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How to ensure the success of your LMS Project

by Richard Hall on | Aug 24, 2017 | services, lms success | 0 comments

No matter where you are on your LMS journey, there are actions, decisions and things to think about along the way, which can all influence the success of your project.

In this post, I answer common questions I get asked from prospective clients who look to get it right the first time. 

Let's go! 

Starting Out

“I’ve been tasked with finding a suitable eLearning package to support online learning for my organisation, where should I start?”

My first recommendation is to identify your needs: what do you need the system to do. To help you get the answers you need, you might like to consider these questions:

  • Are you looking to share content with learners, provide an area for learners to collaborate with their peers, assess the learning of your students, or perhaps a combination of these?
  • Do you have any electronic content at the moment? Do you wish to re-use this or are you looking to create something new and perhaps a little more engaging?
  • How are you measuring learning? Do you need to report on results?

In the first instance, call us to discuss your needs and we will advise you which platform fits best with your requirements – Moodle or Totara Learn? We’ll give you straightforward appraisal if neither meets your needs, promise.

Project launch

“I’ve decided on an LMS. Now I need to decide which services I need to enquire about so my project is successful”

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Hosting 

Firstly you’ll need the LMS to be installed and made available to your learners. You have the option to self-host and we will look after all technical details so that you can concentrate on making your project a success. If you don't want to host your site in-house, we offer hosting packages - in ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified secure UK data centres - that include extra add-ons such as web conferencing, secure connections, free upgrades, backups and so much more. 

Training 

You'll need some form of training to ensure you're confident and competent with the system so that you can realise its full potential in your organisation.

We're experienced training consultants and have built structured training programmes for creating courses or administering the site for Moodle and Totara Learn. We can work with you on-site or you can join one of our highly regarded monthly online sessions.

Training participants tell us that we give them new ideas, save them time and help their project progress more quickly.

Support

Along the way, it’s always a comfort to know that you have access to helpful consultants who can offer you tips and troubleshooting help that you may require. We offer a range of support packages to meet your specific needs.

Branding 

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The impact of the look and feel of your website for impactful learner engagement is often underestimated. Make your site an integral part of your organisation with a fully branded learning experience. See some of our work at https://showcase.howtomoodle.com/

We can faithfully match your organisation’s current branding with our Brand it! service or our designers can create a fresh new design for your learning management system. We even offer a configurable Style It!  theme that you can configure to create a professional impact on a budget. 

Extending your Moodle site

“I have my Moodle site for a while and am looking for a way to refresh the content or look at other ways I can engage with my students”

No-one has all the answers or an unlimited supply of ideas. Sometimes the support of a friend can get you back on track or help to re-energise your online learning. HowToMoodle have lots of experience and we love to share it!

Consultancy 

An onsite visit from one of our experienced consultants can really help you to focus on the core aims and objectives for your site. Our consultants know both Moodle and Totara Learn inside-out and can offer advice on how to use the tools at your disposal to best meet your requirements.

Mentor Sessions 

If you have a specific query or require a guided demonstration of a specific feature of Moodle or Totara Learn, our eLearning consultants can offer targeted help and advice via an online session.

Healthcheck 

Our Healthcheck service is like an MOT for your Moodle or Totara Learn site. An experienced consultant will work alongside you to review key aspects relating to the use of the learning tools and site configuration in the context of your own objectives to help you make informed decisions on both immediate and longer-term improvements.

Let us help you achieve more with your eLearning project

There are so many organisations that turn to us and require a clear-cut solution that just meets their requirements. No matter where you are on your eLearning journey, we have you covered. Don't hesitate to ask us, we'd love to help. 

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