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Noggin Guru Quarterly AccordLMS Update
Join Rick Bruce, Director of Product Development and Holly Reitmeier in a focused 60 minute session which will review some of the exciting changes from 2022 along with a peek at what you can expect from Noggin Guru in 2023 in this recording from our live presentation.
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Allow Us to Clarify 

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Allow Us to Clarify 
This article reviews several upcoming changes to nomenclature intended to provide added clarity for new and existing administrators of the Accord LMS.
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Accord LMS is moving… to Amazon Web Services.
Since the earliest days of the Accord LMS we’ve been committed to providing a safe and secure server environment which meets the performance needs of our clients. After more than a decade, we’ve decided that it’s time to move. This article will explain what the move to Amazon Web Services means for you.
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Accord LMS – Moving to Version 2021.02
Accord LMS v2021.02 was released on August 30th. This new version offers a completely new user experience along with an attractive tile-based Learner Template. This article will answer anticipated questions about the process that Accord’s migration team will be using to move all our clients to the newest version of the Accord LMS.
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Curricula – Extended Training Programs in Accord
The word curriculum (pl. curricula) refers to the lessons and academic content taught thru a specific course or program. In the Accord LMS, curricula can take many forms. At it’s most basic, a single course can contain several separate Learning Elements containing content, quizzes, etc. Larger amounts of training content can be organized in multiple Learning Paths and learner flow can be controlled with prerequisite settings and Learning Roles. This article reviews some of the tools currently available to guide learners through their assigned curricula.
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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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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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Accord LMS Support:  Tips for the Best Customer Experience
The Accord LMS Support Team consistently receives five star ratings from satisfied customers.  It is their mission and their passion to provide world class support to each of our clients. This article provides helpful tips to ensure that our customers have an enjoyable and efficient relationship with their Accord Support Team.
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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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LMS Learning Roles: A simple concept that simplifies Learning Management
This article explores how to use Learning Roles within the Accord LMS to ensure training consistency while reducing administrative efforts. We will discuss how to save time while executing your training plan when using the new Accord LMS Learning Role Management Feature.
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Adobe Flash:  The End is Near.  Are you Ready?
Adobe Flash will retire no later than December 2020 but in some cases it could come to an end within the next few months. Has your organization taken the necessary precautions to convert all of your SCORM modules to HTML? Is there any Flash left within your LMS? This article will review the suggested steps to properly prepare for the upcoming future without Adobe Flash.
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LMS Integration: Six Methods to Consider
Modern Learning Management Systems are designed to fit seamlessly into an ecosystem of software solutions. Accord offers six different integration approaches to help you fit the Accord LMS into your computing environment.  This article will discuss each available solution and offer suggestions which may help you decide which approach will work best.
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Personalizing the Learner Experience with Tokens
People crave personalized experiences. The Accord LMS offers many features that will personalize each Learner’s experience including personalized course assignments, focused social learning groups, curated course libraries, personalized news feeds and more. This article will discuss the use of Tokens in order to personalize certificates, pages and messages.
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Customizing Your LMS - Page Management
This second installment in the 'Customizing Your LMS' series focuses on using the DNN page management tools. The information in this article will demonstrate how you can rename existing menu items, add or remove pages for specific learners and add HTML content to your Accord LMS web portal. The article represents a small number of the customization options available with the Accord LMS.
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