Now that teleconferences and distanced learning are the new normal, you should consider if you have been using your learning management system (LMS) to its fullest extent. An LMS can do so much more than hosting elearning courses and tracking your audience’s learning data.
Most LMSs already have social interaction capabilities – for your learners to interact in real time with instructors, and other participants. Social learning functions have been built into LMSs even before the advent of social media! Even in the 90s, LMS came preloaded with discussion threads, forums, FAQs and chat – most of which were ignored because the cultural shift towards regular online social interactions hadn’t happened yet.
Now that IRL (In Real Life) interactions have been suspended from COVID, we need to leverage what socializing your LMS is capable of providing to remote learners. Students who need one-on-one attention or have complicated questions will appreciate an LMS that includes video conferencing features. This means you don’t have to pay for an outside subscription to communicate face-to-face with your students. You can use these features to run virtual classrooms, record the session for future reference, and share learning resources.
If you are using Zoom and Dropbox and any number of other sites for connecting with your learners, consider moving to an LMS that combines all these capabilities into a one-stop site for all your virtual training. Talk to us today to see what we can do to make your LMS a fully featured experience!