I’ve had a lot to say about what SharePoint LMS doesn’t do well – so it’s only fair if I end with what SharePoint LMS does do well.
It’s actually SCORM compliant
Many claim to be SCORM compliant – but we’ve tested it and this one definitely is!
It works well within the SharePoint constructs
I do a lot of SharePoint based solutions for business collaboration. Therefore it only makes sense that if we were going to do e-learning, we would want to do something that fits within the SharePoint construct. This one works great in that respect and can quick enhance your portal. This is like taking a good LMS and adding the full power of MOSS to it!
You can easily insert surveys into the learning path
I really liked the fact that we could ask a student if they liked the course right at the end of the learning path!
It works on MOSS – don’t try to install it on WSS!
It works great on MOSS. We made the mistake of testing it on WSS and it literally tore WSS apart!
It’s got tons of bookmarking
There are actually 2 levels of bookmarking. You can return to your position in a learning path or return to your position within your SCORM. Pretty cool!
You can easily add quizzes
We ultimately didn’t need them because our quizzes are part of our SCORM, but I like the fact that we can roll these out.
Reports can be scheduled and emailed
I did like the fact that we could schedule recurring reports and they can automatically be emailed to someone. That takes away the burden of manually pulling the reports.
User Management Module allows for easy management of students
We did add this module and it really helped our LMS administrator.
You can apply your own theme to each course
We didn’t do this – but I can definitely see the usefulness of being able to have a different look and feel for each course.
This was a core requirement for us. We liked to be able to force a user to complete a lesson or activity before moving onwards.
Ultimately – if you deal with a SharePoint environment, you will like this product. It’s got a lot going on and I think with future versions will be a force to be reckoned with in the e-learning game!