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Tovuti

Tovuti is an all-in-one, cloud-based solution designed to activate the potential of organizations through creating, delivering and tracking online training and education. The end-to-end solution gives users everything they need to... Read more

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SAP Litmos

SAP Litmos is a cloud-based continuous learning platform that unifies learning management, the extended enterprise, prepackaged content and a content management system to meet organizations’ training needs. SAP Litmos is SSAE 16... Read more

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Bridge

Bridge is an employee development platform built specifically for employees and managers. It provides peer-to-peer practice, live in-person training, external learning, online courses, mentorship, manager 1:1s, goal tracking and peer... Read more

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Docebo LMS

Docebo is a cloud-based LMS solution to provide training programs for employees, partners and customers.  Docebo serves various industries including IT, technology, retail, consulting, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, oil and gas. Docebo... Read more

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PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone, formerly Cornerstone Growth Edition, is a cloud-based employee performance and learning management system that helps businesses to streamline their employee performance review process and prioritize learning for... Read more

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Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud provides companies across the globe with a cloud-based learning and talent management application designed to drive employee engagement, elevate skills and improve business productivity. Saba Cloud provides traditional... Read more

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Thought Industries

Thought Industries offers a cloud-based customer training platform designed to suit the needs of business across multiple industries including software, manufacturing, professional training, continued education, continued medical education,... Read more

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Moodle

Moodle is a cloud-based learning management solution that provides businesses and educational institutions with tools to design customizable training courses. It comes with a centralized dashboard, which enables users to track course... Read more

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BizLibrary

BizLibrary is a leading provider of online learning for growing organizations. Their award-winning microlearning video library engages employees of all levels, and their learning management system is a progressive catalyst for achievement.... Read more

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Coassemble

Coassemble is a cloud based learning management solution (LMS) that allows training administrators to create, manage and deliver online education. The solution is compatible with Android and iOS devices and enables users to access... Read more

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Brightspace

Brightspace from D2L is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that helps K 12 institutes, higher educations and corporate organizations run both blended and fully online courses. Brightspace comprises of three integrated platforms... Read more

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SkyPrep

SkyPrep LMS is a cloud-based learning management solution that offers a platform to training administrators for creating, managing and selling training courses. Key features include custom branding, automated learner enrollment and... Read more

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Canvas

Canvas LMS from Instructure is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) specifically designed for K-5 on up through higher education institutions. Canvas LMS is a scalable platform that can be used to serve education organizations... Read more

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Auzmor Learn

Auzmor Learn is a cloud-based learning management (LMS) system that helps businesses and organizations manage, track and deliver training to employees or affiliates. Auzmor Learn offers course-authoring capabilities and centralized... Read more

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CoreAchieve

CoreAchieve is a cloud-based learning management solution that enables businesses to streamline processes related to content creation, compliance, audio/video employee training and more. Professionals can utilize the platform to develop... Read more

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Mindflash

Skip the classroom, train anywhere. Mindflash's cloud-based e-learning platform provides a simple, training solution for employees working from home, in the office, or in the field. We make it easier for business leaders to enable... Read more

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eLearning Cloud

eLearning Cloud is a cloud-based learning management solution (LMS) from VAIRKKO that enables organizations to provide training to their employees. The solution allows users to distribute learning content to company employees, create... Read more

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Intertek Alchemy

Intertek Alchemy is a cloud-based and on-premise solution designed for food manufacturers, packagers and distributors of all sizes. It helps companies engage with their frontline employees to drive safety, quality and productivity... Read more

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Centralpoint - Learning Management System

Centralpoint by Oxcyon is a content management solution that can be installed on-premise or accessed on the cloud from any mobile device with an internet connection.The modular applications can be deployed in a configuration that suits... Read more

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Accord LMS

Accord LMS supports online courses, instructor-led training, certification and compliance management, gamification, and more. HTML5 content authoring, webinars, eCommerce and HRIS synchronization are fully integrated. Drag-and-drop... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: April 8, 2020

A mobile learning management system (LMS) helps you deliver and manage online training courses, as well as instructor-led training, on mobile devices.

As more and more millennials primarily access information on mobile devices, businesses need to leverage this trend. Mobile LMSs help accomplish this, while also helping businesses enhance their workforce training and employee development.

We created this guide to help you understand this type of software and review the available solutions. This buyer's guide will help you make a more informed purchase decision as you search for the most suitable solution out of the many in the market.

In this guide, we'll cover:

What Is Mobile LMS Software?
Common Features of Mobile LMS Software
What Type of Buyer are You?
Market Trends to Understand

What Is Mobile LMS Software?

Mobile LMSs let users access learning materials on portable wireless devices such as smartphones and tablets. They allows employees—or students—to learn on the go and help them manage their learning schedules (i.e., location, time and device of their choice) more easily.

