Tampa, FL - December 6, 2002
FlexTraining Total e-Learning Solution Released
The FlexTraining Total e-Learning Solution, version 4.1, is now
available for sale and distribution. It includes significant enhancements
to its built-in Authoring Tool, a totally rewritten Reporting and
Tracking system, an upgraded Learner Interface and major enhancements
and improvements throughout all modules. The best-of-breed
software suite also features a new pricing model, designed to provide
the same robust learning platform to both small and large enterprises.
FlexTraining is a complete Learning Management System which works
with any web browser over the Internet or a corporate Intranet.
It lets customers build, deliver, and manage custom online training
and testing over a local or distributed network.
The upgraded authoring tool means that companies can acquire their
entire e-Learning solution from one vendor. Now, customers
can get everything they need in one flexible, easy-to-use package
, rather than integrating authoring and management products from
The authoring tool accommodates basic content like HTML and images,
as well as more complex material like Flash and streaming video.
It also provides user-defined question-and-answer interactions that
feature multimedia pop-up messages. FlexTraining itself is capable
of managing any type of web-deliverable content, including Word,
PowerPoint, HTML, video, Flash, and even custom material built with
external authoring systems.
With FlexTraining, customers use point-and-click "System Options"
to adapt the software to their specific needs, without programming.
FlexTraining also comes with complete source code, for customers
who need to customize their system beyond the considerable flexibility
offered by the standard product.
This release greatly expands the utility of this flexible e-Learning
solution. For more information, including an online
demonstration, proceed to the More Info
Enhanced Learning Content Authoring
FlexTraining's built-in Content Authoring Tool has been greatly enhanced,
in functionality and ease-of use:
Powerful "Drill-down" Reporting and Analysis Facility
- Content Authors select from a list of interactive templates
and use point-and-click Authoring to streamline the design process.
- Optional automatic page advancement for "slide-show" type lessons.
- Optional user-selected streaming audio tracks for narration
- Optional "status bar" on each Learning Screen showing current
screen number and where in the current lesson the learner currently
- Supports text, images, and multimedia such as Flash movies
and streaming video.
Totally new reporting facility provides quick access to the specific
information you need, using selection filters to target specific classes
- Eight report types with data filters to focus your results.
- New "360 Degree Training Effectiveness" Report - shows learner's
assessed skill level before and after taking each specific course.
- "Item Analysis Report" shows how learners are responding to
your test questions, detailing percent correct and percent chosen
for each candidate answer. Also provided is a feature to
reprint a learner's test long after it was completed.
- Custom Report Builder lets you build your own report "on the
fly", selecting data filters, display columns, and sort sequence.
Assign a title and save your report to run again as needed.
- Option Bar on every report lets you download, print or send
your report to someone else via e-mail.
Pre and Post Assessments
Now the Administrator can define a Pre-Assessment and/or a Post-Assessment
for any course, allowing for easy measurement of knowledge transfer
and progress. Also, tests are now assigned a relationship
to Course Lessons, so that assessments can occur at the proper time.
Unique ID Tracking
Students and training results can now be tracked by Employee Number,
Social Security Number, or other Unique Identifier. This "Unique
ID" can be imported with incoming Student Records and tracked through
the system all the way to course completion reports.
Simplified Course Assembly
The FlexTraining Management Center (formerly called the "Administration
Module") presents a more streamlined interface for assembling course
content. Course sections may be based on external files, URL's,
Streaming Video, or Lessons authored in the FlexTraining Content
Improved Learner Interface
A new menu in the FlexTraining Management Module provides access
to only those features necessary to develop course material,. assemble
courses, and create assessments. This separate, secure menu
is intended for use by course developers who do not need access
to the full range of management functions.
The FlexTraining Learner Interface now provides an organized, sequential
view of all assessments and course content. The new layout allows
the learner to easily track his or her progress through the course
The web-based student menu provides access to all course material,
pre and post assessments, course guide, searchable dynamic libraries,
collaboration or forum participation, and the student locker.
This release also includes numerous usability and terminology changes
throughout all modules in order to make FlexTraining even more user-friendly
Optional Additional Complementary Products
Flextraining now offers the following add-on products, which are
available for an additional fee:
A versatile, robust Learning Authoring Tool which works
only with the FlexTraining LMS. Features a streamlined publishing
tool for point-and-click publishing of Flash-based learning content
without Flash programming. Also offers additional templates
not available in the standard FlexTraining Content Authoring Tool.
Uses same Interface style as standard Authoring Tool, for very short
user learning curve. Priced at $2900.
Courseware Data Impor
An import facility for importing test completions and
course content access events into FlexTraining. Provides "AICC/SCORM"
compliance by providing an API for customers determined to use an
external facility for testing instead of the built-in assessments
in FlexTraining. Priced at $3900.