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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.

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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.

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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.

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Topics: New Features

What is an LMS?

Posted by Sandi Lin on Oct 13, 2014 3:15:00 PM

If you’re an eLearning professional, you’ve probably come across the term LMS. So, what is an LMS? LMS, an acronym which stands for "learning management system," is an increasingly broad term for a wide range of eLearning software. 

The generic definition of an LMS is a software solution for delivering and tracking training activities, usually with an emphasis on eLearning. As we'll see, LMS features vary so widely that it's become a catch-all term. If you're searching for a quasi or actual LMS, it's important to look at specific requirements in order to find the best fit. In this post, we deconstruct the elements of an LMS, to help you identify the specific features you need from an online training platform.

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Topics: LMS

New Feature: Limited Time Access

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Oct 8, 2014 10:55:07 AM

Looking to set an enrollment expiration period for your course? Or perhaps you have a private domain, and only want to provide access for a limited period of time. You can now easily set the default duration of time that customers have access to your content in the dashboard.

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Topics: New Features

Choosing an LMS for Customer Training

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Oct 7, 2014 12:23:17 PM

If you're looking for a learning management system for customer, channel partner, or supplier training (aka extended enterprise), the search can be daunting. External user training comes with its own unique needs and challenges. 

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Topics: LMS

The Top 5 eLearning Acronyms (And What They Mean)

Posted by Sandi Lin on Sep 29, 2014 3:54:00 PM

The eLearning industry is full of acronyms - in fact, the word eLearning itself is shorthand for electronic learning! Interested in learning the common industry jargon? Here is our handy guide to the top five eLearning acronyms.


1. LMS (Learning Management System)

A Learning Management System is a software system that is used by training organizations to deliver and track learning activities, with an emphasis on eLearning.

There are two common tyes of LMS systems: installed and SaaS. The installed type requires hosting on an organization's own server. The SaaS (software-as-a-service) type is hosted in the cloud.

The features that an LMS includes will also differ greatly. Depending on the platform, or a company's specific training needs, an LMS might include features like:

  • Course authoring tools
  • Course delivery
  • Course catalog
  • Assignments and gradebooks
  • Discussion forums
  • Analytics
  • Student registration
  • E-commerce
  • Data integrations

You may be noticing the theme that LMS systems vary greatly. They are evolving rapidly, too. We'll be doing a full blog post on this subject to dive into these details.

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Topics: Training

Meet Morgan Marks, Engineering Intern at Skilljar

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Sep 24, 2014 4:40:00 PM

Welcome to the next segment of intern introductions! We are excited to get to know Morgan Marks, engineering intern and the newest addition to the Skilljar team. She’ll be helping to build some great upcoming features.

Morgan hails from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and has spent the past 4 years studying Math and Computer Science at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota (talk about a change in weather!). After graduating in June, Morgan moved to Seattle for her next adventure. When she’s not writing code, her interests include cooking, crocheting, and calligraphy.

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New Feature: Customize Your Online Lesson Display

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Sep 18, 2014 2:33:31 AM

You requested it; we built it! With our newest feature, you are able to customize your course settings to select your preferred online lesson display.

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Bulk Upload Tool Launches

Posted by Sarah Southerland on Sep 10, 2014 7:39:55 AM

Exciting news, we've launched the bulk upload tool! Save time setting up your next course by using this new addition to the Skilljar online course builder. You can upload multiple videos, audio files, and PDFs at one time using the bulk upload tool. With each file you upload, you will also be able to automatically create a lesson and make the file downloadable.

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