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Education Learning Management Systems

An education learning management system (ELMS) is a subset of LMS tailored to the education market. Software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses, programs, or L&D.

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Oct

Author: Emily Sugerman (Info-Tech)

Student retention, already a major concern at higher education institutions, is an even greater concern as students are unable to learn in person and on campus.

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Apereo

Sakai

Sakai provides a flexible and feature-rich environment for teaching, learning, research and other collaboration. As an open source software suite developed by its adopter community, the Sakai continually evolves in step with the needs of the students, faculty members and organizations it serves. Colleges, universities, governments and other organizations deploy Sakai’s rich toolset to expand the possibilities for technology-enabled learning across many facets of the educational experience.

8.5

Composite Score

8.7

CX Score

+87

Emotional Footprint

86%

Likeliness to Recommend

89

Reviews

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Instructure

Canvas

Canvas is the 21st Century LMS. Adaptable. Reliable. Customizable. Easy to use. Mobile. Time-saving. And, perhaps most importantly, it gets used. That’s because it’s designed to get out of your way, to let you do your thing. Every last feature, every last interface is crafted to save you time and effort and to make teaching and learning easier.

7.6

Composite Score

7.6

CX Score

+71

Emotional Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

147

Reviews

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D2L

D2L Brightspace

D2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. The company's cloud-based platform - Brightspace - is not a common one-size-fits-all learning management system (LMS). It's easier to use, more flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, you can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results.

7.6

Composite Score

7.7

CX Score

+78

Emotional Footprint

72%

Likeliness to Recommend

46

Reviews

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PowerSchool Group LLC

PowerSchool Learning

PowerSchool Learning is a learning management and classroom collaboration solution that empowers teachers with real-time student interaction inside and outside the classroom, bringing in more social and collaborative learning. Teachers can quickly create and deliver rich engaging lessons, electronically collect, annotate, and grade work, and easily collaborate and share with other educators.

7.6

Composite Score

7.9

CX Score

+79

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

56

Reviews

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Moodle Pty Ltd

Moodle

Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments. You can download the softwareonto your own web server or ask one of our knowledgable Moodle Partners to assist you.

7.4

Composite Score

7.4

CX Score

+70

Emotional Footprint

76%

Likeliness to Recommend

131

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PowerSchool Group LLC

Schoology Learning

Schoology Learning is the leader in K-12 teaching and learning technology—designed to help schools and districts improve student performance while enabling equity and access for every student, at home, at school, or anywhere in between.

7.1

Composite Score

6.9

CX Score

+66

Emotional Footprint

74%

Likeliness to Recommend

38

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Blackboard Inc

Blackboard Learning Management Software

Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. We challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them.

7.0

Composite Score

6.9

CX Score

+61

Emotional Footprint

73%

Likeliness to Recommend

276

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Jenzabar, Inc.

Jenzabar

With Jenzabar eLearning software, your instructors can offer more dynamic, engaging learning environments - and develop creative learning spaces that engross students. 

6.9

Composite Score

7.1

CX Score

+71

Emotional Footprint

60%

Likeliness to Recommend

32

Reviews

Blackbaud, Inc

Blackbaud Learning Management System

Leap ahead in educational technology with Blackbaud Learning Management System™ (formerly onCampus®). Give teachers the tools to quickly submit attendance and post homework assignments from their phones; coaches the ability to add announcements and enter game highlights; and advisors a forum to communicate. The benefits include parents engaging with all phases of their child’s education and faculty members spending more time on learning outcomes.

6.9

Composite Score

6.8

CX Score

+61

Emotional Footprint

76%

Likeliness to Recommend

38

Reviews

Class Dojo

ClassDojo

ClassDojo, operates an online classroom tool that helps teachers enhance behavior in their classrooms. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators.

8.6

Composite Score

8.9

CX Score

+93

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

20

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SAP

SAP Litmos

Litmos is the Learning Management System (LMS) that people love to use. Litmos makes it easy for teachers / trainers to build courses, assign them to learners and accurately track the results. The best part of Litmos is that it is a hosted training system, which means you don’t need help from the IT department to set it up and get started. You can literally begin creating your courses in minutes. Take a tour of Litmos’s features to see why millions of users trust Litmos as their primary learning management system.

8.4

Composite Score

8.7

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

9

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Frontline Education

Frontline Special Ed & Interventions

With Frontline Special Ed & Interventions (formerly IEP Direct), you can elevate the quality of IEPs while supporting improved student outcomes, improve compliance while minimalizing litigation costs, simplify special education processes with guided workflows, complete state reporting and maximize funding potential with ease and seamlessly integrate special education data with general education management systems.

8.3

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

10

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Tanida

QuizBuilder

Tanida Quiz Builder enables you to create educational quizzes in Flash format that can be published on a website or distributed as standalone EXE file or Word document. It includes a variety of answer schemes, including True or False, Multiple Choice, Drag and Drop Matching, Fill-in-the-blank, Click Map and others.

8.3

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+89

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

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BrainCert

BrainCert E-Learning Platform

E-Learning Platform best suitable for people who want to teach and collaborate online. You can create, sell, and share courses, tests, contents, and live classes with your students in the social marketplace.

8.0

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+90

Emotional Footprint

73%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

Reviews

edX Inc.

edX For Business

Our mission is to increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere, enhance teaching and learning on campus, and advance teaching and learning through research.

8.0

Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

18

Reviews

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

HP Classroom Manager

HP Classroom manger offers classroom control, management, and collaboration at the click of a mouse.

