An LMS, or learning management system, enables the electronic delivery of educational courses and training. It is a collaborative platform used by professionals from every industry to create, manage, and deliver learning and development materials. An LMS creates online learning opportunities that engage employees in the training process.
As the eLearning market expands, LMS systems will become an increasingly important part of how organizations implement training and professional development across all verticals.
LMS software most frequently consists of two parts:
Server - performs the core functionalities of creating and managing courses.
User interface - used by students and administrators to access and monitor content and programs.
Every sophisticated LMS should cater to the needs of two specific groups - administrators and learners:
Administrators - Learning management systems simplify the distribution process of learning content for organization leaders and administrators by enabling organizations to generate and track content in a secure, centralized location.
Learners - For students, the online platform is an accessible way to view assignments, test knowledge, and track progress with online assessments. Learners should also be able to participate in collaborative social learning that encourages engagement.