Multi-Tenant LMS: Train Multiple Audiences from One Platform
As eLearning continues to emerge as the preferred approach to corporate training for companies of all sizes, a new demand has arisen. Many companies are now wondering how they can effectively expand their training programs and technologies to provide customized eLearning for external audiences.
Most Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are architected for single-tenant deployment. This means that the entire LMS architecture is dedicated to a single audience, typically their employees. But fortunately, there is a relatively new development in LMS architecture that allows an administrator to create customized eLearning environments to support each of their unique audiences and training needs.
What is a Multi-Tenant LMS
Unlike a single-tenant LMS, a multi-tenant LMS allows an administrator to launch and manage new instances of the application on-demand. Often times, each instance of the application can be branded with elements specific to that audience and includes categories, courses, and learning paths to support their unique training needs.
Some of the most common use cases for a multi-tenant LMS include:
Extended Enterprise Training
A company’s Extended Enterprise refers to the entities outside of the organization that have a stake in the company’s operations and success. These external entities can include customers, partners, and vendors, each of whom would benefit from your company-sponsored training.
Third-Party Training Providers
While most every organization understands the need and value of corporate training, smaller and mid-sized organizations often struggle to find the time and resources to deliver these valuable programs. Given this, many companies now look to third-party training organizations to deliver these programs on their behalf. For these organizations, a multi-tenant LMS allows them to launch a dedicated, customized training environment for each of their corporate clients.
Customer training programs have grown in popularity as an increasing number of companies understand the tremendous value in providing product and services training. These programs tend to enhance the customer experience while increasing loyalty and minimizing customer service issues.
One of the best ways to increase company sales without increasing employee headcount is through channel partner sales. But a high-producing channel strategy is only possible if the partner sales reps have access to the training they need to represent your brand well and drive sales.
LMS Portals: Multi-Audience Training from One Platform
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant LMS that enables our clients and partners to support multi-audience training from a single platform. The LMS Portals administrative console allows you to launch new training environments (portals) on demand. Each portal can be branded with the images, logos, text, categories, courses and learning paths required to support that training audience.
Each portal also includes a powerful course builder, that allows most anyone to build corporate eLearning courses in minutes (literally) using multiple types of lesson content, such as videos, SCORM files, PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, websites, and more.
In addition, we offer a library of 140+ ready-made courses, covering most every aspect of corporate training and employee development. Each course can be branded for your organization and customized to meet your specific training needs.
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