Simplify Vendor Management with a Training Services Provider

Infopro Learning

One easy and highly effective way businesses can streamline their L&D programs is by simplifying the vendor management process by working with an outsourced provider. Enterprise organizations often work with multiple training industry vendors for their L&D needs.

8 Tips To Choose A Vendor That Provides The Ideal LMS Integrations For Your Customer Care Team

Dan Keckan

You need a platform that alleviates combability issues and allows you to use your trusty tools with the click of a button. But which vendor is best for your bottom line? Learning Management Systems eLearning eBooks LMS Customer Experience LMS Integrations LMS Vendors


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Cross-platform LMS Integration Strategies

Web Courseworks

Integrating business systems still poses a challenge to CIOs, their technologists and their vendors, but the technological barriers have decreased in recent years for a host of reasons that I describe below. As LMS technology has matured, it has become easier to achieve LMS integration, which benefits not only the learners, but also the business users who provision students and report on their progress.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

If you’ve ever crossed professional paths with me, you know I’m willing to talk learning tech shop with anyone — vendors, buyers and practitioners– anytime, anywhere in the world. Every day I meet new experts and exchange ideas about what’s good, bad and ugly in the world of learning technology. As I look back at that Q&A , I see key market opportunities and issues that are very much on my mind these days.

5 Tips for a Smooth LMS Integration


Most organizations approach the LMS integration process as they would any project, by utilizing a project management framework and it’s five phases: initiation, planning, execution, monitor and control, and closing. Integrating into a new LMS should not be done without thoroughly thinking through each phase and considering the best steps to take to create an efficient process throughout the entire project lifecycle to maximize the outcome of the integration.

“Best Known” is Not Always “Best.” How to Find the Best Talent Management Vendor for Your Organization


When leaders at small and mid-sized companies need new technologies – including talent management systems – they often have a long list of vendors, products, and solution sets to choose from. Too often, decision makers are automatically drawn to larger, well-known vendors.

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. Just because the system is integrated doesn’t mean it is the best system out there. If the vendor offers it, they say yes – but here is the twist.

5 Problems With Virtual Reality Training They Don’t Want You To Know

Roundtable Learning

With these benefits, though, comes potential issues that may affect the success of VR training at your organization. . As a full-service learning partner, we’ve worked with clients across the globe to develop one-of-a-kind training solutions with integrated technologies, including VR.

How to choose an external e-learning vendor ?


Interaction with a prospective vendor can show and shed more light than reading up about them or viewing their work online. What skills does the e-learning vendor offer? Are the skills that the vendor brings, something that is complementary to your team? There is comfort in knowing that a vendor can work on a particular skillset, but can also work with aligned skill sets? Cost vs Value proposition.Can the vendor work within your budget? Pick up the hints.

4 Basic LMS Technical Integration Concepts You Need to Know


Part of choosing the right Learning Management System for your organization is understanding the LMS technical integration requirements. Technology integrations are just as important as the learning content itself when it comes to a successful launch of a new LMS. REST is the newer standard and generally easier to integrate with and SOAP is the older version. Unanticipated requirements can stall your project or cause budget issues.

4 Basic LMS Technical Integration Concepts You Need to Know


Part of choosing the right Learning Management System for your organization is understanding the LMS technical integration requirements. Technology integrations are just as important as the learning content itself when it comes to a successful launch of a new LMS. REST is the newer standard and generally easier to integrate with and SOAP is the older version. Unanticipated requirements can stall your project or cause budget issues.

Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends

eLearning 24-7

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. Monthly isn’t such an issue, but always find out anyway. There a few vendors who offer a lot more, but nobody is doing like 30 or 40 extensions at this point. Integrations – You want to tie into Integrations are on the rise. I know what you are thinking.

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Considerations for Choosing a Serious Games Vendor

Designing Digitally

In today’s growing market, it becomes even more critical to choose a serious games vendor wisely. There are some important considerations to make when you’re ready to take the plunge and integrate serious games into your corporate training strategy. Description: If a vendor has a gamification specialist, you can take that to mean that they are serious about putting out a good product. They can also help with any other technical issues that you may be faced with. .

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. Technical issues that arise – resources from your location are now dedicated to solve them.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

These discussions center on what requirements should go into an LMS RFP and more broadly how the LMS should really be integrated into the organization. Many LMS vendors provide portlets, gadgets or widgets that allow for access of learning content (most often meaning courses and courseware) through the corporate portal. But this only scratches the surface of what it means to integrate the Learning Management System (LMS) into the systems that people use day-to-day in an enterprise.

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Need SCORM Integration? Here Are The 4 Benefits

JCA Solutions

Reap the Benefits of SCORM Integration Without Replacing Your LMS — or Your Content. That’s one of the more compelling arguments for choosing a learning management system (LMS) with SCORM integration — or adding a SCORM adaptor. The post Need SCORM Integration?


5 Problems With Augmented Reality Training And Solutions To Tackle Them

Roundtable Learning

If you’re considering AR for your organization’s training, it’s critical to learn about potential problems and identify solutions to tackle issues. . We know the issues that may arise when using this technology and are here to help you overcome any challenges you may face.

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


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. Technical issues that arise – resources from your location are now dedicated to solve them.

The 5 most common LMS complaints from end users

eLearning 24-7

My issue is important and your tech people have not responded. As someone who has had the wonderful experience of buying (leasing) a LMS and the issues that arose beyond that, I can tell you that I feel your pain. You ask if they can integrate your APIs (on whatever). I remember seeing some pricing online by a LMS vendor and then when I got the contract it had different pricing on it. Or there are vendors who only work in certain industries/verticals.

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LMS: Building the System

Your Training Edge

This phase usually occurs directly in line with the vendor and your agreed-upon project plan and timelines. But try to avoid leaving the entire build out in the hands of the vendor. In other words, you should stay on top of each phase and every development during the build out just in case any issues arise. Ask for consistent progress reports from the vendor’s representative and your project manager, if you have one.

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

Talented Learning

But now, let’s start with the issues and opportubities at the top of my watch list… 2020 Extended Enterprise LMS Predictions. But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

However, it’s not the instant slam-dunk that some vendors may want you to believe – especially for extended enterprise learning. To learning systems vendors, it suggests that you want to change the underlying software code. That means you should expect strong integration support in whatever solution you choose. 6) As an LMS selection consultant, do you ensure that vendors deliver what they promise? Unfortunately, vendor amnesia happens.

Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

KEY TAKEAWAYS: Open source learning platforms like Moodle have driven closed source LMS vendors to reduce their price points dramatically over the years. We’re not the only vendor that provides open source learning solutions. WELCOME TO EPISODE 31 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW.

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

Talented Learning

Well, that’s a good segue, because I see an increasing need to integrate with third-party systems. So they want to find a system with strong event capabilities that also integrates with their core AMS and their website. This calls for third-party APIs and services that integrate specialized applications into everyday workflows, so associations don’t have to give up anything in terms of understanding member information.

Top 5 LMS Must-Have Features, And Number 1 Will Blow Your Mind

Association eLearning

If you’re offering certifications, then having an online video catalog is great, but if it doesn’t issue or track certificates, that’s extra work you’ll have to do manually. You probably need eCommerce integration and reporting. Webinar integration is a handy tool to have, but is it really as relevant as having access to an easy to use content builder in the platform? Now that I have your attention, I need to tell you something.

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Selecting Your LMS

Adobe Captivate

Two examples of a free and a paid are as follows: Free LMS: Moodle – a very robust system that offers a lot under the hood and comes with very well documented support material, that said you will have to interpret the documentation or post on the forum with any issues you encounter. You need to make it clear from the outset what type of support you will receive from the vendor, is there an initial amount of support built into the original purchase price or subscription price?

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. At a low LMS price point, there may be no practical reason to issue a formal RFP.

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Tool Issue: XMind, WorldMapper, Balsamiq, VoiceThread, EtherPad, and Flowgram

Mark Oehlert

Because they offer integration with products that may already be behind the firewall - Confluence and XWiki. Nice move - building integration w/ existing enterprise products - especially KM ones. Better idea.ask your your content authoring vendor when they'll have this functionality available!

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

An association LMS vendor will complete the implementation with their technical staff completing any required customization or integrations, and will provide a project manager to oversee and manage the implementation of the new LMS platform, working in conjunction with the association to deliver the project on time and within budget. As the LMS was open-source, there was also no support available to assist with integration, customization or even day-to-day issues.

Is Your Business Data Really Worth Keeping?

Talented Learning

Long story short: storage vendors are running a business, just like you do. To avoid this issue, create a central repository of documents accessed most often. Extended Enterprise learning measurement LMS Integration xAPI (Tin Can) automation business compliance business data business requirements business risk customer data data management data policy data security data storage GDPR Learning Management System LMS user data when to purge data

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

Talented Learning

Workforce-oriented LMS vendors are built and supported by HR and training experts who understand a “compliance” mindset. But commercial CE sellers need an LMS vendor that also understands branding, content marketing , user experience design, social media and community management. With all the new learning technology vendors flooding the market, some are focusing on CE needs, and they are removing many of these barriers. 3) Are Your Integrations Automated?

10 LMS features that you should in an eLearning platform


What is LMS integration for a person, company, corporate, or an organization in 2019? How to choose an LMS for integration? It’s always a complete dilemma of choosing the best LMS integration for your particular cause. If not, just skip and look at some other vendor. With a majority of users of your eLearning platform coming through mobile, a responsive LMS integration is a must for improving your rankings in the search engines. What is LMS software?

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Market demand has grown, along with the number of vendors, business uses, integration points and related feature sets — and with good reason. to simultaneously orchestrate multiple business units, countries, catalogs, languages, regulations and integrations, while keeping system owners, administrators and learners happy. More than 700 LMS vendors is too many for the market to sustain indefinitely. Which vendors are leading in each LMS category.

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

Well, with traditional proprietary software , vendors tend to control what a solution can or cannot do to meet the needs of a business. So you’re basically saying that, without open source, organizations need to do business the way a vendor has designed it, within specific configuration parameters? . This is an issue with too many solutions that essentially end up as tumbleweed. Some are small firms that focus exclusively on integration or technology services.

How to choose the right LMS

eLearning 24-7

The minus: vendors come out of the woodwork to tell you their system meets those needs. No vendor could say honestly that their system is the best for you, because they are missing a lot of information. The other issue is that the people providing the information are also limited to what you have stated. Write vendors’ names on pencils and throw them at the ceiling. Whichever sticks – is your vendor. There is no one size fits all vendor.

Halftime! LMS trends though July

eLearning 24-7

If your system on your own servers goes down or has bandwidth issues, you are in some minor doo doo, especially when your end users come complaining to the person in charge of training. When you need a fix, then the LMS vendor must work with you either remote to solve it or if it is big nasty fix, go on site. SaaS and LMS vendors. I now pronounce you Authoring Tool and LMS, you may now integrate/interface. From a LMS vendor perspective there are a lot of pluses.

April Big Question - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors – What Should They Do?

The Learning Circuits

Like many industries today, there are significant changes going on for Instructor-Led Training (ILT) and Off-the-Shelf Content Vendors today. In recent conversations with different vendors, they cited a variety of pressures that are making their situations increasingly difficult: On Demand : Customers want to have both up-front training and on-demand materials. This causes several problems for ILT and Content Vendors. ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do?

What’s Hot In Learning Technology? Summer Webinar Series

Talented Learning

I’ll be co-hosting each of these live online sessions, along with thought leaders from some of the learning technology industry’s coolest vendors. Join Tom Holz, Blackboard International Senior Director, and me, as we shine a light on corporate LMS issues that are vitally important but too-often neglected in today’s global business environment. Need a vacation from vendor webinars that are only glorified sales demos?

Reporting matching results in LMS results in escaped characters in output

Adobe Captivate

I did checking with the LMS vendor: Using Adobe Captivate 2017. Using SCORM cloud to see what the SCO is actually reporting to the LMS isn’t an option due to firewall issues. Adobe Quiz Result Analyser Question Quizzing 2017 adobe quiz result analyser Captivate LMS integration questionWhen I review a report from my LMS on quizzes that have been completed, I get unexpected results from questions that were either Matching type or fill-in-the-blank type.