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What is Learning Management System (LMS)?

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What is Learning Management System (LMS)?

Learning Management System is a software using which the Teachers, Students and Intuitions create an ecosystem wherein the learning is made easy, may it be traditional(on premises), online, hybrid or distance education.

LMS makes the process of creating, delivering and tracking the learning of the students very easy. LMS has separate secure logins for Admin, Teachers and Students thru which they can manage/access resources related to course and its assessment.

LMS is not a replacement of the traditional system, but it complements it. The LMS can be hosted on premise of he institution with server and static IP or it can be hosted on AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or any third party server.

An LMS is accessed over the internet in web-browser. The students and faculty can access it from anywhere as per there ease with secure login. The course administrators can monitor the faculty performance and the student’s progress.

Advantages of LMS

  • Increases student and faculty engagement and performance
  • Faculty and Students saves lot of time
  • Tracking progress of the Students is much easier
  • Students can learn at their own pace
  • Expenses of Classroom and other facilities, resources are minimized.
  • Faculty can create and deliver online courses
  • Increases transparency, communication and collaboration
  • Helps in analyzing gaps in learning and remedial planning for individual students and overall class.

What is there for the Faculty/Teacher in LMS:

  • Students Batch/Class Information
  • Session Planning
  • Time Table
  • Attendance
  • Assignments
  • Quiz/Examinations
  • Question Bank
  • Library
  • OPAC
  • Digital Repository
  • Notices
  • Online Class Room/recorded Video Lectures/ Study Material
  • Email
  • SMS
  • Student’s Diary

What is there for the Students in LMS:

  • Academic Calendar
  • Student Profile
  • Time Table
  • Attendance
  • Assignments
  • Digital Repository
  • Examination
  • Online Class Room/Recorded Lectures
  • Study Material
  • Fees
  • Notices
  • Events
  • Mentoring
  • Placement
  • OPAC
  • Complaint/ Grievance Management
  • Scholarship
  • Student Feedback on faculty
  • Survey/Polls
  • Feedback on Curriculum
  • Quiz

What is there for Admin & Management in LMS?

  • Scheduling of the Courses/Programs
  • Monitoring of the Faculty Performance
  • Student Progress
  • Feedback on faculty & Curriculum
  • Survey
  • Dashboard and Analytical reports

Types of LMS

  • Enterprise vs. Single Tutor/Individual.
  • Open Source/Free vs. Commercial.
  • Payment Method- SaaS vs. One time Licensed.
  • Installation Type- Cloud-based vs. On-premise.
  • CMS with Content or CMS Template based

Features to look for while selecting LMS

  • Integration with ERP
  • Data tracking of the Students and faculties
  • Inbuilt SMS/Email/Whatsapp notifications
  • Centralized Digital repository
  • Intuitive reporting and analytics
  • Mobile App for Android, IPhone and Windows
  • SCORM Compliance, the content should be portable to various LMS
  • Inbuilt tools for Assessment
  • Provision for payment gateway integration
  • Should have features for NBA & NAAC accreditation process
  • SSL for security

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