Top 5 Learning Management Systems for 2012/2013

Every year the Gilfus Education Group assists hundreds of eLearning and online training organizations, including academic institutions, in selecting or evaluating their Learning Management System – LMS, Learning Content Management System- LCMS or Course Management Systems – CMS. In addition, many academic institutions embark on their own Learning Management System Evaluation projects to understand which Learning Management System is the best for them. For various reasons each academic institution selects a specific application, be it open source or proprietary or because of ease of use, costs or, functional and pedagogical reasons.

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Adrenna Inc. (AdrennaLearn)

Adrenna has two robust learning platforms for Education and Workforce. Adrenna Workforce 7  is an award winning LMS designed specifically for Professional Education Adrenna Workforce provides capabilities for social learning, community building, authoring and collaboration.built for organizations looking to support online training and development while Adrenna Academic is  built specifically for the academic environment with a focus on student/instructor/institution capabilities. With the AdrennaAcademic Open LMS Platform Higher Education Institutions and K12 Schools and School Districts  can build and deliver engaging learning experiences, track learner performance, participate in social community, engage in mobile learning, create and share curriculum and content, and much more. The system manages, courses, communities, portfolios, outcomes, retention, rewards (points/badges), transcripts, mass sms and email, social integration, e-commerce and configurable data feeds to over 14 admin systems.


Blackboard works it’s clients to develop and implement technology that improves every aspect of education. We enable clients to engage more students in exciting new ways, reaching them on their terms and devices—and connecting more effectively, keeping students informed, involved, and collaborating together.


Desire2Learn Learning Suite is a tightly integrated suite of products that provide a seamless experience for creation, delivery and management of courses, allowing users to collaborate and connect around content and activities. From simple to sophisticated, Desire2Learn supports a variety of learning environments limited only by the vision of the educational institution.


Although called an LMS, Moodle is a course management system designed to help educators who want to create quality online courses. The software is used all over the world by universities, schools, companies and independent teachers. Moodle is open source and completely free to use.

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