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A Look at Our For Business Platform: Rotate Members On and Off Your Team

Posted on April 5, 2019 by Anthony James Founder/CEOAnthony James Founder/CEO

Linux Academy is the industry leader of online training. We provide a unique training platform unlike any other that has the largest and most in-depth cloud and hands-on focused training library. Our impressive training platform isn’t the only thing we’ve done to become the head of the pack; we also strive to do things nobody else does. In fact, most other training providers require “named” licenses, which means you purchase an account for a year (not a license) and it cannot be used by or given to anybody else. We believe that a user should be able to take their account with them, their history, and everything they’ve accomplished when leaving an organization. To make sure they can do this, we have introduced the concept of licenses rotation! Licenses rotation allows your business to rotate members on and off of your team, letting them take their information without being locked into that license. You can set users as active, de-activated, or remove them from your Linux Academy organization altogether without deleting their progress.

Use Cases For Rotating Members On And Off Of Your Organization Account

There are several use cases for this feature. Let me start by telling you how the system works. Our new Linux Academy for Business interface allows you to deactivate a member. The deactivation leaves the member associated with your organization but locks the account. The locked account will not count against your Linux Academy for Business licenses utilization, effectively, freeing up a license to be used but leaving the account for that member intact. There are different reasons that you might want to do this.

A Staff Member is Gone 6 Weeks or Longer

A lot of consulting companies, or managed service companies, might have “projects” for their staff. Those 6-12 weeks on the project may be very intense and leave no time for the member to study. Instead of leaving that license idle, you can take that license and let someone else use it on the platform. When the original student is back from the project, they can pick up right where they left on in their training and progress, including any progress made on a custom learning path on your organization’s account.

On-Boarding New Staff

Bringing on new staff is one of the most prominent use cases we see among our organizations. Most organizations have an onboarding program, though the level of training in the onboarding program depends on what staff positions they are filling. Developers might have a longer, more in-depth plan while a salesperson may only go through fundamentals content. With licenses rotation, you can assign a license and let the member go through the training you’ve developed in the custom learning path for their on-boarding. When they complete the training, you can de-activate or even detach the user from the organization’s Linux Academy for Business platform, freeing up the license and passing it along to the next onboarding staff member.

Multiple Uses

There are many ways you can use license rotation specific to your organization, so we’ve made sure to designed the system to be robust and give you options. We do have some special terms of service when it comes to these license rotations though. Regardless of your reason, at this time, a deactivated member must wait 90 days from their last login before they can be reactivated with one of your licenses.

I’ve introduced free Administrative licenses, new Dashboard Analytics, and custom learning path and training assignments, with more Business updates coming your way. Stay tuned for more blog posts around our upcoming Linux Academy for Business platform! If you are looking for team training and are not yet a Linux Academy customer, learn more about Linux Academy for Business or request a demo today. This is truly a game-changer for training with Linux Academy.


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