How to migrate your LMS to Learnbook in 3 Easy Steps
Sometimes, your Learning Management System, just like your website, or your car and definitely your socks, needs changing. This can be for a few reasons.
- Your LMS is outdated. Some LMS are so outdated you’re missing out on great new features which are designed to make your life easier as an LMS administrator and to provide a better environment for your learners.
- Your LMS is not (or cannot) be integrated. If your LMS is standalone, you’re missing out on many integrations such as to your CRM, HRIS or Student Management System. Integrations pass information between two systems, saving time and preventing errors caused by manual data entry. These days, it’s easy, and many integrations are off the shelf. These are designed to make your life easier and there are several marketplaces around providing you with a plethora of choice.
- Your LMS is not secure. Let’s face it, staff turnover is a given. People come and go, including your LMS administrator. It’s important to have an LMS that’s secure, stable and has its contract reviewed a minimum of once per year.
- You hear crickets from your vendor. You need to be hearing from your vendor on a regular basis. Your vendor should be telling you about upgrades, support options and any new features coming up on the product roadmap.
- It just looks old. Many LMS look like old legacy systems. This is a huge turnoff for modern-day learners who have grown up with slick user interfaces and supportive user experience design.
- Support is poor. So your sales guy promised you the world and disappeared as soon as you handed over the cheque? All too familiar! Lack of support is one of the most popular reasons people leave.
The good news is, it’s incredibly quick and simple for your current Moodle-based LMS to be migrated over to the Learnbook theme. This means you get a heap of new features, a fresh look and feel, and amazing support from a team of eLearning experts. This article will give an in-depth explanation of the process involved in migration.
The first step in the process is the compatibility audit. This is used to identify your LMS version and database engine, as well as an audit on your additional plugins, integrations or customisations. We will also look at how many users utilise the platform, and the size of your database and content files. This allows us to gain a great understanding of how your LMS is currently working so that we can improve it quickly and efficiently!
This step allows us to test a migration without incurring any downtime on the production system. With access to your LMS system’s backend, we will create a 1:1 migration production environment, and gain an estimate of the migration duration. This prototype will also give you the ability to now test the site and give feedback before any definitive changes are made.
The final step! All that is left to do is to set your site to maintenance mode and make the changes already tested in the prototype migration. Whilst in maintenance mode your users won’t be able to access the system, but everything possible will be done to decrease this downtime. Once you’ve tested the system and are happy with it, we are finished! Now you have access to features such as gamification, video, and thousands of courses available through our Go1 plugin. The best part? These features are all baked into the basic Learnbook, so you don’t pay any extra.
With your new Learnbook LMS up and running, you’ll be able to enjoy a wide range of amazing features, that are built to improve learner knowledge retention, as well as make your life as an administrator as easy as possible. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding this migration process, or Learnbook features and integrations!