LEP/LXP RFP Template

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Yeah it is a peeve of mine, which is why, I decided that LEPs needed their own RFP template. Anyway, after studying the market in-depth – the LEP market that is, I felt an RFP specifically for that market made sense. . This is why when you see the RFP, the LE and Admin functionality is nearly identical, but with some changes (more on that in a sec.). LEP RFP Template. First off, here is the LEP RFP Template – everything you need in one document.

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Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

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If you have ever seen “Newsies” and I am personally sorry if you did, they show a perfect example. . 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. Still, the LXP space leads overall, especially with skill ratings for example. . EXTRA!

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How to write a great RFP for your eLearning Platform search

Academy of Mine

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. By using an RFP you can: Organize and prioritize your business needs and desired solutions. . Admittedly, there is some work that goes into preparing your RFP, distributing the RFP, collecting and then finally analyzing each submitted RFP from potential partner vendors.

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LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. Shopping without an RFP may seem faster, easier and less complex, but your selection process will be subjective and loaded with assumptions that increase risk. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps.

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Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples

Tony Karrer

Based on my post LMS RFP , I've been asked several times if I knew where you could find samples of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for custom eLearning development, performance support tools, learning content management systems (LCMS), elearning authoring tools , etc. This wasn't something I could directly help the person, but I had the sense that people may be missing some key search tricks that would give them a list of reasonable results.

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Tony Karrer

Again - I would really welcome: Links to good templates or example RFPs. Continuing on from my earlier posts: LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated LMS Selection Team and Stakeholders LMS Selection Process From several comments and from looking at my list of issues, I realize that writing a good LMS RFP is challenging and it's easy to make lots of mistakes. LMS RFP Resources John Theis wrote a dissertation on the contents of 25 RFPs submitted to an LMS vendor.

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Working with E-Learning Vendors: The RFP

E-learning Uncovered

This week let’s look at the Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFI and RFP are the two primary tools you can use to select which vendor from a group is the best one to meet your needs. Since an RFP asks for a specific, binding proposal you will want to give enough detail so the vendor can respond accurately. You can find sample RFPs online. (I I did a search for Sample RFP and came up with several samples for different types of projects.)

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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. A consultant will narrow down the field or help you develop a request for information (RFI), create the RFP, communicate with vendors, coordinate demonstrations, and negotiate the contract.

Moodle Services Provider – How would you Choose the Right One?


Draft a good RFP (Request for Proposal). Next, download an RFP template! Yes, there is a proper format for an RFP! Put in the right keywords in the search engine search bar. For example – ‘How to choose the right Moodle service provider’, ‘choosing the right moodle service provider’ and so on. And trust us, ranking on search engines isn’t easy. It takes a whole lot of domain expertise and hold on the said topic to beat the search engine race.

7-Step Process for LMS Selection [GRAPHIC]


This will ensure that the foundation you form in your search is a solid one. For example, depending on the size of your organization, there may not be a need to issue a formal RFP (Request for Proposals). Selecting an LMS is an important decision for any organization to make. In many cases, the LMS that you choose will be with you for a very long time, so it is essential to follow a systematic process, from researching to the actual decision of which product to implement.

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How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

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Others at your table, are searching on their smartphones trying to decipher what flajhbui8s actually is, but you, ignore that approach. I understand you do not want to hurt other people’s feelings or you have been notified that you have to ask all these departments for their suggestions, but no one ever says you have to take all that stuff and stick it into your RFP or documents or make it an important component of the decision making process.

What you can expect in 2019

eLearning 24-7

While identifying influencers (an LRS standard feature) is of interest in some cases, I can see it with an LEP/LXP for example or with mentoring, the bigger winner is tying it to those wonderful KPIs that many systems are starting to add. I mean, even folks who are cutting the cord on cable and jumping over to Amazon channels for example, are selecting channels they believe they will use, even if they are not watching the channel on a daily basis, let alone dozens of hours per month. .

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

So, if you have training needs that you feel are fairly standard such as basic IT skills, accounting skills, sexual harassment prevention training, safety training, or office productivity training, you should perform a search to find out what is already available for purchase. For example you will need a team with the following capabilities: Subject Matter Experts (SME) – the people who are the experts in what needs to be taught.

Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

I often bring up FindAnLMS , my search and comparison platform for finding learning systems, including LMSs, simply because I have been told by many people looking for or researching LMSs that they like it and use it. . So, before you go ahead and post, can you recommend an LMS, I’d say go to FindAnLMS.com, register, activate and then log-in to conduct your search. Yet, as I have often noted, it is rarely pushed upon in an RFP, let alone a demo.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

If it is felt that the current LMS is not up to meeting the requirements of the organization, a search for a new system is started, and the planning begins… The first step to a successful LMS implementation is planning. For example, there are many different LMS solutions available, so you might want to consider the differences between an association and corporate LMS , to see which type of system will best meet the needs of your organization.

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LMS Selection Process

Tony Karrer

If you go out and search you will quickly find resources like: [link] [link] The processes described there are similar to the process that I generally have used. Difference between an RFI and an RFP. What requirements to put in an RFP. How to balance making an RFP response useful to you and not too hard for a vendor. How much should you lead a vendor in the RFP requirments. Examples of good and bad requirements. I have a few example templates.

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Build your LMS implementation Plan following this checklist


Based on how you picture/plan on using the LMS to your company or employees, you could create a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a statement of work (SOW) that details the requirements pertaining to your use case and keeping in mind your employees. One of the best examples on use case can be to understand if an organization wants to use the LMS as Multi-Tenant or Single Tenant and include it in the use case so the implementation and training can happen accordingly.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

For example, if a survey of your land finds that the lot lines aren't where you thought they were, you may need to change the location of the house you want to build. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: 7 Best Practices for Your Moodle RFP The request-for-proposal (RFP) process can be time-consuming, but can also yield meaningful results. This webinar will cover the need-to-know tips for writing a Moodle LMS RFP, and provide templated elements from which to work from.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

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Ability to search by TAG and/or Click a TAG to see other/similar content with that TAG. The ILP capability is a must, and the TAG is something each system in the industry should strive for, as it makes a huge difference, after all “Search” isn’t utilized as most people think.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

They know what questions to ask during the requirements gathering process to elicit the information needed for a request for proposal (RFP), including questions you’d never think about asking. Consultants help you create a Request for Proposal (RFP). They become the main point of contact with vendors, for example, answering their questions and following up with them to get additional information.

Mlearn conference Day 1

Challenge to Learn

For example: Trigger, ‘Green dot’, ‘Blue dot’, ‘Blue span’, ‘Blue path’ he used Groupon as an example. For example ‘After I brush my teeth I will floss’ The existing habit becomes an anchor that will trigger you to perform the new habit. You can track results from an app, a presentation, an assessment that is embedded in a website to name a view of the examples of today. It covers a RFP process.

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

eLearning 24-7

Every vendor, with the exception of Blackboard (who is coming soon) can be found on FindAnLMS.com , my learning system search engine platform, an independent and trusted source to search, compare and engage with vendors in the learning system space. This includes vendors who have a content marketplace over those who don’t, thus they received more points on that feature, for example. Oh, and send them your amazing RFP. . #38

LMS Identify

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Examples. A friend of mine, got a RFP template from a LMS vendor’s web site. I am not a fan of grabbing RFP templates off of vendor’s web sites, only because if you read them in detail you will start to realize that for some of the questions, it is really geared toward that vendor’s product. If you are going to use the RFP template, then strip it down. With a SaaS based system, there is no need for a 10 or higher RFP. Welcome, Welcome.

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eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

These discussions center on what requirements should go into an LMS RFP and more broadly how the LMS should really be integrated into the organization. For example, a Plateau case study (PDF) talks about: The biggest benefit Reuters has seen from its Plateau LMS to date is from deep linking functionality. But the next level of content access from outside the LMS is search. I would definitely like to hear from people who've made this level of integration happen – search level.

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Out with the old into the new LMS: Part 2

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Start searching out LMS vendors that meet the list criteria, specifically the ones you must have/otherwise they are deal breakers. To find a list, options include subscribing to the Brandon Hall Research Center, which contains 118 LMSs, including synopsis and details; Google search by typing in “LMS directory’ – go to Business.com and search within there, do your due diligence in what you want. Example: Social Learning.

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Software Demo Success: How to Present Your LMS In Its Best Light

Talented Learning

Your sales team recently crafted a strong proposal in response to an LMS RFP , and the buyer has given your company a thumbs up. For example: Update discovery findings – One of the biggest mistakes you can make is assuming that research from the RFP phase is still accurate in the demo phase. For example, say “…in only 1 click, you can launch the content.” For example, “…this means you can assign content to any group of users with only _.”

