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Channels: Innovation Pack 14.13

Channels: Welcome to the age of self-directed learning

Innovation Pack 14.13 for the imc Learning Suite makes learning more self-determined than ever before

25.07.2022

Corporate learning and the learner's expectations are changing fundamentally. Learners no longer want to put up with dull face-to-face teaching and the cramming of theoretical knowledge. "Learning experience" is the keyword, and this means not only the appealing design of learning content and portals, but also a different kind of learning: personalised, informal and above all self-directed.

 

Therefore imc introduces a new  function which puts learning experience in the center: The Channels. Innovation Pack 14.13 for imc Learning Suite allows a totally new way of self-directed learning.

The new channels are topic-based containers that contain learning nuggets on the respective topics. Learners can subscribe to topics and are always kept up to date via email notifications when there is new content.

The look and feel are reminiscent of familiar platforms such as YouTube or Netflix, making it intuitive for all learners. When consuming a Learning Nugget, a playlist of content from the same channel is displayed at the edge of the screen so learners can quickly move to the next Learning Nugget.

 

Channels in the LMS

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2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems: imc retains Core Leader position

Independent HR analyst, Fosway Group, has presented its latest study on learning systems. The imc Learning Suite maintains its position as a Core Leader for the fourth consecutive year.

Saarbruecken, February 17, 2022

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Fosway Group, Europe’s leading HR analyst, today published its latest study on learning systems. Once again, imc's Learning Management System is positioned as a Core Leader. The analysis reflects the steady growth and further development of the imc Learning Suite (ILS).

Core leaders are characterized by a very good track record in terms of business win rate, delivery to the customer and customer advocacy, according to Fosway Group.

 

David Wilson, Fosway Group CEO, commented, “imc continues to consolidate its position as a Core Leader in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems through product innovations including the development of a new authoring tool and headless LMS functionality. As its capability continues to grow so does its momentum in the market.”

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Christian Wachter, CEO of imc, is pleased with the top ranking:

"Being recognized as a Core Leader for Learning Systems in the Fosway 9-Grid™ with our LMS is of course another incentive. The strategic enhancements in the areas of Learner Experience, User Generated Content and Learning Analytics will certainly help to improve the product's potential and continue on the path to becoming a Strategic Leader."

2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems

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Fosway's full report, including all survey figures and information, can be found here.

More information about Foway Group can be viewed here.

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Innovation Pack 14.11

Updates incoming: Innovation Pack 14.11 for imc Learning Suite is now available

New year, new updates for imc Learning Suite! Especially administrators should be pleased with Innovation Pack 14.11. We shed some light on the most important updates.

19.01.2022

Simpler, more intuitive and time-saving: that was the goal we pursued with the new updates to our Learning Management System. Despite the increasing complexity of the system, user-friendliness must not suffer. That was the challenge.

 

Therefore, we have worked on several innovations to make life easier for course administrators in particular. Among other things, importing the learning history was simplified in IP 14.11, videos can now be embedded directly in news and booking confirmations can be adapted more quickly.

One special highlight within IP 14.11 is the simplified management of On-the-job-Trainings (OJT). A new filter- and sort mode allows mentors who handle many different learners to get a better overview of all OJTs and learners. The layout of the On-the-job training list has been improved both for learners and for mentors. Another highlight for learners in OJT modules is a print ready version of the OJT that can be saved as PDF or printed directly to serve as a certificate of achievement.

Another point we have worked on is self-registration within the LMS. Especially when an LMS is used to grant external access to certain e-learning content, self-registration is a good way. However, if registration forms are displayed on a website, there is a risk of bot attacks.

To prevent form entries by such bots, the imc Learning Suite now offers the option to integrate Friendly Captcha. The GDPR-compliant tool can be integrated via the configuration manager.

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If you would like to learn more about Innovation Pack 14.11, please have a look here.

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Innovation Pack 14.10

Innovation Pack 14.10 and a view into the future of learning management systems

The latest updates for the imc Learning Suite have arrived! Learn more about Innovation Pack 14.10 and get some insights into our plans for the future.

08.07.2021

It is already the second half of the year: Time for some imc Learning Suite updates! But we don’t just want to give you some details about Innovation Pack 14.10, we also want to share some insights into our vision for the imc Learning Suite (iLS) in the near future. 

But first, let's have a look at the new IP 14.10 features at a glance: 

  • 24/7 proctoring with Examity: Customers can now use Examity within the iLS around the clock. This leading proctoring service will be connected via API providing a seamless integration into the LMS. Examity is the first proctoring solution which fulfils common data privacy directives. 

 

  • Smoother User Experience with seamless Cisco WebEx integration: The imc Learning Suite will provide a WebEx Connector for seamless Cisco WebEx Meetings and from now on also online training within the LMS. 

 

  • Effortless On-the-job training management: Supervisors can now assign on-the-job training modules to their team via the My staff page. This new capability makes organising On-the-Job training even smoother, saving time whilst setting up training events and enabling more individualised task lists. 

