Is your learning management system (LMS) truly global? In today’s fast-paced global environment, multilingual companies are challenged to deliver training in multiple languages to their global workforce.
Multi-language handling is a must-have for multinational corporations or any company managing learning and performance for a global workforce or a global partner network. Preparing content that targets a diversified audience or an audience that is multilingual is becoming more and more common.
What is a multi-language LMS?
Before the introduction of multi-language support, LMS administrators had to either:
• Package multilingual content into the same object, lumping irrelevant language versions together as one from a presentation perspective
• Create multiple objects for the different language versions, which made administration and reporting difficult
Multi-language handling enables the LMS to dynamically adapt to an individual user’s language by delivering the course information and training content in the preferred language.
For example, an automotive service center’s engine mechanic in the US will get Small Engine Repair Course in English, while their counterpart in Spain will get the same course in Spanish. If you have a global workforce, it should be a given that the course is available in multiple languages.
Benefits of a multi-language LMS
Multi-language handling allows the LMS administrator or Global Training Engineer to generate reports and track the status of course enrolments and completions – as well as certifications – as a single logical entity in the system. This time-saving method is preferred over having to generate separate reports for each language version of the course, especially when all that matters is the delivery and completion of the course or the certification status of the company’s employees around the world to that particular course.
Similarly, an assessment/exam, pool of exam questions, or course evaluation can be delivered in multiple languages but analyzed (passed/failed) or tracked (not started/in progress, etc.) as a single course evaluation or assessment/exam.
43 languages available in our multi-language LMS
Is your LMS truly global? NetDimensions Talent Suite has the ability to run in several languages – in our case, 43 languages, even the right-to-left written language of Arabic.
If you’d like to know more or see a demo of this in action, contact NetDimensions today.