LMS learning is assuming importance for companies due to the ease of learning. But, a lot of data needs to be gathered before ensuring that it’s successful. LMS analytics help in collecting such data to get insights into the learner’s behaviour.
When a company uses LMS analytics and reporting, it can get important data of the following types to show how learners are using the tool.
How employees of a certain department are performing in LMS assessments: You can track the performance of employees of different departments in terms of how they fare on LMS assessments. Whether their performance is satisfactory on assessments, or they continue to lag behind other departments. Whatever is the result of such tracking, you can know how an LMS can be improved to enhance employee’s test results of a certain department.
There can also be gaps in the job-based performance of individual employees of a certain department. It could be because the employee is unable to cope up with the difficulty level of the course. So, his performance in the workplace has not changed even if after he has completed the eLearning course. That might show in his poor post-lesson test results. Each employee has a knowledge-doing gap which implies he might know to do something, but unable to do much. This can be analyzed with the aid of the test results of an employee after finishing an elearning module. This way, you can know how an elearning course can be improved so that employees can modify their work performance.
Course activity: It’s important to know of a company, whether employees are completing the e-learning course with a scheduled deadline. If they are facing any problems, they can contact the admin of the LMS. Moreover, the more time they spend on a module, shows that they are unable to understand it. An LMS admin gets all these time-based reports automatically through the LMS.
Any employee who spends more time on the module and assessments needs some aid from managers in explaining the E-learning content to him.
Certifications: LMS analytics can also be used to inform the managers and HR about those employees, who have been issued certifications, but need a new one when the old one is not valid anymore.
The employees who have completed an updated course can also be given upgraded certificates based on their new learning. Such changes also need to be communicated to HR.
LMS analytics can be customized as per the needs of businesses. This can be done with the aid of an LMS vendor.
Necessary to promote the course
There can also be problems when the employees don’t know the value of a course i.e. how it ensures their promotions. That’s why LMS analytics data shows that employees have been spending no time at all on an elearning module. Lack of employee interest can be a real difficulty because they need to take an interest in compliance training. Therefore, before a course is launched, it’s better to promote it on social media groups.
Why is learner search data important?
Learner data related to searches is also important because through them the companies get to know in what topics learners are interested. Sometimes, learners want to increase their knowledge about a certain topic, but it’s not present on the LMS. In that case, the e-learning content must be changed.
You can also know the result of the search statistics, in how much time learners were able to locate an e-learning content item or they were not able to locate it all. That shows that the navigation structure of an eLearning course must be changed because the search might not have yielded correct results for learners.
Get the learners to complete the course
The learners might sign in on a course but not complete it. This shows that the learners were interested in the topic, but didn’t find the e-learning content format as per their liking. So, by checking which courses have the maximum completion rates, you can become aware of the content format relevant for learners.
This is how you can create a course based on LMS analytics to generate the best response for elearning content.