For learning to be effective, it has to meet your current needs and capacities. LMS has been around for a long time but in the past year and a half, with the current state of the world, it’s become a very popular tool. What do these three letters mean and how can it benefit your company?
LMS = Learning Management System
You’ve surely heard of it before. It’s a system created to manage skill development, most often in the form of e-learning. It can substitute your everyday in-person workshops and courses. If it’s set up efficiently, it presents a strong platform to support internal education within an organisation. It allows you to educate your employees, help them develop their professional skills, and gain new insights and experiences.
Benefits of LMS
It can be used not only as a source of study materials, but also as a way to test and track knowledge. Besides that, it also allows:
A good LMS will help you get an overview of how your employees are performing and whether they’re hitting important milestones. You can quickly find out which areas are too easy and which, on the other hand, are too challenging, allowing you to adjust them accordingly. If the settings allow it, everyone can work at their own pace. Nobody has to wait for the rest of the group, they can learn the material and fulfil assignments according to their own capabilities.
Access management and content adjustment
Everything that’s important can be kept in one place. Instead of having your educational materials scattered across different servers, hard discs or devices, you can store them all in one place – on the cloud. This benefit of LMS lowers the risk of important data loss and makes building online courses and workshops easier. You can shorten learning by only offering the necessary information and diving it up into modules. Then, every employee can quickly find what they need and absorb the information quickly.
Shorter learning and set-up time
Online multimedia content is modern and effective. When you can track how your employees are learning, which materials work for them and have access to metrics and ratings, you will be able to optimise the amount of time that it takes to set up and complete courses and workshops. You can shorten learning by only offering the necessary information and diving it up into modules. Then, every employee can quickly find what they need and absorb the information quickly.
Maintaining compliance with regulations
It’s very likely that your industry has specific regulations that you need to comply with. An effective LMS makes preparing modules about new regulations a matter of minutes, as well as making it very easy to share the content with your employees.
Staying on brand
Learning platforms allow each organisation to fully customise the space. Your branding and its elements can be transferred into the learning space, and you can also make the platform multilingual. Customisation options are nearly infinite and allow access not only to your employees, but also to your customers or third parties.
Easy communication and collaboration
Study systems can be the next element of an effective communications mix within your company. They are an environment which lets every user find important information and view them anywhere, at any time. All users get instant access to learning materials, tests, activities and resources. The ability to rate content, comment on it or share a reaction is a must for LMSs.
Remote study with no extra effort
The year 2020 has taught us that times may come when we need to stay in isolation but keep working. A valuable benefit of learning management systems is how it allows users to study remotely, since an LMS is accessible online from anywhere in the world. If, for example, your HR department is educating new employees, the ability to do so online is crucial nowadays.
Moodle – a tried and tested tool for online courses, workshops and study
E-learning saves time and money. By introducing an online learning system, a company also reduces its risk of losing the organisational know-how over time. Educated employees know their exact job description, company values and any regulations necessary for their profession. Since innovation is what we do best, we’ve been dedicating ourselves to advanced settings of the education system Moodle. We can fully customise it to your needs and your brand.
What are the basic functions of Moodle?
- Management of an unlimited number of users and their export or import
- Role management (student, teacher, manager, administrator)
- Management of an unlimited number of courses and workshops
- A catalogue of courses and learning objects
- User bulletin board
- Student testing and feedback
- Language adjustments
- Multimedia import
- Import SCORM
- Access rights management
- Tools for course development
- Gamification features
- Learning content repository
- Issuing and verification of badges and certificates
- Web management
The additional functions include:
- Interfacing with HR systems
- Messages and automatic notifications
- Enhanced course/user reporting
- Connection to corporate accounts
- Integration with external systems
IT Security courses for employees
We believe that the best response to security threats are educated and resilient employees. As experts in IT security, we’ve put together a series of courses, which will help you increase the knowledge level of your staff.
Currently, the following courses are available:
- IT security basics
- Physical safety
- Social engineering and phishing
- Remote working
- Electronic mail
- Online security
In case of interest, we can expand our services with courses created to fit the security policies and processes of your organisation.