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Posts about Coursedate, ideas for course providers and other updates

How to design a great training company website

  in  Training Management Systems

What makes a good training provider website? What are the simple things you can do to reach more learners and employers and in the end convert more website visits into course enquiries and bookings?



3 training management systems for small apprenticeship providers

  in  Training Management Systems

Finding the best training management system as a small apprenticeship provider can be tricky. There are lots of systems offering the basics – course booking, reporting, sales monitoring etc.



CRM software for training providers – 5 Low cost options

  in  Training Management Systems

Like other businesses, training providers need to collect data about enquiries, sales leads and customer engagement. You can start with Excel - data stored in spreadsheets - but in the end you need a better, more scalable customer relationship management (CRM) system. A good CRM solution will improve data accuracy, simplify communication with customers and save time. You also want a CRM system that will grow as your training business grows because switching systems later - migrating data to another system - can be difficult.



Things a small training company should know about Moodle

  in  Online Learning

With over 300 million registered users, Moodle is possibly the most popular learning management system in the world and there are some good reasons why Moodle has become so popular.



Online course ideas for small training providers

  in  Online Learning

Using learning management software for the first time as a small training provider can be daunting. How do you deliver high quality learning to your learners so they achieve the best possible learning outcomes? The design of your online course can be make or break - it is important to consider how best to present, deliver and assess the content provided in your new online training course.



How to find the best online course booking software for your training company

  in  Course Booking Systems

So you have decided to take your course bookings online. Here are some important features you’ll need to make sure you’re choosing the right course booking software for your company.



5 training activities that will engage your learners and improve training outcomes

  in  Training Ideas

Keeping learners engaged with your online training course can be difficult. The best way to tackle this is to make your training course as interactive as possible - have learners take part in activities both by themselves and with other learners.



Inner Focus is now using Coursedate online course booking software

  in  Course Booking Systems

Norfolk based counselling service and training provider Inner Focus is now using Coursedate to publish its courses online and take course bookings online.



How to sell more courses online with course booking software

  in  Course Booking Systems

How can you use course booking software to increase your course bookings? What can you do to sell more courses? Use a course booking system like Coursedate and you get two big benefits



How to publish and promote your courses with Coursedate

  in  Course Booking Systems

Getting your courses online and open for bookings is easy with Coursedate. Let's take a quick look at what's involved.



Course booking software - saving time with Coursedate

  in  Course Booking Systems

Coursedate will save you time. We've designed Coursedate so you spend less time on the back-office admin of both your course directory and course bookings.



How to use Google Analytics to increase your course bookings #1

  in  Course Booking Systems

Coursedate is integrated with Google Analytics - potentially a big benefit for course providers and training companies that want to find out more about visitor behaviour and course catalog performance.



What are the best CRM systems for training providers?

  in  Training Management Systems

How do you find the best customer relationship management system for your training business? Let's suppose you want an online, cloud-based CRM system that can do some of the following:



Insights and online course ideas from the Salesforce Trailhead learning platform

  in  Online Learning

Trailhead is the Salesforce resource and learning website. It's a big collection of learning modules, videos, careers advice and other resources. Trailhead is worth looking at if you're searching for new online course ideas - Salesforce have worked hard to create what is arguably a showcase of online learning best practice.



Salesforce CRM for Training Providers - What You Need to Know

  in  Training Management Systems

From the Salesforce website: Salesforce is a customer relationship management solution that brings companies and customers together. It's one integrated CRM platform that gives all your departments --- including marketing, sales, commerce, and service --- a single, shared view of every customer.



What are the best low cost alternatives to Moodle for training companies?

  in  Online Learning

Moodle is a popular open source learning management system. It's used by colleges, training providers and other organisations to deliver online learning, often to cohorts or groups of students.



Things you should look for in a training management system

  in  Training Management Systems

What should you look for when you're trying to find a new training management system?



Attention Online Creators: Ideas for Your Next Online Course

  in  Online Learning

Online learning has grown in popularity over recent years, and during the Covid-19 health pandemic, most face-to-face learning went online at one point or another, revolutionising how we approach learning.



Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Training Providers - What You Need to Know

  in  Training Managment Systems

Is Microsoft Dynamics 365 a good choice for a training company that's looking for a future-proofed customer relationship management (CRM) system.



