Updated: Apr 25, 2021
As the global marketplace becomes more competitive and the corporate workplace increases in complexity, there is a growing need for employee training and development to prepare for these new challenges. In fact, it is no longer enough to offer just internal training as many organizations now provide training and learning programs for the extended enterprise to include channel partners, customers, suppliers, and other entities that can impact corporate revenues and efficiencies.
In years past, the only real option for companies looking to implement corporate learning and training programs was through in-person, classroom-based training. But as cloud-based technologies have continued to evolve and workforces have become increasingly remote (a trend that was in place even before COVID-19), online learning, or “eLearning” has emerged as the preferred approach to corporate training and employee development.
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 eLearning-based corporate training programs. And while LMS technology is not new, two relatively recent developments have made it well-suited for corporate training.
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 financial and labor) to support this. It is far more common today for a company to work with a third-party cloud-based LMS vendor in order to access the LMS features and capacity they need. And in working with a cloud LMS, you eliminate the need for a large, up-front capital investment in hardware, software and infrastructure. In addition, a cloud LMS approach shifts the responsibility for the management and maintenance of the system to the third-party vendor.
Another recent development in LMS technology is in the availability of multi-tenant architecture. While a single tenant LMS dedicates the its entire infrastructure to use by a single training audience, a multi-tenant LMS allows you to “spin up” new instances of the application to create a private eLearning environment for each of your unique audiences.
A multi-tenant LMS can provide value to any organizations that wants to logically segment and scale their training program based on unique audiences, but it particularly well-suited for companies that want to implement extended enterprise training programs or for third-party corporate training, consulting, and compliance firms.
LMS Portals: A Multi-Tenant, On-Demand LMS
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to create a private eLearning environment (portal) for each of your unique training audiences, on-demand.
In working with the LMS Portals multi-tenant architecture, you can:
Create new portals on-demand, in minutes
Customize each portal with unique branding elements, such as logos, images, titles, and favicons
Create unique learning categories, based on the needs of each training audience
Build and deliver relevant courses
Invite and onboard students to the portal and into the specific courses that are relevant to them
Offer messaging and collaboration tools to each learning audience
Monitor learner progress and generate customized reports to share with learning stakeholders