Custom LMS: services, key features,
integrations, and technologies

Custom LMS: services, key features, integrations, and technologies

the estimated LMS market size by 2027, up from $18.7bn in 2022


of LMS users saw an increase in student satisfaction and teacher productivity


of organizations abandoned their previous LMS due to a lack of necessary features


Itransition’s LMS services

Itransition’s LMS services
With deep expertise in EdTech and eLearning software development, we help you streamline the LMS implementation journey and address common adoption challenges. This includes defining project budget and roadmap, choosing a suitable tech stack and deployment model, and selecting the software feature set.
Following the Agile and DevOps principles while leveraging an optimal tech stack, our team conceptualizes and builds custom LMS solutions from the ground up, taking care of software specifications, wireframes and mockups, PoC delivery, UX/UI design, front-end and back-end development, and integrations.
For organizations prioritizing faster time to market and lower development costs, Itransition provides customization and configuration services to adapt the functionality, user interface, and other aspects of an existing eLearning platform (Moodle, Chamilo, Totara, eFront, etc.) to specific educational goals and scenarios.
We ensure custom LMS quality, reliability, and compliance with the software requirements specification and industry standards via end-to-end testing performed both manually and through test automation applications. This typically involves functional, performance, usability, compatibility, and cyber security tests.
Itransition’s team performs adaptive, perfective, corrective, and preventive maintenance, adjusting your LMS to an evolving software environment. We address performance issues, bugs, or glitches that may affect the software operation and UX, and fine-tune your solution to fix latent faults and extend its life.

To keep up with new tech trends and changing business needs or address performance issues and growing maintenance costs without adopting a new LMS, we can revamp your existing system via application migration to the cloud, add new intuitive features, or replace its monolithic architecture with a microservices one.

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Client spotlight

eLearning LMS with ERP features


expenses on DevOps activities

We equipped a US-based eLearning company with a customized LMS built on top of Odoo and designed to facilitate parenting education. The new solution, which replaced the customer’s legacy solution, combines LMS, ERP, and CRM capabilities, such as course scheduling and enrollment, profile management for teachers and learners, student performance reporting, and user surveys.

LMS for the casino industry


client base in 6 years

A provider of SaaS products for workforce training partnered with Itransition to create a cloud-based LMS platform focusing on the casino industry. Our team delivered custom software featuring a flexible, multi-tenant architecture to address the specific training needs of each casino. Its functionality includes course creation and search, enrollment management, and report generation.

Custom LMS features

LMS software generally focuses 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 major aspects of online education.

Content editor

Preparing learning resources or quizzes for lessons and exams with authoring functionality like customizable templates, collaboration tools, and content repurposing.

Course assembly

Combining training content into learning objects, units, and courses while programming their availability at specific stages of the learning process.

Multi-format content support

Collecting materials in different formats (images, videos, PDFs, etc.) from multiple sources and integrating them into your learning content.

Learning object repository

Cataloging learning content with metatags, storing it in a centralized database, and retrieving it through smart search engines with multiple filters.

Content access

Fostering learning content availability via multi-device and offline access, mobile/desktop synchronization, and catalogs with summaries and reviews.

Online scheduling

Cross-checking students’ and teachers’ availability to plan a virtual meeting calendar or ad-hoc lessons after completing a given module or task.

Role-based access

Setting multiple user roles, such as learners, trainers, or admins, and respective permissions to access distinct interfaces, content, and features.

User account management

Helping admins perform various clerical tasks, such as user registration to the LMS course enrolment, and creation of classes or learning groups.


Triggering real-time alerts and reminders based on predetermined rules to notify students of upcoming events, deadlines, and newly submitted content.

Assessment and certification

Designing, planning, supervising, and evaluating exams via authoring, scheduling, proctoring, and automated test grading tools, respectively.

Payment system

Enabling users to purchase courses and other services with shopping cart, checkout, credit card verification, payment processing, and invoicing features.

Analytics and reporting

Monitoring student performance, learning content usage, subscriptions, and course sales via user-friendly dashboards to assess the impact, quality, and profitability of your educational services.

Assignment automation

Automating the assignment/reassignment of courses linked to an employee's role or department to simplify the work with a large staff and reduce the risk of errors.


Customizing the admin panel with a wide range of settings and filtering options for report generation.

Leveraging contests, teamplay, storytelling, leaderboards, badges, rewards, and other game mechanics to foster student motivation and retention.

Adaptive learning

Providing students with personalized training paths and educational content recommendations based on the analysis of their learning patterns and skills.

