15 Top eLearning Guides from 2017 Emma O'Neill, Senior Content Marketer at LearnUpon Published on December 21, 2017 It’s been a remarkable year for businesses delivering online training. With eBooks, blogs, videos, whitepapers and more all available at our fingertips, there’s so much helpful information out there. You can’t read it all though! To save you time and separate the wheat from the chaff, we’ve collated a list of the top-notch eLearning content of 2017 from LearnUpon. Scan whats on offer. Take your pick of the content you think is best for you and we hope you find lots of invaluable information. The Top eLearning Guides from 2017 eBooks 1. 36 Essential eLearning Tools You Need Now As an LMS team, we like to see organization’s eLearning strategies succeed. We want your learners using your LMS. We want them engaged with your content. And we want to make your job as an LMS admin or eLearning professional as stress-free and successful as possible. That’s why we have created this crucial eBook – 36 Essential eLearning Tools You Need Now. 2. xAPI and cmi5: Plan now for the future of eLearning Since 2001, SCORM has been the standard for eLearning content. However, recently xAPI has risen as a challenger. And now with cmi5, it has every chance of fulfilling SCORM’s original potential. This free xAPI and cmi5 eBook, inspired by questions from our customers, will help you plan the future of your eLearning strategy. Videos 3. The 4 Ingredients of a Great LMS Ever wondered what's the secret recipe for making an LMS work for you and your audience? Well, we've got the answer! Watch our free video - The 4 Ingredients of a Great LMS - and discover the real benefits a powerful LMS can have for you. 4. 5 Benefits of Using Groups in your LMS Discover their true value by watching our webinar “5 Benefits Of Using Groups In Your LMS“. Hosted by LMS expert Eoghan Quigley and leading LearnUpon Account Manager Robert Daly, they share insightful information about how you can divide your learners into groups. An amazing feature that makes your life as an LMS admin easier, more efficient, and allows you to deliver powerful training better than ever before. 5. 10 Things to Consider When Selecting an LMS With more than 600 learning management systems available globally, selecting one can be a challenge. When you have hundreds of options to consider, where do you even start? Luckily LearnUpon CEO Brendan Noud has overseen 200 LMS implementations during 13 years’ experience in the eLearning market. In this video, he gives considered advice on how you can get the right LMS for your organization. Whitepapers, toolkits, cheat sheets 6. [Whitepaper] Trends, Challenges, and Rewards: eLearning in 2018 This whitepaper details the experiences of over 200 businesses delivering online training. Sharing everything from the benefits to challenges to the return on investment of eLearning, it’s a must-read for anyone rolling out or considering online training for their business. 7. The eLearning Beginner to Pro Toolkit Free to download, this toolkit contains everything you need to know to take your eLearning to the next level. With explanations of what an LMS is to measuring the success of your eLearning, there is a lot in here for you to digest. 8. Free Cheatsheet – eLearning Terms You Should Know SCORM, authoring tools, responsive design - if you are new to eLearning, these terms can be very confusing. Demystify the jargon with this quick and easy glossary of every term you need to know. Blogs 9. 35 Tips for Significantly Better eLearning One to bookmark - we’ve listed 35 amazing tips that can significantly improve your eLearning. Some are straightforward, some are a little more ambitious, but each one will help you create a more successful eLearning strategy for your organization. 10. ADDIE: 5 Steps To Build Effective Training Programs The Addie model is an instructional design methodology used to help organize and streamline the production of your course content. Simple and effective to use, this post shares the various stages involved and also how you can begin using ADDIE today. 11. Gamification is the cherry, not the cake! One of our most popular and debate-inducing posts of the year! We discuss how gamification is an amazing tool, but it shouldn’t replace one key element - quality course content. 12. Using Learning Paths to Create Structured Training Programs Learning Paths are a buzzed-about feature in learning management systems, but what exactly are they? And more importantly, how can they help you? We run through the basics of this feature, show how it can save you invaluable time and help you decide which type is best for you. 13. Gamification for eLearning, an explanation Gamification continues to be a much-discussed topic in eLearning. However, few businesses know what it actually means and how to use it effectively in their online training. This post dissects it all! 14. How to Implement an LMS Successfully Implementing an LMS can be an overwhelming task. To ensure you have the most successful launch possible we turned to the experts. LearnUpon Customer Success Specialist, Cathal Small, provides a thoughtful guide informed by his experience on how you can launch your LMS quickly, easily and successfully. 15. 7 Tricks To Motivate Your Learners To Complete Your eLearning If you downloaded our whitepaper, you’ll know that one of the biggest challenges businesses faced with eLearning is engagement. This post aims to tackle this problem. With a few tricks and smart use of your LMS’s features, you can create eLearning that your learners truly get excited about. And that’s it! Take your time, read what interests you and we hope you find great tips in these value-packed resources. Good luck with your eLearning in 2018!