The Income Tax School

Migrated Website to AWS, Automated Certificates

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Axim Solutions first project with the Income Tax School was to migrate their Website from a former host to Amazon Web Services, and to then automate the then manual process of processing completion certificates for students.

When Axim Solutions, Inc. first started working with The Income Tax School, back in 2012, ITS was desperate to get their grading and certificate issuing systems automated. Course managers were previously spending hours every month manually preparing certificate documents in Microsoft Word. This process was tedious, since each student had a unique combination of information, such as CEU credits for the particular courses they had taken. Additionally, a Course Manager had to inspect the grade books of each course module in Moodle manually, to ensure that the student had, in fact, completed the requirements for their course.

Now, ITS doesn’t have to worry about these certificates because Moodle can track a student’s completion and issue the certificates, with all the unique CEU information – automatically! Within minutes of a student completing a series of modules, they receive a confirmation email with their PDF completion certificate attached. ITS also has the ability to review student’s grades or certificates for auditing purposes.

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VPASP Shopping Cart Auto-Enrollment

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Axim Solutions, Inc. fully automated Moodle eLearning enrollments from the Income Tax School’s VPASP shopping cart software. The Income Tax School’s course administrators had been struggling for years to get students enrolled from their shopping cart promptly. Exchanging emails, double checking spreadsheets, and really stressing out were all part of the daily routine. Students generally had to wait about 24-48 hours to be reviewed and enrolled by a course administrator through a complicated manual process. Try as they might, ITS couldn’t find a way for Moodle to capture student enrollment data from their shopping cart because no one had ever integrated these two unique pieces of software before. Now that Axim Solutions has worked their magic, those worries are no more!

Axim Solutions wrote custom module which scans new purchases in VPASP for any online course products. When those products are detected on a completed purchase, Moodle automatically receives the enrollment information necessary to get the student started. Meanwhile, the student receives a confirmation email with login instructions for the Moodle eLearning Website. In spite of the fact that Moodle runs on an Ubuntu/Apache/PHP/MySQL server, and VPASP runs on a Windows/IIS/ASP/MsSQL server (two very different sets of technology!), an online course purchase in the shopping cart platform is almost instantly available to the purchasing student in the eLearning platform. This saves hundreds of hours each month for ITS sales and service agents, who would otherwise be wasting thsat precious clock-time on manually creating new student accounts, or enrolling existing students into newly purchased courses. The automated system also greatly reduces errors and student complaints, since it always follows the same process every time! Since their shopping cart was setup with this automated enrollment process, the number of enrollments has also increased dramatically.

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Ed2Go API Enrollment Automation

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Axim Solutions, Inc. fully automated enrollment from ED2Go, a third-party course reseller for The Income Tax School (ITS). By integrating directly with the Ed2Go API, we enabled ITS to focus their time elsewhere, rather than having to continually manage emailed information and access credentials for students who paid through a third party portal. Now, students who purchase at Ed2Go can leverage Single-Sign-On (SSO) functionality, meaning that when they are logged into Ed2Go, they just click a course link on their Ed2Go Dashboard and are immediately logged into the ITS Moodle eLearning site! They don’t need to remember a second password, and can continue to add new courses directly from the Ed2Go system. Additionally, as soon as an Ed2Go student’s course is completed, Ed2Go receives immediate notification. This ensures that the records at ITS and Ed2Go are always in sync, and that purchases are processed instantly and without complications – all thanks to the developers at Axim Solutions!

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Student Management Console

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Axim Solutions, Inc. built a personalized student management console for The Income Tax School which provided the capability for administrators to monitor all of their newly added custom automated systems in real time, as well as pull progress reports on student completion status and to download copies of certificates provided to completed students. This system has saved hundreds of hours of manual inspection when students have questions regarding their completion, and has provided administrators the confidence that they can always know what the automated systems are doing behind the scenes, exactly when it happens.

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Automated Lessons; to comply with NASBA

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The Income Tax School (ITS) is the nation’s leading provider of online tax preparation courses in all subjects from 1040s and The Affordable Care Act, to Corporate Tax Returns and Filing for Nonprofits. As part of new National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) requirements, ITS needed to update the delivery medium of their course content across 374 different course modules to fit strict requirements.

Previously most course content had been delivered by ITS through downloadable PDFs which students would study before their exams. However, NASBA required that multi-page lessons be provided directly on the Website, with quiz questions between every few pages. Axim Solutions quickly added a new feature whereby an ITS course manager could simply copy-paste content from PDF/Word documents into a form on the ITS Moodle Website. The Website then automatically split the content up into multi-page content, saving the course managers at ITS hundreds of hours of manual effort.

Additionally, Axim Solutions provided an overhaul of the ITS Moodle Website theme, matching the look and feel of the eLearning platform with the ITS WordPress Website, and providing an adaptive mobile-friendly appearance. The screenshots below are of sample lessons in the new site theme, using “dummy” content pasted from a Word document into the new customized lesson system.

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