Tailored, Solution Based
Learning Platform
for Your Team

Our online learning platform takes the guesswork & pain out of choosing, administering and supporting an LMS.


Our PaaS LMS Solution

There are literally hundreds of online learning platforms and you could spend a year researching them.  We know, because we did!!.

When we were looking at platforms we had a few criteria that we used to help us rank them.  Here's just a few of the things we wanted (in no particular order):

  • User friendly mobile phone app
  • User friendly for staff to pick up and learn
  • A really large install-base so we get the benefit of an international community all driving improvement of the platform.
  • Open platform supporting integration with lots of different learning, authoring tools (API, LTI)
  • Supports global standards such as Common Cartridge and SCORM.

The platform we found that had everything we wanted was Canvas

We can setup, support and administer your own custom branded learning experience platform based on Canvas with Australian based support, assistance and training.

Applications For Use

Engaged learners means better courses completion rates and learning is more likely to be applied. This means you can make important learning/training/development opportunities available anytime, anywhere on any device. The applications are endless, but here’s a few:


Health and Safety Training

Contractor Inductions

Site inductions

Employee training

Technical & Skill training

Career Development

Leadership and Management Training

Ongoing Professional Development


Fully Supported

No system administration


Custom Branded

Your own branding, logo,
colours & styles


User Friendly

Simple and straightforward
interface for learners, training
staff and managers to use.


Integration Options

Connect with Office 365
or Google Docs


App Access

For students and managers
to work "on the go"


Flexible Pricing

Options for any size enterprise.
Get in touch to discuss your
particular needs.

Need to deliver remote, blended or online training?

The typical journey of many organisations looking to adopt an LMS commences with someone in an organisation being tasked to “…go find us an LMS!” At this point, someone goes out and starts to research LMS’s only to find out that there are about 1,000 to choose from, with new ones coming on to the market all the time.

A common theme we hear is that people choose an open source solution like Moodle because ‘it’s free!’ only to find out the hidden costs of trying to support and manage the ‘free’ system. Or, they go with an LMS that doesn’t have the functionality they actually need but it’s too late now as the company needs to get ROI on the platform investment before they even think about going out again to find another one to replace it.

Of course, finding an LMS is only the first challenge...

The next challenge is to get some courses on the platform for employees to use. Unless you have a team of experienced online course developers, often you end up with a working course that is functional but not engaging. You then spend most of your time trying to push, cajole, beg employees to complete the course developed. After a while, you give up and the LMS sits in the corner and is only used for compliance training or not used at all.

An LMS is only part of
the solution.

People don't necessarily want a mortgage... they want a house. Similarly, we are pretty sure that you don't necessarily want an LMS. What you are probably looking for is:

A cloud based system that your employees and contractors can easily access to find quality learning resources that are relevant, interesting and engaging.

A partner who can help you establish and maintain a range of courses (course catalogue) that are relevant for your industry and your particular business needs.

An environment that allows you (and your people) to develop your own resources to enable 'learning on demand' with simple, easy to use authoring tools plus access to some help and advice on how to build engaging online courses.

The ability to focus on the development needs of your employees and contractors not just on administering and supporting a system.

So if you are not just looking for an LMS and instead are looking for a full solution to help you build, maintain and support a positive, engaging online people and learning platform then get in touch with us to explore the options available to you.

Our Expert Team


Chris Bartlett

Chris is the Build Team Honcho at Optivly. Highly creative by nature, Chris is a singer & song writer, a qualified chef and a coffee aficionado. As if that wasn't enough, he's also the voice over guy for many of our videos.

Chris is very good at leveraging technology to assist the learning experience and manages the build process (a process which is akin to herding cats sometimes). He has a Degree in Creative Arts and combines business analysis, management, training & assessing,  audio & video production and IT support skills.

Chris also likes to flex his strength in managing our Platform as a Service and can set up your organisation quicker than you can say "what the heck is with that dinosaur thing?".


Ron is our company mascot.  If we have the chance to work together, you can ask where the heck Ron came from.  Ron's name is a reference to Ron Burgundy from Anchorman and Godzilla from.... Tokyo in the 70's.

Ron doesn't know much about eLearning at all.  Ron thinks that eLearning is just a matter of taking a few student manuals and some PowerPoints and whacking them up online..... don't be like Ron.


Len Rivera

Builder Extraordinaire.  Len the builder, can she build it? Len the builder, yes she can!  Len has been working in eLearning design since 2007 which was the year that the iPhone was announced, so it has been a while. Len has a real passion for creating engaging learning experiences.  Len has a degree in multimedia arts and a black-belt in putting up with Paul (having worked with him at more than one company). Len brings strong design and development capability to the team, producing everything with an eye for detail and quality to ensure the learning journey is as awesome as it should be.

You name an eLearning authoring tool and Len has been there, done that and got the t-shirt.  Apart from being familiar with loads of learning tools, Len has used and administered quite a range of Learning Management Systems. Classically training in eLearning authoring and development, Len brings some much needed discipline to our somewhat eclectic team.

