Using Moodle for Corporate Training – Guide

Even after Moodle was declared the ‘de facto’ standard for online learning, using Moodle for corporate training was met with skepticism. Skeptics included training experts and SaaS aficionados alike.

This could not be further from the truth; Moodle goes hand in hand with corporate training.

Moodle has always been powerful. But, the latest revisions have made this system unstoppable. With features that range from customization to rich media, Moodle is now capable of meeting the needs of the big names in the business world.

Using Moodle for corporate training is not only a good idea, it’s a necessity. There is a need for constant learning in the modern business world – on a daily basis. With the highly technological world we live in, and its continued progress, this fact can no longer be denied or ignored.

So, today, I’d like to talk about the best way to get the most out of Moodle for corporate training.

Moodle Video

Make no mistake – Moodle’s video integration is a very useful tool when it comes to distributing lectures and seminars over its infrastructure. Video is quick, visual and compliments any textual components of the course. You may have employees with ADD, or reading disabilities such as dyslexia… video has been proven to help all learning levels in corporate environments. Providing a lesson in both video and literature formats is a huge bonus.

Convenience

People are busy. They have lives outside of work. Although corporate training must be done in a set time frame, it should be flexible. The training session should be a portion of the work day. If that is not possible, you should accommodate the needs of your employees. Simply set the time table for course completions to a lengthy amount of time. Make sure the due date can be adjusted to different groups , employees or individual students. (Until recently, these timetables weren’t flexible, but the latest version of Moodle took this corporate need into consideration).

Multiple Grading Systems

Finally, Moodle provides a vast array of grading systems (beyond traditional letter grades). I’d even go as far as saying that traditional ‘A,B,C,D,F’ grading doesn’t work in any situation, but it especially won’t be tolerated by working professionals. It may even deter their motivation to the training process, so choose a different method for scoring performance.

That’s Moodle corporate training in a nutshell. Moodle rethinks how teaching and training works, so to get the most out of it, you need to rethink your students AKA employees, work as well. Follow these tips when using Moodle for corporate training and you are sure to see positive results.
 

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.