Australia’s BRW Top 100 Fast Company partners with world’s open-source learning platform to deliver edtech solutions in Asia Pacific

eCreators – one of Australia’s leaders in elearning and technology – today announced their partnership with Moodle to deliver their learning management expertise internationally, into Singapore.

Together, both companies will continue their mission to deliver innovative and powerful edtech tools that empower growing educational demands in Singapore.

eCreators expansion to the Singapore market means that organisations in the education, government,

not-for-profit and corporate sectors can now take advantage of the range of quality eLearning products

and services eCreators has offered the Australian market over the past 10 years.

eCreators aims to provide market leading SaaS based services to Singapore’s small to medium business

market and bespoke enterprise services to tier 1 organisations across all industries.

Additionally, eCreators will provide content development services to all areas of the market, allowing

Singapore access to a fully-fledged eLearning provider.

Dean Saunders, CEO of eCreators, commented on the exciting opportunity and challenge ahead as they expand their Moodle services into Singapore.

“The team and I are excited about extending our services to the Singapore market,” said Dean.

“Off the back of our success in Australia, we’re positive Singapore will also benefit from our range of

dynamic and innovative Moodle products and eLearning content services.”

“I see Singapore as a natural regional partner, especially as we’ve already had some early success in the


“Many of the people we speak to in Singapore understand the important role that Moodle plays in the

global education space and we aim to spread that message further through delivering quality Moodle and

eLearning products to the market.”

Dr Martin Dougiamas, Founder and CEO of Moodle, also commented on the importance of eCreator’s

expansion to offer quality Moodle services in the Singapore region.

“I congratulate eCreators on their achievement of becoming a Certified Moodle Services Provider in Singapore,” said Martin.

“We have been working in partnership with eCreators over the last 4 years to provide high level edtech solutions to leading Australian higher education and corporate sectors.”

“We are now looking forward to working more together to meet the growing demand for digital education in Singapore through the provision of powerful, innovative and flexible tools in Moodle.”

The Moodle Partner network continues to grow, with the addition of eCreators’ certified Moodle services in Singapore totalling 87 certified Moodle partnerships based in 44 countries.


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About Moodle

Moodle, the world’s open source learning platform, allows educators to create a private space online filled with tools for collaborative learning. First released in 2001 by Martin Dougiamas, Moodle is now used in every country in the world. Moodle is a key part of operations for leading education institutions such as Open University UK, Monash and Columbia, as well as big organisations such as the United Nations, UK Government and US Defence force.

Moodle’s open source project and development is supported by its global community of users and network of certified Moodle Partners, who offer a range of tailored Moodle services and support. For more information, visit .

About eCreators

eCreators are a Moodle Certified Partner, specialising in the development, deployment and customisation

of Moodle LMS sites. Our SaaS platform is designed to provide secure, highly available services, across

multiple geographic locations, with self-scaling and self-healing capabilities. With years of experience we

have established an outstanding record for tailoring platforms to our client needs, which includes

government, corporate, educational and not-fot-profit sectors.

With a team of comprehensive in-house specialists, comprising of Engineers, Coders, Architects and

Designers, we deliver solutions to organisations such as Telstra, The Australian Red Cross, Ergon

Energy, and the Police and Nurses Bank.

Underpinned with a robust Project Methodology, Analysis and Design phase to deliver Moodle solutions,

we are also leaders in creating self-paced eLearning content and have previously assisted Australian and

international organisations in the delivery of innovative content solutions.

Along with our other partnerships with Citrix, Samsung and Intelliboard, we were recognised in the

Australian Financial Review in 2016 as Australia’s fastest growing eLearning company.

More information can be found in eCreators website.

We’ve been receiving a common question yesterday, so here’s to filling in a few blanks for you!


1.What’s this new acronym I need to learn? 

I know, we’ve heard it before. Let’s create an acronym thats so difficult to understand that it needs a manual. LTI stands for Learning Tools Interoperability. Say that at a BBQ and you’re own your own. Know what it does and you may make a friend or two.

2. So what does LTI allow me to do?

OK, lets say you have a existing Learning Management System. From that Learning Management System you want to be able to share content to another Learning Management System. It might be a partner, a customer, anyone at all.  After you upload your e-learning course, providing your LMS is LTI compatible, you can now allow access to the said course.

