5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

Higher Logic

It’s vital for industry professionals to stay up-to-date on their learning, whether that’s renewing certifications or diving into the latest innovations in their industries. The easiest way to do this is by implementing a Learning Management System (LMS). Check out the following tips for doing so: Choose the right LMS for your association’s needs. Integrate your AMS and LMS for heightened abilities. Choose the right LMS for your association’s needs.

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How to Motivate Certification Candidates

WBT Systems

The candidates for your association’s certification programs face the same challenges as CAE candidates: Finding time and money to earn the required continuing education credits. How can you motivate certification candidates and keep them on the credential path? WBT Systems will be exhibiting at the ICE Exchange and listening in on conversations about credentialing, but we thought we’d start one first here about motivating certification candidates.

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Discover how to Engage Learners with TopClass LMS at iNNOVATIONS 2017

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is proud to sponsor iNNOVATIONS 2017 , hosted by Advanced Solutions International (ASI) in Orlando, Florida on March 8-9. We are very excited to sponsor INNOVATIONS, where this year we will be showcasing TopClass 10 LMS and our seamless integration with iMIS. “TopClass LMS is a natural fit with iMIS and together they deliver a sophisticated learning environment with the cloud-based simplicity, convenience, and security that associations demand. ”. –

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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. This award honors the learning solution vendor which best caters for the unique and varied requirements of associations that provide education and certification programs for their members. TopClass LMS had previously been named the Best Association LMS in 2015.

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Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Prior to the digital revolution, these credentials were called certificates of completion. Unlike a paper-based certification, a digital badge is embedded with relevant “ metadata ” such as the badge title, description, date earned, issuer, recipient, expiration date and even specific details about the work submitted by the recipient. Badges recognize program and certificate completion, with badge color based on skill level.

OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

WBT Systems

There has been much discussion lately about the value of digital badges for both association education and certification programs. This blog notes that “more than 90 percent of educational institutions are offering credentials and digital badges, in part, to serve their millennial students, who favor badging and certificates to traditional degrees”. TopClass LMS has introduced digital badges with full OpenBadges compatibility in the latest release.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

Posting each week on #TransformationTuesday, a day on which many social media users post about their progress toward achieving personal goals, our blog often focuses on how associations can use their education and certification programs to achieve specific goals, including: how associations can lead the change in education , how to boost non-dues revenue with eLearning , how education programs can help to grow association membership.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

A learning organization is one “that facilitates the learning of its members and continuously transforms itself” According to this definition , this type of organization is more responsive to external pressures, has a faster pace of change within the organization, and is better able to innovate and remain competitive. “ encourage collaboration and team learning ” – An LMS can be used to support social and collaborative team learning in a number of ways.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Innovation Trigger. The concept of distributed ledgers has usefulness outside of its thriving use in financial transactions and currency speculation, and it is actively triggering innovation in healthcare IT. When a learner accumulates a sufficient balance of CE credits over a certain span of time, she achieves maintenance of certification. We think it’s likely that we’ll see a successful pilot integration of EHR data with an external LMS in the next three years.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members. One of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the right LMS. During the LMS selection process, one of the essential areas of functionality you’ll be examining is the LMS’s eCommerce capabilities. How vital is non-dues revenue for your association? For many, it is quite substantial.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members. One of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the right LMS. During the LMS selection process, one of the essential areas of functionality you’ll be examining is the LMS’s eCommerce capabilities. How vital is non-dues revenue for your association? For many, it is quite substantial.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.1.19

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I know, I know, the mirrorworld will spark innovations that will transform education, travel, healthcare, science, and who knows what else for the better. Raising the Bar: Using Certifications and Credentialing to Extend Your Reach. Offering a certification program through your LMS can formalize the relationship with the learner and create loyalty to your organization.

