Selecting a LMS

Learning Management System (LMS) Selection

There are a number of online resources to aid LMS selection:

Some Popular Learning Management Systems

Open Source Systems – collaboratively developed, “free,” customizable systems 

  • Sakai (The Sakai ProjectOriginally developed by the University of Michigan, Indiana University, MIT, Stanford, the Portal Consortium, and the Open Knowledge Initiative (OKI), a global community of education and technology specialists continue to add to this collection of integrated modules open source collaboration tools. Sakai’s Getting Started offers free trial use, monthly teaching/learning events, and a global community of practice. Documentation is also available including an Instructors Quickstart GuideWhite Papers on Best Practices
    Training: Sakai on YouTube,
  • MOODLE – originally an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, MOODLE is communally developed software for producing internet-based courses and web sites using social constructionist pedagogy.
    Training: Moodle’s YouTubeMoodle on YouTube

Proprietary Systems – vendor created “off-the-shelf” systems available for sale