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? You have an existing pricing approach to leverage.

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12 critical considerations for purchasing the right LMS

Association Success

As companies scramble to find resources to meet their needs, a Learning Management System (LMS) is a foundational tool used for learning content, employee training, and selling digital products. When it comes to LMS’s, there is no “one size fits all.” How will you be using your 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. . Look into pricing for getting sessions recorded at your next one. You can bundle sessions together in packages by topic, sell them individually, or sell the entire conference as one bulk price. .

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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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Get Ready for Online Learning with LMS Selection Criteria


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. How much of the decision will be dependent upon pricing ? The following questions will help your team identify requirements for a new LMS. Certificates. Certifications.

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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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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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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.

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?

2018 eLearning AWARD for LMS presented to WBT Systems Ltd. and Miele & Cie. KG by eLearning Journal

WBT Systems

Presentation of 2018 eLearning AWARD for LMS. The 2018 eLearning AWARD in the category for ‘Learning Management System’ (LMS) has been awarded to the project partners WBT Systems and Miele & Cie. KG for the successful implementation of TopClass LMS and its integration into an enterprise-wide infrastructure worldwide. After this, WBT Systems was selected as a suitable LMS partner, that could support a global roll-out.

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.” In many cases, the learner can receive his or her LMS-generated certificate at the end of a course. The post Social Media Roundup: Do You Know the Difference Between LMS and LCMS?

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Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

WBT Systems

Using your LMS as a Content Curation Tool. In looking at the Association LMS as a Learning Content Curation tool, let’s use David Kelly’s definition of the layers of curation in order to explore all the ways your LMS can help to curate your education program content. The course catalog in your LMS is the repository for all your education program content. Your LMS reporting can also help you to notice trends by analyzing the data from your reports.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

“Harley Davidson bikes are twice the price of the same exact Honda bike but will outsell it 13-1 because of community” – Ken Schmidt #HLSF16. Whether your association is a trade association or professional society, don’t forget to remind members that a key part of any association’s mission is to provide education and/or certification programs.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

When a learner accumulates a sufficient balance of CE credits over a certain span of time, she achieves maintenance of certification. Value-based accreditation: Continuing with the CE credit economy, we note that many CE providers are concerned with competition in the market, which we can describe in economic terms as deflation of the price of CE credit. 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.

5 Ideas for New Digital Revenue Streams

Blue Sky eLearn

This could also allow for some more flexible pricing (for example, paying per session instead of for the entire conference) which may allow more people to attend and increase your overall revenue at the end of the day. . For many, education is a big reason for attending a conference – whether it is for required continuing education credits and certifications or just for the enjoyment of educated oneself. How Do I Price It? .

Don’t Ignore Non-Dues Revenue Potential of Digital Badges!

WBT Systems

It prompted us to think about what might be the “next practices” associations need to adopt to future-proof the value of their education and certification programs for members and non-members. LMS profile. Therefore, the logical “ next practice ” in relation to continuing professional education is to offer a digital badge as a credential for completing a specific education or certification program.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

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. Group pricing – allowing you to differentiate pricing between members and non-members, attendees and non-attendees, any other group(s) of people you define. How vital is non-dues revenue for your association?

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

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. Group pricing – allowing you to differentiate pricing between members and non-members, attendees and non-attendees, any other group(s) of people you define. How vital is non-dues revenue for your association?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.8.19

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MemberSuite explains how associations can respond to this market demand by offering certificate and certification programs. Don’t wait until your LMS implementation is nearing the end to figure out what kind of reports you need. The time for discussing reporting requirements is way back before you even select an LMS platform. WBT Systems explains how to identify your LMS reporting requirements. Strategic Pricing for Educational Products.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.11.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Virtual conference pricing. LMS/CRM integration. Her family pays the price for America’s chicken dinners. LMS Demo Day. So what features should you be looking for in an LMS?

Best Practices for Monetizing eLearning Content


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. You could sell sponsorships for live virtual events, on-demand modules, courses, or even the entire LMS. Continuing education and certifications are not the only strategies for career development.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.30.20

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Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Launching a Certification Program in an Unpredictable Environment. Elisa Kahn, Director of Certification for the American Management Association.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

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Virtual conference pricing. Dr. Michael Tatonetti, CAE, explains how to use price anchoring to determine registration rates for your virtual conference. By the way, he’s the director of certification and education at the Professional Pricing Society so he knows what he’s talking about.

