One of the important features of a Learning Management System is the report builder. Any typical LMS stores every minute detail of all training in its database. To get the required report for evaluating training, you need to generate the report using the LMS report builder.
Generating a report from report builder requires lot of logical and technical knowledge of the tool. As a training manager you may find it difficult to select the right parameters and to add the right filter which gives the desired report. After unsuccessful attempts you may contact the LMS administrator to generate it for you, which is a time consuming process.
In the following report from E-learning Guild, you can see the reporting capabilities of popular LMSs. The default reports available in an LMS may not give you the required reports. Else they may make it very difficult to get the required reports using the report builder.
Every organization has different training structures and variety of training content. It is not possible for a report builder to generate any kind of report. Based on my experience, I can say there are three options available to get the customized reports.
Option 1: The specific report definitely requires customization as the data is stored in various datasets in the database. At the time of selecting a new LMS, you may also mention required report as one of the requirements, so that it can be included in the default LMS reports. You can generate this report without any extra effort.
Option 2: Administrators work closely with LMS service provider in the LMS upgrade process. This is the right time for you to add your specific report in default reports. Next time when you need it you can easily generate it.
Option 3: The above options may be costly if done by existing LMS vendor; it may cost around $ 25,000 – $30,000 per customized report. Alternatively the cost effective solution is to use any trusted third-party vendor who can develop such customized report externally using the LMS database. You can develop any number of customized reports based on your specific requirements without waiting for the next upgrade and this can be done at very low cost.
We have developed such customized reports for our customers, and training managers are able to generate the report with a couple of clicks and without any help from the LMS administrator or the support team.
If you need any assistance in developing such customized report for your LMS, then please contact us.
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Performing learning management activities using an LMS, in an organization with a few employees, is easy. But, performing these activities in a company with several staff members, in a short time period, can be quite hectic. Usually, these “bulk”, time-bound activities need to be performed when you setup a new LMS and want to do lot of activities in the initial stages to set all the pre-training settings. Also, you need to perform these activities if you assign a selected set of courses to a group of specific users.
It is common knowledge that companies need to manage their training programs effectively to enhance productivity make the most of their training dollar. So, how can you make sure that you get the highest ROI on training? What does it take to equip your staff members with the needed knowledge and skills in a very efficient and cost-effective manner? Well, you need to use a Learning Management System (LMS).
It is common knowledge that technology is developing rapidly and many training programs are delivered online. Many learners have easy access to the Internet. So, they can take all required courses on the go. Learners need to be certified after completing the course. Are you a course provider using Moodle as an online platform for the course delivery and want to award certificates to your learners? Then, let us see how to add certificates for your courses using Moodle.
Many organizations are adopting eLearning to train their employees and this is where they need a Learning Management System (LMS) – to track and monitor learning activities. An LMS is a web-based application and can be used to plan, implement and track the learning content. It acts as a centralized system to deliver online training programs.
Moodle is the most preferred online learning platform. As it is open source software it’s very popular. It can be easily customized according to our requirements.
Moodle is a very powerful LMS, used by several organizations to manage their training programs. This incredible software is ranked as the #1 LMS product by the E-learning Guild, in terms of market share. A majority of learning management needs can be met in a cost-effective manner, using this open-source software.
Moodle – a very powerful, yet highly affordable Learning Management System (LMS). This incredible software has been rated as the most popular LMS in the world, by Capterra. The high degree of flexibility and versatility of Moodle makes it a boon to training managers.
Are you a training manager? Do you want to initiate eLearning in your company? Or, are you a trainer who wants to host the courses online to reach global audiences? If you have a very limited budget and a few eLearning modules to host as a pilot to see if it works for you or not. Later, you may scale it up if it is successful. It may be difficult to go with a proprietary or commercial Learning Management System (LMS), just to host a couple of modules. It is ideal use a scalable and cost-effective LMS that can be set up quickly.
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As LMS is used to track important information about creation of a course and helps manage learning effectively. But, most importantly, an LMS is used to track status of all users. In my previous blog, I have discussed about generation of grading report and course creation. In this blog, we will look at another important report – Number of attempts.