How to create your online trainings with Opigno Learning Management System?
This article offers a simple overview of our main tools that allow you to create tailor-made online trainings for your learners and your training managers through one single solution.
First thing to know, almost everything is included out of the box with Opigno. Like the underlying Drupal technology, Opigno is Open Source (on the contrary to Proprietary solutions) and makes it easy to add everything you want and need to provide e-learning experiences without any other limits than your own imagination.
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First step, create your contents
To that extent, Opigno offers several powerful tools:
H5P is a web technology making possible to create interactive contents, theoretical slides and quizzes. It is a simple web editor perfectly integrated with Opigno where you can create an Image hotspot, an Interactive Video or a Memory game.
H5P is also very useful to integrate a video from another platform, just by entering its URL address. You can add comments on your visual contents to make your video even more interesting. This tool allows you to easily change items in your course without the having to change the overall course. Another major asset of this tool is to create fully responsive contents, that will perfectly display on every browser and device (computer, tablet, mobile phone).
TinCan and SCORM are two technologies available in Opigno, aiming at defining interoperability standards for your e-learning and training contents. The new promising TinCan technology will make possible to aggregate every single date from your learnings (results, actions done, clicks, ...) from several different online platforms into a Learning Record Store. These results will then be aggregated in your favorite LMS, Opigno, to get a global overview of your learners' achievements. This opens a wider vision of online training, allowing to consider more open and diversified learning paths that may involve different learning environments. SCORM 1.2 and 2004 operate in a different way, allowing interoperability of your contents between various platforms. Opigno is also compatible with SCORM technology. Finally, H5P is compatible with TinCan, giving the opportunity to get a fine centralized tracking of how the contents you created are used.
Second step, motivate your learners and make them involved
Knowledge is nothing without motivation to learn and discover. This is why making your learners engaged, and involving them in a broader project is important. Gamification is one of the privileged methods to raise a real interest to develop new competences. Personal challenge, storytelling, soft competition between groups and interactions will bring value to the learning process. Gathering badges is one of the best options to fuel learning motivation. You only have to fill-in four items in a training's settings to create a new badge (name, image, description and the criteria to obtain the badge). Badges can be obtained when successfully completing a class or a course. Learners have the possibility to synchronize badges gain on your Opigno platform with their Mozilla backpacks, making possible to share these badges through multiple websites or social network.
Another option (which might be combined with the gamification) is to implement a reward system. Based on the possibility to earn points, or gifts, according to precise achievements, the reward will strengthen learners' motivation with the possibility of an outcome in the learning process.
Third step, federate your teams around a learning project
Human factor remain a key point in the e-learning process. Being together, even in front of a screen, is much funnier, generates more motivation and allows you to create a team spirit. For this reason, you may create virtual classrooms to create interaction between your learners. This will facilitate your organizational efforts, but also develop a social learning move – do you remember what was the second point in the lesson 2? Common ambitions bring motivation, and a better “know how” to work together.
To achieve this qualitative objective, specific Opigno tools are available for you. For example, you can use Collaborative Workspace, which are fully integrated in the LMS, to create interaction between students and teachers. It offers the possibility for your learners to carry out their project all together, even if they have not the opportunity to physically meet. Moreover, you also have access to a wide panel of practical tools such as sharing files and screens, a whiteboard and chats to get the best of the team working and the collective mind.
Fourth step, organize in-house learning sessions and develop a blended Learning strategy
As we mentioned above, the human part in the e-learning strategy is a very important thing. Because these technologies are relatively new, few people feel ready to cross the river between the full in-house trainings to the full digital ones. To address this challenge, the blended learning is the current answer, offering mixed learning processes, using both approaches.
Opigno is the right LMS to empower your blended learning strategy, by combining the right digital tools with specific options allowing you to schedule your in house training sessions within the same IT support. Opigno “In-House Training” tool makes possible to manage classical meetings (in-house trainings) between your students and teachers as a part of the LMS. Creating the meeting is very straightforward and only require to fill-in a title, a date, and an address. Once the meeting has ended, it's possible to register the attendance of the students and enter a grade. In-house trainings will be added to each user's calendar, and can be defined as a condition for the validation of the course.
Last step, award certificates!
After long and intensive learning efforts, students will discover new concepts and gain new skills. Awarding is an important step which embodies a part or the whole learning process. Opigno also integrates a tool for that final step of learning process, offering the possibility to create certificates.
Certificates can be automatically generated and awarded to a learner successfully reaching the end of a learning path and satisfying the validation criteria. Certificates are fully customizable, offering the options to create a personalized certificate or use a pre-defined template. In addition to the badges, certificates will be an efficient tool to empower your trainees through their digital learning experiences.