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Technical Upgrades

 Technical News and Updates

SkillBuilder Upload SVG Files to WhizzAuthor

It is now possible to upload Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) to the asset library in WhizzAuthor.

SkillBuilder BookaCourse Update: Advisory Email to Line-Managers

We have introduced a new function to the BookaCourse system. If required, it is now possible for line managers to receive an advisory email when a user registers for a classroom training course. This allows line-managers to keep track of what their direct reports are signing up to.

This function can be switched on by the SkillGate team on request.

SkillBuilder Reinstating Long Term Absence

As you may know LMS Controllers can put individual delegates into LTA (long term absence, e.g. for maternity).

There is an option to reinstate at a set date.

Unlike Archiving (which removes Users from the live system) LTA basically freezes them. They are frozen on the courses they are currently enrolled on and, on reinstatement, they are unfrozen and will carry on where they left off.

Note however, that LTA removes all User entries from the diary. This is especially relevant for Traffic Light. On reinstate, LTAs have to be manually reset on the TL Code courses required.

SkillBuilder Traffic Light Communications Update

A new field for selection has been added to the Activity Reports dashboard.  There is now the option to report on SCORM content embedded within programmes. 

'Embedded Courses' is now set up as a 'tick-box' option and is unticked by default. This way, if you want to report on the completion levels for SCORM content within a programme you can, by ticking the 'Embedded Courses' field.

This will show the SCORM content in an additional column detailing the Embedded Programme Reference (if applicable).

SkillBuilder Survey software integrated with WhizzAuthor

A full Survey suite has been written that can be used stand alone or integrated with any programme.

Survey questions can be added in multiple formats and scored if required. The system is ideal for adding a level of interactivity to your courses with warnings posted to tutors where survey responses are considered to be problematical.

Surveys are also ideal for gathering feedback on courses. For this reason we have upgraded the old 'Intelligence' system with a Survey results/reporting system.

SkillBuilder Welcome WhizzAuthor!

It has taken us over two years but it is finally here! Version 5 of SkillGate's content authoring system has all the best things we have learnt over the last 21 years:

  • simple authoring based on templates for subject experts
  • advanced features for professional trainers
  • publishiing via multiple channels
  • Real-time delegate management.

to name but a few.

SkillBuilder Headlines and A.I.

The new version 9 'Headlines' system comes with A.I. Delivered microlearning (AIDm). This replaces the old Personal Trainer on v8 systems.

There are several important differences including:

  • look and feel
  • automated focusing on delegate priorities
  • multiple 'further study' option
  • ability to save bites to a personal library.

The system also links to SkillBytes programmes for skills embedding.

SkillBuilder The SkillGate app has arrived!

Now available via Apple Business Manager, the app will be a great resource for on the go training.

Users will be able to access mandatory training, search for courses and check their record via the app. A once only log-in system allows for immediate access.

The app is currently available for iPhones and will be available on Android imminently.

SkillBuilder New Reports Update

Most customers have now been upgraded to the new real-time reporting system. The new activity reports are now much faster and do not need to be compiled to update. All customers will be upgraded by the end of the year.

SkillBuilder Extracts for Headlines

We have created a new feature for Headlines (Version 9 upgrade of Personal Trainer). Now Headlines emails sent to users incorporate an 'Extract' of a course that can be completed in seconds and saved to a separate folder to keep for later. Extracts act as standalone mini learning resources as well offering course 'tasters' to encourage completion of the full course.

SkillBuilder Short Course Booking System - new feature

We have added a new feature to our classroom booking system that means tutors can now be alerted when a user has booked onto a course.

SkillBuilder Reporting update

A new scheduled report export has been created which allows users to create and export reports from the system for delivery at a specific time of their choosing. If someone runs a report daily for example, they can schedule this to be delivered at a set time every day.


Note:This information covers site improvements, developments, and general technical service improvements for all SkillGate systems. Individual details may vary from site to site.

Major developments are highlighted in bold.