Self-Directed Employee Education in Confluence That Really Works

November 29, 2018
#Confluence#Learning Management
8 min

The greatest products and services require the best team behind them, otherwise, it can be difficult to operate the business successfully. But even if you’ve hired the best, it is important to maintain the level of their skills paying attention to their training, development, and motivation. Employees that are constantly learning and improving expertise in their profession can stay at the top of the game.

Traditionally, most workplaces carry out the majority of learning and development through various training courses, workshops, and seminars with a teacher or instructor. These days, less traditional methods of knowledge sharing gain in popularity – we are talking about self-directed education (SDE) when people develop their skills at their own pace.

Of course, self-directed education can be challenging, but at the same time, it allows employees to choose the learning style that best suits them on an individual level and helps them plan their time properly. SDE gives employees the freedom to choose the way they want to study when it fits in their working schedule:

  • They can choose to study in a quiet room or in a shared space.
  • They can choose to work with a partner or independently.
  • They can choose what they want to learn searching for the appropriate training course.

Encouraging SDE in Confluence gives your employees the opportunity to take courses at their convenience building the education program themselves with the help of the courses a learning administrator created in Confluence. This freedom of choice allows employees to maintain a balance between feeling comfortable and trying new things.

In this blog post, you will discover how to build the foundation of successful self-directed employee training that will provide your team with lasting results. We will show you how to turn your Confluence into an LMS where you can store courses and quizzes to train or educate your team, employees, or customers with the help of izi – LMS for Confluence.

Turning Confluence into Learning Management System

Previously, we told you how to create education courses right in Confluence. As a learning administrator, you can create a training course using videos, GIFs, images, PDF files, and more to diversify the content. The app allows you to populate courses with useful training modules and tricky quizzes. You can even reuse materials from other courses or take advantage of your existing Confluence pages’ content.

So once you have created a new training course, you need to fine-tune it and make it accessible for your team. Now you can easily categorize your course, upload the featured image that illustrates the main idea of the course, briefly describe it, and add it to the Learning catalog (available in the Confluence header menu).

turn Confluence into learning management system

Now users can access the Learning catalog with one click, browse through all the categories, and self-enroll into the course they want to take.

Self-Directed Employee Education in Confluence

Moreover, you can track all the courses you were enrolled in. You can access the list of your active courses by clicking your profile picture and choosing the Courses tab. This way you can continue from where you stopped last time or review the information you already know.

Course administrators can choose who can see a new course in the Learning catalog: no one (by default), anyone, only logged-in users, or selected Confluence user groups.

LMS in Confluence

A learning administrator can easily monitor and evaluate the results of all the participants:

  • check their progress looking through the modules they completed
  • view their answers to the embedded quizzes quickly switching between users
  • create custom course reports based on their needs

take a quiz in Confluence

Create your first training course in Confluence

Remember that your employees are an investment in your business. So it is important to support them and help them enhance their skills.

Try izi – LMS for Confluence for free to keep your team up to date with relevant skills and offer new hires a smooth and simple onboarding. This app will help you contribute to building a learning culture in your company providing your employees with limitless training opportunities right in Confluence.

You can check the sample training courses and try them either as a participant or as an administrator. You can also use our demo site to try out this app and discover its features with no need to install it.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this blog post.