Academic LMS: Used to train k-12 and university students. Content within the LMS is used to support classroom instruction. An academic learning management system contains rich functionality to maintain their virtual and classroom environments. The process of managing the scheduling of classrooms, teachers and students outside of a virtual environment is very complicated and requires a lot of data exchange in order to accomplish.
Employee LMS: Focuses on the training of an organization's employees. An employee learning management system helps accomplish three main training initiatives: training new employees, career development, and compliance training.
Extended Enterprise LMS: Focuses on training among individuals who are selling or servicing an organization's product. This can include: associates, franchises, resellers, service contractors, agents, and brokers. An extended enterprise learning management system is also used by manufacturing organizations to train suppliers.