Ready to Go?
You are finally ready to choose an LMS that meets your business needs. Before you start comparing features and pricing, first evaluate how training is organized, delivered and managed in your organization. Ask yourself these questions:
- Who is responsible for managing the learners, content and reports within the system?
- Do you have department level training administrators who handle these responsibilities for their employees?
- Are managers within the organization engaged in the training their employees take? Do you want them to get status reports, or take a greater role in managing the learning?
- If you train external clients or customers, how will you organize their learners in your LMS? Do you want them to get status reports?
Knowing what you need will help you select a solution to meet those needs. Working with Enterprise customers, we recognize the value of an LMS solution that can align to your organizational learning structure and needs, not the other way around. Specifically you’ll need an appropriate way to group and segregate your users and a way to delegate the administration of those users and their content.
A Team in the Accord LMS is used to define a distinct group of Learners and what they can access in terms of Courses and Learning Roles. Teams can also have LMS Admin assignments.
- Learners - Teams are good for grouping Learners along organizational charts, or geographic locations.
- Courses Access – Select which parts of the Course catalog the Team can access. Courses can be common to other Teams, or private or a mix of both.
- Learning Role Access – Learning Roles provide another way to segregate Learners – along job types and training paths.
- LMS Admin Types - determine Team administration privileges and permissions
Teams are useful for both the internal and external training deployment:
- Internal Training - Organizations can use Teams to mirror their organizational structure so that managers can assign courses and run reports only on their own employees. Parent Teams can assign courses and run reports on all of their child teams.
- External Training - Organizations that provide or sell training to client companies can set up each client with their own Team to isolate their learners, define specific course access and assign their own LMS Admin for Learner management and reports.
LMS Admin Types
Each Team can has as many different LMS Admin Types as needed for instructors, managers, course catalog administrators, report recipients, etc. LMS Admin Types are defined by the LMS Features they can access and can also further narrow the Course and Learning Role access held by the Team.
- Feature Access – The Accord LMS provides very granular control over all administrative features. This includes view, edit or delete permissions over courses and content, Learner management, reports, Teams and even other LMS Admin Types.
- Course Access – Select which parts of the Team’s Course catalog the LMS Admin can access.
- Learning Role Access – Different LMS Admin Types can manage different groups of Learners depending on which Learning Roles they can access.
Narrowing the LMS Admin Course and Learning Role access from what the entire Team can access is useful when different managers oversee different types of training within the same office. For example, let’s say there is a Team for the Seattle office and you would like one LMS Admin to have access to all the Courses and Learners assigned to the Sales associated roles, and another LMS Admin to have access to all the Courses and Learners with IT associated roles.
Identify Before You Buy
Before reviewing LMS providers it is a good idea to understand who will administer your LMS and what privileges they will have. Also identify how your Learners will be grouped, and who will manage them. The Accord LMS has the features you need to fulfill even the most challenging requirements.