By streamlining the learning process, learning management systems (LMS) have become increasingly popular with both organizations and educational institutions. In addition to providing learning, a LMS can be used for a variety of purposes including evaluating performance, getting employee feedback, and tracking compliance training. Moreover, with an LMS, instructional designers can create courses that are more cost-efficient and accessible for learners.
There are different types of learning management systems available in the market today for organizations to manage their eLearning courses for employees. These types include open source, proprietary, web-based, and cloud-based systems.
Cloud-based learning management systems are a top choice because they are hosted on the Internet and can be accessed by logging into a service provider’s site from anywhere. Since the content is online, both learners and instructional designers can simply use their web browsers to access the courses.
Here are some reasons why a cloud-based system is a good choice for your company’s eLearning program:
Lower setup costs
The price for the use of a cloud-based LMS will cost a few hundred dollars per month, and service packages can accommodate a few hundred users. The vendor takes care of everything from providing the access to resolving any issues and making sure that the LMS is working for everyone in the organization who has the permission to use it. The company just needs to sign up with the LMS service provider and make the necessary payments.
The responsibility of maintenance generally lies with the vendor. So any glitches are taken care of beforehand. Any upgrades are typically included, which means that you are receiving new features and upgraded functionality on a regular basis at no extra cost. Because the LMS offers a centralized storage location, it is easy to make any upgrades.
More storage space
The most significant benefit of using a cloud-based LMS is that all of the data, including images and content, is uploaded directly to the LMS. This frees up space on local devices like desktop computers or laptops.
Enhanced data security
LMS providers use different methods like data encryption or SSL to ensure the security and privacy of course content and of users’ private information. Hence, course designers can update information in the system without any concerns about security. Organizations can focus on providing better learning for their employees without worrying about data being lost or stolen.
Lastly, for multinational corporations with a global workforce, a cloud eLearning platform can provide employees the ability to access online training materials remotely and get the support they need instantaneously.
These are just some of the myriad advantages to using a cloud-based LMS. With minimal start up cost, automatic upgrades, quick deployment capabilities, easier accessibility, and enhanced security, a cloud-based LMS is the perfect choice for any organization, regardless of size or budgetary concerns.
THORS LMS is cloud based and can be used as a stand-alone system to manage company-specific training courses, or can act as a resource to access THORS Academy courses, or be a combination of the two for manufacturing organizations and educational institutions.
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