Selecting Optimal LMS

2020-08-04 11:41:23

<p>Considering just how many Learning Management Systems (LMS) are out there on the market currently, saying that making a perfect choice is hard would be an understatement. Furthermore, selecting your optimal LMS requires a great amount of time and money, which can ultimately be very bad if done wrong, because of the potential waste of valuable resources.</p> <p>That being said, you also need to pay close attention to all of the features of LMS, so you can decide if that&#39;s something you&#39;re actually looking for and if that&#39;s going to be helpful to you. With that being said, we feel the need to give you some advice on picking the best possible LMS for you in order to get one that fits you perfectly.</p> <p><strong><em>Identify the Needed Features</em></strong></p> <p>Even though features aren&#39;t THE most important thing when it comes to the LMS, we can&#39;t deny that they&#39;re one of the main pillars of the whole learning process. Once you set the goal of what your perfect LMS should look like, you will have no problem picking the one with all of the features you need. The bigger your list of features, the more chance you have to select the optimal one. Also, once you have a precise goal in your mind you will avoid falling into the trap of simply picking the first one you come across that looks appealing just because it&#39;s jam-packed with features that you don&#39;t need.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://smartlab.ba/images/1_1636036333.png" style="width:50%" /></p> <p><strong><em>Importance of User Experience</em></strong></p> <p>You probably saw this one coming, but we simply have to include it here. We cannot stress just how important user experience is when it comes to, basically, any kind of product. With that in mind, we can&#39;t skip an issue that&#39;s as big as overlooking the true essence of great user experience.</p> <p>This especially comes into play when we&#39;re talking about a product that focuses on learning and training, which gets unnecessarily hard when you have an LMS that has messed up learner dashboard and a bunch of features that simply don&#39;t belong there. That&#39;s why you should get LMS that has one simple goal: make the whole learning process simple, easy, and engaging.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://smartlab.ba/images/2_1636036366.jpg" style="width:50%" /></p> <p><strong><em>Don&#39;t Underestimate Customer Support</em></strong></p> <p>If you&#39;ve ever struggled with a piece of software, or pretty much any product before, you know just how important customer support is. Clients don&#39;t want just another product that&#39;s served to them by a certain company. They want a partner throughout their whole learning journey that will help them succeed.</p> <p>With this in mind, make sure that your LMS has a great team behind it, a team that is ready, at any given moment, to jump in and help you with pretty much any issue that you come across. This way you&#39;ll sail through the whole process with ease, which should be the number one priority for everyone involved.</p> <p><strong><em>Pricing and Scalability</em></strong></p> <p>Even though these two subjects could be discussed separately, in order to save everyone&#39;s time, we will talk about their most important aspects interchangeably. The first thing you need to know about the LMS and pricing they&#39;re pretty different from most of the other products with their one size fits all model. This means that the amount of money you&#39;ll need to pay is custom, and it depends on the usage of your business model. For example, if your workforce consists of 500 people who need to go through the training process, your usage will be 500 people.</p> <p>This is where scalability comes into plan. In order for you to know which plan you&#39;ll buy for your LMS, you need to have a number of future users in mind, so you know what&#39;s the best solution for you. This way you&#39;ll save money by not splurging on unnecessarily expensive pricing models, and your company will grow because you have just the right amount of resources available for everyone interested in your LMS.</p>

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