Software Suite Now Shipping
Tampa, FL - December 1, 2003
The FlexTraining Total e-Learning Solution TM is now available
for the first time with integrated collaboration tools, data importing
technology, and multi-server consolidated reporting. In addition,
the FlexTraining product itself, now at version 4.2, adds an impressive
list of system enhancements.
New for release 4.2 of this best-of-breed e-Learning solution are
wizard-based system configuration, course creation, and scheduling,
a web-based Utilities menu, online diagnostics, new streamlined
user interfaces, simplified skills management, enhanced reporting
and analysis, time logging, a "teachers lounge" interaction
facility for instructors, and a host of other enhancements designed
to simplify management of this already easy-to-use software.
All of the new complementary products are totally integrated into
the FlexTraining database and web-native menu structure. They
include a Message Board server that supports multiple message boards,
and a Chat server for synchronous interaction. Also available
are an import facility for capturing transactions from an external
courseware system, and a consolidated reporting module which reaches
across the network to aggregate information from multiple FlexTraining
sites and offers a consistent reporting interface for summarized
or detailed reporting.
FlexTraining is a complete Learning Management System that works
with any web browser over the Internet or a corporate Intranet.
It lets customers author, build, deliver, and manage custom online
training and testing over a local or distributed network.
The complete suite of e-Learning tools means that companies can
now acquire their entire e-Learning solution from one vendor. Customers
can get everything they need in one flexible, easy-to-use integrated
package, rather than needing to develop interfaces to tie together
authoring and management products from various developers
With FlexTraining, customers use our unique IntelliSet TM technology
to dynamically adapt the menus and 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.
Concurrent with this software release, FlexTraining is now offered
as an online service, called "Login & Go". The
new online training center means customers can have their own completely
private training center, without hosting or managing an e-Learning
This release greatly expands the utility of this already-powerful
e-Learning solution. For more information, including an online
demonstration, proceed to the More Info section.
New Feature Highlights:
System Configuration, Course Builder and Scheduling Wizards
The FlexTraining administrator can now manage system behaviors,
enable and disable software features, and build and schedule courses
using a tabbed wizard layout. For example, the new interface
streamlines the process of course creation by letting the course
developer add just the pieces he or she needs, in a logical sequence.
Web Based Utilities Menu
FlexTraining now includes a menu of management and diagnostics
designed to offer easy system management. Included are features
to selectively delete courses and students, check the completeness
of each course, verify system integrity, and other useful tools.
Streamlined Learner Interface
The Learner Interface or "Student Menu" is now contained
in a very thin frame within the learner's web browser, providing
almost the complete width of the browser itself for learning material. This
narrower menu structure allows for a course developer to more easily
fit pre-packaged learning content into the learning frame, and to
author lessons that pack more knowledge-related content on the screen.
Time Logging and Reporting
Certain training situations require that the system track how long
a learner spends in each section of learning content, and how long
each online assessment takes. FlexTraining now provides time
logging and reporting to facilitate this requirement. Time
Logging may be enabled with a single mouse-click, or disabled for
customers who do not need to collect this information. Flexible
report filtering allows reporting by student or by course, and offers
a summarized or detailed format.
FlexTraining has always included an Instructor, which may be used
as needed. Instructors may be assigned to classes, or a given
class may be totally self-paced. For environments that utilize
Instructors, a new Teachers Lounge Facility allows collaboration
between Instructors in the form of Chat & Message Board, e-Mail,
or the free exchange of documents through an online library.
A new web-based portal, accessible only to FlexTraining customers,
is also being launched. The Customer Portal will include, among
other items, a searchable Knowledge Base that can provide instant
resolution of commonly asked questions and issues. The portal
will be available 24/7, and is expected to be particularly helpful
for international customers whose time zone is several hours offset
from the US time zones.
Optional Complementary Products
FlexTraining now offers the following add-on products, which are totally
integrated into the FlexTraining architecture, and are available for
an additional fee. Check out the links below for more information.