How do I register for the online Fundamentals modules?
Go to the online site, and follow the instructions on each screen.
What are the minimum computer requirements that I need to access these classes online? Can I take the online modules on my tablet computer?
The online modules were built using Flash technology, so any browser that supports Flash is suitable for logging onto the modules. You need only have access to a computer with Internet access, version 8 or later.
I can’t see the navigation arrows or other components of the modules on my screen. What do I need to do?
The screen resolution on your monitor might be set too low. The course is built for a resolution no lower than 1024x768. Try the following solutions: Change your resolution setting to 1024x768 or higher. Also try clicking on the F11 key to expand the viewable area on your screen; you might be able to “full-screen” the browser window. Or, view the course from another computer with a higher resolution capability.
What else do I need to know to get the modules to work on my computer screen?
Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off. Enter the online site and open the course description page. At the bottom of the page is a red “Take Course” link. Hold down your CTRL key and click on the link to turn off your pop-up blocker.
Are more modules or bundled options on the way?
Seven of the nine planned bundles are available online right now. The last two bundles will be launched by March 1, filling out the Fundamentals of Packaging Technology portfolio of classes. In addition, several new courses are in development, and new online modules will be added frequently. Registered users will be notified of new course availability via e-mail.
Are there discounts for taking high volumes of the online modules?
Yes, you can choose from two corporate license options, which allow you to purchase in volume by either head count (Platinume Corporate License) or module count (Group License). For details on the benefits of licensing the online program, click here. For details on both license options, click here.
Do I receive a Fundamentals of Packaging Technology textbook if I register for the online modules?
IoPP will provide a complimentary copy of Fundamentals of Packaging Technology textbook to individuals who register for the complete online Fundamentals course. Individuals who register only for portions of the course will still need to purchase the book.
Will I receive printed materials that complement the online modules if I register for this program?
No. The modules are designed specifically for an online learning environment. No printed materials are provided
Are there other payment options besides a credit card for onlie registration?
Credit card is the preferred method of payment, but IoPP also accepts payment for online Fundamentals classes by check. To pay by check, complete your online registration, and then go to here. Near the bottom of the page, click on the link to download the pay-by-check form, and follow the instructions..
Is there a discount for taking course bundles vs. individual modules?
Yes, a 10% discount is offered on the pricing of bundled classes over the cost of purchasing them individually.
Is financing available for the full online course?
Unfortunately, IoPP cannot offer any financing options for the program. Consider enrolling in individual lessons as you are able.
Can I start a module on one computer and finish it on another computer?
Yes, as long as you can get onto the Internet and access the IoPP Learning Center, you can work on a class on any computer you have available.
Once I complete my order, is there an expiration time limit on the modules I’ve purchased?
Your classes will be accessible for six months.
After beginning a module, can I bookmark my spot and save it, and resume it later? How long do I have to complete a module after I’ve started it?
Yes, you can return to any section of the class you have started by clicking on the tabs to the left of the course screen. A class will expire one month after you begin taking it. You may enter the class multiple times to complete the program after you purchase it. However, the license is only for one (1) user. Entry from multiple locations or users will void the license, and access will be discontinued without refund.
Can I replay/refresh the course after I've finished?
Yes, any lessons you purchase are available in your learning center after completion.
Is there an examination?
Each module contains test questions to ensure you understand each lesson. You may also enroll in the IoPP Certified Packaging Professional program. Visit www.iopp.org/certify for details.
With online training now available, what will happen to IoPP’s in-person Fundamentals course?
In-person and classroom training will continue as an important IoPP program. Some people learn better online, and welcome the convenience it offers. Others still prefer the benefits of face-to-face training, where they can examine actual package samples and also interact with the instructor and their peers.
If I have questions about the content after I’ve taken the online modules, will I able to ask one of your instructors?
Each class contains a blog/comment feature, where students can interact with others taking that class. Future plans include “synchronized learning,” which will link online learners with an instructor who will work with the group as they progress through the course together. This interaction would take place in the form of a weekly conference call or webinar, with the group completing assigned classes at the same pace. This option will not be available to those who register for only individual classes or class bundles.
IoPP's online educational program was developed and funded by the following: