Knowledge Direct LMS for Associations is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Learning Management System (LMS) that enables non-technical users to quickly develop, deliver, administer and monitor web-based training in multiple languages over the internet based on Web 2.0 technology.

The Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS) for Associations…

• Provides a fast, simple system for creating and promoting continuing education credits and certifications.

• Integrates with association management systems (AMS), such as iMIS, netFORUM, Personify360, and Association Anywhere, for single sign-on with your member portal and databases.

• Supports blended and social learning with courses that can include scheduled live events and webinars, self-paced interactive learning, discussions and social networking accounts, like Twitter.

• Integrates with online conference systems, such as GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar and ReadyTalk, for event scheduling, attendee registration, live streaming and webinar recording.

• Empowers non-technical users to create and deliver engaging, interactive eLearning courses from Microsoft PowerPoint®.

Digitec, the developers of the powerful Knowledge Direct suite of software for rapid e-Learning, has been involved in association e-Learning since 2000, developing learning for organizations including STLE, IAR, NACUFS and others. We understand the unique needs of the association market.


How Knowledge Direct can help your association

Need a solution that will integrate with your AMS?

The Knowledge Direct association learning management system can be integrated with your AMS to provide single sign-on, update your association database with members’ test scores and course completions, and generate and track certificates. Digitec has successfully integrated the Knowledge Direct LMS with association management systems (AMS) dozens of times and specialize in iMIS, netFORUM, Personify360, and Association Anywhere AMS integrations. Integration with your association’s AMS is quick and easy with our team of expert programmers.The Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS) for Associations also integrates with external systems for processing continuing education credits.

Need member “stickiness”?

Knowledge Direct for Associations is designed specifically for the association market. It provides a platform for generating non-dues revenue, while offering both members and non-members valuable resources for completing their CE or certification requirements, without incurring expenses for travel and time away from work.

Need to engage your association’s membership?

It’s a widely known fact that on average, only about 20-30% of your association’s membership participates in annual conferences. That is why it is so important to offer online education with web conference recordings, PowerPoint converted sessions, and eLearning courses that current and future members can purchase through your portal and access 24/7, from anywhere in the world.

Need to provide your members with affordable continuing education and professional development online?

With the rising cost of travel to attend conferences and instructor-led classes, providing courses online through the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS) is a way that your association can meet your members’ continuing education needs, more cost effectively – for both you and your members.

Need the ability to market your new online courses?

The Knowledge Direct association Learning Management System (LMS) provides built-in marketing functions to promote online course sales and revenue generation. Broadcast e-mail alerts remind members of continuing education courses automatically. The integrated “recommended courses” feature updates the learner’s training menu as new courses become available based on the student’s learner type and past purchases. Additionally, the integrated e-Learning course catalog gives your members the option to “purchase now” and instantly gain access to the eLearning courses, right from their training menu.

Need an eCommerce shopping cart for revenue generation to handle purchases?

The Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS) can either integrate with your existing shopping cart, or you can use the integrated eCommerce functionality, so you can sell your fee-based eLearning courses through your own website. Members log in to your site and purchase the course, then transition seamlessly to the Knowledge Direct e-Learning portal where they register and take the course.

Need to monitor course sales and completion rates in real-time?

The Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS) provides an array of standard reports that enable administrators to quickly view sales activity, course access and completion information and other data in real-time.

Need to convert existing content into interactive eLearning?

Using Knowledge Direct for Associations is easy, even for non-technical users. With Knowledge Direct’s built-in rapid content authoring tool you can quickly build learning objects, modules and entire courses using Microsoft PowerPoint or pre-existing materials, such as text documents, pdf files, presentations, conference recordings and video clips. The LMS is also SCORM 1.2 conformant; meaning you can re-use learning objects built in other Learning Management Systems which are also SCORM 1.2 conformant without modification.

Need to create interactive courses with activities, questions and simulations?

It’s easy to include questions, activities, and simulations in your content using Knowledge Direct’s built-in rapid content authoring tool for Microsoft PowerPoint. A wizard guides you through the simple process to build matching, drag-and-drop, question-and-answer, scenario, and other types of interactions into your eLearning courses. You will also be able to add YouTube videos directly into your newly create eLearning course.

Need to train learners in multiple languages?

With the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS) you can deliver e-Learning in 9 different languages including: English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Japanese, Italian, Chinese and Korean.

Need a solution that incorporates social learning?

Knowledge Direct for Associations integrates with Twitter, allowing your learners to discuss their shared learning objectives and interact with their peers and/or instructors, near real-time. Integrated moderated discussion forums and company Wikis within the Knowledge Direct association Learning Management System (LMS) provide an additional social learning component for your learners to post discussion threads and comment on others’ posts within the portal.

Need mobile learning (mLearning) solutions?

Create courses once using our PowerPoint conversion tool and a version of the learning is automatically created for mobile and web-based delivery, allowing your members to stay engaged, on the go! The Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS) for mobile learning supports all versions of iPhone, iPad, Android and  later versions of BlackBerry.

Need a simple solution that does not require technical personnel?

“Keep it simple” is the guiding principle behind Knowledge Direct. There is no learning curve and no technical skills are needed to become proficient in using all areas of the system. Users can quickly develop and post self-paced training for their learners, and then monitor their progress without the aid of programmers, database administrators, or other technical personnel.

Excellent customer service and technical support!

Digitec is known for its outstanding attention to customer service and prompt technical support, should you need it. Digitec offers two technical support options for its Knowledge Direct products: standard support to an association staff member or premium support for the association members, including Live Chat or 24/7 telephone technical support.

Standard technical support

Digitec provides telephone support 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. weekdays, excluding holidays. Digitec’s standard response time is within one business day or less.

Premium technical support

Digitec provides telephone support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

We offer flexible hosting options

Knowledge Direct for Associations is available as Software as a Service (SaaS), hosted at a Tier 1 fully redundant data-center. Digitec also provides mirror site services with disaster fail-over for guaranteed up-time.

We ensure your members will have access to their online learning when they need it

With the SaaS model, Digitec uses redundant network segments with automatic network fail-over. We guarantee a 99.99% up-time for your Digitec-hosted Knowledge Direct e-Learning site.

The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS), the International Association of REALTORS (IAR), and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) are just a few of the associations who have found the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS) for Associations to be the right solution for their continuing education needs. View all of our association LMS client case studies.

If you are looking for an association Learning Management System (LMS) that’s affordable, quick to deploy, and easy to use, let us show you how Knowledge Direct for Associations can work for you!

Contact us today for a Live Demo and 30 Day FREE trial of the Knowledge Direct association Learning Management System (LMS). Toll free 1-800-942-4537.