Training For You are a private training company based in Wanganui New Zealand, providing a range of vocational courses in diverse disciplines including Healthcare, Business Administration, Equine, and Early Childhood.
In mid 2013 Training For You made a decision to change their Moodle hosting solution and work with HRDNZ, Moodle Partner with their HQ in New Zealand. Mary Stobbe, eLearning Consultant responsible for managing the Training For You Moodle site, took the opportunity to start with a new 2.5 installation, rather than migrating a Moodle 1.9 site, effectively providing a ‘new start’ for the project.
The front page of the Training for You site links to valuable pre-registration content including self-assessment so potential students can understand if they are ready for online study, and even a short sample online course that users can try out for themselves.
Mary says “We worked with HRDNZ not only to install and host Moodle, but to provide support in selecting and installing a small set of plugins that enhance the learner experience.” These plugins comprise the Checklist module, block and gradebook export, the Ajax marking block, and new quiz question types including numerous drag-and-drop questions, and missing words.
Training For You have been extremely happy since migrating to hosting with HRDNZ. Mary adds “We’ve been really pleased with the response times and support we now have from using a Moodle Partner, and the knowledge and advice has really helped us achieve a Moodle site that supports our learners and staff to take advantage of e-learning.”