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LMS Support Tool Launch: Live Chat
9/2/2015
The Latitude Learning Support team has launched its new Live Chat feature. All LMS portal administrators with access to the Customer Portal can log in and initiate a real-time chat session with a customer service representative. Live Chat is allows for fast, friendly service during our normal support hours.   [Read More...]




Latitude Learning LMS Release Notes (2.5.1.68347)
9/2/2015
The Latitude Learning Team announces the latest release of the Latitude Learning LMS. This release Version (2.5.1.68347) was promoted to production on Saturday, August 29, 2015.  [Read More...]




Latitude offers $49 Training Webinars for the month of September
9/1/2015
In honor of Back To School Latitude is offering Training Webinars at a 51% discount! 

Become the LMS expert that you've always wanted to be. For a limited time enroll in any of our paid Training Webinars for only $49.   [Read More...]




Franchise Advantage: An inside look into Arooga's training practices
8/24/2015
Arooga's utilizes blended learning to train franchisees

Saline, Mich., August 24, 2015
 - Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar is an innovative, casual family dining restaurant and bar with a sports and entertainment focus. Arooga's, headquartered in Harrisburg, PA., has been franchising since 2013 with 41 current franchised outlets. In an effort to reduce their overall carbon footprint, Arooga's utilizes the latest earth conscious resources in the hospitality industry. As a result, all of their locations have been certified by the Green Restaurant Association. With their promise of "fresh, never frozen" Kobe burgers and fresh salads made from local produce, Arooga's menu is high in quality and fresh ingredients. 

How does Arooga's train its franchisees?
Arooga University provides a comprehensive 5 week training program for franchisees and their management team. Training is conducted in Pennsylvania at their corporate center and provides both classroom and on location training.

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Latitude Learning revamps Support site
8/21/2015

Over the past year, Latitude CG has been growing. The good word has spread about our quality products, custom software solutions, and personalized service, resulting in a solid base of satisfied clients who now need continued support. In an effort to put customers first, we have expanded the Latitude Learning Support team and are developing new ways to assist clients in the administration and technical support of the LMS. 

The first step was to make all of our free LMS training resources readily available with ease. Latitude Learning has revamped its Support site, providing our top Top 10 FAQs, ways to contact LMS Support, and most importantly, releasing new role-based support for Students, Instructors/Managers, and Portal Administrators.  This is where you can find how-to and training information tailored to your LMS experience and responsibilities.

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Meet Latitude's team player: Gary Andrews
8/17/2015
We at Latitude believe the people behind the company are just as important as Latitude itself. Over the next few months please enjoy meeting the team in our weekly series of employee profiles. Meet Gary Andrews. [Read More...]




Latitude: an important piece to Pat Carver Media’s success
8/11/2015
Latitude Consulting Group, an industry leading in partner performance and the home of the LatitudeCONNECT Suite fit the specific needs of Pat Carver Media in a comprehensive Learning Management System with diverse functionality.

Originally in 2007 Pat Carver Media began to market the hospice volunteer training through DVD sets and manuals. Pat Carver Media’s video portal worked well from the time it was introduced in 2010, but eventually it was requested to have a competency online presence.  It wasn’t until 2014 where online video training for hospice volunteers was offered and a need for a Learning Management System was sought.

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Franchise Advantage: An inside look into EmbroidMe's training practices
8/10/2015
EmbroidMe's comprehensive 5-week training program includes various phases of training

SALINE, Mich., August 10, 2015 - EmbroidMe, headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL., is the world's largest embroidery, garment-printing, promotional products, and custom gifts franchise with almost 400 retail stores in 15 countries. As a result of one of the most extensive training programs in the franchising industry, EmbroidMe boasts that there is no experience necessary as they provide a turnkey franchise with assistance in site selection, lease negotiations, 5 weeks of training, store renovations and setup, staffing assistance, marketing and advertising programs, and many other ongoing support services.

How does EmbroidMe train its franchisees?
EmbroidMe starts new franchisees off with a 5-week training program. It kicks off with a two-week introductory training program at EmbroidMe University located at their corporate headquarters where you will learn all aspects of the business such as production, marketing, advertising, scheduling and bookkeeping. [Read More...]




Meet Latitude's team player: Sarah Robinson
8/3/2015
We at Latitude believe the people behind the company are just as important as Latitude itself. Over the next few months please enjoy meeting the team in our weekly series of employee profiles. Meet Sarah Robinson. [Read More...]




Franchise Advantage: An inside look into Pita Pit's training practices
7/27/2015

Pita Pit utilizes hands-on training

SALINE, Mich., July 27, 2015 – Nelson Lang, founder of Pita Pit, sought to provide a healthier alternative to the usual fast food fare when they opened the first Pita Pit in Kingston, Ontario in 1995. Twenty years later, Pita Pit now has 240 operating franchised outlets with 12 of them being corporate owned. The Pita Pit serves a soft pita sandwich filled with customers' choice of grilled meat, vegetable toppings and zesty sauces. Most stores are between 1200 and 1500 square feet, with eat-in, carry-out and delivery options. Pita Pit has been franchising since 1999 and has a $192,550-318,679 investment range with $75,000 as minimum capital required. 

