What is an LMS (Learning Management System)?
People working at internet companies seem to like their abbreviations. They just sound so professional: Saas, Cloud, ERP, LMS. What is that "LMS" that people keep bringing up in business meetings? What does LMS mean? What is the definition and meaning of learning management systems? Good questions, thanks for asking :)
In this article we're going to explain what LMS means.
What is the defintion of an LMS software? LMS stands for Learning Management System. Now you know a lot more, right? We'll explain some more.
Learning: You use an LMS to deliver online courses and training material to the participants in your class or training.
Management: An LMS helps you organize and manage your online courses, your participants, their results and the effectiveness of your courses.
System: System is just another fancy word for software, so it sounds bigger, and more expensive.
Who uses an LMS?
Who typically uses an LMS? Every organisation should have a focus on learning and development of the employers to stay alive in this fiercy competitive world. Regardsless if you're working in a small business or if you're responsible for corporate learning within a big organisation, everyone benefits of an LMS. An LMS helps you to organize your learning, cuts on the time needed to create courses and distribute your courses to your colleagues.
For schools it's obvious to use some sort of system to track their students. But a lot of schools still use books to get the stuff kids have to learn in their heads. Why not use a computer, tablet or mobile to get your kids learning. That's what an LMS can help with. Don't get the kids to the books, get the learning to the kid on his or her own device. That's the true meaning of an LMS.
What are typical features of an LMS
In our opinion is an LMS foremost to create beautiful courses and track the progress of your students. But that's just the basics. More advanced features like exporting your results, inviting users, hand out certificates and make integrations with third parties are making your life easier. Check out our full LMS features list.
The future of LMS systems
Now you know what LMS stands for, let's talk about the future of LMS systems. The LMS market is a young one. And new LMS vendors are entering the market with new and innovative ideas. We strongly believe that an LMS should create an engaging and distraction free learning environment. And in the future more and more LMS systems will add functionality to enhance the learning capacities of their students. There's tons of studies on the best way to learn, but few, if any LMS systems use that knowledge in their product. We aim to start using and testing that knowledge in the near future. Now you know about the future of LMS systems, you may want to read more about the history of LMS systems.
More about our Easy LMS
Now you know what learning management systems are, let's talk about Easy LMS. Our LMS helps you to create beautiful and engaging courses, manage them and send them to your users. The users get a beautiful and distraction-free learning experience. Afterwards you can look at their results or send them a PDF certificate. All completely automated. How nice is that?
Though we have a fancy system, our LMS is fairly priced compared to our competitors. We have a free version and our paid plans start at $20 per month. If you want to learn more, just ask us for an LMS demo, we're happy to show you around.
Now we're at it, maybe you have another question: why use a learning management system?