I have been working with the Collaborator distance learning system for about 3 years. Previously I implemented this platform at another place of work. So as soon as they decided to change the learning platform in the Union Group company I was offered to consider LMS Collaborator and after several preliminary meetings we decided to implement this system.
The following criteria were important to us in selecting an LMS:
- The developer company must be Ukrainian
- User-friendly interface
- Access to the learning platform from any device, be it a smartphone or laptop
- Cloud data storage solution that does not involve the expenses for additional server hardware
- Monthly payment for the use of services
The platform meets all of the above criteria.
We deployed the system for our company quickly enough, within 1-2 weeks we set up an access page for our users, and thanks to the convenient data exchange between the Collaborator and our HR accounting program. Thanks to the flexible settings every day there is an exchange of data between the databases, allowing both to add new users and block access for employees who have ceased to work in our company. I would also like to highlight the useful and convenient functionality in the form of “Automation Rules”, which allowed us to configure automatic assignment of training programs and certifications to employees who came to work in our Company.
After creating a user base, we began filling the system with learning material. Again, simplicity in use and uploading is a great advantage. It is possible to upload files of any format and type by restricting access to certain documents to different categories of employees, if necessary. Easy navigation due to self-created sections in the Document Library, as well as what attracted our Sales Support Department – the ability to search for documents posted on the platform, not only by title, but also by keywords in the content, which greatly simplifies the work of our front office.
Speaking of more advanced learning materials, the system supports the most common type of e-courses, SCORM, which allows us to easily upload the already developed base of e-courses to the new system.
Today we have about 800 users who regularly take courses in the system. The load per employee is 2-3 e-courses per month. With a high level of activity in the early hours after the appointment of courses, servers cope and OS from employees on the inability to pass training / slowness of the system when passing the tests, which we have encountered on other platforms is absent, so the server can withstand the load.
Future plans involve the inclusion of office personnel in the learning process through the LMS, as well as the start of work on the evaluation procedures.