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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.


Start Small to Go Big

Posted by Kellyann Bryan on Thu, Mar 05, 2020

Tips for Scaling your Training System

Prosperity LMS is synonymous with scalability and flexibility – it’s what we do best. As a client-focused, partnership-based company, our top priority is making sure each customer gets an LMS as unique as their business, along with the right amount of support through each stage and phase of theBusiness man closing a deal with a handshake process.

A flexible and scalable learning management system is a multi-tiered, multi-location business’s best friend. When a large company or corporation decides to employ a learning management system, deciding where to start can seem overwhelming. Could we be your new best friend?  

Instead of creating a complex system that spans multiple locations and departments, we recommend starting small. It is always possible (and unequivocally easier) to scale up -- rather than starting too big and having to re-structure the entire thing. Sooner is better than better. It may seem appealing to map out every thread in the training system web -- but that has the potential to get you tangled up. By jumping in with one objective, you will reduce the amount of time it takes to get value from the system, as well as lessen the overwhelm of creating a complex system all at once.

Here is what we recommend for starting small: 

  • Pick a focus project – Decide on the smallest project that will bring value to your company. Whether that be on-boarding, compliance, safety, quality, or a unique-to-you training program. See the diagram below for choosing a subcategory to start your focus project.
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  • Assess the project as you go – Once you've decided on your focus project, how will you know you're getting value from it? Value can typically be defined in two ways: faster and/or better.  

    Examples of "faster" would be when it takes you less time to do a specific task, such as:

    • preparing and distributing reports
    • scheduling classes
    • handling out-of-compliance learners
    • delivering, scoring, and tracking tests

  • Examples of "better" would be when the results you get are more accurate and/or more detailed than you currently have, such as:
    • tracking the time a student spends reading a course
    • tracking the time it takes for a learner to complete a test
    • automatically assigning training based on job requirements -- instead of leaving the decision up to supervisors
  • Make modifications and scale – Before you decide to scale the project (or how to scale it), meet with your team to gather feedback, see what worked, and what needs to be adjusted so you can feel confident in pushing it out on a larger scale. In fact, this is a great time to consult with your LMS provider for feedback as well. The right LMS partner will have insight into your project and be able to share best practices with you.
    So let's get started!
    The benefits of starting small are many. Save yourself from the pain and suffering of trying to do too much, too soon, and come up with an attainable plan of which you can be sure. From there, scaling up is a cinch.

Topics: lms, corporate learning, learning management system, enterprise, learning management systems, Scaling





The Big Benefit of Microlearning

Posted by Kellyann Bryan on Mon, Nov 18, 2019

During my second year of college, I signed up for a macroeconomics class. I had only ever heard of microeconomics, but macro means big, right (?!) and I was considering opening a business. So, I decided bigger was better, and I went for it.  However, bigger does not always mean better, you guys -- and I quickly learned that in order to understand macroeconomics, one must have a firm grasp on microeconomics (a grasp I did not have, since I’d never taken microeconomics).

Micro, macro, what’s with the Greek prefixes? Well, besides confounding the English language (that’s a whole other blog post), they essentially mean small and large, respectively. Throw one of those bad boys in front of a word, and it changes the meaning. Like, macroeconomics or microlearning.  

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What is Microlearning?

Microlearning is bite-sized, user-centric learning that is efficient and effective. Unlike macro-learning, where things can get in-depth, microlearning cuts straight to the point – without sacrificing relevancy or value of content.  Studies have found microlearning to be more engaging for learners, and not surprisingly, the knowledge retention rate is higher. 

Make no mistake about it -- you cannot just cut your same old training into smaller chunks.  Microlearning modules and learning paths should be specifically created to engage the learner, quickly convey the necessary information, and support the retention and application of that knowledge.

A good rule of thumb for your training is “Just long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to stay interesting.”

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What are some examples of Microlearning?

  • Show examples with short videos
  • Use info-graphics and diagrams
  • Provide concise text and step-by-step instructions
  • Test learning often with just a few focused questions
  • Build a library of just-in-time “how to” training items
  • Require short follow up refresher courses to increase learner retention
  • Incorporate quick online training modules and quizzes to supplement classroom training

 

How will Microlearning benefit me (and my learners)?

  • It’s faster and easier to create and deliver than complex training
  • It’s more engaging
  • It leads to better retention
  • It’s on-the-go friendly (and we all know that ease-of-use and accessibility are a top priority these days)

So what are you waiting for?  Microlearning is an invaluable tool for training and eLearning that can save you and your learners time, and make your training more effective. 

Talk to a consultant about how Prosperity LMS  can help you get started with microlearning

Got questions? Want to suggest a topic? Set up a demo? Let us know 😊

Topics: lms, elearning, microlearning





Partner with Ziiva, Keep Your Groovy Image

Posted by Kellyann Bryan on Fri, Sep 06, 2019

Whether we realize it or not, we are all highly influenced by branding, and branding transcends space and language. People all over the world recognize the beckoning golden arches of McDonald’s, the bright and inquisitive typography of Google, and the mysterious sea-green siren of Starbucks.


A lot of thought is put into the branding of a company and their subsequent websites, marketing material, and overall image. So, when a company considers delving into online training, one of the biggest questions is, “Will it still look like our site?”

If you partner with Ziiva, the short answer is, “Absolutely!”

