Top 3 LMS Management Challenges to Tackle

Education Technology Insights | Wednesday, December 16, 2020

An LMS is a powerful e-learning tool for businesses to train employees and customers, which can help reduce employee training time and improve efficiency.

FREMONT, CA: A Learning Management System (LMS) is a powerful tool for businesses and educational institutions to train employees, customers, and students. It provides the potential to create, host, and offer effective, engaging online training and certification programs, whether they be to internal staff, external partners, customers, or students.  Ultimately, an LMS effectively presents a host of challenges, and here is a look at some of these challenges.

Role Delegation

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For an LMS to function, there are vital roles that need to be filled by competent people. There are administrative duties like registering users and granting levels of access, and instructor duties, which include creating and organizing courses. Delegating roles to each department is one of the very first steps to managing an LMS. There should be discussions on who gets to take on which responsibility, with clear definitions. There should be no confusion as to who is responsible for each step of running the LMS. With an organizational structure in place, there will be accountability that pushes everyone to do their jobs.

User Onboarding

Getting people to start using an LMS is a big challenge to overcome. User onboarding is a multi-faceted hurdle from the leaders that might not be the most tech-savvy to the learners. It is vital to account for the differing requiring of each end-user. An internal marketing-style campaign that presents the advantages of using an LMS is a great way to raise awareness and educate people. Providing incentives for completing courses is effective in enticing learners and can help promote e-learning.

Time Management

The excitement with the deployment of an LMS can lead to underestimating the amount of time and effort that requires to be put into operating it smoothly. Course creation alone can take up significant chunks of working hours, especially if the courses are to be customized to fit the needs specific to an organization and its departments. Creating a schedule with delivery dates is good. Respecting these deadlines is more important. Every element that goes into completing activities needs to be accounted for.

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