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Your Step-by-step Guide for Successful LMS Course Migration

By Rae Shaffer on 8/30/22 2:56 PM

This guide is for Higher Education IT administrators and faculty who are either thinking about migrating to a new LMS or who may have already started the process. This guide will break down the step-by-step process you should follow to ensure a successful LMS migration.

Download a PDF version of the guide here

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4 Myths About LMS Migration Projects

By Rae Shaffer on 8/8/22 4:12 PM

LMS migration has become a 4 letter word in the higher education IT space. Some institutions will even hold onto their LMS longer than they’d like in order to avoid migrating to a new one. 

The sort of LMS migration project that you’ve been through or have heard about is no longer necessary. You know, the one that either requires faculty and staff to copy and paste one course at a time or the one that uses a bulk migration tool that leaves the course content fragmented and incomplete.

Luckily, there’s a new way to transfer student records and course content–one that’s automated and transfers information with 99.9% accuracy. 

So, let’s take a look at the top 4 common myths about LMS migration and debunk them one by one!

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How Long Does An LMS Migration Project Really Take?

By Rae Shaffer on 7/29/22 11:56 AM

Have you started planning out your LMS migration? If so, you’re probably wondering how long a migration project really takes. It can be tough to pin down a realistic timeline, but you'll need to in order to set up your faculty for success. 

The short answer is that LMS migrations can take anywhere from 45 days to several years, and it all depends on the method of transfer that you choose.

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What Are My Options to Archive Student Data?

By Rae Shaffer on 7/19/22 1:14 PM

Whether you're in the midst of an LMS migration or you've just begun planning your transition, at some point, you'll have to ask yourself how you'll archive the course content and student data that's not migrating over. 

Each state's requirements are different, but in general, most require that schools store 2-3 years of student records. Others require up to 11 years.

You need easy and secure access to these records to support coursework and grades given to students. This supports not just the data integrity but the academic integrity of your institution. 

Have you considered how you plan to store these vital records? Your legacy LMS will offer to hold onto them for you–for a significant cost. 

Luckily, there are other options out there. Let's discuss the different options to archive student data.

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