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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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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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Accord LMS 2019: What a Year!

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Accord LMS 2019:  What a Year!
Check out this year in review top ten list to see if you've missed any of the new features that we've added in the past 12 months!
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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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Accord Plus: Is it for you?

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Accord Plus: Is it for you?
For the first time Accord has partnered with industry leading content provider Open Sesame to release a product package designed specifically to support organizations with 200 to 2000 learners.  Accord Plus is a complete solution providing everything necessary to take your learning program to the next level.
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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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