Golden Rules for Content Migration
Published: September 15, 2016
Have you ever heard any of these concerns?
- We have hundreds (or thousands) of learning resources spread across multiple legacy platforms. We need to have content quickly migrated to our new unified LMS, but we are not sure we will need all of those resources in the new system.
- Who knows how many different copies of this course exist in the LMS. Markets may have built or bought their own versions of it, because they did not realize that corporate academy had already invested in it.
- Our legacy platform does not allow exporting content into any known eLearning standard. How can we have it migrated to the new learning platform?
- We never had an LMS before. All of our content is in our intranet, which is based on Sharepoint. But we want our new LMS platform to be the one stop shop for everything around learning. How can we make this happen?
- All our content is packaged according to the SCORM standard, but when we publish it to the new LMS it does not seem to play correctly (or it does not track progress the same way it used to do on the legacy platform).
We hear these all the time. Content migration is a complex matter, but nothing is lost. At Tribridge, we constantly help organizations assess, review, select, convert, test and deploy their content to their new unified LMS platform.
5 Golden Rules to Properly Approach your Content Migration Project
By definition, there is no one content migration project that looks like another one. Every initiative requires unique considerations and a careful analysis of the situation before a successful strategy can be defined.
Nonetheless, there are some golden rules that every project manager should consider before taking any action:
- Carefully audit your existing content to understand what you will migrate and what you will archive:
- Go after the low-hanging fruit
- Technology matters, innovation rules
- Don’t forget metadata
- Engage with an expert consultant
We will regularly publish specific examples of how to address common content migration challenges, stay tuned!