Category: Best Practices

  • 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, […]

  • Turn Your LMS into a “Choose Your Own Adventure” Learning Experience

    Create Self-Directed Learning Surveys (and more) Using Answer-Based Actions The need to keep learners engaged is a struggle we see many LMS administrators come to us with, competing for their audience’s attention every step of the way. Not only do their learners have a host of other options for their time, administrators and course builders are unable to create […]

  • Have You Considered Asking Your Learners Whether They Need to Take the Course?

    Learning administrators can at times suffer from a certain smugness. Although it’s unlikely that they have met the vast majority of the learners in their learning management system (LMS), these administrators are confident that they know—with absolute certainty—what learners need. These admins will enthusiastically click away, enrolling learners into courses and curricula. In the minds […]

  • Training in the age of Twitter

    Warning: This post may exceed 140 characters. What was I saying? Sorry, I lost focus there for a second. Oh yeah… Here at Blatant Media we know lots about Learning Management Systems and things like ‘responsive design'; it’s our job to provide our clients with great tools. But where the rubber hits the road, and where we can […]

  • You CAN always get what you need: Tips for writing a great LMS RFI/RFP

      As Mick Jagger famously sang, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need!”. I sometimes wonder if he worked in  software sales (okay, not really), but  this expression could be 100% applicable to the process of procuring or selling software. As a “Top 20″ LMS vendor, we regularly receive […]

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