Release Notes 2021

  • 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 2021.

December 8th, 2021 (v61)

Core product updates

New look and feel for Linker questions

Based on user feedback, we’ve tweaked the functionality and updated the look and feel of our Linker questions. Instead of having to rearrange the items in a list, Learners will now connect the dot between matching items.

Sending reminders to team via the Manager Dashboard

Managers can now send reminders about outstanding training to their team members straight from the Manager Dashboard. You can select which learners the notification will go to and customize the message.

  1. In the left sidebar, click Dashboard
  2. Click MANAGEES > My team
  3. In the top right panel, click Send reminder (bell icon) next to the training you want to send a reminder for
  4. Select the learners you want to contact
  5. Click NEXT
  6. Click Email
  7. Customize your message
  8. Click SEND
  • For more info on sending reminders, go here.
  • For more info on our Manager Dashboard, go here.

Tracking classroom fill rate

To enable instructors to quickly review the fill rate of their classrooms, we’ve added new columns to the classroom dashboard:

  • Learners: Shows the number of learners in a classroom.
  • Fill rate: Shows percentage of spots filled for classroom slots with a max capacity set.

Improved the performances of the groups statistics (but fewer sorting options)

We improved the loading time of the section Results and statistics of a group. This comes at the cost of no longer being able to sort the section Learners by Time Spent and Last Activity (you can no longer click on the column headers).

You can still access those two items in exports:

Improved the general data export

  • Strengthened logic for large exports: We revamped the logic behind our general data export. Clicking RECEIVE BY EMAIL will take a little longer to generate however, it will no longer crash for huge files.
  • Easier access to general data export: We added access to the general data export to the Dashboard navigation panel. From your homepage sidebar, click Dashboard. The EXPORT button is now at the bottom left of the sidebar.
  • Added date filter to more export granularities: Enabled filtering by date within running the general data export by classroom.

Learning Needs displayed on the homepage

We added a couple of new sections to the homepage for easy access to Learning Needs:

  • Learning Needs section: We added a new section specifically for Learning Needs on the platform homepage. Groups with at least one Learning Need created will also have this section on their group homepage.
  • New training items section: New Learning Needs will now also pop up alongside courses, program sessions, and path sessions in the New training items section.

NOTE: For details. Check out our access content from the homepage article.

New role: Project Lead

We added a new role in the Project squad: Project Lead.

The Project Lead is a squad member who can add or remove members squad (a permission so far restricted to the administrators of the group linked to the Project).

See how to add, edit or remove a Project Lead in Edit a Project.

Filling attendance temporarily disabled

We temporarily disabled the possibility to fill learners’ attendance in a Classroom from the menu Dashboard > CLASSROOMS. We are working on reintroducing it in a better form (more on that soon).

Platforms with the Live Training Solution can still force the legacy version by clicking OPEN CHECK-IN, then checking Absent/Present on the right of the learners’ name.

Navigation & design updates

  • We redesigned the interface of the steps editor in a path, to make them clearer, and more consistent with the program template editor.
  • We added the standard authoring tool features to the header of the path editor. From the path editor, you can now:
    • Go back to the list of paths by clicking < on the top left
    • See the title of the path in the header, instead of the top section
    • Access the path statistics by clicking Results and statistics on the top right
    • Play the path by clicking Play on the top right
    • Delete the path by clicking ... > Delete on the top right.
  • When playing a course, hovering on the list of activities on the left now shows the titles of all activities (even the ones that haven’t been played yet), instead of just bullet points.
  • Group administrators can now see the list of all custom fields (but not edit them, nor delete them) by going in their group settings, then click Keywords > User Custom Fields
  • We slightly changed the appearance of tables loading in the Dashboard (this instead of that).
  • To be consistent with the term in Dashboard, we added a "Beta" before PATH when clicking + from the homepage.
  • We tweaked the homepage sidebar to improve group visibility (smaller font, less spacing, scroll across the whole sidebar, wider sidebar).

Integration updates

Universal provisioning connector

Sync data between 360Learning and your other tools easier than ever with our user provisioning connector. The connector allows systems to sync data through our SFTP server.

