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Seven reasons why you should use a learning management system (LMS)

Nov 3, 2020 2:08:18 PM

Opting for an LMS (learning management system) means offering the same training experience to all your company's employees. But do you really know what the advantages of using a learning management platform are? 

This article gives you 7 good reasons to integrate an LMS into your company's training process.

 

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1. Thanks to the LMS, training is more accessible

The dark side of face-to-face training lies in its inability to train every employee fairly. Indeed, during a face-to-face session, if one of your employees is absent that day, it will be difficult for them to make up for what they missed. With an LMS learning platform, employees can access their training session whenever and wherever they want.

why integrate an LMS into the training process of your company

They can thus return to their pedagogical content at any time, when the subject of the training session responds to a concrete professional issue, for example. Where face-to-face training is more ephemeral in nature, the online training module remains accessible over time.

Thus, each employee receives exactly the same training. In this way, the assimilation of knowledge is simplified and more relevant since the employee can progress at his or her own pace, in contrast to exclusively face-to-face training where the employee can let himself or herself be distracted and thus miss important information.

2. Host your company's training and resources on your LMS

An LMS is a training management software that hosts all the pedagogical resources and e-learning training modules of a company or training organization. Thus, each training actor can access the training modules in order to relive them on the employee side or modify them from the trainer's point of view. The training content is then scalable and modular according to the various new developments in your sector of activity.

In addition to simplifying the training action, an LMS makes it possible to save your company's teaching resources and methods. Powerpoint, videos, white papers, guides, archives... All these documents are then stored in the resource library of your e-learning platform and can be consulted at any time.

3. The LMS: a real time-saver for your company

Time is a recurring problem when it comes to training, both for the company and for employees. However, the use of an LMS saves a lot of time. Firstly, because employees can access their digital training whenever they want from a computer or smartphone, they can move forward more quickly and are not dependent on a schedule of face-to-face sessions.

In addition, the employee is no longer obliged to travel to a training centre. E-learning allows him to train outside his working hours, if the training manager decides so and if the employee gives his written consent. Otherwise he can be assigned hours dedicated to training directly from his workstation.

4. An LMS reduces training costs

In the long term, integrating an LMS online training platform into your professional training system will result in real savings. Indeed, digital learning allows companies and training organisations to save on possible travel and accommodation costs if, for example, the training takes place over several days and far from the employee's home.

The company will then certainly have to devote a certain budget to the acquisition of its training management platform, but one must take into account the savings (in time and money) that such a purchase will make possible in the long term. Indeed, training your employees individually can quickly become expensive, especially if you are a small company.

Thanks to the LMS and the digitalization of training, a single training course can be assigned to several hundred employees and thus allow the company to save the travel, room rental and human resources costs associated with face-to-face training.

Le lms permet de réduire les coûts de la formation professionnelle de vos collaborateurs

 

5. Measuring the performance of its training system

Building the skills of your employees in a simple and effective way is just the tip of the iceberg. The submerged part will be to measure the impact of your training system and your training courses with the aim of improving them.

An LMS platform will allow you to propose to your employees, after each training, hot and cold evaluations in order to measure the effectiveness of your training and to collect their opinions about the various axes to be improved.

Also, thanks to the data, some LMSs allow you to create detailed and personalized reports on employees' learning preferences. These reports show, among other things, the training courses that have worked the best, the hours and days of privileged connections, the average connection time, the number of registered users, and so on. This data will then help trainers enrich their training courses and adapt the training path based on the results..

6. Follow the progress of your employees thanks to the LMS

In addition to detailed reports, administrators of an LMS-type training management software have access to learner tracking. Unlike face-to-face training, where the only way to take stock of employees' knowledge is to evaluate it, the LMS makes it possible to follow the learners' progress in real time. They can thus see how many employees have started a training course, how many have completed it, or how many have passed or failed.

This allows them to deduce, based on the results of their learners, which parts of their training should be taken further in order to obtain better results in the next sessions. If, for example, the majority of the learners fail the same module, there is a good chance that it is not sufficiently developed or poorly explained.

Of course, the learner can also access his or her results and follow his or her progress in order to identify his or her strengths and weaknesses. This way, he can try to correct them later on.

7. Protect your data!

When you share content (email, documents, videos...) on the Internet, you are actually sending data to a server that hosts it and then transmits it to your recipient. But be careful, not all servers guarantee the same security for your personal or professional data.

Many companies or training organisations use public social networks to communicate internally and thus share a lot of important data via servers that are much less secure than the private servers of LMSs.

At Rise Up, we use a state-of-the-art security system to ensure the protection of our customers' data. As a result, they can exchange private and important data internally without any risk of loss or theft.

Our security system in detail :

  • HTTPS encryption of all communications
  • Encryption of the database and all its backups
  • Antivirus on all servers
  • Threat detection at infrastructure entry points
  • Data security is taken into account upstream of the development of each function.
  • Training of technical teams in safety every year

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Subjects: LMS
Manon Consul

Written by Manon Consul