Updated: Apr 25, 2021
LMS Portals offers a cloud-based, multi-tenant Learning Management System (LMS) that allows eLearning administrators to launch and manage private, customized training environments on-demand. This opportunity to dynamically deploy new eLearning portals to meet the unique needs of specific audiences is well-suited for corporate training and provides our partner organizations with a powerful opportunity to create new revenue streams.
Understanding Multi-Tenant SaaS Architecture
For software-as-a-service (SaaS), multi-tenancy refers to an architecture in which a single instance of an application is deployed to service multiple customers, also known as tenants. This multi-tenant approach can be both cost-effective and efficient as it shares software development and maintenance across an entire set of clients. In addition, a multi-tenant architecture allows the provider to make deliver a single update that can be shared across all the system’s tenant. Therefore, a SaaS vendor can run a single instance of an application on one instance of a database and offer web-based access to numerous customers with isolation of the data for each tenant. And so customers see or share each other’s data.
The Benefits of Multi-Tenancy in Learning Management
Per the description above, a multi-tenant LMS delivers an architecture that allows multiple companies to store their data in the same, shared location. And while the architecture is shared, it is divided in such a way that each customer is offered its own designated area in which to store its data. In multi-tenant LMS, as with any multi-tenant architecture, the “Super Admin” (a person or a group) is manages the entirety of the infrastructure. They can manage any and all LMS environments from a single, centralized dashboard, offering them a great deal of efficiency and saving time.
In learning management, some of the most common use cases of multi-tenant architecture include:
A corporate training organization that offers customized and managed eLearning environments to its customers, often within a specific market or niche
An educational content provider that may concentrate on data collection and interactivity and needs to ensure the content is delivered properly
A large organization with distinct locations or training departments that wants to offer a separate and customized learning experience for each of its audiences
The Key Needs that Drive the Multi-Tenant LMS Choice
When choosing between a single-tenant or a multi-tenant LMS there are a number of unique and specific needs that make it worthwhile to consider multitenancy.
Separate Learning Audiences
A multi-tenant LMS offers the ability you to designate different learning environments for your employees, customers, and partners. You can deliver customized content and courses along with learning paths to each specific group.
Unlike single-tenant systems, a multi-tenant LMS allows you to uniquely brand each learning environment you deploy. This branding opportunity can provide significant value for those organizations looking to monetize their eLearning programs or provide a level of comfort and familiarity to learners and participants.
Dividing learning audiences through multitenancy allows you to independently monitor the participation and usage of each individual learning environment and tie those findings back to an ROI evaluation.
Getting Started with the LMS Portals Multi-Tenant System
If your company is interested in working with a multi-tenant platform, contact us to learn more about the LMS Portals system and how you can get started. Or visit our Partner pages to learn about our partnership programs.