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304 When It’s Time to Say Goodbye: Migrating to a New LMS

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PT
Wednesday, October 20

Tracks: Learning Platforms

Your company recently took the plunge and implemented an LMS. It took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to get it done, and you were SO excited to get to the other side of that journey … until you realized you had a problem. Maybe the reporting isn’t accurate. Maybe the features aren’t working as promised. Maybe your company has grown too large for an out-of-the-box SaaS product. Whatever it is, it’s got you wondering: “Is it time to move on to a new LMS?” “Oh my gosh! What does that even involve?” “Where do I start?” and “I think it’s time for a vacation!”

While we can’t help you with the vacation question, we can help get you started in the right direction on determining if it’s time to move on to a new LMS, what’s involved in the process, and what pitfalls you should avoid. In this session, we’ll begin by telling you the 10 lessons we learned when migrating our LMS from one platform to another. We’ll address qustions like: When is it time to look for a new provider, how do you get out of a contract, what do you need to collect before you move systems, how do you migrate to a new system, who is involved, how long does it take, what would you have done differently, and more. Along the way, we’ll share best practices, pitfalls, and traps we fell into, lessons learned, and more. And we’ll hear from YOU, too! This is an interactive session where everyone can walk away feeling a bit braver about the LMS decisions they face.

In this session, you will learn:

  • When it is time to look for a new provider
  • What happens with your current contract and what options you have
  • What information and data you need to collect before you move systems
  • How you migrate to a new system, including who is involved and how long it should take

Technology discussed in this session:

LMS platforms

Vicky Hale

Chief Learning Officer

GAAP Dynamics

Vicky Hale is a director of eLearning at GAAP Dynamics. With a degree in accounting (and a minor in visual arts) from the University of Richmond, her path to the learning community has been nontraditional. Vicky began her career as an auditor at PwC and still holds an active CPA license. A desire for teaching and the need for a more creative outlet led her to GAAP Dynamics, where she spearheaded the company’s eLearning initiative. She is passionate about instructing, accounting, eLearning, and marketing, and looking for ways to combine them all!

Julia Shawver

Digital Content Manager

GAAP Dynamics

Julia Shawver is a digital marketing and learning specialist at GAAP Dynamics. She studied media and design at James Madison University, concentrating in advertising and minoring in art. Her search for a post-grad role combining her love of design, marketing, and communications led her straight to GAAP Dynamics, where she discovered a passion for creating engaging and interactive eLearning materials.