7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform. While these strategies have certainly been proven to work, we wanted to share some other creative ways one of our clients is considering to get their audience to engage with their new LMS. . Especially if there is no continuing education or certification involved.

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LMS Integration: Why is it important?

Blue Sky eLearn

You probably know what an LMS is – a Learning Management System. You have tests, surveys, and certificates. But is your LMS integrated? eLearning Industry goes as far as to say that an LMS API is the single most important feature for training automation.

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Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment: 5 Takeaways

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, I listened to Tagoras’ Leading Learning podcast, 5 Keys to Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment. They shared some great tips everyone should consider when developing their eLearning program and LMS strategy. How directly will the LMS support the creation and delivery of new products or enhance the revenue potential of existing products? Your LMS should be able to provide some operational efficiency, which should typically produce cost savings.

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Make a Splash: Promoting Your New LMS and Making a Great First Impression

Blue Sky eLearn

Your LMS is ready to launch. You’ve finished the initial implementation of your LMS and are ready to go live. Is your LMS is already live? ” email previewing some of the features of your new LMS and highlighting popular content two weeks before your go-live date. Let your learners use your LMS without a financial commitment. It’s important to remind them the LMS is available to them at any time. What’s next? Congratulations!

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Why Your Organization Needs an LMS

CommPartners

A Learning Management System, or LMS, is software designed for online training, tracking, and reporting that supports content creation and storage for continued learning. An LMS provides your organization or association an opportunity to create a learning community on an eLearning platform. Sound like something that would benefit your membership? Knowing some advantages of an […].

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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).

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LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

One tried-and-tested way to keep members engaged is providing professional development opportunities – either to improve networking avenues for members or to support them in certification exams. 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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How to Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

While you can’t really launch an LMS with no content, you probably already have some waiting in the wings and can get up and running much sooner than you t hink ! . Instead of leaving these on your regular website, move any educational white papers over to your LMS. . Even if your on-demand content isn’t ready to view, that doesn’t mean you can’t utilize your LMS for webinar registration. The post How to Launch an LMS with No Content appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn.

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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.

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? Or, to ensure you absolutely get the best LMS for your association, hire an LMS consultant to help you with requirements, selection, and implementation. Benefits of Working with an LMS Consultant. LMS consultants have helped dozens, if not hundreds, of associations choose the best LMS for their needs.

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3 Ideas for Using an LMS Besides Tracking Education Credits

MembersClicks

Don’t get me wrong: a learning management system (or LMS) is the ideal tool for giving you and your staff visibility into your members’ progress with any required education initiative. Not to mention, an LMS will give your learners the best user experience, too.). But if your organization or industry doesn’t put a big emphasis on continuing education, certifications, etc. - you may wonder whether or not an LMS would be useful to you.

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Explore TopClass LMS at ASI Europe Insight Day 2016

WBT Systems

TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS. The flexibility of TopClass LMS provides powerful learning solutions for iMIS customers through an off-the-shelf integration with iMIS 15 and iMIS 20. The two-way, real-time integration allows associations to increase non-dues education and certification revenue by providing a seamless, engaging and personalized learning experience that ensures learners keep coming back to take more training.

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Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

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. Here we share a few often overlooked tips to help you make it easy for your members not just to use, but to love your Association LMS!

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Do’s and Don’ts of Selecting a Learning Management System (LMS)

MembersClicks

Many associations and chambers toy with the idea of adding a Learning Management System (or LMS) to their tech ecosystem. This especially holds true if you’re in an industry that depends on continued education and certifications. But, finding the right combination of cost, accessibility, and functionality always seems to stump those in search of an LMS that’ll accomplish organizational goals.

Get Ready for Online Learning with LMS Selection Criteria

Delcor

If you’re ready to invest in a learning management system (LMS), start by reviewing these LMS selection criteria. Though by no means a comprehensive list, they will help get you on the right path to finding a LMS platform that meets your needs. LMS selection criteria. The following questions will help your team identify requirements for a new LMS. Is it in an existing LMS or something a bit more freeform? Certificates. Certifications.

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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? The newest cloud-based and mobile responsive LMS solutions provide fast access to education resources anytime, anywhere, and your LMS can support learning offline , but how do we also ensure that our professional learners also take the time to process and apply the learning they have accessed online?

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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. At first glance, open source LMS may seem to have certain advantages over a commercial, purpose-built association LMS – no upfront licensing costs, full control over how the system can be customized, etc. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. Case Study: Limitations of an Open Source LMS.

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Five LMS Content Strategies to Attract, Engage and Support your Learners

Fonteva

Essentially, it is the bread and butter of an LMS. These 5 strategies will help you create LMS content that attracts, engages, and supports your stakeholders: 1. Maintain consistency between all of your platforms – from your website to social media to your LMS.

