Custom learning management systems (LMS)

  • Unlimited users, courses and content
  • Pay once & use forever with no licensing fees
  • Custom built for you with any feature & integration

A learning management system as unique as your business

  • Custom branded designs

    Create unrivalled user experiences and reach your goals faster with totally bespoke designs that feel true to your business.

  • Do the impossible

    If you can think it, we can build it. We’ll build your vision, complete with the custom features your LMS needs to support your goals.

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    Flexible and futureproof

    As your business evolves so will the demands on your system. We ensure that your LMS adapts and scales to your changing needs.

Pay once, use forever. Never pay per user again.

  • Unlimited users

    Pay-per-user models are unsustainable and hinder your business’ growth potential; that’s why we’ll never charge you per user.

  • Unlimited content

    Add as many courses and pages as you like including LMS-authored courses, SCORM, xAPI, H5P and video content.

  • Pay once, use forever

    We charge a one-off fee to develop your learning management system, and then you can use it forever (even if you leave us).

What’s included in a learning management system?

  • Build courses and quizzes (obviously)

    Create branded courses, content and quizzes with custom content blocks, designed exclusively for you.

  • Sell your courses & memberships

    We’ll give you everything you need to market and sell your courses through your LMS – and keep 100% of your revenue.

  • Reports to track progress and improve content

    We can even create custom reporting tools with unique metrics and open reporting tools up to your clients.

Self-management, without the hassle

  • Support where it counts

    We’ll give you the training you need to manage every aspect of your learning management system, with support plans to help you push your LMS forward.

  • Automate (almost) everything

    We love automations! We’ll help you to find ways to automate your workload and reduce admin tasks.

  • Integrate the tools you already love

    Supercharge your LMS and integrate any API-supported tools, including CRMs, websites, sales tools and external learning record stores.

Slash development costs by using open source

Pick a platform or let us find your perfect match.
Nothing suitable? We’ll build your platform from scratch.

… and integrate with anything

Got tech that you already love? If it’s got an API, we can integrate it.

CRMs, subscription management systems, community platforms, email software, you name it…

We’re known for our learning management system designs – here’s why:

  • Full Case Studies

    Improving LMS reliability and engagement with gamification, UX and custom dashboards

    …and fixing payments, staving off piracy and so much more

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    Personalised learning experiences and B2B tools for an employee soft skills platform

    Increasing engagement through highly personalised experiences

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    Collaborative learning in lockdown – the community-driven LMS

    Designed for developers-to-be during the COVID-19 lockdown

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    Seamless definitions & supporting material within a course

    No more Googling for definitions and context

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    Live webinar-based e-learning platform for 3D design school

    Creating a classroom experience for students across the globe

  • Key features

    A collaborative and community-driven LMS

    Adding contextual comments to promote student discussions

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    Netflix-style video library for a mobile dog training LMS

    Purpose built video training library, taking inspiration from Netflix and App Stores

  • Full Case Studies

    Improving LMS reliability and engagement with gamification, UX and custom dashboards

    …and fixing payments, staving off piracy and so much more

  • Full Case Studies

    Personalised learning experiences and B2B tools for an employee soft skills platform

    Increasing engagement through highly personalised experiences

  • Full Case Studies

    Collaborative learning in lockdown – the community-driven LMS

    Designed for developers-to-be during the COVID-19 lockdown

  • Full Case Studies

    Seamless definitions & supporting material within a course

    No more Googling for definitions and context

  • Full Case Studies

    Live webinar-based e-learning platform for 3D design school

    Creating a classroom experience for students across the globe

  • Key features

    A collaborative and community-driven LMS

    Adding contextual comments to promote student discussions

  • Key features

    Netflix-style video library for a mobile dog training LMS

    Purpose built video training library, taking inspiration from Netflix and App Stores

Get more inspiration from our work

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Improving LMS reliability and engagement with gamification, UX and custom dashboards

As we built a new LMS from scratch we were able to eliminate any of the legacy problems that their current system was plagued with such as reliability issues, payment failures and poor UX. The new system also presented an opportunity to develop new features focused on improving engagement and retention of users. These features included: A custom user dashboard with gamification tools such as levels and experience points Announcements, course updates and marketing messages could be published straight to a user’s dashboard  Automatic enrolment into course-specific Discord channels Suggested courses and learning paths E-commerce and user management tools for B2B clients