 

What Does Ziiva Do?

We provide a learning management system (LMS) – a platform that delivers your training content. Since we know the importance of branding and how it affects your business, we build your training sites in a way that maintains the look and feel of your brand – or even that of your individual clients. We will design the user interface to engage your learners and seamlessly integrate your existing website and materials with your logos, colors, fonts, and graphics. We can even custom-brand individual sites for your clients based on their unique needs, but all easily managed from your Prosperity LMS administrator portal.

 

More, More, More:

Here’s how we can make it happen:

  • Integrate the LMS into your existing website for a seamless experience
  • Build a standalone website using Prosperity LMS, branded to your business
  • Offer multiple client-specific websites with unique branding and configuration, all easily managed in one place
  • Target different customers with training websites focused on each target audience


How Do You Like it?

Referencing 70s disco hits is one of my more appealing personality traits, but really – what did you think? Are you ready to give us a call so we can custom-build your training site and keep you looking sharp?

 

Email me: kellyann@ziiva.com, or go ahead and put your boogie-self down on the calendar.

Topics: lms, learning management systems, branding





Selling Your Training with eCommerce

Posted by Kellyann Bryan on Fri, Aug 23, 2019

I was staunchly opposed to the exponential advancement of the internet. I like writing letters and telephones with cords and paper books, so all of the e-this and i-that and smart-thingamabobs seemed excessive and trivial to me. But one late and stormy night, when the lullaby of background-noise-Netflix cocooned me into a dreamy state of lethargy, I decided to peruse the internet for “things.” And I found so many. On one ordinary Saturday evening at midnight, on my couch, in my pajamas, I ordered two books, socks, a blender, and vitamins. I was ecstatic – and it was all thanks to this happy little contraption called “eCommerce.”

 

What is eCommerce?

eCommerce is the process of conducting a business transaction online – and online business is booming. Magnates like Amazon are raking in billions of dollars in revenue each year (roughly 100,000 of that is probably from me), but even modest businesses are seeing a huge benefit in utilizing online commerce.

 

How Can eCommerce Benefit Training Providers?

In the same way eCommerce benefits goods-based businesses, it can benefit you, my friend. Using eCommerce can boost an increase in your revenue, help you reach a wider customer base, and enable a you to sell training anytime, anywhere – even while you’re sipping a mojito on Santa Maria beach (send a girl an invite, okay?).

 

So, then what?

  • Put your current content online – live sessions, webinars, online training, assessments, training materials
  • Build your training catalog, including a training calendar if you have classroom training
  • Determine your pricing – how do you want customers to buy? Subscription? a la carte? bundles and packages?
  • Set up your shopping cart, payment gateway, and merchant account
  • Start selling!

 

Does this sound a little complicated? Too good to be true? Luckily, it’s neither. But it can help to have a feature-rich platform backed by an experienced team. We’ve worked with trainers from sole proprietors to large corporations, helping them transition into the wonderful world of eCommerce. Let’s chat about where you see your training going and what we can do to help.

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Here's a previous post about how a learning management system can help you sell your training, and here is our calendar if you are chomping at the bit to get started.

 

Topics: lms, ecommerce





Simplifying ISO certification with Prosperity LMS

Posted by Dan Wheeler on Wed, Oct 10, 2018

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A Learning Management System (LMS) can greatly simplify the process of achieving and maintaining ISO (International Standards Organizations) certification. Prosperity LMS provides flexible and efficient solutions for manufacturers to track training, standardize processes and ensure that employees are adhering to the necessary standards and specifications, both for ISO certification and for Occupational Health and Safety Administration requirements.

If your company is exploring the benefits of ISO certification, we can work with you to craft a system that will help you get the job done at a price you can afford. 

 

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Whatever compliance requirements you face — and in today’s world, most companies face many industry and governmental regulations that require compliance tracking and reporting — we can help you meet them.  Prosperity LMS can provide the platform you need to schedule and deliver the necessary training to your employees, track and report their progress and ensure ongoing compliance with necessary quality standards.

Ziiva offers customized solutions for your business, tailored to meet your individual needs for ISO and OSHA compliance. We can help you automate tracking, reporting and training to take the headaches out of ISO certification and OSHA compliance.

We can develop a system that will help you determine the skills required for every position in your operation and then deliver a training and assessment program to make sure employees keep and maintain the skill sets they need, while documenting everything so that you have the records you need to prove compliance or easily deal with audits.

Prosperity LMS can help you train new employees and make sure your long-time employees and supervisors have the knowledge and training they require to do their jobs as efficiently and safely as possible.  Our team will help automate your compliance training to make it as simple as possible. Reminders, scheduling, assessment, tracking and reporting can all be automated so that you can focus on your manufacturing process, not paperwork.

Our system can produce rigorous exams to assess how well your employees have absorbed the training and other necessary information and compile the reports of these assessments you need to track compliance.

ISO certification can help your company improve its processes and training, ensuring safe, efficient and quality production. If you’ve hesitated to seek such certification in the past because of the logistics involved or if you’ve achieved certification but struggled with compliance and record-keeping, Prosperity LMS may be your answer. We offer flexible billing models and have a highly experienced team that will get you up and running as quickly as possible and within your budget. 

Contact us to find out.

Topics: lms, learning management systems, learning management software, manufacturing, compliance