Programs | Learning Management

In this section, you'll find information on the JA Program Portal, the LMS pilots, and JA Program Central.


JA Program Portal

JA Worldwide and JA USA are launching a Program Portal to streamline the JA USA kit programs ordering process and raise awareness of the learning management system (LMS; see the following section for more).  Kits and digital (native) program files may be ordered through the portal. JA USA program updates, retirements, and information on blended learning will also be posted on the portal as they are announced. Read the JA Program Portal FAQs, below, for information on how to access the portal, once it’s launched.

What is the JA Program Portal?

JA Worldwide and JA USA have collaborated to launch a portal to streamline the JA USA kit programs ordering process and incorporate exposure to the learning management system (LMS). Further expansion will enable cross-regional sharing of digital enhancements and—eventually—blended programs.

Why change the old process?

As JA Worldwide moves to production implementation of the LMS, this process change enables more effective digital content sharing, as well as promoting further digital collaboration across the network. The ordering process is also streamlined so that, as product availability changes (new and retirements), information will be available in real time.

Can I order or deliver blended programs?

Ordering blended programs through the JA Program Portal is available if you are a pilot country and have already adopted the learning management system (LMS). Please contact Erin Martin (erin.martin@jaworldwide.org) for additional information on the LMS for program delivery.

Who can sign up for the JA Program Portal?

All JA associates are welcome to sign up, but we anticipate that JA associates who order JA USA kit programs or JA USA ditigal kit programs (native files) will be the first to join.

What programs are available?

Current JA USA program kits and digital (native) files, plus retired digital (native) files, are available through the JA Program Portal.

Learning-Management System (LMS)

The LMS is moving into production. The learning platform, designed and developed by JA USA and CrossKnowledge, will facilitate delivery of programs and digital learning modules, and support the shift in education mindset from print to digital/mobile delivery, meeting youth where they live.

Member countries from JA Americas, JA Europe, and INJAZ Al-Arab JA MENA participated in the LMS pilot, including INJAZ Bahrain, JA Brazil, JA Bulgaria, JA Canada, JA Greece, INJAZ Kuwait, JA Lithuania, JA Romania, INJAZ Saudi Arabia, and JA Spain. Special thanks to all JA members that were part of the pilot.

If your country is interested in learning more of the LMS benefits, please contact Erin Martin, erin.martin@jaworldwide.org, or Alison Gottsch-Walton, alison.walton@jaworldwide.org.  

What is a learning-management system?

The general term "learning-management system" (LMS) refers to a software application for administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses or training programs. It can house multiple forms of education resources, PowerPoint decks, podcasts, videos, documents, and more.

What platform is JA using for the LMS?

The LMS platform is owned and managed by JA USA and is built on the CrossKnowledge platform. Key functionality includes digital content creation using multiple media, content tracking and reporting, and delivery in the classroom on a 1:1 and 1:multiple basis.

Is there a limit to the number students that can access the LMS?

There is no limit to the number of students that can enroll in the LMS.

Which JA USA programs are currently available for the LMS pilot?

There are currently five JA USA programs available for use in English (as-is). They can also be translated and adapted locally.

  • JA Company Program
  • JA Global Marketplace
  • JA It’s My Future
  • JA It’s My Business
  • JA Personal Finance

Will I be able to translate JA USA content and deliver it in my local language?

Yes, you will be able to translate JA USA content into your local language and upload it to the platform for delivery to students. Each member country will bear the cost of language translation.

If I am already using a digital program, can I use the LMS?

Yes, the LMS platform supports the common file types used for digital delivery, such as SCORM 1.2 and 2004, as well as Windows applications.

What is the cost to participate in the LMS?

The current terms of use of the LMS is for the two-year period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021. Annual billing totals US$5,000, paid to JA Worldwide, for two years for a total financial commitment of US$10,000. Billing is split into one fee of US$5,000 payable by June 15, 2019 and a second fee of US$5,000 payable by June 15, 2020.

Is there an alternative solution for delivery to students when internet access is not an option at the schools?

Yes, it is possible to project the content on a screen from a teacher/volunteer laptop with pre-loaded content.

Program Central

At JA Program Central, you can search a worldwide database of JA programs by pillar (entrepreneurship, work readiness, or financial literacy), country, student age, or a combination. You can also see which JA members run a specific program, get information on the program's impact. and more. Create your own account and get started.