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4 Tips to Increase the Consumption of Compliance Training


Whether your workforce is remote or on the front line, disruptions are everywhere. Due to competing obligations, meetings, and other digital interruptions, learners generally don’t look forward to mandatory compliance training modules or virtual classroom sessions. When compliance is required for certification or licensing, however, learning leaders must ensure timely consumption and completion of the material.

We’ve identified 4 key strategies to help:
  1. Make Training Accessible

    VenU Connect allows administrators to create a multimedia email with a dynamically generated hyperlink, specific to each user and their assigned training. Client case studies indicate this quick access dramatically reduces the time between course enrollment and course consumption. However you choose to deliver the material, make access to your training intuitive and seamless.

  2. Create Urgency

    The modern workforce is constantly inundated with information, and therefore, has been conditioned to filter out noise or superfluous information. Capturing the attention of learners can be challenging. Create clear and direct reminders for training that emphasize due dates. Any LMS should give you the option to automate these reminders and automatically email them out.

  3. Promote the Training

    The success of any type of campaign is contingent upon an effective communication strategy. Take a multi-pronged approach, and promote your compliance initiative through the different communication channels available to you. VenU clients often rely on the integrated mass mailer tool and other communication tools within the LMS to create stylized emails, newsletters, announcements, homepage animations, and HTML formatted site notifications to reinforce the reminders noted above.

  4. Incentivize Compliance

    Studies continue to support the evidence that the addition of an incentive into the learning process increases knowledge retention and improves application. If gamification does not fit into your learning culture, consider an alternative incentive for consumption of training – be it through internal acknowledgement, or the implementation of rewards or certification program. VenU Connect clients will find plenty of opportunities to recognize learners by utilizing built-in social learning features.

For more information on increasing the consumption of compliance training – current VenU clients should contact their dedicated Project Manager. Not a VenU client, but want to learn more? Contact us today at 800.596.8544.

  Ryan Anderson   Oct 08, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

VenU Passes Security Audit

VenU is pleased to announce that it has recently completed and passed an in-depth third-party security audit!

Throughout 2019, VenU successfully completed numerous security and quality audits performed by independent third-parties, Fortune 500 client auditors, internal auditors, and management reviews. The most recent security audit tested compliance with security controls, software development practices and Software as a Service (SaaS) security. Amongst numerous topics addressed were:

  • Vulnerability Testing
  • Patch Management
  • Encryption
  • Network and Physical Security
  • Incident Responses
  • Access Management
  • Change Management
  • Data Safeguarding and Privacy

Additionally, VenU recently renewed its BBB EU Privacy Shield certification, along with its ISO 9001 and 27001 Certifications.

VenU was also one of the first twenty companies to certify with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and obtain Privacy Shield compliance along with the European Union Privacy Shield.  Significant efforts have been completed to become General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant to support our large European client base. (Read more about our EU Privacy Shield certification here.)

The ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification means VenU has sound and verified business processes implemented and executed company-wide, while its ISO 27001 certification verifies that VenU’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) is formalized and adhered to.

We consider it a privilege to serve as our clients’ LMS provider and consistently look for opportunities to enhance our processes and services – which are underpinned by our relentless commitment to security.  Not a VenU™ client, but want to learn more? Contact us today at 800.596.8544.

  Ryan Anderson   Sep 18, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

Momentum – Does your initiative have it?

Whether a big or small company, training departments are usually overtaxed with limited resources and are often the first to feel the impacts of budget cuts and downsizing. Additionally, employee turnover in training departments can cause disruptions in training initiatives. Over the years, we’ve found that a number of clients need help administering and supporting their training initiatives.  That’s where VenU’s Momentum Program comes in…

The VenU Momentum Program™ combines end-user technical support, client support and training, along with site administration – ensuring user satisfaction and the success of our clients’ learning initiatives. VenU becomes an extension and expansion of your training team and provides continuity when training personnel changes occur.

The complete Momentum program includes the following professional services:

Platform AdministrationYou certainly retain the ability to administer your learning solution; however, VenU will provide you as much or as little platform administration as you need. We can help you load content and courses, configure online tools and features, set up classrooms and events, and provide you with usage statistics and reports.

Project Management and TrainingOur dedicated project managers become part of your training team – understanding your specific business needs and providing recommendations on how to make the most effective use of your eLearning platform. Training on LMS functionality is provided as needed, and whenever requested, to ensure your training staff is knowledgeable on the full range of capabilities.

