3 ways the gomo LMS wrapper saves you time and money

by Mike Alcock

For a tiny file, gomo’s LMS wrapper has made a major impact on learning at lots of organizations. This shining star of any training program saves you from getting stuck with the same courses for months after your initial unveiling, unable to make edits.

In the past, updating a course required a substantial investment of time and money for L&D departments. With gomo, you can forget the hassle, get to the important stuff and track your learners’ journeys in fine detail.

A photo of an elearning professional looking at an LMS wrapper

The LMS wrapper allows for instant upload

The gomo learning suite sets gomo apart from most authoring tools by giving you a highly accessible hosting platform and allowing you to distribute your courses in pretty much any way you choose, including through your existing SCORM LMS, but not in the way that most authoring tools do it.

By using gomo’s unique SCORM LMS wrapper, you can embed gomo courses directly into your SCORM LMS. The wrapper can be uploaded to any LMS in seconds, so there’s no need to fiddle around with huge zip files, and the content is syndicated around the world, super-fast, using Amazon Cloudfront’s servers in the nearest location to the learner.

If you then need to make changes to your courses, you can do so safe in the knowledge that your users will immediately see the new version of the program. No more ftp and huge SCORM uploads. Your SCORM LMS will run the wrapper as a standard SCORM object or activity, but all of the content will be pulled from the gomo hosting platform.

When L&D teams want to revisit their programs, they often find themselves republishing an entire course, potentially uploading hundreds of megabytes of data even if it’s only for the sake of making minor amendments to a few pages.

The gomo LMS wrapper, however, is a micro-file, typically measuring a miniscule 15 kilobytes. When your program goes live and the usual queries arise, such as spelling mistakes or stakeholders requesting new images, all you need to do is make your changes in the gomo hosting platform and your LMS sees the changes instantly.

In the case of one UK high street retailer gomo worked with, the speed at which they could update their LMS with the wrapper was a major surprise, dropping from three weeks to under 30 seconds. Their L&D team can now refine content right up until the last moment and easily make edits after publication, transforming their work and vastly reducing the time and effort it takes them to organize updates.

It’s one of the key features of a great authoring tool, such as gomo, and allows you to produce and improve courses at an impressive pace.

The gomo LMS wrapper can save organizations both time and money

xAPI analytics

When you deploy your course into the LMS, it becomes another SCORM program, offering industry standard SCORM reporting for you to analyze learner behavior and progress. But with gomo, it’s also tracked to a fine level of detail and granularity using gomo’s xAPI analytics.

If you’ve got a course where the pass rate is stuck at a certain level, for example, a SCORM system is unlikely to give you any clues about the barriers holding your learners back from achieving better results. With gomo, you can drill down to individual analytics, spot the trends and tweak your learning.

As with all the other features gomo offers, you don’t need to possess technical wizardry to benefit from this. xAPI tracking is automatically enabled and tracked through gomo’s hosting platform, with individual insights available allowing you to look at how each learner has progressed on your course, which questions they’ve got right and which questions need more attention.

Why not try gomo for yourself by signing up for a free 21-day gomo trial today?