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Enjoy this holiday weekend
7/2/2015
Latitude wishes everyone a safe & happy holiday weekend! [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 PartnerCONNECT Suite is delighted to have moved up two spots from its previously ranking of 15.

“Continually climbing the ranks of Capterra’s Top 20 list is a reflection of the hard work, persistence and dedication we continue to provide to our clients and in return we are privileged to get positive feedback from our first-rate LMS services,” said Latitude’s CEO, Jeff Walter.

Capterra provides these rankings to help buyers make a successful buying decision. Capterra is a leading source for independent software research and information. The company maintains a directory of software vendors in more than 350 distinctive categories. Capterra compiles its annual list by evaluating a number of key factors including number of customers, total active users, and social media presence to help buyers make an informed decision. [Read More...]




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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Restrict Resource Visibility to Authorized Users Only
6/15/2015

 

If you have a document or media file that you want a subset of employees to review, but you do not want all of your users to be able to access, it is possible to create a “hidden” resource within the LMS. Adding a Resource with an end date in the past renders the record inactive, making it unsearchable and inaccessible through the Resource Catalog options provided in the left navigation menu. Using the unique resource link (URL) as Self-Study course content, you can then create an approval-required course to ensure that only targeted learners with approved enrollment can access the resource material.   [Read More...]




Latitude celebrates its 12th year anniversary as an industry leading in partner performance
6/13/2015

CEO recognizes employees and customers for achieving success

Latitude an industry leading in partner performance and the home of the PartnerCONNECT Suite, announced today that June 13, 2015 marks the company's 12th year anniversary of its formation.

Twelve years ago, Latitude CEO Jeff Walter, set out to help companies get the most out of their partner performance and the technology investments, to focus on hiring the absolute best and deliver customer success.

Chief Executive Officer Walter said, "Twelve years ago, we launched Latitude with the outlook that we could create a successful company and attract the most talented people in the industry by building superior technology, nurture a corporate environment of teamwork and commit to our customers the highest quality of service and products. Latitude has demonstrated this outlook to be our reality. We will continue our culture of innovation and our insistent quest for perfection."

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Using LMS Data Pickers to Conduct Searches and Edit Records
6/4/2015
LMS data Pickers provide users a fluid way to search for various types of records and filter data for field entry selections. Pickers are designed to assist administrators in scoping their search to view records (e.g. the Search User process) and to provide only the valid options for field entries in Add/Edit forms (e.g. during the Add Course process, when you must Choose Organizations to add a course to catalogs within Business Units.)

Pickers are found throughout the LMS and function in similar ways, regardless of the type of search taking place or the purpose of the resulting selection. This document will refer to a few of the more common data pickers as examples. 
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May's Coffee Survey Results
6/4/2015
In the spirit of a good cup of coffee, we asked you to answer some coffee related questions. We proclaimed that you didn't have to be a bonafide coffee drinker in order to participate... but results show that most of you are!
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Process Rosters to Document Enrollment and Credit for Course Offerings
6/2/2015

When managing student enrollment in classroom Offerings for in-person or online instructor-led courses, it is often necessary to make adjustments to the class Roster. Portal Administrators and Instructors can use the Roster Management feature to perform common tasks such as processing student cancellations, making user substitutions from the waitlist, allowing enrollment over the set maximum, and documenting course completions -- pass, fail or otherwise -- for all attendees.  

