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Part 1: LMS Key Features to Look For: Ease of Use

By Alicia Beharry
Published on July 28, 2021

When choosing an LMS, there are key features to look for that will help enhance your training programs. In this series, we will guide you through what elements to look for and explain how implementing specific features into your search process is vital to help you discover a learning management system (LMS) that will work best for your business. In the first instalment of this series, we are going to explore why searching for an LMS with ease of use programming is vital. We will also delve into the pivotal factors of how your LMS should provide ease of use for your employees, your administrative team, as well as the capability to mitigate potential pitfalls your online training program may encounter, that could possibly affect the value of your company.It is likely you are aware of the need for an eLearning tool, or perhaps on the market for an improved one, and you are looking at your options. 

Let’s take a look at two key features under the “ease of use” umbrella you will want to consider when choosing an LMS:

Administrative Ease of Use

Be aware that your learning management system should possess a high level of efficiency in gathering reports and have the capacity to track and analyze data. A user-friendly, intuitive interface is imperative to the LMS’s usability and your  administrator’s productivity. Your admins should find the online learning platform functional. Additionally, do not eliminate the need to effectively utilize integrated tools to access content and manage tasks quickly.

Employee Ease of Use

Providing a user-friendly online training platform for your employees that includes engaging content and bridges generational gaps and learning styles, will take your online training program to the next level. An easily accessible eLearning system with an easy-to-learn platform will motivate your team and keep them engaged, which in turn will support your organization’s ROI.

Selecting an LMS that will work for you and with you is crucial in eliminating any excessive stress and pitfalls your management may face, as well as preventing motivational and skill deficiencies among your employees. An ideal and competent LMS provider will offer effective user training, need-based customer support, personalized course content and ongoing developmental updates. 

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