MarketingUser awareness is a key element to the success of your learning initiative. We can help you gain and maintain the momentum attained at launch and throughout the life of your program. VenU’s toolbox of pre-developed communication tools will help you promote your site using multimedia announcements, emails, etc. We’ll work with you to create a calendar of events and build a marketing campaign around your goals and objectives. We’ll also provide measurement tools to gauge the effectiveness of each event and communication.

Technical SupportWe know that customer satisfaction is key to the success of any learning initiative. Forget the worries of providing technical support and let VenU take care of your customers. Our U.S.-based, multi-lingual Customer Service Center provides professional and courteous customer care. Each of our customer service representatives are trained as administrators on your solution, so they can provide expert support and diagnostics. Since our custom branded online support ticketing system is Single Sign On (SSO) enabled with VenU Connect™, users will be able to seamlessly access the support site to submit trouble tickets, which are managed and tracked to resolution.

The VenU Momentum Program™ is a comprehensive support and administration service provided by VenU professionals for VenU clients. Not a VenU™ client, but want to learn more? Contact us today at 800.596.8544.

  Ryan Anderson   Sep 11, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

Modern Learning

VenU eLearning Solutions is celebrating 16 years this week. Over that tenure, we’ve developed and implemented the latest and greatest for our industry leading clients in order to ensure our LMS product remains on the leading edge of technology. With the rise of the millennial workforce in the last several years, the concept of the modern learner continues to dominate the conversation.

According to the Association for Talent Development, “A modern learner is someone who is in an environment where content changes fast and learning needs change even faster. Modern learners want answers right away and rely on a wide variety of sources to find the answer.”

Learning On DemandToday’s workplace, in particular the service industries, often requires learners to obtain the necessary skills needed to perform their job in real time. Employees often have little time to step away in order to develop or refine an isolated skill. While our LMS is available anytime, anywhere on any device, we often also work with clients on integrations with other platforms so that learning is interwoven into their individual workflows without losing critical LMS functionality such as the ability to assign, track and report on training.

Content Is EverythingA modern training environment requires rapidly changing content to keep learners on top of the latest products, promotions, and services your enterprise offers. In addition to more traditional forms of training, performance support is paramount. Performance support is, essentially, providing the necessary tool for a learner to complete a job or task at the moment of need. It is vital that learners receive continued support beyond an initial training event -whether onsite or online. Our clients have found that leveraging content management tools like our Content Library to put this information “literally” in the hands of mobile learners is increasing both efficiency and productivity.

Communication CountsNow more than ever communication is critical – especially in the digital space. We’ve leveraged our cutting-edge functionality and combined it with the latest social learning trends to take virtual engagement to a whole new level. Our functionality allows administrators to simply and easily share content on any topic with users, generate momentum and create a call to action for upcoming news or events, and more. Our custom content feeds allow learners the opportunity to gain insight from communal knowledge and shared experiences within a moderated group setting.

We definitely understand and accommodate the demands of the modern learner. However, with 16 years in operation and immeasurable experience within the L&D industry on staff, we also understand that some things don’t change, such as: the cost of onboarding, the loss that stems from a poor retention rate, the criticality of compliance training, the need to improve the bottom line. We strategically work with our clients to leverage technology and custom develop functionality that solves their specific business need. And we do it faster, better and for less than anyone else.

Not a VenU™ client, but want to learn more? Contact us today at 800.596.8544.

  Ryan Anderson   Aug 28, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

The LMS Is Here To Stay!


Thomas Doty
President & CEO at VenU (www.Ven-U.com)

With the latest technologies emerging in the eLearning industry, such as Learning Record Stores (LRSs), Experience API (xAPI), Content Management Systems (CMSs) with learning capabilities (LCMSs) and endless integrations (APIs and web services) there has been much talk about the waning need for Learning Management Systems (LMSs). The Association for Talent Development released a research report earlier this year: Is the LMS Dead? Learning Management Technology in Today’s Organizations. The report, surveyed 388 talent development professionals and found that 83 percent of organizations currently use an LMS. Additionally, a majority of respondents (73 percent) said their LMS use has increased in the past two years.

