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Find your perfect eLearning content management system

In Learning Management System by Eoin O'Neill

Whether it’s employee training, customer education, or reaching out to the wider public, effective eLearning requires a solid foundation. An eLearning content management system serves as the bedrock for spreading knowledge, but not all are created equal. In a crowded landscape, finding the ideal platform can be daunting. Let’s delve into the world of Learning Management Systems (LMS), exploring the diverse array of options out there, so you can find the perfect fit for your organisation.

Comparing eLearning content management systems

Cobblestone LMS

Cobblestone LMS offers a refreshing departure from the traditional LMS paradigm. Unlike its counterparts, Cobblestone LMS dispels the need for intricate system implementation knowledge, fixed user counts, or dedicated administrative hours. This bespoke learning environment, housed on Cobblestone’s servers, epitomises simplicity, freeing Learning and Development (L&D) teams to concentrate wholly on content creation, course management, and learner success. System maintenance and security updates are handled by Cobblestone Learning’s in-house web developers. Caters to organisations longing for a hassle-free yet efficient platform.

A hosted learning platform

The standout feature is its hassle-free, tailor-made approach. With no need for deep technical understanding or continual administrative commitment, it focuses solely on content delivery and learner experience. This simplicity caters perfectly to time-strapped L&D teams, offering seamless access across devices.

Competitive advantages

  • Simplicity: No system implementation expertise needed.
  • Customisation: Tailored environment without fixed user limitations.
  • Maintenance: Cobblestone handles server hosting, updates, and security.
  • Seamless Experience: Optimised for all devices.
Cobblestone Learning eLearning Content Management System screenshot of homepage on light blue background

Who is it ideally suited for?

For L&D professionals seeking the best LMS for small businesses, corporations, or charity organisations. Its simplicity and emphasis on content delivery make it an ideal choice for those prioritising learner success over intricate system administration.

Find out more: https://www.cobblestonelearning.com/learning-management-systems/

Moodle LMS screenshot


Moodle is like that wise professor who’s been around forever, holding a wealth of knowledge. It’s open-source, so it’s fantastic for customisation, making it a favourite among tech-savvy educators. Quality-wise, it’s solid, providing a robust set of features for course management. However, its learning curve might require a bit of patience. Pricewise, it’s a champ – being open-source means no licensing fees! But, expertise-wise, it might need some tech proficiency to set up and maintain. Ideal for educational institutions and organisations craving flexibility.

Find out more: https://moodle.org/

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Ah, Blackboard (now owned by Anthology), the seasoned veteran of the LMS world. It’s been the cornerstone for many educational institutions. Quality-wise, it’s polished, offering a broad range of functionalities for course management, collaboration, and assessment. However, its pricing might make you gulp; it’s not the most budget-friendly option out there. Expertise-wise, it’s user-friendly for both educators and students, requiring moderate tech skills. Ideal for larger educational institutions or corporations with a more significant budget.

Find out more: https://www.anthology.com/products/teaching-and-learning/learning-effectiveness/blackboard-learn

Image taken from anthology.com

Blackboard Learn screenshot
Canvas LMS screenshot


Canvas has gained quite a reputation for its intuitive interface and modern design. Quality-wise, it’s top-notch, providing a user-friendly experience with extensive functionality. Pricing? It’s generally mid-range, making it accessible for many institutions. Expertise-wise, it strikes a balance – it’s user-friendly but might need some learning to tap into its full potential. Implementation and maintenance are relatively straightforward. Ideal for both educational and corporate environments seeking a balance between functionality and user experience.

Find out more: https://www.instructure.com/canvas

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Now, eloomi is like that savvy mentor who knows how to simplify things. Quality-wise, it’s sleek and modern, focusing on user experience and employee development. Pricing might make you smile – it’s known for its scalability and reasonable cost. Expertise-wise, it’s relatively easy to navigate, making it great for companies wanting a straightforward approach to training. Ideal for businesses focusing on employee development and seeking an easy-to-use platform.

Find out more: https://eloomi.com/

Image taken from eloomi.com

Eloomi LMS screenshot
Absorb LMS screenshot

Absorb LMS

Picture Absorb LMS as the reliable Swiss army knife of learning platforms. Quality-wise, it’s robust, offering a comprehensive suite of features for both formal and informal learning. Pricing might lean towards the higher side, but its scalability and feature richness justify the cost. Expertise-wise, it’s user-friendly but might require some training for full utilisation. Ideal for mid to large-sized organisations valuing a feature-rich LMS for employee development. Implementation might take a bit of time due to its extensive features, but once set up, maintenance and updates are relatively easy.

Find out more: https://www.absorblms.com/

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In a marketplace inundated with LMS choices, finding the perfect fit is crucial. Choose an eLearning content management system that aligns with your goals and resources.

Remember, the right LMS doesn’t just house content; it cultivates learning experiences.

Contact Cobblestone Learning today at info@cobblestonelearning.com to discuss your LMS needs and wider eLearning strategy.