Expanding The Redwoods Institute FAQ

Expanding The Redwoods Institute

The Redwoods Group offers online training to our insurance customers via our Learning Management System, Cornerstone OnDemand. On this system, our customers are able to assign, complete, and track an unlimited number of online trainings to an unlimited number of staff. In 2023, this system will change.

What is happening?
On June 30, 2023 (13 months from now), The Redwoods Institute will transition away from our current Learning Management System, Cornerstone OnDemand, and move to a new platform.

Through June 30, 2023, all Redwoods insurance customers will continue to have access to Cornerstone as it exists today. Your access, content, and features will not change now.

Why is The Redwoods Institute switching platforms?
Redwoods exists to create safe communities for all. In order to do that, we want as many people as possible to have access to important safety trainings and resources. Just as we make all of our safety resources and webinars available to all, our online trainings will also be available to all.

This move will allow The Redwoods Institute to be available to all organizations and all people, regardless of your insurance relationship with us.

The goals of The Redwoods Institute are:

  • Remove Barriers: Many organizations have requested our training files to be used on other Learning Management Systems. This would reduces the need for multiple logins, or visiting different sites for different trainings. We think organizations are better served by hosting our trainings on their systems.
  • Increase Access: On our new platform, we are able to provide access to anyone who would like to take our trainings—regardless of whether they are a customer of ours or not—at no cost. Free and unlimited training will allow organizations that previously could not afford training, to now have access.
  • Engage Learners: And finally, this will allow us to focus on new training development and updates. We plan to more frequently refresh and update existing trainings, as well as developing entirely new trainings moving forward.

What courses and features will be available on the new platform?
The new platform will host all Redwoods-created trainings. Users will be able to register, complete these trainings, and print a certificate.

  • Behavior Management 101 (35 min)
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention (60 min)
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention for Volunteers (18 min)
  • Camp Safety Series: Aquatic Safety at the Pool (10 min)
  • Camp Safety Series: Aquatic Safety in Natural Bodies of Water (10 min)
  • Camp Safety Series: Behavior Management at Camp (12 min)
  • Camp Safety Series: Bullying Prevention at Camp (10 min)
  • Camp Safety Series: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention at Camp (14 min)
  • Camp Safety Series: Day Camp Supervision (12 min)
  • Camp Safety Series: Field Trips & Off-Site Travel Safety (10 min)
  • Camp Safety Series: Peer-to-Peer Sexual Abuse Prevention at Camp (12 min)
  • Camp Safety Series: Playground Safety & Programming at Camp (9 min)
  • Camp Safety Series: Resident Camp Supervision (14 min)
  • Camp Safety Series: Transportation Safety at Camp (9 min)
  • Managing Your Risk of Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens (45 min)
  • Preventing Member and Guest Slips, Trips and Falls (20 min)
  • Risk Management 101 (20 min)
  • Shallow Water Blackout (12 min)
  • Safe Lifting (20 min)
  • School-Aged Childcare Safety (15 min)
  • Social Media & Digital Communications (20 min)
  • The Professional Lifeguard (30 min)
  • YMCA Before & After School Program Safety (45 min)
  • Levantamiento Seguro – Safe Lifting (30 min)
  • Patógenos Transmitidos por la Sangre – Bloodborne Pathogens (45 min)
  • Prevención de Abuso Sexual de Menores – Child Sexual Abuse Prevention (60 min)

Administrative features, such as tracking and reporting, will be developed over the next year.

What are my online training options after 7/1/2023?

1. Our New LMS
For small/medium sized organizations, this option will work best. Trainings will be freely available to all staff and volunteers. Staff can upload certificates into your HRIS / HCM or email certificates to supervisors.

2. Your LMS
For large organizations, this option will work best. We will share original SCORM 1.2 published files (.zip format) to be uploaded into your Learning Management System. These files require an LMS. You can build an LMS for free, you can purchase an LMS, or you can add an LMS to your current systems (e.g. HCM).

3. National LMS
We’re working with national movements to upload files to their LMS. American Camp Association is hosting all Redwoods trainings, on the ACA Learning Center: https://learn.acacamps.org/ Other national organizations will soon host our trainings as well.

When will the new platform be available?
As of now, the new platform is available on an invite-only basis. If you’re interested, or know organizations that are interested, please request access on this form.

Full and open access will be available in Summer 2022.

For the next 13 months, both systems will be running and available. Redwoods insurance customers will have access to our current LMS (Cornerstone OnDemand) through June 30, 2023. It is up to each organization to decide when they want to make the transition. We encourage you to view the new platform as soon as it’s available, so you can decide if it meets your organization’s needs.

Will our existing course completion records remain available after 7/1/2023?

For those customers that use the current reporting capabilities, we understand that course completion records are important to you. Administrators will have until June 30, 2023 to run reports of all available course completion records. The Redwoods Institute support team will also be available to assist with running reports as needed. Records will no longer be accessible after June 30, 2023 so we recommend running reports as early as possible to make sure you have what you need.

Will username / login transfer onto the new system? 

Existing usernames and login details will not transfer from the existing platform on Cornerstone OnDemand. Users will need to create a new login in order to access these trainings.