Learning Management Vendors, September 2011 By Don McIntosh www.trimeritus.
Vendors of Learning Management and E-learning Products
By Don McIntosh, Ph.D. (2011)
For Trimeritus eLearning Solutions Inc. http://www.trimeritus.com Updated Sept. 10, 2011
Learning Management Vendors, September 2011 Table of Contents By Don McIntosh www.trimeritus.com
Vendors of Learning Management and E-learning Products
Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 3 Learning Management Systems (LMSs) .................................................................................................... 4 Corporate Learning Management Systems (LMSs) ................................................................................... 6 Learning Content Management Systems (LCMSs) ................................................................................... 31 Course Authoring Tools .......................................................................................................................... 37 General Course Authoring Tools (a few examples)................................................................................... 53 Rapid eLearning/Conversion tools ........................................................................................................... 53 Test and Assessment Tools ....................................................................................................................... 55 Screen capture tools for building software simulations ........................................................................... 56 More sophisticated simulation tools ........................................................................................................ 57 Virtual Classrooms ................................................................................................................................. 58 Generic (off-the-shelf) eLearning Courseware Vendors .......................................................................... 64 Education Learning Management Systems (ELMS) ................................................................................. 71 Commercial Education LMSs .................................................................................................................... 71 Open Source Education LMSs ................................................................................................................... 77 Additional Resources: ............................................................................................................................ 82 Some unique, hard to categorize solutions: ............................................................................................. 86 Social networking/learning tools ............................................................................................................. 88 Some tools for adding interactivity to courses ......................................................................................... 90 Consulting/custom development companies ........................................................................................... 97 Apparently discontinued or changed products ....................................................................................... 99 Corporate LMS ......................................................................................................................................... 99 Corporate LCMS ..................................................................................................................................... 103 Course Authoring ................................................................................................................................... 106 Virtual Classrooms ................................................................................................................................. 109 Generic Courseware Vendors ................................................................................................................. 111 Education Learning Management Systems ............................................................................................ 111 Open Source Learning Management Systems ....................................................................................... 112 Other ...................................................................................................................................................... 112
Learning Management Vendors, September 2011 Introduction By Don McIntosh www.trimeritus.com
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 those 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. As a result, there are numerous tools in other languages not listed here. The list evolves monthly as I learn of new products and changes. They are listed alphabetically by the name of the company in the categories:
Corporate Learning Management Systems (LMS) Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) Course Authoring Tools Virtual Classrooms Generic (off-the-shelf) eLearning Courseware Vendors 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.
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 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. I have tried to provide hyperlinks within this document to help sort out mergers, acquisitions and related products. Listings are alphabetical by company name. If you only know the name of the product, try a search. In this revision of the list, you will find discontinued and changed vendors at the end (p. 74). Partly because of the plethora of products offered and the state of the economy, there has been a good deal of turmoil in the industry. The dominant vendors in the market are highlighted in yellow. (“The six largest LMS product companies constitute approximately 50% of the market.” (Bersin & Associates, 2009)). Canadian vendors are indicated by this highlight.
Common features of Learning Management Systems:
Online (eLearning) course launching and tracking. They also emphasize communication and collaboration features. corporate LMSs can be very useful for educational institutions with a business focus such as distance education units offering courses for sale.0).
. performance management. launch and track online learning and keep records of the activity. Classroom instruction management is included in most full-fledged corporate
LMSs but not in all and is not normally included in education LMSs. Corporate
2. Course authoring and content management are not normally included in a corporate LMS except as part of a suite that includes learning content management (LCMS). Some corporate LMSs add eCommerce capability and may include regulatory compliance. Corporate LMSs usually include registration and management of classroom instruction as well as eLearning management and delivery. Communication and collaboration (Web 2. human capital and talent management which link closely to Human Resources functions. Sometimes it has more to do with the way the vendors market their products than the features they offer. Organizations looking for LMSs should not ignore the possibilities of using an LMS primarily focused on the other sector.Learning Management Vendors. For example. This way of categorization of LMSs is a bit arbitrary and there is a good deal of overlap between them.
Talent management includes tools for recruitment. September 2011 LMSs By Don McIntosh www. They are also called Course Management Systems (CMS) or (less commonly today) Virtual Learning Environments (VLE). These tools have long been included as part of education LMSs and more and more corporate LMSs are including them now. eLearning development tools (authoring and publishing) are not normally included in corporate LMSs but are included in LCMSs and education LMSs. Educational institutions are usually already well equipped for registration and management of classroom instruction so Education LMSs tend to be primarily for online learning and they usually provide course authoring and some content management features. Education LMSs manage learners and facilities. Also called social learning and networking. They are generally built on the assumption that an instructor is always available to build course content and to communicate with students.com
Learning Management Systems (LMSs)
Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are included in two categories:
1. Corporate LMSs tend to emphasize the management of asynchronous (self-directed) online learning because there is no assumption that an instructor will always be present.
Blended learning is the ability to manage course which mix online and
classroom instruction and is included in the more ambitious systems. retention and career planning.trimeritus. performance. They are included in several of the most ambitious corporate systems but are not normally included in Education LMSs. succession. competency. Open source products tend to be most appropriate for educational institutions but many business enterprises have found them useful as well. Consequently they sometimes call themselves LCMSs.
compensation and benefits.
Many are offered both ways. performance management.trimeritus. Learn. The terms Cloud Computing and “on-demand” are also used for this. Reporting. Talent management vendors have been buying learning management systems. Some are offered as hosted or SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions.com
Content management of internal course materials is normally part of LCMSs
and education LMSs and may be included as part of a suite.Learning Management Vendors. compensation and benefits.
Talent Management Systems: Corporate Learning Management Systems are often part of Human Resource (HR) solutions. Several of the major LMSs are moving into the area of talent management. Some Learning Management Systems are offered as software that is installed internally in the organization (“behind the firewall”). The terms human capital management and workforce productivity are also used. The ability to produce tests and assessment both as
part of courses and separately is normally included as part of LCMSs and education LMSs but only occasionally for corporate LMSs. career planning.com (now Taleo). they are oriented to planning and do not provide the day-to-day processing capabilities such as payroll. E-Commerce. Taleo purchased Learn. As a rule. learning and development.com in 2010. All good systems provide good reporting functions and the ability to customize reports. Plateau (now SuccessFactors). SuccessFactors purchased Plateau in May.
Assessment and testing. Many LMSs provide integration with third party virtual classrooms. Saba. The ability to charge users for the courses internally and externally is a feature which is being included in more and more systems.
. SumTotal Systems and TEDS. Talent management includes recruitment. Mobile learning. retention. SaaS (Software as a Service). September 2011 LMSs By Don McIntosh www. succession. LMS vendors that incorporate talent management tools include Cornerstone OnDemand. Many vendors are beginning to add mobile learning functionality to their LMSs so learning can be accessed on smartphones and other small mobile devices. 2011. Virtual classrooms. They are not normally included as part of an LMS but may be included as part of a suite.
com A mini LMS for registration for Acrobat Connect Professional.com The company is based in Poland and Germany.4system.com/ and http://www. 14.acpcomputer.
16. Inc. 11.A.
8. it does not offer a fully capable LMS. Although Adobe purchased Macromedia and became a major player in the eLearning business.agileview.com/.com
Corporate Learning Management Systems (LMSs)
The following LMSs are designed primarily for use in corporate environments although some products may also be used in educational institutions. ARC Logics Axentis Enterprise (ARC Logics.
1.acumennet. A training and compliance management system that includes an LMS. Advanced Acoustic Concepts LMS (Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC) http://www.
4system WBTServer (4system Polska Sp. Akuter Enterprise (Akuter) http://www. AEROSTUDIES Ascent Aviation E-training System (Aerostudies Inc. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.) http://www.smartviewlms. Also offer a courseware authoring tool (DDLS). Acumen Enterprise Learning Arena (Acumen Technologies) http://www.) http://www.alchemysystems. Allen Communication Learning Portal (Allen Communication Learning Services) http://www. Based in Singapore.aptek. Axentis Enterprise is governance. Formerly offerd by RWD. Based in India with offices in the US. Website is in Spanish. 5. Inc.arclogics.Learning Management Vendors.
2. Oriented to military training. Also offer courses.ar Based in Argentina.com/. o. Based in the UK. They offer the LMS WBTServer (elearning only) and the authoring tool WBTExpress.com/. http://www. Alchemy Course SISTEM (Alchemy Systems.com/.com/ ANCILE Solutions uLearn Learning Management System (ANCILE Solutions.) http://www. 10.akuter.com/.com/products/lms/index. 15.accessplanit. 12.
.administrate. Inc. RWD sold its software products division to ANCILE Solutions.) http://www. http://www. AgileView Smartview LMS (Agileview Software) http://www.htm.allencomm. ACP CyberSphere (ACP Computer Training and Consultancy Pte Ltd.com Based in Vancouver.allantra.) http://www. They do not appear to be associated with WBT systems. On July 8th.com.aactech.php. AJ LMS (AJ Square Inc. Allantra AVANTI E-training System.adobe. (Allantra Learning Technologies Corp.com Administrate LMS (Eaglewood Systems Ltd. 17.sg/. LP) http://www. 3.
13. AccessPlanit Accessplan (AccessPlanit).).) http://www. Aptek eCampus Pro (Soluciones Tecnológicas Aptek S. Based in the UK.) http://www.trimeritus.com. a Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. risk and compliance (GRC) software which includes learning management capability. For the aviation industry.co/features/e-learning/.aerostudies.edu.
7. z o. Includes authoring. Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional Training (formerly Macromedia Breeze Training) (Adobe) http://www.ajsquare. 6. 2010.) http://www.com/ascent/features/index.
A suite of tools. Blackboard itself was purchased by Providence Equity Partners in June. 24. (Bluedrop Performance Learning). In 2005. a business unit of MPS Group. BizLibrary Company College LMS (BizLibrary) http://www.com Primarily an education oriented system they also offer this corporate enterprise solution and a version for small to medium size enterprises called Blackboard ProSites. Includes LCMS and authoring tools. BIS Trainer LMS (Business Improvement Solutions Inc.) http://www.ca/. Alberta. 2011. They also offer custom course development services. Also offer ellegro™ course development tool. http://www.beeline.
30. Designed for e-learning only. and the LMS – Knowledge Point) are still available from Kaplan and can be found at http://www.php.trimeritus.omniplex.com) in 2010 and incorporated it into Blackboard Analytics suggesting a move into broader school administration. A mini LMS that provides for publication and tracking of Articulate generated courses. Based in Austria.aunwesha. Based in India.bitonline.) https://www. Blackboard also purchased iStrategy (http://www. Also offer custom course development.com/.) http://www.) http://www.) http://www.
19.com.elearningsystem. Formerly Integrated Performance Systems iPerform. Atrixware Weblearning LMS (Atrixware.com
18.stt-trainer.atrixware.blackboard. (http://www. Blatant Media Absorb LMS (Blatant Media Corporation) http://www.bizlibrary. LLC) http://www.com.co.
31. Atlantic Link Knowledge Point (Kaplan IT Training). They offer several LMS solutions including Moodle and their own.com A Latin American based outsourcer with offices throughout the Americas. Omniplex Ltd. Vista was a common brand which began as part of WebCT offerings. 21. Aunwesha LearnITy Enterprise Suite LMS/LCMS (Aunwesha Knowledge Technologies Private Limited) http://www. Inc. Beeline Orchestrata Learning Management System (Beeline. Beeline purchased Integrated Performance Systems in September.
29. Based in Alberta. they purchased WebCT which makes them the largest commercial education LMS.
. A custom built solution.com/web8/home. monitoring and training software. The products (Content Point.
20. The company is also/formerly known as Business Training Library.autonomy. A hosted LMS with several modules.istrategy. bit SITOS Learning Management System (bit schulungscenter Nfg GmbH & Co KG). Purchased by Kaplan in 2010.
Articulate Online (Articulate) http://www.uk/) is a distributor.com/. Also offer rapid authoring tools Articulate Presenter.blatant. Capture Point.com/ AXG Tecnonexo WebCampus (AXG Tecnonexo) http://www. 2006. Blackboard purchased Angel Learning in May.avilar. http://www.tecnonexo.com/products/articulateonline. Inc.com/. Based in Calgary.articulate.
22. 28.com. Autonomy Qfinity Expert (Autonomy Corp. Articulate Engage and Articulate Rapid e-Learning Studio and Articulate Quizmaker – a test and assessment tool.php. Call center recording. The original website is currently “under construction” presumably because of the recent purchase by Kaplan. Canada. Blackboard Learn (Blackboard. Also offer generic courseware. 2009 and Elluminate and Wimba (virtual classroom tools) in July 2010 and has integrated them into a new product called Collaborate. Bluedrop CoursePark.com/. Avilar WebMentor LMS (Avilar Technologies Inc.ca. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.stt-trainer.Learning Management Vendors.
An elearning portal and administration system focused on public safety.cobent. CallSource The Online University (CallSource Inc.Learning Management Vendors. Brainvisa bvLMS (Brainvisa Technologies) http://www. Alberta. Primarily an education oriented LMS but can also manage classroom courses. 40. Content Creation.ca/lime.centrelearn.
38. Primarily an LCMS with an emphasis on compliance to regulatory training. BlueVolt mLMS (BlueTech. Newfoundland.) http://www.com/. 34. CM Group Luminosity Reach (CM Group) http://www. Developed for government. In 2007 Indecomm Global Services of India acquired Brainvisa.brainvisa. The Brainvisa website has broken links and its status is uncertain.
http://www.com/. LLC) http://www.com. Cogentys Learning Management System (Cogentys)
.Compliance and Competency Management (Compliance & Competency Management (CCM)) http://www.
47. Announced March.
37.com/. a web portal and other tools. Based in St. A merger between Bluedrop and Serebra was announced on March 24. they also offer e-Learning and classroom management.com/ Product includes Learning Management. competency and readiness management COTS platform designated for defense and security forces.
39.bluevolt. (BKS). Based in UK.
36. CentreLearn LMS (CentreLearn LLC) http://www.com/. Also offer CampusCruiser PORTAL and CampusCruiser EVAL. One of a new breed of online LMS that provides an open-access course marketplace and community. They alsoffer Luminosity Studio for authoring and Luminosity Synergy for collaboration. They also offer courseware in these areas. 33. 2011.certpointsystems.criticalinfonet. Luminosity Reach is a hosted LMS. Britannica Knowledge Systems Fox (Britannica Knowledge Systems Inc.
44. Also offer FlowHow .com.com/. Developed with the National Apartment Association (NAA) for e-learning content.com
32. BRIDGE People and Technology KnowHow (BRIDGE People and Technology. CampusCruiser LMS (CampusCruiser) http://www.
46.) http://www. John's. CCM . “FOX is a comprehensive training. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.
43. Also offer bvLite and RapideL – a rapid course creation tool.L. Describes itself as a Learning Management Network.boozallen. a subsidiary of Encyclopedia Britannica Inc.trimeritus. The Capsule Company (Sukiyomi Works.
41.com/ Healthcare specialty. An online LMS based in Spain.) http://www.britannicaks. Based in Australia.” Based in Israel. South Africa) http://www.) https://www. healthcare and industrial operations.clarity. Cobent Learning and Compliance Suite (Cobent Group) http://www.com.thecapsulecompany.ca Inc) http://www. Formerly called Vuepoint.campuscruiser.) http://www. Booz Allen Hamilton AtlasPro (Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. 2011. Inc.com/. 42.com UK.com/. Based in Calgary.com/. Clarity LiMe (Clarity. CiNow (CiNet) http://www. 45.a rapid course creation tool.coursepark. Learning Content Management. S.ccm-solutions. CERTPOINTVLS Learning Management Suite (CERTPOINT SYSTEMS.callsource.com/.bridge-pt.
) http://www.lmsportal.) http://www.) http://www.
53. Their primary product is LERSUS
. 64.com/.com/ CourseAvenue Deliver (CourseAvenue Inc.
59. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.coursesource. SaaS system.
61. Not for e-learning. Based in Switzerland.etraincenter.thinkconvergence.cogentys. Conzentrate Learning Central (Conzentrate) http://www.compliance-training.
49.com DELFI LERSUS MMS (DELFI Software) http://www.com/. Based in Denmark. Based in Nanaimo. Includes Microsoft Office conversion course authoring.html A hosted solution for e-learning only. An e-learning platform. London. Creative Logic eTrainCenter (Creative Logic Solutions) http://www.com/.com
48.corelearningservices.com/.Content (LCMS). Convergence Server Learning Management System (Convergence) http://www. 63.com/studio. 56. Competentum ShareKnowledge (Competentum Ltd.comartis. Based in the UK.NET and SharePoint versions.
51. Also provides a platform for authors of eLearning to market their materials.aspx.cornerstoneondemand.coggno. Cyberwisdom wizBank (Cyberwisdom) http://www.net/lms.com.courseavenue. Based in Germany but product available in English. social networking and course authoring tools. Comartis Learning Management System (Comartis Ltd. Course-Source LMS (Course-Source Limited. Based in China. Also offer MENTOR – a course authoring tool and numerous courses for credit unions.com Software to help training companies manage their training. WebExpress for Internet.danishprobe. A pay-per-use. Enterprise Server for enterprise.
57. (Russia)) http://www.net/. BC. A lightweight platform for managing online training. They also offer CourseAvenue Studio for authoring and CourseAvenue Analyze for reporting.
http://www. A customizable LMS. and Scout for mobile learning. CU Training TLC LMS (CU Training Inc.) http://www.) http://www.trimeritus. A customizable LMS built for credit unions. Cornerstone OnDemand Enterprise Suite (Cornerstone OnDemand Inc.conzentrate. Provided in various versions – Viewer for desktop. They offer both LMS and LCMS solutions. Also offer Conzentrate Learning Arena – an LCMS.cutraining. Coggno LMS (Coggno Inc. Compliance Training Solutions LearningServer (Compliance Training Solutions) http://www. 55. CourseMax CRM (CourseMax) http://www.
50.Author and Competentum. 60.) http://www.) http://www. Ltd.
52. They also offer tools for creating tests and surveys.biz/ A hosted LMS portal available in . An SaaS LMS with eCommerce. 62. Cygnet Infotech LMS Portal (Cygnet Infotech Pvt. Described as customer relationship management (CRM) for training organizations.lersus.Learning Management Vendors.cyberwisdom. Danish Probe ABC Academy (Danish Probe A/S) http://www.competentum.net/.de/content/enu/product-n-solutions/lersus-mms/. Based in India.coursemax.com. 54.com.com. Core Learning Services LMS (Core Learning Services Ltd. They also offer Competentum. UK) http://www.com/. 58. A Microsoft SharePoint based LMS.
A healthcare specialist. Digitec Knowledge Direct eLearning Platform (Digitec Interactive) http://www.digitalchalk. Both LCMS and LMS capabilities for e-learning. DOTS (Dynamic Online Training System) LMS and Talent Solution (DOTS Talent Solutions Pty Ltd) http://www. 77.digitalignite. “A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for developing. Markets to both business and education. Based in Italy.com/. Educate-Global Mentor LMS http://www.
79.ecologicsystems. eDuc Learning (Concept Formula Inc. Based in Toronto. DynDevice LCMS (Mega Italia Media) http://www.docebolms.com/.
75. and administering training content.educate-global. A social collaborative learning system with course management features.Learning Management Vendors.e2train.
66.com. Includes authoring.
71. http://www. Canada. web conferencing. An online system for creation and delivery of elearning.com. Dokeos (Dokeos) http://www.
70. delivering.org/doceboCms/ Docebo is an open source e-learning suite that contains an LMS (for online courses) and a CMS (for web portal building).com Based in Ontario – formerly Galbraith Media.dotstalentsolutions.) http://www.html. 78. This is the same LMS offered by Open Tec. Based in Quebec.com/ An all-purpose online system for creating and managing courses.com/. Includes LMS and social learning tools for professional education. Website is in Italian.scribestudio. Based in Australia. e2train Kallidus LMS (e2train Limited) http://www. and tests.com/ Edcomm Banker’s Academy Learning Link (The Edcomm Group) http://www. etc. EduBrite SaaS (EduBrite Systems Inc. dominKnow Learning Center (DominKnow. Inc) http://www. It includes LCMS and content authoring. 76. Distance Learning ScribeStudio (Distance Learning. Based in Italy and Dubai.
80. Inc. Scorm support.com/it/.trimeritus.bankersacademy.
easyContent – an authoring tool.) http://www.educlearning.com. Ontario.
. Also offer DOTS Content Creator.com/wt/LearningLink/index.discoverycampus.dokeos.com
65.com/. Also offer Kallidus OnDemand.) http://www. Docebo LMS http://www.dominknow. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www. EcoLogic Systems SMART Training Management Software System (EcoLogic Systems) http://www.
69. Digital Ignite learning platform (Digital Ignite) http://www.com.com/. Primarily an education oriented LMS with a focus on the formal education sector. A hosted system for e-learning.com. Dokeos is an open source e-learning and course management web application translated in 34 languages. DigitalChalk Online Training Software (DigitalChalk) http://www. For e-learning. video. Based in Kitchener.” DiscoveryCampus e-learning management (DiscoveryCampus Inc. Neither website works very well. an SaaS solution. 68. it includes content authoring. They offer the LMS and a course library to the financial industry. Desire2Learn Learning Suite (Desire2Learn Incorporated).
67.dyndevicelcms. Marketed to both corporate and education clients. Based in Belgium.com/.edubrite.desire2learn.
73. 81. 74.digitecinteractive.) http://www.
) http://www.empowerbpo.html. Appears to be for online courses only. e-Learning Consulting LMS (e-Learning Consulting) http://www.com/acadis/.com/.epathlearning.com) is based in Amsterdam. ePercipio eLearning Platform (ePercipio . 90. Provides enterprise LMS to all types of learning organizations.edvantagegroup. Testing and Gap Analysis. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www. and eCommunity Interface.) http://www. An SaaS LMS with emphasis on HR compliance. Edvance360 LMS (Edvance360) http://www.com/ Elsevier Performance Manager (Elsevier Inc.
87.) http://www.elearningforce.uk. Focuses on the health care industry. emPower Learning Management System (emPowerbpo) http://www.) http://www. ElearningForce SharePoint LMS (Elearningforce Inc. Also offer a community site for students called Evolve (https://evolve.
Edu-Performance TACTIC! LMS (Edu-Performance Canada Inc. 97. For e-learning only.com/). Joint Commission and Red Flag Rule.Learning Management Vendors. ENVISAGE Acadis Readiness Suite (ENVISAGE Technologies Corp. Oriented to training businesses. An Saas LMS. e-learning WMB Open Elms e-LMS (e-learning WMB) http://www.
. Also offer TACTIC! Editor – a course authoring tool.epercipio.
92.com in summer 2006.com/english/tactic_lms_index.com/.elsevier.
84.edvance360.elementk.) http://www. 86.enterprisestudy. eLogic Learning eSSential LMS (eLogic Learning) http://www. Epignosis eFront (Epignosis Ltd. Elsevier (www. ePath Learning ASAP (ePath Learning Inc.Course Builder. Includes social networking. Canada. Elsevier purchased MC Strategies in 2005.com/. An LMS and LCMS based on Microsoft SharePoint ElementK KnowledgeHub (Element K) http://www.com/.emtrain.
94. Formerly Scholar360. Envision Click2Coach and Centricity (Envision Telephony.
88. Open source.com/. Inc. Based in Norway. 95. The company also provides an array of courses including those mandated by government and other regulatory bodies such as OSHA. Enterprise Study Platform (ESP) (Enterprise Study Ltd. Also offer Edvantage CourseBuilder – an authoring tool.
96.com/.com A on-demand combined LMS/LCMS. emTRAIN LMS (emTRAIN) http://www. 89.com.com
82.com/.a division of the Shari Levitin Group.com.) http://www. Edvantage Learning Gateway (Edvantage group) http://www. A suite with three functions .envisagenow.trimeritus. An open source LMS combined with a content management system and course authoring. Based in the UK.elsevier.com/ Purchased by NIIT Global www.
83.) http://www.co.elearningwmb. Envision offers several platforms focused on contact/call center training.niit.elogiclearning. Based in Quebec.tacticsoftware.elsevierperformance.efrontlearning.
85. 93.elearningconsulting.) http://www. Inc.envisioninc.com/. HIPAA.
excelindia. A “knowledge networking” platform that includes social learning.cpelink.execuservecorp.fibrlink. Chemical industries and compliance-oriented organizations.
114. Excelsoft SARAS (Excelsoft Technologies Pvt.) http://www.html.gc-solutions. Essential Learning Organizational Learning Management System and CEQuick (Essential Learning) http://www. communities of practice.expertus. Also offer Easyquizz – an assessment tool.com. Ltd.
Based in Greece. Online management tool for accounting courses. A corporate version of the SARAS Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Excel-soft SARAS Learning Management System (Excel-soft Technologies Pvt. and authoring tools. Based in Toronto. knowledge management. The company was purchased by Pearson Education in 2009 and the product has apparently now been incorporated into Pearson LearningStudio..com/. 108. Also offer authoring tools. Also has a library/database repository for content.epistema. Inc. 116.geenius. An LMS specifically designed for SumTotal ToolBook courses.cequick. a risk assessment system.info/ Primarily an education LMS/LCMS. UK) http://www. Firm CPE Center (CPE Link) http://www.com.net Based in India. Courses also offered.fldata.) http://www.) http://www.
112. 110.com/. ExpertusONE (Expertus.) http://www. Ltd. A hosted system for training providers and publishers.essentiallearning.) http://www.com/.
113. They also offer health and safety courses. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.com/ Based in India.) http://www.) http://www.com/ Based in India. 101. 106. 111.com/ for Oil. France) http://www.com/. Ltd.com/elearnnow. 100.
103.html.flextraining. 109.com/. Gas.com/. Execuserve eLearn Now Learning Management System (Execuserve Corp. EssentialSkillz O-LAS (EssentialSkillz.essentialskillz. They also offer many courses through their online LMS CEQuick http://www.
102.Learning Management Vendors.fronter. Firmwater LMS (Firmwater Inc.) http://www. Various versions offered for the corporate and education sectors. a content development tool and an online testing tool. Based in Toronto. Inc.) http://www.
107. Based in China. Fibrlink Distance Training System (Fibrlink Communications Co. Euphoria Thinkpass Learning Platform (Euphoria Workforce Solutions) http://www.com/.com/ A health and safety compliance management system which combines the functionality of an LMS. They also offer the SARAS Assessment Management System. Geenius (GEENIUS Inc. 104.esprit-lms. The Fronter product is still available. Fronter Open Learning Platform (Fronter. LMS.excelindia.com
99.euphoriaworkforce. FlexTraining Learning Management System (FlexTraining (National Training Systems)) http://www. EspritLMS (Resource Engineering. 115.) http://www. An installed or hosted solution.com.trimeritus.ftssol.com. FTS Enterprise Training Management System (ETMS) (FTS Solutions Inc. Inc.com/2009/0120/2154. G-Cube Solutions Wizdom Learning Management System (G-Cube Solutions) http://www. Compliance management a feature. Frontline TrainingMine LMS (Frontline Data Solutions. Epistema LMS (Epistema – Groupe CrossKnowledge. Norway) http://com.firmwater.
127.) Part of an Employee Performance/Talent Management suite including appraisal. In Nov. GyrusAim (Gyrus Systems) http://www.trainingpartner. hosted LMS with ebusiness features for both schools and companies.The Simple Platform for Learning . eLearning plus Web 2.com.omnitrackplus. Geometrix Training Partner (GeoMetrix Data Systems Inc.com Includes rapid authoring.
131.com/. Ltd.com. the website is in Swedish with a call out to Google for translation.
Gemini GeMS (Gemini Performance Solutions) http://www. Graplink Learning Management System (Viaro Networks Inc. Gyankosh Learning Management System (Gyankosh Solutions Pvt. The LMS portion of the GeMS SWIFT product. HealthStream Learning Center (HealthStream.htm.globalknowledge. & GuiWeb.com. and authoring tool (SWIFT Author).
128. 2011.com/. Google CloudCourse (Google) http://googleopensource.com Victoria.html.com
117.Learning Management Vendors. Generation21 Enterprise (Inmedius. Classroom management features were added to SimPl in June.) http://www. BC.grade. Halogen Software eLearrning Manager (http://www.com/.) http://www. distance learning and eLearning content.
129.com/ Healthcare specialist.
124.grasplink.0 and mobile learning features but apparently no classroom instruction feature. An open source LMS.com.
123. This is not the company purchased by Oracle.
121. 122.guiweb. Based in Sweden.gyrus.careermantra. Inc. Inc.a low-cost hosted Learning Management System for delivering internally developed and vendor provided online training.trimeritus.
126. Healthcare specialist. eLearning only LMS. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www. 2010 they announced SimPL . Also offer a wide selection of courses.halogensoftware. 125. Global Vision Technologies OmniTrackPlus (Global Vision Technologies) http://www. Grade LUVIT (Grade is a division of Avensia Innovation AB) http://www.com) http://www.gemini. 119.healthstream. Also offer courses.inmediuslearning. Helius Portal (Helius. succession planning and performance management.com/. They have been in business for 22 years and have developed four LMS solutions for their clients.php. Inc.
118. Also provide authoring and assessment tools. LLC (a Hughes Company) http://www. Based in Ottawa.com/2010/05/cloudcourse-enterprise-application-in. GeMS SWIFT provides the SWIFT Learning Environment (SWIFT). Also known as Career Mantra.) http://www. succession and 360 degree feedback tools.helius.com/learning-management-system. An inexpensive. Also offer Authoring Center and a health care course catalog. GuiWeb Event Registrar (Gui Productions. Learning Management System (GeMS).
130. Inc.) http://www. An online LMS for eLearning.com/.) http://www. Based in India. Also offer Presenter (a MS Office to Flash converter tool) and Media Training (A hardware/software solution to deploy video training from
. test and survey tools. 120.hccs. GyrusAim is the latest LMS product with competency management. Alberta. Partners with ej4 video training provider. Global Knowledge Learning Management System (Global Knowledge Training LLC) http://www.com/Products/lms.blogspot. Based in Calgary. HCCS Healthcare Learning Platform (HLP) and SimPl (Health Care Compliance Strategies. compensation.
146.incontact.) http://www.com.com.). UK) http://www. an authoring tool and courses specifically for law enforcement agencies.) http://www. Kitaboo eBook portal and Red inQ – a test and assessment tool.ikonami. inContact eLearning (inContact.com/.com/.com/. Can be used to manage live events including classroom instruction as well as e-learning.ideaelearning.) http://www.
136. Includes communities of practice. Emphasis on the health care sector. course creation
one location to remote sites. Hurix eLcurve (Hurix Systems) http://www. Based in Istanbul.com. Website is mostly in Turkish.infologixsys. Information Transfer Seminar Knowledge Centre (Information Transfer LLP.
143.com/.inquisiqR3. UK.hurix. Infor purchased SSA Global in August.
135. Emphasis on the Healthcare industry.uk/.com/. Infor HCM Talent Management (Infor Global Solutions) http://www.infoprocorp. Also offer a Learning Content Management System. 134. HRsmart Learning Management Solution (HRsmart. online meetings and webinars.com. a Division of Sencia Canada Limited) http://www. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.infor. 140.informetica. 2006 InfoLogix Learning Management System (InfoLogix. Based in the UK.hughes. iCohere Collaboration Platform (iCohere. Inc.teachmeit. Designed for call center training.com.im-c. 147. Based in London.com/content/brochures/329341/).com/. Includes content management capability. elearning management.php/solutions/learning. 145. Inc. Part of a suite of Talent Management tools. non-profits and government.com/ Based in Germany. IMC CLIX Learning Management System (imc AG) http://www. a Measurement and Evaluation System and course authoring tools.Learning Management Vendors. Netherlands) http://www.informasystems.com and http://www.infor. Inc. InformaOne LMS (Informa Systems.
139.co.seminar. They also offer Studywiser – a free authoring environment. Inc. Informetica Learning Management System (Informetica Corporate Online Training Systems.icslearninggroup. SaaS. i-Concept Portal CMS (i-Concept InternetWorks BV.portalcms. ICS Learning Group’s Inquisiq™ LMS (ICS Learning Group) http://www. idea Learning Management System (LMS) (IDEA E-Learning Solutions) http://www. Also offer a range of technical and non-technical courses under the TeachMeIt brand http://www. Focus on associations.hrsmart. This product includes a module for Learning Management (http://www.
133.trimeritus.info. Hughes Learning Portal (Hughes Network Systems LLC) http://training. Formerly SSA Global. Inc) http://www. Includes LCMS with an emphasis on health and safety management with compliance tracking and certification. Also offer Dictera – a course development tool. ikonami AT-Learning (ikonami Limited) http://www.com A hosted solution that includes an LMS.icohere.) http://www.
141. InfoPro Worldwide eLearning Framework (InfoPro Worldwide Corporation) http://learning. Also offer POWERTRAINER – an authoring tool and Lecturnity – a screen recording tool.com/products/portal.
150. A hosted solution. Inc. Inc.
148. including Google Android device and iPhone OS-based devices and the Apple iPad.inmediuslearning. It is too early to predict how this will affect the future of either Generation 21 or Omnibus.) http://www.au/. http://www. Also purchased KnowledgeXtensions in March.com/ or http://www. Interzoic Media Accord LMS (Interzoic Media) http://www. 160.com.) http://www. Ontario.com/ Also available through www.simplek12. InfoSource Simple Productivity (InfoSource. Includes some content management and eCommerce features.com Provide a full suite of tools including LCMS.interzoic. Also offer TOPYX Bolt as a social leaning add-on tool for learning management systems.) http://www.capabiliti. Inc. Interactive Solutions LMS (Interactive Solutions New Media Inc. KnowledgeXtensions was purchased by Inmedius in March. communities.) http://www.com/ Also offer KBridge authoring. Inc. Inc) http://www.Learning Management Vendors.intralearn.com. Based in Australia. Available for both corporate training and educational institutions. Intelex Training Management System (Intelex Technologies Inc. Also offer SimpleK12 http://www.trimeritus. Available in a mobile edition for a variety of platforms. Based in Thunder Bay.
and testing capability. Primarily a custom developer.isnewmedia. Includes video capture and course creation.com.instancy. and integration of Web 2. Inspired Learning Management System (Inspired eLearning) http://www.intuitext.
