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What is an LMS Platform?

LMS platforms provide the framework for handling every step of the learning process and are designed to provide a centralized location for resources. Platforms provide various feature-sets to serve different purposes but share a common goal to improve the efficiency of delivered learning. 

LMS platforms are used in two parts, the administrative interface and the learner interface. The administrative area is accessed by education providers, admins, and teachers to create, manage, and analyze learner work. The learner interface is where candidates enrol, access course materials, and submit work for evaluation. 

Top 11 Rated LMS Platforms

This isn’t a comprehensive list of LMS platforms, there are hundreds available covering various price points and serving different purposes. The LMS platform reviews below are some of the leading LMS platforms that integrate with the Accredible platform to deliver feature-rich digital credentials.


Canvas LMS

Ratings

G2: ★ 4.4 out of 5
Capterra: ★ 4.5 out of 5

GetApp: ★ 4.4 out of 5

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a scalable LMS platform that serves in-person, online, and blended learning environments in schools, colleges, and universities. Canvas is a cloud-based, open platform that offers adaptability, customizability, and reliability. Using Canvas LMS, educators can:

  • Create and present learning materials online
  • Assess student learning and provide feedback
  • Share course content as assignments, discussions, modules, and quizzes
  • Encourage student engagement through collaborative learning


Free Trial: ✅

Mobile App: ✅

Who uses Canvas LMS?

  • Government Agencies
  • Small-Medium Businesses

User Reviews

Usability Rating: ★ 3/5
Recommendation Score: 65%

User Feedback

  • Powerful all-in-one LMS platform
  • Easy for students to navigate
  • Plenty of customization options
  • Collaborative features for teachers
  • Great at combining technology and education

Canvas LMS Integration

The Canvas LMS has dedicated integration and requires an Accredible Plus Plan or above. The integration is used to automate the delivery of feature-rich digital credentials to Canvas students. 


Moodle LMS

Ratings

G2: ★ 3.9 out of 5
Capterra: ★ 4.2 out of 5

GetApp: ★ 4.2 out of 5

What is Moodle?

Moodle is an open source, modular LMS that supports a library of additional plugins to customize the platform to the issuer’s needs for distance learning. The available plugins cover everything teachers need, from delivering different types of content to collaborative activities. Moodle is praised for its supportive community of users who work together to provide guidance and help to new users. Users of Moodle LMS have access to:

  • A variety of external collaborative tools
  • A range of useful in-built features
  • Accessibility across all popular devices
  • A directory of powerful plugins and integrations


Free Trial: Free Version Available ✅

Mobile App: ✅

Who uses Moodle LMS

  • Education Institutions
  • Freelancers/Entrepreneurs
  • Large Organizations (10,000+)
  • Non-Profits
  • Government Agencies
  • Small-Medium Businesses

User Reviews

Usability Rating: ★ 3.5/5
Recommendation Score: 86%

User Feedback

  • User-friendly and intuitive to use
  • Supported by a quality plugin ecosystem
  • High level of customization
  • Supportive and responsive community
  • Easy for students to navigate
  • Can use a dedicated server to expand free version functionality

Moodle LMS Integration

The Moodle LMS has dedicated integration and requires an Accredible Plus Plan or above. The integration enables issuers to provide secure, feature-rich credentials that can be managed and updated from the Moodle instance. 


D2L Brightspace LMS

Ratings

G2: ★ 4.1 out of 5
Capterra: ★ 4.2 out of 5

GetApp: ★ 4.2 out of 5

What is D2L Brightspace?

Brightspace LMS by Desire to Learn promotes itself as ‘a suite of VLE and LMS tools to empower education’. The platform combines tools, services, and support for use across fully online, blended, and flipped learning environments and corporate settings. Brightspace LMS operates on a secure, global cloud infrastructure, features responsive design, and a dedicated mobile app. 


Free Trial: ✅

Mobile App: ❌

Who uses D2L Brightspace LMS

  • Education Institutions
  • Non-Profits
  • Government Agencies

User Reviews

Usability Rating: ★ 3/5
Recommendation Score: 68%

User Feedback

  • Excellent web and phone customer service
  • User-friendly for both issuers and students
  • Comprehensive library of video tutorials
  • Frequently updated based on user feedback
  • Up-to-date with the latest education trends
  • Highly rated dedicated mobile app

D2L Brightspace LMS Integration

The D2L Brightspace LMS has dedicated integration and requires an Accredible Plus Plan or above. The integration enables teachers to issue micro-credentials, open badges, course completion certificates or blockchain credentials within a Brightspace module or course. 


Thinkific LMS

Ratings

G2: ★ 4.8 out of 5
Capterra: ★ 4.6 out of 5

GetApp: ★ 4.6 out of 5

What is Thinkific?

Thinkific is a cloud-based, business friendly LMS designed to create, market, and sell online courses. The all-in-one platform features a drag-and-drop builder for creating learner content and a robust suite of student features. Thinkific is used in both educational and corporate settings and supports over one thousand business tool integrations. 


