You’ve taken the time to evaluate your current LMS. Perhaps you’ve even chosen a new one for your organization. Your next step should be considering hiring an experienced LMS administrator to run it for you.
Any good LMS will require a lot of effort and ongoing attention to maintain and ensure it runs at it’s highest efficiency. Hiring an LMS administrator will take your investment in L&D and your LMS to the next level. You and your employees won’t have to take on the additional burden of managing it yourself and the level of usefulness and efficiency of your LMS will likely increase dramatically as a result.
An LMS administrator will manage the operational performance of an LMS on a daily basis, which includes a large number of tasks. They’ll be the person in charge of managing the team and providing daily support. They’ll create and build learning courses and certifications, define user roles, deal with bugs, provide feedback to learners, maintain the learner portal, ensure the accuracy of postings, manage publishing and consult across the organization to implement best practices, make updates, and align business needs with training strategies.
In addition to all of that, they’ll also monitor training activities to keep content relevant, resolve any issues that arise, make sure the LMS is working properly at all times and help the learners with any challenges.
For any LMS administrator to be successful, they’ll first and foremost need the technical skills required to properly maintain the LMS. In addition to that they’ll have to be well-versed in instructional design skills and, of course, become familiar with your organization’s compliance requirements and L&D goals.
Other than that, strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and collaborative skills are important. The LMS administrator is a role that wears many hats, so being able to think quickly and have an outstanding detail-oriented style are also helpful.
Hiring an experience LMS administrator can take the usability of your LMS to the next level, improving the efficiency of your L&D and therefore, the bottom line of your entire organization. A good LMS is an invaluable tool but many don’t know how to get the most out of the investment. A good LMS administrator will ensure you do just that.
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