Knowledge Base

Learning Management Request Courses

Most LMS systems only allow a one way street with course distribution. This doesn’t allow for the more pro-active learners to manage their own career development and learning opportunities. The Central Compliance system has a unique feature in that learners can request a course from the list of available courses. By allowing learners to request a course it gives an indication of interest from the team. This allows management to schedule courses for those learners who are particularly interested in a certain area. Management can then approve/deny the request based on the course relevance to the learners needs and current

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Learning Management Follow Up Training

Follow-up training requires an effective feedback loop. Follow-up training can be in the form of learning management courses with more detail and explanation, or in a face-to-face format depending on the type of information needing to be presented. Understandably, some learners have difficulty learning practical skills from on-line learning courses. This can be counteracted by including videos with practical examples into your learning courses, but in some cases learners need the opportunity to witness or practice the skill in real time. Most often, follow up training can be presented within the Learning Management System and allocated to individuals on an

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Learning Management Feedback

Feedback is vital in any learning experience, and a Learning Management System is no exception. Feedback to management and Supervisors provides scores, times, results and issues back from the learners. The feedback can be used to identify gaps in training and to take steps to address any gaps. Feedback also provides Management with an indication of the quality of the presentations used. Sometimes, LMS results indicate an issue with the learner retaining or understanding the knowledge presented. This however, doesn’t always mean the issue is with the learner. Sometimes an update or overhaul of the information presented, or format in

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Learning Management Assessments

An assessment is vital to gauge learner understanding. Otherwise it’s just a mindless exercise in clicking through slides. But, not just any old assessment will do.  Our experience tells us assessments are best placed throughout the slides, rather than having one big assessment at the end of the slides. This format ensures a more interactive learning experience and provides a better environment for the learner to retain the information. Our experience also tells us the assessment questions should be based on a mix of the information from the presentations, and that interactive assessment questions are most beneficial for learners. For

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Learning Management Presentations

Nobody wants death by PowerPoint! Lengthy, boring, outdated PowerPoint Presentations are only a small step up from outdated face-to-face presentations. A clean and easily understandable presentation is a must. To start with, make sure you have downloaded the latest version of PowerPoint to ensure you have access to any new features. Then follow our simple points below in order to keep your PowerPoint Presentations informative and interesting. Keep long text to a minimum. Incorporate images that are not overpowering. Embed videos to further engage learners and provide a different medium. Videos can be added via YouTube, Vimeo or direct from

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What makes Quality Learning Management?

Is it the presentation? Is it the assessment? Is it the feedback? Is it the follow up training? Is it the ability to request courses? There are a number of factors to take into consideration when creating quality learning management practices. Presentation is one of them. Clean presentations. A clean and easily understandable presentation is a must. Keep long text to a minimum and use images that are not overpowering. Videos can be embedded into presentations to keep the learners’ attention and ensure varying delivery methods are utilised. Voice-overs are another medium used to combine both visual and audio. You

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Why use interactive assessments over multiple choice?

Put simply, it’s equally as important to present your information in the most appropriate method for your learners, as it is to ensure retention of knowledge and proper understanding of information presented. Too many systems have a ‘tick and flick’ assessment system. A simple tick box that says ‘Yes, I understand’ is not enough to ensure learner understanding of your LMS content. In years gone past, a simple multiple choice question and answer format was sufficient but advances in programming have long since left that format behind. Multiple choice assessments don’t provide Management with a true reflection of learner understanding.

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How to keep up with Standard & Regulation amendments and news?

Here at Central Compliance, we’re often told we are the “eyes and ears” for all things safety. Rest assured if we have industry case studies or there is new legislation you will be notified. 2016 has seen many new developments, one of which we have been closely monitoring since 2013.  New Zealand’s legislation was  bumped a number of times since first being tabled in 2013 but the Health and Safety Reform Bill was eventually passed, resulting in new laws coming into place on April 4th 2016. There has been a lot of work put into our NZ clients to get

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Why clients customise?

Beyond aesthetics, full customisation is one of the essential parts of a compliance system. There is no one size fits all and like any compromise some parts will be overlooked. Our research says to stay away from generic systems. Let’s take a look at why both aesthetics and functionality are just as important when it comes to customising your compliance software. Aesthetics and Branding Branding ensures your look and feel and promotes your organisation. Compliance and induction systems are often a persons’ first look at your organisation. What does your system say about you? At the very least a well

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Using industry audit reports

Industry Audit Reports are required by regulators either as planned visits or part of investigations. This is why having audit reports at your fingertips is so important. You need to be able to show a full picture and a breakdown of your organisation. That may be categories such as: Region Country State Location Site Areas Departments Buildings   Regulators will want to drill into each section to understand the makeup of statistics and the full picture graphs.   In a hurry? Grab your audit reports in zip file. A one click briefcase is something that all audit systems should have

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