eLearning Brothers Revamps the Free eLearning Library

eLearning Brothers

We all love free stuff, especially when it can be put to good use! eLearning Brothers has always given and will continue to give out free assets that are beneficial to eLearning developers and presenters alike. Over the past few days, we at eLearning Brothers have completely refreshed our Free Library with over 95 new templates, stock assets, custom resources, and even a course from our new Customizable Courseware offering. Create Free Account.

8 Tips To Find An Online Training Software Vendor That Suits Your Needs

Dan Keckan

But how do you find an online training software vendor that offers a top-notch product at a price you can afford? Learning Management Systems Free eLearning eBooks LMS Selection LMS Vendors Online Training SoftwareWith great online training software, you have a higher chance of improving your online training processes and performance rating. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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Free L&D webinars for January 2021

Limestone Learning

With that, here’s January’s round-up of free webinars to get you thinking for 2021. PT: Navigating Your Career During VUCA Times (Free for ATD members) It may be the understatement of the century to say that 2020 didn’t go as any of us planned.

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LMS Vendors: How to Select the Right Vendor for your Goals

Hurix Digital

Organizations generally prefer to outsource their LMS requirements to vendors or service providers, mainly because it saves them time and money and also because they do not have an in-house IT team to design, build and maintain a custom solution. This being said, how to choose the right LMS vendor for your organizational goals? These benefits will also help you shortlist the right vendor from your LMS vendors list: Some of the benefits of a LMS (Learning Management System) are: 1.

Choosing an E-learning Vendor? Review this Checklist First

CommLab India

If you have decided to buy your e-learning course or outsource it to a customized e-learning solutions provider, the next step is to choose a reliable e-learning vendor. The best way to do this is to focus on some key areas of e-learning development and ask the right questions from a potential e-learning vendor. Before choosing an outsourcing partner, it is important to check whether the vendor has a qualified team in place.

Free L&D webinars for October 2020

Limestone Learning

If you’re worried about keeping up, why not check out a free webinar? October’s crop of events is full of information and tips to stay productive, even in uncertain times. They’ll explore use cases in areas of contracting, vendor onboarding, bill payment and ordering.

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Product Review: Knoodle

eLearning 24-7

Confusing once you dive into the product – see below. Problems abound within the product – not bugs mind you, just poor processes (IMO). One of the features I do love about the product is the ability to drag and drop – yet this is the only screen you can do it from. Ability to play on the screen, rather than click Preview to do so – which is how the product is set up. I love products that are fun to use and create.

Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Segment as a whole is growing in terms of vendors. LMSs Segment Breakout (By the percentage of total number of vendors in each segment). Vendor: Litmos. Let’s say you wanted to start charging a price for a course you currently provide for free. API E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted Litmos LMS mobile learning Product Review SAAS SCORM Uncategorized craig weiss elearning vendors learning management system litmos

Product Review: BlueVolt

eLearning 24-7

Ability to offer ads for products or ads to specific sections for folks to visit – for each child (sub-portal) - yes – every child can be skinned to look a different way then the parent. Ability to e-mail a group of people or an individual within the product – ideal for classroom, webinars or even admin to send specific notifications without having to sent it to everyone. At one time BlueVolt was just a spark, a system among many other systems in the market.

5 Critical Questions To Ask Potential LMS Vendors

KnowledgeAnywhere

There are the basic question of pricing and features that you will, of course, be asking potential vendors. However, there are some deeper questions that you should take the time to ask potential LMS vendors to help determine if they will be a good fit for a long term partnership with your business. Here is a list of 5 critical questions you and your team should ask when talking to LMS vendors. Free options. Freemium: A basic, free version of their services.

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. But is Moodle or any other open source LMS (there are a few good ones like the ones mentioned here ) really free? Though they may be free at a tangible expense level, they do carry a cost which the organization implementing the LMS should be aware and careful of. So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS? That’s the only thing that’s free. Well this seems free.

Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

You know your product is a contender and you deserve a shot at closing the deal. Your answers seem like boilerplate product copy.” But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think. Sounds obvious – but you’d be surprised how many vendors ignore requested input. As a vendor, you can demonstrate leadership by seeking clarification. LMS buyers don’t evaluate software vendors on product features and functionality, alone.

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EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

” Seriously though, a lot of people ask me what vendors to see or what vendors I look at, etc. If I find the product interesting, I ask for more info, see a demo, ask for a separate meeting, etc. Tweets will be tied to anything – a product that I find interesting that is new or strikes me on the super wow scale, a product or products that I find missed the mark or are underwhelming, feedback from folks wallking the floor and from vendors.

