Covid-19 pandemic has changed perspectives about E-Learning and the need for buying an LMS. Looking at the statistics given by Trust radius “64% of global L&D professionals have changed their statement form nice to have to need to have”. Buying and choosing an efficient and cost effective LMS can be difficult. Let us help you avoid making these 5 mistakes while choosing your LMS?
1. Not requesting a live demonstration or a trial version
Isn’t it true that people test drive vehicles before buying them?
So why not do that before deciding on an LMS? Similarly, when selecting an LMS, never hesitate to request a live demo or a trial period from the LMS provider, since this allows you to see the LMS in motion. Only after a period of actual use will you be able to determine how well the LMS meets your criteria for usage and versatility.
2. Not checking the accessibility of the user interface
When selecting an LMS, the user interface is the most crucial factor to consider. The user interface creates an initial impression that can influence the LMS’s future success. The user may have a poor impression if the user interface is not concise and simple. There’s growing recognition that learning and employee development will be catalysts for success in the future. Many LMS products are closed systems with limited sources of content. In contrast, an LXP is designed to incorporate content from many apps and sources, inside and outside the company.
3. Neglecting analytical and statistical features.
Majority of LMS platforms have reporting features. With the press of a key, you can track employee performance and identify areas for improvement. Distinct LMS platforms, on the other hand, provide different sorts of reporting. Others are more restricted, while some give in-depth tables and graphs that emphasize completion rates. For companies who need to evaluate their Big Data, this might be an issue.
The reporting elements should, ideally, correspond to your learning goals and objectives. They should be able to assist you in measuring important indicators that improve productivity and increase the return on investment from online training.
4. Selecting an LMS which does not adapt with your organization
You need a Learning Management System (LMS) that will satisfy your training needs now and in the future. As a result, you should consider your company’s current size and expected growth rate. The scalability of your LMS is influenced by the size of your workforce, evolving online training demands, and technological advancements.
5. Not considering the extra charges for updates and features
Many individuals believe that the cost of the LMS would be the only cost involved. LMS, on the other hand, comes with a variety of costs. Setting up the system, monthly or yearly maintenance, upgrades and updates, and customization are only a few examples. All of these costs may add up quickly. As a result, you must have a comprehensive understanding of the LMS platform’s current and long-term expenses. We would recommend adopting Software as a Service (SaaS), this is an easy way to get the LMS implemented without having to invest greatly in hardware and software or worrying about upgrade costs.
To conclude, we have opened up the above 5 major areas you need to avoid making mistakes. While choosing your LMS it is always better to list out the problems and benefits and know which vendor can give you the best support possible.