LMS is a platform where you can plan, manage and distribute the delivery of learning content. It is a useful tool to implement and access specific learning processes.
LMS consists of a server and a user interface. The server stores the content while the user interface is used by instructors and learners to access the content. Instructors utilize this tool to create and deliver content, monitor learner participation and assess their performance.
LMS enables the learners to participate in interactive sessions such as threaded discussions, discussion forums and video conferences. LMS improves traditional educational methods while also saving them time, money and resources.
Some popular LMS platforms are Moodle, Talent LMS, Mindflash, Canvas, Schoology, Blackboard, iSpring Learn and Adobe Captivate Prime.
However, finding the ideal LMS will always be a challenge since a lot of factors need to be considered like ease of use, budgets, learning paths and features. Most importantly, the LMS software must be in sync with the knowledge requirement of the learner. The first step towards this is to evaluate the skills and abilities of the learners.