Free Trial: ✅

Mobile App: ❌

Who uses Thinkific LMS

  • Freelancers/Entrepreneurs
  • Non-Profits
  • Small-Medium Businesses

User Reviews

Usability Rating: ★ 4/5
Recommendation Score: 97%

User Feedback

  • Easy to create great looking courses
  • Students report it is simple to use
  • Intuitive drag-and-drop page builder
  • Highly customizable with quality templates
  • Clear and helpful training resources
  • Simple, straightforward user experience
  • Thinkific team are responsive to user feedback

Thinkific LMS Integration

Thinkific have created a seamless integration with Accredible to automate digital certificate & badge delivery to students. Thinkific LMS integration is available for users with an Accredible Plus Plan or above.


Teachable LMS

Ratings

G2: ★ 4 out of 5
Capterra: ★ 4.4 out of 5

GetApp: ★ 4.4 out of 5

What is Teachable?

Teachable is a comprehensive LMS that provides more than just a simple learning platform. Teachable enables users to create, customize, and host a fully online school complete with shopping cart functionality and flexible page editors. Teachable LMS is popular with entrepreneurs, bloggers, and creatives as it allows industry leaders and experts to package and sell their knowledge from one place.


Free Trial: ❌

Mobile App: ✅

Who uses Teachable LMS

  • Freelancers/Entrepreneurs
  • Large Organizations (10,000+)
  • Non-Profits
  • Government Agencies
  • Small-Medium Businesses

User Reviews

Usability Rating: ★ 3.5/5
Recommendation Score: 75%

User Feedback

  • User-friendly
  • Easy to upload videos
  • Drag and drop page builder
  • Simple to create and add course content

Teachable LMS Integration

Teachable LMS uses Zapier or Integrately to integrate with the Accredible platform. Once set up, Teachable LMS users can start automatically issuing feature-rich digital credentials to their students.


TalentLMS

Ratings

G2: ★ 4.6 out of 5
Capterra: ★ 4.7 out of 5

GetApp: ★ 4.7 out of 5

What is TalentLMS?

TalentLMS is a cloud-hosted LMS platform designed for creating and hosting training courses for professionals. TalentLMS prides itself on providing seamless scalable for organizations offering training and education and enables instructors to:

  • Host live sessions
  • Build training courses
  • Add tests and quizzes
  • Gamify learning pathways
  • Create unlimited sub-accounts
  • Analyze and report on results


Free Trial: ✅

Mobile App: ✅

Who uses TalentLMS

  • Large Organizations (10,000+)
  • Non-Profits
  • Government Agencies
  • Small-Medium Businesses

User Reviews

Usability Rating: ★ 4.5/5
Recommendation Score: 97%

User Feedback

  • Simple and user-friendly
  • Easy to make edits
  • Great tracking and reporting features
  • Support team is responsive and helpful
  • Platform is flexible and scalable
  • Very easy to get started as a new user
  • Unlimited free trial
  • Extensive knowledge base

TalentLMS Integration

TalentLMS uses Zapier or Integrately to integrate with the Accredible platform, making it easy for instructors, teachers, and admins to create, deliver, and track feature-rich digital credentials. Accredible replaces the default HTML certificate builder with an intuitive drag and drop designer that ensures anyone can make fantastic looking digital certificates and badges for their LMS. 


Docebo LMS

Ratings

G2: ★ 4.4 out of 5
Capterra: ★ 4.2 out of 5

GetApp: ★ 4.2 out of 5

What is Docebo?

Docebo is a multi-product learning suite used by enterprise businesses to create and deliver engaging learning experiences. Docebo includes four distinct tools:

  • Shape - Used for transforming uploaded content into attractive learning resources.
  • Content - A broad library of top-performing elearning content to speed up the creation of programs.
  • Learn - The AI-powered LMS accommodating customers, partners, and employees that is built to scale with a selection of integrations to create a complete learning ecosystem.
  • Impact - Analytics that are used to measure the effectiveness of training materials and courses with automatic notification for underperforming programs.


Free Trial: ✅

Mobile App: ✅

Who uses Docebo LMS

  • Large Organizations (10,000+)
  • Small-Medium Businesses

User Reviews

Usability Rating: ★ 4.5/5
Recommendation Score: 93%

User Feedback

  • Gamification features are great for rewarding learners
  • User-friendly GUI for learners and course creators
  • Highly usable API with a helpful selection of widgets
  • Fully customizable to brand requirements
  • Responsive and supportive customer service

Docebo LMS Integration

Currently Docebo integrates to the Accredible platform via the API however a dedicated Docebo integration has been roadmapped for the future. Contact the Accredible team for more information.


Blackboard Learn LMS

Ratings

G2: ★ 3.9 out of 5
Capterra: ★ 4 out of 5

GetApp: ★ 4 out of 5

What is Blackboard Learn?

