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Important News for Accord Clients
Accord designers and software developers have been quietly working on a significant update to the Accord LMS. This article will briefly introduce readers to aspects of the new design while providing a timeline for this upcoming release. Our existing Accord LMS clients will receive instructions for scheduling a more in-depth preview session with our Director of Product Development.
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Business to Business Training with the Accord LMS
This month we’ll be exploring a hidden feature which enables the Accord LMS to support external training in a new way. Remote SCO allows an organization which creates SCORM learning content to share their content with customers when using the customer’s own LMS. This feature allows content publishers to distribute their courses while still maintaining control of the content, and also managing the user count and time frame licensing for each customer organization.
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Business to Business Training with Accord
Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
In this session, Rick will demonstrate how to use the Accord LMS to provide B2B training content using the Remote SCO feature. Learn how you can share your SCORM content with third party LMS users without the content ever leaving your control. Your customers will be able to upload the Remote SCO file just like any other SCORM content while you keep the content on your Accord LMS where you can control licensing and access. Your customers will be able to assign, manage, and report on the content through their own Accord or 3rd party LMS.
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Adding a Storefront to the Accord LMS
Online learning has been growing steadily for decades. As a result of the global pandemic, this steady increase has grown exponentially in the past year. Despite unprecedented economic difficulties eCommerce sales in 2020 have seen a healthy 32.4% year over year increase while brick and mortar retail sales are expected to have dropped more than 3% YoY. This article examines a number of options available for Accord LMS clients who would like to monetize their content and take advantage of the profitable intersection between eCommerce and Online learning.
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How to Add a Shopping Cart to the Accord LMS
Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
In this session, Rick will demonstrate how to use the Accord LMS to sell B2C training content. We'll review what types of content can be sold as well as discussing best practices for preparing your content and storefront to work seamlessly together. At the conclusion of this session, participants should have a general understanding of the essential features of the Accord LMS Storefront and how to apply them.
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Understanding Learner Attempt Tracking
Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
In this demo, Matt will cover how the Accord LMS tracks learner activity in the form of an "Attempt". He will cover various attempt types, such as Folder, LE, Completed, Best, etc. and show you how to focus your Accord site to the types of attempt data that are most important for your specific needs. This is an advanced Accord LMS topic and targeted towards LMS Admins who are comfortable with the primary Catalog, Teams, Roles and Reporting features, but everyone is welcome to attend.
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Organizing Users and Assigning Content
Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
In this demo, Matt will demonstrate how to use Teams and/or Roles in the Accord LMS to set up your learners and assign content so that you can optimize your Accord LMS site, make the best use of report data and help keep your management team informed of learning activities.
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Managing Learning Elements in Accord LMS
Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
In this demo, Matt will demonstrate how to use different types of learning materials to deliver content to your learners using Accord LMS
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Accord LMS Gamification

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Accord LMS Gamification
Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
In this demo, Matt will demonstrate how Badges are awarded by the completion of learning content. He will also show you how to create badges and upload and manage badge images.
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Tech Tips:  Expiring Course Content
The Accord LMS offers a great deal of flexibility in both configuration and execution.  This allows the system to be readily adapted for a wide-range of operations.  One such example of it’s flexibility, is the ease at which Learning Content can be assigned to Learners.  Most users have a preferred way of assigning learning content to Learners, what about efficient methods for unassigning learning content? This article reviews four main approaches for dropping learning content from Learners, while discussing the merits of each approach.
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Accord LMS 2020 Updates

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Accord LMS 2020 Updates
Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
In this demo, Matt will demonstrate feature updates and enhancements made to the Accord LMS during the first half of 2020. These updates bring added flexibility and ease of use for both administrators and learners.
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Accord LMS Keys to Setup

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Accord LMS Keys to Setup
Wednesday, 22 Apr 2020 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
In this demo, Matt will show the key components required in almost any implementation of the Accord LMS. This demonstration is targeted to any new Accord LMS client or any existing client bringing on a new administrator.
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What is Extended Enterprise?

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What is Extended Enterprise?
Extended Enterprise is a common term in the Learning Management Industry but may be unfamiliar to those simply looking for a Learning Management System which will work best for their organization. This article revisits this important topic and provides a few tips on how to identify an Extended Enterprise LMS.
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Managing Training Deadlines

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Managing Training Deadlines
Wednesday, 18 Mar 2020 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
In this demo, Matt will demonstrate how to control when content becomes available to a learner, when it must be completed and when the content is reassigned with a new deadline. In addition, he will show you how to use the Role Members functionality within the role to manually edit deadlines as exceptions and special circumstances occur within your organization.
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Simplifying Enterprise Learning Management
The Accord LMS is built to support large complex learning environments. An important aspect of our LMS design is the hierarchical team structure available to LMS Admins. Large enterprise and extended enterprise Learning Management Systems require a flexible user management structure. Accord’s Teams support departmental control, multiple administrators, custom reporting, custom permissions and more. This article reviews some new features designed to simply the Team Administration experience.
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