Don’t Miss It! – The 2019 US Learn-WiseGo User’s Conference is Just Around the Corner

Get ready, this is your chance to network with other Learn-WiseGo clients, improve your user experience and share valuable feedback and system improvements ideas with us. Come join us on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at the Kona Koi Resort in San Diego, CA for our annual US Learn-WiseGo User’s Conference.

The 2019 Learn-WiseGo User’s Conference agenda is designed to ensure you get the most out of this one-day event. Topics discussed will focus on helping you get the most out of your Learn-WiseGo platform.

New Features:

We are excited to announce that we have added some amazing new features to your Learn-WiseGo platform. Join us to learn more about how you can maximize your productivity with new features like Super Groups and Group Managers.   

System Reports:

Make sure you are getting the most out of your system reports. Join us to learn how to create a customized report or schedule reports that can be sent to yourself or others as often as needed.

Tips and Tricks:

We want to share some tips and tricks with you. Join us to learn how to master your LMS and simple ways to make your eLearning content more interactive and engaging for your users.

Users Round Table:

Share your use cases and ideas with others and see what you can learn from other Learn-WiseGo client experiences. Join us and take advantage of the opportunity to network with other Learn-WiseGo clients during the Users Round Table discussion.

So Much More:

Other topics will include how to use additional tools to enhance the eLearning experience, new and upcoming Learn-WiseGo integrations, what’s coming in 2019 and so much more. Please visit https://learn-wise.com/events/ for a full agenda and to book your hotel reservation at the  Kona Kai Resort.

If you are interested in attending the upcoming 2019 Learn-WiseGo User’s Conference or if you have any questions, please contact your Learn-WiseGo Account Manager today!

Diving into Data: Customizing your Reports in Learn-WiseGo

Picture it: All your hard work has paid off! You have made your training modules engaging, motivated your users with due dates and gamification, and now you want to see just how they performed on those trainings. So how do you find that data, and make sure it’s easy to access when you need it?

Learn-WiseGo has a wide selection of standard reports, but with the My Reports tool, you can create customized reports that can be saved and accessed at any time with the most up-to-date data. There are two methods to create a custom report, and we will cover both below.

Method 1: Start from Scratch

From your Reports tab, select “My Reports” to view and create your custom reports.

From there, select “Create My Report” and choose a base view that you would like to pull data from. This can include Lesson Plans, Users and Groups, Certification, and more. Once you have chosen your view, it is time to start creating your report! Start dragging fields from the left menu to the list of Selected Columns, and watch your report build itself as you add in new columns. You can customize these columns further by adding filters. 

Once you have added and filtered to the information you need, select “Save as My Report” and give your new report a name. It is now accessible from the My Reports tab at any time.

Method 2: Start with an Existing Report

To streamline the process, you can use one of our standard reports as a template and save your changes to My Reports. Start by selecting a pre-existing standard report, and remove fields or add filters until the report fits your specific needs. You can also re-order the existing columns by dragging and dropping them into the desired order. From there, select “Save as My Report” and give it a new name.

This report is now saved as a custom report with your specific fields and filters, and can be re-accessed at any time with up-to-date data from the My Reports tab.




If you have questions or would like to learn more about how to customize your reports, contact your Account Manager for more information!

Announcing the Addition of Super Groups!

Magnifi Group is excited to announce the launch of our latest Learn-WiseGo enhancement- Super Groups!

What makes a group super? The ability to add other groups to it!

Super groups allow you to organize users into nested groups or a structure that reflects your company structure.

For example, let’s say your company is organized by regions. You could create Europe as a Super Group containing Germany, France, and Spain. You can add further groups within these countries. For example, in Germany, you could add Bavaria with user Michael Jackson.

All reports can also be filtered by group and this is where Super Groups really shines.

The reports will show a comparison by region or city. How is one country doing compared to other countries you ask? Filter the reports by the Parent Group and the data will follow.

Furthermore, with our upcoming advancement of Group Manager, your sub-administrators will have the ability to manage their own groups. With Super Groups in place, admin can manage entire regions of users without seeing other users within the company.

If you want to find out more on Super Groups or how you can utilize this with your Learn-WiseGo account, contact your Account Manager for more information!

