Video Blog – May 1 – Registration Form & Checkout

Registration Form & Checkout

This installment of Greg’s Video Blog talks about setting up the Registration Form & Checkout.   GoSignMeUp lets you customize your student registration forms and the importance of quick and concise check-out process.  More information here – http://www.gosignmeup.com/easy-course-registration/

GoSignMeUp is customizable so you have total control over your registration forms.  You can have as many or few fields as you wish!  Add additional fields to your registration form to match your unique registration requirements – the fields are customizable.  Students can register their interest in taking a class that is full by joining a wait list.

Looking to restrict access? Require members to login before they can view your class catalog or register.

 

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Find Classes

GoSignMeUp Video Blog – April 12 – Ways To Find Classes

This installment of Greg’s Video Blog talks about all the ways a student can find classes by searching on the GoSignMeUp public-side catalog.
Display your courses as a simple list, which can be sorted by name, date, time and location. Or add graphic elements in a tile view for more visual pizzazz!
Visitors can search based on keyword, category, date range, course number, start date, course name, and other custom variables.

GoSignMeUp makes it easy!  Users can search, sign-up and pay using the front-facing catalog page.

Its easy to Find Classes using GoSignMeUp online registration software!

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OKTA Integration

Our latest press release about OKTA Integration;
https://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00095611-gosignmeup-okta-identity-integration.html

GoSignMeUp, the leading professional development management solution, has integrated with Okta for identity-based authentication. Professional development management software provider GoSignMeUp recently announced that the company’s software platform is now integrated with Okta. Okta Identity Integration provides single sign-on (SSO) access to authenticate users on the online course management tool. Okta, based in San Francisco, California, is one of the world’s leading authorities on cloud-based identity security technologies, and is an ideal partner for the course management experts. “We’re thrilled to be able to integrate Okta’s SSO tools into our product,” says a spokesperson for the company, which is headquartered in Irvine, California. “This identity verification system allows users to sign onto our platform using one online identity for ease of use.” To learn more about the addition of these identity integration features, visit http://www.gosignmeup.com/okta-identity-integration-gosignmeup-sso/.

Instructor Roster Report

Instructor Roster Report

 

The Instructor Roster Report found on the Instructor Dashboard is basically the same as the normal administrator roster report, but it only shows a single Instructor’s courses.  Previously it was difficult for an instructor to see which students are enrolled in a course, but now its only a few clicks away on their Dashboard!  The Report also shows information like the students’ email, phone number, and more.  Instructors can use this report rather than make a sign-in sheets as an easy way to see and use this information.

For more information on the Roster Report, click here.

 

GoSignMeUp 20th Anniversary

(Newswire.net — January 19, 2017) Irvine, California –Leading professional development management solution provider GoSignMeUp has reached a business milestone in 2017; GoSignMeUp 20th Anniversary!  The company, established in 1996 and making its first sale the following year, is celebrating its 20th year in business.  Originally developed by Ed MacNevin, the co-founder and CEO of the company, it was designed to create an efficient online course registration system. Today, the company’s software solution is in use by thousands of users, including educational institutions, government agencies, healthcare firms, and corporate training environments. “Our software represents an efficient way to manage training and professional development,” says a company spokesperson. “Although we have added many features over the years, our original concept still serves as the core of the platform.” To learn more about the history of the company and its product development, visit http://www.gosignmeup.com/about-go-sign-me-up/online-registration-software-our-story/.

 

Our latest press release announcing our 20th Anniversary. GoSignMeUp – we are the registration experts!
https://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00094853-gosignmeup-celebrates-twenty-year-anniversary.html

5 Elements in a Successful Professional Development Plan

by Michael Morrison, GoSignMeUp

1. Needs Assessment. There are several ways that you can gather an organization’s needs.

  • Survey the stakeholders
  • Make a list of required initiatives
  • Revisit your vision to create classes and tracks related to where you want to go

2. Design effective Courses According to nea Today, “In schools where professional learning is centered around job-embedded collaboration with a focus on student results, teachers feel less isolated and experience a greater sense of confidence and job satisfaction—basically, the antithesis of the type of professional development that occurs outside the school, away from actual instruction, and away from students.”

So the question is how do we design courses that are not “sit and get” but extend beyond the one shot staff development.  The answer is to design courses that live on through a Learning Management System.   The technique is simple.  When you have a staff development day or session, create an online class for the session.  This not only allows you to post the materials but lets you start discussions that can last beyond a “Spray and Prey” session.

There are several good LMS systems that allow you to do this well like Blackboard, Haiku LMS, and Canvas.  A tool that connects the sign-up process, print name tags but also register people in the classes is called GoSignMeUp and can connected to all three of the above mentioned systems.

3. Make It Fun.   A lot of people miss this fun playful side of staff development.  Many Learning Management Systems offer badges for courses and GoSignMeUp can track if the courses were completed in a certain strand and send out a certificate.   Creating a multi tier approach encourages growth. “Gamify” the process.   People can be motivated to gather the next level by a sense of accomplishment and the want to build a resume or move up in the organization.

4.  Create Learning Communities – Scrumify it. By pairing up staff with each other, you can create small learning communities that focus on continual improvement of the organization.   These smaller groups can push forward short increments if they are given authority to do so.  This process of a Scrum is similar to a rugby match in which you join in a Scrum to move the ball forward.  Learn more about the Scrum process here.

5. Measure Results. If it is worth teaching it is worth measuring.   Find reliable metrics that can assess your staff development goals.  Is it a specific goal that you want students in a school to achieve or knowledge need to launch a new product for a company.

 

For more information on how GoSignMeUp can help you create a successful professional development plan, call 1-888-286-4826, or fill out our contact form.

Okta Identity Integration for SSO

 

GoSignMeUp has now integrated with Okta for identity management and federated identity-based authentication and authorization. With Okta Identity integration you can take advantage of ‘single sign-on’ (SSO). SSO allows your users to sign in to GoSignMeUp and other different organizations or institutions using just one ‘identity’. Okta integration allows for cross-domain single sign-on and removes the need for content providers to maintain user names and passwords. Okta Identity provides an identity and access management platform enabling the right people access to the right things seamlessly and securely. A user authenticates with his or her organizational credentials, and the organization (or identity provider) passes the minimal identity information necessary to the service provider to enable an authorization decision. Okta also provides extended privacy functionality allowing a user and their home site to control the attributes released to each application. GoSignMeUp now benefits from these features through Okta Identity integration. GoSignMeUp online class registration and management software saves training organizations time and money – and makes the user experience easier and more secure using Okta integration.

GoSignMeUp also supports other SSO options thru an LMS (such as Blackboard Learn, Haiku,  or Canvas) Google SSO, CAS and Shibboleth.

 

Contact GoSignMeUp for pricing information or questions about our registration software.

Changes To Outgoing Email

Changes To Outgoing EmailResponding to emerging internet security standards in regards to outgoing email, GoSignMeUp has made Changes To Outgoing Email.  Internet security standards mandate that the “From:” address be the same domain that the email originates from.  If the domains do not match, most recipient email servers will reject the email as spam.

To ensure mail delivery the “From:” address for emails will be “email@gosignmeup.net” to match the sending domain of the mail server. There will be an additional “Reply to:” field with the typical email address of the email author. Functionality will remain the same for email recipients; Clicking “Reply” on an email client will result in the correct sender address in the response.

Clients also have the option to use their own mail server, to maintain domain-name continuity.

These mandatory changes will result in more reliable email delivery. Please let us know if you have any questions or issues by e-mailing us at “support@gosignmeup.com.”

For more tips on how to avoid your outgoing email being labeled spam, check out this article.