How Much Does an LMS Cost? LMS Price Comparison Guide - Web Courseworks (2023)

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Overview of Learning Management Systems

A learning management system (LMS) is a solution through which eLearning programming is delivered to your association’s members.

Through this system, you can share eLearning content, members can complete courses and earn certifications, and you can track the participation of both individual members and your membership as a whole. This trove of data empowers you to continue improving your learning business over time, discovering new and exciting ways to provide even more value for learners and add efficiency to your practices.

LMSs vary greatly both in pricing and functionality, so there’s certain to be a solution that suits your association’s needs on the market. However, it’s crucial to do your research before investing to ensure that you’ve chosen a solution that both meets your needs feature-wise and isn’t so expensive that your learning business can’t turn a profit.

What is included in the price of an LMS?

When you first begin researching LMSs, you might encounter a bit of “sticker shock.” While some solutions are more affordable, others come with a price tag best suited for larger associations.

However, it’s important to understand that this price tag corresponds directly to the functionality and support your team receives. For the most robust LMSs, you could be accessing a wealth of features such as:

  • An intuitive interface
  • Integrations with key association software
  • Rich reports and data about activities within the LMS
  • Course and assessment authoring
  • Adaptive learning experiences based on past learner activities
  • Advanced credit management for complex certifications
  • Performance improvement
  • Accreditation reporting
  • Multi-site enterprise with segmented reporting
  • Online and place-based, live training
  • Social learning and community features

Another factor to consider is the level of support that the provider offers. For example, Web Courseworks provides white-glove service and additional add-on consulting in which your association can invest. This support may not be offered alongside the most inexpensive solutions.

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Understanding the Full Picture of LMS Pricing

4 LMS Pricing Models

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Some associations are apprehensive about investing in a new, robust learning management system simply because too few members participate in eLearning to make the investment worthwhile. The pay-per-learner pricing model addresses this by having associations pay a fee corresponding to the number of members that are added to the LMS.

One benefit of this model is that the price-per-user is often tiered. So, for larger organizations that have many members participating in eLearning, the price-per-member is often discounted. However, on the other hand, just because a member is added to the LMS, that doesn’t mean that they’re using it actively. So, your association could end up paying for members who aren’t receiving value from that cost.


With the pay-per-active-user model, your association pays a fee corresponding to the number of members who not only access your LMS, but also are actually taking courses within it.

The main benefit of this model is that it solves the challenge from the last solution, and associations will have no waste when it comes to how much they’re paying for an LMS. However, it can be harder to budget for this model as you’ll need to predict how many users use the system monthly or even quarterly– and, a major, unexpected uptick in interest can lead to an expensive month for your organization.

License Fee or Subscription

A license fee or subscription model describes situations in which your association purchases a periodic license or subscription for a set fee. Often, a license is a one-time purchase (for example, at the start of the calendar year) that grants you access to the software. Once the license is close to expiring, you can renew it. On the other hand, a subscription often involves more frequent (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually) payments for ongoing access to the platform.

The greatest benefit of this model is that pricing doesn’t fluctuate based on usage, so you can easily anticipate and budget for LMS access. Rather than being based on usage, the price for this model is based on the features of the platform– so, a feature-rich platform could come with a higher price tag. This leads directly to our challenge, as associations without an active eLearning program may not see the benefits in paying a larger lump sum for the software.

Custom Solution

Custom solutions refer to home-brewed LMSs that are built specifically for the organization using them. This is most often used by associations or companies that are new to their learning business journey, and it’s almost always the most cost-effective route.

The benefits of this are clear: not only is it a cheaper solution, but the LMS can also be updated and customized as your organization desires. However, the cons are hand-in-hand with the pros. Custom platforms are often more basic in functionality and won’t include many of the in-depth features that your association seeks. Additionally, these systems aren’t scalable and would likely require significant updates as the organization grows. This can mean higher support costs.

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Additional Costs to Budget For

When you’re considering the pricing of eLearning courses, remember that the actual cost of accessing the software is only the beginning. You’ll also need to budget for:

  • Setup fees and implementation costs.This includes migrating your data and existing courses to the new solution as well as integrating it with your existing tools. This process can be greatly simplified if you choose an integrated solution and a solution provider that has extensive experience with third-party integrations and working with other technology partners.
  • Software training. First, this includes training to ensure your team understands how to navigate the solution effectively. Then, you may want to invest in training resources to help get members up to speed and improve their experience with the platform.
  • Ongoing support. This could be included as a service from the LMS provider. Or, you may choose to partner withan expert eLearning consultant. This partner can help with LMS strategy, content creation, and the overall direction of your learning business.
  • Content creation costs. This includes working with subject matter experts (SMEs), any eLearning authoring tools you invest in, and the actual task of authoring content. You’ll want to offset this cost to some extent with how you price your eLearning courses.

The LMS you choose and the complexity of your learning business can greatly impact the price tag for these additional costs. For example, if your learning business is already well-established, your migration and implementation process may be more complex and extended. Or, if you have fairly straightforward content needs, your content creation costs will be lower.

One cost that you won’t want to cut is the fee associated with working with an eLearning consultant. Not only will this partner be able to help you find the right LMS for your needs and budget, but they’ll be able to help you navigate growing your learning business using it.

To learn more about the many ways an eLearning consultant can help, check out Web Courseworks’ eLearning consulting services.

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LMS Pricing Comparison by Vendor

Now that we’ve discussed the various LMS pricing models and the additional costs that you should budget for, let’s examine this information in action. When it comes to pricing for robust LMSs, the following solutions provide a strong sample of the current market:

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CourseStage LMS by Web Courseworks

CourseStage LMS by WebCourseworks is an enterprise-level association LMS with a robust set of features, including:

  • Built-in course and assessment authoring
  • Place-based, live training and virtual events
  • Social learning
  • Adaptive learning
  • Extensive and automated reporting
  • Integrations with key software

But, what truly makes CourseStage LMS stand out is the Web Courseworks team itself, which provides white-glove service and additional consulting offerings to ensure your association will make the most of the solution.

When investing in a robust LMS like this one, you often need to contact the provider directly to receive a custom quote for your organization. They’ll make sure you get the best price for your exact needs. For Web Courseworks, you can request a demo and pricing information here.

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TopClass LMS by WBT

TopClass LMS is a system currently used by 5 million+ users, across 23 countries and 20 languages. Created to be both comprehensive and flexible, the solution empowers associations to manage certifications, deliver (though not author) numerous types of content, and manage full virtual conferences.

While WBT doesn’t provide pricing publicly, it’s most likely to be in the budget for large and enterprise-sized trade and professional associations. You can contact their team to request a demo or submit an RFP to learn more about their pricing.

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YM Learning by Community Brands

YourMembership Learning (YM Learning) is an LMS created to deliver both on-demand and live learning content to association and nonprofit professionals. This LMS is equipped with features to increase learner engagement, including the ability to share various types of content, provide certifications and credentials, and provide an optimized mobile experience.

YM Learning doesn’t publish pricing information publicly. However, it is best suited for mid-sized to large professional associations and nonprofits. To learn more, contact the Community Brands team.

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Elevate by CommPartners

Elevate LMS was created to provide a central hub to house all of an organization’s learning efforts, promoting both engagement and collaboration. It functions as an LMS, virtual event platform, and community platform all in one— so both eLearning and networking can occur within one system.

Similar to the previous providers, Elevate does not publish pricing information publicly. However, it’s advertised to be well-suited for both large nonprofit and association clients. To discover if it’s the right fit for your organization, contact the CommPartners team to learn more.

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EthosCE is a continuing medical education LMS. It was created to engage learners, measure CE outcomes, and make CME administration as easy and straightforward as possible.

EthosCE doesn’t publish pricing information publicly, beyond noting that there are a few different options— a monthly subscription fee or a larger payment (for more feature-rich services). However, they do share the names of a few clients on their website— including UNC-Chapel Hill, the Endocrine Society, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. This tells us that the LMS is best suited for large to mid-sized healthcare and nonprofit organizations.

