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Planning for LMS-SIS Implementation

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800.443.9441 | solutions@blackbaud.com | www.blackbaud.com February 2020 1 TIP SHEET Planning for an LMS/SIS Implementation If your school is considering transitioning to a new LMS and SIS such as Blackbaud Learning Management System TM and Blackbaud Student Information System TM , it's never too early to start planning for the implementation and launch. Following these tips will help make this process as smooth as possible. 1 Create an implementation team. Having a small committee of school administrators and teachers who are accountable for the overall implementation process and day-to-day task setup is essential to success. • Appoint a project leader who will attend all of the LMS/SIS consulting sessions and maintain responsibility for keeping the entire implementation on track. • Establish one or two staff members to be topic experts on each LMS/SIS feature that your school is planning to use. When working with Blackbaud, you'll want them to attend the appropriate Blackbaud University (BBU) classes so they can lead the training sessions that pertain to their areas. For example, consider breaking up the workload like this: • Academic group setup and Grading—the registrar, academic dean, or even the college counseling and guidance staff • Class Pages and Gradebook setup—the academic technology coordinator or a couple of teachers who are already successfully using technology in their classes and are willing to help train others • Attendance—the attendance managers or front-desk staff (i.e., the people responsible for attendance each day) • Schedule—the scheduler or scheduling team • Team page setup and athletic management—the athletic director or staff • Medical—the school nurse BY ANNA DAYLOR, Business Analyst, Blackbaud K–12

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