Top 3 Mistakes Schools & Colleges Make While Choosing E-learning Software

Implementing “e-learning software” is common nowadays and easy too.

However, engaging students and driving better productivity & outcomes is somewhat tough.

Well, as the first step towards progress in the pandemic era, you have done a brilliant job if you have already implemented e-learning software for your school or college.

But, have you still not noticed any improvement in your work process or virtual classroom?

What’s your plan?

To be honest, there’s a plethora of educational institutions like you who have thought of the college or school ERP software with e-learning modules as a “magnet of success”. But, nothing seems to work.


As Keith Krueger stated that — “It is important to remember that educational software, like textbooks, is only one tool in the learning process. Neither can be a substitute for well-trained teachers, leadership, and parental involvement.”

So, here’s a list of the top 3 mistakes schools and colleges make while choosing e-learning software…

Mistake 1: Compromising the Reports & Analytics Feature

It takes hours of effort to collect, compile, and prepare precise reports from actionable student information & data.

Plus, there’s no surety of error-free reports.

And trust me on this: Error-less reports can create a dent in your long-term institutional goals!

Thankfully, there’s plenty of school ERP software and college ERP software that offer an AI-powered analytics dashboard and report generation feature. This feature must be on your priority list. After-all all the decisions you make today will be the ones to impact the upcoming time!

Mistake 2: Casual Attitude towards the Online Tests and Assessments

Online assessments and test is so far the best feature that you as an educator or faculty can offer to students.

As you know that the virtual classroom environment is pretty different, you can say, there’s a 360-degree difference. It’s natural for a student to take time to adapt to the new situation.

In such a situation, you don’t have to wait long.

You can daily track and calculate the understanding level of your students with the help of online assessment tools integrated with the educational ERP software.

It enables you to conduct daily/weekly/monthly tests including interactive quizzes, descriptive tests, MCQs tests, and much more. So, while choosing your school or college management system, do consider having a customized online examination system.

Mistake 3: No “Trial” Before Making the LMS “Live”

Okay, the third mistake that I am going to jot down for you is quite basic.

It’s about taking a trial of your learning management software.

See, I know, you may say that you had already taken the trail, but still, things don’t turn the way they should have been. So, here’s the clue — “check one feature at a time.”

Sometimes, while attending the entire demonstration of the educational ERP software, things may get missed out. You can ask your educational ERP provider to give a demo in 2–3 intervals so that you can note the features that are missing and customize them successfully afterward.

To Sum Up

My intention toward pointing out the top 3 mistakes that educators often make while choosing a learning management system (LMS) is to help you attain “success” in every aspect — your institutional efficiency, productivity, students’ growth, and your long-term goals.

I understand that you have so many responsibilities to take care of besides just implement an LMS.

So, I am here to help you.

Let’s have a virtual meeting and I promise that my team of ERP experts will make your work easier. Allow me to serve you better!

I am a Bachelor Degree Holder in Computer Science, I am a Software Developer and Educational Consultant for enabling colleges, schools, universities automated.