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Inquisiq – An Award Winning LMS


The Inquisiq team is thrilled to share that we have (with your help!) been fortunate enough to receive not one, but TWO, notices of recognition in recent weeks. Inquisq has been ranked on Trainingindustry.com’s 2016 Watch List for Learning Portals AND been named as a finalist in the 2016 Best of Elearning! Awards in the category Best Learning...

Introduction to “The LMS Buyers Guide”


How to choose the best Learning Management System (LMS) for your Business Regardless of your prior experience level (expert or novice) with Learning Management Systems, the task of selecting a new system to implement within your organization can feel impossible. With nearly 700 systems on the market today, how do you even begin to choose which one will...

Top LMS Features You Should Be Using (but may not be)


Consider implementing these four LMS features to vastly improve your online training program When you were first deciding to purchase your LMS, do you remember the extensive list of features that was offered by the LMS provider? Now that your learning management system is deployed and operational, chances are, you’re probably not utilizing all of...

Introduction to “The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program” Whitepaper


A custom eLearning Program is a manageable task when it’s broken down Your organization or business has decided that it needs an online training solution, that’s great! Where do you begin? Designing, developing, and implementing corporate online training and launching it in a Learning Management System (LMS) is a multi-dimensional process with many...

Microlearning: Training for a new generation of learners


L&D in small units makes for more effective eLearning courses Microlearning is by no means a new concept to learning and development professionals, however, it is rapidly becoming the ideal method to train today’s connected learners in the corporate training environment. A traditional linear and rigid course model with lengthy lectures is no...

Choosing the Best Articulate Storyline and Studio SCORM Publish Settings


Correctly publish your content so you can upload it to your SCORM compliant LMS The launch of your eLearning program is in sight! You have finished building your course in Articulate Studio or Storyline and you’re ready to publish and upload it into your LMS. You know that you have to publish your course in SCORM to evaluate the successes of your...

Size Matters


Amongst the millions of Inquisiq users, several create their own lessons using a variety of authoring tools (Articulate, Captivate, etc.).  Most of time, they simply upload these lessons (SCORM packages) into the LMS, and then import them to automatically create a course.  For extremely large SCORM packages (200MB or more), Inquisiq has a...

Benefits of Having a 3rd Party Authoring Tool


In our last post we covered the basics to selecting and finding the right Authoring Tool for you and your organization’s training development.  Now we dive into the WHY.  Why is it beneficial to have a tool outside of your LMS as opposed to having one within the LMS? We are going to provide some “food for thought” on why having an...

What is an Authoring Tool?


An eLearning authoring tool is a software package with which you can develop, create and package eLearning content so it is deliverable to end users.  Many programs can be considered authoring tools, including Flash and PowerPoint.  However, only a specific group of programs include support for eLearning content standards such as SCORM...

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq: One Non-Profit's Quest for the Best LMS


Getting a new Learning Management System (LMS) or migrating to a new one? If so, you’ll enjoy this case study. You’re no doubt finding that there is no shortage of different types of Learning Management Systems to choose from. Add in a plethora of technological and organizational factors to consider and the decision can be quite daunting. The...

DevLearn 2013


Join the Inquisiq R3 LMS team at DevLearn2013. See the latest via the #DevLearn twitter stream below: ...

Tin Can API – What you need to know


With mobile becoming an increasingly larger part of the online learning experience, it’s no surprise that we need to adapt our methodology to provide a consistent experience across all devices. This is where the Tin Can API comes into play, giving us the ability to track and evaluate different types of learning experiences through one cohesive...

LMS Industry Mashup - Let's Go Mobile


Welcome to the latest LMS Industry Mashup. Mobile and responsive design is becoming a hot topic in the LMS and courseware development space. We've pulled together the top articles over the past couple weeks to get you started. Be on the lookout over the next couple months for our Ultimate Guide to Mobile Courseware Development. Leave a comment below...

LMS Industry Mashup - 07/24/2013


Welcome to our first industry mashup post - where we have pulled together a few resourceful articles that are all about about eLearning and the LMS industry. We hope you will find them useful! 12 Common Complaints about Learning Management Systems (LMS) When you ask anyone in the learning community about their Learning Management System (LMS) 9 times...

