What is a Learning Management System?
learning management system is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of electronic educational technology (also called e-learning) education courses or training programs.
Who would use a LMS?
Consulting companies that specialize in staffing and training, extension schools, and any corporation looking to get a better grasp on the continuing education of its workforce.
What are the components that make up a LMS
Some common components or features that can be found in many eLearning platforms include:
Rosters: A digital roll call sheet for tracking attendance and for sending invitations to class participants.
Registration Control: The ability to monitor and customize the registration processes of e-learning curriculum.
Document Management: Upload and management of documents containing curricular content.
Multiple device access: Delivery of course content over web-based interfaces such as desktops, phones or tablets.
Distributed instructor and student base: Remote participation by the instructor or pupil allows courseware to feature multiple teachers or experts from across the globe.
Course calendars: Creation and publication of course schedules, deadlines and tests.
Student Engagement: Interaction between and among students, such as instant messaging, email, and discussion forums.
Assessment and testing: Creation of varied knowledge retention exercises such as short quizzes and comprehensive exams
Grading and Scoring: Advanced tracking and charting of student performance over time.