A Learning Management System, or LMS, is a software application for the management and delivery of online learning content. LMSs help subject matter experts (SMEs), educators and business professionals deliver materials to their target audience, communicate with the online community, administer assessments, monitor progress and track records.
The characteristics of an organization’s target audience (the end user, typically called the “learner”) depends on the type of organization using the LMS and their training goals. Learners may be students, employees, external workers, clients, channel partners or the general public, to name a few.
From the corporate perspective, companies typically use an LMS to train anyone and everyone considered part of their larger workforce. For example:
Other ways LMSs are used include the following: