Want to go beyond your LMS and instantly distribute the latest version of your courses in non-LMS environments? Let’s take a look at how you can transform your eLearning content distribution.
A common misconception among organizations creating training programs is that their authoring tool has the singular purpose of content creation.
Many of the organizations we speak to think of their authoring tools as a way of pulling together text, videos and multimedia, packaging it up in a SCORM file and distributing the learning through their LMS. At the same time, L&D teams are often keen to explore non-LMS forms of distribution, such as websites and social platforms.
What they might not realize is that they already have a hosting and authoring tool that can take care of these distribution methods for them.
In this blog, we explore some of these non-SCORM methods of distribution and explain how you can use gomo to reach your learners and provide great learning experiences wherever they are.
Revolutionising eLearning content distribution with the gomo LMS wrapper
One of the most common problems organizations encounter when distributing eLearning is the need for huge file uploads and downloads. Courses – especially those with many visual assets – can end up being extremely large files.
Even when only minor changes are required, these amendments can call for an entire course to be republished.
When a course is hundreds of megabytes in size, this creates a drain on time and resources and a long wait for content updates to take place.
gomo’s LMS wrapper solves this problem by dramatically reducing the size of the files created when you output your courses. It converts a SCORM course of any size into a file of just 12 kilobytes. This makes updating and distributing your content an almost instant process.
With the wrapper, you can create your content in gomo and deliver it straight to your SCORM LMS. When you need to make a change, updating courses is easy – and your learners will immediately see the new version.
Using a direct link for eLearning content distribution
A simple but crucial way of allowing people to directly access a course, direct links can be shared outside of your LMS, giving people direct access to a specified course or piece of content.
Direct links are a quick way of getting your content into learners’ hands. They can be used to reach learners via social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter, your company’s Intranet or sent in an email or QR code.
Although users are anonymous when they use direct links (unless you turn on the direct tracking feature gomo now offers), you can still follow their activities with Experience API (also known as xAPI or Tin-Can) tracking. This allows you to see details such as the device used to access the course and the answers given in assessments.
Creating a branded portal for eLearning content distribution
A seamless, branded learning portal is a stylish central point for your employees to access content.
With gomo, you can choose which content to make available to selected users and have them up and running with a personalized learning experience in minutes.
We know how important branding is in terms of messaging and communicating the unique tone of voice and culture of a company. That’s why gomo central provides customizable templates to help you distribute learning that reflects your brand clearly and can be changed within minutes if you decide to rebrand.
Giving your learners anytime access to content with an app
An app is a great way to reach learners when they are on the go, particularly considering that mobile-only users now outnumber desktop-only users, according to Google.
The same report found that:
- Four out of five people use smartphones
- 57% of people use more than one digital communication device
- 27% of people exclusively use a smartphone rather than a computer
As people switch between smartphones, tablets and other devices, an effective app allows them to access all of their learning easily.
With the gomo central app, our eLearning app for Android and iOS, they can also download material for offline learning in those occasions where Internet signal is non-existant or unreliable. Any progress a learner makes through a course while offline is instantly updated and fully trackable once they come into contact with Internet again.
Using a website embed code for eLearning content distribution
A website embed code gives you a straightforward way of setting your course within any web page. This option is ideal for your organization’s public website and external sites, such as a sister company or partner site.
Embedding content externally still gives you complete control of courses. When you update courses in gomo, your users on other sites will immediately see the new version – and you’ll still be able to draw rich data and insights from full tracking.
Distribution is an integral consideration in any learning strategy, and enabling the largest possible number of learners to access content where and when they want is crucial to the success of your program.
Whether it’s through a dedicated portal or a direct link, modern hosting and authoring tools offer a range of options to make the distribution process uncomplicated, yet comprehensive. gomo takes care of getting your content out there, so you can concentrate on creating great learning experiences.