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.”

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Don’t Believe the Hype. Learning Management Systems Are Alive and Well

CLO Magazine

Recently, Carol Leaman wrote an article for this publication in which she proposed that learning management systems are so five years ago. LMSs, the undisputed Goliath of the corporate learning world, are having their lunch eaten by David,” she wrote.

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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. Courses in an LMS usually fall into this category.

Five LMS Lists

eLearning 24-7

Whether it is a list of the top food that make you ill or the top 1o of worst flops in learning history, people love to read them. This is especially true when it comes to e-learning. Let’s put together a series of e-learning lists that will surpass any other list out there. Five System Categories (most folks just say “LMS” without realizing that not all LMSs are alike). Five Misnomers in the e-learning space. Learning Platforms.

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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. And finally System because, well, it’s a system. The language of the LMS.

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. Mobile learning rules.

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.

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5 Things To Look Out For While Choosing An LMS

Origin Learning

Choosing the right Learning Management System is an arduous task and if not done carefully, may lead to a substantial waste of time and money. But most importantly, it may fail to achieve its main purpose: of creating the right online learning environment in the organization.

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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.

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

In 2016, it makes more sense to think of a LMS as part of a digital business ecosystem, rather than a standalone island destination. There are a variety of approaches to LMS integration. The chart below shows the most popular LMS integrations according to 72 LMS vendors we surveyed.

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?

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.

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.

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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.

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. What is an LMS RFP?

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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. Windows 8 – 20,000 apps (not bad since it launched two months ago), Microsoft executives are reporting that by Jan.

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. The term implies to those who pitch it, as that their LMS is something new and out of the box, not like those traditional platforms.

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. However, no LMS is perfect for every situation.

10 Favorite LMS Features and Why We Love Them

Avilar

As a competency management company, we talk to business and learning leaders all the time about their workforce development programs. People want to understand the big picture – and specific LMS features, too. We have four favorite LMS features for employee learners: 1.

Gamification: Leaderboards on the Academy LMS

Growth Engineering

Don’t just take it from us – Microsoft sees leaderboards as such a vital engagement tool, that all of their XBox Live games include the gamification feature. The more a Learner explores their LMS, the more badges and points they get. Look no further than the LMS discussion groups!

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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). The Courseware LMS Approach – Early days and today.

Augmented Intelligence, Not Artificial Intelligence: E-learning’s Game-Changer

Litmos

Examples of the limitations of AI abound: Last year, for example, trolls corrupted Tay, Microsoft’s Twitter bot, so badly she had to be taken offline. While augmented learning can sound daunting, it’s not new. So how does augmented intelligence work with today’s e-learning?

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. It used to be that vendors as a whole would never state how much storage you are getting with your SaaS based system.

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. What can learning technology do for a CEO?

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

With that said, it could still be useful in other learning contexts. But if you’re using Office 365, or have a Microsoft account, the newest version of PPT also offers real time collaboration. The question is becoming more and more common — “Should I use PowerPoint (PPT) or Prezi?”

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. Create a Learning Portal. People love to learn. elearning instructional design learning management system

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

” Who knew that years later, this quote would become a battle cry for what I see happening in the LMS market? Recently, the concept of corporate learning ecosystems has grown increasingly popular — and with good reason. Four Pillars of LMS Augmentation.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. The Litmos LMS is a modern, pure cloud-based LMS designed for small and medium organizations with straightforward learning management technology needs. Because this system is so easy to use, I figured it out in no time.

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. Microsoft Office courses.

Learning Audiences Are Not Created Equal: Employees vs. Extended Enterprise

Talented Learning

Once upon a time, HR and learning organizations focused exclusively on training and development of corporate employees. Everything changed with the dawn of modern learning technology and other digital enterprise innovation. External Learning Audiences Require Broader Strategy.

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).

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. What better time for new toys if not Christmas!

Reasons Why an LMS is a Good Starting Point to Do eLearning for the First Time

AbaraLMS

What is an LMS? LMS stands for Learning Management System—a software application that enables organizations and businesses to administer, assign, track, monitor, and report on various educational/training materials. An LMS works for all!

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

eFront

Below is an extract from the original post on the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies blog. Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013. The annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list has become very popular. Voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 – the 7th Annual Survey – is currently underway. The list will be compiled from the votes of learning professionals worldwide. What is a learning tool?

Benefits of moving your online learning platform to the Cloud

TalentLMS

And, more specifically, is moving your online learning platform to the Cloud a good idea? Besides, with TalentLMS ’ support for blended learning you can easily combine traditional and online learning sessions, in those few cases where there’s a legitimate need for the former (e.g.

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.

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.