Wikis for Improving Productivity

Experiencing eLearning

Significant increases in productivity with a wiki. The productivity increases are really what interests me in this webinar. They used to keep contact info for vendors in Outlook, but had problems keeping consistent across multiple contact cards. Productivity. It has already paid for itself in increased productivity in less than a year. A: Company restraint keeps it from being a free-for-all. Q: Why PBwiki and not a free wiki?

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Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included. This isn’t a beauty contest, nor a pay for play (I NEVER accept that, nor play that game, nor do I accept any referral fees or whatever some vendors offer for recommending them). These are vendors who have been around a long time, build share of the market and generally speaking had early name recognition which has helped them in build business.

Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

Layers and Conditions – if you have experience with Photoshop or similar products that use layers, then your learning curve is less. If you like interactions, features and lots of capabilities – you will love this product. Free templates and characters (more on this later). Main reason IMO, that the product is desktop. To download free templates and characters you have to first register for a free account on the e-learning community.

9 Best Alternatives for Product Enquiry Form by WooCommerce

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Many times people abandon products in carts because they don’t know something about a product. However, WooCommerce Product Enquiry Form is a very simple kind of plugin. WISDM Product Enquiry Pro. Get WISDM Product Enquiry Pro! Get WooCommerce Product Enquiry Form!

Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends

eLearning 24-7

And it isn’t because their product is outrageously expensive – but yowsa many of them are, when was the economy fully out of a recession yet (globally)? Free – up to a small number of participants, and with limited features. Per Host – My number #1 vendor goes this route, but they and a few others push ultimate options with a minimum number of hosts and I’m not even talking Enterprise yet. I know what you are thinking.

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

LMS Vendors. 30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Dozens of LMS vendors, had typos on their web pages, zero screens of the system, links that went nowhere and two kicked up my Firewall warning of possible privacy collection and one had a Trojan Horse (I use a hardcore firewall and A/V). Over 90% of LMS vendors had their sites available only in English; so the potential customer could not view it in any other language.

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. 100% free but with limited features (if you want those gone you pay for it). 100% free but with limitations (and you cannot upgrade – some ATs actually do this – with the goal of you buying another of their products). Feel free to marvel.

From the Vendor: Degreed on the Evolution of E-learning

CLO Magazine

E-learning has come a long way, according to Todd Tauber, vice president of product marketing for Degreed, an education technology company. CLO: What problem do CLOs come to vendors like Degreed to solve? We integrate all of the things our clients and their people need for learning and development — internal systems, vendor content, free and open learning resources and people — so … CLOs can get more complete insights on their people and their learning activity.

The Ultimate Guide to Product Walkthroughs

Lemonade

You’ve got a new digital banking product ready to go. And that (should) mean investing in product walkthroughs. What is a Product Walkthrough? A product walkthrough is an interactive simulation of your technology that guides users through how to complete a process. . The Importance of Product Walkthroughs Product walkthroughs are critical because they let staff and customers practice using your technology in a risk free environment.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. So feel free to bookmark this page, so you can return periodically for updates. NOTE: Although we don’t receive compensation from any of the sources mentioned below, feel free to tell them I sent you. Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work Solutions. That’s because the always-free entry-level version provides significant value.

Serious Games + Smart Implementation = Win! (Free Webinar)

Knowledge Guru

What if you design the best learning game ever, or work with a vendor who creates a great one for you, and no one plays it? These organizations come from a variety of industries (technology, financial services, healthcare) and used the games within diverse functional areas (new hire training for sales reps, product knowledge for sales and support reps and process training for HR associates). Free Webinar) appeared first on.

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2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital. Many cloud LMSs have “free trials” that provide instant access to their solution directly from their website providing the opportunity to test out use cases.

Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

These software applications allow you to host, manage, and track training programs in a hassle-free manner. You need to follow a proven process to zero-in on the right vendor, who can meet your needs well. Select the vendors who score high, and contact them for the next step — a demonstration of their product. Step 3: Ask Vendors to Demonstrate Their LMSs. Step 4: Request LMS Vendors for a Free Trial of Their Products.

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

LMS vendors, I owe you a post. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. Learning systems buyers are always more successful when they invest time upfront qualifying vendors for their specific business situation). I rarely share criticism directly with vendors unless I’m asked, or unless I’m in the mood to write. 5) Don’t illustrate a deep understanding of the business need in your RFP or product demonstration.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Oh, excuse me – social networking to most of the vendors who spin it under the guise of social learning.

