There is no such thing as the perfect LMS, there is merely the LMS that represents the best possible case for the unique needs of your organization.

In this course, we cover core features that any LMS should offer and some of the considerations you should address as part of your LMS procurement process. We also discuss features that we never feel quite live up to the hype and what you can expect from these features. This course focuses on “off-the-shelf” learning management systems. Discussion of features/functionality possible in custom LMSs built on content management system platforms is beyond the scope of this course. 

Along with this course, you will gain access to the Argyle Analytics scorecard template to help you in your LMS selection process.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify four critical features any LMS should offer
  • Identify three LMS features one should view with skepticism
  • Explore the following LMS features:
    • Systems integrations
    • Notifications management
    • Content management
    • User-friendly admin interface
    • Reporting
    • Knowledge management
    • Gamification
Last updated/reviewed: March 26, 2024
Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Kissing Frogs: Evaluating Learning Management System Features1:48
  Pucker Up4:53
  Systems Integrations3:34
  Notifications Management5:41
  User-Friendly Admin Experience4:55
  Features That Never Live Up to Your Expectations5:23
  Kissing Frogs: Evaluating Learning Management System Features37:32
Supporting Materials
  Slides: Kissing Frogs: Evaluating Learning Management System FeaturesPDF
  Work Book: Argyle Analytics scorecard templateXLSX