Custom LMS development

Custom LMS development

Why choose a custom LMS?

LMS solutions are valuable tools to streamline the design, administration and delivery of online education and corporate training services, but they’re not all the same. You can choose an off-the-shelf product or a custom eLearning management system built from scratch. Going for a custom LMS ensures:

Unique features and flexibility

If you need tailored features to meet your unique eLearning needs, these can be more difficult and expensive to implement in a boxed solution, if possible at all. To reduce your TCO, opt for an original LMS from the start.

Long-term savings

If you require total control and ownership of your product and prefer to avoid license fees that might add up to remarkable costs in the long term, go for a custom solution.

Compliance and security

If you want to comply with strict regulations and security standards, it’s recommended to configure your own solution with specific controls to protect your data properly.

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Key features of a custom LMS

LMS is generally known for focusing more on administration and management compared to other digital solutions such as eLearning portals. However, an efficient LMS should encompass a wide range of features covering each major aspect of online education, such as:

Content management

  • Multimedia content support
  • Online course catalog
  • Course creation editor
  • Search engine with filters
  • Course pages (descriptions, reviews)

Learning management

  • Learning management
  • Online scheduling
  • Assignment system
  • Attendance monitoring

Content access

  • Offline access
  • Registration via Google or social media
  • Multi-device login
  • Mobile/desktop syncing
  • Intuitive signup system

Learning experience

  • Customized learning
  • Interactivity (likes, comments)
  • Gamification (storytelling, minigames, leaderboards)
  • Social learning (forums, chats)
  • Virtual classrooms

Administration & reporting

  • Role-based access
  • Admin panel
  • User and account management
  • Push notifications
  • Reporting functions
  • Payment system

Technical functions

  • Data security, backup, and recovery
  • Ticket creation
  • Multi-CDN setups
  • Electronic signature support
  • Cloud content delivery
  • Second screen option

Assessment & proctoring

  • Certification support
  • Video exam monitoring
  • Test grading
  • Reward system
  • Keystroke recognition


  • Content usage dashboards
  • Skill tracking
  • Learner activity analytics
  • ROI calculation
  • Survey engines

Key integrations for a custom LMS

The holistic nature of a custom LMS can be further amplified by combining it with other types of software. Here are some of the major integrations you should consider implementing, according to Itransition's experience:

This improves corporate training by scanning employee data and ensuring role-based access to personalized didactic content and learning paths.

This enables valuable customer information exchange with your LMS for you to tailor your learner retention strategies and personalization.

Custom LMS with social media

This helps promote sociability and collaboration, streamline sign-up via social profiles, and share achievements with peers.

This enhances your LMS profitability by providing it with such features as email marketing, shopping cart, checkout, credit card verification, and invoicing.

Custom LMS with CMS

This ensures smooth eLearning content creation, uploading, editing, and storing in your custom LMS without requiring IT assistance.

Custom LMS with video conferencing

This is for simulating classroom workflows, setting up specific learning scenarios with a high degree of interaction, and recording lessons for later access.

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Custom LMS development specs

Itransition develops learning management systems of various functional complexity and resources that go into it. Find the detailed breakdown of what it takes to create a fully functioning LMS, including your target system’s scope, technologies to use, and standards to comply with.

The functional scope of a custom LMS

Custom LMS development tech stack





3rd party integrations

Standards and regulations for custom LMSs

The importance of complying with eLearning's major quality standards and legal requirements is something that should never be underestimated when designing, developing, and deploying custom LMS. At Itransition, we work in strict adherence to:

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Custom LMS stats to take with you

Learning management systems have proved their value in multiple implementations across the world. Now it is a thriving market, where vendors and consultants alike are encouraged to innovate to take eLearning to new heights and bring sustained benefits to the end users.


the estimated LMS market size by 2025, up from $13.4B in 2020

MarketsandMarkets, 2020


of organizations abandoned their previous LMS because of poor usability

Capterra, 2020


users reported a positive impact of LMS during the pandemic

Capterra, 2020

Build your custom LMS with Itransition

Drawing on our interdisciplinary expertise, Itransition can follow you all the way through the path to shape a fully customized LMS solution based on your business goals and requirements. With our guidance, developing your own custom LMS will be less challenging and more rewarding.

1 Business analysis

to assess your needs

2 Design

to envision the technical and branding aspects of your custom LMS solution

3 Development

to shape a ready-to-use LMS based on the specifications

4 Testing

to check for any bugs and release a fully usable and correctly performing system

5 Support

to fine-tune your solution as user feedback rolls in and new requirements emerge