Key Features of a successful Learning Management System
We understand that implementing a LMS system across an organization is an investment and the best results are seen only if it is utilized well. Developed with the right e-learning software, a Learning Management System can streamline the entire training process of an organization. From G-Cube's experience of working closely with new-age Learning Management software and implementation of LMS solutions across a varied group of learning organizations, we have compiled some key features that a Learning Management System should have to deliver effective training.
Basic features: At the very basic level, a LMS system manages learners, instructors, courses and available resources. In addition to this, most Learning Management Solutions of today have some basic features, which cover the rudimentary essentials for learning in an organization.
Automated Reporting: Reports can be churned out, as per pre-designed formats and sent to relevant stakeholders. The whole process can be scheduled as per the requirements of the training managers.
Scheduling of all training events – Scheduling of e-learning courses and other training events like classroom sessions can be done automatically.
Inbuilt assessments – CYUs, quizzes or question banks
Automated notification emails.
Enhanced features: A cut above the basics, new-age Learning Management Systems have a host of enhanced features which can be utilized to suit the learning objectives. These features are best suited for organizations that are open to exploring newer modes training and believe that their trainees will benefit from them. Some of the enhanced features of new-age LMSs are:
Social learning: Learners can learn from each other and collaborate and learn together.
Mobile Learning: Learners can access courses through mobile devices and their progress is synched automatically within the main system.
In-built video player: Access to instructional videos, 3D simulations or webinars within the confines of the LMS.
Automatic notification through SMS.
Flexibility: The structural architecture of a Learning Management System should be flexible enough to accommodate the changing needs of the organization. With an increase in the number of learners, concurrent load on the LMS can increase and the structure should be robust enough to support that.
Learning material within the LMS also increases with time. The Learning Management Software should be able to support that.
LMS should also have the flexibility of add-on features, that can implemented as per the needs of the organization.
Learning Management Systems of today are evolving to provide a seamless yet interactive learning environment. These tips would help you decide what you want out of your LMS and utilize it best.
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