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eLearning Portals: Key features, Integrations and Pricing

eLearning portals - ScienceSoft

With 7 years in eLearning software development, ScienceSoft offers consultancy on learning portals.

An eLearning Portal: the Gist

An eLearning portal is a website that offers learners interaction and collaboration on eLearning content like courses, presentations, podcasts and tests as well as content management for eLearning providers. To see the eLearning portal in action, you are welcome to check our interactive demo on SharePoint learning portal.

Key Features of eLearning Portals

The functionality of eLearning portals ScienceSoft delivers differs from customer to customer. Here, we've outlined the most popular features requested by companies we work with.

Learning content management

  • Support of multilingual content.
  • Support of multiple content types (e.g., text, audio, images, video, animation, VR).
  • User-generated content.
  • Structured storage of learning materials.
  • Course creation tools.
  • Learning content search by titles, metadata and full-text.

Learning content delivery

  • Multi-device access for learners, trainers and managers.
  • Learner self-registration via online admission forms.
  • Learners’ profiles with contact data, information about courses, exams, certificates, and more.
  • AI-driven personalized learning paths.
  • Online assignments for learners.
  • Learner performance assessment (e.g., tests, quizzes, exams).
  • Managing electronic certificates on course completion.

Analytics and reporting

  • AI-based content recommendations and tips for learners.
  • Learning history and progress.
  • Learners' feedback gathering.
  • Dashboards on learning content usage, portal usage, time spent on courses, learners’ performance and satisfaction, and more for trainers and managers.

Communication and social learning

  • Discussion boards.
  • Chats.
  • Forums.
  • Learning communities.
  • Interactions with eLearning content via likes, shares, comments.

Security

  • Role-based access to training materials and competence records (e.g., courses, assignments, exams, attendance, marks, certifications).
  • Learning/learners’ records backups.

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Examples of Key eLearning Portals Functionality

Inform the portal’s users about new learning content and let them get personalized content recommendations based on their interests, skills and learning history

Ensure efficient search of learning materials due to content tagging and search filtering

Let learners centralize and easily update relevant eLearning information

Create personalized learning paths based on learners’ skill gaps and learning history

Facilitate course creation due to an intuitive drag and drop content editor

Collect learners’ feedback on courses, instructors, and more

Conduct learners’ knowledge assessment via quizzes and tests

Get full visibility into eLearning data including learners’ satisfaction and feedback on learning materials

Let the portal’s users learn and track learning progress on the go via a mobile app

Promote social learning by encouraging learners to share tips, ideas, and useful links

Useful Integrations for eLearning Portals

ScienceSoft recommends integrating eLearning portals with other software to enable personalized learning, facilitate learning management, and encourage social learning. 

Integrations for eLearning portals

  • HR software - to offer targeted corporate training based on analytics of employee HR data (roles, responsibilities, skills, work experience, etc.).
  • LMS - to enrich the portal’s learning content delivery functionality with LMS-based learning administration features, for example, events scheduling, training activities tracking, and more.
  • Social media software - to encourage social and collaborative learning and enable learners to make notifications about their achievements (e.g., a completed course, an earned certificate) on social media.

Based on ScienceSoft's ample experience in eLearning portal implementation, we've defined a set of factors, which if covered, help maximize ROI of an eLearning portal.

Responsive mobile design

To access the portal from any device without any restrictions to the portal’s functionality, since mobile learning will become the microlearning mode of choice by 2025.

Rich communication features

To support social and collaborative learning.

Advanced AI capabilities

To provide personalized learning experiences based on learners’ skills, knowledge, preferences and interests.

eLearning Portals: Success Stories by ScienceSoft

Learning Portal for a Social Care Services Provider

Learning Portal for a Social Care Services Provider

  • A SharePoint portal for employee training, personal development, policy acknowledgment, and employee performance tracking.
  • User profiles, corporate news, a calendar, a blog, and more to support employees’ everyday activities.
  • A mobile version of the learning portal.
Language Learning Software and Text-to-Speech Travel Apps

Language Learning Portal and Text-to-Speech Travel Apps

  • A language learning portal for practicing conversational skills.
  • Portal integration with Stripe Billing engine for secure money transactions.
  • Two award-winning text-to-speech travel apps for iOS and Android (Best Education, Best Travel, and New Education Apps in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia).
Training Software Modernization for Managed Services Providers

Training Portal Modernization for Managed Services Providers

Revamp of the WordPress-based training solution including its integration with various software, such as:

  • The Customer’s mobile apps based on iOS and Android.
  • WooCommerce, an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress.
  • MailChimp, an email marketing solution. 
  • Chargify, billing software.

eLearning Portal Costs and ROI

The implementation costs of learning portals range from $15,000 to $100,000 depending on the chosen platform or tech stack, the number and complexity of integrations and customizations, and other aspects. An average annual ROI of these solutions is between 50% and 400%.

Key financial outcomes:

  • -40-60%

    training time as compared to traditional classroom training

  • -20-50%

    learning costs due to saving money on materials, equipment, dedicated staff and trainers

  • +25-60%

    knowledge retention due to diversity and interactivity of eLearning content and higher learning impact

  • +20%

    learner engagement due to eLearning personalization

  • Custom elearning portal - ScienceSoft

    Ready-made learning portals are a rare case as they have limited capabilities and can’t provide learner-centricity and address specific learning needs. Therefore, ScienceSoft recommends custom implementation, which allows building tailored learning portals. For example, in one of our projects, we created a learning portal specifically for the needs of construction specialists. The portal streamlined learning and training activities for vocational and higher educational establishments, private training providers, enterprise training managers and individual learners.

    eLearning Portal Implementation with ScienceSoft

    With 17 years in web portal development, ScienceSoft advantages mature IT processes to bring you tailored portals for personalized eLearning:

    eLearning portal consulting

    • Analyzing your eLearning needs.
    • Defining an optimal portal feature set.
    • Suggesting useful integrations for a learning portal.
    • Choosing a technology stack and an implementation methodology.
    • Drawing a project plan.
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    eLearning portal implementation

    • Analyzing your eLearning needs.
    • Portal architecture design.
    • UX and UI design and branding.
    • End-to-end web and mobile development.
    • Integration with enterprise systems or third-party tools.
    • Quality assurance.
    • Continuous support and evolution.
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    About ScienceSoft

    ScienceSoft is a global IT consulting and software development company headquartered in McKinney, Texas. We provide customers with eLearning portal consultancy, custom development of feature-rich learning portals, and offer support and evolution services. Being ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified, we guarantee high-quality IT services and security of our customers’ data. If you opt for a custom eLearning portal, please check our web portal development offer.