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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How to write a Request for Proposal (RFP) for LMS Vendors

PSB

The LMS RFP is the best approach for buyers to offer their expectations to LMS Vendors in the form of a Request for Proposal (RFP), and LMS Vendors to understand the prospect’s exact requirement and expectations from the product. When is an LMS RFP most helpful?

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LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

eLearning 24-7

Meet my friend, the RFP. If you are going to use an RFP, I recommend using the one I created for each and everyone. LMS RFP Template (click the link). If no one can access the internet, report that. Thus, if you require your employees to go through a VPN, then yes, that should be on the RFP. As mentioned in previous posts, if you have to submit a RFP, then it shouldn’t be longer than 10 pages. Then if you must, send out the RFP.

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RFPs: Eliminate the Agony, Embrace the Success

eLearning 24-7

For some people, creating a RFP can be an exciting experience unmatched in the annuals of time. When people need a RFP, they think “Internet&#. As in, let me see if there is one on the Internet, I can use as my RFP. It is a time saver, but pulling down a RFP, especially if it comes from a vendor’s site (even if that is not the vendor you are going to submit it to), can define your approach, without you even realizing it. Three letters.

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What are the essential features of a video conferencing software?

Creativ Technologies

When you compare the travel costs which are required for such employees to come to the company, then video conferencing is a better option because it just requires an internet costs.

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

Paradiso

Draft a good RFP (Request for Proposal). Next, download an RFP template! Yes, there is a proper format for an RFP! Look out for Service Providers on the Internet! Moodle, one of the leading open source platforms used worldwide by numerous schools, colleges, universities, government organizations, charities and corporates alike, is an eLearning platform that has endless possibilities.

What are the essential features of a video conferencing software?

Creativ Technologies

When you compare the travel costs which are required for such employees to come to the company, then video conferencing is a better option because it just requires an internet costs.

Your LMS criteria can make or break your buying process – here’s how to win

Docebo

Whether you’re planning or releasing an RFP , or establishing relationships with different sales teams, you’ll set yourself up to be successful after you narrow down your most important criterion.

Reader’s Mailbag – You Ask, I Answer

eLearning 24-7

The idea of using the Internet to find a job, well it just wasn’t available. Then there are those who won’t tell you, but simply decline or ignore your RFP. For those of you old enough to remember, you used to wait for the mail to arrive and there would be a lot of letters.

5 Considerations Before Choosing an LMS

eLearning Brothers

I have run across instances where the entire LMS support was relegated to their internal community, there was little to no information available on the Internet in general. Don’t just go with the one who answers your RFP or is the cheapest, the most flashy, or the most persistent. In today’s world of incredible technology, there seems to be a myriad of products for every need. In the world of training and learning, this is no exception.

Top 5 Reasons You Will Leave your LMS – and How to Switch Successfully

Association eLearning

Often, organizations choose a vendor by sending out a Request for Proposal (RFP). Often, there are Excel spreadsheets of LMS features floating around the internet, and an organization may be tempted to just copy and paste the feature list, without really understanding what a feature is or why they would need it. When the vendors receive this RFP, they are expected to “check the box” to indicate if their system provides that feature or not.

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The Customer Education Experts Directory

learnWorlds

Feature fatigue and the risk of overcomplicating RFP technology with features. Since the outbreak of the global pandemic, customer education has become a hot topic of discussion, and for a good reason.

Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Or you have seen it posted someone on the internet. Yet, as I have often noted, it is rarely pushed upon in an RFP, let alone a demo. You the consumer can use the support card as part of your RFP process, which I strongly recommend. . And many you can schedule a demo, send RFP, etc. Perhaps you have to someone you know. Or maybe you have posted this same question on various social media platforms such as Linkedin.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Any form of learning conducted on a computer and usually over the internet. RFP (request for proposal ): Document prepared by organizations to help assess LMS vendors during a selection process. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L. Today, I’ll complete the list by defining the true meaning of training, from ‘manifest’ to ‘white label’ Let’s dive into the language of learning!

Mlearn conference Day 1

Challenge to Learn

Unfortunately the internet connection failed, but more important, the audience had little knowledge of TinCan and had tons of basic questions. It covers a RFP process. I will blog from the Mlearncon in San Jose over the next three days. I have really enjoyed my first day. I’m here as a participant, not as a vendor. At the last 5 or 6 conferences I visited we had a booth at the expo and I had to do one or more presentations.

Training Software 101: Your Go-To Guide to Managing Training

Training Orchestra

From your internet provider to your nearest grocery store chain to your local hospital group, the vast majority of businesses use training software to streamline the training process, reduce manual tasks and save time and money.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

But someone may be using an older version of Internet Explorer. When to issue an RFP (or not). WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 26 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Online learning has evolved so much over the years – it’s always eye-opening to talk with someone whose career has spanned all those phases.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

net speed you need for video content, and other content for example) is crucial and yet it is rarely, okay beyond rarely, asked in any RFP/RFIs. Internet bandwidth speed. Where do you start?

