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.