It is now possible for SkillGate LMS administrators to add their own images and videos to their LMS homepage. This feature offers added flexibility to LMS administrators, allowing them to offer relevant content to users on a more immediate basis.
To update the imagery, access via [Admin] in the navigation bar and choose the [news] option from the drop-down.
Here you have access to a simple HTML editor where you can modify the homepage text. To update the image or add a video, simply click on the asset library icon on the bottom right of the window and then follow the instructions. You can add an existing file from your asset library, or can upload from your computer.
We have now launched an upgrade to My Plan.
The new version offers a better interface with ‘at-a-glance’ weekly and monthly calendars and more information about each programme the user is registered on. It automatically displays information from all SkillGate systems - My Learning, Traffic Light, and Perform.
Now a classroom administrator can give the ‘attendance’ page to a third party (e.g. the actual course tutor). These ‘Attendance Monitors’ can complete 'attendance/no show' online to speed up administration.
SkillGate users can now receive Daily Lessons in subjects specifically requested by them.
Users receiving Headlines emails are invited to subscribe to Daily Lessons, in subjects of their choosing, via the Daily Lessons link in the email.
A daily lesson focuses on a very specific subject. Users receive an email every day including an exercise or short lesson on that particular subject. Once the course of Daily Lessons is complete, users can then unsubscribe from that stream.
We are delighted to be able to make SkillGate InTouch available to customers.
A development on our popular Headlines system, InTouch is a simple training and communication tool that allows system administrators to design, build and share Headlines via NewsFeeds.
A Headline is a short, interactive online page which focuses on a particular subject and can include news, lessons, training activities and more.
Every time a new Headline is added, users will receive an email directly into their inbox, taking them to a NewsFeed page featuring the latest Headlines.
Via the InTouch dashboard, administrators can:
We have made a series of improvements the back-end of the Classroom system to bring it in line with the Version 5.1 Editor and to give it a more modern look and feel. The functionality remains largely the same but the system has been updated to align with the rest of your Version 9 site.
We will be automatically upgrading everyone who has the Classroom Booking System as of this week.
It is now possible to send 'trigger' emails to line-managers to remind them to check their manager Traffic Light reports so they are up to date on the compliance training status of their direct reports.
Trigger emails can be scheduled to go out daily, weekly or monthly and contain a link that will take the line-manager directly to their report.
Increasingly companies are adding an Induction Traffic Light Code with additional courses for inductees. This has meant that new starters are getting too many registrations all at once. We have added Stagger-days so that in Allocations administrators can set course registrations to be staggered by days or weeks.
The same editor allows administrators to add Delay-days. This feature gives delegates longer to proceed with the course from registration.
We have added a scheduler that emails line-managers with their team Traffic Light reports at time scales to suit you. A customised email message can be included with the reports.
LMS controllers can now Reinstate users they have Archived.
Reinstatement is accessible via [Admin] in your navigation bar and the [Activity Records and Reports] part of the system. The [Admin] button in the reporting area will take you to the Reinstatement option.
For those of you using our Perform software to manage your appraisal process, we have added another mini-form option to allow appraiser and appraisee to view compliance training status. This means that mandatory training progress can be included in any appraisal discussion, supported by all the necessary information.
For customers who have their own sites, we have now updated the scheduler software so that registration and reminder emails can be sent at the weekend as well as during the week. This means that staff within organisations which don't work a traditional Monday to Friday week can receive training links and reminders on days that tally with their working week.
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.