Why choose a LAS for your digital learning programs?

Nov 9, 2022

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Like the LMS, a LAS is a SaaS, digital learning solution that allows companies, training centers and educational institutions to provide complete training courses including training assessment.

Traditional LMSs not being entirely satisfying, the digital learning market has seen the appearance over the years of new types of solutions with various acronyms, LXP, LCMS, LEP, etc., with a general focus on e-learning modules and learners' experience.

But assessment is still an area neglected by these platforms, which struggle to see that the measurement of knowledge is one of the foundations of all learning approaches. The formula “there is no progress without measurement” applies particularly in the area of ​​training. Qualiopi on the one hand, the search for a quantifiable ROI (return on investment) of training on the other, have put assessment back at the heart of the training process.

Therefore, what tool can meet this new challenge for companies, training organizations and educational establishments in the digitalization of their training courses?

Why choose a LAS over a LMS ?

What is a LAS? Definition and meaning

A LAS solution (Learning Assessment Solution) is a tool that brings together the learning functionalities of the LMS (Learning Management Solution) and more advanced and comprehensive possibilities in terms of assessments or certification of knowledge and skills.

The LAS aims to meet the needs of organizations looking for a LMS but who find that the possibilities for assessments, tests or quizzes, are too limited, most often only covering an interlude between two course stages. However, the most basic quiz solutions, which do not integrate digital learning more widely, are not suitable for a global and ambitious learning process, even less for certification use.

The LAS is the ideal tool and represents the future of the SaaS for training: it combines the learning functionalities of the LMS with solid assessment functionalities thus guaranteeing a complete journey for the learner.

The LAS: a complete SaaS tool from learning to assessment

The LAS ExperQuiz, thanks to its various specificities, is the tool adapted to the current needs of the world of training. It makes it possible to answer the multiplicity of needs in terms of training methods.

To offer complete and adapted training assessment tools, the LMS/LAS ExperQuiz therefore integrates functionalities not offered by typical LMS platforms:

  • The diversity of types of questions, including open questions and their correction process, or more questions specific to soft skills.

  • All media types (images, office documents, PDFs, native videos or outsourced videos, audio, external modules - SCORM, etc.) to be able to create quizzes and assessments that cover theoretical and field concepts, including carrying out practical case studies.

  • The flexibility and variety of assessment-taking options that allow you to create quizzes that adapt to the specific requirements of each organization and use case.

  • Statistics that offer an objective analysis of the knowledge acquired or those that need to be reviewed.

  • Adaptive learning tools for automated personalization of courses based on learner results.

  • An intelligent recommendation tool for continuous improvement of the question database thanks to a detailed analysis of the results.

Each training and assessment phase can be carried out and distributed face-to-face or remotely. This concerns several aspects of a training course:

  • Positioning tests upstream,

  • Formative and summative assessment throughout the training,

  • Questionnaires and quizzes to validate acquired knowledge at the end of the training,

  • Certification with a diploma or not,

  • Micro-learning to extend training and anchor knowledge.

The assessment content may be distributed independently or through so-called “LMS” tools.

The LAS offers as many possibilities and training methods as a traditional LMS

Assessment is central to the LAS platform and the LMS-type functionalities allow content to be distributed in different ways (e-learning, face-to-face, remote, synchronous or even asynchronous, blended learning, adaptive learning, micro learning, etc.).

ExperQuiz allows an assessment of knowledge throughout the training course, which can go as far as certification:

  • The thematic bases which bring together the questions, possibly divided into different fields, as well as the different types of knowledge questionnaires, 

  • A media library which allows management of educational resources, added in the questions, the e-learning modules, or the training animation.

  • Training animation, allowing the trainer to enrich his session by integrating media, interactive activities (brainstorming, blackboard, etc.) and face-to-face or distance tests on virtual offices,

  • Cycles to plan the sending of content over time, for example to deploy micro-learning,

  • Statistical and analysis tools that track the progress of learners but also the performance of each e-learning. 

  • Skills management to monitor, on the basis of a skills repository, the capacities validated by the assessments designed and disseminated from the platform. 

Finally, the LAS, unlike the LMS, also covers training evaluation. ExperQuiz makes it possible to define and deploy surveys, making it possible to collect feedback and appreciation from learners and trainers concerning the training followed. The submission of these satisfaction surveys is planned using cycles, in order to manage hot and cold surveys, with learners, trainers and managers.

Use cases for a LAS platform

A LMS/LAS can be used by companies in all sectors and of all sizes, educational establishments (high school, college, university, private establishment), training organizations and public structures. ExperQuiz is suitable for both VSEs/SMEs and large structures.

The LAS can be implemented to meet many needs. The main use cases of a LAS platform are as follows:

  • Recruitment: the LAS with its quiz functionalities based on questionnaires makes it possible to send personalized tests to any candidate. The objective is to make an effective and objective pre-selection, both on hard-skills and on soft skills. The LAS is therefore a real candidate selection tool.

  • Welcoming and onboarding new employees: the LAS makes it possible to create integration e-learning modules that can easily support any onboarding program within an organization, so that new employees can be trained effectively to their new work environment.

  • Management of employee skills: throughout their career within the company, employees must be trained to develop and update their skills. This training can be part of a quality insurance process.

  • Compliance, safety and quality: thanks to a LAS platform, it is possible to provide compulsory training, in a fun and digital way, going as far as regulatory certification, including on QSE subjects. 

  • Customers or partners: the LAS is an effective and suitable solution for remotely and autonomously training customers and partners on products. Customers and partners who master your products will be more satisfied and therefore more loyal.

  • Trainees and students: to provide distance or blended learning courses, training organizations such as public educational establishments can use a LAS platform. Such a tool will allow them to thoroughly assess the knowledge and skills of their learners.

Through a digital solution accessible to all, a LAS like ExperQuiz places assessment at the center of the training and skills management process.

In a quality approach, ExperQuiz will offer you a range of tools to measure knowledge objectively and capitalize on knowledge in your organization.