Microsoft announces the launch of a new virtual learning environment application


An Irish EdTech company based in Dublin with an office in India announces the launch of a new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) application in Microsoft Teams as part of a joint initiative with Microsoft.

Launched from the Microsoft Teams app, the Olive app is an intuitive software platform that delivers a wide range of interactive digital content, enabling a more user-centric learning experience for up to 250 million people. daily active users of Microsoft Teams around the world. The application has a market potential of 5 million euros for Olive Group.

Professor Kevin Marshall, Head of Education at Microsoft, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Olive Group, a company at the forefront of EdTech. The team has a clear idea of ​​what digital natives are looking for from a learning and engagement perspective. Meeting changing user demands requires a holistic view, and Olive Group has a proven track record of delivering easy-to-deploy, customizable, and user-friendly e-learning solutions. Olive’s app provides high-quality, learner-centric and outcome-oriented digital content, while facilitating more dynamic student-tutor engagement and more effective digital assessments.

Supported by Enterprise Ireland, the Olive app was designed and developed by Olive Group’s growing team of eLearning experts in conjunction with Microsoft. The app solves the problem of online education that has been stagnant for many years – that engagement has been limited by disconnected legacy systems with a poor experience. What makes the Olive app different is that it is a purpose-built, easy to deploy and customizable learning experience with access to premium interactive digital content.

The integration of the Olive Group app into Microsoft Teams takes the level of interactivity and engagement during online Teams sessions to the next level, providing seamless student-tutor interaction, with easy-to-use interactive tools. Live virtual classrooms are complemented by breakout rooms for group work and discussions, creating an exceptional and immersive environment for learners. The app helps demonstrate the impact of learning through robust assessments, delivered securely and efficiently, ensuring the learning cycle is complete.

Within the app, Olive Group has created a unique feature that is a game-changer in creating content for the e-learning and marketing industries. While the AI ​​Content Creation Automation Tool – available as an add-on feature – is an intuitive AI-based content creation tool that creates video-based courses and videos in a fast way. and efficient using the power of AI technology.

The new partnership with Microsoft gives Olive the opportunity to expand its reach into higher education and enterprise where Microsoft has advanced penetration in deploying Microsoft 365 and Teams applications.

Olive Group is a Microsoft ISV (Independent Software Vendors) Accredited Partner.


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