Wayne Singh

Wayne is the Head Geek and manages all the technical stuff.  If you were to describe your typical IT type guy, Wayne would probably tick a lot of the boxes you are thinking about.  Loves computer games, tick. Experimenting with Virtual Reality, check. Nerdy T Shirts and an exceedingly large brain, also tick. Bad jokes, tick.

Luckily Wayne is so good at tech as he manages all the infrastructure, systems, integration and hardware for the group. Between Wayne and Chris, they can setup your Learning environment, connect Single Sign On, have your branding and theming done and loaded up your users before you've signed the project plan.

Wayne has over 20 years experience in Information Technology, including developing in-house HR and Training systems for a large Australian meat processing company and has worked across Australia and New Zealand but we don't hold that against him.


Aljhun Canillo

Aljhun is our eLearning Builder Extraordinaire. A cheerful, young, and driven individual who is passionate about his work. It was not long ago, six years to be exact, Al was like Ron - he didn't know much about online learning, but thanks to his degree (New Media and Computer Animation) he launched his career in e-Learning and skyrocketed to where he is now, in Optivly.

Aljhun loves to travel because he believes that when you always explore, you will learn new things, develop yourself, improve your creativity and you get to build new connections.

Aljhun is always down for new things to learn, and always look forward to new clients and the work given from designing and building new characters to developing engaging course elements. He aspires to contribute his knowledge and expertise in e-Learning through exceptional modules and eye-popping animation.

Aisa Legarde

Aisa is an Instructional Design & eLearning Development Guru. Not content with just designing an engagement, Aisa likes rolling her sleeves up and building as well. Aisa loves making instructional materials that result in students' successful learning. She is a passionate e-learning designer and developer who understands the learners’ needs have been in the area of training and development for eight years. Aisa conducted training in a range of topics including Situational Leadership ®, Change Management, data analytics and quality assurance, among others. In her previous role, she headed a major virtual training transition project in 2019, converting face to face classes training materials to virtual. The work completed here was extremely valuable to her company when the pandemic happened in 2020.

What Aisa loves most about her role in Optivly is the opportunity to share with the team's goal. That is to make e-learning materials that help people achieve their goals -- in a work environment that encourages creative thinking, feedback and fun! Outside work she loves spending quality time with her family, shooting basketball with her kids, and playing musical instruments.


Paul Eldridge

Paul is the Head Honcho and has close to 15 years of online and blended learning experience.  With many battle scars and war wounds over the years, he likes to help other organisations navigate the sometimes complex landscape of learning platforms and content development. Wayne and Paul like to occasionally get together to nerd out over new technology.

Paul has co-founded a number of businesses all based around professional learning and training. As an example, he worked with CBA to build an online induction course for mortgage brokers joining CBA; flew to Illocos Norte in far northern Phillipines to work on an training platform; shared some Pho with MLA and DFAT in Hanoi & Saigon while working on a QA training project and had to act all professional and disciplined whilst working with some very distinguished gents at AMP in Sydney.

On the platform side of things, Paul cofounded a Software company  to design and build a PaaS LXP and CPD solution for professionals. The platform developed was partnered with Thomson Reuters a Fortune 500 company and domestically counted CBA, AMP and LJ Hooker amongst its customer base.

Nadine Eftekhar

Nadine is our Project Officer who has a knack for keeping our project stakeholders in the loop and up-to-date on all things project related. Nadine has a 'hawk eye' for detail when it comes to organising projects and managing deliverables and she seems to have been blessed with a fathomless well of patience which is drawn on quite often when it comes to that fourth (or fifth) reminder she has just given to Chris or Paul 🙂

Beyond projects, she finds solace in abstract painting, the melody of Mozart, Beethoven, or vintage jazz, all accompanied by the playful presence of her Persian tabby cat, Tinky (who occasionally likes to say hi during video meetings). In her downtime, Nadine explores the vibrant world of coffee, delighting in new flavors during her weekend coffee shop hops. It's in these moments, with a cup of expertly curated coffee in hand, that her next project ideas and artistic inspirations come to life.

Valeria Photo

Valeria Peretokina, PhD

Meet Valeria, Optivly’s Senior Learning Design Guru. She is here to create intuitive and interactive learning experiences that hit the sweet spot between playfulness and depth. Drawing on her academic background in linguistics, psychology, and education, Valeria expertly leverages evidence-based instructional design frameworks and resonant storytelling techniques to guide the learners through even the most complex or highly technical concepts, without losing sight of the fun factor!

Having worked with a wide range of stakeholders across education, government, not-for-profit, and corporate sectors, Valeria enjoys the dynamic nature of collaboration. Being highly empathetic helps her get to the root cause of any issue and turn ambitious ideas into actionable solutions, engaging activities, and crisp content.

Valeria's work is guided by her commitment to help people fall in love with learning, fuelled by countless cups of tea and coffee, and occasionally, when no one's watching, edited by her cat (for that extra flare, you know 😉 sigh). As a lifelong learner herself, Valeria is on a mission to change Ronzilla's mind about eLearning, one program at a time.