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LMS is an acronym for Learning Management System. It is an online system or learning portal that can manage and aggregate your organization’s entire portfolio of e-learning and other course activities.

It’s also a way to make content accessible to the target audience anywhere, anytime.

In this blog post, we take a closer look at what an LMS can do and the benefits of having an LMS.

What can an LMS do?

There’s a big difference between how much and what an LMS can do. Functionality and price are scalable depending on your number of employees and data needs.

The basic feature of most LMSs is that they are a one-stop-shop for learning content, where both users and course administrators come together around the content.

Here, course administrators can create and manage content and retrieve data, and learners can enroll and access the learning team.

What are the benefits of an LMS?

There are several benefits of an LMS, depending on whether you are the recipient of the e-learning or if you manage the e-learning.

Want to know more about what e-learning is? Then read this blog post:
What is e-learning?

Data collection and skills management

If you are responsible for skills development in your company, you will experience the following benefits:

  • Measure whether employees have completed a course
  • Easily create learning paths for individual employees
  • Gather statistics and pull reports on employee responses
  • Keep track of employee skills and guide accordingly

With an LMS, you can send specific e-learning to the right employees and then measure whether they have completed the course or assess whether additional training is needed. This could be compliance training (
IT security
), onboarding, sales training and much more.

The personalized learning experience

Your employees can experience the following benefits by having your e-learning in an LMS:

  • Receive the right courses according to individual needs
  • See an overview of your own learning journey and skills development
  • Being able to sign up for relevant courses yourself

Your employees get a tailor-made program of training activities that meet their needs and give them the necessary skills they need to do their job. Here, an LMS can also manage and create the framework.

What about content?

At Grape, we can both help advise on a solution and populate the LMS with relevant content. Together we can ensure your competence management needs are met.

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What about the technical side?

Often, e-learning in an LMS will be packaged in a specific format that the LMS can measure against. This could be SCORM or xAPI, for example. Both formats allow the LMS to collect a variety of data around the learner’s review and we at Grape are happy to help.

Good considerations

Think about what your needs are. For example, do you have a need for:

  • Target your employees’ skills development based on the company’s needs and the employee’s wishes?
  • Get a system that makes it easy to measure employee skills and development needs?
  • Distributing content to a larger audience?
  • Maybe you’ve already had e-learning developed before and want to transfer it to an LMS?

Depending on where you are in the process, it requires different approaches to the task. Our e-learning specialists are ready to help you make this process more manageable.