As you may know LMS Controllers can put individual delegates into LTA (long term absence, e.g. for maternity).
There is an option to reinstate at a set date.
Unlike Archiving (which removes Users from the live system) LTA basically freezes them. They are frozen on the courses they are currently enrolled on and, on reinstatement, they are unfrozen and will carry on where they left off.
Note however, that LTA removes all User entries from the diary. This is especially relevant for Traffic Light. On reinstate, LTAs have to be manually reset on the TL Code courses required.
A new field for selection has been added to the Activity Records & Reports dashboard. There is now the option to select whether to report on 'Embedded Courses' - aka SCORM content.
It is now set up as a 'tick-box' option, as with existing programme types, and is unticked by default.
If ticked, and therefore selected, it will show SCORM content as rows, with an additional column detailing the Embedded Programme Reference (if applicable).
A full Survey suite has been written that can be used stand alone or integrated with any programme.
Survey questions can be added in multiple formats and scored if required. The system is ideal for adding a level of interactivity to your courses with warnings posted to tutors where survey responses are considered to be problematical.
Surveys are also ideal for gathering feedback on courses. For this reason we have upgraded the old 'Intelligence' system with a Survey results/reporting system.
It has taken us over two years but it is finally here! Version 5 of SkillGate's content authoring system has all the best things we have learnt over the last 21 years:
- simple authoring based on templates for subject experts
- advanced features for professional trainers
- publishiing via multiple channels
- Real-time delegate management.
to name but a few.
The new version 9 'Headlines' system comes with A.I. Delivered microlearning (AIDm). This replaces the old Personal Trainer on v8 systems.
There are several important differences including:
- look and feel
- automated focusing on delegate priorities
- multiple 'further study' option
- ability to save bites to a personal library.
The system also links to SkillBytes programmes for skills embedding.
Now available via Apple Business Manager, the app will be a great resource for on the go training.
Users will be able to access mandatory training, search for courses and check their record via the app. A once only log-in system allows for immediate access.
The app is currently available for iPhones and will be available on Android imminently.
Note:This information covers site improvements, developments, and general technical service improvements for all SkillGate systems. Individual details may vary from site to site.
Major developments are highlighted in bold.