CHOOSING AN OPTIMAL LMS FOR ONLINE COURSES

In the early days of eLearning and the LMS, many people saw the potential to change the world of workplace learning forever. Since there are many training platforms in the market, it is very important to choose the right Learning Management System (LMS) as per your organization’s needs.

A Learning Management System or LMS is essentially a digital learning environment managing all of the aspects of the learning process. An LMS provides all the functionality necessary for educational institutions, businesses, and organizations to offer online training opportunities that are accessible to users 24/7. All you need is an Internet connection to work on courses—anytime, anywhere. 

Being excited at what the future of eLearning and next generation LMS will bring, look at some factors while choosing an optimal LMS for your online courses.

  • Audience

With the continued growth of mobile devices used at work and in schools, an LMS should be accessible via multiple platforms. Analyse your learner base and determine which devices and browsers need to be accounted for in your organization. If you have a global audience, choose an LMS that includes versions in multiple languages, such as Spanish, German, French, etc.

  • Interface

A system’s interface should be easy to navigate for the end users. A customizable interface allows you to modify the appearance of the centralized location where end-users can access information, training materials, and tests.

  • Interactive learning

A learning management system gives a variety of digital learning tools to its users for integrating videos as well as interactive learning modules. An LMS should be able to handle all valid integrations to test a learner’s proficiency and ability appropriately.

  • Enterprise system integration

Enterprise integration is the most important requirement for an enterprise to have a new LMS or replace the existing one. For LMSs used in a corporate setting, probably the most important system to integrate with is the human resources management system (HRMS), integration with the social platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter is also an on-going trend.

  • Offline content compatibility

This feature allows the LMS content and other LMS functions to be displayed even when there is no internet connectivity. Content that is to be consumed must be provisioned to the device at a time and place when there is stable and cheap connectivity, such as on a wireless network and then used offline.

ELearning is following the path of human communication and social interaction. Undoubtedly one of the most important steps when adopting an e-learning solution in your organization is implementation. Proper planning in regards to tasks, project leaders, cost, and other implementation elements make up the basis for adequate execution and control.