by Lucy Clews on Nov 9th, 2016 in balance blog
what is an LMS?

what does LMS mean?

LMS stands for Learning Management System.

An LMS consists of two parts:

A ‘front end’ user interface that is seen and used by admin, managers and learners.

A ‘back end’ CMS (Content Management System) that is used to create and manage content, courses and data and is controlled by Admin users.


who uses an LMS?

The short answer is: everyone involved in taking eLearning modules or implementing them.

This includes:


what an LMS does and doesn’t do

An LMS however will not take over from an L&D employee. Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts for functionality:

It does:

It doesn’t:


what is the purpose of an LMS?

An LMS can be customised and utilised for a number of different purposes. Here are a few examples of ways that an LMS can benefit different organisations.

An LMS can also function as a ‘one stop shop’ for learning. Many off-the-shelf solutions feature chat areas, blogs, reporting and analytics and blended learning in the form of virtual classrooms and course booking as standard so it is worthwhile shopping around when buying an LMS to get the best possible combination for you. More often than not, organisations choose to purchase a bespoke LMS. A customised approach means that they are not paying for features that they do not need.


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