Integrating third-party applications into a learning management system (LMS) is an essential step for companies with a large volume of students or those looking to expand in that direction. With the right LMS, you can simplify the process using SSO (OAuth) for authentication and access a range of pre-delivered courses from content libraries such as OpenSesame. But what are the best practices for integrating third-party applications into an LMS?The first step is to select an LMS that allows you to be the center of learning, keeping track of all your continuing education, even if it is carried out outside your association. This includes training for new employees, skills training, job training, cultural training, and annual compliance training tasks.
It's also important to look for an LMS that easily integrates with content libraries, such as OpenSesame, to easily import pre-designed courses directly into your online training software. When it comes to e-commerce integrations, it's essential to have an LMS that offers this feature if you want to create, teach and sell online courses. You can also integrate your LMS with other applications you use to get full visibility of training information and relate training data to performance results. This includes third-party applications such as Analytics, which provide you with a numeric key that you can enter into your LMS.Finally, you can integrate your LMS with your AMS so that members can show their achievements in their courses in their member profiles.
This allows you to share new course offerings and other opportunities for learning and growth through the AMS website and the association. To ensure your LMS is optimized and customizable, look for one with an excellent support team.In summary, integrating third-party applications into an LMS is essential for companies looking to create, teach and sell online courses. The best practices include selecting an LMS that allows you to be the center of learning and easily integrates with content libraries such as OpenSesame. You should also look for e-commerce integrations and integrate your LMS with other applications you use to get full visibility of training information.
Finally, integrate your LMS with your AMS so that members can show their achievements in their courses in their member profiles.