Learning Management Systems have entered the education scene in the recent past but they’ve come to play a huge role in many classrooms. As of 2017, the LMS industry was made up of around 400 systems, worth over $3 billion. That’s an overwhelming amount of choice for schools and other educational organizations. Let’s take a look at some of the top learning Management Systems which are the top choices for education.
Blackboard is used commonly enough in schools to be a familiar name to most educators, if not as famous as Moodle or Edmodo. The reason behind this can be attributed to the fact that Blackboard requires a significant investment by your institution, while the other two options are free. Mostly targeting institutions of higher education, it is extremely comprehensive and customizable and users can expect more access to customer support than with the free versions of other LMSs. Apart from the usual features of a Learning Management System, it also provides a collaborative component for contact with other teachers and students in the institution.
Like Edomodo, Schoology is free and enables connection to a larger community of teachers and students. Apart from offering the usual learning Management System features, it offers rich discussion features and has the ability to use it to give group assignments.
Although teachers got by just fine for many years without learning management system, a good LMS makes the planning of courses easier, making both students and teachers benefit from the new features and capabilities the tools bring into the classroom.