However, many CMS and LRS companies are now advocating for less structured content, served up quickly and on demand. This all sounds great – content one click away with reporting made available to learning leaders on every click the learner makes. Yet, distributed learning, the ability collect data on anything, and to instantly pass data around, begs the question – why are we collecting all this superfluous data and trying to make sense it – e.g. BIG data? Certainly, an aggregate of data can be very powerful when trends and issues start to emerge. However, data has to be meaningful, in a way that it can create actionable items; rather than just collecting it to fill up some infinite auto-scaling cloud storage. And with data privacy atop the corporate priority list… any user data collected has to be properly managed, stored, expertly purge-able and secured. Data retention is also a daunting task when you are collecting as much data as possible. LRSs have techniques and processes to mitigate some of this never-ending data expanse, but storing unnecessary data for a decade and paying for it is not a strong ROI argument.

It is important to note the operative word in Learning Management Systems — “Management.” The LMS serves as a hub that that collects and distributes data to and from a remote sources and collects user data from local activities. It manages eLearning courses, classroom training and distance learning schedules. It manages and provisions users and groups. It manages and assigns access to courses and content. An advanced LMS possesses learning and content development tools, activity modules to create exams and surveys, communication and messaging tools, and a powerful reporting engine all integrated into its core. Built-in APIs are used to integrate with third-party applications to add value and further capabilities to the LMS. The aformentioned ATD report also found that respondents rely on many core capabilities their LMS offers. The top capability, identified by about three-quarters of respondents (76 percent) was to deliver eLearning. A majority of respondents also reported using their LMS to manage enrollments (71 percent) or track learner activities (66 percent).

So what is an eLearning ecosystem without an LMS? Simply a lot of disparate technology generating a bunch of data that is filling up some ever expanding database.

Addressing these types of challenges can be daunting, but we’re here to help. We’ve done it for over 16 years for the largest enterprises in the world. The extensive suite of features and functionalities that exist within the platform today are derived from real-world requirements driven by our clients. We’re proud to present a world class learning solution that continues to evolve with the cutting edge of technology and is practical in its application.

Not a VenU™ client, but want to learn more? Contact us today at 800.596.8544.

  Ryan Anderson   Aug 20, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

We’re Serious About Security

VenU is fully aware that the data contained within your learning management system is among your organization’s most vital assets. Ensuring the security of our clients’ information has been one of our primary focuses for over 16 years. Now, more than ever, security and data privacy are critical.

VenU proactively addresses security and data privacy as a top priority.  We maintain the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification which means we have sound and verified processes company-wide. Our ISO 27001 certification verifies that our Information Security Management System (ISMS) is formalized. We have a continuous process improvement plan in place that we use to operate and perform internal audits on both systems quarterly.

VenU was also one of the first twenty companies to certify with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and obtain Privacy Shield compliance along with the European Union Privacy Shield.  We also have diligently worked to become General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliant to support our large European client base.

Additionally, VenU operates out of multiple co-location facilities – Hostway/Hosting.com and Total Server Solutions.  These international, world-class co-location providers are certified under the AIPCA organization as SOC ad SSAE 16 certified for operational security.

The Company has successfully completed numerous quality audits by independent third parties, client auditors, internal auditors, and management reviews. We consider it a privilege to serve as our clients’ LMS provider and consistently look for opportunities to enhance our services. Our commitment to data security underpins VenU’s dedication to quality, its processes, and continuous improvement.

Not a VenU™ client, but want to learn more? Contact us today at 800.596.8544.

  Ryan Anderson   Aug 13, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

Get Connected!


Compelling, timely and clear communications with your learners is critical to the success of any eLearning program. When online communication isn’t a call to action, learners may feel disconnected and disenfranchised. You can prevent these potential issues by utilizing LMS communication tools to open the lines of communication between learners and other learners, trainers and LMS administrators.

  • Create online communities – Foster a sense of community by using tools such as forums and discussion threads. Encourage learners to share their thoughts and ask questions. Ensure you have discussion moderators assigned and provide learners with a chance to “Ask-the-Expert!”
    VenU Connect™ clients use our built-in course feeds to encourage active user participation in courses. Users can keep up to date on the topics and even offer additional support or training by opting to have group feed content pushed to their personal feed.  This is also a great opportunity for trainers or administrators to provide follow-up support to learners.
  • Promote your training – Take a multi-pronged approach and promote your initiative through the different communication channels available to you. Remember, mass communications should always target a specific audience and should always lead to a learner action. The VenU Connect™ offers functionality such as an integrated mass mailer tool to create stylized emails, newsletters composition and distribution lists, special announcements, animated homepage slideshows, and custom-built webpages that generate excitement and communicate directly with learners.
  • Leverage social learning tools – Most learners or end users will be active on one or more social learning platforms. VenU Connect™ has built-in social networking tools that integrate with the leading public social platforms. Incorporating social networking tools (e.g. personal new feeds, messaging, chat, and forums), combined with leader boards and gamification will give users a reason to come and comeback.

