What Is A Learning Management System-LMS
Many course providers and trainers have heard of Learning Management Systems, but sometimes struggle to understand exactly what they are and what purpose they serve.
At CourseCo we offer a complete Learning Management System portal for schools, colleges and private training companies. Online and digital LMS portals are becoming more and more popular as they offer trainers huge cost and operational savings as students can study and learn from home.
So, what is a Learning Management System?
This is an important question if you are planning to offer eLearning services to clients, employees or students in the future. A Learning Management System in simple terms is software that helps course providers handle every aspect of the learning process including tracking, documentation, administration, delivery, and reporting of training programs.
The primary function of any Learning Management System usually varies from one firm to another depending on the size of the organisation, its course provision strategy, objectives, and ultimate goals. Nevertheless, the typical role of a learning management system is to organize and track online training programs. Simply put, this is a software that helps you know who has been assigned what task, how the job is done, the amount of time it has taken to complete it, which students have passed an assessment and much more. A system like this allows you to offer training modules and examinations to students in an online environment which saves operational costs.
Learning Management System users are divided into two distinct categories. First and foremost, some online learners use this system to access and participate in the courses you offer online. On the other hand some users depend on Learning Management Systems for continuous professional development purposes and to keep training up-to-date.
Learning Management Systems are deployed in various forms. In the good old days many learning management systems were self-hosted. A self-hosted LMS system involves the user downloading software and installed modules on their local network or computer. Self-hosted offerings can be highly customised but are usually expensive to maintain as they are built and customised to suit one businesses specific needs. This option is technical and requires expertise in IT. Bearing in mind that you will have to pay for regular updates for a customised and self-hosted LMS solution.
At CourseCo we offer a cloud-based learning management system. Users don’t need to download any software in this case. The real beauty about choosing an SaaS cloud-based service is that you don’t have to pay for upgrades as upgrades are included as part of the package. With CourseCo’s learning management system clients users simply log in to the system using a custom username and password. If you want to offer eLearning services without delay, a cloud-based LMS is one of the best options you can choose.
Please contact us directly if you would like to learn more about how a learning management system can help you to improve efficiencies in your course or training business.