Is Your Learning Management System (LMS) All That It Can Be?

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The pandemic has altered the entire landscape of the Learning Management industry, shifting the in-person environment to a fully remote ecosystem. As organizations pivot to revamp processes, how can you drive employees to your Learning Management System (LMS) for resources, guidance, and as an ongoing hub for development? Below are 5 distinct ideas to inspire you – As a bonus, the first 3 don’t require any additional investment.

1. Evaluate your LMS homepage

The homepage is the perfect place to help employees understand the value of learning to improve their job performance and develop new skills. Highlighting key training opportunities will make it easier for users to find and complete learning courses. The page should also include tailored messages for those accessing the site, i.e., providing alerts when training deadlines are approaching.

2. Automate manual processes

Think about pain points and manual processes that require time and create room for errors. There may be opportunities to use the LMS to streamline those areas. For example, the process of manually assigning training could be automated by setting up rules in the LMS or system notifications could be enabled to help facilitate follow-up communications. If data is manually entered, look for ways to utilize integration opportunities.

3. Review vendor enhancements

Vendors continuously provide improvements with system releases. If you were in the middle of an organizational change during the normal release cycle, these may have been skipped. Now, there may be time and resources available to capitalize on these features and gain some significant benefits. As new releases become available, keep a list of features that are not implemented and review these periodically to identify improvement opportunities. Click here to learn how to plan for ongoing platform updates.

4. Use connected modules

If you are only using the learning module for your system, the vendor may offer complimentary modules to help you develop an integrated approach to performance and talent development. Having everything in one application could eliminate duplicate information in various systems and help learners connect the dots between learning and career development.

5. Use microapps

A microapp is a modern approach for tailoring a software solution. They leverage libraries of APIs or web services to access and modify data. For example, microapps can present system data differently based on audience, integrate data from multiple systems, enhance a workflow, or transform data outside of the system. Click here to learn more about the unique microapp solutions we have commissioned for organizations.

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