6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems

Higher Logic

Their professional development and competency-based learning offers are second to none. And with modern technology, including learning management systems (LMS), associations have the power to pick up where colleges leave off. These DOA systems are the ones that haven’t met the demands of technology and learners. To make sure you’re on the right path, look for a system with these five essential features. Not everyone learns the same way.

5 Signs You’re Ready for a Learning Management System


Learning management systems are flexible enough to make an impact on your organization (and its members) in a number of different ways. Content management? Revenue generation? Check. Continuing education tracking? Check. Check. And that only scratches the surface. If you’ve been considering an LMS, but aren’t sure the time is right, here are five signs your organization is ready for one: MC Insider association software


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4 Ideas for When Your Association’s Revenue Goes Flat

YourMembership Blog

But what do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? It may be time to diversify your revenue stream beyond membership dues. The post 4 Ideas for When Your Association’s Revenue Goes Flat appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Non-Dues Revenue Job Board Software Learning Management System Non-dues RevenueYou work hard to develop programs that deliver value for your members.

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? Being able to connect with peers, discuss challenges, and have a forum for conversation improves learner engagement among association members, whether the learning is on or offline.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems


We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). LinkedIn, the first social network to be publicly traded on the Stock market, acquires Lynda, a leading online learning platform for $1.5 Social learning is a growing trend. In the 2014 Association Learning + Technology Report by Tagoras , which surveyed 200 organizations: 88.7

Nimble AMS introduces integrations with learning management systems that help power association growth

Nimble AMS

Members have come to expect a simple, seamless experience online with their association, regardless of the back-end technology that supports their learning journey. Our learning management software (LMS) solutions – Crowd Wisdom and Freestone – encourage learning anytime, anywhere, and in a variety of formats. They can learn and purchase association products easily which helps improve revenue and encourage member growth.

Are your members missing out on your association’s CE content?

YourMembership Blog

Your learning content is one of your association’s key value propositions. Valuable learning content is one of your association’s key value propositions. But even though you’ve spent time and effort building great learning. YourMembership News Online Learning Member Engagement Member Retention Learning Management System Non-dues RevenueBut to take advantage of your educational courses, your members need to know about them.

Association check-up: 3 questions to consider in the new year

YourMembership Blog

What could we do to boost non-dues revenue? When you’re looking to increase revenue, you. Career Solutions Job Board Software Member Engagement Member Retention Career Center Solutions Learning Management System Non-dues RevenueThere’s nothing like a new year for a fresh start. It’s the perfect time to take stock and think about ways to renew and refresh how your association goes about its business. Here are three questions to ask yourself: 1.

The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning

YourMembership Blog

The post The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Member Retention Learning Management System Non-dues RevenueDid you know that 80% of Millennials are interested in relevant job opportunities based on their current certifications? Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily provide your members with both?

Why Your LMS Needs Google Analytics

Blue Sky eLearn

But why not on your Learning Management System? Then drill down deeper to identify campaign success by channel, user geolocation, revenue, etc. . Learn from th ese collective insights to make improvements, track engagement, and accelerate your marketing initiatives. . Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized google analytics google analytics for lms learning management system LMS

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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. However, many associations may just link to a webinar registration page from their website or association management system. Integrate with your Association Management System.

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7 lucky reasons to attend Xperience 2017.

YourMembership Blog

Career Centers eLearning Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Product Information Revenue Solutions Social Media and Business Trends Thought Leaders association career center association industry association leaders association management software disney world learning management system member engagement member experience orlando destinations professional education st.

5 reasons everyone at your association needs to go to #Xperience17.

YourMembership Blog

#leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. It’s a sure way of learning new ideas to make stronger connections with your members, adapt new technologies and grow your membership […]. As an association leader, you have a great case for going to Xperience 2017. It’s a chance to grow your skills in leadership.

How to Engage Members and Advertisers When In-Person Isn’t Possible

Association Adviser

COVID-19 Resources Events Features Marketing & Communications Revenue COVID-19 learning management system non-dues revenue trade shows and eventsAs your association reviews the impact of COVID-19 on face-to-face meetings, here are ways to continue engaging with members and advertisers. The post How to Engage Members and Advertisers When In-Person Isn’t Possible appeared first on Association Adviser.

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. 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. Resource: 6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems. Want to learn more?

5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Selecting a new (or your first) learning management system is a big undertaking. Revenue Opportunities. Of course, the first thing to consider when it comes to revenue is how easy is it for your learners to make a purchase? Interested in learning more about how Path LMS and Blue Sky eLearn measure up? Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized choosing an LMS how to select an LMS learning management system LMS LMS selection

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LMS Buy-In: How to Overcome these Top 4 Objections

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’ve never implemented a Learning Management System (LMS) before then it’s never been a part of your budget before. However, with the expense of an LMS comes online courses and on-demand webinars that can become a part of your non-dues revenue strategy as well as new avenues to acquire sponsorship dollars. How will they learn to use it? It’s Not in Our Budget.

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Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Association Adviser

Features Online Learning Revenue BlueSky eLearn learning management system online learningMonetizing eLearning can provide many benefits to your association and members. Start by asking yourself questions around eCommerce capabilities and functionality. The post Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content appeared first on Association Adviser.

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. Want to learn what these experts have to say and questions you should be asking? New Revenue Generation. How directly will the LMS support the creation and delivery of new products or enhance the revenue potential of existing products? If you can show you are having an impact, then according to Tagoras, you qualify as a learning leader!

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Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

Aaron Wolowiec

Tagoras recently released its much-anticipated 2016 Association Learning + Technology Report , which contains a wealth of information about associations’ efforts to incorporate technology into their educational programs and platforms. We know the educational landscape is changing as associations adapt to their members’ learning needs and habits. 1 technological learning tool, followed by online learning programs, such as tutorials or presentations.

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Association e-learning: what you need to know

Aaron Wolowiec

Selling courses and certifications online provides a new revenue source for the association while adding more value for members. One suggestion is to look at the data from your Google Analytics account and the association’s learning management system (LMS) to determine which courses are least popular among members. Sarah Lugo, digital marketing coordinator for Digitec Interactive.

Quick Tips: 3 Ways to Rock Your Portal Home Page

Blue Sky eLearn

A learning portal home page is your first impression to woo and win your target audience. Take a look at your learning portal home page and estimate the word to graphics ratio. Consider optimizing graphics to manage page load speeds. Offer mobile learning opportunities. Tracy specializes in the intersection of learning science and technology. She’s a thought leader in education strategy and learning experience design.

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Is the LMS DOA?

Blue Sky eLearn

Corporate LMS Systems Must Evolve or Die. Training Mag Report ] The systems that deliver corporate eLearning are large-scale enterprise packages with an identity crisis (Are they HR systems measuring employee analytics? Are they learning deployment systems? And they struggle to deliver the one thing corporate CEOs are demanding: Meaningful learning that results in measurable impact. It’s not that we no longer need a system to manage eLearning.

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Scrolling the Virtual Exhibit Halls


As you transition your on-site event to a Virtual Conference, it is important to consider how you will include the sponsors and other revenue opportunities your organization was counting on while providing a resource center for attendees. In a previous post, we touched on how to monetize your Virtual Conference, including integrating a Virtual Exhibit […].

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

Higher Logic

Video conferencing and virtual events have never been more important to business as it is now - especially for associations who need to keep members engaged and revenues high. Associations can run different types of webinars to make up for lost revenue from canceled annual events and continue giving members a helpful, engaging, relevant experience. Want to learn more about automating your email communications ?

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

WBT Systems

We already know that not only does eLearning provide a valuable member service , leading to higher member retention rates, it can also generate an important additional source of non-dues revenue. In terms of the “next practices” for association eLearning, we think the greatest potential lies in digital badges , as a means of increasing both the value of education programs for members and the capacity for eLearning to generate non-dues revenue for associations.

How to Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content. This instantly expands your reach and can increase your non-dues revenue if you’re charging virtual attendees. Micro-learning. Deciding to move forward with a learning management system and then implementing it is a big decision and a large undertaking. We must be kidding, right?

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Driving Results at 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum , taking place in Arlington, VA, November 14-15. Manage. Gilles Defer and Mike Bourassa will be representing WBT Systems and will be demonstrating our award-winning Learning Management System for Associations , TopClass, which is fully integrated with the Higher Logic platform. Increase Member Retention with Integrated Learning Communities.

Explore TopClass LMS at ASI Europe Insight Day 2016

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the ASI Europe Insight Day hosted by Advanced Solutions International (ASI), October 19, 2016. 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. to learn about digital badges, extended support for Tin Can API, and our latest user experience improvements.

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4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? Or do you need assistance generating non-dues revenue from your education offerings? Where and when do they spend time learning? If you are purchasing a learning management system, do you have an LMS administrator? Most associations have an Association Management System (AMS) that organizes the day to day operations of the organization.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

Because association education programs are based on industry standards, the learning outcomes are consistent and it is easy for employers to recognize the validity of skills and competencies achieved. We have a tremendous opportunity to both diversify and expand our revenue streams while also providing a critical service to the next generation of workers (and members).”. For example, an association learning management system can: Attract and engage learners.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

Conferences can be a great place to do this, while also reconnecting with your peers, sharing experience, and learning about new ideas. We have also posted in the past about how to successfully market your association learning management system to appeal to members and potential members. Or do you need to refocus and refresh the brand story for your association learning programs? The post Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

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. So, how do online communities enhance 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.

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. As a starting point for evalutating your current learning solution, you might want to have a look at the post “ When is it Time for a New LMS “, and ask these questions: Are your learners frustrated? Planning is essential to define what you’re looking for from your learning solution.

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Meet WBT Systems in Austin for PersoniFest 2018!

WBT Systems

Hosted by Personify , this conference will run from April 8-11 and provide users of Personify360 and Small World Community the opportunity to “discover resources and solutions for automating processes, increasing profits and of course, optimizing relationships with your constituents” WBT Systems helps associations to build and deliver world-class education and certification programs with TopClass, the #1 Association Learning Management System.

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

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be an official strategic partner of the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. There’s no better way to make purchasing decisions for your association than to learn about the product first-hand and talk face-to-face with a knowledgeable supplier. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs for over 20 years.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs. Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology.

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? They stay on top of online learning trends and are familiar with learning systems and other association technology. You’ll choose technology that helps you deliver the best learning experience possible to members and customers, and the maximum revenue to your bottom line.

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Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

We have come across several interesting articles in the past couple of weeks, which discuss some of the social, political and economic changes that are currently impacting how we work and learn. Members don’t understand learning – if they did, association education programs would suffer. Most certification academic standards have limited value – without the ability to apply learning. Lifelong Learning is Becoming an Economic Imperative.