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. Would this LMS RFP process help the organization achieve its objective of finding a suitable solution?

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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?

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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 Do You Find an LMS That Nails Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

With only one content database, you’ll eliminate the need to create, track and maintain multiple versions of the same content, and avoid the need for a separate SCORM cloud or course container solution. No doubt about it.

Project Spotlight: The Art of a Custom Android App

Bottom-Line Performance

It can be difficult to make an app work on every version of iOS, let alone every Android tablet. ” It was clear that their was opportunity for a unique approach to RFP creation. Mobile apps Mobile Learning rapid elearning android development mobile apps rfp generator tablet

#BUCAC Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

Today students present their solutions to a mock RFP dealing with the prevention of surgical fires. They also showed a mobile version of their solution. The first team is B-A-C-K Designs.

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Why Moodle?

eLearning Blender

Write an RFP - Writing a request for proposal (RFP) really helps you to analyze what exactly you need in an LMS. Starting out by describing everything you want to use the LMS for in an RFP helps to ensure that you take everything into consideration before making a final determination.

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

Talented Learning

When you offer training to external audiences – whether it’s free or you’re charging for access – the most up-to-date version of your content must be available at all times to all learners, wherever they choose to consume it. When to issue an RFP (or not).

5 Considerations Before Choosing an LMS

eLearning Brothers

Most LMS companies nowadays will offer you a trial version or “sandbox” so you can upload courses and see what the experience is like from the Learner, Author/Instructor, and Administrator points of view.

Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

Vendors with good cash flows can afford to conduct research and development, critical to the development of new, better versions of the product. Step 7: Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors. It is now time to send an RFP to shortlisted LMS providers.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

Docebo, Asentia LMS, Syfadis Experience, Saba, G-Cube, Brainier LMS, Persona Learning Management, SkyPrep, Blackboard (Corp version), . After seeing the latest version of Saba and talking to execs, and the recent acquisition of Lumesse with me:time too, Saba returns to the Top 50. .

Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

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. . Schoolguru (corporate version). 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. Or you have seen it posted someone on the internet. I know I have.

You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

You’ve probably spent the past 3-12 months developing LMS requirements, researching potential vendors, reading RFP responses , watching demos and testing features in a sandbox. Remember the excitement you felt as a kid when you opened a holiday gift?

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

eLearning 24-7

I prefer 3rd party authoring tools that use SCORM (in whatever version) as long as it matches my LMS. Actually, I do blame: Vendors who still post RFP templates on their site – which by the way tend to be geared towards themselves. Organizations who recommend the value of RFPs and either have a link to an RFP template or how to do a RFP. Some Linkedin groups who retort to folks asking about RFPs, that they should do a RFP – stop telling them that!

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The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution

LearnUpon

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”. It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space.

LMS License Models: What in the World is Going On?

Talented Learning

” As an LMS research analyst and vendor selection consultant, I get a version of that question often from both LMS buyers and sellers. We gathered LMS pricing from vendor websites, public RFP results, interviewed buyers and asked the vendors. “How much does an LMS cost?”

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

A separate “course” is required for each language version. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. The Docebo LMS has come a long way since we first reviewed it in 2014.

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LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

For this review, we evaluated the Pro version and not the Salesforce nor Training Ops version of Litmos.). Premium Salesforce integration version. Did not find any way to manage localized versions of the same piece of content. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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Corporate Advisory Council Conference:Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

As a culmination of our Corporate Track, students are required to answer an e-learning request for proposal (RFP), create a prototype of the proposed solution and give a 20 minute sales presentation to a group of representatives from various positons within the field of e-learning.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Content can be presented in up to 10 languages, and administrators can conveniently manage localized versions of a single content item — which is a huge time-saver for global content management. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

What you can expect in 2019

eLearning 24-7

Perhaps this will change with more VR headsets (I’d hold off on Oculus Go, as a new version will be coming out in 2019). Vendors tend not to share that info, unless it is in an RFP and even then, I’ve seen plenty who say, “All”, really? Expectations. We all have them. We have them when we go out to eat. When we are on a blind date or using a dating app. We are about to see a movie that we have been waiting for to come out.

