Learning Management Systems

Advanced LMS Reporting Features with Lambda Zoola

Posted by Lambda Solutions on Jun 8, 2015

moodle_reporting-lambda_analytikaWhen the learning management system spread from the education market to the corporate sector in the mid-2000s, tech-savvy business professionals were quick to criticize LMS reporting abilities and functionalities. Fast forward a few years to 2009, wherein a survey from Bersin & Associates found that 45% of LMS owners described LMS reporting as their number one challenge. Unfortunately, this percentage has only increased in the last six years. Today, according to a research report from Expertus, this number has nearly doubled to 81% leaving many to wonder why organizations have not jumped in to fill the gap.

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LMS reporting capabilities are so weak that many organizations have built internal software or designed spreadsheets with manually compiled data, rather than depending on LMS-generated reports. After speaking with many of our clients, we quickly came to understand the gap in Totara and Moodle Reporting, as many users relied on the costly measures aforementioned. In sum, clients are pained with the following challenges in Totara and Moodle reporting capabilities:

  • Limited access to data for the creation of Totara and Moodle reports
  • Limited capabilities to analyze data within Totara and Moodle’s reporting features
  • Limited options to present data due to a lack of configurable reports
  • Excessive time spent creating custom reports
  • Limited ability demonstrating the impact of learning on business outcomes

Interestingly enough, proprietary LMS users surveyed by Expertus cited identical LMS reporting pains in the following order of importance:

  • Limited out-of-the-box reports (54%)
  • Limited access to data (48%)
  • Customization of reports (47%)
  • Ease of use (46%)
  • Data accessibility (35%)

Here at Lambda Solutions we are excited to finally bring a Totara and Moodle reporting solution to the market to address all of the pain-points (and more!) above. Enjoy this eBook as we discuss, in detail, how Lambda Zoola™ will solve your reporting problems for open source learning management systems, Moodle LMS and Totara LMS.

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Topics: Reporting

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