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. While these strategies have certainly been proven to work, we wanted to share some other creative ways one of our clients is considering to get their audience to engage with their new LMS. . Host digital scavenger hunts that bring people through different areas of your LMS.

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Why Your LMS Needs Google Analytics

Blue Sky eLearn

You (or your marketing team) are probably using it to track traffic on your organization’s website. Remem b er to optimize your marketing campaigns for tracking by adding the correct UTM parameters. . Connecting the Dots with Path LMS and Google Analytics . Learn from th ese collective insights to make improvements, track engagement, and accelerate your marketing initiatives. . In July, our client was using Facebook ads to get people to visit their LMS.

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LMS Implementation: Top Tips for Success

Blue Sky eLearn

Selected your LMS provider. Not all LMS platforms and providers are created equal. While there are many moving parts on the vendor side of an LMS implementation, there are plenty of moving parts in your organization as well. Marketing. What content do you want to be populated in your LMS by that date? Want to learn more about Blue Sky eLearn and Path LMS’s implementation and onboarding services? You’ve made your decision. Now comes implementation.

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Is the LMS DOA?

Blue Sky eLearn

Headlines like, “The LMS Market Is Quickly Losing Ground,” and “Traditional eLearning is Dead,” have prompted concerned association leaders to ask me: “Why should I invest in an LMS if the technology is dying?”. Corporate LMS Systems Must Evolve or Die. Corporate training represents a large portion of the workforce continuing education market. Which is why Deloitte predicts the LMS giants will be replaced by agile learning systems.

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Make a Splash: Promoting Your New LMS and Making a Great First Impression

Blue Sky eLearn

Your LMS is ready to launch. You’ve finished the initial implementation of your LMS and are ready to go live. Is your LMS is already live? ” email previewing some of the features of your new LMS and highlighting popular content two weeks before your go-live date. Let your learners use your LMS without a financial commitment. It’s important to remind them the LMS is available to them at any time. What’s next? Congratulations!

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If you want to get the most out of your LMS, have a plan

YourMembership Blog

Whether you have a new LMS or need to get more out of your existing one, consider the goals of your learning program and how your LMS can help. The post If you want to get the most out of your LMS, have a plan appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & MarketingHere are some insights to get you started. This may sound familiar: As the go-to source of information for your industry, your association has accumulated a.

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Part 1: Secret recipe for continuing education LMS success.

YourMembership Blog

The continuing education (CE) market is sweet. So, it’s no surprise the CE market is attracting a broad spectrum of providers. The post Part 1: Secret recipe for continuing education LMS success. By some estimates, CE represents $47 billion of total formal training spending in the United States alone. Associations, for-profit commercial training companies, academic institutions and subject matter experts everywhere are competing for a slice of.

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7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part 2.

YourMembership Blog

The following is a guest blog article originally published by Jeff Cobb of Tagoras, a leading expert in strategy, learning, marketing and technology to organizations in the business of lifelong learning. eLearning Industry News + Trends Product Information Thought Leaders elearning learning management software learning management system learning technology selection LMS online learning

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7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part 3.

YourMembership Blog

The following is a guest blog article originally published by Jeff Cobb of Tagoras, a leading expert in strategy, learning, marketing and technology to organizations in the business of lifelong learning. eLearning Industry News + Trends Product Information Thought Leaders association members elearning learning management software learning management system learning technology selection LMS online learning professional development professional education

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7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part I.

YourMembership Blog

The following is a guest blog article originally published by Jeff Cobb of Tagoras, a leading expert in strategy, learning, marketing and technology to organizations in the business of lifelong learning. eLearning Industry News + Trends Thought Leaders elearning learning management software learning management system LMS online learning

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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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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. . Even if your on-demand content isn’t ready to view, that doesn’t mean you can’t utilize your LMS for webinar registration. The post How to Launch an LMS with No Content appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn.

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LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

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. Look for ways you can use the LMS tools to add to the experience for your members. An LMS will help your team create the most functional course possible while keeping the user experience in mind.

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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? Or, to ensure you absolutely get the best LMS for your association, hire an LMS consultant to help you with requirements, selection, and implementation. Benefits of Working with an LMS Consultant. LMS consultants have helped dozens, if not hundreds, of associations choose the best LMS for their needs.

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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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Get Ready for Online Learning with LMS Selection Criteria

Delcor

Online learning programs expand your market for education since many members (and others in your audience) can’t always afford to attend or take time away from work to travel to conferences and other educational events. 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.

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What 1 association learned from launching its first LMS

Association Success

In my first few days at LeadingAge , an association of nonprofit aging services providers, I was googling “what is an LMS?” An LMS was the only answer. In the first six months, we hired a consultant, sent out an RFP and explored demos with various vendors until we finally picked our LMS. . Our marketing is focused on raising awareness that LeadingAge offers a robust online learning platform.

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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. 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? Has your organization outgrown your LMS? A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization.

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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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How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. But, let’s face it, your current LMS is holding you back. You need a better LMS but the powers that be aren’t going to like that news. Your argument for a new LMS has to be rock solid, so first we’re going to explain how to prepare a business case for a new LMS. Preparing Your Case for a New LMS.

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How to Present a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Your wish can come true if you know how to make a persuasive case for a new learning management system (LMS) to the decision-makers at your association. Last week, we explained how to prepare your business case for a new LMS —from collecting evidence to gathering allies. Now, it’s time to learn how to present a business case for a new LMS to your board, CEO, or other decision-makers. You must figure out how to connect a new LMS to those values.

