Finding software can be overwhelming. We have helped hundreds of businesses and schools find the right SCORM-compliant LMS software to deliver SCORM courses to learners and track their progress.

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Versal

Versal is a cloud-based training platform that is suitable for companies of all sizes. Users can develop training courses and micro lessons with built-in assessments and deliver them via Versal or embed in an LMS or website. Courses... Read more

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Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS is a cloud-based solution suitable for organizations in any industry. Key features include learning management automation, progress tracking and reporting. Absorb LMS offers a custom-branded learner interface and administrative... Read more

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Mindflash

Mindflash is a cloud-based training solution for contractors, resellers, and other partners of all sizes. With Mindflash, users can create courses, add quizzes and track results. They can upload PowerPoint, Word, PDF, SCORM or video... Read more

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Bridge

Bridge is an employee development suite built specifically for employees and managers. It provides peer-to-peer practice, live in-person training, external learning, online courses, mentorship, manager 1:1s, goal tracking and peer... Read more

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Coassemble (formerly eCoach)

Coassemble is a cloud based learning management solution (LMS) that allows training administrators to create, manage and deliver online education. The solution is compatible with Android and iOS devices and enables users to access... Read more

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Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud provides companies across the globe with a cloud-based learning and talent management application designed to drive employee engagement, elevate skills and improve business productivity. Saba Cloud provides traditional... Read more

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PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone, formerly Cornerstone Growth Edition, is a cloud-based employee performance and learning management system that helps businesses to streamline their employee performance review process and prioritize learning for... Read more

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Auzmor Learn

Auzmor Learn is a cloud-based learning management (LMS) system that helps businesses and organizations manage, track and deliver training to employees or affiliates. Auzmor Learn offers course-authoring capabilities and centralized... Read more

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Edvance360 Learning Management System

Edvance360 Learning Management Software is a cloud-based learning management system that provides online learning programs for K-12, higher education and corporate training departments. The system features online lesson management,... Read more

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SkyPrep

SkyPrep LMS is a cloud-based learning management solution that offers a platform to training administrators for creating, managing and selling training courses. Key features include custom branding, automated learner enrollment and... Read more

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Torch LMS

Torch LMS is a cloud-based learning management (LMS) solution that helps businesses and nonprofit organizations to manage, track and deliver training to employees or affiliates. The solution offers a tiled user interface and a team... Read more

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Asentia

Asentia is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that is designed specifically with the needs of a modern blended learning program in mind. Midsize businesses and large enterprises that need to balance e-learning with traditional... Read more

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Docebo LMS

Docebo is a cloud-based LMS solution to provide training programs for employees, partners and customers.  Docebo serves various industries including IT, technology, retail, consulting, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, oil and gas. Docebo... Read more

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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based performance management solution. It enables users to recruit talent, customize learning initiatives, generate compliance reports, prepare high performers for succession and more. Cornerstone can... Read more

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Prosperity LMS

Ziiva's suite of Prosperity software systems is designed to help businesses manage their employee training programs. It is suitable for businesses of all size and kind to deliver an end-to-end learning management solution. Prosperity... Read more

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eSSential LMS

eSSential LMS is a learning management system designed for large and midsize businesses. The system can be deployed on-premise and through a cloud-based software-as-a-service platform. Both deployment methods include access to eSSential... Read more

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Thought Industries

Thought Industries offers a cloud-based learning business platform designed to suit the needs of varying business sizes across multiple industries. All of the frontend learning experiences are customizable to be adapted for businesses... Read more

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eLearning Cloud

eLearning Cloud is a cloud-based learning management solution (LMS) from VAIRKKO that enables organizations to provide training to their employees. The solution allows users to distribute learning content to company employees, create... Read more

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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based performance management solution. It enables users to recruit talent, customize learning initiatives, generate compliance reports, prepare high performers for succession and more. Cornerstone can... Read more

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Accord LMS

Accord LMS supports online courses, instructor-led training, certification and compliance management, gamification, and more. HTML5 content authoring, webinars, eCommerce and HRIS synchronization are fully integrated. Drag-and-drop... Read more

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Buyer's guide


Last Updated: March 16, 2019

Sharable Content Object Reference Model, or SCORM, was created by the U.S. government's Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) research program in 2000 to be a more flexible, more capable e-learning technical standard for the 21st century.

