Correctly implemented, a Learning Management System (LMS) offers businesses numerous benefits that can transform processes and profitability. However, when they’re implemented incorrectly, an LMS can bring down a business and its brand image.
Record numbers of businesses are implementing LMS’ into their practices, with the market set to be worth an estimated £17.8 billion by 2023. This mass adoption that many industries are witnessing is due to the benefits that LMS integration brings. This is something we covered in a previous article here.
LMS benefits include greater consistency of learning, more engaging courses, making distribution simpler, more up-to-date materials, and the ability to track learners’ progress.
We’ll look into each of these benefits in greater detail below to help your business in adhering to corporate eLearning best practices.
Consistency of learning
With course content being delivered through a single-sourced centralized hub of content, instructions and questions, all users are able to keep up-to-date with its learning materials.
More engaging courses
An LMS gives the option of mixing mediums such as text, video and images to provide instructors with the platform to produce learning material that is highly engaging for learners.
Making distribution simpler
Unlike traditional sources for learning, the ability to pass material from one student learner to another is made much easier with an LMS. This can be done simply by sending invites to learners via email or URL link.
More up-to-date courses
An LMS enables full management of all course materials by allowing instructors to easily modify content and structure. This makes keeping the courses up to date with the latest information very easy.
Ability to track learners progress
Tracking how students engage with your course content is simplified with an LMS. It also provides a comprehensive insight into the areas learners are using and not using.
You can read our previous article for more information on what data an LMS can provide your business with here.
Knowing the benefits is one thing, but knowing how to successfully implement an LMS to fully harness them is another altogether. The importance of putting the correct team together for the process is imperative to its success – without the right level and quality of resource the task is almost impossible.
Some of the ways in which your business can ensure a successful LMS implementation include thorough planning, configuration of the LMS, structure of the courses, migration of courses’ and data, user testing and going live.
Implementing an LMS is undoubtedly a rigorous and resource-heavy process. They are never a one-size-fits-all system and it will require some work to make it fit your business. However, this will largely depend on to what degree your LMS provider offers support, all the way up to offering a ’turn-key’ solution’
With the right resources in place and time dedicated to the process you can minimise the number of potential delays and teething-problems and quickly start reaping the benefits of a great company-wide learning platform.