Learning Management System Integrations for Maximum Impact

Your company relies on a variety of different software applications to keep the business running smoothly and facilitate its work. As a learning professional, the addition of your LMS to suite of applications being used by your business was probably among the more recent additions. An unfortunate number of learning professionals experience a rather rude awakening when it comes time to get that LMS to talk to the other systems in place. Making that happen easily or smoothly seems to be the exception to the rule, which can make your work life much more stressful than you’d like it to be. Learning management system integrations are essential for maximum impact of your learning programs on the business. Here are some things to keep in mind:
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How Training (and a Learning Management System) Drives Revenue

Training and development are concepts that can be difficult for executives and business leaders to see the importance of. Many companies just don’t see the connection between L&D, or even investing in a learning management system, and revenue. Continue reading

Learning Management System Analytics for ROI

When you became a learning and/or eLearning professional, your educational path may or may not have included much in the way of statistics or data analytics, but the reality of your career in nearly any 21st-century company more than likely is demanding that you incorporate these tasks and skills into your work. What’s driving these demands is the company’s need to justify learning program expenditures with a return on investment (ROI) calculation. They want to see that the precious resources that have been put into your learning programs are contributing to the company’s bottom line in a positive and impactful way. This has resulted in many a sleepless night for learning professionals scrambling to crunch the numbers and make the grade. One piece of this puzzle is making sure you know the role of learning management system analytics for calculating ROI.
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Building a Business Case for a New Learning Management System

If you think your business is ready for a learning management system, it may be up to you build a business case showing why it’s beneficial for your organization. So how do you start building the business case for a new learning management system? Continue reading

Are You Guilty of These Onboarding Mistakes?

One of the biggest mistakes we see a lot of businesses make in terms of onboarding is not using a learning management system to deliver key content. Along with not using a learning management system, another issue we frequently see is that businesses don’t have any onboarding strategy at all. Even when companies have an onboarding strategy, they may not be executing it optimally. Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons Every Business Needs a Learning Management System

We’re obviously big believers in the value of a learning management system (LMS) here at eLeaP. There are reasons for that, however. All businesses, large and small, can benefit from a learning management system. Continue reading

Learning Management System Usability: The Holy Grail

Everyone has experienced the pain and frustration of trying to use software applications that fail the usability test. This is why the new term for usability or what used to be called “user-friendly” is user experienceor UX. Software that doesn’t deliver a superior user experience simply won’t be successful in the long run. When you’re talking about learning management system usability, many vendors providing LMS solutions have missed the mark on what is probably the single most important requirement customers need. Unfortunately, many companies don’t realize that their LMS misses the mark until after it has been implemented and employees start using it, and then just as quickly stop using it. Continue reading

Training Your Employees to Prevent PR Nightmares

Decades ago, the idea of a PR disaster was one that was rare. There, of course, were companies that suffered under the weight of bad press, but not in the way that companies do today. It seems like every day there is a new disaster affecting businesses around the world. So have businesses gotten less ethical and more sloppy or is there something else to the never-ending barrage of negative PR? Continue reading

3 Things Learning Management Systems Cannot Do

Almost every learning management system (LMS) software vendor website you visit will have a blog, and the articles you find there are often very useful and informative for anyone working as an eLearning professional. Many of those articles are also serving a marketing purpose for the LMS product the company offers, which is fine, but it also understandably paints a very positive picture of what an LMS can do for a company. As you take in more and more of these articles, you begin to get the picture that any given LMS is the magic bullet that will not only greatly improve your company’s learning, training and development programs, but will single-handedly save your company from what would otherwise be its sure demise if you dare to proceed in business without this or another LMS. It’s worth remembering that while an LMS can do lots great things for you, and they are getting better and better all the time, they are not the be-all-end-all determining your company’s fate. Here are three things learning management systems cannot do for you now and will probably never be able to do for you: Continue reading