3. And that helps me how?

This is the great bit. One of the ways LTI can assist you is to allow you to provide full access to your e-learning course or course library without the course leaving your system.  Let’s say you’re an RTO – maybe even one of our RTO customers. LTI allows your customers to host, manage and/or sell your content from their own platforms. From the customer perspective, they can report, run and view the course just as if it lived on thier own LMS; and; if you ever need to revoke access, you can just pull the plug!

This is just one of the ways LTI can help your business. To see a live demo of how it can work, call our Sales team for a demo today.

Confused where to start?

Many of our enterprise customers that we meet with are often faced with the challenge of where to begin when implementing an LMS and a wider learning strategy across their organisation.  This is where eCreators offers a Learning Lab.  A learning lab is designed to assist you in determining your core requirements to ensure:

  1. You’re implementing the right product into your business
  2. All of the correct stakeholders are involved
  3. Your system is providing you with the right reporting tools
  4. Your system is integrated – and behaving correctly through other multiple systems
  5. You have a long term sustainable strategy for learning in your business

There are many other items we cover off in learning labs, these are just a few.

Typically, a learning lab will last for one to two days, and on extended projects we may recommend a permanent business analyst from our team to assist you on the client side implementation.  The types of team members we commit to Learning Labs are:

Digital Technology Manager

Business Analyst

User Experience Designer

Solutions Architect

Learning Labs have seen eCreators create successful implementations for many organisations. Call us today to fid out more.

What is My Team?

My Team is a feature we created for eCreator’s Moodle theme, Learnbook, as a response to customer feedback lamenting the difficulty they had empowering managers within their organisation to monitor their team’s learning progress.

What can I do with My Team?

With ‘My Team’, managers can see the learning progress of their team members at a glance.

That means, they can log into Learnbook and with a single click, get a snapshot of the learning progress of everyone they manage, including a handy progress bar.

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Managers can drill down further by clicking on a team member’s learning profile.

They’ll get visibility right down to the activity level and be able to send messages to members of their team  directly from the LMS.

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How do I set it up?

My Team works through system context cohorts. For managers to get visibility, you’ll need to make them Cohort Managers.

system context cohorts


Ok, great! How do I create system context cohorts?

You can create these cohorts in accordance with your organisation’s structure by going to:

Site administration > Users > Accounts > cohorts

1. Select the ‘Add new cohort’ tab.

2. Name your cohort.

3. Make sure your cohort is created within a system context by selecting the ‘System’ dropdown option in the Context field.

4. Create a Cohort ID (especially important if you’re going to add users to cohorts in bulk via CSV).

add a new cohort

If you are creating many cohorts, it might be more convenient for you to add cohorts in bulk.
Read more about how you can do this here.


How do I add users to Cohorts?

You can do this one user at a time or in bulk.

One at a time:

You can add users to a cohort by going to:

Site administration > Users > Accounts > cohorts

1. Click on the ‘add user’ icon next to the cohort you’d like to add users

2. Find users in the potential users space and add them to the cohort using the ‘Add’ button

In bulk:

You can users in bulk in two ways:

Via Bulk User Actions –

You can add users to cohort in bulk by going to:

Site administration > Users > Accounts > Bulk User Actions

1. Create a filter to search for the users you want
2. Add them to the selected users list
3. Add the selected user(s) to a cohort

use filter to search for your users


Via CSV –

You can upload a CSV which lists your users, adding a cohort field to automatically add them to a cohort using a Cohort ID.

Find out more about building your CSV here.


Finally, how do I add a Cohort Manager?

To add someone as a Cohort Manager, go to their profile and select ‘Edit profile’.

edit profile

In the field, ‘Cohort Manager’ add the cohort you’d like them to be the manager of.

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Once they’ve been made a Cohort Manager, Managers will be able to go to ‘My Team’ and see the progress of their cohort!

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We hope you enjoy discovering ‘My Team’! Let us know how you go –  [email protected]


Love the way you Learn



Learning Management Systems, like other applications, can be highly underutilised. Sometimes people are completely unaware of the power that lies ‘underneath the hood’.


Think about Microsoft Word.  Numerous articles on the web will point to the fact that learners use less than 40% of the entire feature set, the LMS can be much the same.