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Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

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Their new membership model includes unlimited access to certifications, online education, newsletters, industry analyses, and communities—the “ pay-to-play ‘extras’ in most association business models.”. Although certifications are part of HFMA’s all-access membership, your association could choose to provide free education, but charge for credentialing applications, exams, and renewals, and/or digital badges.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.11.20

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Lewis Flax of Flax Associates says, “Innovative sponsorship options exist way beyond pasting logos anywhere and everywhere.” LMS/CRM integration. LMS Demo Day. So what features should you be looking for in an LMS? To help with this ASAE has developed LMS Demo Days.

Do Your e-Learning Efforts Match Up with Your Members’ Needs and Expectations?

YourMembership Blog

And while there wasn’t a specific session on Learning Management Systems , I heard from a number of association executives asking questions about LMS’s and what they need do be doing for their associations regarding this technology. Trends in adult learning all point to online learning as preferred choice for continuing education and certification for professionals. While it is true that the cost to implement and maintain an LMS has decreased, every dollar still counts.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.30.20

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They’re proof that innovation and improvement is possible—and replicable—even in tough times. Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Launching a Certification Program in an Unpredictable Environment.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

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Frugal innovation. Due to the pandemic and uncertain economy, associations are constantly creating new resources for members and making changes to business as usual—yes, they’re innovating! Live Review (LMS demos). – Live Review (LMS demos).

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

Thinking small isn’t going to turn your association into a market leader and innovator, but an educational moonshot will. They could start with one of your certificate programs. Join us at.OrgCommunity’s Solutions Day 2019 , where you can meet the disruptors, innovators, and cultural shape-shifters who are fearlessly reinventing the association world. WBT Systems develops TopClass LMS and is a proud sponsor of Solutions Day 2019.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.10.20

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That’s why I like the “most popular posts of the past year” posts that come out this time of year, like this one from AMS provider MemberSuite and this one from LMS provider WBT Systems. Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Try on learning formats you can create in your LMS right now. Digital Marketing & Product Innovation Manager, and Danny Pace, Services Product Manager, Skyline Exhibits.

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Best Practices for Monetizing eLearning Content

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These advancements allow associations to be more innovative while increasing the value they can provide to their members. If you’re offering anything for continuing education credit, certificates or certifications are the first things we would recommend putting a price tag on. Since we’re talking about eLearning specifically, you’re probably going to want to sell these items on your LMS.

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How should associations face COVID-19?

Association Success

Check in with your IT department to make sure an additional load of visitors to your LMS, forum or other digital assets is manageable. . Michael Tatonetti, the Director of Certification and Education with the Professional Pricing Society, said his association is providing recession-specific content to its entire audience. . “We

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See the top 10 articles from AssociationSuccess.org in 2019

Association Success

As we wrap up an exciting year of publishing blog posts with challenging ideas and innovative solutions, we hoped to take a look back at some of the most engaging content we at AssociationSuccess.org have published in 2019. A futurist’s view : On the Amazon of certifications: In another blog from Garth Jordan, we get the cold, hard truth about how associations need to step boldly into a new world.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.4.19

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When you’re selecting technology, like a learning management system (LMS), there’s so many ways you can botch the decision, mostly because you don’t know what you don’t know. WBT Systems suggests ten factors you should consider while developing requirements for your new LMS. Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. LMS Success: Keys to Building Participation and Revenue.

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

If your engagement rates are falling , make sure your events (especially those requiring paid registration) offer meaningful, sought-after benefits like education and certification opportunities. Record the sessions for on-demand viewing on your LMS after the conference. You can even go a step further and take certain sessions and turn them into courses for continuing education credits or certifications.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.9.20

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Luring members/customers to your LMS. WBT Systems says, “The LMS is the workhorse for the professional development team, but it has many more uses beyond hosting online courses.” Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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Actual Disruption: Part 3 – Members Are Using the LMS, Right? Hear how associations have changed how they are using their LMS platforms differently to provide value to members since the changes to their models as a result of COVID-19. Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Presenters: Lori Pugh Marcum, CMP, CMM, HMCC, CED, Head of Meeting Innovation, Meeting Professionals International.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.21.20

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Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. It’s common to hear that member experts lack respect for staff’s attempts to apply innovative new formats and instructional-design best practices.

Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

Learning Management System (LMS) / eLearning. Whether it’s through continuing education, certification courses, or gamified interactions, extending online learning components to your community members and prospects showcases value by supporting their professional growth. The effectiveness of your association’s growth strategy depends on your organization’s willingness to adapt, innovate, and implement data-backed solutions that produce maximum member value.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.6.20

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Innovation and membership growth. MGI’s 2020 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report found a correlation between innovative associations and membership growth. MemberSuite digs into that finding and explains how to create a culture of innovation that delivers real membership value. Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Conquering the Confusion: The Role of the LMS in the Evolving Learntech Landscape.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

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Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Karim Guirguis, chief strategy and innovation officer at the American Bankruptcy Institute. Every system is important along the member journey, from AMS and LMS to support, marketing automation, and online communities. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Starting to feel a little holiday stress?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.14.20

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Let sponsors host discussion rooms—an AMS partner hosts a room on membership topics, an LMS partner hosts one on professional development topics, etc. Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman.

AMCs Engaged!

YourMembership Blog

Programmatic advertising, for example, is an innovative non-dues revenue opportunity for associations, which leapfrogs the traditional means of advertising and buyer’s guides. And, more than 100 attendees participated in eligible CAE sessions, receiving their education credits and certifications electronically via AMC Institutes AMS, which was connected to the mobile app. Are You Built for Speed?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.20.19

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Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. In addition to the blogs mentioned above— Associations Now , Association Success , Billhighway , MultiBriefs , Smooth the Path (Amanda Kaiser), and TopClass LMS by WBT Systems —I regularly check out these sites. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Your plans for the holiday season are probably like mine: feast.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.17.20

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Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. The Culture of Lean Innovation: Small Changes, Big Impact. Three nonprofit/government leaders—who’ll tell us how they adopted Lean Innovation and achieved powerful outcomes by changing the way they work—will lead the conversation. Johanna Hernandez, administrator in the Office of Innovation & Strategy at the office of the city manager, Tucson, Arizona.

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Daily Buzz: Are You Suffering From Founder’s Syndrome?

Associations Now

As nonprofits develop from start-up to adolescent, many founders continue in their initial leadership role, preventing innovation and new ideas from emerging,” says Karolyn Benger on Blue Avocado. Organizations that cultivate an environment of open expression benefit from innovation and the vibrancy of fresh ideas.”. — TopClass LMS by WBT Systems (@WBT_Systems) November 13, 2019.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.26.20

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Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Learn best practices and innovative ideas on how to maximize your sponsorship dollars to deliver an amazing event, whether it be in-person or digital. COVID-19 restrictions on in-person events are forcing associations to quickly move education online so their members can maintain certifications and professional credentials.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

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Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Learn about the business and educational benefits of open source, differences between open source and a commercial LMS, tips for getting started, and more. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I just bought a wreath at the farmers market and I’m listening to the Christmas Cocktail Jazz playlist on Spotify.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.8.21

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Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. – LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls. Advancing (and Adapting) Innovation Amid Uncertainty – A CEO Dialogue.

Learners Want Transformation—What Does It Take to Deliver?

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Tracy King, MA, CAE, CEO and Chief Learning Strategist at InspirED, is one of those innovators. Yes, some associations have certification programs. Universities have the resources to design courses and certification and the desire to generate additional revenue. ATD doesn’t include associations in their workforce development research, and associations are just a bit player in the overall certification industry. LMS systems are even being bundled with licensed content.

6 signs your association management software may be a dinosaur

Nimble AMS

Here’s why: Innovation requires it. To continuously deliver new capabilities, a software company must focus on innovation versus supporting multiple software versions. Using this method, the Nimble AMS team provides a continuous stream of upgrades and innovation without hassles and extra costs. TECH TIP: Community Brands offers AMS solutions , including Nimble AMS, as well as career center and LMS solutions, that are part of their integrated software suite for associations.