I was wondering if anyone has experience working with WordPress as a Learning Management System (LMS).
We recently picked up a client and have been researching the best path to take with an LMS system. We have taken an in depth look at a few options thus far: JoomlaLMS, BuddyPress Courseware and Moodle.
BuddyPress Courseware – I’d love to be able to use this since I love working in WordPress. It’s my go to CMS. Sadly, there seems to be some functionality lacking that the client would really need. The client is eager to be on WordPress too (he recognizes the superior system that it is) but the functionality that it is lacking are: dynamic quizzes, glossary, exportable progress reports, and student progression in a linear fashion (buddypress seems to just present everything.) We’d love to find a solution in wordpress that meets these needs.
Moodle – great as an LMS but limited in much more than that. Client ruled it out.
JoomlaLMS – This seems to have most/all the features and is the option the client has essentially had to choose for that reason alone. Neither us, nor the client, are infused to be working in Joomla and given that the LMS isn’t open source it will be limited going forward. If we can’t find something that fills the functionality though we are stuck with this option.
At the moment, we’re about to start development into Joomla, but before we do I thought I’d take one last stop here on the forums for advise. If anyone has any suggestions for how we could satisfy the clients needs in WordPress that fulfills the functionality in courseware and makes up for the few things missing.
I’d really appreciate any input before I have to commit the headache that is Joomla!
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