155. IntraLearn LMS (IntraLearn Software Corp.com/.) http://www.com/. A hosted system for e-learning.) http://www. Canada.interactyx.com. authoring. Based in Toronto. Although they still offer an LMS.). It is too early to predict how this will affect the future of either Generation 21 or Omnibus.Net/SharePoint.inmarkets.intrafinity. knowledge management. Inmedius Generation21 Enterprise (Inmedius. Also offer Knowledge Assembler . Inmedius Omnibus Learning (Inmedius. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www. Based in Toronto Interactyx TOPYX http://www. Intelledox Capabiliti LMS (Intelledox Pty Ltd) http://www.com Instancy Learning On-Demand Portal (Instancy.
156. Quality and Health and Safety (EQH&S) Business Performance Management software solutions. Inmarkets eLearning Delivery Platform (eLDP). Intellum Rollbook (Intellum.intelex. Also offer a virtual
. 2011.omnibuslearning.com/ for education. They also offer IntraLearn LSP (Learning Service Provider) with e-commerce capability and Intralearn LearningServer for . 161.0 tools.) http://www.intellum. Also offer Environmental.html. 153.
158. Intrafinity eLearning Server (Intrafinity Inc. Intuitext Learning Suite (Intuitext) http://www. A hosted LMS based in Toronto.com.com.
152.com/elearning_delivery_platform. 2011.a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). (Inmarkets.) http://www. Emphasis on learning network/community.inspiredelearning.
162. they no longer call it “On-Tracker” and the emphasis is on customization.simple-productivity.com/. Inc.certilearn.com/.
An inexpensive SaaS/cloud LMS. Website available in slightly awkward English.kmsi. An online LMS for e-learning.com. Krawler LMS (Krawler Networks) http://www. They also offer KMxASP (a hosted solution).
179. A basic record-keeping system for tracking training. and Campus
. Development and a virtual classroom (KMx Live). Based in India. 175. Kern LionSher (Kern Communications Pvt.) http://www. KMx Small Business and KMx Higher Education Edition.com/. Korimvos REA (Korimvos S.com/. 171.A. Based in UK. 174.) http://www. KnowledgeXtensions Omnibus Learning (KnowledgeXtensions.itclearning.au/. They offer tools such as Moodle. Inc.lionsher.co. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.) http://www.kmionline.intuition. Also offer IRIS CourseBooker and IRIS Compliance Consensus. Articulate and Captivate K-Learning Group K-LMS (The Kelly Companies) http://www.com. Kookaburra Studios Knowledge Presenter (KP) Learner Manager Enterprise (Kookaburra Studios Pty Ltd) http://www.Learning Management Vendors. ITC Learning PULSE LMS (ITC Learning. Also offer CourseMill and authoring tools Lectora and Zirada.aspx.kzsoftware. Purchased by Inmedius in March.com/products/training-manager/.knowledgepresenter. Based in the UK. a virtual classroom. They have partnered with Geometrix Data.trimeritus. 166.com) http://www.
178. Inc. Primarily a custom developer.com/ eLearning only. KMi eLMS (KMi.com.kineo. Eduneering was purchased in February 2007 by Kaplan Inc.gr/.com
163.) http://www.com IRIS Consensus LMS (Computer Software Group Ltd. KMx Mobile. it also includes a virtual classroom and some learning management features. 2011. Not an LMS for eLearning. 173. it is primarily a tool for uploading PowerPoint and video to the web.com/. 164. 172. Talent Management. Based in Australia. Based in Greece.kesdee.com/ This is an LMS based on Joomla. Based in Romania. Emphasis on life sciences. Kineo (Kineo. 168.) http://trainingmanagement. A full suite including Performance Management.
170. Knowledge Management Solutions KMx Enterprise (Knowledge Management Solutions Inc. Based in Australia. Called a multimedia learning management system. Kaizen Software Solutions Training Manager 2008 (Kaizen Software Solutions) http://www.com Knoodle (Knoodle. Joomla is an open source website content management system.) http://www.
classroom and an eAssessment module for testing.com. Also offer an LCMS with content authoring and test creation.com/ Oriented to not-for-profit sector. Also Knowledge Wire and KaplanWire. 167. Inc.com/ Also offer KBridge authoring.isoph.iris.omnibuslearning. an SK Telecom Americas portfolio company) http://www. 180.krawlerlms. Ltd.). KESDEE K-LMS (KESDEE Inc. Primary offering is financial courses. Kaplan EduNeering ComplianceWire (Kaplan Eduneering) http://www.knoodle. Intuition Rubicon (Intuition) http://www.
176. Isoph Blue (Isoph Corporation – a division of LearnSomething Inc.korimvos. JoomlaLMS (JoomlaLMS) http://www.) http://www.us/.thekellycompanies.kaplaneduneering. (KMSI)) http://www. http://www.
LLC) http://www. 189.learnsoft. LearnSomething LearnPro+ (LearnSomething) http://www.
188.learnshare. LearningFox LMS (LearningFox.com LMS (Latitude Consulting Group. LearnKey OnlineExpert (LearnKey. LightspeedVT (Lightspeed VT Inc.learnsomething. A web-based customizable LMS.com/.
194.landmarkasp.learningevolution. performance management.net.net TrellisManage (Learning. Based in Toronto. They also offer the Blatant Media Absorb LMS and customized versions of it.com/. Learning.leanforward.com/. LearnShare Talent Management Suite (Learnshare LLC) http://www.lightspeedvt. The LearningSpan Training Delivery Network includes a comprehensive LMS which allows for the configuration of training curricula and tracks individual learners’ progress and performance. LearningSpan Training Delivery Network (LearningSpan.com/.
Management for educational institutions.com) http://learningfox.com
181.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. Includes Learnaholic LiveLecture System – a system for recording and delivering lectures. Also offer authoring and social collaboration tools. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.) http://www. Landmark IQ LMS (Landmark ASP Solutions) http://www.com/lms.learninglibrary.
185.) http://www. Designed for small to medium enterprises.com Designed for small to medium sized organizations.latitudecg.html. The suite includes learning management.
186. An LMS to support the online courseware that LearnKey offers. They partner with Trivantis Lectora for course authoring.trimeritus. Inc. succession planning and analytics. Learning Library iLMS Director (Learning Library Inc. 190. LatitudeLearning. Learnaholic Learning Management System (Learnaholic Pte. Canada.net) http://www.
183.com/ Based at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. LLC) http://www. An “interactive
. they have partnered with Moodle. Comes with many Skillsoft courses.
184. Learnsoft Global Learning Manager (GLM) (Learnsoft Technology Group) http://training.learningspan. Based in India.Learning Management Vendors. Learning Evolution Learning Management System (Learning Evolution) http://www.
187.com Primarily an online course vendor. A hosted solution for e-learning only. LeanForward LearnPoint (LeanForward is a division of 830 Partners.) http://www. a Division of LearnForce Partners. System for retail and associations. Inc. They also offer an LMS for healthcare called MeduRx Healthcare LMS and an authoring tool called e-ZStudio.com.com/.onlineexpert.
191. 195. An online open source LMS with free access for up to 100 users. Also offer a library of courses.lamsinternational. Primarily for collaborative learning.) http://www. They also provide hosting. An LMS designed for fewer than 5000 learners but can be customized.learning.
182.com. Based in Singapore. LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) (LAMS International Pty Ltd. Ltd.) http://www.com/. Includes LCMS and authoring.) http://www.learnaholic.com.
207. Medworxx Learning Management System (Medworxx Inc.com/2011/03/04/product-review-melon-lms/.codeplex.
197.meridianksi. Online only (no classroom instruction management) but includes development tools and ecommerce.
208.msas. Metalearn Adventus LMS 2.in/elearning. Knowledge management solution for healthcare industry.” Review available at http://elearninfo247.Learning Management Vendors.co.com/education/products/server/sharepoint/default.trimeritus. MediaDefined NetExam Learning Management System (MediaDefined) http://www.lri. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www. Medcom T3 Learning Management System (Medcom.0.
199. Meridian KSI Knowledge Center (Meridian Knowledge Solutions Inc.litmos. and Meridian Anywhere Mobile LMS. 209.com.callidussoftware. Based in Bulgaria.netexam.co. http://www.aspx#over view is a SCORM 2004 conformant e-learning delivery and tracking application
.micropower. 203.maxit. The Performance Center is general channel management software of which Traning and Certification Management is one module.br/v3/en/corporativo/lms/mpls2lms/index. A “lite” solution. Review available at http://elearninfo247.com/ in the second quarter of 2011.) http://www. Inc.) http://www.com
196. 201. 2006. 200. Acquired by Callidus Software http://www. LogicBay Performance Center (LogicBay) http://www. Merit Software MSAS CLOUD Hosted LMS (Merit Software and Services Pvt.com. Based in the UK.html.masterylms.) http://melonlearning.mcnlearning. Also offer Melon Author.logicbay.medworxx. MicroPower Learning Suite 2 (MicroPower (Brazil)) http://www.com MCN Leaning Edept (MCN Learning) http://www. 205. 202. 210.mediopia. Melon LMS (Melon. A webbased LMS to support online healthcare courses. Based in Korea. Also offer healthcare and sales courses. 211. LRI-LSN Progressive Learning Platform Suite (Learning Resources International.com/ and http://www. MasteryNet LMS (Mastery Technologies.kr/. a rapid content authoring tool based on Microsoft PowerPoint.) http://www. 204.) http://www.com/.medcomrn.com) in October.com/. Mediopia EduTrack LMS/LCMS (Mediopia Tech Corp.com/2011/02/27/productreview-litmos-lms/.) http://www.metalearnindia.com Purchased by Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) (http://www. They also offer a product called Meridian Player 3. Inc.com/.) http://www.
198. Focusses on Global Channel Partner training.microsoft. Also offer training courses with an emphasis on health and safety.) http://www. One of a new generation of LMSs which Tony Karrer has dubbed “Rapid LMSs.uk/.com/.Ltd.com Canadian.2 (Metalearn Services Pvt Ltd.com. now part of LSN (Learning & Skills Network)). Inc. Maxit LearnerWeb (Maxit Corp.) http://www. Based in New Zealand but has a US office with servers in Chicago. Not very helpful. The website is all sales and little information.com/.
virtual training system” with emphasis on video.com. Litmos Online Training System (Litmos Limited) http://www. Based in India.asp Microsoft SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK) (Microsoft) http://slk.
Easy Authoring (http://www. Lambda Solutions (http://www. Also offer online quiz creation.com/.
212.com).) http://www. Moodle is a popular open source system designed primarily as an educational LMS but can also be used in the corporate sector.com – a courseware vendor and developer of the KnowledgeHub LMS. implement. In Nov. Switzerland) http://www. Mzinga OmniSocial Learning Suite (Mzinga) http://www. manage and host it. Based in Thailand.
built as a SharePoint v3 solution.com/.
216.org/. Inc.).com. For Health and Human Services organizations.lambdasolutions.com). Also offer performance and knowledge management products and mEKP – a mobile learning solution.moodlerooms. These include Moodlerooms (http://www.mindonsite.com A collaborative authoring tool for e-learning with a portal for delivery.net/). Loom (http://www.com/. It works with either Windows SharePoint Services 2007 or SharePoint Portal Server 2007. Inc.dualcode. A subscription based internet portal for training and knowledge access.com/). Based in India. a division of Advanced Systems Technology.com.html. There are numerous other LMS based on SharePoint (see Competentum and SharePoint LMS). A combined LMS/LCMS.
223.neovistas.trimeritus. a division of Cengage Learning) http://netlearning.
220. They merged with Thirdforce in 2007.com/. India) http://www.mindflash. NetSmart University (NetSmart Technologies.
221. NexPort Extended Campus (Nexport Solutions Group.com/).com/extended_campus/.niit. MindLeaders Central Learning Management System http://www. In 2006. NetDimensions Enterprise Knowledge Platform (EKP) (NetDimensions) http://www. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www. DualCode (http://www.elementk. NeoVistas e-Mentor (NeoVistas.) https://www.com/.classrunner.netdimensions.com/. and Totara http://www.
222. Primarily for education. Online courses only. A healthcare specialist but has features that are more widely applicable. Moodle http://moodle.
217. MindonSite Chorus (MindOnSite – Integral Coaching SA.nexportsolutions.cengage.com). NetLearning LMS (NetLearing.Learning Management Vendors.totaralms. ClassRunner (http://www. There are numerous companies who provide services to clients to customize.com/ Little information available on web site – probably a hosted LMS to manage their generic courseware offerings. http://www.mindleaders. 215. NIIT KnowledgeHub (NIIT Limited) http://www. Odyssey Learning (http://www.com/index. 2007 Knowledge Planet merged with Shared Insights and became Mzinga. NetCertification eNetManager (NetCertification) http://www. NLOP-LMS (NSTDA Online Learning Project) http://www. they purchased Element K www.
218. Mindflash (Mindflash Technologies Inc.com (http://2tor.thai2learn. Includes collaborative authoring (formerly known as Firefly) and LMS capability. Also offer a Talent Development Solution and many courses.netcertification.com/. 219.
Oak Tree Systems TrainingForce (Oak Tree Systems. Elicitus.
236. http://www.mx/ (based in Mexico).nvolve. Odyssey NautikosConnect and OLearn (Odyssey Learning Systems) http://www. They may be the same product with two different names. etc.com Odijoo (Odijoo) http://www. Parabola Corporation L-Vision: the Learning Manger (Parabola Corporation)
227.com/.com/ Based in Peterborough.
231. 2009.com.) http://www.oracle. Ontario. In July.notionlearning. One of a new generation of LMS which Tony Karrer calls Rapid Learning Management Systems.com/.com.com/ A low cost cloud based LMS for eLearning only.learnflex.mynwpsc.net/ Based in Ireland. There is no information about this product on their website.com/pressrelease/nwp-services-corporation-announces-agreement-with-cleanedison1519155. The website is unclear. An inexpensive LMS for eLearning. Operitel LearnFlex (Operitel) http://www. mobile learning.com. 234. They also provide authoring tools available from other vendors including Viewlet Builder. and Raptivity. OutStart merged with Hot Lava Software.) http://www. Nvolve PeopleManagerPro (nvolve Limited) http://www.odijoo. NWP Multifamily Training Central (MTC) (NWP Services Corporation). Based in the UK.trainingforce.com/. LCMS.com LMS/LCMS which includes Course Manager and Performance Manager with optional modules like e-commerce. OpenTec Mentor LMS (OpenTec) http://www. The merged companies will operate under the OutStart name.
Notion Learning LMS (Notion Learning LTD.opentec. Does not include classroom management.
238.) http://www. 226.onpointdigital.
228. Focus on financial transaction processing services for the multifamily industry. NautikosConnect is and advance LMS/LCMS. 229. (OutStart Inc.outstart.com/applications/human_resources/learning. if any.) http://www.com
225. Provides for creation and distribution of online learning courses. They offer three LMS – Moodle. It is unclear what the differences between these products are. OLearn and NautikosConnect.marketwire. OutStart merged with EEDO. 235. It is an SaaS offering which includes LMS.odysseylearn.trimeritus.htm. They also offer Oracle Collaboration Suite and PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management (see below).
237.com/. In June. Inc.com.p4you. Inc.oracle.com/applications/human_resources/ilearning. Outstart TrainingEdge. mobile and social learning. Includes performance and knowledge management but learning management appears to be just for specific access to a predefined list of 500+ eLearning courses with a health and safety emphasis.html and Oracle iLearning http://www. Oracle Learning Management (OLM) (Oracle. 2008. Supply customized LMSs for the international oil and gas industry and provide of technical and health and safety training programmes.) http://www.) http://www. P4You LearnTrack (Productivity 4 You Limited) http://www. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www. Based in UK. Primarily for education but also available to corporations.
230.html. This information was found at http://www. OLearn is a hosted Moodle solution.Learning Management Vendors. Oilennium LMS (Oilennium Ltd.oilennium. OnPoint Learning & Performance Suite™ (OPLS) (OnPoint Digital Inc.
A talent management system which includes learning management.) http://www. Rainmaker purchased ViewCentral in
.Net (Platte Canyon Multimedia Software Corp.
http://www. Rainmaker ViewCentral xLMS Training Suite (Rainmaker Systems). Phasient SimCast (Phasient Learning Technologies) http://www.com/us/products/applications/peoplesoftenterprise/hcm/052836.a PowerPoint to Flash converter which can add audio. Based in Italy. xPert eCampus includes xPert eCommunity for developing communities of practice and a module for knowledge management and performance support.) http://pbworks. the website is only partially in English.
252. PBworks provides resources. Formerly Acadia HCS. Platte Canyon Tracker.com. workspaces and administration online.
243. PRESENT Mentor Online Learning Managing System (PRESENT e-Learning Systems) http://presentelearning.vbtrain. 244. Prospero Learningworks LMS (Prospero Learning Solutions) http://www. 240. A healthcare/medical education specialist. ‘LMXonline. They also offer a “Lite” version. Ontario ProTraining. etc.net/trackerinfo.quintettols. PointeCast also offers PointeCast Publisher .peoplematter. PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management (PeopleSoft . http://www.com/. Portico Learning Management Express.now owned by Oracle).prosperolearning. Even though Oracle also offers iLearning and Oracle Learning Management. Quintetto Qlearn (Quintetto OLS SRL) http://www.
242.com (a hosted LMS solution).it. PeopleMatter (PeopleMatter) http://www.) http://www. Pro-ductivity Compliance Trianing Manager (Pro-ductivity Systems LLC) http://www.com/viewcentral/. This is the latest version of a product formerly known as Flying Fish CareerMap.com
239.oracle. Q2 xPert eCampus (Q2Learning LLC) http://www.aspx. Not exactly an LMS. Oracle introduced a new version (9.com.com/. it continues to offer this product for PeopleSoft clients. They also offer custom eLearning and course libraries. Also available as a do-it-yourself platform called Freestone Lite.com/. Inc.trimeritus. quizzes. An SaaS elearning platform with tools for the creation of blended learning and collaboration. Also offer an LCMS.
246.com/. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.pro-ductivity. http://www. 249. Inc.
247.peachnewmedia.com T2 Platform (ProTraining. Based in Edmonton. 245.’ (Portico Learning Systems) http://www.com/. Alberta.com. 253.phasient.com PBworks (PBwiki. Also offer an authoring tool called SimBuilder.Learning Management Vendors. A hosted LMS for online learning.q2learning.
248. They also offer an Online Podiatry Education and Social Network and an Online Diabetes Education and Social Network.parabolacorp.html.com/. Peach New Media Freestone (Peach New Media.protraining. PointeCast Portal (PointeCast) http://www. Includes content management and testing software. Based in Toronto. and PointeCast ePresentor (a distribution and tracking tool for Flash presentations).porticolearning.0) in 2006.
265.uk/.rapidintake. SAP Enterprise Learning and SAP Learning Solution (SAP America) http://www. Based in Australia.risc-inc.com/.salary. Purchased Integrity Interactive in Sept. Based in the UK. Saba acquired THINQ Learning Solutions in May 2005 and Centra Software in January 2006.resourcedev. 260. Provides performance management. A talent management suite that includes learning management. 258. 263.com/.saba. Rustici SCORM Cloud (Rustici Software) http://scorm.com.com/usa/solutions/businesssuite/erp/hcm/learningsolution/index. 257. Also offer a virtual classroom called CloudRooms. RISC Virtual Training Assistant suite (VTA) (RISC) http://www. Lightweight. compensation management. Focus on the resource industry and compliance training. etc. Resource Development Active Learner (Resource Development Company) http://www.
261. Serebra Campus Learning Management System (Serebra Learning Corporation) http://www.rightreasontech. 264. BC.) http://www.epx. They also offer ViewCentral Marketing Suite. Offered in various versions – Online learning management. A merger
.com/TalentManagement/index.sap. RedTray ALTO Learning Management (REDTRAY Managed Services Ltd.salmat. Offer courses on compliance and ethics.com/. Results Direct EducationDirector (Results Direct) http://www. scalable.
269. Real Ability Ability Manager (Real Ability) http://www. SAI Global Learning Management System (SAI Global Limited) http://www.
271.resultsdirect. Right Reason RightTrack™ Learning Management System (Right Reason Technologies) http://www.com TalentManager Suite (Salary.com. Raytheon Professional Services LMS (Raytheon Professional Services (RPS)) http://www. 256.raytheon.com/.Learning Management Vendors. Saba Enterprise Learning Suite (Saba) www.com/.
255. An integrated suite.redtray. Reliant LMS (Reliant Live) http://reliantlive.com.
266.com/Products/LMS.com. ReadyGo LMS (ReadyGo) http://www.com/ Based in Vancouver. Not a traditional LMS but a link to offering courses from anywhere. succession planning.au/lms/skills-optimiser. Works with other LMSs.intratrain. Inc.saiglobal.asp.trimeritus.com. They also offer eLearning Management Suite which includes their authoring tools. Rapid Intake ClickCourse Learning Management System (LMS) (Rapid Intake Inc. An international operation.) http://www. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www. but may not include learning management. Salmat Skills Organiser (Salmat Limited) http://learning.com Russell Associates intRAtrain Learning Management System (Russell Associates) http://www. 262.asp.
267. A web-based LCMS for associations.
September.co.com/.realability. 270.serebra. 2010.com/scorm-solved/scormcloud/. 2006. Includes LCMS and authoring.com/. competency management and “Training Jungle” (an online portal). Formerly Genesys. SCORM conformant LMS.) http://www.
254. A simple low-cost LMS available installed or hosted.
Based in Romania. Simbionix Learning Management System (Simbionix USA Corp. STEAG e-tutor Learning Platform (STEAG & Partner AG) http://www.ro/.
273.php/software-services/products/. Simplylearn Learning Content Management System (Simplyworks Ltd) http://www.
274. SkillSoft SkillPort (SkillSoft) http://www.
280. SilkRoad purchased VTN Technologies in Nov. Softek ISOtrain (Softek) http://www.reallybigresults. 287.simulware.com/. Siveco AEL eTraining (Siveco Romania SA) http://www. engineering.silkroad. A provider of a full set of Talent Management software including learning management. Based in Italy. announced that it has acquired Softscape. Based in Puerto Rico. Based in Switzerland. Primarily a basic LMS to manage SkillSoft courses.com.
275. A platform based on JoomlaLMS. SmartPros® eCampus™ Learning Management System (SmartPros Ltd.com/LMS.uk An LCMS with LMS capabilities. (SilkRoad technology inc) http://www. SSElearn LMS (SSE) http://www. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www. 279.sololearning.steag. Hosted e-learning. Focus on the healthcare industry.com/.sselearn. 288.co. StepStone Learning Management System (StepStone Solutions) http://www. and professional services.simplydigi. SilkRoad GreenLight Learning Management System. SkillSoft merged with SmartForce in 2002 and purchased NETg in May 2007 making it one of the largest companies in the eLearning business.) http://www.
282. Includes an LCMS. 277. A hosted LMS.trimeritus. Small Steps to Big Results (SS2BR) (Small Steps to Big Results) http://www. 276. 2011.) http://www. They also offer custom client LMSs.com. Silverchair Learning Management System (Silverchair Learning Systems) http://www. 285.com/. 278.
284.) http://www.com/.silverchairlearning. On Sept. The LMS is part of a complete talent management system called the Life Suite.com/.com/.Learning Management Vendors.com. SmartPros is primarily a provider of online courses for financial services.skillsoft. SimplyDigi Enterprise LMS e-Learning Solution (SimplyDigi.stepstonesolutions. 2010 SumTotal Systems Inc. 2008 and integrated its Olé product.
289. 20.com.com. STAM Interactive LMS (STAM Interactive Solutions Inc. Also offer Epiplex
281. Solo Cirrus LMS (Solo Learning) http://www. A highly specialized system which caters exclusively to senior care facilities and the training of their staff. Includes authoring.aspx. Inc. Includes LCMS. Stratbeans Learning Management System (Stratbeans Consulting) http://stratbeans.com/.softscape.) http://www. 286. Based in Norway.com/. 283. Complete with an authoring tool.staminteractive. It is also a networking site for sharing courses with a marketing focus.siveco. Offer many courses.
between Serebra and Bluedrop was announced on March 24.simplylearn.com.etrinsic.ch. A complete suite of HR tools including an LMS module. Inc.com
. Website is available in English. Softscape Learning Management (Softscape. customized courses and mobile applications. They offer a number of customized versions.) http://www. SimulwareProfessional (Simulware) http://www.com/index.isotrain.smartpros.
com An LMS to support their safety courses.com Taleo Learn (Taleo Corporation) http://www. Inc) http://www. 291. They purchased Softscape in Sept.syslps.
294.com/. Inc) http://www. In July 2011. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www. SumTotal Systems Total LMS (SumTotal Systems Inc.
299. Also offer Web Author for authoring.tatainteractive. tasks.com. they purchased GeoLearning. 298.) Formerly Plateau.Learning Management Vendors. part of a comprehensive talent/performance/HR management suite of products.com/ Includes TEDS Job Vision™ which is a planning. a Fidelity Investments Company) http://www.com) They also offer a product called ResultsOnDemand – an economical hosted solution (SaaS). 2011. Taleo purchased Learn. Police & Law Enforcement.surgient.com
290.com and has incorporated it into of its talent management system. Also offer an LCMS. In June. SyberWorks Training Center LMS/LCMS (Syberworks) http://www. Summit Trainingweb (Summit Training Source. 293.sumtotalsystems. content authoring. Syntrio LMS (Syntrio) http://www. Acquired by Quest Software http://www. 8.ca From Montreal.com/ Several versions and a suite.trimeritus.com/ in August.
292. and Accero Inc.syntrio.taleo. signifying a further expansion into Talent/Human Resources Management.
302. Technomedia TM SIGAL (Technomedia Training Inc. 2009.strategia-ed. Based in India.com.com or http://www. SYS Technologies Veloce (Sys Technologies. A Kratos Company) http://www. Tata Interactive Systems Learning Planet LMS/LCMS (Tata Interactive Systems) http://www. Inc. Includes support for blended learning. knowledge management and competency skill gap analysis capability. they purchased CyberShift Inc. On January 5. 297. They have since purchased Pathlore and DK Systems. SyberWorks focuses on the following industries: FDA/GxP/Regulatory. TEDS® Talent Management Solutions Suite v. Training/Consulting.com Based in Longueuil.com. recruiting and staffing management module. SumTotal Systems was acquired by Vista Equity Partners.
. Hospital/Medical.com/. In late 2010. 301.technomedia.eleapsoftware. SuccessFactors Learning Management System (SuccessFactors. A suite of products.NET based basic LMS called PTS (Participant Tracking System). Manufacturing. http://www.5 (TEDS.) http://www. and assignment of roles.syberworks.quest. Strategia ed LMS (Strategia) http://www. They aslo offer a . and Government/GSA.trainingweb. Surgient Training Solution (Surgient. Telania eLeaP™ Learning Management System (Telania. Syberworks offers its products by enterprise license and hosted (SaaS). 2010. TEDS began as an LMS and has grown to offer a full Talent Management suite. SumTotal Systems resulted from a merger between Click2Learn and Docent.teds. and competencies. Based in India.
295. Includes an unspecified course authoring tool.) http://www. Inc. Quebec. 2010. Tata is a huge company which manufactures many products from automobiles to a wide range of software solutions. succession management.safetyontheweb. Part of the Surgient Virtual Automation Platform – a cloud based solution.
317.com/ which is a package that includes courses and an online learning management system called Training
. The Training Market Training Assistant (The Training Market) http://www. An “Education Management Network” oriented to health services industry compliance.trimeritus.com/.time4you.
308.teller.) http://www. leadership. An web-based learning platform with access to their courseware and assessment tools. Also offer IBT Live Collaboration. TPC Online (TPC Training Systems. customer service. Time4you IBT Learner and Couse Managment (time4you Gmbh) http://www. IBT Virtual Tutor and authoring tools.com/. Based in Toronto.trcinteractive.) http://www. Inc. They offer many online courses.com) http://www.traincaster. personal development.com StaffCampus (TrainingCampus. 307. Inc. and social learning as well as eLearning.com TRC Interactive Training Central (TRC Interactive. Based in the UK and merged with MindLeaders. a division of Telemedia. video. Changed its name from Agile. and management training. TransELearn LMS (TransElearn.com
303. Based in New Zealand. authoring tools and courses.) http://www.com Athena LMS (TheAcademy.ac. A “lean” LMS together with an online collaborative authoring system – OpusWorks Composer.com) http://www.teralearn. They also offer RaterCampus and TrialCampus.com/ TrainingCampus. AIMS Reporting and Aims SelfPublshing.com/.
TeleTech Learning Innovation (TeleTech Holdings.) http://www. 306.
309. The Quality Group OpusWorks Conductor (The Quality Group) http://thequalitygroup. Inc.transelearn. A hosted LMS.thinkingcap.thirdforce.
311. ThirdForce AIMS Management System (Thirdforce) http://www.com/solutions/learning-innovation. 315.com/.trainease.com.
314. A customization of Moodle for the corporate sector – a flavor of Moodle very similar to the MITMS [Moodle Industry Training Management System] http://wiki. LCMS.
305.com) http://trainingcampus. Includes LMS functionality.com Inc.net to Thinking Cap in 2009.asp. compliance. TrainCaster LMS (TrainCaster.thetrainingmarket. Inc. Also offer a collaboration and testing solution and a virtual classroom licensed from HP.) http://www. Canada. Thinking Cap LMS (Thinking Cap) http://www.tfactor.nz.banktrainingonline.totaralms.com/ Train-Ease Learning Management System (Train-Ease. trainer.com/.Learning Management Vendors. Inc. XML based LMS.com/ A modest LMS to support the Virtual Coach development tool.
310.com.mitms. Consists of three components – AIMS Perform. TeraLearn LCMS (TeraLearn.
304.tpctraining. Web conferencing. TheAcademy. These are highly specialized and are not really full LMS products. Totara LMS (Totara) http://www.) http://www. Includes simulated. sales. mobile. products and services.
312. 316.net/opusworks.com/ TRC markets online training for financial institutions .a SCORM certified cloud-based LMS for small to medium enterprises. Includes LMS.com) http://www. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.teletech.de Based in Germany.
313.net. 318. TFactor KnowledgePortal 360 (TFactor. They offer BankTrainingOnline https://www. Also offer LMLESS .theacademy.
coursestage.) http://www. A basic. Virtual College E-nable LMS (Virtual College Ltd. Based in Victoria. 321.com/viva_learning.virtualcollege. Vitalect Your University (Vitalect Inc.vitalect.) http://upsidelearning. Ltd.uk/vcproducts/tms.000 courses from 23. cost effective LMS with an emphasis on mobile learning and available in several versions. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.com.ttg-inc. Viva Learning is an online continuing education service operated by Learn HealthSci Inc. Inc. Upside Learning Upside LMS (Upside Learning Solutions Pvt.IT srl) http://www. 333.vialearning. Inc. Used for regulatory compliance and safety and security training courses. viaLearning Learning Management System (viaLearning.aspx. Trivantis CourseMill 5.com
319. Vivid Learning Systems eClarus Lite Learning Management System (Vivid Learning Systems.000 organizations all over the world.
323.cfm.com/ and http://www. A hosted LMS for eLearning only primarily designed to host their course offerings.
330. Based in Ireland.com/. Also offer TRACCESS AUTHOR and TRACCESS ASSESS. True Solution AlefMentor (True Solution.udutu.Learning Management Vendors.
Central.vialanguage. for the dentistry industry.) http://www. TTG Systems TRACCESS CI (TTG Systems Inc.net/ e-learning only.
324. An “easy to use” LMS/LCMS for online learning. One of very few tools that can publish for Apple platforms such as the iPad. a division of www.
334.wbt. It takes a unique approach in that the tools allow content and course management through Facebook.NGT (Warren-Forthought. Also offer mobile solutions (Upside2Go).IT Pegasus LMS (WBT.) http://learnhealthsci. They also offer this LMS.com. 332.” Also offer BigEZ-Pro for authoring. Based in India.mockingbird.co. Web CourseWorks CourseStage LMS (Web CourseWorks) http://www. WBT.learnatvivid.)
. Based in Italy.com/webuol/index.vcampus. part of Avnet Technology Solutions) http://www.
331.) http://www. A hosted system for eLearning.
329. Alberta and focuses on the resource industry and compliance. An LMS/LCMS built for non-profits and the public sector.com/ Based in Edmonton.
322. Website says it “integrates seamlessly with CBT courses created with MocKingbird and track and manage any other kind of training event. Inc) http://www. There are currently more than 44.0 (Trivantis) http://www. Trivantis also offers Lectora – a course authoring tool and Snap! – a PowerPoint converter/rapid authoring tool.com). VCampus LMS (VCampus Corporation) http://www. Serbia and Montenegro) http://truesolution. 328. Warren-Forthought MocKingbird TERMS.
326.webcourseworks.com. http://www.) http://www. 325.com.com.wbtsystems. BC. Viva Learning LMS (Learn HealthSci Inc.asp. Also offer Techiniq Porfolio and Techniq Evaluation for authoring. Open source education solution. A derivative of the open-source LMS Moodle.) http://www.it/.com/. Udutu Teach and Udutu Learn (Udutu Online Learning Systems Inc. 327.trivantis. WBT TopClass LMS (WBT Systems.
