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01 Mar, 2023 3 min read

What is a Learning Management System? All You Need to Know

What are they? How do they work to deliver the outcomes you need? What are the different ways an LMS can work? All your questions will be answered...
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What is a Learning Management System?

When you run an organisation, there are times when you want to teach people things. 

You may wish to educate your customers about your latest product and how to get the best out of it, or perhaps you need to tell your teams all about a new way of working. 

If you administer a membership organisation, it may be necessary to educate new joiners about how that organisation operates so that they can get the full benefit of membership. 

In these circumstances, you need a learning management system (LMS) to communicate the relevant messaging as effectively as possible. 

The principal benefits of a good LMS

  1. It is much cheaper and time-efficient than running face-to-face training courses

  2. The training is consistent because there is a single source of knowledge

  3. You can track the progress of people who engage with the LMS and see how much they have learned

If you want to train your staff or ensure that people use your products and services in the best way possible, you need an LMS. But what does an LMS actually look like?

Different Types of Learning Management System

At Steadfast Collective, we have delivered LMSs to various organisations. In every case, we discuss the precise requirements so that we can design a solution that ensures the learnings are presented as compellingly as possible. Learning management systems can take many forms, including:

  1. Live Video: By holding webinars and workshops and screening them directly to your teams or customers, you can speak instantly and engagingly to the people you need to educate.

  2. Recorded Video: If your teams are too busy or located in different time zones, live video may be impractical. You can create materials to impart knowledge that can be accessed anytime. 

  3. Audio: Your LMS might be a podcast or a formal audio tutorial.

  4. Web materials: Many organisations like to have their training materials constantly available and in written form. New staff, trainees, customers and partners can access them anytime and work through them at their own pace. 

In all instances, it’s possible to monitor the effectiveness of the LMS being used by including an element of checking after each section to see that the main points you need to get across have been absorbed.

Contact Steadfast Collective to Discuss Your LMS Requirements

Steadfast Collective works with membership groups, online communities and corporate organisations that want to increase the level of understanding among the most influential people in the process – the audience for any LMS. After building so many, we have extensive experience and expertise in the field of learning management systems.

We appreciate that every organisation is different, so we can provide any of the above options to suit you and your needs. That way, it ensures the learnings you need to deliver hit the mark and are as effective as possible. 

Talk to us today about how we can help you to build your learning management system.