6 things to consider when choosing your LMSMarch 21st, 2018
Many school administrators and principals think that learning management systems (LMS) are a dime a dozen. Almost all education companies offer them for no clear value other than they make classroom teaching seem more modern and high-tech. But educators who know how to use it effectively in class will tell you that LMS can enhance the learning experience, engage students, and make teacher workload easier.
See the changes firsthand when you adopt your first LMS. Here are six things to look for when selecting your very first LMS:
Your LMS should work for everyone.
A good LMS helps everyone in the school fulfill their tasks more effectively and efficiently. Using his own device, the administrator can use the LMS to modify school curriculums. The teacher will then review the curriculum, create his own lesson plan, and deploy activities and exams via device to the students. In this regard, the LMS connects all the players and makes learning more interactive.
Your LMS should be designed for you.
No two schools are the same, and as such, the functions of your LMS should be designed to fit the specific needs of your school alone. Look for a provider that is willing to take your profile into consideration when designing your customized LMS. Here’s a tip: you know that your LMS is yours when it comes with a unique URL that only you can access.
Your LMS should be mobile and universal.
You know that your LMS is designed well if it works with any device using any operating system. There’s no need to spend extra on device and OS when your LMS adapts to suit you.
Your LMS should make learning assessment so much easier.
Your LMS should not just be a repository of learning resources; it should help you accomplish teacher tasks, such as creating exams and grading papers, faster and smarter. The best LMS will feature a built-in Test Bank that will help you create exams that the system can automatically grade, so you can give more time to individual feedback and coaching.
Your LMS should work online and offline.
Knowing full well the limitations of Internet in the Philippines, you need to look for an LMS that can work online and offline. This is easier done when you work with a provider who can setup local servers in your school, so your LMS can function as an on-premises software.
Your LMS should come with supplementary resources.
The best LMS provider will not make it difficult for you to look for compatible resources. Look for an LMS that comes with customizable and downloadable curriculum maps, detailed lesson plans, slide decks, graphic organizers, multimedia materials, and interactive e-books. In short, your best bet is an LMS that comes with everything you need to get through the school year!
Ready to get started? Vibal’s own mobile-first LMS V-Smart is all these and more. Designed anchored on the core principles of digital literacy, instant feedback, and social learning, V-Smart is the ultimate system for digital teaching and 21st-century learning. Set a date with your Vibal Account Executive or e-mail your school’s needs to firstname.lastname@example.org to get fitted for your first LMS now.