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12 Common Complaints about Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Connect Thinking

Get any group of learning professionals in a room, and one of the first topics of discussion will be Learning Management Systems (LMS). I have rarely heard a learning professional say “ Our LMS does everything we need.” Here are twelve (12) common complaints about Learning Management Systems. The Bottom Line.

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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. Digitec, Instructional Designer, Jennifer Ritter wrote a blog about this recently explaining, “I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning.

What is an LMS?

Paradiso

What is an LMS. An LMS is a Learning Management System: Learning as the end result is to deliver training courses, either in a corporate or educational context. Management as you use it to manage and administer your courses, which includes creating them, deciding who should take them and even selling them. The language of the LMS.

What is an LMS?

Paradiso

What is an LMS. An LMS is a Learning Management System: Learning as the end result is to deliver training courses, either in a corporate or educational context. Management as you use it to manage and administer your courses, which includes creating them, deciding who should take them and even selling them. The language of the LMS.

7-Step Process for LMS Selection [GRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Selecting an LMS is an important decision for any organization to make. In many cases, the LMS that you choose will be with you for a very long time, so it is essential to follow a systematic process, from researching to the actual decision of which product to implement. Feel free to add to this list as you see fit, as no LMS implementation is 100% identical. Good luck!

When To Switch Your LMS

LearnDash

For example, many will use Microsoft Office for word processing and presentation creation. To deliver these courses they will use a learning management system. But how does an organization know when it’s time to replace them – specifically the LMS? The implications of changing a learning management system are quite massive.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Back again to bring this first in a series of rankings for the top ten learning management systems for 2013. Still listed as a social learning management system, they have made some new strides that really work for me. Support of the iPad, thus mobile learning. Charging to remove their name of the system. 9 Absorb LMS. Remember back in my authoring tool list, I mentioned one well known LMS vendor who dropped significantly in my rankings? The system is still very strong and they have updated their UI. Social learning.

Why a Customizable LMS is the Way to Go

Paradiso

The same is true for when you are looking to implement an LMS. In certain circumstances it may not be necessary to implement a customizable lms, and instead a one-size-fits-all approach could be best – this is particularly the case for small projects with smaller budgets. Let’s begin with the user interface of the customizable lms. Cherry pick what you need. Branding.

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . Too many vendors are focusing on talent/performance management as the next feature/component in their systems. Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. Leadership Development/Performance Management – 40%.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

10 eLogic Learning - Essential LMS. Compliance management, certification management. Immediate language per end user, this means that each end user can select their own language and the entire system changes to that. What makes it different than say other systems that offer multilingual, is that all the languages are already in the system at no additional charge.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

I have now formally reviewed 125 of the potential 700 learning management solutions available in the world. As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. In the learning technology market, focus creates business value and winning vendors have it! Absolutely.

When You Should Build Your Own LMS

LearnDash

The learning management system has grown up quite a bit over the past decade. This evolution in the LMS has resulted in people raising their expectations on what it can (and should) do for their elearning programs. If you look at the learning management industry you can see that many providers make an earnest attempt to satisfy as many different use-cases as possible.

LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. Either way, it’s usually foolish to buy an LMS without one. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. What is an LMS RFP? Current State of Learning.

Do Organizations Still Need an LCMS?

Origin Learning

A Learning Content Management System or LCMS manages all the learning content of an organization in one place. It gives authors, instructional designers, and subject matter experts the means to create e-learning content more efficiently. In an LCMS, content managers can create, store, reuse, and manage learning objects from a central object repository.

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LearnUpon announces Microsoft Azure AD integration

LearnUpon

LearnUpon, the world’s fastest growing learning management system, today announced a new integration with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD). LearnUpon customers can now use Microsoft Azure AD to manage user access and enable single sign-on. The integration will make it even easier for learners to access and use their LMS securely.

Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

Y o u may be sitting right now with third party content in your LMS. Maybe you scored it via Wiley, but in many possibilities you purchased the content thru your LMS vendor. It’s much easier than say going directly to the content provider, buying it from them and then having them talk to your LMS vendor to put it in for you (which, honestly you should do, because it will save you money). I recall going directly to Rosetta Stone, buying some an entire Latin American course unit from them and having them place it into my LMS for me. How good is the LMS?

Four LMS Trends whose hype isn’t meeting reality

eLearning 24-7

What LMS vendors are not doing is incorporating products that people can win with all those wonderful points. . Browser based with mobile learning – what adds the stink value to this – is that the vendor could have a native app, but when you click it – surprise – it opens up your web browser and so you are going through the net. Lastly, why am I not seeing vendors with m-learning apps mention Microsoft’s Surface tablet – last I looked it has apps. I’m sorry, but if I just paid 100K for your LMS, give me unlimited storage.

The Cornerstone Effect

eLearning 24-7

First off let me be clear, this post is not about the Cornerstone OnDemand LMS in the sense of whether it is a good or bad platform. Nor is it about the company itself, rather it is about the effect the system has on the entire LMS industry. Several months ago I picked up on a few items other vendors would mention about other systems. If there is one word that will create panic in the LMS industry it is this word, “traditional” Its effect is the same one you would get if you saw a mouse scurrying past you as you ate at your favorite restaurant.

