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Testing your LMS before it goes live

Your team will need to test the LMS prior to the launch.

Your team will need to test the LMS prior to the launch.

One of the most important steps in the process of implementing a learning management system (LMS) is testing the product prior to launch. You need verify that the LMS can carry out the tasks your organization requires. This process is known as user acceptance testing and usually contains the following steps: 

Brainstorm

The members of the LMS implementation team should develop a list of vital procedures to test. All of these evaluations should include operations performed by individuals in multiple roles, such as administrators, instructors and learners.

After drafting the list, divide the tasks among team members. It may also be beneficial to provide a spreadsheet for all of the testers to use. The sheet should include the steps that need to be taken and an area for the team member to describe the results. 

Schedule and perform tests

As much as possible, you will need to place tests in order. For example, an administrator should attempt to create a course before a student tries to register for one. It is also important not to schedule more than one or two hours of testing each day for each evaluator so that they can continue to perform necessary work duties. 

Debrief

Depending on the number of tests you perform, you may want to meet with the LMS team daily to discuss the status of various issues. If you have found bugs that will severely hinder the progress of the implementation, you will need to contact your organization's IT department, the vendor or both. 

Once every aspect of the system has been tested and all bugs have been resolved, it's time to go live. 

To learn more about SyberWorks services or to schedule a product demonstration, please call us at 888-642-7078, email us at info@syberworks.com or register on our site.

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