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Customizing Your Courses with Simple LMS

Incorporating a learning management system (LMS) into your organization can make training simple. An LMS allows you to implement the training you need to meet compliance needs, like harassment and mandated reporter training. It also can help reduce training costs compared to physical, in-person training. Out of the box, the courseware in your Simple LMS will provide a strong foundation for training topics like mandated reporter training. It can also be tailored by profession for supervisors, medical professionals, child care providers, etc. However, your organization may want to customize your courseware to meet unique needs or local regulations. One of the benefits of Simple's LMS is its versatility. Discover some unique ways to customize your learning management system to maximize its effectiveness for your organization. Why You May Want to Customize Your Simple LMS Courseware Your courseware can be used out of the box effectively. However, because your organization's structure and processes are unique, customizing your courseware makes it more relevant for your team. There are a lot of reasons why an organization might want to customize its LMS courseware. For example: To meet ...
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5 Ways to Roll Out E-Training at Your Business or Organization

Making online learning a part of your employee development plan is a smart move for many organizations. E-training is a cost-effective alternative to traditional in-person training and gives your team members more flexibility with their learning. The best way to maximize your return on investment for your new LMS is to make sure you’ve got a solid roll-out plan so that your leaders and team members are prepared. Here are 5 steps to consider when unveiling your new e-training plan. 5 Methods for a Successful E-Training Roll Out #1: Know What Your Needs Are Start by identifying what training needs your organization has that could be met with online learning. This will inform what courses you should prioritize and which team members need to take them. For example, typical courses include:  Harassment Training Workplace Safety Diversity Training Information Security Training Mandated Reporter Training Position-Specific Training Process Training #2: Select Appropriate Courses for Online Learning It’s important to know which modality is most effective for the courses you’re considering. Some material is most efficiently delivered through online learning, but for some, you might consider a hybrid approach. For example, courses like mandated reporter training ...
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How to Use an LMS for More Cost-Effective Team Training

How much of your organization's budget is allocated to training your team? Many organizations invest 2 - 5% of their budgets back into training programs for employees, supervisors, and leadership personnel. The good news is this: training expenditures have been positively correlated with employee retention, customer retention, sales, and overall profitability. Not to mention, certain laws and regulations may require you to provide employee training, depending on the location of your business and the specific industry you’re in. Most Organizations Deliver Training through an LMS A learning management system (LMS) is a software-based tool companies use to develop, deliver, and track training. More than 61% of organizations report using some form of software-based e-learning system. Discover how an LMS can help your organization deliver a more cost-effective and efficient training experience. One System for Multiple Use Cases How many training programs are you deploying to the employees, supervisors, and leaders in your organization? From onboarding new employees to sexual harassment prevention to OSHA safety, your organization may have a wide variety of training programs to offer employees. An LMS helps organizations present multiple training programs in one software ...
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How an LMS Can Help Reduce Your Training Costs

With economists warning of a recession that looms increasingly closer, many companies are battening down the hatches to prepare to weather the storm. This could include a reduction in staffing and other efforts for your organization. If you’re considering ways to reduce your budget, an LMS could help streamline your training program. Lower Corporate Training Costs Moving your corporate training away from in-person courses to a flexible online learning management system could help save you money in the long run. Organizing in-person training involves a great deal of legwork and spending from your team. This can include any costs associated with renting a venue, hiring an instructor, providing paper materials, as well as any employee travel times. In-person training can also cost your organization in terms of productivity, with employees carving out entire workdays to complete necessary coursework. Even if in-person training is a permanent part of your process, an LMS can help streamline the process of coordinating these courses. Simple’s LMS offers both online and in-person learning modalities. A more modern, online solution allows team members to fit the training into their schedule ...
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What to Look for in an LMS

An LMS is a crucial tool for online learning, providing a central repository for instructional materials and tracking learners' progress. A good LMS should be user-friendly and offer a variety of features to support different types of learning. The right LMS will support your internal learning processes, employee productivity, and company culture. There are many LMS solutions out there. How can you choose the right one? A Role-Based User Interface Role-based user interfaces will automatically recognize the permissions of a logged-in user, enabling functionality specific to that user's role and providing the user with the specific training they need. With the Simple Learning LMS,  you can assign role types such as learner, admin, instructor/trainer, and manager. Simple LMS automatically knows which functions to dynamically display to unlock permissions to pages and functions. Ease-of-Use The LMS should be easy for both administrators and learners to use. Administrators should be able to easily create and manage courses, while learners should be able to find and access materials with ease. The interface should be intuitive and user-friendly. Variety of Features An LMS should offer a variety of features to support different ...
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What is LMS Software Used For?

