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How eLearning Pros Create Online Quizzes

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Mar 25, 2015 2:30:33 PM

Here at Skilljar, we offer a built-in quizzing tool for trainers to develop quizzes directly in the LMS. But there are a lot of different tools available for creating online quizzes, and each of these tools have varied capabilities. So we asked a few pros what tools they love using. Here's what we learned.

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Topics: Creating Content

Training for the Sharing Economy Workforce

Posted by Sandi Lin on Mar 22, 2015 3:12:00 PM

With the rise of the "sharing economy," the very nature of how we work is rapidly changing. Nearly 1 in 5 American workers is now part-time, either voluntarily or involuntarily. Recent articles in Time and the New York Times describe how an increasing number of us are earning primary and secondary income by becoming part-time drivers, renting out our rooms, pet-sitting, delivering packages, and more.

For operations managers, the sharing economy's contract workforce presents unique challenges for scaling, onboarding, and ensuring consistent quality experiences in the marketplace. This article summarizes the key challenges and our recommendations for training and development in the sharing economy community.

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Topics: Training

Skilljar LMS Advanced Course Settings

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Mar 17, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Skilljar provides many different options for customizing your courses to meet your company's unique training needs. From title settings to certificates and much more, you can customize each of your courses with the specific settings you need. In this article we walk through each of the advanced course settings:

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Topics: New Features, LMS

3 Common Skilljar LMS Integrations

Posted by Sandi Lin on Mar 17, 2015 10:54:00 AM

With so many Learning Management System (LMS) vendors to choose from, the ability to integrate workflows and data with your company's processes is just as important as delivering a great learning experience. At Skilljar, we've found that creating flexible APIs and webhooks have given our clients the widest range of options to support their technical needs. In this post, we describe three of the most common LMS integrations between Skilljar and other systems.

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Topics: LMS

New Feature: LinkedIn Certificates

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Mar 13, 2015 10:07:00 AM

We are so excited to tell you about our newest feature! In a previous article, we discussed how important the perceived value of a certificate is. For many trainees, the value is derived from being able to display their earned certificates to potential employers as well as industry peers as a way to build their professional reputation. With our newest feature, you can make it easy for trainees to showcase the certificate they earned from completing your course on their LinkedIn profile. In this article, we'll show you how it works as well as how your trainees, and your company, can benefit.

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Topics: New Features

Native Video Hosting on Skilljar LMS or Embedded Video?

Posted by Sandi Lin on Mar 10, 2015 6:41:03 PM

Skilljar's learning management system (LMS) supports streaming video that is directly uploaded to our platform, as well as video embedded from external hosts like YouTube, Wistia, Vimeo, and Brightcove. If you are delivering video training, which option should you choose? Here's a quick guide to the pros and cons of each.

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Topics: LMS

How Certificates Impact Online Training

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Mar 5, 2015 3:16:00 PM

Online training provides companies with the opportunity to easily offer certificates to trainees. Today, I wanted to take a look at 2 key components that make up your certificate strategy: what is the value of a certificate, and what are the different implementation considerations.

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Topics: Training, LMS

3 Ways to Increase Training Adoption for Customer Success

Posted by Sandi Lin on Mar 3, 2015 11:59:14 AM

For training managers who help SaaS customers with initial onboarding and ongoing customer success, it's often a challenge to provide training that's both scalable and engaging. SaaS customer training is frequently delivered on-demand, so that customers around the world have the benefit of immediate 24/7 access, without the need to schedule an instructor-led session. However, getting customers to register for and complete training on their own presents an ongoing challenge.

How can SaaS training managers increase engagement with self-paced courses? By making the experience as seamless as possible. Here are 3 ways to increase training adoption for customer success.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design

New Feature: Custom CSS Styling and Javascript Analytics

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Feb 27, 2015 12:11:53 PM

Our newest feature, custom CSS, enables you to customize the visual style of your training site even more than before.

While you've always been able to change your logos and colors in the Theming area of the dashboard, custom CSS can be used to modify additional style elements like fonts and backgrounds.

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Topics: New Features

Using On-Demand Training for Lead Generation

Posted by Sandi Lin on Feb 22, 2015 7:11:49 PM

Online training is one of the newest content tools available for modern digital marketers. Traditionally, digital marketers have relied on formats like eBooks and webinars for lead generation, while training managers have interacted with customers only after contracts are signed.

In today's world, 57% of the purchase decision is complete before a potential buyer ever contacts a sales rep. As a result, innovative digital marketers know that providing online training is a powerful tool to generate interest and awareness early in the sales funnel.

On-demand training is a particularly effective delivery method because it is available immediately for the prospective customer, no matter the time zone or geography. In addition, if the training is designed appropriately, your prospect will return to your website multiple times to resume the training, which provides you with additional opportunities to engage.

Whether you are a financial institution offering consumer homebuying classes, or an enterprise software provider creating an ecosystem of skilled and certified talent, on-demand training is a scalable and effective way to generate leads for your organization. Here are 3 objectives to keep in mind when designing your campaigns.

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Topics: Training

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