How Flexible is Your LMS?

How Flexible is Your LMS?


Dan Medakovic


You know you need a learning management system (LMS) for your organization. One that is flexible. Not only should it offer easy access to your learners, but to you and your admins as well. But where to begin? Whether searching for a replacement or exploring an LMS for the first time, you will need to select a solution that is flexible enough to be customized for your needs. Here are four things to consider when looking for the right eLearning tool.

Peak Learner Engagement

An LMS should already be intuitive by design and offer features that allow admins to create a learning experience that drives engagement. Features like gamification and leaderboards provide friendly competition while improving connection and discussion, regardless of the device being used. Look for platforms that facilitate learning anywhere, anytime, from smartphones to TV monitors.

Tailor Look & Feel

An important part of your organization’s identity is its corporate branding. Be on the lookout for options to fully customize your learning portal and make it easy to access and visually yours. Built-in tools should make it easy to personalize, like updating logos, colors, images, and layout. The overall experience should feel cohesive with your brand and blend eLearning into a typical day by allowing logins through single sign-on services.

Manage Users, Not Software

You shouldn’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand your LMS. Dashboards should be easy to access for admins while providing learner data at a glance. Make sure learners are getting the most relevant information with dashboards that change whether they’re logged in, part of a specific department, or browsing public offerings. Team that with reporting that can be automated and emailed, and instructor-led courses that are a breeze to mark to keep manual work to a minimum.

Speak Your Language

Ready for the international market? Your portal should be. Built-in support for multiple languages is crucial and provides admins a streamlined method of deploying their L&D programs quickly. Look for user management options that let users choose their preferred language to make it as easy as possible to get learning.

Is Your LMS Up to the Task?

It's the interplay of these powerful, built-in features that makes for a remarkably flexible LMS, suited to reducing time-consuming manual administration. So be sure to make informed decisions when choosing your LMS or assessing your current solution.

If you’re in the market for a learning solution, talk to us before making your decision. We just might have the LMS you’re looking for.

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