What’s New in Meridian Global LMS 17.2

The 2017 Summer Release of Meridian Global LMS adds seamless integration with OpenSesame’s eLearning Marketplace, exciting new gamification capabilities and effortless efficiency advancements.


Reston, Va. – June 24, 2017 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading learning management system (LMS) provider, today announced the availability of Meridian Global LMS® version 17.2. With the newest release of its flagship learning management product, Meridian makes the jobs of LMS administrators and instructors easier.

Meridian Global LMS 17.2 streamlines the way users find and manage content, giving learners access to more items from the learning catalog, and providing a tool for increasing user engagement.

“Providing a great experience for administrators and instructors is just as important as it is for learners.  In this release, we’ve introduced more tools to allow administrators to grow and manage their learning catalog and increase engagement with learners.”

— Geoff Perry, Chief Product Officer

Meridian Global LMS® 17.2 release includes:

Navigation Enhancements: Navigate with confidence. Meridian Global 17.2 delivers an improved navigation experience, allowing easier, more direct ways to access necessary functionality.

  • Streamlined Navigation
  • Quick Create for Learning Content: Meridian added a universal content create button to the navigation bar, allowing for quick creation of content from anywhere in the system.
  • Edit from catalog details: Content administrators can now jump directly to editing a content item from its catalog details page.
  • Enhanced Predictive Search: Predictive search results now display below the search field and include both the title of the item and its content type.

Classroom Section Updates: Designed with Administrators and Instructors in mind, classroom section updates improve frequently used workflows, easing the burden on your time and resources.

  • Easy-print roster: A printable sign-in sheet that can also be exported to Excel has been added to classroom courses.
  • Information repository for course notes and files: Administrators and instructors can now add files and notes to classroom section details that can be shared between authorized users.
  • Completion Codes: Users can now indicate they have enrolled in, attended, and completed a course, all in one step.
  • Time zones in Section Management: When authorized users create, or edit a classroom course section, they now have the option to associated a time zone with course section start and end times.

Extended Permission Scope

Let your LMS work for you with extended permission scope. Administrators can more effectively delegate administration and increase a user’s influence in the system.

Administrators now have the option to assign individual “scope of control” permissions to users, allowing for more specificity in designating which users a particular administrator can see in Manage Users and Manage Enrollment.


Meridian Global 17.2 delivers a new tool, Gamification, designed to spark user engagement and motivation – Administrators have the configurable option to assign points to content items and create badges to be awarded to users based on point accumulation. There is also an optional leaderboard, allowing users to view their progress as well as that of their colleagues.

OpenSesame Integration

The OpenSesame eLearning Marketplace is now integrated with the Meridian Global Learning Management System, making it easier than ever to build your library of online content. Choose from more than 20,000 courses in a variety disciplines and expand your users’ professional skills in a seamless, comprehensive learning experience.

Find the courses you want, choose the number of seats you need, and let Meridian Global LMS import the courses for you. No more uploading courses one at a time.

OpenSesame Integration Highlights:

  • Seamless integration with Meridian Global Learning Management System
  • Access to a library of more than 20,000 carefully curated, professional development courses
  • Choose the courses and number of seats to meet your training goals
  • Maintain complete control over learner access to content
  • OpenSesame courses are automatically added to existing Meridian LMS™ course catalog
  • Single sign-on purchasing and synchronization of content


Meridian’s 17.2 release is available on June 24, 2017.

Request a live demo of Meridian Global LMS.


About Meridian Knowledge Solutions:

Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC, is the leading provider of enterprise, web-based learning management software. Meridian’s powerful yet easy-to-use solutions are leveraged by organizations dedicated to building world-class learning enterprises inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results. With over 7 million users worldwide, Meridian offers a flexible, best-of-breed learning management system that gives organizations and users alike a seamless, integrated experience, all while strengthening the bottom line. The company is headquartered in Reston, VA.


Happy Holidays

As 2015 comes to a close, there are so many things to celebrate. We wanted to take this opportunity to wish you the happiest of holidays and a healthy, prosperous and wonderful New Year! Whether you’re traveling this holiday season, or staying close to home, we hope you have a relaxing holiday full of joy.


Happy Holidays from the Meridian Team.


Time Flies – What a difference a year makes!

Wow, what a difference a year makes! I can’t believe that today marks my first anniversary at Meridian. A lot can happen in a year, and I believe it’s important to celebrate our success.


What I’ve learned is that hard work is only part of the success equation. Remembering we need to find the fun in the everyday, while sticking to our mission of driving awareness and delighting our customers, are just a few pieces of the puzzle. Looking back over the year, my team and I are grateful for all that we have been able to accomplish as a marketing department.


Upon arrival, our first goal was to rebuild the marketing department from the foundation up. After a lot of hard work and late nights, I think we’re almost there. Over the past year we’ve updated the Meridian brand, built a new website and developed thought provoking content designed to help people understand how learning technology can eliminate the hassle of managing your learning, development and training programs. Now that I’ve exposed all the marketing operations magic that you don’t see behind the scene, we hope that you can feel that we’re a little different than a year ago.


So thank you for joining Meridian on this journey, and we hope you’ll continue with us on this adventure. I’d like to take a stroll down memory lane and highlight some of our accomplishments in the past 365 days.


Here are our top five most viewed blog posts to date! We’ve found that authentic, relevant and relatable content is what people are interested in reading. If you read our blog, you know we’re not about the boring, selfless sales pitches. We’re all about drawing advice and conclusions from things happening around us. If you haven’t already, check out some of our top posts.



And, because I’m proud of my team, here’s marketing’s first year at Meridian by the numbers:

  • 40,000+ YouTube views of the L&D Hangout with Fistful of Talent
  • 1,000 cans of Diet Coke
  • 82 Blog posts
  • 8 new whitepapers
  • 7 HR technology and learning industry events
  • 1 new Meridian website
  • 1 kick-ass marketing team! Thank you Alison, Emily, Ashley and Ellen. You guys rock!


For those of you who read my blogs, you know I’m a fan of any fashion, gossip and home decorating magazine. I especially love fall issues because they are all about makeovers, trends and new innovation. Who doesn’t love a good makeover? Refreshing and updating a look is a part of the transformation.  Whether it’s a fabulous new hair cut or you just want to copy Gigi Hadid’s latest style, makeovers breed confidence. Not only do they update your look but they also change the way you feel.


Meridian Knowledge Solutions has been all about smart and simple makeovers this year! To that end, I’m excited to announce (after a lot of hard work!) that we are thrilled to unveil our new and completely refreshed website. Take a look at www.meridianks.com.


Our goal is simple: we want to solve your learning problems, and our new website makes that clear. I hope that you can see and feel that we’re a little different than before. Aside from a cleaner, updated look, our site is designed to showcase our solutions and our clients. We restricted it in a way that makes it easy for the user to easily understand who we are, what we stand for, and how we can help solve their problems.  We’ve added better and fresher content and an improved menu functionality that directs the end user to our most relevant product use cases, services and resources.


At our core, we’re still a learning management solutions provider but we’re working hard to continue to build a better Meridian. When you need a learning management system, we hope you’re more confident than ever working with us.


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