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About the Learning Management System

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1500 Jefferson St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
MS: 41481

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The Washington State Learning Management System (LMS) is an internet-hosted tool powered by SumTotal Systems. LMS centralizes and automates the learning management process, making the administration of learning and development both effective and efficient. Each agency can customize its employee interface, provide agency-specific training options, and streamline the registration process. Log on to LMS.

An integrated suite of Web-based tools, LMS provides the ability to efficiently assign, deliver, track, manage, and measure the state’s training investment. Agencies can use the system to reduce risk and create and maintain workforce competency levels. DES can use the system to leverage workforce planning.

  • Assess organizational and individual competencies, deficiencies and training needs using a variety of powerful tools, including online testing and survey instruments.
  • Deliver required training initiatives to address identified performance and learning needs using the most appropriate method (e-learning, classroom, self-study webcast, mentoring, blended, etc.).
  • Measure learning effectiveness, impact on productivity, business results and return on investment.

Enables all stakeholders to manage the training process based on their needs

  • Employees are better able to assess their own skills and take charge of their learning.
  • Managers can access training histories to guide team development and ensure compliance.
  • Training Managers have complete control of the process, resources, and costs.
  • HR professionals use training access to attract, retain employees, and manage succession.
  • Executives use training data to assess knowledge and skill gaps to develop workforce capability when and where it is needed.

Agencies benefit from an enterprise-wide Learning Management System

  • A single system for training activities
  • Learning plans (NEO, PDP, Succession, Progression, etc)
  • Certification Plans
  • eLearning delivery and tracking
  • Self-registration for agency instructor-led training and tracking 
  • Extensive reporting
  • Monthly feature enhancements
  • 24x7 system support
  • Zero development costs (initial or going)
  • Zero hardware costs