Published: January 13, 2020

New Authoring Tool thirst.io Launches Live Integration With Totara And Moodle

BuildEmpire is launching a brand new version of its authoring tool thirst.io which includes a live integration with Learning Management Systems Totara and Moodle. The new, evolved authoring tool also bears several new features that improve User Experience.

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Aimee Ward

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BuildEmpire Launches A New Version Of thirst.io Authoring Tool

On 15th January 2020, BuildEmpire will be launching the new 'evolved' version of their authoring tool thirst.io which includes a live integration between thirst.io and Learning Management Systems Totara and Moodle. This latest 'evolution' of thirst.io also comes with a re-designed User Interface to improve User Experience and several new features directly requested by users.

This latest version of thirst.io comes just in time for Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition in London (12th – 13th Feb), where thirst.io will be exhibiting (stand E62) and offering free demos to those who are considering a change in their authoring tool.

The live integration will be available to Totara and Moodle users by adding a simple plugin to their platform. Once this is added, the user can log into thirst.io via their LMS, using their usual credentials. The integration pulls through the course information in the form of a list of projects, which the user can then select. Since the feed is live, any amendments made in thirst.io will automatically be reflected in the LMS without needing to export the course.

"We want to move away from relying 100% on SCORM packages to move content around. It makes content creation much more efficient if we integrate directly with LMSs, rather than giving eLearning professionals the extra job of exporting, downloading and uploading various versions of content," explained Fred Thompson, CEO, BuildEmpire.

The new User Interface within the editor keeps the WYSIWYG editor with the intuitive way of adding content via drag and drop, but now gives the user more space to work and an easy way to create their own interactions.

Fred explained, "While our beta version was incredibly powerful, our users fed back that some areas of the editor were not as simple to use as they expected. So, we’ve re-designed the User Interface to make sure it’s as intuitive to use as possible." Fred also added, "There is more development work to come, but we hope our users will be pleased with what we’ve built so far."

New features added in this latest update include improved styling options, video interactions, and advanced organisation management. Nate Treavis, Programme Manager, says, "It’s important to us that we listen to our customers and deliver the features people want to see."

thirst.io will be available to trial for free (30-day trial) from 15th Jan 2020, with the option to subscribe to a thirst.io plan after the trial has ended. Take a look at the thirst.io website for more information about thirst.io including packages and rates.

About BuildEmpire

BuildEmpire is a Software Development Company, specialising in eLearning technologies. BuildEmpire works with various technologies and is a Totara Solutions partner.