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Method for Role Mapping and Scheduling for a Learning Management System Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234943D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-17
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A method and system is disclosed for role mapping and scheduling for a learning management system.

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Method for Role Mapping and Scheduling for a Learning Management System

Role based training is a learning delivery strategy by which end users such as students are mapped to a defined role and the end users are trained based on the mapping. The mapping is traditionally carried out via spreadsheets wherein managers provide a spreadsheet to employees. The spreadsheets are consolidated and the number of classes required for providing training is calculated manually. The scheduling of the classes is also performed separately in another spreadsheet. The currently used approach is cumbersome with even small numbers and nearly impossible with large numbers. The spreadsheets limit access to a single person and slow down reporting as data such as, pivot tables creates large spreadsheets.

Disclosed is a method and system for performing Role Mapping and Scheduling (RMS) for a Learning Management System (LMS). The method and system includes a web, a desktop interface and a database for role mapping. End users can be added in bulk while a team maps the end users to roles. The roles are primary identifiers of education the end user receives. The desktop interface calculates number of classes required to complete the training. The scheduling of the training is performed using the desktop interface to add the classes for the end users. The desktop interface provides many features and functions that are unavailable when spreadsheets are used. Role mappers and schedulers enter a datum into the RMS system when the datum is available. The system maintains and organizes the data and develops a composite schedule of education deliverables. The end users added to the system are automatically counted for required training. The composite schedule can also be used as an output to the LMS for structured delivery of a training material.

A role mapping team imports the roles into the system. The roles can be edited using the desktop interface and a web interface. Thereafter, the end users can be added via a web interface or the desktop interface. Both interfaces interact with a company's active directory to load end user data. For example, the web interface supports adding end users by a "reports to" management chain, wherein the "reports to" management chain is an entire management chain which can be added to the system with a view clicks. The desktop interface allows manual entry or import from a spreadsheet.

After the roles are imported, role mapping is performed through the web interface. Multiple role mappers can access the system and map end users assigned to the role mappers. The system supports a work flow for end users to advance in certainty of the end user's role. The stages of the role mapping wo...