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Oasis LMS is a continuing medical education LMS that was created to be both straightforward to use and feature-robust. It’s not created to serve as the “umbrella” that houses all of an organization’s learning efforts, but rather to connect with other solutions (or even other Oasis LMS instances) to be one factor in an organization’s learning tech stack.

Oasis LMS includes both per-user pricing and general subscription pricing, both options billed on a monthly basis. Per-user pricing is available for the platform’s Starter package and comes out to $3/user/month. Beyond that, pricing is handled in tiers– for example, the Standard package is $800/month for up to 1,000 users.

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Abara LMS

Abara LMS was created predominantly for businesses seeking to train employees, channel partners, and customers. It has eLearning, instructor-led training, and virtual instructor-led training functionality.

Abara LMS’s pricing begins with a 30-day free trial. From there, the LMS is available in a subscription-based, pay-per-active-user model as follows:

  • 25 Users: Free
  • 50 Users: $420 monthly or $4,200 annually
  • 100 Users: $600 monthly or $6,000 annually
  • 250 Users: $900 monthly or $9,000 annually
  • 500 Users: $1500 monthly or $15,000 annually
  • 1,000 Users: $2,000 monthly or $20,000 annually

Organizations with 1,000+ active users should contact Abara LMS for more information.

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Accord LMS

Accord LMS was created for employee, partner, and customer training, specifically focused on simplifying the process of eLearning administration. It was created to be useful for both small businesses and enterprise organizations alike, and is priced accordingly.

Accord LMS handles pricing on a per-active-user basis, billing as follows:

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  • $2.00 per user for organizations with 200 active users
  • $1.25 per user for organizations with 500 active users
  • $0.90 per user for organizations with 1,000 active users

This is billed on an annual basis.

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Core Achieve

Core Achieve focuses on eLearning and instructor-led training, aiming to create a better online classroom experience for corporate learners. Similar to the previous systems, it is priced on a subscription-based, per-active-user model.

Here is how Core Achieve’s pricing is advertised:

  • $299 up to 100 active users
  • $810 up to 300 active users
  • $1,220 up to 500 active users

This is billed on a monthly basis, so an organization with 50 active users would pay $299 each month.

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Bridge LMS

Bridge LMSis a solution created for employee training, specifically focusing on effective onboarding. The solution is a combined learning management and performance management solution, so it includes additional features such as one-on-one meetings and employee goal tracking.

Bridge LMS offers a combination pricing style that incorporates both per-user and subscription elements as follows:

  • For the “Learning” plan, the pricing is $3 per user, per month.
  • For the “Learning and Performance” plan, the pricing is $9 per user, per month.
  • For the “Learning and Performance and Engagement” plan, the pricing is $12 per user, per month.

As the tiers increase in price, more features are available for the organization. Further, note that this is done on a per-user, rather than per-active-user, basis.

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eFront was created to function as an LMS for enterprise-sized organizations, from businesses to universities. It offers course management, extensive customization, and eCommerce features.

eFront is billed on a subscription basis, with tiers determined by the number of users within the organization as follows:

  • Business (up to 1,000 registered users): $1,000 per month
  • Enterprise (up to 2,500 registered users): $1,500 per month
  • Large Enterprise (up to 5,000 registered users): $2,500 per month

This is billed on an annual basis.

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GnosisConnect is an LMS created for businesses and focuses on four key pillars of eLearning administration: Learn, Teach, Coach, and Measure. It’s available in both a general business option and an enterprise option, the latter being custom-configured for the organization.

Pricing for GnosisConnect is available in two different manners:

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  • Fixed Pricing: This starts at $299 per month for organizations with 100 users or less. It increases depending on the number of users.
  • Variable Pricing: This includes a baseline fee of $4,400 per year. If an organization has more than 100 active users, they’ll pay an additional $1 per month for each additional member.

