Standard LMS Administrator Training Curriculum
By Latitude
9/1/2014

 
 
 
 

Latitude is pleased to announce a comprehensive training agenda.  This curriculum correlates with our Standard Set-Up Bundle subscription, and will help you to achieve a successful, efficient launch of your LMS allowing quicker access to the system by your learner community.  

This series of courses is designed to give you the maximum benefit.  The courses have prerequisites to ensure that the courses are taken in the proper sequence, as each builds on the previous content.  All courses are webinar based and led by one of our instructors, and there will be time allotted for Q&A within each session.

Our next two series begin Tuesday, September 2nd, and then again on Tuesday, September 16th.



Introduction to the User Experience        S-INTRO-UE  

This initial course provides an overview of the entire system, and will include a brief orientation of the default user experience from several perspectives:

  • Student-User (i.e. Student Role with no subordinates) including course catalog and scheduled offering search, course enrollment and access to the Resource catalog, as well as home page tabs and schedule at-a-glance.
  • Manager (Student-user with direct reports based on position hierarchy), which includes location-specific oversight of 'My Employees', as well as enrollment 'Approvals'.
  • Portal Administrator (top-level administrator) experience in LMS, which focuses on default tools for organization, position, user, course and resource catalog management, as well as site-wide reporting, and custom content/branding management.


Organization and Position Management               S-ORGMGMT 

This two-hour session focuses on administrative tools used in the fundamental setup of the LMS which is the foundation which:

  • Provides for the segregation and tracking of user communities and catalogs (both courses and resources)
  • Supports position-to-position hierarchies for oversight and approvals based on reporting relationships that exist within and across organizational units.

Examples will be provided covering both corporate and multi-client/multi-catalog setup.  It is imperative that your LMS organization structure be carefully planned and built before you start to add course content or set-up users.  This step effects everything else in your LMS!

 

LMS Branding and Content Management             S-BRANDCONT   

This one hour course provides an orientation to administrative tools for personalizing your LMS with your company's look and feel:

  • Images and Logos
  • Stylesheets (colors, fonts, etc.)
  • HTML content (Welcome area, Login Page and Left-Navigational area) 
  • HTML pages - You can basically build a website within your LMS, or link to content on a preexisting website.


User Profile Management and Support Tools   S-USRMGMT  

The next two-hour session builds upon organization and position structure setup to cover administrative tools and processes used by portal administrators to add and edit users and related profiles.  This includes a combination of organization, position, and role (access rights) assignments. .

Examples will be provided of straightforward single profile scenarios (e.g. student-user tied to a single business location/organization) as well as multi-profile setup (e.g. student-user at primary location, but supports secondary location in administrative capacity).  This also includes advanced support tools allowing authorized administrators to 'view' home page information, or fully 'impersonate' scoped user records. 

Standard LMS Roles will be discussed, i.e. ranging from base 'Student' level consumer access, to top-level administrative rights as 'Portal Administrator'. 

Finally, the instructor will cover flexible ad-hoc User Groups, which can be used for search, announcements and even restriction of enrollment via prerequisite rules.

 

The following Course Management courses can be taken in any order, and can be selected based on training needs and methods.  You need only complete one of the Course Management courses to fulfill the requirements for the curriculum.  



Self-Study Course and Resource Catalog               S-SSCRSMGMT

This course focuses on management (Add and Edit) of the Resource Catalog for stand-alone resources and resources linked to courses (or assessments).  It also includes the management of Resource Categories which aids in searches

In this session we'll also overview Self-Study course management (e.g. self-paced Read-and-Sign activities, Mentoring, or other OJT opportunities).

Additionally, we'll cover the following topics which are true of all course delivery methods:

  • Review of tools to define prerequisite rules (for eligibility) and/or series relationships (to ease enrollment in multiple courses)
  • Management of Majors for course organization and searches
  • Activity reporting for self-paced learning activities 


e-Learning Course Management               S-ELCRSMGMT      

This two hour course focuses on the management (add and edit) of e-Learning course records in the catalog, as well as deployment and testing of SCORM-conformant packages that will be within your the LMS portal. 

Additionally, we'll cover the following topics which are true of all course delivery methods:

  • Management of Majors for course organization and search. 
  • Review of tools to define prerequisite rules (for eligibility) and/or series relationships (to ease enrollment in multiple courses). 
  • Activity reporting for self-paced learning activities is covered as part of this webinar event.


Classroom Course Management               S-CLASSCRSMGMT 

This two-hour session covers Facility setup and management, and then talks about Classroom course creation and management.

Additionally, we'll cover the following topics which are true of all course delivery methods:

  • Management of Majors for course organization and search. 
  • Review of tools to define prerequisite rules (for eligibility) and/or series relationships (to ease enrollment in multiple courses). 
  • Activity reporting for self-paced learning activities is covered as part of this webinar event.
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    Offering Mgmt & Instructor Management         S-OFFERMGMT  

    This two-course is a follow-up to Classroom Course Management and goes into the creation and management of scheduled Offerings (unique instances) of Classroom courses;

    • Assignment of the Instructor role to users within your LMS portal
    • Authorization of courses which the instructor is expected to teach/facilitate  
    • Functionality of the training calendar
    • Instructor-accessible tools and reporting.


    Course Enrollments and Approvals     S-ENROLLAPP 

    As a follow-up to the course management sessions, this two-hour course overviews a range of tools and enrollment scenarios utilized in the LMS:

    • Self-enrollment
    • 'Enroll Others', which includes batch enrollment and eligibility checking.  
    • Enrollment approvals by portal administrators and supervising managers.

     

    Standard Messaging and Announcements           S-MESSANNOUNCE  

    This one-hour webinar event provides an orientation to administrative tools for ad hoc announcements, as well as course and offering-specific reminder notifications which are standard within your LMS portal.

     

    Introduction to Reporting                           S-REPORTING     

    This one-hour session provides an orientation to standard LMS reports, including reports focused on:

    • Course-specific activity
    • Organization-specific activity
    • User activity (which also includes related filter/sort/output options).  
    • Ad hoc transcript reporting tool, allowing for custom views and outputs of activity tracked in the LMS.


    Our expectation is that you will find this sequence of courses beneficial for your set up of your system, and allow you to make use of the full power and functionality of your LMS.  This series has been developed as a Certification so that you will be able to access and see your progress.  Once completed you will be able to print your Certificate showing your completion of the entire curriculum.  You'll be  a Certified “Standard LMS Administrator”





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