The Inquisiq LMS API


The Inquisiq API is provided as a value-add to enable customers to integrate third-party applications with the LMS. Currently, the basic set of Inquisiq features, methods, and datasets are supported. For example, one supported and popular use of the API is integration with existing user-registration features. If your website already has...

Inquisiq: A Mobile-Compatible LMS!


With the continued rise of mobile devices becoming more user-friendly and the availability of online access, whether through a mobile ‘data plan’ or WiFi connections, eLearning likewise continues to evolve. The term ‘eLearning’ can broadly be defined as “all forms of electronically-supported learning and teaching”, at least per Wikipedia....

LMS Hosting: Our Inquisiq Datacenter


Many people ask us about the details of our Inquisiq Hosting services. It’s no secret; we are very proud and pleased with our relationship with Expedient. Expedient Data Centers provides the optimal environment in which to house our critical systems. The data center provides redundant fiber connectivity directly to multiple Tier-1 carriers,...

Inquisiq Reviews


We've mentioned our primary reviews before in a previous post, but we just came across this third-party review and thought we'd share! "You would be hard put to find another system that offers you as much flexibility and all the options and reporting as this program. As a company that lives and breaths eLearning, you cannot do better than...

SCORM Expertise


Unlike some learning management system products that integrate third-party engines and APIs, our Inquisiq LMS has been developed in-house. Our own application gurus built the SCORM engine and the rest of the features and functionality surrounding that core – nothing has been outsourced. As a result, our application developers have become SCORM...

Changing LMS Providers


Craig Weiss penned an article on his blog, “LMS Stories – Fantasy or Reality”, which is a meandering stroll through a variety of LMS concerns, questions, and suggestions. One section mentions the ‘top five reasons’ that companies stick with their learning management systems despite dissatisfaction with the product. Let’s address some from...

Who Uses the Inquisiq LMS?


Our full-featured, affordable, and user-friendly LMS is primarily targeted to the small to medium sized business and to on-line training providers. However, we have quite a range of clients - from large government agencies to small entrepreneurial businesses who have found Inquisiq to be the perfect learning management system (or sometimes...

Are You Unhappy with Your LMS?


A lot of our customers are refugees from other LMS provider. We’ve heard many reasons why a customer exploring our LMS is looking to leave the system they currently use; some of the more common are: Not learner-friendly Lacks reporting flexibility Too many unforeseen expenses Poor technical support Does not scale well Other complaints...

What Our Customers are Saying


While we get fairly frequent direct emails from our customers on their satisfaction with the our learning management system, they are frequently pretty brief and sent without expectation they’ll be made public. So we’ve setup an Inquisiq review site to provide a public venue for customers to post a review of our LMS. Here are a few highlights: ...

Unique LMS Requirements for Online Training Providers


Training Providers, as an industry distinguished from more formalized, corporate training providers, can have unique requirements for LMS functionality - both from the perspective of marketing, administration, and target audience: As a content expert with a wide range of user demographics, an easy-to-use, ‘friendly’ system for implementing your...

Why Should I Use an LMS?


A Learning Management System offers a consolidated training platform that benefits anyone looking to improve their skillset; from individuals who may need training for a new career path to employees furthering their current career development. An LMS also offers companies, organizations, institutions, and entrepreneurs a way to disseminate and...

What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?


A good way to start the blog on our Inquisiq LMS product is to define exactly what an LMS is for and can do. One starting point, as the search engines seem to agree, is Wikipedia, "A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online...

LMS Support Documents


While we are always happy to provide direct support to all of our Inquisiq clients, we know that many of you like the self-service approach. To support goal, we have been hard at work creating as much support documentation as we can – from simple ‘how-to’ explanations to more detailed configuration and customization discussions. Here’s a...

The Birth of a Blog


We here at ICS Learning Group have had a blog for years as a part of our company website. However, as our SaaS business continues to grow, we field more and more interest and questions about our Inquisiq LMS, its features, its functionality, and various questions on how to best approach various goals. So it’s time to start our Inquisiq Blog to help...

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