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Selecting An Easy To Customize LMS Just Makes Sense

December 3, 2014 Leave a comment
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Author: Donna Gernhaelder, Senior Manager, Global Business Development

Choosing the right learning management system that will best serve the needs of your organization and users can be a daunting task. It is inevitable that your training and learning requirements with constantly evolve, so selecting a solution that can be easily customized to suit your needs is a no-brainer.

Customization gives you the ability to modify your LMS to perform specific functions and organize your information according to your unique requirements. Make sure your chosen solution not only supports the features you need, but also provides intuitive administrative options that allow you to tweak how you use the system.

With its modern interface and responsive design, it couldn’t be easier to customize Absorb LMS. Many custom settings are easy to turn on/off with just a few clicks, while others control automated processes specifically designed to reduce time-consuming manual administration and save you time.

As an example, user management features in Absorb LMS provide robust customization options to control:

  • Granting or restricting user access
  • Defining user roles and permissions
  • Adding and maintaining custom user fields
  • Designing user registration tools
  • Organizing users into groups

Watch blatant^’s Client Advocate, Ryan McAllister, as he highlights the powerful customization options available for user management in Absorb LMS:

A First Look at Absorb LMS Version 5

September 11, 2014 1 comment

After more than a year and a half in development, Absorb LMS version 5 was launched this week. This release contains more than 400 new features and enhancements. Highlights include:

  • A responsive, HTML 5, multilingual admin control panel that works on iPads and other tablets
  • The addition of competency management features capable of issuing badges
  • A significantly enhanced assessment tool that allows for multiple question pools, weighted tests, and weighted questions
  • An increased ability to automate the administration of learning from learner registration, to enrollment in courses, to issuance of certificates and badges, and generation of progress reports, all supported by customizable, personalized communication
  • Most importantly, the intuitive design of the administrative features of the system has made Absorb LMS even easier to use

Also, it’s very pretty:

Absorb LMS-Course Dashboard

Watch this short video for an overview:

 

Better yet, contact us for a demonstration.

Absorb LMS Featured in Capterra’s List of 10 Best Reviewed LMS

August 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Capterra is an advisory services firm that helps organizations find the right software.

This company provides buying advice across a range of technologies including:

  • Applicant Tracking
  • Church
  • Construction
  • Contract Management
  • Field Service
  • Help Desk
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Maintenance
  • Medical Practice
  • Membership Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Project ManagementReviews of Absorb LMS

We’re thrilled to be included in Capterra’s list of Top Learning Management System Software Reviews.

We’re especially grateful that so many of our customers have taken the time to provide reviews of Absorb LMS and the services provided by the team at Blatant^.

Find out what people think about Absorb LMS by reading Capterra reviews.

Research Firm Says “Absorb LMS Among the Top LMS User Interfaces”

July 31, 2014 Leave a comment

desktopAbsorbLMSHR & LMS technology research company, Software Advice has included Absorb LMS in its list of learning management systems with the best user interfaces. You can read the full article here.

According to Erin Osterhaus, HR researcher at Software Advice, the research firm…

“chose to include Absorb LMS among the top LMS user interfaces for a simple reason: the interface itself is simple. Whereas many solutions can overwhelm users with options, Absorb LMS has streamlined its menus and course listings so that anyone—even less tech-savvy users—can easily navigate the system.”

Software Advice also mentions that, “having an LMS with an easily navigable user interface can make the life of a corporate trainer even easier.”

If you haven’t seen Absorb LMS’s user interface, check out our YouTube channel. Or, better yet, try out the learner side of the system or contact us to schedule a full demonstration of the system.

Two More Excellence in Technology Awards for Absorb LMS

January 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Absorb LMS has just won two more industry awards.

Brandon Hall Group, a research and advisory services firm specializing in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, and Human Resources has named Absorb LMS a Gold and Silver winner in their annual Excellence in Technology Awards.

2013 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology (Silver)

Best Advance in Learning Management Technology

2013 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology (Silver)

Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology

We’re thrilled to add these two awards to our list of accolades:

2013:

  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology
  • Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology
  • Bersin & Associates WhatWorks® Award Winner for Delivering Innovation
  • Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies

2012:

  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses
  • Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies
  • Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Learning Management Technology for the SMARTLAB LMS.
  • Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology

2011:

  • Awarded LMS Industry “Innovator” ranking in LMS Vendor Landscapes report by research firm McLean & Company
  • Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies
  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Global Training

2010:

  • Silver Brandon Hall Excellence for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training
  • Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies

2009:

  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
  • Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training

2008:

  • Silver Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Custom Content

You can also access user reviews of Absorb LMS here.

Absorb LMS Selected as “Top 20 Learning Portal Company” for 2013

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment

2013Top20LearningPortals162x162Blatant Media, creators of the Absorb LMS (Learning Management System), has been selected as a “2013 Top 20 Learning Portal Company” by TrainingIndustry.com for the fourth year in row. Blatant Media is one of the few vendors that has been awarded a place on the list each year since the program started in 2010.

Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) October 16, 2013: Staff at Blatant Media Corp., creators of the award-winning Absorb LMS, are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a place on TrainingIndustry.com’s annual list of “Top 20 Learning Portal Companies.”

Selection of this year’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies list was based on the following criteria:

  • Breadth of functionality and capabilities
  • Commitment to the corporate training market
  • Industry visibility, innovation and impact
  • Number and strength of clients
  • Geographic reach

“Our Top 20 Learning Portal Companies list represents the companies that support the administration and delivery of learning content. These innovative companies integrate an array of technologies into their portals to support engagement, and bring a deep set of industry experience,” said Ken Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Training Industry, Inc.

“These companies use a variety of strategies to ensure content is easily accessible to the learner. There is also a strong focus on improving the ease of use through simple, innovative platforms and interfaces,” said Doug Harward, Chief Executive Officer of Training Industry, Inc.

“The LMS landscape, and the vendors on this list, have changed a lot over 4 years so we are particularly proud to have been selected each year since the program began in 2010,” said Mike Eggermont, co-founder of Blatant Media.

About Blatant Media Corporation

More than 1,000,000 learners use Absorb LMS every day in over 1,000 companies globally. Among the list of international clients are Oakley, Adobe Software Systems, Dannon, Dale Carnegie, American Medical Systems, EVOCO, University of Indiana, Zoll Medical, Shortel, Websense, , the United States Anti-Doping Association and many others.

The creator of Absorb LMS, Blatant Media Corporation is a learning technology company that leverages the power of technology to provide training management solutions for clients throughout the world. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. http://www.absorblms.com, (403) 520-2595.

Media Contact

Dan Medakovic
V.P. Learning Solutions
Dan.medakovic(at)absorblms(dot)com

Absorb LMS Named One of the 99 Top Tools for Online Teaching

May 30, 2013 1 comment

Top5OnlineColleges.org, a research and advisory services site focused on learning and development in the online higher education world, has just named Absorb LMS one of the 99 Top Tools for Online Teaching. This list includes resources in the following three categories:The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    • Teaching Tools & Technologies
    • Learning Management Systems
    • Journals & Blogs

We’re particularly proud to be listed 42nd on this list. Fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will recall that 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

We don’t know if Absorb LMS is the answer to everything, but offering solid learning management is at least a start.