A mobile-responsive LMS allows trainers to adapt and personalize their teaching styles to mobile devices. Trainers can receive real-time updates on a learner's progress, create bite-sized courses and add gamification elements to increase student engagement.

Here are some of the reasons to opt for mobile LMS software:

  • Interact with peers or teams on a course forum
  • Create courses as bite-sized modules that are easy to absorb
  • Provide users with compliance and certifications
  • Track employee/student progress
  • Create reports to measure the success of a training program

The primary benefit of a mobile LMS platform is that the courses are available in bite-sized pieces, and it enables users to complete courses in short intervals regardless of time or place. Additionally, trainers can view and track the status of course completion by students or employees on their mobiles.

Users are notified on their mobile phones about future training events or course submission deadlines. Moreover, users can easily access these courses on tablets or smartphones, as they are intimately familiar with mobile interfaces.

Screenshot of PlayerLync's mobile dashboard

PlayerLync's mobile dashboard where users can view available training courses (Source)

Common Features of Mobile LMS Software

This section looks at some of the common features of mobile LMS software that small businesses may need. Most small businesses and educational institutes will need some (or all) of these features for mobile courses:

Built-in course/content authoring

Create short courses using prebuilt templates that feature images, videos, or text.

Gamification

Integrate gaming elements, such as badges, leaderboards and dashboards, to increase learner engagement. Create customized assessments using 2D and 3D graphics.

Certification and compliance management

Provide certification and manage compliance training/programs as per state or federal licenses and standards and policies of your specific industry.

Proficiency testing/reporting

Leverage reporting and analytics functionalities to determine a trainee's proficiency and identify learning gaps.

Course library

Maintain a library of courses for general training requirements such as workplace safety procedures, appropriate employee behavior and harassment policies.

Push notifications

Send alert messages to users on their mobile devices about assignment deadlines and new courses in the system.

Social learning

Allow employees/students to share, comment and discuss ideas on course forums with each other or subject matter experts (SMEs).

On/Off sync apps

Allow users to download course material on their mobile devices and access it even when they are offline.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Different organizations have different learning requirements. For that reason, there is not necessarily one solution that will work for everyone. For instance, educational institutions have different business needs from a corporate office. This makes it important to differentiate the buyer types and understand which category you fall into.

Here are the two major categories of mobile LMS software buyers:

Educational buyers: If you have remote students (i.e., those enrolled in e-learning courses) and professionals enrolled in continuing education courses, a mobile LMS will help your students access the syllabus, assignments and assessments on their mobile devices.

In particular, look for social learning features, which allow students to interact (discuss, share, comment) with each other on course forums.

This category of buyers would benefit from purchasing stand-alone mobile LMS software. A stand-alone mobile LMS can work offline as well, which allows students to download the courses and access them anywhere without the need of network connection.

The second option would be purchasing an LMS suite that offers mobile capability, as well as several other applications.

Corporate buyers: A mobile LMS solution is ideal for training employees who work in the field most of the year. For instance, pharmaceutical sales reps need to constantly stay updated about changing health care regulations and comply with them. Mobile LMS would help them gain the requisite certifications and licenses remotely.

Corporate buyers who want to provide continuing education to their employees should look for course authoring features to create short, custom lessons. If you're in this buyer category, you could either purchase mobile LMS as a stand-alone solution or choose an HR solution that offers mobile LMS as a core feature.

Market Trends to Understand

The demand for mobile learning is rising steadily to the point that having a mobile LMS is becoming more essential, whereas in the past, it was more of a nice-to-have option or add-on. To keep up with the quickly evolving mobile LMS space, you should be aware of the following market trends:

Shift to mobile-first LMS: Businesses are leaning more toward the mobile-first learning approach, in which an LMS is designed for the mobile platforms first, and then (if required), scaled up for the desktop version.

This approach allows employees to engage in training regardless of time and place, using any device to increase course completion rate and knowledge retention.

Gamification integration to increase ROI: Employees are more productive and motivated when their learning environment feels more like a game. Gamification elements increase employee engagement, efficiency, and ultimately, reduce employee turnover. Adding this feature to your mobile LMS will positively impact your ROI.

Microlearning to improve learner engagement: Microlearning is an emerging trend in the e-learning industry. In this approach, courses are deliberately kept short as the focus is on delivering very specific information in the least amount of time.

A Software Advice survey indicates that 58 percent of learners would prefer to use a learning system that provides several short lessons (two to five-minute videos) that are broken up over time over attending day-long training sessions. Learners are able to retain more when they take short lessons and learn one specific skill at a time.

Also, trainers prefer microlearning as it's easier and cheaper for them to create content in shorter formats.