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. .

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Every organization has different needs and specific requirements, but there are some main things to look out for when evaluating LMS prospects. . Being able to easily access data and reports once things get going will also be an important piece to the LMS puzzle. .

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Best Practices for Selecting an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Selecting an LMS is a big decision. Selecting an LMS is a big decision. Whether you are getting ready to select your first LMS, or are looking to make a switch, there are some guidelines to follow to ensure you make the best decision for your organization.

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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. They shared some great tips everyone should consider when developing their eLearning program and LMS strategy. You have an existing pricing approach to leverage.

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4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

On this Valentine’s Day, instead of plying you with sweet treats that may inspire a strong initial attraction that will fizzle out over time, we want to walk you through the 4 stages of truly falling in love with your LMS, and making sure your learners do the same.

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Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

When implementing a new Association LMS, or upgrading your existing system, one of the top worries is “How will we get our members and new learners to use this new system?” Make it Easy to Find Training with your Association LMS.

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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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Where to Host Your eLearning Catalog and eCommerce: AMS or LMS?

WBT Systems

During the selection and implementation of a learning management system (LMS), you have many decisions to make. But one decision often takes associations by surprise: Should you host your eLearning catalog and eCommerce on your LMS or on your association management system (AMS)? Where do you want members and customers to search for online learning programs and where do you want them to make their purchase (register/enroll)—in your LMS or in your AMS?

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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. Unlike most learning management platforms, we offer an assortment of products, price points and content lengths.

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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. The LMS includes individual training catalogs for each country.

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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? Generate Non-Dues Revenue with your LMS.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

A good association LMS will have an in-built eCommerce engine, or the ability to integrate with eCommerce facilities in the association management system.

Managing Learning at your Association Annual Conference

WBT Systems

Often people associate a learning management system (LMS) purely with e-learning, online courses, and more recently the cloud. Integrated conference management in the LMS facilitates: . Display conference details and tiered pricing in LMS catalog.

LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

.orgCommunity

The chefs are able to design and deliver interesting and attractive plates, because their suppliers work with them as part of the extended team to provide knowledge on seasonal availability and trends, quality produce, and pricing that works for the restaurant’s needs. What is your LMS vendor serving up for your Professional Learners? From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry Restaurants that serve the tastiest food have great relationships with their suppliers.

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Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

WBT Systems

Using your LMS as a Content Curation Tool. In looking at the Association LMS as a Learning Content Curation tool, let’s use David Kelly’s definition of the layers of curation in order to explore all the ways your LMS can help to curate your education program content.

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? By Lugo’s definition, “an LMS manages people’s interactions with learning content.”

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Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

“Harley Davidson bikes are twice the price of the same exact Honda bike but will outsell it 13-1 because of community” – Ken Schmidt #HLSF16. Associations Blog eLearning Tips Association LMS e-Learning elearning Higher Logic learning management system LMS LMS Success

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks Associations

Value-based accreditation: Continuing with the CE credit economy, we note that many CE providers are concerned with competition in the market, which we can describe in economic terms as deflation of the price of CE credit.

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

Effective Database

And of course, these offerings have to be at a relatively low price point, and have to be easily accessible, which in the most generic form means webinars and/or other forms of online learning. 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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Don’t Undervalue Association Training Programs!

WBT Systems

When pricing your association’s training offerings, it is important to assess their value, and then price accordingly. Assuming the former, it’s important that you revise and re-set course pricing on a regular basis particularly at the start of a new venture into online learning.

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Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

In a previous post, we explored whether the age of members affects the organization’s choice of LMS , noting the differences between younger and older learners’ preferences for how learning is delivered. So it seems that Price is right.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

One of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the right LMS. During the LMS selection process, one of the essential areas of functionality you’ll be examining is the LMS’s eCommerce capabilities. How vital is non-dues revenue for your association?

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

One of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the right LMS. During the LMS selection process, one of the essential areas of functionality you’ll be examining is the LMS’s eCommerce capabilities. How vital is non-dues revenue for your association?

The 5 E’s of Generating Non-Dues Revenue from eLearning

WBT Systems

Here are five ways your LMS can help you to generate non-dues revenue for your association: Ensure your LMS has eCommerce Capability. When reviewing and curating your content , look for trends and popular courses by examining your LMS reports.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.8.19

Reid All About it

Don’t wait until your LMS implementation is nearing the end to figure out what kind of reports you need. The time for discussing reporting requirements is way back before you even select an LMS platform. WBT Systems explains how to identify your LMS reporting requirements.

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

Record the sessions for on-demand viewing on your LMS after the conference. For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together.

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How to Use Customer Engagement Data to Identify New Sales Opportunities

Higher Logic

Learning Management System (LMS): Self-education is a big sign your customer is ready for a call – willingness to learn about your products is a great indicator of whether your customer is happy with their product experience and want to invest further.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.19.18

Reid All About it

Learn how to build a content library, get started with an LMS, and motivate your members to join in the program. to launching a Learning Management System (LMS) in three months with seven existing online courses and 40 webcasts. Eric McDonald, sales executive and pricing expert.

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How to Scale Online Learning: B2B Market Strategies for Assocations

WBT Systems

Develop effective pricing and marketing strategies. A fiercely independent LMS selection consultant and blogger, John helps organizations develop technology strategies that support learning initiatives – primarily for the extended enterprise.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

Reid All About it

Increasingly LMS platforms are moving from a course catalog approach to a home where ideas are shared by learners and interaction in an important element to the online education experience. Jessica Lane, Director of Client Success, Freestone LMS, Community Brands.

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Sponsorships That Sell

Blue Sky eLearn

Price ads by size and duration of time on your site. Create opportunities for sponsors to partner on a curated video project, an annual conference faculty-only area of your LMS stocked with speaker resources, or career resources for students.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.27.16

Reid All About it

As an industry, we’ve been secretive about what goes into AMS pricing. Learn what goes into AMS pricing, how to control the costs of a new AMS, and what questions you should be asking technology vendors to ensure the right fit. I’ve been thinking about morning habits, again.

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Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Pricing available on the GrowthZone website and product demos available upon request. Pricing available upon request. Additional features include: Fundraising/CRM, Accounting Software, Web Hosting, and Learning Management System (LMS). Pricing available upon request.

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

Competing on price is a race to the bottom, so that better not be it. Problem: Price. You priced it wrong—either too low so you’re in the red or too high and no one’s biting. Consulting firm Tagoras has written extensively about online course pricing —check out the related content listed below the post too. 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: 10.27.17

Reid All About it

Next Generation LMS: Apps, Authoring and Curation. LMS Monetization Strategies: Creative Ways to Ensure ROI.

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Education as a Service

Association Success

We introduced an LMS that expanded our third-party training offerings. These provide our HR contacts within member companies the ability to have their own customized portal of training, since they are using our LMS to host their own courses and manage all of their online training within the companies. For a single member company, the cost of their own LMS would be six figures. How our association increased their value and their revenue by thinking differently.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

Reid All About it

A classic marketing mantra (about pricing) is flawed. LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls.

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Association Tips: 6 Irresistible Member Benefits that Convince People to Join and Renew

Higher Logic

To get the most of their eCourses, many associations use a learning management system (LMS). You can set prices for courses individually, or base them on membership tier. Getting people to join your association is like making a sale.

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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%). Develop processes for e-learning product development and pricing. Does your association have a process for setting prices for e-learning products? If you do, kudos to you because only 40% of survey participants have a pricing process. The future looks bright for association e-learning.

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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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