LMS configurability : Power in user’s hand – Part 2

Continuing from LMS configurability : Power in user’s hand – Part 1:

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As discussed in the part 1, customers can select features of their choice, design micro-site’s look and feel, and labels etc. by configuring the various options available. This helps customers to create workflows to meet their needs to train either internal audience or external audience or both .  In this blog, we will showcase some examples which will cover that how using configuration or setting options customers can manage menu options, user interface, security controls and various other functional features.

Menu management

Menu management allows navigational control and display of  headers menu and sub menus. This is manged from User Interface tab at Site details:

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Note : You can override default headers to meet your specific need. Some of the examples are:

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UI management

EduBrite supports complete branding of a micro-site so that you can create a training portal to meet your business needs. The administrator(s) can design a training portal with branded label names, user interface that suits your brand and map training processes by changing header/footer or by creating necessary dynamic and static pages. Some more specific things which can be done are :

Your own domain : Defaulf microsite name is mycompany.edubrite.com. You can have your website’s domain e.g. training.mycomany.com or mycompany.com/training

Your own labels : EduBrite allows to change labels to meet your business terminologies. This changes works throughout the application including menu/sub-menus. e.g. learner = Employee or instructor = Trainer or Program = Learning Path etc.

Your Headers/Footers: You can create your own headers and footers. It overrides default header and footer.

Branded home and other pages: Using native Content Management System (CMS), customer can create their own training homepage and other pages – your verbiages, your message and your own images.  EduBrite allows creation of both dynamic and static pages. The big idea here is to empower customer so that they can design what, where and when on their training portal.

Additional fields for user attribute : Additional fields can be added to capture user relevant information. This is more useful in cases, when your learners are external audience.

Your Language : A default languages can be setup but users can still be allowed to change the language. Administrator can limit the choice of available languages to users.

User Dashboard Management : EduBrite Dashboard displays various panels such as “My Items”, “Events”, “Completed Items”, “Calendar”, “Groups” etc. A user has an option to select or not select these panels on their dashboard. The administrator(s) can override  users’ ability to change and can setup a per-defined Training Dashboard for all users.

EduBrite’s knowledgebase provides more details on theses topics and various additional topics.

E-mail (Communication) Management

EduBrite allows to configure the sender’s name and e-mail address to manage outward communication messages to your learners. EduBrite also allows to design your own e-mail templates and message. The administrator(s) has ability to see all the messages sent out from the system.

Access/Security Controls

There are many user access related controls, which can be set using simply check boxing various settings in Security Tab at Site details:SiteDetail3_1

Some of the examples of using the feature above are:

1. Design your training portal, which requires mandatory credentials.

2. Enable self sign-up.

3. Inactivate course access automatically once users have completed their course.

These are useful features for companies (or training providers) when training both internal and external users.

Features Management

There are plenty of functional features, which an admin can turn on/off to meet their requirements. This can be done by going to Features tab at Site details:SiteDetail2

For example –

1. Group collaboration or social learning features can be set using features such as Group Documents, Group Forum, Group Poll.

2. For selling courses you can enable Course Catalog feature. As you create course and set their prices, course catalog will appear. See below:Course_Catalog

 

3. You can manage LMS login using users Facebook or Linked credentials by setting up feature Facebook/LinkedIn Integration.

Configuring these features is easy, as you have seen in many examples, most of them can be turned on/off as needed and most importantly future upgrades or releases are quite transparent, smooth and doesn’t impact current functionalities thus resulting in higher ROI to your businesses. Customers’ inputs and new learning trends are continuously shaping our future releases. As we release new features, we provide details to our customers in news letter and explain them how to configure/enable new features. With new releases new features are not enabled, this gives an opportunity to customer to review and test out new features before rolling out them on their  micro-site.

EduBrite system offers quite flexibility all around application to give the best experience to the all users (including administrator, content creator and learners). There are many ways to map training processes, we love to hear from you and discuss. For your specific need or customized demo, please contact us at sales@edubrite.com

 Image by Carlo Montoya

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About Manish Gupta
Manish is a very strong IT leader who consistently and reliably delivers complex yet flexible solutions for key business initiatives. He is a leader who applies vision to planning, discipline to deliverables and recognition to high-performing teams. Manish is very well respected by peers and staff alike and has earned the reputation as a leader who can turnaround failing projects, invigorate dispirited teams and refocus disparate efforts to deliver for the business when timeframes are tight and quality must not be compromised.

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