What is the definition of an LMS software? LMS stands for Learning Management System. Much clearer now, right?
LMS meaning explained
Learning: Use an LMS to deliver online courses and training material to the participants in your class or training.
Management: Organize and manage your online courses, your participants, their results, and the effectiveness of your courses.
System: System is just another fancy word for software, which makes it sound bigger and more expensive.
Who uses an LMS?
Who typically uses an LMS? Every organization should focus on the learning and development of their employees to stay ahead in this fiercely competitive world. It doesn't matter if you are working for a small business or if you're responsible for corporate learning in a big organization, because everyone benefits from an LMS. An LMS helps you to organize your learning and reduces the time needed to create courses and to distribute them to your colleagues.
For schools there is an obvious need to use some sort of system to keep track the students progress and grades. Yet, many still only use books and paper as learning materials. Why not use a computer, tablet or mobile to get your students engaged and learning? An LMS can help you with that. Not only can the teaching materials be available online, but the results and progress of your students can be captured too. That's the true meaning of an LMS.
What are the typical features of an LMS?
To put it simply, the main use of an LMS is for creating beautiful courses and tracking the progress of your learners. That's just the start. More advanced features like exporting your results, inviting users, handing out certificates, and setting up integrations with third party tools make everyone's lives easier. Check out our full LMS features list.
The future of LMS systems
Now you know what LMS stands for, let's talk about their future. The LMS market is a young one, and new LMS vendors are entering the market with innovative ideas. In regards to Easy LMS, we strongly believe that an LMS should provide users with an engaging and distraction-free learning environment.
In the future, more and more LMS systems will add functionalities to enhance the learning experience for users. There are a ton of studies about the best ways to learn, but few, if any, LMS systems take that knowledge into consideration when building their product. Our aim is to use and test that knowledge in our product. Now that you know about the future of LMS systems, you may want to read more about the history of the LMS.
More about Easy LMS
Now you know more about learning management systems, let's talk about Easy LMS. Our LMS helps you create beautiful and engaging courses, manage them, and send them to your users. As a result, your users will have a beautiful and distraction-free learning experience. Afterwards, you can check their results or send them a PDF certificate. All completely automated. How nice is that?
Although we have a great system, our LMS is fairly priced compared to our competitors. We have a free version, we do not charge by user, and our paid plans start as low as $20 per month. If you want to learn more, just ask us for an LMS demo, and we'll happily show you around.
Now that we're at it, maybe you have another question: Why use a learning management system?
Kyle Buchta Training and Development ManagerMac & Mia
"Easy LMS has allowed us to transition from sending trainings via email to an easy to navigate platform that our employees can easily access and reference as they are onboarding with the company. We are also able to track performance on trainings so that we can ensure all employees receive the trainings they need to succeed!"
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