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GoSignMeUp is a Certified Canvas Partner

GoSignMeUp is a Certified Canvas PartnerGoSignMeUp is a Certified Canvas Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GoSignMeUp is a Certified Canvas Partner

If you are looking for a turn-key professional development solution, let GoSignMeUp registration and the Canvas Learning Management System be your turn key solution!  GoSignMeUp is now a Certified Canvas Partner!  Click here for more about the partnership.

If you currently are using GoSignMeUp registration software to manage course registrations, its easy to add online content delivery with a learning management system such as the Canvas Learning Management System.  GoSignMeUp is a certified Canvas Learning Management System partner; we have directly integrated our product into the Canvas Learning Management System. Our strong ongoing partnership has created systems in which users register and pay through GoSignMeUp and are then placed in real-time into the Canvas Learning Management System to start their online training.   GoSignMeUp and Canvas Learning Management System integrate seamlessly to create the ultimate on-line professional development platform!  The combination of GoSignMeUp and Canvas Learning Management System let you easily track continuing education units and manage a professional development program.  Canvas allows you to create a cloud-based content delivery system for your instructional content.  With GoSignMeUp, potential students can then search, find and register for courses – and even lets you charge for them if you wish.  Turn an existing online training curriculum in to a profit center by allowing other people outside of your organization to sign up and pay for your existing professional development content!

For more information on how Canvas Learning Management System integrates with GoSignMeUp Registration, visit http://canvas.gosignmeup.com/

GoSignMeUp is a Certified Canvas Partner!

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Haiku Partners with GoSignMeUp

 

 

Haiku Partners with GoSignMeUp

Haiku Partners with GoSignMeUp for the Ultimate Professional Development solution!

What happens when a leading learning platform provider in the K-12 space teams up with a cutting-edge online course registration platform? A seamless, user-friendly professional development solution, that’s what!

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with GoSignMeUp that provides a turnkey solution for organizations and schools that manage and deliver online professional development courses.

Haiku Partners with GoSignMeUp!  The partnership makes it easy to not only deliver online courses, but also offer course registration, credit tracking, transcript reporting, and payment support all in one integrated solution.

Who is this solution for?

This solution is ideal for two types of organizations: professional development organizations that offer courses to K-12 schools, as well as school districts that want to scale their professional development program beyond their district and even monetize those offerings.

We know there are some schools that already have strong internal PD programs and are thinking about opening up their courses to teachers outside of their district. This partnership makes it easy to not only deliver the online courses, but also offer course registration, credit tracking, transcript reporting, and payment support all in one integrated solution.

Watch this video to see how it all works!

The need for this type of solution

According to a recent Gates Foundation study “Teacher’s Views on Professional Development,” large majorities of teachers do not believe that professional development is helping them prepare for the changing nature of their jobs – specifically the increasing emphasis on technology and digital learning tools.

The study also found that administrative tasks make it difficult for school leaders to spend enough time on instruction and to effectively support professional development.

That’s where this solution shines, as our CEO and cofounder Bryan Falcon recently pointed out: “For schools, this gives them a seamless professional development solution from end to end. GoSignMeUp gives administrators powerful tools to manage registration and closeout, while Haiku Learning takes care of everything in between, giving educators a 21st century digital learning platform with the tools they need for today’s classroom.”

To learn more go to haiku.gosignmeup.com

For more about Haiku Learning and to see this original blog post click here.

 

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Haiku Learning and GoSignMeUp Partner

 

 

Haiku Learning and GoSignMeUp Partner for K-12 Professional Development Solution

Haiku Learning and GoSignMeUp Partner Haiku Learning and GoSignMeUp Partner to create a turn-key K-12 Professional Development Solution!

Haiku Learning, a renowned K-12 digital learning platform and GoSignMeUp, a leading provider of online workshop and training registration software, are pleased to announce a new partnership that provides a turnkey solution for organizations and schools that manage and deliver online professional development courses.