Save the Date! – 2019 Learn-Wise User’s Conference

Mark your calendar for the upcoming 2019 Learn-Wise User’s Conference. This year’s User’s Conference will be held at Kona Kai Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA on February 28, 2019. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet your Account Manager and Magnifi Group’s CEO and COO.

Still not sure you should attend? The annual User’s Conference provides you the opportunity to improve your user experience, network with other Learn-WiseGo clients and offer us valuable feedback for system improvements and new features.

Improving your User Experience

We have been working hard to continually improve Learn-WiseGo since its launch in 2017. Come hear about our exciting new features and how they can improve your Learn-WiseGo experience.

Network with other Learn-WiseGo Clients

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network face-to-face with other Learn-WiseGo clients. Share your experiences and best practices and get ready to benefit from what other clients have to share with you.

Share your Feedback

We want to hear from you! Your feedback is important and we always welcome ideas for system improvements and new features.

If you are interested in attending the upcoming 2019 Learn-WiseGo User’s Conference, please contact your Learn-WiseGo Account Manager. Be sure to keep an eye out for more information coming in 2019.

Gamification

Competitive Edge: Using Gamification as Motivation

PART 2

Welcome back our two-part mini-series on gamification. Gamification is a big topic in the training and eLearning industry. It means, as its name suggests, the application of elements typically found in playing a game to a non-game situation –like work. Gamification allows you to tap into people’s natural tendencies for achievement, status, curiosity, learning, etc.

In our last post, we looked at awarding points to users for completing training. External motivators like points and rewards are a great tool to encourage participation. Who doesn’t like a gold star next his name or to win a new iPad? But there’s another side of motivation, intrinsic motivation, and you can access it through gamification.  Two of my favorite gamification methods that tap into intrinsic motivation are storytelling and scenario-based learning. Both of these topics deserve dedicated blog posts; however, we will introduce the topics today, and continue to talk about them in the future.

Storytelling

Did you know that stories are up to 22 times more memorable than facts or figures alone?[1] Stories are powerful tools for learning because they provides multiple ways to connect and hold on to facts, figures, and concepts. Reading a PowerPoint slide with some bullet points and a picture will activate one part of our brain. (If you are lucky, it won’t activate the part that makes you sleepy!) A story will activate several parts of your brain and trigger chemical reactions that release feel-good chemicals further strengthening the connection your brain makes with the content. Storytelling has the power to create relevance in a way few other methods of communicating can, and relevance is extremely important for motivating busy adult learners.

Application

Let’s say, for example, you want to train people on your latest product. Rather than hitting them with all the facts and figures about why it’s so great, tell them the story of why the company created the product in the first place. Tell them the real-life story of the problem the product is designed to fix. Tell them about the journey the creator took to get the product from idea to reality. Sprinkle the key facts and figures throughout the story, and people are sure to retain more.

Scenario-based learning

Scenario-based learning has a lot in common with storytelling. It takes storytelling a step further and puts the learner in the center of the story and asks them to solve problems, make choices, and discover the consequences.  This makes it a really powerful tool for making connections, validating relevance, and proving concepts. By using real-life situations to present information and concepts, it allows the learner to practice and understand the outcomes of their choices. It makes the learner an active participant rather than a passive observer.

Application

Think of a situation your trainees encounter regularly during their work. What choices or obstacles will they encounter as they deal with the situation? Present that situation to them as realistically as possible, and let them choose for themselves what they think they should do. They can then discover and ‘experience’ the outcome, and you can give them feedback.

For example, perhaps you are training some new hires on your service team. You can present them with real-life cases of problems that need to be solved with your products. By putting the information into a relevant context, your learners are much likely to know what to do when they encounter the situation in real life.

Have you tried storytelling or scenario-based learning in your elearning modules? We would love to hear about it! Interested in trying it but not sure where to start? Contact your account manager for a brainstorming session. We are happy to help!


[1]Cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner suggests we are 22 times more likely to remember a fact when it is wrapped in a story. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateharrison/2015/01/20/a-good-presentation-is-about-data-and-story/#3f929feb450f

Competitive Edge: Using Gamification as Motivation

Having a hard time motivating your users to login and complete your brand-new and well-made training? Sometimes a little extra incentive in the form of a game or a reward can help take user engagement to the next level.  We will be looking at gamification in a two-part blog series, and in the first article, we will look at motivating with points and rewards.

