10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines

Upside Learning

We received a Request For Proposal (RFP) from a leading Banking and Financial organization last week to deploy an enterprise wide Learning Management System. It was a two page document with just a mention of different forms of learning (Elearning, Classroom Training) that they wanted to conduct through the system. Would this LMS RFP process help the organization achieve its objective of finding a suitable solution? Here are 10 guidelines to draft an effective LMS RFP.

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How to write a great RFP for your eLearning Platform search

Academy of Mine

Whether you’re buying a new house, a new car or looking to make a substantial financial investment in a new eLearning platform, shopping around can be stressful, overwhelming, time consuming and just plain confusing. One buying tool we recommend when shopping around for a new eLearning platform is the Request for Proposal (RFP), which can be utilized to streamline and simplify the purchase process. Purpose and specs of the RFP. Technical specs & security.

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The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP)

Absorb LMS

They copied most of these features into a RFP and sent it to vendors. Along with proposals, they asked for supporting documentation such as server security specifications, marketing materials, terms of service, etc. If the organization that issued the RFP gets ten similar responses from other providers, they’ll need to wade through about 1500 pages of material… just to create a short list of systems to evaluate further.

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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 ].

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RFPs SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers

Web Courseworks

Individuals with careers in eLearning often started out as educational technologists or programmers, writers or creative educators. ” 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.

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Traps To Avoid When Hiring An Instructional Designer

Spark Your Interest

Engaging A Firm Through A Request for Proposal (RFP) Process. The norm of past decades, especially for bureaucratic entities, was to put out an RFP to engage a company on a project. Conversely, today’s reality is that successful companies don’t respond to RFP’s because they don’t need to. The RFP process is mostly an outdated purchasing practice. Those who spend the time to respond to a formal RFP often do so because that can’t secure enough work.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. Terminology can feel like buzzwords and jargon to the amateur but many are essential knowledge for the eLearning professional. Here at LearnUpon, we’re all about helping businesses better understand eLearning so they can get better results from their training. That’s why we’ve compiled this eLearning glossary. eLearning (Electronic Learning).

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

After receiving the vendor RFP responses and confirming we were only evaluating highly qualified partner options, we invited the four vendors in each opportunity onsite to present their company and solution. I heard the terms “flexibility, partnership, highly configurable, scalable, secure, everything you need and easy-to-use” from all eight vendors to describe their product and solution.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across. By scheduling sessions, inviting learners and reporting on attendance and participation an instructor can incorporate classroom or webinar sessions into an eLearning course that may contain other on-demand content ( blended learning ). Shareable Content Object Reference Model is a collection of standards and specifications for eLearning.

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.

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. With more than 20 years of LMS buying and selling experience, our CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh , is an expert at defining business cases, identifying requirements, shortlisting vendors, developing and managing RFP processes, scripting vendor demonstrations and negotiating the best deal on a learning solution.

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New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

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. This post on eLearning Industry outlines “ How To Create An Effective Online Training Strategy “ Though written for a corporate audience, the tips are useful for associations also.

Top LMS Industry Facts of 2016

iSpring Solutions

Top reasons why clients choose an on-premise LMS: Low costs in the long run; Security restrictions for storing proprietary data (governmental organizations, banking sphere); Full control of LMS software and data; More customization opportunities. She works for a project devoted to e-Learning software development, and writes based on her company’s experience in the eLearning field. Shared. The LMS Industry is rapidly growing and developing.

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. It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

Others: Secure – always has existed since SaaS has been available online – which is more than 13 years. If you are going to do a RFP, remember the five golden rules: Should be no longer than 8 pages. e-learning e-learning vendors elearning learning management system LMS craig weiss E-Learning 24/7 learning management systemsLMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

WBT Manager Integrity eLearning 1 6.90 Ability to create an index so that people can find a particular topic Security User and group management Registration The integration with single sign-on so logging in is not required Competency and skills Synchronous e-Learning Regulatory Compliance Collaborative learning Certification Catalog Instructor-led training management The ability to support specific and complex business process models Update, Nov.

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

Mark Oehlert

Again its late Sunday and I am medicated but when I read these passages from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) , which describe Foucaults "modern disciplinary society" and its techniques for control, I am struck by how they almost seem to be taken from an RFP for an LMS acquisition: Hierarchical observation : "A perfect system of observation would allow one "guard"to see everything (a situation approximated, as we shall see, in JeremyBenthams Panopticon).

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