320.trimeritus.com/.com/. Web Transitions OnWebLearning (OWL) (Web Transitions.
Twitter.google. In 2008.com/ Based in Ottawa.com and http://www. LLC) http://woople. Wizdom Web LMS (Wizdom Web) http://www.ziiva.
337. Zenler Online (Zenler .wizdomeducation. In June. A hosted LMS for eLearning for small to medium size enterprises (up to 2000 users).com) http://www.) http://www. They also offer an authoring tool – Zenler Studio.) http://www. An American company separate from the one below. A “Learning Management Application” within its SkillsMapper solution provides tools for matching learning choices to skills gaps.com.kr/. Xerceo Feathercap (Xerceo.lmswizdom.
http://www. XStream RapidShare LMS (XStream Software Inc. 339.
Notes: Google and other search engines are arguably the greatest informal research and learning tools that we have. Wikipedia and many others are enjoying huge popularity. Inc.
344. Wizi-Learn (Wizi Corp.co.net/. More learning probably occurs using these tools than with all the formal tools listed here.) http://www.com/.wizi. Available in two versions: Prosperity Corporate and Prosperity Signature (for training companies to market their products). Almost everyone involved in the knowledge industries.com/. Includes a video oriented authoring tool. Inc. 341. Facebook first had more hits than Google. Delicious. students and many others consult them daily. Includes a course and quiz builder. They have since purchased Pathlore and DK Systems.) http://www. SumTotal purchased SoftScape and on
. YouTube (owned by Google).com/.DigitalOfficePro. Many LMS vendors are adding social networking and informal learning tools to their products. 2009. It is an open source based system with a Creative Commons license.Learning Management Vendors. Comes with Prosperity Creator . teachers.com/.com. Ziiva Prosperity Learning Management System (Ziiva) www.
342. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www. Zapoint SkillsMapper – LMA (Zapoint) http://www.onweblearning. Also offer content authoring tools. Based in Korea. Social networking sites like Myspace. In 2010.an authoring tool. In 2010.com.zapoint.com/edu/ with sample course content and tutorials for Computer Science (CS) students and educators on current computing technologies and paradigms. SumTotal Systems was acquired by Vista Equity Partners.html. Wizdom Education LMSLive (Wizdom Education.com Based in India. Marketed to businesses and schools but looks like an education LMS. SumTotal Systems resulted from a merger between Click2Learn and Docent.xstreamsoftware. They also offer a library of online courses and custom course development. 338.westnetmlp. Facebook.trimeritus.com/wizdomlmslive.) http://www. woople (Woople.xerceo.
343.zenler. Formerly Xerceo Infuse and TrainingAtom. Google launched Google Code University http://code. 340.
335. Worldwide Interactive Network The Learning Manager (Worldwide Interactive Network Inc. 345.feathercap.w-win. WestNet MLP (WestNet Learning) http://www.
Distance Learning ScribeStudio (Distance Learning. 2008.elearningguild.com/products/articulate-online. Based in St.CMSs). CourseMax http://coursemax.co.e-learningcentre. They give access to individuals and groups of learners access to online learning and provide some management tools.html).coursepark. Similar to LearnHub.com/learning-management-system-software.html. In Feb. SilkRoad technology inc. http://www.co. 2011. An extensive list of both products and services which goes beyond the scope of this list. they purchased CyberShift Inc.com/ A cloud based system that includes authoring. signifying a further expansion into Talent/Human Resources Management. John's.uk/. Rapid Learning Management Systems There is a new breed of systems hosted on the web and readily available to everyone which Tony Karrer calls Rapid Learning Management Systems (http://elearningtech.scribestudio. and Accero Inc. http://www.Learning Management Vendors.c4lpt. purchased VTN Technologies in Nov. Provides a platform for publishing and tracking courses using Articulate. web conferencing. More a learning community than an LMS.com/. Coggno http://www.bersin. Firmwater LMS (Firmwater Inc.co. CoursePark (Bluedrop Performance Learning) http://www.com) and Bersin & Associates (http://www.com/. Also check http://www. learning management. They are primarily focused on the formal education sector so I have also listed them as Education LMS (also called Course Management Systems . etc.trimeritus.blogspot.937. Brandon Hall Group (www.c4lpt. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www. A merger between Serebra and Bluedrop was announced on March 24.uk/recommended/top100-2010. Blackboard also purchased Angel Learning in May. 2006.com/2009/10/rapid-learning-management-systems. http://www.capterra.uk/Directory/Tools/instructional.com) have produced reports profiling these systems.com
January 5. The Vista version of WebCT is being phased out by Blackboard in 2013 and replaced with Blackboard Learn.php.brandon-hall. In July 2011.articulate.firmwater. 2011. (This is a British site so the list tends to be Eurocentric). eCommerce features and community networking.com/ A hosted learning
. Describes itself as a Learning Management Network. Inc) http://www. WebCT and Blackboard (now merged) are listed as LMSs.html. they purchased GeoLearning. More LMSs are listed at the following web sites http://www. 2008 Skillsoft partnered with SumTotal Systems and EEDO to offer interoperability. Some of them are: For Corporate Training: Articulate Online http://www. 2009.com/buyers_guide/?selection=doc.) http://www. Newfoundland. Skillsoft purchased NETg. They usually include some course authoring tools. In Oct. A platform for suppliers to upload their training courses and sell them – a training marketplace.coggno.com/.
Includes some content management and eCommerce features. Free for individuals. It is oriented to teachers and schools who don't wish to set up their own systems. They offered an LMS called Nuvvo which has now been shut down. http://cnx. Based in Toronto. Based in Toronto. Oriented to the K-12 sector. A software-as-a-service application for interactive rich-media-mashup based learning with an emphasis on video and with some tracking. Includes a course and quiz builder. online evaluations." BrainHoney (Agilix Labs) http://brainhoney. A Moodle hosting service. UDUTU. Litmos http://www.org) offers a free.classrunner. Website is not straightforward.com/ in the second quarter of 2011.com and http://www.com. publishing and selling courses in an online community. Xerceo Feathercap (Xerceo.com/. They also offer a virtual classroom called Sclipo Events which can be integrated with Moodle. and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web. management and evaluation features.callidussoftware. A social network for learning and collaboration with a focus on the K-12 education sector. It includes blogs.com. Interactyx TOPYX http://www.com/. ClassRunnner (Classrunner.net/.ultralearn. they offer course creation and publishing and social networking. Connexions (Rice University.
Savicca LearnHub http://learnhub. Sclipo http://sclipo.com/. including Google Android device and iPhone OS-based devices and the Apple iPad. online quizzes. MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching http://www.org/) offers "an environment for collaboratively developing.udutu. Based in Barcelona. A platform for suppliers to create and upload their training courses and sell them – a training marketplace. message forums. comments and gradebook.merlot.xerceo.com An online course authoring tool and UdutuTeach & UdutuLearn: the first LMS designed to run on popular social networks such as Facebook.com
management system for training vendors and publishers.
. Odijoo http://www. Emphasis on learning network/community. They offer course authoring and publishing for teachers and e-commerce features. Networking doesn't appear to be a priority although they have recently begun promoting themselves on Twitter.com.com/. LLC) http://www. Available in a mobile edition for a variety of platforms.odijoo. Vidizmo Ultralearn http://vidizmo.com/. Ontario.com http://www. assignments distribution and collection.litmos.interactyx.trimeritus. Inc. They also offer xPert eCommunity for developing communities of practice. A platform for creating. Primarily a training marketplace with some community features. Also offer TOPYX Bolt as a social leaning add-on tool for learning management systems. Acquired by Callidus Software http://www. Spain. wikis. Online.) http://www. Ontario.feathercap. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.Learning Management Vendors.com/. freely sharing.com/. online repository for educational materials.q2learning. An SaaS elearning platform with tools for the creation of blended learning and collaboration. Q2 xPert eCampus (Q2Learning LLC) http://www. course calendar of events and assignments.
net. Perhaps we can call these open access.itslearning. September 2011 Corporate LMSs By Don McIntosh www.com/. Craig Weiss offers a very useful blog on E-Learning.
it's learning (it's learning Inc. training marketplaces and communities or learning management networks (CoursePark's term).Learning Management Vendors. For K-12 and postsecondary education.com/.timetoknow. Many “behind the firewall” LMSs are including social networking tools within the organization because many employers are reluctant to give employees access to Facebook. designed specifically for one-to-one computing classrooms. Described as “…an interactive core curriculum and a digital teaching platform. It is currently available for fourth and fifth grade math and reading/language arts. and social networking the LMS would evolve to include those things. Some of these tools give access to outside the enterprise social networking but with a learning focus. out of fear that they will waste time on them. Time To Know Digital Learning Platform (Time To Know. Twitter. He calls it E-Learnning 24/7 and it can be found at http://elearninfo.) http://www. Inc.) http://www.trimeritus. cloud computing.”
It is natural that with the increased popularity of SaaS.
Inc.htm. LCMSs are specialized CMSs which are specifically designed to manage learning content.
1. Blackboard also purchased Angel Learning in May. September 2011 Corporate LCMSs By Don McIntosh www.com A suite of tools. Aunwesha LearnITy Enterprise Suite LMS/LCMS (Aunwesha Knowledge Technologies Private Limited) http://www.uk/icms.com Based in UK. Described as a combined learning and content management system. some don’t.
5. Some education oriented systems call themselves LCMSs.
3. 2011. there is a duplication of vendors on this list with the previous list.blackboard.aunwesha.com
Learning Content Management Systems (LCMSs)
While LMSs manage learners and record keeping.
. course content is stored as learning objects in a learning object repository database. Because their primary function is the creation and delivery of content. The term CMS (Content Management System) is usually used to refer to a system to manage content on a website. Assima Training Suite (Assima Plc) http://www. Because many LMSs are taking on the features of LCMSs and vice-versa. Purchased by Kaplan in 2010.com/ Product includes Learning Management.uk/home_knowledgepoint. Formerly called Vuepoint. they purchased WebCT which makes them the largest commercial education LMS. In 2005. Typically. CERTPOINT Learning Content Management (CERTPOINT SYSTEMS. this is quite understandable.net Also offer a simulation development tool using “software cloning” and localization services. Blackboard purchased Elluminate and Wimba (virtual classroom tools) in July 2010 and has integrated them into a new product called Collaborate. Inc. Atlantic Link Knowledge Point (Atlantic Link Limited) http://www. Blackboard also purchased iStrategy (http://www. Blackboard Learn (Blackboard. They also offer what they call Intelligent Content Management System http://www.certpointsystems. The Vista version of WebCT is being phased out by Blackboard in 2013 and replaced with Blackboard Learn.
Any-3 LCMS (iPerformance) (Any-3 Ltd.) http://www.istrategy.Learning Management Vendors. 2. Learning Content Management. a version of this platform is offered as a corporate solution as well.assima. Based in India.any-3.) http://www. Some companies which offer both make a distinction between them and name them separately.atlantic-link.htm UK based.co. Most LCMSs offer course authoring capability and many offer at least modest LMS capability as well. LCMSs manage the content of courses.trimeritus.) http://www. The objects are described and tagged so these objects can be recalled and reused by the same course designers and others. Based in UK. 2009 shrinking the educational LMS marketplace even further. Content Creation.co. a web portal and other tools. I prefer to call them education LMSs and have them in a separate category.
4. They are also known as Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) and as Course Management Systems (but this can be confused with content management systems (CMS).com Primarily an education oriented system. Blackboard itself was purchased by Providence Equity Partners in June.atlanticlink.com) in 2010 and incorporated it into Blackboard Analytics suggesting a move into broader school administration.
ezlcms. Documentum is an enterprise content management system but can also be used as an LCMS. The company was purchased by Pearson Education in 2009 and this product appears to be integrated into Pearson Learning.)
. Cobent Learning Compliance Suite (Cobent Group. Frontline TrainingMine LMS (Frontline Data Solutions.info/ Primarily an education LMS/LCMS.uk. Based in Quebec. and performance and succession management. and a PowerPoint conversion plug-in.) http://www. 2009.com/it/.trimeritus.emc. Cornerstone OnDemand Enterprise Suite (Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. A full talent management suite which includes an LMS. Includes authoring capability.dominknow.
Chalk Pushcast Software (Chalk Media Corporation) http://www. Both LCMS and LMS capabilities for e-learning.dyndevicelcms. Ontario. 10.) http://www.
16. BC. In July. Includes authoring. Creative Logic eTrainCenter (Creative Logic Solutions) http://www.ExpressTrain works within Microsoft Office to automatically generate and update knowledge products -.
8. 20. EZ LCMS (EZ LCMS) http://www.conzentrate. Also offer Conzentrate Learning Central – an LMS.emispheresolutions.
12.) http://www. Based in Denmark.cornerstoneondemand. eMisphere Lecando LCMS (eMisphere Solutions) http://www.com. authoring.cobent. DynDevice LCMS (Mega Italia Media) http://www. Based in Kitchener-Waterloo.com. 18.) http://www. Inc.e-learningwmb.from training solutions to performance support materials to verification documentation. e-learning WMB Open Elms (e-learning WMB) http://www. Based in the UK. Desire2Learn Learning Repository (Desire2Learn.eedo.com. Norway) http://com. even “free” versions. 14.com Includes collaborative authoring.) http://www. Fronter Open Learning Platform (Fronter. Offer LMS capability. A unique product . Inc.com It is part of the Desire2Learn Learning Environment . Includes course authoring.com/.com Based in Ontario.
17. Based in Italy. Purchased by RIM (Research in Motion) in January. They still support the ForceTen product. dominKnow LCMS (DominKnow. 15. 22.com/.
21. Combines the features of an on-demand LCMS and an LMS.desire2learn. A content management system supplied with Open Elms open source LMS. Website is in Italian.com. EEDO merged with OutStart and now operates under the latter name.com.etraincenter. ExpressTrain Transformation Suite (Princeton Center for Education Services.Learning Management Vendors.epathlearning.chalk. an LCMS.fronter. Inc. 9. EMC Documentum (EMC Corporation) http://www. collaboration tools.co. ePath Learning ASAP (ePath Learning Inc.com/.
23. Includes content authoring tools.com An LCMS targeting mobile platforms. courses. Conzentrate Learning Arena (Conzentrate) http://www. 2008.com
11. UK) http://www. They offer both LMS and LCMS solutions.primarily an education oriented system. September 2011 Corporate LCMSs By Don McIntosh www. EEDO ForceTen (EEDO Knowledgeware Corporation) http://www.com/.expresstrain-ts. Inc.
13. The Fronter product is still available. Based in Vancouver. Canada – formerly Galbraith Media.
Inc.com. An LCMS with authoring. eXact Learning Solutions learn eXact Suite (eXact Learning Solutions) http://www. 34.learnware.trimeritus.instancy. They also offer a distance learning system called eLearning Server. 28. Based in Italy. September 2011 Corporate LCMSs By Don McIntosh www.) http://www.gemini.
30.com/ Joomla is an open source website content management system. collaboration. Website is mostly in Turkish. authoring. Based in Calgary.Learning Management Vendors. Includes collaborative authoring and some LMS capability but is designed to hand off to more robust LMSs. iQpakk™ Mobile LCMS (iQpakk) http://iqpakk.) http://www.
http://www. a Measurement and Evaluation System and course authoring tools. Based in Istanbul. IBS is a large Russian IT services company which purchased Learnware (http://www. Formerly Giunti Labs. management and a mobile module.inmediuslearning.hunterstone. Chemical industries.com.handshaw.
31. Also offer a Learning Management System. Inmedius Generation 21 Knowledge Assembler (Inmedius. InfoPro Learning Content Management System (InfoPro Corporation) http://learning. Inc. http://www. Hyperwave CIM Platform (Hyperwave Inc.com/ They call it a Learning Object Repository which is a key component of an LCMS but not all of it so this may not be a full LCMS. An MS SharePoint based SCORM repository.com.
29. search and retrieval.com/. A suite of modular Enterprise Content Management (ECM) applications incorporating content and document management.infoprocorp. An LCMS with an emphasis on mobile applications. Handshaw Lumenix Developer (Handshaw. They also offer authoring tools from ElearningForce. Alberta. Ontario.exact-learning.com Combines an LMS with an object repository and authoring. idea Learning LCMS (IDEA E-Learning Solutions) http://www.com/. Instancy Learning Content Management System (Instancy. IBS/Learnware eLearning CMS (IBS) http://www. and integration of Web 2. Gemini GeMS SWIFT (Gemini Performance Solutions) http://www. assessment tools and an authoring tool called eAuthor CBT.com. Intrallect IntraLibrary (Intrallect Limited) http://www.joomlalms. Kaleidoscope Encompass E-Learning Toolkit (Kaleidoscope Learning)
. HunterStone THESIS Librarian (HunterStone.
27. JoomlaLMS (JoomlaLMS) http://www. communities.intrallect.hyperwave. Although it calls itself a Learning Content Management System it is both that and a full LMS with an emphasis on safety management. 37.com.) http://www. Based in Thunder Bay.) www.informetica. knowledge management.com
24. Also has a library/database repository for content.).
35.ru/) in March.com.fldata. The Learnware website is mostly in Russian but does not appear to be directly accessible from the IBS site. 2008.
38. JoomlaLMS has adapted it as an LMS and LCMS solution.com Provide a full suite of tools including LMS. web conferencing and elearning. Gas.0 tools.com/ for Oil.com/. Inc.
36. workflow. a division of Sencia Canada Limited) http://www. Informetica Learning Content Management System (Informetica Corporate Online Training Systems. 32.ibs-company.
link-lab hylOs (Hypermedia Learning Object System) (link-lab) http://www.knovada. Also offer SIMSTUDIO for 3D simulation. In Nov.com.) http://www. Will adapt for the delivery platform. 45.com/. OnPoint Learning & Performance Suite™ (OPLS) (OnPoint Digital Inc. Based in Toronto. 41. Hot Lava is a mobile learning authoring and delivery platform.) http://www.
.com.com LMS/LCMS which includes Course Manager and Performance Manager. Also offer TrellisManage – an LMS.mindflash.Learning Management Vendors. In June.us/.percepsys. Medworxx Content Management System (Medworxx Inc. 2007 Knowledge Planet merged with Shared Insights and became Mzinga. The merged companies will operate under the OutStart name.pro-ductivity.
51. Includes collaborative authoring (formerly known as Firefly) and LMS capability.
47. Also offer an LCMS with content authoring and test creation. Based in Toronto. 48. A web-based LCMS for associations.epx. Knowledge management solution for healthcare industry.com.com/ Learning. Also offer authoring tools. OutStart merged with Hot Lava Software. 2009.com/.kmsi.com.com Includes authoring capability. LearnCentrix (LearnCentrix) http://www.net. Outstart LCMS (Outstart) http://www. Pro-ductivity Learning Content Management System (Pro-ductivity Systems LLC) http://www.mindonsite.com/usa/solutions/businesssuite/erp/hcm/learningsolution/index. A full suite of products.net/. Mindflash (Mindflash Technologies Inc.com Knowledge Management Solutions KMx Enterprise (Knowledge Management Solutions Inc.onpointdigital.saba.
49. An online system for authoring and delivery with a database back-up. Based in Germany. 43. Also offer online quiz creation. 55.krawlerlms. MindonSite Chorus (MindOnSite – Integral Coaching SA.
46. An authoring system with management features. a virtual classroom.com. Based in India. September 2011 Corporate LCMSs By Don McIntosh www. 54. 53. Krawler LCMS (Krawler Networks) http://www.
http://www.com.sap. 44.com. Results Direct EducationDirector (Results Direct) http://www. Mzinga OmniSocial Suite (Mzinga) http://www. In July.) http://www. and Campus Management for educational institutions.mzinga. Includes content authoring and quiz creation tools.net) http://www.com as an SaaS offering which includes LMS. 2008. Also offer TrainingEdge.outstart. OutStart merged with EEDO. LCMS and Social Learning. Saba Content Management (Saba) http://www. Includes LCMS and authoring.kaleidolearning.link-lab. Ontario.) http://www.com
42. SAP Enterprise Learning and SAP Learning Solution (SAP America) http://www.resultsdirect.medworxx. Percepsys SNAP! STUDIO (Percepsys Inc. Part of a full suite.learning.learncentrix.trimeritus.) http://www. A combined LMS/LCMS.com A online collaborative authoring tool for e-learning with a portal for delivery. Knovada Education Tools (Knovada) http://www. Emphasizes social networking. Switzerland) http://www.net TrellisAuthor (Learning. 40.
TrainingCampus.thelearningedge. In June. Web conferencing.com/products/brainekp/. Includes LMS.
56.com. SyberWorks has focused on developing industry focused solutions in the following verticals: FDA/GxP/Regulatory. Inc.) http://www. On September 20.net/ Includes authoring and LMS capability. Includes Thinking Cap Author and LMS capabilities. and Accero Inc. Syberworks is a full featured LMS/LCMS that offers its products by enterprise license and hosted (SaaS). 63. TeraLearn LCMS (TeraLearn.com/. Thinking Cap LCMS (Thinking Cap) http://www.com Offer highly specialized solutions for the health services industry. Hospital/Medical.trimeritus. authoring tools and courses. Also offer a virtual classroom licensed from HP.syberworks.com Based in Montreal Suddenly Smart SmartBuilder (Suddenly Smart) http://www.com. they purchased GeoLearning.com. 62. Changed its name from Agile.net to Thinking Cap in 2009.com Inc.strategia-ed. Manufacturing.com) http://trainingcampus.de Based in Germany. SumTotal Systems was acquired by Vista Equity Partners.Learning Management Vendors.sumtotalsystems.suddenlysmart. Also offer an authoring tool called S_Creator and a product called Student Forum.
SilkRoad Greenlight Content Management (SilkRoad technology inc) http://www.thinkingcap. 2009. In July 2011. Police & Law Enforcement. On January 5.tfactor.
60. True Solution AlefMentor (True Solution. Serbia and Montenegro) http://truesolution. 58.thebrain. LCMS.
66.time4you. XML based LMS. 2011. A Dutch company with an all-in-one database solution. Time4you IBT Server (time4you Gmbh) http://www. SumTotal TotalLCMS (SumTotal Systems) http://www. The Learning Edge EQUELLA LCMS (The Learning Edge International) http://www. Learning Content Management and integrated content authoring. A Digital Repository incorporating Learning Objects.competence. The Competence Group XMS-Suite (The Competence Group) http://www. 68.
65.net. TFactor Knowledge Portal 360 (TFactor. In addition. This will enhance its Talent Management features.teralearn. Includes LMS capability. Offered as a separate product or as part of TotalLMS or ResultsOnDemand (SaaS). TheBrain BrainEKP (Enterprise Knowledge Platform) (TheBrain Technologies Corporation) http://www.com. SilkRoad purchased VTN Technologies in Nov.
61. Training/Consulting (selling training online).com StaffCampus (TrainingCampus. 2008 and integrated its Olé product.com.
. Collaborative authoring and content management. Based in Toronto. Strategia Ed LCMS (Strategia) http://www.silkroad.biz/.au/ Australia. A component of the Greenlight LMS that includes authoring capability. 2010. SyberWorks Training Center LMS/LCMS (Syberworks) http://www. they purchased CyberShift Inc. 64.
57. A full suite of products.com. September 2011 Corporate LCMSs By Don McIntosh www.
59. SumTotal acquired Softscape.) http://www. The website no longer appears to offer an English version. Open source. An integrated system including authoring and LMS capabilities. signifying a further expansion into Talent/Human Resources Management. and Government/GSA.
70. XStream RapidShare Media Management Server (MMS) (XStream Software Inc. Based in Montreal. OutStart merged with Hot Lava Software.com/.umindsoft.com Web CourseWorks CourseStage LMS (Web CourseWorks) http://www. Also offer LMS and authoring tools. 74.com.) http://www.) http://www. There are currently more than 44. September 2011 Corporate LCMSs By Don McIntosh www.
Udutu Teach and Udutu Learn (Udutu Online Learning Systems Inc. Also offer Pastiche which provides blended learning on tablets.udutu. In Oct. WBT TopClass LCMS (WBT Systems) http://www.com/En/eLearning/technologies. Also offer an LMS and a unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) Virtual Tutor called Aimy. Umind LCMS (umind) http://www.
76.com. in Nov.000 courses from 23. Formerly Novizio. In July.com/ Based in Ottawa. Skillsoft purchased NETg.Learning Management Vendors.
75. Includes an authoring tool called Dynamic Assembly Application.
.wbtsystems.com.html. 2006. 2008. Vertex Site Press (Vertex) http://www. OutStart merged with EEDO. 2009.xyleme. A general website content management system which can be used for learning. VTN Technologies was acquired by SilkRoad technology inc. Xyleme Learning Content Management System (LCMS) (Xyleme) http://www. In June.com/ and http://www. BC. An LMS/LCMS built for non-profits and the public sector. Based in Victoria. The merged companies will operate under the OutStart name. 2008. Used for regulatory compliance and safety and security training courses. One of very few tools that can publish for Apple platforms such as the iPad.
Notes: KnowledgeNet Monsoon STUDIO was purchased by Thomson NETg.xstreamsoftware. 73. It takes a unique approach in that the tools allow content and course management through Facebook.trimeritus.000 organizations all over the world.vertex.
o. AcroServices AcroTrain e-Learning System (AcroServices) http://www. These frequently enable collaborative authoring. Adobe Captivate (Adobe) http://www. Adobe obtained this and the following products as a result of its purchase of Macromedia in 2005. (formerly RoboDemo) – a screen application capture tool. Some authoring tools are add-ons to LMSs and others are independent products. Course authoring tools are often incorporated into LCMSs and Education LMSs but are not available separately. who can be either online or offline.adobe.accordent. 4. It is important to distinguish between desktop tools which install on individual computers and allow authors to create courses independently and collaborative tools which are usually web-based and provide for collaborative authoring. 4system WBTExpress 6.Learning Management Vendors. 1. For website and blog content management. Formerly Macromedia Breeze Presenter.com/products/captivate/. Adobe announced that it was discontinuing further development of Authorware but it will continue to sell Authorware 7 and support it.adobe.adobe. z o.
6.com. A runtime that lets developers use proven web technologies to build rich Internet applications that run outside the browser on multiple operating systems in order to provide performance support to learners.4system. 8.adobe. Adobe Contribute (Adobe) http://www. Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional Presenter (Adobe) http://www. Adobe Authorware (Adobe) http://www. Accordent Capture Station (Accordent Technologies) http://www.com/products/presenter/. 2007.trimeritus. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www.acroservices. The independent ones often include or offer a simple LMS to track the courses created with their tools. tests and assessments. Many vendors provide both with the latter often provided in LCMS tools. animations. 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.adobe. The more complex ones require more expertise and can benefit from programming experience.) http://www. One of the original course authoring systems along with ToolBook (SumTotal Systems). Many of the tools can be considered general course authoring tools in which you can create web pages. WBTExpress 6. In Aug.0 comes in several versions including WBTExpress PRO and a free downloadable version.com The company is based in Poland and Germany.
7. Adobe AIR (Adobe) http://www. it is a PowerPoint converter designed to work specifically with Acrobat Connect Professional (see Virtual Classrooms). screen simulations.com/products/authorware/. A PowerPoint conversion tool.com A conversion tool. interactivity.0 (4system Polska Sp. Not all of them will do all of these things – there is a range of capabilities. Others like Questionmark Perception are specialized for producing tests and assessments. Others are specialized to produce software simulations. possible to create web-based learning courses directly by programming in HTML or Flash but these tools are designed to simplify the process.com/products/contribute/.com
Course Authoring Tools
It is. 3.com/products/air/. video and audio.
2. of course.
5. Some of these are not full-fledged authoring tools but PowerPoint or Word to web (usually Flash) conversion tools.
APIXEL Metamorphosis (Apixel) http://www.com. uPerform includes some content management features.com/ Included with LMS. 15.apple. 14. 18.apixel.adobe.
26.arktutor.atlanticlinkglobal. A general XML development tool which can be used for authoring eLearning courses. 10. such as pictures. 17.
23. On July 8th.com/ilife/.com. Adobe RoboHelp (Adobe) http://www. Articulate Quizmaker – a test and assessment tool. ASKnLearn EduOne (ASKnLearn.
25. Assima Training Suite (Assima Plc) http://www. Apple iLife (Apple Inc.adobe.altova.Learning Management Vendors. Adobe Flash Builder (Adobe) http://www. Inc.com/products/dreamweaver/. Articulate Presenter (Articulate) http://www.html.assima.com Singapore based test and assessment tool. A 3-D simulation development tool. Akuter Author (Akuter) http://www.
11.articulate.com) http://www. Adobe E-learning Suite (Adobe) http://www. Acrobat Pro.trimeritus. http://www.
12. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www.
13. Formerly offered by RWD. The almost universal animation/video plug-in which can be used for course authoring in the hands of a skilled programmer.ancile. RWD sold its software products division to ANCILE Solutions. Altova XMLSpy (Altova) http://www. 24.com/products/flashbuilder. Atrixware Test Pro Developer 8 (Atrixware. 22. Some use it to create eLearning.
21. 20. and web pages. Atlantic Link Content Point and Capture Point (Kaplan IT Training).) http://www. A widely used website creation tool which can be used for course authoring as well particularly with the CourseBuilder extension. PowerPoint Quiz Maker. Based in UK. Dreamweaver. Also offer Easy Quiz Maker.com/.com/products/director/. For development of games and multimedia applications Adobe Dreamweaver (Adobe) http://www. ANCILE Solutions uPerform (ANCILE Solutions. movies. Capture Point is a screen capture tool.com/products/flash/. The suite includes Flash. iLife is a suite of applications that can be used to create digital content.aactech. It is available only for Mac OSX for now.) http://www.php A test and assessment tool. Based in Australia.com/products/robohelp/ for building help systems Advanced Acoustic Concepts DDLS (Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC) http://www. and Articulate Online – a mini LMS that provides for publication and tracking of Articulate generated courses.com/. Also offer Multilingual Suite and Performance Suite. Presenter.com/. A Microsoft Word and PowerPoint conversion tool.asknlearn.com A popular PowerPoint conversion tool.com.adobe. Captivate. Purchased by Kaplan in 2010.adobe.
19.atrixware. Also offer Articulate Engage and Articulate Rapid e-Learning Studio. Soundbooth. Adobe Flash (Adobe) http://www.adobe. 2010. SCORM Quiz Maker. ARK Tutor ARK Editor (Ark Tutor) http://www. Photoshop.akuter.adobe.com/products/elearningsuite/.
Adobe Director (Adobe) http://www. 16. music.com/web8/home. Based in Vancouver.net/training-suite. Oriented to military training. Inc. Flash Quiz Maker
9. Bridge CS5 and Device Central CS5. LLC) http://www. Also offer an LMS. A software simulation development tool using “software cloning”.
turbodemo. Training Systems Division) http://nawctsd.bluemangolearning.navy.org/.com/learning_management/webmentor_author. Also offer WiZiQ – a free virtual classroom.
31. Ltd.) http://www.com/.com.bridge-pt. This product was announced in 2009 but information about it is difficult to find on the website. open source and free audio editor. Blue Mango ScreenSteps (Blue Mango Learning Systems) http://www. A PowerPoint conversion tool. In 2007 Indecomm Global Services of India acquired Brainvisa.sourceforge. Also offer RapideL-i.authorgen. 28.balesio.com/. 32. Naval Air Warfare Center.
37. A test creation tool. The Brainvisa website has broken links and its status is uncertain. Based in UK.com. Authoring Instructional Materials (AIM) (U. Company offers simulation tools and custom development of business simulations. Central Question Ltd.aunwesha. Based in Switzerland.com/.cfm Avilar WebMentor Author (Avilar Technologies Inc.
34. Based in India.brainshark. 2006.html.com.com. Beeline ellegro (Beeline.) http://www.) http://www. Breakthrough Performance Tech Performance Drilling (Breakthrough Performance Tech) http://www. Brainshark Presentations Platform (Brainshark Inc.
33. Question Writer (Central Question Ltd.avilar. A verbal performance simulator and avatar creator for rapid course authoring.
40.) http://www.com. South Africa) http://www.
and Quiz Management Service. Based in Sweden. Rapid development from MS Word. CERTPOINT Content Creation (Certpoint Systems)
.htm and http://www. Inc.
30.mil/Programs/TrainerDescriptions/UnderseaPrograms/AI M. authorGEN authorPOINT (authorGEN Technologies) http://www. Beeline purchased Integrated Performance Systems in September. Free! balesio TurboDemo (balesio/TurboDemo formerly Bernard D&G) http://www. 42. Also offer ALLCapture for screen capture and PPTminimizer for PowerPoint conversion. 36. An excellent.net/. BRIDGE People and Technology FlowHow (BRIDGE People and Technology. A quiz creation program.beeline.trimeritus.bptresults. a business unit of MPS Group.bts. Brainvisa RapideL (BrainvisaTechnologies Pvt.org) http://camstudio.S.com/eng/index.) https://www. CamStudio (CamStudio. part of a suite of tools including LMS.com/workforce-solutions/news/2009/pdf/ellegro-brochureweb.com/screensteps/.pdf. For creating and delivering customer service tutorials. They acquired Strategic Management Group in 2005. Headquartered in India.questionwriter. Also offer KnowHow – an LMS.Learning Management Vendors. 41. Aunwesha LearnITy Assessor (Aunwesha Knowledge Technologies Private Limited) http://www. Audacity http://audacity.
