Release Notes 2020

  • Updated

Your 360Learning platform is updated every 3 weeks (on Wednesdays between 6 AM and 8 AM GMT+2. See below the list of modifications from 2020.

  • πŸ€“ IMPORTANT: to prepare for upcoming features, the Validations menu in the Dashboard and the Corrections tab in the profile section will be temporarily unavailable. You won't be able to assess the correction of open questions for a few hours on November 18th, and Learners will not be able to access their corrections on their profile. Subscribe to our Status page and receive live updates when Validations are back up!

    πŸ’» Desktop Version

    • Authoring tool
      • Course edition permission updates: Authors and Co-Authors couldn't edit activities imported from another course. With this release, they will be able to edit any activities in a duplicated course. This means that they will be able to edit activities imported from other courses, and access the settings of imported documents. They will see a message informing them that their modifications will affect the initial content. 
        πŸ“š Authors and Co-Authors will be able to make a copy of the activity so changes aren't visible in the source content.

    • Training Diffusion 
      • Available languages for the course: languages available for a given course will now be available in the General Information section of the course. 
      • Catalog: In the case where training from external providers is available in the Catalog, the Discover section will display one line per provider and list training courses available.
      • Recherche: redesign of the search bar in the top menu to make it more visible 

    • 360Learning for Enterprise
      • Create a standalone training project: up until now, Admins had to launch a Training project from a Learning Need. They will be able to launch a Training project directly. Click Launch New Project in the Learning Needs menu to get started immediately!
      • Add custom tasks in the project management interface: each training project has its dedicated space to allow for collaboration. This interface allows the team to go through all the steps included in the training project creation (Create, Review, Share). Members of the training squad will be able to add custom tasks within each step. All squad members will be able to add (or remove) tasks from the collaboration interface by clicking New Task.
      • Edit members of the project squad:  Admins could only manage the project team (add, remove squad members) at the launch of the project. Admins will be able to add or remove squad members at any time via the project interface. To edit the team, go into the collaboration interface for each project, and click the + button next to the squad. This will pop a new window and pre-select your team for you to edit it.  
    • Platform Administration
      • Upcoming merge of the Training Programs menu and Dashboard: the Homepage featured 4 top menus: Home, Dashboard, Training Programs, and Catalog. We are merging the Training Programs menu into the Dashboard. You will be able to create, edit, and access training statistics from a single place. 

        πŸ’‘ Explore the new navigation with our presentation video.
    • Integrations
      • Off-the-shelf content: the description for a third-party course will include a new field to specify the type of content among the following choices: book, article, course, MOOC, podcast, video, audiobook, channel, journey. 
  • πŸ’» Desktop Version

    • Authoring Tool
      • Paths: newly-created Paths will automatically be assigned a default picture. You will be able to edit it from the Paths settings in the Dashboard. 

    • Content Sharing
      • Catalog: Learning Paths will now be indexed in the Discover tab of the Catalog.
      • Discover tab in the Catalog: in the Discover tab, a new "Browse All" section will take you to all the content that belongs to the Skill.  
      • Browse tab in the Catalog: the Browse tab lists all your training content and allows you to search them using filters. In the Catalog, the Discover/Browse buttons will be replaced by a Browse all courses button. If you click this button, you will access a page similar to the search results page with a pre-selection by learning item (Course/Program/Path). It's now easier than ever to search for training content in the Catalog. As you're adding filters, you can bookmark or even share the URL. 
      • Paths: when a Learner starts a new Path, they will see a notification in their profile. The notification is similar to the one related to an ongoing program. 
      • Paths in open access via the Catalog: Learners will be able to take a Path in open access via the Catalog.  

    • Learning Analytics
      • Session exports: it will be possible to add custom fields to session exports. Feel free to reach out to your 360Learning Client Success Partner for more information! 

