Receive Alert When User Opens Class on a CD

txlady Community Member Posts: 101 ☆ Roadie ☆
I want to mail out some mini CD's to a select group of potential customers and want to receive an alert when the individual clicks to open a course sample.

Is this possible since it's on a portable device and not part of an LMS where the user has already logged in?  And how would I know which customer opened the class?  Do I make a form for them to fill out at the beginning and after submission - they are directed into the class?


  • klaatu
    klaatu Community Member Posts: 986 ☆ Roadie ☆
    If I understand you correctly, it is not possible. What I suggest is that you create a sample lesson for the mini disk and direct those who are interested to either an LMS or password protected site to deliver the main content.
  • mallow76
    mallow76 Community Member Posts: 123
    I personally wouldn't advise going with mini CDs at all. They are very dated and many computers these days do not even come with a CD drive. I'm not sure what you are selling but if it is anything to do with technology/websites etc then mini CDs are unlikely to send the right message about a forward-thinking, future-embracing company.
  • clammers
    clammers Community Member Posts: 133 ♪ Opening Act ♪
    Agree with both of the above posts.

    If they are on an internet-connected computer, you could include a required survey submitted through Google forms; however, is your intent to not have these individuals know they are alerting you?
  • txlady
    txlady Community Member Posts: 101 ☆ Roadie ☆
    I agree with all of you and welcome all the suggestions.  I don't care if they know or not - I just want a way to know that they didn't end up in the trash.  I know CD's are not necessarily supported, but there is always someone in the office with a CD drive.  I want to make the statement that we still support retro stuff but are moving them forward.  I'm targeting a specific industry where the clients still want a paper bill, send a check for payment, and are still using a lot of older computers.  (I don't want to insult them so not mentioning in this post).  In other words, I want to tug them along with a teaser.  I do like the idea of pointing them to the LMS - and will do that at the end of the short mini-class.

    I'm planning on doing a really eye-catching mailer envelope as well.  It's all about presentation and novelty.  I get a ton of emails every day trying to sell me something.  I hit delete, delete, delete.  So I think it's time to think differently to catch someone's eye.  It's worth a try.

    You've all made great suggestions.  Thank you so much.