Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation. A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization. Who needs to be involved in the Learning Management System implementation project?

Event Email Marketing for Associations: 3 Essentials

Blue Sky eLearn

In this guide, you’ll find out how and why you should: Optimize your email content. Optimize Your Content. The poorer your email content, the more difficult it will be to market effectively. Your top priority should be to optimize your content. Break up text-heavy content.


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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? 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? Support Best Practice with eLearning Content Standards. Always make sure that the LMS supports both SCORM and AICC standards for eLearning content, at a minumum.

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. However, it’s no secret that perpetual learning is less-than-engaging to some. Adaptive learning capabilities.

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10 Ways to Learn with Higher Logic

Higher Logic

Here at Higher Logic, we’re passionate about lifelong learning and dedicated to providing resources to drive our customers’ to achieve their goals. According to research : “ Lifelong learning is the ‘ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated’ pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. From marketing automation to customer experience to all things community, happy learning with Higher Logic! Live Distance Learning Training.

3 Ways to Use Virtual Events to Promote eLearning Programs

Higher Logic

Electronic learning (eLearning) programs have taken on many shapes and sizes over the years, but sometimes it can be hard to drum up excitement for new (or existing) offerings. Virtual events can boost the consumption of your association’s eLearning content and promote ample engagement. By engaging them virtually, you will encourage networking and learning so they will be excited to participate in more opportunities throughout the year as well as future annual meetings.

5 LMS Implementation Lessons from an Onboarding Manager

Blue Sky eLearn

Your members have been asking for more content, and now you have a way to deliver it! So, what have I learned from all of this? . Start with content, and worry about design & navigation later . Congratulations!

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Leading During an Epidemic: Communicating With Staff and Members

Associations Now

How do you communicate with staff and members? The biggest challenge is there’s so many uncertainties,” says Bill Schankel, CAE, interim CEO of NAFA, an association of vehicle fleet managers. COVID-19 has placed new pressures on association leaders.

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. These consultants know the association LMS market, are familiar with how associations use learning platforms, and understand the association learning business model. And, you never know, all this talk about professional development might spark in others a desire to learn.

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3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

Just as we are seeing more organizations delivering education and certification programs through online Learning Management Systems , there is a growing expectation for organizations to be able to communicate and share knowledge with their customers, members, or employees efficiently and expertly online. An online community can: Break down geographical borders to reach a wider audience and facilitate distance learning.

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

With just a couple of weeks to the end of the year and a huge variety of association learning solutions being showcased this week at ASAE Technology Conference 2016 , it’s a good time to look back at the association learning trends that were predicted for 2016 and see which of these are still relevant. Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies? Social Learning and Digital Badges.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

In the past, they achieved this in part by selling continuing education content to members, either directly or indirectly through conferences and forums. These diverse entities all sell accredited continuing education content — and they’re starting to make a dent in the U.S. Sometimes called digital credentials or micro-credentials, digital badges are a graphical representation of competencies earned through learning. Brand Recognition: Anybody can sell educational content.

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

WBT Systems

This week Eric Kuhn, opening keynoter at ASAE’s 2017 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference advised attendees to “ adopt social media next practices , not just best practices “, when describing social media as one of the most powerful marketing tools for associations. They may be willing to pay a small premium for the right to display a digital badge earned on completion of a specific course or learning pathway. appeared first on WBT Systems.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

This is especially true of associations that may be considering implementing an online learning platform for the first time, or those with a limited budget. 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. ASUM was experiencing productivity issues in managing their education programs for two reasons.

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LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

WBT Systems

Using the restaurant analogy, does your learning ecosystem help you to deliver the best quality education and training to your learners? Your instructors, subject matter experts and content teams work together to ‘dish up’ education programs that align with the needs of your learners and the goals of the organization. Some suppliers will merely show you the produce ( feature list ) and provide a pricelist, leaving you to select, implement and manage your programs on your own.

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How to Design Smarter Learning Experiences

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, I listened to a Leading Learning podcast that featured Connie Malamed a learning experience design consultant. eLearning Industry listed 6 reasons why visuals are the most powerful aspect of learning : Helps store information longer. Make communication quicker and simpler. She’s concluded that working memory – the aspect of our minds that is conscious where we manipulate information – dominates everything we do in terms of learning.

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6 Ways Associations Can Use Webinars to Engage Members and Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Higher Logic

Use Webinars to Communicate. Once you start thinking creatively, you can use all that content you prepped for your event to keep members engaged and increase revenue. Use Webinars to Communicate. Want to learn more about automating your email communications ?

Association Management: Online vs. In-person Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

How you communicate with members and the opportunities you offer directly impact their experience with your organization and the chance that they’ll renew. Learning management system data. Which learning opportunities and online courses are your members signing up for? .

MTI's Story: Harnessing Community to Digitally Transform

Higher Logic

We sat down with Tom Morrison, MTI CEO, and Kristen Speer, MTI Director of Member Experience, to hear their story and learn about how they’ve harnessed the power of online communities to tap into the future of their membership and provide maximum value. “We’ve

Driving Growth with Hybrid Events

Blue Sky eLearn

Hybrid events are live, face-to-face events that also offer virtual components, providing audiences with the opportunity to participate, learn, and engage even if they can’t attend in person. Here’s an example of how a hybrid event would work: An industry conference could set up an eLearning web platform to create an omnichannel, immersive digital experience for distributing live broadcasts and on-demand content. To learn more Freeman visit their website here.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.3.21

Reid All About it

WBT Systems explains how your association can serve industry employers, jobseekers, professionals new to your industry, and career-downsizing professionals during this challenging time. Volunteer learning journey. Mike Agron, Content Marketing Institute ). Host: Leading Learning.

