LMS stands for Learning Management System. The help files of Captivate give the following definition for an LMS:
"You can use a learning management system (LMS) to distribute a computer-based tutorial created using Adobe Captivate over the Internet. A learning management system is used to provide, track, and manage web-based training."
An LMS offers many services to both teachers and students involved in eLearning activities. Here follows a short list of the main services provided by an LMS: