Updated: Mar 1, 2021
Effective eLearning course development is critical to the success of any corporate training and employee development program. The absence of well-designed and properly delivered content and courses will lead to a lack of employee engagement and motivation to participate in your training program, which will be a detriment to your organization as a whole.
In recent years, the use of eLearning course templates has increased in popularity as this practice accomplishes several things that are central to the success of a corporate training program:
The use of course templates can drive your labor costs down as they pertain to course development. This is because templates guide the developer through a logical course progression and structure, which minimizes the time (and labor costs) required for new course development.
Course templates provide a blueprint that allows developers to simply leverage proven formulas and structure for guiding students through a learning experience. Course templates allow you to leverage best practices in course development, rather than “reinventing the wheel” with each new course you deploy.
The use of course templates allows you to build and deliver corporate training courses and content using a consistent design, which makes it easier for your learners to follow and complete your courses as they become familiar with your course structure.
In using course templates, your developers are typically able to create and deliver new courses in shorter time periods, as the use of templates takes the guess work out of building a structure for each new course.
Learning Management Systems for Corporate Training
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, manage, and track corporate training and employee development programs.
While some companies choose to “stand up” an LMS on their own servers (self-hosted) they tend to be larger organizations that have the resources (both labor and financial) to implement and manage their own LMS. It is far more common today for companies to work with third-party cloud LMS vendors that offer LMS technology on a subscription basis. This approach eliminates the need for a large, up-front capital investment and shifts the responsibility for the ongoing management of the system to the cloud vendor.
Another, more recent, development in LMS technology is in the availability of multi-tenant architecture. While a single tenant LMS dedicates the entire infrastructure to use by a single training audience, a multi-tenant LMS allows an administrator to “spin up” new instances of the application, on-demand. Multitenancy is well-suited for any organization that wants to logically segment and scale its corporate training program based on unique audience needs.
LMS Portals: A Corporate Training LMS with Course Template Tools
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch and manage private eLearning environments (portals) on-demand. Each portal you launch includes its own course templates and development tools to streamline the course development process.
In working with the LMS Portals course template and development tools, you work through a process that includes:
Creating a logical structure and progression for your course
Adding lessons to each section of the course by uploading or linking to each piece of training content
Adding quizzes at desired intervals to test learner comprehension
Inviting students onto your portal and into the specific courses that are relevant to them
Tracking user engagement, progress, and success
Capturing, reviewing, and sharing important data and analytics regarding your program and usage