7 Tips For Choosing An eLearning Portal

Academy of Mine

You can opt for an e learning portal to get the desired outcomes in a smooth and clutter-free way. What Is An eLearning Portal? In short, an e learning portal facilitates formal & informal training and promotes collaborative learning in a corporate setup.

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. Join me as I talk with DE Executive Director, Candee Chambers and VP of Membership Engagement, Jen Bernhardt about how they’ve created a modern learning portal that will grow with their organization’s needs. That’s why we just launched DE Academy , a learning portal that provides digital access to our expertise, on-demand. Who are the vendors?

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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. Initially, the conversation was about having learning content appear on the enterprise portal. 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. Many LMS vendors provide this capability.

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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.

Training Industry Inc’s 2018 Top 20 Learning Portal/ LMS Features Gyrus Systems LMS

Gyrus

Gyrus Systems , a leading Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendor, announced today it has been selected as a 2018 Top 20 Learning Portal Company by Training Industry.com. The 2018 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS companies are the leaders in the learning technologies market,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc. The post Training Industry Inc’s 2018 Top 20 Learning Portal/ LMS Features Gyrus Systems LMS appeared first on Gyrus.

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LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

LMSs are integrated into many different types of applications to share data and drive business workflow. There are a variety of approaches to LMS integration. Vendors can: Provide an open API library consisting of available scripts that a tech-savvy buyer can use to automate integration with client systems. Provide pre-built connection APIs that can be used to automate many of the integrations outlined in this section. Types of LMS Integration.

White-labeling Your Training Portal: The What, Why And How

TalentLMS

To “white-label” an online service (in our case, your online training portal), simply means to put your own logo and branding on it. With a good white-label LMS it should be trivial to drastically alter the look and feel of your training portal, and have it fully respect your corporate identity. (We’ll We’ll get back to this in the next section, where we’ll see how easy it is to white-label your TalentLMS portal). – Hides vendor ties.

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.

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Will their LMS integrate with your AMS? Choose an LMS that allows for branding and marketing integration with your AMS for the smoothest transition into eLearning. It is critical to have your vendor’s support in the implementation of your learning program. Way back when I was just a marketing minion working in development at a nonprofit, I used to attend workshops and classes that would help me learn more about my industry.

4 reasons why you should integrate your LMS with your HR system

TalentLMS

And that’s exactly what an LMS integration with your HR system can help you achieve. The benefits of an LMS – HR system integration. Of course, there are many different HRMS software vendors and their specific offerings vary. But it becomes possible in an integrated HRMS.

100+ LMS Integrations to Unify your Learning Ecosystem

Paradiso

We, at Paradiso Solutions, can get going with any of the LMS integrations of your choice. We boast of providing 100+ integrations with the most popular and premium of software available in the market. So, essentially we are here to transform the way integrations happen with the LMS. . We differ from the other vendors in one simple proposition. We go beyond offering mere “APIs” as a means of guaranteeing a smooth integration for you.

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. Majority of employees access a LMS or Learning Portal out of the workplace. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Integrated e-mail.

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

CLO Magazine

CLO: What problem do CLOs come to vendors like Degreed to solve? Tauber: The single biggest problem CLOs and their teams come to us for is to help them integrate and simplify their employees’ learning experiences. To deliver all of that, over the last 15 to 20 years CLOs have invested in: LMSs, LCMSs, course and media libraries, custom portals, enterprise social networks, video platforms. Tags: Degreed , e-learning , learning delivery , technology , vendors.

Bring power to your organization with a Training Portal Software

Paradiso

The training and onboarding of your employees are carried out effectively through training portal software. With training portal software, you will obtain the power to simplify and automate your training processes for employees, customers, vendors or associates. Also, you will be able to train, onboard and certify faster your customers and partners through our training portal software. Paradiso Training Portal Software features.

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. Majority of employees access a LMS or Learning Portal out of the workplace. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Integrated e-mail.

Questions to Ask Client References Before Selecting Your LMS

Association eLearning

Once you have narrowed the list of vendors that seem to fit your needs, watched demos to see the Learning Management System functionality, and narrowed the field, then comes the reference checking. 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? Selecting an LMS can be a very involved process.

Salesforce Learning Solutions: AppExchange Buyer’s Guide

Talented Learning

Salesforce takes its responsibility as a platform vendor very seriously. Several years ago, we wrote about the business benefits of integrating modern learning management systems with customer relationship management software. The number of learning solutions vendors offering Salesforce integration has skyrocketed. However, only a subset of these vendors have actually invested the time and effort to partner with Salesforce and qualify their products for AppExchange.

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State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

The data shows that what many vendors assume end users want is far from accurate. Too many vendors are focusing on talent/performance management as the next feature/component in their systems. By the mid to late 2000′s, the split returned with LCMS and LMS (and yes, there were vendors who called themselves LCMSs for as long as e-learning – online learning – has existed). rather then going through the LMS vendor.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions? A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. Congrats, you are probably looking at less than 10 (based on my LMS directory which contains 475 vendors). Custom domains – rather than have yourcompany.vendorname.com, some systems are now offering custom domains so that your learners see whatever name you create.com and remove the vendor name. Integrates with Workday.

