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Learning Management System Software: What Is The Best Professional Vendor?

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qnaHelga is a training manager for a non-profit dealing with adolescents and is wondering whether there’s an online course that their small office can take to upgrade their digital skills. She is looking for something that will enable them to learn things at their own pace and will not require them to leave their cubicles. In effect, she is looking for a course that is web based or taught in the cloud. Here is her question:

“Hi, I am sure you can help me with my question. With open or distance education being all the rage today, I would like you to put me in the direction of where we should look in terms of courses we can learn over the internet. I am sure there’s an offering out there to make us web-savvy. We are interested in improving our skills in social media marketing, SEO and branding to strengthen advocacy for our non-profit agency which is helping young girls. Do you have any suggestions for me? Thanks in advance!” – Helga, UT

Hello Helga, something tells us a learning management system software is what you need. This is the system of choice for people like you who want  Continuing Professional education, computer training and competency management.

You will be delighted to know there are a number of top companies which will enable you and your staff to brush on your e-learning capabilities. Thousands of these courses are now available on the internet depending on your area of interest. It will be no problem for you since the software is fully-equipped with features to make your learning, and even registration for the course, easy and hassle-free. Most of them are powered with instructor-led training, tracking, reporting and automation capabilities.

Here are some qualities we can suggest you look for in a learning management system software:

  1. Flexibility and scalability should be considered when choosing a simple learning management system software.  Look for an e-learning tool with full customization capabilities and which you can scale as you increase or decrease your number of users. Most offerings will even enable you to put your own brand or logo for a personalized touch. You can even create your own domain and share the course with other stakeholders, like your partners and clients.
  2. A good learning management system software should have a mobile version so you can access your courses while on the go. This accessibility should be possible with any kind of platform – whether it’s Android, Windows, Blackberry, iPhone or any of the tablets. Mobility means that you will be able to do the same things like you never left your desktop. This means you can still be updated on your lesson’s progress, assign tasks as well as your collaborate with your staff on latest developments or course updates.
  3. Integration features with other apps operate on the principle of ‘the more, the merrier’ so look for this when scouting for your software. A basic function would be one which allows you to share and upload files from leading free storage services like Google Drive and Dropbox.
  4. Collaboration capability is important for a learning management system software, especially if you are working together as a team. There are software capable of setting meetings and videoconferencing or even tracking time spent on assignments in a lesson or course. Likewise, a worthy software should enable you to stay connected at all times with online chat, message boards, wikis or whatever form of communication channel you opt to use.
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By Jenny Chang

Senior writer at FinancesOnline who writes about a wide range of SaaS and B2B products, including trends and issues on e-commerce, accounting and customer service software. She’s also covered a wide range of topics in business, science, and technology for websites in the U.S., Australia and Singapore, keeping tabs on edge tech like 3D printed health monitoring tattoos and SpaceX’s exploration plans.

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