Some popular LMS software that I have experienced are Canvas, Schoology and Blackboard. As with any software, there are pros and cons to each. Here are some key questions about features to ask your LMS vendor, “What features does your LMS offer? Would you provide any special or additional features in your ​LMS?” (Foreman,​ 2013). A comprehensive evaluation would include conducting a needs analysis with your stakeholders and listing the most needed requirements, deciding on the type of platform, checking the fiscal stability of vendors, and test-driving the LMS (Westmoreland, 2021). A thorough investigation is important before choosing a learning management system. Creating a big-picture view of your needs and getting bids from several vendors with equal products will help you realize who the best candidates are for your money. Although this process will take longer, it will ensure optimum decision, and you will end up with ​​​​​​​an LMS​​​​​​​ best suited for your needs. 

Westmoreland, D. (2021, May 12). ​6 ways to conduct a comprehensive LMS evaluation.​ eLearning Industry. 
Foreman, S. (2013, June 5). ​Five steps to evaluate and select ​​​​​​​an LMS​​​​​​​: Proven ​practices : Learning​ ​solutions​.​ The Learning Guild. 
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