iris Feature Highlight: On the Job Training (OJT)

Competency assessments are a big part of the training and learning we do in UHSussex. A competency assessment requires someone to be observed doing something and then signed off as having successfully performed certain job tasks. This style of assessing learners can be facilitated through iris using the On the Job Training (OJT) activity.

In this post, we want to show you how you can use OJT in your course to do your learners’ competency assessments.

Screenshot - OJT Compency

What is OJT?

OJT is an iris activity that can be implemented on any course page. It can be used to create checklists of competencies that can then be checked and signed off in a number of configurations:

  • Learner self-assessment
  • Witness assessment
  • Manager sign off

Like any other activity on iris, OJT generates completion data which can then be checked through course reports. These reports can be automatically emailed and connected to certifications to control annual renewal and email reminders.It even accepts file submissions so if you really want to keep the paper, you can.

Screenshot OJT Competency indicator

How Can I Use It in My Course?

OJT can be used to replace any paper competency assessment you are currently using. It can be the only required activity your learners need to do or part of a series of modules that need to be completed.

Some of the common uses for OJT currently on iris include:

  • Summative (final) course assessment
  • Training that is being done while on the job
  • Competency levels
  • Signing off learners for face-to-face training
  • Signing off local and corporate induction

Screenshot OJT module

How Do I Set Up an OJT Activity?

We will be setting up proper video guides for using the OJT activity on the Ultimate iris Guide in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the following animated GIF shows you quick steps to get started.

Animated GIF