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.

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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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How to Write a Winning RFP to Hire the Best E-learning Vendor

CommLab India

Before you begin formulating the e-learning vendor selection criteria for your organization, work on the all-important step of writing a request for proposal (RFP). Read on to know more about how to write an RFP that will help you partner with the best e-learning vendor.

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What should be in your next Certification RFP

Training Industry

What topics should be included in a Request for a Proposal (RFP) for certification program development? Certification Program RFP Topics: . Do you have topics to include that make an added impact? Do you have topics that help you in your decision making criteria? Here’s a list for your consideration, what would you add or delete?

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How do I get the most out of an RFP?

eLearning Blender

Writing an RFP - What a Conundrum! All the articles say that a crucial part of the LMS selection process is writing a quality RFP, but nobody goes on to tell you how. In my own interest, I am going to attempt to answer the question of how to write a quality RFP. Oh yeah, it took me a while to figure it out and you may be wondering the same thing; RFP means "request for proposal." What is an RFP?: Why write an RFP?: How to write an RFP?:

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How Do You Find an LMS That Nails Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

For decades, corporate training programs have focused on employee compliance training and skills development. Now, companies large and small are extending education programs to customers, channel partners and others outside traditional corporate boundaries. Your Learning Programs.

The 8-Step Guide To Successful LMS Vendor Selection

eLearning Industry

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

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.

Winning Student Presentation at CAC

Kapp Notes

They present a solution to a Request for Proposal (RFP) to a group of corporate professionals (many are alums of the program). Fall 2011 Bloomsburg University's CAC Winning Student Team (RFP Class).

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Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. They needed to streamline their RFP response process.

Mentored Tasks: Support Learners Where They Are [Featured in Learning Solutions]


The process is built around reviewing a customer’s RFP, completing three Excel worksheets, and then drawing conclusions based on your data. You introduced the process through a series of webinars that seemed to go well, but your team is struggling to implement the new program.

Mentored Tasks: Support Learners Where They Are [Featured in Learning Solutions]


The process is built around reviewing a customer’s RFP, completing three Excel worksheets, and then drawing conclusions based on your data. You introduced the process through a series of webinars that seemed to go well, but your team is struggling to implement the new program.

Student Presentations for CAC.

Kapp Notes

Today, students began at 9:00 presenting their solutions to the mock RFP for HealthNet International.

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Trickle Down Education: Taking Graduate Level Work to Sixth Graders

Kapp Notes

As part of the student’s project he had them respond to a RFP. Yes, sixth grade students responding to an RFP to create a solution to an erosion problem at a local watershed. Yesterday, I spent the entire day with 6th graders. It was wonderful.

Fall 2009 Corporate Advisory Event Starts Today

Kapp Notes

Including several entrepreneurial companies started by alumni of the program. On the second day students will present solutions to a mock Request for Proposals (RFP) while the CAC members evaluate their presentations and on the third day students will interview for internships and job opportunities. Here is a brief synopsis of the RFP the students will be answering this semester. Today marks the beginning of one of my favorite events of the year.

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Bloomsburg Students and Alumni Doing Great Things

Kapp Notes

Wearing a differnt hat…every year, twice a year, the graduate program in which I teach provides a mini-conference. Then, on the second day of the conference, my students present solutions to a mock Request for Proposal (RFP).

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Bloomsburg University's CAC Event

Kapp Notes

Every year corporate professionals from the field of e-learning arrive in tiny Bloomsburg Pennsylvania to evaluate students in a our graduate program in instructional technology. This year, the RFP was issued by the non-existent PA Department of First Responders.

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Corporate Advisory Meeting on Nov 16th, 17th and 18th

Kapp Notes

The students have been working all semester on a mock RFP for e-learning and at the CAC event, they present for 20 minutes and then answer 15 minutes of questions after they have written a 40 page proposal. It promises to be an exciting event with a challenging RFP. The annual CAC meeting where students present to industry professionals is just around the corner. It is that time a year again.

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How to Choose an LMS That’s Right for Your Association


However, implementing a learning program with a corresponding learning management system (LMS) is easier said than done. As such, it’s essential to determine what the needs and goals are for the learning program and which features and functions are critical to developing, maintaining, and growing that program. . Develop and issue a request for proposal (RFP). Review and score responses to the RFP.

