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?
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.
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.
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.