38. Also offer the Orchestrata LMS.com
27. A brochure can be found at https://www. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www.beeline.
35.) http://presentation. 39. BTS Simulations (BTS. Open source (free) screen recording software similar to Camtasia and Adobe Captivate.com/. Formerly Integrated Performance Systems iPerform.
comartis. Creation of 3D characters (avatars). 51.composica. Inc. Cisco WebEx Presentation Studio (Webex Communications) http://www.dazzlersoft. You can create multimedia presentations with video. Also offer TLC LMS – a course authoring tool and numerous courses for credit unions. corporate intranet. managing. video. Formerly Knowtions. 48. Composica Enterprise (Composica) http://www. Also offer LERSUS MMS which has learning and content management features. and assessing enterprise-wide e-learning. CodeBaby Studio (CodeBaby Corp.webex.com/. Based in UK.com/. converter. Inc)
.cm-luminosity.coachware.com. They also offer a Learning Management System. Content Creation.
52. CourseAvenue Studio (CourseAvenue Inc. Comartis e-Testing and e-Survey (Comartis Ltd. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www.
50. CM Group Luminosity Studio (CM Group) http://www.htm.trimeritus.Learning Management Vendors.datango.aspx.
45. datango Knowledge Suite (datango AG.) http://www. DELFI LERSUS EasyContent (DELFI Software) http://www.
49.com/. 55.) http://www. Based in Nanaimo. DVD or CD. Software simulation and on-line help development.com/course-genie. A Word to web conversion tool. It is still available as a shareware download from various sites such as http://www.clarity. 56.) http://www.com) http://www.com/. A collaborative authoring solution.net/ with monthly video updates and discussions.com
43.com/. A system for building Electronic Performance Support. tracking.
54. DazzlerMax (Dazzlersoft.) http://www. Based in Switzerland.” Based in Calgary. Distance Learning ScribeStudio (Distance Learning. Part of their LMS. Formerly called VuePoint.ca “…a complete e-learning infrastructure for creating. They also offer Luminosity Synergy for collaboration and Luminosity Reach – a hosted LMS for delivery.cutraining. Tools for creating tests and surveys. Coachware Coach/Designer (Coachware.
http://www.) http://codebaby.certpointsystems.de/content/enu/product-n-solutions/authoring-system/ Based in Germany but product available in English.) http://www.elearningtv. email. etc. Alberta. Described as a social e-learning authoring system for collaborative authoring. They also offer eLearningTV http://www. Learning Content Management. a web portal and other tools.cogentys.com. CourseGenie. 47. Berlin) http://www. whether in the classroom or online.com. PowerPoint slides and audio and deliver your prerecorded presentations via internet. A hosted (SaaS) PowerPoint. They also offer CourseAvenue Deliver (a lightweight platform for managing online training) and CourseAvenue Analyze for reporting.lersus. Cogentys Flash authoring tool (Cogentys) http://www. This product was originally made available by Wimba who changed the name to Wimba Create (see below).sharewareconnection.ca Inc.com/studio.com. CU Training MENTOR (CU Training Inc. delivering.com/ Product includes Learning Management.
44.com/. Includes PowerPoint to Flash conversion and quiz and survey creation. Clarity LiMe (Clarity. BC. Cisco purchased WebEx in 2007.courseavenue.
com/. Based in Netherlands.dotstalentsolutions.
58. Also offer TACTIC! LMS. http://www.tacticsoftware. Flash Course Development Toolkit and some SCORM tools.exact-learning. Also offer ePath Learning ASAP . UK) http://www. France) http://www.
70.) http://www. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www. DigitalOfficePro PowerFlashPoint (Digitalofficepro. DOTS Content Creator. 65.
61.e2train. a Content Development Tool and an Online Testing Tool. Element K KnowledgeHub Authoring Tool (Element K Corporation (owned by NIIT Limited)) http://www. Formerly known as Giunti Interactive Labs.com.com Also offer Kallidus LMS. They also offer PowerQuizPoint for creating quizzes.elementk. EssentialSkillz O-LAS (EssentialSkillz. They also offer PowerPointForce and QuizForce and SharePoint LMS based on Microsoft SharePoint.co.excelindia. An authoring tool/content management system supplied with Open Elms open source LMS e2train Kallidus Compose (e2train Limited) http://www.com/. A fairly sophisticated knowledge management system with various versions of conversion software including epiPlex500 Commercial Developer.easygenerator.com/ A cloud based system that includes authoring. A PowerPoint to Flash converter.com/. 68. e-Learning Consulting e-Learning Authoring Tool (e-Learning Consulting) http://www. Also offer DOTS LMS. e-learning WMB Open Elms Creator (e-learning WMB) http://www. learning management. Based in Australia.trimeritus. a Risk Assessment System.com.
71. Excel-soft SARAS QTiItem and QTiAssessment (Excel-soft Technologies Pvt.) http://www.
72.elearningwmb.com/english/tactic_editor_index.com/services/content-development. A tool for creating assessments.e-learningconsulting.
64. Also offer an online LMS called Epistema LMS. Also offer a low-cost LMS for e-learning.com. An online authoring tool. 69. (DOTS Talent Solutions Pty Ltd) http://www. A conversion tool for Word. Epistema Easyquizz (Epistema – Groupe CrossKnowledge.
59. They also offer health and safety courses.essentialskillz. Authoring tools that are part of the SARAS Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Now based in India.epistema.com/ A health and safety compliance management system which combines the functionality of an LMS.com.com/. These tools are also used by Joomla. Epiance epiPlex500 Enterprise (Epiance Software) http://epiplex500. 73. EasyGenerator (EasyGenerator).an integrated LMS/LCMS. Edvantage CourseBuilder (Edvantage group) http://www. Inc. They also offer the SARAS Assessment Management System and Learning Management System for the
67. Based in Norway.elearningforce.digitalofficepro.uk. ePath Learning Author (ePath Learning Inc. web conferencing.) http://www.com/ Based in India. 60. Formerly part of Sana Software.Learning Management Vendors.com/. 63. epiPlex500 EPSS and epiDOCX. Based in Italy.scribestudio. etc. Edu-Performance TACTIC! Editor (Edu-Performance Canada) http://www.edvantagegroup. Ltd. 62. Also offer Edvantage Learning Gateway – an SaaS LMS.html. ElearningForce WordForce (ElearningForce) http://www. eXact Packager (eXact Learning Solutions) http://www.
84.hughes. http://www. An LMS that Includes rapid authoring. An English pdf document on Composer Interactive is available at http://213. Inc.gemini.org/TR/html5/.net – A PowerPoint converter. Based in Calgary. Global Vision Technologies OmniTrackPlus (Global Vision Technologies) http://www.169/downloads/ci5_eng. 78.html5rocks. A new standard for structuring web content.expresstrain-ts. A sophisticated Flash conversion tool. Experience Builder (Experience Builders LLC) http://www.com.
76.uvic. They also offer MediaTraining – a hardware/software solution to deploy video training from one location to remote sites .raptivity.flashdemo. An open source XHTML editor based in New Zealand. FlexTraining FlexAuthoring E-Learning Content Builder (FlexTraining (National Training Systems) http://www. FlashDemo FlashPoint (FlashDemo. 79.ca/ Based in Victoria.grade.
86. Inc.a kind of interactive case-study Harbinger Elicitus Content Publisher (Harbinger Knowledge Products) http://www.
87. HTML5.experiencebuilders. Grade Composer Interactive (Grade a division of Avensia Innovation AB) http://www.net/apps/trac/exe/wiki.flypaper.
77. The authoring part of the GeMS SWIFT LMS.pdf Half-Baked Software Hot Potatoes (Half-Baked Software Inc.Learning Management Vendors.helius.elicitus.com . 80.) http://www. BC) http://hotpot.trimeritus.com/ Also offer Elicitus SlideConverter for PowerPoint conversion and Raptivity to add interaction to e-learning.hunterstone.omnitrackplus.
82. Freeware (not open source) for tests and assessments. LLC (a Hughes Company) http://www. http://www.com/ ExpressTrain works within Microsoft Office to automatically generate and update knowledge products -.com/ Flypaper (Flypaper Studio. Also available as part of Trivantis Lectora Inspire.flextraining.136. Gemini GeMS SWIFT Author (Gemini Performance Solutions) http://www.com/ Helius Presenter (Helius.com/products/presenter. http://sourceforge. Also offer Quandary (open source) for creating web-based action mazes .w3. HunterStone THESIS e-Learning System (HunterStone./University of Victoria. test and survey tools. Alberta. Inc. Based in Sweden.) www.) http://www. A collaborative tool for building role-playing simulations ExpressTrain Transformation Suite (Princeton Center for Education Services. the website is in Swedish with a call out to Google for translation. It incorporates multimedia features that have been previously dependent on third-party browser plug-ins such as Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight. Also offer FlashDemo Studio for screen capture. A PowerPoint to Flash converter. BC.com. http://www.com.com.com.and Portal – an LMS.) http://www. eXe eXeLearning (CORE Education) http://exelearning. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www.com/.from training solutions to performance support materials to verification documentation.
81. Inc.a set of tools that transform Microsoft Office files into
. Hughes Presentor for Training (Hughes Network Systems LLC) http://training.
83.33.org/wiki. A rapid authoring Powerpoint to Flash converter.com.com
They also offer a distance learning system called eLearning Server.co. 97.
93. MenuEngineer (IDEA ELearning Solutions) http://www. Emphasis on the Healthcare industry and on custom course development.
92. Character (avatar) creation.simple-productivity. i-Concept Studywiser (i-Concept InternetWorks BV.ibs-company.im-c. conversion). InfoSource Simple Productivity (InfoSource.) http://www. InformaOne Authoring Tool (Informa Systems.studywiser.com/en/products/professional-authoring/product-overview/product-overview/ and http://www.com/.imc.com A hosted solution that includes an LMS and courses specifically for law enforcement agencies.com. Ottawa. Designed for call center training. THESIS Librarian is a MS SharePoint based SCORM repository (LCMS).com/international/sayfalar/index.
91. Based in Istanbul. Inc) http://www.
101.asp. Inc.com/. Based in the UK. Hurix Dictera (Hurix Systems) http://www. UEngineer. IBS is a large Russian IT services company which purchased Learnware (http://www. etc. Little information or documentation is available. Also offer Ingenious Questionlab. Inmedius Generation 21 Knowledge Assember (Inmedius.inmarkets. 90. UK) http://www.Word.com A conversion tool (not Flash). Ingenious Testcraft (Ingenious Group LLC) http://www. 96.
94. Based in Germany. Imaira Sculptoris Voices (Imaira Digital Media) http://imaira-digitalmedia. Also offer Impatica OnCue. The home page for this company is no longer accessible but some product is available for download from the site above. The Learnware website is mostly in Russian but does not appear to be directly accessible from the IBS site. Information Transfer Seminar Author (Information Transfer LLP. an LCMS and a Measurement and Evaluation System.com/.
95.info/ – a corporate LMS for eLearning.software. Website is mostly in Turkish. Red inQ – a test and assessment tool and eLcurve – an LMS. Inmarkets Skillcast (Inmarkets International) http://www.incontact.informasystems.seminar.impatica.com/ A test and assessment tool.) http://www.testcraft. Inc. Inc. 2008.trimeritus.Learning Management Vendors. A free web-based authoring environment. Netherlands) http://www. Flash based PowerPoint conversion and other capabilities.
98.uk/. idea Learning AnEngineer.com
89. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www.com/. Impatica for PowerPoint (Impatica Inc. Inc. 103.com/. InfoLogix ELCAP e-Learning Content Authoring and Production (InfoLogix.infosourcelearning.) http://www.hurix. An LMS that includes authoring capablitity. Also offer Kitaboo eBook portal.infologixsys. Excel.portalcms.
.com/ or http://www.ideaelearning.com/. IBS/Learnware eAuthor CBT (IBS) http://www.) http://www.informer. imc POWERTRAINER and LECTURNITY (imc AG) http://www.com/. Canada inContact Content Author (inContact. 102.) http://www. They also offer Portal CMS http://www. assessment tools and an LCMS called eLearning CMS.
SCORM learning objects (PowerPoint.com/en/products/presentation-recording/#anchormain. An LCMS which includes authoring capability. dbEngineer. 100.learnware.ru/) in March.inmediuslearning. Also offer an LMS.
99. POWERTRAINER is an authoring tool and LECTURNITY is a screen recording tool.com.
Software simulation tools.com. http://www. Kaplan STT Trainer (Kaplan IT Learning) http://www.) http://www. Secure online testing.ispringsolutions. 106. Instancy Learning On-Demand Platform (Instancy.com. 111. A free toolkit for producing educational simulations. Intuition Publisher (Intuition) http://www. Kookaburra KnowledgePresenter (Kookaburra Studios Pty Ltd) http://www. Omnibus Learning™ includes authoring (a Microsoft Word converter) and an LMS for smaller businesses and organizations.com. 2011. Also offer iSpring Presenter. They also offer Articulate. Based on the Rapid Intake eLearning Development Platform. test questions and audio. ITC also offers Lectora and Raptivity for authoring and CourseMill and PULSE LMSs.com.com
104.) http://www.instancy. 112.com.knowledgedirectweb.
117. 113.java.com/ JeLSIM Builder (JelSIM) http://www. LCMS.com Knowledge Quest Expert Author and Xstream Media (Knowledge Quest) http://www. it also includes a Virtual Classroom and some Learning Management features.
120.) http://www.com/. knowledge management. A PowerPoint to Flash converter (formerly FlashSpring). Sweden) http://www. Inc.org/ and https://jelsim. Emphasis on software simulation. authoring. Knowledge Dynamics KD SimStudio and KDCalc (Knowledge Dynamics. Knowledge Direct (Digitec.
105.) http://www.dev. An authoring tool for mobile learning.Learning Management Vendors. Also offer Atlantic Link Capture Point and Content Point. Kaleidoscope Encompass E-Learning Toolkit (Kaleidoscope Learning) http://www.omnibuslearning. KRYTERION Webassessor (KRYTERION.com.) http://www.kryteriononline. and integration of Web 2.KDSimStudio. Inc. Inc. an SK Telecom Americas portfolio company) http://www.jelsim. 2011.
119. Inc. games.knowledgepresenter.
114.com/. Kaplan IT Learning purchased STT Trainer in 2005 and Atlantic Link in March.com. Inc.
. 118.) http://www.au/.com/ Based in Germany.
115. Primarily a tool for uploading PowerPoint and video to the web.stt-trainer. INTEC NAuthor (INTEC Consulting GmbH) http://www.intecllc. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www. ITROM Live Blackboard (ITROM Europe HB.net/. QuizMaker and SDK.trimeritus.com. 107.knowledgequest. 108.knoodle. Part of the Encompass LCMS.
116. Includes PowerPoint conversion. communities. iSpring Pro (iSpring Solutions. Knoodle (Knoodle.0 tools. Has evolved from a PowerPoint converter into a full-fledged authoring tool.com.com A full suite of tools including LMS. Inc. Part of the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System.KnowledgeDynamics. http://www.
110.com.com/ Australian. ITC Learning Zirada mLearning Publisher (ITC Learning. Purchased by Inmedius in March.kaleidolearning.itclearning.KDCalc. 2010.liveblackboard. Intelladon Unison (Intelladon) http://intelladon. KnowledgeXtensions Omnibus Learning Authoring and KBridge (KnowledgeXtensions Inc.com/.
Inmedius also purchased KnowledgeXtensions in March.
) http://www.learning. Based in Ireland. 133.com/. Also offer TrellisManage – an LMS. Emphasis on sales channels.net.net TrellisAuthor (Learning. student.) http://www. A free(!) tool for general course development.com
121. 129. LearnBoost (LearnBoost. Inc.) http://www.learningguide.mckinnonmulherin. an Electronic Performance Support System (EPSS). and admins.com A software simulation tool which will work with Microsoft Live Meeting.) http://melonlearning. Australia) http://www. Linden Research Second Life (Linden Research.com. An authoring system which is part of the LCMS. 124.com 135. One of a new generation of LMSs which Tony Karrer has dubbed “Rapid LMSs. A rapid content authoring tool based on Microsoft PowerPoint.co. Acquired by Callidus Software http://www. Inc. LecShare Pro (LecShare. They used to distribute Dazzlermax as well but no longer do. Learning Library CBE (Course Builder Engine) (Learning Library Inc. 132. Also offer Melon LMS. McKinnon-Mulherin Banshee (McKinnon-Mulherin Inc. 130.com/.learnboost.learnosity. Spoken language tools for learning and assessment. Online only (no classroom instruction management) but includes development tools and ecommerce.” Review available at http://elearninfo247. Maxit Visual Course Builder (Maxit Corp.com 122.) http://www. They also offer two LMSs – Global Learning Manager (GLM) and MeduRx Healthcare LMS.microsoft.com. Based in New Zealand but has a US office with servers in Chicago.) http://www. LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) (LAMS International. Also offer LearningGuide.callidussoftware.net/. Inc. visual editor. Inc. Melon Author (Melon. Inc. Accessible HTML. 127. and/or Microsoft Word Documents. 128.com/2011/02/27/productreview-litmos-lms/. 123.com/learning/en/us/training/lcds. and a tool for managing lesson plans.) http://www.litmos. Canada.trimeritus. Learnsoft e-ZStudio (Learnsoft Technology Group) http://training. Litmos Online Training System (Litmos Limited) http://www. 134.com/. Learnosity OnScreen (Learnosity Ltd.uk/. LearningGuide Manager (LearningGuide Solutions BV. "free web-based software for K-12 teachers. MediaDefined NetExam VirtualLab (MediaDefined.
. 137. Learning. Based in Toronto.) http://www. Microsoft Learning Content Development System (LCDS) (Microsoft. Inc. Landmark Content Point and SmartBuilder (Landmark ASP Solutions) http://www. MPEG-4 files (Video Podcasts).maxit. Based in Bulgaria. They seem to be mainly a reseller of Atlantic Link (Kaplan) and Suddenly Smart tools.com. Based in Germany. A tool that provides for conversion of PowerPoint presentations with audio to QuickTime movies.com.lecshare.netexam.com/.learnsoft.net) http://www.Learning Management Vendors. 136.link-lab. 131.lamsinternational.com/. 126. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www.) http://secondlife. UK and Netherlands) http://www. 125. A collaborative authoring tool with rapid learning features.learninglibrary.) http://www.landmarkasp. Also offer iLMS Director LMS and are planning a Rapid E-Learning tool.com/ in the second quarter of 2011." Includes a gradebook. They also offer the NetExam LMS.com A 3D animated social networking community with great potential for learning. link-lab hylOs Author (link-lab) http://www.aspx#tab1.
Part of the OnPoint Learning & Performance Suite which is a complete LMS/LCMS with mobile capabilities. Mzinga OmniSocial Suite (Mzinga) http://www. HTML5 offers more promise. Oracle is still offering OpenOffice.com A collaborative authoring tool for e-learning with a portal for delivery. MindonSite MOS SOLO R1 (Mindonsite .mindonsite. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www. 2007 Knowledge Planet merged with Shared Insights and became Mzinga. 140.org. Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft) http://www. Microsoft Producer for PowerPoint 2003 (Microsoft. Mohive Enterprise e-Learning Publishing System (eLPS) (Mohive) http://www. mySmartSimulations Worldwide Interactive Learning Designer (WILD) (mySmart Simulations. NetPlay Instant Demo (NetPlay Software) http://www. The new product offered by the Document Foundation is called LibreOffice (http://www. A free downloadable plug-in for PowerPoint to capture and synchronize audio. NexLearn SimWriter (NexLearn. LLC) http://www. This includes Mzinga Publisher. Inc. 141. 142. Video. They also offer the MOS Chorus LMS. Firefly Simulation Developer and collaborative authoring.libreoffice. and images. Open Elms Jackdaw CMS http://www.nycircuits.org to a
.openoffice. For the time being.com/.documentfoundation.) http://www.org/). Authoring for open source LMS. In Nov.Integral Coaching SA) http://www. 148. Microsoft Silverlight (Microsoft. And it’s free! OpenOffice. http://www. 2011.mindflash.org assets.net. Conversion from PowerPoint. Not apparently available for more recent versions of PowerPoint. then preview and publish for viewing in a Web browser.mohive. 139.com/ A screen recorder. A free authoring tool. Based in Switzerland but site is available in English. 149.nexlearn. slides. So far the uptake has been underwhelming.mysmartsim. On April 15.com/downloads/details. With its acquisition of Sun in 2009. 145.) http://www. 151.) http://www.instant-demo.openelms. 147. Not generally considered an e-learning tool. OpenOffice (open source) http://www. The community of volunteers that developed the OpenOffice. Inc. 146. 143.aspx?familyid=1B3C76D5-FC754F99-94BC-784919468E73&displaylang=en. They also offer the Joomla CMS.) http://www. 150.com/. This is a plug-in that Microsoft is promoting as an alternative to Adobe Flash.org/ and http://www.com
138.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.com.mzinga. NYCircuits Screenbook Maker (NYCircuits Inc) http://www. Oracle gained OpenOffice.com/ A collaborative course design tool. it is an open source office suite which converts PowerPoint to Flash and MS Word documents to pdf. Inc) http://silverlight. A tool for creating visual tutorials for computer training.trimeritus.com/. Primarily a presentation tool but sophisticated users can use it for generating effective elearning especially using add-on tools some of which are listed here. Also offer online quiz creation.com Social simulation creator.microsoft. OnPoint Course Manager (OnPoint Digital Inc. Oracle announced “its intention to move OpenOffice.Learning Management Vendors. Word or PDF files.jackdawcms.org project have split from Oracle and formed a new structure called The Document Foundation. Mindflash (Mindflash Technologies Inc.com.com.microsoft. A general authoring tool with some capability for creating 3D simulations.org/.onpointdigital. 144. video.com/.
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purely community-based open source project”. This community is presumably the Document Foundation (LibreOffice). OPTX ScreenWatch Producer (OPTX International) http://www.screenwatch.com/ Software for recording lectures. 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. OutStart Trainer (Outstart) http://www.outstart.com formerly Trainersoft. Also offer Outstart SoftSim – a simulation tool and Force Ten from Eedo. They also offer a Desktop Development Suite which includes Trainer and SoftSim. A collaborative authoring capability is included in Outstart LCMS. In July, 2008, OutStart merged with EEDO. In June, 2009, OutStart merged with Hot Lava Software and offer the Hot Lava Mobile tool. The merged companies will operate under the OutStart name. PCS LabMentors (PCS Edventures!.com Inc.) http://www.labmentors.com/ provides guided on-line labs for web-based information technology training and certification. Pedagogue Assessment Management System (AMS) (Pedagogue Solutions) http://www.pedagogue.com Test and assessment tool. Focus on pharmaceutical industry. They will also host tests online. 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. 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. Platte Canyon Training Studio (Platte Canyon Multimedia Software Corporation) http://www.plattecanyon.com/ and http://www.trainingstudio.net Also Exam Engine - a test and assessment tool, VBTrain.Net and ToolBook Translation System for users of SumTotal ToolBook. podia Creator and On-Demand (podia Ltd.) http://www.podia.net. Based in UK. Creator and On-Demand are 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. PointeCast Publisher Professional (PointeCast) http://www.pointecast.com A PowerPoint to Flash converter which can add audio, quizzes, etc. PointeCast also offers PointeCast ePresentor (a distribution and tracking tool for Flash presentations) and PointeCast Portal (a hosted LMS solution). PointeCast was purchased by Helius, Inc. (http://www.helius.com/) in 2007. Presagis Creator (Presagis Canada Inc.) http://www.presagis.com/. Simulation software for the generation and execution of 3D complex, large-scale training and 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
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workflows, processes, or training using Word templates and generating various output formats. It has existed since 1985. Pro-ductivity Systems Authoring Editor and Authoring PRO (Pro-ductivity Systems) http://www.pro-ductivity.com/ 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. Proton Media ProtoSphere (ProtonMedia, LLC) http://www.protonmedia.com/ 3D Simulation environment. Qarbon ViewletBuilder (Qarbon.com Inc.) http://www.qarbon.com/ Also offer ViewletAce – a test and assessment tool, ViewletCam – a screen recorder for software simulations and Composica. Q-MultiMedia Q-ViewCreator (Q-MultiMedia) http://www.q-multimedia.com. A PowerPoint convertor. Qube Learning System (Qube Learning) http://www.qube.com. A customizable sales chain learning platform than includes several elements including QLibrary, QGames, QBooks, AQumulator, The Challenge Arena, The Learner Analytics Dashboard and QLibris Questionmark Perception (Questionmark) http://www.questionmark.com State of the art assessment software. Now have an iPhone/iPad app. QuickLessons (QuickLessons, LLC) http://www.quicklessons.com/. An online course authoring system with Content Management features. Rapid Intake Proform Rapid eLearning Studio (Rapid Intake) http://www.rapidintake.com/. Also Flash Companion for conversion. Rapid Intake Unison (Rapid Intake) http://www.rapidintake.com/ a collaborative, web-based rapid elearning development platform. ReadyGo Web Course Builder (ReadyGo Inc.) http://www.readygo.com. Offered in various versions. Also an LMS. Regis Learning Solutions (RLS) e-Learning Framework 3.0 (Regis Learning Solutions) http://www.regislearning.com/. An e-learning development platform that includes assessment tools. They also offer the SimPort Simulation Platform for simulation development. RELOAD (Reusable eLearning Object Authoring and Delivery) (Reload) http://www.reload.ac.uk/editor_eclipse.html. A free Eclipse-based (open source) tool developed by an academic consortium in the UK. 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 for ToolBook are offered at this site. Respondus (Respondus Inc.) http://www.respondus.com/ Test and assessment creation and management. Also offer Respondus StudyMate. Focus on formal education. Right Reason RightCourseTM 2.0 Training Creation Software (Right Reason Technologies) http://www.rightreasontech.com/. Right Seat Vox Proxy (Right Seat Software Inc.) http://www.voxproxy.com Creates 3D animated characters for PowerPoint.
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182. Robot-Hosting Intelligent Robots (Robot-Hosting) http://robot-hosting.com/. Robots/androids/avatars with artificial intelligence. 183. Saba Publisher (Saba) http://www.saba.com – Part of the Saba LCMS. Similar to Trivantis Lectora Publisher. 184. 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. 185. Scate Ignite (Scate Technologies, Inc.) http://www.scate.com/. A multi-media presentation tool for creating eLearning, training workforce, selling and marketing, or creating social media for blogging, vlogging and media sharing. 186. SkillSoft Dialogue (SkillSoft) http://www.skillsoft.com/. A collaborative authoring tool. Also offer SkillStudion for customizing SkillSoft courses. 187. SoftChalk (SoftChalk) http://www.softchalk.com/. An e-Learning authoring tool that bridges the gap between what is offered in most educational LMS and the more interactive tools used in corporate learning. Also offer SoftChalk Connect – an online community and Learning Object Repository. 188. Speechi Pro (Speechi US) http://www.speechi.net/us/ A PowerPoint converter in several versions with additional features like audio, quiz and SCORM modules and whiteboard support. 189. Stratbeans Epiplex (Stratbeans Consulting) http://stratbeans.com/index.php/software-services/products/. Conversion of Microsoft documents into eLearning. Based in India. 190. Suddenly Smart SmartBuilder Author (Suddenly Smart) http://www.suddenlysmart.com. A full-featured authoring tool. Their website offers some useful comparisons. 191. SumTotal ToolBook Instructor (SumTotal Systems) http://www.sumtotalsystems.com/. Also ToolBook Assistant. There are a number of additional tools for developing ToolBook courses at http://www.toolbookdeveloper.com. There are also content development tools in their LCMS – TotalLCMS. In June, 2009, SumTotal Systems was acquired by Vista Equity Partners. 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. 192. SWiSH Max 4 (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. 193. Syberworks Web Author (Syberworks) http://www.syberworks.com/. 194. Tanida Quiz Builder (Tanida Inc.) http://www.quiz-builder.com/. Creates quizzes in Flash. 195. TechSmith Camtasia Studio (TechSmith Corporation) http://www.techsmith.com a screen recorder and simulation tool. Also handles PowerPoint, video and audio. They also offer Snagit for static screen capture and Jing http://www.techsmith.com/jing/ – a free web-based screen capture tool. 196. 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. 197. TelSim NOAH (Telsim Software, Inc.) http://www.noahx.com. An animated
com/.com) http://www.) http://www. Based in Toronto. TFactor Knowledge Portal 360 Course Builder (TFactor. TeraLearn Collaboration and Testing Solution (CTS) (TeraLearn. Inc. Can open Microsoft Office documents. TTG Systems AUTHOR (TTG Systems Inc. UBC MLOAT (University of British Columbia Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool) (University of British Columbia Arts)
199. A 3D engine and authoring environment which enables designers to create and publish highly immersive simulations like Second Life. They offer some highly specialized tools including RaterCampus.
211. This tool is part of the LMS/LCMS. A test and assessment tool.
202. The Quality Group OpusWorks Composer (The Quality Group) http://thequalitygroup.com.thinkingworlds.com/ Based in Edmonton.Learning Management Vendors.trivantis.
208. Presentations can be exported as Flash and other documents can be saved as pdfs.) http://www. TrainingCampus.trainvision. time4you IBT Web Authoring (time4you GmbH ) http://www.com Trivantis Lectora Publisher (Trivantis) http://www. They also offer PPT to Flash Studio and Flash Demo Builder.traincaster.de/ibt/main/en/site/time4you/ibt/en/start. The Document Foundation LibreOffice (The Document Foundation) http://www.
201. Announced in May 2011.) http://www.
203. The LMS includes several authoring tools including PowerPoint and MS Word conversion and assessment.com They also offer Lectora Inspire which includes Camtasia. Snap! – a PowerPoint converter/rapid authoring tool is also offered.com is primarily a network of providers in the healthcare and clinical research industry. Formerly known as Agile.com (TrainingCampus.trimeritus.ttg-inc.speechover.tfactor. TrainingCampus.com/ Based in New Zealand.0 – an LMS for online courses. SnagIt and Flypaper. Lectora Online for collaborative authoring and CourseMill 5. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www. 204.com.com) http://www. Trainvision AuthoLearn (TrainVision Ltd. Also offer Virtual Coach Player and Training Assistant – a lean LMS.com.libreoffice. Base (database). Draw (drawing).com
198.net. Also offer TRACCESS CI LMS and TRACCESS ASSESS. and Math (equation editor). TrainCaster (TrainCaster.com/. Adds voice-over narration to PowerPoint presentations. Includes Writer (word processing). Alberta and focuses on the resource industry and compliance.trainingcampus.time4you. An online collaborative authoring system with numerous components including a “lean” LMS . PowerPoint and Excel) available as part of the LCMS.
209. StaffCampus and TrialCampus.
205.com/. Thinking Worlds (Caspian Learning) http://www.
207.) http://www.thetrainingmarket. An open source office suite very much like OpenOffice. 210. The Training Market Virtual Coach Developer (The Training Market) http://www. Thinking Cap Author (Thinking Cap) http://www.
character/avatar.OpusWorks Conductor. Authoring (including conversion from MS Word. 212. Calc (spreadsheet). Impress (presentation). Tuval Speech-Over (Tuval Software Industries Ltd.com Inc.cxjsp?pos=authoring Also IBT Content Conversion and IBT Fast Simulation.org/.
learningtools.com.wimba.) http://www.com/. Some addons such as PowerPoint Import cost extra. XMetal Author DITA Edition (XMetal. Introduced for the international market in 2007. Focus on the formal education market. WorldWeaver DX Studio (Worldweaver Ltd. A suite that includes Gesture Builder and Vcommunicator Mobile. etc.uk/. Works with Microsoft Sharepoint and Live Meeting. A software-as-a-service application for interactive rich media learning with an emphasis on video and with some tracking. 218.vitalect.
226.udutu. Vidizmo UltraLearn UltraMashup Studio (Vidizmo LLC) http://www.com
213.sameshow. A free tool that can combine video.xical. open source player for media rich presentations. Westcliff Myles (Westcliff Data Services Ltd. Also offer Accessible Multimedia Player (AMP) and Pollster.
215. UK) http://www. William Horton Consulting Templates (William Horton Consulting.com. Wimba Create (Wimba) http://www.wildform.) http://www. QuizCreator.westcliffdata.org/. management and evaluation features.wbtsystems.) http://www.net. Udutu myUdutu (Udutu) http://www. Includes PPT2 Flash for PowerPoint conversion. JustSystems.) http://www. Wimba merged with HorizonLive in 2004 and was known as Horizon Wimba for a short time.mockingbird. A rapid authoring tool to create drag and drop activities using multimedia. Based in Russia. 222. Inc) http://www.com My Udutu offers collaborative authoring on the web. Inc.
223.ca/mloat.com/ 3D animation. Inc.ultralearn. create quizzes. A module of the TopClass LMS.. Animated characters. 217.) http://www. Wondershare Rapid E-Learning Suite (Wondershare Software Co.xmetal. richdale & friends) http://www. One of the gurus of eLearning offers eLearning and PowerPoint templates. Xical (Active Content AG.) http://www.
216. 214. Webducate Dragster (Webducate.com/ An MS Word conversion tool which allows you to add interactive components. Also offer Flix for Flash video and Wild FX for Flash text animation.NGT – an LMS.com. 219. 228. Also offer Your University LMS and Techniq Evaluation. WBT TopClass Publisher (WBT Systems) http://www.) http://www.) http://www. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www.webducate.Learning Management Vendors.com.horton.htm. Based in Victoria.co. A free authoring tool.courselab. Vcom3D Vcommunicator Studio (Vcom3D Inc.
220. WebSoft CourseLab (WebSoft Ltd. Offered along with several other tools.
224. convert PowerPoint to Flash.com.) http://www. BC. Purchased Silicon Chalk in 2005.vcom3d. Works with Articulate and Wimba. audio.
221.ubc. Wimba was purchased along with Elluminate by BlackBoard in 2010.aspx. images and texts into one synchronized learning object.com/productintro.arts.com. Warren-Forthought MocKingbird BigEZ-Pro (Warren-Forthought.
