Thursday, 29 May 2014

SkillsServe 4.21 Release Notes

 Overview



We’re pleased to announce SkillsServe 4.21 launched in May 2014


What’s new in this version?


An Administrator can now view the date an activity was last archived within Content Manager




Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is an upgrade to Archived activities within Content Manager
   
How it works… Within Content Manager when filtering to show All Activities/Archived activities you will now see the date the activity was last archived on.


Archived activities
   
Why is this beneficial? This will enable Administrators to determine when an activity was archived.
   
Default or configurable? This is a Default part of SkillsServe 4.21. For more information please contact your Account Manager or the Helpdesk at helpdesk@unicorntraining.com or on 0844 800 3316.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

SkillsServe 4.20 Release Notes


Overview


We’re pleased to announce SkillsServe 4.20 launched in May 2014


What’s new in this version?


Forms Content Report- Multiple Template Reporting


Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is an upgrade to Reports in SkillsServe
How it works… When creating a report using the Forms Content Report Data source the Reporting Administrator can specify whether to report on all versions of a Form Template or on a specific version. This can be found within the Select Parameters tab.

This screen shot shows a report which will generate data for all versions of the  Annual Review Form Template. It also shows in which versions of the Form Template the individual items are available.



 annual review

Please note that for existing Forms Content Reports the default behaviour is to report across all versions of a Form Template.

This screen shot shows a report for a specific version of a Form Template. Any items not relating to the Form Template will be greyed out.


annual review 2


Why is this beneficial? You can now produce a single report to show data across all versions of a Form Template, This will reduce data analysis and administration effort.

Default or configurable? This is a Default part of SkillsServe 4.20. For more information please contact your account manager or the Helpdesk at helpdesk@unicorntraining.com or on 0844 800 3316.



Thursday, 1 May 2014

SkillsServe 4.19 Release Notes

 

Overview


We’re pleased to announce SkillsServe 4.19 launched in April 2014.


What’s new in this version?


A report description now appears beneath its title
Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is an upgrade to Reports in SkillsServe.
How it works… When viewing the list of available reports (in the Reports section via the Menu) a brief description of the report will now be displayed beneath its title (as long as a description has been created for the report. This is done either when creating a report or when editing a report, in the Details section). All users will see these descriptions for reports.

Report Descriptions
Why is this beneficial? This gives a quick overview of what a report will display and therefore help to differentiate between reports.
Default or configurable? This is a default part of SkillsServe 4.19.



Additional fields are available in Activity Registration reports
Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is an upgrade to reports in SkillsServe.
How it works… It’s now possible to report on the maximum number of attempts that are set on an activity when using Activity Registrations as the data source for a report. You can now see the maximum amount of attempts that is permitted for an activity and also if a user has reached this maximum number or not. A Reporting Administrator can select these from the Activity section in the Field Selection step when creating or editing a report.

Maximum Attempts Fields
Why is this beneficial? These fields provide more information on activities and users’ attempts at activities.
Default or configurable? This is a default part of SkillsServe 4.19.



The Success Status field now shows ‘N/A’ instead of ‘Unknown’
Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is an upgrade to reports in SkillsServe.
How it works… Previously, the Success Status field would show activities without an assessment or test as having a success status of ‘Unknown’. Responding to feedback that this was confusing, we have amended it so it now shows as ‘N/A’.

Success Status
Why is this beneficial? A lot of activities won’t have anything to report in the Success Status field because they don’t have an assessment within them and therefore no success to measure. For instance, if the user has passed a test. ‘N/A’ is a much less confusing and indicates that there’s no success status to attach to an activity.
Default or configurable? This is a default part of SkillsServe 4.19.



Printable list of Event Attendees now includes Organisation of Users’

Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is an upgrade to the printable list of Event attendees in SkillsServe.
How it works… The printable list of attendees that is available to Administrators when looking at Events in Content Manager now includes the Organisation that the users sit in.

Event List

Why is this beneficial? This change offers more information to Event organisers regarding attendees.
Default or configurable?

This is a default part of SkillsServe 4.19. For more information on any of these features please contact your account manager or the Helpdesk at helpdesk@unicorntraining.com or on 0844 800 3316.