What is an

LMS

A learning management system (LMS) is a digital platform that enables the management, delivery and measurement of a student’s curriculum. Using the LMS, instructors can create digital content in the form of lesson plans, organize it into courses, deliver the material to students, enroll them in a course, then monitor and assess student performance. Elements of an LMS include attendance rosters, discussion forums, course calendars, student engagement, grading and multiple device access. Examples of an LMS include Moodle and D2L.

A learning management system (LMS) allows professors to create, distribute and track student progress electronically. An LMS can be self-hosted, delivered via the cloud or on a private cloud. The benefits of LMS include efficient management and control, easy access to information, the ability to personalize and to deliver multimedia learning. The primary drawback of any LMS is that users need to be somewhat tech savvy to use a platform that may lack user friendliness.

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