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Congratulations to Latitude's Coffee Survey Winners
6/1/2015
Latitude is happy to announce the winner of May's coffee survey challenge. Christopher Mini of Central Florida Kidney Centers, Inc. and Gowri Shankar, self employed, placed first which wins each of them a pound of LatiBrewed's signature blend coffee. Central Florida Kidney Centers, Inc. is a not-for-profit facility and is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of lay people who are interested citizens, and leaders in the community. 
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Manage Approvals for Enrollment, Course Interest, and User Self Registration
6/1/2015
Portal Administrators can establish approval requirements for LMS users attempting any of the following activities: 
  • Course Enrollment -- A student enrolls in a course that is set to require management approval.
  • Interest Lists -- A student is ineligible or otherwise unable to enroll in a desired course, and therefore expresses an interest in attending in the future.
  • User Self Registration -- A new user wants to register for an account in your LMS portal. 
Any LMS user who is assigned a supervisory Position will have “Employees” and “Approvals” tabs enabled on his or her homepage. These dynamic information feeds allow managerial oversight of all users assigned to the same Organization with direct reporting relationships, as well as easy management of their approval requests as described above. 
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Latitude Learning LMS Release Notes (2.5.1.67626)
6/1/2015
The Latitude Learning Team announces the latest release of the Latitude Learning LMS. This release Version 2.5.1.67626 was promoted to production on Sunday, May 31st 2015... [Read More...]




Latitude exceeds Excellence Factors Inc.'s expectations
5/28/2015

Latitude Consulting Group, an industry leader in partner performance and the home of the PartnerCONNECT Suite is a cooperative strength for Excellence Factors Inc.

Excellence Factors Inc. pursued Latitude Learning as an LMS provider when they needed to host their customized training modules on a reliable LMS to be delivered to an international client. According to Iyad Hadba, CEO of Excellence Factors International, the decision to select Latitude Learning as an LMS provider was clear.

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Setting Up a Course Deadline and Due Date Reminders
5/21/2015
Latitude Learning has made it easy for LMS administrators to set course completion deadlines, as well as automated due date reminders for enrolled students. Setting a course deadline does not create a universal “due date” in the traditional sense, but instead sets a strict timeline for the number of days in which an individual user is granted access to the course, counting from their Enrollment Date forward. If a user does not complete the course within the outlined time frame, he or she will be blocked from viewing the course details and all associated content.
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Restrict Course Visibility and Open Enrollment Dates
5/20/2015
A Course Catalog, or the list of courses to which users have access, is made available at the Business Unit level of the LMS organizational structure. Assigning courses to one or more Business Units is the fundamental way in which Portal Administrators scope course accessibility and create unique course catalogs to meet the specific training requirements of each organization.

While the Business Unit offers a high-level filter for course visibility and access rights, many other settings determine an individual user’s ability to find, view, and enroll in a course within his or her Course Catalog. Learn how to utilize various date settings in Course and Offering setup to restrict visibility and enrollment options.   [Read More...]




Nominate An Outstanding 2015 Grad
5/19/2015

Help us recognize exceptional students by nominating an outstanding graduate.

All nominated students must be a 2015 high school graduate. All winners will receive coffee related gifts. First prize winner will receive a Keurig Coffee Brewing Machine.

Nominations for Outstanding Graduates must be received by Thursday, June 30, 2015.

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Utilize Wait Lists for Classroom Course Enrollment
5/15/2015

When a Portal Administrator or Instructor is enrolling others in a Classroom course, some scenarios are likely to occur:

  • There are not enough seats left in the Offering to accommodate those who are trying to enroll in it.
  • There is room for some extra students, but the maximum enrollment limit has been reached. For instance, an Offering may have moved to a room with a larger capacity than originally noted.
  • An enrolled student cancels, opening a seat for another user.
The Latitude Learning LMS  helps you manage these and other scenarios using the flexible functionality of the Wait List feature.  [Read More...]




Set Prerequisite Rules for a Course or Course Series
5/14/2015
Prerequisites are used to define enrollment eligibility rules, which are enforced by the LMS during the course enrollment process. Portal Administrators can establish rules related to a user’s position, user group membership or training history to specify eligibility requirements. These rules are strict, but can be adjusted at anytime. The concept is to configure courses to reserve enrollment for students who fulfill eligibility criteria, and therefore prevent all others from enrolling.
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Top 5 eLearning Articles week of May 11 (Social Learning)
5/12/2015
Social Learning in eLearning

The following is our latest collection of interesting and tho​ught provoking discussions highlighting just a few of the many intriguing aspects of training and eLearning. We've taken special care to select articles that offer distinct perspectives on developing trends or emerging issues within the industry. Read with us as we explore social learning in eLearning.


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