The partnership makes it easy to not only deliver online courses, but also offer course registration, credit tracking, transcript reporting, and payment support all in one integrated solution. It’s ideal for professional development organizations as well as school districts that want to scale their professional development program beyond their district and even monetize those offerings.

Who is this solution for?

This solution is ideal for two types of organizations: professional development organizations that offer courses to K-12 schools, as well as school districts that want to scale their professional development program beyond their district and even monetize those offerings.

We know there are some schools that already have strong internal PD programs and are thinking about opening up their courses to teachers outside of their district. This partnership makes it easy to not only deliver the online courses, but also offer course registration, credit tracking, transcript reporting, and payment support all in one integrated solution.

Read the whole press release here –
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/10/prweb13040433.htm

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Haiku Learning integrates with GoSignMeUp Online Registration

Haiku Learning integrates with GoSignMeUp Online Registration


Whether you’re a professional development organization, or a school looking to expand your internal PD program, the combination of Haiku Learning and GoSignMeUp provides you with a streamlined solution to deliver courses from registration to content-delivery to closeout.

To visualize how Haiku Learning and GoSignMeUp facilitate professional development, imagine a bookshelf; the books are the content and teaching tools inside of Haiku Learning and the bookends that hold everything together are GoSignMeUp!

On the front end, GoSignMeUp simplifies enrollment to an external audience by making it easy for users to search for courses, sign-up for them, pay, and get enrolled.

Once the course starts, Haiku Learning is where the course lives. Class teachers can create contextualized learning experiences that marry content and skills using the platform’s simple drag-and drop interface. Amongst other things, they can easily embed YouTube videos and hundreds of other web 2.0 apps; hold Discussion forums to facilitate collaboration; and offer a variety of assessments with auto-grading. There’s also an analytics dashboards to track activity and performance at a glance.

On the back end, GoSignMeUp manages the administration of the program like tracking course education units, transcript reporting, and sending out surveys and completion certificates! Plus, our powerful analytics are perfect for federal, state, and local reporting as well, to fine-tune and modify classes and course pathways.

And there it is: a streamlined, yet robust, professional development program. Haiku Learning integrates with GoSignMeUp Online Registration!

With Haiku Learning and GoSignMeUp, teachers get a 21st century learning platform to develop their skills and administrators get a powerful tool to manage the whole program!

For more information on how Haiku Learning Platform integrates with GoSignMeUp Registration, visit http://haiku.gosignmeup.com/

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Payment Processing with Authorize Net

Payment Processing with Authorize Net

Payment Processing with Authorize Net

Did you know you can charge for courses using GoSignMeUp?  Your students can easily search, sign-up and pay for courses using GoSignMeUp’s public-facing catalog.  Payment processing is available through a variety of providers, including Payment Processing with Authorize Net.  GoSignMeUp connects to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway, which provides the complex infrastructure and security necessary to ensure fast, reliable and secure transmission of transaction data. Authorize.Net manages the routing of transactions just like a traditional credit card swipe machine you find in the physical retail world, however, Authorize.Net uses the Internet instead of a phone line.

GoSignMeUp has many pricing and payment options;

Online payments
Accept payments online using Authorize Net or one of the many other payment processors we integrate with.

Discounted pricing
Offer discounted pricing using coupon codes or early-bird specials.

Sell materials
Sell class materials online. You can make them optional or required. You can even track your inventory levels so you don’t run out.

Advanced pricing
Many different pricing options can be configured for your classes, such as free, tiered pricing, student selected pricing and membership pricing.

Be sure to contact us at GoSignMeUp if you want to learn more about how to charge for courses and connecting to payment gateways such as Authorize.Net.

You too can use Payment Processing with Authorize Net!

To learn more about how you can charge for courses using GoSignMeUp and Authorize.Net give us a call at 1-888-286-4826, or fill out our contact form.
Expand your earnings potential by charging for your courses!