This can be billed on a monthly or annual basis depending on the organization’s preference.

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iSpring Learn was created to address all training scenarios that an organization may encounter, including onboarding, product training, sales training, channel training, compliance training, and certification. It’s a robust solution for business and corporate learning.

iSpring handles pricing on a per-user basis, starting at:

  • $3.66 per user for up to 100 users
  • $3.00 per user for up to 300 users
  • $2.82 per user for up to 500 users

This is another example of pay-per-user, rather than pay-per-active-user, pricing.

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TalentLMS was created for growing organizations and serves the manufacturing, healthcare, software, education, telecommunications, and retail industries. It’s a subscription-based solution, with tiers based on the number of users who will use the solution.

The pricing tiers are determined as follows:

  • Free: Up to 5 users
  • Starter ($59 per month): Up to 40 users
  • Basic ($129 per month): Up to 100 users
  • Plus ($249 per month): Up to 500 users
  • Premium (429 per month): Up to 1,000 users

These are the prices for organizations that pay on an annual basis, and they increase for those that prefer to pay monthly.

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The Bottom Line: Choosing the Right LMS for Your Association

To wrap up, choosing a learning management system shouldn’t be based solely on the price alone (though this should certainly factor into the decision).

Instead, take a hard look at your association’s LMS needs. What features do you seek? Which of those features are must-have, versus like-to-have? Find a solution that has all of your must-haves and at least a few of your like-to-haves, and you’ll be off to a great start.

Your new LMS should be a holistic solution for your learning business’s current challenges. This may mean investing in a more expensive solution up-front to prevent a plethora of challenges down the road. The goal is to prevent shopping for and switching to a new LMS again, just a few years down the line.

If you’re seeking a solution that meets your association’s needs now and well into the future and, a team of experienced professionals who can help bring your association’s learning business to greater heights reach out to Web Courseworks today to learn more about CourseStage and our eLearning consulting services.

In the meantime, explore the following resources for more tips to improve your association’s learning business:

  • eLearning Pricing Models: 5 Ways to Price Your Courses. How you price your courses is just as crucial as which LMS you choose. Explore 5 popular models for making a profit from your eLearning courses in this guide.
  • 10 Types of eLearning Assessments for Your Courses. Are you making the most of eLearning assessments? Consider these 10 engaging assessment strategies for your next course.
  • What’s A Learning Experience Platform? The Essential Guide. Should you invest in an LMS or an LXP? Explore the key differences in this guide.


How much does an LMS platform cost? ›

For a SaaS LMS, the price of a Setup Fee is likely to range between $4,000 to $40,000.

What are the various pricing models for LMS? ›

6 Different Models To Consider Regarding LMS Pricing
  • Pay Per User. ...
  • Pay Per Registered User. ...
  • Pay Per Active User. ...
  • Licensing. ...
  • Purchase Outright Or Perpetual. ...
  • The Free Alternatives. ...
  • 3 Extra Tips To Choose The Best LMS For Your Organization.
23 Mar 2018

Can LMS be purchased? ›

Some businesses can buy an LMS that's made for their industry: Other Learning Management Systems have a tighter focus. They're tailor-made for certain sectors, with the relevant functions built for a specific purpose.

What is the most commonly used LMS? ›

Top LMS for Schools
  • Mindflash: The LMS for Introducing Initial Courses, Blended and Worldwide Training, and More. ...
  • Google Classroom: The LMS for Course Creation. ...
  • Edmodo: The LMS for Collaboration. ...
  • Quizlet: The LMS for Language Learning. ...
  • Schoology: The LMS for K-12 and Third-Party Integrations. ...
  • NEO LMS: The Award-Winning LMS.
26 Sept 2022

How much does a LMS cost per month? ›

Accord LMS

$2.00 per user for organizations with 200 active users. $1.25 per user for organizations with 500 active users. $0.90 per user for organizations with 1,000 active users.

How much does Moodle LMS cost? ›

Plans start from $120 USD per year with unlimited courses and activities, updates, and maintenance included.