Our VenU Pages™ functionality takes it one step further and allows content administrators to create dynamic and compelling HTML webpages within the LMS and publish them to targeted user groups. Page creators can share images, documents and videos to the page by posting to the feed or attaching the images to media blocks.

VenU clients who would like to explore VenU Connect™ further should contact their dedicated project manager. Not a VenU client, but want to learn more about how to leverage communication tools in your learning program? Contact us today at 800.596.8544.

  Ryan Anderson   Aug 08, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

One Size LMS Does Not Fit All

Every organization has its own set of unique priorities, and there is no one-size-fits-all LMS solution that completely serves the needs of every stakeholder.  This is particularly true when a large corporate university tries to serve the needs of its channel partners and customers.

VenU’s channel management clients typically come with a very specific set of training needs and measurement/results criteria. Whether its compliance training, skills certification, product knowledge training, channel communications, etc., an enterprise LMS typically cannot be retrofitted into a channel management LMS.

Our approach to channel management is to develop an eLearning solution that specifically meets the business needs of the channel. This means, providing a feature-rich LMS with the necessary customizations unique to the business unit to ensure the training initiative is completely met and that the highest level of success is obtained.

This does not mean that the channel management LMS cannot be used for other audiences, both internal and external, but that the critical needs at the operational level are fully met as the top priority – not a mandate to consolidate into a single LMS as a priority over serving the individual business needs.

While a single massive LMS instance may sound like a good idea to the corporate stakeholders (e.g. one vendor, one contract, one set of administrators and centralized support) it doesn’t accomplish much beyond that, other than to create frustration with the stakeholders.

In order to be truly effective, an LMS must be tailored from the outset to the specific business needs at hand.

Here’s what we know:

  • A global enterprise-wide LMS often provides vanilla functionality that has to work for everyone – nobody is completely satisfied, and the downstream business unit needs are compromised
  • Stakeholders have different needs and are forced into using what everyone else is using.
  • A “one-size-fits-all” approach forces workarounds to the detriment of the training goal.
  • Stakeholders and administrators become frustrated with the lack of agility and slow turnaround time of requested changes.
  • These systems are often cluttered with tools and interfaces that aren’t used or necessary which make the administrative and user experience cumbersome.
  • Ultimately, program adoption goals are not met.

That’s where VenU comes in. We offer robust baseline functionality tailored to specifically meet the individual stakeholder and business needs at a fraction of the cost — We make it affordable!  Custom development and necessary updates are quickly deployed and isolated for the specific business need. Our uncluttered interfaces provide easy-to-use access and administration which produces highly satisfied users and stakeholders. We underpin this with our Momentum Program and become part of our client’s training team.  The successful program, without exception, becomes a critical application for both stakeholders and users.

VenU clients who would like to explore custom solutions should contact their dedicated project manager. Not a VenU™ client, but want to learn more? Contact us today at 800.596.8544.
  Ryan Anderson   Jul 24, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

Turnover, Training and Retention

Ask anyone in the hospitality or food service industry and they’ll tell you that staffing is their number one challenge. Employee turnover is estimated at around 73.8% annually according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other challenges associated with these industries include: lack of space and time for training, the task of creating an engaging onboarding process, and the demand for tracking compliance training. Industry leaders are now leveraging eLearning to develop effective onboarding and training programs in order to combat this epidemic. Read below to find out how:

  • Mobile Ready: The restaurant and food service industries are constantly in motion – and employees primarily access their smart phones. Our clients are leveraging the cloud based LMS to administer training – mobile-first.
  • Microlearning: Microlearning is the concept of delivering training to learners in short, effective bursts. This eLearning staple allows for rapid deployment and consumption of critical information.
  • Rewards & Recognition: Employees are looking to be recognized for their contributions. VenU Connect provides multiple ways to report and track superior performance, so your top talent can easily be identified.
  • Social Learning: Our clients are leveraging the latest version of our LMS, VenU Connect™, to empower learners to collaborate – even within the confines of individual eLearning modules. This type of collaboration provides a human element to online training – even when trainers are not able to meet face-to-face.
  • Skills Assessment: Empower employees to improve performance by tailoring learning programs to the specific needs of your organization. Clients use our built-in skills assessments to connect employees’ current skills with compliance training in the LMS.

VenU clients who would like to maximize the use of these tools further within their LMS should contact their dedicated project manager. Not a VenU™ client, but want to learn more? Contact us today at 800.596.8544.

