Learning Management System is an extent place where organizations can integrate all their trainings in order to manage easily. Technology is advancing faster all the time and expectations of learners, trainers and managers are also evolving rapidly. Administrator is responsible for giving LMS support and to satisfy all users’ expectations by customizing the LMS.
Users have their own expectations from LMS according to their job environments. Let’s see in detail their expectations from an LMS:
Expectations of Learners:
- Learners expect a learning environment which is intuitive and crystal clear to experience easy navigation.
- They prefer precisely custom made LMS which satisfy their needs, in their job environments.
- Theyrequire easy accessibility of an LMS at all the times whether they accessing it from online, offline or from mobile.
- They need user guide to know all instructions of training program and to follow them.
- They expect information to be appear with in few clicks to work faster with the LMS.
- They need workflow of an LMS to be followed as per their thinking.
- They expect Look and feel is to be familiar with them to ideally interact with it especially existing ERP or any portal applications.
- They require training history to look back what are all trainings that they have taken and certification to assure that they have trained.
Expectations of Trainers:
- Trainers expect one on one communication with learners to discuss on their performance and if learners have any doubts regarding courses, they should be able to communicate with trainers.
- They require lessons to be tracked which learners are going through, to evaluate how much time they have taken to finish the course.
- They need assessments and quizzes to be kept on LMS to check learner’s knowledge.
- Even trainers require easy navigation from the LMS to create and update ILT sessions easily.
- Taking attendance online for the classroom trainings. Want to know the number of registration done, how many cancelled the registration for particular classroom training.
- Expect various customized reports to analyze the training and user performance and take appropriate action to improve the trainings.
Expectations of Managers:
- Managers want to assign any required trainings to his/her team through LMS.
- They need employee training reports and their progress reports through LMS to analyze their performance.
- They should give approval to the trainings requests receive from his/her team members.
- Like learners they also want navigation to be very intuitive to do all LMS activities.
Most LMSs will cover all the basic needs of users. But a user-centric and graspable learning experience of an LMS will come from functionality changes that have been made by administrator or customization of LMS which he is giving and LMS support which he has to provide all the way to the users. Success of an LMS will come with the user’s satisfaction and comfortness on using it.
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There are many Learning Management Systems (LMSs) available in the market. We have both commercial and open-source LMSs. These LMSs may have all the basic features required to host and manage trainings. But, the main issue arises when you want to customize the training workflow as per the current structure and add advance features which are difficult to manage in the existing process.
A Learning Management System (LMS) is essentially used to plan and publish e-learning courses online, to be accessed by learners. Earlier, LMSs were technology-based and quite complex for end users (both administrators and learners) to navigate and manage courses or access them. Users had to rely on the technical team even for minor issues or requirements. Every problem had to be addressed by IT personnel. This was frustrating and resulted in an unenthusiastic response to the LMS as a whole by the users. Very few registered for the courses, and even those who did never completed them. Only mandatory compliance courses had 100% completion rates for obvious reasons!
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This optional training material can be shared using various methods.
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One of the most useful features of MOODLE LMS is the activity completion tracking system. It enables the training manager to check the course completion status of the learner. By default, it is not enabled.
To enable this feature, you need to follow the below steps.
Collaborative or social learning is a type of learning where people gain knowledge working in groups. Learners interact with each other and exchange ideas and information to solve problems. Various researches have proven that collaborative learning to be very effective as it improves thinking skills and enhances leadership capabilities. So, how can you facilitate effective collaborative learning in an online environment? Well, you need to use a learning management system (LMS).
Report building is one of the crucial activities in any training process. It helps the training manager track the learner’s performance and training outcomes.
Earlier, this process was done manually. However, with technological advancements, this process has been automated. Now, using a learning management system (LMS), training managers can generate reports with just a click.
Technology is continuously evolving and it is no different with Learning Management Systems. According to a research published by EDUCASE Center for Analysis and Research, the average age of an LMS is eight years. It means that institutions need to replace their LMS every eight years to keep up with their current needs and demands. So, every few years, training managers or stakeholders of organizations will need to make a decision about either changing their existing LMS or modifying their current one. With so many options available, how do they decide which one is right for them? Selecting an LMS that is a “best-fit” for your organization is not an easy task.
A learning management system (LMS) is a software application which helps deliver online training as well as track users’ scores and status. It also helps training managers to generate reports and provide results to each user individually. One of such good tools to develop an LMS is Moodle.
As a training manager, you have to keep the records of your learners’ details, courses assigned to each of them, score sheets, grade reports, issue of certificates, details of registration and limiting access to users.