Our Learning Management System (LMS) is a robust tool that enables organizations to efficiently deliver, track, and manage training for their employees, clients, and partners. But what is an LMS, and why does your organization need it?
As the dynamic landscape of learning and training continues to evolve, more organizations are seeking effective solutions to manage their learning programs. Knowledge Anywhere's Learning Management System (LMS) is a comprehensive platform designed to facilitate and streamline the training process for companies across various sectors. Our platform ensures that your organization stays at the cutting edge of the modern learning experience, bridging the gap between traditional and online learning.
What is a Learning Management System (LMS)? A Learning Management System is a software application that allows businesses to plan, implement, and track specific learning processes. You may have also heard LMS called an online training program, corporate training, training platform, or learning platform. LMSs provide a centralized location for all learning materials, making it easier for employees to access educational resources, participate in training programs, and improve their skills. Our LMS, being a cloud-based solution, ensures that your training materials are accessible anytime, anywhere, thereby promoting flexibility and convenience in learning.
Why does your organization need an LMS? In today's fast-paced business environment, continuous learning is key to staying competitive. An LMS like Knowledge Anywhere’s promotes efficient learning by providing a platform where employees can access training materials at their convenience, track their progress, and even collaborate with others for a more interactive learning experience. This system ensures that your company can effectively manage and streamline your training programs, saving valuable time and resources.
For a business to thrive, despite unexpected future events, it needs efficient digital resources that can be deployed anytime, anywhere. While some businesses are still reluctant to make a move, it’s a no-brainer that technological solutions are the way to go. Implementing a Learning Management System (LMS) is a great solution to help companies easily manage, monitor, and report training activities. The global LMS market was worth over $8 billion in 2019 and will grow to about $38 billion by 2027, indicating a steep and growing demand for the product. Below are a few reasons why your company needs to have an updated online training platform:
- Organized Content in a Centralized Location
- Unlimited Access to eLearning Materials
- Keeps Organizations Updated with Compliance Regulations
- Easily Track Learner Progress and Performance
- Enhanced Learning Efficiency
- Reduced Costs of Training and Development
- Business Scalability
To read more, check out our blog “Why Should Your Company Get An LMS?” here.
Benefits of our Learning Management System: Beyond just centralizing your training materials, the Knowledge Anywhere LMS offers numerous benefits. Its easy-to-use interface ensures that everyone, regardless of their technical skills, can navigate through the platform. Our LMS also offers comprehensive reporting capabilities, giving you insights into how your learners are progressing, which areas need improvement, and how effective your training programs are overall. Furthermore, its integration capabilities mean it can be seamlessly incorporated with other business tools, thereby promoting a unified and efficient workflow.
An intelligent Learning Management System (LMS) offers many ways to improve employee satisfaction, lengthen retention, and increase productivity. Good eLearning systems can:
Ease the strain of onboarding new hires. Your new hire training can be tailored to deliver not just knowledge and job training, but reflect your company values and culture. Training can be immersive and dynamic, building new hire engagement from the very beginning.
Develop the skills of existing employees. Training shouldn’t stop at onboarding. Whether your goal is to advance the strength of your talent pool by honing their existing skills, or cross-train to enhance collaboration, innovation, and teamwork, your learning initiative should be an ongoing effort.
Improve recognition. Recognition is a key factor in job satisfaction. By creating certificates, incentives, or reward programs, your most highly-trained employees can demonstrate their value and have their efforts acknowledged.
Provide avenues for growth. You can use your elearning platform to map out a plan for growth and advancement that helps employees invest in their long-term future with your company. Growth opportunities deepen motivation and engagement.
If you aren’t using a learning management system, or only using in-person training during a new hire period, you are missing out on opportunities to deepen and strengthen your existing talent pool and improve productivity. An LMS is a large commitment, but it can give you huge returns on investment when you use it to create a culture that keeps employees committed to staying and growing with your company.
Is Knowledge Anywhere's LMS mobile-friendly? Yes, Knowledge Anywhere‘s learning platform is optimized for mobile devices, helping you manage and educate your workforce regardless of location or device, ensuring your employees can learn on-the-go.
Can I customize the LMS to fit my brand? Absolutely! Our LMS allows for brand customization. Your brand should be reflected via your LMS platform. If your team - or any external partners - use your LMS to conduct eLearning, you’ll want them to feel as if that education is a part of their experience working with you. This is particularly important if you offer training across departments within your organization.
Think of your online training platform as an extension of your brand and your company. It sends a very clear message to any users you send to your LMS. This training is a part of the larger experience of working for or with your company and it creates the perception that your company is organized and has all its materials aligned.
It also perpetuates your current marketing strategy and re-reminds users of your brand. Let’s say, for example, part of an eLearner’s role is sending emails to customers. They are more likely to remember your company’s unified and defined tone of voice, fonts, logos, and colors if they see it on a day-to-day basis, across all channels within your organization.
Internal branding guidelines gives you an opportunity to develop content that’s infused with the intangible elements of your brand - your mission, values, and main company objectives. This allows you to explain how the various aspects of the training are integrated with these elements.