 

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GoSignMeUp earns CAGE Certification

GoSignMeUp earns CAGE Certification

GoSignMeUp earns CAGE Certification

GoSignMeUp earns CAGE Certification

If you are a Federal /government agency looking for a SAM/CAGE approved vendor, GoSignMeUp meets the criteria!  GoSignMeUp earns CAGE Certification!  GoSignMeUp has gone through the vigorous process to get our CAGE number and SAM listing.  The System for Award Management (SAM) Registration & Certification as well as The Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code are necessary to do business with with Federal agencies.   With the SAM/CAGE approval your agency will have no problem getting the online registration and professional development solution you need!

GoSignMeUp’s online registration software lets you focus on the course content, not the course paperwork!
Increase enrollments, save time, save money, expand your market and make the entire process easier and more convenient for everyone involved – instructors, administrators and enrollees.  GoSignMeUp integrates with popular Learning Management Systems to create the perfect solution for professional development and continuing education.

Make online registration easy with GoSignMeUp!

You can stop wasting time collecting class registrations and payments, communicating seat and class availability, sending emails, running reports, distributing transcripts, and much more

To learn more about how a SAM/CAGE approved vendor can expedite the procurement of GoSignMeUp as your ultimate online registration and professional development solution, give us a call at 1-888-286-4826, or fill out our contact form.

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Haiku Learning Integrates with GoSignMeUp

Haiku Learning Integrates with GoSignMeUp

Haiku Learning Integrates with GoSignMeUp

If you currently are using GoSignMeUp registration software to manage course registrations, its easy to add online content delivery with a learning management system such as Haiku Learning.  Haiku Learning Integrates with GoSignMeUp! GoSignMeUp is a certified Haiku Learning partner; we have directly integrated our product into the Haiku Learning Digital Learning Platform. Our strong ongoing partnership has created systems in which users register and pay through GoSignMeUp and are then placed in real-time into the Haiku Learning Digital Learning Platform to start their online training.   GoSignMeUp and Haiku Learning integrate seamlessly to create the ultimate on-line professional development platform. Haiku Learning allows you to create an online classroom to deliver your instructional content.  With GoSignMeUp, potential students can then search, find and register for courses – and even lets you charge for them if you wish.  Turn an existing online training curriculum in to a profit center by allowing other people outside of your organization to sign up and pay for your existing professional development content!

Haiku Learning Management System Integrates with GoSignMeUp

Haiku Learning Management System Integrates with GoSignMeUp

Haiku Learning is designed to let you spend more time teaching and less time managing assignments, tracking down homework, and grading papers.  GoSignMeUp automates email reminders, class lists,  sign-in sheets, name tags, and enrollment reports.  GoSignMeUp can also send out surveys and course completion certificates, to cap off the certification cycle. Together these two programs compliment each other to make your job easier, and your content more accessible!  GoSignMeUp acts like book-ends, facilitating registration on the front and analyzing enrollment data on the back. The Haiku Learning Digital Learning Platform delivers the content in the middle.  It all comes together to create a powerful content delivery and management system!  Haiku Learning Integrates with GoSignMeUp (Click for explanatory video)

To learn more about how you can integrate Haiku Learning in to GoSignMeUp give us a call at 1-888-286-4826, or fill out our contact form.  Expand your potential by adding Haiku Learning to your GoSignMeUp installation!

 

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Canvas Integrates with GoSignMeUp

Canvas Integrates with GoSignMeUp

Canvas Integrates with GoSignMeUp

If you currently are using GoSignMeUp registration software to manage course registrations, its easy to add online content delivery with a learning management system such as Canvas Learning.  Canvas Integrates with GoSignMeUp!  GoSignMeUp is a certified Canvas Learning partner; we have directly integrated our product into the Canvas learning management software. Our strong ongoing partnership has created systems in which users register and pay through GoSignMeUp and are then placed in real-time into the Canvas LMS to start their online training.   GoSignMeUp and Canvas Learning integrate seamlessly to create the ultimate on-line professional development platform. Canvas Learning allows you to create an online classroom to deliver your instructional content.  With GoSignMeUp, potential students can then search, find and register for courses – and even lets you charge for them if you wish.  Turn an existing online training curriculum in to a profit center by allowing other people outside of your organization to sign up and pay for your existing professional development content!