  Ryan Anderson   Jul 19, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

Introducing VenU™ Pages


Our clients have been clear over the years – they want a customized online learning environment for their employees, customers and channel partners. The latest version of our LMS, VenU Connect™, does just that. We’ve leveraged our cutting-edge functionality and combined it with the latest social learning trends to take virtual engagement to a whole new level. Our new Pages functionality allows administrators to create public or private group, course and event pages. This in demand functionality allows administrators to:
  • Simply and easily share content on any topic with users.
  • Generate momentum and create a call to action for upcoming training events.
  • Link the page to a course for required training or create a public page for general informational purposes.

Like, Follow and Share

An intuitive interface for most, users can like, follow and share pages to increase activity and encourage others to participate.

Banners and Icons

Administrators can add custom banners and icons to distinguish and further brand pages.

Share Media

Page creators can share images, documents and videos to the page by posting to the feed or attaching the images to media blocks.

New Pages Block

New block for the user’s home page that allows them to opt in and out of pages, as well as alert them of new updates to the pages since last login.

Flexible Configuration

Special page permissions can be configured when building a page, to determine who can view/join the page.

VenU clients who would like to explore VenU Connect™ further should contact their dedicated project manager. Not a VenU client, but want to learn more? Contact us today at 800.596.8544

  Ryan Anderson   Jul 03, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

Don’t Overlook Performance Support

As discussed in a previous post, digital communication dominates every aspect of personal and professional life. This influx of information requires learning professionals to employ new strategies to combat learning loss and boost retention, therefore, performance support has become paramount.

Performance support is, essentially, providing the necessary tool for a learner to complete a job or task at the moment of need. It is vital that learners receive continued support beyond an initial training event – that’s where performance support becomes critical. Our clients have found that leveraging content management tools like our Content Library to put this information in the hands of learners is increasing both efficiency and productivity.

Below are some performance support examples and how they can be used to support your learning initiatives:

Infographics

Although certainly not a new concept, infographics continue to be a favorite tool of eLearning professionals because of their ability to make complex information easier to comprehend. The visual element of an infographic is more engaging – learners are more likely to “skim” lengthy articles and miss critical information. Whenever you need to communicate a smaller amount of communication quickly – consider an infographic.


Video

How-to videos are becoming an increasingly more common tool used by eLearning professionals to instruct on a wide variety of topics. The ability for users to quickly find, navigate and replay content gives them a powerful way to access information when they need it. Integrations with YouTube and Vimeo make it simple to share these videos from within the LMS. Additionally, virtual training sessions and meeting minutes can be recorded and shared this way as well!

Interactive PDFs

PDFs remain a performance support staple. However, clients are now leveraging interactive features to engage learners as well. Bookmarks allow for ease of navigation within the document. They appear in the Bookmarks tab on the left side of the Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader window and jump to a page, text, or graphic in the exported PDF file. Video links and sound clips can also be added into a document, or you can link to video files hosted elsewhere on the web.

Clicking on a hyperlink jumps to a different document hosted elsewhere or to an external website. A cross-reference refers readers from one part of your document to another in the PDF file. Cross-references are useful in documents such as user guides and reference manuals!


Performance support tools can also include FAQs, process maps, checklists and more. VenU clients rely on a number of built-in communication tools, the Content Library and more to put these important job aids in the hands of learners quickly and easily. VenU clients who need assistance leveraging the LMS to deliver Performance Support tools should reach out to their dedicated project manager. Not a VenU™ client, but want to learn more? Contact us today at 800.596.8544.

  Ryan Anderson   Jun 12, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

VenU Connect™ v7 and VenU Connect NOW™

VenU Connect™ v7 and VenU Connect NOW™


Today, VenU eLearning Solutions announced it’s development of the next generation in eLearning solutions – VenU Connect™ v7 and VenU Connect NOW™. Based on the latest web app technologies, VenU plans a beta release this year with feature enhancements launching in early 2020.

“The idea for VenU has always been to solve critical business problems with technology and to wrap them with professional services to ensure they are executed successfully,” said VenU President and CEO, Tom Doty

VenU Connect NOW™ is a synchronous communication platform, enabling companies to communicate and deliver timely information to their employees and external audiences. The ability to measure participation and effectiveness is groundbreaking. As part of this initiative, VenU has made a significant investment and has enhanced its development team with professionals from the IP telephony and online messaging space. The next generation VenU Connect™ LMS and VenU Connect NOW™ will be unlike anything available on the market today.

