LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks Associations

Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. But how do associations accomplish this? Through a learning management system (LMS).

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Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Could an Association Management Software (AMS) solution be the answer to the inefficiencies that plague your association? This article will help you evaluate ten association software options. What is Association Management Software (AMS)?

AMS/LMS integration blueprint: Create efficiency, enhance experience, bridge the gap.

YourMembership Blog

Perhaps one of the most important features of a learning management system (LMS) is its ability to integrate with the heart of your operation—your association management software (AMS) system. The handshake between these two systems, and the seamless exchange of data between them, can mean all the difference in how your association is able to. The post AMS/LMS integration blueprint: Create efficiency, enhance experience, bridge the gap.

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Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. Case Study: Limitations of an Open Source LMS. Resolving Open Source Issues with an Association LMS.

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2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM

YourMembership Blog

It’s only the first week of the New Year and we are already off to an exciting start as YourMembership proudly announced this week the acquisition of Digital Ignite and that we will be adding its Learning Management System to YM’s expanding suite of products. Membership Management

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

When implementing a new Association LMS, or upgrading your existing system, one of the top worries is “How will we get our members and new learners to use this new system?” Ensuring members are engaged in learning is a key challenge for associations.

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WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

WBT Systems

For the second consecutive year, WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS has been named the #1 Learning Management System for Associations in the Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards. TopClass LMS had previously been named the Best Association LMS in 2015.

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How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post : an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step. The first step is gathering and prioritizing your requirements for a new LMS. Borrowing another association’s LMS RFP.

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4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks Associations

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? Association content and development can vary. If you are purchasing a learning management system, do you have an LMS administrator?

5 learning tech trends for 2017.

YourMembership Blog

A snapshot from one expert of what associations can expect from learning management systems. At the start of every new year, Talented Learning CEO John Leh offers his take on learning technology trends to watch.

Where to Host Your eLearning Catalog and eCommerce: AMS or LMS?

WBT Systems

During the selection and implementation of a learning management system (LMS), you have many decisions to make. But one decision often takes associations by surprise: Should you host your eLearning catalog and eCommerce on your LMS or on your association management system (AMS)? Where do you want members and customers to search for online learning programs and where do you want them to make their purchase (register/enroll)—in your LMS or in your AMS?

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10 Unconventional Ways to Get More Value from Your Association’s LMS

WBT Systems

If your association’s learning management system (LMS) is only used by staff in the education department, you’re not taking full advantage of its potential. An LMS can do so much more than help you manage online courses, certification and accreditation programs, digital badges, and webinars. We’ve come up with ten additional ways you can use an LMS to deliver more value to members and staff. 2 – Help affiliate/associate members succeed.

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The Benefits of Being a Personify Partner

Web Courseworks Associations

Many of our customers use an association management system (AMS) as their system of record. Often, transcript information is also sent to the AMS from the LMS. First, we have a dedicated partner manager at Personify to turn to locate answers and find the right people.

IMIS Cultivates Strong Business Partners

Web Courseworks Associations

Many of our customers use an association management system (AMS) as their system of record. Often, transcript information is also sent to the AMS from the LMS. This network of re-sellers better serves the very diverse non-profit associations.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. But they ask – are associations ready to lead this change?

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Before the rise of social media and cloud computing, associations competed to attract new members — but only in a subtle “non-profit” sort of way.

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Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies? Which association learning trends will still be important as we move forward into 2017? Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education.

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New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs.

Can associations bridge the skills-gap for their members?

YourMembership Blog

Jack is the inventor of Knowledge Direct ® - a robust learning management system (LMS) used by dozens of trade associations and professional societies including the Emergency Nurses Association, the Direct Marketing Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, among others.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? Do any of these themes sound familiar to your association? The second article points out that association members are much more “tech savvy” than association executives may think.

GDPR Will Affect Both Facebook and Online Learning

Web Courseworks Associations

We at Web Courseworks are in the business of helping national associations stand up an online learning business using our CourseStage learning management system. Managing eLearning Blog AMS associations Facebook GDPR learning management system LMS Mark Zuckerberg

Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

Technology advancements allow working professionals to take classes, earn credits, or achieve certifications through software called a Learning Management System (LMS). However, this requires that your LMS has a set of features that encourages this process.

