Choosing an LMS - Not for the faint-hearted
There are over 800 LMS on the market today and choosing a right one takes a lot of effort and collaboration from both the Human Resource and the IT department.
However, when the right Learning Management System is deployed the outcome is amazing:
- Workforce gets right skills for new achievements
- Training administration costs decreased
- Employee satisfaction and engagement are increased
- Compliance training is delivered and recorded
- Learning progress is easily tracked and reported
- Overall company performance grows
Once you decide on the right LMS for your business needs, you’ll reap the benefits for many years to come.
“Most LMS systems are built in a standardized way that can address needs of the majority of large companies, but not the needs of Chemonics. Lanteria provided us with an affordable, customizable, and scalable solution that we really needed to push our efforts forward.” – Ghanim Ghneim, Manager, Learning Technology, Chemonics
Crucial Features for 2019
When shopping for a Learning System, it’s easy to get distracted by pricy, “extra” features that often only confuse users. We suggest focusing on universal features, that guarantee material value, such as increased ROI and improved KPI.
Learning content is a key component that makes training consistent and engaging. The Learning Catalog allows users to create learning materials themselves, upload courses from LinkedIn Learning and other 3rd parties, manage materials and issue certifications.
Blended Learning and Training Administration
By automating the training process, users can create an internal training management system, assign coaches to the events, manage scheduling, integrate training schedules with Outlook calendars, manage room and coaches’ availability, organize Learning groups, automate learning request approvals and much more.
This feature allows learners to master a program step-by-step, with a sequence of courses to follow after one is complete. This approach works great when a learner needs in-depth training on a certain topic.
The modern approach to the learning process is focused on engagement, applying different training approaches to different audiences to cover many learning styles. With a LMS, users report high levels of engagement when using the Virtual Classroom, Discussion board and customizable training structure. And finally, training feedback and quizzes ensures continuous growth and inter-activeness.
Testing and Assessment
Testing is one of the fundamental features of any modern LMS, as it helps trainers track what information has been absorbed and keep learners engaged. The ability to design a quiz from scratch or using a template, then export grades to report or colorful dashboard, without all the tedious paperwork, is a must-have for any LMS in 2019.
Mobile learning, or mLearning, provides continuous access to learning courses. Statistics say that mobile learning speeds up the education process up to 45%, and 70% learners feel more motivated when they study using their phone or tablet. (Sources: LinkedIn Learning and LearnDash).
Certifications and Compliance
Compliance training in the workplace gets everyone, no matter their position, on the same page about critical and legal issues. This greatly minimizes a company’s risk of litigation in the future. When a compliance course ends with a certification, that course’s effectiveness is increased.
Managing the training budget allows stakeholders to keep control on learning profitability and ROI, while also ensuring fairness and expediency with training expenses. Customers can plan and distribute training budgets for the company, and then track actual spends for every employee.
Extended reporting allows to managers to analyze and review different Learning areas and ensures informed decisions backed up by data. With reporting customers can manage development plans and development needs for individual employees, analyze training budgets, learning catalogues, manage training requests, required trainings, and much more.
Lanteria’s Learning Management System includes all of these universal features (as well as cool “extras”) and can be customized by our consultants in accordance with customer requirements, all for a fraction of the price our competitors offer.
Lanteria LMS in facts and digits
OmniChem: Deployed customized Lanteria Learning Management System to substitute old unmodern system. Lanteria HR became a data storage for all learning data since 1992 till today. Automated processes reduced the overall workload of training managers and increased work efficiency by 75%
Milne: Deployed customized Lanteria Learning Management System. Automated processes increased training managers work efficiency by 75%
Bank: Deployed Lanteria HR as customizable Learning Management solution to substitute 3 other systems: Training approval timeline reduced by 50%