Learning management systems have been around for awhile now, and there are a plethora of options out there. Selecting the right one can be difficult. It can be hard to know what you need and what you don't. I'm here to tell you about a new LMS called Groundwork1 that does things a little differently.
Old Style Learning Management Systems
Many learning management systems work like this: you create your training, you tell your employees how to log in and complete their training, you beg them, plead with them, and finally stand over their shoulder while they complete the training. Easy right? Unfortunately not. In the era of work from home, we have to adapt. It has been shown that too much friction can cause low training completion rates.
Groundwork1 is a New Simpler Learning Management System
Groundwork1 makes the process more simple by removing the friction for employees. You design a course by creating a number of lesson emails. Each lesson is essentially an email newsletter. (Email Newsletters are more popular than ever for consuming content!) Keeping the training in a format employees understand and keeping it easy to access in their email inbox. You can add in text and image content, like usual. But you can also drag in interactive elements like videos, quizzes, links, and downloadable documents. When an employee clicks on these links, they are brought to a personalized landing page that allows them to interact with lesson content without the need to log in or remember passwords.
When an employee is enrolled in a course you can set a lesson to be sent to them immediately, or you can time them within a number of days from when they get enrolled. Another option is that you can chain lessons together, where you can send them the lesson email once the first lesson is completed. This gives you a great amount of flexibility to design a course that doesn't overwhelm the learner immediately, but spreads out the training material over a realistic amount of time.
Mobile is Important in Today's World
Your workforce is mobile equipped and using their phones. Statistics show that more than 63% of YouTube video watching happens on mobile devices and you should expect that your training videos are similar.
That said, that doesn't mean you need a mobile app for that. In fact, don't bother with a mobile app because getting users to install that mobile app is another huge point of friction. Instead, your training should just be accessible on the mobile web, the easiest and most frictionless way to get users connected to online video.
You Don't Have to Be the Bad Guy
Did I mention reminders? Yes, the system will remind learners to complete their training on a schedule that you set, with each new reminder increasing the severity of the message in order to get the job done. This means you don't have to be the one emailing them every few days to do their training. What are you going to do with all of that free time you will have now?
Why You Need a New LMS
If you are finding that your old LMS is expensive, getting a little "old school", and generally just hard to use, then I would recommend that you check out Groundwork1. It's a fresh take on employee training that gives you the flexibility you need, and it's so simple that employees will be able to complete their training in a more efficient manner.
Let us know if you have questions about this new style of learning management system, we'd love to help.