What is an LMS?

A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of e-learning courses or training programs. An LMS can be anything from a straightforward system for managing training and educational records to very sophisticated software that allows you to distribute courses online in a variety of ways, to a wide range of students, and can even allow for online collaboration.

Most LMS solutions are now delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), with the online content centrally hosted on the cloud. Users access this kind of LMS through a web browser.


Do I need an LMS to deliver BHE training?

Nope. You just handle registration and payment. We run the LMS and save you lots of money by giving you a slice of our LMS. To carry on with the pie analogy, you choose the toppings for your slice of LMS from our training partner packages.

What kinds of functions does the BHE LMS provide?

All of the course material, resource documents, quizzes, tests and learning exercises live on the LMS. We update and improve this stuff regularly.

The LMS automatically generates and delivers a registration invitation, course start information and certificate of completion to each learner.

All training partners have access to the ‘backend’ of the LMS to review user activity and test scores as well as other reporting features.

In our all-in training partner program, you are in control of the LMS: along with our standard courses, you can upload your own online content, make your own tests, add resource material, set up schedules and events, and collaborate with your learners. We just provide the container to you at a ridiculously low cost.

The Blue House Energy solution has an option for branding the LMS with your company’s logo and the look and feel of your website.

We have technical support if there are any problems with how the LMS is functioning.


How secure is the BHE LMS?

Privacy and security for all parties involved is very important to us. Our LMS is hosted by a Canadian firm that has been in business since 2001, with a client base of over 480 organizations. With a great infrastructure, a clean and easy user interface, and lots of redundancies in security, privacy and power supply, we feel they are one of the best, most reliable and secure systems available.


My company has a stand-alone solution for registration. Can this be integrated with your LMS?

Yes, but it is expensive to set up. A more cost effective and robust alternative is a shopping site like Shopify that has a back end system for receiving payments and integrate that with the LMS. BHE can set this up, so that all of your client data stays with your company. If you already have an e-commerce site, you can add registrations manually to your LMS slice.


What if I have an LMS? Isn’t BHE content provided via the BHE LMS?

Our LMS supports a standard called AICC that provides seamless integration between your LMS and our LMS. All the transaction data (including test scores) stays on your LMS.