Association Tips: 6 Irresistible Member Benefits that Convince People to Join and Renew

Higher Logic

Flexible Online Learning and Certifications. To get the most of their eCourses, many associations use a learning management system (LMS). Award certificates to members who pass a course, or series of courses, so they can demonstrate their expertise to current and future employers. These certifications, especially if widely recognized in your industry, are often key motivators for joining your association. Getting people to join your association is like making a sale.

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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How to Prove Member ROI with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence


O ur on-demand webinar with Web Courseworks CEO Jon Aleckson and Don Worthley of Element 11 – Using Data to Prove Membership ROI – covers the develop ment of a n ROI dashboard for members by pulling datasets from your AMS, e-commerce , Learning Management System (LMS) and other business intelligence platforms. How often are members engaging in training certification courses? . What’s the proper price point for this product in our online store? .

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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: 11.6.20

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Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. AMS selection has always been a difficult decision, and it can feel like you need to put on your investigator’s cap in order to get real answers from vendors regarding pricing and integrations. Hear from a dynamic roster of industry experts on the topics of attendee engagement, agenda-setting, pricing, planning, exhibitor value, and more.

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Education as a Service

Association Success

Unlike the more product-focused training services we offer, this initiative is centered around learning opportunities such as technical resources, certificate programs, and e-training webinars, committed to expanding our members’ expertise, careers, and individual contribution to their industry. We introduced an LMS that expanded our third-party training offerings. For a single member company, the cost of their own LMS would be six figures.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

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Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Every system is important along the member journey, from AMS and LMS to support, marketing automation, and online communities. Regardless of system, implementing an AMS, credentialing system, new website, or LMS can pose several challenges and become over-complicated, costly, and frustrating.

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AMCs Engaged!

YourMembership Blog

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. More importantly, by using the mobile app, AMCI is lowering staff time and cost spent on manual data entry of credits and certificates. Price sits high in the consideration criteria when selecting technology. Are You Built for Speed?

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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. Moving Training and Certification Online in Less Time. The Business of Certification in an Unpredictable World.

The 5 E’s of Generating Non-Dues Revenue from eLearning

WBT Systems

One great way to do this is to look to your online education and certification programs – with your Association Learning Management System, generating non-dues revenue is easy! Here are five ways your LMS can help you to generate non-dues revenue for your association: Ensure your LMS has eCommerce Capability. When reviewing and curating your content , look for trends and popular courses by examining your LMS reports.

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Compare Association Management Software Platforms


Additional modules are available based on package subscription: Sponsors/Ads, API Access, Sales Funnel, Certifications, Events Expo, Project Management, Fundraising, Form Builder, Chapter Management, Online Store, and more. Pricing available on the GrowthZone website and product demos available upon request. Pricing available upon request. Additional features include: Fundraising/CRM, Accounting Software, Web Hosting, and Learning Management System (LMS).

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. Your supplier members are selling year-round so why not help them out, for a price, year-round.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

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Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Now, other organizations are leveraging the unique strengths of open source to deliver world-class learning at an affordable price. Learn about the business and educational benefits of open source, differences between open source and a commercial LMS, tips for getting started, and more.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.8.21

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Virtual conference pricing. At ASAE, Warren Hoffman of the Association for Jewish Studies explains how they priced their virtual annual meeting. This case study will help you make an effective argument for appropriate pricing.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.22.19

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Learn about the programs and engagement tactics most influential in establishing a strong perception of value with young members, the median price of membership and how it squares with what we know of the financial burdens millennials and Gen Z are facing, and actionable steps associations can take to eliminate cost as a barrier to joining – or renewing. Integrating Your AMS & LMS: Bridging the Gap.

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


Associations have traditionally used membership “as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members,” said Garth Jordan , senior vice president of corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). 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.”.

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks


That’s because its suite of solutions is perfectly geared towards smaller and mid-sized groups and organizations that need a comprehensive set of tools without the heavy-duty price tag. Instead of processing each transaction individually, automate your pricing, billing, and subscription models. Blue Sky eLearn – Best LMS Option. Blue Sky eLearn is not an AMS system, but instead an effective learning management system (LMS). Assessments and certifications.