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Make compliance training as simple as a text a day

Instantly deploy compliance training that meets company standards, is easy to deploy, and tracks learner progress in less than a day - with completion and satisfaction rates of over 90%.

How does a course work?

Most text message courses are 5 - 30 days long. Let's break down a typical course day, which usually takes just 5 minutes to complete:

Add an image or animated GIF that sends entirely in-text: infographics, graphs, pictures of cats, GIFs from The Office, or anything else. Video and audio files coming soon!

Walk through a concept or case study in 1,200 characters (about two screen-lengths) or less. You'll be surprised by how much you can capture in such a short space.

Prompt the user to take action or ask a multiple-choice, short-answer, or open-ended question. With unlimited questions per course day, text message courses are perfect for surveys and coaching, as well.

Learners just have to text back, making engagement and response completely frictionless. All responses are instantly tracked, graded, and analyzed in your Arist dashboard.

Automatically send detailed feedback to the user based on their response. Guide users through exercises, explain right answers in-depth, and more.

Why text messages?

Inspired by research from Stanford and UPenn, text message courses are more accessible, effective, and easy-to-build than video, web, or app-based courses.

completion rate

Text message courses are a simple and proven teaching tool. Employees (especially Gen Z + millennials) love it.

time savings

Save time by making courses in minutes, not weeks. Authoring, publishing, and editing is as easy as writing a text.


With SMS, Messenger, and WhatsApp integration, text message courses let you teach anywhere, no LMS needed.

Real training, real impact

From Harassment Prevention and Leadership to Ethics at Work, text message courses are already transforming the way companies stay compliant.
"My employees found their ethics training... fun. I couldn't believe it."
Using Arist, a large publisher in the Northeast used text message courses to deploy ethics training to hundreds of employees. The text message courses included case studies, key resources, and strategies for contributing to an ethical workplace.
"The text message course made me more mindful at work, in just a text a day."
KGA, a leading HR firm, created a mindfulness course for employees. After 30 days, employees reported feeling calmer, happier, and more present both at work and at home.
“This took a fraction of the time - and my team loved it.”
Aquent created an intro to front end development for recruiters. The course received a 95% satisfaction score, and went from idea to delivery in just a few days.

Powerful use cases

Text message courses have tons of use cases. See a few of our favorites.

Compliance with results.

Despite the importance of compliance training, students and employees often have a hard time finishing and retaining compliance content, creating unsafe environments.

Using Arist, cover everything from harassment prevention to federal regulations, all on an intimate medium in digestible, bite-sized chunks.

  • Easy to remember content
  • Enjoyable format
  • High completion rates
  • Accessible from anywhere
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Customers change. Training should too.

Product features and customer needs change by the day, but training modules change by the month.

Deliver product and sales training that meets busy and distributed sales teams where they're at: on their phones. The best part? Instantly update content to fit evolving needs and features.
  • Update offerings instantly
  • Learn customer personas
  • Deploy trainings in hours
  • Teach remote sales reps
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Learning that actually sticks.

We spend all of our time creating great content and learning workshops, seminars, and experiences. Unfortunately, employees will forget 50% of what they learn within the first hour.

Using spaced learning and micro-learning models, Arist is perfect for pre-work and post-work, helping employees remember the most effective content everytime.

  • Follow up with employees
  • Update in minutes
  • Survey instantly
  • Improve retention
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Your first day doesn't have to be your first day.

The first day on the job can be stressful enough for employees as is. Learning company jargin, norms, and values can take weeks.

With Arist, help new employees hit the ground running, with insights on thriving in their new role delivered right to their phone.
  • Explain company norms
  • Define common terms
  • Identify key policies
  • Walk through web tools
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A versatile platform

Seamlessly make, launch, and track text message courses with a platform trusted by Fortune 500 companies and top universities alike.

The course editor

Create and publish courses in just a few clicks. Our robust content guides, case studies, and sample courses can help you get started.

The best part? All courses are fully adaptable, and can be edited after they're published.

Assessment tools

Each Arist classroom includes detailed analytics, enabling a data-driven approach to text message course development and management. Gather responses and track user progress like never before.

White-labelling and SSO

Easily integrate text message learning with your existing tools. Everything comes white-labelled and, if needed, your classroom can easily integrate with your SSO and existing LMS.

Simple enrollment + cutting-edge privacy

Learners can quickly and securely connect their own phone number, WhatsApp, or Facebook Messenger to enroll in a course. Because we don't store or share the learner's contact info, Arist is GDPR and ISO compliant.

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The white paper

See in depth studies, learning models, and insights in Arist’s white paper on text message learning - the first of its kind. Just enter your email to get access.
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Hear it from the experts

Listen to GE Healthcare's Digital Learning lead, Christopher Lind, talk to Arist CEO Michael Ioffe about text messages and the future of digital learning.

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