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Do You Need a New Course Authoring Tool?

By BL Snodgrass on Aug 2, 2019 1:31:49 PM

If you’ve been reading our eLearning authoring tool reviews (iSpring, Lectora Inspire, Storyline 3 ), you may be thinking you need a new authoring product. You may even think that using a new authoring tool will better engage learners, and result in better retention and satisfaction with the learning experience.

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eLearning Authoring Review: Trivantis Lectora Inspire

By BL Snodgrass on Jun 19, 2019 10:22:55 AM

Trivantis Lectora Inspire is desktop eLearning authoring software package that ranks at the top of authoring tools. Lectora Inspire, which at first glance, is a relatively pricey authoring tool (begins at $2595 for an annual license + maintenance) is one of the best desktop tools available. It has a robust set of features that will meet your authoring needs well into the future - evolving as your needs change, but is also easy enough for newbies to get up and running quickly. And of course, Lectora Inspire produces AICC/SCORM compliant courses - so you can use them in any AICC/SCORM compliant LMS.

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eLearning Authoring Review: Storyline 3

By BL Snodgrass on Jun 14, 2019 1:05:17 PM

One of the best eLearning authoring tools on the market, and also one of the most popular, is Articulate Storyline. The latest release is Storyline 3 – the standalone product, or Articulate 360 – a suite of web products that includes Storyline 360. The products have almost the same features, so your selection will likely be based on other factors.

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Benefits of an LMS & How To Know if You Need One?

By BL Snodgrass on Jun 7, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Did you know that approximately 40 percent of US organizations report that they have an LMS? According to the market research firm Markets and Markets, the LMS industry will grow by 19.8% compounded annual growth rate between now and 2023. So, what exactly is a learning management system anyway? And why do I need one?

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Training Vendor Review Guidebook

By BL Snodgrass on May 22, 2019 3:20:34 PM

Are you looking to purchase off-the-shelf training courses that will work in your LMS? While it can be daunting to find a vendor that will suit the evolving needs of your organization, it’s important to remember that not only are you purchasing a course library, you're also starting a partnership with the vendor - a relationship that should simplify your training programs and meet your needs now, and in the future.

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Can I Track Classroom Training In The LMS?

By C Prah on May 9, 2019 1:00:00 PM

One-stop shopping is the name of the game because it makes life easier. It's more convenient to get everything you need in a single location. That logic also applies to your LMS.

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6 Step LMS Implementation Plan

By BL Snodgrass on May 2, 2019 12:39:36 PM

If you have gone through a rigorous LMS evaluation & selection process, then you are well poised to move to the implementation phase of the plan. Much of the time involved is based on your organization’s requirements and how well-suited the LMS is to those requirements. You should also have an understanding of what you need to do, what resources you have at your disposal to accomplish the tasks, and what is the timeline.

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LMS Reporting

By C Prah on Apr 25, 2019 7:45:00 AM

One of the pillars of a learning management system is reporting – whether it be compliance, assignments, requirements, certification – this information is a key component of the software.

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How Single Sign-On Works

By C Prah on Apr 17, 2019 12:00:00 PM

For IT folks, managing login credentials is a thankless task that can have serious consequences and pose potential security risks to your organization.

"81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords .” Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 2017

And because we have so many passwords to manage everyday – unlocking the phone, online purchases, bank transactions – many of us resort to using the same password on many sites. People try all kinds of unwieldy tricks to stay on top of

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