management System (AMS) (Pedagogue Solutions)
http://www.pedagogue.com. Test and assessment tool. Focus on regulated
industries. They will also host tests online. Acquired by Saba in 2012. Now part
of Saba’s Planning@Work tools.
Percepsys SNAP! STUDIO (Percepsys Inc.) http://www.percepsys.com Based in
Toronto. An authoring tool with a database back-up. Also offer SIMSTUDIO for
simulations. Website not accessible as of Nov. 2017.
Phasient SimBuilder (Phasient Learning Technologies) http://www.phasient.com/.
In spite of the name, this is not really a simulation too. It is more like a general
course authoring system. They also offer an LMS - CLaaS™ Reports, a course
library and custom development. The SimBuilder product is no longer listed on
their website. The company is no longer in business.
Planet 2 Learn MEMX2 (Planet 2 Learn) http://planet2learn.com/. Situation-based
lesson points are created in the form of 2 to 3-minute video clips known as
MEMX2. These MEMX2's are then uploaded into a rule-based software program.
These modules are organized into units. Provides for interactive video with
gaming and adaptive learning elements. Website no longer accessible as of Sept.
2015.
PointeCast Publisher Professional (PointeCast) http://www.pointecast.com A
PowerPoint to Flash converter which can add audio, quizzes, etc. Is now (2012)
Hughes Presentor for Training http://business.hughes.com/.
PowerMediaTools PowerPPT2Swf (PowerMediaTools)
http://www.powermediatools.com/ - a PowerPoint converter. Website no longer
accessible.
QMIND (QMind, Inc.) http://www.qmind.com Not quite an authoring system, not
quite a content management system, QMIND is an "eLearning design collaboration
platform." Website is no longer accessible.
Rapid Intake Unison (Callidus Software Inc. dba CallidusCloud/Rapid Intake)
http://rapidintake.com/. Rapid Intake was purchased by Callidus in 2011 and
Unison is now part of Litmos Author.
RealTimeTech MAXMEDIA (RealTimeTech, Inc.) http://www.realtimetech.co.kr/
Based in Korea but product available in English. The company and website still
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exist but they apparently no longer offer this product.
RedTray ALTO RapidBuilder (REDTRAY Managed Services Ltd.)
http://www.redtray.co.uk/. Powerpoint converter. The company still offers LMS
solutions but not apparently this course authoring product any longer.
Reusable Objects CONSTRUCT Author (Reusable Objects)
http://www.reusableobjects.com (South Africa) Also CONSTRUCT Roleplaying
Engine. As of November, 2010, this website was no longer accessible. Curious.
Right Reason RightCourse (Right Reason Technologies)
http://www.rightreasontech.com/. RightCourse is no longer available. They still
offer Assessement Creator, RightTrack LMS, CyberExtension – a blended learning
platform they call a Virtual Managed Learning Environment (VMLE), RightPath
Student Success System, on-line lessons and courseware, and custom
development. Marketed to both education and the corporate sector.
RolePlay (Roleplay Training LLC.) http://www.roleplaytraining.com/. An SaaS
based tool for designing scenario-based learning. Includes analytics. Based in
New Zealand. Now Skilitix InterAct but with the same URL.
RWD u360 Author (RWD Technologies) http://www.rwd.com/. In July, 2010, RWD
sold its software products division to Court Square Capital Partners who created
ANCILE Solutions, Inc. to handle this aspect of the business. U360 Author is no
longer sold as such but uPerform and uLearn (an LMS) are available through
ANCILE. RWD was purchased by General Physics Corporation/GP Strategies
Corporation in March, 2011.
Saba Publisher (Saba) http://www.saba.com – Part of the Saba Learning @Work
suite. Similar to Trivantis Lectora Publisher. No longer offered on Saba’s website
as of Feb. 2017.
Serious Magic Ovation (Serious Magic) http://www.seriousmagic.com/. A
PowerPoint conversion tool. Also offer Vlog it! And Visual Communicator.
Acquired by Adobe in October 2006. Site now redirects to Adobe.
Simulis Course Studio (Simulis, LLC) http://www.simulis.com. Website no longer
accessible.
Strategic Management SimShop Developer Tool (Strategic Management Group
Inc.) http://www.smginc.com/ A simulation tool. The website now redirects to
http://www.bts.com/.
Teknical eLearning Objects (Teknical) http://www.teknical.com. Based in the UK.
Also eLearning Questions – a test and assessment tool. They were purchased by
Serco Learning and these products no longer seem to be available as such. They
may be part of the Serco Learning Skillspace platform.
TeraLearn Collaboration and Testing Solution (CTS) (TeraLearn.com Inc.)
http://www.teralearn.com/. A test and assessment tool. Authoring (including
conversion from MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel) available as part of the LCMS.
As of July 2013, this website is no longer accessible.
Trainvision AuthoLearn (TrainVision Ltd.) http://www.trainvision.com. As of July
2013, this site is closed.
Treehouse by Interlude (Interlude – an affiliate of J.B.F. Interlude 2009 Ltd.)
http://interlude.fm/. A self-service HTML5 web app for designing and publishing
interactive videos. Now called eko and focused more on live entertainment.
TTG Systems AUTHOR (TTG Systems Inc.) http://www.ttg-inc.com/ Based in
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Edmonton, Alberta and focuses on the resource industry and compliance. Also
offer TRACCESS CI LMS and TRACCESS ASSESS. As of July 2013, the
AUTHOR product was no longer listed on the website.
usim Simulation-Based Training Platform (umind) http://www.umindsoft.com.
