LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks Associations

Through a learning management system (LMS). But like everything else, not all association LMS platforms are created equal. Below are the seven essential features that associations should look for when selecting an LMS.

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Usability Tips for a Seamless LMS

Web Courseworks Associations

On top of that, they utilize additional platforms such as a Learning Management System (LMS). The post Usability Tips for a Seamless LMS appeared first on Web Courseworks. Managing eLearning Blog association elearning LMS usability website

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Security Awareness Tips for LMS Administrators

Web Courseworks Associations

As the software industry continues to move away from purchased client/server applications and toward cloud-based SaaS (software as a service) solutions, LMS administrators must rethink the means that they employ to keep their system free from attack, and most importantly, keep their data secure.

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The TV Show Cheers and Your LMS

CommPartners

Blog e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS user exeperienceIt’s hard to believe that the TV show, Cheers, had its last year on air in 1993, which is actually the year CommPartners was founded.

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Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? Benefits of Working with an LMS Consultant. Their knowledge of LMS providers goes beyond a company’s reputation.

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7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part 2.

YourMembership Blog

The following is a guest blog article originally published by Jeff Cobb of Tagoras, a leading expert in strategy, learning, marketing and technology to organizations in the business of lifelong learning.

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7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part I.

YourMembership Blog

The following is a guest blog article originally published by Jeff Cobb of Tagoras, a leading expert in strategy, learning, marketing and technology to organizations in the business of lifelong learning.

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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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How to Develop Really Good LMS Requirements

WBT Systems

The request for proposal you send to learning management system (LMS) providers is only as good as the process you use to develop your LMS requirements. If you don’t accurately and completely identify and prioritize your real needs during that process, your new LMS will fall short of expectations. Before you even think about creating a request for proposal (RFP), you must spend time on the LMS requirements gathering and analysis process. Prioritizing LMS requirements.

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Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

It’s during this time of evaluation that the organization’s learning management system (LMS) can come under scrutiny. Has your organization outgrown your LMS? A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization.

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4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

On this Valentine’s Day, instead of plying you with sweet treats that may inspire a strong initial attraction that will fizzle out over time, we want to walk you through the 4 stages of truly falling in love with your LMS, and making sure your learners do the same.

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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?” Make it Easy to Find Training with your Association LMS.

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Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

Successful Delivery of Blended Learning with an LMS. An LMS can be used to easily deliver the technology elements of your education program. As we have previously outlined in our blog, an LMS can also be a really useful tool to help organize and manage the delivery of offline learning.

When is it time for a new Association LMS?

WBT Systems

With over 600 LMS vendors providing solutions for a variety of education technology needs, from generic to niche solutions, open source to proprietary platforms – how can you be sure that you have the right learning solution for your association? Do your learners need a new association LMS?

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LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

WBT Systems

What is your LMS vendor serving up for your Professional Learners? But how can a good relationship with your LMS vendor help you to deliver the best quality education for your learners? However, this is not always the case when organizations are choosing a new LMS solution.

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3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

In this modern world of ‘information at your fingertips’, how can your Learning Management System (LMS) help you to incorporate reflective learning in your education programs? 3 Ways to Facilitate Reflective Learning with your LMS.

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LMS and Community: First Year Lessons Learned

CommPartners

Blog association community e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS social learningIt has been almost a year since CommPartners and Higher Logic began formally collaborating with the premise that learning in its many forms is a natural extension of community engagement. This concept is not new for most of us. I remember many conversations that took place at ASAE Annual Conferences and other meetings over the […].

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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. What’s in an LMS RFP?

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Certifications within Your LMS: Three Reasons Why This Makes Perfect Sense

CommPartners

Understand how including certifications in your online education strategy helps create a more impactful standard of achievement. .

Summer School? No, time to evaluate LMS performance

WBT Systems

2) LMS Performance. The performance of your LMS is crucial for your learners. Get in touch if you would like to know how TopClass LMS can help with the success or short-comings of your training programs. No, time to evaluate LMS performance appeared first on WBT Systems.

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How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. But, let’s face it, your current LMS is holding you back. You need a better LMS but the powers that be aren’t going to like that news. Your argument for a new LMS has to be rock solid, so first we’re going to explain how to prepare a business case for a new LMS. Preparing Your Case for a New LMS.

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What’s new in TopClass LMS version 10?

WBT Systems

The new version of TopClass LMS (Learning Management System) is here and we are excited to share with you the great new features that make participation more rewarding for professional learners and simplify the delivery of learning for administrators. New Features in TopClass LMS version 10.

