LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re in the market for an LMS, you’re probably waist deep in the search process and dreaming of the light at the end of the tunnel. Often when choosing an LMS , many buyers are not asking critically important, detailed questions that can make or break an LMS implementation.

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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. But where do you start and how do you ensure that your LMS actual goes live in a timely manner? As the Director of Client Onboarding at Blue Sky eLearn, I have helped hundreds of a ssociation and c orporate client s implement their LMS. Congratulations!

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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. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. Case Study: Limitations of an Open Source LMS. Resolving Open Source Issues with an Association LMS.

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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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Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

It’s during this time of evaluation that the organization’s learning management system (LMS) can come under scrutiny. Has your organization outgrown your LMS? Who need to be involved in the project team? Is your team ready to start planning or submit an RFP ?

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LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks Associations

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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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. TopClass LMS had previously been named the Best Association LMS in 2015.

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How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post : an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step. The first step is gathering and prioritizing your requirements for a new LMS. Borrowing another association’s LMS RFP. What’s in an LMS RFP?

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The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform

WBT Systems

Is your LMS provider stuck in a rut? If your LMS isn’t moving forward with you, it might mean it’s going downhill. The next time you select a new learning platform, one of the factors to consider is the vendor’s LMS roadmap. LMS roadmap: are promises delivered? If the roadmap isn’t providing the information you seek, ask the vendor specifically about their plans to add new features and functionality, especially the ones in your LMS requirements.

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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.

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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.

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.

How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

WBT Systems

The people who use your LMS or subscribe to a newsletter have voluntarily entered a mutually beneficial relationship with you, that’s true, but relationships change. LMS, AMS, CMS, and other technology partners are “data processors.”. Your association must have the ability to add a privacy policy (or statement) to your LMS which outlines how you use the personal data stored within the system. Blog Association LMS GDPR learning management system LMS user data

21st Century Skills in eLearning

Web Courseworks Associations

Communication. Communication is the ability to share ideas with others through various media, such as writing, presenting, listening, and technology. We are increasingly seeing cross-disciplinary work teams.

Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Look for website builders that offer templates in case your team isn’t well-versed in code. If your team doesn’t have much experience in web design, a website builder with responsive design features is best. Investing in an LMS lets your association offer classes online.

Association Webinars: Not Just for Continuing Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Our Blue Sky eLearn team spends a lot of time working with clients producing webinars associated with continuing education for their members. But there are so many more use-cases to consider leveraging this engaging and cost-effective technology.

21st Century Skills and eLearning

Web Courseworks Associations

Communication. Communication is the ability to share ideas with others through various media, such as writing, presenting, listening, and technology. We are increasingly seeing cross-disciplinary work teams.

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. Choose an association LMS that will suit your members’ needs.

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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. Choose a functional CMS that is easy for your team to keep updated, even if they have little to no coding experience. Targeted Communication.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.4.19

Reid All About it

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.

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Working with an Instructional Designer: How to Prepare for Success

WBT Systems

Who’s responsible for graphic/visual design, copy editing, uploading content to the LMS, and testing LMS content? Do you want the ID to train and coach team members so they can improve their ID skills? The association project lead monitors the ID’s progress and also your team’s contributions. Agree upon responsibilities of project team members. Identify the other members of your project team—the people who will do the tasks not assigned to the ID.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

Reid All About it

Jessica Joseph describes how, in two weeks, her team at the National Kidney Foundation turned their annual conference into a virtual conference. Actual Disruption: Part 3 – Members Are Using the LMS, Right? Guests: the team from Map Dynamics.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.19.18

Reid All About it

Join a discussion of emerging technology trends and the promise they hold for associations and non-profits, for-profit business practices that can grow revenue for your association, and how to better communicate and connect with your audiences in the new year (and beyond).

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

Reid All About it

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. A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications (Alexandria VA Brown Bag).

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.28.16

Reid All About it

Secrets to Communicating Technical Topics to Non-Technical Audiences. Presenters: Christina Garneski (moderator), VP Marketing, Communications & Events, National Parking Association. How to Select an Association Learning Management System (LMS).

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.28.16

Reid All About it

Secrets to Communicating Technical Topics to Non-Technical Audiences. Presenters: Christina Garneski (moderator), VP Marketing, Communications & Events, National Parking Association. How to Select an Association Learning Management System (LMS).

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

Reid All About it

Association professionals, please consider participating in the 2019 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey. If you care about confident communication, building community and creating impact in the world, Andrew has a message you’ll want to hear.

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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. Speaker: Chris Tuttle, Tuttle Communications. Registration is limited to association CEOs and team members they bring along.

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A New Perspective on Work

Association Success

Not feeling like part of a team is certainly one of the dynamics freelancers must address, especially when they are working in a remote location. Virtual teams are on the rise, and they are the future of work. Associations that cultivate a team perspective, focus on incorporating and communicating with their freelancers can build more cohesive workgroups, improve communication and boost enthusiasm. Onboarding and managing a remote team is more complex.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

Reid All About it

WBT Systems describes some of what they’ve learned as an LMS provider over the years about online teaching in their tips for new virtual presenters and instructors. Creating Quick Wins for Convincing Your Team to Use Data Analytics (Association Data Analytics Brown Bag).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Learn what companies are doing in the association management community to recruit high performers with positive attitudes and how to build a loyal, high performing team resulting in higher retention rates for your AMC. What Community and Social Features Are Vital to Your Organization’s LMS?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Learn what companies are doing in the association management community to recruit high performers with positive attitudes and how to build a loyal, high performing team resulting in higher retention rates for your AMC. What Community and Social Features Are Vital to Your Organization’s LMS?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

Reid All About it

Having transitioned to a remote workforce, associations have discovered new ways to stay focused, lead teams, and move their agendas forward. Crisis Communications Expert Adele Cehrs. Taking time to care for ourselves and our teams has become more important than ever.

How to Use Customer Engagement Data to Identify New Sales Opportunities

Higher Logic

Look for the most common data sources on your customers, like: Email : Opens, clicks and conversion rates in your marketing team’s automated email campaigns convey intention or interest.

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Daily Buzz: Doing Inclusive Marketing Right

Associations Now

To further connect with your target audience, make it a requirement that your team members spend time with them in their natural environment. — TopClass LMS by WBT Systems (@WBT_Systems) February 4, 2020. What it takes to connect with diverse audiences through inclusive marketing.

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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. Speaker: Chris Tuttle, Tuttle Communications. Registration is limited to association CEOs and team members they bring along.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

Reid All About it

Identify the key team members needed for a successful live-stream event. Heidi Boe, Senior Group Publisher, Member Communications, Naylor Association Solutions. Find out how to develop innovative cross-team collaborations to tackle complex digital projects like this.

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Ad Hoc Learning – 7 Trends Pushing the Popularity of Simplified Web Video-Based Education and Learning in Associations

Association 20/20

million words” Produced properly, video is a simple yet powerful form of communication that is more like a sit-back form of entertainment as opposed to a sit-forward mental activity. by Stuart Meyer. “ Learn as if you were to live forever” Ghandi.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

Reid All About it

Learn how emerging reporting and tracking capabilities will help your event marketing team(s) better translate your event metrics and making future event decisions. Presenter: Carol Vernon, executive coach, founder, Communication Matters.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.22.19

Reid All About it

Dan Hickey at DelCor describes the seven steps your association should take when building a technology project team. He shares good advice about getting the team’s buy-in, discussing the level of commitment required, positioning their involvement as an opportunity, and much more.