What is an LMS? Definition explained

Internet companies sure 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? We will explain what LMS means and how you can use one in your organization. It’s actually quite simple (and it can make you a lot more efficient)! 

What is an LMS
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Definition of LMS

LMS is an abbreviation for Learning Management System. Much clearer now, right?

  • Learning: this type of software is created to create and deliver learning material to an online audience.
  • Management: with this software, you can organize and manage your online courses, your participants, their results, and analyze the effectiveness of your training materials.
  • System: system is just another fancy word for software to make it sound more professional and expensive 😏.
Learning technologies, such as an LMS, can make you and your team even more efficient

Who uses an LMS, and why?

Who typically uses an LMS? Many universities, schools, companies, and even non-profit organizations. Using an LMS makes it possible to transfer your training and development program into an online environment. You can organize your learning and reduce the time needed to create courses and distribute them to your colleagues.

Whether you run a small business or are responsible for corporate learning in a big organization, you can benefit from an LMS. Every organization should focus on the learning and development of their employees and customers to stay ahead in this fiercely competitive world. Learning technologies, such as an LMS, can make you and your team even more efficient.

Advantages of using an LMS

The significant advantages of an LMS in themselves constitute the concept of LMS. They include:

  • Different formats: combine text, images, video, and audio when creating learning materials.
  • Anytime, anywhere: access the materials at any time and from anywhere.
  • Easy maintenance: administrators can easily modify the content, and learners can see the updated material in real-time.
  • Automated grading: grading your participants is easy with automated reports that include session completion and recorded responses.
  • Reusability: learners and admins can reuse the material every time they need it.

You can read about other advantages for your specific use case here.

What are the typical features of an LMS?

To put it simply, the primary uses of an LMS are content creation and tracking your learners' progress. But that's just the start. More advanced features like exporting the results, inviting users, handing out certificates, and setting up integrations with third-party tools make everyone's lives easier.

What about Easy LMS?

Now that you know more about learning management systems let's talk about Easy LMS. Our goal is to develop the easiest-to-use LMS with the fairest price in the market. Many clients think we've already achieved this goal 🙃.

Our LMS is fairly priced compared to our competitors

You can create engaging learning materials, including courses and exams, manage them, and send them to your participants. As a result, your participants can have a pleasant and distraction-free learning experience. Then, you can check their results or send them a PDF certificate. All completely automated. How nice is that?

Although we have a great system, our LMS is reasonably priced compared to our competitors. We don't charge per participant, and our paid plans start as low as $50 per month. If you want to learn more, just ask us for a demo of our LMS. We'll be happy to show you around!

While we're at it, maybe you have another question: Why use a learning management system? 

Useful resources

  1. Wikipedia
  2. TechTarget

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an LMS?
    LMS stands for Learning Management System. It's a type of software to create and share learning content and analyze your target audience's results.
  • Who uses an LMS?
    Schools, universities, small businesses, and large organizations. Any kind of organization can benefit from an LMS.
  • What are the advantages of an LMS?
    There are many advantages but to list a few: accessibility, adaptability, maintenance ability, automatization, and reusability, which in themselves constitute the concept of LMS.
  • What about Easy LMS?
    Easy LMS aims to be the most user-friendly, fair-priced LMS in the market 😎.

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