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Personalizing the Learner Experience with Tokens
People crave personalized experiences. The Accord LMS offers many features that will personalize each Learner’s experience including personalized course assignments, focused social learning groups, curated course libraries, personalized news feeds and more. This article will discuss the use of Tokens in order to personalize certificates, pages and messages.
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Customizing Your LMS – The Power of Learning Roles
A Learning Role is a tool used for grouping and identifying learners within the Accord LMS. In a sense, the Learning Role is a proxy for Learners assigned a given Learning Role. In this article we will explore how Learning Roles may be used to create unique learning experiences for specific groups of Learners.
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Customizing Your LMS - Page Management
This second installment in the 'Customizing Your LMS' series focuses on using the DNN page management tools. The information in this article will demonstrate how you can rename existing menu items, add or remove pages for specific learners and add HTML content to your Accord LMS web portal. The article represents a small number of the customization options available with the Accord LMS.
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Customizing Your LMS - The LMS Home Page
The Accord Learning Management System goes far beyond logos and colors by providing features that will help you offer a truly unique environment for your learners. This is the first of a series of articles that will point you towards some of the many customization opportunities available to you with the Accord LMS solution. This article takes a detailed look at the LMS Home Page.
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Potential Security Issue

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Potential Security Issue
A potential security issue exists in the Install Wizard functionality of the DNN portal framework. Accord support has already addressed the issue for all hosted SaaS clients. Self Hosted clients should read further to better understand the problem and their options.
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DNN Rated as Leading CMS

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Info-Tech recently conducted a market evaluation of the top web content management systems, many of which cost thousands of dollars. DNN was rated both the product leader and the greatest value.
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Accord LMS enables the gamification of your learning content by integrating Learning Element Education Activities with Gaming Activity Scoring and Badges. 
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User experience design is one of the most important disciplines in software development. The practice involves constant improvement based on user behavior and emergence of new tools and techniques.
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Server Requirements for DNN 7

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Clients who are hosting the Accord LMS on their own servers need to be aware of the server requirements to support DotNetNuke 7.  Hosted SaaS clients do not need to be concerned as the Accord servers are maintained for you and are already up to par.
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Item Analysis

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The first entry point into deeper learning analytics is the item analysis. Item analysis is a breakdown of the performance of each specific question on a test. And it can provide a significant amount of insight and value for stakeholders.
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Accord LMS Goes Social

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The Accord LMS now offers seamless integration with the new social tools that ship with the latest 6.2 version of DotNetNuke (DNN).  Provide Learners with a Journal to aggregate all their communications.  Provide Group access as part of Learning content enrollment. Track social contributions in the LMS utilization reports. 
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DNN 6.0 Certification

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Accord LMS 2.6.0 has been certified for compatibility with DotNetNuke 5.2.1+ and 6.0+.
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DotNetNuke 5.6.3 includes a number of security updates and an updated Telerik ASP.NET AJAX controls which includes support for the final version of IE9.
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DNN Certified Developer

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Accord LMS is now a DNN Certified Module Developer and Affiliate Sales Partner.
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IE 9 Compatibility

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The release of IE 9 has created problems for most eLearning tools.  Here are the known problems and their status.
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