This paper aims to provide principled and focussed discussion on key threads in LAMS (Learner Activity Management System) learning design literature (section 2) and seeks to look at issues pertaining to more advanced LAMS usage (section 3). The paper may be of interest to new and/or existing LAMS users who would like to read more about current issues in LAMS learning design literature and may be of use to the more adventurous computer-savvy LAMS user who aspires to exploit further the potential of certain LAMS tools. The version of LAMS described in this paper is Version 2.1.1 . It is hoped that study of this extended paper and its preceding introductory paper (Alexander 2008a, An overview of LAMS) will be of particular value to those wishing to gain more confidence in the proficient utilisation of LAMS and to those intending to engage in debate on current LAMS issues. The paper’s thematically diverse core sections may also heighten reader awareness of a pressing issue: the need to bring together the treasures of progressively more hard-core and swiftly changing computer technologies with the beliefs of an increasingly discerning education community.