Abstract—Based on the demands of online teaching and
learning programs from various levels of educational systems
and enterprises in the past decade, there are many open source
of learning management systems from which to choose. In order
to select the most feasible and appropriate learning management
software, it requires the administrators to analyze and assess the
needs from their own institutions and follow up with the
comparison of available software. This study investigated the
vital critique items through various popular open source of
learning management systems. Three critique categories were
formed including Course Building Functions, Server Functions,
and Training and Service. This research paper will be focused
on reporting two out of three categories: Course Building and
the Training and Service categories. There were eight items
suggested under the category of Course Building Functions. Six
items were scrutinized for the category of Server Functions. The
Training and Service category included three studied items. The
suggested critique items and categories from this research will
serve the top managers in assisting their decision-making for
implementing a tool which would be the best fit for their specific
Index Terms—Learning management system, open source LMS, online teaching, online learning.
Li-Jen Shannon is with the Department of Computer Science, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA (e-mail: email@example.com).
Marilyn Rice is with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Li-Jen Y. Shannon and Marilyn Rice, "Scoring the Open Source Learning Management Systems," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 432-436, 2017.