Many of your employees may now work remotely, but their need to grow professionally has not gone away. To support them and your organization’s goals, you’ve rerouted your L&D activities into a virtual format.
With the right tools in educational technology, you can deliver virtual L&D programs cost-effectively while providing faster and easily scalable training.
Your key tool when going remote is a mobile-ready cloud-based learning management (LMS) system. To get the best outcomes from your remote L&D program, you should:
1. Prioritize essential training
The COVID-19 pandemic has most likely made your organization drastically rethink its training priorities. You may have had to:
- Train your team on updated health policies, work-from-home procedures, or how to mitigate health risks in the workplace.
- Provide your team with the information to answer customer questions on updated business practices during the pandemic.
- Explain how to boost productivity due to the pandemic-driven increase in demand for your products/services.
- Guide employees through wellness practices to reduce anxiety and stress during an unprecedented time.
Because your team’s time and attention spans are limited, focus on this pandemic-related training and put all other training on the back burner. When management feels comfortable with your team’s level of preparation, reintroduce the balance of your L&D programs.
2. Simplify compliance
In addition to all the usual certifications you expect from your people, the COVID-19 pandemic may have imposed new requirements that your people have to meet.
A modern LMS can ensure that everyone on your team complies with these requirements in a timely way, then issue the necessary certificates.
3. Strengthen community and social learning
Remote L&D activities can be lonely when you don’t have coworkers to share and kid around with.
A modern LMS enables you to create L&D activities that include interactive forums to facilitate group collaboration, video conferencing, and group training.
Moreover, the uxpertise cloud-based LMS is accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device.
4. Improve your retention rate
The right LMS keeps your learners engaged and smiling with an intuitive interface, gamification options, and personalized content.
When your LMS is easy-to-learn and simple-to-use, it eliminates barriers to learning and facilitates engagement.
The gamification options on the uxpertise platform, like custom certificates and badges shareable on LinkedIn, enables you to reward learners as they progress along their learning path.
5. Track progress
A modern LMS empowers you to monitor learner progress, encourage it, or suggest other training to support development.
To ensure that training is truly assimilated, an LMS also enables you to test learners easily.
Additionally, an LMS like uxpertise allows you to create customized learning paths by including prerequisites for your training activities. Learn the ABCs before XYZs!
6. Monitor attendance at your L&D activities
When your L&D activities have a registered or paid audience, it’s important that you manage attendance to stay in control of who’s participating.
A modern LMS helps you manage these activities effectively by helping you control admission, ensure secure access, and monitor payment if needed.
Furthermore, if you need to solicit feedback from participants, the uxpertise LMS survey tool enables you to do that effortlessly.
7. Shine at L&D project management
A modern LMS helps you stay on top of your people’s activity with access to dashboards and multiple reports
The user and group management tools enable managers to assign/invite a user or a group to a training session, share course documents, and send timed, automated reminders to help your people stay on the same page.
8. Partner with training providers or sellers
Sometimes you may simply not have the training content you need to help your team immediately.
You can expand your training offering by reaching out to providers and sellers. Likewise, they can reach out to you for content. With the right LMS, you can license or sell your content easily and thus create a new revenue stream.
9. Facilitate remote onboarding
You may have new hires living in different cities and time zones, with wildly varying scheduling availabilities.
How can you introduce these recruits to your company culture, procedures, and policies, and do so in a timely way, on budget?
Working with the right LMS, you can manage the whole onboarding process with powerful automation that dramatically reduces your administrative burden.
10. Upskill your team during downtime
Every organization’s activity varies in intensity from high to low. During downtimes, take advantage of the inactivity to offer professional development opportunities. You can:
- Move up training and compliance-related testing that may have been slated for a later time.
- Have your team acquire skill sets that will help you meet challenges around the corner.
No matter where your employees are located, with the right LMS, you can be confident that you’re helping them maintain and gain the necessary skills for their professional development and to help your business grow.
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