One of the main reasons people purchase a LMS is for data and yet very few people ever ask questions regarding data uploads, time or format. Worse, they purchase a system, only to find out later that as a result of failing to ask the right questions, they are stuck with a system that is only causing them heartaches rather than joy.
Any e-learning solution is always enhanced with a strong web conferencing system. But before you select your wc vendor, you will want to find out if the “must-haves” exist, what are their capabilities and how you can utilize them to maximize the effectiveness of your learning program. This week’s topic focuses on the “record” capability.
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You have decided on the LMS for your company and it is time to finalize, sign and go to the next phase. But before you sign, there are items you need to make sure are included in your contract, negotiated if need be, and things you need to know before you close the deal.
One of the little secrets that vendors often fail to tell customers is “LMS Maintenance”. Maintenance can cause all sorts of headaches for you, your employees/customers. Going offline, potential issues and scheduling can be challenges, unless you know ahead of time, what to do.
There may be times that you want customizations that are not included with your LMS/LCMS. When these are must haves, you will need to find out from the vendor if it can be done, what is the cost and how long.
When companies decide to move forward with a LMS/LCMS, they often fail to ask key questions on their infrastructure, their accessibility, security and how end users plan to use the system and access it. Questions need to be raised and answers need to be clarified before any such implementation.
3rd party vendors/contractors are fantastic resources to have them build your courses, however there are items which should be included in your agreement and not be set as a separate addendum for additional costs.
If you purchase 50 seats for off the shelf courses and you have 500 seats in your LMS, only 50 end users can access the off the shelf courses and not all 500 end users, unless you are indifferent to tracking. One seat – one user name, one password.
When people decide to purchase/lease a LMS/LCMS they often are unaware of how the seat premise works. The seats mechanism most commonly appears in LMS/LCMSs, web conferencing and off the shelf courseware.