This is not (fill in the blank)

eLearning 24-7

The people who suffer the most from this contradiction are the consumers and a vast majority of vendors. If you listen to content authoring tool vendors who have added the capability of HTML5 it is easy to misunderstand what some are saying is not what you assume to be true. Even if the product is a desktop product all you need to do is upload the course to your own web server, use the vendor’s web server or via a LMS.

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E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

eLearning 24-7

billion dollars (USD) by 2015 and an increase in competition in the space, it is time for vendors to act. Interestingly, a large portion of LMS vendors have not optimized their products for the iPad/ iPad2 and with the exception of two content authoring tools, HTML5 capabilities, specifically the ability to output a course in HTML5 does not yet exist. Integrating an online storage/backup capabilities in a LMS. Isn’t it finally time for the vendors to listen?

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.

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

Several vendors have left the space, a few have entered. Vendors are hearing us and are making changes. Newest Version – LMS/Learning Portal Directory. Added Demo Column (Y/N) – If the vendor enables you to view a demo of their product without having to register or provide any information upfront, it is identified as “Yes&#. Bolded Vendor Names – There are vendors whose names are bolded. Fear Factor: Vendor Pricing.

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Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. That said, why is this happening: A significant (over 90%) of vendors are holding off this year and at least part of next year from optimizing their solution to the iPad. But with LMS vendors jumping into the mobile learning sector, at least in some cases, it may be a tad misleading. The bandwagon rage are LMS vendors stating that their product/solution is optimized for tablets, specifically mentioning the iPad. LMS/LCMS/CMS Vendors.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. In any other market, the goal is to be number one, yet for whatever reason, in this market when it comes to social learning, there are a significant number of vendors, who would rather just sit on the sidelines. Time for these vendors to wake up, or see your audience share disappear.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. However there are vendors who sell their API solution wrapped in a piece of software. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. Integrate for our terms, means interface.

Six Proven Steps for Successful LMS Implementation (Part 3 of 6)

AbaraLMS

The 3 rd step to implementing an LMS successfully is its integration. An LMS may be integrated with a number of systems. Here are some common system integrations: Systems containing user accounts and profiles. Systems containing user accounts and profiles are one of the most common LMS system integrations. Single-sign-on is yet another popular LMS integration that is helpful in avoiding multiple login details of different systems within an organization. Portal.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. When they hit stride, other vendors take notice and soon, the lemming revolution begins. Nor, a LMS vendor who enable their customers to sell their courses, but only people who have the same LMS vendor can buy and use them.

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

OmniSocial is a social learning platform, with learning management capabilities and with the ability to select individual apps in the system and only use those you select to install onto your web site or learning portal. OmniSocial can be a standalone, or be integrated with your LMS. For example, when you select “blog&# , the tabs that appear are Info, Options, Blog Comments, Categories, Page Layout and Integrate this App.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. That said, why is this happening: A significant (over 90%) of vendors are holding off this year and at least part of next year from optimizing their solution to the iPad. But with LMS vendors jumping into the mobile learning sector, at least in some cases, it may be a tad misleading, especially with smartphones. Two years ago, lots of LMS vendors were saying their systems were browser agnostic. LMS/LCMS/CMS Vendors.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

not working for a vendor). Vendors: People who work for a vendor (i.e. That there are people out there including vendors who are not on the social media scene. I wonder how many of these vendors offer a micro-blogging like product in their product? Umm, I wonder – how many vendors have a Facebook page and are actively posting on it? I know of only one LMS vendor Absorb that is on FourSquare. Vendor Section. Learning Portal 16%.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

LMSs – Finally vendors took notice. Authoring Tools – With only a small sample of vendors that are SaaS based, pickings are slim. Sure there were exceptions on the desktop side – most notably Articulate Storyline, but overall until desktop vendors see the advantages of SaaS, especially with real time collaboration and peer review, tablets will be slow going. CertPoint VLS Portals – but only to a laptop or CD Rom – so not a mobile device.

Extended Enterprise Systems – Halloween Edition

eLearning 24-7

Multi-tenet or multi-portal, some call them multiple portals. Main system (portal or parent) can push out material, courses, etc. to the sub portals or children. Main portal or parent, can see all the sub-portals/children – data, info, everything. Sub-portal/child – can have their own courses, materials, tests, etc. One of the ways vendors pull this off is by listing e-commerce as a feature.

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. Desktop sharing (appears with a few vendors). Integration with Skype – finally! Integrates and works with Google Apps (education systems). Help desk integration (a few systems). Section 508 (still shocking at the lack of vendors that fail to offer this feature). Integrate with web based e-mail calendars – Gmail and Hotmail.

Customer Complaints, How to Avoid the Traps

eLearning 24-7

When it comes to the e-learning market, specifically the LMS space (and you can toss in LCMS, CMS, Learning Portals as well), there are a lot of traps that customers fall into and can’t get out. Sometimes it is a result of the vendor, other times it is a failure of due diligence on the part of the soon to be customer. The vendor’s salesperson tells you want you want to hear. I expect nothing less from the vendor. For your current vendor – sure.

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.

Tips for Developing an LMS RFP

Association eLearning

As mentioned in the whitepaper, “8 Steps to Selecting Your Association LMS” , we’re reminded that “typically, the more features you add, the greater the likelihood that the vendor will need to customize their product to meet your requirements. After all, the better you are at expressing your requirements, the easier it will be for LMS vendors to understand and meet them. Remember that LMS vendors will be trying to offer the best solution for your needs.

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