Customization Plans

PLA offers three customization plans for building your own DigitalLearn site. Our plans offer low-cost alternatives to traditional learning management systems (LMS).

Do it yourself

You got this

With do it yourself customization, you gain access to our open source materials to create your own site. Libraries who build their own sites are responsible for updating and maintaining those sites; new courses and features are not automatically shared from PLA.

Recommended for libraries with sufficient staff and experience to set up, maintain, and host the site.

Pricing:

There are no direct costs associated with using our open source materials.

Open Source Materials

Basic

Let us do the work

With basic customization, we'll build your digital literacy training web site in only 4 weeks. No tech experience? No problem. We do the heavy lifting so you don't have to.

Recommended for most libraries.

Staff Features:
  • No IT staff or skills required
  • Automatic updates
  • Fast build and test cycle
  • Branded design
  • Administrative dashboard
  • Basic user analytics
  • Shared content
  • Editable course elements
  • Custom course content
Learner Features:
  • Targeted content
  • Self directed courses
  • 24/7 availability
  • Saved progress
  • Course certificates
  • Recommendations
  • Custom course lists
Pricing:

$15,000 fee for initial build, 4-week period of development and testing, basic training, launch, and one year of hosting. A hosting fee will be required an after the first year, and may cost $600-$1,500 (costs will be determined by the number of sites built, and will go down as additional sites are developed).

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Advanced

Go one step further

With advanced customization, you'll get all the features of basic customization plus additional features specific to your library's needs. We'll meet with your staff to assess those needs and develop a proposal.

Recommended for libraries that want to tie DigitalLearn into existing programs, want special features, or have unique data needs.

Staff Features:
  • No IT staff or skills required
  • Automatic updates
  • Fast build and test cycle
  • Branded design
  • Administrative dashboard
  • Basic user analytics
  • Shared content
  • Editable course elements
  • Custom course content
Learner Features:
  • Targeted content
  • Self directed courses
  • 24/7 availability
  • Saved progress
  • Course certificates
  • Recommendations
  • Custom course lists
Advanced Features:
  • Optional: Integration
  • Optional: Training
  • Optional: Marketing
  • Optional: Advanced reporting
  • Optional: Other requests
Pricing:

Costs for advanced customization will vary based on needs.

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Cost Considerations

The Price is Right

Testimonial1

"We loved the DigitalLearn courses already but the product didn't allow us to follow the progress of our learners the way we wanted to. Our first attempt at a solution was to download all of the DigitalLearn modules into a learning management system and pilot the program for six months. The product gave us what we wanted but because we were being charged per user by our provider, it quickly became too expensive for us to maintain. We needed a product that would provide us the same features but at a much lower cost. That's when we decided to work with PLA to build a custom DigitalLearn site."

- Marian D. Christman, Manager, Digital Inclusion Initiatives, Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library

Testimonial2

"We wanted to add some resources to DigitalLearn to help people with digital literacy skills in the Kalamazoo area. We first considered creating our own in-house solution but when I learned about DigitalLearn's custom sites and brought it to my IT team, we found that the price was a steal. We also factored in the hours we'd have to put into building something on our own and it just seemed like a no-brainer to work with PLA."

- Kevin King, Head of Branch and IT Services, Kalamazoo (Mich.) Public Library

Don't Go at it Alone

As the needs of our communities change, public libraries are continually being asked to do more with less. We know funding for new initiatives such as digital literacy training may not be in your budget. The good news? Support for digital literacy training is strong.

78%

of those 16 and older say libraries should "definitely" offer programs to teach people how to use digital tools such as computers, smartphones, and apps. 1

1 Pew Research Center

65%

of local government leaders say libraries play an important role in advancing digital literacy as a community priority. 2

2 ICMA/Aspen Institute

With strong support from both your community and its leaders, creating partnerships to advance digital literacy training at your library is possible. Consider reaching out to: