A Quick Checklist of the Features of Learning Management Systems

Education Technology Insights | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A learning management system is becoming a vital part of any educational establishment’s digital toolkit.

FREMONT, CA: Like other industries, education institutions have seen an explosion in technical innovations and solutions in the past few years. From enrollment systems to learning content and many more, the sheer number of technologies available today boggles the sector. Learning Management System (LMS) is such a technology that provides the backbone on which education works. Using an LMS, teachers can assign work, share content, and post evaluations, while students can turn in work, view content, and collaborate with several features. Here are some of the key features of an LMS.

• Data Tracking

The potential for learning professionals to track a learner’s journey through stored data helps them better understand how they perform. This enables to better track and design learning programs. Furthermore, having the potential to recognize where learners should build their skills or the training process. With the ability to categorize training content by skill, trainers can offer a more individualized learning environment.

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• Personalized User Experience

A good LMS should offer content based on a learner’s history within the software to encourage wider adoption. If a learner is in a sales role, they should find more sales-related training content in the LMS. Adaptive evaluations and quizzes that reflect a learner’s performance throughout a course will allow users to prioritize betterment areas. If an LMS is more personalized to a user’s learning preferences, they become more invested in the process.

• Offline Learning Trackers

For responsibilities that require training and assessments, like those that involve manual and technical activities, learning professionals may find it daunting to track and store learning data. To bring this offline learning back online, an LMS should allow capturing offline assessment outcomes. This can be done through electronic record generation and the ability to edit and personalize assessment checklists that match specific capabilities or skills that need evaluation.

• Centralized Learning Materials

An LMS should be capable of housing videos, slides, written instruction, and other learning materials in a user-friendly, centralized location. Centralized learning materials enable users to stay organized and offer consistency, two foundational elements of increasing learner engagement. Having a space for various learning materials gives way to blended learning, which is a useful tool for a distributed learners team.

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