I'm new to Litmos. Where do I start?

Setting up a trial and signing in for the first time

  1. Go to www.litmos.com.
  2. Click "Free Trial"
  3. Fill out Your Name, Your E-Mail Address, Phone Number, Company Name, Headquarter Country and Web Address (.litmos.com) and click "Start Free Trial". 
  4. From the email address provided on the form, open the email from Litmos LMS.  If you are having trouble receiving the email check your spam folder.
  5. Click on the hyperlink under the text "Please click on the following link to access your trial account:".
  6. Create your password and fill out the remainder of the form.

Create your first Course

  1. Click "Courses".
  2. Select "Create a new Course" from the right.
  3. Give the course a title and fill out any other information. Click "Save".
  4. You will be brought to the "Content" sub tab within the course.  Click "Add a module" to add content and select the content type.

View the Module Overview for more information about adding content to the course.

View the Course Overview for more information about courses.


Add Learners to your Account

  1. Click "People" from the main navigation.
  2. Click "Add a new person".
  3. Give the person a First name, Last name, Username, Password or Email, and any other information.
  4. Click "Add person".

View the People Overview for more information about People.

View the What permission or access levels are available in Litmos? article for more information about access roles.

View the Three ways to Add a New User to your Litmos Account article for more information about additional ways to add learners to your account.


Assign learners to a course

  1. Click "People" from the main navigation.
  2. Select the person to add to a course.
  3. Navigate to the "Courses" sub tab.
  4. Click "Assign to Course" on the right.
  5. Select the check box next to the course to assign to this user and select "Assign".



  1. Click "Courses" from the main navigation.
  2. Select the course to assign the learner to.
  3. Navigate to the "People" sub tab
  4. Select "Assign to existing people" from the right.
  5. Select the check box next to the learner to assign to this course to and select "Assign".


Other things to be aware of as a new user

  • An administrator will have two views, an Admin view and a Learner view.  You can toggle between views by selecting the orange "Switch to..." button on the right (or in the drop-down menu if you're in Tile view).  From the Admin view: create courses, add users, view reports, make changes to your account and more.  From the Learner view:  Preview courses, take courses, view your achievements.  A learner will only have the learner view.
  • By default, all users, including Account Owners, will not be able to see the course in the learner view.  To view the course, check "Course Library" in the course settings or assign the course to yourself in the People sub tab from within the course.
  • Make changes to your account, including changing domain, customizations, setting up ecommerce and signing up for a paid account in the "Account" tab.
  • You can find the minimum system requirements for using Litmos, security information and more in our frequently asked questions.
  • Contact our support team by clicking on the "Help" button at the top right or by emailing support@litmos.com.
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