Virtual Learning Solutions – The System Administrator’s Checklist

by Nov 30, 2020Business, Cloud Computing, Corporate Training, Education, Learning Management System, ProductivityTools, Remote Learning, System Administrator

When choosing a virtual learning solution for your educational institution or company, there are considerations for scalability, security, controls and necessary tools that every administrator should implement for a complete solution. The solution should provide features that you need to scale as your organization changes. Below, we provide a checklist for system administrators in education and business to succeed in their learning solution platform choice.

Scalability

  • The virtual learning solution needs to be elastic with the ability to grow or shrink on demand to meet the customer’s needs
  • Should easily integrate into existing cloud data centers to leverage scale for learning management system administrators
  • Not only span processors and nodes, but fully leverage the CPU cores of the host machines
  • In virtual learning, all modules should be stateless so they can scale horizontally and infinitely
The Lumicademy checklist for successful administrators

Security

  • The virtual learning solution should use the latest and widely accepted standards for encryption and public key strength such as TLS 1.3 and DTLS
  • Allow the customer to have control over key bit depth and cipher strength for up to military grade requirements
  • Leverage latest OAuth models for person to person and machine to machine communications
  • True end-to-end encryption for all meeting participants regardless of device, including mobile

Controls

  • The virtual learning solution should provide the ability for administrators to share video, uploading and storing encrypted, recorded video
  • Audio controls by administrator, to assist and control muting and sound for users
  • Can you deploy your own backend modules into your own secure cloud? You need to include all major aspects of the remote learning experience including video, audio, shared content and recording
  • These modules should be distributed in a way that allows you to create failover and load balanced, fault tolerant implementations as well as geo-located servers for maximum performance
  • An API-driven solution so that all aspects of the experience are controlled in a developer portal or a host-control application

Virtual Learning Tools

  • The virtual learning solution should easily and seamlessly integrate with any LMS and other major learning products
  • Annotation and markup for all document sharing
  • Full suite of chat features in any language
  • Whiteboard with annotation and markup tools for engagement in real-time 
  • Recording of classes and the ability to save them securely for later use
  • All major document formats should be available for sharing 
  • APIs- these provide flexibility and should offer a seamless experience

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