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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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Accord LMS: Understanding the Basics

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Accord LMS:  Understanding the Basics
The Accord LMS has a wide range of features which allow for a higher degree of customization that you'll find in most Learning Management Systems. Trying to take in the broad entirety of Accord’s various functionality can be overwhelming for some. Fortunately, you don’t need to take in everything to get what you need out of the system. This article explores three core areas that will provide a broad understanding of the platform.
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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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Is it Time to Add Customers to Your LMS?
2020 will almost certainly go down in history as a year of changes and challenges. User conferences, trade-shows and face to face training opportunities have almost all been eliminated.  Despite these cataclysmic shifts in our business operations we still need to support our customers and move our organizations forward. It is necessary to adapt to current conditions. This article explores some of the options available for Accord LMS clients who need to include their own customers in their online training initiatives.
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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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DNN Site Management Basics for Accord LMS
Wednesday, 15 Jul 2020 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
In this demo, Matt will demonstrate how to leverage the content management system framework of DNN to add web pages to your Accord LMS site, update HTML text, set page and module permissions and manage Announcements. These functions can help LMS administrators manage the overall design of the Accord site.
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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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Only One month left for Free Access to COVID-19 and Work from Home Courses
Last month Accord announced access to free courses from leading eLearning innovator, OpenSesame through our Learning Management System. Just a few weeks later, OpenSesame has expanded the offering to include professional development courses for remote and furloughed workers to include more than 100 curated elearning courses available at no cost through June 15, 2020.
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Excel Tips for LMS Administrators
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
In this demo, Matt will demonstrate how to leverage Excel to help you dig into your learning data, clean up potential issues and discrepancies and summarize information. This webinar is designed for new LMS administrators who may not be comfortable with features available in Excel that can help keep an LMS organized.
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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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FREE Coronavirus prevention and remote working courses from OpenSesame
The world is facing an unprecedented crisis. OpenSesame, Accord LMS's content partner since 2015, has curated a list of online courses covering Coronavirus preparedness, Infection control and illness prevention, Ergonomics, Working remotely, managing remote teams, and anxiety & mental health during this challenging time. Accord and OpenSesame are offering these courses to our customers as a public service. This article demonstrates how you can access this important resource.
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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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