You might not even need an LMS
Depending on your organization’s goals, you might not even need an LMS. One thing to keep in mind is that the LMS is a complex digital tool that often requires additional training to use. As mentioned earlier, this means there’s usually a central learning team of L&D professionals who are responsible for pushing content out to the rest of the company.
As a time-saving alternative, consider a user-friendly authoring tool that doesn’t depend on a central team’s availability and still carries the key LMS features we’ve mentioned above. Our own solution, Easygenerator, is an employee-friendly authoring tool that allows anyone in your organization to easily share their expertise in the form of bite-sized courses or resources. Even if you aren’t a trained instructional designer, our intuitive interface enables anyone to create engaging content.
And if you have a preferred LMS, you won’t have to give it up. Easygenerator lets you export your courses in SCORM format, allowing you to continue storing content and tracking it in the LMS. And if not, you can use our detailed data insights to track learners’ progress, identify knowledge gaps, and easily adjust your content as needed.
Most importantly, a tool like Easygenerator empowers an approach called Employee Generated Learning (EGL). Under EGL, employees who want to share their knowledge are empowered to create learning content themselves. Not only does this free up the central learning team to focus on other tasks that can’t be handed off, but it also means learning content can come straight from the subject matter experts themselves.
This strategy accelerates the circulation of knowledge throughout the organization, saving time and money that would otherwise be spent on instructional designers and third-party content providers.