Blackboard Learn is a scalable learning platform that enables organizations to increase learner engagement through extended online learning and optimized learning outcomes. Using Blackboard Learn, businesses can create and store institutional knowledge, drive business results, and retain top employees. The engaging learning environment enables the delivery of instructor-led training and virtual learning and allows admins to:

  • Manage content
  • Personalize courses
  • Encourage collaboration
  • Connect with learners


Free Trial: ❌

Mobile App: ✅

Who uses Blackboard Learn LMS

  • Large Organizations (10,000+)
  • Non-Profits
  • Government Agencies
  • Small-Medium Businesses

User Reviews

Usability Rating: ★ 3/5
Recommendation Score: 78%

User Feedback

  • Collects all resources in one space
  • Easy to communicate and provide feedback to learners
  • A wide variety of integrations to choose from
  • The new layout (2021) is much easier to navigate
  • Very little downtime
  • Students find course and materials easy to navigate

Blackboard Learn LMS Integration

Blackboard Learn LMS integrates to the Accredible platform via the API. Contact the Accredible team for more information.


Kajabi LMS

Ratings

G2: ★ 4.4 out of 5
Capterra: ★ 4.3 out of 5

GetApp: ★ 4.3 out of 5

What is Kajabi?

Kajabi is an all-in-one platform that enables organizations to build, market, and sell online courses, membership, or training programs. From a single dashboard, admins have the ability to:

  • Access the brand website
  • Manage products
  • Plan marketing campaigns
  • Build a community
  • Process payments
  • Report on analytics


Free Trial: ✅

Mobile App: ✅

Who uses Kajabi LMS

  • Small-Medium Businesses

User Reviews

Usability Rating: ★ 4.1/5
Recommendation Score: 80%

User Feedback

  • Very easy for learners and members to use
  • Intuitive UI
  • Lots of customization options
  • Simple to create landing pages and integrate into existing website
  • Everything you need to get started as an SMB

Kajabi LMS Integration

Kajabi uses Zapier or Integrately to connect with the Accredible platform, making it easy for organizations to create, deliver, and track feature-rich digital credentials.


Google Classroom LMS

Ratings

G2: ★ 4.5 out of 5
Capterra: ★ 4.6 out of 5

GetApp: ★ 4.6 out of 5

What is Google Classroom?

A part of the Google App for Education library, Google Classroom is a free to use platform. Google Classroom provides education and training organizations a central platform to create and organize assessments, provide learner feedback, and easily communicate with students. The platform is designed to simplify teaching and learning, strengthen the connection between students, and provides built-in Google Meet functionality. 


Free Trial: Free To Use ✅

Mobile App: ✅

Who uses Google Classroom LMS:

  • Non-Profits
  • Government Agencies
  • Small-Medium Businesses

User Reviews

Usability Rating: ★ 4.6/5
Recommendation Score: 90%

User Feedback

  • Easy for students to navigate and use
  • Lots of useful features for teachers
  • Simple to organize assessments to send out
  • Good features for managing and notifying deadlines
  • Convenient for instructors to share assignments and maintain student progress

Google Classroom LMS Integration

Google Classroom LMS integrates to the Accredible platform via the API. Contact the Accredible team for more information.


Skilljar LMS

Ratings

G2: ★ 4.6 out of 5
Capterra: ★ 4.6 out of 5

GetApp: ★ 4.6 out of 5

What is Skilljar?

Skilljar is a purpose-built, cloud-based LMS platform for external education and training. Organizations rely on Skilljar to onboard, engage, and retain customers at scale, alongside the ability to create and sell courses using the built-in ecommerce module. Using Skilljar, teachers can create customizable course pages using audio, video, live and instructor-led training. 


Free Trial: ✅

Mobile App: ❌

Who uses Skilljar LMS:

  • Non-Profits
  • Large Organizations (10,000+)
  • Small-Medium Businesses

User Reviews

Usability Rating: ★ 5/5
Recommendation Score: 100%

User Feedback

  • Easy to structure learning materials for students
  • Good level of customization available
  • Quality library of integrations
  • Customer service are responsive, helpful, and listen to customer feedback
  • Lots of engaging training materials to get started
  • Easy to use reporting
  • Straight forward to create and publish courses

Skilljar LMS Integration

Skilljar uses Zapier to integrate with the Accredible platform. Using Accredible with Skilljar, teachers and admins can easily create, deliver, and track feature-rich digital credentials.

In Summary

Choosing the right LMS platform can be a difficult task. The best method of making an informed decision is through comprehensive research and testing. Most of the top-performing LMS platforms provide a free-trial, which is used to gain a better understanding of the differing feature-sets and user learning curves. 

We hope this blog has provided helpful feedback for some of the top-performing LMS platforms and how they can help organizations take education and training to the next level. For more information on integrating with LMS platforms or delivering feature-rich digital credentials, get in touch with the Accredible sales team

Further Reading

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The guide provides actionable advice for issuers looking to:

  • Motivate enrollment by conveying the value of credentials
  • Gamify the learner flow, encouraging course completion
  • Support recipients with easy sharing and verification
  • Make education accessible for all types of learners
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