Gamification, or adding the elements of game playing such as point scoring and the chance to win prizes,can give your users a sense of pride and accomplishment as they watch their points increase with each new module completed. It can also incentivize your users to go the extra mile and complete optional trainings for the additional reward. Gamification can even have a positive effect on your corporate culture by making training more approachable and encouraging friendly competition between coworkers or teams for who can reach their goals first and reap the rewards.

In Learn-WiseGo, you can gamify not only your lesson plans, but also your webinars and in-classroom trainings! When you create a rewards program, you have the power to decide your rewards tiers, your prizes, and your point sources. As the administrator, you can be notified of user progress on a schedule, or whenever a user promotes to the next tier. The choice is yours- and the victory, theirs!

An image of the rewards program for users- 3 trophy tier levels of gold, silver, and bronze, with their rewards and current progress listed.
The Learn-WiseGo Rewards program- from the user perspective.

Are you looking for new ways to inspire and drive your users to succeed? Gamify your training material with Learn-WiseGo and watch your completion rates soar!

Deadline Approaching! Your Guide to Training Due Date Options

We all create training for a variety of different reasons and purposes. You might create an informational module for users to peruse at their leisure. You might have a mandatory, annual compliance training. Or, you might have an urgent product update that everyone needs to review by the end of the week.

We recognize there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to due dates, so we have created many options from which you can choose for any training need.

  1. Standard Start Date & End Date

How it Works: You pick the days on the calendar when the training will start and when the training will end. Anyone who does not complete the training by the due date will fail*. If a user fails, he will no longer have the opportunity to complete this training. Once the due date has passed, you will not be able to assign this Lesson Plan to new users.

When to use it: Use this option when you need a firm end date. Often, the end date is related to another event. Perhaps this is pre-training for an in-person meeting, and anyone who does not complete the elearning on time is not allowed to attend. Maybe the information in the training will expire and no longer be relevant past the due date.

*Users will only fail if the course is set to expire. See #4 below.

Due date

  1. No End Date

How it works: You choose the calendar “Set Date” option, but you do not select an end date. This Lesson Plan will never expire, and you can always assign this training to new users.

When to use it: Use this option when you want to give your users the most flexibility to complete their training.

  1. Duration

How it works: You choose the option to “Set Days” and enter a number of days. Every user, no matter when he is assigned, will have the same number of days to complete the assignment.

When to use it: This is a great option for New Hire training. You might have a standard set of training every new employee needs to complete, and you would like them to complete it in a certain number of days. The training will never expire and can always be assigned to new users. However, any user that does not complete the training within the timeframe will fail.*

 *Users will only fail if the course is set to expire. See #4 below.

Duration

  1. Course Set to Expire

How it works: If you use a due date (on the calendar or number of days) you can choose if users will really fail if they do not complete the training within the timeframe. If you do not set the course to expire, users will not fail. Rather, their status will now say OVERDUE, and they will still have the opportunity to complete the training. If you do set the course to expire, any user who has not completed the training by the due date will fail.

When to use it: Choosing not to set a course to expire is a great option if you want to give users a due date (this can be very motivating), but you do not want them to fail and you want them to complete the training – even after the due date has passed. This is a nice, flexible option. Choosing to set a course to expire is the stricter option. All users who have not completed the course will fail and they will no longer have the opportunity to complete the training.

NotSetToExpire

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  1. Extension Days

How it works: If you create a course with a due date that is set to expire, you have the option to grant extension days. These are days past the due date during which users still have the chance to complete the training. You can choose to notify users if they have been given extension days or not.

When to use it: If you need to have a firm due date, but you are willing to allow a set number of extra days, then this is a great option. For example, you have an in-person class, and you really want all users to complete some eLearning BEFORE they come. However, you are willing to allow them to complete it during the in-person class. If they haven’t completed the eLearning by the end of the in-person class, they should fail. This would be a great time to use extension days.

Questions? We want to hear about your training needs!

Contact your account manager or post your questions in the comments.