What Course Creators Can Learn About Building an Education Product from WooCommerce and Jilt Software Product Leader Beka Rice

LifterLMS

We dive into what course creators can learn about building an education product from WooCommerce and Jilt software product leader Beka Rice in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. And from there she became interested in the development of products for WordPress.

SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

eLearning 24-7

The bottom line without getting technical or overly detailed, the solution is hosted on your vendor’s servers and not hosted on your internal servers. So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. With a hosted solution, the vendor’s servers are able to tested to withstand scenarios like this.

The Ultimate Guide to Product Walkthroughs

Lemonade

You’ve got a new digital banking product ready to go. And that (should) mean investing in product walkthroughs. What is a Product Walkthrough? A product walkthrough is an interactive simulation of your technology that guides users through how to complete a process. . The Importance of Product Walkthroughs Product walkthroughs are critical because they let staff and customers practice using your technology in a risk free environment.

How Technology is Changing the Way We Do Product Training

Lemonade

Customers expect your frontline to be product experts, able to help with whatever question or issue they have. As a result, product training is quickly becoming one of the most important programs you can run for frontline staff. However traditional learning technology isn’t well-suited to the challenges and goals of modern product training. Let’s break down the various tools and technologies available for improving product training. All-in-one product training.

LMS Vendor (what you have) vs. LMS Partner (what you want)

EthosCE

Perhaps you assumed that your LMS vendor knew that you needed less, not more, administrative tasks on your plate and that your LMS platform would have all of the features that you needed from day one. There’s a simple explanation for your predicament: you have an LMS vendor, not a CME management platform. Many CME Directors are unaware that an LMS vendor—an LMS provider focused on add-on product sales—will be anything but a partner in their CME program’s success.

SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor Questions

eLearning 24-7

The bottom line without getting technical or overly detailed, the solution is hosted on your vendor’s servers and not hosted on your internal servers. So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. With a hosted solution, the vendor’s servers are able to tested to withstand scenarios like this.

Podcast 28: How Tasty Is Your Product Training? – With Mike Martin, CLO of SAP Litmos

Talented Learning

But today, I want to focus specifically on why product training matters and how to deliver stellar training across the extended enterprise. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Product training can be a source of strategic advantage. For example, when product training is an employee imperative, everyone in the organization becomes aligned with the customer experience. This adds value and differentiates a product beyond core features and functionality.

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E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

It is what makes any product or service, aspire to new heights. Product updates, some new features – but boring town. Sure, there are plenty of failures when you are in the “Innovators & Risk Takers&# camp, but I’d rather take a spin on that product that stay along the course (no pun intended) with what everyone else is doing. When they hit stride, other vendors take notice and soon, the lemming revolution begins. Innovative Products.

The Complete Guide to Making Your LMS Free Trial Work For You

LearnUpon

An LMS free trial is a crucial part of your selection process. Most, if not all, vendors worth their salt will offer a free trial. As one of LearnUpon’s account managers, I chat to prospective customers about how to make the most of their LMS free trial every day. How to Make an LMS Free Trial Work for You. Before you even start your LMS trial, many vendors offer a product demo. On to your free trial. Talk to the vendor.

A welcome to Elearnity Vendor Perspectives

Clive on Learning

Called Vendor Perspectives (slightly ironic as 'vendor' is very much a US expression, where we tend to say 'supplier') the service provides intelligence about available solutions to potential buyers in all the usual product and service categories, including custom content providers, authoring tools, learning management platforms, etc. Customers get to see Summary Perspectives for free but must pay for 'Deep Perspectives' (is that a mixed metaphor?).

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

Because it offers the capability to start out using it either as the robust social learning product and ignore the LMS part (inc. the content authoring) OR use it as a LMS with the social learning functionality OR pick a piece here or there and then as you grow and expand, you can choose to turn it into your social learning solution or as the social learning management product. With some products it could be downright nasty.

How Technology is Changing the Way We Do Product Training

Lemonade

Customers expect your frontline to be product experts, able to help with whatever question or issue they have. As a result, product training is quickly becoming one of the most important programs you can run for frontline staff. However traditional learning technology isn’t well-suited to the challenges and goals of modern product training. Let’s break down the various tools and technologies available for improving product training. All-in-one product training.

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