May 17, 2012
A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Learning Management System (Part 5)
We're now approaching the mid-point in this series. So far, we've examined the following:
- Part 1: The importance of a structured approach to setting up a learning management system. Also: "Consider Your Learners"
- Part 2: "Perform a Content Inventory Audit"
- Part 3: "Establish Who Needs What Content"
- Part 4: "Define Administrative Roles and Create Admin Accounts"
- You’ll need to make sure their learner data contains those differentiating characteristics
- You'll need to have a way to capture those characteristics in the LMS.
- How learner accounts will be created in the system
- Imported into the LMS through an integration with an HR system or other enterprise application
- Created through learner self-registration
- Imported into the LMS from data contained in spreadsheets
- Through the creation of individual learner accounts, almost always a bad idea due to the time and effort required
- Whether the source of these accounts contains the differentiating characteristics that will allow you to provide these learners with the correct content
- How to capture those characteristics in the LMS