5 LMS Implementation Lessons from an Onboarding Manager

Blue Sky eLearn

You have decided to implement a L earning M anagement S ystem (LMS) , you’ve secured a budget from your board and you have a few fellow colleagues that have agreed to help you on this mission. Your members have been asking for more content, and now you have a way to deliver it!

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5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

Higher Logic

It’s vital to provide content that’s truly engaging to increase members’ productivity with continuing education programs. The easiest way to do this is by implementing a Learning Management System (LMS). Integrate your AMS and LMS for heightened abilities.

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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.

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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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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10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

If you already have content, decide what’s worth keeping. If you don’t have any online content, hold a brainstorming session to think about how you’ll go about creating some. 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. Package content with a similar theme and sell it as a bundle.

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LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

WBT Systems

What is your LMS vendor serving up for your Professional 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. 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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Daily Buzz: Want to Communicate Better? Build Trust

Associations Now

But effectively communicating takes more than public speaking skills. Trust is a critical element in effective communications. To help those who had to pivot to online teaching , Capterra has identified five free LMS software systems to check out.

10 Steps from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

If you already have content, decide what’s worth keeping. If you don’t have any online content, hold a brainstorming session to think about how you’ll go about creating some. 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. Package content with a similar theme and sell it as a bundle.

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Learners and Your LMS: If you build it, will they come?

WBT Systems

Working with many associations over the years, we have listened to many organizations describe the reasons why their members do not use their existing Learning Management System (LMS) and why they are looking for a new learning solution to re-engage their learners. Here we share four of the most common reasons associations seek to change their LMS platform. The first reason that LMS systems fail is that the learner has to go through too many steps to access the LMS.

How to Design Smarter Learning Experiences

Blue Sky eLearn

Being in the LMS industry and seeing all of the different ways our clients design and present their eLearning programs, I always find topics like these interesting to share. Make communication quicker and simpler. Subject Matter Experts & Curating Content. When designing learning programs, you’ll probably be relying on subject matter experts for content. After curating content, ensure it all came from good sources.

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Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

What are the key questions to ask when planning an LMS implementation project to ensure its success? It can take between three to six months to implement a new cloud LMS , and between six to nine months to implement an on-premise LMS for a large corporation or extended enterprise. A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization. Which content standards will you need to support – SCORM or Tin Can / Experience API?

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?

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

Their key predictions for the trends that would impact on association learning solutions in 2016 were: The need for vendors to provide association-specific LMS functionality and professional services expertise, Mobile learning becoming a must-have, The growth of social learning, in particular digital badges and micro-credentials. Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education. Five Differences between Association and Corporate LMS.

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. They have natural advantages that other educational content providers do not, including: Membership: In most associations, members range from new practitioners to season veterans.

Grow member engagement?with your learning program

Nimble AMS

Remove any barriers to a purchase or enrollment in courses by integrating your LMS and AMS. Nimble AMS integrates with Crowd Wisdom LMS for an easy, familiar enrollment/ purchase experience. Offer a variety of content offerings.

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.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

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. An example would be getting your high-fidelity medical simulator to talk to your LMS and LRS. The Army Research Laboratory in Orlando, Florida (the Silicon Valley of simulation), is, a source tells us, leaning toward specifying xAPI (see below) as the standard for LMS-simulator communication.

The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

Like many individuals and organizations in modern society, associations maintain social media profiles for sharing content of interest to their members. Social media is a part of social learning and extends opportunities to connect with the wider member community, but social learning does not just consist of sharing content to social media. Content . Whether you are creating content for in-person or online delivery, it is possible to incorporate elements of social learning.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.18.21

Reid All About it

How to conquer communication debt aka email/message overwhelm. Polished, Not Perfect: How to Make Authentic User-Generated Video Content from Your Community Even More Powerful. Turning the content you collect from your community into compelling video stories can feel daunting.

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What Does an eLearning Consultant Do? The Complete Guide

Web Courseworks Associations

A consultant can create a roadmap to reach your goals from your eLearning pricing strategy, to the content you’ll provide, to how you’ll market those offerings. Creating a content development strategy. Administering your LMS and providing call center management.

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Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether you’ve decided to improve your website or build it from scratch, you should review your website platform or content management system (CMS). This way, your team won’t send out communications with outdated information and have to deal with manually changing it themselves.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.19.21

Reid All About it

6 Things That Will Kill Your LMS And 3 Companies That Did It Right. Many organizations fall into unforeseen traps as they procure, implement and roll-out an LMS. Presenters: Tim Zanker, CEO of O’Keefe Communications. Rachel Schwerin, Senior Producer at O’Keefe Communications.

