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Location is the fundamental organization unit of your LMS structure.
Locations organize users and maintain training transcripts.
They can be designed to mimic your real-world office locations, or used to group users by their training affiliations.
Every user is assigned a Location profile in order to enroll in coursework and track training history.
Users who operate in more than one Location can have multiple user profiles. Managers, for example, who oversee training in two locations will need a profile in both organizations.
In the first screenshot below, a user with a default profile in Phoenix will log into LatitudeLearning and see the Phoenix home page every time she enters the training environment. If she is given a secondary profile at another location, she'll be able to switch profiles in her My Details tab. The second screenshot shows a snapshot of what the user sees once she has switched into her Santa Monica location.
She will see branding and messages appropriate for the specific location. Further, in a positional hierarchy LMS, her Managers at her Phoenix location will only be able to check training she completes at the Phoenix location – her default location. On the other hand, her Managers at Santa Monica will be able to check training she completes there.
Besides operating as a profile organization tool, Locations function as a branding tool. Location branding is applied to:
LMS Header Logo
Certificate of Completion Logo
CSS look and feel
Custom content for What's New, Login, and Self Registration pages
They function to maintain individual branding that may be different than the LMS default. In these ways, Locations keep training organized for Managers and individualized for the specific user population.