ITS: The Education and Training Community
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ITS run courses that spanning multiple months. ITS saw an opportunity to create a platform to support and enhance the student experience.
The ITS Connect community was conceived. ITS Connect provides a secure group space for each ITS course. Within this group space, students access current course material and view upcoming course elements. Teachers can post updates to a course ‘wall’ and students can talk both privately and openly together,
At the end of the course, students graduate. On graduation, a page is created to display their achievements.
Finally, it was necessary to fully integrate ITS Connect with ITS’ existing online portfolio of web properties – including their marketing channel and online shop.
Key features of the ITS Connect Community include:
- Custom groups – Zipline heavily customised a suite of services and technologies, allowing ITS staff to create a safe and secure online space for each course.
- Profile controls – It was necessary for students to be have fine tune control over the visibility of their profiles.
- Posting controls – Ensures that only certain member types could post to key elements of the ITS Connect platform.
- Time based features – Each ITS course is broken down into modules. Each module having a start and end date and being associated with a suite of media and documentation. Zipune developed systems to allow ITS to programming and management of course modules
- Graduate deck – An ancillary aspect of the community that allows graduates to present their achievements to the wider world. This work included some complex development work to ensure permissions and privacy were maintained.
- Integration – ZIpline fully integrated ITS connect into the core ITS platform. This created a single CMS for managing their marketing platform, ITS Connect community and shop front. This included Single Sign On, ensuring ITS Connect users are able to access all aspect of the ITS platform with a single account.