Learning Management Systems (LMS) are online learning software that can be used by organizations to train their employees. LMS software has many benefits that make corporate training much more effective and easier.
While making your LMS vendor selection, there are 7 fundamental features that your corporate LMS must have.
7 FUNDAMENTAL FEATURES OF CORPORATE LMS
A corporate LMS should be accessible anywhere, at any time. This feature enables employees to impart training anytime they want and not worry about coordinating time and dates like in an in-person training. Accessibility allows a trainee to access the training material on demand, at their convenience. It also allows them to revisit the lessons and courses in case they are faced with a challenge and want to read up on something again.
This feature also helps organizations with more than one location save money on travel for training purposes as trainees can be trained in their respective locations via the LMS software.
2. Integration Ability
A good corporate LMS should be able to integrate well with other corporate systems like HRIS and others. Whatever data you store in your LMS system should be able to get synced with other systems that your company uses. This saves the work of dual entry and removes the scope of error when data needs to be entered again and again in different systems.
3. Progress Tracking
A corporate LMS should be able to track the progress of the trainee and send progress reports and records to the management for further evaluation. This helps management keep track of all trainee progress on a single platform and help them identify the best talent. Depending on the variety of feedback that management receives, they can intervene to help out or give detailed feedback to a particular trainee.
Corporate LMS software has an e-commerce feature which allows organizations to sell their courses online to other communities or businesses if they feel that their courses may be of value and can benefit other groups. This feature allows the organizations to sell the courses (with permissions) thus generating another revenue stream and also look for potential hires who might be taking this course.
5. Multimedia Features
A corporate LMS will be able to process and show multimedia files and training material to trainees. Files such as images, PowerPoint presentations, audios, videos, etc. should all be able to work on a corporate LMS. Trainees should be able to access and use these files easily. This feature provides the management with the flexibility of uploading different kinds of learning material, be it audio files, documents, videos, etc. for the benefit of the trainees.
6. Corporate and Brand Identity
Organizations can personalize their LMS platforms and admins with their own logos and mottos to lend a custom and professional look to their LMS software. Every organization would like it if an LMS conveyed their company’s identity and brand and this is now possible with LMS software.
7. Trainee and User Feedback
For an LMS to work successfully and effectively, trainee and user feedback are very important. A corporate LMS allows the trainees and the users to give feedback on the training programs. This helps organizations to continuously improve their training programs to deliver more effective and improved lessons to the benefit of their employees and trainees.
LMS software adds a lot of value to the training programs that organizations run. It makes the training easier, more effective and accessible. In addition, organizations can significantly reduce expenses surrounding their training budgets and invest this money elsewhere. Due to the high cost of training, a lot of companies simply avoid training their employees which results in low work productivity. However, now with LMS software, training budgets will not be an issue and employees will be able to produce higher work productivity.
About the Author: Christopher Pappas is the Founder of eLearning Industry’s Network, which is the largest online community of professionals, who offers reliable LMS vendor selection. Christopher holds an MBA and a MEd (Learning Design) from BGSU.