What are the benefits of using a modern day LMS?
The LMS is a useful tool for an elearning provider that wants to showcase its elearning course.
But what type of LMS should a company select for itself. The open-source LMS is a good solution for small enterprises. The best part about using them is that they don’t charge much from the user and their coding can be modified easily. But the problem with this type of LMS is that it can be hacked easily.
These tools are configured on the server of the user and the end-user can maintain them through a dashboard. Moodle and Canvas are examples of this type of LMS. However, there is another category of LMS that can be accessed easily. These LMS are installed on the cloud-based server of their seller. Therefore, they are managed by the company and offer security. They are costly but ensure that there is better functionality and their company can be contacted anytime. So, their users don’t have to concern themselves with any technical problems.
On the other hand, they are easy to use because they have user manuals accompanying them.
Examples of such cloud-based LMS are, Adobe Captivate Prime and Docebo. Since they are hosted on a cloud-based server, their accessibility is unlimited. They can cater to learners all across the world. The features of a modern-day LMS are:
- Upload courses
This software is a useful tool to inform the users about all the details of the course like the date for exams. There can be notifications sent to them. The time limit for completing a course is also informed to users.
For example, in Adobe Captivate Prime, there are Course Cards that are shown for every course. These Cards show the different aspects of a course including how much progress has been made on it. The learners can also get admission into a course with these course cards provided they have already paid the fees.
- Handle students
There must be multiple accesses to this software. For this purpose, there must be groups created in an LMS with different access privileges. Also, there can be learning forums for users so that they can discuss their woes.
- Handle the paperwork
Paperwork is an important part of the Learning Management System. It can make sure that the data of students is recorded. The payment receipts are issued to them in the form of soft copies once they have paid the fees. They are sent notifications once the fees are due. They are also sent reminders about when they have to begin a course. Such a software can also maintain a database of students.
- Handle branding
An LMS is also useful when the users can add their preferred logos to the courses. They can also change the font of the course to make it more accessible.
- The UX(User Experience) of this software
The last part of an LMS is that you have to check how involved a student is. With an LMS, you can introduce many features in an elearning course such as gamification. Simulations that are so important for training students about different software can also be captured with an LMS.
So, these are the features that an elearning provider can benefit from in a modern LMS.