6 Tips to keep in mind before launching your eLearning course!

For any organisation, being as digital as possible has become the key to success. It helps them in building a competitive edge over other companies. Having the best talent in your teams and the best technology for helping those teams is what efficient working of an organisation is all about.

And as this competitive business environment is growing, so is the requirement for advanced technology. This constantly growing challenging business environment has made LMS training a crucial part of a new recruit’s orientation in a company.

Moreover, implementing a management system or a cloud-based LMS alone is not going to help an individual with effective training if your eLearning program fails to make an impact.

Therefore, it is important to ensure a few steps before launching your eLearning program for its guaranteed success. Let us take a look at what these steps are.

User experience matter!

Having a good user experience or UX in place for any digital learning medium is imperative to its success because it ensures an engaging experience for the user.  So, in order to achieve that effective interface, the learning and development professionals should optimise the LMS and the learning content to ensure an interactive and intuitive platform to use.

Optimisation of the digital learning platform and the content consists of structuring the program, the reports and the delivery formats so as to make them more appealing and instinctive.

This keeps the users interested in the eLearning course for a longer time, thereby, yielding better results.

Spread the word!

Good marketing sells the product – inside and outside the organisation. So in order to get more people to be interested in your eLearning course, you must create the buzz.

Put together an internal team to design mailing campaigns, ads and graphics intended to reach the users who are going to be a part of this course. This will catch their attention and pique their interest in learning more and ensure the success of the program.

Create a network

This is how big brands work with ambassadors. With a dedicated group of people eagerly supporting your newly built eLearning program, you can be assured that your program will become a hit in the organisation. In fact, if you have the most influential people commending a new system and its benefits, more people will be excited about using it.

Track the metrics

Establishing a proper assessment module, complete with the evaluation metrics is very important and it is mandatorily done prior to the launch of the eLearning course. These values can range from user ratings to the course’s final impact on business. Recording this data is critical for the successful deployment of the LMS eLearning course.

After all, keeping a track of all the data can only help you in the final ROI review and help you determine if there are any changes required to be made in the final strategy.

Wait for the right time

Keep in mind, it is crucial to select a favourable launch date for your eLearning program. You should fix a launch time when your teams are least distracted and not loaded with work and especially during the Holiday season or an industry-specific busy period. In this way, you will be able to see a consistent effect of the course without any breaks or delays, thus, ensuring maximum efficiency.

Do a test run

This is one of the most important steps before launching any new system in an organisation. A pilot run in a real work environment will help you in finding all the bugs and shortcomings of the system at an early stage. These results can help you greatly in refining your future strategies regarding the eLearning course.

In conclusion

Designing a perfect eLearning program can be a bit challenging but with the help of thorough knowledge of your organisation’s needs and following the above-mentioned steps, these challenges can be easily overcome. Since an LMS can be integrated with the ERP, designed with eCommerce capabilities and even gamified, your eLearning course can also be modified accordingly.

There is no other way to succeed in today’s fast-paced world than adopting the ever-improving technology for better productivity of our teams. And a learning management system and its eLearning training program are meant only for better outcomes of your business.

Saad Ullah: An engineer with a passion for innovative technology, blockchain has been a natural attraction. More than a decade of experience in handling HR, HSE and IT management systems for FMCG companies. Currently pursuing Masters in Business Administration.