How does Pita Pit train its franchisees?
Pita Pit's initial training takes place at their USA headquarters in Idaho for the duration of 10 days, followed by 5-7 days of training at the franchisee's new location. [Read More...]




Latitude Learning LMS Release Notes (2.5.1.67892)
7/27/2015
The Latitude Learning Team announces the latest release of the Latitude Learning LMS. This release [Read More...]




Latitude announced ABEM as the North Star award recipient
7/16/2015

 Latitude, an industry leading in associate performance and the home of the LatitudeCONNECT Suite, recognizes a longtime partnership with The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) by honoring them with Latitude’s North Star Award.

Latitude hosted its North Star Award at ABEM’s Lansing, Mich. office Wednesday, June 10 at noon. This ceremony recognized and honored the shared partnership with Latitude and ABEM. Just like the North Star Award suggests, the relationship between the two are constant. Latitude recognizes this strong affiliation with an award of a Sextant, a navigation device that is used to measure the angle to determine latitude.

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Franchise Advantage: An inside look into Zaxby's training practices
7/13/2015

Zaxby's offers training in phases and gains success

SALINE, Mich., July 13, 2015 – 
Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc., better known simply as Zaxby’s, currently has over 700 locations with 125 of them corporately owned. Zaxby’s offers fresh, prepared-at-order chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads in a fun, quick-casual family environment. They have been ranked Most Craveable by Technomics and a top Most Multi-Unit Friendly brands by Multi-Franchisee magazine. Zaxby’s has been franchising since 1990 and has a $284,000-664,300 investment range with $400,000 as minimum capital required. 


How does Zaxby's train its franchisees?

Zaxby’s offers three phases of onboarding training – 40 hours of online training and assessments, a 6-week training program inside a training facility and lastly to the headquarters in Athens, GA.

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Edit LMS Messages and Manage Automated Notifications
7/13/2015
The Latitude Learning LMS gives Portal Administrators great flexibility to edit, brand, and otherwise manage system-generated notifications. There are more than 30 customizable messages that will automatically notify students, managers, and administrators when certain system events are scheduled and when specific training activities take place.

Default message templates contain generic texts, and are sent from our support@latitudelearning.com account to recipients both via email and the “Mail Center” of the user’s homepage. This document provides an overview of the “Edit Messages” feature and detailed instructions on how to customize your LMS messages to better serve your organization and your users’ needs.   [Read More...]




Linking to LMS Courses from an External Website
7/10/2015
If you want to make LMS coursework a centerpiece item to a broader population of learners, you may consider placing a link to it on your organization’s web site, or perhaps incorporating direct links within your Home page “Welcome” message. Using embedded links bypasses the users’ Home page experience and eliminates the need to search for a course.   [Read More...]




Latitude attends 24th Annual International Franchise Expo in New York City
7/9/2015
Latitude an industry leading in partner performance and the home of the LatitudeCONNECT Suite, sent two of its Connection staff writers to the International Franchise Expo in New York City to cover business practices of franchisors. Janay Burch and Sonia Gottfried, both Latitude employees, got to interview dozens of representatives from over hundreds of franchises June 18-20, 2015. Burch and Gottfried both agree that the IFE experience went smoothly with no hesitation from interviewees to have a conversation about training and franchising.   [Read More...]




Latitude increases two spots to secure a 13 rank
6/30/2015

 In the recently-released Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software infographic, Latitude secures a ranking of 13.  Latitude Consulting Group, an industry leading in partner performance and the home of the LatitudeCONNECT Suite is delighted to have moved up two spots from its previously ranking of 15.

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Nominate an outstanding 2015 grad extended
6/25/2015
There is still time to submit your nomination for an outstanding 2015 graduate, the deadline has been extended! 

Recognize exceptional students by nominating a 2015 high school graduate. All winners will receive coffee related gifts. First prize winner will receive a Keurig Coffee Brewing Machine.  [Read More...]




Add Departments to Organize Users within Locations
6/17/2015
All Latitude Learning LMS users are inherently grouped by basic profile assignments such as Role, Position and Organization unit (i.e. Company, Business Unit, Division, Location). However, our LMS provides portal administrators the option to further organize users into functional groups by creating a Department unit or ad-hoc User Group . These user categories can then be leveraged to configure unique lists of employees for the purposes of mass enrollment, ad-hoc announcements, activity reporting, and more.
 
This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a Department and manage user membership. It will also explain the main drivers and key functionality of this LMS feature, which may ease many of your daily administrative processes.   [Read More...]




Assemble Ad Hoc User Groups to Organize Learners in the LMS
6/15/2015
All Latitude Learning LMS users are inherently grouped by basic profile assignments such as Role, Position and Organization unit (i.e. Company, Business Unit, Division, Location). However, our LMS provides portal administrators the option to further organize users into functional groups by creating a Department unit  or ad-hoc User Group. These user categories can then be leveraged to configure unique lists of employees for the purposes of mass enrollment, ad-hoc announcements, activity reporting, and more.
 
This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a User Group and manage employee membership. It will also explain the main drivers and key functionality of this LMS feature, which may ease many of your daily administrative processes.
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