  • We used this connector to build integrations specifically for Hibob, Foederis, and Workday.
  • You can also use the connector for any unlisted system that can export a CSV file to an SFTP or FTPS server.

NOTE: Go here to view the setup guide. Interested in the user provision connector? Contact your Account Manager for more information

API updates

We’re adding four new routes.

  • GET getUsersNeedingRegistrationToClassroom, to get the list of learners (ID) who are not registered yet for any classroom in a given program session.
  • PUT addUsersToClassroomslot, to add users to a Classroom slot.
  • DEL removeUsersFromClassroomslot, to remove users from a Classroom slot.
  • GET getPathUsers, to get the list of learners (ID) enrolled in any session of a given path.

And we’re updating one existing route.

  • PUT addToGroupCatalog can now add path sessions to the Catalog of a group (on top of program sessions and courses). Give it an array of path session IDs, and voilà.

Solution: Live Training

New classroom check-in page for learners

We added a new check-in page for classroom slots. The new page collects the learner’s electronic signature for the classroom attendance sheet.

November 24th, 2021 (v60)

Core product updates

Webcam is the new default

We changed the default choice for screen recordings, from Screen only to Screen & Webcam. It’s just more engaging.

Reminder: you can record videos in group feeds, as course activities, or as course questions.

More path statistics

  • You can now download the statistics for all path sessions you can access in one click.
  • You can now view and download the statistics for all sessions within a specific path (instead of only per session, until now).
  • In the path session statistics page, you can now click on a path step to see the details per learner (instead of only the general attendance, average time spent, and score).
  • We revamped the export for the statistics of a specific path session — essentially adding more columns.
  • We also added the start and end dates on the top right of the path session statistics page.

Check out our Track path session statistics article for more info.

More Classroom statistics

  • Platform administrators can now download detailed statistics per learner per Classroom slot. See Track Classroom statistics.
  • We added two new columns in the session export: Classroom slot start date and Classroom slot end date.
  • You can also download an overview of Classroom slots. (This feature was already available, but we just wrote the article 😬: Download an overview of Classroom slots).

More managers statistics

We designed a new beta dashboard for managers. You can access it through Dashboard>MANAGEES, and its new features are described in Track statistics of managees.

(We’re still keeping the old one for now, under the unflattering term "Old dashboard", at least until all its current use cases are covered by the new one.)

More custom fields

You can now filter by custom fields on the following pages:

  • section USERS>Active members (+ submenus) of a group;
  • section USERS>Delete users (+ submenus) of a group;
  • sections MANAGERS and MANAGEES of the manager selection window (see Add managers).

Navigation & design updates

  • The edition screen of paths is now a full page (instead of a page nested in the Dashboard), to be consistent with the edit screen of courses, program templates, and program sessions.
  • We tweaked the homepage sidebar to improve group visibility (smaller font, less spacing, wider sidebar).
  • We slightly changed the date (1st and 15th of the month instead of every Monday) and context  (the timeframe is between 10 days and 2 months ago) of the email notification sent when created courses were not shared anywhere.
  • We tweaked the design of the date picker:
    • The hour is entered as 24 hours, instead of having to choose between AM and PM
    • We added a placeholder containing the current date when no date is entered

API

We’re adding three new routes.

  • [DEL] removeGroupsFromPathSession, to unenroll groups from a path session.
  • [GET] getProgramSessionClassroomSlots, to get the list of Classroom slots for a given program session.
  • [GET] getClassroomSlotRegistrations, to get the attendance data for a given Classroom slot.

We designed a short slide deck to explain the use case for the second and third routes.

See our API documentation for more details on how to use each route.

Solution: Globalization

Localized subtitles

You can now upload subtitles that will be linked to the course language. This allows you to translate subtitles only, instead of entire videos. See Add localized subtitles to a video.

Solution: HCM Connect

Working around SAP SuccessFactors languages

In SAP SuccessFactors, an item will only be presented to a user if the metadata exists in their language.