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

offline, without an internet connection and then when they have a net connection all instances (data) is communicated back to the LMS or other SaaS product. 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. Similar to using the RFP, i.e. pricing, setup, training, etc.

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. Slow guest internet, short VGA cables or grainy projectors are only obstacles for rookies. . In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors.

When your LMS BFF is no longer

eLearning 24-7

If you are a vendor you are likely to see it too often and it appears when the “potential customer” sends you a RFP without ever talking to you prior to. . Or they send the RFP after a discussion, but before seeing the product. Nowadays it is easy to just send off that RFP without doing any due diligence. I’ve been there. Having a close BFF and then one day, that BFF is gone – in the wind, out of sight, out of my keyboard touch.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Although eLearning is based on formalized learning, it’s provided through electronic devices such as computers, tablets and even cellular phones that are connected to the internet. HTTP is the foundation of communicating data over the internet. Any form of learning conducted on a computer and usually over the internet. RFP (Request for Proposal). During a selection process, an RFP document is prepared by organizations to help assess each vendor.

Looking for an LMS at #ATD2018

eLearning 24-7

Ask the questions on my LMS RFP Template. Don’t forget that it is not uncommon at any trade show floor to have awful internet connections, this is true with vendors too. . Give them my latest LMS RFP template (click to download). I normally would say = view demo first, then if you like, send RFP, but you are at a trade show, and with net challenges and my recommendation of not seeing a demo on the floor, you are reversing the process. The show is nearly here.

Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

So here are some of the requirements I see for this customer that are a bit different from what you would find in a normal corporate LMS RFP. Thus, you probably should be thinking about all the normal internet marketing approaches to driving people to sign up. I've been asked numerous times over the past couple of years by various types of people and companies a very similar question: I plan to or have been conducting and charging for training workshops for clients.

What about UR infrastructure? Questions 2 Ask B4 Implementing a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Accessibility: Intranet, Internet -Browsers, Computers and More. Intranet vs. Internet: If you plan to have your LMS access through your Intranet – how are your end users going to access it? Internet: If your solution is going to be hosted on the vendor’s site, and you plan to have your end users access at work or at home: you still most ask yourself the questions in #2 for the workplace and then even at home.

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What about UR infrastructure? Questions 2 Ask B4 Implementing a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Accessibility: Intranet, Internet -Browsers, Computers and More. Intranet vs. Internet: If you plan to have your LMS access through your Intranet – how are your end users going to access it? Internet: If your solution is going to be hosted on the vendor’s site, and you plan to have your end users access at work or at home: you still most ask yourself the questions in #2 for the workplace and then even at home.

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E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success

eLearning 24-7

They just think well we have the Internet, so we are all set. If you currently block employees from accessing the Internet, that will need to change with an “in the cloud” system. . Data shows that people tend to access e-learning offerings at of the workplace (of course there are exceptions – such as hourly), and honestly there is no way of really knowing what each employee has to access the internet. .

heebity-jeebity-hocus-pocus: I’m suffering from traction-packed, robust leveraging

Janet Clarey

The powers of the internet, intranets and extranets need to be leveraged and their appropriate software to teach the most innovative skills available need to be distributed swiftly and efficiently to enhance corporate advantage. Use the internet/intranet/extranet to to train employees quickly and improve the process of learning. If you’re writing something today - an email, course content, RFP, whatever…think about what you want to say.

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

eLearning 24-7

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).

Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

eLearning 24-7

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. You can also schedule a demo with them in FindAnLMS and send them an RFP. It might be a surprise to some folks who only know of Degreed, EdCast and Learn Amp, that there are quite a few LEP/LXPs on the market, which offer quite a bang for your budget. One of these platforms is Percipio by Skillsoft.

Best of the Best – Top 5 Gamification LMSs

eLearning 24-7

The report also contains the top 50 LMSs including 40+ mini reviews and insight and information, you cannot find anywhere else on the internet. . PLUS you receive my latest LMS RFP Template, which now includes a special section for Security. Let’s play a game.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

I’m calling from … You are on the Internet. Rather, you are expected to see their “demo&# and then based on paper based literature, maybe your RFP (if you did one), make your selection and purchase. We can surf the internet, find other vendors. We live in a global marketplace. Global. We seek to enrich our end users with engaging course content, solid LMSs that are easy to use, navigate and meet our needs.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

PNG was created as an improved, non-patented replacement for Graphics Interchange Format (GIF), and is the most widely used lossless image compression format on the Internet. Voice Over Internet Protocol is a set of rules that allow for the use of the internet to make voice calls or video calls over the internet. In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across.