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 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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Is the LMS DOA?

Blue Sky eLearn

Headlines like, “The LMS Market Is Quickly Losing Ground,” and “Traditional eLearning is Dead,” have prompted concerned association leaders to ask me: “Why should I invest in an LMS if the technology is dying?”. Is the technology dying?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

WBT Systems

Since the EU approved GDPR on April 14, 2016, association technology firms have had lots of time to prepare for GDPR. In this post, we describe what your technology providers should do to help your association comply with GDPR. It also means: Asking co-workers and technology partners a lot of questions. 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.

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.

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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.

Technology Assessments and Association IT: Part I

Delcor

WHAT 2 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS REVEAL ABOUT ASSOCIATION IT: DATA and DIGITAL. When we perform technology assessments for clients, we use our IT Maturity Model to gauge how effectively they’re managing IT across four domains: data, digital, infrastructure, and management.

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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Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

The key recurring theme in these whitepapers and the ensuing discussions is that associations need to adapt and change their strategies, especially concerning the use of technology, to become more competitive and innovative in the face of changing external pressures.

technology Assessments and Association IT: part i

Delcor

WHAT 2 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS REVEAL ABOUT ASSOCIATION IT: DATA and DIGITAL. When we perform technology assessments for clients, we use our IT Maturity Model to gauge how effectively they’re managing IT across four domains: data, digital, infrastructure, and management.

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. Tracy specializes in the intersection of learning science and technology. 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.

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? Technology is changing.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks Associations

What technology should be used? Should you have your content developed before looking for the right technology? Know who you have on your team and what their capabilities are. This part of your eLearning business will connect back to the technology you choose. Technology.

Nimble AMS introduces integrations with learning management systems that help power association growth

Nimble AMS

Struggle to keep up with changing technology. Members have come to expect a simple, seamless experience online with their association, regardless of the back-end technology that supports their learning journey. Nimble AMS-LMS integration provides a seamless solution.

Personalized Learning: Who, What, Why? 

Blue Sky eLearn

This might be an obvious one, but it’s tough to have an eLearning program without utilizing technology. You can utilize your LMS for things such as: . To learn more about how Blue Sky eLearn and Path LMS can contribute to your personalized learning goals, contact us today. .

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Looking For a Virtual Events Partner? Be Sure To Ask These 10 Questions

Blue Sky eLearn

Are you a reseller for your event platform or is it your own technology? This is fine for supporting simple events, but for larger high-exposure events it is best to work with a vendor who controls their own technology platform. How long has your team been producing virtual events?

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6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

Blue Sky eLearn

For that reason, we’ve outlined several ways you can use technology to keep your association members engaged and involved. Choose a functional CMS that is easy for your team to keep updated, even if they have little to no coding experience.

American Board of Medical Specialties Conference

Web Courseworks Associations

Web Courseworks’ customer CHEST (the American College of Chest Physicians) educates hundreds of practicing physicians, annually, on technology and procedures relating to topics like difficult airway incubation and specialized ultrasound techniques.

Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Look for website builders that offer templates in case your team isn’t well-versed in code. If your team doesn’t have much experience in web design, a website builder with responsive design features is best. Investing in an LMS lets your association offer classes online.

6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems

Higher Logic

And with modern technology, including learning management systems (LMS), associations have the power to pick up where colleges leave off. Choosing the Best LMS Software. Like traditional education, some LMS software hasn’t kept up with the times.

How to develop your association’s strategy for an engaging member experience

Nimble AMS

In addition to following these steps, consider two key association-specific factors that establish the foundation for a great member experience: the benefits you offer and the technology experience you provide. Level up your association’s use of technology. association technology can?help

Daily Buzz: TSA’s Luggage-Scanning Tech Is Getting Better

Associations Now

With improved scanner technology, TSA will soon no longer require travelers to remove laptops and other items from carry-on luggage. Last week, TSA signed a contract for 300 new carry-on luggage screening machines with computed tomography technology, reported Bloomberg Government.

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6 signs your association management software may be a dinosaur

Nimble AMS

Is your association failing to keep up with technology? Just as your association grows and evolves, technology changes too. Wouldn’t you prefer software with lower costs, higher quality, and the latest in technology? Your team is spending a lot of time on manual processes.

Association Webinars: Not Just for Continuing Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Our Blue Sky eLearn team spends a lot of time working with clients producing webinars associated with continuing education for their members. But there are so many more use-cases to consider leveraging this engaging and cost-effective technology.

21st Century Skills in eLearning

Web Courseworks Associations

Communication is the ability to share ideas with others through various media, such as writing, presenting, listening, and technology. We are increasingly seeing cross-disciplinary work teams. Which century do you want to prepare your learners for: the 1900s, or the 2000s?