Educational Course Management Systems/Virtual Learning Environments
This page provides links to commercial Course Management Systems/Virtual Learning Environments intended for use by institutions in Further and Higher Education.
Articles in alphabetical order.
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"Plumbers and gas engineers are being given the opportunity to train 21st Century style using a set of fully interactive 'e-learning' modules that guides them through the core technical curriculum and syllabus and NVQ level II in Plumbing and Gas. "
Added: 14th July 2008
"AlefMentor is online training manager. It makes it easy for you to create your online courses. All users of the system can communicate with each other. There is no limit on the number of courses, instructors, students, or administrators in the system. An online management system is provided for administrators, students, instructors, and consumers. It is very easy to create, update, and select courses."
Added: 21 November 2005
Currently free to access
"Blackboard's software powers the online teaching and learning environments at more than 3,300 leading colleges, universities and K-12 schools around the world."
Updated 31 August 2001
A major contender in the academic VLE space.
"SCT Campus Pipeline is the Web platform of choice at over 175 institutions. It improves efficiency, builds community, and provides freedom of choice by integrating disparate systems and applications into a unified whole. SCT Campus Pipeline provides an institution's constituents - students, faculty, administration, and alumni - with centralized Web access to information, services, and communities."
Updated: 23 January 2005
Proven integration infrastructure - the underlying technology that unites disparate campus information systems into a common, standards-based platform available through single sign-on.
"ClassCampus is an Internet/Intranet based learning and management system that provides educators with all the facilities they need to create a virtual community of on-line learners. By harnessing the power of the world-wide web and linking it to the classroom proven effectiveness of the LJ ClassAct management system, ClassCampus represents the next generation of managed learning environments."
Added: 6 April 2002
A UK-based company with long experience in developing management systems for education.
CyberExtension™ is an easy to use learning platform which eliminated an out of touch feel between student and teacher. CyberExtension™ meets your needs, while eliminating many of the costs associated with traditional web-based learning.
Added: 15 November 2007
"Using CyberProf, instructors can create on-line lecture notes that include equations, animations, and graphics; write on-line interactive homework problems; communicate with students using CyberProf's Wdb-based conferencing system; survey students in order to receive feedback on course material; and record student grades in CyberProf's on-line gradebook."
"Digitalbrain's 'Learning Manager' provides an extensive range of Primary and Secondary content mapped to the National Curriculum within a full service Managed Learning Environment 'MLE' for schools. Every school will soon have their own Managed Learning Environment which will become the online embodiment of their school and will help to transform how teaching and learning is delivered and managed in the UK."
Updated: 23 January 2005
"Digitalbrain's 'Learning Manager' is an annual subscription service which provides a total, integrated learning solution for your teachers, students, parents and school administrators and includes a full suite of Assignment, Coursework, Homework and Online Markbook Management Services and Office Tools."
"eCollege.comsm is a provider of highly reliable technology and services that enable colleges and universities to provide complete "virtual" campuses, as well as an online environment for distance and in-classroom learning."
"eDocent is our e-Learning product, which incorporates various modules and activities that make up a successful online training solution. What makes eDocent different from other eLearning Solutions available in the market today is the flexibility and the scalability of the product. Students have complete freedom in terms of the timeframe of learning a course and are graded by the instructor in an online environment which is as user friendly and interactive, close to being in a real world classroom."
Added: 24 November 2005
Suitable for personal education, formal education and business training
"edu2web™Learning & Content Management System integrates content management capabilities with learning management to provide a comprehensive solution for those organizations that want to take control of their entire knowledge & training improvement process."
Updated: 23 January 2005
edu2Web™LCMS -beside to edu2web™LMS features- offers the ability to manage and update Courses' Material, Assessments, Assignments, Announcements and many more through easy and simple control panels.
"web-based classroom management system that brings information to your students and saves you time ... content developed by Houghton Mifflin that engages students while helping to build and test skills. All material in Eduspace can be used right away or easily modified by changing, deleting, or adding to existing content"
Added: 11 March 2004
If you want to base a course around a Houghton Mifflin textbook, you can use Eduspace's Blackboard-powered CMS
"Seamless integration, powerful collaboration, in-depth personalisation, enhance communication, one point secured access and thought understanding. Epazz BoxesOS, the first intranet operating system for Higher Education, institutions and enterprises is far beyond a simple web portal."
Updated: 23 January 2005
Online demo login
"Once in a while, a product arrives on the education market that merits close attention. And Fronter's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is such a product. Think of it as a third generation VLE. A strong mix of Scandinavian design, ease of use, collaboration tools and pedagogic influences, functioning together to offer an unrivalled VLE experience. Added to this is the means for ongoing product evolution. Dedicated reference groups in multiple countries, operating at the education coal face, put forward their suggestions to the company - and Fronter's developers are mandated to develop the system. So, it's true to say that the Fronter VLE is made by teachers for teachers."
Added: 5 October 2004
Your can test drive Fronter and/or apply for a remote lesson
"GradeScan™ Suite Decade Edition is GlobalMentor's collection of software components for managing the entire learning process. GradeScan™ Suite is made up of several components, each useful on its own, that together constitute a cohesive solution to managing the educational environment. Mix and match the components to achieve the functionality you require in your classroom."
Added: 10 August 2004
"The initial GradeScan™ Suite Decade Edition modules are now ready for testing, and are being distributed for free."
"Manage and develop your e-learning today with one of the most cost-effective and reliable tools available. IntraLearn is one of the leading configurable e-learning applications and is based on easy-to-use technology. Over 500 organizations provide e-learning to over 2 million learners through IntraLearn.
