We recognise that in 2019, many healthcare professionals take their CME via mobile devices rather than desktop computers. We have therefore made the platform fully mobile-compatible to allow modules to be taken 'on the go', and to be downloaded for offline use in instances when WiFi is unavailable.
We also wished to improve the user experience and make the platform more attractive and easier to navigate. Finally, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for users to view modules in their chosen language - English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.
The new platform is now available and can be accessed by clicking here. However, please note that we have not yet migrated existing user data or training histories to the new platform.
Existing users can continue any in-progress training on the old platform until 1st April, when it will be retired.
All mobile devices using iOS or Android operating systems are compatible with the new platform. The platform can also be accessed using desktop computers and laptops.
The platform and all modules are available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. You won't need to sign up to a separate portal to access modules in other languages - simply select your locale when you register.
Yes. If you were awarded a discount code on the old platform which you have not yet used, you will be able to use it on the new platform.
Initially, a limited number of modules will be available on the new platform. These will include the eight modules in the Core Learning Path along with the following supplementary modules:
- Body Weight and Body Composition in Menopause
- Lipids, the Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity
- Primary Care Weight Management: Shaping the Conversation
- Weight Bias: A Hidden Harm (Parts 1 and 2)
In addition, five brand new modules will be made available:
- Binge-Eating Disorder
- Intellectual Disability and Obesity
- Male-Specific Aspects of Obesity
- Understanding Patient Perspectives on Obesity
- Working with Individuals to Change Eating Habits
The majority of our other existing modules will be made available on the new platform throughout 2019.
All modules are being redeveloped to a new format which is mobile-compatible and user friendly, in addition to being translated to Spanish, French and Portuguese. We are also updating the scientific content of many of our modules to ensure SCOPE continues to offer up-to-date, evidence-based obesity management resources. These changes will allow for a significantly improved user experience, but will mean that some modules are temporarily unavailable as their new versions are finalised. The majority of existing modules will be migrated to the new platform throughout 2019.
The old SCOPE E-Learning platform will be retired in April 2019. Registration on the old platform has now been disabled, and new users will need to register on the new platform. Enrolment in modules will also be disabled on the old platform, but existing users will be able to complete any in-progress training until April.
All user accounts and training histories have been migrated to the new platform. You should have received an email with a temporary password to access the new platform for the first time. If you cannot find the email, simply use the 'Forgotten your Password?' link to set a new password.
The new platform is free to access. We will continue to charge for access to the Core Learning Path and for annual certification renewal, but the majority of modules will remain free.
The new platform uses a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS) called Saba Cloud. In addition to providing an improved user experience, Saba Cloud offers a mobile app which allows modules to be downloaded and accessed offline. Saba Cloud also allows users to select their language before or after registering, meaning it will not be necessary to register with a separate portal to access modules in other languages.
We have also redeveloped our modules using the Evolve authoring tool. Rather than using a slide-based format, modules will be presented in responsive HTML5. Not only is this format more attractive and user-friendly, but it will resize depending on the size of a user's screen, meaning modules will display correctly on any device.