LMS Features Tour

LMS Training Management

Your learning program will stay in tiptop shape with an LMS that helps your team manage and enroll learners, provide notifications, and evaluate your program’s ROI.

Streamline your training program’s operations

With SmarterU, you can delegate course management duties to internal or external instructors.

Make training management a team effort by letting training managers run your courses while your LMS administrators run your account. Your training managers will be able to enroll learners into courses, send them notifications, and report on their progress as needed.

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smooth sailing for your eLearning program

Keep your training efforts en route with course managers and instructors

Assign course managers and instructors to keep your courses up-to-date, ensure your learners are enrolled, correctly deliver your training, and run reports to show learner progress.

Select a captain for the learning voyage

Select course managers to keep an eye on your training content, vet it for accuracy, and update it.

Assign one or more course managers for each course, allowing them to edit content, enroll learners and report on all metrics related to their assigned training course(s).

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Update content

Course managers can edit content to keep your training courses current.

Enroll learners

You can let your course managers enroll learners directly into their courses.

Run reports

Course managers can run enrollment reports for the courses they manage.
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Empower your instructors

SmarterU LMS allows you to designate internal or external course instructors.

Choose any LMS user to be an instructor, giving them the tools they need to manage enrollments, adjust waiting lists, and track attendance as they guide your learners to complete their training.

Instructor permissions

Assign instructors to courses so they can schedule their sessions, enroll and train your learners, and grade quizzes and exams.

Manage waiting lists

Allow Instructors to optimize their sessions by manually moving learners from a waiting list into available sessions.

Track attendance & assign grades

Instructors can take attendance and assign grades to learners.

Your courses deserve nothing less than the best

Talk to our learning solutions experts to learn more about how SmarterU LMS lets you choose the best people to manage and instruct your courses.

Put your training in the spotlight

Keep your team moving forward with SmarterU LMS

With SmarterU’s notifications, your training stays on everyone’s minds. They will be automatically reminded of upcoming course due dates and sessions.

Automated notifications keep your team on track

Schedule regular, automated notifications to your learners and the rest of your team.

Let SmarterU LMS keep everyone on top of your training with regular, automatic notifications. All you need to do is choose which users need the reminders and when SmarterU should notify them.

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Use notifications to keep your team on track...

Learner reminders

Automatically send one or more reminders to your learners.

Learner reminders may include:

  • Course completion or assignment deadlines
  • Upcoming exams
  • Upcoming instructor-led sessions
  • Upcoming certification expiry
  • Certification expiry
  • Missed sessions
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Instructor reminders

SmarterU will automatically send reminders to your instructors.

Instructor reminders include:

  • Reminders of their upcoming sessions
  • Reminders to report learner grades
  • Reminders to report on learner attendance records
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Scheduled reminders

Establish a customized series of escalated notifications that contain steps to notify multiple people.

For example, you can schedule a cadence of escalated reminders that:

  1. Send a learner a notification five days before a due date
  2. Send a learner a notification one day after the due date
  3. Send the learner’s manager a notification five days past the due date
  4. Send the team’s supervisor a notification two weeks past the due date
A mock-up of a fictitious SmarterU learner profile. The profile indicates that this learner has one certification that has not been met and two enrollments overdue. Beneath this profile, there is a grid showing the names of the courses he is behind on and a screenshot of SmarterU’s email schedule settings.

Email templates

Keep your emails uniform by creating adjustable templates with reusable content blocks.

Customize over fifty branded email templates, including:

  • Course enrollments and completions
  • Course due date reminders
  • Certification completion to your learners
  • Account invitations
  • Learning plan assignment
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External contacts

You can send scheduled reminders and notifications to external email addresses.

Communicate with custom contacts, such as:

  • External instructors or contractors
  • Compliance officers
  • Partner organizations
  • Shareholders or customers
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Help your LMS users stay on target

Your team will hit their training “bullseyes” every time. Talk to our learning solutions experts to learn more about SmarterU’s notifications.

awesome training enrollments

Choose how you enroll your learners

SmarterU LMS gives your managers, administrators, and instructors many ways to enroll your learners into training.

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Mix and match your enrollment processes

We offer automatic or manual enrollment options for your courses, instructor-led training sessions, and learning plans.

SmarterU LMS offers flexible enrollment options that you can configure for each course or each learner within a course.

Explore our training enrollment options...

Manual enrollments

Quickly enroll individual learners manually.

Managers and instructors can manually enroll specific learners into a course. For example, when only a few learners from a group need the course or when a learner registers for an instructor-led session last minute.

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Automatic enrollments

Automatically enroll batches of learners into the courses and sessions they need.

