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. You’ve made your decision. Now comes implementation.

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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. In no time your sponsors and/or learners can be covering your LMS costs and then some. Having an intuitive, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly LMS is a must.

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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. Consider Your LMS Needs. Why are you going through this process in the first place? Or are you facing challenges with your current LMS and are looking for other options? Let the Vetting Process Begin!

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5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

Higher Logic

The easiest way to do this is by implementing a Learning Management System (LMS). Check out the following tips for doing so: Choose the right LMS for your association’s needs. Integrate your AMS and LMS for heightened abilities. Choose the right LMS for your association’s needs.

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Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re in the market for an LMS, you’re probably waist deep in the search process and dreaming of the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a daunting process, but as you wrap up the planning and procurement process, don’t forget to consider what happens after the purchase. Often when choosing an LMS , many buyers are not asking critically important, detailed questions that can make or break an LMS implementation. So, test drive the support process.

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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.

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LMS Matchmaker: Deal Breaker Edition

AssociationTrends

However, implementing a learning program with a corresponding learning management system (LMS) can pose quite a challenge for associations. Click here to download our latest guide with six different checklists to help you along in the purchasing process of an ideal LMS for your association and your members. According to the Community Brands Member Education and Career Development Report, 85% of members want organizations to provide continuing education opportunities.

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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. . Involving the “right” people led to a smooth process and eventual launch. The post What 1 association learned from launching its first LMS appeared first on AssociationSuccess.org.

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Get Ready for Online Learning with LMS Selection Criteria

Delcor

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. LMS selection criteria. It will make you less susceptible to natural and inevitable cognitive biases that creep in during the selection process. Is it in an existing LMS or something a bit more freeform?

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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.

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Usability Tips for a Seamless LMS

Web Courseworks

He will also discuss the methods for conducting usability studies and why they are an important part of the design process. On top of that, they utilize additional platforms such as a Learning Management System (LMS). The post Usability Tips for a Seamless LMS appeared first on Web Courseworks. Managing eLearning Blog association elearning LMS usability website

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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. Falling in love is a wonderful process. In the case of your LMS, this is where your wishlist of features and requirements forms the basis of both your search and your initial impression of the new system.

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Explore TopClass LMS at ASI Europe Insight Day 2016

WBT Systems

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. The robust and configurable integration allows associations to easily align TopClass LMS with their internal processes and information needs. Explore the new TopClass LMS version 10 at ASI Europe Insight Day!

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Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

Successful Delivery of Blended Learning with an LMS. Using an LMS to deliver blended learning is ideal for organizations that want to ensure consistency in the delivery of core learning objectives, while also enabling more in depth, personalized, or informal exploration of key topics by combining online content with face-to-face learning activities, such as group project work, in-classroom activities, or community discussions.

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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Five LMS Content Strategies to Attract, Engage and Support your Learners

Fonteva

Essentially, it is the bread and butter of an LMS. When your content is developed thoughtfully and implemented strategically through a smooth process, your learners will find it effective and keep coming back for more.

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3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

Reflection is an important part of learning, allowing us to process and comprehend new information, taking time to consider it in light of our experience, which helps us to create meaning and knowledge that can be applied to improve performance. In this modern world of ‘information at your fingertips’, how can your Learning Management System (LMS) help you to incorporate reflective learning in your education programs? 3 Ways to Facilitate Reflective Learning with your LMS.

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Connect with TopClass LMS at 2017 NiUG New Orleans Conference

WBT Systems

With our standard integration between TopClass LMS and iMIS , we provide iMIS users the power to get the most out of their learning programs. Did you know that TopClass LMS powers the online learning platform for NiUG International, the largest independent user group for the iMIS engagement management system, with over 45,850 enrolments? TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS.

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Keep Your Association on Track: 4 Ways to Stay Organized

Blue Sky eLearn

For your association’s member businesses, this may mean mastering new emerging technologies in your industry or even hitting specific success metrics within their own internal processes. Luckily, there are digital tools designed specifically to help you through the process!

eLearning Assessment and Feedback with your Association LMS

WBT Systems

How can you use your association LMS to provide eLearning assessment that is supportive of the learning process and engaging for learners? Assessments can take many forms in an LMS, such as pre-and post-learning surveys, short quizzes, or detailed examinations. The use of media should enhance the learner experience, but should also contribute in a meaningful way to the learning process. Below is an example of each of these question types from TopClass LMS.