These days, organisations can become disorganisations by underutilising, or not utilising their LMS in an effective manner.  When it comes to proper use of a Learning Management System, it should be considered the ‘Go To’ place for all organisational learning.


So, how do you achieve this?


  1. Make it accessible and easy to use. Let’s face it, if the interface isn’t slick or user friendly, I’m not coming back in a hurry. Information needs to be well organised, searchable and easy to reference and tagged. If its quicker to do a Google search every time, that’s the choice learners will make.


  1. Have your LMS reach out to your learners. This can happen in a variety of ways by configuring your notifications block to tell learners when different things are happening, such as new course availability, a new webinar or a chance for a new badge for performing a certain action.


  1. Identify which plugins are going to give your community the most value. These could be video plugins, webinar plugins, or even something special you’ve made just for your site. The plugins that appeal to the wider community are going to draw the most traffic, so think about them first.


  1. Consider hiring an e-learning analyst. Customers current and new quite often come to eCreators to discuss ways to increase engagement on their Learning Management Systems. This can be a great step to consider when looking at your long term strategy.



The Moodle Community has the largest collection of plugins of any LMS.  On you will find a range of LMS plugins that will assist you with integration with other apps, gamification and collaboration tools, free webinar plugins and much more. Careful selection of these plugins can be paramount in your success to create a community, not just a site.

IBSA recently engaged eCreators to develop a new look Learning Management System (LMS) to provide multi tenancy features for their customers.

These features include an extensive range of e-Learning resources, helping you deliver excellent content no matter where you or your students are. All you need is the internet.

The new user-friendly interface makes it quick and easy for trainers to enrol students, customise activities and upload and manage assessments. Students can access interactive learning materials however it suits them, be it on a computer, iPad, Tablet, or even their smart phone.

IBSA customers can make the LMS their own by customising it with your company logo and colours. Add forums, chatrooms or glossaries to suit your student and trainer needs. IBSA’s LMS is also AVETMISS compliant, making compulsory reporting a quick and easy process.

Want your own LMS? Contact us and you can use Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) to seamlessly connect to IBSA’s e-Learning resources with your LMS.

Find out more below, or contact eCreators on 1300 913 112.

eCreators will soon be co-presenting at the MoodleMoot in September – come as see the system in action there!

In this article we explore and demonstrate how you can commercialise your LMS and turn that idle time into profitability.

Many organisations under utilise their LMS and don’t realise that what they actually have at their fingertips is a profit making center.

The Learnbook LMS has built in ecommerce where, via PayPal or Stripe, organisations can have prices associated with courses, materials or any other services.

One of our customers, who owns a company that provides training in radiation hazard awareness has had outstanding success, and operates her business on a money while you sleep model, waking up every morning to see how many enrolments they’ve had overnight – those enrolments turn into payments.

So how does it work, and why would I want to commercialise my LMS?


  1. Most LMS’s are subscription based, be it annually or monthly. It’s great to have a way, at an absolute minimum, to offset those fees. If you don’t sell online learning courses for example, think of what you can do to make subscribers want to buy from you. It may be that your customers pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to recourses specific to your industry that aren’t available through regular web channels.


  1. It’s the worker that never sleeps. An LMS can be a serious profit centre. Additionally, it’s available 24×7, so people, on a global scale, can seek out your content and services at any time, from any place meaning you reach a wider customer base. Many people these days too, prefer to learn online, and; after hours.



  1. The education revolution is moving digital. The tell-tale worm is heading up, and more and more people are choosing to complete their studies online. If your business is just paper based, and lends itself to an online mode, consider making that move – sooner than later. Take a look around at businesses similar to yourself. What are they doing? Are you being left behind?


Remember to think of your LMS like an employee – would you let them show up only to perform one hour of work a day? Make the most of its idle time and let this fabulous system contribute towards the success of your business.


Your ecommerce strategy can be a key player in the success of your organisation. Your Learnbook platform is ecommerce ready out of the box and you can start transacting immediately. eCreators have assisted many organisations to get their products online and contribute to their ongoing success.

Talk to us today, and schedule a demo so your business too, can make money while you sleep!

There’s an app for just about everything now. What we’re starting to notice here at eCreators though our own research and by chatting to our clients is that this is changing.

