Features and Design
Design and build tips, aimed at developers, admins and LMS providers rather than course content creators
By Kaine Shutler on Nov 18 2021
5 critical LMS scalability mistakes and how to avoid them [Free E-Book] (Updated October 2021)
Scalability should be considered from day one and it's easy to overlook how these elements of an LMS build can affect growth down the line.
By Kelly Newcomb on Jun 02 2021
Sticky systems: Features guaranteed to reduce churn
Make your system stick with these features guaranteed to help you reduce churn and increase dependency on your system.
By Kelly Newcomb on May 14 2021
Step aside Articulate, VR is the future of e-learning content
Learn more about the fundamentals of VR in e-learning and how immersive experiences in virtual worlds are transforming online learning.
By Kaine Shutler on Mar 31 2021
Instant AI-powered search for Learning Management Systems
Supercharge your e-learning's search functionality with this tool powered by AI.
By Kaine Shutler on Mar 23 2021
No more forgotten passwords – passwordless logins for learning management systems (LMS)
Password issues weighing your support team down?
By Kelly Newcomb on Mar 15 2021
Stop wasting time. Here are 7 ways to power up your LMS with CRM integration
Integrating your CRM into your LMS is a no-brainer. Save time on support costs and maximise your ROI.
By Kelly Newcomb on Mar 03 2021
Integrations in e-learning: Your questions answered
In this blog we cover all your FAQs about possible integrations with your LMS.
By Kaine Shutler on Nov 19 2020
How we keep your data and your system secure
Everything that you need to know about your system's security
By Kelly Newcomb on Nov 18 2020
Boost sales and engagement with these 7 email templates for LearnDash Notifications
Check out these preformatted email templates for LearnDash Notifications.
By Kelly Newcomb on Oct 29 2020
How to use iterative development to create the product of your users’ dreams
Developing with iterative development in mind will allow your team to create a product that's entirely fit for purpose; saving time and money
By Kelly Newcomb on Oct 20 2020
Guest blog: How to make online learning more engaging and interactive
"Ensure the design incorporates everything that users will need to access in a way that’s clear, easy to navigate, and succinct."
By Kelly Newcomb on Oct 01 2020
What are the main features of an LMS…and which are custom?
Our LMS share a lot of features with off-the-shelf systems at no extra cost, do you know which features are standard across most platforms?
By Kaine Shutler on Aug 26 2020
LMS Scalability: How to grow your online training platform without compromise?
If your system isn't scalable, you can't grow to meet your business' and users' evolving needs.
By Kelly Newcomb on Aug 07 2020
Do you need a custom LMS from Plume?
Before you take the plunge, learn more about exactly what a custom LMS can do for you.
By Kelly Newcomb on Aug 01 2020
Want to see examples of our work? Check out our case studies
We’ve had the honour of working with innovators looking to change their sector with a custom LMS
By Kaine Shutler on Jun 17 2020
How do I prevent password sharing on my e-learning system?
Reduce account sharing by following these tips
By Kaine Shutler on May 04 2020
The benefits of having a Digital Roadmap
With a Digital Roadmap you can visualise the stages within your project that will help your business reach it's end goals.
By Kaine Shutler on Mar 25 2020
Messenger for LearnDash Plugin
Build a community and allow learners and instructors to work together.
By Kelly Newcomb on Mar 25 2020
Plume wins Premium Usability and Rising Star Award
Take a look at FinancesOnline's comprehensive, in-depth review of our platform and services.
By Kaine Shutler on Mar 16 2020
Teach online with your own Learning Management System set up in 1 day
During this global pandemic we understand the need to get online.
By Kelly Newcomb on Mar 10 2020
How does instructional design work?
Build better online courses by understanding your users/ learning objectives, and translating your learning into a digital format with instructional design.
By Kelly Newcomb on Mar 06 2020
How a Needs Analysis can save you time and money on your elearning project
Taking the time to complete Needs Analysis we get to understand your business and end-users, to create an in-depth report that will save you time and money.
By Kaine Shutler on Feb 19 2020
Quiet LMS design will be your powerful e-learning superpower
Quiet design describes functional designs that keep out of the user’s way, allowing them to focus on the learning materials or interface at hand.
By Kelly Newcomb on Nov 26 2019
9 Reasons why you need a UK LMS Developer
Finding an LMS dev is tricky, so why settle for someone who isn't a UK LMS developer?
