eLearning as a foundational strategy for corporate training continues to prove its value. This is especially true with the evolution of cloud-based technologies and the growing tend toward remote workforces. And while the learning management system (LMS) can offer great value as the core of this learning strategy, many on the market today are limited with regard to assessing user progress and comprehension.
The Value of Online Assignments in Corporate Training
Within corporate training, assignment is a broad term that can include a number of training activities, such as homework, document exchange, written exams, and more. Each of these can provide an excellent method for assessing user progress and comprehension while allowing for more of a freeform discussion than multiple choice quizzes can offer.
Some of the specific use cases for an LMS assignments engine for corporate training can include:
Some corporate training courses demand that the leaner acquires a deep knowledge and understanding of the content. While multiple choice quizzes can be valuable in supporting this examination, written exams can provide a more powerful method of assessment.
The corporate training process can require an exchange of files in support of employee development efforts. Using an assignments engine to facilitate the exchange of files in a timely manner can enhance the training experience.
Some areas of corporate training, such as sales training, can benefit from instructor review of video files. An assignment engine can support this need very well.
Collecting user feedback is an important exercise as it provides valuable data regarding the user experience in your corporate training program, without the constraints of multiple-choice surveys.
The LMS Portals Assignment Engine
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows an administrator to launch and manage a dedicated online training environment (portal) for each of your unique audiences. Each portal you launch includes a powerful course development engine, along with robust tools for user onboarding, learning path creation, group management, live remote training, and more.
To create an Assignment in LMS Portals:
From the Course Development Engine, click Add Assignment
When the Create Assignment window appears, add an Assignment Title and select the module in which the assignment should appear.
You can then enter the Assignment question or instruction.
You can also include an Attachment, if necessary.
Your users will then see the Assignment as part of their course work
The can then download an attachment (if included) and choose to reply in text submission or by uploading a file.
Assignment dialog between the user and Instructor will continue until the Instructor chooses to mark the Assignment as Completed (pass) or Not Completed (fail).