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Repurposing PDF Files as Corporate Training Content

Updated: Mar 22, 2022

Repurposing PDF Files as Corporate Training Content

As the global workplace continues to increase in complexity, so too has the demand for effective corporate training. Employees today must have the skills and knowledge to navigate this increasing complexity, while learning to operate within more stringent regulatory and HR requirements.

All of this puts a great deal of pressure on Learning and Development (L&D) teams to deliver content and courses that address the specific topics employees need to excel in their job roles. And too often, L&D professionals focus on the creation of new training materials, rather than curating and repurposing what can be a wealth of readily available within the organization.

The Benefits of Repurposing Content for Corporate Training

A primary goal of any L&D team should be in finding ways to deliver training efficiently to save time and money. Repurposing content provides an effective way to deploy content without having to build it from scratch.

Some of the benefits of repurposing content for corporate training include:


It is estimated that the development of a single, one-hour course from scratch can cost up to $15,000. This becomes cost-prohibitive very quickly when you consider that most organizations need to build a wide array of courses to support different roles and functions within the company.

Utilizing existing content for training purposes allows most organizations to develop effective learning courses for a fraction of the cost it would take to build them from scratch.


In addition to high cost, it is estimated that developing a one-hour course from scratch can take up to 300 hours. This means that one employee will need almost two months to develop each course- a length of time that is not practical when your company is looking to develop an entire library of corporate training courses. This is also a problem for urgent and time-sensitive training needs.


In repurposing content, you can be assured that your corporate messaging and branding are consistent over time, as well as across learning and training sessions.

Repurposing PDF files for Corporate Training in LMS Portals

At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant Learning Management System (LMS) that allows you to build powerful, engaging courses using a variety of existing content, such as videos, PDF files, PowerPoint presentations, SCORM files, Word documents, and more.

The embedded course development engine provides for a structure that includes Modules and Lessons. Each course you create can have any number of Modules (sections of a course) and within each Module, you can have any number of Lessons (the actual training content).

To add a PDF file as a Lesson in LMS Portals, click the Add Lesson button from within the Course Development engine.

PDF for Corporate Training Content

When the Create New Lesson window appears, choose PDF File from the dropdown selection. Add a Title and choose the Module in which the PDF lesson should appear.

PDF for Corporate Training Content

The PDF lesson appears in the course.

PDF Lesson in LMS Portals

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