By on Nov 12 2019
What is elearning? A complete guide
What is elearning? How does it work? And more...
By Kelly Newcomb on Oct 04 2019
SCORM vs. Tin Can xAPI: A simple guide to everything you need to know
What is SCORM and how does it compare to Tin Can xAPI?
By Kaine Shutler on Aug 14 2019
Creating an eLearning Platform for Curated Content
Course content doesn't have to come at a price.
By Kelly Newcomb on Aug 06 2019
Reduce churn rates for SaaS apps by educating people how to effectively use your solution
Retaining customers beyond the trial period is one of the biggest struggles for SaaS apps. Could an LMS be the solution?
By Dominic Alder on Jul 23 2019
How to create engaging e-learning courses & digital learning material
Guest blogger Dominic Alder, Digital Learning Materials Developer, gives his top tips on how to create engaging e-learning courses.
By Kaine Shutler on Apr 10 2019
The role of Learning Management Systems (LMS) in transforming global learning
Global learning is changing, but it's not without its challenges.
By Kaine Shutler on Feb 26 2019
4 ways an LMS makes GDPR compliance training easier
Why use a learning management system for GDPR compliance training?
By Kaine Shutler on Jan 31 2019
E-learning design inspiration: designing a user-friendly course interface
An e-learning interface that keeps out of your learner's way.
By Kaine Shutler on Nov 01 2018
Why every successful e-learning project starts with Needs Analysis
As Abraham Lincoln once said, "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe".
By on Oct 04 2018
Why make social learning a part of your training?
Utilising social learning in your training makes a huge positive difference in training results and student satisfaction.
By Kaine Shutler on Sep 28 2018
5 common mistakes to avoid when choosing a learning management system
The right approach to LMS implementation is crucial to your online training success.
By on Sep 19 2018
Healthcare training on an LMS: 7 features to look for
A learning management system is an invaluable platform for healthcare training, relieving the strain of training busy and numerous practitioners.
By on Sep 14 2018
Make informal learning count: xAPI and the future of digital training
Training courses often overlook the impact of informal learning because they don't have the means to record or assess it, but technology like xAPI could amend this.
By on Sep 12 2018
Avoid the hassle, make sure your LMS can integrate!
An LMS that doesn't fit with your existing data systems or third party applications will be more of a headache than a relief.
By on Sep 03 2018
Fun and effective compliance training? It’s possible on an LMS
Online courses on a learning management system take the pain out of compliance training.
By Kaine Shutler on Aug 22 2018
SCORM is dead – what are the alternatives to SCORM?
There's no reason to use SCORM in 2019 - here's why...
By on Aug 20 2018
4 ways to turn digital learning into active learning
Active learning is the most effective way of understanding and retaining information. But how do we bring this into digital training?
By on Aug 13 2018
What do different learner types mean for training design?
Our different personalities naturally extend to the different ways we learn best, so how can a learning designer create a course that works for everyone?
By on Aug 13 2018
Gamification for online training
Gamification means structuring digital learning around a game-based model, and it makes for a fun and much more effective user experience.
By on Aug 01 2018
Competitive advantages of LMS for training companies
Offering eLearning on a Learning Management System (LMS) will give your training company something special for your customers to enhance their learning.
By on Jul 26 2018
The trouble with Udemy: course creators beware?
Delivering learning content through an open online marketplace like Udemy has many benefits, but perhaps the cons outweigh the pros.
By on Jul 26 2018
Learning Management Systems for small businesses
LMS solutions exist to suit the needs and budgets of small organisations, and they can bring valuable improvements to your learning strategy.
By on Jul 25 2018
Microlearning: how it can change your training strategy
What is microlearning and what can it bring to your learning strategy? In the past few years, the concept of microlearning has transformed eLearning.
By on Jul 20 2018
Learning Management Systems in a changing digital landscape
The world of digital learning is continuously changing, so what does this mean for Learning Management Systems? Take a look at what's in store for LMS...
By on Jul 17 2018
Why use a Learning Management System (LMS)?
A custom Learning Management System can transform the training offered by your company.
By on Jul 11 2018
What is a Learning Management System (and what kind of LMS do I need)?
A digest of Learning Management Systems and what they mean for your organisation's online training.