7 Things to consider in your learning management system (LMS)
Choosing an induction or learning management system can be a difficult process. There are such a wide variety of providers, each with their own benefits and features. What might seem a good option at first can quickly turn sour once you look beyond the flashy marketing website and dig down into the features your team will actually be using day in, day out.
Our clients often come to us looking for our expertise on which learning management system and Induction System is right for them. Our experience of working across a wide range of systems means we can offer insight and make recommendations that a company won’t have themselves.
There are some key features and functionalities that should be part of any modern solution.
What should you look for in any Training, Induction or Learning Management System (LMS)?
1. Learner-Centric Experience
The purpose of having a learning management system is to ultimately train your workforce. These users could be internal employees, external users, channel partners, etc. You’ll want to tailor the learning experience to each user or user group. You can do this a number of ways using an LMS.
An LMS that lets you assign users to specific user groups will ensure each group is seeing the appropriate training and information.
Branding is another way to create a learner-centric experience. A great learning management system will let you brand the interface based on user groups or departments. It also helps keep consistency across your company’s online training presence.
2. Intuitive User Experience
One of the biggest complaints of learning management system users is a clunky and inefficient system. When navigation is hard and users can’t easily find what they need, that can have a negative impact on training completion. The interface should be clean and modern and offer basic customisations to suit the needs of your team.
3. Mobile Capabilities
The shift to mobile isn’t a new trend, but you still need to make sure your learning management system is keeping up with the times. This means it should be mobile-responsive at least.
Mobile apps make training on-the-go even easier. With combining your LMS with a mobile app feature, users can access information and complete courses anywhere at anytime. The information can also sync offline.
4. Built-in Reporting
Purchasing an LMS is a big financial decision, so it’s important to choose a learning management system with built-in mechanisms for tracking performance and return on investment (ROI). One of the most important features for administrators should be reporting. It goes without saying that you should be able to run these reports yourself.
5. Native Integrations
A great LMS will easily integrate with most major HR, CRM and other business systems to make data syncing between departments and job functions easier. These integrations can come as out-of-the-box integrations or be custom built with any learning management system.
6. Blended Learning Management System
Online training makes up the majority of an LMS, but many businesses still need a more blended learning approach that incorporates instructor-led and on-the-job training. A great LMS will be able to track online registrations for in-person trainings, send email and SMS reminders, print sign-in sheets, and more.
7. Regular Updates
What good is an LMS if it’s not keeping up with industry trends and regulatory standards? Any great LMS should allow for training content to be added and amended as necessary.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s a great starting point for your learning management solution.
Want to know where to start?
At Resolution we provide full learning management systems (LMS) and Induction solutions.
With our learning management systems, you open up a world of training possibilities. As in entirely in house creative media company we create every aspect of your system from videos, graphics and company branding, to question and answer modules, databases and apps. You’ll have the ability to mix and match a system to suit your needs without having to outsource any elements, you’ll have peace of mind throughout the process.
Here are some features we offer that will make your system stand out:-
- House all of your courses in one learning management system
- No multiple logins required
- Report system
- Store and issue any necessary training certificates
- Fully customisable
- Create your own courses
- Add new content – Toolbox talks
- Add video/ graphics
- Multilingual / subtitles
- Booking systems
- Mobile learning
See just some of the LMS and Induction systems we have created so far.