Top benefits of Single Sign On (SSO) for LMS users

Single Sign On (also known as SSO) is a convenient and safe way for learners to access your Learning Management System (LMS). This blog outlines the key benefits of Single Sign On for LMS users and how your organization can benefit.

We can probably all relate to the pain of trying to remember passwords. Online shopping, banking, emails, apps and social media – it’s reported that many of us have at least 90 different accounts that require passwords.

But it’s increasingly the case that, when you set up a new account or install an app, you’ll be asked, ‘Do you want to continue with Google? Or Facebook?’ Select either one and you’re straight in – no new account or password required.

That’s Single Sign On in action. Your credentials in one place are used to verify your access somewhere else. And after this happens once, you don’t have to keep entering your details on repeat visits. Pretty convenient, right?

Many organizations are now implementing SSO to simplify the way their employees access different systems – and your LMS can easily plug in, too.

Young man logs in using SSO for LMS

Learning management for financial services firms

Banks. Insurance firms. Asset management companies. Organizations operating in the sea of financial services face more regulations than perhaps any other industry, constantly having to navigate the rule-based, compliance-driven, ever-changing waters in which they operate. Particularly in today’s global environment, these institutions must be able to comply with new rules, prove compliance and train employees to comply – and all the while, maintain a competitive edge. Not always an easy task. But with proper learning management, it can be done.

Putting yourself in the shoes of a financial services learning officer, charged with training and certification, how would you succeed given such an immense responsibility? What would be on your list of main concerns? Your list would, most likely, look something like this:

  • Access to training data to track employee compliance for frequent audits
  • Rapid delivery of training on Standard Operating Procedures to meet changing regulations
  • Training to ensure compliance with local, state (if you’re in the U.S.), and global regulations such as anti-money laundering, Sarbanes-Oxley, anti-bribery and anti-corruption
  • Alignment of certifications and training of new employees gained through mergers and acquisitions
  • Reduced talent management administration costs to improve bottom-line results

Leverage your LMS for blended learning success

A blended learning approach is a great way to create flexible, effective learning – and your LMS should be a key consideration in the design of your program. In this blog, we’re going to look at the benefits you should leverage to get the best results from your investment.

The concept of blending learning has evolved. For many, blended learning was traditionally a mix of face-to-face and online training. But now it’s much, much more.

These days, we recognise blended learning as a design tool to create rich learning experiences by harnessing:

  • a broad media mix – such as videos, animations, audio and face-to-face training
  • the latest technology – so that content that can be viewed anytime, anywhere
  • non-linear and continuous learning – instead of static one-off learning events
  • social learning – so users can learn from each other and collaborate

Your LMS can be the hub from which all these elements seamlessly blend together to create an effective learning solution.

Businessman accesses LMS on his mobile device

NetDimensions Talent Slate 2.5 – what’s new?

At NetDimensions, our technical team is passionate about adding new capabilities to our products and giving you even more value in Talent Slate, NetDimensions’ acclaimed native mobile application for high-consequence industries.

As part of this ambition, we’re excited to tell you about the latest improvements to our award-winning app for mobile phones and tablets, which now includes additional online features and more offline functions.

One of the reasons why NetDimensions Talent Slate has consistently been recognised as one of the world’s best learning apps is our commitment to continually improving the experience for our users.

In our latest version, Talent Slate 2.5, we’ve enhanced the flexibility of the app and introduced several new features to help you offer even more in your mobile learning and on-the-job performance support.

Businessman looking at eLearning content on his digital tablet at night

Let’s tell you a bit more about what it offers.

Meet the Team: Scott Tompkins

Scott Tompkins is passionate about a lot of things. From mobile learning solutions to looking after an awesome team of developers and even helping the FBI catch a hacker, NetDimensions’ Mobile Development Manager has some fascinating stories to tell.

Let’s get to know Scott better.

Scott Tompkins is Mobile Development Manager at NetDimensions