Over the past ten years or so, corporate training has seen a dramatic shift away from in-person based training, to electronic-based learning. Known as “Corporate eLearning”, this online approach to employee training and development provides the company with a more cost-effective approach to corporate training while streamlining processes to capture, analyze, and share critical training data.
For employees, corporate eLearning allows them to work at their own pace, rather than the pace set by an instructor. Ideally, the technology used to deliver training courses and content will also allow them to work from any place they choose, using any type of device they want. This is a key component for an effective corporate eLearning program, and it requires specialized development in eLearning technologies to achieve.
An Overview of Learning Management Systems
The core technology that supports all types of eLearning programs, including corporate eLearning and employee training, is a Learning Management System, or “LMS”. An LMS is the application that is used to build, deliver, manage, and track your corporate eLearning program.
Like many mission-critical applications for business, the preference for most companies setting up an LMS platform today is through SaaS-based deployment. SaaS technologies eliminate the need for a large, up-front capital spend to acquire the necessary hardware and software for deployment. And with a SaaS-based approach, the SaaS vendor takes responsibility for the ongoing management and maintenance of the system, freeing up your staff to focus on your core business.
A more recent innovation in LMS technology is in the availability of multi-tenant architecture. While a traditional LMS deployment (single-tenant) is designed to support a single training audience, a multi-tenant LMS provides an architecture that allows an administrator to launch a dedicated instance of the application for each unique training audience. This multi-tenant approach offers a great deal of flexibility in terms of segmenting your training audience and creating a customized eLearning experience for each audience.
Responsive Design for LMS Platforms
As mentioned earlier, in an optimized corporate eLearning experience, your employees are able to work from anywhere, using any type of device they choose (e.g. desktop, laptop, table, mobile device). A responsive design allows seamless access to eLearning content across devices as the platform automatically aligns with the device’s screen size.
An LMS with responsive design can be easily deployed and eliminates the need for managing an engineering path for each type of device. And unlike mobile apps, there is no need for frequent updates and implementing a process to ensure that all employees are working with the latest version.
Given the expectations of today’s technology users and the wide array of devices your employees (and external learners, if applicable) use, a responsive design is critical to help ensure user engagement and success of your corporate eLearning program.
LMS Portals: An LMS with Responsive Design
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant LMS with responsive design. The platform allows an administrator to launch and manage a dedicated corporate eLearning environment (portal) for each of your unique audiences. Each portal includes a powerful course development engine, along with robust supporting tools for user onboarding, learning path creation, group management, live remote training, certificate awarding, analytics, and more.
In addition, we offer a full library of corporate training courses that can be branded and customized to meet your specific training needs.