348 - On-Demand: Maintaining a Central Repository of Learning Content Metadata

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Management and Strategy

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For how many years has your LMS been active? How many courses are you hosting on your LMS? How many contributors have been part of the publishing process over time? If the answer to any of these questions is between "several" and "tons", then it is imperative to establish a central repository for keeping track of metadata information about all learning content on the LMS. Having such information in one place will help to ensure that you deliver an accurate and consistent learning experience within your LMS.

In this session you will learn how to save administrative time and improve the learning experience by creating and maintaining a central repository of content metadata. This is especially beneficial for streamlining how learning content is organized and displayed within your LMS. Explore an example of a learning metadata spreadsheet to track fields including course codes, export types, publication dates, thumbnails, durations, availability settings, badges, and more. Strategize how to implement a meaningful metadata repository and process for your instance. Walk through the steps for maintaining reliable and useful data while publishing or updating content on your LMS. Use your central repository spreadsheet to set you up for success in the event(s) of LMS publication, implementation, migration, and feature releases, as well as personnel changes or transitions.‬‬

In this session, you will learn:

  • The importance of centralizing, organizing, and tracking training metadata
  • How to put a process in place for maintaining a central repository of metadata for all learning content
  • How to streamline and standardize content publication to your LMS
  • How to be prepared for LMS implementation, migration, or feature release
  • How to maintain a consistent learning experience as team members shift

Technology discussed:

LMS, Excel, Google Sheets

Liz Derr, Learning Experience Designer - Lyft

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