Social learning

Implementing chats, forums, wikis, and social media features to promote peer-to-peer discussion, collaboration, and sharing of personal achievements.

Mobile and microlearning

Facilitating learning on the go through bite-sized educational content and activities, voice commands, and optimized mobile app interfaces for iOS and Android.

Blended learning

Combining traditional and online education via video conferencing tools, virtual classrooms, and scheduling features to coordinate in-class and online learning activities.

Key integrations for a custom LMS

The holistic nature of a custom LMS can be further amplified by integrating it with other types of software via APIs, message-oriented middleware, or iPaaS. Here are a variety of application integrations that Itransition’s experts can configure to help you create a synergistic EdTech ecosystem.

Key integrations
Social media
Video conferencing

Improving corporate training and onboarding by scanning employee data and ensuring role-based access to personalized learning paths and content.

Enabling valuable customer information exchange with your LMS to optimize learner retention strategies and foster personalization.

Social media

Promoting sociability and collaboration, streamlining sign-up via social profiles, and sharing achievements with peers.

Enhancing your LMS profitability via targeted ads, content recommendations, and various monetization options, such as premium subscriptions.

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

Video conferencing

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

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The functional scope of a custom LMS

Itransition develops custom learning management systems ranging in scope and complexity depending on your organization’s goals, requirements, and operational scenario. Our consultants will help you select a set of features tailored to your budget and expectations.

By functional complexity

Basic LMS

An entry-level solution with only essential features for a small to mid-sized company’s internal use.

Middle-range LMS

A midsize application with a standard set of features and integrations.

Top-range LMS

A complex system with advanced features and multiple integrations (CRM, CMS, ecommerce, etc.).

By learning scenario

Online education

A solution for eLearning service providers offering seminars and online courses. This LMS should focus on analytics and ecommerce-related features to assess and meet the needs of your customer base, maximizing educational services’ profitability.

Corporate training

Enterprise LMS software for companies investing in eLearning for upskilling initiatives. Features to prioritize include multitenancy and role-based access to differentiate tools, content, and interfaces based on users’ business roles and specialization.

Traditional education

An application for educational institutions willing to embrace innovative teaching approaches. We suggest you consider features such as blended learning to combine different usage scenarios, gamification to entice students, and proctoring for academic integrity.

Custom LMS development tech stack

We draw on a full spectrum of programming languages, cloud-based services, and third-party tools to gather an effective technology stack for your learning management system development project.

3rd party integrations

Why opt for custom LMS with Itransition

Compared to ready-made solutions, custom LMS software can be a better option to achieve long-term adoption benefits like cost-savings, flexibility, and compliance. Our development company will deliver a product designed to maximize these payoffs.

Unique features

To meet your unique eLearning needs, we build bespoke LMS software featuring tailored capabilities and integrations, which can be more challenging to find in an out-of-the-box solution with vendor-imposed settings.

Long-term savings

If you require total control and ownership of your product and prefer to avoid recurring software license fees that add up to remarkable costs in the long run, consider going for a custom solution by Itransition.

Tailored security

With Itransition’s guidance, you can configure your own LMS with specific controls and cyber security measures to protect your software and related data, including two-step login verification, user activity monitoring, and data encryption.

Ensured compliance

We make sure your solution complies with eLearning's major quality standards and legal requirements. We design and develop custom LMS in strict adherence to GDPR, Section508, SCORM, xAPI, and WCAG.


How much does a custom LMS cost?

Custom LMS pricing depends on several cost factors. These generally encompass architecture and functional scope (modules and features), development tech stack, deployment model, user base (including potential multitenancy), integrations, and maintenance costs.

What’s the team composition of a custom LMS development project?

A standard development team includes a project manager, a business analyst, designers, back-end and front-end developers, QA engineers, a system administrator, and a DevOps engineer. The team can be strengthened by other niche specialists, such as AI engineers, depending on the LMS functionality.

On-premise or cloud-based custom LMS?

The choice of a suitable LMS deployment model depends on your corporate requirements. A custom LMS solution deployed on your own hardware and servers usually ensures safer data access, solid security, and extensive customization options but requires higher upfront costs. A cloud-based application offers superior scalability and accessibility, making it ideal for companies providing eLearning services to a wider user base. However, you would have to deal with higher upkeep costs, less control over data security, and restrictive licensing options. Still, you can consider hybrid or multi-cloud deployments to combine the pros and mitigate the cons of both models at the expense of creating more complex integration architectures.

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