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Successfully Implement Your Learning Management System (LMS)

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Congratulations! You’ve selected the perfect learning management system (LMS). Now what? Join Katrina Marie Baker in this 60-minute webinar for a lively discussion and some amusing war stories from past implementations.

Our agenda will cover how to:
- Complete your implementation so smoothly that executive leadership is in awe of your project management skills.
- Avoid common pitfalls that cause your implementation to stretch out longer than originally expected.
- Work effectively with your LMS vendor to determine a timeline, set expectations, and get everything done on time.
- Assemble an administrator team that is excited, knowledgeable, and well organized.

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Successfully Implement Your Learning Management System (LMS)

  1. 1. Successfully Implement Your Learning Management System (LMS) Katrina Marie Baker Senior Learning Evangelist, Adobe, Inc.
  2. 2. What is your role? (Select more than one if needed.) a) Project Manager for LMS Implementation b) LMS Administrator (experienced) c) LMS Administrator (beginner) d) eLearning Developer e) L&D Manager f) L&D Specialist, Instructor, etc. g) L&D Consultant h) Other (please write in chat pod)
  3. 3. How do you feel about your implementation? (Select more than one if needed.) a) Excited to get started b) Happy to help with the change c) Ready to learn a new skill d) Nervous e) Overwhelmed f) Under pressure
  4. 4. Do you have any specific concerns? • Worried about leadership’s reaction or level of support? • Worried about managing the implementation team? • Worried about managing project details?
  5. 5. Today’s Agenda • Complete your implementation so smoothly that executive leadership is in awe of your project management skills. • Avoid common pitfalls that cause your implementation to stretch out longer than originally expected. • Work effectively with your LMS vendor to determine a timeline, set expectations, and get everything done on time. • Assemble an administrator team that is excited, knowledgeable, and well organized. • This content is taken from my books, LMS Success and The LMS Selection Checklist.
  6. 6. The LMS is Your Millennium Falcon
  7. 7. Where to Begin • Cultivate a basic understanding of LMS administration. • Break your implementation into individual tasks, and assign timelines and responsible parties. • Work closely with your LMS vendor.
  8. 8. Reach Out to Other Admins • LinkedIn group: Learning Management System (LMS) Administrators • Adobe Elearning blog • YouTube channel: Learn Tech Collective • Network through ATD, eLearning Guild, eLearning Industry, Training Magazine, etc. • Attend webinars, conferences, and classroom experiences such as the Learning Technologist Certification
  9. 9. Create an Implementation Task List • Vendor involvement • Decide on phases and dates • Required and optional tasks • Task owners • Consider your critical path
  10. 10. Q: What is a critical path? A: The sequence of stages determining the minimum time needed for an operation. 1 day Task A 2 days Task B 7 days Task C 4 days Task D Dependent tasks Total : 14 days
  11. 11. Assemble a Team & Define Roles • Lead administrator/project manager • Backup administrator • Other administrator levels with limited permissions
  12. 12. Assemble an Implementation Task List, Project List & Chores List
  13. 13. The Importance of Alignment & Knowledge Sharing
  14. 14. Garbage In/Garbage Out: The Struggle is Real
  15. 15. The Importance of Setting Administrator Guidelines
  16. 16. Use QR codes and barcodes to save admin time
  17. 17. The Importance of Aligning with Your Current Technology
  18. 18. Establish Granular Role Definition
  19. 19. Own Your Project & Communicate with Everyone
  20. 20. Vendor Communication is Key • Having a Service Level Agreement (SLA) is critical • Negotiating your contract is also critical
  21. 21. Leave Time to Create, Procure & Organize Content • Purchase course catalogs • Transform legacy content • Incorporate user generated content • Blend social learning into existing courses • Incorporate the flipped classroom experience
  22. 22. Leave Time for Marketing to Learners
  23. 23. LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/katrinabaker | Email: kbaker@adobe.com Twitter: @AdobeElearning | Blog: elearning.adobe.com
  24. 24. 30 Day Captivate Prime Free Trial
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