Help me decide over other LMS eg. Canvas

I am an electrical engineering professor and i run a bunch of training modules in semiconductor area for graduate students.
I am looking to install a LMS and run my trainings through it for efficiency, scalability and also better learning experience for students.
I am trying to figure out which LMS would be a good choice for me. With searching around, Canvas LMS seems to be a popular one.
I am little biased towards open Edx because i have used edX for a long time and i do like it.
Here are some points to consider:

  • Graduate engineering material
  • interactive videos as part of the assesment
  • very good assesment capability
  • procturing capability
  • good community support
  • open source
  • Ease of install, setup, maintenance and use

Keeping the above in mind, if someone can suggest me if open EdX is a great option or not, that will be really helpful.
Also, i have noticed some layoffs in the contributing org is that something i need to worry about ?

Thank you very much.

Hello Professor!

Good day! Considering your specific needs, open edX seems like a great option for several reasons:

Graduate Engineering Material: Open edX is highly customizable and can accommodate complex engineering materials.

Interactive Videos and Assessment: Open edX offers assessment capabilities and supports interactive elements within videos, enhancing engagement and learning outcomes.

Proctoring Capability: Proctoring features are available in open edX through third-party integrations.

Community Support: Open edX has a vibrant community of educators and developers who actively contribute to its improvement and provides ample support and resources for users.

Open Source: As an open-source platform, open edX offers flexibility for customization and integration with other tools or systems you may need.

Ease of Install, Setup, Maintenance, and Use: While open edX may require some initial setup, once configured, it offers a user-friendly interface for both instructors and students. Additionally, various hosting options and support services are available to assist with installation and maintenance.

Btw, my name is Anne and I am a Support Specialist at edunext. Edunext contributes to Open edX development and provides hosting and support services. If you would like to know more about us, you can visit our website at

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