4 Tips to Ensure Successful LMS Migration

Even if you have picked the world’s best learning management system, your work isn’t done yet. The devil is in the detail. There are often small details that are often overlooked during LMS migration, which, if not handled meticulously, can lead to LMS implementation failure. Smooth transition to the new system takes additional work. 4 Tips for a Smooth LMS Migration As change can be intimidating for your employees, ensure everyone is getting what is needed out of your educational programs, so that your new LMS doesn’t fall flat. Here are 4 tips that can help you ensure a smooth and hassle-free transition to the new technology: 1. Phase In the New System Making everyone jump directly into a new learning environment is an invitation for chaos. Instead of making a wholesale change all at once, break your transition into steps. Designate discrete milestones, and give each one a deadline. For this, you’ll need to set up tasks that are specific to your organization. Change needs to be planned in advance. Communication at each stage is important. Your LMS provider will most likely have a template for implementing their LMS. This will include the tasks that are important from their point of view. When you are phasing in the new system and incorporating your priorities, one method that can be effective is – following S.M.A.R.T. goals [1]. These include: Specific: Define exactly what each milestone entails. Be specific in your communications with employees, so that they are clear on what’s expected from them. Measurable: Clearly state what you will consider success. It will eliminate any potential chaos and confusion. Achievable: Don’t make any of your goals too big to be realistic. If you were to insist that every department fully finish LMS migration within 30 days, this may be too big an order. Common wisdom says that shooting for the moon means you still...

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