Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

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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. Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). . Where are their servers hosted – The most common in AWS. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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

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

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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). There isn’t any hidden server secrets here. 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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4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

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Locally-Installed Software About a decade ago, many organizations shunned cloud-based software and demanded that the LMS be installed on their internal servers. As an added benefit, new features regularly and magically appear in the LMS without the need for Jim in IT to load CD-ROMs onto a server every couple of months. If it does show up, the organization is likely using an RFP template from the disco era. Make sure your team is buying an LMS for the year you’re in.

LMS Q and A

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Everything from which one should I pick, to what do I think of X or Y to whether or not, they should have use a RFP. Questions on whether there are any good systems for under 50K (yes, plenty), what systems offer batch uploading and curriculum paths (nearly all of them), do I need a content authoring tool built in (no), it is better to have a SaaS system or on my own servers (SaaS), and many more. When should I use a RFP?

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Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

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If your goal is just to post the course on a server and let people access it, just for the sake of learning and you don’t care about tracking of any sort – then no, you do not need any compliance standard. Why would I want a SaaS solution over hosted on my own servers product? Actually, I do blame: Vendors who still post RFP templates on their site – which by the way tend to be geared towards themselves. During the past 14.5

How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

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You are afraid to ask what does this mean OR you recognize that the server speaks very little of your language, and thus saying or attempting to ask what this is, will go nowhere. . You wouldn’t buy a car without out doing research these days, spending the time and learning everything you can, so why do it, when you are seeking a system (I’ll cover more on this with the Blast RFP approach). . Blasting out an RFP to everyone or dozens of vendors is an awful idea.

2009 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

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Professionally Finding new approaches to teaching my RFP class. ASTD's Big Question for January is, again, a series of questions. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? What are your major plans for the year? What predictions do you have for the year? First a little reflection. This year has been a busy year as my consulting has been more active than any previous year.

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

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RFP (request for proposal ): Document prepared by organizations to help assess LMS vendors during a selection process. If a self-hosted solution is selected, the team must decide how major applications, like servers, databases and load balancers, are resourced and budgeted. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.

LMS Ghost stories – The truth will scare you

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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. How many times have you sent a RFP out to someone only to realize afterwards, upon checking, that they are not in your vertical, your employee or business size, etc.? Everyone has hobbies. Fun things they like to do. For me, one of my hobbies is staying in allegedly haunted hotels and inns.

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Digital Learning Platforms In, LXP out

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It is not uncommon to hear in the southern part of the United States, someone asking for a “Coke” when the server says do you want something to drink. How many vendors these days are receiving RFPs asking for an employee development platform, and in that RFP, it is really seeking a talent management system? There is an old story about branding. It goes something like this.

Forecasts for 2020

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If a vendor tells you they are not in the content business, I can only assume they must be in the web server business, because without content, that is all you have – a web server. Curtailing the accept every RFP that comes to them. I stopped using an RFP, in 2001 when I would buy systems. I love forecasts.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

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Deployment type – SaaS, Client-Hosted; if SaaS this means in the cloud, if Client-Hosted it means the system can sit behind your firewall on your servers. To RFP or not RFP. 360Immersive – For those of you who want VR content for your learning system or even just to sit on your servers, there is finally a VR custom development shop that has peeked my Oculus Vision headset with enthusiasm. . As a kid growing up, our house had a lot of pictures of clowns.

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

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Uptime – Most systems today who are in the cloud use server farms such as Rackspace and Amazon S3 – thus that “uptime” is tied to those servers. Private server. 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.

How B2B SaaS Companies Create Powerful Profitable Certified Agency Partner Programs with LifterLMS

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Adrian Tobey: We have an RFP process. Learn how B2B SaaS companies create powerful profitable certified agency partner programs with LifterLMS in this episode of the LMScast podcast featuring Adrian Tobey, CEO of Groundhogg.

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

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Is your LMS going to be on your servers or on the vendor’s servers (i.e. When you purchase a LMS, they all provide the capability of user names and passwords, so that will not be an issue for you, regardless if you host yourself or host on their servers. Typically, but not always they have the servers that can handle the traffic for access to the Intranet or Internet. Often the voice is heard or the decision is announced to go and get a LMS.

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

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Is your LMS going to be on your servers or on the vendor’s servers (i.e. When you purchase a LMS, they all provide the capability of user names and passwords, so that will not be an issue for you, regardless if you host yourself or host on their servers. Typically, but not always they have the servers that can handle the traffic for access to the Intranet or Internet. Often the voice is heard or the decision is announced to go and get a LMS.

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The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution

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I’ve seen these scenarios and sometimes when I read through a set of requirements or an RFP I am the first to say “This company needs a custom build, no LMS will do all of this off the shelf”. You need total control over your data and/or the solution must be hosted on your own servers which can often be the case with some government departments. It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space.

Here Data, Data, Data – LMS

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So, we investigate, ask questions, perhaps do a RFP, ask more questions and then purchase. I say IS/IT, because typically the HR person inputs the employee data, it gets housed on a server, and your IS/IT person can extract the information you want for your file (be consistent though, or they will really hate you –hahah) and send it you via.csv. We all want to have the perfect LMS/LCMS when we purchase it and implement it into our workplace.

2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

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Secondly, areas were identified by which a point total would be assigned based on them achieving all those points in that specific section (varied by each section – using my LMS RFP template – newest version, not yet posted, but will be included in the report for anyone to use). Multi-Tenant and if yes, can the client have their own server and if yes, is it free? (The I’m here.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

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SaaS – the norm, what no longer is the norm – hosted on the client’s servers only. If you are going to do a RFP, remember the five golden rules: Should be no longer than 8 pages. LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. These expand past the standard feature sets, which I call 90/10.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

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CDN is a global network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers to enable the high availability and high performance of content being viewed by the learner. The server only needs to provide whatever information the client needs to interact with the service. RFP (Request for Proposal). During a selection process, an RFP document is prepared by organizations to help assess each vendor.

E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success

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Do you want an e-learning solution that exists in the cloud or on your own servers? If you want a listing of feature sets, go with my RFP template (new version coming out end of the week). . Right now you may be sitting there reading the headline. You are anticipating a magical cure, because you are suffering from seeing some team named Dayton ruin your March Madness bracket. I hear you. I feel you (well, not really), but I get it.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

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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. on their server. 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. We are extremely interested in SAAS based solutions, but we have expectations that align to the entire LMS industry. LMS Vendors.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

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The server only needs to provide whatever information the client needs to interact with the service. Secure Socket Layer is the standard in security technology for the encryption of links between a web server and a browser. All data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and secure. In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across.