Successfully Implement Your Learning Management System (Includes Webinar Recording & Slides)

Adobe Captivate

On November 29, I presented a 60 minute session on how to efficiently implement an LMS, based on my experience during 30+ implementations I’ve led or consulted on for clients and former employers. I also provide links to some of the videos on YouTube channel Learn Tech Collective. You may be interested in the Learning Technologist Certification at Training 2019. And here are the slides: Successfully Implement Your Learning Management System (LMS) from Katrina Baker.

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Do You Really Need That New Elearning Consultant? If So…

Spark Your Interest

While the benefits of online learning have been clear for years, it’s only recently that online learning has gone mainstream. Let alone creating new online learning. So organizations everywhere are hiring elearning consultants to help them.

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How to Find the Right Learning Management System

ICDTranslation

If you have decided to invest in a learning management system (LMS) to better deliver and track corporate training, you need to be aware that not all LMSs are created equally. The success of your learning strategy depends on selecting the right LMS. Since there is a great variety of systems offered on the e-learning market, the selection process may seem daunting, especially if it is the first time you are shopping for an LMS. Research the LMS vendor.

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!

Task List for Your Learning Management System (LMS) Implementation

Adobe Captivate

Quite a few of us hear the words “learning management system implementation” and run for the hills. Work closely with your LMS vendor. In the case of Adobe Captivate Prime , you work through tasks with an LMS customer success manager.). I’ve led or consulted on 30+ implementations, and I change the task list every time. Should compliance courses be maintained in paper formats as an alternative, in case of a system failure?

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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.

5 Steps to Implement a Learning Management System

Coreaxis

Choose the best learning management system. You must determine the learning management system (LMS) that will best suit the needs of your organization. There are a myriad of LMS systems: some allow content development, some allow content curation, others are solely tech platforms. Does it come with learning record storage (LRS)? In addition to the technological specifications, you must also carefully consider the vendor.

6 Tips To Use Your LMS Consulting Recommendation List To Find The Right LMS Vendor

Dan Keckan

So you’ve completed your free LMS consultation and are armed with a shortlist of viable LMS options. In this article, I share 6 top tips to use your LMS consulting recommendation list to find the right LMS vendor. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS VendorsWhat now?

5 Ways To Vet LMS Vendors After Employing Free LMS Consulting Services

Dan Keckan

Free consultation is a beautiful thing, because it saves you money and gives you a game plan. In this article, I discuss 5 ways to vet LMS vendors after employing free LMS consulting services. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS VendorsNow that you have a list of recommendations, how do you find the right people to work with?

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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LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

There are many important factors to consider when narrowing down the list of hundreds of vendors to your top three or four possible solutions. It’s important to ask questions that matter most to your eLearning success. It could be detrimental to the entire learning program.

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? Maybe what you really need isn’t a vendor, but rather a part-time strategic partner or developer who is there when you need them, and not when you don’t. It’s nearly impossible to staff for every role and depth of resource that a typical organization requires over the course of a few years when trying to successfully meet the eLearning demands of various internal clients.

Learning Management Systems and Training: A Complete Guide

Webanywhere

What Is a Learning Management System (LMS)? The shorthand description of a learning management system is an online location that helps you manage administration, tracking, reporting and delivering of courses, lessons and tests. How does a learning management system work? The best way to imagine a learning management system is to think of it as a vast website, that only those people with a log-in will be able to access.

How to Choose a Learning Management System (LMS)

LearnUpon

Choosing the right LMS is crucial to the success of your eLearning strategy. With hundreds of learning management system (LMS) vendors available, choosing the perfect fit is a daunting task. Follow these 5 steps instead of googling the words “Learning Management System” and scheduling a demo with the first five results you see. In this discussion phase, you should consult your IT department or provider for their input.

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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. Change Management.

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6 Ways LMS Consulting Can Help You Achieve The Best Value For Money

Dan Keckan

LMS consulting simplifies the LMS selection process so that you can allocate resources more effectively. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS VendorsBut can it really help you achieve the best LMS value for money?

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

Dan Keckan

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

6 Tips To Define Your Must-Have LMS Features Prior To Your Free LMS Consulting

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Features LMS Selection LMS VendorsIt’s easy to generate a list of mandatories for your LMS, and you’ll probably end up with hundreds. But how do you decide what goes on the list in the first place, and which LMS features can go by the wayside?

LMS Consulting Follow-Up: 8 Tips To Use An LMS Software Directory To Research Your Top LMS Choices

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS VendorsYou have your personalized LMS recommendation list and you are ready to make your selection. Is there a way to use an online LMS directory to research your top LMS choices and find the LMS that offers the best value for money?