    • 360Learning for Enterprise
        • Multiple courses within a training project: you will be able to add multiple courses in a designated learning need-based course.
        • Collaboration interface: each training project has its dedicated space to allow for collaboration. From the collaboration interface, the team will be able to do all the steps included in the training project creation (Create, Review, Share). 
    • Integrations
      • OpenClassrooms off-the-shelf integration: we are happy to report that we have a new off-the-shelf content integration! Starting tomorrow, you will be able to host your OpenClassrooms content library into your platform and contextualize it within programs created in 360Learning. Feel free to reach out to our team for more information!
  • πŸ’» Desktop Version

    • Authoring tool
      • Paths: Path requirements are renamed into "steps". No functional change whatsoever. 

    • Content Sharing
      • Search bar: Paths are indexed in the search bar and search results. Admins and the Platform Owner will be able to access all Paths from the search bar, including those not yet shared. Learners will only be able to see the Paths that have been shared with them. They will not see Paths that are still being edited. 
      • Catalog: paths are featured in the skills section of the "Discover" tab. 
      • Catalog: paths are featured in the "most viewed" section the "Discover tab". 

    • 360Learning For Enterprise
      • Notification: Admins will receive a weekly report of the needs they can have an impact on. They will be able to manage this notification from their personal settings
        πŸ’Ό To find out more about the 360Learning for Enterprise, click here

         

      • Collaboration interface: the project team (Author, Co-Author, Reviewers) needs to collaborate on the training. They can only do so via the course's internal comments. Each training project will have its dedicated space to allow for collaboration. Among other things, this interface will have its own forum. This interface will be available (in beta) in the Catalog > Learning Needs menu, by clicking on each project. 
      • Archiving: Admins can now archive needs and access the archived needs
      • Apply/Unapply to a Need: Admins can now apply/unapply to needs declared in their own groups.
    • 360Learning Sales Enablement solution
      • Video Recording: learners will be able to share a video in the newsfeed via a built-in video recorder. This will allow them to share live, informal feedback that will benefit the team. 

        πŸ“š We are using the same piece of technology as in Video Recording and Screen Recording activities. 
        πŸ’Ό For more information on the360Learning Sales Enablement, feel free to reach out to our team at account-management@360learning.com.

         

      • Sharing best pitches: team coaches can either download the video of best pitches or attach them in the group's newsfeed to share the best examples. In addition to these, Admins will be able to reuse the best videos in the course that features the pitch question. Learners will be able to get some inspiration before submitting their own videos. If you choose to reuse the video, it will appear in the question's additional information section alongside a pre-filled customizable text (see above). 

    • Integrations:
      • Edflex: EdFlex learning stats are available
  • πŸ’» Desktop Version

    • Authoring tool
      • Paths: you will be able to create a Path directly from the editor on the Homepage. 
      • Paths Requirements: we are moving Paths requirements into a brand new Steps section available at the bottom of the Path's settings.  
         
    • Content Sharing
      • Search: Paths are now indexed in search results. Also, you will be able to filter results by Paths.  
      • Catalog: you will be able to add a Path into a group's catalog.

    • Learning Analytics
      • Synchronous training: a new Classes menu is available in the Dashboard to compile statistics for webinars and attended classes.

    • 360Learning for Enterprise
      • Notification: the author of a Learning Need will receive a notification when a user comments on the Need. You will be able to disable these notifications from your account settings. 
      • Redesign: we have redesigned the Learning Needs page. 
    • 360Learning Sales Enablement
      • Downloading the best videos: the last update enabled you to share the videos of the best pitches only in the 360Learning platform. By being able to download the videos, it allows you to share them wherever you want. This applies to all videos, including those corrected prior to the launch of the featureOnly Instructors and group Admins will be able to share the video. 

    • User Administration
      • Account reactivation: when an Admin reactivates an account, the user will receive an email with their new credentials. 

    • Notifications
      • Temporary notifications deactivation: up until now, email notifications were deactivated indefinitely for email addresses with a Bounce status (e. g with an Out of Office automatic reply). Users could reactivate notifications from their settings. From now one, notifications will only be deactivated for 10 days. If the user's email server is no longer sending a Bounce status, then email notifications settings will be reinstated. 

