Whether you are implementing a new LMS or performing a major upgrade to your current system, allocating the right resources to accomplish each step in the process is critical. Organisations that lack appropriate planning and resources risk a string of unwanted surprises, extensive delays and other problems.
We provide end-to-end services that can support you all the way from scoping out your vision to meeting your requirements via a specified solution or a simple change of processes. These services can be customised based on your needs.
The correct identification of the needs of an organisation is the first step towards adding value. A common mistake made is focuing on the current state rather than spending more time on identifying the gaps and the requirements for the future state. LearnX can help your institution identify its vision and learning strategy, capture and document requirements, produce procurement documentation, provide insights into the market, identify and evaluate viable solutions, and assist with important contract negotiations.
When we purchase a new house it never feels like a home until we have added our personal touches whether that is simply hanging a painting or knocking a wall down. We are no experts in interior design but we understand the importance of personalising a procured solution to fit your brand and culture.
Configuring a new system can be daunting especially when you haven’t used it in the past and in the majority of the occasions, the first setup stays in place through the lifecycle of the product, so getting it right is the first step to success. We have experts who know the ins and outs of the major LMS solutions and can help you configure your application to enable you to get the best out of it.
A new solution can bring new ways to create and store various types of content which means that some of your existing content may no longer be suitable or accessible. With the increase use of mobile devices, thought must be given to how best your students can access content. With the experience of working with learners of all ages, and most major learning focused systems, our expertise in design and accessibility can guide and transform the content for your institution.
When changing LMS products or moving from a custom LMS to an off-the-shelf product, you may need to move the courses from your legacy system to the new LMS. This is usually one of the more complex tasks in an LMS implementation. You must address any incompatibilities between the way the data and courses were stored in the legacy system versus the new LMS. The level of complexity and the process can vary depending on the type of LMS. IMS Global has developed standards to help the process such as IMS Common Cartridge (CC), IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI), and IMS Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) standards. Our team can help you plan and execute the migration and have experience of moving content from and to most of the major LMSs.
The Student Information System tends to be the most important application that an LMS needs to integrate with. AThe integration can be simple if the entire organisation works in a uniform way however often there are exceptions that can complicate matters. We have experience of building simple file transfer integrations to more robust API based data transfers.
Considering how to manage the change caused by the Project is the most important aspect when implementing a new Learning Management System. All of your stakeholders, students and staff, will be impacted in some way, so early identification of the changes they will have to take onboard and ways to make the change as simple as possible is essential and will help in your journey to adoption. Our experts are in a unique position to assist with these changes, having been through the process many tomes, and can help you identify your stakeholders, build a change management plan, map current and to be business processes and build a communications plan to ensure users are on board and engaged.
Implementing a new system may require the creation of new business processes and also provides an opportunity to make improvements to existing business processes.. We Can help you to identify and map processes to achieve efficiency or financial savings.