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Competencies (ROMS) Overview

Create competencies checklists and associate these with course completion, performance evaluations, and succession planning.

Relative Objective Management System (ROMS) sometimes referred to as Competencies are a feature that allows a series of objectives (also called a skills / competencies Checklist) to be associated to a course and then demonstrated and reviewed prior to the user receiving credit for the course.

For example, after taking a CPR course, a nurse may be required to show that they can demonstrate the required steps necessary to show proficiency in CPR or completion of OSHA safety training may require demonstration of hazardous tasks as part of safety education.

Using ROMS, and instructor or proctor can review to ensure the student performs each step in a satisfactory manner when measured against predetermined objectives.

Once the entire Checklist of skills is completed and recorded (and, if necessary, receives approval or is considered passing) in the LMS, the student can receive credit for the course.

There are four basic steps to the ROMS Process:

  1. Add a skill / competency to the LMS System;
  2. Enable ROMS at the Course Level;
  3. Add a Checklist of Objectives (derived from skills / competencies) to a course;
  4. Access the Checklist of Objectives for demonstration / testing purposes then mark / grade accordingly.

The first three steps are accomplished by those with permission to create skills and courses and add ROMS. The final step is for users and those authorized to ensure objectives are met, for example Proctors.

Add a skill / competency to the LMS System

ROMS are associated with skills. Skills are added in the Advanced View > User Management Drop Down menu then selecting “Skill”. These can be part of an external standard, for example Meeting an OSHA requirement for labeling of hazardous chemicals, or part of an internal process, such as showing how to greet patients properly at a particular company’s outpatient center.

Allow ROMS at the Course level

For ROMS to be active and utilized, it must be enabled at the Learning Object Course level. This can be done when creating a course or when editing a course after it has been created. To enable ROMS, simply ensure that the Allow ROMS checkbox is checked.

Add a Checklist of Objectives to a Course

After creating a course and enabling ROMS, when viewing Course details, there is a section named Available Objectives. If there are Objectives already associated with this course, they will be visible and editable in this section. To associate a new Objective with this course, click on the New Objectives button. This will launch the Learning Object Objectives details screen, which will allow you to both associate an already created skill / competency and enter additional objective information.

Access & Use the Checklist

When enrolling in a course, the user will be able to see the ROMS drop-down box below the Course Name in their Course List (“My Courses”). The user simply uses the drop-down to select the specific ROMS that will apply to them and confirms via a pop-up confirmation. Once confirmed all predefined attributes for the specific selected ROMS section will be applied.


For further information regarding purchasing, turning on and implementing ROMS, please submit a support ticket and discuss with your assigned Learnsoft Operations Manager.