Time after time, we hear stories about organisations who sign a lengthy contract with a learning technology provider, only to find that a year into the contract, their requirements have changed to the extent that the learning platform or software no longer meets their needs. These organisations usually end up locked into expensive contracts for systems that just don’t do what they need them to do, and if the technology is proprietary, their hands are tied - they’re trapped by a classic case of procurement failure.
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Managing an LMS can get complicated quickly. Whether your company is implementing one for the first time, has migrated systems or is looking to give your current learning platform a new lease of life, there are a couple things you need to do in order for your LMS to thrive. And one of the best places to start is by providing your team with right foundation.
If you are about to implement a new LMS in your organisation, it is likely that at least some of your people will need some training, whether this is learning administrators, managers or your L&D team, to ensure that you are making the most of the platform. To do this, you will need to find a skilled LMS trainer to help everyone maximise the benefit of the system in the way they will use it. This article presents some key considerations to help you find the right LMS training provider and get everyone up and running quickly.
A learning management system (LMS) is software that facilitates the creation, administration, tracking, roll out, and data analytics for training programmes. When most business leaders think of an LMS they think human resources. Yet the applications of an LMS extend far beyond back-office training, and the fact that the market is worth $165 billion and growing year over year is a good indicator of how innovative leaders are getting with uses for their LMS software.
For many L&D professionals, hosting can be something of an afterthought when it comes to implementing a new LMS. But LMS hosting is a vital thing to consider as part of the procurement process. Will you self-host or will your LMS vendor host it for you? How will this affect access to content? What about speed? What if something goes wrong? When will downtime occur for maintenance? It's a big, complex decision, and there are lots of misconceptions when it comes to hosting an LMS.
Remember our recent post about how to support multiple tenants with Totara Learn? We decided to put together a scenario to help explore the idea of multi-tenancy in more detail. Remember, in this context, multi-tenancy is considered the ability to support disparate organisations within just one Totara Learn installation. We're going to take a look at how this would work for a fictional organisation, Veloci Petes.
Choosing a new LMS can be daunting. Thankfully, help is at hand from Learning Nexus' Sam Harris. Sam plays a role in showcasing the capabilities of Learning Nexus to new customers. As Marketing Manager, she also supports Totara customers when launching their new LMS. Check out her top tips for making the right choice when you select your next LMS.
When you’re starting to explore e-learning for your organisation, the research alone can be a daunting task. There are so many providers offering LMS products and services, it can be hard to understand what they are and if they’re relevant for your needs.
When searching for a new LMS support provider, you’ll be looking for an organisation that can offer a quality and availability of service which meets the demands of you and your stakeholders.
As always, understanding your requirements means asking the right questions internally before asking the right questions externally.
Cost associated with support services will likely be of major importance to your organisation, so it is essential that you understand the various offers and packages your prospective partners can provide.
Selecting the right learning management system (LMS) is only half the battle. To get the most out of your new LMS, you need to know how to effectively administer and integrate it into your organisational structure. This easy recipe will help you successfully launch your LMS within your company.