The term responsive has made a big impact in the field of design and development.  In the domain of e-learning, one can clearly observe the visible shift to responsive e-learning and mobile learning and which demands a responsive LMS.

A Responsive LMS enables the learning content to be accessible across different platforms like mobiles, ipads,  desktops, laptops etc. The different screen sizes of these devices no longer pose a challenge as the responsive content is automatically aligned as per the various devices, and the responsive LMS ensures its deployment, accessibility as well as tracking.

So let us now look at the various features which make a LMS responsive:

1.The learning contents are accessible across multiple devices

The responsive LMS allows the content to seamlessly integrate across the platforms and device. The learners of today use various mobile devices like smartphones, iPad, tablets etc. The user prefers seamless learning experience across these devices which can be ensured by delivering the content through a responsive LMS. The content hosted on the responsive LMS can be accessed from anywhere in any device without losing the user learning experience.

2.Reporting and tracking of learner’s progress

Responsive LMS helps the course administrators to generate detailed reports of the learner’s progress even when he/she is accessing the courses through his/her mobile device/s. This couldn’t be effectively done in the traditional LMS.

As the modules are hosted on a single code based responsive LMS, the user is able to use the same login details and continue the course on various devices without any difficulty. This helps the L&D teams to easily download the user assessment and analytics reports at the back end.

3.A Good User Interface

A responsive LMS’s design ensures that the UI is not cluttered and the user enjoys a wonderful learning experience across multiple devices.The learning content, menu bar etc becomes easily accessible and visible to the users.

A well designed responsive LMS is also able to utilize the features that each device offers, such as touch, swipe, and scroll in smartphones.

4.Facility of Mobile Apps

Many of the latest and popular responsive LMS offer the users the mobile app versions on both the popular mobile platforms like Android and iOS.  The learner can just download the app and start accessing the module from anywhere.

The mobile app also allows the offline viewing facility where the content can be downloaded for offline access, when there is no active internet connection.

5.Safe and Secure Environment

A responsive LMS like a traditional LMS should rank high on providing a safe and secure environment to its users.  Safety becomes all the more important in a responsive LMS as unsafe environment specially when learners are using their own devices to access the e-learning can cause a great deal of damage if a high level of encryption standards are not followed.

The above-mentioned features add an edge to the traditional LMS and make them responsive. So have you already implemented a responsive LMS?  If not, its time to invest in or upgrade to one.