What Makes a Good Learning Management System?

What Makes a Good Learning Management System?

When you run a company, one of the most important things to focus on is building a strong team. Without a dedicated group of employees who understand your vision and are on board with your ideas, it becomes nearly impossible for a business to grow or even to function smoothly day-to-day. But teams don't just start out strong at organizations. They have to be taught. That is why the training process is so important for any company—along with its learning management system.

How a company chooses to teach and train its employees can be the key to ensuring long-term success. You want your company to become stronger and more cohesive as you grow, rather than more fragmented.

If you are building a company and you want to ensure your team stays successful for years, consider focusing on your learning management system. By building a strong LMS, you can ensure that it helps your staff train effectively, saving time and resources, and makes progress at your organization as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Read on to learn the basics of what makes a good learning management system so you can ensure you have all the essentials covered.

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Ease of Use

Your LMS will be used by people throughout your organization. Some of them may be on the tech side of things, while others may only work with their hands and products. For that reason, your LMS should be as easy to use as possible. The easier your LMS is, the more likely it is that your trainees will use it effectively and that it will work.

Accessibility and Responsiveness

Your LMS should work no matter what device your learner uses. A cloud-based learning management system makes the most sense because new employees can learn before they come into the office, and can use it anywhere as long as they have a connection to the Internet.

Your LMS should work well whether your employee is using it on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Mobile-friendly learning management systems are key today when many people's main Internet connection is through their smartphone and not a computer at a desk.

If you integrate your LMS with Viostream, you can be sure your learners will be able to access their video training anywhere. With adaptable bit rate streaming, videos hosted on the Viostream platform will automatically accommodate the Internet speed of the end user, effectively guarenteeing they will never have to wait for a video to buffer before they watch. To see Viostream in action, click here to start your free trial.

Gamification

Recent studies have showed that one of the most powerful ways to help people learn is via gamification. By turning the learning process into what feels like a game, you encourage them to participate and feel engaged with the material. Gamification also encourages your trainees to complete programs. When the process of learning feels like a game, learners will likely stay focused and participate until they win.

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Video for Learning

Learning management systems can contain all kinds of content. If you want to have the most effective training program possible, you should make sure the lessons in your LMS incorporate video. Research has proven that using video for teaching increases retention and better captures people's attention. Increase the chances that your trainees remember what they learn—and they're captivated while they learn—by making their learning experience video-based.

Want to learning more about video for learning? Download our Video for Training, Learning and Development E-book.

How Viostream Can Help You Create a Winning Learning Management System

If you want to use video to create a good learning management system, turn to Viostream. Companies all over the world use Viostream to store, brand, and share their own corporate video libraries.

Viostream is also a popular resource for learning management systems, which can help train every team member via video. Use Viostream to publish your training videos, then allow them to live in the cloud where new employees can access them again and again. That way, you only have to take the time to create and produce them once.

If you want to determine whether Viostream is the right platform for your learning management system, click here to access your free trial. You can see how all of our video features can help your team improve and your company grow, risk-free.

Also, if you have any questions about how Viostream might be able to help your business improve or your team perform better, don't hesitate to reach out to us today. We'd love to talk to you about how you can harness the power of video for success.

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Stuart Auld
Stuart Auld
Stuart Auld (Head of Infrastructure) is a multi-disciplinary engineer with broad-ranging experience at executive level delivering operational best practice across customer engagement, technology, change management and process improvement.
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