The LMS Administration Module

The LMS Administration Module is a particular Feature Set of the Accord LMS.

It provides most of the LMS Administrative features as well as containing a Configuration Tab to facilitate the easy management of various LMS features and options; up to and including being able to import various forms of digital data and the ability to integrate with other online digital systems. 

Login to Your Accord LMS

As an LMS Admin, once you log into the Accord LMS, you can then access the LMS Administration Module

In many cases you will see an LMS Admin tab which you can click on to navigate thru the various Admin Features.

Since aesthetics and navigational designs of different pages may vary depending on specific skins and installations, certain images utilized throughout this manual may vary in appearance from your particular LMS. 

Any instructions for the various features and tools are the same regardless of aesthetics.

Information Icons

As you work with various management features you will frequently encounter small information icons next to various fields and options. 

Mousing over an information icon will display helpful tips.

On-Page Help Icons

On-Page Help Icons will provide additional information to help perform certain tasks or possibly link with other types of information when navigating thru different areas of the LMS.

  • Click the blue question mark icon to display helpful information or access various links.

A More Information link may display, allowing access to online documentation for further examples or explanations.

Active Team

The Active Team dropdown menu allows you to quickly switch between different Teams; should more than one Active Team exist. 

When selecting a specific Active Team, this pre-filters all Learners, any Learning Elements as well as establishes any defined LMS Admin permissions for various LMS administrative features. 

Select the appropriate Active Team when working with segmented groups of Learners or Clients.

The LMS Administration Module - Tab Sections

Ensure the proper Active Team is selected; should there be more than one Active Team.

All LMS Administration Module content is pre-filtered based on established access permissions set for the selected Active Team. 

An individual acting as an LMS Admin can access Learners, Learning Elements or any LMS Admin Features which may have been assigned to them through their Active Team. 

Depending on a given Active Team, some tabs and features might vary or be hidden.

Each different Tab will contain a top-level page and sometimes numbers of sub-pages which contain tab-specific features and tools.

Available tabs may include but are not limited to; the Catalog Tab, Roles Tab, Teams Tab, Actions Tab and Configuration Tab.

Learning Catalog

  • Ensure the proper Active Team is selected; should there be more than one Active Team.
  • Go to the LMS Admin tab.
  • Click on the Catalog tab.

The Learning Catalog is where the various learning objectives and learning content is located and organized. 

Catalog organization takes place through the creation of hierarchical folder structures using Parent Folders and Child Folders.

Learning Elements and Learning Folders

  • Ensure the proper Active Team is selected; should there be more than one Active Team.
  • Go to the LMS Admin tab.
  • Click on the Catalog tab.

The various types of Learning Content is referred to as Learning Elements

Learning Elements will typically be segmented into various Learning Catalog Folders in order to facilitate their effective administration and usage. 

The concept is straightforward;

  • Place Learning Elements into Learning Folders. 
  • You may then further assign certain details or certain conditions for these Learning Elements.

This allows easy management of LMS Learner activity, compliance and progress.

Any activity, compliance and progress can be quantified, qualified and summarized through various types of reports when using the LMS Reports Feature.  

Roles

  • Ensure the proper Active Team is selected; should there be more than one Active Team.
  • Go to the LMS Admin tab.
  • Click on the Roles tab.

Use can use the dropdown menu to Filter by Role Group.

Learning Roles are an efficient way to link specific courses to specific Learners. 

You may add New Role Groups or New Roles.  Roles and Role Groups are utilized in order to segment or segregate various types of Learners.

Here you can manage any Role Membership Rules in order to effectively automate the assignment and removal of selected Learning Roles based on a given Learner’s progress or status. 

Here you can set desired Start Dates, Activation Dates, Due Dates, Expiration Dates or Renewal Dates.

You may also set various types of Notifications.

Teams

  • Ensure the proper Active Team is selected; should there be more than one Active Team.
  • Go to the LMS Admin tab.
  • Click on the Teams tab.

LMS Admins have LMS administrative control over their assigned Learners. 

Here you have the option of sending Team Messages.

In Teams you may manage or add various LMS Admin Types, manage Team Memberships, manage Learners or manage Learning Roles.

Actions

  • Ensure the proper Active Team is selected; should there be more than one Active Team.
  • Go to the LMS Admin tab.
  • Click on the Actions tab.

While under the Actions tab, you can use the Action Panel near the bottom to enroll or drop Learning Roles or Learners from selected Learning Folders or Learning Elements.

A feature exists which will allow you to identify any Roles or Learners which may be enrolled into selected Learning Folders or Learning Elements. 

Easily create and delete any Learner attempt records.

Configuration

  • Ensure the proper Active Team is selected; should there be more than one Active Team.
  • Go to the LMS Admin tab.
  • Click on the Configuration tab.

Here you can configure general LMS options.

  • Enable diagnostic SCORM traces and set additional parameters for data displayed in the Actions or Catalog tab. 
  • Add and update Learning Element Formats and Status Types
  • Customize any notifications and email templates. 
  • Review and configure certain enhanced features. 
  • Review the license key details and other related Accord LMS Portal information.