Canvas Integrates with GoSignMeUp

GoSignMeUp integrates with Canvas Learning

Canvas Learning is designed to let you spend more time teaching and less time managing assignments, tracking down homework, and grading papers.  GoSignMeUp automates email reminders, class lists,  sign-in sheets, name tags, and enrollment reports.  GoSignMeUp can also send out surveys and course completion certificates, to cap off the certification cycle. Together these two programs compliment each other to make your job easier, and your content more accessible!  GoSignMeUp acts like book-ends, facilitating registration on the front and analyzing enrollment data on the back. Canvas Learning delivers the content in the middle.  It all comes together to create a powerful content delivery and management system! (Click for explanatory video)

To learn more about how you can integrate Canvas Learning in to GoSignMeUp give us a call at 1-888-286-4826, or fill out our contact form.  Expand your potential by adding Canvas Learning to your GoSignMeUp installation!

 

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Access Your Data In Real Time With Web Services

 

Access Your Data In Real Time With Web Services

Access Your Data In Real Time With Web Services

Do you need to Access Your Data In Real Time With Web Services?  GoSignMeUp offers “Web Services” as feature to compliment our registration system. “Web services” describes a standardized way of integrating Web-based applications using open standards over an Internet protocol backbone. Web services allow organizations to communicate data without intimate knowledge of each other’s IT systems behind the firewall. This means your company can request registration data over the internet and the GoSignMeUp servers will process and feed out the results in real-time. There is a secure layer to the request because it first must be authenticated, for increased security.
Using Web Services a customer can request student, roster, course and attendance information from the GoSignMeUp servers remotely. Web services allow a customer to process attendance, transcript, as well as send surveys and certificates. In addition you can add and update courses and course descriptions, as well as student information.  Access Your Data In Real Time With Web Services!
If you want to expand your capabilities in regards to accessing your user data, be sure to inquire about GoSignMeUp’s web services!

Visit www.GoSignMeUp.com, call 888-286-4826 or email, info@GoSignMeUp.com.

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How to Avoid Your Email Being Labeled Spam

 

 

Avoid Your Email Being Labeled Spam

Avoid Your Email Being Labeled Spam

Email notifications are a big part of the power behind using a registration system such as GoSignMeUp; students receive confirmation emails when they sign up, reminder emails as the course date approaches, and also a host of other communications the administrators might send out about course work, class cancellations, you name it.  These emails are often time sensitive and important – so how come they can end up in a Spam filter or the Junk folder?  With so much traffic now on the internet, and much of it from unscrupulous marketers or scammers, many systems now employ automated systems to identify and sort this ever-increasing deluge of email.  10-20% of emails getting lost in cyberspace is tragically the norm, mostly due to overzealous filters.  Here are some rules for creating a successful email that goes in to your recipients in-box, and not somewhere else!

 

1.  Keep Email Addresses Up-To-Date

If your contact list is riddled with dead emails, you are just asking for trouble.  6 month rule – clean out old/inactive accounts and remove inactive contacts.  Bounce-backs and undeliverable email could trigger you as a spammer.

Avoiding purchased email lists is generally not a problem for GoSignMeUp users, as students sign-up for courses using their own email addresses.  SpamTraps are email addresses that are strategically placed on web sites for scamming bots to find and use, which triggers a filter.  The problem is if one of your students was on a CC list with a spamtrap email, they too could trigger the spam filter.  An unsubscribe option is also a must-have for promotional emails to gain the stamp of approval; Simply provide an “unsubscribe’ link in the footer hyperlinked to an admin email address.  While you are at it, include the physical address of your institution.  These two items alone will markedly improve the deliverability of your email!

 

2. Avoid Spam Trigger Words and Phishing Phrases

Phishing is a type of spam to try and collect usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. These spam emails are a big problem because they masquerade as legitimate emails, which has made spam filters really aggressive.  So you need to make sure your emails don’t share traits with this or other types of spam.   While it might be true, a subject line such as “Once in a lifetime opportunity!” probably will just get tossed in to the spam folder!  Keep your subject line short and concise and avoid repeating it in the body copy.  Don’t use the word ‘test’ in the subject line – use ‘exam’ or ‘examination’.
Here is a list of common trigger words.  Another sorted by topic.

