I have been working as a Product leader for many years in multiple industries (both digital and non digital). My recent stint with an ed-tech firm allowed me to explore the entire world of LMS in far more detail and I gained few insights in both business as well as technology segment of e-learning.
I feel that this entire world of LCNC (low code or no-code) platform is very exciting and especially useful if you are planning to launch an MVP. I am working on an MVP in e-learning and have finalized on the below LCNC tech stack for building my solution
- Premium hosting with Godaddy (I guess 1000 users is doable)
- LMS theme : There was a huge debate with my cofounder on using Learndash, but somehow MasterStudy LMS gave value to the buck and is almost similar in terms of functionality
- Premium WP Bakery
- Learndash Mobile App Code (available on CodeCanyon)
- SCORM Open source
- Finally -> Choice of Authoring tool where the candidates were equally promising.
In authoring tools, I evaluated below candidates till now :
- Adobe Captivate
- Adapt Open Source
- Articulate 360
My compass is rotating towards Captivate or Articulate because of the immense features these tools provide . After doing a fair bit of research and understanding the longevity of an authoring tool with parameters such as community support, usability, updates, features, integration with other parallel tools available with the company, I have narrowed down to ADOBE CAPTIVATE.
Hope this is a wise decision as the key differentiator in my LMS would be user-experience during my client’s learning journey.