eLearning: About External Licensing

Your Training Edge

When your organization needs eLearning programs but doesn’t have an internal program in place, external licensing of eLearning may be a good choice. Let’s take a basic look at external licensing, as well as discuss what you’ll need to create your eLearning program using this approach. First, what is external licensing of eLearning? These vendors, in turn, host the learning, deliver it to your organization, and manage the content for you.

LMS: The Vendor Search

Your Training Edge

The process of finding an LMS vendor can be just as taxing as the whole LMS implementation process in general. One of the first items on your vendor selection list should be to conduct thorough research, so let’s look at how to start. Find out who is using an LMS and whether they are truly satisfied with their vendors. Look for patterns in LMS vendors in relation to your networks’ industries, business needs, organizational size, and training needs.

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eLearning: Developing Internally vs. Licensing Externally

Your Training Edge

But with the advent of eLearning comes the decision about whether to develop eLearning programs internally or to outsource them to vendors or eLearning providers. Remember that the online environment requires small “chunks” of information that are optimized for the remote audience. eLearning is becoming an essential in learning and development, especially for organizations with diverse workforces.

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Making Sense of LMS License Models. These buying organizations are working with us as LMS selection consultants to define their learning technology requirements, identify the best vendor options and then conduct a formal proposal-based buying process. In each case, we asked vendors for pricing tailored to the client’s unique usage patterns. However, the proposals were inconsistent in all respects — format, approach, assumptions and license model.

3 Critical Questions To Ask A Learning Technology Vendor


This means the software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted via the cloud (as opposed to an on-premise solution). L2 and L3 support (this type of support is managed by the learning platform vendor). Regardless of the learning technology solution you implement, it’s important to ensure that your SaaS learning platform vendor can support integrations. Make sure your vendor provides a variety of out-of-the-box integrations with your business ecosystem.

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Your eLearning Content Distribution and Licensing Challenges – Solved!

JCA Solutions

Your eLearning Content Distribution and Licensing Challenges - Solved! Manage content licensing and distribution across platforms. Protecting your investment throughout its lifetime, including control over distributing eLearning content and ensuring that only licensed learners have access, is an essential element of your business. The post Your eLearning Content Distribution and Licensing Challenges – Solved!

Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

eLearning 24-7

Vendors who have partnerships with WebEx or whomever they use, typically require you to purchase a license, which is separate from the system. Many will offer or have the ability to purchase the license for you, rather than you having to go to the vendor themselves and purchase it. Rather, “partner&# is a dual revenue steam for the vendor and their partner – a business relationship deal. Go directly to the 3rd party vendor whose courses they are.

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

Talented Learning

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. I recently reviewed a global rollout proposal with license pricing of about $250,000, and a disproportionately low implementation cost of only about $35,000.

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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. It’s a big investment, and you can negotiate many elements of the contract with your vendor, particularly the cost. Information in this video and post is taken from my book LMS Success.

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LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

RFPs help buyers get organized, formalize requirements, evaluate vendors logically, create a historical record and show vendors you are serious. It also includes instructions on how and when vendors should submit a response. There are nearly 700 vendors specializing in learning solutions for corporate, academic, association and continuing education needs. Excel is good at capturing binary answers, and it makes vendor comparison easy.

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Working with E-Learning Vendors: Creating a Request for Information (RFI)

E-learning Uncovered

The selection of an e-learning vendor can seem challenging. Maybe you don’t know what vendors can provide the exact product or service you need, or it might be that you aren’t even sure WHAT you need. My next few blog posts will give some tips I have found for selecting and working with vendors. First, let’s focus on how to get the information you need from a vendor using a Request for Information (RFI).

Vendor Spotlight: Skillsoft © provides a multitude of elearning and training solutions


Over the next few months, CollectMyThoughts is providing a series of overviews on some business solution vendors in order to provide the most interesting and useful information for decision-makers. CollectMyThoughts provides an unbiased overview of a vendor’s key products. The company boasts over 19 million licensed users, with over 6,000 customer organizations located all around the world, and specializes particularly in on-demand solutions.

Vendor Spotlight: Learning Management Systems and Skills Assessment from RISC, Inc.


Most Popular Product: Virtual Training Assistant The primary vehicle that drives RISC’s product and service delivery is the company’s VTA ™ (Virtual Training Assistant) suite, which is available in Application Service Provider (ASP) format or as a licensed software package. You’ll find it to be an objective resource for information on numerous learning management technology and non-technology systems. This year, RISC, Inc.

Learning Management System Vendor Selection: RFQ to the Rescue

CommLab India

You have narrowed down the list of learning management system vendors and sent them a request for quote (RFQ). As you must be already aware, an RFQ provides comprehensive information to the LMS vendor on your LMS requirements, and the vendor in turn submits a quote for LMS implementation. In order to receive the right quote from your learning management system vendor, ensure that you do not miss out on including the following details. .

How to Optimize Learning Content Distribution and Save Time

JCA Solutions

In addition to ensuring the content will launch and run on each customer’s LMS, eLearning content vendors need to be able to gather learner data, provide customer branding, and, of course, make sure that each customer is following the terms of their license.

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

Talented Learning

Volume-based SaaS licensing models are the primary driver. Thanks to simple, transparent licensing, platforms like Adobe Captivate , Docebo , Litmos , Schoox and TalentLMS are attracting tens of thousands of customers who could never afford to invest six figures in a traditional LMS. And interestingly, now that volume-based SaaS licensing has energized the extended enterprise LMS market, employee training solutions are following suit.

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Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Continuing education is training (formal or informal) designed to educate adults in skills or knowledge they need to excel in their vocation. People often seek continuing education to earn or maintain a professional license. On the other hand, those seeking professional licenses expect to pay for continuing education. Ultimately, professionals are responsible for maintaining their own license or certification. 5) License and Cost Misalignment.

ROI: Should You Host The LMS or Let the Vendor

Kapp Notes

An informed client needs to consider costs as well as some questions about the ability to host internally. I have to admit, I lean toward having a vendor host the solution. Often times an Information Technology (IT) department within an organization is overloaded with requirements to keep the mission critical software up and running. How quickly can you requisition the needed dollars to add more hard drive space or software licenses to accommodate new learners?

Need to Calculate LMS ROI? Here’s How Business Leaders Do The Math

Talented Learning

But to inform their decision about this capital investment, they apply NPV analysis. But here’s how you can inform those decisions. Outline the best license model. Find vendor intelligence you can trust. EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights. Today we feature advice from Ajay Pangarkar , CTDP, FCPA, FCMA and President of CentralKnowledge.

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LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. These tools are preconfigured so you can easily drill down into information about individual and team users, courses, modules and paths. License Model/Cost. Licensing: “active user” or “unique login” where any trainer or trainee who signs in at least once during a billing period is counted as “active” for the 30 day period. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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What is Total Enterprise Training System and Who Needs One?

JCA Solutions

It’s basically a way of living up to the spirit of the promise that many LMS vendors carelessly made years ago, but managed to wriggle out of due to the fine print. If there’s an ongoing digital transformation program or data-centric enterprise information system project that you’ve heard about at work, this is a way to align with that initiative and get on the right side of the changes to come. Blog elearning delivery elearning licensing total enterprise training system

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. And as vendors focus more heavily on gaining market share dominance, buyers should prepare for further M&A confusion, uncertainty and disruption. In comparison to specialized extended enterprise solutions, these vendors rarely (if ever) spend R&D dollars on pure extended enterprise innovation. New year. New decade.

Talented Learning: Greatest Hits of 2015

Talented Learning

We wanted to determine why there are so many LMS vendors in the world so we could help LMS buyers make better, wiser choices. So far, we have conducted in-depth reviews of over 100 LMS vendors, and we’ve developed executive communication channels with almost every one of those companies. We also speak with vendors’ customers, so we can learn about how they are using the LMS, for what purpose and with what gain. 3 2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards.

Introducing the LMS Almanac: Corporate Edition 2016

Talented Learning

In the last 10 years, an approximate 650 new vendors have entered the global LMS market. These new vendors, born in the cloud, have forever changed the definition of LMS solutions. In 2006, LMS vendors had very similar functional capabilities, license models, implementation timelines and marketing. Today, the range of vendor diversity in messaging, capabilities and cost is expansive and intimidating. The Huge Cost of Qualifying LMS Vendors.

Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

Many of us, see e-learning vendors who put $$$ ahead of their customers. Thus, it is wonderful to see vendors who have stepped forward and said, “we care&#. “We value you&#. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Link to web site is located within the vendor’s name. Rapid Intake -100 seats, one year license for ClickCourse SCORM LMS (one winner will be selected, and you must work at a company, firm, organization, etc.

E-Learning: Did you know.

eLearning 24-7

I love books that list little factoids and information you wouldn’t necessarily find elsewhere. I love going to LMS sites and seeing a list of clients that the vendor lists. Especially the LMS vendors who also create custom content/development. That some vendors who provide a list of clients may not be clients of their LMS, rather they are current or past clients of custom course development. For the vendor to achieve success in the demo.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? Confusion leads to flushed in terms of causation that some vendors in their infinite wisdom have decided it is better to jump one way than stay the course. I know of one vendor who has a review checker and it works quite well.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture. The nature of employees is also undergoing a deep change – from permanent employees to freelancers, contractors, vendors, consultants, and everything in-between. Information on any topic is available today except for exclusively domain-specific ones.

