Media Learning Systems - Celebrating 22 Years of eLearning Excellence.

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About Us

Welcome to Toronto-based Media Learning Systems, a six-time award-winning Canadian eLearning solutions company where you will find tomorrow's learning, TODAY! We develop customized, highly interactive eTraining programs primarily for corporate and not-for-profit clients. Our focus is on the adult learner, and our courses are always designed with adult learning principles in mind. Courses and LMS environments we develop are branded with your identity, and with no ongoing licensing fees or costs! You maintain full ownership of the finished product, particularly of interest to start-up companies looking to embark on new training. Our clients have gone on to have great success with their marketed products--and all for very little upfront investment. Ask us for a quote to get started.

Custom or Articulate 360 eCourse Creation

At Media Learning Systems, we focus on creating fully customized, feature-rich, and highly interactive eLearning courses for our clients. Effectively designed courses means better trained learners. Most of our courses are developed from scratch according to your specific design blueprints and built in our proprietary interface system. We also work with the Articulate 360 suite of tools to develop rapid eLearning for interested clients with limited budgets and tight timelines, or who want custom enhancements added to Rise/Storyline courses. Regardless of the approach used, your specific needs and objectives always guide our development process.

Content/Curriculum Procurement and Writing

Looking for new curriculum to be developed (in English or French) from scratch or from your PowerPoint or Word outlines? We employ a team of skilled content writers, technical editors, test question creators and language translators to assist you with all of your curriculum development needs. We also provide instructional design development including storyboard creation, ideas to make content more interactive, and ways to evaluate successful learning outcomes of your eLearning programs. Let us take care of all of your content procurement needs or develop your online training from start to finish!

MOODLE/Totara Learning Portals

In addition to being a full-service eLearning consulting firm, Media Learning Systems also provides interested clients with low cost, custom-made educational website construction, and the development of educational portals using MOODLE or Totara Learning Management System to compliment your new courseware. Our learning sites, like our courses, are interactive and combine the latest HTML5 programming techniques with innovative and eye-pleasing graphical design. We are experts in creating intuitive and easy-to-navigate portals and customizing MOODLE/Totara to suit your exact needs.

Learning Specialist On-Site Consulting

For Toronto and GTA organization in need of on-site, personalized eLearning consulting, look no further than Media Learning Systems. Our CEO, Dr. Jonathan Ross, will work with your company and move your eLearning program ahead without having to go through the hassle and budget requirements of hiring a full-time position. We can assist you with: LMS enhancements, enterprise learning platform integration, DACUM needs assessments, and even provide advice on the best solution for delivering eLearning to your employees.

How We Are Different

There are many eLearning companies around, so what makes us stand out from the competition?

We Know What We Are Doing

Ultra fast course development from concept stage to deployment means that we can have you up and running within a few weeks of receiving signed-off content, and for much less cost than other eLearning companies in Ontario or Canada. Looking to outsource? We also can take over your existing in-house development work and manage the project from start to finish.

Award-Winning Software with CheatPlus Technology

Our award-winning, fully responsive interface software looks just like an Articulate-built course, but allows for complete customization of your learning needs to ensure your content shines. Our new "sniffing" technology ensures that you can quickly identify and correct any learners who try to simply click though your course or attempt to cheat online.

The Creds

We can confidently say that we are the only eLearning company in Toronto or the GTA whose CEO has a PhD in eLearning, combined with almost 25 years experience in the industry. As a Learning Specialist, Dr. Ross will be hands-on with your project from start to finish. This makes a difference to the quality and professionalism of your online product.

One-Stop eLearning Shopping with NO Subcontracting

We have a dedicated and experienced in-house staff who bring you expertise in every facet of the eLearning industry--from xAPI and SCORM development to MOODLE/Totara customization and a full range of multimedia services to enhance course interactivity including professional digital video and audio deployment. We really do it all when it comes to eLearning!


empowerlinQ™ 12.0 is our improved and highly successful interface wrapper line of software that puts you in control of your content. Use our powerful HTML5-based software to drive your eCourses and reach students regardless of their device or browser. Version 12 now includes an editing suite that enables you to maintain your online content and quizzes without our help! It also has 3 custom looks that rival any Articulate program. And, most notably, the latest version has our exciting new CheatPlus cheat-sensing technology which can flag learners who may not be truly engaged with your course material. A first in the eLearning industry!

