One of the best ways to implement training across an entire organization is to use a Learning Management System (LMS), a software tool that can deliver just about any type of training to employees. Let’s explore some of the important benefits of an online LMS.
One of the primary benefits of LMSs is that they simplify learning for people at all levels. An online LMS can deliver lessons to a variety of devices – no matter where the employee is located. Users can access the material at their own convenience, go back and review lessons, and access content in a variety of formats. This allows you to streamline your organization’s completion of training and compliance tasks, with 24/7 online access, and is a huge benefit to trainees.
A Learning Management System gives you a single, convenient place from which you can manage training. You can accommodate any number of users at the same time and because everyone is receiving the same material, you can be assured of consistency in delivery and in your ability to evaluate results. This isn't the case when you have various trainers delivering material in their own manner in different locations. An LMS allows you to offer a centralized and consistent way to deliver training content.
Having a centralized learning platform also improves recordkeeping. Every hour of classroom and hands-on drill-yard training is tracked with records management software.
Evaluation plays a key role in any type of training. You may need to evaluate employees before they begin your training to determine their current level of knowledge. You want to evaluate their progress as they're learning and after the training is completed. An LMS makes it easy to customize your evaluations based on your needs. The training manager can administer tests, quizzes, and assessments to measure users' progress.
Evaluation capabilities are especially important to meet federal, state and local public safety training mandates. TargetSolutions offers more than 1,500 online courses for public safety professionals.
No matter what kind of training you're offering, it's likely that you'll have to make changes to the content on a regular basis due to changes in requirements or compliance. This can be cumbersome if you don't have a centralized platform to work from.
With an LMS, you can easily perform edits and upgrades to the content. When you make any changes, all users will automatically receive the updated version of the material.
Reporting and tracking capabilities allow you to constantly monitor the results of your training program and make changes when appropriate. Training managers or training officers can easily review records and pinpoint which areas of the training are most effective and which need improving.
Tracking makes it easier to customize training and identify areas where users need extra help. This takes some of the burden off of the training manager and allows the LMS platform to work harder for your organization.
The TargetSolutions platform is more than your standard learning management system for fire, EMS and other public service professionals. Learn how you can operate more efficiently and reduce risk with TargetSolutions today.