‘LMS’ has been a buzzword in the corporate world for quite some time now. Many organisations have adopted platforms, like Skilljar, to train their employees more efficiently and cost-effectively. However, surprisingly there are a few people who are still unsure if using an LMS is right for their organisation.
If you, too, are one of them, then this article is for you.
Here, we have discussed some common cases where using an LMS can be beneficial for you:
- Academic Learning
Well, this one is quite obvious. The most common usage of any learning system is in schools, colleges, universities and all other academic learning institutions. Learning management systems allow students to take advantage of blended learning by combining traditional classroom learning methods with elements such as virtual simulations or branching scenarios. These elements help students in understanding how the bookish concepts apply in the real world. Plus, having easy access to online learning resources means students can work on their skills even after the scheduled class is over.
- Training Companies
Employee training is a crucial function that every organisation needs to perform. While some organisations train their employees on their own, some prefer to outsource it from a third party. These third parties are called training companies.
Training Companies take care of everything, from the development of the training programme to the reporting of each trainee, and not for just one client but all. This means that they need a reliable and comprehensive system that can manage all these processes. This is where an LMS steps in. An LMS cannot only help in creating, managing and imparting training programmes but also in automating other ancillary processes such as reporting, progress tracking, etc. Some modern LMS also come with integration features that allow them to integrate with other systems and streamline the operations of the entire organisation.
- Customer Training
Delivering high-quality service isn’t the only goal of a service provider. You’re also in charge of informing your clients about how to get the most out of your product and service. This is referred to as customer training. It entails offering appropriate materials and information to your clients in order to assist them in achieving the intended outcome with the highest level of satisfaction while using your product.
Presently, many organisations have started opting for LMS to meet their customer training goals. These platforms allow organisations to create live tutorials, video lessons or ‘how to’ guides for their customers to watch and learn. The bite-sized learning modules can also be created to educate customers on certain product features and applications. The online training also provides continuous customer support, which is beneficial in building customer loyalty and strengthening your relationship with the consumers.
- Franchise Training
Training in the franchising industry starts with introducing franchisees to the parent company’s standards, policies, etc and continues through staff onboarding and training. Parent companies can use eLearning platforms to meet all of their training requirements.
They can deploy a single, cost-effective LMS to train all of their partners and employees. An LMS will also allow franchise partners and their staff to learn at their own pace rather than having to adhere to the rigid scheduling of classroom-based courses. In short, the eLearning platforms can enable your organisation to maintain consistency in its brand image, internal processes and quality of products or services in the most cost-effective and timely manner.
- Employee Training
As we discussed above, an organisation can either train its employee on its own or outsource it from training companies. If you choose to outsource it, the training company will take care of everything. However, if you decide to do it on your own, you will need a reliable LMS to design, manage and deliver training programmes across different departments or branches of your organisation. It will allow you to even train your geographically dispersed workforce simultaneously.
From the above-mentioned points, it is clear that an LMS can help in many functional areas, irrespective of the size of your organisation. Thus, we hope that you adopt an LMS that best suits your needs and stay up to date with the changing industry trends.