5 WSIPC Vendors Listed in Gartner's Market Guide for K-12 Education Learning Management Systems

Oct 30, 17

Gartner published its Market Guide for K-12 Education Learning Management Systems (LMS). Gartner publishes this guide each year, to help K-12 CIOs evaluate and choose a Learning Management System (LMS). Instructors use LMS to manage online interactions and collaboration, provide access to learning resources, develop and track assignment assessments and learning objectives, and provide reporting and analytics.

Out of the 10 vendors listed in Gartner’s Market Guide for K-12 Education Learning Management Systems, 5 are awarded vendors of WSIPC’s Purchasing Program RFP 16.02 - Learning Management Systems. These vendors offer a broad range of education learning management tools. Read on to learn more!


D2L's Brightspace is a suite of cloud-based products with options that include an adaptive learning engine, teacher professional development support, curriculum management, assessment management, e-portfolio/social learning, e-book and digital content management, and an advanced analytics application. With Brightspace, you can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results.


Edsby is a cloud-based platform purpose-built for K-12 that incorporates learning management, data consolidation, and insightful analytics. It allows districts to manage communication (particularly between teachers, students and parents), and provides onboard assessment functionality that allows for the development of online assessments (formative and summative). Edsby also connects to your district’s SIS/SMS and other key systems and data.


Canvas by Instructure is an open LMS that simplifies teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one simple place -- streamlining instructional delivery, communication, student tracking, and reporting. It also provides an online two-way video platform and a native annotation feature in its mobile app, allowing students and teachers to edit work inside Canvas.


itslearning is a cloud-based LMS that allows districts to truly personalize learning by putting curriculum resources, instructional strategies, objective-based lesson plans and assessments, all in one easy-to-access central location. Users can search and share assessment activities, deliver tests, and see grades on any device. Additionally, itslearning has embedded 2 million curated resources in its library, and tagged them by attributes such as learning objective, format, and grade level.


Schoology offers several areas of functionality beyond the core LMS, including options for course and curriculum management, mastery learning modules, an object repository, and a professional learning community space. Everything students, faculty, and parents need is in one easy-to-use platform. Teach, learn, communicate, share and collaborate anytime and on any device.

To learn more about these vendors and about all of WSIPC’s awarded vendors, click here.


WSIPC is a non-profit cooperative that empowers schools with a complete School Management System (SMS), a powerful lineup of technology solutions, data management tools, expert service, training and support, purchasing and procurement services, and more! Visit www.wsipc.org to learn more.