Plentiful Learning Management Systems are there in the market with numerous features to explore learning and training. What organizations are purchasing is “off the shelf” and comes with standard features and capabilities. But they generally do not meet all training and learning prerequisites of an organization. Organizations will opt for customization of LMS, when something that they found missing in their current LMS. Tailoring of LMS or e-Learning platform is essential to meet organization’s requirements.
Need for LMS Customization:
1. To add a function or capability
Organizations want to add-on function or capability or report that is not part of their current LMS, but they really need it for their training or learning purpose, then LMS customization is needed.
For example, every LMS will have standard reports. But if you want a report on data A and B with C, and it is not one of your standard reports then customization is required.
2. Reduce the number of steps to access a course
If there are multiple steps to access any course, organization’s requirement may be of 2 or 3 steps to access it. Here customization will come into act to minimize the number of steps and for quick access of the course.
3. Align LMS layout with company website
Companies look for LMS layout, which is to be similar to their company website layout to get familiar look and feel. Customization of layout can be done to meet this requirement. With this, they can provide a standardized view of learning offerings to their people.
4. Provide navigation similar to ERP software
Organization needs easy navigation which is similar to existing ERP software for easy access. For this, navigation options need to be customized in the LMS according to the ERP software.
5. Remove irrelevant features or activities
If there are any features or activities in LMS which are not relevant or unnecessary for the organizations they can be removed by customizing LMS.
6. Retain only relevant information on the dashboard
All useful information that is relevant to learning and training should be kept in dashboard for immediate access and without diverting the learning track with customizing the LMS.
7. To add advanced functionality
Organizations want to streamline course enrollment, scheduling, delivery and assessments by customizing the LMS for better usage of it. When it comes to complete advanced functionality that is not a part of current LMS or a report which is needed, but unavailable as a part of LMS, customization will come into play.
In summary, LMS customization meets all of an organization’s training and learning requirements. Learners, Instructors and Training Managers can easily access it and comfortably they can utilize its potential effectively. By customizing, LMS functionality will not change, but ease of use can be increased. Lastly LMS customization will improve the access of learning and training.
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