What is an lms

LMS stands for Learning Management System—a software application that enables organizations and businesses to administer, assign, track, monitor, and report on various educational/training materials. An LMS acts as a supplement to traditional classroom training along with distribution of courses that are available exclusively online. Many corporate organizations have embraced Learning Management Systems for effortless employee compliance, licensure, and to help employees improve their skills.

But, why does a corporate organization need an LMS as a starting point to do eLearning for the first time?

In corporate organizations, new employees are often given training on various policies, management subjects, product training, and skill management topics at the time of joining. These are mostly conducted in training or conference rooms which sometimes makes it difficult for employees to attend due to location or time constraints. To overcome these constraints and save repetitive efforts of trainers to train employees, an LMS comes into play in the following ways:

An LMS is beneficial for both, corporate organizations as well as the trainees. This system ensures that corporate organizations save money that they normally would spend on off-site training seminars and workshops. It also saves the time and effort of the trainees who normally have to travel long distances to attend trainings. In addition to this, an LMS allows training supervisors manage training courses and also track progress of learning among employees.

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