Learning Management System (LMS)

  • It is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of e-learning education courses or online training programs.
  • LMS’s range from systems for managing training and educational records to software for distributing online courses over the Internet with features that allow for online collaboration.
  • Colleges and universities use LMS’s to deliver online courses and augment on campus courses.
  • Corporate training departments use LMS’s to deliver online training, as well as record keeping and employee registration. A single place that all staff can use.

The confusing part is that many call it Online Training. Others call it e-learning and there those that call it a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). What ever you call it does not matter. It is a place where learners get training material and progress through the material at their own pace while being managed by a teacher remotely.