4 Tips To Vet An LMS Platform Before Creating Your On Demand Training

How To Vet An LMS Platform Before You Develop Your On Demand Training

Choosing an LMS can be hard at the best of times, but adding in the requirements of on-demand access can make it a nightmare. Given the key role your LMS platform will play in delivering on the promise of resource-based training, it's important to set up a clear structure to evaluate your options before you get stuck into creating your program.

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On Demand Training: How To Create An Agile Learning Environment Using A NextGen LMS
Discover why On Demand Training exists, what your On Demand Training program should include, and how a NextGen LMS can support you in the process.

On demand training has given businesses the tools to put valuable information and know-how into the hands of the employees when they need it most. Capitalizing on the habits, preferences, and motivations of employees, on demand digital resources that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, enable organizations to support everyday performance and development needs.

Having an LMS that supports on demand training is extremely important and requires careful planning and consideration of your training needs. Take a look at the tips below to ensure you choose the right LMS platform for your organization.

1. Does It Support Your Requirements?

It’s important to look at the strengths and limitations of an LMS. Some learning platforms end up being extremely difficult to keep up-to-date, which is counter-productive when it comes to on demand training, as your staff can access the material 24/7. An efficient LMS will save time for L&D teams by removing the need for large chunks of admin and limiting the hours spent updating resources.

Look into how easily you can create content and update resources on the platform. You should also consider how easily you can implement the key requirements of the business, for example by creating assignments, tracking test results, and sharing new content.

You should also consider what devices the LMS supports. The purpose of on demand training is to support the motivations of your employees, who want to be able to find the answers they need as quickly as possible. Your chosen software should have the adaptability to be accessed on desktop, mobile, tablet, and laptops to ensure you give your staff the opportunity to learn in real-time, as and when they need to.

2. Set A Budget

On demand training programs are cost-effective, as they eliminate the need for transportation costs, paperwork, instructor costs, and travel time.

It’s worth knowing your budget before selecting your LMS to ensure you choose a platform that can best support your business and training goals. Choosing the wrong platform can lead to low engagement, poor productivity, and high turnover costs, so it’s important to have clear expectations of what you require from the LMS, and how it will support your on demand training program.

3. Review LMSs Based On Recommendations/Reviews

It’s beneficial to seek out reviews and recommendations to ensure your chosen LMS platform matches your requirements. Whilst many learning platform providers will list out their features and benefits, these may not align with your business goals and long-term training needs.

It’s also important to factor in customer service, finding out how the LMS has helped similar organizations and how they compare or differentiate to others in the market.

4. Demo The Product As An Admin And Employee

Once you’ve done your research, it’s worth seeing the LMS in action before putting any money into it. Ask the vendor for a free trial or demo to check it meets your training needs and matches your expectations. It also gives you the chance to check for any problems that could arise further down the line and how easy it is to administrate the platform and how much work this will be for L&D teams.

The learning experience of your employees is crucial when looking for new software. You won’t see any positive results or value for money if nobody engages or enjoys using the system. If you want to continue engaging workers, it’s extremely important that you provide them with a system that helps them to successfully achieve their goals, and do their jobs better and faster.

Choosing the best LMS takes time and careful planning. Pinpoint what your employees really need to succeed in your organization and how the LMS platform supports this. The benefits to be gained from an on demand training platform are endless, so take the time to really go through each of our pointers to ensure that giving your employees the best possible tools to succeed within your organization is constantly at the forefront of your decision-making.

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