E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success

eLearning 24-7

Think about the following: If people are going to access internally (at your company) what version of browser software do you have? What version of Office are you using. What version of Flash are you using? If the vendor uses Flash, they might not support older versions. The same applies to B2B and B2C, but what I would do is make sure that when you send out that e-mail to them or notify them, that you have links to download the latest versions of whatever you need.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

A few of the more interesting graphs that you can't really see well except by going and seeing a larger version at LMS Satisfaction and LMS Barriers and Features. To see better versions of these graphs you can visit: LMS Barriers and Features. Update, Nov.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You pay “annual support and maintenance” fees but continue to use an older version of LMS software because upgrade costs are prohibitive. When and how to use an RFP (or not). It happens at least once a week.

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The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

It is essentially a package of eLearning content that will ‘play’ on any SCORM compliant system (so long as the system matches the version of SCORM). In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across.

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.

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What is an LXP and why do I want one?

eLearning 24-7

In version 2.0 With Learn Amp, Coorpacademy and 360Learning, you can send them your RFP and schedule a demo within the platform. A colleague of mine attended a session this past week at ATD that covered LMS, LXP and LCMS (why LCMS was included? no idea). Anyway, he said that when the speaker asked how many people had heard of an LXP, only a couple of hands raised up.

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

eLearning 24-7

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). Are they the same edition i.e. version? eSchools (K-12) Link goes to primary version. I’m here.

Learning System Vendors Support Ratings

eLearning 24-7

While I have conducted random sampling (as you would have with any polls out there), and data collection as part of my LMS RFP Template (New version now out), I believe it needs to be expanded. If you are like me, the importance of training should be paramount. Especially since each one of you (I surmise) are involved in some aspect of providing knowledge, whether it be as an educator, a trainer, L&D, training, HR if providing training, and so forth.

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

About the LMS – Again, it can be an LEP, but for version one, we list as an LMS. In the premium edition, the consumer (you) can schedule a demo with them right in the system (details in a second on how) and/or Send them your RFP – again right in the system. .

September E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

It’s funny because in my LMS RFP template (a new version will appear with my report), vendors who I know do not have a modern UI will state they do. If you aren’t aware the end of summer is upon us (depending on where you live in the world) and the beginning of the fall. It is the NFL, the end of baseball and the realization that you can now watch all the violent movies you want, while the kids are at school. Yep, nothing beats September. .

Intensive and Extensive Processing: Making Formal Stickier

Clark Quinn

That latter is a personal version of the more general task of having learners elaborate the content. responding to an RFP) that has enough deliberate ambiguity to generate productive discussion is great. I’ve been thinking around the ways to use social learning to augment formal learning, and it’s bringing interesting things together. The point is that there are things that make formal learning work better, and we want to draw upon them in smart ways.

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Best of the Best – Top 5 Gamification LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Can’t tell you if the computer version is any good, I played the original (which you can still get) with the stat cards and board. PLUS you receive my latest LMS RFP Template, which now includes a special section for Security. Let’s play a game.

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

eLearning 24-7

Browsers – what version of IE? Can the LMS work with multiple browsers: i.e. Firefox, Safari, and what minimum version of Internet Explorer? The biggest problem you will find regarding these two apps is that most work computers do NOT have them installed (they are free and a quick install) and many people at home, may have them installed but not the latest version. Speaking of which, what version of Flash and Shockwave is required for your LMS to work?

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

eLearning 24-7

Browsers – what version of IE? Can the LMS work with multiple browsers: i.e. Firefox, Safari, and what minimum version of Internet Explorer? The biggest problem you will find regarding these two apps is that most work computers do NOT have them installed (they are free and a quick install) and many people at home, may have them installed but not the latest version. Speaking of which, what version of Flash and Shockwave is required for your LMS to work?

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