Seminar gives your users full control of their face to face training as well as reducing the administration around organising classroom events.
Built for complex organisations we can support approvals, overbooking and detailed reporting at the press of a button and right from your Learning Management System (LMS).
The very best learning programmes often use blended learning approaches.
It’s an easy to use solution that is customisable to your needs. By ensuring learners have an appropriate level of knowledge before they enter the classroom, you can deliver more focused workshops that have greater impact.
Totara LMS offers a low cost, highly customisable alternative to expensive and inflexible Learning Management Systems and Seminar forms an integral part of our recent Totara upgrade.
How important is Blended Learning and Seminar?
At the heart of effective blended learning is combining and aligning learning undertaken in face-to-face sessions with learning opportunities created online. Put simply, Seminar means that both online and offline activities can be managed and reported upon all in one central place.
One of our customer’s blended learning programmes illustrates how this can work successfully. Learners completed seven e-learning modules as part of a Dementia Awareness Programme and then attended a half day facilitated workshop to develop individual action plans. As a result, the number of learners doubled.
This blended approach enabled the development of 820 people from one central source with just 410 days spent away from the office saving an impressive £15,700 in training costs.
What are the big wins?
Seminar delivers a multitude of benefits for the learner, manager and administrator.
One of the big benefits for the learner is the intuitive interface which makes reserving classroom-based training a breeze. Learners can now access a seminar session directly from the enhanced course catalogue and be automatically enrolled on the event in one click – removing any confusion.
The self-service availability for course bookings saved one of our customers over 1,200 hours of administration time in one year – which contributed to an overall reduction in training costs by 80%.
By using Seminar, managers can now book their team members on to individual events and workshops. This complements and builds upon the existing Totara features of managers being able to create and manage their team members’ Individual Development Plans and programmes of learning.
The laborious task of entering attendance data is a task that’s not revered by many. Seminar now takes this drudgery away and saves crucial time since attendance can be marked in bulk from the attendance page or by uploading a .csv file.
An improved reporting dashboard allows administrators to see all the their events in one place with clear colour codings showing the likes of overbooked and cancelled events.