Your next LMS upgrade: Think long-term and short-term for best results

There’s no denying that a Learning Management System (LMS) is a big investment. It can be easy to think the short-term benefits of an LMS upgrade are the most important, because they’ll give you the quickest wins.

But when your next LMS is likely to last you for years into the future, it’s worth thinking seriously about how it will keep delivering Return on Investment (ROI) in the long-term too.

Check out our rundown of the key features you need to be on the lookout for when it comes to upgrading your LMS.

key signs it's time for an LMS upgrade

Top benefits of Single Sign On (SSO) for LMS users

Single Sign On (also known as SSO) is a convenient and safe way for learners to access your Learning Management System (LMS). This blog outlines the key benefits of Single Sign On for LMS users and how your organization can benefit.

We can probably all relate to the pain of trying to remember passwords. Online shopping, banking, emails, apps and social media – it’s reported that many of us have at least 90 different accounts that require passwords.

But it’s increasingly the case that, when you set up a new account or install an app, you’ll be asked, ‘Do you want to continue with Google? Or Facebook?’ Select either one and you’re straight in – no new account or password required.

That’s Single Sign On in action. Your credentials in one place are used to verify your access somewhere else. And after this happens once, you don’t have to keep entering your details on repeat visits. Pretty convenient, right?

Many organizations are now implementing SSO to simplify the way their employees access different systems – and your LMS can easily plug in, too.

Young man logs in using SSO for LMS

Leverage your LMS for blended learning success

A blended learning approach is a great way to create flexible, effective learning – and your LMS should be a key consideration in the design of your program. In this blog, we’re going to look at the benefits you should leverage to get the best results from your investment.

The concept of blending learning has evolved. For many, blended learning was traditionally a mix of face-to-face and online training. But now it’s much, much more.

These days, we recognise blended learning as a design tool to create rich learning experiences by harnessing:

  • a broad media mix – such as videos, animations, audio and face-to-face training
  • the latest technology – so that content that can be viewed anytime, anywhere
  • non-linear and continuous learning – instead of static one-off learning events
  • social learning – so users can learn from each other and collaborate

Your LMS can be the hub from which all these elements seamlessly blend together to create an effective learning solution.

Businessman accesses LMS on his mobile device