Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

eLearning 24-7

I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. Why one RFP instead of specific ones for LXP and LMS? This is far better than them receiving a 20 page RFP or 100 page RFP. Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). . Security measures are very important with online proctoring. No blog next week.

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Ready to make the switch to an LMS? Here’s a ready-to-use RFP

Learning Pool

Reaching out to suppliers with a Request For Proposal (RFP) can help ensure you get the right information to make an informed decision about which LMS suits your organization’s needs. Use the RFP as a guide. So, what would one include in an RFP? Learning Pool’s downloadable, editable functionality checklist can be used as a guide and key component in an RFP for making the switch to an LMS. Download the LMS RFP here ]. Blog Learn & Connect lms

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How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post : an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step. Only after a thorough requirements analysis process will you have the information you need to create a really good LMS RFP. Narrow down the field before sending out an RFP. Never send an RFP to 12 vendors or even 8 vendors.

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LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

eLearning 24-7

Meet my friend, the RFP. If you are going to use an RFP, I recommend using the one I created for each and everyone. LMS RFP Template (click the link). The security info and technical data they will provide comes directly from those individual sites. Thus, if you require your employees to go through a VPN, then yes, that should be on the RFP. Security inquiries. And you can find all the security information you need there.

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How to Develop Really Good LMS Requirements

WBT Systems

Before you even think about creating a request for proposal (RFP), you must spend time on the LMS requirements gathering and analysis process. If you don’t get it right, you won’t create a useful RFP or select the best LMS for your association. They can help you develop requirements related to integration, security, and other technical issues. You’re going to need at least a budget range for the RFP. Your requirements documentation becomes the basis for your RFP.

RFPs SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers

Web Courseworks

” His first book Whale Hunting is a 250 page epic on how to secure large accounts. The new book is succinct, well organized, and full of useful tips if you are tasked with either creating or responding to an RFP. If your job is to write the RFP, hopefully you can avoid the ten dumbest RFP questions. The importance of assembling a team to respond to the RFP. How to “project manage” the process of writing a RFP.

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New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

A still relevant blog post by industry analysts Talented Learning outlines their top five reasons to invest in association learning technology. If recruiting younger members is a key strategic goal for your association, you may want to restructure or repackage your education offering for millennials to outline how your programs and credentials can help them to secure employment.

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Now, even the most security-conscious organizations such as governments and financial institutions embrace software as a service (SaaS). In fact, opinion regarding the security of cloud-based applications seems to have jumped the shark, with many tech-savvy clients believing that cloud-based applications hosted on reputable platforms such as Amazon Web Services may lessen the risk of data falling into the wrong hands or disappearing.

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4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

Think of “love at first sight”, where you are sitting in the conference room watching a series of LMS demos during your RFP process, and one comes along with a user interface that is just so “pretty” that it catches your eye, and you have just fallen in love at first sight. After the comprehensive RFP process, we found that WBT Systems offered a flexible product that could be implemented within our timeline and had the best combination of what we were looking for.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

However, there are hidden costs when purchasing an open source LMS that may not be immediately apparent at the RFP stage, but should be carefully considered before investing the association’s time and resources into an open-source LMS implementation. AMS Associations Blog Integrations LMS Debates Technical TopClass Association LMS iMIS Integration learning management system LMS LMS Success TopClass Integrations

The troubles of RFI writing and how to overcome them

eFront

Questions are posed about security , hosting, and gamification features , with support inquiries making regular appearances as well. If we feel we are suitable to the client, we will work towards submitting an RFP. The intrinsic nature of the RFP varies with each client. Of primary importance is fulfilling the requirements and complying with the RFP. This is obviously a sensitive yet vital component of the RFP, and therefore must be thought out carefully.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

While it has amazing potential, I have some concerns tied to privacy and security, which I believe need to be resolved. Security concerns. It opens up real security issues. I never did a RFP nor spent more time than necessary to find a system. Try to avoid using a RFP template. Ask them who would be your point of contact – it may not be the person who is doing the RFP. Similar to using the RFP, i.e. pricing, setup, training, etc.

2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

eLearning 24-7

What the vendors though, won’t be aware of (okay, if they read the blog they wil), is that I will have provided you – the reader and maybe attendee – who are the top LMSs in higher education, education K-6, education 6-12 for 2015. Sections included Learning Environment, Social, Mobile, Gamification, Classroom Management, Notifications, Event Management, Security, Administration, e-commerce, training and support. I’m here.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

With 4 million active users, this LMS is mature, proven, secure and continuingly evolving to address market requirements. Cloud SaaS in SOC Type 2 Highly Secure Environment. Nice feature: An “Ecommerce Listing Widget” that lets you copy HTML “embed” code for external course listings and easily add it to any external website or blog. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

Some other posts in my blog around Learning Management Systems: Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas Tracking Without an LMS LMS Dissatisfaction on the Rise Do You WANT an LMS? Update, Nov.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Foucault, Control and the LMS

Mark Oehlert

This keyed in with another article I had been reading about Jonathan Lethem and copyright and even a conversation via post&comments that I had been following on Will Richardson and Dave Cormiers blogs respectively about a new degree being offered by the University of Michigan in Social Computing. I'll have to read around this blog a little more, but I do wonder if the 'free tools' powered by corporations are the tools that Mark is talking about.

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