Setting Up in RedSeed
Congratulations and welcome to your RedSeed dashboard! We look forward to seeing your business grow!
But where do you go from here? What do you actually do first? Glad you asked! This guide will take you through setting up your business in RedSeed.
RedSeed LMS is a simple-to-use LMS (Learning Management System) for you and your employees. While being easy to use, there is a lot of power under the hood - which is why we created this quick guide to help you become familiar with the app in the least time possible.
Here's our guide to getting started…
Locations allow you to layout business in RedSeed. To add a location, click the “Add location” button on your Dashboard.
Add a name for your location, choose a location type, either a region, store or department, more information on these location types can be found here. If your RedSeed setup came preloaded with some courses and resources you can choose which ones will appear at this location. If not, you can add a course to this location in the next step, adding courses!
Let's add your first course to RedSeed now, navigate to the courses section via the menu bar at the top of the page.
This page is your main hub for maintaining existing courses and adding new ones. Lets start by adding a new course, click the ‘Add new course’ button and choose the ‘Add new xAPI course’ option. We have a few requirements when uploading a course to RedSeed which you can read here. Click ‘Browse’ or drag and drop your course ZIP file into the box provided. Once we have processed your file you will be redirected to the ‘Course Settings’ page.
From this page you will need to provide some basic details around your course like the course name, description etc. There are a few other settings which are explained on this page here which we recommend you read before changing anything.
To be able to enroll users you will need to set the course status to ‘Active’. Once you have entered all your details press the ‘Save Changes’ button. Congratulations! You’ve just uploaded your first piece of training content to RedSeed.
It's now time to add users to RedSeed so they can begin their training. Navigate to your Dashboard and under the ‘Users’ panel click the ‘Add User’ button. Enter the new users details and click the ‘Save User and Continue to Courses’ button. For more information on adding users click here.
How to enrol a user in a course
Normally when you add a user to RedSeed you are automatically redirected to the ‘Edit Enrolments’ page to enrol that new user in some courses. However, you can enrol users in courses at any time. Go to your ‘Dashboard’ and using the ‘Locations’ panel navigate to the location of the user you want to enrol in some courses. Once you find that user click on their name and select the ‘Edit Enrolments’ button.
To enrol a user in a course, use the toggl next to the course or pathway name, then press the ‘Save’ button in the ‘Pending Changes’ box. Some courses and pathways will require you to select a coach for that user's enrollment, you can do this by using the dropdown box.
However, if you aren't adding a new user you can still enrol users in courses. For more information on enrolling users in courses click here.
Set default coaches
Let's briefly cover marking in RedSeed…Marking is done by Coaches and Coaches are assigned to users enrollments in courses to mark them when required. There are two main ways to assign a coach to mark a user's enrollments, option one is via the users ‘Edit Enrollments’ page, you can read how to do that here. But option 2 which is much easier to manage. Setting a ‘default’ coach for a particular location means that any new enrollments for users will be assigned to that location's default coach.
To set a default coach for a location go to any location via your RedSeed dashboard and select the ‘Edit location’ button. From this page you can select a Coach from the dropdown under the ‘Default coach’ section.
Resources are a great way of providing your users with documentation they may require during their training or as a part of their job. We allow you to upload the following file formats -
To upload a resource to RedSeed navigate to the ‘Resources’ section via the menu bar at the top of the page. Select the ‘Add new resource’ button and like courses click ‘Browse’ or drag and drop your resource file into the box provided. You will be redirected to the ‘Edit Resource’ page where you will need to provide a few basic details before pressing ‘Save Changes’
For more information on uploading and editing Resources click here.
A Learning Pathway allows you to control which courses users are enrolled in and in what order.
For instance, once a user completes the first course in a Learning Pathway they will be automatically enrolled in the next course. This makes training and managing enrollments seamless by removing the time it takes for Managers and Administrators to enrol users in courses.
This lets you dedicate more time to other aspects of your businesses development without having to worry about maintaining user enrollments. Pathways do it all for you!
Pathways require a bit of explaining so click here to find out more on how to set up your first pathway!
Watching the charts on your dashboard
Your Dashboard provides you with an overview of courses, locations, users and training within your business. Your level of access, or what you can and can't see on the dashboard, is determined by the location of your account within your business. For example, if you're an administrator at head-office you may be able to see all your users and training for all your locations. However, if you're a manager at a lower level, you will only be able to see the users and training for that location and below only!
For more information on the different sections and how the data they provide might be valuable to you click here.