Celebrating 500.000 email invitations and an important notice

Eliademy today reached a new milestone. Over 500.000 email invitations were sent in the last 30 days. This is a significant milestone that keeps us running.

Because of the unprecedented amount of invitations and new users in the platform we have managed to shock the system. Therefore at the moment is hard to enrol to a new course from the public catalogue.

We advise all FREE users to wait for 3 days before sending new invitations.
For our Premium users, there is the following workaround.

Workaround steps:

  1. Ask the user to create an account with Eliademy
  2. Navigate to the ADMIN page and click “User Admin”
  3. Add the user into the system by uploading an excel of emails or emails separated by a comma.
  4. Go to “Manage enrollments” and then assign your users to the course
  5. Next time that the user will login will be able to see your course

Rest assured that the team is working hard to open up the catalogue to the FREE users in a short period of time. Until then you can ask from support@eliademy.com anything that could make your life easier. We are here to simplify and eager to serve you.

 

Eliademy shining new updates

We have done many updates on our servers this month. Now the users can sign into Eliademy using their LinkedIn accounts. The feature is not new, but it stopped working earlier because of some changes in LinkedIn authentication API’s.

We have improved Quizzes as well. The issue with copy-pasting data from spread sheet applications like Microsoft Excel and Libre Office into Quizzes is fixed. Clipboard data contained multiple formats of same data and it was not handled correctly in our code which was the root cause of the problem.

We are sending over 600.000 emails per month so we had to improve validation in the ‘Send-email-invitations’ screen. We had to improve validation in order to avoid users misusing our email servers and sending spam messages by utilizing a free service.
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One update in Organization management as well. Removing a user from an organisation will automatically unenroll the user from all the confidential courses of the organisation. So now you can remove a student from your organisation and automatically from the courses within the organisation.

We also updated our Video servers with more storage capacity and got better prepared to support the 1.000.000 students that we expect that we will be serving this year.

For the new free users there is an upload limit of 200 MB on our video servers. The change is not affecting Premium and existing free users.

A minor fix also on the the participant count in tasks and dashboards will not include the owner of the course. Also the profile page is updated, you can see the list of your learning courses at there.

The Gradebook layout issues are fixed now. It is displayed in pages when more than 100 users are present, it is sorted based on completion status and name of the user, and completed user details and displayed in different background color.
Gradebook paging screenshot

Course admins can export the user directory into csv format now.

New hyperlink “Manage Enrollment” is given in course participant page. Admins easily navigate to manage enrollments now.
Manage Enrollments

The discussions (forums) now shows recently active discussions in the top.
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Forums now render formatted texts better. Earlier there had issue with ‘strike-through’ text.
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We also happy to announce our 3 new team members that were instrumental on creating this new release. Welcome on board Rajeev (India), Danny (USA) and Vladimir (Russia).

Stay tuned as next month we bring new functionalities and starting the implementation of neural networks to take advantage of the Terra-bytes of data created by our users. We will bring something really cool and make everyone happy!

Beginner basics- Watercolor Course

Things You Should Know Before You Start Painting!

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In this course, you will learn how to choose appropriate materials for watercolor painting, apply color theory to your paintings and mix colors from various pigments.

You will learn various application techniques in a painting, such as how to create shadow and light.

And you will learn how to arrange compositions,  about perspectives and to paint beautiful trees, fruits, flowers, and animals.

I will teach you to paint with more confidence using motivational quotes and I will make some suggestions about the various ways you can sell your art work using modern technology. Bonus lessons included!

This amazing course offers you:

  • motivational art lessons
  • creative watercolor exercises
  • quizz
  • tasks
  • bonus lessons
  • certificate

We have prepared video tutorials with step-by-step instructions.You can learn from your home, in your free time.

watercolor course

Enrool in your first course now! and discover a new way for mindfulness by painting.

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 5 days and we will give you a full refund.

Short bio of author

Dani Mrdaque is a self-taught artist who likes to paint using different techniques including aquarelle, oil painting, acryl colors, graphic arts and chalk drawing. Her work is mostly based on the aquarelle technique. She discovered her talent for painting when she was a child and she has being painted for more than 20 years. The first person who was taught by Dani how to paint and hold a brush was her younger sister. Regarding aquarelle technique, Dani’s special area of interest is portraits or painting human face. She is also very interested in psychology trying to show the inner character of the persons whose face is on a portrait. Dani also likes to paint various landscapes.

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 Do you want Eliademy to promote your course? Send an email to support@eliademy.com

Eliademy is a top tutoring platform. What is E-Tutoring?

Being a private tutor and teaching online is a future proof job, so let us explain why and what you can do to be one.

The word e- tutor is used “to include academics, subject experts, facilitators, corporate trainers, instructors that undertake a role to support and enable students to learn effectively by using online tools.”

digital nomad

Traditionally a tutor will limit his services to a radius of 30 kilometers around his home base so he can minimize the time and expenses required to reach his student home. Now with Eliademy, tutors can expand and reach the whole world with just a few clicks and focused actions.

The main benefits of online tutoring versus in-person coaching are:

  • Flexibility in terms of time and location
  • Accessibility of content for student
  • A global market versus a local one
  • Convenience, is easier to help with homework
  • Track and reporting in more detail
  • Affordable

What the e-tutor needs to do?