Why the Growing Interest in CRM Solutions for Associations?

WBT Systems

Over the last few years, inbound marketing has become a key component of association marketing strategy. With inbound marketing, associations leverage content and online behavior tracking to develop and deepen relationships with prospective members and customers. In a typical example, a website visitor provides their email address to the association in exchange for downloadable content—and so the relationship begins. The increasing use of CRM solutions by associations.

Webinar Recap: Let’s Learn Together: Enhancing Online Learning with Communities

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Heather McNair, VP of Engagement Strategy over at Higher Logic , teamed up with Blue Sky’s Channel Manager, Jodi Ray, to discuss how organizations can enhance their online learning with communities. Many associations are falling short of providing members value.

Nimble AMS Summer ’19 Product Release

Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS new release features a donation microsite, Community Brands learning management integration and much more! We are excited to celebrate this great milestone with new tools to help grow your association.

What You Need to Know About AMS User Experience (UX) During System Selection

Delcor

Digital transformation has completely altered how associations use technology to interact with and deliver value to members and customers. Joining your association. Managing their CE credits and certification status.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.12.19

Reid All About it

If your association is looking for mutually beneficial corporate partnerships instead of predictable, low-value sponsorships, take a look at the STEP framework developed by Lewis Flax. Some quick hits before we get to next week’s free webinars: Is there a role for associations here?

What You Need to Know About AMS User Experience (UX) During System Selection

Delcor

Digital transformation has completely altered how associations use technology to interact with and deliver value to members and customers. Joining your association. Managing their CE credits and certification status.

The Importance of Standards in Digital Transformation

Delcor

If each department of your association has its own standards, you'll spend more time bogged down in unproductive discussions over color schemes and font types than you will actually transforming your organization. The same rule should apply to your association.

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Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

Aaron Wolowiec

Tagoras recently released its much-anticipated 2016 Association Learning + Technology Report , which contains a wealth of information about associations’ efforts to incorporate technology into their educational programs and platforms. Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.23.16

Reid All About it

Mon 9/26 at 2 p.m.* – The Strategic AMS + LMS: Efficiency Made Easy. The tools to minimize time and maximize impact are housed in your association management system (AMS) and learning management system (LMS). Host: ASAE Association Career HQ.

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Daily Buzz: Make Digital Experiences Feel Real

Associations Now

Also: lessons from an AMS/LMS integration. Any association executive who manages a meeting probably knows this by heart, but it’s still worth keeping in mind: The experience is everything. The post Daily Buzz: Make Digital Experiences Feel Real appeared first on Associations No

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.15.16

Reid All About it

If you want to learn more about association technology, check out the DelCor blog. Or, if you’re in the generalist mood, Associations Now is your one-stop shop for news and information. – Looking Forward 2016: Association Business Environmental Scan.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community this week…. Speakers: Jodi Araujo, CEM (Moderator), Entrepreneurial Industry & Corporate Segment Leader, Association Headquarters.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community this week…. Speakers: Jodi Araujo, CEM (Moderator), Entrepreneurial Industry & Corporate Segment Leader, Association Headquarters.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.27.16

Reid All About it

Enough of my kvetching, here’s the list of webinars and other events for the association community for the week of June 27. Presenters: Johanna Kasper and Eric McDonald, Engagement Managers, Aptify. Host: Association Success. I’ve been thinking about morning habits, again.

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3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

Web Courseworks Associations

The medical society and association landscape is ever-changing. We turn to the American Association of Medical Society Executives to learn from leaders in this space and hear their experiences adopting to change. Trucil, MA, MPH , Communications Manager, American Geriatrics Society.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.22.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I was all excited to share a must-read article from ASAE (members-only) by Kaihan Krippendorff about how your association can lead your industry in the blockchain revolution.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.30.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… The latest cybersecurity threat rampaging around the world is a cyber weapon , not ransomware, says the CEO of security awareness training firm KnowBe4. Should your association or company be concerned?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.5.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When I was in charge of getting a new AMS back at my old association, I had no idea how to approach selection and implementation. What does this mean for associations?