Friday, 25 July 2014

SkillsServe 4.25 Release Notes



We’re pleased to announce SkillsServe 4.25 launched in July 2014

What’s new in this version?

Catalogue Publishing Changes

Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is an upgrade to how activities are published into catalogues.
How it works… The catalogue publishing interface has been re-designed to improve the workflow for Content Administrators. The list of available catalogues now appears at the top of the screen, and is sorted by catalogue name.

The catalogue structure now expands only after each level has been tagged so that only the relevant areas of the catalogue structure are displayed.

Catalogue within content manager
Why is this beneficial? This change is an improvement on layout and usability to assist Content Administrators who are publishing activities into catalogues.
Default or configurable? This is a default part of SkillsServe 4.25. For more information please contact the Helpdesk at or on 0844 800 3316.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

SkillsServe Roadmap

We will be delivering some exciting new features and enhancements to SkillsServe over the coming months. Here are some highlights:


The new eCreator is a user-friendly, flexible authoring tool integrated into SkillsServe. It allows you to create quality learning content quickly, easily and with minimal effort. All courses created in the eCreator are mobile compatible and you can even create and edit them on your iPad.
eCreator 3

Multiple CPD Schemes
The SkillsServe CPD system is going to support multiple CPD schemes on a single SkillsServe site. This means a range of professional body CPD schemes can be added as well as your own corporate schemes. Users will be able to select their relevant CPD scheme. Changing the selected scheme will recalculate the outstanding time or credits based on the target and scheme rules.

Report API
We are putting the finishing touches to the SkillsServe report API. This will enable access to SkillsServe report data in real time from external resources. It will also help us build custom graphical dashboards for you based on your extended reporting requirements.

Programme Builder and Catalogue Enhancements
We are redesigning the catalogue and content management areas of SkillsServe to make it even easier to build programmes and register yourself or your staff into appropriate learning and assessments. It will also make organising your own content easier than ever.


Catalogue Library Management
We are significantly improving the management and publishing of content to catalogues. This will make it easier for you to administer the structure of your catalogues and allow different departments to manage their own libraries of content in isolation.

Enhanced User Security
We are adding a new feature to restrict access to users below a particular branch of the organisation tree. This enables specific users to manage their organisation or division but limit their access to confidential information for their peers.

Form Snapshots
We are enhancing our form workflow functionality so that each individual within the workflow can easily see the changes made within a form since the last time they received it. We are also adding the ability to see the change history – really useful for long running appraisal periods for example.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

SkillsServe 4.24 Release Notes



We’re pleased to announce SkillsServe 4.24 launched in July 2014.

What’s new in this version?

Enable CPD Activities

Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is an upgrade to an existing feature.
How it works…

We’ve made it easier for you to view and edit CPD activities completed online from within your CPD log. All online activities can now be edited by clicking the name of the activity. Clicking the status also opens up the full edit window instead of just the reflective statement, making it easier to reflect on what you’ve learnt.

Enable CPD Activities 1

We’ve made the online CPD editor just like you’re used to seeing for your own CPD records. Fields automatically set by the online activity will be read-only.

Enable CPD Activities 2

The CII CPD scheme now asks you to complete your own development need and learning outcomes for online activities. The learning outcomes will default to the learning outcomes or activity description provided by the system. These required fields are configurable for other CPD schemes if required, but changes won’t affect non-CII schemes by default.

Why is this beneficial? This is beneficial for users and professional bodies who require the ability to edit their own Development Needs and Learning Outcomes on all types of CPD activities.
Default or configurable? This is a configurable part of SkillsServe. For more information please contact the Helpdesk at or on 0844 800 3316.