225. 227.com Primarily an XML website building tool which has evolved from Hot Metal Pro and
.trimeritus. Also offer TERMS. DemoCreator and WebVideo Author.com/ A general authoring tool that allows users to create Flash and video presentations.dxstudio. A free. Inc. Vitalect Techniq Portfolio (Vitalect Inc. Also offer SCORMxt – a conversion tool for QuarkXPress Wildform Flair (Wildform.
Xyleme Dynamic Assembly Application (Xyleme) http://www. of course.com/. Is included in Prosperity LMS. 232. Xtranormal (xtranormal Technology Inc.htm There are. etc.com.) http://www. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www. Zenler Studio (Zenler .com/ Based in Ottawa. Ziiva Prosperity Creator (Ziiva.
As a result of its purchase of Macromedia in 2005. This is a listing only of those who offer authoring courseware for sale.zenler. Part of the Xyleme LCMS. Moodle) offer course authoring tools as part of their systems but are not available separately. XStream RapidBuilder (XStream Software Inc.xtranormal.g. Desire2Learn. Also offer other associated authoring tools including Performance Analyzer.) and virtual classroom (Adobe Connect Professional) but it does not offer an LMS or an LCMS. A beta release of a “Game-based eLearning course development tool.DigitalOfficePro. 231.xstreamsoftware.
230.masternewmedia. Director. RapidExam and RapidGuide and sofTV. Inc.com/. A free animated movie making tool. Dreamweaver.Learning Management Vendors.xyleme.” Includes PowerPoint conversion and quiz creation features.
may be used for training purposes. many companies who offer custom course development as a service.org/2004/04/14/powerpoint_to_flash_conversion_tools.ziiva. Captivate.) http://www.) http://www. Adobe is a major player in the eLearning field but mainly for course authoring (Flash.com/. Formerly Novizio.
229. Blackboard. Many LCMSs and education LMSs (e.
.net authoring. They also offer an LMS – Zenler Online. A list of PowerPoint to Flash conversion tools is available at http://www. Inc.trimeritus.) http://www.
In July.acroservices. It is difficult to categorize some tools because they are highly specialized.readygo. OutStart merged with EEDO.
Rapid eLearning/Conversion tools
These are primarily PowerPoint and/or MS Word to web (usually Flash) conversion tools.
10. Accordent Capture Station (Accordent Technologies) http://www. This is one of the classic course authoring tools and is still supported but Adobe has announced that there will be no further development.com/.com/. In July. 4.eedo. The merged companies will operate under the OutStart name.
General Course Authoring Tools (a few examples)
1. Saba Publisher (Saba) http://www. 3. Their website offers some useful comparisons. 3.com/.
2. Adobe DreamWeaver + Coursebuilder (Adobe) http://www. PowerPoint can be a powerful authoring tool in expert hands but both the instructional design and the technical implementation of it take time.net authoring.com. – Part of the Saba LCMS.accordent. Outstart still supports it but it is being merged with its other offerings. Formerly TrainerSoft.adobe. 9. Articulate Presenter (Articulate) http://www.com/. 11.com.Learning Management Vendors.adobe. RapidExam and RapidGuide and sofTV. Suddenly Smart SmartBuilder Author (Suddenly Smart) http://www.outstart. Also offer other associated authoring tools including Performance Analyzer.com Authoring is part of the LCMS.com. 4. The merged companies will operate under the OutStart name.com/. 2008.) http://www. Also offer Articulate Engage and Articulate Rapid e-Learning Studio
. SumTotal ToolBook Instructor – SumTotal Systems http://www.articulate. XStream RapidBuilder (XStream Software Inc.trivantis. 7.com
Following is a non-comprehensive attempt to categorize some of the course authoring tools. OutStart Trainer (Outstart) http://www. Too often companies see these as tools for taking bad PowerPoint presentations and making them into even worse elearning.com AcroServices AcroTrain e-Learning System (AcroServices) http://www. Adobe Authorware (Adobe) http://www. ReadyGo Web Course Builder (ReadyGo Inc.dazzlersoft. 2008.xstreamsoftware. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www.com Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional Presenter (formerly Macromedia Breeze Presenter) http://www.rapidintake. A full-featured authoring tool.com. 8.sumtotalsystems. OutStart merged with EEDO. 12. Rapid Intake Unison and Proform (Rapid Intake) http://www. DazzlerMax (Dazzlersoft. 2.com/.trimeritus.com EEDO ForceTen (EEDO Knowledgeware) http://www.saba.suddenlysmart.com/.com/ Based in Ottawa. Also offer Outstart Studio.) http://www. Similar to Trivantis Lectora Publisher.adobe.com) http://www. Also ToolBook Assistant Trivantis Lectora Publisher (Trivantis) http://www.
pointecast. Speechi Pro (Speechi US) http://www. Knowledge Direct (Digitec.org.cxjsp?pos=authorin g Trivantis Snap! By Lectora (Trivantis) http://www. PowerPoint converter. it is an open source office suite which converts PowerPoint to Flash and MS Word documents to pdf. 22.com. 17. FlashDemo FlashPoint (FlashDemo.authorgen. 10.a set of tools that transform Microsoft Office files into learning objects Impatica for PowerPoint (Impatica Inc.time4you. PowerPoint conversion plus add games.teralearn.knowledgedirectweb. Purchased by Kaplan in 2010. 26.) http://www.wimba. Inc.trimeritus. 12.tfactor.com A PowerPoint conversion tool.impatica. Pointecast Publisher 4.8 (Pointecast) http://www. test questions and audio.com Ltd) http://www. UK based.com/ Creates Flash presentations and converts PowerPoint to Flash.) http://www. 6.com/snap/e-learningsoftware-for-PowerPoint-Presentations. Westcliff SCORMxt (Westcliff Data Services) http://www. 20.rapidintake. Inc. Rapid Intake Unison PowerPoint Conversion (Rapid Intake) http://www.Learning Management Vendors. Kookaburra KnowledgePresenter (Kookaburra Studios Pty Ltd.com
5.) http://www.) http://www. Brainvisa Rapidel (Brainvisa) http://www. Also offer Impatica OnCue e2train Kallidus Compose (e2train Limited) http://www. Harbinger Elicitus SlideConverter (Harbinger Knowledge Products) http://www. quizzes.com/.co. 25.westcliffdata.uk/. 7.co.
15.com A PowerPoint to Flash converter which can add audio.com. Not usually considered an e-learning tool.e2train.speechi. TFactor PPT to Flash Studio (TFactor. Wimba Create (Wimba) http://www.net/us/ A PowerPoint converter with additional features like audio.elicitus. SWiSHzone SWiSH Max 4 (SWiSHzone.net.
Atlantic Link Content Point and Capture Point (Atlantic Link Limited) http://www.openoffice.) http://www.
8. 18. authorGEN authorPOINT (authorGEN Technologies) http://www. etc. PowerPoint and Excel) available as part of the LCMS.com.brainvisa.) http://www.com A conversion tool (not Flash).com/.com/ An MS Word conversion tool
. Open Office (open source) http://www.
21.com/. HunterStone THESIS e-Learning System (HunterStone) www.hunterstone. . Australia) http://www.flashdemo.swishzone..de/ibt/main/en/site/time4you/ibt/en/start. A Flash based authoring tool. Inc.wildform. In 2007 Indecomm Global Services of India acquired Brainvisa. 14.trivantis. The Brainvisa website has broken links and its status is uncertain. 24.uk/.net/. Authoring (including conversion from MS Word.
23. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www. 11. TeraLearn LCMS (TeraLearn. Rapid development from MS Word. 13.
19. time4you IBT Content Conversion (time4you GmbH) http://www.com .a conversion tool for QuarkXPress Wildform Flair (Wildform.
16. Is available in several versions and had grown into a fully capable authoring tool.com/.knowledgepresenter.com. 9.com Inc. Inc. quiz and SCORM modules and whiteboard support.atlantic-link. And it’s free! See note above.
respondus. Atrixware QuizMaker Suite (Atrixware. These are separate tools for this purpose.5 (Respondus Inc.com. 3. Tanida Quiz Builder (Tanida Inc. This site was last updated in 2006 so is probably out of date.qarbon. Measures core individual. France) http://www. 16.com A PowerPoint to Flash converter
A list of PowerPoint to Flash conversion tools is available at http://www. Online testing.) http://www. 7. Based in Switzerland.) http://www.com/ Questionmark Perception (Questionmark) http://www.
.org/2004/04/14/powerpoint_to_flash_conversion_tools.sameshow. Articulate Quizmaker (Articulate) http://www. BC. Half-Baked Software Hot Potatoes (Half-Baked Software Inc. BC) http://hotpot.pedagogue.com ASKnLearn EduOne (ASKnLearn.
Test and Assessment Tools
Many authoring tools include the ability to incorporate quizzes.atrixware. 9./University of Victoria. Online skills assessment or Training Needs Analysis (TNA). Platte Canyon Exam Engine (Platte Canyon Multimedia Software Corporation) http://www..com/.epistema.learnosity. 6.php A test and assessment tool.comartis.) http://www.com/.plattecanyon.questionmark. 11.htm. They also offer Epistema Assessment Server for managing assessments.com/web8/home. Respondus 3. Pedagogue Assessment Management System (Pedagogue Solutions) http://www.com State of the art assessment software.com/. 4.) http://www. Freeware.profilerlive.ca/. 10. Based in the UK. PROfiler (PROfiler) http://www. 17. Learnosity OnScreen (Learnosity Ltd. 8.) http://www.com
27.asknlearn.com. Creates quizzes in Flash. 5. Wondershare PPT Flash Professional (Wondershare Software Co. They also offer QuestionLab. Epistema Easyquizz Pro (Epistema. 15. LLC) http://www. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www. 14. Ingenious Group Testcraft (Ingenious Group LLC) http://www. Ltd.) http://www. Inc.com. group or organisational talent and skills gaps.kryteriononline.Learning Management Vendors.masternewmedia.) http://www. Qarbon ViewletQuiz and ViewletPoll (Qarbon.)
13. tests and surveys.com.quiz-builder.com Inc.com.
which allows you to add interactive components. 2.com Inc. 1. Wimba and Elluminate are now both owned by Blackboard. Comartis e-Testing and e-Survey (Comartis Ltd. Based in Victoria.com/ TeraLearn Collaboration and Testing Sollution (CTS) (TeraLearn. 12.com/.trimeritus.com) http://www.testcraft.articulate.com Singapore based test and assessment tool.uvic. Offer assessment software and consulting. Based in Ireland. KRYTERION Webassessor (KRYTERION.
Mzinga Firefly Simulation Developer (Mzinga) http://www.sameshow.teds. Wondershare Quiz Creator (Wondershare Software Co.com/.trimeritus.) http://www.”
Screen capture tools for building software simulations
1.adobe. 19.com Inc.com/. Qarbon ViewletBuilder and ViewletCam (Qarbon.Learning Management Vendors. Formerly Knowledge Planet.wimba. datango Performance Suite (datango AG.com. Wimba Diploma (Wimba) http://www. Also handles PowerPoint. Ltd. Do a Google search for “quiz builder.net A simulation development tool using “software cloning”.
.com/ NYCircuits Screenbook Maker (NYCircuits Inc) http://www. Adobe Captivate (Adobe) http://www.qarbon. NetPlay Instant Demo (NetPlay Software) http://www.asp. Part of Mzinga Collaborative Authoring Suite. 9.
http://www.) http://www.) http://www. 2. Assima Training Suite (Assima Plc) http://www. 7.techsmith.
10. Berlin) http://www. 8. 3. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www..com/ Helps build tests from textbook questions. video and audio. Kaplan STT Trainer and Atlantic Link Capture Point (Kaplan IT Learning) http://www.teralearn.datango.com.nycircuits. TEDS SimCorder (TEDS Inc.com/.com/en/Community_Technology/Mzinga_Authoring_Suite/.mzinga.com/trainer_overview. A tool for creating visual tutorials for computer training.com/.
4. TechSmith also offers SnagIt and Jing.com
Note: There are many stand-alone quiz creation tools available – some of them free. TechSmith Camtasia Studio (TechSmith Corporation) http://www.stt-global.assima. A screen capture and simulation tool.com/ Application simulation and on-line help development for rollout of major enterprise systems.com.
Linden Research Second Life (Linden Research. large-scale training and analysis scenarios with a military orientation.com/ 3D virtual collaboration environment.
5. Thinking Worlds (Caspian Learning) http://www.com/.com A role-playing simulation builder. Based in Sweden. Proton Media ProtoSphere (ProtonMedia.presagis. Company offers simulation tools and custom development of business simulations.trimeritus. NexLearn SimWriter (NexLearn.umindsoft.com Inc.) http://www. 1. September 2011 Course Authoring Tools By Don McIntosh www. Simulation software for the generation and execution of complex. they can be very expensive to build.com/ provides guided on-line labs for web-based training.
.experiencebuilders. Mostly a tool the company uses for custom development. 9.com/products/flashbuilder/.com/.
More sophisticated simulation tools
Simulations are among the most effective learning tools. A 3D engine and authoring environment which enables designers to create and publish highly immersive simulations like Second Life. 11.com. Inc. Many companies like Humentum http://www. http://www.protonmedia.com/.nexlearn.adobe.) http://www.) http://www. Based in Montreal.thinkingworlds.
2. For developing cross-platform rich Internet applications and content using the open source Flex framework. 4. Experience Builders Experience Builder (Experience Builders LLC) http://www.com. They acquired Strategic Management Group in 2005. 7. http://www.com/ and umind http://www.percepsys.bts. BTS Simulations (BTS. 6.) http://secondlife. Inc. LLC) http://www.KDCalc.humentuminc.com/ offer custom development of simulations. Beyond simple software applications training.) http://www.com Social simulation creator. Adobe Flash Builder (Adobe) http://www.) http://www.
3.com A complete 3D learning platform. Knowledge Dynamics KD SimStudio and KDCalc (Knowledge Dynamics.com.com Based in Toronto. 12. Regis Learning Solutions (RLS) SimPort Simulation Platform (Regis Learning Solutions) http://www.
10. They allow learners to practise skills in a safe environment.KDSimStudio.regislearning.Learning Management Vendors.KnowledgeDynamics. Presagis STAGE (Presagis Canada Inc. Percepsys SIMSTUDIO (Percepsys Inc.labmentors. PCS LabMentors (PCS Edventures!.com. LLC) http://www.
A virtual classroom combined with a management system. January) they are described as a blend of Webcasts. They fit between virtual classrooms and virtual worlds like Second Life.aunwesha.) http://www. A software environment for collaborative simulation-based training. Status of company may be in doubt.com.academicsys.php. “New Horizons: Virtual Learning Environments” (2011.anymeeting. Available in several versions (Campus.cfm AnyMeeting (AnyMeetingSM) http://www. Webinar. The latest update to the website was in 2006.bigmarker.com/3d4m.com
Also called Web Conferencing.
7.com/. networking lounges. The term “Virtual Learning Environments” is a term used to describe education learning management systems particularly in the UK. Free web conferencing and virtual community.trimeritus.3dsolve.html. 5.att. Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional (Formerly Macromedia Breeze Meeting) https://acrobat. a chat window for instant messaging among participants and polling and feedback tools. Ltd. Blackboard Collaborate (Blackboard. Open source (free) conferencing for higher education. 9. 10. Based in India. 6. AT&T Connect (AT&T) http://uc.no other plug-ins required. There are also numerous resellers of these products and I have moved them to the “Apparently discontinued or changed products” section below.com/web-conferencing. This is not a totally comprehensive list. They typically include a whiteboard for presentation and data sharing with interactive graphic tools. audio tools. BigMarker (BigMarker.bigbluebutton.blackboard.html.org. and social media. virtual classes. these tools provide an interface for synchronous. 11.com/conferencing.html. Inc. overthe-web meetings and classes.) http://www.
3Dsolve 3D4M (3Dsolve Inc. 2.com) http://www.Learning Management Vendors. Akiva WebBoard WebMeeting (Akiva Corporation) http://www.com/lms. Meeting. In the ELearning Media Group Learning Trends Report. Purely Flash based .
4. Some vendors cater to business and some to education. BigBlueButton (BigBlueButton Inc. A suite of tools.com/ In Nov.
3. September 2011 Virtual Classrooms By Don McIntosh www.webboard. Blackboard purchased Elluminate and Wimba (other virtual classroom tools) in July 2010 which will be merged to become Blackboard Collaborate
. Arel Spotlight (Arel Communications and Software. Adobe purchased Macromedia in 2005.com.) http://www. I have tried to identify the major players by the highlights. 2007 AT&T purchased Interwise.com. A free (advertising supported) meeting platform formerly known as Freebinar. A Google search for Web Conferencing will turn up many more.com/products/webmeeting/prodinfo/index. learning rooms. Academic Systems Video Conference Classroom Management System (Academic Systems) http://www.arelcom. Aunwesha LearnITy Virtual Classroom (Aunwesha Knowledge Technologies Private Limited) http://www. More recently it has come to mean a webbased platform that enables a virtual event or simulates a conference.) http://www. resource libraries. VirtualClass).
1. 8. They may also include video sharing.
com) http://www. 13.
12.gotomeeting.elluminate. Purchased Call-Fusion in Nov.
26. Dimdim Web Conferencing (Dimdim. Cisco also provides TelePresence (http://www. etc. 14. Inc.
20. 27. September 2011 Virtual Classrooms By Don McIntosh www.
18.com.net Based in India.) http://www.com – based in Calgary.
23. they recently entered the North American Market. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace (Cisco Systems. BridgeOne Global Solutions http://www. Corocall (CoroWare.
21. to offer this product (formerly ePresence). Elluminate was purchased by Blackboard in July.com/s/gg/aw/gotomeeting. “Affordable HD Videoconferencing.com/en/US/products/ps7060/index.webex. Fuzebox Fuze Meeting (Fuzebox.trimeritus.
15.cisco. 2010. Or https://www.com. A webconferencing integrator/reseller. GoToTraining).
Blue Jeans Network (Blue Jeans Network) http://bluejeans.” Desire2Learn Capture (Desire2Learn.com.html) which is a dedicated high-definition conferencing system for higher education. 22. 2011.blackboard.. 2011 Desire2Learn acquired Captual Technologies Inc. Inc.fuzebox. Cisco WebEx Training Center (WebEx) http://www. Inc.corocall. GoToWebinar. 25. eBLVD (eBLVD) www.bridgeoneglobal.cisco. ConferTel i-Present Pro (ConferTel) http://www.) http://www. Available in several versions (GoToMeeting.foroso. EMC Documentum eRoom (EMC) http://www.emc. their focus is on corporate web conferencing rather than classroom.
. Inc) http://www. Inc.htm. Dialcom Spontania Unified Collaboration (Dialcom Networks) http://www. 19. 29.eblvd. 24.com Based in Europe.com Elluminate Live! http://www. content authoring.com Foroso Meeting Center/Training Center (Foroso Communications GmbH) http://www.com
http://www. Blackboard was purchased by Providence Equity Partners in June.confertel.) http://www.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/index. FacilitatePro (Facilitate.scribestudio.facilitate.com.dimdim. Inc. 2007. Open source and free up to a point. They also provide software called Elluminate Plan and Elluminate Publish for planning live sessions and making recorded sessions available. 28. Cisco purchased Webex in March 2007. Distance Learning ScribeStudio (Distance Learning.dialcom. Citrix GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar (Citrix) http://www.com/ Includes learning management.gcsolutions.desire2learncapture.
16.) http://www.com/.html.com. Also offer other meeting and collaboration tools.net/ Offer several different versions of their web conferencing capability.citrix.com/.Learning Management Vendors.com/.
17. Canada.com/. G-Cube Solutions Wizdom Room VCR (G-Cube Solutions) http://www.com/sites/collaborate/index.com/ In April. Part of Cisco’s Unified Communications offering.) http://www.
and Campus Management for educational institutions.glance.ac.me (LogMeIn.krawlerlms.ibm. Also offer LotusLive Meetings https://www304.com/.open.) http://www.htm . Global Crossing Ready-Access Web Meeting Service (Global Crossing) http://www.
37. JDH Web-4M (JDH Technologies) http://www. 35.linktivity. IBM Lotus Sametime (IBM) http://www-01. KMX Live (Knowledge Management Solutions Inc. elearning management. 34. Formerly called Unyte. Google+ Hangouts https://plus.hp.) http://www. Also offer an LMS. Part of the Hyperwave CIM platform.aspx GlobalMeet (American Teleconferencing Services. Offer audio.com/enterprise/collaboration/collaboration_ready_acce ss_webmeeting_over. Not a full fledged virtual classroom.intuitext.
Glance (Glance Networks) http://www.) https://join. video and web conferencing. 36.Learning Management Vendors. it also includes a Virtual Classroom and some Learning Management features.kmsi.
41.intercall.hyperwave.trimeritus. Genesys Conferencing and Unisfair (as of March 2011).part of KMx platform Knoodle (Knoodle. Ltd) http://www.
43. Primarily a tool for uploading PowerPoint and video to the web.com
30. Krawler Virtual Classroom (Krawler Networks) http://www. Based in India. Part of Intuitext Learning Suite. Hyperwave eConferencing Suite (Hyperwave AG) http://www.com/ KMI Flashmeeting (Knowledge Media Institute – a division of the Open University in the UK) http://kmi.infiniteconferencing. Intuitext Virtual Classroom (Intuitext) http://www. 42.com/.
32. an SK Telecom Americas portfolio company) http://www.com.knoodle.jdhtech. non-profits and government.com.us/kmx_live.
38. Includes communities of practice. (KMSI)) http://www. Infinite Conferencing Desktop Sharing WebInterpoint (Infinite Conferencing) http://www.com/web-conferencing-solution. A free videoconferencing tool.globalcrossing.com/software/lotus/sametime/. an LCMS with content authoring and test creation. Linktivity Inter-Tel Web Conferencing (Linktivity division of Inter-Tel. online meetings and webinars.com/. Marketed primarily as a business meeting tool rather than as a virtual classroom. Website available in slightly awkward English.uk/technologies/name/FlashmeetingTechnology. September 2011 Virtual Classrooms By Don McIntosh www.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/isv/unyte.
46.ibm.net/.com/. Focus on associations.icohere. a subsidiary of West Corporation) http://www.google. Inc. IBM purchased WebDialogs in Aug.me/.
45.globalmeet. Inc. Inc.com. Based in Romania. iCohere Collaboration Platform (iCohere.com.asp InterCall Conferencing Services (InterCall. A free meeting and screen sharing tool.com/ LogMeIn Join. 2007 and has integrated it into the product called Lotus Sametime. 39. Described as a sales demo tool.
. it is designed as a meeting place for friends.rooms. They now own Raindance. HP Virtual Rooms (HP) https://www. 44.
40. 47. A “Pro” version is available at extra cost. 31.
49. They also offer New Horizons Learning Hub/Port/Online ANYTIME which appears to be a proprietary LMS for delivery of New Horizons courses.trimeritus. Cisco Webex.on24.microsoft.com/pearson-learning-studio/synchronousonline-learning. Adobe Connect. Netbriefings (Netbriefings) http://www.netbriefings. Inc. 54.omnovia.
57.com/. A sister company to the interactive whiteboard company – Promethean Radvision SCOPIA Video Conferencing (Radvision) http://www. The company's two formerly separate business brands (Data Connection and MetaSwitch) have been merged into a single corporate brand.
63. 66. Based in Germany. 56.com/webcasting_products. A reseller of web conferencing solutions including GlobalMeet.com/ podia (podia Ltd. 52.ilinc.Learning Management Vendors.com Netdive eAuditorium (Netdive) http://www.
64. Metaswitch Networks.podia.netviewer. omNovia (omNovia Technologies) http://www.com/.com
48.com/ ON24 Webcast Center (ON24 Inc. Microsoft Office Live Meeting.com/ NetViewer (Netviewer AG) http://www.com. Also provide virtual events/virtual shows/virtual learning environments.micropowerpresence. MicroPower Presence (Micropower) http://www. An open source web conferencing tool. Oridus SpaceCruiser Web Conferencing and NetTouch (Oridus Inc. 58. Inc. 55. Windows Meeting Space can be used to collaborate with limited numbers of other people. New Horizons Online LIVE (New Horizons Worldwide.com/ iLinc (iLinc Corporation) http://www. It is designed more for corporate webcasting than for instruction but is used by Campus Technology (http://campustechnology.oridus.net.radvision.
59. Openmeetings http://code. 60. September 2011 Virtual Classrooms By Don McIntosh www.meetingone. share documents.
53.com/p/openmeetings/.) http://www. and IBM Lotus Sametime Pearson Learning Solutions ClassLive Pro (Pearson Education) http://www.pgi. 61. 51. Pixion PictureTalk (Pixion) http://www.newhorizons.) http://www.com.com/).
MeetingOne Click&Share Web Conferencing (MeetingOne) http://www. LearnLinc and ConferenceLinc and SupportLinc as well as software to manage the content.php.
.html Uses Real Player.) http://www.com They provide several interfaces designed for specific purposes – MeetingLinc. Based in UK. Microsoft Live Meeting (Microsoft) http://office.metaswitch.netdive. PGi (PGi.com/.pixion. Microsoft Meeting Space (Microsoft) – A replacement for NetMeeting (the original and most familiar web meeting tool) but now apparently a part of Windows Vista (but not Windows 7.com/conferencing/. and make presentations but features like microphone support and the ability to set up audio or video conferences are now removed.com MetaSwitch Networks Conferencing http://www.
50. A proprietary virtual classroom for delivery of New Horizons courses.google.) http://www. 65.com/.) http://www.br Based in Brazil.pearsonlearningsolutions.
78.com/ WEBCONFERENCE. Sold to Intercall http://www. Inc. Inc.
81. a subsidiary of West Corporation) http://www.com/.formerly Communicast) http://www.readytalk. Speechi Share and Speechi Interactive (Speechi US) http://www. Meeting and Suite (Saba) http://www.
69. A virtual event solution or virtual learning environment. Based in the UK. Viack VIA3 (Viack Corporation) http://www.de Unisfair (Intercall. Centra was one of the leaders in the development of virtual classrooms and was purchased by Saba in 2006. Time4You IBT Live Collaboration (Time4You GmbH) http://www.vidyo.) http://www.com/ Web Conferencing Central (Web Conferencing Central) http://www.skype.ca. Also offer the ALTO LMS. Inc.com) http://www. 2011 that it was being purchased by Microsoft.unisfair.via3. 85.webconferencing-central.com/ in March 2011. Not a full featured virtual classroom.saba. Thomson Reuters Webcasting (Thomson Reuters) http://thomsonreuters.tfactor.com.uk/cloudrooms/. 86. TFactor Web Conferencing and Collaboration (TFactor. The Streaming Network (The Streaming Network) http://www.
76.redtray.com/. part of PrecisionIR Group . Available in several versions.com/multimedia_solutions/webcasting/.Learning Management Vendors.teralearn. 71.speechi. 72. TeraLearn Virtual Rooms and Registration Solution (VCR) (TeraLearn. Vidyo (Vidyo. Vcall Web Conferencing (Vcall.trimeritus.com/.com Inc. Associated with The Streaming Network.com/. Inc. September 2011 Virtual Classrooms By Don McIntosh www. Based in Toronto.vcall.
73. 87. 83.com SkillSoft® Dialogue (Skillsoft) http://www.time4you.) http://www. 82.com/ RedTray CloudRooms (REDTRAY Managed Services Ltd.co.skillsoft.) http://www. it is a free (up to a point) internet telephone service used by many as a meeting alternative.intercall. 80. then by a Silver Lake consortium in 2009.com/. 68. Video conferencing.com.smiletiger.webconference.thestreamingnetwork.com/products/centra/. Based in Toronto.
ReadyTalk Web Conferencing (ReadyTalk) http://www. 77. Purchased by eBay in 2005. it was announced on May 10. They use the HP Virtual Rooms technology and integrate it with their LCMS adding registration features.ca (VirtualEvents. Saba Centra Classroom.webmeetpro.com
. Formerly Streamlogics. A virtual event platform or virtual learning environment. Associated with Virtual Events. 75.COM™ (Webconference. Skype (Skype Limited) http://www.com WebMeet Pro (WebMeetPro) https://www.simplydigi.com/products/virtual_classroom/default. 74.virtualevents.ca.net/us/.net.
70.asp.com. VirtualEvents.) http://www.) http://www. SimplyDigi DigiCast (SimplyDigi. Smile Tiger eMeeting Server (SmileTiger Software Corporation) http://www.com
WebTrain BlueTrain (WebTrain Communications Inc.com.Learning Management Vendors. Also offer BlueTrain Express for up to 25 people. a division of XStream Software Inc.com/ Focuses on the formal education market.softv.com/webconf/realtime.htm#general
. For example Allen Communication uses LearnLinc. British Columbia. 2010 and will be combined and become part of Blackboard Collaborate. a division of authorGEN Technologies) http://www. Brainshark uses Microsoft Live Meeting.
Notes: There are many companies that offer web conferencing as a service using one of the tools listed above. Winnov CBOX and Videum Conference Pro XP (Winnov USA) http://www.thinkofit. WiZiQ Virtual Classroom (WiZiQ. and some use their own in-house tools but offer them only as a service.net. Wimba and Elluminate were purchased by Blackboard in July.com.) http://www. XStream sofTV.
90.com/ Based in Victoria. video and PowerPoint. Streaming technology for audio. Also offers an authoring tool called Wimba Create. Yugma (Yugma.com.trimeritus.wimba. 93.net. Hardware solutions for web conferencing. September 2011 Virtual Classrooms By Don McIntosh www.Presentor (softTV.) http://www. Merged with HorizonLive in 2004 and was known as Horizon Wimba for a short time.mybluetrain.wiziq.winnov. Purchased Silicon Chalk in 2005.com
Link to more virtual classrooms o http://www.) https://www. 92. Inc. 91. Wimba Classroom (Wimba) http://www.
89.yugma. Basic service is free. Basic version is free.
16.crispsmartcourse.Six Sigma Online http://www.com/.com/ Manufacturing processes. Business skills information available online as short “SmartBytes”. Agriculture and Food Apex Learning ClassTools (Apex Learning) http://www.com/.com/. Primarily a reseller of thousands of online courses for business. Inc. http://www. financial skills.acumennet. Foreign language learning. Acumen Technologies http://www.com. Canada. 4.
13. a Benesse Company) http://www.com/ Assessments and Certifications for over 600 Skills.aurionlearning. Berlitz (Berlitz Languages. Based in India. BIS Trainer (Business Improvement Solutions Inc. UK based.brayleinobroadskill. communications. Free for individuals.com Online courses for the retail banking industry.com/. Financial Services. First Aid.
24X7 Learning Pvt. September 2011 Courseware Vendors By Don McIntosh www. Automated Learning Corporation http://www.24X7learning. CompTIA. Based in the UK.org/. This is a list of some of these. etc. Language training. 5.telelangue. AchieveGlobal http://www. Based in Alberta.sixsigmaonline. and Winter Driving Fundamentals.
1. Provide equality and diversity learning programs and several other learing tools. diversity and regulatory compliance. Oil Sand Orientation. Bray Leino Broadskill (Bray Leino Broadskill) http://www. AthenaOnline http://www. CertBlaster. FLIPCard. Offer custom development of courses as well as safety oriented off-the-shelf courses such as WHMIS. 3.com/.com Financial simulations Adayana Inc. Online training for Six Sigma. Auralog TELL ME MORE http://www. 2011 expanding its elearning offerings complete with an integrated learning management system.tellmemore. A few of them also offer an LMS or LCMS to manage their courseware.
15.previsor.adayana. Ltd. Aurion Learning http://www.. Brainbench http://www.uk/.) http://www. A supplier of K-12 courseware and assessments.com/.axzobrands.achieveglobal. leadership development. customer service. Aveta Solutions .com
Generic (off-the-shelf) eLearning Courseware Vendors
Many organizations have found that it is useful to purchase generic courseware for information technology.brainbench. 17. 2.athenaonline. Puchased Telelangue http://www. 14. Online courses for middle and high school students. 7. 11.) http://aventalearning.Learning Management Vendors. ethics.apexlearning. Bankers Edge http://www. “The Learning Campus” http://www. 10.trimeritus.berlitz. Instructor-led and eLearning for business and IT skills courses marketed under various brands including Crisp.
.com/ in August.com/ and http://www.com Workplace Compliance. 6. Inc. sales.elearningsystem.automatedlearning. Axzo Press http://www. Many LMS vendors offer courseware libraries through reseller agreements with these courseware developers. 12.com/. values.bankersedge. Purchased in 2006 by Previsor http://www.com. 8. Aventa Learning (KC Distance Learning.co. health and safety. 9.com/.ca/. Sales.
it was purchased by Apollo Group. http://www. Sales. Offer tax. leadership skills. The portal is available at http://www. Leadership and management. customer service.
BTS http://www. This URL returns the message “Portal not found”.crkinteractive. 29.com/. CiNet http://www. Inc.com/.com/us/.cengage. Now Dupont Sustainable Solutions. Mostly a reseller of courses produced by others such as Skillsoft. 28.com/. http://www. Coastal http://www. they also offer a Learning Management System and Trivantis Lectora for course authoring.cutraining. Safety. 31. Cengage Learning http://www. compliance and industrial skills Compass Learning Odyssey (CompassLearning.com Healthcare Carnegie Learning. Discovery Campus http://www. 35. September 2011 Courseware Vendors By Don McIntosh www. BC.com/. in August.customguide.co.online courses and a library of both educational and professional course materials. Also offers MindTap which they say goes "well beyond an eBook.) http://www. MENTOR – a course authoring tool.
22.classondemand.fr Management skills (French origin but website and presumably courses are also available in English) CRKInteractive Inc.carnegielearning. LLC) http://www. Partner with SumTotal and Expertus to offer LMSs for customers. A vendor of math curricula for middle school.
