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4 Tips for Creating Onboarding Content

Posted by Linda Schwaber-Cohen on Dec 8, 2016 9:43:04 AM

Onboarding content is often an afterthought. Customer Success Managers or Onboarding Specialists will walk customers through a product in a live training, and the information is quickly forgotten, or the customer leaves feeling like they were just completely overloaded.  It’s clear that heightened awareness around onboarding as a critical component of the customer lifecycle is changing this, and customers are demanding that companies make them successful. That starts with providing the right information and resources during onboarding. If you’re building out your onboarding program, here are a few things you may want to think about as you plan and create your content.

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Topics: Training, Creating Content, Customer Success

[Webinar Recap] Data-Driven Customer Training

Posted by Danie Zaika on Dec 6, 2016 3:09:32 PM

*This post was updated on 12/6/2016

Skilljar's own Linda Schwaber-Cohen, Head of Training, and Sara Robba, Customer Success Manager, hosted a webinar on December 6th discussing Skilljar's findings from our Customer Training Completion Rates study and the implications of those findings for the training industry. To those of you who listened in, thank you for your participation and feedback. If you were unable to join us, here is a brief recap of what we covered, as well as a link to download the full recording.

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Topics: Training, Creating Content, Analytics

Why You Need a Customer Onboarding Program

Posted by Erynn Williams on Dec 1, 2016 5:30:00 AM

The onboarding process is a truly unique stage in the customer journey with your product and your company. During this phase, customers are eager to get started with your product or service, and the customer service they receive sets the tone for all future interactions that they'll have with you. Onboarding is a time when your customer support is key and can make or break a user’s opinion of your company. If you are on the fence about whether or not a customer onboarding program is worth the time, effort, and financial investment, this post is here to tell you why it is essential to your company’s success.

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Topics: Training, Customer Success

Skill-Jargon: Commonly Used eLearning Terms and What They Mean

Posted by Erynn Williams on Nov 29, 2016 5:30:00 AM


Until I began working at Skilljar, I had never been exposed to the LMS and training software industry. I learned quickly that there were dozens of commonly used acronyms and words in this field that I didn’t know. This post is for those of you who have found yourselves frequently having to Google definitions of terms on your journey to finding an LMS. Below is a list of some of the terminology that you will need to know as you learn more about Skilljar and its services.

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Topics: Training, LMS

5 Reasons We Are Thankful For An LMS

Posted by Erynn Williams on Nov 24, 2016 5:30:00 AM

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Skilljar! To celebrate the season of giving thanks, we are sharing 5 reasons that we are thankful for Learning Management Systems. 

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Topics: LMS

Ask a CSM: Q&A With Vikki Pope, MapAnything

Posted by Danie Zaika on Nov 22, 2016 5:30:00 AM

In this edition of our Ask a CSM series, we're chatting with Vikki Pope, VP of Client Success, MapAnything.

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Topics: Customer Success, Ask a CSM

2017 Customer Success and Training Conferences

Posted by Erynn Williams on Nov 17, 2016 5:30:00 AM

Planning which conferences to attend next year? For professionals in customer success, customer training, and customer marketing, here's a handy guide to upcoming events.

We'll keep this list updated as we learn more. The conferences that say TBD are based on the month that they were held in 2016, but no 2017 conference dates have been released yet. If we missed any, let us know in the comments! 

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Topics: Training, Events, Customer Success

What I Learned at CEdMA Fall Conference 2016

Posted by Linda Schwaber-Cohen on Nov 16, 2016 5:30:00 AM

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the CEdMA Fall Conference in Wellesley, Massachusetts. CEdMA (Computer Education Management Association) is a professional organization that provides a forum for leaders working in training at technology companies, and hosts bi-annual conferences for its members. Conference sessions covered a variety of topics relevant to the training world - delivery, planning, sales, technology, and organizational trends. The session content, along with meeting so many different training professionals, left me feeling excited to be a part of the training community. Here are my main takeaways from the conference:

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Topics: Training, Events, Customer Success

How Video Content Impacts Customer Training Completion Rates

Posted by Erynn Williams on Nov 15, 2016 5:31:00 AM

This past October, we released a study on Customer Training Completion Rates, and last week we discussed the study’s findings on how session times impact completion rates. This post is about our findings regarding the impact of video content on training completion rates, and how including videos in your training can raise the course participation and completion.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, Creating Content

5 Tips to Boost Participation In Your eLearning Course

Posted by Erynn Williams on Nov 10, 2016 5:30:00 AM


Picture this: You are a training manager, and you have been working for months creating a comprehensive customer onboarding course online. After one month of your course being active, your analytics report shows that about half of the customers are dropping out of the training after the third module. Why are they leaving before the training is complete? Have they lost interest in your product, or just your online course?

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Topics: Instructional Design, LMS, Creating Content

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