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"Automate your Learning Management process and create a dynamic e-Learning environment through it!"

To enable a determination of the retention of instructions to trainees, Octopus has developed a solution branded as Octopus Learning Management System. This is a web-based system that comes with a distinctive icon-based user interface that is intuitive to use. The platform offers a wide range of features from content creation, test builder, project management, extended statistics, internal messaging system, forum, chat, surveys and more. It is a SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 compliant and certified. This versatile and paperless system is fully customizable.

Tailored with larger organizations in mind, Octopus Learning Management System offers solutions for the management of companies most valued asset - the people. Based on a coherent approach to human capital management which keeps the workforce actively engaged, the Octopus Learning Management System platform offers the means of aligning learning programs with business goals to cultivate training participant skills and knowledge associated with business performance.

Several features of the platform (e.g., skills management, organization structure, supervisor role) make it suitable for inner organization usage, especially at training or human resource management departments.

The LMS is built around 3 basic types of users who are Students, Teacher and Administrators (in an Enterprise environment the roles are Trainee, Trainer, Administrator). Each type of user can have sub-types with less privilege from the main user. It is also possible for a user to interchange roles for each assigned lesson. For example a user may be Student for lesson-A and Professor for lesson-B.

Also, Octopus Learning Management System uses a dual notation for working with content - Lessons and Courses. Lessons act as the basic ingredient of the learning process and can include static (e.g., content) and dynamic (e.g., user progress) information. Courses bundle several lessons under a concrete entity.

Our Learning Management System integrates many extensions that are suitable for a company environment. These include skills management, job-description management, branch support, skill-gap analysis and more.

 

Octopus Learning Management System is built on the following functionality (these are key features highlighted): 

Creating and Managing Content

  • Adding Content to the Learning Management System

The first thing most clients want to do when they create a course in the Octopus Learning Management System is add some content, such as a syllabus or a course outline.

  • Managing and Updating Your Content

Uploading content is only half the work of content management in Octopus Learning Management Systems. You’ll need to ensure that your uploaded content is current, and you’ll occasionally want to replace or delete files. Fortunately, our LMS has some useful features to help you manage your content once it’s on the server.

  • Effective Content Practices

There are a few effective practices that can make life easier for the administrator and your students. First, there are file format tricks to ensure your students can download and use your content. Second, make sure the bit size of your files is as small as it can be, so your students won’t grow old waiting to download tomorrow’s lecture notes. Third, there are creative ways to use static content in your courses to help you and your students succeed.

Managing Your Class

  • Understanding and Using Roles

The new roles and permissions system in our LMS provides you with a huge amount of flexibility for managing how students and other people interact with your course. It allows you to create and customize roles, and to change what a given role can do in each activity. For example, you can now create permissions in individual forums, which allows you to let students act as moderators in one forum while you retain the moderator role in all of the other forums in your course.

  • Student Groups

Our LMS has an unusual but effective way of managing small student workgroups within your course. You can define groups at the course level, then set each activity to a group mode or leave it available to everyone. The group mode you choose may also determine the behaviour of the module. Think of groups as a filter. If you are a member of a group within a course, and an activity is set to group mode, the LMS will filter out any work from anyone who is not part of your group. You are all looking at the same activity, but you can’t interact with anyone who is not in your group.

  • Backups

After spending a lot of time setting up your course and delivering it to your students,

You’ll want to make sure you don’t lose your work. Fortunately, Octopus Learning Management System gives you a backup tool to create archives of your courses. Backups can also be used to copy course resources and activities from one course to another.

  • Restoring and Copying Courses

Your backup ZIP file can be restored to create a new course or to copy activities into an existing course.

  • Reports

Once your course is up and students are working, 0ur Learning Management System provides you with detailed logs and participation reports of student activity.

  • Forums, Chats, and Messaging

Forums are a powerful communication tool within the Octopus Learning Management System course. Think of them as online message boards where an instructor and a learner can post messages to each other while easily keeping track of individual conversations. Forums are the primary tool for online discussion and are the central organizing feature in the social course format.