Learning Management System Basics (LMS)

Your Training Edge

A Learning Management System (LMS) can provide tremendous benefits both for the training department and for the organization in general. There are numerous choices for LMS providers, as well as functionalities, so an LMS implementation project can become quite confusing. Just what are the LMS basics and how can a system help your organization? To start with, let’s discuss what an LMS really is.

Negotiate Your Learning Management System (LMS) Contract

Adobe Captivate

Congratulations, you’ve gone through the process of selecting the perfect learning management system vendor for your learning and development organization! All that stands between you and that beautiful piece of learning technology is the vendor contract, and the associated price tag. During one of my conference sessions last year, I was asked whether it’s possible to negotiate the price of an LMS.

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How Does Learning Management Systems Deliver Just-in-Time Learning For Corporate Training

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The overall digital transformation has proved to be a catalyst for how organizations approach towards learning and development. The ever-evolving expectations have added a new approach to training known as JIT (Just-in-Time) learning. Using a robust Learning Management System (LMS) for workplace training, this approach reduces the time invested on varied learning activities, leading to increased employee retention and workplace productivity.

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. Blog AMS association community e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS user exeperience UXConfirming this list, helps to identify ideal candidates.

Benefits of a Tin Can API Compliant Learning Management System

ProProfs

If you have been dealing with e-learning then you probably have seen or heard reference to the Tin Can API. Referring to the definition cited by Wikipedia : Tin Can xAPI “is an e-learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other in a manner that records and tracks all types of learning experiences. Learning experiences are recorded in a Learning Record Store (LRS).

You Implemented a Learning Management System. Now What?

Web Courseworks

Associations strive to provide value to existing members and offer benefits that attract new ones. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are a critical part of this value proposition. When associations provide members with superior continuing education and professional development opportunities, everyone wins. You must convince your members to use the LMS, and keep them engaged for lifelong learning.

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. But how do associations accomplish this? Through a learning management system (LMS). Learning management systems have taken over how associations distribute and generate revenue from their professional development materials.

8 Tips to Launching a Successful Learning Management System

Abila

Launching a learning management system (LMS) requires a thoughtful approach to your staff’s administrative processes, as well as your members’ overall experience. Implementing an LMS can provide an efficient and convenient online learning environment for your members, both as a strategic member benefit and additional source of non-dues revenue. Think Beyond Your Association’s Perspective. Integrate Your LMS.

5 Benefits of an LMS for Associations

TOPYX LMS

The best professional associations offer member benefits that directly improve their members': opportunities for networking, education, scholarships and certifications that support members and help to advance the industry as a whole. Many professional associations offer training for members, in a traditional or classroom setting, or through the distribution of study materials used to prepare for certification exams. LMS Learning Management System LMS for Associations

Choosing an LMS: Navigating the Process

Web Courseworks

Great content is only part of the equation for successful online education – most organizations also need a way to effectively deliver that content, track participation, and manage credits and certificates. How do you navigate the LMS selection process ? Which LMS features should you prioritize? Web Courseworks has partnered with Tagoras for their upcoming webinar on January 24 th about LMS selection, titled Selecting an LMS: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls.

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

According to the most recent IRS reports, nearly 64,000 professional and trade associations are based in the U.S. But when it comes to supporting lifelong learning , they’re definitely not created equal. Over the past few years, I’ve helped more than 50 organizations choose a learning platform as a backbone for continuing education programs. However, the way they combine strategies and systems is as unique as the organizations, themselves.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. Last month, I published a mid-year learning technology trends update. At that time, I promised to share additional thoughts about what these trends mean for LMS buyers and sellers. Keep in mind that I view the LMS landscape through an extended enterprise lens. LMS Market Trends 2018: Top 10 Questions.

When and How to Select an LMS for Your Association

Web Courseworks

Successful education programs within an association entail harmonizing a diverse array of software systems. Associations must be familiar with the tools at their disposal. A Learning Management System (LMS) can be a crucial asset for managing education programs. Because every association’s learning mission is unique, there is no single strategy for success.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag. A trend should matter to any buyer, seller or user of learning technology who wants to make ongoing, intelligent and informed choices. It directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers.

