According to C and M Research, “the market of learning management systems is to hit a value of $7.83 billion by 2018″. These statistics clearly show that LMSs are now seen as an indispensable part of today’s training world.
This trend also shows that organizations are now moving away from commercial LMSs (that are either reluctant to add new features or charge a lot for every customization) towards smaller, less known open sources like MOODLE.
According to eLearning Guild’s Study on Recent Trends in the LMS Landscape, Moodle is on the top of list of adoption. There are many reasons for this, the primary reason being “the ease of Customization” that Moodle provides.
Here I would like to share with you some features that can be customized in Moodle LMS.
1. Easy-to-use Navigation
We all know the importance of navigation in LMSs. Users do not show interest to use the LMSs that have an incompatible interface because such LMSs are unusable.
We can customize easy-to-use dashboards in Moodle that can promote accessible eLearning. Here is a sample with additional features in the dropdown menu.
2. Multi-language Interface
More than 200 languages can be configured in Moodle LMS allowing users to switch between the languages whenever they wish to.
3. Learning Paths
We can have different learning paths to meet all the needs of all Learners. Each learning path can have course-specific learning assets such as documents, courses, assessments, feedback forms and also certificates.
Individual learning paths can also be configured in such a way that learners can select their own learning path and complete a course to get the certificates.
4. Social Networking
We can have various social media tools to support social learning allowing learners to share and learn from other users.
Like using LinkedIn, users can share, follow, recommend and see company profiles, jobs and employees in the network. Using Facebook, users can like, send, follow, see company profile, comment and view the recent activities.
5. Search Function
Users can search courses using the menu and also using the search option that is available in the catalog.
Learners can also search the Glossary and the Discussion Forums to retrieve any required information.
Some features can be customized in Moodle to make training activities more effective. We will have a look at some more features in my next blog. Stay tuned to the second post.
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Performing learning management activities using an LMS, in an organization with a few employees, is easy. But, performing these activities in a company with several staff members, in a short time period, can be quite hectic. Usually, these “bulk”, time-bound activities need to be performed when you setup a new LMS and want to do lot of activities in the initial stages to set all the pre-training settings. Also, you need to perform these activities if you assign a selected set of courses to a group of specific users.
It is common knowledge that companies need to manage their training programs effectively to enhance productivity make the most of their training dollar. So, how can you make sure that you get the highest ROI on training? What does it take to equip your staff members with the needed knowledge and skills in a very efficient and cost-effective manner? Well, you need to use a Learning Management System (LMS).
It is common knowledge that technology is developing rapidly and many training programs are delivered online. Many learners have easy access to the Internet. So, they can take all required courses on the go. Learners need to be certified after completing the course. Are you a course provider using Moodle as an online platform for the course delivery and want to award certificates to your learners? Then, let us see how to add certificates for your courses using Moodle.
Many organizations are adopting eLearning to train their employees and this is where they need a Learning Management System (LMS) – to track and monitor learning activities. An LMS is a web-based application and can be used to plan, implement and track the learning content. It acts as a centralized system to deliver online training programs.
Moodle is the most preferred online learning platform. As it is open source software it’s very popular. It can be easily customized according to our requirements.
Moodle is a very powerful LMS, used by several organizations to manage their training programs. This incredible software is ranked as the #1 LMS product by the E-learning Guild, in terms of market share. A majority of learning management needs can be met in a cost-effective manner, using this open-source software.
Moodle – a very powerful, yet highly affordable Learning Management System (LMS). This incredible software has been rated as the most popular LMS in the world, by Capterra. The high degree of flexibility and versatility of Moodle makes it a boon to training managers.
Are you a training manager? Do you want to initiate eLearning in your company? Or, are you a trainer who wants to host the courses online to reach global audiences? If you have a very limited budget and a few eLearning modules to host as a pilot to see if it works for you or not. Later, you may scale it up if it is successful. It may be difficult to go with a proprietary or commercial Learning Management System (LMS), just to host a couple of modules. It is ideal use a scalable and cost-effective LMS that can be set up quickly.
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As LMS is used to track important information about creation of a course and helps manage learning effectively. But, most importantly, an LMS is used to track status of all users. In my previous blog, I have discussed about generation of grading report and course creation. In this blog, we will look at another important report – Number of attempts.