EduBrite LMS Microsite administration

Microsite administration was the topic of last week’s webinar. In this webinar covered most common activities a LMS administrator typically performs. Thanks to all participants who were able to join us. We discussed following items:

  • User Management : User Creation (individual, bulk), User roles, User assignment to group(s)
  • Group Management : Group Creation, Type of Groups (open, private, etc.), group roles, group settings, collaboration
  • Site administration : Configure features, security, menu, metadata, payment integration
  • Others : E-mail settings, proxy login

Recording of the session is now available at Webinar Channel in EduBrite Support portal.

Our next webinar “Test Authoring and Delivery” is on Wednesday Sep 24 at 10 am pacific (UTC-7). In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Test / Survey creation
  • Questions formats – Multiple choice, Fill in the blank, Yes/No, Essay, Grid Type etc.
  • Test properties : Basic and advance
  • Test delivery : informal (Practice tests); Formal inside course or as an exam
  • Reporting

Register here for next webinar. From last week online webinars are being delivered directly from EduBrite LMS. For more details on how to register and join, watch a mini video?

LMS Reporting – EduBrite Education Webinar

This week’s webinar covered LMS reporting topic. Thanks to all participants who were able to join us. We discussed following items:

  • Reporting menu
  • LMS usage reports – course sessions, usage metrics
  • Learners report
  • Assessment :  test attempts; test scores, question/survey stats
  • Lessons report
  • SCORM report
  • Statistical reports
  • Ecommerce : Payment transactions, coupon codes
  • E-mail notifications

Recording of the session is now available at Webinar Channel in EduBrite Support portal.

Our next webinar “Micro-site administration” is on Wednesday Sep 17 at 10 am pacific (UTC-7). In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Users Management : User Creation (individual, bulk), User roles, User assignment to group(s)
  • Groups Management : Group Creation, Type of Groups (open, by request, private, etc.), group roles, group settings, collaboration
  • Site administration : Configure features, security, user interface, metadata
  • Misc : E-mail settings, Coupon, Payment integration, UI high level

Register here for next webinar

Course Delivery – EduBrite Education Webinar

This week’s webinar covered Course Delivery topic. Thanks to all participants who were able to join us. We discussed following items:

  • Create course session or online class
  • Course Template
  • Course properties (Setup)
  • User enrollment : admin enrolling users, self enrollment
  • Course Catalog : Search, enrollment via online payment & coupon code
  • Delivery (user) experience
  • Course completion and tracking and certificate awarding

Recording of the session is now available at Webinar Channel in EduBrite Support portal. 

We will plan Course Delivery part 2 session in future to cover additional course delivery functionalities such as:

  • Events – Integration of  live training class (ILT)
  • Off-line activities – assignment management
  • Learning with social collaboration
  • Programs and program sessions
  • Courses delivery without course session

Our next webinar “Reporting” is on Wednesday Sep 3 at 10 am pacific (UTC-7). In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Course, Course Session level report
  • Learner specific report
  • Site : Usage, Learners, Lessons, SCORM
  • Various Exam related reports
  • Assessment , Test attempts, Question/Survey stats
  • Ecommerce : Payment transactions, coupon codes
  • Custom Reports – High level

Register here for next webinar

Course Authoring – EduBrite Education Webinar

Our second webinar this week was on Test and course authoring. There was a lot to cover in one hour so we covered course authoring part only. Test authoring part will be covered in a separate session in future, we will let you know. Thanks to all participants who were able to join us.

Earlier this week we added a channel for webinars in EduBrite Support portal. All recorded webinars are available here. This is wonderful as it organizes webinar series from this year and past years in one place.

This week we have discussed how to create a course in EduBrite? Various types of content files – e.g. document types (PowerPoint, Doc, PDF etc.) , audio files, video files, external links, embedding documents, SCORM packages etc. can be used to build courses. We have also discussed various course and lesson level properties and reviewed learner’s experience for these settings.

Our next webinar “Course Delivery” is on Wednesday Aug 27 at 10 am pacific (UTC-7). In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Create course session or online class
  • User enrollment : admin enrolling users, self enrollment
  • Course Catalog : Search, enrollment via online payment & coupon code
  • Delivery (user) experience
  • Course completion and tracking and certificate awarding
  • Events – ILT class
  • Programs – High level overview

Register here for next webinar

Create Training environment in Confluence – EduBrite Education Webinar

EduBrite’s first educational webinar was a super success!  Thanks to all participants who were able to join us. We are recording all webinars and posting them here so those who have missed webinar have an opportunity to view it.

This week we have discussed how to setup training environment in Atlassian Confluence environment using add-on Gilly provide by EduBrite? Gilly is available on Atlassian Marketplace to download. Once downloaded in your Confluence environment Gilly communicates with EduBrite LMS microsite. Learners gets full learning experience right inside Confluence so they never to leave. Cool, isn’t it! Go to EduBrite site for to find more information about Gilly.

