Moodle – one of the most popular open source Learning Management System around the world, is voted among the top 20 LMS software solutions. Finance Online – the independent software review platform reviewed all the modern industry Learning management systems on the basis of feature set, scalability, ability to adapt to different learning environments and other learn-relevant metrics.
With all the modern-day LMS’s, which are coming with cloud and mobile platform support, it is lot easier to create your training programs and cost-effective. It helps in making your training courses easier to manage and easier for employees to learn on the go.
Moodle is rated as the 11th top LMS software solution along with the competitors like Canvas, Blackboard, Sakai etc. The  unique reasons¹ for voting Moodle among the best LMS’s  by Finance Online team are:

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  • On-premise. One of the few remaining LMS solutions built on an on-premise architecture.
  • Open source. It allows deep customization and integration to hundreds of plugins and add-ons developed by its community.
  • Community. You have at your disposal a global community of Moodle developers, users and certified partners, who share their best practices, case scenarios, insights, apps, plugins and other relevant items, often for free.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems:

Only Canvas and Moodle are the two open source learning management systems being rated in the list. Rest all 18 are the commercial products. The complete list of top 20 LMS’s is as follows:

  • TalentLMS
  • Docebo
  • LitmosLMS
  • iSpring Learn
  • Edmodo
  • Schoology
  • Canvas LMS
  • Bridge LMS
  • Brightspace
  • Blackboard
  • Moodle
  • Geenio
  • Absorb LMS
  • Grovo LMS
  • SmarterU LMS
  • Looop
  • Sakai
  • Axis LMS
  • Paradiso LMS
  • Courseplay

Why you have chosen Moodle as your preferred LMS? Do share with us in the comments section below.

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  1. I don’t know about all the other LMS in the top 20 but the fact that Moodle is open-source and committed to providing a first-class learning platform for all is enough for me. It’s not about selling a service to make money. It’s about working together to create a better world. Yes, really. It marks this project out as a special resource that we should nurture and value. Now that there are so many financial interests in the educational technology sector, it is more important than ever to use Moodle and support it. Interested? Get in touch with the Moodle Users Association at


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