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Setting the Stage for a Successful LMS Review & Implementation – Three Key Steps

CommPartners

In order for organizations to provide timely, meaningful, and engaging education, leaders are turning to Learning Management Systems (LMS) that create an interactive learning space for members. Implementing an LMS can seem like a daunting and insurmountable task, but in truth, if you prepare and plan appropriately much of the heavy lifting can be minimized. […]. Blog association e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS

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How to Present a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Your wish can come true if you know how to make a persuasive case for a new learning management system (LMS) to the decision-makers at your association. Last week, we explained how to prepare your business case for a new LMS —from collecting evidence to gathering allies. Now, it’s time to learn how to present a business case for a new LMS to your board, CEO, or other decision-makers. You must figure out how to connect a new LMS to those values.

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eLearning Assessment and Feedback with your Association LMS

WBT Systems

How can you use your association LMS to provide eLearning assessment that is supportive of the learning process and engaging for learners? Assessments can take many forms in an LMS, such as pre-and post-learning surveys, short quizzes, or detailed examinations.

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The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform

WBT Systems

Is your LMS provider stuck in a rut? If your LMS isn’t moving forward with you, it might mean it’s going downhill. The next time you select a new learning platform, one of the factors to consider is the vendor’s LMS roadmap. LMS roadmap: are promises delivered? If the roadmap isn’t providing the information you seek, ask the vendor specifically about their plans to add new features and functionality, especially the ones in your LMS requirements.

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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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Essential Steps BEFORE Planning an LMS Implementation

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From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry Fall is a transitional season, with the leaves changing color and starting to shed, and we start thinking about planning for the weather changes coming in the next season. Its during this time of evaluation that the organizations learning management system (LMS) can come under scrutiny. Blog Entry

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Association Learning Blogs: Most Popular of 2016

WBT Systems

As we approach the end of June, and with a little inspiration from last week’s blog on Reflective Learning , we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the most popular association learning blogs of the first half of 2016.

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Five Differences between Association and Corporate LMS

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From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry There are over 675 viable Learning Management Systems solutions in the world and at first glance they all seem the same. In a recent survey, we asked 72 diverse LMS vendors about the top 3 industries they compete in and found only 13 vendors (18%) listed associations as a core, primary focus. Interestingly, another 39 vendors (54%) said their LMS would work great for associations. Blog Entry

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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. Many associations already use an LMS, like TopClass, to manage their conferences.

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3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

.orgCommunity

From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry Reflection is an important part of learning, allowing us to process and comprehend new information, taking time to consider it in light of our experience, which helps us to create meaning and knowledge that can be applied to improve performance. In this modern world of ‘information at your fingertips’, how can your Learning Management System (LMS) help you to incorporate reflective learning in your education programs? Blog Entry

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LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

.orgCommunity

From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry Restaurants that serve the tastiest food have great relationships with their suppliers. What is your LMS vendor serving up for your Professional Learners? Blog Entry

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Make it Easy for Members to Love Your Association LMS!

.orgCommunity

From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry Increasingly, associations are adopting Learning Management Systems (LMS) to help simplify the administration and delivery of education and certification programs to a membership that is more geographically dispersed, increasingly busy, and dealing with a changing economy which can make it more difficult to attend meetings and conferences in person. Blog Entry

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks Associations

As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. An example would be getting your high-fidelity medical simulator to talk to your LMS and LRS.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks Associations

If you are purchasing a learning management system, do you have an LMS administrator? There may be an option for the LMS company to provide the administration; but this is something to clarify during your request for proposal process.

The Association LMS Demo: What You Need To See

.orgCommunity

From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry If you are a professional or trade association and you are looking to invest in a Learning Management System, either as your first learning solution or upgrading your platform, the Association LMS Demo will be an invaluable part of your selection process. So what do you need to see to help you decide which LMS is right for you? Blog Entry

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SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL LEARNERS OFFLINE WITH AN LMS

.orgCommunity

From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry The recent report on Lifelong Learning and Technology released by the Internet, Science and Technology subdivision of Pew Research Center made some interesting observations about why and how professional learners seek out learning opportunities. Blog Entry

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Social Media Roundup: Do You Know the Difference Between LMS and LCMS?

Associations Now

LMS vs. LCMS. What's the Difference Between an #LMS and #LCMS ?Hint: For educating members and creating your own educational content, should you turn to an LMS or an LCMS? By Lugo’s definition, “an LMS manages people’s interactions with learning content.”

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It’s Our Pleasure vs You’re Welcome

CommPartners

The CommPartners Approach to Onboarding Your LMS Last week, I was speaking with a colleague who had just returned from an all-inclusive vacation in Mexico. Blog association community culture customer service e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS online events social learning strategy virtual events webinar production webinars