23.trimeritus. accounting.com/. and numerous courses for credit unions. Crossknowledge SA http://www.discoverycampus.cegos.com/.com/.uk/.com/.crkilearn. Offers the Gale reference library. 33. a homework solution or digital supplement. Based in Nanaimo. Class on Demand http://www. Inc. Provide most of the higher education textbooks as eTextbooks. 27. ethics.com/.com.ecornell.bts. Courseware focused on public safety.thomsonreuters. 21. Custom Guide www. the parent company of the University of Phoenix.
34. 3000 courses on various topics. eCornell http://www.Learning Management Vendors. Couses for credit unions.com/. Based in Sweden. Vocational training courses. Offer computer-based business simulations which can be customized.bizlibrary. Business Training Library (Business Training Library) http://www. Healthcare courses.care2learn. Cegos (The Cegos Group) http://www.criticalinfonet.com/.net Video-based IT training for professionals and novices. Also offer TLC LMS.
30. 2011. as well as a catalog of eResources and digital course materials.com/) https://checkpointlearning. http://www. Originally associated with Carnegie-Mellon University.com
18.compasslearning. Offers the LMS called NetLearning. Based in France with international offices. Course360 .com/ but a login is required. a resource center website.
20. healthcare and industrial operations.com Information technology skills CU Training Inc. and finance courses online under the brands MicroMash and PASS Online. They also offer a portal and administrative support.
26.e-learning.coastal. high school and higher education.
25. Care2Learn http://www. CourseSmart (CourseSmart." Checkpoint Learning (A division of Thomson Reuters http://thomsonreuters. A K-12 software-based curriculum. a course delivery platform or a Learning Management System.
Empowered Training Centre LLC http://www. 45. Formerly TrainingontheWeb. communications.elearningcanadadepot.
46.empoweredtraining.edu/. General Physics Corporation http://www.
52.essentiallearning. September 2011 Courseware Vendors By Don McIntosh www. IEEE eLearning Library http://www. Now owned by NIIT Global www.com
36. 37. Educacorp http://www. cultural competency. ej4 MAXECUTION Video http://www. Healthcare specialist. Sales.ej4.com/ A Spanish company with no option for English on their website.com/ IT and management training. Global Novations.com Diversity. sexual harassment.enspire. Childcare. Elsevier is a major publisher of science and health information based in Amsterdam.harvard. 40. Enspire Learning http://www. EssentialSkillz (EssentialSkillz.com http://www. Purchased RWD in March.
Edcomm Group Bankers Academy http://www.elsevier.edcomm.com/ Leadership and business simulations. NL. HIPAA. http://www.com/). Inc.com Elsevier http://www. http://www. http://www. Also offer a technology called MILES to assess knowledge gaps. Essential Learning (Essential Learning) http://www. They offer many courses through their online LMS CEQuick http://www. coding.com Custom course development – focus on the engineering industry.cequick. More than 5000 courses on management and technology. 2011.essentialskillz. nurse mandatories. Online health care training offered under the Mosby’s Nursing Suite brand. Electrical engineering courses available online.
53. 54.com/. Harvard Business School Publishing http://hbsp.empowerbpo.com/.com Online English learning. Global Knowledge Network Training Ltd. 38.net Element K http://www. 41.educacorp.
48.com/. business and compliance courses. and other subjects.trimeritus. OSHA. 43.
42.com/ and a full scale organizational LMS. eLearningCanadaDepot. Offer over 1. marketing and medical.com/.HLP and SimPl (a low-cost version).Learning Management Vendors. GlobalEnglish Corporation http://www.globalenglish. courses for sales. emPower (emPowerbpo) http://www. Health Care Compliance Strategies. Also offer an LMS in two versions .globalnovations.com/. 39. 70 management and business skills courses.
50. talent selection and development. IHRDC (International Human Resources Development Corporation)
44. Also offer a community site for students called Evolve (https://evolve.com/ Classroom and online learning for the banking sector and beyond.com/.com/ Health and safety courses.gpworldwide. healthcare.hccs.000 online courses on compliance.org/.globalknowledge. clinical skills. UK) http://www.ieee-elearning. business skills video training. Provide courses with a health care emphasis and an LMS with compliance tracking.niit. 47. 51.com Over 2000 technology. Also offer Harvard ManageMentor. business and compliance courses.elementk. This is not the company purchased by Oracle). communications. They also offer an LMS. billing and reimbursement.com/. 49.
72.medcomrn. Online training for employees of local governments.
58.com Industrial technical and personal computer skills training. Infinite Skills http://www. MCN Learning http://www. help desk training.
http://www. Purchased by SAI Global in Sept.com/.mytrainingexpert.com/.com Custom designed training for the retail industry. Computer applications training – Adobe. communications.com/.com/elearning/ Principally IT courses (“nearly 1000”). Inc.mcnlearning.com/. Medcom-Trainex (Medcom.com/.com. Autodesk. Purchased KC Distance Learning in 2010. and sales training. iQ Academy and the Keystone School. Offer computer based project management and IT service management simulations and many other business courses. Knowledge Quest University http://www.Learning Management Vendors. Integrity Interactive http://www.com/. 65. 2010. Purchased by K12 Inc. Majorium Business Press Pinpoint Skill Development Training Series.
59. personal communication.martec-international. management. Inc. KC Distance Learning (KC Distance Learning. Online software videos. 2011). Microsoft. Kaplan Virtual Education (Kaplan. Based in the UK. KnowledgePool MyTrainingExpert (KnowledgePool Group Limited) http://www. Provides customized online curriculum for grades 6 . 56. customer service and workplace compliance.com/. International Institute for Learning (IiL) http://www.com/ Customer service training. Has an online LMS which is not available as a separate product. Specialists in ethics and compliance courses.) http://www. 62.lynda.12. Three divisions . sales.localgoveu.com/. http://www. Also offer Medcom T3 Learning Management System.
63. The website is still accessible.com.learnkey. 71. Knowledge Pills http://www. leadership and technology.integrity-interactive.com/. project management. Appears to be affiliated with SchoolDistrictU. K12 International Academy (K12 Inc. LocalGovU http://www.com/. sales and marketing skills.com/. 57.com
55.com/. LearnKey Inc. Leadership. 15 minutes pieces on business.trimeritus. Distance learning programs for middle school and high school students.com/.kaplanvirtualeducation.iil. 61. Courses on business and management. 69.itclearning.infiniteskills.) http://www. 60. An online provider of curriculum for grades K through 12.
68. Also offer the Edept LMS. Healthcare and sales courses. ITC Learning http://www.k12.
. Inc. IT. sales management. 73.impactlearning.
70.Aventa Learning.) http://www. Martec International http://www.) http://kcdistancelearning.com/.com. An Saas provider of healthcare courses. Lynda.
66.ihrdc. 64. http://www. McGraw Hill Education http://www.mheducation.kquniversity. Personal computer skills. 67. in 2010. Website not currently available (as of July 18.knowledge-pills. Training for the oil and gas industries. Impact Learning Systems http://www. Apple. September 2011 Courseware Vendors By Don McIntosh www. http://www.majoriumbusinesspress.
com/ Higher education – business and management.
88. 87. reading. arts and sciences. NeoVistas (NeoVistas. A large library of online courses. Offers courses leading to credit skills certification and eMentor – a collection of resources for the sector.com/ Business. 76. Has a partnership with MindLeaders.com Corporate mentoring. Online courses to support quality and productivity improvement initiatives. personal computer skills.primelearning. management. Formerly Intellipro and purchased by Pearson Education in 2009. 82. PrimeLearning http://www.) http://www.learningcoffee.pearsoncustom.com/ Communications.com/ Netex Learning Coffee – Application Training (Netex Knowledge Factory) http://www. MindLeaders/ThirdForce http://www. Medical Compliance. health sciences. Pearson School http://www.
85. compliance. Pearson CourseConnect (Pearson Education) http://www. 81.com/. Also offer Sales Performance System (SPS) – a consulting model. OpenSesame http://www. 91.
79.neovistas. Safety and Health. Pearson. Orchard Software http://www. Inc. 84.esprit-lms.com/RMA/RMAUniversity/.qualitytrainingportal. language arts.
77. Privacy training. 80. New Horizons Worldwide Inc. September 2011 Courseware Vendors By Don McIntosh www. 78. human resources.
. Based in India.
89.orchardsoftware.richardson.mindedge. Online courses for elementary. project management. sales.com/.) http://www. and science for grades Pre-K-9.mindleaders. Mostly offer computer skills courses. Serve an international market.newhorizons. 83.com/. HIPAA training. 75.com/courseconnect/. Ninth House http://www. Also offer Esprit LMS (an LMS for ToolBook courses) http://www. finance.quicknowledge. K-12 courseware and other resources. writing. Formerly Flying Fish. Richardson QuickSkills http://www.trimeritus.com/cursos/Netex_application_training/.com (part of Resource Engineering Inc.
Mediapro http://www.porticolearning.com/ Sales and customer service. India) http://www. Health and safety. Also known as Pearson Digital Learning.com Management and leadership courses. 92. customer service.com QuicKnowledge Inc. Portico Learning Solutions http://www. IT.pearsonschool. Merged with Thirdforce in 2007.learn (Pearson Education) http://dotlearn.Learning Management Vendors. secondary and post-secondary students.com/.com A marketplace for buying and selling online courses. Enterprise software training. QualityTrainingPortal. professional development. http://www.com/. marketing. Differentiated instruction in mathematics.plato. 86.mediapro. http://www.com. Caters to the financial lending sector. http://www. On online college courseware provider. Libraries include: Employment Law.com/.ninthhouse.com Business and communications courses.com
74. Risk Management Association RMA University http://rmahq. and Maritime Security.opensesame. Plato Learning (Plato Learning. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). MindEdge Inc.
95. Website not currently available (as of July 18. Online courses are found at www.rosettastone. early childhood professional development. SmartPros (SmartPros Ltd.com. Language training.com Safety.
101.thequalitygroup.telephonedoctor. SkillSoft http://www. telecommunications training.) http://www. more recently NETg. Offer 280 technical and non-technical computer training courses. Compliance. Offer regulatory compliance training for WHMIS.Learning Management Vendors.com Human Resources Foundations and Compliance.com/.com Business.com IT and business skills courses. 96. 109. Also offer the NexPort training platform. Also offer an LMS (See InfoPro) Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training (Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training) http://www.ServiceSkills.teachmeit. Driver and Fleet Management. and first responder professionals. Also offer custom course design and a Learning Management System. sales management training. training for public safety. personal development.com/. etc. financial skills – 1000’s of courses.
98. Workplace Injury and Loss Prevention. Merged with Mindleaders in 2007.SmartPros® eCampus™ Learning Management System.com/. law enforcement. IT.com/ Training for financial
. Ethics for lawyers. 103. Also offer an LMS . 104. Appears to be affiliated with LocalGovU.trimeritus. compliance. Based in Vancouver.thehumanequation.com. Computer.skillsoft. Office Ergonomics and Asbestos Awareness. A merger between Serebra and Bluedrop was announced on March 24.com/.
99. Business and computing skills. 2011). management. Inc) http://www. 2011. Also offer the OpenQwaq project which is an open source version of the Teleplace tools. 94.thirdforce. Inc. Solocks. security. Summit Training Source (Summit Training Source. and customer service training SchoolDistrictU http://www. Skillsoft is the single largest vendor in this group.syntrio. Teleplace (Teleplace. TeachMeIt (InfoPro Worldwide Corporation) http://www.com
93.com/.saiglobal. Specialists in compliance and ethics courses. With its purchase of Smartforce and. leadership. Syntrio http://www.
107. patient safety.trcinteractive.schooldistrictu. Customer service training.com 80 courses on Communication.safetyontheweb. http://www. Smart Horizons (a division of Advanced Systems Technology) http://www.
Rosetta Stone http://www. Risk Management and Safety The Quality Group http://www.com/.saleshelp.smartpros.
102. Serebra http://www. Purchased Integrity Interactive in Sept. September 2011 Courseware Vendors By Don McIntosh www.com/ Sales training. Offer 100’s of courses on a wide range of topics.
105. Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG).
97. More than just a virtual classroom – provides additional tool for collaboration and sharing. financial. driver training.
106. BC. health and environmental courses.) http://www.net/ Six Sigma courses Thirdforce http://www. SAI Global http://www. Also offer Serebra Campus – an LMS. 2010. Sales Training International http://www. Has an online LMS which is not available as a separate product.teleplace.solocks.org/. The Human Equation http://www. 110. TRC Interactive Inc. engineering and legal training.com/. http://www. Online training for classified (non-teaching) staff of school districts.com. sales and service and legal compliance.com Training Inc.serebra.
111.) http://www.learnatvivid.htm http://www. marketing.com.privacy. management. international business.xanedu. Vubiz Ltd.com/ Provide custom textbooks and CoursePacks both in digital and print form for post-secondary courses (Business and Education) and for business. customer service.trainingindustry.com/leadership/top-companies-listings/2011/2011-top20-leadership-training-companies. education. they also offer a Learning Management System called eClarus. business & personal development.co. Based in India. trainer.teller. technology. Also offer third party LMS.banktrainingonline.com.
113. and QAI Global Institute. sales. customer service. non-profits.
More listings: http://www.
institutions . small business. ecommerce. management. values and diversity. authoring tools and custom development.uk/ http://www. business communication.e-learningcentre. KESDEE Inc. Also offer the Wizdom LMS. YouAchieve. http://www.com/. sales. Primarily compliance training such as OSHA and food safety. Primelearning.
114. desktop.youachieve. financial management. ethics.e-learninglist.aspx
. personal effectiveness. products and services. sales. marketing. customer service.
115. human resources management. business skills. management. personal development.com Inc.
112.Learning Management Vendors. XanEdu http://www. They also offer BankTrainingOnline https://www. Courses on communication. Vivid Learning Systems (Vivid Learning Systems. community development. Inc. Wiztrack Solutions http://www. financial.com Courses on topics .co. September 2011 Courseware Vendors By Don McIntosh www. compliance. and management training.trimeritus. http://vubiz.. health and safety. leadership.com. They offer custom development of courses and are a reseller of courses from New York Institute of Finance (NYIF).com/ which is a package that includes courses and a learning management system called Training Central.wiztracksolutions. business fundamentals. Vancouver based.uk/eclipse/vendors/prof. goal setting.
2. I prefer to call them education LMSs and have them separately in this category. to be used for distance education. Most open source systems are designed for formal education. Some education oriented systems call themselves LCMSs. Edulearn is an LMS for schools. They are also called Virtual Learning Environments (VLE).trimeritus.aspx). There are businesses that choose to use ELMS products – particularly those that support the use of open source tools. they describe themselves as “Pan-Asian”.
Academic Systems LMS (Academic Systems) http://www.angellearning.
6. Has offices in California and France.Learning Management Vendors.com Based in Vancouver.blackboard. Brainhoney Schoolmate. A New Spring LMS (A New Spring) http://www. Because their primary function is the creation and delivery of content. WebCT in 2005. Blackboard also purchased iStrategy (http://www. Akuter Enterprise (Akuter) http://www.
Commercial Education LMSs
1. Educational institutions are usually already well equipped for registration and management of classroom instruction so Education LMSs tend to be strictly for online learning and typically do not include classroom registration capability. 4. Free for individuals. this is quite understandable.com/.com) in 2010 and
. 2009.com/Platforms/Learn/Products/ANGEL-Edition.com/.php.agilix.asknlearn. 5. They are similar to corporate LMSs and/or LCMSs but specifically target the formal educational environment.sometimes a corporate LMS is appropriate for the formal education sector.blackboard. GoCourse and other products. 2009 and Elluminate and Wimba (virtual classroom tools) in July. A web-based system. Blackboard Learn http://www. Angel Learning http://www. And the reverse is true . They usually provide course authoring and some content management features as well. Online. AsknLearn EduLearn and Wizlearn Learning Management Systems (ASKnLearn Pte Ltd. The WizLearn LMS is for private schools and post-secondary education.com/us/ Blackboard purchased Prometheus in 2003.
3. Based in Singapore.com/ and http://brainhoney.
7. They also emphasize communication and collaboration features. 2010 making it the dominant commercial educational LMS.akuter.istrategy. Angel Learning in May. Blackboard still offers Blackboard Learn Angel Edition (http://www.com/lms. Agilix BrainHoney (Agilix Labs) http://www. Includes authoring and LCMS capability.) http://www. for example. There are two categories – commercial (proprietary) and open source. Based in Netherlands.academicsys. Also offer BrainHoney “ToGo”. Also offer a Video Conferencing Virtual Class Management System. September 2011 Education LMSs By Don McIntosh www. The Vista version of WebCT is being phased out by Blackboard in 2013 and replaced with Blackboard Learn. They are generally built on the assumption that an instructor is always available to build course content and to communicate with students.com
Education Learning Management Systems (ELMS)
(also called Course Management Systems but that is too easily confused with Content Management Systems).com/ Purchased by Blackboard in May.anewspring.com/.
Educator (Ucompass. Markets to both business and education.com/ "Connections Academy is an online tuition-free. Based in Canada.au/ Based in Australia. Cloud based. they specialize in English language instruction. In April. 19.educadium. CCNet (Zumo Software Inc.education2020. EduBrite SaaS (EduBrite Systems Inc.digitalchalk.com/. An online system for creation and delivery of elearning. For K-12 schools.com/.).) http://www.
18. ON. curriculum for grades 6 – 12. and tests.zumosoftware.edumate.com/. A social collaborative learning system with course management features. 14. Education2020 (e2020) Platform (Education2020) http://www.connectionsacademy.
.trimeritus. Primarily a provider of online U.com/.edubrite. 2011. Free for up to 25 users. 9.
incorporated it into Blackboard Analytics suggesting a move into broader school administration.com.com/.threeriverscams.S.com/.com/.com/.desire2learn. to offer presentation capture and webcasting solutions called Desire2Learn Capture (formerly ePresence).com
17. 11.campusce. An ERP (enterprise resource planning system) with learning management included. higher education and corporations. Both LMS and LCMS. fully accredited public school for students in grades K–12.” Connections Academy Learning Management System (Connections Academy.
10.com/. Designed to work like Facebook. Inc) http://www. Compass e-Tutor (Compass Media Ltd. Educadium EasyCampus Virtual School Builder LMS (Educadium) http://www. EdServe Vidhyadhana Academy (EdServ Softsystems Limited) http://www.com Edumate 2 (Edumate) http://www.
16. 21. they also provide an online “instructional management” platform and a “Virtual Classroom” (online access to courses 24 x 7 – not the virtual classroom/web conferencing tool that provides synchronous meetings) and a “Virtual Tutor” for exam preparation. Coursekit (Coursekit LLC) http://www. Based in Kitchener.
20. 2011 they acquired Captual Technologies Inc.
13.coursekit. Desire2Learn Learning Suite (Desire2Learn Incorporated) http://www.myccnet. Based in India and appears to target Indian schools.
15.vidhyadhana. Based in Korea. Inc. CAMS Enterprise (Three Rivers Systems.
12.Learning Management Vendors. A “comprehensive academic management system” (CAMS) for colleges and universities. LLC) http://www. Marketed to both corporate and education clients. September 2011 Education LMSs By Don McIntosh www. video. Developed at the University of Pennsylvania. Canada DigitalChalk Online Training Software (DigitalChalk) http://www. CampusCE LMS (CampusCE) http://www. http://www. Includes authoring.com/ A complete school management system including LMS.com/.ucompass. Blackboard itself was purchased by Providence Equity Partners in June. 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.) http://www." They built their own LMS but it is unclear if it is available for purchase by other institutions. Primary market is higher education but also market to corporations.com.) http://www.com. http://compassetutor.
free for teachers. An inexpensive. For K-12 and post-secondary education.) http://www. 2008.Learning Management Vendors.gr Based in Greece. New Zealand based course management system IQity Learning Suite (IQity) http://www.) http://www. 25.) http://www.fronter.efront. Includes social networking. Based in Norway. Based in the UK.
34. Ltd.excelindia.com/. First developed for use in Ohio schools by Altair Learning Management. and an authoring tool called eAuthor CBT. Fronter (Fronter AS) http://com. A K-12 SaaS LMS.com/.haikulearning. Epsilen Global Learning Management System (Epsilen. Edvance360 LMS (Edvance360) http://www. InfoSource SimpleK12 (InfoSource.com/.com) http://www.infosourcelearning.guiweb.ad-supported. IntraLearn (IntraLearn Software Corporation) http://www. Epignosis eFront (Epignosis Ltd) http://www.simpleproductivity. hosted LMS with ebusiness features for both schools and companies.
Eduset (Eduset. 33.frogtrade.simplek12. Various versions offered for the corporate and education (both K-12 and post-secondary) sectors.com/ Based in India. LLC) http://www. 23. A web-hosted educational communications tool. Provides enterprise LMS to all types of learning organizations.com/ for corporate training. Distributed in the US by Embanet.iq-ity. 36. an LCMS called eLearning CMS. 28.
39. HotChalk Learning Management System (HotChalk Media Group) http://www.
31. Inc. Has partnered with SoftChalk for content authoring. Excelsoft SARAS Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) (Excelsoft Technologies Pvt.info/.intralearn.com/.com/ and http://www.
29. 26.edu University of North Dakota Aerospace Network Frog Learning Platform (FrogTrade Ltd.aero.
27.com They also offer IntraLearn LSP and LearningServer for Microsoft. it's learning Individual Learning Platform (it's learning Inc.NET and Sharepoint. Haiku Learning Management System (Haiku Learning Systems) http://www. 38.net.com/.hotchalk. The Learnware website is mostly in Russian and does not appear to be directly accessible from the IBS site.eduset. eZ LMS http://learn.com
22.und.com/. This is an open-source product which Epignosis supports. Website is in English.ru/) in March. IBS/Learnware eLearning Server (IBS) http://www.epsilen. An Internet hosted open source LMS. 30.
24. Proprietary but provided free . eLearning Server is a distance learning system.learnware.ibs-company. Based in Norway.) http://www.com/. GuiWeb Event Registrar (Gui Productions. Now owned by Pearson but still exists as a separately available product. Provides platforms for elementary and secondary schools and for parents.itslearning.com. & GuiWeb. Intuto http://intuto. 37.com/. Formerly Scholar360.com.com/.com/. IBS is a large Russian IT services company which purchased Learnware (http://www. it has now been adopted in California as CaliQity. September 2011 Education LMSs By Don McIntosh www. LLC) http://www. Instructure Canvas (Instructure Inc.
32. Also offer SimpleProductivity http://www.instructure. They also offer assessment tools.
) http://pbworks.com/. Not exactly an LMS. Also provide Link2School Campus and Link2School Edusuite. a virtual classroom.com/ (This is a Canadian product which has evolved over 15 years and is now a division of Open Text based in Waterloo. Pearson SuccessNet Plus (Pearson Education. Product still seems to be available but website blank on Feb.com/. Also offer an LCMS with content authoring and test creation.Learning Management Vendors. LearnCentrix (LearnCentrix.
57. Open Text FirstClass http://www. A full-featured.
Janison Toolbox http://www.jonesknowledge. Based in India. Inc.
45. 41. For both academic and corporate use.
53.sg/. PBworks (PBwiki. Jenzabar e-Racer Learning Management System http://www. Microsoft Learning Gateway (Microsoft) http://www. 22.com (Learnopia) http://www.com/.
54. September 2011 Education LMSs By Don McIntosh www.
52. It enables teachers to manage their administrative workload.trimeritus.com/. 2011. Link2School Learn (White House Business Solutions (P) Ltd. Primarily for post-secondary education.) http://www.loudcloudsystems. They also offer authoring tools from ElearningForce. 55. PBworks provides resources.)
. Also known as the LEAD Learning Management System.microsoft.mspx The Learning Gateway from Microsoft is a Web-based collaboration.) http://www. 49.com/.com/. JoomlaLMS is an LMS version of it. Inc. Based in Australia.livetext.
44.com/ A complete web hosted school administration product that includes an LMS.janison. Inc.com/. and Campus Management for educational institutions.joomlalms. Marshall Cavendish Online Learning Portal (MC Online Pte Ltd (Formerly known as Learning EDvantage Pte Ltd)) http://www.centrinity.com.) http://www. cloud-based LMS for universities.lead. LLC) http://www.novachi.learnopia.learnwise. 43. 48. and helps parents become more involved in their children's education.com/ Learnopia.learntechpartners. empowers students to learn at their own pace. Krawler LMS (Krawler Networks) http://www. It is based on SharePoint.learncentrix. JoomlaLMS (Joomla LMS) http://www.com.com. Based in India. 46. LiveText Learning Assessment and Accreditation Management System™ (LiveText Inc. Jenzabar's Internet Campus Solution (JICS) Jones e-education Software Standard (JESS) (Jones Knowledge Group. Includes “student lifecycle management”.
50. LoudCloud University Ecosystem (LoudCloud Systems) http://www. Based in Singapore and oriented to Singapore schools. UK) http://www. 47.) http://www.com. 51.com/education/learninggateway. Part of the Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning system.krawlerlms.com/ Joomla is an open source website content management system. Novachi (Novachi Inc. and content delivery framework tailored for the education system. workspaces and administration to support online collaboration.
56. One of the new breed of online LMSs. Learning Technology Partners iCampus 360 (Learning Technology Partners) http://www.
42. communications.com/.jenzabar. Learnwise (Granada Learning Limited. Ontario).com
More a complete student information system that includes course management than just an LMS.
59.Learning Management Vendors. Based in Australia and has North American and European offices.) http://www.) http://synapticmash. Spiral 2.spiraluniverse.com
69.plato. In April.com/pearson-learning-studio/. Also offer specialized software for teachers. Inc.com.
65.studywiz.nl/ Based in the Netherlands.0 (Spiral Universe Inc.
67.) http://www. Website is in Dutch. A free web-based fully hosted and fully managed learning management system and configurable social network.com/. ExamQube. LearningStudio includes both eCollege and Fronter.com/.V.rmeducation. Provide tools for elementary and secondary education as well as mobile and ePortfolio solutions.com/. Intellipro and TutorVista.com/. PLATO Learning Environment (PLE) (Plato Learning) http://www. Spiral Universe Spiral 2.pearsonlearningsolutions.schoology. A suite of tools including assessment and content primarily aimed at the formal education sector. Pearson LearningStudio (Pearson Education. RM Learning Platform (RM) http://www.teletop.com/.com/. Fronter. Inc. StudentQube. Synaptic Global Learning ALMS . an online tutoring service.) http://www. They purchased Teknical. now has international offices. A K-12 LMS which includes authoring capability.
62. Studywiz Spark Dynamic LearnSpace (Studywiz Pty Ltd) http://www.) http://www. An online (hosted) K-12 LMS which integrates with Pearson’s other curriculum materials.
http://www. Created specifically for educators using virtual worlds like Second Life® for teaching and learning.com/ and http://www.com/.trimeritus. TeleTOP (Teletop B. Schoology (Schoology.com/) in July 2010.) https://www.
60.sgleducation. SunGard Higher Education Luminis Platform (SunGard Higher Education) http://www. They offer the Epsilen Environment and the rSmart Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment. Inc. INC. 2011 announced integration with Pearson LearningStudio.serco. 68.
64.4DL HITE (Synaptic Global Learning (SGL)) http://www.sungardhe. Texas State Technical College (TSTC) vushi® Learning System (vLS) (Texas State Technical College) http://www.php/learningqube.
63. Promethean is a UK based supplier of interactive white boards and an online teacher community http://www.com. 61.successnetplus.com/.0 is an integrated software suite used by schools for management and administration.rcampus. September 2011 Education LMSs By Don McIntosh www. Serco Learning Skillspace Learning Platform (Serco Learning) http://www. SunGard is a technology consulting company that offers a wide range of solutions for post-secondary education institutions. Acquired by Promethean World Plc (http://www.teknical.prometheanworld.org/. 70. DataQube and MashQube. Includes EduQube. Originally based in UK. Pearson has recently purchased eCollege. Based in UK.vushi.prometheanplanet.com/index. Available in two versions – vLS Pro and vLS lite. Reazon Systems RCampus (Reazon Systems. An SaaS LMS for higher education. SynapticMash LearningQube (SynapticMash.
The Learning Edge EQUELLA LCMS (The Learning Edge Pty Ltd.timetoknow. White House Business Solutions Learning Management System (White House Business Solutions (P) Ltd. Timecruiser CampusCruiser (Timecruiser Computing Corporation) http://www. The West Education Network (TWEN) (Thomson Reuters) https://lawschool.au/ Australia.com/.webstudy. Now owned by Thomson Reuters/Carswell/Westlaw. Inc.
76. Also offer Link2School management tools. Time To Know Digital Learning Platform (Time To Know. WebStudy Course Management System http://www.
. May include MyWebStudy Tutor to allow non-linear. Currently available for fourth and fifth grade math and reading/language arts.westlaw. September 2011 Education LMSs By Don McIntosh www. customized learning for students.com/.campuscruiser.com/Products. 74. Based in India.trimeritus.thelearningedge.whitehouseit. A learning content management/learning object repository system. A platform and curriculum designed for one-to-one computing classrooms.com.com
71.com/ Developed at a law school for law schools.Learning Management Vendors.
75.) http://www. A hosted solution.com/ An education oriented LMS.
dokeos. BuddyPress ScholarPress Courseware http://buddypress.org/) which makes it a social network. 4. the basic system is free but you pay for additional features and technical support. edu 2. Datatel Intelligent Learning Platform (Datatel. Bodington http://bodington.LRN (.net/projects/bazaar/ Bazaar is MySQL based system that includes Web Conferencing.com.efront. Not technically open source. Scorm support. IRC chat.edu/ CWIS (Collection Workflow Integration System) http://scout. Dokeos is an elearning and course management web application translated into 34 languages Drupal http://drupal.com/. Based in Belgium. Although the software is free. Based in Belgium.org/. 16.edu20. 10. September 2011 Education LMSs By Don McIntosh www. Bazaar http://sourceforge. this is an open source LCMS. Claroline http://www. UHI and Leeds.org/doceboCms/ Docebo is an e-learning suite that contains an LMS (for online courses).net/. etc.atutor.) http://www. Originally developed by Terra Dotta.LRN Consortium) http://dotlrn. Chester of Pepperdine University http://campustechnology.com Chamilo http://www. Evolved from Dokeos but split from them and the second major versions of Dokeos and Chamilo are different. 14.
1.org/ An open source “Content Management System” with communication tools which is often implemented as an LMS in both education and business. led by Oxford. and a CMS (for web portal building). 2.ucla. ScholarPress Courseware is another plug-in which gives WordPress LMS capabilities.datatel.com/articles/2010/10/06/why-we-switched-to-sakai.
11. BuddyPress is a plug-in for WordPress (http://wordpress. substantial institutional support is necessary.com
Open Source Education LMSs
Open source systems such as these are gaining increased recognition and adoption by both educational organizations and some companies. Developed at the University of Toronto. 3.edu/Projects/CWIS/. Inc.gr Based in Greece. 18. EduFolio http://edufolio. 5.claroline.aspx. 17.org/ implemented and supported by a wide group of educational institutions. A learning content management/learning object repository system developed as part of the Internet Scout project at the University of Wisconsin.org/ ATutor (University of Toronto) http://www.wisc.Learning Management Vendors.
13.org/.trimeritus. Website is in
.ca. 7. so the total cost of ownership must be addressed. Dokeos (Dokeos) http://www.sourceforge.chamilo. Docebo LMS http://www.
6.caucus. 9.docebolms. EctoLearning (Ecto.org/.
8. eFront (Epignosis Ltd) http://www. LLC) http://www.0 http://www.
. 12.ectolearning.com. Not technically open source but available free. Caucus http://www. A customized solution based on Moodle for post-secondary institutions.net/ ClassWeb (UCLA) http://classweb. One useful case study is the article “Why We Switched to Sakai” by Timothy M.
19.ilias.icewalkers.net. 35. Actually an open source “Content Management Suite” but is used as a Course Management System by the Medical Sciences Division of Oxford University.jasig. Based in India.com. Fedena (Foradian Technologies) http://www.mq. Described as an ERP for maintaining all school records. An organization which supports institutions with customized versions of Sakai.net/.
30. ILIAS 4 e-Learning http://www. A very basic open source system.org/ Open source learning platform – creating communities of learners ETH Zurich dLCMS (Dynamic Learning Content System) https://www1.sourceforge. Manhattan Virtual Classroom http://manhattan. University of Cologne Germany.ac.org/.Learning Management Vendors. is a Swiss company that supports the software.trimeritus.
33. Built on Ruby on Rails. Primarily marketed to businesses. Google CloudCourse (Google) http://googleopensource. Eledge (University of Utah) http://eledge.uwc. Internet Course Assistant provides web based conferencing. 34. Kewl. 32. Finland. Based in Germany MimerDesk http://www. September 2011 Education LMSs By Don McIntosh www.lon-capa.
English.ch/dlcms/. Website in French. An open source system developed at Western New England College.html. LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) http://www. An open source learning content management/learning object repository system developed at Cornell University. Ganesha http://www. LON-CAPA is a Learning Content Management System that originated in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University Magnolia CMS (http://www. 23. 31. LON-CAPA (http://www. 39.instructure. 29.anemalab.org/ Nicenet is an organization of Internet professionals who donate their time to provide services for the Internet community.blogspot.com/2010/05/cloudcourse-enterprise-application-in.lamsinternational. 24. South Africa) http://kewl. Learning Management System http://learning-management-system.org/. While it calls itself a virtual classroom it is really a course management system.com/). This link leads to a log-in page at UWC. A portal framework for higher education.) http://www. document sharing.elgg.metacoon. Unclear if the system is available for use by other institutions.edu. 27.info/.net/ Elgg http://www. An Internet hosted open source LMS.com/Linux/Software/516760/MimerDesk.uiah. 21.fedora-commons. Helsinki. Instructure Canvas (Instructure Inc.
