Learning Management System

Shopping for a Learning Management System (LMS*) is hard work, what do you need to look out for? There are various areas, depending on the need of your business. Checklist courtesy of Mindclick

System Roles
Inbuilt user roles for admin, tutor, learner

Inbuilt user roles for manager, regional manager and assessor

Competencies and Organisational Roles
Ability to customise roles and permissions

Create organisational roles and hierarchies

Create competency frameworks

Map organisational roles to competencies

Map users to organisational roles

Map learning content to competencies

Submission of competency evidence

Automatic or manual evaluation of competencies

Individual Development Plan
View record of learning

View submissions, feedback and grades

View progress through learning programme

Personal learning objectives

Set priorities and due dates

Sophisticated and flexible site-wide report builder

A rich set of pre-built reports

Ability to build own reports and report sources

Scheduled report management

Export to a variety of formats

Report dashboards based on system role

Time-based events

Outlook integration

Filterable calendar of face-to-face training

SCORM (Not sure about Tin Can API as yet, as it’s still work in progress)

SCORM 1.2 compliant

Content Management
Web pages

User generated content (blog, forum, wiki)

Resources (links, documents, files)

Context-sensitive help

User Management
User profiles

Bulk processes

Profile field customisation

Synchronise user hierarchies from external HR systems

Manually assign users to an organisational role and team

Front Page
News items and updates

End-user system checker

Course content search engine

Landing pages for each system role

Course Enrolment
Manually assign users to courses

User course enrolment request form

Messages and Notifications
Notices boards

User messaging

RSS feeds

Learning Types
Collaborative learning activities

Online and offline activities

Synchronous and asynchronous activities

Individual learning paths

Activity Types
Individual assignments

Collaborative assignments

Quizzes and tests


User surveys

Course Management
Course completion

Course templates

Course certification

Reminders based on Course

Course and category icons


*also known as a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in colleges and universities


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