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Working with Rapid eLearning Tools in an LMS Platform


Rapid  eLearning Tools in an LMS

Rapid eLearning refers to the process of quickly creating online learning content using authoring tools specifically designed for ease and speed. It involves the use of software or platforms that enable instructional designers or subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop eLearning courses or training materials without extensive programming knowledge or technical expertise.


Here are some key characteristics of rapid eLearning:

  • User-friendly interface: Rapid eLearning tools typically offer a user-friendly interface that allows non-technical users to create and edit content easily. They often feature drag-and-drop functionality, pre-built templates, and intuitive navigation.

  • Template-based design: These tools provide pre-designed templates that help streamline the course development process. Templates offer consistent layouts, styles, and interactions, making it quicker to create visually appealing and engaging content.

  • Content reusability: Rapid eLearning tools often support content reusability, allowing you to repurpose existing materials. You can import presentations, documents, images, or videos into the tool and convert them into interactive eLearning content.

  • Multimedia integration: Rapid eLearning tools enable the seamless integration of multimedia elements, such as images, audio, and video. This helps enhance the learner experience and makes the content more engaging and interactive.

  • Interactivity and assessments: These tools provide features to add interactivities and assessments to the course. Interactivities include scenarios, simulations, drag-and-drop interactions, and quizzes that promote learner engagement and knowledge retention.

  • Publishing options: Rapid eLearning tools typically offer various publishing options, allowing you to export the course in formats compatible with Learning Management Systems (LMS). Common formats include SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) or xAPI (Experience API), which enable tracking and reporting of learner progress.

The primary advantage of rapid eLearning is its efficiency in creating and updating online learning content. It enables organizations to quickly develop and deploy training materials, keeping up with the rapidly changing business environment and ensuring that learners receive up-to-date information.


However, it's important to note that rapid eLearning may not be suitable for complex or highly customized learning experiences, which may require more advanced development approaches.


How Rapid eLearning Can Scale Your Online Corporate Training Program

Rapid eLearning can greatly contribute to scaling your online corporate training program in several ways:


Speed and Efficiency

Rapid eLearning tools allow you to create training content quickly and efficiently. With pre-built templates, drag-and-drop functionality, and easy-to-use interfaces, instructional designers can develop courses faster than traditional eLearning development methods. This accelerated content creation process enables you to scale your training program by producing a larger volume of courses in less time.


Cost-Effectiveness

Rapid eLearning tools often come at a lower cost compared to custom development or outsourcing options. By utilizing these tools, you can save on development costs and allocate your training budget more efficiently. This cost-effectiveness allows you to scale your training program without significant financial constraints.


Consistency and Standardization

Rapid eLearning tools offer templates and design elements that provide a consistent look and feel across your training courses. This standardization ensures a cohesive learning experience for your employees, regardless of the course topic or the author creating the content. By maintaining consistency, you can easily scale your training program while maintaining quality and brand consistency.


Easy Updates and Maintenance

As business requirements evolve or new information becomes available, you may need to update your training content regularly. Rapid eLearning tools facilitate easy updates and maintenance. With their user-friendly interfaces, you can quickly make revisions, swap out outdated content, or add new modules. This flexibility allows you to scale your training program efficiently without experiencing bottlenecks or delays in content updates.


Accessibility and Flexibility

Rapid eLearning content can be accessed anytime and anywhere through a Learning Management System (LMS). This accessibility and flexibility enable employees to engage in training at their own pace, without geographical constraints. With the ability to reach a distributed workforce, you can scale your training program to accommodate employees across different locations and time zones.


Tracking and Analytics

Rapid eLearning tools often integrate with LMS platforms to provide robust tracking and analytics capabilities. These features allow you to monitor learner progress, track completion rates, and gather data on learner performance. By analyzing this data, you can identify areas for improvement, optimize your training content, and scale your program based on data-driven insights.


It's important to note that while rapid eLearning provides scalability benefits, it may not be suitable for every type of training. Complex or highly specialized topics may require custom development or a blended learning approach.


It's essential to assess your training needs, content requirements, and learner preferences to determine the most effective approach for scaling your corporate training program using rapid eLearning.


Working with Rapid eLearning Tools in an LMS Platform

Working with rapid eLearning tools in an LMS (Learning Management System) platform can be an efficient way to create and deliver online courses or training materials. Rapid eLearning tools provide a user-friendly interface and pre-built templates, allowing you to quickly develop interactive and engaging content without extensive programming knowledge.


Here are some steps to work with rapid eLearning tools in an LMS platform:

  1. Select a rapid eLearning tool: There are several rapid eLearning authoring tools available in the market, such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or iSpring Suite. Choose a tool based on your requirements, budget, and ease of use.

  2. Familiarize yourself with the tool: Take some time to explore the features and capabilities of the rapid eLearning tool you've chosen. Learn how to create slides, add multimedia elements like images, audio, and video, incorporate interactivities, and create assessments.

  3. Plan your course structure: Before diving into content creation, plan the structure of your course. Identify the learning objectives, define the modules or lessons, and create a logical flow for the content.

  4. Develop the content: Use the rapid eLearning tool to develop the course content. Utilize the pre-built templates or create your own design. Add text, images, multimedia, and interactive elements to enhance learner engagement. You can also leverage branching scenarios, quizzes, and assessments to make the course more interactive.

  5. Publish the course: Once you have completed creating the course content, publish it in a format compatible with your LMS platform. Most rapid eLearning tools allow you to export courses in SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) or xAPI (Experience API) formats, which are widely supported by LMS platforms.

  6. Upload the course to the LMS: Log in to your LMS platform and navigate to the course management section. Upload the course package (SCORM or xAPI file) to the LMS and configure any additional settings, such as completion criteria, prerequisites, or access permissions.

  7. Test and preview: Before making the course available to learners, thoroughly test it within the LMS. Check for any issues with navigation, multimedia playback, or interactive elements. Preview the course as a learner to ensure everything functions as intended.

  8. Deploy and track learner progress: Once you are satisfied with the course, deploy it to your learners through the LMS. Monitor learner progress, track completion rates, and gather feedback to continuously improve the course.

Remember, different LMS platforms may have specific requirements or features for integrating rapid eLearning content. It's essential to consult the documentation or support resources of both the eLearning tool and the LMS platform you are using to ensure smooth integration and optimal learner experience.


About LMS Portals

At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch a dedicated training environment (a portal) for each of your unique audiences.


The system includes built-in, SCORM-compliant rapid eLearning course authoring tool that enables most anyone to build engaging courses quickly and easily.


We also offer a complete library of ready-made courses, covering most every aspect of corporate training and employee development.


If you choose to, you can create Learning Paths to deliver courses in a logical progression and add structure to your training program. The system also supports Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and provides tools for social learning.


Together, these features and make the LMS Portals platform the ideal rapid eLearning-based solution for your corporate training program.


Contact us today to get started or visit our Partner Program pages

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