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Two Men And A Truck's Extensive Training Paves The Road To Franchisee Success

4/30/2018 - Posted by Alison Huff

It's hard to imagine that a highly recognizable franchise with almost 400 locations could have gotten its start with nothing more than a $350 investment, but that's exactly what happened with one of America's most well known moving companies. Two Men And A Truck initially began when Brig and Jon Sorber, two high school students, wanted to make some extra cash by moving people's belongings around Lansing, Michigan, in the early 1980s. An old pickup served as their trusty moving truck, and the brothers ran their little business together until they headed off to college. The boys' mother, Mary Ellen Sheets, kept the business alive in their stead, hiring two movers and purchasing one 14-foot moving truck for just $350. 

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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.76751)

4/30/2018 - Posted by Jill Schultz

Our latest release includes several minor enhancements, including a new Announcements feature that can be added to the Navigation page and a new capability for Portal Administrators to select a logo to brand completion certificates. It also includes the correction of some issues related to reporting, site text translations, and enforcement of persistent selection criteria for targeted user selection in Batch Enrollment and Announcements.

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LMS Roadmap: A variety of minor enhancements to strengthen your LMS experience

4/23/2018 - Posted by Brooke Oprsal

Here is a rundown of activities regarding LatitudeLearning. The latest release included some minor enhancements to improve usability and security of the system. The username field was changed to a type-ahead “user” field, that when utilized searches on First Name, Last Name and Username. Another enhancement was made to improve security. When resetting a user’s password, they will receive two separate emails, so that their username and password are not in the same email. By the end of April, there will be new options for setting the login landing page, and the home page. Every available icon on the Navigation page, will be an option.

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Coming Soon: Manager Announcements and Certificate Branding

4/16/2018 - Posted by Sarah Robinson

The Announcements tool will be available to all users who have subordinates, via a new icon on the LMS Navigation Page. Training administrators at all levels of your LMS can soon send custom messages to their target audience on demand. The LMS Branding tool will also be enhanced with a Certificate Logo field, allowing Portal Administrators to brand their certificates of completion with a custom logo from the image library.



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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.76557)

4/16/2018 - Posted by Jill Schultz

This release includes an enhancement to the User Search, providing a new type-ahead User search field that can return results based on first name, last name, or username. It also contains updates to improve the security of password reset messaging and additional translations on User Search and Batch Enroll pages.

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Congratulations to Latitude's Bracket Winner: Rob Ackley of Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

4/5/2018 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Latitude CG is happy to announce the winners of the 2018 NCAA basketball bracket challenge. Rob Ackley of Ruffalo Noel Levitz placed first in the challenge which won him a $250 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card. Ruffalo Noel Levitz is a Technology-enabled services, software and consulting for higher education enrollment management and fundraising. Coming in second is Matt Stermer of Oil and Vinegar USA winning a $100 gift card to Nike. Oil and Vinegar USA is an international retail chain that provides the best food and highest quality ingredients providing its customers with a true culinary experience. 

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LatitudeLearning maintains its High Performer status in G2 Crowd's Best LMS Software

4/5/2018 - Posted by Janay Robinson

The results are in! LatitudeLearning maintains its High Performer status in G2 Crowd's Spring 2018 Grid and Index reports for Best Learning Management Software.

G2 Crowd, a real-time and unbiased user review platform for business software, determines the best LMS software by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and scale (based on market share, vendor size, and social impact) and placed into four different categories: Leaders, High Performers, Contenders and Niche.

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Local Search Masters Makes Digital Marketing Personal

4/3/2018 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

Chris Conlee, Chief Operating Officer of Local Search Masters, understands the importance of how a personal touch makes a difference—even in digital marketing. Local Search Masters is a full service digital marketing agency that started in 2017 and continues to grow strong in the Franchise Industry. 
Their agency specializes in the following areas for their primary clients, who are often franchisors and their franchisees: Search Engine Optimization, Paid Advertising Management , Social Media Management, Email Marketing, Content Creation and Website Design & Building. They share information using a few different methods, which includes a Learning Management System and a customized dashboard.

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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.76381)

4/2/2018 - Posted by Jill Schultz

This release includes several minor usability enhancements, including an increase to the maximum uploaded image size to 10 MB. It also contains software assurance updates to fix issues related to custom home page content display, duplication of courses listed on the Courses to Complete page, and some updated translations for User Search and Batch Enrollment process pages.

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LMS Roadmap: Minor enhancements to make a big difference

3/25/2018 - Posted by Brooke Oprsal

The latest release included some minor enhancements to improve security, and usability in the system. The first enhancement was to remove the password from the LMS verification email that is sent when a person signs up for a free LMS. The user is now sent their username, without the password in the email, to improve security.  
Another enhancement was made to enable the branding flag on the LMS Information page, to give the administrator the ability to turn branding on or off for their portal.

