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Learning Management Systems

  • 1.  Learning Management Systems

    Posted 02-05-2019 17:04
    I am looking for input on who everyone uses for LMS software? We have just began our search and are finding that many LMS companies only serve customers with 100+ employees/users. We are an Electrical Contract with 50 employees. We are looking for a system to streamline our employee development, continuing education, and on-boarding processes. I am hoping this system would also be able to track state licenses, lift training, first aid/cpr. ect. Currently, all of this information is tracked with multiple Google Sheets and Folders within Google Drive and it is starting to get chaotic.

    Any and all recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!

    Amanda Wiebe
    Office Manager
    Trinity Electric
    North Sioux City SD
    (712) 333-9134

  • 2.  RE: Learning Management Systems

    Posted 02-06-2019 07:28


    Over my career I've used many different LMSs. Arizona State University is currently making the transition from Blackboard to Canvas.  I personally prefer Canvas because it has some digital badge features that allow for gamification of learning, which is attractive to my traditional students.

    Canvas is open source, so the software itself is free.  I think what costs is the support; if you have an IT person who can handle the system, you might not need the support.

    if your local university has a continuing education center or outreach center, you may be able to collaborate with them.  We have an OSHA education center and routinely partner with industry, often on more than just safety training.


    Anthony Lamanna PE, F.ACI, F.ASCE
    Programs Chair, Del E. Webb School of Construction
    Tempe AZ
    (480) 727-0155

  • 3.  RE: Learning Management Systems

    Posted 02-06-2019 18:22
    We use BirdDog HR for our ATS, Onboarding as well as LMS. They also integrate with our ERP system which is Spectrum from Viewpoint.
    We have been very pleased with our results.

    Tom Lowrey CPA C F O
    Scott Bridge Company, Inc.
    Opelika AL
    (334) 749-5045