Configuration Tools

Adapting the LMS to You

 

LMS Configuration Tools

The Latitude Learning LMS was architected to adapt to your organization. We provide you with the tools to adapt the LMS to your organization. The standard LMS configuration and LMS add-ons you selected give you a solid learning management platform that can be configured to your needs, including:

    Branding your LMS

    Organizing your learners

    Organizing your learning content

    Enhancing your user experience

If your needs, exceed the capabilities of our LMS's configuration tools, we can custom configure your LMS for you.  

 

Branding your LMS

Brand your LMS to your organization.

    Header Logo: select an image from your Image Library to be used as the header logo on all your LMS pages.

    Stylesheet: your LMS has its own cascading stylesheet (CSS) that you can update through the Stylesheet Editor.  Change your LMS's color scheme, fonts and stylings. Change column widths and header heights. Select the web parts you want displayed in your LMS.

    Organizational Unit Branding: this LMS add-on let's you select the header logo, stylesheet and HTML web part content for each organization in your organization structure.

    Image Library: upload images that can use as your header logo and on your HTML web parts and pages.

  

Organizing your Learners

The Latitude LMS provides you with an array of tools to organize your learners.  This includes tools to express both complex formal organizational structures and ad hoc user groupings.

    Business Structure: used to express your formal internal and external organizational structure.

    Locations: specialized organizational units for learners.  Locations can be configured to have their own set of featured courses and course subscriptions. Locations are usually created for each franchise, store, reseller, client or corporate entity, depending on the targeted learner population.

    Departments: specialized sub-location organizations that are common to all Locations.  For example, if you define a Sales and a Service department, every Location in your business structure will automatically have a Sales and a Service department.

    Position Codes: used to define the job function and reporting hierarchy of your users.  For example, you can create Service Technician and Service Manager position codes and specify that Service Technicians report to Service Managers.

    Position Code Groups: allows you to group position codes for administrative purposes.  For example, Jr. Sales Associate and Sr. Sales Associate position codes can be grouped into a Sales Associates position code group.

    Roles: defines LMS access rights for users.  The predefined LMS roles are Guest, Student, Location Manager, Instructor, Administrator, Location Administrator, and Portal Administrator. If desired, we can modify the access rights for each role to meet your needs.

    User Profiles: specifies the position code(s) and access role(s) related to each organizational unit the user is affiliated with.  Users can have multiple user profiles. For example, a user can have two profiles such that they are a sales person with student access at your East Side franchise and a technician with manager access at your West Side franchise.

    User Groups: used to create ad hoc groups of users from across your organization. User groups can be used for course prerequisites, group enrollments, user selection and other administrative functions.

    Distribution Groups: used to limit the availability of a course offering to a limited set of users. For example, you can limit a course offering to a specific store, office, client, or ad hoc set of learners.

  

Organizing your Learning Content

The Latitude LMS provides you with an array of tools to organize your courses and other learning content.

    Courses: courses include all formal learning activities that are tracked by the LMS. This includes e-learning, classroom instructor-led, webinar instructor-led, self-study and assessments.

    Course Catalogs: collections of courses that are available to learners. Courses can be published across multiple course catalogs.

    Majors: course categories used to organize a course catalog.

    Load/Test e-Learning Content: load, test launch and debug your SCORM courses.

    Offerings: instances of instructor-led courses. Offerings can include multiple meeting times and locations.

    Resource Library: supplemental materials (e.g. PDFs, Word files, Excel files, audio clips, video clips, web links, etc.) available to learners. Resources can be attached to courses.

    Resource Categories: categories used to organize the resource library.

    Training Structure: organizes course catalogs, training regions (i.e. locales) and training facilities.

    Training Facilities: physical and virtual training facilities used for instructor-led training. Includes room and equipment scheduling for physical training facilities.

    Featured Courses: location specific sets of courses being promoted or featured to learners.

    Classroom Links: offering specific access to 3rd party webinar tools (e.g. Webex, GoToMeeting,etc.) and collaboration sites (e.g. SharePoint, Yahoo Groups, etc.).

    Content Links: self-study course access to learning content (e.g. YouTube videos, Vimeo videos, Wikipedia pages, SharePoint documents, etc.) available via the web.

 

Enhancing your User Experience

Your organization is unique.  Enhance your user experience by including unique web page content and training workflows.

    HTML Web Part and Pages – each LMS includes a home page, login page and left column web parts and an unlimited numberof custom web pages that you can update with any content you want using the built-in WYSIWIG HTML editor.  Use the editor to add product information, reference information, custom links and Twitter feeds to your LMS.

    Web Services: create a custom user experience. Our web services provide you with the learning management functionality you need to support your training workflows. Use the HTML editor to access these web services,

    Course Catalog – returns a filtered course list from a course catalog

    Course Data – returns the catalog entry of a given course

    Transcript – returns a user’s training transcript

    Course Launch – enrolls a user in an e-learning course and launches the course

    Course Status – returns a user’s status in a given course (not enrolled, enrolled/started, completed)

    User – enables users to be created or modified

    User Profile – enables user profiles to be created or modified

    Message – returns a user’s LMS generated email messages

    Organization – enables organizations to be created or modified

 

Custom Configuration

We can custom configure your LMS, if your needs extend beyond the capabilities of the configuration tools.

    Feature Management: access to every element on every page is controlled by Feature Management.  With Feature Management's role-based security we can modify which LMS functions are available to your students, managers, instructors and administrators.

    Site Text: every text label displayed on every page is controlled by Site Text. If you don't like what we called something, let us know and we'll use Site Text to change it.

    Certificate of Completion: modify the branding, content, layout and design of your certificate.

    Organization Structure: tailor your business structure to reflect your organizational complexity. For example we can support,

Matrix Field Organizations: for reseller, franchise and distributor networks with separate sales and service field organizations.

 N-Tier Global Organizations: for global firms with organization structures that vary by region.

    Report Designer: create custom reports for your organization.

    Additional Web Parts and Pages: add configurable web parts that can be added to any LMS page, public web pages, and secured web pages.

 
 
 
 
 

Bersin & Associates - LMS Customer Satisfaction

"… the ease at which a system (LMS) can be customized to meet the organization's needs is key to overall customer satisfaction.
…organizations need the ability to modify the LMS as follows:
    • Business Rules
    • Workflow
    • Reports
    • Look and Feel”

 

HTML Editor

LMS HTML Web Part Editor
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Sample Home Pages

LMS PIDA Home Page 
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LMS St. Aubin Home Page
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LMS Chrysler Home Page
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Stylesheet Editor

LMS Stylesheet Editor
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