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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.76262)

3/19/2018 - Posted by Jill Schultz

This release includes styling enhancements to the Reporting Engine pages to make the user experience more consistent and updates to message parameters and password security. Additionally, we provided corrections to some small styling issues on the Classic Home page and Header.

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Surefire approach to creating a high-impact channel training program

3/13/2018 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

What makes a good training program vs a great training program? Latitude CG has help thousands of organizations deploy their Learning Management System with expert knowledge into hundreds of different training programs ranging from complex vehicle OEM training to fast-paced financial service training. In this short 18-minute video Jeff Walter, CEO of Latitude CG addresses the Strategy for Continuous Improvement which gives specific details in Measuring, Analyzing and Improving your organization's channel training program.

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Acting-A-Part Plays A Starring Role In Franchisee Confidence And Training

3/6/2018 - Posted by Alison Huff

"Bridging the gap from school play to Broadway," Acting-A-Part is a theater and film school franchise dedicated to helping children thrive in the fine arts. Founded by Erika Lupo in 2002, the first location for Acting-A-Part was established in Sparta, New Jersey, conveniently located just two hours away from Broadway and New York City.  The curriculum for Acting-A-Part changes with every semester and classes are offered for children beginning as young as four years old. Prior experience in acting is not necessary. "My program is different because we’re all about the kids," Lupo told us. "I tailor the program for each individual child. Anybody can take my program – it doesn’t matter if they have experience, it doesn’t matter if they have a talent. We are an inclusive program where everybody is accepted." 

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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.76142)

3/5/2018 - Posted by Jill Schultz

Key enhancements in this release include the addition of a Training Schedule to the Navigation page, enhancements to labels and layout on the Course Catalog page, and relocation of the Browse by Topics feature to the left navigation menu. It also contains resolutions to issues related to View Goals, Browse Course Catalog by Topic, and Courses to Complete status updating.

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LMS Roadmap: Navigation Editor

2/26/2018 - Posted by Brooke Oprsal

We have recently released a Navigation Editor that allows you to pick and choose which icons you’d like to display/hide, and what order they appear on the Navigation page. Administrators can click on the Administrator icon  and then go to the Site Management link, and then the Edit Navigation Page. This will take you to the Navigation Editor. To use the Editor, you simply drag and drop the icons from one column to the other, or up and down the column for the order you would like to see them in. Then you click the “save” button at the bottom of the page. Once you do this, your changes will be reflected immediately on the navigation page. 


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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.75968)

2/19/2018 - Posted by Jill Schultz

This LMS release includes our exciting new Navigation Page Editor, which lets portal administrators manage the visibility and display order of icons on our new user interface Navigation Page. It also include minor enhancements and updates to Course Search and corrections for issues related to Courses to Complete, the Guest role, a number of site text translations.

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ENHANCEMENT: The Navigation Page Editor

2/13/2018 - Posted by Jill Schultz

The LatitudeLearning LMS provides Portal Administrators a Navigation Page Editor, a flexible and easy-to-use tool for managing the visibility and display order of the icons on the Navigation Page. Hiding icons or changing their display order is as simple as drag and drop, making it a snap to further customize the user experience for your organization!

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Latitude congratulates Tom Zorman as our annual loyalty contest winner

2/7/2018 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Latitude CG extends a huge congratulations to Tom Zorman of Meridian8. Zorman is the winner of a $100 gift card to a merchant of his choice in our annual Loyalty Contest. We had dozens of entries, all of which where entered for a chance to win. Zorman was selected randomly at a company gathering in mid-January. Zorman provide a testimonial about his experience with LatitudeLearning that was later including in a blog post. 

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VW Credit Uses Authentic Feedback To Compile Data For Innovative Training

2/5/2018 - Posted by Alison Huff

With a name that translates to "people's car" in English, Volkswagen is a German multinational automaker who has left its mark on the global driving experience. With 80 years in business, Volkswagen offers vehicles under well known brands like Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, and Bugatti, along with the Ducati brand of motorcycles. VW Credit provides financial products, customer support, customer service, and account management for individual consumers and more than 1,000 dealerships across the United States. Training a vast network of employees is no small undertaking, but VW Credit has taken an innovative approach to ensure the success of its workforce. We recently spoke with Milica Vincent, Learning & Performance Manager at VW Credit, to learn more about their data-driven method of professional development.

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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.75831)

2/4/2018 - Posted by Jill Schultz

In our latest release, we updated the style of the Courses to Complete page to make it consistent with other new pages, such as Reports. We also added a stylesheet Style Guide for new portals, provided site text translations for several pages, including Enroll Others, updated Guest role access to some new features, and made corrections for several identified issues related to Courses to Complete, the new Header/UI, and preferred language conflicts for Batch Enrollment and Resources.

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