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Geenio and iSpring: Better E-learning Through Collaboration

Sep 14, 2016

Today, staying relevant and effective professionally demands establishing and maintaining contact with one’s colleagues and peers. This is true for both lone wolves and team players alike. Employees must learn to talk to each other, and companies employing them must do so as well. The ability to integrate offerings from different companies introduces new opportunities for the vendors themselves, as well as the end users. If your company gets a chance to integrate your product with one offered by a different vendor, don’t pass it by; your clients will thank you for it. Here at Geenio, we took advantage of one such opportunity. Let me tell you why we're glad that we did.

Having met with the representatives of iSpring, we began a series of tests to ensure the compatibility between our products. The tests were successful, and we’re happy to announce that courses created in iSpring Suite can be easily imported into Geenio both as standalone courses and as parts of a different course. Our testing was extensive, and we’re positive that iSpring courses can be imported seamlessly into Geenio, and that doing so will not result in any issues, thanks to the compatibility between our products.

iSpring has been a player on the e-Learning market for over 11 years. Their specialty is the ability to turn Microsoft PowerPoint into a tool for building online courses. The solutions offered by iSpring install over PowerPoint and integrate with it, expanding its functionality with additional features. And since most users are familiar with the Microsoft Office suite, learning to operate iSpring doesn’t take much time. After the work on a course is completed, it can be saved as a presentation in native PPT format or exported as a SCORM package. This makes it possible to import the course into third-party LMSs.


 

Courses created in iSpring Suite can be exported in the form of a SCORM-compatible ZIP file. Afterwards, the resulting file can be imported into Geenio as a new course by going to the Courses tab, clicking the “Add Course” icon, and then clicking “Import”.

 

Alternatively, an iSpring course can be added to a Geenio course as a SCORM element. To do so, open the course for editing in the Course Builder and drag the “Import” element to the pathboard.

After importing an iSpring course into Geenio, you can keep improving it by adding new elements and content. For example, you can add a test, a survey, or a homework assignment. Naturally, expanding the course by adding new pages can be done as well.

The Geenio LMS features can help you easily add groups of users, configure their privileges, and assign courses to them. After that, you can sit back and study the built-in detailed statistics. The reports can give you numbers for individual users, as well as a general overview about how well the users are able to complete the course. And while you’re at it, have a look at the comprehensive data on the tests to see if the students found them too easy or too hard. If the latter is the case, you may want to check the information concerning individual answers to questions to see if maybe some of them are written in a misleading way.

Psychologists and marketing professionals agree that sometimes one plus one equals much more than two (don’t mention this in the presence of mathematicians though). There are plenty of examples where the symbiosis between multiple entities not only strengthens each one individually, but gives birth to something much greater than the sum of its parts. Geenio and iSpring stand tall on their own as established platforms with a host of useful features and a devoted following. However, when you take a course created in iSpring Suite and enhance it with Geenio, it becomes clear that the sky's the limit.