Both the CMS and the LMS systems are designed to be flexible and support a great many features. Some are very specific in that a specific manager tool has been created to accomplish a particular set of functionality. Others are designed so that you can accomplish a variety of things with a single tool and maybe even exploit certain features for very different purposes.
So then how do you learn it all? Like most things this is best done one step at a time.
- Learn some background and concepts
- Learn the basics
- Identify the features you need and learn how to manage the related content
Reading all of our documentation start to finish would never get you to where you need to be. After you have gone through the steps detailed in our Getting Started page you should really just tackle one concept at a time and learn new things at your own pace.
Understand that the programmers want you to be successful and endeavored to make the tools as intuitive as they could but often complexity accompanies power and it just can't be avoided. When you find a feature that you need to learn try not to be intimidated by the number of options presented or how busy the screen may be. Each item is labelled but in a busy screen there may not be enough room to give a complete explanation. This is where tooltips can come in. If you put your mouse over an item hover for a moment it may have a tooltip and offer a more detailed explanation.
It might be useful to also realize that we never really expect you to have to learn a sequence of actions to accomplish something. Our indent is that you need to learn where to start but after that present some meaningful options to guide you so that you can accomplish the goals that the tool is intended to facilitate. Memorizing a sequence of steps to accomplish something you will do frequently is never a recipe for success.