October 20th, 2020 LearnDash

We’re considered one of the top LMSs in the industry. You might be surprised who’s not on the list.

Well, the results are in, and we recently got named one of the top LMSs of 2020. In a year when online learning has become more essential than ever, we’re thrilled to be recognized for the quality of our platform.

Of course, you’re probably wondering how Digital.com created this list. Their three main criteria included learning methodology support, SCORM compliance, and mobile learning capability. Those are some pretty strong choices, so let’s take a look at why they matter.

Learning methodology support.

Instructional designers know that there are any number of ways to teach a course—and no one way will be best for every application, or every learner. That’s why it’s so important that your LMS offers you the tools and the flexibility to teach the way that fits your needs.

LearnDash comes with a suite of features designed to allow instructional designers to build courses for any need they might have. These features include advanced quizzing, gamification tools, and a focus mode to help learners concentrate on the lesson.

It doesn’t end there. LearnDash was built for WordPress—a platform we chose because of its versatility. Not only does this mean that our users have access to a full range of other WordPress plugins, it also means that anyone who can develop for WordPress can also create custom solutions for our LMS.

So, if there’s anything we didn’t include that’s critical to your course, you can build it. Our platform won’t get in your way.

SCORM compliance.

If you’re at all familiar with the world of e-learning platforms, you might have noticed some big names missing from this list. These include some of the best known online teaching platforms—learning systems like Udemy, Teachable, and Thinkific, who have put a lot behind marketing their LMSs as sleek, easy-to-use e-learning solutions. So, why didn’t they make the cut? What gives?

The reason why is because most hosted LMS services like Udemy, Teachable and Thinkific aren’t SCORM compliant.

SCORM (a.k.a. xAPI or Tin Can API) is a protocol that defines how the client side content talks to the host environment. It also helps that content be moved from one LMS to another. As the most widely used protocol in the e-learning industry, choosing an LMS that is SCORM compliant is important to keep you from being locked into one system.

Of course, the hosted LMS crowd doesn’t want you to be able to leave their system, which is part of the reason they use a different standard. We’re SCORM compliant because we believe it’s in our users’ best interests.

Mobile learning compatibility.

A lot of learning these days takes place on mobile. Many educators worry that this means they have to have a mobile app to make their course work. In fact, all you need is a mobile friendly website.

Fortunately, this isn’t an issue for LearnDash. We’ve built our plugin to work with any responsive WordPress theme, which means your learners will be able to access your course from their smartphones from anywhere they choose.

If you’re searching for an LMS to support your e-learning program, look no further.

Choosing an LMS is a big decision for any instructional designer. However, that decision becomes a lot easier when you know what you’re looking for—a flexible, responsive LMS that can help your learners achieve their goals without limiting the resources available to you, the teacher.

That’s the kind of LMS we set out to build, and our ratings show we’ve succeeded. Come give us a try.

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