How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow. When every organization or product you are considering follows the same guidelines, answers the same questions and provides the same materials, it is easier for you to compare them and determine which best suits your eLearning program goals.

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Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation. In order to help organizations create “meaningful, truly impactful eLearning experiences”, eLearning Industry asked us to contribute our tips to help ensure a successful implementation from day one.

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I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re just starting the process of selecting and implementing a new Learning Management System (LMS), the process can feel a little overwhelming. After all, the process often takes a year or more, and the systems themselves can be quite costly. The Learning Guild (formerly the eLearning Guild) has published several research reports on LMSs. Chris Lema has reviewed and compared the WordPress e-learning plugins. Change Management.

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Free Webinar: Select Your Ideal Learning Management System

Adobe Captivate

In May, I partnered with a continuing education organization to offer a class on how to select a learning technology platform. The session will be hosted by eLearning Industry and sponsored by Adobe. The description is below: Has your organization asked you to select a new learning technology platform or learning management system? After all, there are several hundred learning technology platforms on the market!

7 Tips To Estimate The Ideal Number Of Users To Get A More Accurate LMS Consulting

eLearning Industry

Before you enlist the aid of a trained LMS consultant, you need to know how many users you must accommodate. This article features 7 top tips to estimate the ideal number of users and get a more accurate LMS consulting. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS Vendors

8 Tips To Define The Scope Of Your Corporate eLearning Project Before An LMS Consult

eLearning Industry

To answer these questions, you need to conduct an in-depth corporate eLearning project analysis. In this article, I share 8 tips to determine the scope of your corporate eLearning project so that you can get the full benefit from an LMS consult. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS SelectionWhich features should you look for in your next LMS?

LMS Software Selection Process: 7 Notable Benefits Of Using LMS Consulting Services

eLearning Industry

Are you thinking about enlisting the aid of an experienced LMS consultant to guide you through the LMS selection process? This article features 7 notable benefits of using LMS consulting services to find a system that offers the best value for money. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection

The 8-Step Guide To Successful LMS Vendor Selection

eLearning Industry

LMS consulting can help you find the right system for your budget and online training needs. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS SelectionThis article features a step-by-step look at how to choose the best LMS vendor for your online training program.

You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. Even if you haven’t relied on a consultant for LMS selection , it’s critical to put an independent advisor on your side now.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. How Will the Coronavirus Shape Virtual Learning and Work? Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. Are you in the learning technology or content business ? 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update. Learn More: Webinar Replay.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges. Many LMS owners are frustrated with the limitations of their current learning infrastructure. Or they’ve given up entirely on their system of record, but don’t know how to choose a better solution from among hundreds that might work. You were forced to shoehorn your needs into a traditional multi-purpose system or cobble together your own solution.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag. A trend should matter to any buyer, seller or user of learning technology who wants to make ongoing, intelligent and informed choices. It directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals.

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LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

It can manage elearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce. It is easy to start, use, integrate, manage and license. sales team to handle more sophisticated learning technology buying opportunities and RFPs, and has expanded implementation and support services staff to provide a higher level of help, guidance, expertise and ongoing support. Online content creation, management and reuse.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. And with more than 1000 enterprise-class learning systems available, finding the right solution is more challenging than ever. Extending Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza of Course Container.

Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

eLearning 24-7

I’ve also learned firsthand, how to make it work in any vertical and any industry. Learning Management Systems. Mobile learning platforms. Social learning platforms. If you want to track in a learning management system or learning platform that supports SCORM then you want it. What is this training management thing I’ve heard about? Why isn’t there a required standard for e-learning?

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

As fiercely independent learning systems analysts, we’re not rock stars in the traditional sense, but we are rocking out some hits of a certain kind. but after four years of nonstop blogging, webinars, research and reviews, we have attracted a following of tens of thousands of extended enterprise learning fans and practitioners from around the globe. And how can you minimize growing pains when demand for learning content increases?

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. These buying organizations are working with us as LMS selection consultants to define their learning technology requirements, identify the best vendor options and then conduct a formal proposal-based buying process. How many courses or learning events are in the course catalog?