37. Associated with Sakai.org/.ethz. Jasig uPortal (Jasig) http://www.nicenet.de/docu. scheduling and link/resource sharing to a variety of learning environments.com/. Metacoon (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) http://www.org/. 20. 26.projectfedena.
36. Magnolia International Ltd.NextGen (KNG) (University of the Western Cape. Etudes (Etudes Inc. Fle3 http://fle3. UK.) http://etudes. free for teachers.za/. Internet Course Assistant http://www. personal messaging.
38.au). 25.fi/ University of Art and Design.magnolia-cms. 28. Based at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia (www.html
. Fedora http://www.org/). 22.
com). An on-line system that allows students to submit work for systematic assessment .net/ e-learning only.odysseylearn. There are numerous companies who provide services to clients to implement. 45. A website content management system for primary schools. Sakai http://www. Sloodle http://www.an add-on for LMS.dualcode. Probably the most widely used open source system.ilat.ca/gems/open_source_cms3.datatel. Among those is rSmart (http://www.org/ Sakai has taken several other open source initiatives under its wing which makes it a strong player. Datatel http://www.sourceforge.org/moodle/ SLOODLE is an Open Source project which integrates the multi-user virtual environment of Second Life® with the Moodle® learning-management system supported by Eduserv and hosted by San José State University True Solution AlefMentor (True Solution.loomlearning.com). 48.org/.rsmart. manage and host it. MyiCourse http://www.trimeritus.classrunner.pass-port.edu/learn/olms/ Whiteboard http://whiteboard.psych. Marketed as a business solution.com/).com). University of Utah Open Learning Management System (OLMS) (University of Utah. ClassRunner (http://www. Lambda Solutions (http://www.htm lists about 30 . http://www.
There are numerous other open source ELMSs listed at http://sourceforge. Site@School http://siteatschool.openelms. Advertiser supported. LLC) http://www.sourceforge.net/ .edtechpost.myicourse.net. Moodlerooms have dubbed its Moodle based LMS "joule".sourceforge. 43.net/.com/ Not technically open source but a free web-based service for developing and posting courses.lambdasolutions.net/). Includes authoring (Jackdaw) and video integration. Open LMS http://openlms. 51. A useful source of information is Education Week Digital Directions at
.org/.com/) and DualCode (http://www.sloodle.moodlerooms.
41. Department of Psychology) http://www.com/).
MimerDesk is an open source web-based collaborative learning and groupwork environment.utah.net/.
50.olat. Moodle (open source) http://www. Loom (http://www. http://www.org/ openelms http://www. Hosted by NTNU in Norway. Primarily aimed at smaller organizations that want to develop courses. Developed by Martin Dougiamas in Australia.
47.moodle. Open source education solution. September 2011 Education LMSs By Don McIntosh www.com/ is an ERP designed for higher education and Moodlerooms have partnered with Datatel to offer a complete integrated system. PASS-PORT (Innovative Learning Assessment Technologies (ILAT). Odyssey Learning (http://www. These include Moodlerooms (http://www.org/. As with Moodle there are companies that offer their own versions and support for Sakai. Also offer Student Forum and S_Creator .they tend to be management systems for education environments developed at universities around the world. 44.sakaiproject.a rapid development course authoring tool.Learning Management Vendors.org. Serbia and Montenegro) http://truesolution. OLAT (University of Zurich) http://www.
49. Do a search for “Learning Management Systems or “Virtual Learning Environments”.
Online Universities information: http://bestonlineuniversities. freely sharing. Some of them for education are: Savicca LearnHub http://learnhub. they offer course creation and publishing and social networking.uk/.e-learningcentre.trimeritus. They also have an LMS Evaluation Tool User Guide at http://www. They usually include some management tools and reporting. In 2003 a study was done by the Commonwealth of Learning regarding Open Source Course Management Systems. Website is not straightforward.uk/eclipse/vendors/opensource. A social network for learning and collaboration with a focus on the K-12 education sector.blogspot.htm and http://www. Oriented to the K-12 sector. They give access to individuals and groups of learners access to online learning either publicly or privately. Based in Toronto. It is oriented to teachers and schools who don't wish to set up their own systems. course authoring tools. http://bestonlineuniversities.net.org/Articles/lms.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/03LMSOpenSource.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/04LMSEvaluation. Rice University Connexions (http://cnx.com/2009/10/rapid-learning-management-systems. Ontario.com/. LLC) http://www.org/) offers "an environment for collaboratively developing.c4lpt.com/.com/2010/25-e-learning-education-start-ups-that-couldchange-the-world/ Rapid Learning Management Systems There is a new breed of systems emerging which Tony Karrer has called Rapid LMS (http://elearningtech. and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web. Based in Barcelona. They also provide a platform where authors can publish their work. message forums.info/course/ Other evaluations of education LMS software have been done at http://cde. It includes blogs.col.edutools.com. They also offer a virtual classroom called Sclipo Events which can be integrated with Moodle. A helpful article on Education LMSs is available at http://www. A copy of this is available at http://www.com/. assignments distribution and collection.merlot.col.org/dd/. A Moodle hosting service. eCommerce features and community networking.) http://www.pdf. comments and gradebook.com/. Free for individuals.htm.athabascau.brainhoney. online quizzes." BrainHoney (Agilix Labs) http://blog. wikis. Sclipo http://sclipo.ca/softeval/products. Online.Learning Management Vendors. They offered an LMS called Nuvvo which has now been shut down.com. September 2011 Education LMSs By Don McIntosh www.classrunner. online evaluations. For K-12 and post-
.org) offers a free. course calendar of events and assignments.co.elearnspace. online repository for educational materials.edweek.pdf A very useful website comparing course management systems for formal education http://www. Other lists of Open Source Education Management Systems can be found at http://archive.itslearning. They offer course authoring and publishing for teachers and e-commerce features. Spain.html).php.co. MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching http://www. it's learning (it's learning Inc.com
http://www. ClassRunnner (Classrunner.
September 2011 Education LMSs By Don McIntosh www.Learning Management Vendors. designed specifically for one-to-one computing classrooms. It is currently available for fourth and fifth grade math and reading/language arts.”
.com/.) http://www.trimeritus. Time To Know Digital Learning Platform (Time To Know.timetoknow. Inc.com
secondary education. Described as “…an interactive core curriculum and a digital teaching platform.
com and Bersin & Associates
. An extensive list of both products and services which goes beyond the scope of this list.com
“Choosing a Learning Management System” by Peter Berking and Shane Gallagher and published by Advanced Distributed Learning (the home of SCORM) dated April 15.com/source/vendors.com website offers some useful comparisons of various authoring tools.com) provides a free sample RFP (Request for Proposals) for Learning Management Systems. For a list of SCORM certified LMSs. etc.e-learningcentre.Learning Management Vendors. In particular her tutorial on choosing a Learning Management System (LMS) http://www.capterra.com/content/blogcategory/19/38/.gov/Technologies/scorm/Custom%20Pages/Certified%20Products.html. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www. http://www.wordpress.suddenlysmart. More LMS/LCMS.pdf.com/buyers_guide/?selection=doc. http://www.adlnet.uk/. KMSI is now offering KMSI. GeoLearning was purchased by SumTotal Systems.com/partners/ http://www.asp x. Ellen Behrens aLearning blog http://alearning.sumtotalsystems.com/resources/whitepapers.TV with a number of tools and presentations. Resources previously available from GeoLearning.html Saba (http://www.937.trimeritus.html. Learning Strategy Blueprint LMS Requirements Checklist LCMS Requirements Checklist Learning Analytics Requirements Checklist Webcasting Requirements Checklist Talent Management Suite Requirements Checklist Courseware Evaluation Checklist E-Learning Needs Assessment E-Learning RFP Template Building a Business Case for E-Learning On Jan. http://elearning-india. vendors can be found at http://www.com/partners/directory http://www.uk/eclipse/vendors/mgt.co.elearningguild. 2011.com/learning-management-system-software. go to http://www.ellenbooks.gov/Technologies/Lab/Learning%20Technology%20Lab%20Document s/Library/Choosing%20LMS%20v.trainingplace.com/content/ChoosingLMS/index.saba.2.brandon-hall. As a result. the following useful tools no longer seem to be available. http://www.adlnet.e-learninglist.saba.com. Suddenly Smart http://www. http://www. SumTotal has its own set of resources available at http://www. 2011. Brandon Hall http://www. 5.htm (This is a British site so the list tends to be Eurocentric). http://www.4_20110413.co.wbtsystems.
com/alerts for Learning Management Systems. My own website http://www.articulate.aspx or for $12 at http://www.com/ publishes a wide range of reports including business training and education. Chief Learning Officer magazine and other resources http://clomedia. The Rapid E-Learning Blog at http://www.org/. Subscribe to Google Alerts http://www. eLearning Learning (http://www. Elearning.com/ reviews various LMSs. (2010) Learning management system technologies and software solutions for
.com/.crownpub. The book “Education for a Digital World . Y.com/snap/elearning-blog) to support Snap!. Includes an LMS comparison tool at http://elearninfo247.org/resources/crsMaterials/Pages/edDigitalWorld. Craig Weiss also offers a blog on E-Learning. Tony Karrer offers a blog at http://elearningtech.ca/.com has several other resources as well. etc.researchandmarkets. The second edition will be available shortly.trimeritus.com provides some interesting blogs on eLearning Dave Moxon's Articulate eLearning Blog at http://daveperso.col.trivantis. International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) http://www.com/comparison-tools-templates/lms-comparison-tool/ and directories.ispi.trivantis.com/.com/. He calls it E-Learnning 24/7 and it can be found at http://elearninfo247.Advice. Guidelines.bersin.com/) is a blog that attempts to consolidate the best information about eLearning. One of the key resources offered is Learning Circuits (ASTD’s Source for E-Learning) http://www.prescientdigital.ca/ on e-learning and distance education resources.bc.
Trivantis offers the Everything eLearning Blog (http://www.trimeritus.google.com/.org/. Articulate http://www. Training Magazine http://www.trainingmag.elearninglearning. Tony Bates has a blog at http://www.com have a number of research reports available for sale on the topic of Learning Management. Prices for most of the reports are quite reasonable.php.Learning Management Vendors.org/LC/. Research and Markets http://www.com/blog) to support Lectora and the Rapid E-learning Round-up blog (http://www.com
http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/ where Tom Kuhlmann provides many articles and tips particularly on using PowerPoint as an authoring tool.com/articles/learning/understanding-learning-managementsystems/. A useful short blog by Richard Cowles http://www.b2bmediaco. and Effective Practice from around the Globe” was published by the Commonwealth of Learning in 2008 and is available free for download at http://www.blogspot. Kats.mediaenglishonline.com/elearning/magazine. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www.astd. Elearning! Magazine http://www.astd.tonybates. The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) http://www.
com/ • http://www.com
online teaching: Tools and applications.Learning Management Vendors. Microsoft Outlook Live.com Multipoint Server 2010 http://www.sharepointlms.com/windows/multipoint/default. So far the uptake has been underwhelming. Microsoft SharedView Beta.mspx.com/products/hcm/performance/ • http://www.com/education/solutions/ Sharepoint Server. • http://www. Oracle. Folders can be created for each student to save private data. business process and business intelligence. http://www. A suite of applications to help students collaborate on the Internet. enterprise search. Students can easily share files.net. Hershey.operitel.mindkey. and Intel – each offer some products but don’t seem to have a clear strategy in the Learning Management space and the products they do offer are often difficult to find on their websites.nusoftsolutions.com/en-us/FX010909711033. Students can watch videos or listen to music and podcasts without disturbing everyone else. SAP. Windows Live Messenger. Learning Content Development System (LCDS). IBM.aspx A web conferencing/virtual classroom tool.microsoft. Sharepoint is a content management system that Microsoft developed for collaboration. Windows Live SkyDrive. ISBN-10: 1615208534. Numerous companies have built LMS solutions on SharePoint or have integrated other LMS solutions with it. enterprise content management.com/learning/tools/lcds/samples/default.com • http://www. Windows Live Spaces.com/esp/.com/ • http://www. and more with and between groups. they seem to hide them well. Each student has an account which can be managed.
Live Meeting http://office.microsoft.microsoft.intralearn. Microsoft has several products in the eLearning space none of which can be described as a learning management system. It seems that they are there mostly for existing customers. multiple users. including: Office Live Workspace. Formerly PlaceWare. portals. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www. They offered Windows Meeting Space on Windows Vista but it does not seem to have been included in Windows 7 ESP http://www. A free(!) tool for general course authoring. With the exception of Live Meeting.trimeritus.aspx One computer.
.microsoft. A book primarily focused on educational systems available from Amazon. A 3-D simulation development tool. Live@edu.
It is interesting to note that the major IT companies – Microsoft. This is a plug-in that Microsoft is promoting as an alternative to Adobe Flash. Silverlight http://silverlight. PA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global). • http://www. Microsoft offered the original NetMeeting product as part of its Windows operating system but it is no longer supported.microsoft. and Windows Live Alerts There is a general site that offers solutions for schools and universities. videos.
management of student laptops. IBM still offers IBM Lotus Sametime – a webconferencing/virtual classroom solution. It is available as an Open Source codeset and will be evolved as developers experiment and extend the functionality. CloudCourse is being used internally at Google for several LMS type functions . storage and delivery of content and applications.com/blog/education/the-intel-educational-appliance-thecoolest-tool-you-might-never-buy/4158. wiki and forum support.html.blogspot. their Cloud Based environment. Microsoft does have an e-learning page on its website https://www.Learning Management Vendors. IBM Lotus Learning Management System (IBM) http://www-142.from registration to classroom management.nsf/wdocs/homepage and Workplace Collaborative Learning (IBM) http://www142.com/.oracle. Oracle Learning Management (OLM) http://www. IP telephony.aspx?familyid=1B3C76D5-FC754F99-94BC-784919468E73&displaylang=en. Code and descriptions are downloadable at http://google-opensource.com/downloads/details.oracle. Hardware by Intel.com/software/workplace/products/product5.
Oracle seems to offer at least three learning management products – iLearning http://www. Most SAP users (even SAP itself) choose other systems.epx.com/applications/human_resources/ilearning.criticallinks.microsoftelearning. 2009.microsoft.com/2010/05/cloudcourseenterprise-application-in. It is definitely not best of breed. student information systems. This is an optional module of the SAP system apparently designed only to offer customers who insist on it. SAP Learning Solution and Enterprise Learning (SAP America) http://www.html.html. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www. A preliminary description can be found at http://www. In May 2010. a web server. They also have Oracle Collaboration Suite but it is difficult to find a home page for basic information about it. These products were removed from the market in August.ibm. Google launched a cloud based. The website is unclear.com/solutions/business-suite/erp/hcm/learningsolution.oracle.com/us/products/applications/peoplesoft-enterprise/hcm/052836. Includes an LCMS and authoring environment. open source learning platform called CloudCourse. marketing by Critical Links. etc.
. The Intel/Critical Links Educational Appliance.html and PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management. It would appear that iLearning is strictly for online learning and OLM is a more comprehensive tool including the management of classroom training. A one box solution for schools that have limited IT support – includes learning management system software (Moodle?). (Critical Links) http://education. interactive whiteboard management software.zdnet. It runs under AppEngine. backup and image management software.sap.com/software/swlotus/lotus/offering6.com/applications/human_resources/learning. and is managed through a simple web interface. http://www.com
Producer for PowerPoint http://www.ibm.nsf/wdocs/lwclhomepage.com/ but it is about e-learning courses that they offer to help people with Microsoft product skills and not about software products that they offer for others to use.trimeritus.
Drupal and other systems.com.uk/.com/about/news/2011/DesignJot. Based in Denmark.com/.allencomm. students and staff for free. and post-secondary.envisioninc. sharable online calendars.) http://commonneed. Inc. Channel management for sales and service. Echo360 http://echo360. evaluate agent skills and integrate training content ForSkills http://www.co.hatsize. Jackson Creek Software (Jackson Creek Software Corporation) http://www.knowledgeadvisors.com/ A 3D tool for Adobe Flash. Moodle.trimeritus.com Testing.google.com/. A call center training solution which enables supervisors to easily review customer interactions.) http://www. Open source video for lecture capture and distribution." Hatsize TrueLab (Hatsize Learning Corporation) http://www.com.) http://www. Netop School6 and Vision6 (Netop) http://www. KnowledgeAdvisors Metrics that Matter (KnowledgeAdvisors.digication. K12.com. a division of KLi Learning) http://www. A provider of on-line assessment tools and software for managing assessments.microsoft.de/ enables collaboration over the Web CommonNeed plugjam (CommonNeed. ROI software for measuring effectiveness of training programs. evaluation. Developed by
.com.Basic Support for Cooperative Work) http://public. Also have a TrueLab Management System which integrates with other LMSs to manage labs. Inc. hard to categorize solutions:
Allen Communication Learning Systems DesignJot http://www.html. Virtual labs for computer applications training. They also offer several other educational applications designed for schools. Inc) http://www. Plug-ins for educational learning management systems which add the capability for wikis and blogs. Electric Rain Swift 3D V5 (Electric Rain. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www.com/liveatedu/freehosted-student-email.) http://www. Learning Objects Campus Pack (Learning Objects. Kaltura Open Source Video http://www. School and library administration software. BSCW (BSCW . Inc. instant messaging tools and even a dedicated website to faculty.logicbay. Inc.Learning Management Vendors. e-Portfolios – personal. A video lecture capture system. A free email service for students.com
Some unique. LogicBay Surround Sound Performance Center (LogicBay. Microsoft’s Live@Edu (Microsoft) http://www. Not an LMS but provides "email.aspx. Integrates with Blackboard. Video and Print with export to Papervision3D Envision Click2Coach (Envision Telephony. Inc.learningobjects. Designed for management of computers in schools. An iPad app for collaborative analysis and initial instructional design.com/. Modules or plug-ins to improve the functionality of existing LMS.netop.com/educators/p_apps. Based in Calgary. Digication (Digication.com/.com/.bscw.com/.erain.emc2library. Google Apps Education Edition (Google) http://www.aspx.) http://www.kaltura.forskills.
html. Content management and collaboration tools.html Translation and localization services for elearning. A military simulation system. Zeroed-in Performance Dashboards (Zeroed-in Technologies) http://www.trimeritus. and SCORM Cloud for content sharing anywhere. Triple Creek Associates. Purchased by Verint Systems Inc.com
Danware Data A/S. Virage http://www.com Technology which facilitates mentoring processes.com Tools for the creation of blended learning and collaboration.com/. http://www. http://verint.com/adtraining. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www.com/. Welocalize http://www.com.transware. Purchased by McGraw Hill Education in October 2010. Proton Media (Proton Media) http://www. Protosphere. Q2 XPert eCampus and XPert eCommunity.com A video/audio lecture capture system.com/solutions/immersive/expedition_di. Quantum 3D ExpeditionDI (Quantum3D Inc. The online tool for evaluating written work. Proton Media's webbased application. Panopto CourseCast (Panopto. encode.com Rich media management – capture.oracle.tegrity. Turnitin (iParadigms.witness. Inc. Based in Vancouver. making it an affordable capability for every student. index. gaming & simulation. automatically streams it over the internet and makes it available in all of the popular formats. SCORM conversion software available in several forms . iParadigms has integrated Educational Testing Service's e-rater grammar checking tool with GradeMark. VOIP & text chat. application sharing.ngrain.0 technologies: live virtual 3D world.panopto. Inc) http://www. Open Mentoring http://www.com Software that records customer service and call-center discussions to provide input for evaluation.virage.com.Learning Management Vendors.com/.) http://quantum3d. Oracle Collaboration Suite (Oracle) http://www. It automatically populates the university course management system (Blackboard.
NGRAIN Producer and Mobilizer (NGRAIN Corporation) http://www. (Q2Learning LLC) http://www. Class recordings are linked to the students’ notes.turnitin. is a synthesis of web 2.com.protonmedia. 3D graphics and animation for training.SCORM Engine for LMS's. Has many LMS features.com/.scorm.com/ CLO Dashboard™ is a learning and performance
. Tegrity Campus (Tegrity) http://www.com captures videobased instructional content. LLC) http://www. which can be captured with the Tegrity Pen on regular paper. Includes OriginalityCheck for detecting plagiarism.3creek. Rustici SCORM Cloud (Rustici Software).q2learning.getzeroedin. apply metadata and cross reference multimedia information. Transware http://www. Translation and localization services Witness Systems Impact 360 (Witness Systems) http://www. Strong defence emphasis. SCORM for content. and GradeMark the online grading solution. PeerMark for anonymous and collaborative peer review. social networking.welocalize. WebCT and others). Integrates with existing infrastructure.
government and corporate. and social networking.bloomfire. Some of the following tools give access to outside the enterprise social networking but with a learning focus.com/.org/newsletter%20articles/Clomedia/Is%20the%20LMS%20Dead%20%28Oct%2 010%29. mentoring and coaching.com/. ConnectYard (ConnectYard) http://www1.net/. Moodle. text messaging and email into a single communication thread within popular learning management systems. “ConnectYard integrates Facebook. Interactyx TOPYX Bolt http://www.connectyard. A social learning network for teachers.com/ and http://www. Google+ https://plus.com/. I agree with his points but there are clearly some new options available as well such as the Rapid Learning Management Systems discussed on pages 21 – 23. A set of social networking tools for schools. A social learning add-on for learning management systems. etc.trimeritus. Twitter. e-learning managers. cloud computing. Bloomfire http://www. Gaggle https://www.interactyx.pdf). Social learning tools offer schools and corporations the opportunity to build communities of interest.cameo. (Corporate Mentoring Solutions Inc.
. Twitter.akiva. Google+ Hangouts provides a free videoconferencing tool.net/. This list barely scratches the surface. Marketed to education.mentoring-solutions. the LMS would evolve to include those things.” Corporate Mentoring Solutions Colaboro. Edmodo (Edmodo LLC) http://www. to manage and capture informal learning.com
dashboard for chief learning officers.com/.gaggle. BC. Twitter. A good alternative for companies who don’t want to use Facebook.google. Many “behind the firewall” LMSs 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. A process and a web-based tool that delivers scenariobased learning reinforcement via email.com) communities for collaboration and knowledge management.) http://www.yukonlearning.com/.
Social networking/learning tools
It is natural that. Akiva WebBoard (http://www. Sakai and others. A peer-to-peer community website. Desire2Learn. The basic version is free.Learning Management Vendors. including Blackboard. and training directors.edmodo. with the increased popularity of SaaS.com/.cedmaeurope. In limited field trial for now but creating a good deal of interest. Based in Victoria. Provides mentor/mentee matching for knowledge transfer. etc. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www.
Yukon Learning Cameo (Yukon Learning) http://www. students and schools on the Web. and to provide mentoring and coaching. Ed Cohen (2010) of Plateau Systems (now SuccessFactors) has written an interesting article called “Is the LMS Dead?” (http://www. out of fear that they will waste time on them. These tools are being rapidly adopted not just because of their popularity but also because of the value they provide.
Private social networks for companies.) http://www.com/.eurekastreams. Lockheed Martin Eureka Streams (Lockheed Martin Corporation) http://www.Learning Management Vendors. It can be used to host and launch elearning but does not provide the management tools offered by a full LMS. An open source project. Complete with an authoring tool.com
Intrafinity MentorMatch (Intrafinity Inc.org/. Ontario.jolicloud. It has largely been used by school systems but also by some businesses like UHaul and Alaska Airlines. following their streams of activity. Yammer https://www. Software to customize your desktop to improve access to web applications.reallybigresults. Based in Waterloo.com/. Jolicloud http://www.yammer.
.intrafinity. Open Text First Class (Open Text Corporation) http://www.firstclass.com. Eureka Streams helps knowledge workers make informed decisions by finding relevant colleagues and groups.com/. Small Steps to Big Results http://www.trimeritus. and engaging in conversation. A networking site for sharing courses with a marketing focus. A system that began as an email system and has now expanded into a social learning tool. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www.com/.
Picasa -. presentations. spreadsheets. Office. categories. Morgue File -. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www.Picasa is a software download from Google that helps you organize. Use the search filter to find photos based on keyword. and more. presentations. color.Search the commons for great images that have been given special permission to be used in a variety of settings. spreadsheets.Search for images for academics projects. and automatically creates citation information. presentations. then click on the database you wish to search.This site allows you to easily search for free images to use in a presentation. spreadsheets. etc. presentations.Copy URLs of videos to this website and download them to your desktop.com/site/anchortechnologytomorrow/home/50-ways-to-anchor-technology))
Free alternatives to Microsoft Office Open Office . Keep Vid -. LibreOffice – word processing. Google Docs – online word processing. drawing. spreadsheets.
Creative Commons Search -.PhotoFiltre is a free image editor
Kick Youtube -. arranged by topic. and share your photos.google. spreadsheets.Search different websites (like Google Images. Photofiltre -.Add the word "kick" to a YouTube video URL to download the video. presentations.Microsoft Office has collected a series of royalty-free clip art and photos for use in presentations. Enter your search query up top. size. Zoho – online word processing. It's free. drawing.This image search site only displays Creative-Commons licensed images.com Images -.word processing.A source for copyright-friendly images selected specifically for teachers and students. database. and Wikimedia Commons) for Creative Commons works. World Images Kiosk -. Wylio -. Pics 4 Learning -. Flickr Creative Commons -. Photos 8 -. IBM Lotus Symphony .Learning Management Vendors. presentations. database. ThinkFree – online word processing.com
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.trimeritus. edit. Flickr.word processing. grouped by subject. etc.A source for copyright-friendly photos and desktop wallpapers. spreadsheets. and easy to use.
copyright-free music to presentations and movies
A1 Free Sound Effects -.A website where you can find free Creative Commons licensed sound effects files. Included in Windows XP and Vista but not in Windows 7. Viddler -. Windows Movie Maker is a video editing program that allows you to make home movies. choose your format. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www. photo albums and business presentations.Convert your files online.com
YouTube TeacherTube – YouTube for teachers Animoto . and download the results.add free. Incompetech .Choose from high-quality music files.Download sound effect files for free. Soundbible -. Rumblefish -.
Media Converter -.Another site to search for royalty-free music in video projects. VLC – an open source media player Blip. The Freesound Project -. or link to sources that you would like to convert to another file format.A website where you can search for and purchase licenses for audio files for use in published videos. Zamzar -.Upload files.tv – video publisher for independent filmmakers. and download the results in your email. Windows Live Movie Maker is a different and more limited version available free for download.Learning Management Vendors.Avatars.video slideshows Voki .Royalty Free Music -. Choose your file.A great place to find quick sound effect clips. CCMixter .trimeritus.Video sharing. Ustream – live broadcasts.
Free Music Archive -. Use the search bar at the right of the screen to quickly see if the site has the sound you are looking for. searchable by genre to use in multimedia projects.allows you to record video directly to the Internet from your webcam. Xtranormal – make movies iMovie for Mac Flux Time Studio – create animated videos Vimeo .
share your photos.Voice (audio) based user groups Podbean.tell a story. Portuguese.Learning Management Vendors. limited version of Camtasia Screencast-O-Matic CamStudio FastStone .0 has an audio recorder Readspeaker – tool for reading screen content.com . narrate in your own voice Slideshare – sharing of presentations. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www.free and paid online language courses in 35 languages Busuu – free and paid language courses in seven languages – English.voice recording that can be added to Moodle or a website. Moodle .convert PowerPoint presentations to Flash and share them Slidestory .trimeritus. MyBrainshark AuthorStream – sharing presentations.
Screen Capture Jing – a web-based.a podcasting tool Nanogong .
. Italian. and mixing audio Voxopop . Russian and French. German. documents.
Online presentations/slideshows Prezi 280Slides sliderocket Animoto Kizoa Photopeach SmileBox Slideboom .A free service (up to a point) for video and audio conferences which can be recorded.version 2.com
Skype -. iKnow! Paid language courses. PowerPoint convertors can also be found in Google Docs and Open Office.screen capture and image converter tools
Language Learning LiveMocha . Spanish. Audacity – A free audio editor for recording. video.
September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www.users can create their own comic strips. Kapp Notes – a blog by Karl Kapp on books about gamification. QuizRevolution – create multimedia quizzes Get the Glass – A 3D animated game from the California Milk Processor Board Super Nutrition Game Roller Coaster Tycoon Learning in 3D – a book and website by Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll.poster yourself Photopeach Slidestory Kizoa AuthorStream Photo Story 3
Educational Games and Quizzes Gamification has become a new buzz work in education in training.
Polls. Uncw.make your own crossword puzzle Hot Potatoes Scenic Reflections Classtools Dovewhisper .eduEdGames .free templates for games in PowerPoint. Questionnaires Vizu Web Polls 99 Polls Poll Junkie
. Jigsaw Puzzles . We have long known that games and simulations are powerful learning tools in spited of some the negative perceptions of games.0 Ways to Tell a Story VoiceThread CREATE YOUR OWN COMIC . Games and Gismos – a book and website by Karl Kapp.Learning Management Vendors.com
Digital Stories Alan Levine's 50+ Web 2.Internet games for all subjects.trimeritus. Surveys.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. Gadgets. Glogster . Just Crosswords .a free comic creation web site from Marvel Comics Makebeliefscomix .
Build Your Wild Self – creative writing.
Timeline Generators TimeToast XTimeline Brainstorming Tools Webspiration Bubbl. and save discussions.
Creative tools KerPoof . Diigo .e-portfolios and networking: works with Moodle. word clouds. stories.turns words into tag clouds Mahara ePortfolio .
.Learning Management Vendors.com
Flisti Poll Everywhere – can be embedded in Moodle Answer Garden Forms on Google Docs – create a form with your Google Doc account and embed it into your website Pollmo Survey Monkey Zoomerang Lime Survey – free open source survey tool.bookmark sites. and brainstorming Tagxedo .trimeritus.us Bookr Collaboration and Social Networking Moodle Wiki Module Moodle Blogs Module Wikispaces Facebook Ning Elgg PBWorks Google sites Google+ Kidblog ePals – online pen pals and community. Compatible with Nintendo Wii. Wordle – creative writing. create tags.Kerpoof is a free online creativity center where students can create their own pictures. and movies. My Avatar Editor – create and edit personal avatars. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www. make notes.
. no passwords. ReadWriteThink – a collection of tools. created by Sue Summerford Bamboo Toolbox – open source computation tools for higher education.delicious.com/ and http://www. Host them on your own blog.
Other tools An Internet Hotlist on Teacher Tools for Using the Internet as a Resource.bookmark educational websites. Gliffy – diagram software mLearnED – a project on twitter to use it as a curriculum engine. Sharing Links . Free Rice – challenging vocabulary for advanced students. no charge.
Student Response Systems (Classroom clickers) Handheld units that allow for instant polling and feedback in a classroom.Learning Management Vendors.com/. website or intranet. Fur.com/mlearned/.me/. activities and diagrams. Big Huge Labs – create posters Brainpop – short animated videos on basic concepts Classtools . ClustrMaps – geographically locate visitors to websites Discovery School Lesson Plan Library . Also http://www.ly. http://hnyctt. all written by teachers for teachers. FlashcardExchange . No signup. middle and high school students.allows you to create free educational games. Some information is also available at http://idreia. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www. etc. There are lesson plans for elementary. Smart Response Turning Point Clickers iClicker iRespond Renaissance Learning There are also apps for smart phones that allow them to be used as clickers. Evernote – save files in an organized list without printing. Rubistar – create rubrics.ly – convert multiple URL addresses into on short one. http://tinyurl. science vocabulary words. Used primarily in higher education.Hundreds of original lesson plans.create and find flashcards for math facts. Super Teacher Tools – seating charts and class lists.com
Management Dropbox – access files from anywhere. Also http://bit.trimeritus.com/.
0 for Teachers . Membership allows you to save to folders for quick access.0 tools to use to create assignments. TitanPad .TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously.
. wallwisher . Games.0 tools to use to create assignments.a free. Web 2.web 2. ZOOBURST is a free online program for creating virtual pop-up books. practice and quizzes for students to learn vocabulary and spelling. Teachers' Domain is a treasure trove of multimedia classroom-ready resources to enhance students' learning experiences.Learning Management Vendors.web 2.a free resource for teachers. Spelling City .an online bulletin board maker Web 2.com
Rypple – team work tools. TIXIK .0 for Educators . third party utility for making Google maps that are be embedded in a website. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www. TeachersFirst consists of classroom resources and lesson plans for K-12. Materials are reviewed by teachers and sorted by subject area and grade level. Tools For Educators – custom game boards. dice and othe printables.trimeritus.
Embanet merged with Compass Knowledge Group in 2010. Duntroon Associates http://www. A custom developer and Moodle manager. European corporate learning analyst.com/.com/. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www. BTS http://www. ICS Learning Group http://www. Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group (Embanet Corporation) http://www. and management of learning services and resell other solutions. http://learningsolutions. Bersin and Associates http://www. SumTotal.clarityconsultants. 1st Class Solutions http://1stclass.aspx. Brandon Hall Research http://www. SkillSoft.com/.com/. Consultation and custom development.bts. This is a very incomplete list.com/. General Physics Corporation http://www.brandon-hall.com
Consulting/custom development companies
These companies are not primary sources of learning software but are outsourcing companies that offer consultation. E-Learning 24/7 http://elearninfo.embanetcompass. Plateau.duntroon.com/.custom-soft.Learning Management Vendors. Learning and talent management consultants and research.com/. Primarily a consulting/outsourcing company. they do offer ACS Content Portal and their own LCMS called IXP™ Learning Content Management System (LCMS).com. Provide a range of IT services for education.com. First Class and Sakai. Many general IT consultant firms and website building companies include consulting for learning management. hosting. Clarity Consulting http://www.com/ Custom Soft http://www.dublinconsulting.trimeritus. A custom software development company based in India that has developed custom learning management systems.gpworldwide. Research on learning and development and talent management. Elearnity http://www. design and implementation. 2011.com/.com/.net/.acslearningservices. Offer CornerstoneOnDemand.com/. Learn. They distribute it’s learning. custom development. Saba. Dublin Consulting http://www.gpworldwide. Learning and change management: Strategy.icslearninggroup. Offer consultation for e-learning
. Based in UK. ACS Learning Services (A Xerox Company) http://www.com/lrnTechLMS. Custom development of business simulations. Craig Weiss blog.com.elearnity. They purchased Intellinex in 2006 and human resources outsourcing company ExcellerateHRO (EHRO) from Hewlett Packard in 2010. General Physics Corporation/GP Strategies Corporation purchased RWD in March. Based in UK.bersin.
