The learning management system is a system that teachers can use to monitor the student’s progress. It could be an interactive website which the teachers can use to deliver the material they are teaching and also to create material which they can use for teaching. Students can also use this system for interaction, conferencing and posting of messages.
The course management system is the main website in which teachers can post the course information such as syllabus, materials needed, handouts that are needed for the course, an online grade book and a communication tool. Students can also utilize this website to post their work and communicate with other members of their class or the online community within that course in case ideas or feedback necessary.
These two systems have similarities such as posting information, interacting with the other members of the class and with the teacher and materials needed for the course. They are very advantageous for the teachers and students because both parties can use it equally and get almost the same result which is obtaining the information needed for the course and interacting in case clarification is needed.