In 2008, Axel Minck founded the development company Connect-i in Vaud, Switzerland. It specialized in developing bespoke web solutions based on Drupal.
In 2011, we recognized a need for an advanced Learning Management System (LMS). Back then, the technologies available on the market were heavy, inflexible, and lacked analytical and reporting features. A more innovative LMS could disrupt the technology market, so our team used their analytical expertise and the power of Drupal technology to create a game-changing LMS.
Opigno 1.0 launched
Connect-i officially launched Opigno 1.0, our first Learning Management System. The release quickly attracted popularity in all industry sectors.
In three years after the release of Opigno 1.0, 8000+ organizations implemented our LMS solution. Opigno solved existing challenges and presented new ideas and features to the LMS space as the platform's flexibility allowed for custom-tailored solutions for end-users. Industry champions welcomed the first fully customizable Drupal-based platform and the delivery of a better user experience.
Opigno also pioneered adaptive learning paths and advanced reporting tools. As a result, Opigno was quickly recognized by industry experts as an all-encompassing solution.
Opigno invested heavily in LMS security to safeguard sensitive information, attracting interest from government agencies and large multinational enterprises. Security remains our cornerstone up to the present day.
Opigno LMS 2.0 Release
A notable upgrade from the previous version, Opigno LMS 2.0, based on Drupal 8, was released. Its development was guided by customer feedback, resulting in the overall user-centric evolution of Opigno.
Opigno HYBRID 3.0
In September 2021, we completely redesigned Opigno for Drupal 9 to deliver a better online learning experience. The HYBRID 3.0 version brought new social features that enabled connecting people and building a community directly in the LMS.
The latest version was adapted for the new learning culture resulting from Covid-19 and to prepare organizations for a post-Covid world.
Advanced security service launched
In 2021, the company recognized the emergence of modern and highly advanced strategic cybersecurity threats facing organizations. The company was the first to deploy highly certified ethical hackers to test and purposely compromise the LMS by simulating external hacking. Protecting organizations from adversaries, state-sponsored provocations, espionage, and ransomware attacks.
Instructional design service
As online learning adopted more approaches and content formats, instructional design became more intricate and tech-skill-demanding. So in 2022, we launched a new service for creating e-learning content in collaboration with a client to help them unlock all Opigno's possibilities.
Our 15th anniversary
This year is the 15th anniversary of Connect-i and the 10th anniversary of Opigno LMS. And to celebrate it, we will keep pushing the limits even further with a new major release of Opigno for Drupal 10 and Opigno Enterprise, a new cloud version of our LMS with enhanced security and features built for the most demanding organizations.