ALT Digest - LearnTech News

Oct 19

Digitec Interactive Named on Training’s Top 15 Learning Portal Companies Watch List

This in from Digitec:

Digitec Interactive has been named on Training’s Top 15 Learning Portal Companies Watch List for its Learning Management System (LMS), Knowledge Direct.Top LMS by Training Industry

As part of its commitment to continuously monitor the training marketplace for the best providers and services, searched out those companies that best met the following criteria:

• New and innovative service offerings

• Unique approach to delivering learning solutions

• Commitment to improving learning through technology

• Quality of initial clients

“We are excited to be included in the Top 15 LMS Companies Watch List for the fourth consecutive year,” said President of Digitec, Jack McGrath.”We are continuing to grow and innovate with learning technology, and it’s great to be recognized for that on the global scale.”

Sep 30

New Latitude Learning LMS Release Includes Certification Goals Dashboard

A new Certification Goals Dashboard to the collection of LMS reports that are available to LMS customers having the Certification and Curriculum Add-on configured for their LMS portal. The new Certification Goals Dashboard allows authorized LMS administrators and managers to view the status of goal achievement at the Business Unit, Division and Location levels based on their profile assignments in the LMS.

More at:

Sep 05

8 Steps to Selecting an LMS Whitepaper Available from Digitec Interactive

Digitec Interactive has released a free (as in no money or e-mail required) white paper on selecting a learning management system. Find out more at:

Sep 04

WBT Introduces NEW LMS Offering for Associations

This in from WBT Systems:


WBT Systems Introduces TopClass Now!

A cloud-based LMS, with exceptional features tailored for Associations and Professional Bodies, at an affordable price point.

Nashua, New Hampshire – September 3rd 2013, WBT Systems today announced the availability of TopClass Now!, a hosted and full-featured LMS package designed for Associations and Professional Bodies. The new TopClass Now! offering comes with a complete set of services to enable an organization to launch its eLearning programs in less than a week.

“TopClass Now! is an excellent alternative to our enterprise edition LMS, as it offers much of the same robust functionality,”  said Paul Dooley, CEO at WBT Systems. “But it is designed for Associations and Professional Bodies that have less complex eLearning requirements and for those that do not want to set up and maintain their own system.”
TopClass Now! has all the features required to manage, deliver and track educational programs online, but offers more, including;

“TopClass Now! is hosted by WBT, but customers have access to their own dedicated system.  The advantage of having a dedicated system is that if an organization’s business needs evolve over time and they require a transition to our enterprise LMS, they can switch seamlessly, without having to engage in a risky migration project,” said Gilles Defer, Director of Business Development at WBT Systems.

TopClass Now! monthly pricing starts at $1,500 and includes technical support and upgrades.

More info at: and

Jun 24

8 Tips for Boosting E-learning Revenue

LMS maker WBT systems has issued a new free report called Association Learning – Getting more Bang for your Buck! - 8 Quick Tips to Boost eLearning Revenue.

You can download it at:

Jun 21

LearnSomething Acquired by Xerox

I’m posting this one belatedly, but wanted to be sure to note it.  LearnSomething has a long list of trade and professional association clients that use its platform:


NORWALK, Conn. - Xerox is acquiring LearnSomething, Inc., the leading provider of custom e-learning solutions and consumer education for the food, drug and healthcare industries. 

The acquisition broadens the services Xerox offers to these industries, providing retail companies with Web-based information programs that meet the regulatory, operational, continuing education and internal training needs of their diverse and widely-distributed workforces.

Based in Tallahassee, Fla., LearnSomething currently delivers industry information and educational programs to 85 percent of all U.S. retail pharmacy chains, reaching more than 110,000 retail pharmacists. Food and drug retailers use the company’s e-learning platform, Learner Community™, to complete regulatory compliance courses.

In addition, retail industry associations depend on the Learner Community platform to create and market e-learning products and continuing education services to members.

Continue to full press release »>

Jun 20

Meridian Global LMS Launches Office Training Content from Microsoft

This in from Meridian:

Herndon, Va. – June 19, 2013 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading provider of learning management systems (LMS), is collaborating with to launch training content for the Microsoft Office suite from inside Meridian Global LMS. Users can view instructional videos on topics related to their daily tasks. Microsoft has designed the just-in-time training videos to boost a worker’s productivity.


The content is “task-oriented,” not certification based. Users will be able to get in, learn what they need to and get on with their jobs. All the videos are short in duration, typically from three to five minutes. For example, in a few minutes users can learn to convert a list into a table in Word or master VLOOKUP in Excel.


“Customers who want the training content via our LMS will get dozens of free courses, which will open their eyes to a lot of powerful tips and tricks for increasing the speed and quality of their work,” said Travis Hudelson, vice president of sales for Meridian.

The new, task-oriented video instruction includes content for Access, Excel, Lync, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, SharePoint, Visio and Word. The training content will cover Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013.

Meridian is among the first providers chosen by Microsoft to distribute training content to end users.


About Meridian

Meridian Knowledge Solutions is the #1-rated human-capital management company for customer loyalty, with a documented customer retention rate of 98 percent. Meridian provides integrated solutions for over 350 clients with 8.5 million active users including AutoZone, Bell Helicopter, CSX Corporation, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., Panera Bread, Sunrise Senior Living, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and more than 80 federal, state and local governments. Meridian takes a unique approach to tailor every solution to exact client needs. Meridian asks the right questions, listens and molds its solution to fit its customers’ unique requirements. Meridian offers SaaS, private cloud or on-premise deployments.


Meridian’s flagship product, Meridian Global LMS, integrates advanced learning management, mobile learning, social learning, e-commerce, learning content management, performance management and workforce analytics into one fully integrated solution. Meridian also provides strategic professional services, mobile and e-learning courseware development and hosting services. Meridian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visionary Integration Professionals. To learn more, visit, or follow Meridian on Twitter @meridianks.


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Bill Perry
Public Relations
Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC
Phone: +1 716-652-1762

May 01

How to Select and LMS for Your Association - Free Webinar from Tagoras and Meridian

Tagoras, in collaboration with Meridian Knowledge Solutions, is offering a free Webinar titled “Selecting a Learning Management System: Picking the Right Technology for Your Association’s Vision.” The Webinar will take place on May 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. EDT.

Get more details and register for free at

The presenters are Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb, principals with Tagoras, and Jason Marceau, chief operations officer with Meridian Knowledge Solutions. The Webinar will cover the most fundamental factors trade and professional associations should keep in mind when selecting a learning management system.

Press Release:

Mar 28

Digitell to Offer Free Streaming of Digital Now Keynotes

This in from Digitell:

Digitell will be live streaming keynote addresses from the Digital Now conference in Orlando April 4 - 6, 2013.
You can register for free for the Live Stream at:
Keynote Speakers and Topics include:
The Big Bang: Welcome to the New Association Universe
The Social Media Honeymoon is Over
Is Technology an Amplifier or Disruptive Force for Associations?
The convergence of technology, design, and leadership

Find out more and register.

Mar 27

NiUG puts certification program online with WBT Systems

From WBT Systems:

NiUG  is working with WBT Systems to put their certification program online. It means that NiUG will soon be able to offer their members online enrolment for iMIS certification with support for and tracking of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Using TopClass LMS, NiUG members will also be able to complete their certification modules online, participate in webinars and take the examination through a proctored environment from anywhere in the world. Read more here!