Mobile Learning in Education using Instancy Mobile App Platform

Wouldn’t it be great if busy professionals could learn at their own convenience to develop their skills or gain new ones; they can carry their learning resources and access them anywhere and engage in the learning process anytime that is most convenient?  They can have an entire learning university including social learning connections within it in their ‘back pockets’ and fingertips!

Mobile learning makes sense because mobile devices is what users prefer to search and browse the internet, access data and information just at the point of need. It is immediate and it is convenient.

There are many ways in which a mobile learning experience can be configured and delivered to your learners.  Moreover, there are many type of learning resources that you can include on your mobile experience ranging from short learning modules, online quizzes/tests, documents, virtual classrooms or blended leaning tracks that combine many modalities of learning and add prerequisite and learning sequences as well.

Instancy Mobile Learning App platform offers training and education institutions many options to create and publish branded mobile learning apps. There are three different approaches for creating and packaging branded mobile learning apps with Instancy learning platform:

Option 1: Learning Management System Portal as a Responsive Website

Learning Management System Portal as a Responsive Website
Learning Management System Portal as a Responsive Website

Instancy LMS website in a complete online university website that is ‘responsive’ and it adjusts to the web browser and device and can work on a browser or any mobile device like a tablet or a smart phone.

This mobile responsive website can be used to deliver and access eLearning content, class room registration, notifications and it can provide discussion forums for experts and students to discuss various topics within their learning.

Option 2: A Branded Mobile Learning Management Native App

The second option is to create a branded mobile learning native app which can be published as an android app on google store or published on the apple app store. Within the native app you can provide the students with native experience through which they can connect with the server.

A Branded Mobile Learning Management Native App
A Branded Mobile Learning Management Native App

Through the mobile learning native app, learners can connect to Instancy content server, a cloud based application, through which they can access all the assigned learning in multiple modalities.

They can receive ongoing assignments of eLearning tutorials which could be very short to keep the learning concise and something that they complete in a short period of time they can have a organized list of videos, documents and include quizzes with various kinds of interactions they can also receive push notifications about reminders and re-enforcement on what they are learned, besides that  users can also engage with other learners using discussion forums and browse through list of all the other pears and connect with them in formal way as part of the learning environment. Through this native app users can also given the opportunity to download the content on the device and access that content at their own time in a offline mode their progress and scores can be recorded on the device with in the app and can be synchronized to the server at a later time.

Option 3: Package an eLearning Course as Mobile Native App

Package an eLearning Course as Mobile Native App
Package an eLearning Course as Mobile Native App

The third option for creating your mobile learning native app is to publish a set of content, for example, a specific course, online test, a set of documents or videos within the native app and published on to the app store. The ‘eLearning course app’ is a standalone app that can be downloaded on learners’ tablet or smartphone and it does not need to connect with the server to access the content or to provide any kind of user login, password or maintain any learner progress tracking on the server side. The content is all packaged with in the app the user can access the content multiple times and their progress data is kept within the downloaded native app.

Summary
Based on the business requirement, with Instancy mobile learning app platform, there are multiple ways to create and publish mobile learning for your learning organization or training business. You can upload existing content such as videos, documents, existing eLearning courses or you can create new mobile learning content including micro learning tutorials, test or quizzes, surveys and leaning tracks using Instancy authoring tools on cloud-based Instancy Learning Content Management Server (iLCMS). From the iLCMS you can publish your content within:
a) Intancy’s browser based mobile learning management system or
b) Mobile native app that connects to the content server and provides self-registration, access to a catalog of learning resources and track learner progress or
c) Stand-alone native app with packaged content without needing to connect a cloud-hosted content server.

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Instancy Learning Management System (LMS) Integration with SalesForce and other Third Party Applications

Instancy Learning Management System integrates with many third-party applications and tools in order to make the learning process integrated with the business processes and workflow of day-to-day tasks. Instancy provides API connectors that allow other applications to send and receive data to and from Instancy LMS application.

Integration with CRM Applications Like SalesForce and SalesNet

Instancy integrates with CRM applications like salesforce (dot) com and SalesNet so that learning providers or training companies and businesses who store their data in salesforce (dot) com can verify the client or student records using the Salesforce integration API and other similar APIs and ensure that valid people are accessing the learning management system and assigned courses. In addition, Instancy LMS integrates with events in the SalesForce database that correspond with classroom or in-person training events within the learning management system.

Integration with Web-Conferencing Tools GoToMeeting, GoToTraining and WebEx

Instancy also integrates with web-conferencing tools such as GoToMeeting, GoToTraining and WebEx using API connectors. GoToMeeting can be used for conducting virtual classrooms. These tools enable users to connect in real time with peers and instructors and share slides and video, along with chatting in real time within the web conferencing tool.

The Instancy LMS integration with virtual meeting and virtual classroom tools like GoToMeeting and GoToTraining ensures that all virtual classroom sessions can be launched directly from within the LMS without needing to separately log on to a different application. In addition to that, new events or sessions can be created within the administrator interface of the Learning Management System, which means that you do not need to create these events in two different places; one within the LMS, and second within the virtual classroom tool. Moreover, the attendance of users within the virtual class can be accessed using an API and the Learning Management System can store the data for tracking and reporting purposes, so that the student has seamless access to all kinds of eLearning and virtual classroom activities within a single student portal.

Integration with Social Networking Sites

Instancy also provides integration with social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus. This allows users to log in with their social networking site credentials; for example, a user already has a Facebook or LinkedIn account to log into the LMS or to establish their photo and profile information so they don’t have to retype the data. The LMS can then access using this pre-existing username and password.

Integration with Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

Instancy application can also share and retrieve information from HRIS Human Resources Information systems, allowing companies to maintain their employee records and their employment and performance records related information for learning management systems, designed to help employees access learning resources such as eLearning courses and classroom training events.

Instancy provides integration to Human Recourse Information System (HRIS) so that employee data can be retrieved from the HRIS and data does not need to be reentered to the Learning Management System manually. As such, if new employee records are either added or some existing records are removed, the Learning Management system will be updated with those changes; furthermore, the job profiles or job role assignment information for each employee can be used to personalize the assignment of the learning courses to each employee.

Integration with PayPal and AUTHORIZE dot Net

For learning providers, Instancy provides integration with various credit card processing systems such as PayPal and Authorize (dot) net; this integration allows an individual to buy an eLearning or classroom course or an eBook from their learning portal using their credit-card. The learning provider’s merchant account or Pay-Pal account gets credited and they receive an email notification for all the ecommerce transactions occurring on the eLearning portal. By providing seamless integration with credit card payment gateways, Instancy ensures that the ecommerce transactions can happen within the learning portal, without any need to leave it to go to another website.

Integration with Other Third Party Applications

Instancy also provides integration with a single sign-on and provides APIs to be able to create integration with any application. This could be a website or web application, so that the users already logged on to that site or that application can log on to Instancy and can connect to the Instancy learning management system without having to retype their username and password.

Instancy integrates with various content libraries such as Skill-Soft and Pearson-Education to enable access to various pre-existing libraries of courses, meaning that learning organizations can take advantage of generic off-shelf content.

This document describes some of the applications that Instancy LMS integrates with to enable seamless access and data integration across the enterprise and various information systems.

For a complete list of the all the third-party applications that Instancy integrates with, request a demo at: Request a Free Demo Now! .