Category: Features

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Weight Control Strategies for Learning and Development

    A friend of mine, an Oxford-educated mathematician, had a smart strategy to succeed in university. When two or more of her professors scheduled exams for the same week, she would immediately ask the instructors to clarify to what extent these exams would influence the final class grade. If the exam in one class was worth, […]

  • A First Look at Absorb LMS Version 5

    After more than a year and a half in development, Absorb LMS version 5 was launched this week. This release contains more than 400 new features and enhancements. Highlights include: A responsive, HTML 5, multilingual admin control panel that works on iPads and other tablets The addition of competency management features capable of issuing badges […]

  • Borrow this University Business Model to Sell Certification Programs

    You, dear reader, can obtain an education from the most prestigious universities in the world, all for free. It makes no difference whether you received straight `A’s in high school or whether you spent your high school years sitting in your friend’s basement learning to play the opening to Stairway to Heaven on a Gibson Flying […]

  • Identify Your LMS Requirements Easily Using this Powerful Visualization Tool

    I’ve ranted repeatedly (here, here, and here) about the horribly-designed Request for Proposals (RFPs) that cross my desk. Invariably, these so-called learning management system selection tools suffer from one or more of the following design flaws: They ask vendors to provide information they won’t ever disclose and/or is not relevant to the acquisition of a […]

  • The Powerful Amazon Feature You Should be Adopting in Your Learning Management System

    It seems like just yesterday that business analysts were wondering whether this newfangled e-commerce fad would catch on. Would anxiety over credit card theft deter customers from trusting on-line retailers? Would people feel confident in buying stuff sight unseen or would they instead stick to going to brick-and-mortar stores to paw and sniff the merchandise? […]

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