This product includes Virtual Reality, Learning-by-Doing and Case-Based
Reasoning tools. The other product they offer - ulearn Intelligent Learning
Platform – includes a unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) Virtual Tutor called Aimy.
Based in Montreal. These products may no longer be available. The company
appears to offer only custom development.
Vantage Path SmartBuilder (Vantage Path) http://vantagepath.com/onlinetraining-software/. A web-based tool that includes PowerPoint conversion,
branching scenarios and assessments. They also offer test making software, an
LMS and custom e-learning development. Based in Calgary, AB. The company
still offers consulting and custom development sevices but not this product.
Vuepoint Learning System (Vuepoint Corp.) http://www.vuepoint.com Product
includes Learning Management, Learning Content Management, Content Creation,
a web portal and other tools. Vuepoint became Certpoint and is now part of Infor
Learning Management http://www.infor.com/product-summary/hcm/learningmanagement/.
Web CourseWorks CourseCreate System (Web CourseWorks)
http://www.webcourseworks.com/ and http://www.coursestage.com/. An
LMS/LCMS built for non-profits and the public sector. Includes collaborative
authoring and a learning object repository. While the company still offers its LMS
products, as of 2017, this product no longer appears to be offered.
William Horton Consulting Templates (William Horton Consulting, Inc.)
http://www.horton.com/productintro.aspx. One of the gurus of eLearning offers
eLearning and PowerPoint templates. Although the company still exists at
http://www.horton.com they no longer appear to offer the templates.
Wimba Create (Wimba) http://www.wimba.com/ An MS Word conversion tool
which allows you to add interactive components. Focus on the formal education
market. Wimba merged with HorizonLive in 2004 and was known as Horizon
Wimba for a short time. Purchased Silicon Chalk in 2005. Wimba was purchased
along with Elluminate by BlackBoard in 2010.
Xerceo Infuse (Xerceo, Inc.) http://www.xerceo.com. Xerceo continues to offer
Feathercap LMS which includes a course and quiz builder and Training Atom but
this authoring tool is apparently no longer available separately.
X-Pulse LearnCube (X-Pulse E-Learning GmbH) http://www.x-pulse.de/ German.
Website no longer accessible. The company seems to have been absorbed by
Outstart/Kenexa/IBM.
XStream RapidBuilder (XStream Software Inc.) http://www.xstreamsoftware.com/
Based in Ottawa. Also offer SCORM Maker, RapidExam, RapidGuide, sofTV.net
authoring and several SharePoint applications including a SCORM library. As of
Dec. 2013, the website says the product has been retired but that a new product is
in development.
Xtranormal (xtranormal Technology Inc.) http://www.xtranormal.com/. A free
animated movie making tool. Discontined July 2013.
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Academic Systems Video Conference Classroom Management System
(Academic Systems) http://www.academicsys.com/lms.php. A virtual classroom
combined with a management system. Website no longer accessible as of Oct.
2013.
Arel Spotlight (Arel Communications and Software, Ltd.)
http://www.arelcom.com/conferencing.html. Available in several versions
(Campus, Meeting, Webinar, VirtualClass). Website no longer accessible.
Astute Technology Conference.CAST® (Astute Technology)
http://www.astutetech.com/. A virtual meeting tool. Also provide other online
learning tools including a testing and certification platform that helps to change
traditional lecture capture from passive infrastructure technology into collaborative
communities of learning. Purchased by Echo 360 in 2016 – now the Echo360
Classroom.
BridgeOne Global Solutions http://www.bridgeoneglobal.com. A webconferencing integrator/reseller. Now TEAMINGS http://www.teamings.com/.
Call Fusion CF WebConference (Call Fusion) http://www.call-fusion.com
Purchased by ConferTel http://www.confertel.net/ in November 2007.
Communicast - now Vcall Web Conferencing.
Communiqué Conferencing (Communiqué Conferencing, Inc.)
http://www.communiqueconferencing.com/web-conferencing.asp. A reseller of
Microsoft Live Meeting and Cisco Webex.
ConferencePlus (ConferencePlus) http://www.conferenceplus.com/. They are a
reseller/integrator of other solutions including Microsoft Live Meeting, Webex and
IBM Sametime Unyte Meeting.
Data Connection Meeting Server (Data Connection Ltd.)
http://www.meetingserver.com/. The company's two formerly separate business
brands (Data Connection and MetaSwitch) have been merged into a single
corporate brand, Metaswitch Networks.
Dimdim Web Conferencing (Dimdim, Inc.) http://www.dimdim.com. Open source
and free up to a point. Purchased by Salesforce.com in 2011.
Elluminate Live! http://www.elluminate.com – based in Calgary, Canada. They
also provide software called Elluminate Plan and Elluminate Publish for planning
live sessions and making recorded sessions available. Elluminate was purchased
by Blackboard in July, 2010 and has become Blackboard Collaborate.
ePath Learning LIVESM (ePath Learning) http://www.epathlearning.com. This
product/service is no longer listed on their website.
Farstone Virtual Class (Farstone Technology, Inc.) http://www.farstone.com/.
This company sells backup recovery software and no longer offers this product.
Foroso Meeting Center/Training Center (Foroso Communications GmbH)
http://www.foroso.com. Website not available as of Oct. 2013.
G-Cube Solutions Wizdom Room VCR (G-Cube Solutions) http://www.gcsolutions.net Based in India. The company still exists and offers the WiZDOM
LMS and custom elearning development but they no longer appear to offer this
product.
Inet Conference Room Discovere Conference Room (Inet Conference Room)
http://www.inetconferenceroom.com/rooms.nsf/home_contact. This website is no
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Informa Systems InformaStream (Informa Systems)
http://www.informasystems.com/. The company offers an LMS and