Bespoke Software, Learning Management Systems & E-Learning - Latest Posts

A Learning Management System and more for Practice Index

01 May 18 Dan Learning Management Systems  / Bespoke Software

In 2017, Practice Index, an organisation providing a wide range of services to General Practitioners, approached us about developing a learning management system to deliver online training courses to GP practices in the UK. Practice Index found themselves in a common predicament. They had spent some time configuring a hosted virtual learning environment (VLE) solution provided by a big player in the market but were unsatisfied with the inability to modify the system to better support their business model.

Skillsby free GDPR Awareness course offer extended

21 Apr 18 Matt Learning Management Systems  / E-Learning
Skillsby, our pay-as-you-go cloud learning management system (LMS) is to extend the free offer period for its GDPR awareness course.

SkillsLogic development team grows with new apprentice

22 Mar 18 Dan Company News  / Education & Training

Say hello to Euan, the latest member of our Sheffield software development team. Euan joins us via the 'software development' pathway of the modern apprenticeship programme.

Serving thousands of concurrent learners with NGINX

28 Feb 18 Dan Bespoke Software  / Learning Management Systems
At SkillsLogic we develop and maintain bespoke learning management systems on various server operating systems, but our preferred option is Linux and we tend to use Apache as we have tons of experience configuring, optimising and keeping it running smoothly.

Ready for GDPR? Try our free GDPR awareness online course

31 Jan 18 Dan Education & Training  / Bespoke Software  / E-Learning
Skillsby, the easy-to-use learning management system (LMS) from SkillsLogic, is offering a free GDPR course online titled 'GDPR Awareness' to help large and small organisations get to grips with the shake-up in data protection legislation.

Update: Animated gifs in bespoke E-learning

16 Jan 18 Dan E-Learning
We recently published a light-hearted blog about using the ever popular animated gif for simple e-learning simulations and animations. Well a reader got in touch and sent us a truly educational gif animation - instructing how to parallel park.

Implementing cmi5 in our white label learning management system - Part 2 - Content Packaging

02 Jan 18 Matt Learning Management Systems  / E-Learning
We have recently been enhancing the xAPI (formerly tin can API) content player in our white label learning management system (LMS) by implementing cmi5. These are some of our observations about the implementation. This part is about importing e-learning content into the learning management system.

Use of animated gifs as simulations in e-learning content

07 Dec 17 Matt E-Learning
The gif file format is 30 years old and more popular than ever. In the post-flash world, despite some drawbacks, there is a role for the animated gif in simulations in e-learning content.

Implementing cmi5 in our bespoke learning management system - Part 1 - Introduction

30 Nov 17 Matt Learning Management Systems  / E-Learning
We have recently been enhancing the xAPI (formerly tin can API) content player in the underlying code of our bespoke learning management system (LMS) by implementing cmi5. In a series of blog posts we will compare the cmi5 way of doing things with the native xAPI mechanisms and share some of our experiences of the implementation.

Useful scripts for checking Postgres replication lag

25 Nov 17 Dan Bespoke Software
We have been using Postgres replication successfully now on a number of projects - mainly to ensure that we have data backed up in real-time to a separate disaster recovery site. But a useful side effect of having this up-to-date backup on a Postgres instance, is we now have the ability to take regular snapshots of it without affecting performance of the live site, and to provide read-only views onto the data with the benefit of it being bang up to date.

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