The 8-Step Guide To Successful LMS Vendor Selection

Dan Keckan

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

The Next Generation of Learning Management Systems

eLearning Weekly

A recent post by Clive Shepherd references an interesting activity done by the eLearning Network at their recent Next Generation Learning Management event. According to Clive’s post, the event was attended by a cross-section of members: private and public sector users, LMS and content vendors, consultants, and others. In the activity, participants identified requirements for learning management systems for the 21st century.

When Will You Go Live? 7 Tips To Calculate Your LMS Implementation Timeline

Dan Keckan

Are you getting a free LMS consultation, but aren’t sure of your LMS implementation schedule? This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems Learning Management System Implementation LMS Selection LMS VendorsIn this article, I share 7 tips to estimate how much time it’s going to take to implement your new LMS from start to finish.

Must-Haves in Your eLearning Project Management Toolbox

eLearning Brothers

About five years ago I was part of a project team responsible for an enterprise-wide implementation of a learning management system (LMS). As is true with most complex projects, we had a project manager, Mary, who was assigned to manage our 12-month project. She was responsible for leading a core working team of about 12 people and consulted regularly with the ever-increasing group of stakeholders. Mary wasn’t new to project management.

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

” Seriously though, a lot of people ask me what vendors to see or what vendors I look at, etc. Tweets will be tied to anything – a product that I find interesting that is new or strikes me on the super wow scale, a product or products that I find missed the mark or are underwhelming, feedback from folks wallking the floor and from vendors. The vendors that I list below in my guide, are across the board. If the vendor is not listed it could mean.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. Fulfillment systems.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Learning management systems didn’t die. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors. Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. LMS and performance management companies started merging and then the big HR/talent players acquired them. The cloud LMSs provide learning management to the masses.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. Last month, I published a mid-year learning technology trends update. In other words, I’m most interested in learning solutions designed for business customers and channel partners, association members, continuing education participants and the public-at-large. Interest in learning systems remains strong.

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LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges. Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. Many LMS owners are frustrated with the limitations of their current learning infrastructure. They’ve hit a wall with features that don’t accomplish what a vendor promised.

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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. You’ve likely endured heated internal discussions, unwelcomed vendor surprises during demos and unforeseen contractual confusion. Now is the time to clear your mind of negative thoughts about the selection process, your colleagues, the vendor or anything else that might stand between you and a positive mindset.

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). The resulting podcast is titled “ The Strategic Use of Learning Management Systems ” but speaks to a more basic question: Does your organization even need an LMS? For instance: How are modern learning management systems different?

Latest LMS Directory Plus August rankings for LMSs in EE space

eLearning 24-7

422 vendors. Extensive details on each system. Identification of mobile learning, if yes – details on devices (when applicable). Re-sellers of systems, this is becoming quite popular and often times the potential customer has no idea. Consulting firms that build custom LMSs – not a fan of these guys, mainly because you never know what you end up with, especially on end of the day costs vs. estimates. Systems that are only talent management systems .

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.

Tips for Working Successfully with an eLearning Partner

Association eLearning

Similarly, in eLearning, it takes a team to create a course. Three of the most common roles in any eLearning production are Project Manager (PM), Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Education Director. Sometimes these roles are filled by people outside of your associations, such as an eLearning vendor, an independent consultant, or a volunteer. Here are some best practices for managing your team and working successfully with an eLearning partner.

Are You Overlooking Today’s Hottest Corporate Learning Trend?

Talented Learning

But I’m beginning to think that an astonishing number of L&D practitioners aren’t paying attention to today’s most promising organizational learning trend. A Top Learning Trend Hidden in Plain Sight? Taylor , Chair of The Learning Performance Institute.

Dispelling the LMS Myth

eLearning 24-7

System had passed away. He was recognized throughout the e-learning and learning communities. System which must be a distant cousin. I live it, perhaps too much, yet the other day I came across a learning blog informing its readers that in order for the LMS to survive: Must become modular. Go back a decade or more and check out the number of systems that offered modules you could add to your system. Compensation, payroll management module.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Not long ago, everyone who developed learning management systems wanted to be all things to all buyers of every size, location, industry, and training challenge. In the last decade, the rise of the SaaS business model, cloud technology and extended enterprise learning has opened the door to more than 650 new learning platforms. As an LMS selection consultant , I’ve had a front-row seat in the rapid shift toward specialization.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Training managers have a lot to do. Dr. Kevin Gumienny is our senior learning architect and leads Microassist’s instructional design team. What Is Elearning? Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning?