Skilljar Blog

Is your LMS ready for Google's mobile changes?

Posted by Sandi Lin on Nov 18, 2014 12:29:00 PM

Google announced today that "mobile friendly" labels will now be added to mobile search results (read the official announcement here). In addition, industry experts believe that mobile readiness will soon be factored into the ranking algorithm for search results (article here).

At Skilljar, we've prioritized a mobile responsive learning experience from Day 1. I'm happy to say that all training portals powered by Skilljar are passing Google's Mobile test!

Photo Credit: atmtx via Compfight cc

Unfortunately, many training organizations use learning management systems (LMS) and authoring tools that are years behind in terms of mobile support. For example, Flash content is not commonly supported on mobile, and Google specifically calls this out as a negative factor. If organic search (SEO) drives traffic to your training courses, now is a great time to look for a mobile-friendly LMS and improve your learning experience.

Read More

New Feature: Custom Course Layouts

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Nov 17, 2014 2:19:00 PM

We are happy to announce the launch of yet another highly requested feature for our instructors. Now instructors have many new options for customizing the student lesson display of their online courses, from the lesson color scheme to the position of the lesson details. 

Read More

Topics: New Features

New Feature: Certificates

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Nov 12, 2014 12:47:00 PM

We are continually adding to Skilljar's features to provide instructors with the best LMS for their online training. What's new? We're glad you asked.

We are very excited to announce that our newest feature has released: certificates! Certificates have been one of our instructors' most highly requested features, and we couldn't be happier to add this to our list of available features. Now you can issue a certificate to trainees once they pass or complete a course. Let's take a look at how the certificate feature works.

Read More

Topics: New Features

4 Ways to Increase Your Training ROI

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Nov 10, 2014 2:53:34 PM


Today we're taking a look at success. How do you define success as a training manager? Every company has their own unique training objectives, so success may look a little different depending on those goals. Increasing your training ROI, however, is a universal goal that can impact the overall success of your company. 

Read More

Topics: Training, Instructional Design

Time on Site Analytics Launch

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Nov 5, 2014 4:59:55 PM

We are very excited to announce our newest reporting features have launched. Data is becoming increasingly important as trainers look for more ways to measure their training's impact. With the newest reporting enhancements, you can now view time on site analytics for your courses. This advanced reporting provides insight into total engagement with your training program, as well as the granularity you need at course, lesson, and even user levels.

Read More

Topics: New Features

DevLearn 2014 Recap

Posted by Sandi Lin on Nov 4, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Last week, I attended the DevLearn 2014 conference sponsored by the eLearning Guild in sunny Las Vegas. Held at the Bellagio, there were close to 3,000 attendees, with a mix of instructional designers, content developers, and training managers from all over the country. Overall, it was one of the best organized and most interesting conferences I've ever attended. 

Read More

Topics: Events

Extended Enterprise Training 101

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Oct 29, 2014 2:54:09 PM

Have you recently been introduced to the term "extended enterprise?" Perhaps you are a training manager who manages partner training. Or maybe you are tasked with improving your company's customer success. In this article, we look at what a company's extended enterprise is, and what extended enterprise training entails.

Read More

Topics: Training

4 Metrics for Measuring Training ROI

Posted by Sandi Lin on Oct 21, 2014 3:33:45 PM


You've implemented an online training program, well done! Now that you've designed the curriculum, produced the content, chosen a learning management system, and authored your courses, that's it, right? Not quite. When investing in a customer or partner education program, it's important to define success metrics for measuring the return on your training investment.

In this blog post, we discuss the 4 most common metrics for measuring training ROI.

Read More

Topics: Training

New Analytics: Active and New User Reports

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Oct 20, 2014 11:12:43 AM

We are excited to announce our newest additions to the course analytics. You can gain key insights into user engagement with our newest reports.

Read More

Topics: New Features

Using Your Own Payment Gateway (Your E-Commerce Options)

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Oct 15, 2014 4:42:00 PM


If you sell your online training on Skilljar, you can choose whether to use your own payment gateway to process e-commerce transactions, or opt for Skilljar to handle payments. Both options have their own benefits. In this article, we take a look at the e-commerce options for your Skilljar courses.

Read More

Topics: New Features

Subscribe to Skilljar's Blog

Join thousands of training professionals! Get Skilljar's latest articles straight to your inbox. Enter your email address below:

Subscribe to Email Updates

Follow Skilljar