eThink Education & Envisiontel partner to provide integrated storefront capabilities to Moodle and Totara LMS

By November 27, 2017Press

This partnership with Envisiontel provides eThink clients with a multi-tenant e-commerce platform to market and sell their courses to an external audience.

Envisiontel’s cutting-edge shopping cart solution, LMScheckout, provides a new opportunity for eThink Education’s Moodle and Totara customers to create and manage a multi-tenant e-commerce solution to sell, enroll, and deploy training content to the extended enterprise.

For many LMS providers, the challenge of providing an e-commerce solution within Totara and Moodle is that these systems are designed to cater to a known, internal user: someone who has their training enrollments assigned to them from the system, often based on their role within the organization. At its most basic level, an e-commerce solution must be able to provide access to an unknown, external user: a person who needs to choose their own training. With LMScheckout, it is now possible for training professionals to reimagine their LMS as an online sales and marketing tool.

“We built LMScheckout with a mission in mind,” commented Jonathan Turkle, Vice President of Envisiontel. “Our mission is to provide external users with a robust storefront experience, one that gives individuals and stores owners all the unique transaction and enrollment tools they need, so users can design their own learning path in an environment that both inspires and motivates them.”

With the integration of LMScheckout, eThink clients can:

  • Import their entire LMS training catalog into a highly customizable storefront platform.
  • Customize and group catalogs into offerings based on multiple criteria.
  • Pass student data back and forth between the LMS and the storefront.  
  • Purchase and access courses or review course progress without having to leave the storefront environment.  
  • Manage user notifications, credit card transactions, invoicing, purchase orders, coupons, and discounting through LMScheckout.
  • Leverage the Salesforce integration in LMScheckout, where students can be tracked as contacts and sales can be tracked as opportunities.

“eThink is incredibly excited to be partnering with Envisiontel to provide our clients with an innovative eCommerce solution, as well as a robust integration to Salesforce, to sell and share courses directly within their Moodle or Totara environments,” said Brian Carlson, Co-Founder & CEO of eThink. “Providing advice to our clients on which products support their needs is a critical component of eThink’s total solution approach to eLearning. eCommerce is a growing consideration among our clients and LMScheckout provides a multi-tenant solution for those looking to drive sales and simplify enrollments.”

For end-users, LMScheckout provides a rich user experience, where visitors can easily navigate a blend of course offerings based on their preferences, browse through course recommendations, customer reviews and ratings.

For the store owner, the LMScheckout e-commerce platform is an opportunity to market and promote training content across multiple distribution outlets. Store owners can create and manage an almost unlimited number of uniquely branded child stores, where each store can be individually provisioned from the same Moodle instance.

The combined result of all these innovations is a unique opportunity for trainers to turn learners into customers directly within their eThink learning platform.

About eThink Education

eThink Education provides a fully-managed eLearning solution including implementation, cloud hosting, integration, consultation, and management services for open-source Moodle and Totara. Managed by experts, eThink’s total solution provides a dynamic and customizable platform to meet specific institutional and organizational needs. With clients in various industries including Healthcare, Education, Nonprofit, Government, and Corporate, eThink can help all types of organizations to maximize the effectiveness of their eLearning programs for improved business outcomes.

About Envisiontel

Envisiontel was started began in 2004 as an e-learning consulting company specializing in instructional design and content production. Over the years, it has evolved into a company dedicated to developing leading-edge software solutions to enhance and enable the monetization of online training content. Our related software and services include cloud integration apps and a number of Salesforce.com consulting services geared toward education and more. For more information about Envisiontel, please visit www.envisiontel.com.