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LMS Implementation: Top Tips for Success

LMS Implementation

You’ve made your decision. Selected your LMS provider. Now comes implementation. Not all LMS platforms and providers are created equal. Having a successful implementation can make or break the success of your platform and eLearning programs, especially initially. Today we’ll share some top tips for a successful implementation as well as why it’s so important to have a dedicated Project Manager leading the project on the vendor side.

The Team

While there are many moving parts on the vendor side of an LMS implementation, there are plenty of moving parts in your organization as well. While you may be the main point of contact, don’t let all the conversations and decisions rest on your shoulders. We recommend getting key stakeholders from the following departments involved:

  1. Education / Training
  2. IT
  3. Marketing
  4. Membership
  5. Meeting Planning
  6. Customer Support

Be Prepared

What is your “Go Live” goal date? What content do you want to be populated in your LMS by that date? What items do you plan to handle internally versus your vendor handling? What does success look like to you – initially, after 6 months, 1 year, 3 years?

Timeline

Stick to the timeline! You’ve decided on your “Go Live” goal date, but sticking to the timeline is what makes that goal achievable! Having a timeline will help visualize the entire project process, allow everyone to be kept up-to-date, and let modifications take place if work and deadlines shift.

Content

When adding new content, keep your audience in mind! Learning styles vary by person, and sometimes even by generation. For example, introductory level online courses will likely have a larger audience of younger, new-professionals. Design your course to fit that generation: keep videos short, include multiple assessments, quizzes, or games to serve as “breaks” in the learning.

With all of these items and more, your Project Manager is an expert. They will be able to provide continuous insight and advice based on previous experiences and success stories, allowing you to become one of their success stories as well.

Want to learn more about Blue Sky eLearn and Path LMS’s implementation and onboarding services? Contact us today!

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