As with the home tutoring service, an e-tutor should:

  • Be responsive to learner’s queries, with Eliademy this is done by emails or posting a discussion subject
  • Initiating activities, such our Quizzes, assessments or flash cards from our Edu Apps catalog
  • Provide feedback on tasks or allow Parent to be observer
  • Having a LIVE video chat for homework help

How can you start your tutoring service?

Eliademy provides all that you need to start your Math, English online and LIVE education service. Our good and international brand will help you to stand out in the Google search results and gain new customers. What you need to do is simple:

  • Start your Eliademy Premium or FREE account
  • Create few courses overviews and add title Tutoring so you can be discovered
  • Update your Profile with details about your expertise, add contact information
  • Set up the price for your service and publish

On average, an E-tutor makes around 10.000 euros extra per year. Start building your marketing as well and if you have ANY question on how to promote online your expertise, just send an email at support@eliademy.com

In the following weeks, we will publish more case studies and ways to improve your LIVE e-tutoring school. Until then we wish you a productive week and keep planning on how you can make money from the comfort of your own home.

Advanced quizzes and assignments for your live online courses

Eliademy is a community-driven platform.  We have gotten over a thousand direct messages, votes and open suggestion on how we should improve course quizzes. Today, we are proud to announce the launch of a brand new quizzes and assignments interface. 

First, we have split all tasks on Eliademy into 2 distinct categories:

  • Assignments – a task that requires an answer from a student (an essay for example) which needs to be checked and graded by a course instructor
  • Quizzes – a task with a set of predefined questions that student need to complete on their own and get an instant rating

New quizzes highlights. For each quiz instructor can:

  • Add a welcome and closing message – text that students will see before and after taking a quiz (it can be used to specify pass rate, or give additional explanations for results)
  • Specify “start date” on which all students on the course will be able to see the quiz (by default start date is set to current date, if you would like to hide the quiz – please remember to adjust starting date)
  • Specify “due date” by which student have to complete the quiz
  • Allow or reject late answer – enabling this option, allows students completing quiz after the due date, but leaves a mark for instructor
  • Choose whether questing should be shown in sequential or random order for students
  • Specify amount of attempts a quiz can be taken

Quizzes have 3 types of questions:

  • Multiple-choice: a student needs to choose one or several correct answers for a question (please note that partially correct answers still counted as fail)
  • True/False: a student needs to choose weather statement in the question is true or false
  • Short Answer: a student needs to type a word, a number or a phrase as an answer to the question

Quiz questions types in live learning platform

For each quiz question an instructor can:

  • Add text, math formulas, media links and pictures (we have the same editing interface you use on the course)
  • Add a short explanation which student will see after answering the question
  • Change order of the questions in the list (in case you want students to complete quiz in sequential order)

When student starts the quiz and answers a question:

  • Correct answer and explanation will be shown immediately if student has only one attempt
  • For multi-try quizzes student will only see weather answer is correct or not after answering, and will see all correct answers and explanations only after sending quiz results

Student view with spoken english

We also have a new “results” interface for instructors – results of all students are shown in one dashboard along with an option to reset progress individually (to give one more extra try for a student).

LMS made in Finland

New assignments highlights.  Improvement to the assignments UX follows the same principle of a unified interface. As an instructor:

  • You have the same controls for start/due dates and late answers like on quizzes page
  • You see all results for all students on a single summary block right under the assignment

There is a noticeable change when it comes to task submission and grading. As of now, students can modify draft answer unlimited amount of times (upload documents, change text, etc). Once an answer is submitted, no further changes are allowed. However, course instructor can choose to give feedback and ask for corrections, instead of grading the answer right away. This will give an option to a student to improve answer and resubmit.

Tasks in Live learning platform

Linking tasks and topics

Last but not least, we have added an option to link tasks and topics. If you would like students to complete a certain assignment or quiz right after reading course chapter, you can admit by clicking “link task” from the footer. A panel with selected task will be displayed right under the content block.

advance learning quizzes

Give a try to new quizzes and tasks and let us know what we can do even better.

15.000 Audio books that you can use with Eliademy

Welcome to your Live Learning Platform.

Last week we silently added one small icon to our super friendly course editor. The new icon (A sound/speaker icon) enables you to add and stream Audio directly from your course.

Why is such small addition significant?

Most of the 36.000 courses hosted on Eliademy contain Videos, text, and images. We looked into the data and we decided that Audio, as an educational object,  is missing from the majority of the courses.

So today we are enthusiastically proud to announce that you can add Streaming audio to your online course and not only in a single way. In order to educate our user base of 25.000 teachers, we decided as well to create a course to inform you on how to properly use this new small addition of our editor.

You can enrol to this course in order to learn how to add audio to your course. 

To make the news even more exciting, we are happy to announce that now you can use over 15.000 Free audio books (Librivox.org) as learning objects into your courses.

All those books are classic masterpieces of human literature that have been liberated from commercial license because they are old (prior of 1921) . In the above-mentioned course, we provide information on how to use and stream those books directly to your students by using Eliademy.

Now, you have the opportunity to teach spoken English, check comprehension or simply place a seed of a good habit to your students. We hope you use it to the maximum.