Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Unicorn LMS SkillsServe 6.2 Release Notes

6.2 includes a number of great new features and enhancements.

We now support Wistia videos
Wistia videos can now be added to pathways and training plans with full tracking of time, bookmarking and the ability to automatically award CPD on completion. Wistia is a widely renowned cloud video hosting solution. Access your own Wistia content through Unicorn LMS and share your content with your learners.



How does it work?
In the Content Manager choose the option to ‘Upload Video/Audio’ content via the ‘Create’ action. Then select the option to upload a Link. You will then have the option to paste the Wistia video link of your choice. You will immediately be presented with a preview of the Wistia video which you can interact with before saving/creating your new activity.

When the content is saved and created, you may also update and replace the Wistia link with a new one. This activity can be added to pathways, published to catalogues or simply registered to users’ training plans.

How do I get it?
This is a standard functionality and is available to all users that have access to Content Manager.


Enhanced User Archiving
Users will now be automatically cancelled from future events/webinars and pending approval/payment for activities when an archiving action takes place. You can also report on the archive status i.e. ‘when a user was archived’ and ‘who archived them’.



How does it work?
Archiving a user account can be achieved through the new ‘Archive / Restore’ common task via a user's profile (Common tasks/ Details tab). Interacting with the action will take you through a new step-by-step wizard.

How do I get it?
This is a standard functionality and is available to all administrators that have the ability to archive users.


Multiple Attachments for Offline Activities
Offline Activities is a common and useful feature for creating shared external CPD activities. This feature has now been extended to enable multiple attachments to be uploaded to the Offline Activity.



How does it work?
In the Content Manager choose the option ‘New Offline Activity’ via the ‘Create’ menu. Within the new created ‘Offline Activity’ go the ‘Details’ tab, and use the options ‘Link to Content’. Simply select the option ‘Attachments’ and then proceed to select the files from your computer you would like to attach to the activity.

How do I get it?
This is a standard functionality and is available to all users that can create an Offline Activity.


Diagnostic Assessment Enhancement
The number of diagnostic questions can now be for items in the basket or individual activities contained within them. For example, if you add a pathway you can now ask 5 questions from all the activities within the pathway as a whole or ask 5 questions for each individual activity in the pathway.



How does it work?
Diagnostic assessments are created by adding items from the catalogue to the basket within Find Learning. When going through the configuration options via ‘Add a Diagnostic Assessment’, under the section ‘Number of questions’ you can choose whether the questions are based on the ‘Items’ in the basket or the ‘Individual Activity’.

The total amount of questions based on the options selected within the assessment are previewed beneath the configuration options.

How do I get it?
This is a standard functionality and is available to all users who can create Diagnostic Assessments


When will I get 6.2?
All customers are being upgraded to 6.2 automatically over the next 4 weeks.