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.

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.

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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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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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.

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?

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. The system is still very strong and they have updated their UI. 7 eLogic Learning. Social learning.

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.

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.

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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#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. One of the top systems for the education market.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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? Microsoft’s “ Sharepoint ” is an example of the former. For others, you’ll need a genuine LMS.

5 Must-Have LMS Integrations for Commercial Training Companies

Talented Learning

What is the best learning platform for a commercial training provider? As a learning technology analyst and consultant, I’ve been asked that question more than a few times. Should Training Companies Use an LMS Designed for Employee Development? Want to learn more?

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).

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. . They told the vendor it was a failure because of the LMS. . E-Learning 24/7.

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.

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.

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).

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!

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. LMS Vendor QA.