If you’re using a learning management system (LMS) to provide training for your employees, then you likely already know about the benefits of eLearning. An LMS can provide you with a robust content library of training that allows you to easily implement new employee orientation and ongoing training to upskill and reskill long-term employees. However, what you may not yet be familiar with are all the LMS reporting features you have access to, which can offer insight into how well your training program is working.
What Can LMS Reporting Features Do for You?
While delivering training may be the primary function for your LMS, it is not the only function. It can also provide a service for human resources and training administrators when it comes to reporting on the success of your training program. By using the LMS reporting features at your disposal, you can quickly track training progress and see where improvements can be made – and that’s just the start. There are many ways reporting can help your training program.
6 Ways LMS Reporting Features Make Training Easier
There are likely a variety of reporting options available in your LMS to help make some of your day-to-day administration tasks easier. Here are some ways your LMS reporting features can help facilitate employee training.
1. Track Training Progress
Possibly the most beneficial use of the reporting features in your LMS is to keep track of the progress employees make with their training. While the exact functionality may vary according to your LMS, there will likely be some way to run a report on which employees have completed training and which employees have incomplete training – at the very least. You may want to group the data by percentage complete, hire date, or even location if your organization has multiple locations.
2. Make Data Easier To View
The reporting features in your LMS not only provide you with data, but can also arrange data in ways that make it easier to view and understand. Everything you need is right at your fingertips. Reports can help you drill down to understand a specific user, or allow you to widen the net and get a picture of how your entire company is performing.
3. Continuous Improvement
Despite what you may believe, your training program is not perfect. No training program is. There is always room for improvement, and through reporting you can learn what changes may need to be made in order to improve your program for your employees. By reading reports, over time you’ll begin to notice patterns in user behavior, pass/fail rates, and other potential key performance indicators that will designate areas that will give you a better understanding of the effectiveness of your program as a whole, and where improvements need to be made.
4. Increase Engagement
More than likely, one of the benefits that sold you on your LMS was increased employee engagement. An LMS offers a wide variety of content that can increase engagement, which increases knowledge retention with training. But not everyone responds to certain types of content the same way. With reporting, you’ll be able to see what types of content your employees tend to respond better to – interactive videos, quizzes, documents with quiz questions, etc. – and then adapt your training program accordingly.
5. Maintain Compliance
Reporting can help you keep track of your compliance certifications. There are many compliance-related training topics that require re-certification after a certain period of time. Utilize your LMS reporting features to track the dates an employee last took compliance training, so you know when they’re up for recertification. You can also keep an eye on training progress to confirm when recertification has been completed or if an employee has fallen out of compliance.
6. Report Training Progress to Upper Management
There may be times when you’ll need to report on the progress of your training program to upper management. There are many ways this can be done. If your LMS allows for scheduled reporting, you can schedule regular reports to be sent out to keep c-levels informed of what is going on. You can also use the data from your reports to back you up if ever need to defend budgetary expenses or requested improvements for your program.
LMS Reporting with trainingGrid™
trainingGrid™ is an LMS developed with you and your employees in mind. Its intuitive design makes learning management simple and allows employees to begin training with just a click. Quickly monitor training progress down to the individual employee scorecard or aggregate company-wide training results for a complete picture using real-time and scheduled tracking and reporting tools.