Save time by automatically enrolling a group of learners into a course, learning plan, or instructor-led session. Learners are also automatically re-enrolled into training when their certification expires.

A screenshot of SmarterU’s enrollment queue, one learner is highlighted and a screenshot of her profile is located beneath the interface and connected to her name by a pink arrow. Beside her profile, a window shows that she was added to this list with  SmarterU’s “Quick User Add” feature.  Despite this fact, the automatic enrollment function enrolls her into the course in the same way as every other learner.

Self-enroll training

Configure self-enrollment on specific courses, sessions, and learning plans to let learners identify their own training needs.

Your managers and instructors can encourage self-directed learning by allowing self-enrollment in their courses and sessions. This feature is also helpful for elective courses in a training module.

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If there is a change to your training plan or learner list, it’s easy to make adjustments.

Quickly unenroll individual learners or groups of learners from a course or instructor-led session when there is a change, such as a course cancelation or if a learner no longer works at your organization.

Three screenshots of SmarterU’s interface. The largest one at the shows a list of learners and a cursor selecting a learner to remove from the list. In the upper right corner, there is a window that displays SmarterU’s “Batch Unenroll” option. At the bottom, there is a screenshot of SmarterU’s filters, allowing the user to search for specific learners they would like to unenroll.

Experience training enrollment freedom

Talk to our learning solutions experts to find out how SmarterU LMS gives you the choice to match your learner enrollment process with your course objectives.

Level up your eLearning based on learner needs

Enhance your training with data-driven insights

Develop your strategy based on learner-focused metrics and make a fantastic training experience even better!

Let your learners tell you what they need to succeed

Measure learner satisfaction, analyze your content, and gain insights into your training program.

As your training program evolves, you may need to make new decisions about how you can enhance your team’s eLearning experience. SmarterU LMS can ease this process by helping you collect and uncover learner data to make informed decisions.

After each course, you can automatically prompt learners to fill out a course evaluation survey that asks them how they felt about your content.

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Use learner insights in your training strategy

Inform your next training program decision with learner data and talk to one of our experts to help you determine the best action plan.

Track every cent you put towards your training

Calculate your training ROI

Make informed business decisions using detailed records of the cost of your training program.

Manage how much you invest in your program

You have the option to track the cost of training in your LMS. Simply input any training expenses, and your LMS runs the calculations.

SmarterU’s training cost report breaks down your data in a manner that your financial team will appreciate. Keep your training program’s financial details secure by limiting access to these reports to trusted parties.

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Find out how to calculate your training ROI...

Track all your training costs

Stay aware of what you spend your training budget on with SmarterU’s specific cost tracking.

  • Wages: Track and update learner wages per hour of training and instructor wages per session or training hour. As wages change, SmarterU automatically considers each learner’s wage when they attended or completed their training.
  • Venues: If you hold in-person training, you can track the costs associated with the venue.
  • Other costs: Any miscellaneous costs, such as equipment, catering, or anything else, can be added to each session and calculated in your training cost report within our LMS.
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View your total training cost

See a summarized report of how much you spend on your eLearning program.

After entering your training costs, our training cost report will automatically calculate the total. So, you can quickly add your training cost to your organization’s budget.

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Use business intelligence

Transfer SmarterU’s training cost data to your organization’s business intelligence tool and add it to your financial reports.

We can transfer data from your LMS into your server so you can add your training costs to any reports that you created using your BI (business intelligence) tool of choice.

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Start using your LMS to help you make informed business decisions

Talk to a learning solutions expert about the key business data you can unlock using SmarterU LMS.

Your training managers will love hosting your program on SmarterU!

We’re confident that your training managers will find success by delivering eLearning on our LMS. Hear from a few of the organizations that enjoy using SmarterU.

We are happy to have selected SmarterU as our LMS. It offers a wide range of features to meet our organization’s needs. As our training program continues to grow, I’m confident SmarterU will provide the functionality and flexibility needed to expand our offerings.

Angela K.
City of Carrollton
Client since 2020

I’ve  said it before, but I will say it again, there has not been one time that I second guessed my decision to go with SmarterU LMS. It has been a great experience.

Michelle T.
American Pacific Mortgage
Client since 2018

“I enjoy using SmarterU because it has helped us scale our training to help more of our clients.”

Marc P.
Applied Systems Canada

“These guys have been great to work with! Actually exceeded my expectations with their personalized service. They have a great team and great product! I would definitely recommend their business to anyone who is looking for an online training company.”

Kim H.
Pizza Delight (Imvesor)
Client since 2013
As a training manager, I love that I can measure and evaluate meaningful learner data. By tracking online and instructor-led course results, SmarterU gives me the data I need to analyze how our training drives performance!

Meet Neovation’s training manager – Andrew Stewart

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