What are the 4 pricing models? ›

What are the 4 major pricing strategies? Value-based, competition-based, cost-plus, and dynamic pricing are all models that are used frequently, depending on the industry and business model in question.

What are the 3 major types of product pricing models? ›

3 Major Pricing Strategies: A Short Guide
  • Marketing process and price setting. Price setting is part of the marketing process and it requires an in-depth market reasearch. ...
  • Cost-based pricing Strategies. ...
  • Value-based pricing strategies. ...
  • Competition-based pricing strategies.
19 Sept 2017

How do I sell my LMS? ›

How To Identify LMS Selling Points And Win Potential Customers Over
  1. Make A List Of Your Most Popular LMS Features. ...
  2. Identify Your LMS's Most Notable Benefits. ...
  3. Tap Into Consumer Pain Points. ...
  4. Research The Competition. ...
  5. Look At Your LMS Product From A Different Perspective. ...
  6. Brainstorm Company Taglines. ...
  7. Survey Your Target Market.
24 Feb 2018

Is Google Sites a LMS? ›

Using Google Sites as LMS

Other alternative which can be used is creating a google site. One can build a google site which can act as a LMS. Google site is a best platform because one can use all the Google Apps like google docs, google slides, google sheets, Google Calendars and many more at the same place.

How much does it cost to create an online learning module? ›

It can cost anywhere from $200 to $10,000 to create an online course. The main source of expenses is the labor involved, followed by the equipment and software. If you are creating the online course yourself and not paying someone else to do it, this means that other than your time there are very few expenses involved.

What are 2 examples of LMS? ›

Some popular LMSes used by educational institutions include Moodle, Blackboard Learn and Schoology. Popular enterprise-level LMSes include Adobe Captivate Prime, Docebo LMS, TalentLMS, iSpring Learn and eFront.

How do I choose the right LMS? ›

How to Choose an LMS: A 5-Step Guide
  1. Identify Your Needs. With so many (600+) learning platforms to select from, you need to start with a well-defined search criteria. ...
  2. Define Your LMS Requirements. ...
  3. Explore the Market. ...
  4. Evaluate Vendors. ...
  5. Choose an LMS. ...
  6. Final Thoughts.
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Which LMS is easiest? ›

  • TalentLMS. Easy to learn, easy to use, and easy to like, TalentLMS is designed to get a “yes” from everyone, including C-level execs, budget heads, and busy employees. ...
  • LearnUpon LMS. ...
  • 360Learning. ...
  • Absorb LMS. ...
  • Cornerstone Learning. ...
  • Schoox. ...
  • iSpring Learn. ...
  • TalentCards.

How much does eLearning cost per hour? ›

In 2021, 1 hour of learning content can cost about $8,542 – $36,320 ($22,431 on average).
Wrapping Up.
Year1 hour of eLearning content costs, $
20218,542 – 36,320 (22,431 on average)
20208,150 – 36,205 (22,178 on average)
20197,830 – 37,365 (22,598 on average)
20177,140 – 35,550 (21,345 on average)
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Do you have to pay for LMS? ›

An open-source LMS shares its code publicly so that you can use it for free. However, that doesn't mean this LMS model doesn't come with costs. You'll likely have to pay someone to help with setup, build customizations along with ongoing maintenance and ensuring stability from multiple externally built components.

Is Moodle an LMS or CMS? ›

An LMS is a platform that delivers online learning materials to learners in corporate and educational environments. In addition to delivering training content to users, an LMS also allows administrators to track learner participation and progress. Moodle and Totara are examples of popular learning management systems.

Is Moodle a free LMS? ›

Moodle is a free online learning management system, or LMS (also known as VLE.)

Is Moodle and LMS the same? ›

Put simply, Moodle is a Learning Management System (LMS) used to manage, deliver and measure training and learning online. Moodle is perhaps the most well-known LMS platform of its kind and is certainly widely used.

