With the increase in popularity of e-learning, there have been a slew of new Learning Management Systems popping up. And with so many choices available, it can be hard to determine which one is right for your needs. So what makes a good LMS? Here’s a list of some key factors you need to take into consideration when comparing the contenders.
- Is the LMS easy to use?
- Is it compatible with other major e-learning programs such as authoring tools and office applications?
- Does the LMS contain powerful tools for tracking and managing users?
- Does it allow for customized reporting?
- Are you able to re-brand the LMS to match the look you want?
- Does the LMS allow you to customize what content users have access to?
- Does the LMS offer initial support for deployment and learning its features?
- Is tech support available for troubleshooting issues down the road?
- Are you able to send messages to users within the LMS?
- Is there an infrastructure for user community interactions?
- Does the LMS support a wide variety of user base sizes?
- Are you able to scale your LMS if your user-base increases or decreases? In what increments?
- Is the LMS well priced?
- Does it offer tiered pricing based on user database size?
The Bottom Line
While these aren’t all of the factors to take into consideration, these are some of the most important, and keeping them in mind should get you headed in the right direction when choosing the LMS that’s right for you.