Administrator, Team Lead/Manager can manage enrollment of their team from EduBrite microsite and track progress of their team from EduBrite microsite.

Our next webinar on Course Authoring is on Wednesday Aug 20 at 10 am pacific (UTC-7). In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Test / Quiz creation, various test editor properties
  • Course creation, course properties, lesson properties, adding quiz in the course
  • Course authorization

Register here for next webinar

EduBrite Education Webinar series 2014 is here

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Like past years, we started EduBrite Education webinar series 2014 this week. Team EduBrite wants to be part of your success in your eLearning initiative beyond providing technology platform. So join us, select the topic of your interest. Every Wednesday, we will be hosting a webinar at 10 am pacific (UTC-7) to educate EduBrite users to learn about EduBrite LMS to maximize their investment.

We are covering various topics in these webinars, which are suitable for variety of audience – learners, team leads/managers, administrators within a corporation or at training providers. All future webinars will be announced via e-mail and blog. You also find them on Twitter @edubrite. If you would like us to cover topic of your interest then please contact us at support@edubrite.com.

You can see webinar calendar of August Webinars and register.

We are excited and look forward to see you all there!

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EduBrite LMS features administrators appreciate – Part 2

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Continue from part 1

In Part 2 of this series, we will be discussing features related to learning resources such as courses, quizzes/assessments  and managing dashboard.

iv. Course authoring
Administrators like EduBrite’s online course editor, as it provides them simple and flexible hierarchical course structure so that they can group multiple lessons (content) into logical modules/topics (folders). This enables:

  • Linear and Non linear learning
  • Runtime (on the fly) ability for a leaner to view what’s completed or pending

EduBrite also allows group authoring, which makes it easier for group of authors to work together to create a course. These authors doesn’t have to be the administrator of the microsite.

v. Quiz/Test

EduBrite’s advance test/assessment editor supports 11 different questions types including multiple choice single answer, multiple choice multiple answers, fill in the blank, essay etc.

Advance features such as randomization of questions, and choices; passage; categorizing questions; question solutions, rule and adaptive testing etc. helping managing unique requirements.

A quiz/test can be delivered many ways in EduBrite LMS:

EduBrite allows to create questions bank/pool and categorize questions using metadata. A dynamic test or pop-up quiz can be generated using metadata.

vi. Reusing learning assets (Courses, Tests and Articles)

EduBrite allows lessons and questions in the test as a reusable learning assets. New courses can be built linking sharable lessons from other courses. Similarly, new tests can be created by importing questions from sharable test (or questions bank).  Informal resources such as Articles are created inside Groups and Course session and then can be internally linked.

The best part of reusing learning assets is tracking. You can view analytics/reports of a sharable lesson/test inside a specific course or across all courses where it is being used.

vii. Managing dashboard

EduBrite provides flexible Dashboard for learners, authors and administrators. EduBrite LMS’ dashboard contains various panels such as My to do Item lists, Completed Items, Upcoming Events, Calendar, My groups etc. Users can manage and select what panels they want to view on their Dashboard.

Administrators can pre-define Dashboard panels for learners or leave it for individual learners to manage their own Dashboard. The coolest feature  is the  ability to move panels on your dashboard screen.

viii. Course Delivery (automation, decentralization)

Administrators love the course delivery flexibility, in fact we love it too. EduBrite separates course authoring from course delivery. This allows separation of responsibilities for authors vs. managers/supervisors. This is very useful for both internal training or B2B training when you need separate person is responsible for user enrollment in courses, support and  tracking.

EduBrite allows various course delivery options suitable for informal, formal learning as well as creating learning paths (certification programs)

From security and automation perspective there are many cool features EduBrite supports, I’m going list few popular ones:

  1. Course Length : This feature limits learner ‘s course access irrespective of the day of enrollment.
  2. Auto inactivation of users : This feature allows to inactivate users automatically once their pre-defined course learning is completed.
  3. Schedule future dated modules : EduBrite allows to create a course session with future dated modules. This allows the flexibility to arrange a modules with fixed duration and making them available sequentially with pre-defined dates.
  4. Rolling Access: EduBrite supports rolling access policy. This puts feature #3 on steroid. Rolling access policy enables feature #3 irrespective of the date learner is enrolled into the courses so essentially user can enroll in the course anytime and modules access is applicable based on the date of enrolled.
  5. Decentralized Training Environment: EduBrite supports various roles at various levels, which allows flexibility to control and manage access, and authorizations. e.g. Group administrators (not Site administrators) with proper settings, can manage their team, enroll learners into authorized courses, programs, and track learners progress thus allowing to create complete decentralized training environment. These group administrators can be departmental managers/supervisors in internal training environment or partner’s/customer’s administrators in external training environment.

Essentially, there are dozens of features, which administrators use as they go deeper into the system and learn how to use them. These features not only reduces day-to-day administration but provides an impeccable automated solution.

I will be discussing some more cool features in the next part of this series.

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