    • Integrations
      • SAP Successfactors: the 360Learning x SAP Successfactors connector is now taking into account Time Spent in learning analytics.
      • Skillsoft: we are happy to report that we have developped an integration with the Skillsoft online content library.
  • πŸ’» Desktop Version

    • Authoring tool 
      • New Course Presentation Layout: in the current course description layout, the cover picture takes up too much space, therefore causing responsivity issues on other devices. Meet the redesigned course presentation page! This design includes new elements (last update, Reactions) and additional information for third-party courses. 
      • Linkedin Learning Connector: new rule to import fewer skills from LinkedIn Learning courses, therefore allowing to sync them as skills
      • FEATURE REMOVAL Adding multiple requirements combinations on a Path: the Path's Author could add multiple ways to earn a Path (course A and B OR course C and program D) . To optimize the platform code, we will deprecate this feature. Only 7% of Paths created in the platform featured multiple requirements combinations. If one of your Paths had multiple combinations, we will duplicate it automatically into the corresponding number of combinations. 

    • Training Diffusion
      • Registering users on a Path: Learners would only see their Learning Path upon completing the corresponding requirements. The Path's Author will be able to register Learners or user groups to a Path directly from the Path's settings. Upon registration, Learners will receive an email notification and will be able to access the Path from their profile. 

    • 360Learning for Enterprise
      • Assignation of Reviewers: the course's Author could assign Reviewers to any course. The course's Author will only be able to assign Reviewers to Learning Need-based projects. If the course wasn't created from a Learning Need, the Reviewers assignation button will be greyed out (see above). No change whatsoever for existing courses on which you had already assigned Reviewers. 
      • New email notification workflow for Learning Needs declaration: when a user posts a new Learning Need, an email notification will be sent to all users in the corresponding group (instead of administrators). 

    • 360Learning Sales Enablement solution
      • Share the best video pitches: to enable top-performing Sales Teams, you need to be able to share examples from the best performers. However, you couldn't do so easily with the current correction workflow. Upon correcting a Video Pitch or Screencast Demo question, instructors will be able to share it instantaneously to the team via a post in the newsfeed. This applies to all videos, including those corrected prior to the launch of the featureOnly Instructors and group Admins will be able to share the video.

    • Security
      • Auto-logins: we made security improvements to prevent users from logging in auomatically to the platform. 
    •  API
      • New toDeactivateAt: implementation of a new toDeactivateAt in the updateUser route to allow admins to update massive deactivation dates on user profiles via the API.
  • πŸ’» Desktop Version

    • Authoring tool 
      • Main Author and Co-Authors on a Path: Paths used to be anonymous, leaving little room for collaboration. With this release, you will be able to see the Path's Author in the settings. Also, Admins will be able to add Co-Authors on a Path. Only platformAdmins will be eligible to be assigned as Co-Authors for the time being. 
      • Paths: we upsized the "upload your image" button in the Path creation menu for readability purposes. 

    • Training diffusion
      • Unregistering a Learner from a session: from this release on, the Instructor will have to have group coach permissions to unregister a learner from a session.

    •  360Learning for Enterprise
      • Champion selection from all users: the group Admin could only choose a Champion from the pool of users who had volunteered to address a Learning Need. The group Admin will be able to choose a Champion from any users of the group. Users who had volunteered to address the Need will be placed first in the selection window.

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      • Projects: upon deleting a group, attached projects will also be deleted (already the case for attached Learning Needs).
      • Onboarding: we added a new onboarding step related to the management of Learning Needs-related notifications.  
      • Notifications: users will be able to unsubscribe to Learning Need-related notifications. Consequently, you will find a new LearningNeeds section in the Notifications center.  
         
