Selection and Implementation of CN
Dr. Jay Arthur Director of the ASSET Program, was introduced to CN by Indiana Department of Education (IDOE)
staff in 2021. At that time, CN had been chosen as the Learning Management System (LMS) for a separate
program funded by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).
The implementation of CN with ASSET was a swift and smooth experience. It took approximately one month from
the initial client kick-off meeting to the platform's first cohort of learners being welcomed. Dr. Arthur
shared the detailed program syllabus, which helped the CN team gain a deeper understanding of the learning
objectives, topics, assessment plans, and overall timeline. Based on the syllabus, the team delivered custom
training, specifically addressing ASSET’s needs.
Before and during the platform launch, the CN team provided assistance to ASSET in three primary ways.
The CN learning expert created a series of Getting Started activities in the course, which included the
program syllabus, netiquette guidelines, a self-introduction post, a background poll, and an introduction
to CN ePortfolio. These initial activities set a foundation for the development of a robust learning
community and gave Dr. Arthur the most relevant ideas on how to utilize various unique features to engage
The CN technical staff imported the first cohort of learners and enrolled them in the course two days
before the new member onboarding day.
The CN helpdesk team stood by the ASSET new member onboarding session to provide technical support to end
These services effectively ensured the success of the platform's adoption. All of the ASSET users were able
to easily access the platform and dive into conversations with their peers. In the CN course, they formed a
trusted and closely knitted online learning community while pursuing their license together.
Dr. Arthur was able to easily add more resources (e.g., Zoom session recordings, guest speaker PowerPoints,
and documents) and learning activities (e.g., monthly knowledge check quizzes) to the course. He built the
content month by month during the first year, and when the program reached its second year, he was able to
easily copy the first course and added enhancements such as monthly ePortfolio assignments with detailed
instructions and assessment rubrics.
The CN LMS and ePortfolio streamlined ASSET’s learning and development processes significantly. Dr. Jay
Arthur expressed immense satisfaction, stating, “The organization of the CN system allows me to keep my
focus on bringing the highest quality speakers and educators to our program. I know that once I post or load
something for our course, it’s going to work as expected, reliably”. The platform's reliability and seamless
operation have empowered ASSET to concentrate on providing top-notch educational experiences.