LMS Set up

A Learning Management System is an organisation of elearning resources allocated to a specific audience to achieve a specific learning objective. An LMS will have a range of users including learners, instructors and administrators. Often the elearning resources are organised into groups of learners with a specific learning pathway. The learning pathway can be tracked by the LMS instructors and administrator to ensure learners are achieving the learning outcomes. An LMS provides a framework in which the entire learning process can be managed. Communication between instructor and learners, and peer learning is possible. Learner’s log into the LMS and complete set elearning activities, and the instructor monitors completion rates and provide feedback. Follow our LMS setup process to install the edX open-sourced LMS onto servers of your choice.

We use the open source Open edX platform to build Learning Management System’s specific to client need. edX has reached over 55 million learners with 35,000 courses. We are a unique edX installation provider because we will help you create an engaging elearning environment. We will help you design the look and feel of the LMS and organise the learning pathways and associated learner groups. All this to ensure an engaging elearning environment is created. 

LMS Set up Process

LMS setup
 

We will research the best servers available to suit local security, value for money and web traffic needs. It is cost effective to use the client’s current hosting provider and associated servers. An example cost range could be $10,000 annually depending on the number of users. It is advised to prepare for multi tenancy (scalability) as users increase. We will Install edX onto your servers. At a minimum the below specifications are needed:

  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • 2.00GHz CPU
  • 2 CPU’s
  • 25GB of free disk
  • 50GB for production server
  • 8GB RAM

Set up LMS Structure

  • Create use flow, use case and mockups for LMS structure that includes courses, learning pathways and courses

Set up super administration functions to:

  • add, modify, remove courses
  • add, modify and remove admin and learners
  • security – restrict access to authorized users only
  • upload SCORM, videos, common media files and word documents / PDF
  • create learning pathways
  • access reports on student progress
  • add an announcement page

Set up administration to:

  • add, modify, remove courses
  • add, modify and remove learners
  • upload SCORM, videos, common media files and word documents / PDF.
  • create learning pathways
  • access reports on student progress
  • add an announcement page

Set up learners to:

  • add courses to learning dashboard
  • open and view courses
  • review progress reports
  • access to posts on the announcement page
 
 

We will create a fully functional LMS prototype. The purpose is to review the website UX/UI and test functionally.

We will develop a personalised training program for your organisation to ensure all stakeholders are equipped to excute the LMS and elearning strategy. The training may include:

  • basic edX introduction
  • user manual
  • training screencasts
  • emails/face-to-face virtual meetings

Contact us for a quote


The cost to build an edX LMS is dependent on many factors, but the starting price would be $20,000.