Earlier this week we announced the release of our enhanced courses functionality. With it, the possibilities of what you can do inside Lessonly has grown exponentially. Here are three ideas for using the courses functionality that you may not have thought about before:
1. Meet the team
This may not fall in the traditional training world – but hey we’re not traditional training software. One of the most intimidating part about coming on to a new team is wondering how well you’ll be able to gel with your other teammates. By allowing each member of your team to create a lesson about themselves and then putting that into a course, when a new person comes on board they can go through each of those lessons to find common ground with their new teammates. Bonus: make one of the first assignments of a new hire to create a lesson about themselves that can be added to this course. When its added, all of the users who have taken the course will be notified of the new user’s lesson!
2. Promotional paths
Most people who come into a role at a company (particularly fast-growing companies) don’t have aspirations to just settle in to the role they are in and not grow. Instead, they hope to move up to more senior, advanced positions. For positions that this happens often (ie from lead qual to quota bearing sales rep or tier 1 support to tier 2 support), create a course for people who you feel are ready to take start down the path of that transition. The course could include lessons about the tools used in the new role, as well as new skills that need to be learned. There is a lot that can be done here, and will help with the transition of employees to more advanced roles within an organization.
3. Live training course
We often talk about the benefits of online training here at Lessonly (and there are plenty), but the reality is there is always going to be a place for live, classroom-style training. One thing that is often tough to gauge though with live training is how well the content is being retained. Using a course is a great way to get this done, as you can pre-test a user in a lesson, create a ‘live training’ lesson (which you can also fill with great takeaway content from the live training), then create a post-test to measure the knowledge gained.
These are three unique ways to use courses inside Lessonly, but there are plenty of others as well. Got ideas? Share it in the comments below!