Absorb LMS Blog Digest: May 2012

My May 2012 posts on the Absorb LMS Blog:

A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Learning Management System (Part 2)
STEP 2: Perform a Content Inventory Audit
One of the greatest strengths of a LMS is that it acts as a central repository for much of the formal content you’ll make available to learners. This content can be in many formats to support different learning modalities, including: More >

A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Learning Management System (Part 3)
STEP 3: Establish Who Needs What Content
It may have seemed like a pain to create your content inventory audit, especially if you have a large amount of content. You’ll now, however, begin to reap the benefits of the work you’ve done. It’s time to connect the learners with the content. More >

Where We’ll Be if Aliens or Zombies Attack
When dot coms start clashing with dot nets (ok, you’re on to me. I’m not a programmer), Absorb LMS team members regroup and recharge by blowing virtual things up in the new Blatant Media games room. More >

A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Learning Management System (Part 4)
STEP 4: Define Administrative Roles and Create Admin Accounts
Chances are you won’t be alone logging into the administrative control panel of your LMS. Others may require access as well. These people might include: More >

A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Learning Management System (Part 5)
STEP 5: Create Learner Groups and Placeholders for Identifiers
The day you tackle this step, you’ll be going home from work feeling smug and productive. Even if you have a large number of user groups, creating departments or groups for them in your LMS should be fairly fast and straightforward. More >

At Last, a “Blatant Media” Google Alert Worth Reading
Most of the Google Alerts I receive for the words “Blatant Media” are for Blog posts by enraged political activists who feel that there’s a conspiracy by the media to defame their preferred candidate. These posts can be entertaining at first (lots of exclamation points) but after a while, they become repetitive and predictable. More >

A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Learning Management System (Part 6)
STEP 6: Import, Configure, and Test Content
If you have a large amount of content, this will be the most time-consuming part of your new LMS implementation. More >

What’s the Kardashian Rating of Your Learning Content?
A few months ago, I wrote a blog post titled “`No Pain, No Gain’ Belongs in the Gym, Not in Learning and Development Departments.” This has become one of our most popular posts. More >

A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Learning Management System (Part 7)
STEP 7: Create Curricula/Learning Paths
If you’re only making individual courses available to learners, then you’ll be able to skip this step altogether. If, on the other hand, you plan to make curricula/learning paths available, you’ll need to create those course groupings. More >

 

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