Friday, 29 August 2014

SkillsServe 4.27 Release Notes

 

Overview


We’re pleased to announce SkillsServe 4.27 launched in September 2014.

What’s new in this version?



Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is a brand new feature, not only to SkillsServe but the eLearning industry as a whole.

This release sees the introduction of the eCreator, SkillsServe’s built-in authoring tool.
   
How it works… Using the eCreator administrators can now create eLearning content on SkillsServe. Courses created with this tool can be edited at any point, so if you need to update a course this can be easily done – even on a tablet!

Creator Fact 1

   
Why is this beneficial? The eCreator gives you a quick and easy to use tool to create eLearning that is mobile compatible and looks great. The eCreator gives you flexibility and helps you to get more involved and better manage your staff’s learning.

Creator Fact 2

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

Friday, 22 August 2014

Pssssssst Heard What’s Coming Soon?

Every quarter we release a roadmap plan of what is coming soon to our SkillsServe learning and development platform.

Why? Because we want to make SkillsServe work even better for you, with many of the updates and/or new functions coming as a direct result of client feedback.

Although we love surprising our clients, “We didn’t know you did that too!” isn’t an expression we want to hear from you too often……

We want you to know exactly what we’re up to and to be as enthusiastic as we are about the potential the ‘coming soons’ bring to making your work challenges even easier, and yep, enjoyable.

So here’s some of the scheduled SkillsServe highlights for this coming quarter……

eCreator

We are very excited about eCreator!

The new eCreator is a user-friendly, flexible authoring tool integrated into SkillsServe, which allows managers/admins to create quality learning content quickly, easily and with minimal effort.

All courses created in the eCreator are mobile compatible and can even be created and edited on an iPad.

The early ‘test’ content we’ve delivered for some key clients has been extremely well received and we can’t wait for everyone else to start using it.

Multiple CPD Schemes

SkillsServe’s CPD system is going to support multiple CPD schemes on a single SkillsServe site. Useful hey? This means a range of professional body CPD schemes can be added as well as a company’s 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

The finishing touches are currently being made to the SkillsServe report API. This function will enable access to SkillsServe report data in real time from external resources. It will also help us build custom graphical dashboards based on a client’s extended reporting requirements.

Programme Builder and Catalogue Enhancements

The catalogue and content management areas of SkillsServe are being redesigned to make it even simpler to build programmes and register yourself or staff into appropriate learning and assessments. It will also make organising content easier.

Catalogue Library Management

We are significantly improving the management and publishing of content to catalogues. This will make administering catalogue structure and allowing different departments to manage their own libraries of content in isolation more streamlined.

Enhanced User Security

Restricting access to users below a particular branch of the organisation tree is being added. This enables specific users to manage their organisation or division but limit their access to confidential information for their peers.

Form Snapshots

Form workflow functionality is being enhanced so 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, a really useful function for long-running appraisal periods for example.

We hope that’s whetted your appetite a little bit?

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Not a SkillsServe user yet? Click here for the lowdown.

Monday, 4 August 2014

SkillsServe 4.26 Release Notes

 

Overview


We’re pleased to announce SkillsServe 4.26 launched in July 2014


What’s new in this version?

Organisation (Restricted) Reporting Scope


Is it a new feature or an upgrade? This is a new Feature to SkillsServe
   
How it works… This new reporting scope will allow the administrator to report on all users in an organisation, except from those in their own organisation unit.

Organisation restricted role


   
Why is this beneficial? This will benefit users that require visibility of users outside of their organisation unit. An example of this will be in an organisation with a large Human Resources department where only visibility outside the organisation unit is needed.
   
Default or configurable? This is a default part of SkillsServe 4.26. For more information please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@unicorntraining.com or on 0844 800 3316.