Teaching Online - Getting Started and What You'll Need To Think About

Posted by Hannah Warren on Sep 18, 2020 10:32:32 AM

The current situation has hastened the uptake of online learning (and everything else!), so ready or not, educators have been thrown into teaching online. Here’s what you need to know to do it right.

The benefits of teaching online

For those who aren’t used to online education, this new virtual classroom can feel stressful and inconvenient. However, there are actually several benefits to doing it this way:

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A simple guide to remote onboarding

Posted by Hannah Warren on May 25, 2020 10:51:08 AM

The world fundamentally changed this year, and one of the parts of our lives that was the most affected was the way that we work. Many companies have had to press pause on hiring and even let existing employees go. 

However, some companies, such as organisations in the health, community support and distribution sectors, are still in a position to be bringing in new staff. They are now faced with the new problem of onboarding new team members remotely, which presents challenges both for the new hire and for the team they are joining. 

Engaging and efficient onboarding is even more important than usual, so that new hires become productive staff members as quickly as possible. Hiring managers and team leaders are therefore pivoting and adapting to virtual onboarding as we try to keep businesses going in our new normal. 

A good onboarding process, whether in person or virtual, not only trains new staff but also engages and builds relationships with them so they feel welcomed, valued and confident about their future with your company while still ensuring safety compliance

As an online training company, we’re in a better position than most to help companies navigate this unusual situation. We’ve been helping companies with spread out, disparate teams manage their remote onboarding for years. 

One such example is Aztec , a New Zealand North Island-based forestry transport company with more than 100 owner/driver contractors located Taupo, Rotorua, Central Waikato, King Country, Tauranga, Eastern Bay Of Plenty, Hauraki, Thames, Wellsford, Whangarei and Kerikeri. Our collaboration with employee management solutions company Engage lets Aztec onboard and provide ongoing support to their widespread team remotely and efficiently.

As such, we’ve compiled a short guide to remote onboarding to help make this new process as easy as possible for you and your new team members. 

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Building online courses quickly and affordably in a state of emergency

Posted by Gary Peebles on Apr 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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?  

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5 tips to help motivate e-learners complete your course

Posted by Hannah Warren on Dec 12, 2017 1:23:48 PM
Great, you've got people signed up to your Intuto online training course. Now you need to help them complete it – and hopefully enjoy it too.

Here are five tips to motivate e-learners:

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December Release - Certificates, Course Collections and Campaigns Update

Posted by Seline McNamee on Dec 5, 2017 10:25:50 AM

What's new?

We are very excited about this month's update - we have added some great new features around Certificates and Course Collections. These changes will allow for easier management of courses and enrolments. 

Specifically, the new course collections feature will provide pathways of learning, meaning you can control the order in which users complete content without having to enrol them one by one.

The biggest changes can be seen on the Site Settings -> Collections page accessible at the top left of Intuto next to your logo.

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November Release - Users and Settings Update

Posted by Seline McNamee on Nov 13, 2017 11:04:07 AM

What's new?

We've updated Intuto with some changes to the Users and Settings pages. These changes have been made to help prepare the system for when we add more features, such as Course Collections, which are due in December.

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Tracking employee training with ease

Posted by Hannah Warren on Sep 28, 2017 11:00:19 AM
We already know that onboarding training and maintenance training for staff are essential. But there is a key element of workplace training which is often ignored: tracking employee training.[line]

Tracking employee training is important for several reasons:

It helps you to know that your staff up to date with advances in industry, technology and legislation

When you assume you make an ass out of u and ur company. You should never assume that your staff is on top of any developments within the industry. Instead, you need to track their training and development. Keeping abreast of technology improvements and advancements keeps your staff at the top of their game. Making sure your staff are up to date with rules and regulations is especially important in terms of health and safety. It is your responsibility to monitor your employees' health and safety training and knowledge and ensure that they are well-versed in your OHS policies to protect them from accident or injury.

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Online franchisee training – Intuto makes it easy

Posted by Hannah Warren on Sep 1, 2017 11:14:05 AM
Essentially, franchising is a business relationship in which the franchisor (the owner of the business) allows independent people (the franchisees) to market and distribute their goods or services, and to use the business name and branding. To get that relationship working at its most efficient, we say online franchisee training is the best way to go.
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Designing mobile training for hospitality

Posted by Hannah Warren on Aug 21, 2017 12:09:41 PM
Now that you've decided to create mobile training for hospitality, you'll want to include these features in your content:

KISS

A mobile training program so good you could kiss it? Not quite. Keep It Simple, Stupid.

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Mobile training for hospitality

Posted by Hannah Warren on Jul 31, 2017 9:26:35 AM

Hospitality as an industry has several features which make it unique in the world of employment. Hours are irregular, scope of work can be huge, health and safety issues are paramount, employee personality and background vary, and turnover is often very high. For those reasons, mobile training for hospitality is the ideal way to approach all training and onboarding in the industry.

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