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How To Conduct An LMS Needs Analysis?

Want a learning management system? In this blog, we’ll be discussing the checklist for learning management system needs analysis that should be completed before selecting a provider. If you note down the thorough list before looking for any vendor, you would not be influenced by any feature that seems attractive but is not needed.

The right LMS is best to provide learning and development strategies to the workforce. Easy Generator allows you to book a free demo and discuss the goals for training strategies.

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The right LMS is best to provide learning and development strategies to the workforce.

To conduct an LMS needs analysis, identify the following factors:

1 Analytics

What information do you want the LMS to provide the learners on your courses? A simple number of login, assessment grades, completion reports, or any advanced analytics?

LMS and Learning Analytics
LMS Needs Analysis can provide learners with advanced analytics.

2 Scalability

Assume a point where a substantial amount of people are taking your training course. Will the learning management system scale up to the more extensive operation, or are there any restrictions on what ratio of users can participate or log in at the same time?

3 Types of learning

Are you going to use the different methods of learning? If so, how are you going to monitor and manage the session help in the classroom? How will the classroom training blend without any hurdles with the online activities and assessments?

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The learning management system helps to monitor and manage the session help in the classroom.

4 Flexibility

Is your training content suited to be consumed on any device? If yes, keep in mind that smartphone users have now overtaken laptop users, so it is more likely that few might try to study on their tablets and phones. You will need to find an LMS that is compatible with any device.

Does the eLearning website have a responsive design to display different size screens accurately? Is there any iOS and Android app that has almost complete learning manager system functionality? Which browser does it support?

elearning suited to be consumed on any device
You will need to find an LMS that is compatible with any device.

5 Assessment

How do your strategies assess and mark your learners? MCQs answer, simulations, or essays? Strategies the assessment in detail to find an LMS suitable for the analysis formats needs to be used.

LMS and Assessment
Strategies the assessment in detail to find an LMS suitable for the analysis formats needs to be used.

6 Enrollment

How will the employees register themselves for the course and participate? Manually, automatically, or after counseling with a tutor, pre-assessment test, or welcome phone call, or via email?

Please give it a nice thought before setting up your sales strategy and putting yourself in your learners’ position. How does the sales and enrollment flow work? Prepare a flowchart and consult it with LMS providers to see whether their LMS will support it or not?

Training Registration
Please give it a nice thought before setting up your sales strategy and putting yourself in your learners’ position.

7 Purchase

What are the payment methods will customers be using? Few systems have a basic retail design. Check which payment methods they support. If you have more than one course, do you need to sell them in bundles or one at a time?

Think about the future. Do you have plans to add courses and sell in bundles? Do you plan on providing coupons to let people purchase your courses at discounted prices? Does the LMS support this? Are there any companies you offer a special package discount? Better to check the member database in LMS for integrating automated discounts.

Do you plan on cataloging your training courses on the LMS for customers to buy selective courses? Or, you want to keep the shopping cart and catalog separate from LMS, maybe on your official website?

Online Course
Few systems have a basic retail design. Check which payment methods they support.

Conclusion:

There are plenty of training courses that can be asked about in an LMS needs assessment. But these are few which are encountered often as stumbling blocks down the road. It is ideal to be transparent from the beginning about the needs of your learning management system.

This allows approaching providers with more confidence and clarity. This leads to making informed decisions by purchasing what you need.

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It is ideal to be transparent from the beginning about the needs of your learning management system.
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