For clients looking to create HTML5-based content that is mostly learner-driven and text-rich, this solution is the most suitable choice. Mobile-optimized to provide a unique experience for tablet and phone users! Fully editable for clients who wish to make changes on their own. This SCORM-compliant, dynamically generated template tool is designed completely in Angular and JQuery and has won two prominent eLearning awards already. Version 12 now has 3 templates that allow you to choose from several sleek styles including a skin that looks similar to Articulate StoryLine or Rise. And our proprietary cheat sensing software is included in the course development fee so you can be sure learners are truly engaged with your courses.

Dont' want to use an off-the-shelf solution for your courses? No problem! Our latest addition to the empowerlinQ™ suite of products is our HTML5-based wrapper that synchronizes slide content (audio, video and animations) to lesson narration, and packages the whole course into a SCORM-compliant, LMS-ready product. Our new and very popular go-to favorite by clients who want to synch audio with on-screen animation.

One of the most powerful HTML5-based, mobile optimized quiz systems on the market today, this software will deliver results to your learners. Features like question randomization, easy question editing using our powerful XML-based editor, showing incorrect questions again until answered correctly, and the ability to create multiple question types will keep your users sharp, and your content absorbed.

For 18 years empowerlinq Ease™ is been the go-to standard for delivering Flash-based content to our clients’ online students. Over 20,000 students and counting actually! Feature-rich and SCORM-compliant, this interface wrapper is fully customizable and includes a free skinning package that reflects your brand and your vision. (NOTE: No further support will be provided for this product as of January, 2019)

eLearning Demo Video

Sample Portfolio

Our Reputation Speaks For Itself!

However, we thought it would be helpful to demonstrate our eLearning course development abilities by including a few screen shots of recent, noteworthy HTML5 and Flash portfolio pieces. Contact us for working demos of projects we are able to share.


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The Team

Media Learning Systems has a talented team of staff, contractors, and contributors from across the globe. However, it all starts with our President, Dr. Jonathan Ross.

Dr. Jonathan Ross

CEO & Founder

Client Reviews



Online but Off Course - Revisited

On the 20th anniversary of one of my most cited publications, I revisit some of the major tenets I initially discussed, and ask the question: Are learning styles alive or dead in modern eLearning?
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A Two-Minute Overview of the Experience Application Programming Interface (or xAPI) for eLearning

Finally, there is a way to track learner behaviors outside of the confines of an LMS or web browser.
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Top Five Challenges for Successful Adult eLearning in 2019

You’ve made the decision to make your company’s training material entirely web-based. But how well-informed was this decision? And what potential barriers exist to the successful implementation of your courseware in 2019?
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International eLearning Awards


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Corporate Sector (Sample List - Last 5 Years)
GN Johnston EquipmentMastercardNovo Nordisk (European Division)
IMAXXEROX CanadaFairmont Resorts & Hotels International
NestleJPMorgan ChaseBecton Dickinson Canada Inc.
TELUSLift & CoAecon
MotorolaInvestor's GroupRogers Communications
Ciniplex EntertainmentManulife FinancialBritish Telecom
Florida Power and LightAGF CanadaPenna (UK)
Enform (Oil and Gas Training Institute)CitigroupMarshall ACM (London)
Intercontinental Hotels GroupAWW (Achiever's WorldWide)PTV America
Safety Training Sector
ATCO Raymond Corp/Toyota Medigas-A Praxair Company
HRDC CanadaAlberta EducationCity of Toronto (EMS Dept)
Indian and Northern Affairs CanadaMountain Parks Historical Association
Farm Credit CanadaCity of Calgary (Roads Dept)
Washington Hospital CenterNovo Nordisk Hemophilia FoundationIndiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center
Non Profit Agencies
YMCAServants Anonymous FoundationChildFund (formerly CCF)
Publishing Industry
McGraw HillThomson SouthwesternNelson Education
Pearson Education
Educational Institutions
University of CalgaryMount Royal UniversityRyerson University
National American UniversityUniversity of South FloridaFlorida Community College at Jacksonville
Foran Financial InstituteThe Pacific Institute York University
Ethical Leadership GroupSouthern Alberta Institute of TechnologyOpen University (Milton Keynes)
Licensing Bodies
Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)CPA CanadaAlberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA)
United Kingdom Accreditation ServiceAssociation of Saskatchewan REALTORS® (ASR)
The Institute of Canadian Bankers (ICB)Alliance for Canadian Real Estate Education (ACRE)
International Agencies
Global Development GroupFAO

Contact Us

Head Office (Canada):
Media Learning Systems Inc.
CIBC Tower
Suite 700, 2 Bloor Street W
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3R1

Phone: 877-307-2676