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Course Registration via Learning Management Systems


I have been tasked with coming up with a global process for course registration using our new LMS. Historically we have carefully managed nominations and invitations to courses in consultation with line managers and HR but, for various reasons, we may be moving to more of a self-service approach.

If you have an LMS in your company I would be really interested to hear how staff register for training using the system. Is it by invitation only? Is it self-service i.e. people pick a course and the system gains approval from the line manager? Is it by other means?

I would love to hear your views!
Thank you
Jo Briggs
Jo Briggs

2 Responses

  1. Depends on what you want to achieve
    Our LMS has a variety of ways of getting people registered onto courses. Hopefully your LMS will allow different registration types for different courses. For example:

    Open registration
    Open to all, no approval required. Possibly no attached cost. Manager is copied in on LMS email accepting the learner’s registration.

    Manager approval required
    As the name suggests the manager needs to approve attendance. This is usually for more expensive programmes.

    Invitation only
    This is where people are invited to attend the course. Usually the highest value courses.

    I know a lot of what I’ve said is about the cost, but in most global corps this is what it boils down to ūüėČ

    Another way of looking at registration status is by the category of training eg PC training is open to all, but management development is by invitation only.

  2. Many thanks for your advice Rob.
    I’d be interested to know if you coordinate the “Invitation only” courses outside of the LMS. For example would you send invitations and any pre-course work via email or would delegates still get all of this information via the LMS?

    Many thanks!


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