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Discover how to Engage Learners with TopClass LMS at iNNOVATIONS 2017

WBT Systems

We are very excited to sponsor INNOVATIONS, where this year we will be showcasing TopClass 10 LMS and our seamless integration with iMIS. “TopClass LMS is a natural fit with iMIS and together they deliver a sophisticated learning environment with the cloud-based simplicity, convenience, and security that associations demand. ”. – TopClass LMS and iMIS: Integrated, Engaging, Cloud-Safe Learning. Check out What’s new in TopClass LMS version 10?

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What’s new in TopClass LMS version 10?

WBT Systems

The new version of TopClass LMS (Learning Management System) is here and we are excited to share with you the great new features that make participation more rewarding for professional learners and simplify the delivery of learning for administrators. When we were designing the new functionality for TopClass LMS version 10, we contacted our Association clients and asked them to give us their insights on digital badges – a growing trend in association learning technology.

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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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WBT Systems Enhances Social Learning for Professionals with New TopClass LMS Release

WBT Systems

TopClass 10 extends the existing social learning capabilities of TopClass LMS with the introduction of enhanced learner profiles and digital badges with full OpenBadges compatibility. Organizations can now design and share badges in TopClass LMS to reward participation and learning achievements for members. Learners can display badges earned in TopClass LMS and external badges on the enhanced user profile and share to their Mozilla OpenBadges online backpack.

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LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

He describes the differences between the most commonly used tools as follows: A learning management system (LMS) is an administrative and registration tool. The lesson is usually not created in the LMS. The set of files is normally zipped, and the zipped file is then uploaded to the LMS, where a menu entry is made to let the registered learners take the lesson. The LMS can also include other useful eLearning tools that can be used to enhance the content you have created.

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Discover your new TopClass LMS at NiUG Discovery 2016!

WBT Systems

With our standard integration between TopClass LMS and iMIS , we provide iMIS users the power to get the most out of their learning programs. Discover the new TopClass LMS version 10 at NiUG Discovery! Check out What’s new in TopClass LMS version 10? Did you know that TopClass LMS powers the online learning platform for NiUG International, the largest independent user group for the iMIS engagement management system, with over 45,850 enrolments?

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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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Security Awareness Tips for LMS Administrators

Web Courseworks

As the software industry continues to move away from purchased client/server applications and toward cloud-based SaaS (software as a service) solutions, LMS administrators must rethink the means that they employ to keep their system free from attack, and most importantly, keep their data secure. Web Courseworks, like most SaaS vendors, has processes in place to ensure that our customers’ servers and applications remain secure through updates, security scans, and other best practices.

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3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

.orgCommunity

From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry Reflection is an important part of learning, allowing us to process and comprehend new information, taking time to consider it in light of our experience, which helps us to create meaning and knowledge that can be applied to improve performance. In this modern world of ‘information at your fingertips’, how can your Learning Management System (LMS) help you to incorporate reflective learning in your education programs?

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

WBT Systems

With our standard integration between TopClass LMS and iMIS , we provide iMIS users the power to get the most out of their learning programs. Did you know that TopClass LMS powers the online learning platform for NiUG International, the largest independent user group for the iMIS engagement management system, with over 45,850 enrolments? TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS.

The Association LMS Demo: What You Need To See

.orgCommunity

From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry If you are a professional or trade association and you are looking to invest in a Learning Management System, either as your first learning solution or upgrading your platform, the Association LMS Demo will be an invaluable part of your selection process. So what do you need to see to help you decide which LMS is right for you?

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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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UX Design and Your Learning Management System: Five Considerations for Providing an Exceptional User Experience

CommPartners

When an organization begins the process of evaluating LMS options, they typically will start by developing a list of features that should be included. While the feature set is critical to narrow an organization’s search process, often what is overlooked, at least initially, is the User Experience […]. Blog AMS association community e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS user exeperience UX

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

Blue Sky eLearn

Recognize that learning is a process. Always ask about data migration processes, understand how financial reconciliation will be handled, and ask about the company’s definition of integration when you are exploring new vendors and partners. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized Webcasting Best Practices Webinar Best Practices associations elearning elearning tips LMS technology virtual events

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

Blue Sky eLearn

Recognize that learning is a process. Always ask about data migration processes, understand how financial reconciliation will be handled, and ask about the company’s definition of integration when you are exploring new vendors and partners. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized Webcasting Best Practices Webinar Best Practices associations elearning elearning tips LMS technology virtual events

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? 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?