What has changed?
Xero Lifelong Learning Platform provides a new, affordable solution for training providers.
As a result, access periods for Xero Lifelong Learning Platform are more in tune with the needs of training providers. This gives students uninterrupted access while they're studying, and makes for a more enjoyable learning experience.
Why is it good for a Xero Partner or a Xero customer?
The Xero Lifelong Learning Platform aims to be the new learning standard for business and accounting students. Students learn on software that's an industry standard, meaning they'll be able to graduate job ready.
It’s all online so, it’s more suited to education providers running bring your own device (BYOD) laptop programs.
Do I get the Xero Lifelong Learning Platform for free if I’m a Xero partner? How much does it cost?
The short answer is no, there will be a nominal, per student, per semester license fee attached to use of the learning platform.
How is this different to using the free trial/demo environment?
The access period for the Xero Lifelong Learning Platform is more aligned with the needs of training providers.
This gives students uninterrupted access for the duration of their study course, while the features of the Xero Lifelong Learning Platform keep students engaged.
Do I need a Learning Management System (LMS) to work with Xero Lifelong Learning Platform?
No, but using an LMS alongside the Xero Lifelong Learning Platform does allow for a modern, paperless experience.
An LMS that uses learning tools interchange (LTI) will be able to make the most of the additional features. These may include auto grading as we develop the platform further. LMS such as Blackboard, Moodle and Canvas use LTI.
Are there any limitations to the ‘normal’ Xero files?
You won’t be able to set up live bank feeds in Xero Lifelong Learning Platform.
For training purposes, you can use the .csv import to bring in fictional bank data for students. Transactions can also be included in the templates that student files are created from.
When can we access it?
At the moment educators and content creators are testing its functionality and we hope to increase its availability early in 2018. If you’re an educator or content creator who’s interesting in taking part, register your interest now.
Can we upgrade from the Xero Lifelong Learning Platform to a normal Xero plan?
The Xero Lifelong Learning Platform is designed to be used for educational purposes only using fictional data.
When your client is ready to start setting up their real files on Xero, you can get them started with one of our free trial offers.