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Selecting An LMS?5 Things  You Should Not Do
1   DON’T CONSIDER LMS AS AN      ‘IT SYSTEM PURCHASE’
1      DON’T CONSIDER LMS AS AN           ‘IT SYSTEM PURCHASE’ Take LMS from a learning perspective. Not as a  piece of t...
1      DON’T CONSIDER LMS AS AN           ‘IT SYSTEM PURCHASE’ Take LMS from a learning perspective. Not as a  piece of t...
1      DON’T CONSIDER LMS AS AN           ‘IT SYSTEM PURCHASE’ Take LMS from a learning perspective. Not as a  piece of t...
1      DON’T CONSIDER LMS AS AN            ‘IT SYSTEM PURCHASE’                     REMEMBER   You do not need to be IT-sa...
2    DON’T BUY JUST ‘AFTER’    A SALES DEMONSTRATION
2        DON’T BUY JUST ‘AFTER’          A SALES DEMONSTRATION Evaluate the LMS well before making a purchase
2        DON’T BUY JUST ‘AFTER’          A SALES DEMONSTRATION Evaluate the LMS well before making a purchase Get one or...
2        DON’T BUY JUST ‘AFTER’          A SALES DEMONSTRATION Evaluate the LMS well before making a purchase Get one or...
2        DON’T BUY JUST ‘AFTER’          A SALES DEMONSTRATION Evaluate the LMS well before making a purchase Get one or...
2        DON’T BUY JUST ‘AFTER’           A SALES DEMONSTRATION                    REMEMBER         Do not rush into makin...
3   DON’T DELEGATE ‘DIG DEEPER’     TO AN UNQUALIFIED PERSON
3      DON’T DELEGATE ‘DIG DEEPER’           TO AN UNQUALIFIED PERSON Critical evaluation of the LMS must be done diligen...
3      DON’T DELEGATE ‘DIG DEEPER’           TO AN UNQUALIFIED PERSON Critical evaluation of the LMS must be done diligen...
3      DON’T DELEGATE ‘DIG DEEPER’           TO AN UNQUALIFIED PERSON Critical evaluation of the LMS must be done diligen...
3     DON’T DELEGATE ‘DIG DEEPER’       TO AN UNQUALIFIED PERSON                  REMEMBER    Select a qualified team memb...
4      DON’T SIGN THE ORDER    BEFORE A ‘FULL TRIAL ACCESS’
4        DON’T SIGN THE ORDER         BEFORE A ‘FULL TRIAL ACCESS’ A full trail access is important for the users / to-be...
4        DON’T SIGN THE ORDER         BEFORE A ‘FULL TRIAL ACCESS’ A full trail access is important for the users / to-be...
4       DON’T SIGN THE ORDER     BEFORE A ‘FULL TRIAL ACCESS’                   REMEMBERFull trial access of the LMS, if i...
5   DON’T LEAVE THE ‘THINKING     PART’ TO THE LMS VENDOR
5      DON’T LEAVE THE ‘THINKING           PART’ TO THE LMS VENDOR Do not make assumptions that the vendor would  take ca...
5      DON’T LEAVE THE ‘THINKING           PART’ TO THE LMS VENDOR Do not make assumptions that the vendor would  take ca...
5      DON’T LEAVE THE ‘THINKING         PART’ TO THE LMS VENDOR                   REMEMBERMake the LMS vendor your partne...
Upside Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd         www.upsidelearning.com      Email : info@upsidelearning.com                    ...
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Selecting An LMS

Selecting an LMS is a challenging task. Presentation highlights the five things not to do while selecting an LMS.

