Learning Management Systems


Rebuilding the LMS


System Name
Description
In-house/Web-Based Storage
Cost
URL
Moodle
Open source comprehensive LMS
In-house, requires server with Linux or Windows Operating System can be hosted off-site
Server cost, $500-800
Hosting cost, $50.00+ per year
http://moodle.org/
BlackBoard
Comprehensive course management system
Hosted in-house or paid web-based
Server cost $500-800
Hosting Cost
$200-$400 per year
License Cost varies based on size of organization
http://www.blackboard.com/
OpenClass
Learning environment that contains Google embedded features
Web-based but must run through Google Apps
Free for educational institutions
http://www.joinopenclass.com/open/home/index
HotChalk
Learning management system with built in library of digital content
Web-based
Free for educators
http://www.hotchalk.com/index_new.html
CourseSites
Free CMS from BlackBoard, includes social learning and multimedia
Web-based
Free for up to five classes
https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN/pages/index.html
Sakai
Open sources comprehensive LMS
In-house, requires server with Linux or Windows Operating System can be hosted off-site
Server cost, $500-800
Hosting Cost
http://www.sakaiproject.org/
Canvas
Comprehensive LMS integrates social media
web-based
free for educators
http://www.instructure.com/
BrainHoney
Open source k-12 centered learning platform
Web-based
Free for individual instructors and unlimited students, paid based on size of institution for organization site license
http://brainhoney.com/
Small Scale Systems




PBWorks
Web platform for sharing and collaboration
Web-based
Free for educators
http://pbworks.com/
Wikispaces
Web platform for sharing and collaboration
Web-based
Free for educators
http://www.wikispaces.com/
Collaborize
Web platform for discussion collaboration
Web-based
Free
http://www.collaborizeclassroom.com/
Edmodo
Social learning network for teachers k-12 focused
Web-based
Free for educators
http://www.edmodo.com/