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). Here’s why: As non-profit entities with a mission, associations aim to improve the world in countless ways by advancing ideas, people and professions. Lifelong learning and collaboration are at the heart of their organizational decisions. This new landscape affects the status and influence of every association in its respective profession.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Manager, AICPA.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018. If I could choose a keyword to describe this year’s learning systems landscape, it would be “dynamic.” Regular readers know that this blog isn’t the only way we share advice with learning technology buyers and sellers. Top 3 Podcasts of 2018. How does it improve learning analytics?

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.” ” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Although the list isn’t exhaustive, it is based on my experience with hundreds of LMS solutions I track and dozens of recent purchasing opportunities I’ve managed. UPDATE: Some people say the LMS is dead.

How to Choose an LMS That’s Right for Your Association

Abila

According to Community Brands 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report , 85 percent of members want organizations to provide continuing education opportunities. However, implementing a learning program with a corresponding learning management system (LMS) is easier said than done. With more than 700 learning management solutions in the marketplace, choosing the right one poses a unique challenge.

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

Way back in 1953, when the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) first reported industry financial benchmarks, membership dues represented a whopping 96% of the typical organization’s revenues. In fact, by 2016, subscription income averaged only 45% for trade associations and 30% for professional associations. Currently, learning programs contribute nearly 25% of average non-dues association revenue, according to a 2017 Association Adviser poll.

Xperience ’18: Repurposing Your Association’s Educational Content

Abila

Associations often resist repurposing their content, fearing prohibitive costs, lack of interest, or the dreaded boogie man that haunts every strategic discussion around taking annual meetings online: cannibalization. I’ve encouraged many associations to challenge these concerns , because not only do they rarely manifest themselves, the benefits of a diverse educational offering far outweigh the risks.

LMS Awards Just Got Better: A New Way to Celebrate Learning Systems Excellence

Talented Learning

As 2018 draws to a close, the technology awards season is in full swing. So I’m not surprised when Talented Learning fans ask me when we’ll announce our annual LMS Awards. Why is this a good time to rethink the way we recognize learning systems excellence? Well, if you’ve followed the market in recent years, you know the LMS landscape has changed dramatically. Exactly 5 years ago, we opened the doors at Talented Learning.

Mobile Learning is Here to Stay and Here’s Why

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As the popularity and prevalence of mobile devices continues to skyrocket, mobile learning is now far more than an industry buzzword. Mobile Learning for a Mobile World. In 2017, Android surpassed Windows to become the world’s dominant operating system. And, only 12 percent of all corporate learning is available on mobile devices. Four Reasons You Need to Upgrade to Mobile Learning. Consequently, the total quantity of learning gets a necessary boost.

Podcast 9: Association LMS Trends – With Linda Bowers of WBT Systems

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 9 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 9 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Associations everywhere are reinventing the way they engage and educate their members, thanks to ecommerce and LMS advances that help them drive new revenue streams from these strategies. My background is in LMS implementation.

Key Benefits of a Training Management System vs Learning Management System

Kitaboo

Which system to choose – a training management system (TMS) or learning management system (LMS) , will depend a lot on your business requirements. If you want to offer eLearning to your employees, an LMS will suffice; however, to manage your entire training program, including eLearning, a TMS is more likely to meet your requirements. This being said, it is first important to understand what is an LMS and a TMS.

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow. A typical software system RFP has multiple sections; once you complete one you like, you can use it as a template for other requests and programs. This internal process is an important step towards building an online learning business roadmap.

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3 Ways an LMS Promotes Employee Retention

TOPYX LMS

Kimmel and Associations reported that replacing an employee who makes $100,000 per year could potentially cost organizations $50,000.³. LMS Employee Based lms Learning Management SystemIn 2017, Fortune reported that 87 percent of employers said improving employee retention was a critical priority for their organizations.¹ The leaders of these organizations are obviously aware that high turnover has become a major problem.

