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. Like every other Bid Manager, I too was excited as it was a good opportunity; but my excitement soon turned into disappointment when I opened the Bid Document. 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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Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

But preparing RFP responses can be brutal – especially if you blow it with unforced errors. What’s Wrong With This RFP Response? You rally your team and spend many hours developing an RFP response. So why are you losing at the RFP stage? But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think. Let’s look at some basic factors… 9 Ways to Build a Winning RFP Response. Blindly submitting an RFP response can be just as risky.

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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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How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post : an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step. Only after a thorough requirements analysis process will you have the information you need to create a really good LMS RFP. Narrow down the field before sending out an RFP. Never send an RFP to 12 vendors or even 8 vendors.

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7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs. Who will benefit, and how will you show that this method will engage your learners better than traditional training methods and courses? You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing.

How to get the most out of your instructional designer

Spark Your Interest

Actually the whole RFP process is often a waste of time for all parties. An RFP shouldn’t be a list of specifications, it should be an open invitation to help you solve a problem. Your instructional designer can help you not only filter the content, but also working with the audience representatives shape the delivery method, the sequencing, and other aspects around how the instruction is delivered or accessed. (or how to be a good “client”).

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.

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

LearnUpon

Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized. Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge. In eLearning, pedagogy involves selecting the best methods to convey information to learners.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

5) Why pick open source as an extended enterprise learning foundation? Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara. Digital transformation consultant Daniel Newman weighs in… 11) Should you use an RFP when choosing an LMS? But here’s why you’ll probably want to use an RFP the next time you select a learning system… 12) Define your LMS requirements like a pro. Methods for researching and defining use cases and requirements.

Cal State Online Plays Small Ball

Allison Rossett

Ruth Claire Black, the new director of Cal State Online, in an open letter to the CSU presented 10 guiding principles. Magical methods. Other than an extensive RFP process which will invite experienced providers into some aspects of the mix, few details are provided. Tweet The California State University (CSU), the largest state university system in the United States, has at long last settled on an online learning strategy for its 23 campuses.

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Cornerstone-Saba Acquisition: What Does it Mean for LMS Customers?

Talented Learning

Cornerstone needs new customers, but there aren’t enough to win in the open market. More likely than not, Cornerstone is already backfilling sales slide decks to claim 100s of clients (in every industry) that it never actually won in open competition. Have you heard the news?

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

2 Why Corporations Choose Open Source Learning Systems – with Brian Carlson. And they’re definitely telling us that open source learning platform s like Moodle and Totara are wildly popular, compared to commercial solutions. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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3 Reasons Curatr Doesn’t Have A Discussion Forum

HT2 Labs

As more organisations click on to the idea of taking a more social approach to digital learning, so we get more requests from potential users of our software to fill out feature check-lists that come alongside a Request For Proposal (RFP). Because Curatr is a method, as well as a tool. Curatr embodies a method, a way of teaching and learning, that you have to use in order to really ‘get’ Curatr. The catch is that, for this to work, you have to adopt our method.

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

Talented Learning

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. They really just need a new marketing, sales and delivery channel that opens content to a broader audience. As you open up video-based content for access across your extended enterprise, you need to be sure this content will play well in any customer system. When to issue an RFP (or not).

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Otherwise, a lack of documentation opens the door to miscommunication, detours and schedule delays. Methods for researching and defining use cases and requirements. When to issue an RFP (or not). We’ve all heard about today’s rapidly changing workforce dynamics and the critical shortage of qualified labor. Almost daily, new statistics highlight the need for effective skills training and professional development.

LMS Ghost stories – The truth will scare you

eLearning 24-7

Most people I know would probably make a B-line right out the door, the moment they heard chatting their bathroom door slam and the windows are not open. There is no better way, then the try and true method of the use case study/situation. Seek additional resources before just either blasting a RFP out to everyone or picking up the phone, because you saw their name. And let’s go back to that RFP for a second. Everyone has hobbies. Fun things they like to do.

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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. Even if time is tight, those closing comments can be just as powerful as a strong opening. 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. If you’re a learning systems vendor , this scenario should sound familiar.

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. -

Out with the old into the new LMS: Part 2

eLearning 24-7

Methods to find a new BFF LMS. Once you identify your LMS potentials, you can create a RFP or RFI with specific details you need and additional information on the company, etc. You identify the date you need them back by, who to contact at your company – which is you – for additional questions, and how they are to send back the RFP/RFI. Next week: The truth about open source LMSs (example Moodle) – What you need to know before heading down that path.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

In today’s fast-paced learning environments, the AGILE method is often seen as more efficient than ADDIE. Often contrasted with the ADDIE process, the Agile design method emerged in the 1970s and became widely adopted in the 1990s. Unlike ADDIE, the agile method dives straight into a project, producing small pieces of content very quickly. Blended learning is the combination of traditional, face-to-face learning methods with technology-based online learning methods.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

This has opened the door for small and medium-sized buyers to invest learning platforms to support education programs for employees, channel partners, customers and other external audiences. Whatever methods you choose, you can now find ecommerce-oriented learning systems with all the functionality you need to launch and manage an online training business. #9 When and how to use an RFP (or not). Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post!

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

You should also identify specific content development standards and accreditation processes, content due dates, credit reporting windows, and methods of obtaining, tracking and verifying credits as they accumulate. It’s wise to map out all the interrelated parts of your CE selling process and use as the foundation for your LMS requirements and eventual RFP. At the very least, it may open your eyes to issues and needs you may not have previously considered.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You are an association or commercial training company limping along with a graying, semi-custom open source solution and multiple manual workarounds. If your approach is methodical and coherent, it’s easy to get budget authorization. With your requirements and usage patterns in hand, identifying qualified vendors moves from a popularity contest to a methodical selection process. When and how to use an RFP (or not). It happens at least once a week.

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Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

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. Joining him, Roni Floman of GamEffective will highlight these methods using real-world examples. The session will include at least 20 minutes of open Q&A. What methods of training companies are using.

LMS Potluck

eLearning 24-7

The book goes on sale the first week of October and will be an ebook only. As a bonus – buyers will receive my newest LMS RFP template (not available to others at this time), and access into a special site off the blog, with some very cool stuff. From opening up as you enter the platform with a bunch of basic games to play (hey at least there is something) to having a wealth of gamification capabilities within the solution.

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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The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

It involves content creation and delivery method choice. A massive open online course is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across. We finished up at the letter H in the previous post so let’s pick up at I and work our way through to Z. Yes, we did include an entry for the Z thanks to our CTO Des!

RF, Please…Why an RFP Isn’t the Best Method For Choosing an LMS Vendor

Association eLearning

They wouldn’t twist yes or no questions on an RFP to try to find a way to interpret that question so they can say yes, right? Understand that an RFP, for this example, is used to select a system, a piece of technology. It is arguably more important that the vendor you choose be responsive to your organization’s needs not just today but into the future, than it is that the LMS have every feature you listed in an RFP.

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