For many companies implementing a new LMS is not a simple task at all. Employee training is a major project and if it is not properly managed, it can have a major negative impact on the company.
If we do not properly estimate the difficulty of changing the LMS, it is possible that the project of implementing a new LMS may become complicated. In this article we give you the best practices to make the implementation of an e-learning platform a success.
Tips for the implementation of your LMS
The truth is that if you want your new LMS to have no major difficulties, do not hesitate to apply the following advice:
- Involve all areas and departments involved from the beginning. Normally the implementation of a new LMS is the responsibility of the HR department, but a training plan for the employees is a global project. The best thing is that you first assess the departments that will have to get involved, with the resources they will need to carry out their tasks.
- Personalise your LMS so that it is aligned with your corporate identity. The best thing is that you involve the design department or the marketing and communication department to ensure that you are transmitting the same values that characterise your company.
- Make sure the quality of the data to be integrated into your LMS. You will also have to think about how they are going to be updated. You will need to monitor the calls for applications and the progress of your employees’ training.
- Learn how your LMS works. The truth is that every LMS works in a different way. If you learn to use your LMS intensively, you will be able to get much more out of the training you give and receive. It’s best to spend some time practicing on the platform, and to rely on your LMS provider whenever you need it during implementation.
- Establish a structure for the information you are going to include in your corporate training platform. You may include resources, courses, downloads, videos, etc. In order not to get lost among all the information, it is important that you structure the training you are going to offer, establishing short, medium and long term objectives.
- Make a pilot. In this way, you will be able to check that everything is working correctly, resolving doubts, fixing possible problems that may arise, etc. Once you have done this, you will be able to launch a training content that involves all your employees. An LMS is a crucial tool for training all employees.
In short, for any training project, you will have to involve the people who are part of the project, which is one of the keys to implementing an e-learning platform. By involving your employees, you will achieve greater retention and satisfaction of your collaborators.