Monday, 24 March 2014

SkillsServe 4.17 Release Notes

 

Overview


We’re pleased to announce SkillsServe 4.17 launched in March 2014.


What’s new in this version?

Users can enter their date of birth when self-registering
Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is an upgrade to the Self Registration Form.
How it works… When users self register onto a SkillsServe site they can now enter their date of birth. This field can be set as mandatory, voluntary or remain hidden so users don’t get the option to enter this information at all.

Self Register DOB

This information can be seen in a report using the data source “User Data” and by including the field “Date Of Birth”.

DOB Report
Why is this beneficial? Users can provide more information on the system and can help to discern between users who have the same name.
Default or configurable? This is a configurable part of SkillsServe 4.17. For more information please contact your account manager or the Helpdesk at helpdesk@unicorntraining.com or on 0844 800 3316.



Organisations can be created through Self Registration Form
Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is a new feature to SkillsServe.
How it works… It’s now possible to create a new Organisation via a Self Registration Form. When using this form a new account is created at the same time as the new Organisation. This new user account can have a specific role set to it automatically, for example, an Administrator role.

Self Registration Organisation

Self Registration Organisation 2
Why is this beneficial? If you want to create a new Organisation or register a new business on SkillsServe this makes it that bit easier.
Default or configurable? This is a configurable part of SkillsServe 4.17. For more information please contact your account manager or the Helpdesk at helpdesk@unicorntraining.com or on 0844 800 3316.



New Image Slider feature on Login and Home pages
Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is a new feature to SkillsServe.
How it works… This Image Slider displays image banners with links to external sites. The slider automatically changes between banners and you can manually flick between them, using the arrow buttons at either end of the banners.

Example banner 1:
Image Slider 1

Example banner 2:
Image Slider 2
Why is this beneficial? The Image Slider is effectively a form of advertising for information, activities or whatever you would like your users to see.
Default or configurable? This is a configurable part of SkillsServe 4.17. For more information please contact your account manager or the Helpdesk at helpdesk@unicorntraining.com or on 0844 800 3316.



Events are displayed in the Find Learning Catalogue after they take place
Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is an upgrade to the Find Learning Catalogue.
How it works… Past events are now displayed in the Find Learning Catalogue as well as current ones. As well as being able to filter by current or past, Events can also be filtered for a particular date range, which can show past and current events at the same time.

Find Learning Events 1
Find Learning Events 2
Find Learning Events 3
Why is this beneficial? This allows companies to keep a log of Events both current and past.
Default or configurable? This is a default part of SkillsServe 4.17.



Event administrators can print out badge names for attendees
Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is an upgrade to Events in SkillsServe.
How it works… When viewing an Event’s registered users via Content Manager you can now print name badges for the attendees. The size, style and information displayed on the badges are customisable.

Name Badges 1
Name Badges 2
Why is this beneficial? SkillsServe now helps you to identify the people who are attending your events.
Default or configurable? This is a default part of SkillsServe 4.17. For more information please contact your account manager or the Helpdesk at helpdesk@unicorntraining.com or on 0844 800 3316.