5 Ways To Distribute Your Responsive eLearning Course With Gomo Learning

How To Distribute Your Responsive eLearning Course With Gomo Learning

Here at gomo, we champion truly responsive eLearning courses. They give learners the freedom to learn on any device they choose and give learning designers the satisfaction of their course always looking its best, without the risk of the content being unnaturally cropped and squeezed onto different screen sizes.

Some ‘responsive’ authoring tools require a big time investment from course creators, designing multiple layouts specifically for desktop, tablet, smartphone, landscape and portrait. We like to make things simple at gomo, so we designed the gomo player to auto-sense the user’s device, screen size and orientation and adjust a single course and its content to fit automatically, without the risk of the visual quality of the course being jeopardized. No need to create multiple courses – phew!

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Once a responsive eLearning course has been created, getting it into the hands of learners should be made as easy as possible. With gomo you can deliver content to users, websites, LMSs, social media sites and more with a single click, taking the headache out of multi-device publishing and making the process simple. From one single HTML5 code base, content can be published once and accessed on desktops, tablets, and smartphones.

gomo is a cloud-based authoring tool with hosting and distributing capabilities

So, what are the distribution options exactly?

1. Gomo Central

Gomo central is a cloud learning portal, giving learners instant access to gomo responsive eLearning courses. Users can be imported and their courses made available in a matter of minutes, enabling everyone to have a fully personalized learning experience. Branding is no problem either – logos, icons and screen backgrounds can be selected and applied in order to deliver a seamless, branded learning portal. If the branding needs to be updated, it can be automatically applied to all historic courses without the need to individually edit.

All gomo content hosted within gomo central benefits from Experience API (xAPI or Tin-Can) analytics, allowing users, quiz scores, device types, and much more to be tracked. This rich and detailed data can be analyzed and applied to improve future learning programs.

The gomo central log-in screen

2. Gomo Central App

The gomo central app allows users to download gomo central courses to their smartphone or tablet for offline delivery and consumption. This means that learners can access their courses at any time, in any place, without having to be chained to wifi or an internet network. Freedom to consume learning content in this way, on a commute to work or whilst traveling to meetings for example, can make a big difference to learners’ rate of course completion and learner experience satisfaction. No more being chained to a desk to complete mandatory courses!

All gomo responsive eLearning courses downloaded to the app benefit from Experience API (xAPI or Tin-Can) analytics, allowing you to track users, quiz scores, device types and much more, even when the courses have been consumed offline.

3. Existing LMS – Gomo LMS Wrapper And Standalone SCORM Publish

If an existing Learning Management System is in place at an organization, the responsive eLearning courses can still be created in gomo and delivered straight to the SCORM LMS with the gomo LMS wrapper. This allows quick and easy updating of courses in gomo without the repeated hassle of publishing, zipping, uploading and downloading courses each time a minor change is needed, saving hours of time and effort. LMS users will immediately see the new version when a course is updated in gomo.

Of course, the icing on the cake is that all courses are again tracked with full Experience API (xAPI or Tin-Can) tracking, giving rich and detailed data than goes beyond what is possible with a SCORM LMS alone.

What about a standalone SCORM publish? No problem. A standalone SCORM 1.2 course can be published for upload to any SCORM LMS.

4. Direct Link Access 

Direct link access to a course couldn’t be more simple. A link or QR code can be sent via email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any other method chosen to give learners instant direct access to any responsive eLearning course.

Although users are anonymous, courses still benefit from full Experience API (xAPI or Tin-Can) tracking, showing the device use breakdown and so much more. Follow this direct link example to try it for yourself.

5. Website Εmbed

Courses can be embedded directly into a webpage with an embed code. This doesn’t mean extra work when a course needs to be updated though – as with the other distribution methods, when a course is updated in gomo, it updates everywhere automatically meaning website users will immediately see the new version. And yes, you guessed it, full Experience API (xAPI or Tin-Can) tracking is available here too!

Making Life Easy For You And Your Learners

First impressions count, so if a learner has a good first impression of a course, they’ll go into the learning process with a positive attitude. How they access it is the very first step in the journey. By maximizing the options and speeding up the process when it comes to the distribution of responsive eLearning courses, learner experiences are improved and employee satisfaction along with it.

The ability to not only get the course into learners’ hands in a few clicks, but to be able to make as many updates as you like and not have to redistribute the course every single time, improves the learning designer’s experience too. Plus, with full and detailed analytics guaranteed no matter which method you chose or how the course is consumed, what is there to lose?

Try gomo’s distribution features for yourself with a 21-day free trial today.