A Learning Management System is an essential element that every e-learner to be conversant with for implementation in their education or business. It has unique tools, infrastructure, and frameworks that facilitate online learning by managing the administrative aspects of the learning and training processes.

An LMS makes learning flexible and makes it possible to deliver education and related materials or resources via computer based platforms. While the use of PCs and laptops may be a common choice, tablets and smartphones are becoming increasingly popular as many educational institutions encourage ‘learning on the move’ (mobile learning).

How Does A Learning Management System Work?
The system works with administrative access. A good example of how an LMS works is comparing it to having log-in access to a website that offers both direct (physical) and online learning. The online learning being a form that supports asynchronous learning in which off based campus scholars can take distance education or can learn and interact with teachers and other students. The physical education adopts a direct approach where teacher and students can meet physically and use the Learning Management System to interact and organize, store, and exchange materials.

The system works with restricted access mainly having three types: the admin log-in, the tutor log-in, and the student log-in. It is possible for the Learner Management System to have more log-in options depending on the kind of solution and user.

The admin access allows the user to add and remove content and resources. It also allows the user to set restricted access for other users thus limited access to certain areas of the LMS. The tutor or teacher access allows the user to create courses as well as assign and receive completed work, and post student reports and results.

The student access provides the user with the relevant information and resources pertinent to the taken courses. The Learner Management System also has a gateway for learners to contact their teachers and ask questions, request assistance, and submit assignments or course works.

What Are The Typical Features Of The System?
Given that most systems are built bespoke to an organization’s needs, it is important for the users to be conversant with the system and know about the key features of the LMS. The features tend to be unique to the users, and they include:

  • Managing users, courses, and defining roles – which aims at ensuring that all instructions and roles in the Learning Management System are clear to the ease of various elements such as recommending courses, generation reports, and uploading course works.
  • Communication and Notification – which aims at ensuring that there is an array of flawless channels of communication where the administration and teachers can send notifications, reminders, and other messages to students and vice-versa.
  • Assessment and Certification – in which learners can be assessed and graded and the certification of students who complete their courses, successfully.

What Are The Benefits of Using an LMS?

  • The system is a resource tool that offers centralized learning platform. The Learn Management System provides easy learning and training access elimination the lag time experience in the education process due to issues such as distance, registration, and integration.
  • LMS also offers real-time delivery of new resources thus reducing on delivery time while supporting the inclusion and training of more students.