How to Maximize the ROI of Your LMS

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How to Maximize the ROI of Your LMS

Below are a few tips that can help you get the best ROI out of your organization’s new LMS.

Communicate and Enthuse

As with any organizational change, it is important to clearly communicate with employees that will be affected by the introduction of the LMS. Don’t just force employees to use the new system by having them take mandatory training through the LMS. Instead, educate them about the benefits that the new system offers so they actually get excited to try out the LMS.

Show them that the content that is offered on the LMS will help them gain knowledge and develop skills that can advance their career. Also clearly communicate the benefits an LMS offers regarding learning flexibility.

The more you can get employees enthusiastic about the LMS, the better the ROI will be.

Improve the User Experience

Your LMS should be as easy and pleasant to use as possible. Creating a great user experience should be one of your top priorities when implementing an LMS. Once you start the testing phase with actual end-users, don’t be afraid to make significant modifications based on their feedback. Optimizing the user experience is an important and ongoing process that is never really finished.

Provide good help resources (such as manuals, an FAQ, tutorials, etc.) and make sure there’s a support team available.

Provide Interesting, Relevant and Engaging Content

To create an enjoyable elearning experience, it’s important to provide rich and well-structured content that is relevant to each employee’s role. This will help increase LMS usage and improve learner retention. It’s often better to purchase or license courses developed by experienced elearning providers than to create your own, especially if you don’t have the resources in-house to develop a great course.

Use Social Learning Techniques

Younger workers who have basically grown up with the internet and social media often prefer online learning over traditional classroom training because they are very comfortable in the online environment.

Putting learning into a social context can help boost engagement significantly. Sharing best practices, opinions and engaging in discussions over social media should be a part of courses and training programs, in order to boost learner participation.

Ways to make learning more social include creating private or public Facebook groups, starting Twitter conversations (using hashtags) or using an internal social network (such as Yammer).

Measure LMS Effectiveness

Take surveys from employees to get feedback on their LMS learning experience. This will help to continually improve learning content, as well as the online learning environment itself.

The implementation of an LMS is just the first step on the road to better organizational learning.


Since 2003, Webanywhere have worked closely with clients to understand their requirements and implement custom solutionsthat will meet those needs. Our expertise in delivering excellence in elearning projects is demonstrated by our client base of thousands and a user base of millions, as well as the fact that we are a Totara Learn LMS Partner.

Please contact us for a no-obligations discussion of your LMS needs.