Custom Courses Customised Training

What to look for in an eLearning provider

Read this before you invest in custom training

If you’re looking for an eLearning provider to help you develop custom training modules for your team, there are a few things to look out for. 

When choosing an e-Learning developer to create a custom training course, it’s important to have an understanding of how your team will be using the training material, both now and into the future. 

Ensuring you’ve got a robust system that can be edited and updated when your business processes change will save you time and money in the long run. Here are 5 questions to ask your e-Learning developer before you commit to a custom made employee training package. 

1. Does it work everywhere? 

Does the company use software that is well-supported across different platforms? Will your training modules be optimised for mobiles, laptops and tablets? Does the provider’s software integrate well with your existing systems and processes? 

Also, is your team office-based or are they in the field? Thinking about how your team will actually work through the course will inform your decision on the right eLearning provider. 

2. Can you track employee progress over time? 

Data is the key to making confident, informed decisions, so having a learning system in place that allows managers to track their team’s progress is a must. 

Being able to delve into how long it takes employees to complete a course, their level of competence and their engagement with the material will help you pinpoint employees that need additional help or training, and also help you work out which information can be improved upon in the future. 

3. Is the eLearning provider a specialist in your industry? 

Choosing a custom training course provider that is already across the nuances of your industry will help make the whole process much more simple. 

For example, SuperSchool’s course instructors and authors are highly experienced in the HVAC&R industry, so providing custom course authoring to organisations in refrigeration, cold chain, industrial and automotive industries comes naturally to our team. It makes good sense to choose a provider that ‘gets’ your business! 

Choose someone that has extensive expertise in your industry and who is experienced in helping teams increase engagement and productivity.

4. Is it SCORM compliant? 

SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. It’s a set of technical standards for eLearning software products that help people author code in a standardised way. This ensures that training modules will integrate well with other types of eLearning software.

In practical terms, having a provider that uses SCORM compatible e-Learning software means that it can be moved between different software providers without significant loss of functionality. It’s the industry standard for eLearning and the provider you choose should be using software that is compatible with SCORM. 

Plus, if you already have loads of existing training material in a mix of formats, for example, videos, PowerPoint slides and documents, these can often be converted to SCORM within the LMS system. This will save your course author from reinventing the wheel and will speed up the overall development time. 

5. Does the LMS allow for video and animations? 

Let’s face it: training isn’t always exciting for employees, and when the information is complex or technical, it can be difficult to make it stick. 

This is where interactive elements such as videos and animated diagrams can really help your team remain engaged in the material. 

Most learning management systems have the ability to embed video and images, however, choosing a course author that can create custom animations that are relevant to your products and business will take your training to the next level and truly engage your team.

Get custom eLearning with SuperSchool

Support your team’s growth and development with a fully custom made training course for your products or processes. 

From new employee orientation programs to regulatory, quality and compliance topics, our custom-built training courses can help you to: 

  • Increase employee engagement
  • Boost productivity 
  • Reduce skill gaps
  • Increase compliance 

Upskill your team, improve compliance, and reduce errors, waste and reworks with a fully customised training course for your business. 

With scalable features and powerful AI, our LMS software provides the framework for us to develop training modules to your exact specifications. Get in touch with our team today to find out more. 

Get in touch with our eLearning experts.

Take a look at our out-of-the-box training courses or get in touch with our team for more details on how we can craft a completely custom-built training package for your team.