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. Often when choosing an LMS , many buyers are not asking critically important, detailed questions that can make or break an LMS implementation.

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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. Connecting the Dots with Path LMS and Google Analytics . In July, our client was using Facebook ads to get people to visit their LMS.

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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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LMS Implementation: Top Tips for Success

Blue Sky eLearn

Selected your LMS provider. Not all LMS platforms and providers are created equal. The Team. 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.

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LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks Associations

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.

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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. 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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LMS Integration: Why is it important?

Blue Sky eLearn

You probably know what an LMS is – a Learning Management System. But is your LMS integrated? eLearning Industry goes as far as to say that an LMS API is the single most important feature for training automation. Are you and your team clear on your goals for the integration?

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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? Benefits of Working with an LMS Consultant. Their knowledge of LMS providers goes beyond a company’s reputation.

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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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Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. Case Study: Limitations of an Open Source LMS. Resolving Open Source Issues with an Association LMS.

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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. Has your organization outgrown your LMS? Who need to be involved in the project team? Is your team ready to start planning or submit an RFP ?

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Usability Tips for a Seamless LMS

Web Courseworks Associations

Michael Hartman leads the development team, information architects, user research, and usability studies at Sandstorm Design and is excited to share his expertise on the topic of usability in the association space. The post Usability Tips for a Seamless LMS appeared first on Web Courseworks.

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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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Under the Hood: How the R&D Team Fine-Tunes Your LMS Engine

WBT Systems

Under the Hood: How the R&D Team Fine-Tunes Your LMS Engine. Read more about Under the Hood: How the R&D Team Fine-Tunes Your LMS Engine

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Under the Hood: How the R&D Team Fine-Tunes Your LMS Engine

WBT Systems

Under the Hood: How the R&D Team Fine-Tunes Your LMS Engine. Read more about Under the Hood: How the R&D Team Fine-Tunes Your LMS Engine

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LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

WBT Systems

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.

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WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

WBT Systems

For the second consecutive year, WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS has been named the #1 Learning Management System for Associations in the Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards. TopClass LMS had previously been named the Best Association LMS in 2015.

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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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5 qualities of a successful online learning team.

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Are you getting ready to implement a major learning management system (LMS) or elearning strategic plan? eLearning Industry News + Trends Thought Leaders elearning elearning implementation elearning strategy learning learning management software learning management system LMS online learning

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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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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. New Features in TopClass LMS version 10.

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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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ASID Accomplishes Education Mission Through Elevate LMS

CommPartners

"The custom design services really sold us, in that their team worked with us to build a site to our specifications.". Blog Customer Stories Education

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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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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. We convened a team of individuals from across the organization to help with branding, design and technical aspects.

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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.

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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.

LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

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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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Association Learning Blogs: Most Popular of 2016

WBT Systems

Five Differences between Association and Corporate LMS. There are 675+ LMS solutions in the world, but less than 13 specialize as a pure Association LMS. Looking Forward 2016: Reduce the Impact with an LMS. Support Professional Learners Offline with an LMS.

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The Benefits of Being a Personify Partner

Web Courseworks Associations

Our CourseStage Learning Management System (LMS) must integrate or talk to the AMS in order to allow users to have a seamless “single sign on” experience as they move from association website to our LMS. Often, transcript information is also sent to the AMS from the LMS.

Enhance eLearning Assessment to Maintain Learner Engagement

WBT Systems

Screenshots from the examples shown are based on the WBT Systems ‘ TopClass LMS online content editor. One way to improve the learner experience is to aim to improve engagement in our eLearning assessment by addressing the variety and format of the questions and answers we use.

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Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

These include (but are not limited to) the need to: “ create continuous learning opportunities “, “ encourage collaboration and team learning “, “ establish systems to capture and share learning “, and. Is your association a learning organization?

IMIS Cultivates Strong Business Partners

Web Courseworks Associations

Our CourseStage Learning Management System (LMS) must integrate or talk to the AMS in order to allow users to have a seamless “single-sign on” experience as they move from association website to our LMS. Often, transcript information is also sent to the AMS from the LMS.

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

Blue Sky eLearn

With such a focus on education, isn’t it surprising when an association’s membership and events teams often have whole teams of staff, while an education department might have only a couple employees…or even only ONE?

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks Associations

Know who you have on your team and what their capabilities are. If you are purchasing a learning management system, do you have an LMS administrator? Others need a robust learning management system (LMS) that can handle thousands of learners and a variety of learning formats.

Getting Started with Online Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

Get the Right Project Team in Place – The ideal project team is typically made up of three to five key business owners from relevant departments. Decide who are the key members of your project team.

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How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

WBT Systems

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.”. Your association must have the ability to add a privacy policy (or statement) to your LMS which outlines how you use the personal data stored within the system. Blog Association LMS GDPR learning management system LMS user data

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. In addition, Tracy offers training to instructional design teams, content experts, and at conferences.

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Webinar Recap: Let’s Learn Together: Enhancing Online Learning with Communities

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Heather McNair, VP of Engagement Strategy over at Higher Logic , teamed up with Blue Sky’s Channel Manager, Jodi Ray, to discuss how organizations can enhance their online learning with communities.