Why Your LMS Needs Google Analytics

Blue Sky eLearn

Connecting the Dots with Path LMS and Google Analytics . In July, our client was using Facebook ads to get people to visit their LMS. The post Why Your LMS Needs Google Analytics appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn.

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7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform. While these strategies have certainly been proven to work, we wanted to share some other creative ways one of our clients is considering to get their audience to engage with their new LMS. . Host digital scavenger hunts that bring people through different areas of your LMS.

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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. 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 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. Want to learn more about Blue Sky’s Path LMS and integrations?

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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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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. . Are there opportunities for sponsorship on your LMS? And, if you prefer, can all of the purchasing happen on your AMS or CRM instead of in 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. Consider Your LMS Needs. Or are you facing challenges with your current LMS and are looking for other options? Most likely each LMS provider will want to have a call to qualify YOU first.

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The Hunt for Your Perfect LMS is Over

YourMembership Blog

Learning Management System Matchmaker: Deal Breaker Edition Finding the perfect learning management system (LMS) is a tough job. What is it about a successful LMS that your association should be looking for? Finding the perfect learning management system (LMS) is a tough job. The post The Hunt for Your Perfect LMS is Over appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development Learning Management System New Technology

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5 tips to get your leaders to love new LMS technology.

YourMembership Blog

From our Community Brands Digital Member Study, we learned there’s a strong correlation between member loyalty and technology. Members who believe their professional membership organization is an early technology adopter are generally more satisfied and feel more connected to their organization. The post 5 tips to get your leaders to love new LMS technology.

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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. Certainly, you need the features and functionality your learners expect, and you need the administrative features and functionality that align with your existing technology and learning program. 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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7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part 2.

YourMembership Blog

The following is a guest blog article originally published by Jeff Cobb of Tagoras, a leading expert in strategy, learning, marketing and technology to organizations in the business of lifelong learning. At Tagoras, a lot of technology selection work has been […]. eLearning Industry News + Trends Product Information Thought Leaders elearning learning management software learning management system learning technology selection LMS online learning

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7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part 3.

YourMembership Blog

The following is a guest blog article originally published by Jeff Cobb of Tagoras, a leading expert in strategy, learning, marketing and technology to organizations in the business of lifelong learning. At Tagoras, a lot of technology […]. The is the final installment of a three-part series. For a refresher, here’s Part 1 and Part 2.

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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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7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part I.

YourMembership Blog

The following is a guest blog article originally published by Jeff Cobb of Tagoras, a leading expert in strategy, learning, marketing and technology to organizations in the business of lifelong learning. At Tagoras, a lot of technology selection work has been done over the years through many webinars and workshops related to a 7-step methodology. […].

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

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the past year, we had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of experts in the association, eLearning, and technology industries. Find time to experiment with unproven ideas or technologies. The post Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. Today we’ve put together a compilation of some of the top tips they shared. For all of their expert advice, you can find their full posts here.

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

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the past year, we had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of experts in the association, eLearning, and technology industries. Find time to experiment with unproven ideas or technologies. The post Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. Today we’ve put together a compilation of some of the top tips they shared. For all of their expert advice, you can find their full posts here.

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. . Even if your on-demand content isn’t ready to view, that doesn’t mean you can’t utilize your LMS for webinar registration. The post How to Launch an LMS with No Content appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn.

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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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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. You also probably have a diverse membership with varying needs, generational preferences, and technology comfort levels. From bad first impressions to poor communication, we’re here to shine a bright light on what to avoid and what to look for in your ideal learning technology partner.

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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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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. Before you start thinking about technology, come to agreement with your team on your learning strategy. If you agree on the purpose for the technology you seek, you won’t be swayed by bells and whistles.

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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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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. 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. We are finally happy with our LMS.”.

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Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

The eLearning Coach , Connie Malamed, outlines some of the benefits of blended learning as follows: Technology-enabled delivery can reach a geographically dispersed audience. Successful Delivery of Blended Learning with an LMS. As the term suggests, blended learning combines the use of technology with in-person learning activities to enable organizations to reach and engage with their learners in a variety of ways.

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. These 5 strategies will help you create LMS content that attracts, engages, and supports your stakeholders: 1. Maintain consistency between all of your platforms – from your website to social media to your 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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When is it time for a new Association LMS?

WBT Systems

With over 600 LMS vendors providing solutions for a variety of education technology needs, from generic to niche solutions, open source to proprietary platforms – how can you be sure that you have the right learning solution for your association? When is it time to look for a new Association LMS? Do your learners need a new association LMS? Does your LMS integrate fully with your member management software or association management system?

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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. TrainingPressReleases.com ) – WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS has been named as the #1 Association Learning Management System for the second consecutive year in the Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards 2016. TopClass LMS had previously been named the Best Association LMS in 2015.

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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. What are the most common technology issues for these associations? Users should be able to search across all of your association’s web properties—LMS, online store, journals, blog, etc.—from

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. Online learning management technology (your LMS).

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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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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10 Unconventional Ways to Get More Value from Your Association’s LMS

WBT Systems

If your association’s learning management system (LMS) is only used by staff in the education department, you’re not taking full advantage of its potential. An LMS can do so much more than help you manage online courses, certification and accreditation programs, digital badges, and webinars. We’ve come up with ten additional ways you can use an LMS to deliver more value to members and staff. Many associations already use an LMS, like TopClass, to manage their conferences.

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Top Three Association Technology Trends in 2020

Fonteva

To keep up as technology evolves, the way you run your association must evolve as well. . Consider the benefits of future-proofing your association to make sure you have the capability to leverage the three association technology trends listed below: Artificial Intelligence Business Intelligence Digital Transformation. Continue reading to learn more about these top association technology trends. In this age of innovation, associations need to stay competitive.

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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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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New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology. Now you might think, of course a learning management system vendor is going to recommend investing in learning technology, but we are not talking about sales! New Year, New Goals, New Technology.

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.