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The right LMS?

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Hi there,

My firm is currently looking to buy in their first real Learning Management System.

Were only a small to medium sized company of about 600 people and we've been considering using Moodle.

Can anyone describe the pros and cons for Moodle or perhaps suggest some other good LMS' that might be worth a look?

Many thanks

James

8 Responses

  1. LMS suggestion

    Hi, concerning Moodle, the main advantage is that it is open-sourced and can be modified. It is free, however, you will need an IT specialist to work with it. If you need the LMS that is easy to handle and work with, try JoomlaLMS.It is developed for open-sourced Joomla CMS. The functions are quite full. They have different plans, depending on the number of learners and you can upgrade any time (in case your company will grow)

    There are a lot of discussions and complaints from Moodle's users concerning poor user interface. In comparison with Moodle, JoomlaLMS  is friendly and can be customized as you want. Plus, it is developed for Joomla based websites that add much more opportunities. What is more, if you choose Moodle, you will have to look for answers on forums as there is no free support. While help desk support is included into JoomlaLMs license price.

     It is being used by thousands of business around the world that prove the fact that it is worth implementing and using. you can read more at their website http://www.joomlalms.com

  2. LMS Suggestion

    Hi James,

    Another LMS to consider is Enterprise Study.

    It's a cloud based system with bolt on Learning and management modules, it's designed to grow as you do.

    It's got huge compliance and reporting capabilities and covers ILT, eLearning, Video uploads and Virtual Learning – the evaluation tool is designed to calculate ROI on training delivered which is unique too.

    I've sent you a private message with my contact details if you want to know more ūüôā

    Best Regards,

    Mark

  3. LMS suggestion

    Hi James,

    You may wish to try Totara, it's an 'out-of-the-box' Moodle-based solution, designed specifically for the corporate sector.  You get all the benefits of open source, together with all the built in learning and development features you'd expect.

    You may wish to start here with a Moodle/Totara comparison: http://www.totaralms.com/about-totara/totara-a-moodle-benefits

    If you require any further information, I'd be happy to help.

    Debra

     

     

  4. Hi James,

    Hi James,

    LRI specialise in working with medium-sized organisations who are taking their first-steps into e-learning. We have some impressive customers listed on the website, but our typical clients have on average 500 – 1000 employees.

    We come from a L&D background so offer more than simply providing software. A nice benefit is that the LMS comes with over 500 courses to get you started. It's all surprisingly low cost compared to a lot of the big boys too. Sorry for the sales pitch, but I'm sure we could help with some initial discussions at the very least- even if you just want a web demo or some free advice.

    Brian

  5. 3 More LMS to Check Out

    Hi James,

    I realise this might be a bit late, but just thought I'd chime in with a few more options.

    Docebo, an LMS based on an open source core that seems to be really nice, and well regarded.

    Litmos, a web based (Software as a Service) offering that seems easy to get up and running with.

    Administrate LMS, (disclosure: my company provides this) which is a Software as a Service offering that's a bit different from the norm in that it provides a top 20 ranked LMS but also offers you significant tools to manage the back office admin that normal training delivery requires.

    Hope this helps!

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