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Personalised learning experiences and B2B tools for an employee soft skills platform

Career Masterclass is a career development platform, helping people in the UK, Nigeria, US, and Canada to advance their careers. With a successful ‘version one’ learning management system already thriving, they were keen to elevate their offering in order to cement their position in the market and enable future growth plans. With Plume at the helm we were asked to create a highly engaging learning experience through rich personalisation using custom content and learning paths, provide self-user management and progress reporting tools for B2B client users and optimise the platform for a Nigerian user-base.

Full case study

Social in isolation

Collaborative learning in lockdown – the community-driven LMS

This LMS was designed to help people learn to code; an audience who predominantly use Reddit for their social media fix. Grounded in the principles of the 70 20 10 model, we designed the forum around the structure of Reddit to promote social learning and ensure that new users are instantly familiar with the interface. The more familiar we can make it, the better the adoption will be.

Full case study

Courses

Seamless definitions & supporting material within a course

We’ve custom-built integrated definitions that pulls information (text, video, images) from a custom dictionary in your LMS, Wikipedia and more.

Full case study

Live streaming lessons

Live webinar-based e-learning platform for 3D design school

To guarantee students get the best opportunity to learn, Cave Academy has adopted a model that mimics classroom teaching, accessible on a global scale.

Full case study

Contextual comments

A collaborative and community-driven LMS

Social E-learner was created for a client who needed a community-driven and collaborative learning management system. This level of engagement brought the social aspects of traditional classroom based learning to the online space, increasing engagement and completion rates.

Full case study

Video on demand

Netflix-style video library for a mobile dog training LMS

Absolute Dogs is the leader in online dog training with thousands of customers around the world. One of their core products is a library of videos designed to help dog owners better manage their dog’s behaviours. This library was previously shoehorned into their existing LMS which was initially designed for a structured, linear course – our task was to purpose build a new system, taking inspiration from Netflix and App Stores.

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Not sure if we’re going to be a good fit? Learn what it’s like to work with Plume.

  • WHAT YOU GET
  • OUR PROCESS
    • HYPERFOCUSED EXPERTS

      We are not a full-service agency. Our specialists are grounded in their niche. We build, manage and support successful membership sites. That’s it.

    • COLLABORATION

      You’re experts in your field, we’re experts in ours. Success comes when we work together, to bring your vision to life.

    • ONGOING LOVE & CARE

      Once you’re in the family, we’ll look after you, with ongoing support, maintenance and specialist hosting/server management.

    • PERKS

      Along with free monthly consultations, our clients get access to an exclusive library of technologies that you can’t get anywhere else.

    • DISCOVERY

      Following your Exploration call we should both be on the same page and ready to proceed with discovery. This stage brings in our e-learning experts who will work with you to create a detailed technical breakdown and Build Strategy for your LMS.

    • DESIGN

      We always create high-res mock-ups before starting any development work. You’ll see every screen as your users would see them on the site, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to provide your guidelines and feedback.

    • DEVELOPMENT

      Finally, working in 2-week sprints, we’ll begin developing your site using the Build Strategy and designs to bring everything to life. You’ll receive regular updates throughout so you can oversee and comment on the progress we make throughout this phase.

    • LAUNCH

      With your launch date approaching, we set time aside for you to receive any training you need and give you the time to familiarise yourself with the platform ahead of your scheduled launch date.

    • ITERATE

      Following the launch of your site, we’re on hand to help you develop and refine new features and functionality.

Our experts are here to support you, long into the future. As much (or as little) as you like.

  • Support
  • Development
  • Consultancy
  • Hosting
  • Our UK-based team is on hand to answer questions throughout the design and development process of your e-learning platform or membership site. Each client is assigned a dedicated account manager who will oversee your project from beginning to end, and beyond.
    No time-zone differences. No long response times. No need for concern.

