The rapid evolution of cloud-based technologies combined with increasingly remote workforces has made online learning, or “eLearning” a preferred method of corporate training. But for many companies, the challenge is in development eLearning programs that cater to the unique needs of multiple audiences. These diverse training needs have led to a rising demand for custom eLearning solutions to serve as the backbone for corporate training programs. The challenge for many corporate eLearning managers though, is in choosing an approach and platform that can satisfy multiple corporate training audiences.
Learning Management Systems for Diverse Corporate eLearning Needs
The core technology that supports all types of eLearning programs, including corporate training, is a Learning Management System, or “LMS”. An LMS is the application that is used to build, deliver, and track corporate eLearning programs. While in the past, companies were primarily forced to deploy their LMS on-premises, most companies today choose to leverage LMS infrastructure offered by third-party, cloud-based vendors. This approach eliminates the need for large, up-front capital investments and allows your organization to be up-and-running quickly with a corporate training program.
A more recent development in LMS architecture is in the availability of multi-tenant architecture. While a single tenant LMS dedicates the entire infrastructure (both hardware and software) to use by a single training audience, a multi-tenant LMS allows you to “spin up” new instances of the application in order to create private, customized training environments (portals) for each of your training audiences.
Two primary use cases for custom corporate eLearning solutions supported by a multi-tenant LMS include:
Extended Enterprise Training
In years past, most businesses tended to focus their training efforts around education and skills development for their internal employees. Today however, companies are seeing the benefit in the development of eLearning programs that include components for training external entities such as channel partners, customers, suppliers, and more. A multi-tenant LMS architecture is well-suited to support these broad corporate training efforts and customized eLearning demands.
Third-Party/ Outsourced Corporate Training
Another powerful use case for multi-tenant LMS technology and customized corporate training is for those companies that offer outsourced corporate training services. This type of corporate training is best delivered using multitenancy in order to launch customized, branded portals to support each customer. As cloud-based eLearning continues to evolve for corporate training, public training options will give way to this “closed” and private approach made possible by a multi-tenant LMS.
Developing Custom eLearning Solutions for Corporate Training
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to quickly and easily launch private training portals for each of your unique corporate training audiences.
The LMS Portals platform is a self-contained environment for the development of custom eLearning solutions for corporate training. Using the platform you can quickly build and launch training courses that can incorporate content such as video, HTML5, documents, images and more. The system allows you to structure each of your courses to meet the unique needs of the training audiences for which it is intended and then monitor user engagement and performance.
The LMS Portals platform also allows you to incorporate “off the shelf” SCORM-compliant training courses in order to create the “richest” possible eLearning experience for each of your corporate training audiences.
Measuring the Success of Your Custom Corporate eLearning Programs
A final, critical element to support custom eLearning solutions for corporate training is in the opportunity to capture and share important usage data and other analytics. Using LMS Portals, each portal you launch includes its own powerful engine for collecting this data and turning it into useful information to measure the success of your corporate training initiatives.