5 Essential LMS Reports for a Successful Training Program

By Ehsan Memari, August 9, 2019

 

Making your online training program the best it can be can be quite the challenge. In order to make it a success, you need to be able to see how your users and training programs are performing to know what’s working well and what areas need to be improved on. That’s why reporting is a significant feature that should be considered when selecting an online training software.

A good Learning Management System (LMS) will enable you to pull the data you need and when you need it for clear visibility into your training program’s performance and provide you with actionable insights to improve it. There are numerous types of reporting you can use but we have narrowed it down to five to make it simpler for you. 

 

Here are five key LMS reports that will help you make your online training program a success!

 

  1. Time Spent on Each Course

 

A good indicator to see how well your learners’ are performing is knowing the amount of time they spend on a course by measuring the time they spend logged in and the activities they completed. This can be hard to measure but a good LMS solution will provide reporting to let you easily see if learners are making good or poor progress, what’s resonating with your audience, or what troubled areas you need to improve on.

You will have a better understanding of how your learners are responding to your course content and if you need to make any adjustments to alleviate any issues your learners are experiencing.

 

  1. Compliance Tracking

In many organizations and industries, they are important policies and procedures the workforce must adhere to. It is beneficial for organizations to have clear visibility into who is compliant to these standards and who is not in order to maintain compliance and reduce risks and liabilities. A good LMS reporting feature will alert users who need to do training over again or if their training or certification is about to expire. It will also automatically re-enroll any members who have certificates that are expired. This will help ensure your workforce is fully trained and compliant in an easier manner with less headaches! 

 

  1. Completion Rates

Not everyone enrolled in a course will fully complete it which is normal but if you notice a large number who haven’t, then you may have a problem in your hands. There may be issues with your training program such as the content not resonating with your audience or it being overly complicated, or the type of training may not be enjoyable. 

Completion rate reports will allow you to easily and quickly see if there are courses that have a higher than average non-completion rate so you can spot any issues with your courses and take action to refine them. With these reports, you are also able to get in touch with employees who did not complete courses to dig deeper into the factors hindering your completion rates as well as encourage them to complete the course once the problem has been solved to increase your course completion rates.

 

  1. Assessment Results

Seeing which members have passed and which have failed your quizzes or assessments can provide a strong indicator of the course’s effectiveness and how well your learners are understanding the content. If many members are failing mid or final assessments, this could highlight problems with your content such as it being too complex and not very clear. Being able to look into assessment results will give you more insight into the causes and if you need to address the issues before they turn into bigger problems.

 

  1. User Feedback

Relying on data from the above reports will provide you with the right information to make your training program a success but pair that up with feedback from your users, you will be even better equipped to provide the best experience for your workforce.

By listening to their voice, you gain a better understanding into what they are enjoying, how useful the information is for them, what areas are they struggling in, and so on. 

 

Final Thoughts

LMS reporting will provide you with the insights and data you need to enhance your online training program and provide the best knowledge for your workforce. There are many report types you can use to help you with this but we have outlined the top five LMS reports to make it easier and more manageable for you. You will have all the information you need to support your team and accelerate their success.

SkyPrep offers these five LMS report types and more. If you’re interested in learning more about SkyPrep’s reporting capabilities, you can download our Reporting Brochure.

 

Brochure for LMS reporting


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