Learn more about hosted learning management systems.
To streamline the oversight and delivery of eLearning content, your organization will likely benefit from a Hosted Learning Management System. A Learning Management System (LMS) can be as simple or robust as you need. With many different LMS software options on the market, learning the lingo and how they differ from one another can help you narrow down your selection.
Why Use an LMS?
An LMS is a key part of utilizing eLearning platforms. You can incorporate all of your training material in once place where it's easily accessible by your employees. Designated officials have the ability to assign courses to employees and then track that the courses have been completed. In situations where compliance is important, an LMS can be a tremendous time saver.
What are the Different Types of Hosted Learning Management Systems?
Locally Hosted- stored on the agency's own servers. Your organization will be fully responsible for management and oversight of this option.
Software as a Service (SaaS)- this LMS is hosted on the vendor's server. Your training data will be stored in the "cloud".
Advantages & Disadvantages of LMS Hosting Options
Highly customizable and can function less like an "off the shelf" kind of product.
Depending on the sensitivity of training material or data collected, your organization may prefer to have all content stored on your own servers.
Initial set-up and implementation may take a while depending on your agency structure and IT abilities.
Requires on-site technical expertise to manage on an ongoing basis.
Quick to set up and get started.
No IT or server requirements needed. The software company will manage all of this for you
Time can be spent on developing training instead of managing LMS.
May be less customizable then a locally hosted option.
With so many LMS options on the market today, your organization will have no trouble finding one that specifically meets your needs. An LMS with an easy interface for both management and employees is critical to your success with this eLearning platform. If you're ready to look at a cloud-hosted Learning Management System, look at the free trial offer offered by Litmos and see what this type of software can do for you.
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