What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

What has always amazed me are number of e-learning vendor web sites whose design looks like it came from 1995 when Netscape ruled the land. I’d love to identify the top twenty worst LMS vendor web sites out there – but there are way too many to pick. You also can’t leave out m-learning platforms, assessment tool providers, web conferencing, audio conferencing and a couple social platforms. LMS – this includes sites that show a fresh, modern look. Upside Learning. This is an exciting time to be in the e-learning space. Coggno.

Inculcating learning culture in the organization – Who’s Baby: Business Honchos or L&D?

G-Cube

Or is it the organization’s responsibility to nurture the hidden potential of its employees by providing external training, if necessary, to educate them and develop a culture of learning within the organization. The recent promotion of Satya Nadella as Microsoft CEO is strong evidence in support of McCall view. What can learning technology do for a CEO? Experts’ views.

E-Learning Takeaways

eLearning 24-7

37 support m-learning. Let’s see Microsoft has only been announcing the coming of Windows 8 for several months, but as usual desktop authoring tools are behind the times. I am hearing from some vendors that they are having issues with Windows 8 and that Microsoft typically makes it difficult to really make it work. E-Learning Vendors and Apps. I’m not sure if it is going to take a predication by the late Edgar Cayce or Nostradamus to see the need to have native apps for people to download with the numerous m-learning, Mac store or Windows 8.

10 Reasons to invest in a cloud based LMS

Paradiso

There was a time when all an LMS did was play back elearning content and track passes or fails. The industry has come a long way since then and some of the features available with the new generation of cloud based LMS platforms make them barely recognizable next to the old software. So here are 10 reasons for you to invest in a Cloud Based LMS if you still haven’t.

A comparison between LMS and CMS

TalentLMS

LMS and CMS are obviously both TLA (Three Letter Acronyms) — but is there any other similarity, and can we use one in place of the other? First, some examples so you know what we’re talking about: “ TalentLMS “, the product whose blog you’re reading, is a good, nay great, example of an LMS. For others, you’ll need a genuine LMS. Conclusion.

3 Stupidly Simple Ways to Profit from E-Learning

LearnDash

As an e-learning professional, there is no doubt that you have come across certain things in your career that would be of value to other e-learning professionals. Personally, I always encourage my fellow e-learning pros to share their knowledge, and more often than not, I am met with reluctance. Create a Learning Portal. People love to learn. How silly is that?!

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

You love Microsoft! – this is what a client’s IT Manager commented after looking at technology requirements sheet of our Wizdom LMS in a presentation last week (It’s built on.Net, and uses Windows Server, IIS, & MS SQL/Oracle as back-end platform). The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. So here goes.

The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution

LearnUpon

It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space. That time has been split between working on customized LMS implementations (about 8 years) and cloud-based LMS solutions during my time with LearnUpon. Reasons to choose a custom LMS. Your organization is looking to implement a platform that covers lots more than just online learning. LMS Vendor QA.

Hey LMS Santa!

eLearning 24-7

Why are LMS vendors racing to the Enterprise space and leaving others behind? One vendor, eLogic Learning, offers a registration model, which IMO, is an excellent approach for the B2B/B2C space. . Tied way more to feedback than ever before, especially with courses (already I know), but with all types of learning assets (a term I know prefer when it comes to content pieces).

eFront 3.6.12 just released

eFront

we undertook the project of implementing full-text search across all files uploaded to the system. This means you can search for text inside PDF, Doc or Excel files you upload to the system. This functionality in essence turns eFront into a simple but efficient document management system. What better time for new toys if not Christmas! In efront 3.6.12 A new theme.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

There are a multitude of different tools available to instructional designers and eLearning developers, and it is important to consider which tools will help you to achieve the desired learning objectives and outcomes for your courses. Joe Ganci writes the Toolkit column for Learning Solutions Magazine , which reviews all the different tools available for creating eLearning content.

LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

eLearning 24-7

If you are like me, you have probably seen dozens of posts or articles out there telling you here is “how to pick an LMS”, “criteria for selecting an LMS”, “best practices for buying an LMS” and so forth. One item that has to be in your buying process, but not cited above – it liking the system. The LMS itself. I have.

Content is “King”

eLearning 24-7

But one of the things we (in the e-learning community) often fail to miss is rather beneficial to learning – Content. And I will go one step further – it is the most important aspect to e-learning, for if you do not have content – then all those other components, LMSs, social and mobile learning, authoring tools, assessment tools, video learning tools, micro-courses, e-learning tools in general are worthless. Will they stay around in the LMS to use those other cool features? . Microsoft Office courses. E-Learning 24/7.

10 LMS integrations you need for better eLearning

LearnUpon

A great learning management system shouldn’t work in isolation. Depending on the nature of your organization, an LMS may deliver most value by integrating with existing applications. The benefits of LMS integrations are many and varied. Working with systems that are already familiar can increase the rate and ease of user adoption. Shopify integration.

LMS migration in 5 easy steps

Matrix

20 years or so ago, you had loud arguments with Microsoft’s Clippy , and (probably) louder arguments with a coworker who forgot to save some changes to a document and made you lose two hours because you didn’t work on the latest version of the said document. LMS migration is a complex process. So why are LMS migration and easy in the same place, in the title of this post?

Hidden costs of an LMS: What to expect

Matrix

It takes a lot of knowledge and sound common sense to make money and manage it. That’s why managers need an extended research and as much data as possible in order to make an informed decision on how to spend precious company dollars (or pounds, yens, euros, rubles, crowns). The decision of choosing the right learning management system makes no exception.

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