Best Open Source LMS

Claroline Connect (since 1999)

Claroline is a collaborative eLearning and eWorking platform (learning management system) released under the GPL open-source license. It allows hundreds of organizations worldwide ranging from universities to schools and from companies to associations to create and administer courses and collaboration spaces over the web. The platform is used in more than 100 countries and is available in 35 languages.

  • https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claroline
  • https://clarolineconnect.univ-lyon1.fr/
  • https://claroline.com

Chamilo LMS (since 2010)

Chamilo is a free software (under GNU/GPL licensing) e-learning and content management system, aimed at improving access to education and knowledge globally. It is backed up by the Chamilo Association, which has goals including the promotion of the software, the maintenance of a clear communication channel and the building of a network of services providers and software contributors.

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamilo
  • https://chamilo.org/

Moodle (since 2002)

As well as the many themes that have been created for building a LMS with the WordPress engine, there are also a lot of plugins that have been developed especially for managing elearning content to your learners.

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moodle
  • https://download.moodle.org/releases/latest/

WordPress LMS

As well as the many themes that have been created for building a LMS with the WordPress engine, there are also a lot of plugins that have been developed especially for managing elearning content to your learners.

What is SCORM?

SCORM (short for Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is a widely adopted eLearning industry standard for tracking training activities (course completions, test scores, etc.) and exchanging learning content between different platforms.

NameSCORM-compliantSCORM-ViewerPriceUrl
Academia4/54/5
Academy4/54/5
LearnDash4/55/5$159-$329https://www.learndash.com/
Guru4/54/5
WPLMS3/52/5$69https://wplms.io/
LearnPress?/5?/5$0-$249https://thimpress.com