Written by Sandip Das on 29 August 2017
Today learning has evolved and so have the technologies driving learning. “One size fits all” no longer works and there is no “Best” Learning Management System (LMS). Choices are plenty at the same time choosing an LMS for your organization could be a high stake decision.
So how do we go about doing this right?
Here are some of the questions you need to try answering?
So you must have got the idea by now; with every question you need to dive deeper and gather more insights. The LMS of your choice needs to fulfill your immediate needs as well as has to have the “goods” to enable your growth plans.
Simple things should be easy to do . At the same time does the system provide some advanced automation options.
For example: It should be easy to create and assign a quiz at any time?
But suppose I want to auto assign an assessment at the end of every week for my popular online course, I should be able to do it.
Essentially system needs to be simple but need not be simplistic.
Also flexibility is the key. Does the system provide too many constraints on how to do things?
How eager is the provider to make me successful? Can I get support on “How to do things better and validate some of my ideas?”.
Do I need some customization and how easy it is to get it done?
Can I get custom reports?
I want to focus on my users and don’t want to deal with hardware, upgrades, on demand scale etc. Also I want to pay as I go.
Are these things taken care?
Ensure that the LMS runs on dependable enterprise quality cloud infrastructure and can really scale as promised.
I am OK with SAAS but is my data secure?
Ask specifically how the LMS provide secure your data.
I have tons of data already somewhere else. How do I import the data to the new system?
It is always prudent to have an exit plan. What if I want to move to a different provider at some point? How do I get my data back?
I will need both the content as well as my transaction and other meta data.
So, as mentioned earlier, there is no “Best” system and no silver bullet solution. But by now you should feel more assured and confident to make the correct choice.
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