Just like weeding out the cupboards during spring cleaning, we’re weeding out the apps we use on a day to day basis – if I haven’t touched it in 6 months – I’m getting rid of it!

Well – here’s a keeper – the Moodle App.

There’s not a great deal of apps out there that work seamlessly with your LMS, but this one’s great (all bias taken away!)

With the Moodle App, you can:


  • Take Photos
  • Record Video
  • Record Audio


And a big one – complete your courses offline, by downloading them to your mobile device, both Samsung and Apple.


This has proven hugely popular with many Moodle users. Some of our customers record video blogs with their mobile phones and upload them to their Moodle site. Others use the photo feature to run internal competitions – best is, its all instant.

Any video, audio or images you capture are instantly uploaded to the LMS.

One other grand advantage of the Moodle app is the ability to brand it in your own colours. This mean’s your app can appear on the App Store and be nicely dressed in your company brand where you can charge for it, or have it freely downloadable.

If you’d like to find out more about the Moodle app click here. And, if you’d like it enabled on your site, give us a call!

eLearning in the outback…Australia is one of the largest countries in the world, with regions that are incredibly remote and isolated.

Traditionally, students who lived in these areas had to communicate with their teachers via radio (remember those old TV shows about the School of the Air?!) and assessment tasks were sent by snail mail. When a student is physically isolated from their teacher, it’s an obstacle to learning that’s not easily overcome…until eLearning came along.

Thankfully, eLearning has transformed what used to be called ‘distance education’. Not only does it provide effective and efficient online learning tools for students and teachers, it is a far more engaging and interactive experience, especially when using tools like Moodle.

By simulating the traditional classroom experience online, eLearning creates a superior environment in which to study. Imagine an electronic whiteboard and video call that students can tune in and out of, where they can ask questions and share thoughts. It really is the perfect way to bring learners from far flung corners together and foster peer-to-peer development of concepts and ideas.

Another great plus of eLearning for remote students is its ease and immediacy; there’s a wealth of current information at their fingertips. Long gone are the days of outdated literature and hours spent at the library with an encyclopaedia! Assessments can be completed, submitted and marked online, meaning that results, feedback and (if necessary) resubmission can all happen so much faster.

There are also great benefits for parents of students. eLearning provides a line of communication with their child’s teacher and the ability to log in to track their child’s progress and grades. Moodle even includes live chat functionality.

eLearning is also suitable for remote students with special needs or different learning requirements. The online platform allows teachers to tailor lesson content specifically for a particular student and, if the student needs extra time to complete, allow the teacher to easily track progress.

It’s a fact… living in the outback is no longer an obstacle to getting a great education!

Be sure to check out the new Moodle app for Android and Apple which allows you to also take your courses offline.

Why should you get excited about e-learning?

Ease of use and accessibility are major benefits but e-learning has many more less obvious benefits over classroom based learning too. E-learning frees up learners and learning in many ways – here are just four.

1. Freedom from the timetable

The classroom space creates a fixed relationship between students and teachers constricted by time, traditional learning roles and institutional spaces. E-learning breaks these constrictions resulting in a greater flow of information.

If you want to study at 3am, you can access course work immediately and from anywhere in the world. It’s quite literally, a world of information at your fingertips!

2. Freedom of communication

E-learning also means instant and multiple means of communication. Submit your completed work online, view and managed your grades and seek feedback from your teachers, discuss work with other students all without having to pick up the phone or trawl through paperwork. Connect instantly with the latest course news, events and updates and check assessment deadlines and requirements.

3. Freedom from distraction

Away from the classroom experience, a student can learn at their own pace, focus on the subject at hand and also access help when it’s needed (rather than having to worry about the class clown making too much noise!). Everyone has a direct channel to the teacher, so it’s not just the loudest ones that get heard.

4. Freedom to go ahead and be challenged

If students want to get ahead and push themselves even further academically, e-learning allows them to hone their skills, and be the best student they can be. In the classroom is it is difficult for the teacher to differentiate the needs of each student and meet them where they are ready to learn. E-learning allows students to dig deeper and go beyond the essential ‘must know’ information in areas where they have a fascination for learning.

If you have any ideas about how e-learning brings freedom to learning compared to the classroom, let us know in the comments!

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