Friday, 22 January 2016

SkillsServe Release Notes 5.3

Overview
This release of SkillsServe sees the addition of 10 new eCreator templates

New eCreator Templates

BenefitsThere has been a steady increase in the number of clients taking advantage of SkillsServe's built in authoring tool, eCreator.

When initially launched there were 12 templates to choose from, each containing a simple user interface and clear instructions. The end result being a professional looking eLearning course, created with minimal time and cost.

There will now be an additional 10 templates to choose from, increasing the total number of available templates to 22, allowing for greater diversity in your content creation.

How it worksWhen choosing to create a new eCreator course the additional 10 templates will now be available, along with the original 12 templates, following your theme selection.




Read our Knowledge Base Article for a full list of all our eCreator templates and their properties.



How to get thisThis feature has been released and will be an option when creating new eCreator courses.

If you need further assistance then you can contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@unicorntraining.com or on 0844 800 3316.

Monday, 11 January 2016

SkillsServe Release Notes 5.2

Overview
This release of SkillsServe includes the ability to launch an activity directly from the registration notification email and also extends the CPD functionality allowing users to set the year in which their CPD started or when it will start.

Ability to launch an activity directly from the registration notification email

BenefitsWhen users receive an email notifying them of new learning content they will have the ability to launch the activity immediately. This will save time for users accessing the content and could help to improve completion results.

How it worksA new field $launchActivityLink has been added to the custom registration email, when the email is sent the field is populated with a link to the relevant activity.

The registration emails are required to be switched on and the new field needs to be added to the custom email that either already exists or that needs to be created.

If a user is not logged into SkillsServe when they follow the link, they will first be taken to their sites login page to enter their details, once done they will be taken straight to the activity.

Although this feature is standard functionality, additional configuration maybe required for clients that use Single Sign On (SSO).


How to get thisThis feature may require configuration, for more information on how you can use this please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@unicorntraining.com or on 0844 800 3316.

Ability to set the CPD Year

BenefitsWhen setting the CPD start date users now have the ability to include the year in which their CPD started or when their CPD is going to start.

This new feature will enable users to set CPD start dates in the future as well as making past CPD more accurate.

How it worksThere is an additional drop down box within the CPD settings area, the year can be selected along with the day and the month.




The option to select the CPD year will need to be added to the CPD scheme(s) being used.

The year will be editable as long as the current CPD date is within 13 months.

How to get thisThis feature may require configuration, for more information on how you can use this please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@unicorntraining.com or on 0844 800 3316.