What we are also working on...

There are two main topics, which we believe are crucial for the future of corporate learning: Learning Analytics and Learning Experience. These focus topics keep us busy these days and we're intensively working on them to present you with some more details as soon as possible. If you'd like to get a sneak peek in advance, have a look in the further details about IP 14.10.

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With IP 14.9 Shopify enters imc Learning Suite

Push notifications, open badges and Shopify interface: The imc learning management system is presenting these and other innovative features in the first quarter. Above all, the new features are promising an improved user experience.

23.02.2021

Online shops were already booming before corona: The number of companies integrating a direct shop into their learning management system (LMS) is increasing. More often than not, Shopify is the platform of choice for the creation of such e-commerce shops.

That’s reason enough for us to provide an interface between the imc Learning Suite (ILS) and Shopify. In the latest ILS version, Innovation Pack 14.9, this interface can be booked as an optional feature.

But that’s not all! New features also include the following:

  • Portable open badges: The ILS can now issue standards-compliant badges. These digital badges certify skills and achievements, and are issued to learners when they meet certain criteria.
    The new function allows learners to access and download their badges directly, and upload them into an open digital backpack. From there, the learner can share their badge anywhere.
  • Attendance tracking via QR code: Personal QRs make it happen. Learners and tutors both save time on attendance registration and control.
    What’s more, tutors can compare the QR code information against the user information in the system, and make changes on the level of course progress or curriculum elements as necessary.
  • WBT import in xAPI or Tin Can format: The ILS now also supports these popular output formats to SCORM that are frequently used by leading content creation tools.
  • Push notifications for new learning nuggets: Administrators can now use push notifications to inform learners of any new or updated learning nuggets included in a course.
  • Improved effectiveness check: The effectiveness check – or 180° feedback – already included in IP 14.7 has been extended. Now, individuals from either side – course participants or supervisors – can give feedback on a course without the other party being required to do the same.

Michael Schlothauer, Head of Product Management for the imc Learning Suite, is confident: “We stated that our clear goal for 2021 was to offer an even better user experience. The focus is on our customers’ needs, and with IP 14.9, we have taken an important step in this direction. Especially the push notifications and the improved effectiveness check contribute greatly to targeted learning and ensuring transfer from learning to real-life application.”

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If you would like to learn more about Innovation Pack 14.9, please have a look here.

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imc AG continues to improve according to Fosway 9-Grid™ analysis

The independent analyst Fosway has introduced their latest report about Learning Systems. The imc Learning Suite rises the third year in a row and ranks among the top Core Leaders.

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Saarbruecken, 28.01.2021

The latest analysis of the Fosway Group in the field of Learning Systems has been published today. Fosway ranks imc’s Learning Management System as a Core Leader in the 2021 Fosway 9-Grid for Learning Systems, reflecting consistent growth and progress over the last three years on this high level.

In 2019, imc was ranked as a Core Challenger, improved 2020 to a Core Leader, and was in 2021 able to rise further in this category with increasing trajectory. Core Leaders highlight a very good track record of enterprise win rate, customer delivery and advocacy.

 

“imc continues to show strong growth and success in the Learning Systems market, both in DACH, across Europe and beyond.” Said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. “It has always been an innovator but is now showing that on a wider enterprise stage, as well as its ability to deliver customer success.”

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imc’s CEO Christian Wachter praises the team for the steady improvements: “We are very honoured with the result and our position among the best competitors worldwide.

The team did a really great job here and our strategy of holistic and individual learning journeys and client-oriented technologies pays off. We will continue working on our learning analytic tools and hopefully make it to the Strategic Leaders in the future.”

Fosway 9-Grid™ 2021 Learning Systems

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The full issue of Fosway with the figures for 2021 can be found here.

More information about the Fosway Group itself you find here.

 

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With more than 20 years experience, 12 international locations and 300 employees, imc is the leading full-service provider for digital training. Experts in the fields of technology, e-learning content and strategy work hand in hand to provide holistic and customized e-learning solutions - worldwide. 1,200+ commercial enterprises, government organisations and educational institutes with over 5 million users around the world rely on imc's holistic and bespoke solutions. 

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imc AG is the leading full-service provider according to mmb’s E-Learning Economy survey

The independent mmb Institute publishes the only annual market survey on the German e-learning industry in its mmb Branchenmonitor survey. The survey takes a look at developments in industry revenues, number of employees, e-learning business sectors and the provider landscape, and imc is the full-service provider with the highest turnover.

Saarbruecken, 10.12.2020

The independent, private research and consulting institute, mmb Institute, put the development of the e-learning industry in Germany under the microscope for the 13th time. The 2019 figures from 40 providers of education were assessed with regard to the development of their sales volume, number of employees and share of turnover in the e‑learning business sectors. This was used to create a ranking of the most important German e‑learning providers.

Compared to the previous year, imc improved its overall ranking by two places and achieved the third highest turnover. This makes imc the most successful full service provider offering both learning technologies and individual learning content and consulting.

