FlexTraining Version 5.2 Released
Tampa, FL - November
Online Development has announced the release of the newest version of the FlexTraining Total E-Learning Solution, version 5.2. This advanced version of FlexTraining delivers multi-language capability, graphical student progress tracking, content development guidance, enhanced visual course-building tools, template-based CBT compatibility and many other enhancements.
The industry-leading learning management software now delivers training to over one million students worldwide. The software can be custom configured for individual managers and learners, providing secure access and multiple levels of authority. Point-and-click setup screens allow managers to choose which features are available to online students.
The new multi-language feature is expected to accelerate the expansion of FlexTraining in both domestic and international markets. The flexible language feature allows a customer to utilize as many foreign languages as needed, and each language can be tailored for local variations and dialects.
In addition, each student has the choice of selecting an on-screen language or accepting the default language established by the system manager. The complete multi-language system is designed for simplicity, flexibility and user transparency.
Other Enhancements for FlexTraining version 5.2:
Email Target Matrix: The new Email Target Matrix management screen gives managers the power to define who gets e-mail when events like enrollments and course completions occur. Email can be generated automatically to students, instructors, managers or any user-defined address.
Student Progress: Visual student progress tracking now shows graphic progress indicators of section and test completions.
Content Development Strategies: The new section on the Courses menu provides guidance, tips and examples related to building learning content and understanding various file formats.
Enhanced CD Export Utility: CD Export Utility can now handle all FlexAuthoring Learning Screen template types, plus content that is not authored.
Bulk Un-enroll: The new Bulk Un-enroll function on the Utilities menu speeds the process of removing a large number of enrolled students from a class.
Subscription Manager Tool: The improved editing tool now allows the system manager to edit the course subscription dates for a specific student's enrollment in a class.
License Usage Indicator: The Counter and Indicator on the Management Home Page Shows the percentage of student capacity that is in use and encourages upsizing when needed.
Bulk Enrollment Copying: A quick and easy process was created to copy all enrollments from one class to another class.
Visual Course and Test Builder: Enhanced Visual Course Builder allows the visual revision of test questions and rapid editing of test question sequence.
FlexAuthoring Usability: The FA update added a wide variety of improvements to reduce keystrokes and clicks, to simplify text entry and to allow the addition/removal of Learner Exercises on existing screens.
FlexAuthoring Screen Copy: Speeds up course building by allowing authors to copy learning screens from one FA course to another course with the click of a button.
Miscellaneous: A cross section of numerous improvements to usability and utility in reporting, course evaluations, media library filtering, course building, test creation, promotional discounts, screen personalization and student maintenance.
Enhancements for previous FlexTraining version (5.1):
Visual Course Development: For system managers tasked with developing online courses and learning content, FlexTraining now offers a choice of integrated tools. Users now have two methods for building courses, a table method and visual method. The table method lays out the courses and their elements side by side allowing course authors to organize and build courses in the traditional manner.
The new toolset, the Visual Course Builder, lays out course sections and learning screens graphically, providing a visual workspace for adding, editing and sequencing course content. The table-based and visual tools may be used interchangeably to create and maintain online courses.
Either toolset will save course developers significant development time by allowing them to use training material previously created in applications such as Word, Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint or third-party authoring software. The tightly-integrated portfolio of development and management tools has the goal of providing one-stop shopping to companies of all sizes embarking on e-Learning projects.
Enhanced Navigation : There is now an option to
use text or icons on the course navigation allowing administrators
to further customize their courses' appearance. Learners will also
have the option of going from one section to another without having
to return to the main course page which will create an overall better
New Users Pop-up Demo : Administrators will have
the option of having a student tutorial automatically open the first
time users enter the student module. The tutorial will aide students
that are unfamiliar with FlexTraining and will explain how to use
the student module and how to start taking courses.
Test Out Function : If administrators wish, learners
can be exempt from a course and its test if they successfully complete
a pre-test. If this test is passed, the student is determined to
know the material and they don't have to view any of the sections
or take the final. They automatically get the competed markers and
the pretest score for their final exam.
CD Export of Classes : Classes can be exported
and burned onto CD to be portable for use offsite and offline.
Help Pop-ups: Pops-ups have been created for
administration users to assist them with areas that are more complex.
These pop-ups will enable users to work quickly without having to
reference their users' guide or call support.
Certificate Builder : Class certificates can be
built online, customized to a class and saved for future use. Certificate
templates are available or you can build your own. The new certificate
builder lets you control the look and materials can be designed
to be consistent with your company's branding
Waiting List for Full Courses : Students will
now be able to sign up for a waiting list for courses that are full
with the maximum amount of students. If another learner is removed
from the course, the system will automatically enroll the next student
in line and notify them via email saving managers a few steps in
Max Enrollment Email Notification : Administrators
will be notified via email once a class has reached its maximum
enrollment. Then administrators can decide if they want to increase
the size and they will be aware that the new Waiting List functionality
will be activated.
Single Student Activity Report : Now you can easily
glance at an individual's student profile and see all of their activity
for a particular class.
Viewable Test Results : An option has been added
that allows student to review their test results once they pass
a test or have run out of attempts. This feature gives students
the opportunity to further review the material.
Access Log : The system will keep track of login history
for users on the administration side and note if any system configuration
changes were made. This is ideal when several managers are utilizing
the administrative module. A login history will pinpoint system
Disable Right-click Option : You may now disable
a student's right click option to protect course content by eliminating
learners ability to copy text and images.
Student Options : Administrators can decide whether
course learners will have the ability to search for other classes
in the catalog, whether they can view/edit their profile and whether
or not learners will have the ability to use the calendar tool.
Default Self Enroll Hierarchy Level: Managers
may select a default hierarchy level for all new self enroll students
(if self enroll is allowed) insuring that all new learners are on
the same level.
Student Login Page Layout Option: You can now
customize the student login page graphics with either a company
logo or your own banner type design.
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. For more
information on this online training tool visit www.flextraining.com
or call 1-888-957-7771.