Tips for creating and publishing courses in Coursedate

  in  Course Booking Systems

Publishing courses with Coursedate is quick. Give your course a title, set some basic parameters, add a description and then publish it to the web. The longest part of the job is writing a good course description.



Marketing ideas for small training providers that will increase your course bookings

  in  Marketing Ideas

There are some simple things you can do to bring more focus to your marketing, get more leads and in the end increase your course bookings. None of what follows is complicated and you don't need to have a big budget. You do need time though - to spend on planning, research and writing.



What are the essential features of good online course design?

  in  Online Learning

It's worth looking at some numbers to remind ourselves why good online course design matters.



How to use Social Media Alongside Your Training Course Booking Software to Increase Enrolments

  in  Course Booking Systems

Here are some quick social media wins - fast, low cost things you can do to pull in more visits to your course pages on Coursedate. They are easy to implement and more course page visits should convert into more enrolments.



Why university short course providers should use Coursedate to promote courses and increase enrolments

  in  Course Booking Systems

Coursedate makes it easier for university short course providers to reach a wider audience, increase course enrolments and streamline back office admin.



King Edward VII School Language College uses the Coursedate online course booking system

  in  Course Booking Systems

The KES Language College in Sheffield is now using Coursedate to publish its course directory and take online bookings.



A practical guide to CRM for training providers

  in  Course Booking Systems

Customer relationship management systems are designed to make it easier to collect and manage information about customers - the products and services they buy, the enquiries they make and what happens when you contact them.



The bluffer’s guide to marketing your training courses with a Facebook page

  in  Course Booking Systems

Social media is a fast and inexpensive way to connect directly with your target audience and eventually recruit more learners. With a bit of content creativity and a bit of effort, you can build a relationship with a loyal group of followers who will then provide a steady stream of repeat business.



We Designed Coursedate to Increase your Course Bookings

  in  Course Booking Systems

A central goal in the design of Coursedate is to build in features that will make it easier for training and course providers to find and enrol more learners.



Smart Ideas for Online Course Design

  in  Online Learning

What is a good way to design an online course? Suppose you want to turn a day of face-to-face training into a series of short online 'lessons'. What is the best way to organise and deliver your content so you get maximum positive feedback from your learners?



How to create and share online quizzes and assessments with Google Forms

  in  Step By Step Guides

Google Forms are a great way to build and share sophisticated online quizzes and assessments that will help your students and streamline the way you process assessment data.



Training providers on YouTube - 4 good examples reviewed

  in  Online Learning

The number of people who use YouTube is astonishing. Almost 5 billion videos are watched every day, 300 hours of video are uploaded every minute and the total number of YouTube users is around 1.3 billion.



Online course delivery platforms for training providers

  in  Online Learning

Many training providers want to sell and deliver courses online. One big decision they have to make is the choice of technology platform. How do you create online courses, publish them online and then give access to learners (or the staff of client organisations) based on some kind of payment or subscription model?



The easiest way to turn face-to-face training into an online course

  in  Online Learning

You're a small training provider that wants to begin to put courses online. Where do you start? How should you spend your time and what is the easiest way to turn a face-to-face course into an online course?



Use Facebook Ads to Increase Course Bookings - 5 Easy Steps

  in  Step By Step Guides

You can use Facebook Ads to target particular groups of Facebook users that you think could be a good match for your courses. Ads on Facebook are not free, but you can set a modest daily budget, experiment with different ads for different sub-groups of Facebook users and track progress against goals.



5 ways you can promote your training courses online

  in  Course Booking Systems

There are some simple things you can do to promote your courses and increase bookings/enrolments. They are not complicated and most are based on things we can learn from successful sites like Amazon or YouTube.



How to use simple analytics to increase course bookings

  in  Course Booking Systems

One of the big benefits of an online course booking system is that it automatically organises your data. You build up a central database of information about course views, enquiries and bookings.



5 ways an online course booking system could benefit your organisation

  in  Course Booking Systems

An online course booking system is a great way to promote your courses, find more learners, handle enquiries and take enrolments. There are good reasons why even a smaller course or training provider should think about switching to an online booking system.