Training Programs allow LMS Administrators to bundle multiple associated activities together for assignment. Training Programs can be used as a method to:
- Formally, “certify” or “qualify” employees that need to master a job or skill. Example, Machine Operator 1 or Fork Lift Operator
- Informally, avoid individually assigning multiple related activities where no skill or mastery is required. Example, New Hire Orientation or MS Office training: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Training Programs are made up of:
- Subjects: A sub-set of the training that includes related activities.
- Activities: Any training content that has been imported or created within the LMS
A completion record is generated AUTOMATICALLY once the user completes ALL activities included in the training program.
MSHA Training Programs that you can create using the LMS are:
- New Miner Training
- Newly Hired – Experienced Miner
- Annual Refresher
- Site Specific Hazard Awareness
- New Task Training: Dozer Operator, Front End Loader, Haul Truck Operator, Demolitions
- Non-Miner Training
You can use Training Programs to meet other training needs. For example: Sales, administration, regulatory or safety training etc.
Common examples of non-MSHA related Training Programs may be:
- New Hire On-Boarding
- Emergency Responders
- Forklift Training
- Safety Training
- Office Automation: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
- Job Specific: sales, administration, management, human resources, electrician, etc.
Below is a visual example of three different training programs. In this example the Machine Operator 1 and 2 Training Programs have two subjects. Each subject has a different number of activities. The New Hire Training Program has one subject with multiple activities.
TRAINING PROGRAM FEATURES
Training Programs allow you to:
- Bundle” together multiple activities necessary for assignment
- Move activities and/or subjects into and out of existing training programs which means the Learners training tab is automatically updated to reflect any changes made to the training program.
- Subjects are “re-usable” and put into any number of training programs
Note: If re-using subjects in multiple training programs, the subject will be marked as complete for ALL training programs once a user completes it in ANY of the training programs that includes that subject. Please refer to the Assign Training: Basic Scheduling and the Assign Training: Advanced Scheduling articles for more details on setting assignments that include training programs with duplicate subjects.
- Activities are “re-usable” and put into any number of subjects
Note: If re-using activities in multiple subjects, the subject will be marked as complete for ALL subjects once a user completes it in ANY of the subjects that includes that activity. Please refer to the Assign Training: Basic Scheduling and the Assign Training: Advanced Scheduling articles for more details on setting assignments that include training programs with duplicate subjects.