What are the 3 basic pricing strategies? ›

The 3 Most Common Pricing Strategies
  • Cost-based or cost-plus pricing.
  • Market-based pricing.
  • Value-based pricing.
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How do you price a platform? ›

Platform pricing should seek to balance the value received by members in a way that optimises the cross-platform network effects. This is generally done by setting higher prices for the side that receives the most value from the transaction.

Which is the best pricing strategy? ›

Value pricing is perhaps the most important pricing strategy of all. This takes into account how beneficial, high-quality, and important your customers believe your products or services to be.

What are the 4 components of pricing? ›

The program of action that should guide pricing has four key components: objectives, strategy, structure and levels (tactics). Each logically follows from the preceding component, as suggested in Figure 1. Of the four, the most important is objectives. There is no one best price to charge for a given product.

What are the 6 types of pricing? ›

To help you make the right choice, below I've listed six pricing strategies in marketing to consider for your small business.
  • Price skimming. Best for: Businesses introducing brand new products or services. ...
  • Penetration pricing. ...
  • Competitive pricing. ...
  • Charm pricing. ...
  • Prestige pricing. ...
  • Loss-leader pricing.
27 May 2021

What are the 12 main elements of pricing? ›

Pricing of Products: 12 Factors | Economics
  • Factor # 1. Objectives of Business: ...
  • Factor # 2. Cost or Goods: ...
  • Factor # 3. Market Position: ...
  • Factor # 4. Competitor's Price: ...
  • Factor # 5. The Marketing Policies Pursued by the Sales Organization: ...
  • Factor # 6. Social and Ethical Consideration: ...
  • Factor # 7. ...
  • Factor # 8.

What are the 4 main pricing objectives? ›

The four types of pricing objectives include profit-oriented pricing, competitor-based pricing, market penetration and skimming.

How do I start an LMS business? ›

Six steps to launch a Learning Management System
  1. Create an LMS implementation plan: Based on the needs of your organization, develop the Learning Management System implementation plan. ...
  2. Make configuration decisions. ...
  3. Understanding the audience. ...
  4. Integrations. ...
  5. Test your new LMS. ...
  6. Launch your LMS.
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How do you make money from LMS? ›

Get started by trying these methods with your LMS to build your learner base and become a leading authority in your industry.
  1. Keep It Simple with Up Front Course Fees. ...
  2. Offer Ongoing Subscription Courses. ...
  3. Excite Learners with Pre-Sale Courses. ...
  4. Use Free eLearning to Sell a Product. ...
  5. Make Your Courses Easy to Find.

What platform should I sell online courses? ›

Some of the best platforms for online courses are Digital Class, Thinkific, and Udemy. Teachable and Podia. To achieve great results you need to create effective course content. You must organize it using the right tools and share it with the students in the best possible way.

Can I use WordPress as an LMS? ›

Using WordPress, you can build almost any type of website imaginable – including online learning platforms. With the right tools, you can transform a platform into a robust WordPress Learning Management System (WordPress LMS), enabling you to offer classes, take on students, and even earn money.

Is Wix good for LMS? ›

You can also use the Wix App Market to add even more features to your course website. To conclude, yes – Wix does have an LMS! This makes it a great choice for those looking for an easy-to-use platform for creating online courses.

Does Microsoft have its own LMS? ›

Microsoft LMS Gateway allows institutions to use Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) apps from Microsoft with their Learning Management System (LMS). It is a fully compliant product and is certified from IMS Global on LTI 1.3 standards.

How do you price eLearning? ›

What to Consider to Price eLearning Courses
  1. Course Creation Cost. Your course content has significant implications for the cost to create the course. ...
  2. Recording Setup Cost. ...
  3. LMS & Other Third-party Plugins Cost. ...
  4. Marketing Cost. ...
  5. Team Time and Resources. ...
  6. Analyze the Demand. ...
  7. Focus On The Value. ...
  8. Create Different Price Tiers.
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How much does it cost to build a LMS from scratch? ›

The approximate cost for you will be $115 000. As you can see, the difference between LMS for startups and LMS for enterprise is really significant. Moreover, if you develop from scratch, the cost of LMS systems development will be even higher and can even hit $600 000.

