Learning Management System (LMS)

Learning Management System (LMS)

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Software that organizes the administrative tasks related to training, for example, registering users, tracking courses in a catalog, recording data, recording a user’s progress, and providing reports. [1] These system also serve as a platform to deliver eLearning to students, thereby supporting the guidance and management of learning process in e-learning. Its functions are to enable or limit access to course content, record and monitor the learning progress of individual learners, manage participant and tutor data. An LMS is typically designed to handle courses by multiple publishers and providers. It focuses on managing courses created by a variety of other sources. [2] Two other popular terms that are used to refer to this system are: Content Management System (CMS) and Virtual Learning Environments. The difference between these terms is often debated and there does not seem to be much of a consensus amongst learning professionals on the exact distinction between them.

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History of LMS (infographic) Here is the History of Learning Management Systems displayed in an Infographic!
17 Open Source Learning Management Systems Here is The Ultimate list of Open Source Learning Management Systems provided by the eLearning Industry.
List of Learning Management Systems There are many Learning Management Systems on the market, and their prices and functionality vary greatly. Here is a list of various Learning Management Systems.
Learning Management Systems Here is the entry of Learning management system in the Edutech Wiki.


  1. [1](10 January 2014)
  2. pblmm.k12.ca.us(18 March 2008), www.mba.hobsons.com(17 March 2008)