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Immediately, I was directed to my own dedicated area of the LMS and presented with friendly “getting started” video tutorials to learn about key concepts and features before giving them a try. Its modern design is relatively easy to learn and navigate. It is an employee-centered learning solution designed with compliance, skills development, administrative ease and affordability in mind. Good capabilities for course, training plan and certification management.

I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

After all, the process often takes a year or more, and the systems themselves can be quite costly. Five Tips and an RFP Template : Choosing the Right LMS is another article from Learning Solutions Magazine with tips for selecting the right LMS. Even if you don’t plan to do a formal RFP, this template can help you think about questions you should be asking. The eLearning Guild has published several research reports on LMSs in the last few years.

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LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

The Litmos LMS is a modern, pure cloud-based LMS designed for small and medium organizations with straightforward learning management technology needs. Its mobile responsive design is built to support employee, extended enterprise and nonprofit learning with a clean user interface and a carefully chosen set of essential options. Because this system is so easy to use, I figured it out in no time. Localized content is managed as standalone content elements.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. He is the CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. This interview will take a closer look at John’s background in eLearning management and success.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. He is the CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. This interview will take a closer look at John’s background in eLearning management and success.

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Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle, from the basic requirements to the pros and cons of various options. While many larger companies have already transitioned into e-Learning and embrace it as a vital component of their overall training efforts, many mid-size and smaller companies have been waiting on the sidelines observing how the technology, methods, and costs evolve. Content versus System.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation. eLearning trends. Capterra LMS Software comparison provides the following filters , a good indication of these trends: Asynchronous Learning. Synchronous Learning. Blended Learning. Mobile Learning.

Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

I recently completed an extensive LMS Feasibility Study, a project I wrote about in my previous article “ LMS implementation without frustration ” and that I discussed in my eLearning Case Study. Lessons for the RFP process. There were a lot of lessons that will help to develop a more detailed RFP (Request for Proposal). Involve all Subject Matter Experts prior to the RFP to ensure all their needs have been captured appropriately.

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LMS implementation without frustration

Petra Mayer

This project gave great insights into the implementation of a Learning Management System, way before this project would take concrete form for this client of mine. Provide specific recommendations for the RFP process. The intention of this study was to obtain insights into how feasible the implementation of a Learning Management System is for the municipality from a financial and resources perspective. Off-the-Shelf Systems. Project Manager.

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3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

When clients talk to me about their Learning Management System (LMS) project , above all, they typically ask three priority questions as part of their LMS Feasibility Study : Is what we want available? Remember, that we identified all needs for your Learning Management System under a number of categories: Reporting Needs. Typically, this is done through a “Request-for-Information” (RFI) process or through a “Request-for-Proposal” (RFP).

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LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

They are moving towards a broader suite that focuses on other aspects of Talent Management. Oracle's ( Learning Management and PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management but less so it's iLearning ) and SAP Enterprise Learning score better than I would have expected.

How long does it take to select an LMS?

Tony Karrer

I may even be the person he's talking about in his post as the other consultant, but I'm not quite sure. Learning Strategy Defined? The first steps in my process are: Form a core selection team and define stakeholders Define business and learning strategy Agree to process with key stakeholders Bryan jumps by these. In other words, you would need to have business and learning strategy and a core team identified before you start.

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The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution

LearnUpon

And while there is no doubt that cloud hosted (SaaS) learning management systems are by far the most popular option for companies looking to deliver eLearning to their employees, customers, partners and resellers, from time to time we still see organizations choose a customizable solution over a cloud-based one. Your organization is looking to implement a platform that covers lots more than just online learning.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Using Gamification, Threaded Microlearning, and Measurement to Get from Learning to Performance! In this session, noted research-to-practice expert Will Thalheimer of Work-Learning Research will explore the power of three learning methods to help learners transfer what they’ve learned to their jobs—gamification, threaded microlearning, and measurement. Without any follow-up or revisitation, very little learning gets retained.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

That’s because the learning management systems market has never been stronger or more diverse. Buyers see exciting ways to rethink their learning infrastructure, while incumbents are being challenged to up their game. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. Our choices for world’s best Extended Enterprise LMS in 2016 are: eLogic Learning.