Updated: Apr 25, 2021
As the global markets continue to become more competitive and the corporate workplace increases in complexity, the need for employee training has become more critical than ever. Today, companies of all sizes and from most every industry rely on corporate training and workplace development programs to help prepare their workers to perform at their best, to the benefit of both the employee and the organization.
While corporate training can impact just about any area of your organization, some of the most common courses and programs include:
New hire orientation and onboarding
Employee skills development
Sales and customer service training
Workplace culture and diversity
In the past, most companies relied on in-person, classroom-based sessions as the foundation for their corporate training programs. But the evolution of effective and affordable cloud-based technologies, combined with increasingly remote workforces (a trend that was in place even before COVID-19), has made online learning (aka “eLearning”) the preferred approach to corporate training for most companies today.
Learning Management Systems for Corporate eLearning
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 companies use to build, deliver, manage, and monitor their corporate eLearning and training programs.
While the use of LMS technology is not new in the corporate world, two relatively recent developments have made it better suited to support corporate training programs, regardless of company size, location, or industry.
A cloud-based LMS, offered by third-party vendors, allows companies to access all of the powerful features of LMS technology without having to make a sizable, up-front investment in the hardware, software, and infrastructure required to run the system. And with cloud-based offers, the responsibility for the ongoing management and maintenance of the system rests with the cloud vendor. This allows your team to focus on simply building and delivering the best possible corporate training.
Another recent development in LMS technology is in the availability of multi-tenant architecture. While a single tenant LMS dedicates the entirety of the infrastructure for use by a single training audience, a multi-tenant LMS allows you to launch and manage a dedicated portal for each of your different training audiences. Multitenancy is especially valuable for extended enterprise corporate training and for third-party corporate training organizations that need to create a separate learning environment for each of their clients.
LMS Portals: SaaS Subscriptions for a Multi-Tenant LMS
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) to support your various training audiences. Each portal you launch can be branded for that audience and includes powerful supporting tools for course development, user onboarding, collaboration, analytics, and more.
LMS Portals is offered on a subscription basis with a concurrent usage model that enables you to choose a plan to support the number of portals and students you need to effectively deliver your training program. Through our concurrent usage model, you can “spin up” and “tear down” your portals and student enrollments, and then reassign that capacity as you launch new programs.
Some of the specific benefits you can expect in working with LMS Portals include:
Unique eLearning Environments
Our multi-tenant architecture allows you to create branded and customized eLearning portals to support corporate branding efforts and create a high-level of comfort for users.
Rapid Course Authoring and Development
The LMS Portals platform includes powerful course building tools that allow you to re-purpose existing training and learning content, such as videos, HTML5 files, PDFs, documents, images, and more. And LMS Portals provides SCORM-compliance, allowing you to leverage SCORM courses within any of your portals.
Effective User Onboarding
User onboarding is a critical issue as you must offer easy student sign-up and course selection. LMS Portals allows administrators to import student lists, while also allowing students to sign-up on their own.
Collaboration and Messaging
Each portal includes tools for student messaging and collaboration to support and enhance the online learning experience.
LMS Portals provides administrators with the ability to capture, review, and share detailed data regarding user engagement, progress, and success. This information allows you to evaluate the current state of your corporate eLearning program and make changes where necessary.