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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. In the case of your LMS, this is where your wishlist of features and requirements forms the basis of both your search and your initial impression of the new system. We are finally happy with our LMS.”.

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Social Learning: Integrating Courses with Community

Blue Sky eLearn

make X number of posts / replies) could even be a criterion for course completion and certificate awarding. . In a similar fashion, you could set up community groups around live events and webinars that happen through your LMS. Social Learning has been a buzz word for some time now.

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Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

Successful Delivery of Blended Learning with an LMS. Using an LMS to deliver blended learning is ideal for organizations that want to ensure consistency in the delivery of core learning objectives, while also enabling more in depth, personalized, or informal exploration of key topics by combining online content with face-to-face learning activities, such as group project work, in-classroom activities, or community discussions.

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? When is it time to look for a new Association LMS? Do your learners need a new association LMS? Consider the time you spend tracking, analysing, and reporting on your learner’s progress, achievements, or certifications.

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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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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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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? Your organization is probably courted by many vendors, several times a year, each trying to sell you the latest and greatest functionality their LMS has to offer. However, this is not always the case when organizations are choosing a new LMS solution.

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Connect with TopClass LMS at 2017 NiUG New Orleans Conference

WBT Systems

WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. With our standard integration between TopClass LMS and iMIS , we provide iMIS users the power to get the most out of their learning programs. Did you know that TopClass LMS powers the online learning platform for NiUG International, the largest independent user group for the iMIS engagement management system, with over 45,850 enrolments?

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Discover how to Engage Learners with TopClass LMS at iNNOVATIONS 2017

WBT Systems

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. ”. – TopClass LMS and iMIS: Integrated, Engaging, Cloud-Safe Learning. Check out What’s new in TopClass LMS version 10?

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Summer School? No, time to evaluate LMS performance

WBT Systems

2) LMS Performance. Can it properly manage CE’s and certifications. The performance of your LMS is crucial for your learners. Can learners track their progress for courses, CE’s and certification requirements? 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. How to ensure School’s NOT Out for Summer.

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10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

You can’t launch an empty LMS! After you and your LMS have spent some time together, or after you’ve gotten feedback on your first few offerings, you can start introducing new types of learning experiences. Use the same terminology across the board – in your LMS, on your website, on social media, and in the marketing messages. You’ll have dreams about your online content and LMS (at least I did!),

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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. When we were designing the new functionality for TopClass LMS version 10, we contacted our Association clients and asked them to give us their insights on digital badges – a growing trend in association learning technology.

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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.

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Discover your new TopClass LMS at NiUG Discovery 2016!

WBT Systems

WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. With our standard integration between TopClass LMS and iMIS , we provide iMIS users the power to get the most out of their learning programs. Discover the new TopClass LMS version 10 at NiUG Discovery! Check out What’s new in TopClass LMS version 10? TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS.

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LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content. He describes the differences between the most commonly used tools as follows: A learning management system (LMS) is an administrative and registration tool. The lesson is usually not created in the LMS.

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7 Things to Prepare For Your Virtual Conference Kick-Off Meeting

CommPartners

Blog FaceBook Live agenda association Associations Certification commpartners conference e-learning elearning Elevate facebook live fb live going virtual with kate kick-off Learning Management System LMS meeting post-conference post-session registration session format social learning sponsor virtual conference virtual events webinarsOne of the first steps in hosting a Virtual Conference with CommPartners is to meet with an Event Producer for a kick-off call.

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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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.

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Learn with iMIS and TopClass LMS at the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference

WBT Systems

WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs for over 20 years. With our standard integration between TopClass LMS and iMIS , we provide iMIS users the power to get the most out of their learning programs. Did you know that TopClass LMS powers the online learning platform for NiUG International, the largest independent user group for the iMIS engagement management system, with over 45,850 enrolments?

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The authors of the whitepaper cite Georgetown University noting “Industry-based certifications address several problems that postsecondary credentials currently face: relevance, accountability, consistency, and portability.” These characteristics, combined with accessibility and affordability, makes association education programs more attractive to young professionals than traditional full-time certificate or degree programs. Manage Complex Continuing Education and Certification.

10 Steps from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

You can’t launch an empty LMS! After you and your LMS have spent some time together, or after you’ve gotten feedback on your first few offerings, you can start introducing new types of learning experiences. Use the same terminology across the board – in your LMS, on your website, on social media, and in the marketing messages. You’ll have dreams about your online content and LMS (at least I did!),

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

With so many options out there, and every vendor keen to advertise their platform with the latest bells and whistles or the ”prettiest” interface, how do you make sure that your LMS performs the way your organization needs it to? What are the basic elements an LMS for Associations must have to deliver effective, engaging member education and certification programs, while also simplifying the delivery of learning for administrators?