Selecting An LMS

  1. 1. Selecting An LMS?5 Things You Should Not Do
  2. 2. 1 DON’T CONSIDER LMS AS AN ‘IT SYSTEM PURCHASE’
  3. 3. 1 DON’T CONSIDER LMS AS AN ‘IT SYSTEM PURCHASE’ Take LMS from a learning perspective. Not as a piece of technology
  4. 4. 1 DON’T CONSIDER LMS AS AN ‘IT SYSTEM PURCHASE’ Take LMS from a learning perspective. Not as a piece of technology IT is just a means to an end. The desired end is learning & resultant performance
  5. 5. 1 DON’T CONSIDER LMS AS AN ‘IT SYSTEM PURCHASE’ Take LMS from a learning perspective. Not as a piece of technology IT is just a means to an end. The desired end is learning & resultant performance Focus on the core objectives, perceived benefits & desired outcomes from the system
  6. 6. 1 DON’T CONSIDER LMS AS AN ‘IT SYSTEM PURCHASE’ REMEMBER You do not need to be IT-savvy to purchase LMS.But you do need to be clear of your learning objectives & resultant performance outcomes.
  7. 7. 2 DON’T BUY JUST ‘AFTER’ A SALES DEMONSTRATION
  8. 8. 2 DON’T BUY JUST ‘AFTER’ A SALES DEMONSTRATION Evaluate the LMS well before making a purchase
  9. 9. 2 DON’T BUY JUST ‘AFTER’ A SALES DEMONSTRATION Evaluate the LMS well before making a purchase Get one or two more demonstrations done
  10. 10. 2 DON’T BUY JUST ‘AFTER’ A SALES DEMONSTRATION Evaluate the LMS well before making a purchase Get one or two more demonstrations done Involve more people from key user groups to ask more questions
  11. 11. 2 DON’T BUY JUST ‘AFTER’ A SALES DEMONSTRATION Evaluate the LMS well before making a purchase Get one or two more demonstrations done Involve more people from key user groups to ask more questions The more planning & thought that goes in the process, the less likely you are to encounter unforeseen errors or situations
  12. 12. 2 DON’T BUY JUST ‘AFTER’ A SALES DEMONSTRATION REMEMBER Do not rush into making a purchase.Go deeper with respect to understanding the LMS, its working, deliverables & performance outcomes expected.
  13. 13. 3 DON’T DELEGATE ‘DIG DEEPER’ TO AN UNQUALIFIED PERSON
  14. 14. 3 DON’T DELEGATE ‘DIG DEEPER’ TO AN UNQUALIFIED PERSON Critical evaluation of the LMS must be done diligently by the right person/s
  15. 15. 3 DON’T DELEGATE ‘DIG DEEPER’ TO AN UNQUALIFIED PERSON Critical evaluation of the LMS must be done diligently by the right person/s Ensure that the person is well aware of all the objectives ,requirements & expected outcomes
  16. 16. 3 DON’T DELEGATE ‘DIG DEEPER’ TO AN UNQUALIFIED PERSON Critical evaluation of the LMS must be done diligently by the right person/s Ensure that the person is well aware of all the objectives ,requirements & expected outcomes Delegating it to someone who may only look at it from a narrow perspective will result in an opinion that may not be fully informed or accurate
  17. 17. 3 DON’T DELEGATE ‘DIG DEEPER’ TO AN UNQUALIFIED PERSON REMEMBER Select a qualified team member/s who can accurately map the requirements to LMS functionality.
  18. 18. 4 DON’T SIGN THE ORDER BEFORE A ‘FULL TRIAL ACCESS’
  19. 19. 4 DON’T SIGN THE ORDER BEFORE A ‘FULL TRIAL ACCESS’ A full trail access is important for the users / to-be administrators to get an actual feel of the LMS
  20. 20. 4 DON’T SIGN THE ORDER BEFORE A ‘FULL TRIAL ACCESS’ A full trail access is important for the users / to-be administrators to get an actual feel of the LMS Use the trial to determine pitfalls in end-user training, work flow map & reports
  21. 21. 4 DON’T SIGN THE ORDER BEFORE A ‘FULL TRIAL ACCESS’ REMEMBERFull trial access of the LMS, if ignored can put your learning initiative in jeopardy.
  22. 22. 5 DON’T LEAVE THE ‘THINKING PART’ TO THE LMS VENDOR
  23. 23. 5 DON’T LEAVE THE ‘THINKING PART’ TO THE LMS VENDOR Do not make assumptions that the vendor would take care of all items automatically
  24. 24. 5 DON’T LEAVE THE ‘THINKING PART’ TO THE LMS VENDOR Do not make assumptions that the vendor would take care of all items automatically Go through the process of scoping and describing your requirements as elaborately as possible to help identify any required customizations, work-arounds or limitations of LMS
  25. 25. 5 DON’T LEAVE THE ‘THINKING PART’ TO THE LMS VENDOR REMEMBERMake the LMS vendor your partner in helping you achieve the required outcomes by sharing vital information, describing requirements & expectations.
  26. 26. Upside Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd www.upsidelearning.com Email : info@upsidelearning.com Images courtesy of www.sxc.hu

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