Since that time, SCORM has become the standard of choice for most educators, corporate trainers and e-learning content creators. According to a Software Advice survey, 62 percent of businesses that leverage e-learning for their employee training use SCORM-based courses.

But a library of good SCORM courses is pretty much useless by itself—it's like a car without wheels. Schools and businesses alike also need to implement the right SCORM-compliant learning management system (LMS) to properly deliver those SCORM courses to learners.

If you're new to the world of learning management systems and don't know which one is right for your needs, don't worry. In this Buyer's Guide, we'll go over everything you need to know about SCORM-compliant LMS software to make an informed purchase decision.

Here's what we'll cover:

What Is SCORM-Compliant LMS Software?

Common SCORM-Compliant LMS Software Functionality

SCORM-Compliant LMS Software Pricing

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Additional SCORM-Compliant LMS Software Resources

What Is SCORM-Compliant LMS Software?

SCORM-compliant LMS software allows organizations to deliver SCORM e-learning courses to learners. These platforms don't just serve as content management systems though. They also enable organizations to track learner knowledge retention through course assessments, offer more engaging education through gamification features and more.

Because SCORM has become the favored technical standard, you'll find most LMS platforms support these types of courses.

Adding a new learner activity in Torch LMS

Adding new learner activities in Torch LMS

Common SCORM-Compliant LMS Software Functionality

LMS software can range from basic systems that offer the bare minimum needed to administer e-learning courses all the way to massive suites with features that support more advanced learning experiences and other strategic needs for schools or businesses.

When evaluating different LMS products, here are some of the most common functions you should look for:

E-Learning management

Administer SCORM e-learning courses to a roster of learners; manage content distribution, user information, scheduling and course enrollment.

Course tracking

Track the progress of learners within administered courses or course programs.

Course assessments

Create and administer tests to gauge learner knowledge or skill.

Certification and compliance management

Set up, track and manage compliance training and worker certifications.

Virtual classroom

Allow instructors to lead live classes through interactive video conferencing functionality.

Course authoring

Author and design your own SCORM courses.

Social learning

Facilitate learners interacting with each other via course ratings, discussions or individual learner blogs.

Gamification

Engage learners using points, badges and rewards as they complete pre-defined training objectives.

Learner analytics

Visualize important trends in your training and learning program to highlight areas for needed improvements.

To avoid paying top dollar for a system where you only use half of the features, create a requirements list that separates “needs" from “wants" when it comes to functionality.

SCORM-Compliant LMS Software Pricing

The total cost for a new SCORM-compliant learning management system is going to be based primarily on two factors:

  1. The number of learners that will be using your system
  2. The amount of functionality included

Generally speaking, the more learners and functionality you have, the more expensive the system will be.

Your payment schedule will depend on your deployment. For an on-premise deployment (where the software is hosted on your own server), you can expect to pay for the entire system upfront. With a more common cloud-based deployment (where the software is hosted on the vendor's server and accessed through a web browser), you'll pay a monthly or annual subscription fee.

There are other one-time fees that can be rolled up into your system purchase as well, for things like data migration, customer support or user training. That's why it's important to ask any shortlisted LMS vendors about the specifics of their pricing structure so you can budget for the system accordingly.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Are you an academic institution charged with teaching students, or a business that needs to train employees? Depending on what type of buyer you are, your LMS software options and needs will vary.

Schools and universities are increasingly leveraging LMSs to not only offer online learning, but to also allow students to register for courses, gain access to the syllabus and turn in assignments.

Buyers in this category may be interested in a standalone education LMS, or a more comprehensive student information system (SIS) with applications for things like learning management and school accounting.

Corporate trainers need an LMS to provide more flexible, engaging training to employees. This is especially true in highly-regulated industries like healthcare and manufacturing, where workers are required to hold specific certifications or licenses to comply with industry or government standards.

Buyers in this category looking to purchase a standalone corporate LMS should prioritize features like extended enterprise if they want to also train outside parties like channel partners or customers. A more comprehensive talent management suite is also an option if you want integrated performance management.

Additional SCORM-Compliant LMS Software Resources

Using the information presented in this Buyer's Guide will help you research the different SCORM-compliant LMS software options out there and give you better odds that you end up with a system that best fits your needs.

If you're looking for additional resources to help in your software selection and implementation, here are some options: