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.

Supplementary Software for Your Association LMS: 5 Tips

Web Courseworks

Your association LMS, or learning management system, helps your members develop valuable professional skills and progress in their careers by providing them with the courses they need to grow. You want to do everything you can to facilitate and keep track of your members’ progress as they use your association LMS. If so, you should be aware of the many opportunities that arise when you integrate these two valuable software solutions.

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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. Once the only place to go for continuing education , associations now face serious competition from for-profit learning providers. This new landscape affects the status and influence of every association in its respective profession.

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

Talented Learning

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. Linda is Chief Technology Officer at WBT Systems , a Dublin-based software company that focuses exclusively on association learning and certification solutions. My background is in LMS implementation.

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

Increasingly, associations are adopting Learning Management Systems (LMS) to help simplify the administration and delivery of education and certification programs to a membership that is more geographically dispersed, increasingly busy, and dealing with a changing economy which can make it more difficult to attend meetings and conferences in person. Here we share a few often overlooked tips to help you make it easy for your members not just to use, but to love your Association LMS!

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?

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Although I didn’t join the associations that put these things on, I voraciously ate up the content they were offering, as often as my employer would allow me to attend. I have since moved on, from marketing minion to marketing maven, but have never forgotten the associations that taught me a thing or two. In short, associations, I was your target audience. Will I need an LMS? Try different scenarios and see if online learning is right for your association.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. We all have a boss and even our best ideas require an explanation, so before you get an LMS, start designing courses, and tracking learner progress, you’ll need to get his or her approval. Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs.

Digitec Offers iMIS AMS Bridge for LMS Integration

Association eLearning

Digitec is pleased to announce the release of several standardized iMIS Association Management System (AMS) bridges for the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS). iMIS is one of the most popular association management systems available today and is used by many Knowledge Direct clients. MOWAA and Digitec Interactive Partner to Deliver LMS to Nutrition Professionals - July 23, 2013.

Digitec Begins LMS Integration with Personify Association Management System

Association eLearning

Digitec has begun building a bridge to integrate its Knowledge Direct learning management system with TMA Resource’s Personify association management system. An off-the-shelf integration with the Personify AMS will provide users of both systems with single sign-on, secure data transfer, eCommerce and enhanced member self-services. MOWAA and Digitec Interactive Partner to Deliver LMS to Nutrition Professionals - July 23, 2013.

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

What new trends will be important to association leaders? The Knowledge Direct 7 learning management platform, is a major upgrade of the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). Knowledge Direct 7 goes beyond traditional LMS functionality to provide advanced customization and configuration flexibility. The added convenience and simplicity allows our association to go the extra mile for our members seeking continuing education.

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

What new trends will be important to association leaders? The Knowledge Direct 7 learning management platform, is a major upgrade of the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). Knowledge Direct 7 goes beyond traditional LMS functionality to provide advanced customization and configuration flexibility. The added convenience and simplicity allows our association to go the extra mile for our members seeking continuing education.

2020 LMS Considerations: Community + Learning

CommPartners

For this month’s dive into The Evolution of the Association LMS: 10 Considerations for 2020, we are looking at Community and Learning, the idea of integrating community into your content and your LMS.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Specifically, today we focus on top learning and certification solutions used by trade and professional associations , mission-driven non-profits, commercial training providers, trade schools and subject matter experts. Associations and continuing education companies must attract, engage and sell to people who voluntarily choose to consume instructional content. 2019 Awards List: Best Continuing Education & Association Learning Systems. Higher Logic is not a LMS.

Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

For example, consider the association segment of the LMS industry. Only a few years ago I was writing about how smart associations were adopting LMS technology as a foundation for continuing education programs. But since then innovation has erupted all around and leading-edge associations are now embracing a full “tech stack” approach to differentiate and comparatively sell more content. The Modern Association LMS: Why Here And Now?

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. I found out several months ago, when I hosted a roundtable with leaders from two prominent member-based organizations – Kevin Pierce , Manager of Digital Learning at The American Academy of Dermatology and Jake Gold , Director of Education at The Community Associations Institute. Rely heavily on an LMS as a foundation for their learning technology stack.

Digitec Supports iMIS at the Users Group Conference

Association eLearning

On September 12-14, Digitec will attend the iMIS Users Group gathering in Philadelphia, demonstrating our Knowledge Direct learning management system for associations. Some of our iMIS association partners include the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the Direct Marketing Association.

eLearning Trends of 2016

Association eLearning

However, our research has shown that associations are lukewarm on the idea of gamification. The ability for learners to share their thoughts, discuss content, and integrate social media into their courses was deemed integral to the new learning standards. Associations seem to moderately agree with this trend. Here, we find, associations agree with this trend. What trends are important to your association for 2017?

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Discover how to Engage Learners with TopClass LMS at iNNOVATIONS 2017

WBT Systems

We are very excited to sponsor INNOVATIONS, where this year we will be showcasing TopClass 10 LMS and our seamless integration with iMIS. “TopClass LMS is a natural fit with iMIS and together they deliver a sophisticated learning environment with the cloud-based simplicity, convenience, and security that associations demand. ”. – TopClass LMS and iMIS: Integrated, Engaging, Cloud-Safe Learning. Check out What’s new in TopClass LMS version 10?

Driving Results at 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum

WBT Systems

Gilles Defer and Mike Bourassa will be representing WBT Systems and will be demonstrating our award-winning Learning Management System for Associations , TopClass, which is fully integrated with the Higher Logic platform. TopClass LMS and Higher Logic Enable your Members to Learn and Engage Like Never Before! TopClass LMS helps associations to boost non-dues revenue by engaging and converting education customers with a world-class learning solution.

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

Talented Learning

It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Almost always, we find association leaders who are unsure about precisely where social functionality should fit into their learning strategies, and which social features are best for their members’ needs. What Is Social Learning for Associations?

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?

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. This is especially true of associations that may be considering implementing an online learning platform for the first time, or those with a limited budget. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. This may also impact on the availability of staff resources for other projects, resulting in delays and other costs to the association.

ASAE Annual Meeting 2016: Come see the new version of TopClass LMS!

WBT Systems

ASAE Annual Meeting 2016 is the biggest Association conference of the year and the schedule is jam packed with educational sessions, learning labs and social events. WBT Systems are looking forward to making the most of our time there, both by attending sessions and while exhibiting our learning solutions for Associations in the Expo Hall at Booth #515. The next version of TopClass LMS will be launched to coincide with the ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo.

Association Learning System Rankings

eLearning 24-7

The Association market is by far, IMO, one of the top three markets, that as a vendor, you should be in. In the past, I’ve always listed the association mkt within the B2B/Customer Education, because it does fit nicely within. Before diving into the rankings and the explanation on this new approach to rankings, here are some interesting factoids about the association space. There are Professional (which most folks are aware of) and Trade associations.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

For associations in particular, finding ways to help members engage with each other and the organization is always important in order to maintain the vitality of the association membership community. Similar to the association’s annual conference or a virtual classroom, it is a space that is monitored, has rules to regulate behaviour, and yet enables participants to network with each other and have open discussions on topics of shared interest.

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.

Explore TopClass LMS at ASI Europe Insight Day 2016

WBT Systems

TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS. The flexibility of TopClass LMS provides powerful learning solutions for iMIS customers through an off-the-shelf integration with iMIS 15 and iMIS 20. The two-way, real-time integration allows associations to increase non-dues education and certification revenue by providing a seamless, engaging and personalized learning experience that ensures learners keep coming back to take more training.

Podcast 30: Learning From Customer Conferences – With Tristan Jordan and Tara Pawlak of Community Brands

Talented Learning

With more than 1800 attendees, this is the largest forum of its kind in the association and non-profit world. And what’s ahead for association technology ? This year’s Xperience conference revealed that associations have reached a pivotal point in their commitment to innovation. Community Brands is an umbrella organization with different complementary technology products that serve common audiences – associations, nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations.

Collaborate, Discover, Explore Learning at ASAE Tech 2016

WBT Systems

WBT Systems will be exhibiting our award-winning TopClass Learning Management System and association learning solutions at Booth #615 during ASAE Tech 2016 , December 13-14. ASAE Technology Conference will help association executives to “ keep an eye on trends and leverage the best approaches to stay adaptable, overcome challenges, and move quickly into the future. Enhance your education programs with social and collaborative learning features in the new TopClass 10 LMS.

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

WBT Systems

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 are very excited to partner with NiUG for this event and our representative, Mike, will be there to meet the NiUG community and answer all your Association eLearning questions. TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: Tell us about the DirectEmployers Association. We want DirectEmployers Association to be the go-to solution for contractors who need OFCCP compliance and talent acquisition information, resources and support. JEN: TopClass LMS is the learning management system we chose for DE Academy. What about large organizations with their own LMS?

RECP and Digitec Partner to Offer Online Certification Program

Association eLearning

The new 24-Hour Broker Transition Course, delivered through the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS), is now available for licensed Indiana real estate agents. Digitec has integrated its LMS with the RECP iMIS association management system (AMS) to offer on-demand courses for the busy professional who prefers the convenience of online instruction to live classroom courses. All of the RECP courses will eventually be offered through the Knowledge Direct LMS.

What Do I Need in an LMS? I’m Looking to Market and Sell eLearning.

Association eLearning

Let’s say you’re an association. You know you need an LMS. But “FIDDLESTICKS” (Yes, I said fiddlesticks, this is a professional blog people) you exclaim as you ask yourself “What do I need in an LMS?”. This means you’ll need an ecommerce system built into your LMS. The Knowledge Direct LMS has an ecommerce system built in allowing credit card payments through Stripe credit card processing. Looking for a new LMS? The post What Do I Need in an LMS?

WBT Systems Sponsors PersoniFest 2017

WBT Systems

Mike will be flying over to San Diego to meet the Personify community and talk to you about all your Association eLearning questions. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. With our standard integration between TopClass LMS and Personify360 , we provide Personify users the power to get the most out of their learning programs.

Meet WBT Systems in Austin for PersoniFest 2018!

WBT Systems

Hosted by Personify , this conference will run from April 8-11 and provide users of Personify360 and Small World Community the opportunity to “discover resources and solutions for automating processes, increasing profits and of course, optimizing relationships with your constituents” WBT Systems helps associations to build and deliver world-class education and certification programs with TopClass, the #1 Association Learning Management System.

Questions to Ask Client References Before Selecting Your LMS

Association eLearning

Selecting an LMS can be a very involved process. Do they have similar integrations with an ecommerce solution? Is there an integration with an Association Management System? Is that integration the same platform and version you are using? Has the reference been through a version upgrade of the LMS software? Customers that have stayed with their LMS for long periods of time can give you an idea of the stability and longevity of your potential vendor.