Typical Steps in a NEO Implementation
So you’ve decided NEO can become your school’s complete solution for teaching and learning, but you’re not so sure about how to get the ball rolling. To give you a helping hand, we have prepared a few steps you could follow for a successful NEO implementation:
Signing up for a site
5 minutes. You can create your own site in a snap! We only need your school or university name, a username and a password. With just a few clicks you can sign up for our free trial.
Customizing your site
1 hour. NEO is a highly customizable LMS so you can personalize your learning portal with your own logo, color schemes, URL, site terminology, social media icons and more.
Creating accounts for administrators and teachers
10 minutes. This is usually done using our web form option for creating accounts. You just have to have all the names of the teachers and administrators in your team at hand.
Configuring the class catalog
10 minutes. This simply requires selecting from several layout options we have available. We recommend using attractive and high resolution pictures for each catalog category.
Creating an outline of each class
A few hours per class. This requires basic instructional skills and domain knowledge in order to determine what the class will cover exactly and the order of each learning activity.
Creating a curriculum for each class (optional, but recommended)
A few hours per class. This also requires basic instructor skills and domain knowledge in order to determine what competencies the class will cover. Students like to know what’s in it for them.
Creating the materials for each lesson
A few hours per lesson. This depends on whether new learning materials need to be created or existing ones can be embedded or repurposed. Either way, they need to be relevant.
Creating the assignments for each class
1 hour per assessment. NEO offers various assessments for classes: quizzes and surveys, question banks, rubrics and more. All types of assessments can be created easily.
Creating the learning paths (optional)
30 minutes per learning path. Teachers can enroll students in a learning path of related classes and set rules for advancing on it. This can be done by configuring just a few options.
Beta testing the classes
1 day per class on average. This depends on the complexity of the class. You show it to a small sample of users and then adjust it based on their recommendations where possible.
Creating student accounts
30 minutes if using a bulk upload. NEO LMS also supports other kinds of account creation, such as self sign-up, API, LDAP, email invitations, and more, so the final time can vary.