 

The Branchenmonitor survey first shows the total turnover followed by a breakdown into six additional sub-categories which are sorted according to business sector. imc secured 1st place in the "creation/enhancement of digital learning content" category. The Saarland-based provider also consistently ranks among the leaders in other fields such as "adaptation services for e‑learning content and software" or "tools for e-learning".

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As emphasised by Sven R. Becker of the imc Executive Board, who is pleased with the positive result, "Our approach of offering client-oriented technologies has paid off. We are the full‑service provider with the highest turnover, which demonstrates that the market demands holistic strategic support."

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The full issue of Branchenmonitor 2020 with the figures for 2019 can be found here (German only). The report from the previous year can be found in Branchenmonitor 2019.

imc

With more than 20 years experience, 12 international locations and 300 employees, imc is the leading full-service provider for digital training. Experts in the fields of technology, e-learning content and strategy work hand in hand to provide holistic and customized e-learning solutions - worldwide. 1,200+ commercial enterprises, government organisations and educational institutes with over 5 million users around the world rely on imc's holistic and bespoke solutions. 

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Innovation Pack 14.8

imc Learning Suite adds further value at the end of the year, especially for administering courses

The new functions of the imc Learning Suite will especially make administrators happy: the administration of courses will be simpler, clearer and faster. In addition, it is now possible to create automated certificates with individual corporate design.

10.12.2020

Let the year slowly fade away? Not really our style! Shortly before the end of the year, the Innovation Pack 14.8 brings some new features to the imc Learning Suite.

Training management has now become easier due to the following changes:

  • Task list: with the task list you can easily tick off items and save recurring tasks as templates even when creating complex training scenarios.
  • Scale organisational processes: the Enrolment Form Manager allows an easier customization of the configuration settings for registration forms.
  • Test activation via PIN: with this feature, tests can only be started by entering a PIN. This ensures correct identification of all participants.
  • Certificate templates: you can automatically design all certificates to reflect your corporate style.
  • User panels: this feature simplifies the search for contact persons.
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imc board member Christian Wachter is satisfied: "By implementing these new features at the end of the year we have achieved our goal of simplifying the user experience for both users and administrators. We will continue to work in this direction in 2021.”

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If you would like to learn more about Innovation Pack 14.8, please have a look here.

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Leading German business magazine awards imc as Best E-Learning Provider 2020

The well-known German business magazine, “WirtschaftsWoche”, has published a ranking of digital education providers, based on an independent customer survey. imc AG has been awarded the 1st place in the category "E-Learning Provider".

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12.11.2020

This was the first time that the magazine decided to focus on Digital Education in Germany. For the ranking, the market research institute ServiceValue GmbH collected a total of 10,750 user assessments of 115 providers and selected the best suppliers in 11 categories. The evaluation was determined by an independent customer satisfaction survey. Each provider, considered in the survey, received at least 35 reviews.

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Christian Wachter, CEO imc

Christian Wachter, CEO of imc, is delighted about the award and states: "The success factors for this special award are our strong customer focus and continuous investment in product innovation. This ranking is certainly a great motivation for us to maintain the top position in future customer surveys.

Furthermore, the first place is also an important signal for all schools, to which, within the framework of IT alliances, we make our educational technologies available, that they have chosen a proved experienced partner, capable of providing the best possible support for mastering the current challenges."

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More information and the whole ranking in the WirtschaftsWoche (German only) you find here.

An article about digital elementry schools (German only) you can check here.

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Training Industry ranks Top Learning Management Systems Companies: imc on Watchlist

The Training Industry today announced the 2020 Top LMS Companies List Learning Management System (LMS). This list is intended to help buyers of training services evaluate LMS providers, representing emerging or unique strengths and capabilities. imc AG is listed on the Watchlist – as the only German company.

Watchlist Training Industry 2020

22.10.2020

The choice of the right LMS is never an easy one. Besides a rising number of providers, tools are becoming more complex and more and more features are added. Therefore, the Training Industry continuously monitors the training marketplace, looking for the best providers of LMSs that offer a strong and diverse set of features and analytics.

 

Each year, the Training Industry publishes a “20 Top LMS Companies List” and a “Learning LMS Companies Watch List”. imc is selected for the Watchlist in 2020 – as the only German company. This annual list is designed to help buy-side organisations in their search for the right training partners. To be listed there, the following criteria had to be fulfilled:

  • Quality of LMS user and administrative features
  • Industry visibility, innovation and impact
  • Number and strength of clients
  • Geographic reach
  • Company size and growth potential
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Christian Wachter, CEO imc

Speaking about imc’s recognition, Christian Wachter, CEO, said: “We feel very delighted to be a part of LMS Companies Watch List. It proves that our continuous efforts of improving our system pay off.

The announcement is a great motivation to perform even better in the future. I would like to thank everyone at imc and our partners who have helped us gain business as well as trust from our customers.”

Further information

All 2020 Top Learning Management System (LMS) Companies can be found here.

 

If you would like to find out more about our LMS, check here for further information about imc Learning Suite.

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