Learning Management System</h1 >
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An LMS delivers and manages instructional content, and typically handles student registration, online course administration, and tracking, and assessment of student work.Our LMS helps to identify progress towards learning or training goals.
About Learning Management System</h3 >
A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of e-learning education courses or training programs.
What is an Learning Management System Used For?</h4 >
At a basic level, learning management software is used to centralize, deploy, and measure corporate training.
A state-of-the-art learning management system has the capabilities to support a variety of internal and external corporate use cases, including:
Employee Training – Perhaps the most common LMS use case is to support the training and development of internal employees. Within the LMS, courses can be assigned to ensure employees acquire the right job skills, are informed about product changes, are up-to-date on compliance training, etc.
Customer Training – Another common LMS use case is for organizations to provide training to customers. This is especially common for software and technology companies who need to effectively onboard users so they can use their product effectively. Ongoing customer training will also provide more value to customers and prevent customer churn.
Partner Training – An LMS can also be leveraged to train an organization’s partners and channels (e.g., resellers). This is a great way to enhance your partnership programs and provide more value to partners.
Key Features of an Learning Management System</h4 >
Here are some of the key features that an LMS should include:
Automated Admin Tasks – Features that allow administrators to automate recurring/tedious tasks, such as user grouping, group enrollment, deactivation, and new user population.
Certifications and Retraining – The LMS should allow for the tracking and management of all certification and retraining activity (e.g., by managing recurring training/continuing education/compliance programs).
Social Learning – As mentioned, your LMS should also be able to support informal training activities. Your LMS should include features that encourage collaboration, peer mentorship, and knowledge curation.
Mobility – Learning content should be able to accessed anytime, anywhere, regardless of device. Learning management systems should allow content to be accessed on mobile devices to better enable learning at the point of need.
Course and Catalog Management – At its core, a learning management system is the central system that holds all eLearning courses and course content. Administrators can easily create and manage courses and course catalogs to deliver more targeted learning to your users.
Content Integration and Interoperability – Learning management systems should support learning content packaged according to interoperable standards such as SCORM, AICC and xAPI (formerly Tin Can).
Content Marketplace – Not all learning content is internally produced. Allow your learners to access off-the-shelf courses from global eLearning content providers like computinginfoservices.com
Notifications – Notifications help learners stay on top of their required training. LMS training systems should support automatic, real-time notifications indicating learner progress, course completions, certifications, achievements, comments, and more.
White-labeling and Branding Customization – Immerse your learners in a completely unique eLearning platform and maintain brand consistency within your eLearning experience.
Gamification – Increase learner engagement by allowing learners to achieve points, badges, awards, etc. on all learning activities.
Integrations – Keep your organization’s data in sync with an eLearning LMS that allows for third-party integrations with other platforms, such as your CRM, video conferencing tools, and so on.
Ecommerce – If your business model would benefit from selling courses, your LMS should integrate with ecommerce platforms like Shopify, and/or payment gateways like Paypal and Stripe.
ILT Classroom – The purpose of a training management system is not to replace in-person learning with online learning – rather, it’s to better support learning as it actually happens (i.e., via a mixture of formal and informal methods) and provide a way to deliver, track, and measure learning activities. As such, your LMS should also support in-person and classroom-based learning initiatives (e.g., managing classroom schedules, monitoring performance and attendance, etc.).
Reporting – One of the most important features an LMS should include is the ability to track and measure the impact that your training programs are having on your business. Your LMS should allow you to derive learning insights through customizable reports and dashboards that provide metrics on learner activity.