    Vanitha Selvakumar

    Technical Project Manager
  • We have a highly-skilled, diverse team of developers each with their own specialities across WordPress, Open edX and other frameworks. We assign specialist developers to your project based on your specific requirements, ensuring streamlined development from beginning to end.
    Our developers offer a unique pool of expertise that can be tapped into at any time, allowing for seamless collaboration and problem-solving.

    Igor Mitic

    Lead Developer
  • We’re proud to bring our 10 years of design and development experience to the table. We know what’s possible. We know how long work takes. And we’re not in the habit of overpromising and under-delivering. Our advice is data-driven, allowing us to make decisions and recommendations on your LMS that saves you time and money.
    Additionally, we have a solid understanding of the key principles of web design, copywriting, sales and marketing – putting us in a unique position to offer our expert opinion on your e-learning platform or membership site, regardless of its development stage.

    Kaine Shutler

    Managing Director
  • We take the hassle out of hosting. Our specialist servers are built to handle the complex needs of a membership website or learning management system and its user’s demands. Where your average server may only be able to handle a website, ours are able to fulfil the demands of your learning environment.
    Our global content delivery networks (CDN) is a must for fast video delivery, no matter where your learners are based.

    Kelly Newcomb

    Marketing Manager

Trusted by 4872388 users across 182 systems

  • Matt Bramble

    “I was incredibly impressed. The Plume team knows their stuff, but most importantly they know how to listen to a client’s needs and translate those needs into an actionable plan.”

    Matt Bramble

    COO, Leverage Lab

  • “Our old platform felt like it was stitched together, and nothing really felt like it matched our brand. We could have never imagined our platform looking like it does now. Our long-time users have commented on just how impressive it looks and feels.”

    Matt Rouse

    Director of Learning Management and Technologies, Absolute Dogs

  • “From the initial proposal to the delivery of the outcomes we have felt listened to and understood, challenged and guided as needed… But most of all we actually felt like partners – not new customers.”

    Andy Pearce

    Managing Director, On Track Learning

  • Matt Bramble

    “I was incredibly impressed. The Plume team knows their stuff, but most importantly they know how to listen to a client’s needs and translate those needs into an actionable plan.”

    Matt Bramble

    COO, Leverage Lab

  • “Our old platform felt like it was stitched together, and nothing really felt like it matched our brand. We could have never imagined our platform looking like it does now. Our long-time users have commented on just how impressive it looks and feels.”

    Matt Rouse

    Director of Learning Management and Technologies, Absolute Dogs

  • “From the initial proposal to the delivery of the outcomes we have felt listened to and understood, challenged and guided as needed… But most of all we actually felt like partners – not new customers.”

    Andy Pearce

    Managing Director, On Track Learning

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Frequently asked questions

  • Do you work with international clients?

    Yes, we have a number of international clients and are able to serve users anywhere in the world.
  • Are there any ongoing running costs with a custom build?

    Yes, as with any site you’ll need to consider the cost of hosting, maintenance and third-party licensing – all of which we can manage for you. Unlike a normal website, an LMS or membership site requires specialist hosting which is why we suggest you stay with us.
  • What if we need support?

    For the first 3 months, we’ll be providing you with maintenance and support in the form of development hours, project management, training and site updates. After this initial period, you will have the option to continue with this support.
  • Will you charge licensing fees at a later date?

    We’ll never charge mandatory licensing fees for the products and services provided to you under a zero-licensing-fee agreement, although in some cases you may opt-into licensing in order to receive new versions. We will soon be launching new products that will be subject to licensing fees, but these products are optional.
  • Do I need a host?

    Your system will need to be hosted somewhere. Of course, as learning management system specialists, we have a range of dedicated hosting packages specifically for e-learning platforms. Find out more about our hosting packages here: https://plume.co.uk/lms-hosting/
  • Can you help with content?

    Clients are responsible for creating their own content and adding it to the system. Our platforms include a comprehensive range of course creation and quiz building tools in order for you to do this. On some occasions we may add some content for you to get you going, but at Plume, we focus on enabling our clients to be self-reliant, encouraging you to use and manage your system without needing to contact us.
  • Where are you based? Can I come and see you?

    We are based in Bristol, UK with offices in the city centre. We have a number of platforms in place so that we can serve our international clients with any support requests and training. Given the current climate, we are discouraging anyone from visiting the office.