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How to Find Free Assets for Your Learning Content
The Accord LMS will soon release an updated version that makes it even easier to create attractive course displays. This article explores various free and affordable ways to obtain graphical and audio assets for your learning projects, including course Thumbnail images for an attractive learner course library.
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Your Invitation to a Behind the Scenes Tour
Accord will be replacing its monthly webinars with weekly preview sessions throughout May and into June. This article describes these sessions and how you can influence future development of the Accord Learning Management System. Don’t miss your chance to get a sneak peek at what is coming your way.
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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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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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LMS Security – What you need to know
Cyber threat is on the rise.  In 2019, Accenture noted a 67% increase in security breaches in the previous five years.  While typical LMS Data is not a typical target for cyber criminals, it is advisable to stand generally aware of the various types of security threats and protections associated with your Learning Management System.  This article covers a brief overview of the Accord LMS Security model.
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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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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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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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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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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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