Stress Free Migration with your LMS: Taking your Platform Offline to Move to the Cloud
Concurrent Session 3
Transitioning your LMS? Going offline for a short period? Stop by to see how this university migrated from managed hosting to SaaS and survived! You’ll learn about archiving, prepping your designer staff and marketing to students and faculty. Also, get tips on communicating with your LMS provider.
In this Discovery Session attendees will see how a university prepared faculty, students, and staff to take their learning management system offline to go from a managed hosting environment to the Cloud on a SaaS platform.
The presentation will provide one-on-one tips on archiving courses, developing policies that work for your university, communicating with your LMS provider on the management of the project and much more! Since the goal is to make such changes seamless to our students, it’s all about the planning and preparation that made this transition not only transparent- but succeeded ahead of schedule giving the technical folks a little breathing room to ‘check under the hood’ before making the LMS site live one again.
Take-aways and hand outs (digital or print) will cover major topics that made this transition successful:
Marketing your message
Including faculty on updates
Messaging, messaging, messaging
Using visuals, emails, announcements, posters, etc.
Working with project managers
Informing instructional designers to offer offline alternatives
Choosing appropriate dates for going offline
Backing up courses and archiving
Cleaning out the proverbial closet
Testing, testing, and more testing
Site graphics during shutdown
Verifying the site post migration
Opening your LMS up for business