Why customers want your LMS to be branded: A branded LMS emphasizes consistency on the platform. Visually speaking, it creates a unified look for the material and serves as a constant reminder not only of why your users are there, but the purpose of their partner training.
As an added benefit, personalization makes the training feel like less “cookie-cutter.” Your audience may have taken similar pieces of training with other companies on similar topics in the past. Customizing your LMS helps you stand out and differentiate the knowledge you’re trying to pass on to your users. It gives the training a unique and distinctive flavoring, enabling users to escape the monotony they face from other LMS training they’ve experienced in the past. Here's how your LMS can reflect your brand:
- Your company’s colors
- Your logo
- Your mission and values
Your actual training content can also allude to your brand’s mission statement and your company’s values. Whatever purpose your training has, it ties back to your organization’s overarching goals in one way or another. Make sure you clearly outline how that is in the content itself.
There are multiple ways you can incorporate your branding into your LMS to make it a personalized eLearning experience. The above options are simply how your LMS can show your brand. Below are just some of the ways that Knowledge Anywhere can incorporate your company’s colors, logo, and values into our learning platform:
- Personalized email formatting
- Personalized badges, with customized naming
- Image placement, cropping, and color edits
- Homepage personalization (logos, colors, messaging, etc.)
To see Elements of Knowledge Anywhere’s LMS That Can Be Customized, watch our video here.
How secure is the data in Knowledge Anywhere's LMS? Data security is a top priority at Knowledge Anywhere. Our LMS is designed with advanced security measures to ensure all your information is kept secure and confidential. You can find more about our data practices, protection, and safety in our Security page.
Does the LMS support different types of learning materials? Yes, our LMS supports a wide range of learning materials, including video content, interactive quizzes, PDFs, SCORM packages, and more, providing flexibility in creating engaging training programs.
Can we assess the learners' progress within the LMS? Yes, Knowledge Anywhere's LMS includes a robust tracking and reporting feature. It allows you to monitor learner progress, completion rates, and scores on assessments to help evaluate the effectiveness of your training programs. In fact, our data and analytics is one of the best features we have! To see other top LMS features, read about Top 10 LMS Must-Have Features here.
Can the LMS handle a large number of users? Our LMS is built to scale and can handle anything from small teams to large organizations with thousands of users. As your organization grows, our LMS will effortlessly grow with you. Here are a few LMS pricing and training cost FAQs that can help:
- What is an active user? An active user is any user that has registered or logged into the LMS in the past month.
- What if I want to change my tier plan? You can change your tier whenever you’d like. If you consistently change tiers too often, a fee may apply.
- What if I need more Administrators? Each pricing tier comes with a certain amount of Administrators - if you’d like more, you can switch tiers or speak with your training implementation specialist
- What does a Branded Interface look like? A Branded Interface allows your organization to upload its logo to the LMS, as well as optional further customization, such as modifying text blocks, adding alternate images, adding a background video for the login screen, and more. To understand these customizations, a Knowledge Anywhere specialist will train you on how to make these changes. From there, it’s up to you what you choose to do with it!
- Will you help us get started? Yes - we want to make sure that you feel good about using our LMS from the get-go. That’s why we include a few personalized, one-on-one complimentary hours of training for your system administrators with the purchase of our LMS. You’ll also get access to our video tutorials and Knowledge Base that has answers to your most common questions.
- Is there a set-up fee? Yes. The one-time set-up fee for the Express and Professional tiers of our LMS typically runs about $3,000.
- Do you have nonprofit pricing? Yes. We usually offer about a 10% discount for nonprofits, but please connect directly with a sales representative for final numbers.
What kind of customer support do you offer? We provide 24/7 support to ensure your experience with our LMS is seamless. Our dedicated team is available to assist you with any questions or issues you may have. With a satisfaction rating of 98%, our customer success team is here to help you strategize, implement, and optimize your corporate training program. To read more about our customer success team, check out our article on Knowledge Anywhere Signs Craig Weiss’ Customer Certified Support here.
Can I integrate the LMS with other software applications? Absolutely. Knowledge Anywhere's LMS is designed with interoperability in mind. It can be integrated with other software systems, including Open Sesame, LinkedIn Learning, Digital Signatures, 360immersive Virtual Reality courses, API and Knowledge Mark, and Single Sign On (SSO), which you can find in our Administrator Marketplace within the LMS. We'll also provide demos and resources for getting started with these integrations. Whether you're looking to add new training content, enhance your learner's experience, or simplify your login process, we hope you'll find these integrations useful. You kind find more about Knowledge Anywhere’s LMS Integrations here.
Is there a feature for creating custom certificates within the LMS? Yes, our LMS allows you to design and issue custom completion certificates, adding an extra layer of value and achievement to your training programs.
Does the LMS support different languages? Yes, our LMS supports multiple languages, catering to organizations with a global presence and diverse workforce.
How do I keep my content updated in the LMS? Our LMS makes it easy for you to update your training content as often as needed. You can add new materials, update existing ones, or retire outdated content to ensure your training programs stay current and relevant.