The potential of webhooks to create more efficient eLearning processes has yet to be fully realized. For some users, that’s fine. Standard features are all they need from an LMS. But for others, tools like SSO, API and webhooks could be used to customize and automate a more effective system. Yet webhooks, in particular, are little understood. While they’re underused in eLearning, they’re also often suggested as a solution for problems they’re not really relevant to. If you’d like to access real-time information about learners and courses, here’s why webhooks should matter to you.
What are webhooks?
In a previous post, I compared SSO and API to a knife and fork. While the tools work well together, they also serve different purposes. To extend that analogy further, webhooks are like a dessert spoon. While a webhook can act as an effective supplement to SSO and API, it can also be used on its own.