LMS software development is a step forward to meeting the specific eLearning needs of people around the world. It includes creating features like gamification, native integrations with HRIS, CRM, and other business systems, custom reports and dashboards, and tools for building interactive eLearning content.
Geniusee provides clients with various software development services, including custom LMS development. The primary step involves creating the proper architecture of the future LMS based on the required features. Then, our experts go on with other components and their interconnections, user-friendly interface, design, and testing. Building a custom LMS system requires time and effort investment, a high level of developers’ proficiency, and a complete understanding of your target audience. We assure our experts can provide you with tailored solutions and individual approaches. But before starting development, you should be aware of LMS and its specification.
Features Of Custom LMS System
Custom LMS development envisages platform creation with the help of frameworks and individual approaches. Custom LMS solutions are more suitable for platforms that require complex and atypical functionality. It can be much more expensive to build LMS within boxed solutions rather than create from scratch. Custom development allows you to implement numerous integrations and maintain high-load projects.
Before developing LMS platforms, you should clearly understand what features will be core, what will be additional, and what tasks they should solve. Do not forget about the possibility of integrating LMS with various services such as online meeting platforms, cloud services, email platforms, instant messengers, and others.
Below Geniusee experts prepared a list of the core LMS features you should consider :
Course Management (Courses-> Modules-> Lessons);
Tests and surveys (integration in Courses / Modules / Lessons);
Management of landing pages for online courses;
Progress tracking (examinations, tests, and obtaining a certificate);
Inserting videos from YouTube channels and Vimeo into lessons;
User base, personal accounts, statistics collection;
Forum Maintenance (separate forums for Courses / Modules / Lessons, restricting access at the end of the course);
Payment systems integration ;
Mailing systems integration.
Benefits Of Custom LMS System
Access to Courses
LMS platforms ensure constant access to learning materials at any convenient time. Only one thing is needed — a stable Internet connection. So students can join classes from any point in the world.
No Space Limit for Study Materials
Learning platforms store all the materials and study resources on their servers. You can use it to publish your lessons instead of searching for third-party services.
Automated Knowledge Control
Certifying and estimating students’ progress can take much time in real life. A teacher has to prepare tests, carry out face-to-face examinations, check the results manually and keep academic records. In-build tools and functions allow teachers to estimate students’ progress in an automated way. They need once to insert the tasks and adjust the assessment system.
Statistics And Analysis
Modern LMS platforms also provide teachers and students with detailed performance statistics and analysis based on the gathered data. It helps track the progress and set up the curriculum.
Quick Feedback Obtaining
Learning systems ensure online communication between users. So you can easily ask a teacher questions or feedback. There is a possibility to create a group chat and communicate on the site without switching to another app.
Lower Training Costs
Training costs for users of the LMS platform are much lower than for offline classes. They save time and money on travel. LMS corporate training costs are five times less than inviting teachers for face-to-face communication.
Ease Of Use
Well-built LMS platforms are easy to use and intuitive. Every user can figure out the functionality and handle the work. If your platform supports other integrations and is complex at the core, it is better to make an introductory course for employees to save time and adjust the process.
The scope of work and the labor rate determine the budget. That is why you need a detailed analysis and previously made project estimation. On average (in CIS countries), LMS-creating costs can vary between $80–$100 per hour for a professional (high-level specialists charge from $150–$200 in the UK). Australian prices are the same. On average, the whole work of European developers (including Ukrainians) will cost $15,000–$25,000. The USA is a state with the highest prices that can vary from $50 to $300 per hour.
To sum up, LMS systems have various benefits for users as they facilitate the educational process for all the participants. It is suitable for everyone with the Internet at any time and from any point on the globe. However, developing a custom LMS system is quite a complex process as it includes customized features and integrations. To ensure the high quality of the LMS platform, you should consider a lot of details, indicate the basic requirements of your target audience, and engage experienced professionals. But no worries, reliable tech partners are always here to help you see all aspects and prevent all possible risks!