Companies utilize eLearning platforms as part of their training programs to keep track of their employees' records, course records, and historical data. Today, most eLearning platforms are built to support open standards such as SCORM and xAPI. Consequently, the migration to a new eLearning platform can be seamless.
Here we created a guide to help you plan and simplify your LMS migration:
Create a realistic timeline
A detailed timeline with an estimated time for each process that needs to be accomplished. A timeline will help keep your team organized and a clear visual process moving toward your new eLearning platform. Everyone on your team can see the responsibilities that need to be completed. You should account for time for:
Amount of data - how long would take to export your data and then import it into your new LMS?
Have your LMS ready company-wide from bug to usage
Have you prepared to announce your new LMS?
Testing the LMS platform with your online training courses
Have a group of testers before the launch to your company
Schedule meetings with your account manager at the company licensing your eLearning platform. Communication during the migration will be key. Be sure to set up goals.
Measurable goals and expected outcomes
Create a feasible and overall end goal, so everyone can be on board and be on track.
Evaluate your current assets
When you begin your eLearning platform migration, begin with the most essential elements and then, work your way down your list. Transfer sensitive user data or learning content first. Consider archiving outdated data. Another consideration is whether your past and current eLearners will want or need access old course materials or retrieve previously generated certificates.
Have a management team for the new eLearning platform
You should designate a management team for your migration project, and assign specific job roles.
You and your team should schedule an onboard training time with your account manager. After the training, give them time to get familiar with the eLearning platform. Hold regular meetings with your project manager to make sure everyone is on track.