Updated: 19 January 2003
"Rapid implementation means moving from "pilot" to live sites in days and weeks not months."
"Developed in conjunction with leading scandinavian pedagical environments, it's:learning represents the next generation of VLE's. The platform provides a unique blend of ease-to-use combined with functionality supporting the learning processes of schools as well as universities. it's:learning is also 100% integrated with our LCMS module facilitating content authoring and digital repository services. Strong content handling, interactivity and reporting possibilities are naturally well covered functionality in the platform."
Updated: 20 May 2005
2.5 version launched December 2004
"iTunes U* is a free, hosted service for colleges and universities that provides easy access to your educational content, including lectures and interviews 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
Added: 25 January 2006
"It's the most powerful way to manage a broad range of audio or video content and make it available quickly and easily to students, faculty, and staff. And it is the only application that supports the overwhelmingly popular iPod."
"Powered by our i3 strategy, Jenzabar's Internet Campus Solution™ delivers the benefits of an integrated, intelligent, internet-based system to your campus."
Updated: 23 January 2005
A campus portal
"Tribal Technolgy's le ® is a proven, adaptable virtual learning environment that provides a powerful learning management solution."
Updated: 8 March 2005
Register to find out what it is like for a student to take a short course using le ® through an online demonstration of the system
"LearnWise is an integrated suite of products and services that enable people to easily enter the world of e-learning."
Added: 19 January 2003
Comprises Learnwise Server, Publisher, Testwise, Schoolwise and Publishing Portal
Short courses for developing online interactive teaching material.
Support development of online materials.
Contribute to ILT staff development.
Help teachers to keep up-to-date with ILT developments.
Added: 16 November 2007
"MentorumVLE is a virtual learning environment developed to accommodate business courses and studies. Strong emphasis on collaboration tools such as weblogs, podcasts, integrated web services, document handling and sharing learning resources. Course development and management services are provided by Mentorum
Added: 3 May 2006
Website is in Norwegian
"MyEDUkit is a user friendly web based eLearning environment. It has been developed in tight co-operation with vocational school for disabled 'Keskuspuiston ammattiopisto' which is located in Helsinki, Finland. MyEDUkit is designed to support collaborative knowledge building."
Added: May 2001
"MyVLE.co.uk is pleased to announce that we are able to offer a free 60 day trial for Microsoft Class Server to any educational establishment."
Added: 11 November 2005
"This trial will be fully hosted across the internet and available anytime, anywhere and will require you to install no software on your school servers"
"It's a web based e-learning for education and training purposes. It includes course modules assignment, quiz, journal, chat, workshop, attandance, etc. It is compatible with SCORM e-learning objects. Based on the Moodle open source system."
Added: 3 March 2005
It's absolutely FREE so you no need to worry about server, software, hardware installation or web hosting fee.
"Offshore development company provides e-learning software for its customers as well as providing custom software development based on your needs. We provide software consultancy, product development and software testing."
Added: 12 July 2007
Company based in India
"Sentient DISCOVER v2.0 is an innovative learning resource management system which helps institutions leverage investments in existing technologies and learning resources. Sentient DISCOVER seamlessly integrates course management systems, integrated library systems, OpenURL resolvers and content repositories such as online journal databases"
Updated: 28 June 2004
Sentient DISCOVER is delivered over the Internet via the ASP Model (Application Service Provision).
"Serf is a Web-based distance education environment invented by Dr. Fred T. Hofstetter ... Serf is an acronym that stands for server-side educational records facilitator. It's your servant on the Internet; hence the name Serf."
"Teknical's Virtual Campus provides a complete web based solution for delivery, tracking and management of eLearning. The system is tailored to reflect the client's image and various graphical user interfaces are available to accommodate the user's IT competency, age and learning needs."
Added: 19 January 2003
"Teknical is a leading provider of global eLearning solutions and services, using cutting edge technology to meet the needs of tomorrow's leading organisations. Solutions are scaleable and comply with international standards, including IMS, SCORM and AICC."
"TeleTOP cms is a modern, web-based Course Management System (also known as Virtual Learning Environment). It is grounded in more than 20 years of experience and research in learning and training and in the role of technology in the learning context. TeleTOP cms is a best-practice example of how technology can be used as a tool for new approaches to teaching, learning and strategic change."
Added: 19 January 2004
This product from University of Twente in the Netherlands was recommended to us by one of our readers from a university in the UK who is using it and is "very happy with it"
"Thomson Higher Education has launched ThomsonNOW, an integrated online suite of course-management resources and services that utilizes a first-of-its kind approach to educational technology development aimed at maximizing its value to and optimizing its use among Thomson customers."
Added: 3 February 2006
"Designed by college students and instructors for college students and instructors, ThomsonNOW addresses the real-world demands of real-life classrooms to spark measurable performance improvements in the management of coursework throughout the college curriculum.
"Tools and resources to manage the Student Lifecycle for educational institutions"
Added: 5 December 2003
"TopSchool is created specifically for the Postsecondary environment
"Cisco Learning Institute, a nonprofit corporation initially funded by Cisco Systems to promote e-learning, has introduced version 2.0 of an enterprise-level platform. CLI Virtuoso E-Learning Platform encompasses modular components for authoring, delivering, and managing Web-accessible learning content, and builds on client demand for a complete and scalable e-learning solution, claims the company."
Added: 11 May 2003
Take a tour at the Cisco Learning Institute