Almost 90% of participants in a
study conducted by the Brandon
Hall Group in 2016 agreed that
they need to make changes to
their existing LMS in order to make
If this is how they react, it’s time
for a change.
How do users react to the LMS in your organization?
1. Has an easy user-interface
2. Supports gamification
3. Allows collaborative learning
4. Provides real-time reporting
5. Is administrator-friendly
6. Is mobile compatible
In order to make your LMS user-centric, check if the
LMS meets the following requirements:
What is an easy user-interface in an LMS?
The interaction between the user and the LMS needs to
happen effortlessly with minimal need for training.
Go the extra mile to make a smile!
How to create an easy user-interface for the LMS?
Provide clutter-free navigation and consistency of GUI elements
Organize courses in a logical manner
Provide FAQs and Help buttons to address simple queries
Gamification is the 4th most desired feature in an LMS based on a
recent LMS user search.
Use the power of gamification to give learners a platform that can hold
Trust us, they will keep coming back for more.
How to use gamification to keep learners engaged?
Motivate learners through badges, points, certificates, and leaderboards.
Let learners go up one level when they achieve what is expected of them.
This offers motivation to proceed to the next level of learning.
An LMS that supports collaborative learning allows users a chance to
interact, brainstorm, discuss, exchange, and apply ideas.
How to know if your LMS supports collaborative learning?
The LMS must support
Online chat options
Blogs & journals
Polls and surveys
Reports help management make informed decisions on the L&D
scenario in their organization.
How to check if the LMS supports real-time reporting?
Large reports can be run instantly
Report on a training that was completed an hour ago is available
Sending e-mails without scheduling them in a queue is possible
Routine administrative tasks such as creating and deleting users,
and assigning courses should not take much time.
If your LMS administrator needs to spend hours in order to utilize the
LMS to its full potential, then it is not user-centric.
What makes the LMS administrator-friendly?
Routine and repetitive tasks are automated
Multilingual access is enabled
Interface is personalized, based on individual needs
Smart reporting and tracking is facilitated
The increasing preference for mobile-learning requires your LMS to
support mobile devices.
How do you benefit from implementing a user-
User-centric LMS = Happy learner = Organizational benefits
Keep this checklist handy to assess if your LMS is
Before we conclude
Here’s a quick recap of the key takeaways
An easy interface requires minimal training
Gamification holds a learner’s attention
Collaborative learning allows users to exchange ideas
Real-time reporting facilitates decision-making
An administrator-friendly LMS helps complete routine tasks quickly
A mobile compatible LMS is required to implement mobile learning
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