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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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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Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The whitepaper notes that associations must be willing to review their strategy to put as much emphasis on education as they do on membership, in order to truly establish themselves as an alternative.

How to Scale Online Learning: B2B Market Strategies for Assocations

WBT Systems

Learn from successful corporate market strategies! Develop effective pricing and marketing strategies. Linda Bowers is CTO of WBT Systems, an association LMS provider, where she is responsible for all technical aspects of product planning, development, testing and delivery.

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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Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

In June 2016, an article in Association Now magazine referenced a study titled “ Member Engagement Study: Aligning Organization Strategy With What Matters Most to Members.” So it seems that Price is right.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

There are numerous technologies, strategies, and methodologies for deploying these strategies, so we will talk about best practices and key aspects to think about when trying to achieve your organization’s monetary goals. How vital is non-dues revenue for your association?

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: 3.8.19

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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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

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Hear practical suggestions for designing more effective outreach, engagement and retention strategies to ensure your monthly giving program can take your NPO to the next level. Karim Guirguis, chief strategy and innovation officer at the American Bankruptcy Institute.

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

Blue Sky eLearn

At Snowball Fundraising , we develop fundraising and event tools for nonprofit organizations, so we’ve seen firsthand how important it is to develop and fine-tune the right strategies when events have very specific goals. . Focus on your social media marketing strategies.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.19.18

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Have a subscription strategy: why a monthly service could be a savvy play for associations. Learn four simple strategies that will help you manage these changes, and succeed as an event strategist. 3 Strategies to Future-Proof Your Association.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

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In this post, he focuses on data management and digital strategy. WBT Systems identifies ten traits of an innovation mindset to cultivate at your association if you want to turn innovative ideas and strategies into reality.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

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Aaron Costello, Consultant, MG Strategy + Design. Now, other organizations are leveraging the unique strengths of open source to deliver world-class learning at an affordable price. Randy Jones, VP of Business Development and Strategy, eThink Education.

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

WBT Systems

Start with an association e-learning strategy. 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%). Here’s where it starts to look ugly: 70% of these associations don’t have a formal, documented e-learning strategy. 7% of them aren’t sure if they have one—if you don’t know, you probably don’t—so let’s make that 77% without a strategy.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.27.17

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Next Generation LMS: Apps, Authoring and Curation. Hear about strategies and tactics for not only understanding and recruiting millennials but also for retaining individuals in this age group as members. LMS Monetization Strategies: Creative Ways to Ensure ROI.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

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Some quick hits before we get to next week’s free webinars: 5 content strategies for niche B2B industries. A classic marketing mantra (about pricing) is flawed. LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls.

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Education as a Service

Association Success

We introduced an LMS that expanded our third-party training offerings. As part of this strategy, we purchased a system that allows us to set up member company sub-portals (mini-sites). 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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

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After all, if young professionals will inherit the organizations of tomorrow, they should be an equal player in the strategy conversations today. Fuel Exceptional New Member Experiences: 3 New Strategies for Onboarding, Engagement and Retention.

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AMCs Engaged!

YourMembership Blog

Now, going back to dynamic strategy questions. On-premise and customization is limiting their ability to quickly adapt to changing member needs or business strategy. Price sits high in the consideration criteria when selecting technology. Are You Built for Speed?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.22.19

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Do you have a strategy to keep them coming back to you – for content, resources and to take action? At this Coffee Talk, we’ll share strategies for building deeper, year-round engagement through your digital channels – web, mobile, email and social.

Unlock Your eLearning Differentiator & Iconic Advantage

WBT Systems

Focus on your iconic advantage: “a strategy that builds real differentiation based on meaningful product benefits.”. 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.

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

.orgCommunity

Associations have traditionally used membership “as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members,” said Garth Jordan , senior vice president of corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.15.19

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How to Create an Analytics Strategy & Roadmap. Garth will tell us how’s he has been preparing HFMA to launch a “one price, all access” Netflix model of membership. Technology vs. Innovation: Association Learning Strategies in Practice.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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– Buying an LMS Today to Meet the Learning Needs of Tomorrow. They have an adeptness for business strategy and more. – 5 Tips for Sponsorship Packages and Pricing Optimization. See how having a multimedia strategy can increase customer engagement.

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

WBT Systems

LMS profile. Promote up-skilling and credential renewal – When designing your digital badge strategy , and creating the badges themselves, you will be able to embed an expiry date into the digital badge metadata.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

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LMS provider WBT Systems writes about instructional design innovations that associations could borrow from “ModPo” and a few other award-winning MOOCs. Learn about digital marketing strategies and techniques beyond email that power event growth and should be in every event marketers toolbox.

How to Meet the Membership & Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z

.orgCommunity

New research shows they have much greater price sensitivity and much lower brand loyalty than older generations. Michelle Brien is VP of Marketing & Product Strategy at WBT Systems and a member of.OrgCommunity. Generation Z and young Millennials are different.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.8.17

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Higher Logic explains why—it’s the potential of integrating online communities with marketing automation : “…online communities provide additional insights into online behavior and content consumption that can turn into meaningful data for content marketing strategies and persona development.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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3 Strategies to Future-Proof Your Association. Hear how the National Business Aviation Association embraced innovation as an organizational strategy. Presenters: Jo Damato, ‎director, educational development & strategy, National Business Aviation Association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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3 Strategies to Future-Proof Your Association. Hear how the National Business Aviation Association embraced innovation as an organizational strategy. Presenters: Jo Damato, ‎director, educational development & strategy, National Business Aviation Association.

Online Course Marketing Tactics from Six-Figure Digital Entrepreneurs

WBT Systems

If you want your target audience to become familiar with your other online programs, use a lead magnet that gets them onto your LMS platform, like a mini-course, 5-day online learning challenge , or webinar series. Segment by price sensitivity too. Do you have a low-price product that could become your loss leader?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.9.19

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Shopping for an LMS? You definitely want to check out the 2019 edition of the Association LMS Buyers Companion from the good folks at Talented Learning. WBT Systems (of TopClass LMS fame) explains how learning subscriptions help good intentions come to life.

Online Education: How It Can Print Money For Associations

Tom Morrison

I highly encourage all associations that do not have an online training strategy to seek one out. In today''s association environment, it is imperative associations look outside their dues structure to add value to members and much needed revenue to their funding sources.

Cloud Providers: Should You Put Your Eggs in One Basket?

Associations Now

But does that strategy make sense for smaller shops, like associations? Per a report from the company RightScale , 81 percent of enterprises rely on a multi-cloud strategy, rather than one service.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.16.18

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If you plan to shop for a new learning management system (LMS) in the coming year, WBT Systems explains why you may want to work with an LMS consultant during the requirements, selection, and/or implementation process. Digital Marketing Strategies for the Event Planner, Part 1.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.31.18

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In the latest post in their series about the different people involved in an LMS implementation on the vendor side, WBT Systems explains what their developers and quality assurance testers are doing behind the scenes to ensure an LMS meets the client association’s requirements and expectations.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.20.18

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Is your LMS evolving? WBT Systems explains why your LMS provider (and other tech vendors) should have a product roadmap. Make a Splash: Tips for Promoting Your LMS.

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