What makes a modern LMS? The 4 factors that make your LMS fit for the future

By  Vinny Stocker

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In today’s digital world, you want learners to access your content in a way that engages them with a smooth learner experience. That’s why you need a truly modern LMS that is reliable, easy to navigate, and offers seamless content creation options.

So, what exactly does a modern LMS look like? Here are a few factors that means your LMS makes the grade.    


A good LMS should give you plenty of room to customise the backend so you can create the best possible user experience. Moodle, for example, is built to offer the modular approach to course creation (it’s what the M stands for in the name!) and almost 2,000 plugins are available to enhance the LMS capability.

Plugins allow you to add a variety of features, such as a content sharing facility or a question bank that offers an engaging, interactive experience. Avoid using an LMS that limits plugins or is only customisable by the developer. You should have full control over what ingredients you put into your LMS to make it truly unique. 

In addition, your LMS should work on all browsers and be compatible with all the major platforms. Remember that many learners will access your content on a mobile device, so it’s imperative that your LMS design is responsive and looks good on all types of devices. Meaning the layout automatically adjusts to fit the type of screen the learner is using, making it easy to navigate and engage with.  


When you invest in a modern LMS, scalability is crucial. After all, your user base can grow quickly and your LMS needs to be able to meet a sudden surge in demand. In most cases, you should be able to upgrade your package easily and without any disruption. Here’s an example of how Pukunui helped International Medical University in Malaysia scale up quickly without any downtime. 


Some LMS providers charge you a fee depending on how many user accounts you have on your site. Pukunui, however, doesn’t which may save you money in the long run. It is best to choose an LMS that gives you the most flexibility to expand without adding extra costs every time you wish to make upgrades or add plugins.


Ideally, all your data and course material should be stored in the cloud, and belong to you. That way, you won’t have to deal with the insecurity of storing tones of data on your on-site hard drives, or dedicated servers, which can be costly and unreliable. Furthermore, using the cloud means you can access your LMS anywhere on any device, so it is easy to add and amend your courses and allow other users to do so. For our Moodle sites, we prefer Amazon Web Services, which is one of the most widely used and reliable cloud services available. 

Since the pandemic, more people are switching to online learning. So, it is important to choose an LMS that is solidly reliable, adaptable, and responsive to the latest learning trends. Moodle is a great place to start!

If you would like to know more about the Moodle LMS, or how we can scale your site to cater for 50 to 50,000 users, contact Pukunui today.

Vinny Stocker

Vinny is an experienced educator and technologist with over 25 years of leadership experience in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education. He is the Managing Director of Pukunui Sdn Bhd, a leading Learning Management Systems provider in Malaysia, where he has successfully implemented e-learning systems for some of the largest universities in the country. He is also a recognised expert in the field of Moodle, having trained hundreds of teachers on various versions of the software and regularly presenting at educational conferences in South East Asia. Vinny is known for his progressive and driven approach, as well as his ability to provide practical and effective solutions that promote student progress and learning. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, published author, and a down-to-earth and approachable individual dedicated to improving education through innovative integration of ICT.

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