LMS and eLearning Vendors, May 2016
Course Authoring Tools
By Don McIntosh www.trimeritus.com
NGRAIN Production Suite (NGRAIN (Canada) Corporation)
http://www.ngrain.com. Sophisticated simulations, 3D graphics and animation for
training. Includes Producer Pro, Virtual Task Trainer and Virtual Task Refresher.
Producer, the personal learning edition, is available free of charge. Strong defence
emphasis. Based in Vancouver.
Nimble Orbit (Nimble Orbit) http://nimbleorbit.com/. Not a full LMS but digital file
management software with video streaming and file sharing that integrates with
NYCircuits Screenbook Maker (NYCircuits Inc) http://www.nycircuits.com/. A tool
for creating visual tutorials for computer training. They also offer the Joomla CMS.
The site was unavailable on March 18, 2013.
Oculus Rift (Oculus VR, LLC.) http://www.oculus.com/. A virtual reality headset
that may make VR palatable. Developed mostly for gaming but also has great
potential for learning. Development kits are available.
Oddcast (Oddcast Inc.) http://www.oddcast.com/. Static and animated characters
and other tools that can be added to eLearning.
Odysseyware Teacher Authoring Tool (Glynlyon, Inc.)
http://www.odysseyware.com/. Primarily offer online curriculum for history and
geography, math, language arts, science and other subjects. Also offer this tool for
teachers to create their own courses and customize Odysseyware courses.
OnlineFormapro Auteur (Onlineformapro S.A.) http://www.onlineformapro.com/.
Also offer Online Manager LMS, Online Agora – a web
based collaborative portal
platform, and Online Visio for web conferencing. Marketed to small to medium
companies, universities and other institutions. Based in France.
Ooyala Everywhere (Ooyala, Inc.) http://www.ooyala.com/. A platform for
personalized video streaming especially for mobile devices. Includes production,
management, analytics, and monetization. Marketed to broadcasters and large
content providers. Also offer Ooyala Social and Global Video Index.
OnPoint Course Manager (OnPoint Digital Inc.) http://www.onpointdigital.com.
Part of the OnPoint Learning & Performance Suite which is a complete LMS/LCMS
with mobile capabilities.
Ontuitive LearningGuide Manager (Ontuitive, formerly LearningGuide Solutions
BV) http://www.ontuitive.com. Performance support software with authoring,
management and delivery capability. Includes Ready Technology for embedding
directly into applications.
Open Elms Jackdaw CMS http://www.openelms.org/,
http://www.jackdawcms.com/. A free authoring tool for the Open Elms open source
OpenOffice (open source, Apache Software Foundation)
http://www.openoffice.org. Not generally considered an e
learning tool, it is an
open source office suite which converts PowerPoint to Flash and MS Word
documents to pdf. And it’s free! OpenOffice.org was founded 10 years ago with
Sun Microsystems as a principal sponsor with the goal of creating a free and open
source office suite. With its acquisition of Sun in 2009, Oracle gained
OpenOffice.org assets. For the time being, Oracle is still offering OpenOffice. The
community of volunteers that developed the OpenOffice.org project have split from
Oracle and formed a new structure called The Document Foundation. The new
product offered by the Document Foundation is called LibreOffice