What is a Learning Management System?
A Learning Management System (LMS) is a secure database-driven website that enables learners to choose, view and undertake interactive online training courses. Administrators control which content (e.g. courses, reports) is accessible to users of the LMS. Users are organised into site-wide roles (learners, managers, cohorts etc). Content access is determined by each learner’s unique login to the system. Most LMS systems allow clients to reflect their branding throughout their portal and course designs.
Why do I need an LMS?
An LMS centralises all training and development resources in a single online repository, making it quick and easy to create and administer training programmes and individual / team learner records. Most common LMS platforms accept content in many formats (MS Office, PDF, Flash) and there are many content authoring tools (e.g. Articulate) that enable the creation of e-learning course templates. Pre-existing courses can often be used in a different LMS as long as the course is SCORM compliant.
What is SCORM?
The SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products. SCORM tells programmers how to write their code so that it can work with other e-learning software. It is the de facto industry standard for e-learning interoperability. Specifically, SCORM governs how online learning content and Learning Management Systems communicate with each other. SCORM does not speak to instructional design or any other pedagogical concern, it is purely a technical standard.
Open Source Freedom and Integration
We believe in providing affordable systems that are fully scalable for customers’ future growth requirements. Our Moodle and Totara LMS platforms utilise open source software at their core, delivering lower costs and increased flexibility to users of workplace learning technologies. We have integrated LMS platforms with HR systems (Oracle) and CRM systems (Salesforce) which means all employee training records and performance information is centrally retained and accessible from one place.
Which LMS is best for my business model?
The range of LMS systems now available enables a wide range of applications within the business training industry, from entry level systems to enterprise-strength platforms that meet the learning management needs of busy corporate Learning & Development managers, including features for managing competencies, individual development plans and appraisals.
Whatever your organisation's scale or business model, Webanywhere has the expertise and experience dedicated to delivering and supporting the perfect LMS solution for your workplace learning.