How e-Learning’s Tracking Ability Can Benefit Your Company
Companies that already employ some type of e-learning platform for skills-enhancement courses, will know that tracking their employees’ scores is fundamental to determining whether learners sufficiently grasped the material.
Recently, however, more and more companies are also recognizing the benefits of using e-learning to present standardized in-house content such as onboarding documents, SOPs, guidelines, policies, and regulations — content that has traditionally been presented to employees as either a PowerPoint presentation or a digital or printed PDF or Word document. The tracking ability that e-learning can offer for this type of content is of great value, since disseminating information in a static form makes it almost impossible to guarantee that the content was thoroughly read and understood by all employees — even if you employ manual tracking techniques.
The problem with manual tracking
Imagine, for instance, that you’ve just updated your company’s Health and Safety protocol document to be in line with new company regulations. Manual tracking — for example, having employees sign a document to confirm that they have read and understood the relevant PPT, PDF, or Word document — is not only time-consuming, but also difficult to implement when companies employ a hybrid work system or have different offshore offices. It’s crucial that everyone in the company is on the same page when it comes to policies or guidelines such as these, but how can you be sure that employees across offices, departments, or continents, have all engaged with the same standardized material at a satisfactory level?
The advantages of e-learning tracking
The tracking ability of online courses offers the perfect solution to this problem. A Learning Management System (LMS) lets you track employees’ progress and engagement with the e-learning content — in terms of how much time they spent interacting with the content in each section, whether they’ve accessed all the relevant material, and, through quiz or practice questions, assess how well they’ve understood the information provided.
Yet another important benefit to tracking is that it highlights whether the content of an organization’s documentation around procedures, policies, guidelines, or onboarding material is sufficient. By monitoring employees’ interaction with different sections and activities in an e-learning course, LMS tracking can alert companies to areas where information is lacking and can pinpoint the gaps in knowledge where extra training may be required.
How to convert from static documents to e-learning courses
To harness the power of tracking and the array of other benefits that e-learning can offer your company, you can approach companies such as Laragh, which offer services such as e-Learning Convert, a no-nonsense, cost-efficient offering that takes your existing PDF, DOCX and PPT files, and converts them into interactive and engaging online courses.
So why delay? Convert your SOPs, onboarding documents, company policies, or other in-house documentation to create a trackable e-learning experience.
Have a look at e-Learning Convert, and see which option suits your needs and pocket.