We had a great time hosting our automotive webinar last week and we received some excellent questions. In fact some were so good that we decided to publish them for all to see! Check out these top tips below to help you get to grips with gomo:
Question 1 – automotive webinar
The course you showed looked very Volvo branded, how did you achieve that?
Mike (gomo MD):
“That was achieved by something called themes; gomo uses themes to control the look and feel of courses.
gomo comes with six or seven themes out of the box. They’re all highly configurable so you can take a gomo theme and change the colors, change the background images, change the fonts or logos.
For customers like Volvo, and others, we have a custom theme development service. So for customers that have really very precise branding expectations, and they really need something that’s absolutely mapped to their brand, then we can develop custom themes.
So we did one of those for Volvo but we’ve also done them for Dunhill, Nike, Bayer, Deloitte, Burberry – imagine how much fun we had with that one, that’s the most exotic theme we’ve ever done – British Airways, Grainger, EE, Accenture, The Federal Reserve Bank and there’s the Volvo theme as well, so it’s all done by themes.
The nice thing about themes is they’re global and they’re separate from content, so if you’ve built a course using a theme, if you’ve built a hundred courses using a theme and if Volvo suddenly rebrand next week with a new logo or color scheme as corporations are likely to do, all Dolf has to do is update the theme and 100 courses will instantly pick up the new look and feel.
They are also great for ensuring design consistency, I remember Dolf mentioning this, the courses come out Volvo branded exactly as Volvo wanted them to look through the use of themes.”
For a more in-depth look at the features available that will allow you to centrally control your visual content, check out our customization page.
Question 2 – automotive webinar
How do you deal with multi-language versions of courses and how important is that to an organization like Volvo?
“We do roughly 22 languages, so how we tackle that is gomo also has a translation feature where you can select the language you want to view your course in.
To translate in gomo is fairly easy, it’s just a download of an XLIIF file, a translation agency works on it and you upload the XLIIF file back into gomo.
Or what we sometimes do is create 22 duplicates of the course, which is easy once you’ve done your master, you just duplicate it 22 times and you send 22 XLIIF file packages to your translation agency.
If you do ever change them there are a couple of ways you can work with it, depending on the size of the change. What we have done before as well, we have an extremely good relationship with our NSCs and they contact the relevant department in the NSC and if there is something that needs to be changed we get them to change it for us in their language.
That is how we bypass some of our restrictions, our NSCs understand how quickly we have to work and they work with us.”
Translating is important for many companies that operate internationally. That’s why we’ve built gomo with multilingual content in mind. Translation is easy!
You can find a more detailed step by step guide on how to translate in gomo on our language translation page.
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