The Ultimate list of Open Source Learning Management Systems

Sunday, 29 July 2012 14:44
In this post I will present you The Ultimate list of Open Source Learning Management Systems. If anyone of you have used one or more of the above open source LMS I will very much appreciate if he/she share with us his experience!

17 Open Source Learning Management Systems 


If you know another open source LMS that is not included in the list I will highly appreciate if you leave a comment with a link! 


  1. .LRN's LMS by .LRN
    .LRN's LMS is a customizable learning portal that can be customized to fit the needs of the individual learner. Whether you are a corporation or a smaller education community, .LRN's LMS can be scaled to meet your learning needs.

  2. ATutor's LMS by ATutor
    ATutor is an OpenSource LMS. Users have created add-ons to ATutor LMS such as AContent, a content management system and ATutor Social, a networking component.

  3. BusinessLMS by LMS Global
    A full-featured Open Source LMS for businesses. Claims to be SCORM 1.2 con-formant. 

  4. Canvas CV by Instructure Inc.
    An open source LMS that is free for instructors.

  5. Caucus by Caucus
    Caucus is an Open-Source eLearning platform that focuses on learner interaction and conversation to motivate learning. Caucus combines the traditional functions of a LMS, reporting, tracking and delivery functions, and keeps the learner engaged by adding the element of constant conversations between peers.

  6. Chamilo's LMS by Chamilo Association
    Chamilo is a open-source LMS that has features that allow users to easily create content. Chamilo allows offers tools that allow for all different learning styles.

  7. eFront by Epignosis
    A SCORM 2004 4th ed. LMS. Open Source with the ability to pay for increased functionality.

  8. Ganesha LMS by Anema
    A French, open-source LMS that supports AICC, SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004.

    ILIAS is an Open-Source LMS that allows users to create, manage and track learning delivered. Claims to support SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 and AICC standards.

  10. LatitudeLearning by Latitude Consulting Group (Latitude CG)
    A full-featured LMS with pricing options from free to paid. Latitude's suite of products provides an easily accessible content library. The LMS claims to be SCORM conformant.

  11. Metastudy by Metacoon
    Metastudy is an Open-Source LMS that provides users with tools to produce, deliver and track their learning. Metastudy can be integrated with other Metacoon products, such as MetaAlumni to establish networks.

  12. Moodle by Moodle Pty Ltd
    Open source LMS with a full kit of features. Supports SCORM 1.2 and AICC, but 3rd party add-ons can expand the interoperability standards and features for Moodle.

  13. OLAT LMS by OLAT (Online Learning and Training)
    A popular Open Source LMS that supports SCORM 1.2, IMS LTI/QTI.

  14. rSmart Sakai CLE by rSmart
    rSmart takes the elegance of Sakai up a notch by adding additional enhancements and elements to the core CLE. Many of these enhancements are even shared back with the Sakai community at large. Notable features of the rSmart Sakai CLE include hosted web conferencing, integrated SCORM support via SCORM Cloud, improved internationalization options and greater security.

  15. Sakai CLE by The Sakai Foundation
    A full-featured learning environment. Supports SCORM 1.2/2004 through the use of add-on features.

  16. Sakai OAE by The Sakai Foundation
    A full-featured LMS designed for academic institutions. Supports SCORM 1.2/2004 through add-on features.

  17. Totara LMS by Totara Learning Solutions
    A corporate distribution of Moodle. Claims support for SCORM 1.2 and AICC.


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