    • 360Learning Sales Enablement Solution
      • Guidelines for assessment-based criteria: the Author of the question will be able to provide guidelines for each level from the criterion's settings. This will help instructors give more accurate grades. Instructions will not be visible to Learners
    • API
      • Performance improvement:  performances have improved for the following routes:
        • /api/v1/groups/:groupId/programs
        • /api/v1/programs/sessions
        • /api/v1/programs
        • /api/v1/programs/:programSessionId
        • /api/v1/programs/sessions/:programSessionId
  • πŸ’» Web Version

    • Authoring Tool
      • Removal of Main Videos: to optimize the platform code, we are deprecating this feature. Only 2% of all published courses included this type of video. However, if one of your courses featured a Main Video, it will be transformed into a video activity and placed first in the course index. 
      • Learning Paths: we added a new Estimatedduration field
      • Certificates: following your feedback, we made a few edits to the content of Certificates
        • The certificate will no longer include the dates of the session
        • The certificate will include the program's estimated duration (if available)
        • The certificate's reception date will appear in the central paragraph, no longer in the top section

    • 360Learning for Enterprise
      • New Naming:  "Opportunities" are becoming "Projects". 
      • Removal of action buttons from the Champion Box: the Match a Champion, Add Co-Authors, and Add Reviewers buttons will only be available from the project view.
      • New view for the project teamthe project team (AuthorCo-AuthorsReviewers) will be able to find the course directly from the Learning Needs > My Projects menu. The team will only be able to access their own courses.
      • Learning Need declaration workflow: users in groups where the Enterprise plan (either the Freemium or paid version) will be taken through a pulsar-led product onboarding on Learning Need declaration via the Catalog > Learning Needs menu. 

    • Collaborative Activity
      • Relevance Score: Upon completing a course, a one-click form will prompt users to declare whether what they learned will be useful to them. The platform will compute their answers into a course Relevance score. The Relevance Score will be available in course statistics. Also, you will receive a weekly notification featuring courses with the highest score.

    • Platform Administration
      • New Banner: a new banner will be visible for late-paying customers

    • Sales Enablement Solution
      • Criteria-based assessment: the Author of an open question (text/documentVideo Pitch, or Screencast Demo) will be able to select a set of assessment criteria. Program instructors will have to assess Learners for each item on a scale from 1 to 5, in addition to validating the question (βœ… or ❌). 

    • API
      • New field: a new toDeactivateAt field is available on the UpdateUser route. Scripts won't be impacted.

    • Security 
      • Security improvement: fixed an open redirect vulnerability

     

    πŸ“± Mobile Version

    • Gamification 
      • Achievements: following the availability of Achievements on the 360Learning mobile application (June 3rd update), celebratory modals will be available for Android devices. Availability for iOS devices will follow in later versions.
      • New Discover menu: we are merging the Catalog and Search menus into one Discover tab. The training catalog will now include a search bar. No impact whatsoever regarding the search engine of the platform.
  • πŸ’» Web Version

    • Authoring tool
      • Course editor: the course/program editor will be available in the Dashboard, in addition to the Homepage and the Training Programs menu. 
      • SCORM file import: the SCORM file import button is available in the Training Program > Courses and Dashboard > Courses menu.

    • Content sharing
      • Catalog: following your feedback, the Discover tab will list external content lower down in the catalog. In the Discover tab, training content will be listed as follows: New training content (optional), Topic A, Resume, External Content Provider 1, External Content Provider 2, Topic B, Most Viewed, Topic C. 
      • External content sharing: when an external content catalog is shared with a public group, it will also be available in the catalog and the library of all public sub-groups. 

    • 360Learning for Enterprise
      • Review instructions: in the Reviewer assignation window, Authors will be able to fill in ReviewInstructions (optional). Review instructions will be sent in the assignation email. 
      • Review completion: Reviewers will be able to click a new CompleteReview button upon finishing the course review.
      • Review Status Monitoring: the Learning Needs > Ongoing Opportunities menu will feature new statuses related to Course Review.
        • If the Author hasn't assigned Reviewers, the status will read "Awaiting Reviewers".
        • When the course has Reviewers, the status will read "Number of completed reviews/Number of Reviewers".
        • When all Reviewers are done, the course will be "Ready to share".
      • Learning Needs Group filter and CSV export: the OngoingOpportunities and LearningNeeds menus will include group filtering and CSV export capabilities.