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Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

As part of the holidays, these vendors have joined together with E-Learning 24/7 and present (no pun intended) a holiday giveaway. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Link to web site is located within the vendor’s name. Bancroft-Tech - Ten (10) free Office 2010 Training Licenses (Complete Beginner-to-Advanced training for the Office 2010 bundle for 365-Days includes keyword search for just-in-time training and personalized Certificate of Completion.)

2016 Top 10 LMSs

eLearning 24-7

43 profiles, whereas each vendor responded to 12 questions – covering everything from setup fees to data centers to latest features to support/training to security/privacy. . After reading thru, you will likely find the vendor you are seeking – it is that extensive. . Based on 690 vendors. Vendors in the report did NOT pay an application fee, nor did any vendor under consideration. Vendors are from all over the world.

E-Learning Zombie Edition – includes trends and duds

eLearning 24-7

Focuses on the push and pull of information based on interests on relevant topics to the end users. Reduces costs to vendor, which is big because everyone knows that support inc. While many vendors pitch mobile learning they seem to be stuck on the idea that people are not interested in online/offline synchronization. A couple of vendors told me they think it will be a fad. One vendor charges 10K for SSO and 5K per each additional language.

Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

Many e-learning vendors put $$$ ahead of their customers. Thus, it is wonderful to see vendors who have stepped forward and said, “we care&# , “we value you&# , by offering giveaways during this holiday season. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Link to web site is located within the vendor’s name. Wondershare - One license to their new Quiz Creator product. Drawing Information.

Being Thankful: E-Learning Thoughts

eLearning 24-7

Vendors who added innovative features including text to speech (way to go SoftChalk), to true HTML5 support (Claro, Cm-Studio, Rapid Intake, Toolbook and sort of HTML5 output – Lectora) to image editors, SDK kits, gaming sims and Sony PSP devices. Vendors who added robust feature sets in their LMSs – including ebook publishing, social media functionality beyond the same ol same, online/offline synch, podcasting, 3D worlds. Thank you to Vendors offering Discounts.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools Directory

eLearning 24-7

Features 102 vendors. Please read notes below, which provides information and details for the directory headers (Column names). Pricing and Users/Licenses. u = user, Typically 1 u or u = means one user/one license per that price point, unless otherwise noted. If vendor does not listing pricing on web site, you will see “Not Available on Site&#. If trial has limited functionality, it will be included in the trial information.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. The latter is slowly gaining speed, which is an advantage to LMS vendors who have a CAT in their own product – which is SCORM,PENS/IMS compliant. One vendor focuses only on Blackberry (not just Playbook but their smartphone like product). Vendor adoption is slow.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

One vendor with 750 users, priced out at nearly 24K a year; another close to 11.5K – thus depends on users is a factor. If you are an e-learning vendor exploring the SBM do not take them lightly, a few are slowly entering my 2nd trend. LMS vendors are targeting companies who have distributors/wholesalers/resellers/sales agents/etc. Marketplaces & Exchanges by LMS/Learning Portal Vendors. Vendors will continue to explore and enter more niche markets.

Product Review: GeoLearning GeoMaestro

eLearning 24-7

Integration with WebEx (separate license required). It is truly amazing on how vendors seem to think lots of stuff on the page, is the way to go and navigation is just a requirement. Thus, from the end user – learner perspective it can be non-cluttered and thus a greater experience in terms of finding information quickly and going there equally quick – time saving and again, a great feature. Why vendors still think this is not needed or used, makes no sense.

Web Conferencing 201

eLearning 24-7

The bridge has to be installed and integrated into the computer – web conferencing vendors should and some do, recommend that the bridge setup is handled by IT/IS personnel. I know of vendors who offer the capability of editing the audio, before it is posted, regardless if they are using VOIP or not. There are some web conf vendors that enable the capability, that when the attendee registers, they can select Outlook or Gmail and have the event auto scheduled.

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10 Questions to Consider When Selecting A Custom eLearning Content Provider

Obsidian Learning

Since the success of your project largely depends on the relationship you build with your vendor, it’s helpful to meet with several vendors up front to make the best choice. Here are 10 questions you can use to guide your vendor interviews. For example, an instructor-led course may be supported by an introductory learning video or an advanced online program for those learners needing more information. Vendor practices vary widely on this topic.

2020 LMS pricing guide: Here’s what makes up the cost ??


Each LMS vendor does things slightly differently, so each vendor is likely to go by a different pricing model, have features listed as add-ons, and create different pricing plans that can either be itemized or bundled. Some vendors refer to this “multi-portal” functionality.

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