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.

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Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS is a powerful cloud-based learning management system (LMS) designed to boost engagement and learning outcomes, while still being incredibly scalable and usable. Clients marvel at how quickly they can get up and running,...Read more

4.42 (198 reviews)

133 recommendations

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

4.87 (77 reviews)

111 recommendations

Docebo

Docebo’s LMS Suite is transforming the way enterprise and corporate customers increase speed to onboarding, development, enablement and customer education with ease and flexibility. Docebo’s learning solution is designed to meet t...Read more

4.20 (117 reviews)

54 recommendations

LearnUpon

At LearnUpon LMS we’re on a mission to help you unlock the power of learning. Combining our award winning LMS and our industry-leading Customer Experience team, we pride ourselves on being a trusted partner to over 1,300 businesse...Read more

4.84 (77 reviews)

49 recommendations

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

4.22 (265 reviews)

46 recommendations

360Learning

360Learning empowers Learning and Development teams to drive culture and growth through Collaborative Learning. Our learning platform combines collaborative tools with the power of an LMS, enabling high-growth companies to unlock ...Read more

4.65 (233 reviews)

34 recommendations

Schoox

Schoox transforms learning into business growth. Our SaaS learning platform and course marketplace help companies accelerate business results by unlocking employee potential, boosting customer retention, and driving reseller reven...Read more

4.23 (47 reviews)

34 recommendations

Trakstar Learn

Skip the classroom, train anywhere. Trakstar Learn'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 e...Read more

4.28 (103 reviews)

33 recommendations

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 ...Read more

4.55 (78 reviews)

30 recommendations

Cornerstone LMS

Cornerstone Learning helps you provide a connected learning and growth experience for your people. Create a personalized development and growth experience that inspires people and accelerates transformation. Get a solution designe...Read more

4.31 (207 reviews)

26 recommendations

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Subscription models

  • Per employee/per month: This model allows you to pay a monthly fee for each of your employees.
  • Per user/per month: Users pay a monthly fee for users—normally administrative users—rather than all employees.

Perpetual license

  • This involves paying an upfront sum for the license to own the software and use it indefinitely.
  • This is the more traditional model and is most common with on-premise applications and with larger businesses.

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HireRoad

HR Learn is the LMS of choice for millions of users globally, who rely on us to help them deploy, manage, and track education programs to their employees, members, customers, partners and volunteers. With HR Learn, you have everyt...Read more

4.59 (34 reviews)

26 recommendations

Travitor

Travitor makes it easy to create, deliver, and track training. Plus get hundreds of top-rated courses in Compliance, Business, Safety, and Personal Development included. Help your teams do great work with featured courses like H...Read more

4.46 (46 reviews)

15 recommendations

Mykademy

Mykademy is a cloud-based LMS platform to manage all the training requirements of organisations. Our single-suite e-learning software will help track and manage learners' activities and progress to boost productivity. Businesses o...Read more

4.86 (7 reviews)

15 recommendations

MedBridge

MedBridge is a learning management system for healthcare professionals and organizations. This solution can be used for new employee onboarding, clinical competencies, compliance training, and residency programs. MedBridge helps t...Read more

4.89 (9 reviews)

10 recommendations

Spoke

Spoke is a cloud-based social learning management system (LMS) designed to help enterprise organizations manage training by providing tools and data needed for employee engagement and training in a single platform. Admins can...Read more

4.77 (13 reviews)

9 recommendations

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 by educational institution...Read more

4.53 (3340 reviews)

7 recommendations

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-dro...Read more

4.51 (48 reviews)

7 recommendations

Intertek Alchemy

Intertek Alchemy is a global leader of employee training solutions for manufacturers of all sizes. Partner with us for access to hundreds of industry-specific and customizable training courses that can be delivered to individuals,...Read more

4.82 (17 reviews)

2 recommendations

OpenSesame

OpenSesame is an elearning course provider that offers more than 20,000 courses covering business skills, safety, compliance, technology, industry-specific and certifications, and it is suitable for the training needs of organizat...Read more

4.00 (25 reviews)

1 recommendations

BlueVolt

BlueVolt is a cloud-based channel learning and readiness solution. Its design combines a learning management system with a channel marketing network of manufacturers, distributors, buying groups, associations, retailers, and contr...Read more

4.70 (23 reviews)

1 recommendations

Buyers Guide

Last Updated: July 06, 2022

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.