The Learning Management System

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LMS is a learning management system that has the following functions and capabilities:

  • online course management;
  • dissemination of training materials;
  • ensuring cooperation between students and teachers, as well as maintaining constant contact between them;
  • student registration;
  • storing test results in a database;
  • distribution of tasks in digital format;
  • integration with online calendar and Outlook systems
  • randomization of test questions and setting time limits.

The term «e-learning» has only been in existence since 1999, when the word was first utilized at a CBT systems seminar. Other words also began to spring up in search of an accurate description such as «online learning» and «virtual learning». However, the principles behind e-learning have been well documented throughout history, and there is even evidence which suggests that early forms of e-learning existed as far back as the 19th century.

With the introduction of the computer and internet in the late 20th century, e-learning tools and delivery methods expanded. The first MAC in the 1980′s enabled individuals to have computers in their homes, making it easier for them to learn about particular subjects and develop certain skill sets. Then, in the following decade, virtual learning environments began to truly thrive, with people gaining access to a wealth of online information and e-learning opportunities.

In the 2000′s, businesses began using e-learning to train their employees. New and experienced workers alike now had the opportunity to improve upon their industry knowledge base and expand their skill sets. At home individuals were granted access to programs that offered them the ability to earn online degrees and enrich their lives through expanded knowledge.

LMS stands for Learning Management System and it's a global term for a computer system specifically developed for managing online courses, distributing course materials and allowing collaboration between students and teachers. A LMS will allow you to manage every aspect of a course, from the registration of students to the storing of test results, as well as allowing you to accept assignments digitally and keep in touch with your students.

Your LMS may integrate with whiteboard systems for virtual classroom sessions and help you to schedule sessions too. It may offer you the ability to send out invites or reminders for classroom sessions and integrate with an online calendar system or with Outlook.

Tests are an important part of many online courses and most LMSs will have plenty of functionality related to this. You'll want a robust test environment with various types of tests available to you and some built-in templates to use as a starting point. It's likely that you'll have the ability to randomize test questions and set a time limit for tests. With the test environment being within your LMS, you should also be able to rely on the security of your system. Test results will be stored and available to you within the reporting area of your LMS.

GTS LMS is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments. While GTS LMS is built on the Moodle platform which is financially supported by a network of over 60 Moodle Partner service companies worldwide, our test solution is completely in-house development. Powering tens of thousands of learning environments globally, Moodle is trusted by institutions and organizations large and small, including Shell, London School of Economics, State University of New York, Microsoft and the Open University. Moodle’s worldwide numbers of more than 79 million users across both academic and enterprise level usage makes it the world’s most widely used learning platform.

Result: Upon completion of the project, a unified portal was created that combines a large number of online courses in the field of Economics and Banking: «Insurance», «Financial markets and institutions», «World economy», «Finance and banks», «Economics for managers», «Banking», «Practical aspects of taxation» etcetera.