Many think that SharePoint is just a content management tool. While there is no doubt that it excels in this area, a host of other features are prime for SharePoint eLearning and it doesn’t require a tech savvy skill set to implement. We’ll discuss in this blog a few simple features that will help with your training needs all while utilizing your investment in SharePoint.
What is elearning? Essentially, eLearning is learning utilizing electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom – videos, quizzes, webinars, games etc. This allows learning from anywhere at any time and fosters a more collaborative environment.
Let’s talk first about an obvious tool available on SharePoint, content management. The first step in training is to get your course material in front of your students. One great way to do this in SharePoint is by setting up a team site. A team site offers specific kinds of tools that you can use to communicate with students, track projects, coordinate deadlines, and collaboratively create and edit documents.
Setting up a team site doesn’t take a rocket scientist. Learn how in 3 easy steps:
Once you’ve selected permissions, click on “create” and you’re finished. It’s that simple. A shared documents library is automatically created when you create a new site. Now you’re ready to upload any type of learning content from reading material to videos and slide presentations to the library section of the team site.
Another key feature of SharePoint for eLearning is the ability to conduct learner assessments. Now that you’ve gone to the trouble of uploading training content to your team site, it’s important to make sure your students understand the information and to collect their feedback on the training. SharePoint survey lists are simple and easy to create.
Download our free white paper on Using Surveys for Training in SharePoint to find out additional tips and tricks.
There you have it…three SharePoint elearning features that are easily implemented in just three steps!