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Launching a New E-learning Project? Here Are the 5 Things You Need to Avoid

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Bringing a new e-learning platform into your business is a huge step. And if it's your first venture into the world of e-learning, it can seem daunting.

So to help make your move easier, we've put together some of the most common problems we see businesses fall into in the early stages of their e-learning journey. 

Here are five of the big ones:


1. Rushing into a decision: 

We've helped countless organisations with their e-learning projects over the years. And we can tell you this with confidence:

It's never an overnight job.

It takes time to bring a new learning system into your business successfully. And once you've got your new platform in place, you and your learners will be using it for years to come.

So if you don't want to be stuck with something that's a poor fit, you need to take the time to make the right decisions before you get started.


2. Forgetting about your learners:

When you're looking for a new Learning Management System (LMS), it's easy to get stuck thinking about the organisational side – things like costs, timescales, training, and scalability.

But if you want your e-learning project to see real results, you need to focus on your learners, too.

You need a platform that's flexible, accessible, interactive, and simple. Or in other words, you need to create a learning space that's truly engaging for your audience.

Your users want to feel at home with a branded learning platform that matches their expectations as a part of your organisation.

And above all, they want a learning experience that's effortless, seamless, and painless.


3. Wasting time on the technical stuff:

Between hosting, configuration, integrations, and data migration, there's a lot to take in.

And in reality, that's probably not what you want to be stuck with. You and your team should be focused on your end-users – creating the best possible content, and getting your learners on board and engaged with your new platform.

So to help you avoid all the fiddly details, you can work with an experienced LMS partner like us.

Our implementation team can set up your platform and tweak it for your specific business – and we can even give your learning system a home with our secure and reliable hosting.


4. Creating every course from scratch:

No matter which industry you're in, there are some learning topics that are almost universal – things like Health and Safety, Equality, Data Security, and Leadership.

And one of the best things about open-source Learning Management Systems (like Moodle and Totara Learn) is that organisations can share their own course content.

So instead of investing time and money into creating new learning courses for common topics, you can use pre-built curated content from places like the new GO1 Marketplace for Totara Learn - and then adapt and modify them to fit your own learning campaigns. 


5. Trying to do everything yourself:

Bringing an e-learning platform to your business is no easy task. It takes careful planning, implementation, training, and testing. And if you want to give your project the best chance of success, you shouldn't be afraid to ask for a little help.

We have over fifteen years' experience in helping businesses just like yours (and the technical expertise to give you the support you need along the way).

So if you're thinking about a new e-learning initiative, get in touch  with one of our experts and tell us what you're looking for – we're always happy to chat and answer your questions!


Ready to learn more?

We've released a 5-Step 'Get Started' guide for anyone who's thinking about a move to e-learning.

You'll find the essential questions you need to ask, and the most important next steps you need to take.

So download the guide today – and get ready to kickstart your e-learning journey!



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