Empowering Your Online Learners With The Right Course Management System

Empowering Your Online Learners With The Right Course Management System
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Summary: Find out how you can use a Course Management System to make the learning experience as easy as possible for your students.

How To Empower Online Learners Using The Right Course Management System

If you decide to bring a Course Management System into your training business, it will be very beneficial to your training administration team, but it will also be of great benefit to your students!

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Discover how to make the most out of your Course Management System (CMS), the perfect tool to manage all your training courses from one place.

Not only will it make everything easier for you to organise on your side, but it will also mean your students always have access to exactly the information they need and are able to make the best buying decisions possible.

Let’s take a look at how having the best Course Management System possible can help you empower your online learners.

Offer Different Kinds Of Training For Your Students

When offering learning to your students, it’s important to provide them with different learning methods to ensure you are catering to lots of different learning styles.

Even when it comes to online learning, there are a few different learning methods you can offer your students, all of which can be supported by a good Course Management System.

Offer eLearning

eLearning is the most common type of online learning, where your students will access all the learning material through a Learning Management System (LMS). This means they can work their way through the course material in their own time and complete the course whenever they feel ready.

A Course Management System that is connected to your LMS will mean you can set up your eLearning classes in exactly the same way as your classroom-based session, so everything is still really easy to manage.

Offer Blended Learning

Blended learning is a mix of eLearning and classroom-based sessions, so your students are able to get the best of both worlds. This means you can schedule classroom-based sessions for your students to attend and upload a lot of supporting content to your LMS for your students to also access.

Offer Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) means your students can attend the live session with an instructor, but they are able to access them from their own computer without physically being in the classroom.

A Course Management System that integrates with an online video provider will allow you to offer VILT with ease.

Ensure Your Students Are Always Kept Up To Date

One thing that is really important to ensure your students always feel in control of their learning is to make sure they are always kept up to date on information about their course.

The best way to do this is through automated communications, as you can set these up ahead of time and leave them to work away in the background without your team having to constantly keep track of them.

Here's the best way to create automated emails:

  • Create email templates for every type of email you typically send your students. This could include things like joining instructions, course information, book lists, assessment dates, timetables, etc.
  • Fill out all the standard information, and create custom fields for things such as the name, email address, course name, location, time, etc., so each email will be updated with the personalised information they need.
  • Decide on the trigger events for each email. This could be things like sending joining instructions whenever a student books a place on a course or sending out a book list a week before the course is due to begin.
  • Leave your Course Management System to do all the hard work for you and never worry about missing an important student email again!

Ensure Your Website Is Always Up To Date

Another important factor in your Course Management System is to make sure that your website is always fully up to date with all your most current course information. You always need to make sure the information is correct and error free.

You want your students to have access to the correct information about your courses, so they can make the best decision when it comes to deciding which courses to book a place on and whether you are the best training provider for them.

The best way to do this is to get a Course Management System that integrates with your website.

  • Upload all your course information to your Course Management System as you would anyway to allow you to schedule your courses and keep track of everything.
  • Integrate your Course Management System with your website.
  • All your course listings will be populated on your website automatically, without you having to enter the information twice in two different places.
  • Any edits you make to your course information will automatically be reflected on your website to ensure your students are always as up to date as possible.
  • Any new courses added to your Course Management System will automatically be added to your website, so you can start getting those sales as quickly as possible.
  • Once your courses are marked as sold out, this will be reflected on your website, so you don’t accidentally oversell your courses.