3 Cutting Edge Strategies for Training on Moodle

Until recently, the field of e-learning has been relatively slow to take off because too much attention was paid to the exploration of technical possibilities while ignoring the area of application. Well, developers have realized their mistake and made the platform more transparent and user-friendly.

Moodle has emerged as the over-whelming leader in the e-learning platform and management system field. It is free to download, features open-source software and does not come attached with any licensing costs or requirements.

If you’ve decided to get your organization to jump on the e-learning bandwagon, how do you make sure that you’re getting the most of your Moodle platform? Because Moodle is feature-rich, the platform can sometimes be difficult and time-consuming to learn. No only this, but
due to the ever-changing nature of virtual learning platforms, staying up-to-date on how to use the platform requires an ongoing learning process.

Make sure that your employees come along for the ride with these 3 effective strategies that you can implement to effectively onboard your employees on Moodle.

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Control Skill Development through Tracking Employee Progress

Leverage Moodle’s analytics to track your employees’ progress using customizable modules. This should include compliance training reports, traffic flow data and data on keywords that users are searching for. The data can be presented in many different forms, including graphs, charts and sortable tables. These stat reports can be automated.

The main purpose of tracking these analytics is to improve your employees’ skill development. Gaps in skills will become apparent if there are specific keywords that employees are searching for. You’ll be able to see if there is a bottleneck if employees are spending in an inordinate amount of time on specific pages. Use this data to inform how to improve the next training program.

Automating Re-Training with Each Moodle Update

Moodle is an ever-evolving open-source software that releases major updates every 6 months. To keep your employees updated, you need a greater emphasis on long-term training. Automating a digital training process can save time and money.  One elegant method is to use online interactive guidance systems, such as WalkMe. These systems are built straight into Moodle itself, where step-by-step guidance is overlaid on the Moodle platform. The WalkMe system alerts users to new features through bubbles or pop-up windows and guide users through new processes.

Encouraging Advanced Users to Become “Moodlers”

As employees become more familiar with Moodle, some of the more experienced, dedicated users may wish to deepen their knowledge of the platform and even connect to other Moodle users to share experiences. Encouraging your experienced users to educate themselves further has multiple benefits. This will improve productivity for your business by increasing overall employee competency by strengthening your in-house Moodle “help-desk”.
Masterclasses and other leadership development resources are excellent ways of expanding in-house knowledge. Real world events, such as conferences, are another way of maximizing talent. These events allow employees to connect with other Moodlers in order to share knowledge and build business connections.

By combining a careful balance of face-to-face interaction and virtual training, employees will get a better handle of Moodle and transition more smoothly. The most important takeaway from these tips is that the onboarding process is always ongoing. Long-term planning and execution will ensure its success.

Nicole Lewis is the Lead Author & Editor of MyLMStips. MyLMStips is dedicated to providing the most engaging topics, information, tips and tricks surrounding Moodle®. It's a place where Moodle® users can receive guidance on how to get the most out of it and increase their productivity and progress.