What's in a Good Learning Management System? (Part 1)

September 15, 2016

There are all sorts of reasons companies use a Learning Management System (LMS), but it's important to know what the system offers before spending time and money getting it up and going.


The primary purpose of an LMS is to house, and provide a means for training delivery and record retention.  When LMS services first came out that's about all they offered.  Today the features offered are much more impressive.


Let's take a quick look at what your LMS could be doing for you:


Grouping and Sub-grouping:  This feature allows you to make your training assignments and reporting easier to manage.  You can establish any group or sub-grouping you like- "department" for example.


Scheduling Training:  A good LMS will offer you to schedule training by group and/or individual with the ability to notify the participant of the required training and deadline.  Notifying the designated individual when training is overdue is also an important feature for compliance to the myriad of regulations.


Automated Reporting:  The purpose of any report is not only to inform, but to do so in a time-efficient manner.  The higher you go up the management chain the more likely you'll be asked to provide graphs that quickly communicate results.  Being able to set the desired data, its delivered format, the frequency of its delivery, and who its delivered to makes training tracking and analysis much easier.


In Part 2 of this blog we'll look at some features that go beyond the basics - stay tuned!


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