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What Does an eLearning Consultant Do? The Complete Guide

Web Courseworks Associations

So, you’ve decided to invest in growing your association’s learning business to provide more value to members and bring in non-dues revenue. At Web Courseworks, we provide professional services to help associations like yours build their ideal learning business.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.10.21

Reid All About it

WBT Systems took him up on the challenge and focused on how an association’s learning business might help shape their industry’s future. HR’s Role in Crisis Management ( Chatting with Agnes & Cecilia). Presenters: Nathan Chin, Senior Product Manager, Cvent.

Association Advocacy Thrives in ‘Fake News’ Era

Association Adviser

On the bright side, media distrust can have an incredibly positive impact on the tenor of association communications. MHEDA supports this CIF by providing member tools such as The Four Pillars of Sales Profession Training Camp; management and sales career tracks via a learning management system; conference education sessions; and MHEDA-NET, which provides small-group networking. Jill Andreu is Naylor’s vice president, content strategy and development.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

Reid All About it

WBT Systems shares five trends and opportunities they see for association e-learning in 2019. Even though WBT is a learning management system (LMS) provider, not one of the trends and opportunities they highlight is about technology. Three ways content marketers can provide value to the sales team. Pam Didner, Content Marketing Institute ). Presenter: LaCheka Phillips, Associate Program Manager, NGOsource. Program Manager, Amazon.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.23.21

Reid All About it

Member communications. Help yourself and others benchmark member communication efforts and strategies by participating in Association Adviser’s 10th annual Association Communications Benchmarking Survey. Content strategy. Host: Tagoras/Leading Learning.

Attracting More Association Members: A Q&A

Blue Sky eLearn

The more meaningful experiences and learning opportunities your association offers , the more likely you can get membership renewals and even attract new members. Managing an association is more than just hosting an event every now and then.

Top 11 Chamber Management Software AMS Systems


Leveraging a robust membership management system enables chamber professionals to engage members and develop their chamber instead of focusing on mundane, repetitive tasks. This article will help you evaluate different association management software for chambers of commerce.

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Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether the association is made up of people in the same professional field or just those with common interests, members appreciate an association that offers a variety of events and learning opportunities. The best AMS system will also have event management capabilities.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.30.20

Reid All About it

But right now—and probably well into 2021—the only way to do that is through online learning. WBT Systems explains how virtual conference session recordings can serve as a launchpad for an association’s online learning portfolio. Enjoy compelling future-focused learning.

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How to make your association’s data talk

Nimble AMS

But, you have to be able to collect, manage, and analyze your data to put it to good use. It’s nearly impossible to remember to update member data that’s hanging out in spreadsheets and various systems every time something changes. Your association’s data can be a powerful tool.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.26.20

Reid All About it

As some associations canceled in-person conferences and made the switch to virtual, two association teams found themselves owning different elements of the experience—the meetings team handled the content while the education team managed the platform. To organize your content?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.6.20

Reid All About it

WBT Systems proposes a different doable solution: host your in-person conference first and your virtual conference later. Learn how to measure your current ROI in actual dollar numbers, use the numbers for influencing the membership decision, grow your ROI, and prove beyond a doubt that membership in your organization is a good business decision. This series of 15- to 20-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. Host: Leading Learning.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

Reid All About it

WBT Systems describes 12 essentials for frugal innovation , the only kind your budget probably allows. If you’re hunting for new association management software, take a look at Ernie Smith’s advice in Associations Now. Content audit. Enjoy compelling future-focused learning.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.28.20

Reid All About it

With the information collected in this research, we hope that we can pinpoint the areas of improvement with manageable takeaways for event professionals across the industry.” This series of 15-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management.

6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

Blue Sky eLearn

With advances in association management systems (AMS), associations are attracting millennials , as well as other high-priority groups of professionals. Targeted Communication. Event Management. Virtual Events and Learning. You won’t have to pay for another platform, and your AMS and CMS will communicate seamlessly. Communicate the information you need to tell your association’s story and give members a reason to keep coming back.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

Reid All About it

LinkedIn, Coursera, Udemy and other learning platforms are coming for your market, if they haven’t already. WBT Systems recommends partnering with member companies to design and deliver learning content so they don’t send their employees elsewhere. Amanda Kaiser shares a list of content, community, and education resources for association professionals , including Association Brain Food Weekly. Presenter: Jason Askew, Product Marketing Manager, Cvent.

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How Associations Are Using Community to Support Their Members During COVID-19

Higher Logic

While they're there, they're posting more discussions (posts were up 48%) and engaging with content (library views saw a 100% increase and library downloads went up 122% since February). Tirza Austin, their online community manager, said: “We have made our forums available to non-members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.21.20

Reid All About it

Either way, career pathways , says WBT Systems in this #ASAE20 recap, help your members and market understand what they need to learn and which of your programs they should take to acquire those competencies. Host: eLearning Learning and Aggregage. Host: Tagoras/Leading Learning.

Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

From tried-and-true member retention techniques to fresh ideas for the smartphone age, your association management system (AMS), eLearning platform, and website are full of potential ways to keep your members motivated and involved. We’ll show you how you can: Learn more about your members by gathering information in your CRM. Learn more about your members by gathering information in your CRM. Automates communications. Host live learning events.

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