“We believe it will be an industry disruptor. We are thinking big and outside the box to create the best new eLearning products”, Doty added.

About VenU: VenU is an eLearning company based in Atlanta, GA whose digital solutions are used by Fortune 500 companies around the world. VenU’s Learning Management System is the culmination of 15 years of development by some of the industry’s leading application designers and developers. The extensive suite of features and functionalities that exist within the platform today are derived from real-world requirements driven by our clients. We’re proud to present a world class learning solution that continues to evolve with the cutting edge of technology.

For more information about how VenU’s suite of eLearning solutions can benefit your organization, Please contact Tasha Mahurin at tmahurin@ven-u.com, 865-207-0207. Or, visit us online at www.Ven-U.com.

  Ryan Anderson   May 28, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

Traditional Conversion

Traditional Conversion

One of the most frequent questions clients and prospective clients ask is – how do I convert traditional training to online training with a reasonable budget?

Whether the business objective at hand is to streamline the onboarding process for HR, document the completion of mandatory compliance training, track classroom training or update legacy SCORMS – below are some tricks of the trade from our headquarters to yours:

Breakout the whiteboard

For many organizations bringing all onboarding or traditional training online can be a daunting process. We recommend first addressing the business problem at hand and exploring how it can be solved with a digital solution. For many of our clients the initial need relates to increased visibility into training and/or documentation completion – which can often be remedied with the reporting capabilities in the LMS. Often clients need to track compliance training in order to maintain certification. Other times clients simply want to streamline the onboarding process for new hires and eliminate paperwork.

Leverage the tools built-in to your LMS

At the most basic level content must simply be uploaded! Your LMS is likely to have various options for uploading documents and other job aids for learner consumption. V6 features a Content Library for this very reason – clients are using this feature to disseminate compliance documentation, critical sales information, job aids related to brand reinforcement and more. Additionally, there are options for requiring learners to confirm acknowledgement and receipt of documentation – which can then be tracked and reported on through the LMS.

Choose content developers carefully

Many organizations do not have robust learning and delivery teams, so often learning leaders contract instructional design companies to update and restructure content or redevelop legacy SCORMS. This can become an expensive and frustrating process. We recommend considering the following:

  1. Rely on referrals when selecting a vendor. At VenU we’ve worked with a variety of content providers over the last 15 years, and are always happy to provide clients with recommendations.
  2. Learn your LMS’s requirements and capabilities. In some instances, learning objectives can be met without extensive redevelopment of content by simply leveraging the content creation tools within the LMS. If you do find yourself working with a vendor to redevelop SCORMS or other eLearning modules, it’s a good idea to confirm LMS requirements related to versions supported by the LMS and otherwise.
  3. Bridge the vendor gap. Your LMS provider of choice should be more than happy to work with your chosen content provider to ensure any new learning materials you have created or redeveloped are seamlessly integrated into the LMS. Consider a quick virtual meeting to ensure communication between the two.

VenU clients who need assistance in any of these areas should reach out to their dedicated project manager. Not a VenU™ client, but want to learn more? Contact us today at 800.596.8544.

  Ryan Anderson   May 09, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More

Collaborative Learning

Collaborative Learning Through Online Training

From social networking to constant mobile connectivity, digital communication dominates every aspect of personal and professional life.

Our clients are leveraging the latest version of our LMS, VenU Connect, to empower learners to collaborate – even within the confines of individual eLearning modules. This type of collaboration provides a human element to online training – even when trainers are not able to meet face-to-face.

Our new course feeds allow learners the opportunity to gain insight from communal knowledge and shared experiences within a moderated group setting in the course itself. And here’s how:

  1. Similar to threads on familiar social media sites, course feeds encourage active user participation and subject matter specific dialogue. While the opportunity to engage other learners provides the user with a remote touchpoint, collaborative learning has also been proven to significantly increase learner retention.
  2. Comprehensive moderation tools allow trainers the ability to ensure that the conversation is appropriate and productive as it relates to the subject matter at hand. This also allows trainers the opportunity to provide additional instruction.
  3. The option to have content pushed to the user’s news feed enables them to remain engaged in the feed even after after course completion. This is proven to increase course traffic and learner dialogue for employee training and increase add-on course sales for customer and channel partner training.

VenU clients who would like to explore VenU Connect™ further should contact their dedicated project manager. Not a VenU client, but want to learn more? Contact us today at 800.596.8544.

  Ryan Anderson   Apr 24, 2019   News   0 Comment   Read More
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