7.2

Composite Score

7.2

CX Score

+70

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

Reviews

Edsby

Edsby

Edsby is the most comprehensive single learning and analytics platform available for K-12. Edsby engages students, parents and teachers. It enables personalized learning experiences and gives school districts, regional or national governments powerful ways to measure their educational effectiveness. Unlike other systems, Edsby was designed specifically for K-12, so it includes assessment and reporting features for the unique needs of junior and elementary students.

6.9

Composite Score

7.6

CX Score

+78

Emotional Footprint

63%

Likeliness to Recommend

10

Reviews

EDUPHORIA, INCORPORATED

Eduphoria

Eduphoria's suite of applications empowers educators through the successful integration of student assessment and professional growth. Our comprehensive student assessment platform, Aware, effectively facilitates item bank management, assessment creation, and data analysis, guiding improved instructional practice. 

6.7

Composite Score

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CX Score

+54

Emotional Footprint

73%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

Reviews

brighterlogix

Brighterlogix SideKick Lesson Planner

SideKick gives teachers a faster and simpler way to create and manage lesson plans from a single interface.

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--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Classteacher Learning Systems

Classteacher Learning Systems ClassKonnect

Classroom Management Software through Classpad enables teachers to share resources easily and instantly with students in their class. Teachers can share their own screens, send content such as class notes, revision notes, mind maps, and class work; create and assign tests, and set and evaluate formative and even summative assessments for students.

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CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

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StudyBlue

StudyBlue

We offer the largest and fastest-growing library of online study materials, containing more than 350 million user-generated digital notecards covering every topic from Algebra to Zoology

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CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Jupiter ed

Jupiter io

Jupiter iO is an all-in-one solution for improving student academic achievement and helping K-12 and higher ed operate more efficiently. Test students online and analyze the results instantly, without any data entry or importing. Track student progress in real time, and keep students and parents up-to-date on grades and homework.

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--

CX Score

-56

Emotional Footprint

0%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Randa Solutions

Randa Tower

RANDA’s expert team employs advanced approaches to education intelligence collection, acquisition, management and utilization. In collaboration with our clients, we’ve developed a rich understanding of how education really works so we can effectively use right technology to the advantage of educators. Our mission directs our best efforts to transform education with innovative offerings that improve teacher effectiveness.

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--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Shmoop

Shmoop

Over 100,000 Courses, Test Prep Resources, and Learning Guides, armed with gallons of academic WD-40 to make learning easy and fun.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Follett Corporation

Follett Learning Management Software

Follett empowers K-12 educators with content, technology and services designed to help schools and districts reach their goals.

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Composite Score

7.1

CX Score

+67

Emotional Footprint

74%

Likeliness to Recommend

3

Reviews

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Latest Research

26
Oct

Author: Emily Sugerman (Info-Tech)

Student retention, already a major concern at higher education institutions, is an even greater concern as students are unable to learn in person and on campus.

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22
Apr

Author: Emily Sugerman (Info-Tech)

Some major LMS conference cancellations or online alternatives have been announced in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, though not all have canceled.

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15
Apr

Author: Emily Sugerman (Info-Tech)

As the world responds to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, closed schools in some affected areas are turning to eLearning and web conferencing to maintain continuity in course delivery and/or studying.

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15
Apr

Author: Emily Sugerman (Info-Tech)

Plans to require four online high school credits in Ontario, Canada, have changed: the required credits have been reduced to two and made opt-outable.

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19
Feb

Author: Emily Sugerman (Info-Tech)

Instructure has responded to pushback from both users and investors about their proposed sale to a private equity firm.

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14
Jan

Author: Lindsay Ellis (Info-Tech)

This is the third maintenance release since Sakai 19 was released in spring 2019. Thanks to its open-source community, Sakai is continuously providing fixes, security updates, and improvements to its users.

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29
Oct

Author: Lindsay Ellis (Info-Tech)

Pearson released the results of its Global Learning Survey. This is the first time that Pearson has undertaken such a study to capture the opinions of 11,000 learners across 19 countries. The study uncovered eight key trends indicating a shift to life-long, learner driven education.

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27
Sep

Author: Lindsay Ellis (Info-Tech)

Following on the heels of Blackboard Ally accessibility integrating with D2L, D2L announced a strategic partnership with Aria, a service for blind and low-vision people.

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27
Sep

Author: Lindsay Ellis (Info-Tech)

​Moodle, an open-source Education LMS, released an update on Sept. 9, that removes the ability to share courses on moodle.net as well as removing the community finder block. This is in anticipation of the relaunch of moodle.net in November 2019.

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25
Aug

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

Sakai has recently launched its 2019 version, which includes many new features that target areas like communication and collaboration tools and facilitate content creation and delivery.

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21
Aug

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

PowerSchool Unified Classroom integrates MS OneNote.

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14
Aug

Author: Lindsay Ellis (Info-Tech)

Canvas has partnered with Proctorio to introduce two new plagiarism detection tools.

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14
Aug

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

Learning management system D2L collaborates with accessibility software leader Aira

Latest Research

13
Aug

Author: Lindsay Ellis (Info-Tech)

With Blackboard’s expansion of its accessibility solution, it covers all major ed-LMS vendors including Canvas, Moodle, and now D2L Brightspace. This underscores Blackboard’s commitment to ensuring all students and users have access to digital content and that administrators can create an inclusive environment.

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4
Jul

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

The Ontario Education Collaborative Market awards Vendor of Record for Student Information System Follett Aspen and Fujitsu.

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15
May

Author: Lindsay Ellis (Info-Tech)

The real benefit of having an education LMS is the ability of professors to track learning and for universities to save students before they drop out. This not only will improve student learning, but also prevent the loss of revenue from students who drop out.

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22
Apr

Author: Lindsay Ellis (Info-Tech)

Panopto, a video management platform, integrates with Blackboard Learn Ultra to make it easier for users and instructors to create, capture, and share videos within courses.