The Four C's of the Extended Enterprise

Posted by Sandi Lin on March 31, 2015

According to, companies spend most of their training dollars (56%) on external audiences, not employees. External audiences are sometimes referred to as the "extended enterprise." However, this is not a commonly known term, even in the eLearning industry. So what types of trainees are part of the extended enterprise? We call them the Four C's - read on to learn more!

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Topics: Training

How eLearning Pros Create Online Quizzes

Posted by Sarah Southerland on March 25, 2015

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 March 22, 2015

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 March 17, 2015

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: Features, LMS

3 Common Skilljar LMS Integrations

Posted by Sandi Lin on March 17, 2015

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 March 13, 2015

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: Features

Native Video Hosting on Skilljar LMS or Embedded Video?

Posted by Sandi Lin on March 10, 2015

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 March 5, 2015

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 March 3, 2015

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

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