Self-Registration LMS: 5 Reasons That Make It A Beneficial Choice


Whenever we voluntarily cease control into the hands of corporate employees, we tend to land in an uncomfortable state. Self-registration in learning management systems states that corporate employees are capable of managing their access to online training. 

This leads to a massive doubt for us, as system owners and admins. Either they drop their participation or can increase the uptake. Do the employees abandon online training courses in between? Will they still attain the user information needed for reporting requirements? 

The best part is, there are enough good reasons why none of the concerns will become a real problem. Managing a self-registration LMS with accuracy is the key. With Thought Industries, transform how you train and scale your online training with employee and external clients. 

In this blog, let’s discuss a few key reasons that make self-registration learning management systems a beneficial choice. 

Self-Registration Vs. Self-Enrollment

Before we delve into the advantages of self-registration, let’s clarify what it is and in what ways it differs from self-enrollment since these two terms are often used interchangeably. 

Self-registration enables corporate learners to make their user account within the system. At the same time, self-enrollment takes it a step further by allowing your corporate learners to enroll in a specific online training course by invitation. 

It is mainly done via some code or link that permits restricted access. However, it could be done via an open invite link as well.

1. Ease Of Access To Online Training

A self-registration LMS helps corporate learners by 

(i). Fast and easy account creation

(ii). Automatically enroll in relevant courses

(iii). No need for an invite or manager

Once the registration process is complete, corporate learners can easily access the online training with the help of a URL or private code.

2. Promotes Reflection And Self-Discovery

A corporate learner has significant autonomy that gives them great opportunities to research over their areas of improvement. 

In order to achieve it, there should be regular development discussion and giving them control over the course registration, which would help them identify gaps in their skill and fill them as required.

3. Makes Communications More Powerful

For promoting the online training courses call to action could be integrated with the self-registration link. This could make communication easier. A corporate learner can immediately respond to it.

4. Allows You To Gather Important Data

Single sign-on can help gather information quickly and efficiently. With this, one can still gather Big Data like demographic information, which can be used in reporting requirements. Make sure to include all the necessary fields in one go. 

5. Provides An Individualized Online Training Experience

For an individualized online training experience, a self-registration LMS reduces the efforts by half. 

The data collected from the input form can be used for : 

(i) Personalization of online training content

(ii) Name on the welcome page 

(iii) Relevance to their job role.

Also, don’t forget to mention the benefits one could gain from completing this course and provide links for discussion posts and further reading.


We believe the above-mentioned that you have understood the reasons which makes self-registration LMS that makes it a beneficial choice in corporate training. One of the major burdens on the learning management system administration is the registration process. Taking it away helps in major ways. It also increases your course uptake. 

To develop and improve skills for better engagement, should hand responsibility over to the corporate learners. Hand the trust and responsibility for learning directly to the corporate learner and put them in control of their career development.

Related Read: How Trainers Can Make eLearning More Engaging?

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