LMS and CMS are obviously both TLA (Three Letter Acronyms) — but is there any other similarity, and can we use one in place of the other? If you often find yourself pondering such philosophical questions, you’ve come to the right place.
First, some examples so you know what we’re talking about:
“TalentLMS“, the product whose blog you’re reading, is a good, nay great, example of an LMS.
As for CMS products, those are divided into Enterprise and Web oriented offerings. Microsoft’s “Sharepoint” is an example of the former. “WordPress” is the most popular example of the latter.
LMS is, of course, a “Learning Management System” — a piece of software that lets you create, manage and present training content (which can be anything, from text and images, which is the most common case, to multimedia files).