What is an Embedded or Headless LMS

The term “Embedded LMS” or “Headless LMS” is used to describe a LMS system that can deliver LMS learner functionality to users of an external application within that application. This can be done by embedding LMS widgets within those external applications or by using an API that exposes LMS functionality to the external application.

In-Product Training

Embedded and headless LMS concepts are a popular way to deliver in-product to users, especially in SaaS applications. Contextual and just-in-time training is made available to users without having to leave their applications.

NetExam support for Embedded/Headless LMS concepts

NetExam natively supports the embedded/headless LMS concept via embeddable widgets and the NetExam Learner API.

The embeddable NetExam widgets makes it easy to make LMS functionality available to any application by simply inserting a few lines of JavaScript code. The widget’s user interface can be styled and branded to match the host application for a seamless experience for the user.

The screenshot below shows a NetExam widget that is embedded in an external application. Based on the user’s current activity within the other application, contextual, just-in-time training is displayed to the user.

NetExam’s Learner API exposes all learner facing functionalities via its API methods. It can be used to make LMS functions available to external applications via their own native user interfaces.

The screenshot below shows AT&T’s implementation of NetExam, where the LMS functionality is embedded in the AT&T Partner Portal UI using NetExam’s Learner API. Learner’s experience the LMS functionality from within the Partner Portal. AT&T developers used the NetExam API to build LMS functionality into their Partner Portal User Interface.


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