Compliance training can be deathly boring for both instructors and learners. We all know that training staff on the laws and regulations of their work is crucial, but organisations tend to dread the process. As a result, employers often rush through the training in the form of dry fact lists. Learners trudge through the material slowly or just skim over it; either way, they don’t take much in.

The prospect gets worse when you think of the time and money spent on this largely wasted training. First, you might have to figure in the costs of a venue in which to host it. The instructor’s travel costs have to be covered, or the time they take out of their work. Finally, all staff members who complete the training will have to take a significant block of time out of their working schedules.

Online training provides a solution to all of these challenges. Most large businesses today, especially ones with legally sensitive responsibilities, carry out their compliance training online.

Organised and effective: compliance training on an LMS

Building training on a learning management system (or LMS) centralises all of these courses, and the user data, making the whole process easily accessible for everyone.

After the first initial investment in creating the courses, you can reuse the material indefinitely for future learners. The right LMS will also have the flexibility for you to update your courses whenever best practices change.

Hosting learning on a learning management system also means that there is also much more scope for incorporating fun features like games and quizzes into your course. These can go a long way in increasing user engagement, which is key to information retention. As compliance topics can be dull when you get down to the details, including elements that liven the learning process up will prevent learners from mentally switching off while they go through the course.

These elements could include training techniques like microlearning and gamification. Applied on any scale, these can make the course material both clear and enjoyable.

A learning management system makes it easy to add quiz features after each information module. Quizzes are invaluable in measuring learning success, and also in providing an incentive for the learners to stay engaged. They can also act as a refresher, radically increasing information retention.

Traditional compliance training can be a headache for everyone involved. But like magic, delivering this through a learning management system transforms it into something quick, simple and even enjoyable.