The training of workers is becoming increasingly important within companies. Without a doubt, keeping the knowledge of the staff updated will be key for today’s corporations. And that is where LMSs have a crucial role to play, as they will be the learning platform that helps to foster the knowledge and development of the skills that are needed.
Fortunately, thanks to technology, there are many solutions available today, such as LMSs or e-learning training platforms. The fact is that more and more training managers in companies are opting for LMS learning platforms.
Unfortunately, however, not all LMSs are adapted to the needs of companies. According to the company DataNow®, 44% of companies using an LMS have been using it for more than 4 years, and 37% want to replace it in a short period of time.
Does your LMS offer the functionality you need?
The truth is that choosing an LMS is not an easy decision. When you choose an LMS you are looking for the most attractive and interesting learning for the employee.
Features that every LMS should have
The truth is that before acquiring an LMS, (or changing to another LMS), we recommend that you do so:
- Like Graspway, 100% responsive.
With different user profiles (student, teacher, tutor…)
- Easy to access.
- Easily manageable.
- Have advanced student learning metrics.
In recent years, many things are changing in the e-learning sector. This makes it essential to stop and analyze if our LMS has become obsolete, or is still up to date with new training trends.
Key signals for changing LMS
Your LMS is not fully responsive, nor does it have mobile adaptation
A quality LMS must allow 24/7 access. And on top of that, it has to have full responsive design. This way, any student can be trained at any time and place. Unlike other e-learning platforms, the new LMSs exponentially improve the learning experience, whatever the device.
It is not designed for the user
The newest LMSs are designed for the user. Therefore, the latest generation must be able to accommodate all types of visual resources, audiovisuals, computer graphics, etc. In this way, the information becomes something adaptive, inclusive and dynamic.
Training is unidirectional
An LMS platform should simplify all processes, to make training as attractive as possible. Currently, employees have high expectations regarding training, making the platforms increasingly adaptive and collaborative. In other words, learning is no longer one-way, but connects and engages learners by creating a learning environment.
It does not encourage dialogue between your students
The training project must be adapted to the needs of the profile to be learned in each case. In this way, it should not only be a training tool, but also a communicative one. The LMS must allow students to communicate with each other, promoting greater learning. Aspects such as: forums, chats, mailboxes of doubts etc, are key resources to promote the interaction between the students.
It does not measure the degree of learning of the students
Information and access should always be made available to students. In this way, it is possible to have a system for recording and monitoring the progress of training. This will serve to measure the degree of learning, the aspects of improvement and also the profitability of the training.
It does not allow for comprehensive management
The reason why the comprehensive management of an LMS is so important is that it facilitates all training processes. In this way, it works perfectly with blended learning, microlearning etc.
As you can see, it is very important to analyse if your LMS covers all the needs you have, but it is also very important that it continues to adapt to your needs in the future.