Learning Management System
Do you need to document and share information about learner performance with others, for reporting or compliance purposes?
Do you need to know who has taken each course? What their score was on a quiz? Whether they have completed the course? If so, you need a learning management system (LMS).
The LMS is a critical component for the deployment of learning in your organization. LMSs help you administer, document, track, deliver, and report on your learning.
Selecting and deploying an LMS can be an intense and complex endeavor. The LMS marketplace offers a wide variety of solutions to choose from. Some can be installed locally, others are provided as a software-as-a-solution (SaaS) service.
While all LMSs will deliver and track learning, the details on each will differ. One might be a proprietary solution; another might be built on open source software. One might easily integrate with other existing systems, such as human resource information systems (HRIS); others might require substantial customization to be compatible. One might be natively accessible to those with disabilities; another might require substantial work before it complies with accessibility requirements.
It is possible to switch learning management systems and migrate training and records from one to another. However, moving learning management systems requires a high level of effort. It’s much more effective to choose the right learning management system for your organization the first time.
Microassist’s Learning Development team has extensive experience in choosing, configuring, and deploying learning management systems. We’ve successfully coordinated with LMS vendors to ensure that training deployment—whether as pre-built training modules, native LMS content, or cross-platform integrated content—has been successfully deployed so that both organizations and learners receive the information they need to be successful.
In many cases, you’ll need an LMS that is accessible—that is, usable by those with disabilities, including disabilities relating to hearing, sight, mobility, and cognition. This can be the case if your organization is a federal or state agency, a contractor for federal or state agencies, or subject to the American with Disabilities Act or Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. Microassist has a special focus on ensuring that information and communication technology—including websites, online learning, and, yes, learning management systems—is compliant with relevant accessibility regulations.
While some LMSs share in the effort to ensure that all people, regardless of disability, can access training, others present a more challenging environment. Microassist can help you determine which LMSs will meet your accessibility requirements, and, just as importantly, help you ensure that all the content posted to the LMS remains compliant with relevant accessibility regulations.
Analysis of LMS Choices
Our team can help you analyze your organization and training needs and determine the best options. We can:
- Create LMS requirements based on organizational goals
- Survey LMS options (including accessibility requirements)
- Inform your team about the LMS choices that meet your requirements
- Help your organization determine the solution that is the best fit for your existing and future needs
Our team can help you implement your chosen LMS. We can:
- Oversee the migration of organizational data, user information, and course content migration in a new LMS
- Customize LMS look and feel
- Integrate your chosen LMS solution with other systems, such as HRIS and ERP software
- Document the LMS solution
- Train administrators for the LMS installation and maintenance
- Create and deploy training in the LMS
- Create and distribute reports in the LMS
If you are a government organization, you can purchase our solution through Texas Department of Information Resources Cooperative Contract DIR-TSO–4196.
To learn more about what a Microassist learning solution can do for you, read over our case studies or give us a call at 512–794–8440.