Inquisiq – An Award Winning LMS

Posted by Ed Gipple on Sep 26, 2016 10:35:27 AM

The Inquisiq team is thrilled to share that we have (with your help!) been fortunate enough to receive not one, but TWO, notices of recognition in recent weeks. Inquisq has been ranked on Trainingindustry.com’s 2016 Watch List for Learning Portals AND been named as a finalist in the 2016 Best of Elearning! Awards in the category Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Cloud-Based, or Open-Source Only).

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Introduction to “The LMS Buyers Guide”

Posted by Heather Zauner on Aug 22, 2016 3:55:52 PM

How to choose the best Learning Management System (LMS) for your Business

Regardless of your prior experience level (expert or novice) with Learning Management Systems, the task of selecting a new system to implement within your organization can feel impossible. With nearly 700 systems on the market today, how do you even begin to choose which one will be your best fit?

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Tags: eLearning, Software as a Service (Saas)

Top LMS Features You Should Be Using (but may not be)

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jul 13, 2016 1:33:38 PM

Consider implementing these four LMS features to vastly improve your online training program

When you were first deciding to purchase your LMS, do you remember the extensive list of features that was offered by the LMS provider? Now that your learning management system is deployed and operational, chances are, you’re probably not utilizing all of those higher level LMS features. Don’t worry, you’re not alone in this – every LMS admin is doing it to some degree, consciously or not.

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Introduction to “The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program” Whitepaper

Posted by Heather Zauner on Jun 20, 2016 10:14:40 AM

A custom eLearning Program is a manageable task when it’s broken down

Your organization or business has decided that it needs an online training solution, that’s great! Where do you begin? Designing, developing, and implementing corporate online training and launching it in a Learning Management System (LMS) is a multi-dimensional process

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Microlearning: Training for a new generation of learners

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jun 13, 2016 10:09:44 AM

L&D in small units makes for more effective eLearning courses

Microlearning is by no means a new concept to learning and development professionals, however, it is rapidly becoming the ideal method to train today’s connected learners in the corporate training environment. A traditional linear and rigid course model with lengthy lectures is no longer the most effective method to encourage a collaborative experience between developers and learners.

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Tags: eLearning, Corporate Training

Choosing the Best Articulate Storyline and Studio SCORM Publish Settings

Posted by Brian Kleeman on May 23, 2016 11:43:08 AM

Correctly publish your content so you can upload it to your SCORM compliant LMS

The launch of your eLearning program is in sight! You have finished building your course in Articulate Studio or Storyline and you’re ready to publish and upload it into your LMS. You know that you have to publish your course in SCORM to evaluate the successes of your lessons and take advantage of your LMS reporting features, but how do you know which SCORM versions are right for your training plan?

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Size Matters

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Dec 1, 2015 1:55:12 PM

Amongst the millions of Inquisiq users, several create their own lessons using a variety of authoring tools (Articulate, Captivate, etc.).  Most of time, they simply upload these lessons (SCORM packages) into the LMS, and then import them to automatically create a course.  For extremely large SCORM packages (200MB or more), Inquisiq has a “Fetch” feature that allows a server to server transfer.  However, just because you can upload a large SCORM package, doesn’t mean that you should.  Here’s why.

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features, SCORM, Training Providers, LMS Support, Software as a Service (Saas), Uncategorized

Benefits of Having a 3rd Party Authoring Tool

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Nov 17, 2014 3:06:22 PM

In our last post we covered the basics to selecting and finding the right Authoring Tool for you and your organization’s training development.  Now we dive into the WHY.  Why is it beneficial to have a tool outside of your LMS as opposed to having one within the LMS? We are going to provide some “food for thought” on why having an Authoring Tool outside of your LMS could be the smartest thing you do for your present and long range eLearning success.

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features, SCORM, Training Providers, Uncategorized

What is an Authoring Tool?

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Oct 30, 2014 10:20:25 AM

An eLearning authoring tool is a software package with which you can develop, create and package eLearning content so it is deliverable to end users.  Many programs can be considered authoring tools, including Flash and PowerPoint.  However, only a specific group of programs include support for eLearning content standards such as SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model).  Some examples of these programs (but not all) include: Articulate Storyline and Studio, Composica, Captivate, Lectora and Camtasia.

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features, SCORM, Training Providers

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq: One Non-Profit's Quest for the Best LMS

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jan 9, 2014 3:38:32 PM

Getting a new Learning Management System (LMS) or migrating to a new one? If so, you’ll enjoy this case study.

You’re no doubt finding that there is no shortage of different types of Learning Management Systems to choose from. Add in a plethora of technological and organizational factors to consider and the decision can be quite daunting.

The most popular systems like SumTotal and Moodle may seem like a safe bet (nobody’s ever been fired for hiring IBM, right?), but that’s not always the case, as HP Freeman discovered shortly after deciding to move from SumTotal to Moodle. By the time they realized the mistake, it was too late to avoid an inevitable LMS migration. This case study is meant to help you avoid a potentially costly mistake and hopefully make your LMS decision a little easier.

Enjoy this step-by-step review of the process a large non-profit organization undertook when it migrated from one system to another.

The Client (and a Bit of General Background)

Harold P Freeman Patient Navigation Institute is a non-profit organization located in New York City. The institute pioneered the Patient Navigation program to reduce disparities in access to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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Tags: Inquisiq LMS News, LMS Features, LMS Industry Mashup