LMS Deployment Options (LMS Implementation)

Education Technology Insights | Tuesday, September 13, 2022

An enterprise LMS possesses intuitive user interfaces and, sometimes, asset libraries that support the learning administrator develop and deploying learning materials promptly.

FREMONT, CA: LMS deployment options (LMS implementation) are as follows:

Open source: Commonly, open-source learning management systems are free and online-based. Users can alter the source code to suit their requirements and establish a consistent look-and-feel for their learning platform and the content that lives within it.

A major drawback of an open-source LMS is that the user will typically need some programming experience to utilize the system efficiently and effectively. There are also usually many customizations, which can be costly.

Enterprise LMS: Also called commercial Learning Management Systems, are typically easier to use and provide the user with various support services and features. An enterprise LMS possesses intuitive user interfaces and, sometimes, asset libraries that support the learning administrator develop and deploying learning materials promptly.

This learning management system type is classified into two categories:

• SaaS (Software as a Service): Generally, more modern, web-based platforms provide the core purchased platform with free updates and the ability to completely scale their system to reflect the organization's needs today and into the future. The vendor delivers help services and stores all data in the cloud.

• Installed LMS: These learning management systems are arranged locally on the purchasing organization's servers, making it simple to customize all aspects of the LMS. In contrast to a SaaS LMS, in which the vendor is responsible for service and support, it's up to the organization's internal IT department to maintain the e-learning platform and make necessary upgrades.

Industry-specific LMS: These are more niche and are typically developed for a specific industry that hosts any learning materials and assets the organization requires. Assets could include certifications, online games, and other training activities based on industry-specific skills and tasks.

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