    • Collaborative Activity
      • Profile: users will no longer be able to post on their own profiles. 

    • Platform Administration
      • Third-party content skills: upon setting up the integration, Admins will be able to choose whether they want to import the associated list of skills. The list of Skills will be imported onto the platform and available in the Search menu.

    • User Administration
      • Course templates: 3 new course templates will be available to Free Trials platform users.

    • API
      • New API route: a new AP route is available to add external IDs to users: addExternalIdtoUser. This new route is available for BambooHR, Cornerstone and SAP SuccessFactors. 

    πŸ“± Mobile Apps

    • Profile: users will no longer be able to post on their own profile via the mobile app.
  • πŸ’» Web Version

    • Content sharing
      • Questions: the Open Questions correction interface was graphically updated. You will find a new filtering option (most recent/least recent/unread messages/sessions). 

    • Enterprise Plan
      • Free version of the 360Learning Enterprise plan: post and respond to Learning Needs by activating the free version of the 360Learning Enterprise plan. Head over to groups' settings to activate the plan and launch up to 2 training projects!

    • Public Channel :
      • Legal Representative: as part of the recent Public Channel updates, we are removing the LegalRepresentative role.

    • User Administration
      • Title/Employment field: Platform Administrators will now be able to edit a user's Title/Employment field from the Users menu.

    πŸ“± Mobile Apps

    • Search
      • Activities: Activities are indexed in search results for both iOS and Android devices. Documents will no longer be indexed. 

    • Gamification
      • Achievements: Achievements are available on user profiles.
  • πŸ’» Web Version

    • Learning Content
      • SCORM courses: all course team members (Author, Co-Authors) will be able to update the file. 
    • Content Sharing
      • Learning Paths (ex Badges): upon clicking the + button to create a new path, users will be taken to a separate page instead of a pop-up window. 
      • New Description field for Paths: users who create a Path will be able to fill in an optional Description field (maximum 250 characters). For now, the description will only be visible in the Path's settings. 

    • Learning Analytics
      • Standardized dates in CSV exports: the platform will generate dates in YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM. Your spreadsheet will automatically read this formatting as Date.
    • Learning Needs
      • New Learning Needs menu for all 360Learning platforms: when the Catalog is enabled, all 360Learning users will access the Learning Needs menu. This evolution is intended to let you access exclusive 360LearningEnterprise features in the coming weeks. As long as the Learning Needs section is empty, users will see a No Needs have been declared page.  
      • 360Learning Enterprise plan activation at group scale: it will be possible to activate the 360Learning Enterprise plan for selected groups. In groups where the 360Learning Enterprise plan is activated, users will be able to declare, vote, comment on, and volunteer for the group's Needs. In groups where the 360Learning Enterprise plan isn't activated, users will only be able to vote and comment on the Needs they are allowed to see via the newsfeed. Nothing will change if you want your 360Learning plan to be activated on the entire platform. For more information on group activation, reach out to your 360Learning Client Success Partner, or contact the 360Learning Team. 
      • Declaration form: users who declare a new Learning Need will have to select the group via the form. Users will only be able to declare a new Learning Needs in groups where the 360Learning Enterprise plan is activated. 
      • Course visibility: Admins in groups where a Learning Need-related course was created will be able to access it by clicking the puzzle piece-shaped icon in the Catalog > Learning Needs > Ongoing Opportunities section. 

    • Public Channel
      • Language filter: the language filter next to the list of available sessions is no longer here. The language filter in the top-right section of the screen remains. 

    • Integrations
      • BambooHR: a new BambooHR connector is available. 
      • SAP Successfactors: new filtering option for the SuccessFactors user synchronization. 


    • API
      • Group cover picture: createGroup and updateGroup routes now include an optional bannerImageId key to set a group's cover picture.  
      • Email modification: when a user's email is modified via the API, they will receive a password reset email.  

    πŸ“± Mobile Apps

    • Search
      • Activities are indexed in search results.
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