Demystifying the process of complying with 21 CFR Part 11

There’s been a lack of clarity around what’s needed to comply with 21 CFR Part 11, the US Food and Drug Administration’s regulations for inspecting electronic training records held by organizations.

Implementing electronic signatures and being able to clearly audit their use has often been a considerable challenge for businesses in the life sciences and pharma sectors.

This is an essential requirement for companies in these sectors looking to comply with the FDA’S CFR regulations. In-depth and rigorous auditing is increasingly sought-after by organizations in other sectors too, such as healthcare.

A photo of a person sitting at a laptop holding a bottle of manufactured pharma drugs as an illustration of the pharma 21 CFR Part 11 regulation

The LMS features you need for effective learning management

We often hear from L&D teams who are not yet leveraging LMS features that could transform the way they work and improve the learning experience for their employees. In this blog, we look at some LMS features you need for effective learning management.

If you currently have an LMS, how many of its various tools and features do you use on a regular basis?

If you’re looking to purchase an LMS, do you know which tools and features could make a real difference on your team’s day-to-day work?

A L&D manager looking at LMS features on her work laptop

An LMS is a big investment, and it needs to work for you. An LMS that doesn’t create admin efficiencies, or improve compliance and learner engagement will not deliver significant ROI for your organization.

From our experience advising many leading organizations, we’ve put together a list of ten LMS features that deliver great benefits. In the rest of this blog, we’re going to share a few of our favorites.

GDPR LMS requirements: We’re prepared, are you?

The GDPR comes into effect on May 25 2018. Here at NetDimensions, we’re busy getting ready to meet GDPR LMS requirements. But how ready are you?

If you’re reading this, then you probably know that the GDPR is a major update to European data protection laws. The GDPR will affect businesses around the world given its very wide reach and applicability. It regulates when both ‘data controllers’ and ‘data processors’ are allowed to process personal data, and which safeguards need to apply to such processing.

The GDPR is coming - do you know your GDPR LMS requirements?

Many organizations impacted by the GDPR will already have their preparations well underway, but reports suggest many others are still unsure what steps to take to become compliant.

As an L&D professional, it’s critical to analyze and capture your organization’s approach to learner data management and storage. You should also review your LMS to identify the features and functionality that will help you meet GDPR LMS requirements.

Getting started with an integrated learning ecosystem [Webinar Q&A]

In our latest webinar, ‘Getting started with an integrated learning ecosystem’, we were joined by gomo Managing Director, Mike Alcock, to discuss the challenges and benefits of a learning ecosystem in an increasingly connected world.

Mike Alcock and NetDimensions Senior Vice President, Bill Mastin, and Director of Professional Services, Ashraaf Alexander demonstrated how gomo and NetDimensions can help overcome an array of learning challenges.

Woman using a computerWe took questions from the webinar attendees and concluded the session with an informative Q&A session. We have included a selection of the answers below, and you can access the full recording of the session here.

Managing the learner journey with LMS notifications

LMS login notifications can be a great tool to keep your learners on track as they embark on their learning journeys. Find out why in this blog.

What happens when learners fail to complete learning on time?

  • If it’s compliance-related learning, they could be putting your organization at risk of serious penalties.
  • If it’s safety or competency-related learning, they could be putting themselves and their colleagues at risk.

Even if the learning isn’t one of the critical scenarios above, falling behind on training requirements can mean employees aren’t developing the skills they need to thrive in their role, or meet business-critical standards of performance.

LMS login notifications are great for busy professionals

As a learning professional, you’ve invested valuable time and resource in creating learning that will help develop and nurture your employees, as well as keep them compliant with industry regulations.

So how can your LMS help maximize that investment?

LMS notifications are just one key tool that can help keep your learners on track.