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How to Run a Training Project on Schedule

Keeping a training project on schedule can be a real challenge. But there are steps you can take to get everyone trained on time! In this post, we run through some of the ways in which LearnUpon helps you to get your learners enrolled and completing courses – helping to make your training project a success!

Time is of the essence

Training projects usually have a defined period of time in which they should be completed. There are specific situations where overrunning can lead to serious consequences. Here are two examples:

Compliance Training

Compliance training simply put, has to be done on schedule. This type of training is usually mandatory and failure to complete it may expose the employee, and company, to risk. Evidence of course completions have to be recorded so it makes sense to collect this data with an LMS.

Onboarding New Hires

New hires need to be trained in their role so that they can reach their full potential, quicker. This type of training is most effective when it takes place in the employee’s first couple of weeks.

If you find it hard to train up new hires during this busy period, an LMS will help to create a convenient way to deliver training. If your organization is growing rapidly, don’t let standards slip, create orientation courses that new hires get immediate access to!

Before you start

Before you jump straight into your project, take a step back and make some important decisions that will help you hit your deadline.

Potential Roadblocks

Course Content: Course content is regularly a bottleneck in the process, usually due to confusion rather than complexity. For example, do you need SCORM courses? Check out this post to help you decide. If you do, you will have to do one of the following:

1: Create the SCORM content  yourself with an authoring tool

2: Hire an Instructional Designer to build them

3: Purchase off the shelf content from a content provider

If you don’t you can build your courses in your LMS. Upload pre-existing content such as documents, presentations, and videos. And then create exams and automatically awarded certificates. This approach offers a much faster process than creating courses in the SCORM format so it’s perfect for a tight project timeframe.

User Creation: Ask yourself “how will I get my users into the LMS quickly and easily?” This is definitely an area that requires thought but is probably easier than you might think. With an LMS like LearnUpon you can create users in a number of ways:

LearnUpon features that help

Once you have your training project plan, your content ready and your users created, it’s time to focus on the features that will help you to get your learners from A to B. Let’s a take a specific workflow as an example: 

Company A needs to train 500 staff on new regulations that come into effect at the end of the year. We have been tasked with getting this done as smoothly as possible. At the end of the training, we need evidence that each learner passed the courses in question so as to comply with the regulations.

How our team can help

An LMS can help you create, deliver and report on courses quickly, and easily at scale. All of this helps you hit your deadlines. However, the LMS is only one half of the equation. Like any other software you use, it’s important that you are supported well, especially when you’re under time pressure. And this support comes in two forms:

LearnUpon simplifies the delivery of training – which makes it easier to run a project on schedule. See how LearnUpon could work for you, sign up for a free trial.




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