Skilljar Blog

The Top 5 eLearning Acronyms (And What They Mean)

Posted by Sandi Lin on Sep 29, 2014 3:54:00 PM


The eLearning industry is full of acronyms - in fact, the word eLearning itself is shorthand for electronic learning! Interested in learning the common industry jargon? Here is our handy guide to the top five eLearning acronyms.

 

1. LMS (Learning Management System)

A Learning Management System is a software system that is used by training organizations to deliver and track learning activities, with an emphasis on eLearning.

There are two common tyes of LMS systems: installed and SaaS. The installed type requires hosting on an organization's own server. The SaaS (software-as-a-service) type is hosted in the cloud.

The features that an LMS includes will also differ greatly. Depending on the platform, or a company's specific training needs, an LMS might include features like:

  • Course authoring tools
  • Course delivery
  • Course catalog
  • Assignments and gradebooks
  • Discussion forums
  • Analytics
  • Student registration
  • E-commerce
  • Data integrations

You may be noticing the theme that LMS systems vary greatly. They are evolving rapidly, too. We'll be doing a full blog post on this subject to dive into these details.

Read More

Topics: Training

Meet Morgan Marks, Engineering Intern at Skilljar

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Sep 24, 2014 4:40:00 PM

Welcome to the next segment of intern introductions! We are excited to get to know Morgan Marks, engineering intern and the newest addition to the Skilljar team. She’ll be helping to build some great upcoming features.

Morgan hails from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and has spent the past 4 years studying Math and Computer Science at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota (talk about a change in weather!). After graduating in June, Morgan moved to Seattle for her next adventure. When she’s not writing code, her interests include cooking, crocheting, and calligraphy.

Read More

New Feature: Customize Your Online Lesson Display

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Sep 18, 2014 2:33:31 AM

You requested it; we built it! With our newest feature, you are able to customize your course settings to select your preferred online lesson display.

Read More

Bulk Upload Tool Launches

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Sep 10, 2014 7:39:55 AM

Exciting news, we've launched the bulk upload tool! Save time setting up your next course by using this new addition to the Skilljar online course builder. You can upload multiple videos, audio files, and PDFs at one time using the bulk upload tool. With each file you upload, you will also be able to automatically create a lesson and make the file downloadable.

Read More

3 Reasons Why You Need an Introduction to Your Online Course

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Sep 2, 2014 9:04:10 AM

An introduction to your online course sets the stage for the rest of the training. It’s important to provide the context needed for customers to be successful. As the first chance in an online course to grab the customer’s attention, the introduction is a vital component that should not be omitted.

Adapted from photo by iamtheo / CC BY

1. Establish a connection

Read More

Subscribe to Skilljar's Blog

Join thousands of training professionals! Get Skilljar's latest articles straight to your inbox. Enter your email address below:

Subscribe to Email Updates

Follow Skilljar