Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

Prior to 2020, many associations relied heavily on in-person tradeshows, seminars and on-site training because they were historically popular offerings for both the association and the member. Many associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. Not surprisingly, a 2018 survey of more than 1000 association members confirmed that career development is now the primary reason why most people join associations. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. How can associations reverse this trend? What does this mean for associations?


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How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

At Talented Learning, we help all kinds of organizations big and small find the right LMS for their needs. With 13 years in LMS sales and now nearly 3 years as LMS selection consultants, we’ve been directly involved in $65,000,000 worth of LMS selling and buying. People often ask me, “What exactly should I expect from your LMS selection process and services?” LMS Selection: The Challenge. LMS Selection: The Process.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. The Docebo LMS has come a long way since we first reviewed it in 2014. Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS. It can manage elearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce. Docebo has built a pure cloud LMS that now supports over 1200 customers. (By See the Video LMS Review.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Somehow I made it through more than 3 years without reviewing Adobe Captivate Prime LMS. Immediately, I was directed to my own dedicated area of the LMS and presented with friendly “getting started” video tutorials to learn about key concepts and features before giving them a try. Although this LMS is designed for small-to-medium sized organizations, it is more powerful than I expected. See the Video LMS Review.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges. Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. Many LMS owners are frustrated with the limitations of their current learning infrastructure. New LMS Realities. No wonder learning professionals began to hate their LMS !

2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

eLearning 24-7

LMS Report Criteria. Secondly, areas were identified by which a point total would be assigned based on them achieving all those points in that specific section (varied by each section – using my LMS RFP template – newest version, not yet posted, but will be included in the report for anyone to use). Gamification beyond the basics – Have a badge library? Oh, is your gamification postioned in a unique way – extra points. I’m here.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

The third market are learning platforms – these are folks who have many of the standards, include training/learning components, but are not an LMS (and often are more streamlined). In no particular order, but for folks wondering what type of learning system they are, the first group are in the LMS market. Unicorn LMS, Upside LMS, IMC Learning Suite, Torch LMS, glo Learn. Folks always ask me who is the best in gamification or extended enterprise.

Learning System Buyer’s Guide

eLearning 24-7

There are learning system vendors out there who push the term “traditional” to refer to an LMS, even though there is nothing that validates that. Thus, you type in LMS, and they appear – yet, pitch they are not an LMS. LCMS and LMS were the kings.

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Buying a learning system? 5 top things to consider

Learning Pool

Understanding the full range of internal and external costs associated with purchasing a learning system is key to ensuring there aren’t any hidden surprises in the procurement process.

The Customer Education Experts Directory


LMS implementation. Feature fatigue and the risk of overcomplicating RFP technology with features. Customer Education Management Association Board Emeritus at CEdMA. Built experience implementing key tools like an online classroom platform and an LMS.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


A predecessor to SCORM, AICC was difficult to work with and many steps were required to get content in the format running in a learning management system (LMS). Similar to a username and password pair, the key allows developers to access the API and interact with data in an LMS. It also describes the association of new information with pre-existing knowledge. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise. Built in E-mail that blocks viruses, spam plus you can send out of the LMS. Gamification (slowly growing). If you are going to do a RFP, remember the five golden rules: Should be no longer than 8 pages.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 8:30AM – 9:30AM PT: Experience a Superior LMS with Adobe Captivate Prime! Boost enrolment, engagement and effectiveness with gamification elements and consistent playback across varied content types. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Using Gamification to Enhance the Learning Experience Engaged learners are more likely to complete their training requirements in a timely manner and retain the information being conveyed. Gamification techniques.

#29 to #11 Learning Systems for 2019

eLearning 24-7

28 Syfadis Experience – LMS. 27 Thought Industries – LMS targeting B2B/B2C, customer training. #26 26 Kalllidus Learn – LMS, strong in the supermarket space. #25 25 Roundtable Learning – LMS, very solid system. #24 24 MATRIX – LMS, lots to offer, very slick UI/UX. #23 23 Eurekos – LMS, Extremely robust system, one to watch in 2019. #22 19 glo Learn – LMS. on buying an LMS.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Using Gamification, Threaded Microlearning, and Measurement to Get from Learning to Performance! In this session, noted research-to-practice expert Will Thalheimer of Work-Learning Research will explore the power of three learning methods to help learners transfer what they’ve learned to their jobs—gamification, threaded microlearning, and measurement. How you can leverage learning analytics with the data generated by your LMS.