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

Talented Learning

If you subscribe to this blog , or listen to our podcasts , or attend our webinars , you probably think of Talented Learning as a free source of fiercely indeperndent information for LMS buyers and sellers – but that’s only part of our story. We actually earn our living by providing comprehensive learning software selection services. For nearly 5 years, our consultants have been on a mission to help extended enterprise LMS buyers make better purchasing decisions.

CommPartners Year in Review

CommPartners

As 2018 winds down, all of us at CommPartners want to express our gratitude to our clients, partners and extended community for your collaboration and friendship over the past year. Blog AMS association community e-learning Learning Management System live-streaming LMS online events social learning strategy virtual events webcasts webinar production webinars

The Costs Associated With An Open Source LMS

Dan Keckan

Buyers spend time looking for the LMS features that they want, but rarely stop to think about the aspects under the surface, like training or support. Learning Management Systems eLearning Cost Free eLearning eBooks LMS Features Open Source LMSThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Podcast 11: Top Association Technology Trends ? With Tamer Ali of Community Brands

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 11 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. With two decades of proven success in developing and delivering continuing education solutions, Tamer is my go-to source for insight into cutting-edge association technology trends. These are the drivers for association technology trends in 2018. The LMS is not going to die.

LMS: Further Due Diligence

Your Training Edge

You can probably take a deep breath after your selection of LMS vendors has been made. During the time period between the selection and the signing of contracts, start moving forward on conducting some final due diligence in relation to the LMS, its functionality, its specifications, and the vendor. When you begin your own contract review, look for the general specifications of your organization’s LMS setup, as well as the functions you plan to purchase and use.

Choosing And Implementing An LMS, Part 2: How To Achieve Success

Dan Keckan

In the second and final part of this article, you’ll learn how to mitigate risk associated with the implementation of your new Learning Management System. Learning Management Systems Corporate Learning Management Systems Employee Engagement Free eLearning eBooks Learning Management System Implementation

Integrating your new LMS with 3rd-party systems

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As you set up a new LMS, you may have to integrate with 3rd-party HR systems (like ADP ), CRM systems (like SalesForce ), Association Management Systems (like Abila , formerly Avectra), or other platforms. While every setup is different, we’ve pulled together four issues that frequently arise during this process, and suggestions for how your LMS partner can work with you to solve them.

Usability Tips for a Seamless LMS

Web Courseworks

During this webinar, viewers can expect to learn about how usability testing can help drive a significantly improved user experience for your members. 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. Question: What is distinctive about association websites when it comes to UI and UX design?

Online Learning Trends and Predictions for 2018

Abila

Today I’m sharing the rest of our insights from the webinar, “2017 Learning Trends, 2018 Learning Forecast.” Sourcing and channeling points to the trend where associations become the source of content for other organizations or serve as a channel for outside content. On the channeling side, more content producers are looking to broker relationships with associations to distribute their programs. . Prediction: Distracted Learning .

Xperience 2018: Must-Dos for Continuing Education Professionals

Abila

Xperience 2018 is just a few weeks away, and around here we’re gearing up for four days’ full of learning, networking, innovation, and fun! Roadmap Sessions: Join us on day one of the conference for the Crowd Wisdom LMS and Freestone LMS Roadmap sessions. Hear firsthand from the product managers about the bright futures of Community Brands learning solutions. Do you want to learn more about the benefits of a powerful LMS?

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

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be an official strategic partner of the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. There’s no better way to make purchasing decisions for your association than to learn about the product first-hand and talk face-to-face with a knowledgeable supplier. WBT Systems has been a proud supporter and strategic partner of NiUG International for years.

How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

WBT Systems

GDPR—the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation—went into effect on May 25, 2018. 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. We also provide tips on some of the things staff should do to help their associations comply with GDPR—just in case you haven’t done them already.

Unleashing The 7 Essential Features Of A New-Age LMS

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Training and development have extended the reach of traditional classrooms by providing personalized learning experiences. In the midst of these changes, the utilization of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) has also evolved. The need to transfer just-in-time knowledge via latest e-learning tools is reshaping the nature of learning. Evolution of New-age LMS- The Need is Now. Exploring 7 Essential Features of New-age LMS. eBook LMS