Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

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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). . BTW, you want the calendar feature. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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Step right up to the LMS Sideshow

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If you are interested in seeing the basics, then check out my LMS RFP template. Anyway, the better systems have either all those features within my LMS RFP template or nearly all – with print out sheets, define capacity, auto perform conflict checking as the most common ones, vendors may not have in their system. . Event management – Calendar, ability to send email notifications including auto notification, waitlist, e-mail template(s). Hello, hello, hello!

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4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

As CEO of Brandon Hall Research, I oversaw our research calendar, organized conferences, and delivered countless presentations. If it does show up, the organization is likely using an RFP template from the disco era. Make sure your team is buying an LMS for the year you’re in. Apart from a two-year stint selling tropical fish at a local pet shop when I was 16, my entire career has been in learning technology.

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Getting Past the Gatekeeper

Your Training Edge

That person may be a committee member, a team member, or a person on a project who is assigned to RFP’s and demonstrations. That person has control over the executive’s calendar, office, files, etc. You’ve worked on your presentation, your communication skills, and your research in order to persuade a particular client. But then you realize that getting to the decision maker is going to be more difficult than you imagined, because that person has a gatekeeper.

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Getting Past the Gatekeeper

Your Training Edge

That person may be a committee member, a team member, or a person on a project who is assigned to RFP’s and demonstrations. That person has control over the executive’s calendar, office, files, etc. You’ve worked on your presentation, your communication skills, and your research in order to persuade a particular client. But then you realize that getting to the decision maker is going to be more difficult than you imagined, because that person has a gatekeeper.

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Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

Hard to believe, but the calendar doesn’t lie. When and how to use an RFP (or not). Another year is drawing to a close – already? So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018. If I could choose a keyword to describe this year’s learning systems landscape, it would be “dynamic.”

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How to Buy a LMS

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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. Even if you choose not to use a RFP, make sure to create a quick spreadsheet listing the features you want – being specific. For example: you want a calendar. But do you want to be able to have the calendar on the home page?

Working with E-Learning Vendors: Tips for Working with Vendors

E-learning Uncovered

Over the last few blogs, I’ve given some tips on how to find a vendor through a Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) , and then how to evaluate the responses you get to select the best vendor to meet your needs. If the contract has calendar-based milestones, you could end up paying for deliverables that haven’t been delivered!

Types of Learning Systems

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Most will have the calendar and waitlist (but plenty do not). My LMS RFP (also covers learning platforms) is a perfect way to do a comparison, when you match it up to the LXP one. . Let me ask you an honest question. What is your personality type? Are you a Type A? Maybe a Type B? I was once told by a CEO, that I was a Type A ultra even more so then her. I felt honored. I should have asked for a raise. .

K-12 and LMSs are Broken, Who’s to Blame?

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Calendar. One vendor showed me a RFP form a large metropolitan school district that was 25 pages long, had lots of text on one side with comments and questions. Another vendor showed me a school district whose RFP was 36 pages in length. Back in the 90’s I taught high school and loved it. To this day, I still have very close friends who are teachers (middle school and high school).

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

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Integrate with web based e-mail calendars – Gmail and Hotmail. If you are going to do a RFP, remember the five golden rules: Should be no longer than 8 pages. LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. These expand past the standard feature sets, which I call 90/10. This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

An LMS like LearnUpon can send ILT invitations with an attached iCal invite so that your learners can save the session to their calendar. RFP (Request for Proposal). During a selection process, an RFP document is prepared by organizations to help assess each vendor. From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around.

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

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You have a “Calendar” view, this is where you can see when your demos are scheduled, based on your time zone. The calendar is viewed by month, date and agenda. . In the premium edition, the consumer (you) can schedule a demo with them right in the system (details in a second on how) and/or Send them your RFP – again right in the system. . Schedule a Demo and Send RFP. September 6th, 2018. Write it down. Mark it down. September 6th, 2018.

#29 to #11 Learning Systems for 2019

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In my LMS RFP template, Cornerstone LS scored a perfect 100 in the machine learning category, as well as mobile, including built-in scan for badges – but it requires the Tribridge Attendance Integration Module (AIM). I wish their calendar offered different views including grids, but that is on the roadmap for 2019. For those who want my LMS RFP template, find it here.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

An LMS like LearnUpon can send ILT invitations with an attached iCAL invite so that your learners can place the session on their own, external calendar. In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across. We finished up at the letter H in the previous post so let’s pick up at I and work our way through to Z. Yes, we did include an entry for the Z thanks to our CTO Des!