Finding software can be overwhelming. We've helped many schools and businesses choose the right e-learning software so they can create training assets and author engaging courses.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors is a cloud-based human resource learning management solution that assists organizations with an integrated suite of features to manage their workforce. Key features include recruiting and onboarding, time and attendance... 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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Schoox

Schoox is a cloud-based social eLearning solution that helps companies deliver employee training, development and certification courses. Available online or via mobile app, Schoox allow users to create custom-branded academies that... Read more

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Lessonly

Lessonly is a cloud-based learning management system that allows users to build, share and track training materials and activity from a singular interface. It is primarily used by customer service teams, sales teams, and human resources.... Read more

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Brainier LMS

Brainier LMS is a learning management system developed for companies of all sizes. Businesses in hospitality, insurance, banking, consulting, training, property management, real estate, telecommunications and various other industries... 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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HealthcareSource NetLearning

Designed exclusively for the healthcare industry, HealthcareSource provides a talent management platform with a variety of features, including applicant tracking, onboarding, learning management, performance management, and more. HealthcareSource's... Read more

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LatitudeLearning

LatitudeLearning is a cloud-based learning management solution. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes, across a variety of industries. LatitudeLearning includes modules for message editing, competency management, assessment authoring,... Read more

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PlayerLync

PlayerLync is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) designed for employee training. The solution is suitable for companies of all sizes and offers content creation tools, multimedia capabilities and performance analysis. On-premise... Read more

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Buyer's guide


Last Updated: April 20, 2019

The term “e-learning” is used to describe a variety of activities. It most commonly refers to online distance learning, but also applies to other educational contexts—such as employee training or online certification classes—in which software and computers are used more than pen and paper.

E-learning software is used to create digital educational materials. It’s used in traditional educational settings, such as schools and universities, as well as workplace settings, to create both external and internal educational resources. In this guide, we’ll cover:

What Is E-Learning Software?
Common Features of E-Learning Software
How Much Does E-Learning Software Cost?
What Type of Buyer Are You?
E-Learning Software Market Trends

What Is E-Learning Software?

E-learning software is sometimes called e-learning authoring software. That’s because the primary purpose of e-learning tools is to author, or create, educational assets.With this type of software, trainers and educators can:

  • Combine and arrange disparate media (text, video, presentations) into comprehensive, logically sequenced e-learning assets and courses
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  • Add animations and customized response cues to facilitate learner engagement with e-learning course material
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  • Safely store e-learning assets for future editing and reapplication with new learning initiatives
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  • Publish completed e-learning courses in a variety of compatible formats

There are other, related types of software that manage different aspects of e-learning. For example, broader learning management systems (LMSs) automate the administration, testing, tracking and reporting of learner progress through online courses. E-learning software has a narrower scope: It provides the tools needed to create those online courses in the first place.

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Screenshot showing student progress in e-learning course designed with Cornerstone software

Common Functionality of E-Learning Software

E-learning platforms are used to create a wide variety of educational and training materials for use in many industries, both in the public and private sectors. Given this, the e-learning software landscape includes a large selection of applications.

As a software buyer, choosing among this large selection of e-learning vendors can be a challenge. To help you understand the choices available, here is a list of applications included in many e-learning tools:

Templates Provide pre-configured models for different types of e-learning materials, such as lessons or quizzes. This makes it easier for users to create materials, since they don’t need to be designed from scratch.
Multimedia tools Allow users to upload and integrate multimedia files (i.e., videos and images) into e-learning resources, as well as do basic editing on these files.
SCORM-compliance SCORM is a set of technical standards that e-learning solutions must follow. Products with SCORM support help users create materials that can be combined and integrated with any other SCORM-compliant materials.
Testing tools Allow users to add quizzes, tests and exams to e-learning courses, which can be used to track or determine student progress.
Customization tools Help users create e-learning resources that match the look and feel of their company’s digital assets (such as its website).
Storyline editing E-learning courses often progress much like stories, with a linear beginning and end. Storyline editing functions let authors mix, match and rearrange e-learning components.
Interaction tools Let authors add elements that students will interact with during a lesson or course. Interactions can include free-form