• Mobile Learning: Apps vs. Responsive design?

    “To App or not to App”, seems to be the question. We receive a lot of RFP documents that list mandatory requirements such as “Do you have a Mobile App? Yes or No”. Rarely is there an explanation of the use case or context provided for this requirement. In many cases, I’m not sure that […]

  • What Buying a Bicycle Would Look Like if We Applied a Typical LMS Selection Strategy

    When making any significant purchase it’s normal to go through a thoughtful consideration of your options. For example, there’s more to choosing the bicycle that’s right for you than having two wheels that spin. To begin with, the cost of purchasing a bicycle can range from a few dollars for a second-hand “beater” to tens of […]

  • Absorb LMS Wins Several Awards!

    We are pleased to share some great news. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been honored with several awards from our respected colleagues at research firms Brandon Hall Research and Talented Learning. For many years now, Brandon Hall Research has conducted an annual Excellence in Technology Awards program. We’re pleased to have been awarded Gold for […]

  • Why Reporting is the Most Hated Learning Management Feature

    Stripped of its hundreds of bells and whistles, a learning management system (LMS) is essentially a software application designed to do two things: Provide learners with learning content Report on the progress of these learners. Given that all LMSs have these two features in one form or another, it’s probably not surprising that given the […]

  • Adapt Your Off-The-Shelf LMS To Your Business Requirements

    Using Admin Overrides to Suit Your Needs A good off-the-shelf LMS automatically updates the progress of employees, partners or customers’ training activities and provides robust tracking. It is a huge time saver for administrators to be able to pull, or even better yet schedule, accurate and timely reports to readily check the status of many trainees […]

  • How Our Intuitively Designed LMS Administration Saves You Time

    Here at Blatant Media we are focused on one primary goal – To Build Intuitive Software! This was our goal back in 2003, and it’s the filter through which we look at every new feature that we build into Absorb today. As you have probably heard, Absorb underwent a major redesign last year. As part […]

  • 3 Reasons Why You Might Want to Replace Your Learning Management System

    If you know what you’re doing, a better tool can make a world of difference. Over the last few years various e-learning analysts have reported that about 2/3 of LMS users are planning to replace their current systems. If you’ve been using the same LMS for a few years (or more) you may be feeling the need […]

  • How to Use a Learning Management System for Employee Reviews

    Turning Your LMS into a Multi-functional Powerhouse Some friends of mine recently went Like/Share/Thumbs Up-crazy about an item on our Facebook news feeds. All of this excitement was about a Kickstarter campaign for an invention called the COOLEST COOLER which, if ever brought to market, promises to be: “… a portable party disguised as a cooler, […]

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