L&D teams need to take advantage of specific tools for maximising the effectiveness of their online training programmes. Knowing what to invest in and concentrate on will save you money and time. The following are some important tools an e-learning programme that can help your organisation reach its training objectives.
Learning Management System
The first step is to find a software platform that allows you to deliver and track online training. The system should work well for both training designers and learners.
Most platforms offer similar functionality and features, such as the delivery of custom content, management of users, tracking of user progress, and detailed reporting. The most important factor is probably the provider and the level of support and service it offers that your business requires.
The system must also be able to integrate with the tools you already have in place. Providers such as FUEL
Webinars are an excellent way of providing live training by subject matter experts. They also engage learners by allowing Q&A sessions.
The functionality should be integrated with your LMS and allow the recording of sessions. For ease of scheduling, webinars should be linked to a calendar and online booking functionality within the platform
Messaging and Forums
Effective communication and collaboration among learners can stem from functionality built into the learning management system. Emails, mobile messaging, learner forums, and bulletins are examples.
These tools are not only valuable during the rollout stage of your programme but on an ongoing basis to maintain engagement and encourage peer-to-peer learning. Training initiatives can be announced, documents shared, and gamification elements incorporated.
The more communication, the better.
FUEL’s own learning management system allows for the creation of a library of content available to learners which we refer to as Downloads. This is a very useful element that allows L&D teams to upload additional videos, manuals, or other reference material for learners to easily access.
There are only a few key tools necessary to enable you to get the most out of your online training programme. These used correctly, in conjunction with effective, relevant content make up the basic recipe for success.
Teaming up with a trusted provider such as FUEL to deploy these tools, give multilingual support to your learners and L&D team, assist with high-quality content creation and manage all aspects of your programme can ensure the results you are looking for.