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Cloud Based LMS Learning Management System

Learning transgressed the geographical barriers with the advent of online learning systems and the innovation of cloud LMS takes it to a whole new level. Gone are the days when you had to attend classes while taking leave from your work to get some add-on’s to your qualifications and to build a brighter career. With cloud LMS, end-users can access learning via the internet anywhere and on any device.

Cloud Based LMS Learning Management System from Instancy
Cloud Based LMS (Learning Management System) from Instancy

Cloud-Based Learning Management System(LMS) a Simplification for Global Learning Needs

Organizations across the world need to thrive in a very competitive environment and the want their employees to stay ahead and acquire new skills and operate at a higher level of productivity and efficiency. Training providers and educational institutions wish to reach a global audience and provide online courses along with informal learning and collaboration. They do not wish to get slowed down by IT issues and concerns.

With the use of cloud LMS, global learning is possible at your pace at a budget you would really appreciate.  Most training departments do not specialize in IT (Information Technology or internet infrastructure), they specialize in understanding business and user needs and building learning interventions and content to bridge the skill gaps. Cloud LMS gives the ability to move forward with your learning initiatives and deliver the best content in the most time and cost effective manner.

What is Cloud LMS?

Cloud LMS is a cloud based learning management system which comes with a hosted server on an internet infrastructure and can be made available through the internet to the customers or the users located anywhere. The users who need to be registered or enrolled in online courses or virtual classes can access the cloud LMS from any web browser or any device like desktops, tablets, or smart phones and can have access to any feature of the learning management system. There is no need to download and install any software or manage any server or IT infrastructure. The Cloud LMS provides a turn-key solution.

Cloud LMS from Instancy

Instancy provides a cloud learning management system through a hosted application or software-as-a-service that does not require customers and users to worry about any expensive infrastructure or download/update any software. All they need is a web browser or a mobile device to access the full functionality of a modern LMS. Learning organizations or educational institutions do not need to spend on the installation or maintenance of any software or worry about the data backups and infrastructure issues. Not only this, along with cloud LMS, Instancy also provides all the related IT maintenance support and software updates so that the customers and users can focus on their core business without worrying about the software, hardware, internet infrastructure management. Through Instancy, customers can access the learning anywhere and take advantage of superior service and the support.

No matter how big or small your organizations is, Instancy cloud LMS offering is the right solution to meet your needs. Whether you need a light weight LMS or a robust LMS to deliver blended learning programs, you can design the learning experience that best suits your needs. Get in touch with us to get a customized solution.

Mobile Learning Native App Platform and Tools

Mobile Learning Native Application Development Platform and Tools. Instancy Mobile Learning Native App can deliver many types of Courses and Content that can be downloaded.

The Instancy Learning Platform has been updated and released as a native app (Instancy Mobile Learning Native App) that can be installed on mobile devices, in both Android and Apple formats.  This app connects with a cloud-based server and allows users to manage registration, browse a catalog of learning and performance support content, their My Learning, Profile, and Progress pages.

Instancy Mobile Learning Native App appears on the device app menu just like any of the other apps your users have downloaded and installed.
Instancy Mobile Learning Native App appears on the device app menu just like any of the other apps your users have downloaded and installed.

 

The app will work the same way on tablets.

The Instancy Mobile Learning Native App for smartphones and tablets offers several advantages over the mobile web application (Instancy learning platform is also available as a mobile web application).  The Native app allows users to download a complete course package and access the content on their device.  This gives them the freedom to use the content without the bother of slow download times if they have a low-bandwidth connection or are using their device while travelling, when they can’t connect to the internet.

Similarly, users with limited data plans do not have to worry about overages or throttling.  They can download the digital learning content on a wifi connection, and consume it at their leisure without additional data downloads.

Learners can receive push notifications on their mobile device, letting them know that a reminder, course update, or other message is waiting for them when they connect to the server the next time.

Instancy Mobile Learning Native App can deliver many types of content:
 

  • Learning Modules – including interactive multimedia content that support one or more learning objectives
  • Learning Tracks – collections of one or more Learning modules, together with its associated references, assessments, resources, and sometimes scheduled events, both in-person and virtual. Learning Tracks are equivalent to “curricula”
  • Media Resources – audio and video files that support your learning modules
  • Documents – such as MS Word files, spreadsheets, presentations, and PDFs
  • References –links to external learning resources such as other apps, videos, audios, eBooks, web pages, etc.
  • Events –either (i) a physical class where attendees meet face to face at a specified location or (ii) a virtual class or webinar. (Events can be synchronized with the calendar app on the user’s device.)
  • Assessments –tests or quizzes used to evaluate Learner’s skill or knowledge
  • Performance support content or knowledge nuggets that can help learners make use of what they have studied on the job
Instancy Mobile Learning Native App showing list of documents associated with a Learning Track.  Most major document file formats are supported.
Instancy Mobile Learning Native App showing list of documents associated with a Learning Track. Most major document file formats are supported.

 

This pair of screen shots, on a phone and a tablet respectively, show some of the detailed video based content from within a learning module.
This pair of screen shots, on a phone and a tablet respectively, show some of the detailed video based content from within a learning module.

 

More examples of the different page types within learning modules that can be accessed through the Instancy Mobile Learning Native App.
More examples of the different page types within learning modules that can be accessed through the Instancy Mobile Learning Native App.

 

Examples of assessment content delivered through Instancy Mobile Learning Native App.  The device’s touch-screen and keyboard features are enabled in this app, allowing the user to respond to the questions.
Examples of assessment content delivered through Instancy Mobile Learning Native App. The device’s touch-screen and keyboard features are enabled in this app, allowing the user to respond to the questions.

 

Including brief assessments into the course material helps users verify that they have mastered the material in real time.  If they discover that they don’t understand a concept, they can review the material before stumbling onto the next modules.

Courses and Content can be downloaded

The advantage of the native app is that it allows users to download all documents, media, learning and performance support content to their device.  This means that they can use it when the internet is not available.  It also allows users who have limited data plans to download content when they are connected to wifi, and use it when they are not within reach of wifi, without incurring additional data charges.

In the native app, the user’s “My Learning” menu shows a download button.
In the native app, the user’s “My Learning” menu shows a download button.

 

If the internet is not available or is blocked when a user logs in, only those courses that have already been downloaded will be accessible through the native app interface.

The app will track the learner’s course progress while the device is offline, and then sync the next time the device connects to the internet.

Offline progress is synced when the device connects to the internet.
Offline progress is synced when the device connects to the internet.

 

Similarly, any updates to the course material itself will be held for the next available time the device connects to the internet.

Learning Administration

 

Learning Administration
Learning Administration

 

Course progress from the native app is aggregated the same way progress from active on-line users is collected.

Conclusion

 

The new Instancy Mobile Learning Native App allows Learning Administrators to provide just in time learning and performance support to all of your learners and knowledge workers.  Furthermore, the easy-to-use administration controls allow you to personalize the learning content for each user or group of users.

Future updates will allow course designers to take advantage of geolocation and voice activation features on the devices and incorporate this functionality into learning and performance support content.

Learners who spend the bulk of their time at a desk using a PC and learners who commute or travel and who can only access learning content outside regular work settings have the same access to all of the content your enterprise offers to them.

All from an integrated One Mobile Learning App – Instancy Learning Platform Native App.