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The LMS: a tool that is fast becoming a vital component of digital learning

As a valuable training dashboard solution, the LMS is now being widely adopted by training institutes, companies and multi-site organisations. What is a LMS? What does it offer the professional training sector? Find out why it is currently in the process of becoming a vital component of digital learning.

What is a LMS?

A Learning Management System is a software application to manage education and training. It can be used to organise and take training programmes. The LMS has two interfaces to meet user requirements. The first enables teachers and training officers to produce and store their content and create customised classes. The second allows students to study remotely and take online training courses, at their own pace. Often, the system also has messaging, scheduling and assessment functions, as well as providing access to virtual classroom solutions.

LMS platforms for professional training

The digital transformation has opened up possibilities for training organisations and companies by providing new efficient learning methods via new tools like the LMS. This solution, which is fast becoming a vital component of professional training, meets many of the sector’s requirements.

Making learning accessible to everyone

A LMS centralises all content and training programmes. All users, both teachers and students, can gain access at any time and from any location. This flexible teaching format provides a stronger foothold and guarantees more effective learning.

Developing training

A LMS is a customisable platform. You can add on a range of specialised external solutions according to your needs.

  • Virtual classrooms,
  • Collaboration, co-creation tools;
  • Intranet,
  • HRMS (Human Resources Management System), etc.

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Providing secure access

Unlike external tools, the LMS is integrated in the company’s IT system. Users do not need to create a new account, they log on with a single sign-on (SSO) using their company username. This system ensures better access controls.

Offering more effective learning

A LMS provides teachers with a range of statistics: number of training content downloads, material viewing time, amount of time spent on each chapter or assessment, etc. These detailed reports provide information on the students’ preferences or difficulties. Teachers can therefore adapt their classes and/or customise them according to individual students to improve overall results.

Encouraging and engaging with students

A LMS can integrate fun applications and gaming functions to make learning more entertaining. A reward system (points, badges, gifts, etc.) or video game approach helps students engage with their training programme and learn better.

LMS and interoperability: opening up new possibilities

Everything is integrated in a LMS! Organisations have access to a wide range of tools that hook up quickly and easily in the LMS interface. This enables them to create workshops, set up virtual classrooms, or launch live sessions in a matter of clicks. By directly integrating solutions like Glowbl into their LMS, companies can provide their employees with a valuable learning experience.

A LMS, as Mind On Site for instance, offers many advantages to training organisations and companies. And the benefits are not limited to employees’ professional training but also apply to customer training and onboarding!

Glowbl offers innovative virtual spaces for team facilitation and engaging sessions. To find out more, please contact the Glowbl team.