Top 10 features of a Good LMS

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Top 10 features of a good LMS:

1. Scalability: as an organizations needs change, the LMS must be able to adapt and grow.
2. Flexibility: it must allow for various levels of controls, and must encourage autonomous learning by the users. Learners should be able to customize their learning process and activities on various levels.
3. Compatibility: the LMS must be compatible with an array of user interfaces in order to work.
4. Affordability: most public education institutions are facing major budget shortfalls. The LMS needs to be cost effective for the institutions over time.
5. Technical support on various levels: at set up, for administrators, for developers, and for student users. This helps to ensure that the capabilities of the LMS are maximized, and also ties in with the cost-benefit of purchasing the system.
6. Instructor-friendly features: these may include allowing for multiple instructors on a single course, and they will certainly include the ability for instructors to customize their courses with features that meet various levels of learner needs and instructor styles and capabilities. Management and tracking of student activity are also key.
7. Communication capabilities: a good LMS should accommodate both synchronous and asynchronous communication across various interfaces. The best would incorporate some of the most popular mobile communication interfaces that students use today.
8. Security: confidentiality is critical.
9. Institutional management features: including e-commerce, access to student records, and critical support features.
10. User-friendly: the system should be intuitive for learners, while also providing ample support for new users.