In Challenging Times: Make Lemonade in eLearning


I’m working with the local Community Emergency Response Team on training volunteers, but getting hands-on with a fire-extinguisher and putting out an actual burning device, or bandaging wounds on a patient, and doing search and rescue drills, just can’t be faked. Again, these should be work-product focused, but it could be a joint response to an RFP, or a presentation, or a spreadsheet representing a business model.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

A revamped UI and enhanced UX, to enable you (the end-user) to search, explore, view and contact the best learning systems in the world. My learning system search engine is designed to provide an optimum experience each and every time. On each Vendor listing – as you see in the above catalog example, if the vendor is in my Top 50 rankings for 2019, they will have an icon identifying them, Purple – Top 50, Dark Blue – Top 20, Green – Top 10. .

Forecasts for 2020

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You (end-user) can read the text, highlight it, and then it goes right to where you either highlighted the words or sentences and/or if the system has a search component within the transcript option it goes thru that. The systems leverage learning with a very strong dose of sales features – CRM, for example, is one of them. Curtailing the accept every RFP that comes to them. I stopped using an RFP, in 2001 when I would buy systems. I love forecasts.

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. In the case of your LMS, this is where your wishlist of features and requirements forms the basis of both your search and your initial impression of the new system.

Best of the Best – Top 5 Gamification LMSs

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To view a sample of the report, click here. PLUS you receive my latest LMS RFP Template, which now includes a special section for Security. PLUS you receive the top 15 Q/A, which will provide you with additional insight to help you in your current or future search for LMSs. If you are searching for a LMS, now or six months from now or even a year from now, why spend all that time trying to identify the right system, when someone else has done it for you.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

The realities of 2020 have accelerated their transformation at every stage of the learning systems life cycle from business case, requirements definition, RFP, contracting, deployment, content development, improvement – everything. Examples include GMAT, LSAT, SAM, CEP or PMP examinations. Prior to 2020, many associations relied heavily on in-person tradeshows, seminars and on-site training because they were historically popular offerings for both the association and the member.

Looking for an LMS at #ATD2018

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Book Example. Ask the questions on my LMS RFP Template. Vendors love to pitch the we are not an LMS angle, but as once noted, I found one vendor who loves to make this statement, have in their keywords for search engines the term “LMS” I guess it is fine when you are searching for one in Google. Give them my latest LMS RFP template (click to download). The show is nearly here.

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Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

LMS RFP The Nature of Online Collaboration Connectivism and the modern learner Nursing Simulation in Second Life eLearning Course or Online Demo - which is better? Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. -

What is an LXP and why do I want one?

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Learn Amp has some functionality in the mentoring angle, for an example, but many LXPs are still holding back. . You can link to it from the platform to wherever you want to house it, like uh, an LMS for example. . For example, you – an employee works at WidgetRUS. For example, if I have 5000 employees, but only want 500 to have content bundle B, I can do that. Nor have I seen the bookmarklet ability to tie into OneNote for example.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

For example: LTG acquired NetDimensions. Today, video is displayed in customized players that let learners or instructors add bookmarks, make notes, write on top the video content, see others comments, share, mark as a favorite, add to a channel, link to related content, embed assessments, take polls, and use the camera for remote proctoring – all supported by interactive written or slide transcripts supported by in-video search, tags and indexing. #12

ATD17 Post Review: Rants & Raves Edition

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Not a lot of mention on VR, even though there is wide interest in the topic along with IoT (why?), AR and MR. Heck, ATD had sessions on VR for example. Before angling towards Lynda.com or Skillsoft, I’d search them out. Practice Learning Platform – A good example of the coaching aspect as noted earlier. Before I forget, I want to thank everyone who attended my LMS RFP Criteria presentation. . Atlanta. Home of Coca-Cola.

Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

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I’d actually say great with the Chrome Extension of Percipio, where you can search by highlighting any word or words on the internet back into the platform. In this example, I removed the name of the entity, so that is why you see black in some areas. The reason for this is when you are searching the net and find something of interest whereas you can see if it exists in Percipio, you can “search” quickly.

Types of Learning Systems

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No one is searching for “unknown system with training,” nor “learning platform” People want to know what you are, not what you are not. IOLs examples: MyQuest (adding extensive metrics this year, learning quests, reports 60% engagement level – not content related. Example: Training Orchestra. Employee engagement platform is an example of one. Free usually includes folks like TED (for example). Let me ask you an honest question.

CAC Conference: Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

I teach a class called “Managing Multimedia Projects” in that class students are given an RFP for an e-learning based proposal and they have to develop a solution. Examples included awarding random prizes, such as one flower bouquet per week for best posting and t-shirt giveaways. There theme was: “Find what makes you happy.” They focused on search engine optimization.