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10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

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. Use the same terminology across the board – in your LMS, on your website, on social media, and in the marketing messages. You’ll have dreams about your online content and LMS (at least I did!),

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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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Social Learning: Integrating Courses with Community

Blue Sky eLearn

In a similar fashion, you could set up community groups around live events and webinars that happen through your LMS. Badges are not only a great way to reward your learners for their participation, they also serve as a marketing tool for others to find out about your educational programs. Marketing . You need to keep marketing! With an LMS / Community integration you’ll know these things easily. Social Learning has been a buzz word for some time now.

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10 Unconventional Ways to Get More Value from Your Association’s LMS

WBT Systems

If your association’s learning management system (LMS) is only used by staff in the education department, you’re not taking full advantage of its potential. An LMS can do so much more than help you manage online courses, certification and accreditation programs, digital badges, and webinars. We’ve come up with ten additional ways you can use an LMS to deliver more value to members and staff. Many associations already use an LMS, like TopClass, to manage their conferences.

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ASAE Annual Meeting 2016: Come see the new version of TopClass LMS!

WBT Systems

The next version of TopClass LMS will be launched to coincide with the ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo. TopClass LMS, the most flexible way to truly integrate with your AMS. Seamlessly share data between your systems with our comprehensive, two-way LMS to AMS integration for improved planning and reporting. Want to learn more about the new version of TopClass LMS and Digital Badges? The post ASAE Annual Meeting 2016: Come see the new version of TopClass LMS!

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Keep Your Association on Track: 4 Ways to Stay Organized

Blue Sky eLearn

Manage registration, marketing efforts, and product add-on revenue all through your main database. Consider another valuable tool in your association’s toolbox: your association learning management software (LMS). Email marketing software. Online learning management technology (your LMS). Use your LMS to improve your email communications as well. Uncategorized ams association organization associations LMS

10 Steps from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

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. Use the same terminology across the board – in your LMS, on your website, on social media, and in the marketing messages. You’ll have dreams about your online content and LMS (at least I did!),

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It’s all about education, which for many associations means an LMS

Effective Database

One of the most significant trends that I’ve seen in the association market over the past two years is a dramatic increase on the value and offerings of education. And this has a variety of implications for associations: Choosing an appropriate LMS. The interesting thing about the LMS market is that it’s WAY bigger than the AMS market, because LMSes serve far more than the association market.

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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? Luckily, digital marketing pro Sarah Lugo breaks down the differences between the two systems in a post for the company’s Association eLearning blog. By Lugo’s definition, “an LMS manages people’s interactions with learning content.”

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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.

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Daily Buzz: Doing Inclusive Marketing Right

Associations Now

What it takes to connect with diverse audiences through inclusive marketing. And yet organizations are running into a problem: Their inclusive marketing campaigns aren’t connecting with audiences. — TopClass LMS by WBT Systems (@WBT_Systems) February 4, 2020. The post Daily Buzz: Doing Inclusive Marketing Right appeared first on Associations Now Also: How your association can help industry professionals deal with mental health issues.

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Party of One? How to Manage Your Association’s Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Can your meetings team host session recordings in your association’s LMS? Can your marketing department identify new segments to promote a course to a broader audience? Learning Strategies Online Learning Uncategorized association education association LMS associations education education departmentRaise your hand if “providing education and learning opportunities” is part of your association’s mission statement and/or core values.

Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology

Blue Sky eLearn

Use data whenever possible to make decisions on timing, content, relevance, cost, and marketing. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized Webcasting Best Practices Webinar Best Practices associations elearning elearning tips LMS technology virtual eventsOver the past year, we had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of experts in the association, eLearning, and technology industries.

Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology

Blue Sky eLearn

Use data whenever possible to make decisions on timing, content, relevance, cost, and marketing. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized Webcasting Best Practices Webinar Best Practices associations elearning elearning tips LMS technology virtual eventsOver the past year, we had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of experts in the association, eLearning, and technology industries.

This is the most valuable kind of marketing you can get

Association Success

For more recent data, take a look at the report from marketing firm BrightLocal , which found in 2019 that 82 percent of consumers look for online reviews of local businesses, including 52 percent of 18 to 54-year-olds who said they “always” did. . Here are some questions to help you understand — and harness — the power of word-of-mouth marketing. Work in a well-placed testimonial into your marketing materials.

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. These may include: IT, Professional Development, HR, Membership, Finance, or Marketing.

Quick Tips: 3 Ways to Rock Your Portal Home Page

Blue Sky eLearn

Use your WYSIWYG Path LMS editor to introduce text textures such as headers, lines, in and outdents. I encourage my clients to think about their portal home page like a content marketer. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Online Learning design digital elearning homepage instructional design learning management system LMS online learning websiteA learning portal home page is your first impression to woo and win your target audience.

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Time for a MOOC-like makeover

Aaron Wolowiec

Many associations already employ a LMS, and since they retain experts in niche and trendy areas, they’re prime to offer their members a MOOC-like learning opportunity. It recently released a whitepaper with 10 tips for instructional designers and LMS administrators, inspired by the success of MOOCs. Associations need three things: people (SMEs, instructional designers, LMS administrators), processes (course development, marketing) and technology (video, left-navigation layout).

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