1. MATRIX

    Standing out for its neat, user-friendly interface, MATRIX contains an in-built authoring tool to create online courses. Many of its features allow easy customization by enabling effective control over the specific permissions granted to different user roles, hierarchy management, various enrollment settings (via a PIN #, guest access, manual enrollment etc.), and attendance tracking.

    MATRIX also allows educators/trainers to schedule live events and create personalized learning paths for students. In addition, its compliance management (to monitor and administer deadlines) and reporting tools aid its leaderboards, points, badges, as well an array of other options for customized gamification, in supporting a healthy competitive learning environment. MATRIX also offers a range of certificate-customization tools.

    2. Docebo

    Docebo allows users to organize, track, and disseminate online courses for formal learning. Among its supported formats is AICC, SCORM, and xAPI. With a variety of options for defining user roles, managing accounts and authentication, Docebo also offers tools to customize interface through ready-made themes, location and calendar settings, multi-language support, and embedded media. Like MATRIX, Docebo also supports gamification through rewards, customized badges, etc. Its ILT (Instructor-Led Training) tool allows for webinars and virtual classroom courses. Docebo is cheaper than MATRIX at 250 active users and upwards.

    3. iSpring Learn

    iSpring is more expensive than the alternates mentioned earlier in this list once the 250 active users mark is crossed. Before then, it is cheaper. Among its advantages is the ability to customize according to brand identity. iSpring offers free unlimited storage and supports all SCORM 1.2 and 2004 content. It also enables trainers to deploy apps via iOS and Android, to grant users course access on the go. Finally, along with many of the attributes of LMSs mentioned earlier, iSpring also allows a considerable degree of personalization of learning paths, by dividing them by students and/or groups, as well as breaking them down into smaller chapters.

    4. Adobe Captivate Prime

    Supporting AICC, SCORM 1.1 and 1.2, and SCORM 2004 1st-4th editions, Adobe Captivate Prime is a highly effective cloud-based LMS. In addition to the course creation, tracking, and implementation, it also features its own Fluidic Player which allows unified playback of all content. Priced at $4 per month for registered learner, it is considerably more expensive than the systems mentioned earlier in this list; this is because it counts registered users, not just active ones, and because this fixed costs diminishes economies of scale offered by other packages.

    5. Talent LMS


    Talent LMS is also cloud-based and supports API and SCORM 1.2. It is compliant with Section 508. Other than sharing many of the advantages of systems mentioned earlier, Talent LMS does have the drawback of more limited options for ordering courses. It is significantly cheaper than alternatives in this list and can thus be helpful for organizations on a tighter budget!