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AccessAlly™ LMS Migration from Zippy Courses®

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Description

LMS Migration Plugin From Zippy Courses to AccessAllyâ„¢

We created this LMS migration plugin to help anyone who currently has courses set up in Zippy Courses and wants to import them into AccessAllys Course Wizard.

This conversion tool assumes you are using the plugin for Zippy Courses and NOT the hosted version.

The plugin will convert units and lessons into corresponding ones in AccessAlly, and you wont lose your materials when you disable your Zippy Courses plugin.

You can also undo your changes, if you wanted to make changes in your Zippy Courses courses before switching to AccessAlly courses.

Its important to note that this plugin does not import things like quizzes, assignments, etc. These will need to be re-created inside of AccessAlly.

This plugin also does not import or convert existing student data into AccessAllys format.

How the LMS Migration Process Works

Find out how the process works for migrating from one learning management system to another.

  • Install the migration plugin on your Zippy Courses site
    Youll need to have an active license with Zippy Courses and AccessAlly. From there, simply install the WordPress plugin and activate it. Then navigate to the converter page.

This conversion tool assumes you are using the plugin for Zippy Courses and NOT the hosted version.

  • Choose Which Courses to Migrate
    You can migrate all courses, or pick and choose which courses youd like to convert into AccessAlly courses.

  • Convert to Standalone or Stage Release Courses
    You decide how you want your courses to be permissioned in AccessAlly: as a standalone course, where everything is immediately unlocked. Or as a stage released course, where each module can be unlocked over time or on a schedule. You can also convert to regular WordPress pages.

  • Edit Courses
    Once the LMS migration is complete, you can navigate through AccessAllys Course Wizard to add course icons, create tags in your CRM, and test that everything is working. Youll also need to re-create any quizzes, certificates, and assignments.

  • Disable Plugins
    If youre happy with how everything looks in AccessAlly you can disable both the LMS migration plugin and Zippy Courses plugins. But before you do, make sure to follow the member migration steps to make sure your members can access the new version of your courses.

Differences Between Zippy Courses and AccessAlly Courses

Zippy Courses includes a multi-tier course format: Units and Lessons.

With AccessAlly courses, the focus is not on the tiers (since you use regular WordPress pages, you get to decide how deep the course goes). Rather, the focus is on the access permission tags, and whether you want to release all course content at once, or drip it out slowly over time.

This plugin was not developed by the Zippy Courses team, and is maintained by the AccessAlly team. Any questions should be directed to AccessAlly.

Getting Started:

1. LMS Migration Guide: When migrating platforms, youll want to zoom out and look at all of the impacts of a move. Its possible there are other things you need to update or migrate, including payment systems or permissions. This guide will walk you through identifying these items, and how to make the move.

2. Step-by-step Zippy Courses Migration: Follow the step-by-step Zippy Courses migration tutorial with screenshots to ensure the smoothest transition to AccessAlly.

3. Get In Touch: If you run into any issues or youd like to ask any questions before undertaking a migration from Zippy Courses to AccessAlly, you can contact the AccessAlly team and well be happy to help.

From within WordPress

  1. Visit Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for AccessAllyâ„¢ LMS Migration from Zippy Courses
  3. Install the plugin once it appears
  4. Activate it from your Plugins page.
  5. Go to after activation below.

After activation

  1. You should see the AccessAlly Zippy Courses Conversion plugin.
  2. Click through and decide which courses you want to migrate
  3. Follow the steps in the tutorial

Screenshots

FAQ

Yes, with this plugin youll be able to convert the Zippy Courses Custom Post Types into regular WordPress pages, and add the appropriate structure and permissions within the AccessAlly course structure.

No, this plugin is solely to convert page content. It will not turn Zippy Courses quizzes or other LMS specific content into the equivalent AccessAlly ones. Youll need to re-create your quizzes and set up private notes for assignments.

No, this plugin only handles converting Zippy Courses course content including modules, lessons, and topics into AccessAlly course equivalents. In order to convert your WordPress users from Zippy Courses ones to AccessAlly ones, youll want to follow the member migration tutorial.

Its quite likely when switching WordPress membership management plugin that youll need to send students a new password to login to your site. Depending on what system youre using in conjunction with Zippy Courses or Zippy Courses itself, you can set up a welcome email sequence in your email service. More details in the full migration guide.

No. AccessAlly includes everything you need to run your courses, including the membership management and payment functionality on top of the LMS features.

Yes, if you started with a Zippy Courses course and used this plugin youll be able to convert an AccessAlly course back into a Zippy Courses course. However, you cant use this plugin to convert a new AccessAlly course into a Zippy Courses course.

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