July 15, 2014 Leave a comment
I continuously interact with many LMS administrators who are using EduBrite LMS. Some are using to train internal employees while others have broader usage. They are not only responsible for internal training but also responsible for running online learning center for external audience such as partners and customers. We really enjoy working with LMS administrators and value their continuous feedback. Dedicating this blog to you all and discussing some key features in this series, which makes your life cool:
i. Overall administration/management
This is one of the most loved and appreciated feature, which allows an administrator to create an online training environment where training can be managed centrally or it can be decentralized. EduBrite LMS supports various roles at multiple level. A classic example is “Train the trainer and the trainer trains learners”. In this case a trainer (or manager) can be a learner in one group, where he/she is getting trained by a corporate trainer but can be an administrator of a group, for which he/she responsible for training activities (including creating course, course sessions, events, managing users, enrolling them into courses, events, tracking their progress etc.). So essentially delegating administration and control where it belongs, this saves a lot of time for administrators and trainers/managers.
ii. User Management
The core philosophy here is to provide tools, which makes administrator’s day-to-day job easy and saves time on admin activities. This list is long so highlighting few:
- Ability to bulk import users in the system (if not using SSO), including assigning groups
- Ability to bulk enroll users to a particular courses, program(learning path) session or an event
- Ability to enroll a user into multiple exams, course sessions/program sessions (learning paths)
- Proxy Login – A must feature, there are times when an admin must login as a user to troubleshoot the problem
iii. Group Management
Group is at the center in EduBrite LMS. It allows logical grouping of users and resources (learning and social content). EduBrite supports flexible hierarchical group structure, which allows to map organizational departments. Each group supports various roles such as group admin, group instructors and learners. Various formal learning activities such as courses, tests, surveys, assignments and informal learning activities such social collaboration such as forum, discussion boards, resource sharing, polls etc. are managed within a group. Group admin has privilege to manage learners, their enrollment to the courses/events, tracking/reporting etc.
Another added feature is group access – Open, By request and By invite. Typically informal groups has access Open or By request. Formal learning groups typically have By Invite access. If using integration with user provisioning system (SSO) then the groups/users from user provisioning system are mapped directly to EduBrite group structure.
I will be discussing some more cool features in the next part of this series.