Learning Management System (LMS) Explained

Learning Management System (LMS) Explained

Most people have used a Learning Management System (LMS) at some point, some without even realising it.   With a global training spend of more than $360 Billion last year, it is integrated in almost every industry in some way. 

What is an LMS?

In its simplest term, a Learning Management System (LMS) helps you deliver training. It is a software designed to administer, deliver, track and report on training. There’s much more detail involved, but that’s not a bad start. 

Why do I need an LMS?

As your organisation competes in the marketplace, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how LMS technologies can open the door to major growth.

It’s an amazing tool that enhances the experience. Customer experience, employee experience, trainee experience. Regardless of who’s the focus, it’s all about the quality of interactions and being able to maintain the desired experience each and every time, consistently across all channels.

What is a Learning Management System used for?

A quality Learning Management System can be used to improve a range of different functions in your business, including:

  • Compliance training
  • Induction / onboarding
  • Contractors
  • Customer Training
  • Learning and Development
  • Surveys

There are so many uses but the answer is that each organisation has their own unique approach. Here are some of the most common examples

Induction training – Onboarding

The important task of onboarding new employees can be automated and handled easily by a learning Management System.

You still need to give them a tour around the workplace, but all the rest they can learn at their own pace (and refer back to, whenever they need).

An induction training course can include several lessons, including company information, HR Policies and instructions on how to do their job in a safe manner. This is also a good place to educate your new employees on your company’s expectations in relation to conduct, privacy guidelines, social media and harassment policies.

Compliance Training

Compliance training deals with a multitude of laws and regulations that are constantly evolving with time. A Learning Management System helps in assuring important content is easily and rapidly updated and instantly available to all users anywhere. This is one of the most important features that an LMS offers.

Employee Development Training

The need to train and develop your employees is constant, whether you are a start-up or a large corporation or everything between.

With an LMS you can simplify the process, minimise employee training costs and eliminate business disruptions associated with traditional learning, by allowing your employees to study online at their own pace.

With eLearning, organisations not only spend less money and time compared to ‘face -to-face’ style training, but also gain better insights on their employees’ progress with real-time monitoring and reporting tools.

Cost Reduction

Old school learning not only wastes time, it wastes money too. Instructors, training time, management time, training materials, space / venue – the list goes on and it adds up. Getting a system like TANDI cuts these costs down and really impacts your bottom line.

If you’d like to know more about how TANDI can help your training practices, get in touch here contact us.

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