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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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. Start your own newsletter!

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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. Start your own newsletter!

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How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

WBT Systems

An EU citizen with a Gmail address who signs up for a newsletter or downloads a PDF. 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.”. The “privacy by design” approach allows your members, customers, and LMS users more control over the data they provide. Time’s up!

Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit

WBT Systems

Every day, feature an article, video, or audio in your newsletter, on your website, or on the learner dashboard in your LMS that takes 5 minutes or less to digest: “If you only have 5 minutes, read (watch/listen to) this.”. Include learning tips in your newsletters, for example, suggest opportune moments for learning throughout a typical member’s day. You could even use a widget in your LMS to feature a Learning Tip of the Day.

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8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

In addition, you can include a jobs feed or widget in your member and prospective member e-newsletters with recently posted jobs that sponsors have paid extra to promote. It might just become one of the most viewed/clicked-upon sections of your newsletter. .

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Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue

Aptify

Include a jobs feed or widget in your member and prospective member e-newsletters with recently posted jobs that sponsors have paid extra to promote. It might just become one of the most viewed/clicked-upon sections of your newsletter.

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9 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

In addition, you can include a jobs feed or widget in your member and prospective member e-newsletters with recently posted jobs that sponsors have paid extra to promote. It might just become one of the most viewed/clicked-upon sections of your newsletter. .

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7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

For example, your organizations can offer each other: Advertising space in emails or newsletters. An e-book in return for a newsletter subscription. A free or discounted course through your LMS.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

Who’s opened your email newsletter and clicked on links to content? Assign each new member to an “ambassador” or “buddy” who walks them through your association’s online resources, including your website, online community, and learning management system (LMS). Help members become familiar with your website, online community, and LMS by highlighting their resources and benefits in your print and digital publications. Using an LMS to Bridge the Digital Readiness Gap.

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How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience

WBT Systems

They’ll have additional opportunities to connect with other attendees while being exposed to your LMS and online learning programs. Host the post-conference learning experience on your association’s learning management system (LMS) so you can take advantage of its tools and introduce attendees to other learning programs. Use your LMS to regulate access for different users to conference materials. Send a post-conference newsletter to attendees.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

Reid All About it

Here’s a little piece I did on microvolunteering —one of my longtime soapbox topics—for my state association’s newsletter. Jessica Lane, Director of Client Success, Freestone LMS, Community Brands.

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7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

For example, your organizations can offer each other: Advertising space in emails or newsletters. An e-book in return for a newsletter subscription. A free or discounted course through your LMS.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.30.17

Reid All About it

LMS provider WBT Systems explains how to plan and market an online learning challenge that creates industry buzz and momentum for further learning.

Increase Member Engagement with an Online Learning Challenge

WBT Systems

When you invite members to participate in a learning challenge, and guide and support them throughout the challenge, they’ll become more comfortable with online learning and your learning management system (LMS). And, they’ll get a chance to become familiar with your association’s online educational programs and LMS. Chances are they’ll explore a bit while they’re inside the LMS to see what else you have to offer. Association newsletters, blog posts, and other publications.

Unlock Your eLearning Differentiator & Iconic Advantage

WBT Systems

Talk to students about the different aspects of their experience: instructors, curriculum, materials, delivery formats, learning community, LMS features, and, most importantly, impact. Or, use the email feature within your LMS to notify members about relevant and timely online courses. Talk to your LMS vendor about functionality you may not be using to its full potential.

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What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

Here are a few other ways to test an idea and assess demand: Create a lead magnet (an ebook or report) related to the course topic and send traffic to it via newsletter links, Facebook ads, and other paid advertising. You most likely promoted the course in newsletters, but next time, try some of these other methods. Your LMS should enhance the learning experience, not inhibit it. You were so proud. You really thought you had a great idea for an online course.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.20.16

Reid All About it

– Sample Swap for Newsletter Templates. See what other organizations are doing with their email templates and hear feedback for improvements on yours, including newsletters, membership renewal reminders, event mailings, and more.

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The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

Webinars and webcasts are the most popular platform for association e-learning (92%), and learning management systems (LMS) are the second most popular choice (67%). Most likely the cream of the crop—professional development (PD) staff who knew about the survey because they read the Tagoras blog and/or newsletter—professionals who are themselves lifelong learners. The future looks bright for association e-learning. The growing lifelong learning market provides plenty of opportunity.

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Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

.orgCommunity

Their new membership model includes unlimited access to certifications, online education, newsletters, industry analyses, and communities—the “ pay-to-play ‘extras’ in most association business models.”. WBT Systems develops TopClass LMS and is a proud sponsor of Solutions Day 2019.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.8.17

Reid All About it

A recent Leading Learning newsletter from Tagoras led me to this post about building a new business model by “wandering with purpose” and experimenting until an answer presents itself.

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How to Leverage the Marketing Power of Social Proof

WBT Systems

Add them to promotional blurbs in newsletters. Number of visitors to your LMS. Association members encounter an overwhelming amount of information every day from organizations pushing themselves into the already crowded professional development space. No matter how hard you sell your online course or educational program, your prospect’s purchasing decision is most influenced by what others tell them or what they see others do—that’s the power of social proof.

Supercharge Member Loyalty & Power Community Engagement

Spark Consulting

You can ask people to suggest topics for your newsletter, magazine, blog, webinars, or conference, or vote on topics others have suggested, a la sxsw. EWE: If by “program” you mean software, just as there are loads of AMS, CRM, CMS, and LMS systems, so there is a plethora of volunteer management packages. “Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.”.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.20.18

Reid All About it

You might want to take a look at this post from LMS provider WBT Systems about the benefits of outsourcing instructional design. Presenter: veteran planner Joan Eisenstodt, author of Meetings Today’s Friday With Joan monthly newsletter.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.7.18

Reid All About it

WBT Systems provides advice for LMS training during and after implementation. Curated newsletters are where it’s at.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.22.18

Reid All About it

WBT Systems explains how to develop really good LMS requirements. Newsletters with curated content are the best.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.13.18

Reid All About it

Last week, WBT Systems explained how to prepare a business case for a new LMS. Now they’re back with advice on how to present that persuasive case for a new LMS to decision-makers.

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