Globally, we are in the midst of a major talent crisis when it comes to recruiting. COVID and the pandemic saw many people shift careers and huge upheavals in working practices. When you manage to find the perfect candidate, do you know how to get them integrated as quickly as possible?
Almost as soon as we released Intuto we had customers asking us how they could sell their courses to individuals and businesses. Today, Intuto has customers all over the world with over half a million enrolments a year. As such, the needs and use cases for selling courses are varied, and potentially quite confusing when first encountered.
This blog helps explain a few common ways that courses created and delivered inside Intuto can be sold to both individuals and companies.
The Intuto Learning Management System (LMS) has been running for around 6 years now and we have always strived to keep the user experience simple and powerful. As our user numbers grew, we implemented more ways to manage enrolments including bulk upload, self registration links, campaigns, and collections.
Adding Course Collections to the Content page
We are excited to announce the release of a brand new content page that integrates collections and courses in a single place.
Why wasn’t SCORM there from the start?
If you don’t know what SCORM is, you are probably lucky, and unless you have a good reason to dig into it, I suggest you read below and never think of it again.
I remember the first time I heard about SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) - it was 2004 and we wanted to follow a standard when creating our new content authoring tool. I remember feeling excited by the concept of a standard to share content between Learning Management Systems (LMS) - it made a lot of sense that we ensured our new course content followed this standard.
I printed the hundreds of pages that made up the SCORM 2004 standard and spent the weekend trying to stay awake as I read it….
A case study in Maori language learning.
We all saw Covid-19 affecting countries overseas and we all knew that it would eventually reach New Zealand’s shores, but not many believed it would impact New Zealand’s teaching curriculum as quickly and dramatically as it did on March 23rd, when it was announced all schools were closed as at 3pm that day.
When the lockdown happened, I don’t think anybody really knew what to do. Certainly getting close to your loved ones and staying safe was step one, but after that, how could educators help the community and parents get through the four week (at least) lock down?
Update to the Intuto Share page
After a lot of customer feedback and discussion we have decided to move the Share page away from the course publish process. Intuto has a number of options around sharing content including bulk upload, groups, and collections making sharing simple and elegant. Moving the Share page improves the course publish user experience.
When we started down the path of developing Intuto as a Learning Management System (LMS) that met the specific requirements of the modern SME segment, we started with some ideas, quickly built and tested them and then, based on user feedback, modified the initial platform to meet the real needs of the market. In short, we listened to our customers and released, changed and deleted features from the core idea to meet what they wanted. This was a great approach for the first growth period of the Intuto product and led to some great feature innovation.
As we got more and more customers, we started to have some other challenges - how to manage new developments, how to keep our diverse customers happy and…...eventually speed.
Registrations into courses were growing so fast that in a single month we had the same number of new course registrations as we had had in total for the two years leading up to that month!
I have always enjoyed learning new things, especially in education, so I was very lucky to fall into the perfect role 16 years ago when I came back from my OE. I started at a very small company with a huge vision, and I have been here ever since! Many of my colleagues from university now work in big organisations with pinball, table tennis and even slides - but I wouldn’t change my career path for anything (well maybe Craig Walker’s role) - because eLearning feels good.