This is the second part of the Absorb Implementation Guide. You may want to go back to Absorb Implementation Guide - Getting Started if you haven't reviewed it already.
This article will review the Portal creation process and timeline and Branding.
As part of the Sales process you have been provided with a Demo Portal. During the onboarding process, you will be given the option to keep your demo portal and settings, or be provided with a new portal. Which is the right choice for you?
Generally, your decision will be guided by these two questions:
- Have you created content that you want to keep? - Convert Portal
- Have you created content that you do not want to keep? - New Portal
If we're converting your demo portal to live, you will continue to access it as normal. In this case there's no need to wait on us - you already have access!
If a new portal is being created, your Onboarding Specialist will usually provide access 1-2 days after the kick off call.
We typically need the following two questions answered before creating your portal:
- Would you like to convert your existing demo portal into your "live" portal?
- If not, where should your portal be hosted?
We typically create a single "System Admin" user for the primary LMS contact on your side. This account can be used to create any additional administrator accounts you may require. Both sides also have drop-down menus that allow you to quickly jump back and forth between the Learner and Admin sides of your portal.
Absorb LMS offers powerful branding tools for System Admins, so that they can apply their organization's colors and images to the Learner user interface. The System Admin can make changes to your portal's style immediately and your portal can be updated at any time. More information on Templates and Themes.
As part of our Onboarding process, you have access to our Design team to create an initial template and theme for your portal. We will require the information defined on the Customer-Portal-Specifications-Final.pdf.
Absorb LMS offers the ability to issue certificates of completion to your learners upon completion of a course or curriculum. A default certificate for the entire LMS can be set, as well as course or curriculum specific certificates.Certificate templates in PDF format can be customized to match your branding. If you have access to Adobe Acrobat Pro you can create the template yourself – see our help desk article with instructions on how to insert dynamic fields (First Name, Course Name, etc).
We have also created a lesson in the Absorb Academy to guide you through the certificate customization process. If you need assistance creating your branded certificate please provide a template or mock-up and our design team will be happy to generate the PDF template for you.