.kineo.com/. Offer hosting. non-profit e-learning consultancy associated with e-learning Centre http://www. An IT services company that provides support to educational institutions for open source software. Operated by the former developer/owners of Isoph.e-learningcentre.com/.com.) http://www. technology and managed learning services Learning Light http://learninglight. TFactor http://www. Unicon (Unicon. Raytheon Professional Services LLC http://www.uk. Consultation services.tagoras. The Mosaic Company http://www. Consultation and custom development. Inc. health and safety and international education courses.blogspot. Moodle.com
business plans.com/.com/ Consultation and custom development for utilities and energy companies. Offer both software solutions (Knowledge Portal 360 LMS. custom development and an LMS (Inquisiq™) Intrepid http://www.unicon.com/.com/) and Kaltura video among others.zimbra. They source LMSs from other suppliers and customize them. Tagoras http://www.net. Zimbra (http://www.intrepidls. A UK based. Includes support for Jasig uPortal. Captivate. September 2011 Additional resources By Don McIntosh www.net.tfactor.raytheon. Consulting. Mohive and Atlantic Link. Moodle and authoring tools such as Articulate. Kineo http://www.Learning Management Vendors. Tony Karrer http://elearningtech. Sakai. etc.) and custom development of IT and business skills.themosaiccompany.trimeritus. A consulting company specializing in solutions for associations. A blog on e-Learning trends.co.com/businesses/other/rps/.
DotNetNuke DNNeLearn (DotNetNuke) http://dotnetnuke.Feedback and analysis. Online learning only.trimeritus. 2.a turn-key system complete with hardware. As of October 25. An enhancement of DotNetNuke.a spx An open source solution. Boss Commerce LMS (Boss Commerce LLC) http://www.compendiumcorp. Status is now unclear.advancementoring.com/Community/SpecialProjects/tabid/544/ItemId/102/Default. DDDeLearn seems to have disappeared. a division of DECIMAL) http://www.
10.com/ ARK Tutor ARK LMS (Ark Tutor) http://www. Digital Learning Management Corp. Compendium purchased Intranet U in 2004.com
Apparently discontinued or changed products
For the following former listings..amadeussolutions. Ltd. video streaming and evaluation. Amadeus Learning Management System (Amadeus.com/ A complete eLearning portal including LMS. Compendium +Learn (Compendium Corporation) http://www. +Assess .com.com/ Specialist in healthcare industry.bosscommerce. Quebec.aprima. Italy) http://www. 6. Digital Learning Management Corporation Virtual University Appliance (VU) (Digital Learning Management Corporation) http://www. Inc. Aprima Medical Software Learning Management System (Aprima Medical Software.com/ . reviews and gap analysis. in a reverse merger transaction.
. Bitness Contento LMS (Bitness.
ActiveEducation www. AlphaQuest University (“AQU”) http://www. Also see http://www. 8.com They also offer +Engage .it Mostly a custom developer. The customized online learning management system was developed to serve the greater than 100. Focus on both educational institutions and corporations. Based in Quebec City. 3.alphaquestllc. was acquired by Changchun Yongxin Dirui Medical Co.com/. While DotNEtNuke is still viable as a Web content management system.com/.dlmcweb. coding and compliance professionals in the healthcare industry.bitness.Action Planning & resource site.vusonline.
1. 7. and +Visualize .) http://www.Learning Management Vendors. September 2011 Discontinued products By Don McIntosh www. A hosted LMS.000 certified billing.activeed.
11.com/ includes a content authoring tool. 5. content management. the product has changed ownership and/or name is no longer available availability is doubtful because of mergers and acquisitions the website has disappeared the website no longer lists the product.com Advance Mentoring (Advance Mentoring Healthcare) http://healthcare.arktutor. 9.Surveys. course authoring.
eclipsys.Learning Management Vendors.etechgroup. Gradepoint Managed Learning Environment (MLE) (Gradepoint. Eximiuus LMS (Eximiuus Group). This link now redirects to http://www. 2009. IBM Workplace Collaborative Learning (IBM) http://www142. Futuremedia Aktivna LMS (Futuremedia Plc) http://www. GeoExpress LMS. SaaS is a specialty.effective-learning. IBM withdrew the Lotus Learning Management System from the market.ibm. 2010. Effective August 11. Intellidox offers the Capabiliti LMS Eclipsys Sunrise WBT Manager (Eclipsys Corporation) http://www. Primarily elearning only. http://eximiuustech. Effective-Learning LMS (Effective-Learning) http://www. End of support is on September 30.com/Solutions/Elearning.dpm.au.uk Website no longer accessible.” Based in Denmark.co.com/ They “provide tailor-made e-Learning solutions and HR platforms for recruitment. competency management and learning management. They do offer a product called Enterprise Performance Management http://www. It now focuses on the educational market.
17.trimeritus.com/.com.gradepoint.com/.intelledox.com/.com/software/workplace/products/product5. 5. 2009. Now part of Adayana which appears to be primarily a custom developer.futuremedia. questions and assessments. 2011.
DPM Consulting Capability Learning Management System (DPM Consulting) http://www. IBM withdrew IBM Workplace Collaborative Learning from the market.
22. IBM Lotus Learning Management System (IBM) http://www142.com/.com Also seems to go by the names Learngrid and e’Learn. and Geo OnDemand (a hosted LMS for SMEs with built in content). Healthcare Academy LMS (Healthcare Academy) http://www. 18. September 2011 Discontinued products By Don McIntosh www. GeoTalent Talent Management Suite. Etech Group Fourpoint Learning (Etech Group) http://www. They don’t appear to offer their own LMS. End of Support (EOS): Sept 30.
20. Long term health care specialist.
16. government and university clients.
23.learningdimensionz. Based in Australia. Inc. performance and talent management.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/lotus/offering6. GeoLearning Analytics. GeoLearning was purchased by SumTotal Systems.eclipsys. Eclipsys still offers software solutions to the health care industry but it seems that this particular product is no longer offered.au/.
14. GeoLearning GeoMaestro (GeoLearning Inc. A full suite of tools – they also offer GeoConnect.) http://www.nsf/wdocs/homepage.com
12. Other features can be developed. They no longer appear to offer a distinct LMS but they do offer a wide range of courses with survey and tracking tools. Etech collapsed in early 2010 and the product line is now offered by Studywiz Pty Ltd.” They also offer a product called Studywiz for schools and QT Assessment which is a tool for developing tests.net/.com.geolearning.com http://www.
13. they seem to be primarily a custom developer and have a partnership with SumTotal Systems. corporate.asp Focuses on the health care industry.
21. 2013. GeoPortal. It is described as “an online Learning Delivery System for.healthcareacademy.) http://www. Based in India/Dubai. On Jan. Websites no longer accessible. Intelladon Enterprise Knowledge Platform (EKP) (Intelladon)
.nsf/wdocs/lwclhomepage Effective August 11.
com/. Intelladon no longer seems to offer its own LMS but partners with NetDimensions and Cornerstone on Demand to help implement those systems. Intrepid Learning Solution (Intrepid Learning Solutions) http://www. Learn. 24.com Personal Edition (Learn.
http://www.com.) http://www. ITMax Penda Manager (ITMax Pte Ltd.com/learncenter.com/to. See also SPARK in virtual classrooms. They still offer courses and content authoring but it seems they no longer offer an LMS. Taleo (www. hard to read website. 34. They also offer Penda Office which they describe as a multimedia production tool.com/. 2010.taleo.learnframe.do Canadian.
25. 35.com/.intrepidls. Singapore) http://www.com/products/products.com
24.Learning Management Vendors.) http://www.
33.itmax21. They no longer appear to offer an LMS. Learn.learn.intelladon.) http://www. Inc.asp?id=178409. They also offer Learnframe Learning Center with eCommerce capability.
.in/ e-learning only. Focus on healthcare industry. Open Training Learngate LMS (Open Training) http://www.
31. it does not appear to be on their web site.mymediapro.com in 2010.mgen.novasys-corp.novations. A fancy but hard to navigate. India) http://www. PlaNet Manager (PlaNet Software) http://www. an assessment tool and numerous online courses. Website no longer accessible. Learnframe Pinnacle Learning Management System (Learnframe. Novations Ready Solutions LMS (Novations Learning Technologies) http://www.com.
29.com) purchased Learn. Photon SPARK Mentor (Photon Infotech Private Limited. As near as I can tell.com Sweden.html. Nexus Vista LMS (Nexus Vista) http://www. They are primarily a consulting. The home page of the website seems to have a problem (HTML coding only) and the latest update on the site is in 2005.com.com/. Although the company and website still exist. they seem to specialize in Geographical Information Systems and no longer offer this product.com) seems to have changed completely.com LearnCenter Workforce Productivity Suite (Learn. This website results in a malware detection as of August 2010.planetsoftware.com) http://www. They do have a relationship with Encyclopedia Britannica.
36. Based in India.
26.com) http://my.com e-learning only. Also offer content authoring tools. Website appears to be non-functional.com was purchased by Taleo in 2010 and the availability of this product (Personal Edition) is unclear.nexusvista. mGen TRAINER (mGen Inc. Novasys TrainingOffice Learn + Audit (Novasys Information Services Ltd. customization company. Learn. Website is no longer available.photon.opentraining. September 2011 Discontinued products By Don McIntosh www. these products are not longer offered.) http://www.
32. Web access to a library of courses for individuals and small groups with management features and a learning community.
28.com/ Penda Manager may no longer be offered.learn. While this product is still listed at http://elearningindia. As of Sept. Mediapro Learning Solutions Learning Management System (Mediapro Education Technology (P) Ltd.
30. 27. the website (nexusvista.com/content/view/241/38/.trimeritus.
A talent management suite which includes learning management.org.reusableobjects.successfactors.org.ssaglobal.
44.com/. TechWerks AGORA Training & Education Manager (TechWerks.net) http://agora. They no longer appear to offer an LMS.qmultimedia. EasyGenerator was split off into a separate company in 2011 and the online authoring tool is still available but there is no evidence of an LMS. A medical education focus.0 that includes assessment tools but no longer seem to offer an LMS themselves. the website seems to have disappeared.
46. They still offer a range of eLearning products but no longer appear to offer an LMS.techwerks.sana-software.
49. They offer simulations and the SimPort Simulation Platform.com/. TelSim SoundLearningX LMS (TelSim Software.com/ in May.com.plateau. 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.net/. The Competence Group XMS-Suite (The Competence Group)
.com/solutions/hcm/trainingadmin. techniques. part of the Baan ERP. Website no longer accessible.scholar360.
45. RWD uLearn Learning Management System (LMS) (RWD Technologies) http://www.
38. Inc. Scholar360 LMS (Scholar360) http://www.regislearning. Q-MultiMedia Learning Management System (Q-MultiMedia) http://www.org. SiTEL On-Line Learning Management System (Simulation and Training Environment Lab at Washington Hospital Center) http://www. Inc) http://www. They also offer an LCMS with content authoring and have a product called Plateau Virtual Learning System for live online learning. techniques. RWD announced the sale of its software products division to ANCILE Solutions. 48.com/).trimeritus. Although they were a significant player. On July 8th.easygenerator. they also offer courses. They still offer Q-View Creator – an authoring tool. Company was purchased by AECOM (http://www.com. 2006. Also offer Sana EasyGenerator – an authoring tool (http://www.sitel. September 2011 Discontinued products By Don McIntosh www. RWD was purchased by General Physics Corporation/GP Strategies Corporation in March.com Includes authoring. Reusable Objects Construct LMS (Reusable Objects) http://www. Has been renamed to Edvance360 http://www. In May.org knowledgeWorks LMS (techniques.com/) in 2008 and this product is no longer offered.com (South Africa).aspx.com/.
Plateau Learning Management System/Talent Management Suite (Plateau Systems) http://www.com/. 2011.org merged with Regis Learning Solutions http://www.
43. Infor http://www. Sana Learning Portal (Sana Software).com/.com
37.aecom.edvance360. They emphasize high-end large enterprise applications. 2009.
42. Based in Netherlands. This product now seems to have been incorporated into the Infor HCM Talent Management product. Provides enterprise LMS to all types of learning organizations.com purchased SSA Global in Aug. It seems that the LMS product is no longer available.
41. LLC) http://techniques.rwd.infor. 47.
39. 2010.Learning Management Vendors. Formerly Boniva LMS. Tecsult Learninglogics LMS. SSA Global Learning Management (SSA Global) http://www.telsim. http://www. consultation for LMS and LCMS implementation and a development platform called RLS e-Learning Framework 3. Purchased by Success Factors http://www.
com.S.certpointsystems.thehumanequation. Based in Montreal. They do seem to offer some learning services including an eLearning CMS. They primarily offer training courses and neither seems to offer an LMS any longer.xtention.biz/.com.com. YnotLearn YnotManage (YnotLearn LLC) http://www.com/. Mostly appears to be a consulting company (training outsourcing). 52. Website no longer accessible. Product integrated into SilkRoad Greenlight.com/ WebCT http://www. While they used to offer this LCMS. Army LMS.vtn-tech.S.acslearningservices. The website no longer appears to be accessible. Oriented to sales and product training.
http://www. 2010. U. Alberta.vuepoint. They offer a course authoring tool but no longer appear to offer an LMS. The website is mostly in Dutch so it is difficult to tell what their current offerings are.
54. This now seems to be a website selling shoes (!?). The Human Equation InSite LMS (The Human Equation) http://www..ynotlearn. Online access is very limited.com/) Based in Edmonton.Learning Management Vendors. WebCT was purchased by Blackboard in 2005.ftleavenworthlamp.com/ Primarily an Education LMS.S. LLC) http://www. Purchased human resources outsourcing company ExcellerateHRO (EHRO) from Hewlett Packard in 2010. ulearn Intelligent Learning Platform (umind) http://www. VTN Technologies Olé (http://www.
ACS IXP™Learning Content Management System (Affiliated Computer Services.) http://www.com/.
58. Probably not available to others.trimeritus. September 2011 Discontinued products By Don McIntosh www.) http://www.) http://www. Xtention Learning Management System (Xtention Inc. In 2007 they became part of General Physics Corporation.com/ Offer a full suite. Websoft KnowledgeBridge (Websoft Inc.net/ Website no longer accessible (requires login).viatraining. Some information is available at http://www.competence. 2008.trainerstore. Purchased Intellinex in 2006. a web portal and other tools.
50. Inc.com) http://www. Learning Content Management. A hosted solution. a Xerox Company) http://www.
55. Was acquired by SilkRoad technology inc.
57. Website no longer appears to be accessible.webct. A Dutch company. in Nov.com/news/around_the_force/x776063981/MyTraining-Tab-wins-knowledge-management-award Via Training ChannelSmart Sales Training Management System (Via Training. Content Creation. Army My Training Tab (U. an LCMS and a unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) Virtual Tutor called Aimy.com/ Product includes Learning Management. Worknowledge (Worknowledge) http://www.
56. The Vista version of WebCT is being phased out by Blackboard in 2013 and replaced with Blackboard Learn. 61.com/. This product includes an LMS. Vuepoint Learning System (Vuepoint Corp. Now called Certpoint http://www. it no longer appears on the website.worknowledge.
. Army) An updated version of the U.com. Website is not functional as of Sept. 59.umindsoft. 60. trainerstore Learning Tracking System (trainerstore.
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Delta L Training Management System (Delta L Printing & Media Services) http://www.deltalprinting.com/ Free but limited. Also offer custom course development. The company offers some knowledge management software which can be adapted to numerous education purposes including mobile learning but they are primarily a consulting company and no longer appear to offer this product. 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. EEDO ForceTen (EEDO Knowledgeware Corporation) http://www.eedo.com. In July, 2008, EEDO merged with OutStart and now operates under the latter name. Outstart still supports the ForceTen product. 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. Extensis Portfolio (Extensis, Inc.) http://www.extensis.com. This is a content 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. Giunti Labs http://www.giuntilabs.com/ has now rebranded itself to eXact Learning Solutions http://www.exact-learning.com/. 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. Intelladon Enterprise Content Platform (Intelladon Corporation) http://www.intelladon.com. Intelladon no longer seems to offer its own LMS but partners with NetDimensions and Cornerstone on Demand to help implement those systems. 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. 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. Open Text ECM (Open Text Corporation) http://www.opentext.com An enterprise Content Management System which can also serve as an LCMS. Based in Waterloo, Ontario. While it is possible to adapt any content management system
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to become an LCMS, I am unaware of any specific cases for this particular product. Open Text also offers a system called First Class. 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. 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. 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. Vuepoint Learning System (Vuepoint Corp.) http://www.vuepoint.com Product includes Learning Management, Learning Content Management, Content Creation, a web portal and other tools. Now called Certpoint http://www.certpointsystems.com/
Learning Management Vendors, September 2011 Discontinued products By Don McIntosh www.trimeritus.com
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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. 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. 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. Cisco Learning Institute CLI Virtuoso Authoring System (Cisco Learning Institute) http://www.ciscolearning.org. The website is no longer accessible. 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. 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. 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 longer appear to offer EasyAuthor as a product. EEDO ForceTen (EEDO Knowledgeware) http://www.eedo.com Authoring is part of the LCMS. In July, 2008, EEDO merged with OutStart and now operates under the latter name. 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/
ISM eCompany EasyGenerator Suite (ISM eCompany) http://www.com.Learning Management Vendors.
14.) http://www. 2010 the CourseMaker product no longer appears to be offered although it is still available from Rapid Intake.)
. Based on the Rapid Intake Proform Rapid eLearning Studio tool.intrafinity. LLC) http://www. They also offer MDTS for delivery and tracking of mobile training. They offer some software which they developed under the name Sana Software.) http://www. a division of iMediasoft. Humentum offers custom development of simulations as well as sale and rental of existing simulation. Singapore) http://www.imedialearn.
24.com in 2010. formerly Netron) http://www.com/ .learn. Learn. The company is now known as Inmedius. Inc.com) purchased Learn. I get a virus warning now when I try to access this website.taleo. LSI Kreus Collaborative Courseware Development Environment Tool Suite (LSI. As of Oct. As of Oct.flyingfish.com/ A tool for developing mobile training. http://www.) http://www.
17. 20. They do offer LMS and MentorMatch software.com. Hot Lava Software LMA (Hot Lava Software. Flying Fish CareerMap 2 (Flying Fish Creative Services Inc. 2009.com.gen21.com) http://www. They not longer appear to offer any separate tools for sale (if they ever did). 23.
Tool for building characters (avatars) for eLearning. Inc.com CourseMaker® Studio Authoring Suite (Learn. This product is still offered. Website no longer accessible.com/.) http://www. This product is now Portico LMXonline – an LMS. The product is still offered as Hot Lava Mobile. ITMax Penda Office (ITMax Pte Ltd. September 2011 Discontinued products By Don McIntosh www.com/. Not readily available just for purchase. KESDEE Course Builder Tool (KESDEE Inc.nl Netherlands. They still offer an LMS and financial courses. This product no longer listed on website.trainerstudio. Also offer iMediaQUIZ for generating Flash tests and other e-learning tools.
16.trimeritus. Purchased by Outstart in June.com. Now known as Portico Learning Solutions. They provide a number of Content Management Systems including Kreus.net/. This is really a website Content Management System and not an authoring tool for e-learning. The last news item is dated 2006.
25.a PowerPoint to Flash converter. Intralearn XE (Intralearn) http://www.intralearn.kesdee.com/ A multimedia production tool. Mainly a custom developer of military training. 2010.) http://www.ism. Mediapro iAuthor (Mediapro Education Technology (P) Ltd.
15. Humentum Experience Design (Humentum Corporation) http://www. This URL now links to Lifelike Solutions whose products appear to be in development. Generation 21 Knowledge Assembler (Generation21 Learning Systems) http://www.
22.com/. Inc. Intrafinity SitePublish (Intrafinity Inc.
21. The viability of this product is in doubt.com Primarily an authoring platform also includes a light LMS for tracking and reporting. iMediaLearn iMediaCONVERT (iMediaLearn. Taleo (www.lsijax. They still offer various versions of their LMS but this authoring product no long seems to be available.com
19.itmax21.inmediuslearning.com They also offer Online Tutorial Engine. Fridaynoon TrainerStudio (Fridaynoon. See listing under Sana Software. these products are no longer listed on their website.hotlavasoftware.humentuminc.
com. QMIND is an "eLearning design collaboration platform. Powerpoint converter. Inc. the website is no longer accessible.
. A PowerPoint conversion tool. 28. Acquired by Adobe in October 2006.uk/.com/. Ontario.
38.com/. Also offer Vlog it! And Visual Communicator.
35. Based in India. Based in Germany.
34. This is the German site for OutStart.com/ Richmond Hill. OutStart GmbH LearnCube 2007 (OutStart GmbH) http://www. A 3-D simulation development tool. Offer numerous online courses and custom development but apparently no longer offer this product. Inc.
30.reusableobjects. Site now redirects to Adobe.
27. Serious Magic Ovation (Serious Magic) http://www. U360 Author is no longer sold as such but uPerform and uLearn (an LMS) are available through ANCILE.ondemandgk. this website was no longer accessible. In July.Learning Management Vendors. It may be available to the developer network.rwd. A storyboard tool. 2008. Offered now as the Oracle User Productivity Kit and Tutor. The company still offers LMS solutions but not apparently this course authoring product any longer.seriousmagic.redtray. Also offer Presenter (a PowerPoint Converter) and CustomDoc.com (South Africa) Also CONSTRUCT Roleplaying Engine. QMIND (QMind.qmind. For new systems training. RWD sold its software products division to Court Square Capital Partners who created ANCILE Solutions. The website appears to work only in Internet Explorer. Simulis Course Studio (Simulis. RealTimeTech MAXMEDIA (RealTimeTech.com/. OnDemand Personal Navigator (OnDemand Software. The website now redirects to the Edvantage website where there is no evidence of this tool.com/ . Curious.com/. RWD was purchased by General Physics Corporation/GP Strategies Corporation in March. Open Training DesignerLearnPackager/LearnLab/Learngate Testmaker (Open Training) http://www.powermediatools.) http://www.co.
32. 2010.norpath.outstart. This product no longer appears to be available.mymediapro.) http://www.
29.kr/ Based in Korea but product available in English.
33. Inc.realtimetech." Website is no longer accessible.
62. Reusable Objects CONSTRUCT Author (Reusable Objects) http://www.co. LLC) http://www.) http://www. The company and website still exist but they apparently no longer offer this product. RedTray ALTO RapidBuilder (REDTRAY Managed Services Ltd.com. This tool is not generally available. a division of Global Knowledge) http://www. 2010. Inc.
26. to handle this aspect of the business. This product no longer appears to be available. not quite a content management system.microsoft. 2011. The company does custom development for mobile applications. As of Oct. September 2011 Discontinued products By Don McIntosh www. 2010. As of November.) http://www.a PowerPoint converter.com Sweden. Norpath Elements Studio 3 for Windows and Mac OS X (Norpath Inc.com Not quite an authoring system. Website no longer accessible. Acquired by Oracle in June.de. MindIQ Design-a-Course (MindIQ Corporation) http://www.) http://www.trimeritus. PowerMediaTools PowerPPT2Swf (PowerMediaTools) http://www. RWD u360 Author (RWD Technologies) http://www. Microsoft ESP (Microsoft.opentraining. Website no longer accessible.com/.simulis.mindiq.
meetingserver.asp. Vuepoint Learning System (Vuepoint Corp. Learning-by-Doing and Case-Based Reasoning tools. A reseller of Microsoft Live Meeting and Cisco Webex.com/.confertel.now Vcall Web Conferencing.epathlearning.com UK. Teknical eLearning Objects (Teknical) http://www. 7.inetconferenceroom. ePath Learning LIVESM (ePath Learning) http://www. 3.com/. Communiqué Conferencing (Communiqué Conferencing.com/. a web portal and other tools. Based in Montreal. Inc.nsf/home_contact.
9. Communicast .com.
6.com Purchased by ConferTel http://www. 2.com/web-conferencing.trimeritus.
5. They were purchased by Serco Learning and these products no longer seem to be available as such. This product includes Virtual Reality. This product/service is no longer listed on their website. ConferencePlus (ConferencePlus) http://www.) http://www.) http://www. They may be part of the Serco Learning Skillspace platform.) http://www. This company sells backup recovery software and no longer offers this product. These products may no longer be available. 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. The other product they offer .ulearn Intelligent Learning Platform – includes a unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) Virtual Tutor called Aimy.
Call Fusion CF WebConference (Call Fusion) http://www.com/rooms.
44. September 2011 Discontinued products By Don McIntosh www.certpointsystems.vuepoint. X-Pulse LearnCube (X-Pulse E-Learning GmbH) http://www.
41.umindsoft.de/ German.) http://www.Learning Management Vendors.
1. This website is no longer accessible.teknical. Content Creation. Inc.com Product includes Learning Management. The company appears to offer only custom development.com
39.com.call-fusion. Metaswitch Networks. Inc.farstone. Informa Systems InformaStream (Informa Systems)
. Also eLearning Questions – a test and assessment tool.com/.) http://www.
Strategic Management SimShop Developer Tool (Strategic Management Group Inc.com/ Xerceo Infuse (Xerceo.xerceo. usim Simulation-Based Training Platform (umind) http://www.communiqueconferencing. Data Connection Meeting Server (Data Connection Ltd.
40.bts. Now called Certpoint http://www. 8. Website no longer accessible.com/ A simulation tool.com.smginc. The company seems to have been absorbed by Outstart. Inet Conference Room Discovere Conference Room (Inet Conference Room) http://www.) http://www. They are a reseller/integrator of other solutions including Microsoft Live Meeting. Webex and IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting. The website now redirects to http://www. Learning Content Management. The company's two formerly separate business brands (Data Connection and MetaSwitch) have been merged into a single corporate brand. Farstone Virtual Class (Farstone Technology.net/ in November 2007.
13.html. Sun-Tech is based in China.com Inc. 2007. Unfortunately there is no direct link to information on this software found at this site.rwd. Website no longer accessible March.raindance.com. Open Text is one of the major content (business and website as opposed to learning) management companies and offers some collaboration and social networking tools. 18.
14.Learning Management Vendors.com.com.intellor.com/manufacture98/suntech/product4. RWD sold its software products division to ANCILE Solutions. Microsoft NetMeeting (Microsoft) http://www. Netmarketingsolution.
http://www. India) http://www. NetMeeting is no longer offered. 2007. OneTouch Live Classroom (OneTouch) http://www.
21.informasystems. Interwise was purchased by AT&T and the tool became AT&T Connect. The status of this offering is in doubt. It is not available in Windows 7.onetouch. Many third party virtual classrooms can be integrated into their LMS/LCMS offerings.
20. 15.globemeeting.opentext. Photon SPARK (Photon Infotech Private Limited.) http://www. This product no longer appears to be available. On July 8th.net Purchased by IBM in August.com.
. September 2011 Discontinued products By Don McIntosh www.
22.com) http://www. The company offers an Event Management System (EMS) but it seems to be mainly a reseller of AT&T Connect and Microsoft Live Meeting.com WebRoom (Learn.com
10. Now owned by InterCall. they no longer seem to offer this as a separate product. Streamlogics MyTalkback EVENT/SHARE (Streamlogics) http://www. While Learn. Learn.
11. WebDialogs Meeting Central (WebDialogs) http://www.com/.
23.in Raindance Meeting Edition and Raindance Seminar Edition (Raindance) http://www. Apparently no longer a current product.com was purchased by Taleo in 2010. Interwise ECP Connect (Interwise) http://www. The company offers an LMS and authoring software specifically for law enforcement agencies but no longer appear to offer this product. Learn. This information was obtained from http://www. Although SumTotal Systems continues to be one of the largest LMS vendors.suntechgroup.microsoft. This site now redirects to http://thomsonreuters. 2010.learn. RWD u360 Conference (RWD Technologies) http://www.unyte. 16.com/.allproducts. 12. These particular products no longer appear to be available.
17.streamlogics. SumTotal TotalVCS (SumTotal Systems) http://www.) http://www.photon.com/products/stvcs. 2011.com/. http://www. Website no longer accessible. this no longer appears to be offered as a separate product.com/ In Nov.interwise. GlobeMeeting (Netmarketingsolution. Sun-Tech Collaboro (Sun-Tech International Group Ltd.sumtotalsystems. Windows Meeting Space was offered as part of Windows Vista with limited capabilities (no microphone or audio or video conferencing).com. Inc.com Inc.com.html.com/multimedia_solutions/.com. Intellor eXtend: Web and eXtend: Live (Intellor Group) http://www.com can be integrated with several other virtual classrooms.com/products/learningmanagementtechnology/u360conferencing/ Part of a suite of products.
Now called ManageBac http://www. The Shadow Negotiation LLC http://www.flying-fish. Status is unclear because the website no longer appears to be available in English.convergys. 2.com.ecollege.) http://www. EduSystem http://www.com Negotiating skills for women. Safety and Health. Convergys bought Digital Think in 2006.com Simulations for leadership.com.managebac. Singapore) http://www. and Maritime Security. Eduvo School 2.ubc.com/).knowedge.Learning Management Vendors. September 2011 Discontinued products By Don McIntosh www.mtsystem.
CourseManager http://www.com/cm/index. KnowEdge elearning Suite (Inter Netion.com.hu/edusystem/en/ Hungarian. IT courses.com and is described. This appears to have been replaced or integrated into Pearson LearningStudio.com/.digitalthink.ca/lcxl/. but I can find no link to a course catalog. Now owned by BTS http://www.theshadownegotiation. No longer available as such.smginc.ehighereducation.trimeritus. 2011. eCollege Course Management System (Pearson Education. Website no longer accessible. its clients are corporate. Pearson purchased eCollege in 2007 and seems to have refocused it on a learning platform (Pearson Learning Studio) for other institutions rather than providing its own courseware. This URL redirects to http://www. http://www.
ActiveEducation (Active Education. No longer available.) http://www. they will need to look at other alternatives.com/ and http://dotlearn. Flying Fish (Flying Fish Creative Services Inc. 3. Pearson eCollege http://www. “We build turnkey systems to help the world’s leading schools implement and manage their IB programmes.
3. http://www.) http://www.activeed. ManagementVitality Inc.” Learning Centre XL (University of British Columbia and High Latitude Consulting Inc.pearsonschool.managementvitality. business. Courseware and other resources are available from other Pearson sites (http://www.ecollege. Medical Compliance.teknical. This website is no longer available.tech.html.com
Generic Courseware Vendors
4. Teknical Virtual Campus http://www.com/. Strategic Management Group Inc. eHigherEducation http://www.eduvo.com/ and mostly offer custom development of simulations. Website no longer accessible. Website no longer accessible.com/.
4. The LMS that UBC is using is WebCT Vista (WebCT was invented at UBC) but because Blackboard will be discontinuing this product. Inc. projects and sales.com Ottawa based vendor of Management and Communications courses. Website no longer accessible in Feb. 2.
Education Learning Management Systems
6. Inc.coursemanager. Digital Think (owned by Convergys).
5. http://www. Now owned by Serco
.com/ In spite of the name. They seem to offer consulting and design services now rather than courseware.net/ Libraries include: Employment Law. 8.bts.net/.
6.0 http://www.) http://www. Now Portico Learning Solutions.
Open Source Learning Management Systems
1. Front Row Live Desktop is a virtual classroom. VTN Technologies was purchased by SilkRoad http://www. UK) http://www. 2007. VTN Technologies Olé (http://www. from within a class.
2. 2011.Learning Management Vendors.uk/COSE/. September 2011 Discontinued products By Don McIntosh www. The Learning Manager http://thelearningmanager.webct.
Learning (based in UK).com leads only to a directory. It is still supported by Blackboard but is being merged with Blackboard products. 2011.
1. 2005.wimba. An online supplier of Moodle and other open source tools.com
9. Virtual U.colloquia.net/ Peer-to-peer groupware. Status unclear. An early course management system developed at Simon Fraser University years ago.vtn-tech. Alberta based company which aimed its product at both the corporate and education market.com/.com/. WebCT was purchased by Blackboard in 2005. 3.
2. Status unclear. WebCT http://www.onetouch.
12. Wimba was purchased by Blackboard in 2010.com in 2008 and the product was integrated into SilkRoad Greenlight. broadcasts an instructor’s prepared notes and lecture materials to local and remote students) was purchased by Horizon Wimba (now Wimba http://www.click-a-teacher. the website appears to be only partly functional.com/) Edmonton.com/) in August.com Video based learning systems.trimeritus.silkroad. Silicon Chalk (software which. No longer available. 2011.com/.staffs.
Click-a-Teacher (Click-a-Teacher) http://www. Status unclear. Silicon Chalk was developed by Murray Goldberg of the University of British Columbia who invented WebCT. 11. website says “Site coming soon. 10. Colloquia http://www. OneTouch Live Classroom/Front Row Live Desktop/On Demand Classroom/On Demand Desktop (OneTouch) http://www.illuminatedlearning. Website has not been updated since April. On March 5. As of March 2.” COSE (Staffordshire University. Website address now leads to several virtual schools powered by Illuminated Learning but www. Website no longer accessible March.