Posted on Jan 20, 2021
Global-5’s learning management system experts offer lessons learned from their years of experience.
Computer-based training (CBT) is a convenient way to raise the efficiency and lower the cost of a company’s ongoing training efforts. However, companies considering moving to a CBT system often ask, “How do we ensure ongoing quality in our CBT?”
The answer: by implementing a learning management system (LMS).
An LMS is a software tool that enables a company to continually review, update, and refine its training systems. An LMS also can perform many tasks and assessments automatically, eliminating the need to deploy or add full-time staff to oversee these efforts.
When considering any LMS software or services, agency officials or company leaders should make sure that the LMS can perform several core functions, including:
- Enable an organization to schedule, deliver and track the completion of online CBT courses and instructor-led courses (ILCs).
- Automatically produce and distribute a wide range of reports.
- Automatically email users about course schedules, testing requirements, and more.
- Store the software and background materials in the cloud or on the organization’s servers.
An LMS also enables an LMS administrator to readily identify opportunities to add new information concerning procedures, skills, and corporate culture to existing CBT and ILCs, keeping the training up to date.
Global-5 CBT and LMS experts Chris Addison and Fidela Balamani point out that an LMS can be customized to fit the unique needs of nearly any organization, regardless of its size, budget, business sector, or area of service.