A Guide to mobile LMS app: How to create mobile responsive content?

With the increase in mobile usage, you might notice online learners prefer to learn on the go.

According to the trend, you should evolve as a content creator. Focusing on providing the responsive design will help your learners to access your content from any device.

LMS (Learning Management System) guides you in creating mobile-friendly content for your users who needn’t worry about their screen size or resolution.

Here are five tips for creating a mobile responsive online course.

  • Choose mobile-friendly layouts and themes

When you’re creating an online course, consider your learners’ perspective. Not always will your users access the content from a desktop or laptop. 

Everyone has a handy digital device with them now. Therefore choose those elearning templates that fit even into the smaller screen. 

Many LMS offer simplified and attractive designs to create any course. Choose the simple HTML code. 

Some things to note down while selecting the themes

  1. Consider large UI buttons for easy drag, click, and swipe options.
  2. Avoid Tags, Flash and Javascript as it complicates the design in mobile.
  3. Create specific learning paths for various sections.

Ultimately, user experience grabs the attention. 

  • Prioritize Navigation

Navigation is a significant pitfall in many mobile learning apps and sites. As mentioned before, these tools are either too small or too large for users to operate. 

For example, A pop-up form would look better when viewed on a laptop or desktop but not mobile. Some forms don’t have a legible exit sign to view the main content of the webpage.

This frustrates users to access the app and negatively impacts them to exit your course altogether.

No one wants such a response from the learners.

How to set the navigation in your learning app?

  1. Create a seamless navigation flow suitable for all devices.
  2. Include clickable texts to make the process simpler.
  3. Avoid clickable images.

  • Be selective with texts and Icons

Icons may be your ideal choice for creating your elearning course since it provides an aesthetic appeal. 

However, they aren’t visually appealing in the mobile learning mode. This is because the icons don’t resize according to the devices. 

For example, It can be too large on mobile and tablet, whereas the icons are too small on the laptop.

In this case, you can use modern and fancy fonts to jazz up the aesthetics. Moreover, ensure the font is visible in all devices equally. 

  • The loading time

Let’s be honest. How many times have you exited a website or app because it took too long to load? 

All the time. No one wants to experience the early 90s user experience in this digital era. 

The reason behind this slow processing is rich content. Mainly, content-oriented programs like elearning courses naturally consume to load. 

How to solve it?

  1. Use a Learning Management System (LMS).
  2. Compress the content as a ZIP file format. 
  3. Eliminate unnecessary white space.
  4. Cut down too many graphics and borders. 
  • Preview and Update

Before you upload your course, ensure your course material is viewable and user friendly on all devices. 

Most LMS has a built-in preview option to test out the layouts, themes on different digital devices sizes and resolutions. 

Check for any errors in your elearning course before you launch it—Fine-tune the texts, images, and icons that appear off. 

It might be a time-consuming process, yet the impact is worth it. Go for multiple revisions until you’re satisfied with the final output. 


The Bottomline

Tweak your mobile app until it looks perfect for providing your users a valuable learning experience. Your course must be visually appealing and easy to access for them no matter what their device is.