Awesome Students

Kapp Notes

The RFP requested a two part program, a one-day interactive instructor led virtual symposium and a post-event reinforcement and performance support curriculum delivered via mobile devices.

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School/Work Connection– Now Being Tested

Kapp Notes

To me, its a great idea and something we’ve been doing at Bloomsburg University’s instructional technology program for decades.

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Corporate Advisory Council Starts Today

Kapp Notes

Including several entrepreneurial companies started by alumni of the program. Here is a brief synopsis of the RFP the students will be answering this semester. The focus of the RFP is on developing training for call center representatives.

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Getting Past the Gatekeeper

Your Training Edge

That person may be a committee member, a team member, or a person on a project who is assigned to RFP’s and demonstrations. You’ve worked on your presentation, your communication skills, and your research in order to persuade a particular client.

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Evaluation Is Not Complicated

The Performance Improvement Blog

Garg relates Brinkerhoff’s comments to the challenges of measuring the effectiveness of elearning programs. As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. In his blog post , “Stop Evaluating Training!”,

CAC: Fall 2007 Corporate Advisory Council Event ReCap

Kapp Notes

Twice a year corporate professionals from the fields of instructional technology, e-learning, and instructional design arrive in tiny Bloomsburg Pennsylvania to evaluate students in a our instructional technology graduate program.

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Cal State Online Plays Small Ball

Allison Rossett

What about dwindling dollars directed to new technology schemes rather than familiar, underfunded academic programs? The CSU system has done little in this area to establish confidence, with online action driven by individual faculty, programs and campuses. At the get-go, Cal State Online will serve as an engine for marketing and technology support for sixty existing online programs. Think about the initiative as a new high tech ramp to current programs and practices.

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Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

These software applications allow you to host, manage, and track training programs in a hassle-free manner. Step 7: Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors. It is now time to send an RFP to shortlisted LMS providers.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

You might also consider whether you want to generate revenue from your eLearning program , what systems you need to integrate with, or if you need social learning capabilities to increase engagement among learners. At WBT Systems we have developed a program called QuickValue.

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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’s going to run the program? You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online.

Free Webinar: Select Your Ideal Learning Management System

Adobe Captivate

Even worse, you may find yourself stuck with a platform that lacks the key functionalities you do need in order to engage learners and manage your learning and development program. Assemble a Request for Proposal (RFP) that you can provide to prospective vendors in order to create a functional comparison. In May, I partnered with a continuing education organization to offer a class on how to select a learning technology platform.

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

After verbally confirming requirements with each of the vendor candidates, we invited them to participate in our exclusive request for proposal ( RFP ) process. At Talented Learning, we help all kinds of organizations big and small find the right LMS for their needs.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

The system that provides this infrastructure is generically called a Learning Management System (LMS) and is a software program or web application that you will either develop or purchase. Additionally, most of these new authoring tools will automatically handle a lot of the behind the scenes programming such as SCORM communication or quiz engine functionality. This inaccuracy or vagueness must be avoided in your RFP if you want good competitive bids.

Five Ways to Buy an LMS You Will Hate!

Talented Learning

Download one of many free LMS RFP templates, and you can quickly have 1000 “must have” requirements that you will never use – and 3 “nice to have” future requirements. So they send the RFP to too few or too many.

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The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part I

ATD Learning Technologies

If I offer to assist with analysis, and the prospect has not already chosen a solution, they may suspect bias—and I risk disqualifying my product from the RFP. ” He was speaking of controlling a large enterprise network with a small amount of programming.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

They’ve worked with associations that provide all types of online educational programs from webinar and conference recordings to certification and accreditation programs, online courses and learning communities , digital badges , learning pathways , mobile and blending learning, and more.

Organizational Assessment The First of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing

Training Industry

You should never go to market with a request for proposal (RFP) without a clear vision of what you expect from a supplier and what you plan to do to help that supplier be successful. Rationalize current activities: Determine what courses, programs and activities are essential to the business. In my next blog, I will discuss some things to think about prior to going to market with a proposal (RFI/RFP), the second stage of the outsourcing engagement model.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

Of the 16 episodes we’ve produced, these three sessions attracted nearly twice the typical audience: #3 Modernizing Certification Programs – with Arleen Thomas of AICPA. How do associations develop profitable learner-centered online education programs?

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