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At Ziiva, we offer more than a comprehensive, tailor-fit Learning Management System. We are always seeking ways to enrich your company culture and improve the online learning experience that you offer to your students, employees, customers, or users.



Kellyann Bryan


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Blended Learning and Your LMS

Posted by Kellyann Bryan on Thu, Aug 15, 2019

“Gentlemen, start your blenders!” 

That’s what I say when I order a smoothie.  Alright, you got me, no, it isn’t. But wouldn’t that be a fun thing to say? Blending stuff is just fun in general: smoothies, paint, friend groups. You take separate things, mix ‘em together, and then you end up with a new, exciting, beautiful – maybe even delicious (I really want a smoothie, okay?) – outcome.

In terms of learning, the idea of blending is also fun, exciting, and beneficial. It’s an excellent way to keep your learners engaged. It is also helpful to those learners that might thrive with alternative methods of instruction. Offering blended learning can make your training more effective, increase retention, and provide flexibility and supplementation to your users.

So, how can you utilize blended learning in tandem with your LMS?

  • Add online quizzes or “knowledge checks” throughout training – it doesn’t have to be serious or graded. It can simply break up the monotony of extended periods of learning and also help reinforce the material

  • Provide self-paced reading assignments before a class so participants can be better prepared and more engaged in your live-session training

  • Have workshop follow-up assignments or checklist evaluations to gauge the application or retention of the learning

  • Schedule refresher webinars every three or six months to reinforce key objectives

  • Take advantage of multiple formats of learning to accommodate all types of learning styles

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You’ve got all the ingredients: your content, knowledge bank, webinars, videos, whitepapers, and outstanding instructors. Let Prosperity LMS be your blender. We will take your great training, toss it together (gently and carefully), and serve a stellar learning experience for your users. 

Ask us anything or set up a little tête-à-tête -- we love chatting. 

Topics: learning management systems, blended learning





Reporting with Prosperity LMS

Posted by Kellyann Bryan on Fri, Jul 19, 2019

One of the biggest reasons people look for a learning management system (or LMS for you tech-jargon lovers out there) is their need for quick, efficient, set-it-and-forget-it reporting.

Whether it’s because their boss asked to see which employees are up-to-date on training and compliance, there’s a looming audit on the horizon, or they just had an audit (and got a few dings for missing vital information), having reports readily available is crucial to staying on top of things.

Prosperity LMS has four central types of reporting, and those four types contain myriad ways to customize and adapt reports even further to meet the unique needs of each client.

  • Interactive dashboards are a quick way to see who has missed a training deadline, who is or is not in compliance, and what training is upcoming for all active employees. This type of report is always shown in real time and is the perfect tool to get an overview of the company’s overall training and compliance.

  • Matrix reports are highly visual, and are a great way of showing different relationships between things -- making them a prompt, straightforward way of seeing the specific data you want to see. As with all matrices, these types of reports are laid out in a grid of rows and columns, with different colored dots or pie chart pieces denoting whether something has been completed or not, as well as the level of completion. For example, one might want to see an overview of program completion statuses by company, then by job title, then by completion/expiration data. Like all of our reports, these can be customized to fit your needs, and they give us the most flexibility to provide your data exactly the way you want it displayed.

  • Ad hoc is a funny little phrase that sounds like it should be followed by "Gesundheit!” but really, it’s just Latin, translating directly to “for this.” This type of report is used when an admin or supervisor has a specific inquiry that needs addressing – their question being the driving force to run a report “for this.” We have a list of common things clients want to know. Once a supervisor selects the ad hoc report to run, he can filter his search to give him the exact data he’s looking for, and then choose how he’d like the data grouped once it’s collected. Bonus: you can export ad hoc reporting data directly to Excel or your favorite business intelligence (BI) tool.

  • The Queries module is essentially a window into your database. You can get any report in any configuration, and it can be scheduled to run as often as you need, with the results being emailed directly to you. This type of report is not as user-friendly as others, so it is something we would configure for your team. Unless, that is, you have someone who is well-versed in Structured Query Language (SQL). Otherwise, just call the training team and we will help you grab those queries!

Any of these reports can be quickly and easily accessed from an admin portal or sent to your email. Reports can be automated to run on whatever timeline best fits your needs – and you’ll get the data sent to you without you even having to think about it. We created the Prosperity LMS to make the lives of supervisors, managers, employees, and training providers easier. We try to make it even easier by providing you with ongoing support and resources so you can continue to be successful for years to come.

Have questions? Email me! kellyann@ziiva.com. Happy Reporting!

Topics: learning management systems, reporting