An LMS (learning management system) is a software application creating a framework to manage all aspects of delivering learning content. It's where your training material is housed, delivered, and tracked. An LMS is sometimes called a training management system or learning experience platform. Sometimes a system for managing learning content (LCMS) gets confused with an LMS. The LCMS is used for writing and managing content, not for managing the learning process. The two applications complement one another. What is LMS Software Used For? A learning management system (LMS) is capable of delivering learning content and tracking completion. The ultimate and most important use of an LM is to simplify the lives of those in charge of training and learning. If you are an HR or training manager within an organization, you have a lot of components to keep track of when it comes to training, such as: State and federal training requirements Profession-specific training requirements Individual employee training completion Employee certifications Data analysis Reporting to management or state/ fed entities An LMS automates much of this work. A good LMS may also help HR and training departments with  onboarding, compliance, and ...
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Training A Remote Workforce: Do You Need An LMS?

45% of full-time employees work partly or fully remotely, according to a Gallup poll. This means that pre-pandemic approaches to training employees may no longer be effective. It can be difficult for managers and HR employees to gather the team for an in-person training when nearly half the team is working from home. One way organizations are adapting to a remote workforce is by updating existing in-person training programs to online learning management systems (LMS). Discover the major benefits of training your remote workforce with an LMS as you build out your 2022 training plans for your remote team. Three Reasons to Consider an LMS for Your Remote Workforce Reach Your Team Where They Are with an LMS With so many people working from home through the pandemic and well into the future, your organization needs a tool capable of fitting efficiently with their new working environment. An LMS is a simple way to make the processes around your onboarding and training programs remote-worker-friendly. It eliminates the need for dozens of disjointed new hire documents, emails scheduling classes, and other paperwork, by uniting them in ...
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5 of 2021's Biggest Learning Management Trends

Gone are the days when employee development took the form of dry, unmotivating coursework. New advancements in how learning management programs are implemented allow companies to embrace increasingly sophisticated methods of training. This lets businesses develop new and more effective ways to keep their employees engaged and at the top of their game. Discover 5 learning management trends that could make your employee training more effective in 2021. 5 Learning Management Trends You Need to Know About #1: Augmented and Virtual Reality Augmented and virtual reality have gone from the stuff of SciFi to a daily reality for many businesses. These technologies allow you to train your employees on how to navigate challenges before they ever interact with a customer. Augmented reality (AR) works by adding virtual details to the real world to enrich your experience. Virtual reality (VR) goes even further, creating a completely virtual environment. These technologies have exciting potential applications to aid in employee training. For example, augmented reality is great for providing point-of-work content. For example, new team members could use AR to scan a specific product that they have questions ...
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4 Ways to Build a Successful Employee Development Plan in 2021

As organizations were forced to adapt to the changing landscape of 2020, many turned to digital and online tools to keep moving forward. Because of this, it's no wonder that the field of online training has seen explosive growth in the past year. Now, successful companies across the United States are making employee learning and development a priority in 2021 to help build stronger, healthier companies. 4 Ways Successful Organizations are Tackling Learning and Development in 2021 #1: Make Employee Development a Priority The LinkedIn 2021 Workplace Learning Report surveyed global learning and development (L&D) professionals to paint a better picture of how their organizations are handling employee development in 2021.  64% of professionals surveyed agree that learning and development is no longer "nice to have", it's a need to have. This emphasis on the importance of L&D is reflected in how companies are budgeting -- 33% of L&D professionals expect their budget to increase, up from just 22% in June of 2020 and 27% in 2017. Organizations will need to prioritize their employee development programs to stay current and competitive in 2021 and beyond. #2: ...
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Announcing the Launch of Mandated Reporter Training by Simple

Every state has mandated reporters, individuals who are required to report when they have reasonable cause to suspect abuse and neglect, as required by the Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). However, the requirements surrounding who is considered a reporter, how they should report, and how they should be trained vary wildly from state to state. What's more, the consequences of failure to do your duty as a reporter are steep -- in some states failure to report is a misdemeanor or even a felony. Differing nationwide requirements make obtaining the correct training essential. Simple developed Mandated Reporter Training to make it easy for organizations to implement a robust training tool that meets the needs of mandated reporters throughout their organization. Learn more about the newest Simple product. How Mandated Reporter Training by Simple Helps Organizations Abuse is a problem whose effects are felt deeply throughout the United States. This tragedy impacts Americans of all age groups. It's estimated that 1,700 children die of child abuse each year. Most of them are less than two years old. Furthermore, 1 in 4 women ...
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