How long does it take to create 1 hour of eLearning? ›

How long does it take to develop 1 hour of eLearning? A average 1-hour interactive elearning course will take 197 hours to develop. But development of a 1-hour elearning course can range between 49 hours for the low end of the range of a “basic” course to 716 hours for the high end of the range of an “advanced” course.

Is Zoom an LMS? ›

Zoom LMS offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and other room systems.

Is Google classroom a LMS? ›

Google Classroom is a learning management system (LMS) that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments and engaging students in learning online or remotely.

Is Microsoft teams an LMS? ›

Microsoft Teams classes is an LTI app that helps educators and students easily navigate between their LMS and Teams. Users can access their class teams associated with their course directly from within their LMS.

Is LMS expensive? ›

LMS pricing for these one-time costs averages around USD 5000 for SaaS setups. Some vendors may reach figures around USD 25,000 if the LMS is client-hosted. Edly's one-time setup fee for SaaS LMS is USD 2000 which covers the setup of the LMS, Studio as well as the Edly Learner Discovery Experience.

What are the different types of LMS? ›

The 4 Types of Learning Management Systems (LMS) to Consider
  • SaaS LMS (Cloud-based) If you want to get your LMS up and running without using many design or development resources, a SaaS LMS or cloud-based LMS is going to be your pick. ...
  • Installed LMS (On-premise) ...
  • Open-source LMS. ...
  • Custom-built LMS.

How do you calculate LMS? ›

To understand which LMS you need, you should write down your basic training requirements:
  1. Audience age. This criterion quite strongly influences your final choice of a platform. ...
  2. Audience size. The number of people you are going to train also contributes to your choice. ...
  3. Audience learning tools.
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Does Google have a free LMS? ›

Integrate the collaborative power of Google into your LMS

Course Kit is a free tool that helps instructors grade more efficiently and give students richer feedback on their assignments.

Can you build your own LMS? ›

A custom LMS or LMS from scratch is created with a specific customer's requirements in mind. Many benefits will push you to choose this kind of system: Control. As a product owner, you can decide what your platform will include, from the feature set to the deployment model and, of course, content.

How much does an eLearning module cost? ›

The cost of an eLearning program typically costs between $200 and $900 for every minute of completed eLearning, but depends on several factors, including: Which eLearning level you choose (Level 1, 2, or 3) Whether your eLearning has professional voiceover. How many minutes and modules of eLearning you want.

How much does it cost to build eLearning? ›

At an estimated 80 to 280 hours required to develop a 1-hour course, you can expect to pay roughly $5,850 USD to over $15,000 USD to get a fully polished course, in addition to the cost of your Instructional Designer (ID) and SME.

Is Google considered an LMS? ›

Google Classroom is a cloud-based learning management system that is a part of Google Apps for Education. It is suitable for academic institutions only. Google Classroom enable students to access the platform from computers, tablets and smartphones.

How many hours does it take to make an LMS? ›

If you decide to go with the first option, to build an LMS from scratch, then you should know that building a complex LMS with the features listed above, it could take about 400 to 500 hours. The work includes a lot of communication about the architecture, design, and arrangement of features.

What are the 3 main disadvantages of elearning? ›

Disadvantages of Online Learning
  • Online Learning May Create a Sense of Isolation. Everyone learns in their own manner. ...
  • Online Learning Requires Self-Discipline. ...
  • Online Learning Requires Additional Training for Instructors. ...
  • Online Classes Are Prone to Technical Issues. ...
  • Online Learning means more screen-time.
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How is e-learning cheaper? ›

Not only does tuition tend to be lower, but many additional expenses, such as transportation costs and course materials, are eliminated in an online program. However, it's important to note that the average cost of online college is still a significant investment.

What are the 4 stages of elearning? ›

A well-defined e-learning development process comprises four phases viz. Content analysis, developing a storyboard, developing a prototype, and course submission.


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