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21st Century Skills in eLearning

Web Courseworks

Communication. Communication is the ability to share ideas with others through various media, such as writing, presenting, listening, and technology. She will review how to determine how to corral the enormous body of content available to your organization and determine the potential for leveraging activities in a digital format to create greater ROI and meet the needs of today’s busy physicians.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.17.21

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Bruce Rosenthal and Jeffrey Schottland advise associations to offer exclusive content and lead generation opportunities to sponsors. They describe how the American Public Transportation Association’s Knowledge Hub delivers sponsored educational content to members. LMS Demo Day.

Re-Energize Online Learning for Members

WBT Systems

If your members are finding your online learning content to be a bit stale, or if participation levels are dropping, don’t despair! There are lots of ways to breathe new life into your content and to reinvigorate your members’ appetites for online learning. This is a great blog post with suggestions for structuring content so that learners are not faced with a long presentation that is occasionally interrupted by an activity, such as a quiz.

Driving Growth with Hybrid Events

Blue Sky eLearn

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. Does offering online access to your event content carry a risk of people choosing to stay home instead of attending in person? Popular content, whether live or on-demand, can provide lucrative sponsorship opportunities and can be promoted throughout the year.

Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

WBT Systems

The following are the top reasons suggested to promote free, public online courses, such as MOOC s (Massive Open Online Course): Cost Efficiency : Lower costs of attendance and time-saving as a result of removing need to travel and ability to access content online at a time that suits the learner. Adult learning should be problem-centered, rather than content-oriented. Associations Blog Careers eLearning Tips General Association LMS e-Learning elearning Online education tips

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.12.21

Reid All About it

The Three C’s of Digital Marketing Success: How to Simply Create, Co-Create and Curate Content to Engage Your Audience and Drive Real Results. Learn how to create, co-create, and curate content that delivers real value to your audience. Member Content: Efficient and Effective Tactics.

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. If you’re unsure of the online engagements you should be providing to your members, consider these suggestions: Targeted email content.

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 ?

Increase Exposure & Maximize Revenue on eLearning Offerings this Holiday Season

Blue Sky eLearn

An easy way to get your learners in the festive mood is by simply updating your welcome banner or homepage description area on your LMS. Themed Marketing & Communications. Push and promote courses or on-demand events that haven’t performed well with discounts, or bundle some best selling content with less popular presentations or courses. The holidays can be a hectic time of year for anyone.

How to prepare your association for 2022 and beyond

Nimble AMS

This will help you use it to communicate with your members in a more personalized way and send them more targeted content that delivers greater value and shows you understand them and their needs. .

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.11.16

Reid All About it

Learn what LMS features create a unified learning experience, how a LMS benefits learners and staff, and why that matters. – After the Conference: How to Maximize on your Content. Learn how to stretch the value of your conference content, and increase the potential of non-dues revenue, by maximizing the use of your event’s content. Can the visually impaired use screen readers to gain access to your content—even images?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.5.21

Reid All About it

A digital pass subscription gets you regular small group meetups, monthly expert live streams, weekly newsletter, benchmarking data, on-demand content, one-on-one brainstorming session, and event discounts. Host: Jay Daughtry, Chief Communications Officer/Owner, CQbd.

5 eLearning Implementation Best Practices for Associations

Fonteva

You can utilize your association learning management system (LMS) and other platforms. To implement your eLearning system successfully, you’ll need to: Choose an association LMS that will suit your members’ needs. The first step in getting your members started with eLearning is to choose the right association LMS to suit their needs. Choose an association LMS that will suit your members’ needs. Content is king in eLearning, and you are the expert in your field.

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Increase Exposure & Maximize Revenue on eLearning Offerings this Holiday Season

Blue Sky eLearn

An easy way to get your learners in the festive mood is by simply updating your welcome banner or homepage description area on your LMS. Themed Marketing & Communications. Push and promote courses or on-demand events that haven’t performed well with discounts, or bundle some best selling content with less popular presentations or courses. The holidays can be a hectic time of year for anyone.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.26.21

Reid All About it

The webinar will cover physical distancing layouts, enforcing mask/sanitization policies, keeping attendees engaged and enjoying the event, lessons learned, and how communication between all parties has never been more important. LMS Demo Day.

Events in Crisis? 6 Key Recommendations on What to Do Now & What to Do Next 

Blue Sky eLearn

Once You Know Your Plans, Communicate Early and Often . There is so much communication these days – emails, social media, the news – make sure to make your messages count. . Once you have a postponement date, communicate your plans as quickly and as thoroughly as possible. .

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6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

Blue Sky eLearn

Targeted Communication. You won’t have to pay for another platform, and your AMS and CMS will communicate seamlessly. Your website should also serve as a connection between your members and their portals, where they can log in to access communications and update their information. Communicate the information you need to tell your association’s story and give members a reason to keep coming back. Targeted Communication.