 

3. Quality Content

Filters search your email content for things that are typical for spam, and how you rate depends on your content.  Examples –

  • Talks about lots of money (.193 points)
  • Describes some sort of breakthrough (.232 points)
  • Looks like mortgage pitch (.297 points)
  • Contains urgent matter (.288 points)
  • Money back guarantee (2.051 points)

While most of these points are moot for typical GoSignMeUp applications, it is helpful to understand the type of content that triggers the filters.  Other things to avoid are excessive use of exclamation points!!!!!!!!!, USING ALL CAPS, T_e_x_t_w_i_t_h_g_a_p_s, bright red or green colored fonts, and lots of images (try to use as few images as possible).   Never include Javascript, form code, or video within your email, and make sure your HTML (if any) is good.

Avoid copying anything directly from Microsoft Word, Excel, or Powerpoint. These programs often have a lot of unseen formatting behind the text that results in horrible HTML code when you paste out of them.  Copy/Paste in to a text editor such as Notepad to strip out all the special characters and CSS code.  There is also a feature in GoSignMeUp on the text editor to fix HTML from word – select the offending text and click it!  (see below)Fixit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. Attachments

Sending emails with attachments is normal, but can also trigger a boot out of the in-box.  Consider using a link instead. Push your document up to Google Docs and get a shareable link, and put that in the email body instead of an attachment.  Also use full links – if you use a link-shortening service like TinyURL or Bitly your email will immediately become more ‘suspicious’.   Keep attachments as small as possible if you must include them at all.  Click here for a help guide on how to convert your documents in to a link using either Google Drive or the GoSignMeUp Document Upload feature.

 

5. Break Up Large Lists

Whenever possible, if you can break a gigantic mailing list in to multiple, smaller lists that is a far better strategy for staying off of spam-lists.  Instead of sending out to your entire list at once, sort the recipients by something like date-enrolled or other value that can reliably divide your email list in to smaller and more manageable chunks.  The spam monitors are always triggered by large lists being sent out at once, as statistically these will also have the most errors, rejects and bounces that raise red flags.  You can sort and export you data from the Course Grid (see image below).   You can also use the Ad-Hoc Reporting/Export tool to export your GoSignMeUP data for use in other mail programs or third-party eblast services such as Mail Chimp.  (more info below)

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6. Use A Third-Party Bulk Email Service

The problem of sending bulk emails directly from GoSignMeUp is that it can flag your web site’s domain (i.e. yoursite.gosignmeup.com) as a spammer and get it black listed!  It is a far better practice to limit your GoSignMeUp site to the automated course confirmation emails and such and use an external site to handle promotional emails.  Third party, high-volume email senders such as MailChimp will ‘trickle’ send email campaigns slowly, over a longer period of time, to avoid the ‘one big list’ issues.  We strongly suggest using MailChimp for large email blasts when possible.
For a step-by-step guide on how to pull email addresses from GoSignMeUp for use in Mail Chimp, click here.

 

GoSignMeUp’s  automatic email confirmations and reminders keep everyone involved up-to-date.   Teachers and administrators can easily email individuals or create custom lists of course attendees, teachers and admins.  While the landscape of electronic communication is forever changing, you can do your part to ensure your email communications from GoSignMeUp reach their destination!

If you have any questions about your GoSignMeUp system, please visit www.GoSignMeUp.com, call 888-286-4826 or email, info@GoSignMeUp.com.

 

Resources;
https://sendgrid.com/blog/10-tips-to-keep-email-out-of-the-spam-folder/

http://mailchimp.com/resources/guides/how-to-avoid-spam-filters/

https://blog.kissmetrics.com/avoid-the-spam-folder/

http://www.activecampaign.com/help/improving-delivery/