How Does The Foundry Platform Work?
Decide to build and deliver a course. You’re ready to share knowledge and inspire your learners online. You decide what your course needs to cover and what learning outcomes you want your course to deliver. As always, if you need some guidance in deciding where to focus on getting started, please get in touch as we have a team of learning experts ready to help.
Create an online course. You are now ready to turn your videos into a highly engaging online course. VidVeristy makes it simple to upload, edit and merge your videos. You then break your video into chapters. Now it’s time to add questions and insert PowerPoint slides (wherever you want to within the video), add graphics and generate keywords for help with searching for courses. You can also add links to websites, documents to download and notes that can be printed, as well as options for other resources and interactions. Our customers are amazed at how easy the process is and we have lots of helpful resources and online guidance built into the platform. And, of course (as you’ve probably worked out by now!), we’re always available to help if you need it: from just helping you with any queries you have through to becoming your extended online learning creation team. Also, a common concern when editing video is “But what if I make a mistake?”. So we built peace of mind into VidVersity: it never matters if you get something wrong as we always keep your original videos in tact so that you can go back to them at any time.
Publish your course. With just a few clicks you have three options for publishing your course to be ready for delivery to learners (don’t worry, we’ll advise you on what option is best for you!): 1. Your learners can simply undertake the course using the secure URL that VidVersity generates, you have no need for a Learning Management System (LMS). 2. If you want to track your students’ progress but don’t have an LMS we can either set you up in SCORM Cloud or we can connect you with some great LMS options. 3. If you already have an LMS, VidVersity can interconnect with most LMSs with only a click or two.
Learners undertake your course. With VidVersity you’re now an online learning expert and you don’t have to rely on anyone else to create, publish and track amazing online education: you’re in control!
Track learning progress. Without an LMS you’ll still be able to track engagement metrics. Many VidVersity users won’t need any engagement metrics at all. However, with your VidVersity course seamlessly integrated into SCORM Cloud or an LMS, you can easily access a broad range of data and information on your learner’s progress. What have they undertaken and what have they understood (or not)? How fast do they go from one chapter to the next? Do they watch a video at once, or do they take breaks during a video? How often per week do they follow your course? You can track all their behaviours and find out how to further improve your courses and the learning outcomes for your learners.
Update as required. After analysing how your learners use your course, perhaps you find that it might be better to split up the chapters differently, delete chapters, add new ones, or new links or notes. Or maybe the subject matter that you are teaching or the presenter has changed, requiring you to update your course. The time and cost involved can make keeping traditional eLearning up to date a major issue – often it just doesn’t get done and online learning becomes quickly outdated. But unlike other tools, with VidVersity it’s just as easy to update the course as it was to create it. So you can easily update your course as often as you need to.
We can create online learning for you. While our platform is amazing and all you need to transform your ability to create online learning by yourself, there may be reasons why you might want to use us to create some courses for you. You might just want some extra hands to help get your initial batch of courses up and running. There may also be times when you’re flat out on other projects but still need to get courses created and published. We can even develop courses for you before you purchase the platform. We provide this service already at a mere fraction of the cost of other eLearning providers because we’re using VidVersity, but if you’ve licensed our platform we do it at half our already very low rate. We provide these services because we didn’t set out to create just a software platform: we set out to create a complete, end to end solution that sees you succeeding in achieving your online learning objectives.