  • We clarified our rule in the setup documentation: metadata are sent untranslated in all languages found in the SAP SuccessFactors platform, at the time of the connector creation.
  • If you add a new language to SAP SuccessFactors, contact your SA to request a re-synchronization of courses — otherwise, metadata will not be sent in the new language.

October 27th, 2021 (v59)

Core product updates

Relocated results, personal settings, and logout

To simplify our navigation panel, we moved the personal setting, results, and logout links to the top right corner of homepage side panel.

Homepage improvements for users

To improve the homepage experience, we updated several components:

  • New “completed trainings” section: Learners will be able to easily find their past training items in the new Completed trainings section.
  • Call to action placeholders: Updated default workspace display for users with less platform activity. Admins/authors are encouraged to create a course, Managers are encouraged to view their team's stats in the dashboard, and learners are encouraged to declare a Learning Need (if activated) or to edit their profile.
  • Improved path and program minis: To give users quicker visibility on their due dates and end dates, we updated the design of our program and path minis.

Removed Draft status from courses

We simplified our course creation workflow by removing the draft state. Instead of requiring authors to click Publish, courses are now automatically Active at creation.

NOTE: Active courses won’t be visible to learners until you add them to a group catalog and/or library.

Updated course creation features

We added the following features to the course creation features:

  • Course template preview: Authors can now hover over a course template for a preview of the activities.
  • Course edit screen opens on settings: When users open the course edit screen, it now takes them to the general information page instead of the last activity.
  • Owner group: Like paths, courses now have an owner group. Authors and administrators of the owner group can edit the course.

New languages: Czech, Hungarian, Slovak

Users can now set their platform language to Czech, Hungarian, or Slovak!

Corrected time spent calculation on OPCO attestation

The time spent on all attempts is now counted on the OPCO attestation file.

Downloadable classroom attendance sheet table

Instructors can now download their classroom attendance sheets directly from the attendance table.

Filtering by custom fields now available in new areas

We added the ability to filter by custom fields to new areas in the platform:

  • Viewing program session registrants.
  • Sending a reminder about program sessions.
  • Viewing program session waiting list.
  • Viewing learners assigned to a classroom block.
  • Viewing program session detailed results.

Added results by step to path sessions stats page

Admins, coaches, and path session instructors can now view results grouped by path step on the path sessions stats page.

No more sorting by Time spent or Last activity

We removed the possibility to sort tables by clicking on the header of Time spent and Last activity in the section Results and Statistics>Learners of a group. This was crashing platforms with many users, and we don’t have a clean way of solving this in the short run.

You can still order and filter those values using CSV exports:

NOTE: We’re planning to reintroduce this feature later, in a better form.

Navigation and design updates

Here are some of the other navigation and design updates we made this release:

  • Improved the design of our date picker on the path session editor pages, project edit pages, user administration page, and filters with time intervals.
  • Added count of selected filters to tableview and data grid display filter icons.
  • Removed black border from videos in courses.

Learning Need updates (Enterprise)

Archiving Learning Need projects

Admins and project groups now have the ability to archive projects. See Archive & delete a Project.

Updated project status name

Previously, there were multiple status names for completed learning need projects. We updated all of these instances to Delivered for consistency.

Other learning need updates

Here are some of the other updates we made to our Learning Need features:

  • Adjusted the ranking algorithm for learning need items in the newsfeed.
  • Added highlight to suggested experts when launching learning need project.
  • Based on user feedback, we updated the Apply button to Volunteer and Unapply to Cancel Volunteering.

Solution: Sales Enablement

Updated screen recording feature

When using the Record your screen feature for evaluations and posts, the Screen & Webcam option is now the default selection.

NOTE: Check out our Add an open-ended question to a course and Record your screen or record yourself from a group feed articles for more info on this feature!

Mobile updates

Path sessions now supported on Android

Learners now have access to path sessions on the Android mobile app.

NOTE: Available on iOS soon!

App version number available on Android

Android users can now see the app version number at the bottom of their settings screen.

Integration updates

HCM integration improvements

  • Automatic assignment for Cornerstone and SuccessFactors: If a learner accesses a program session that they are not assigned to from either CSOD or SuccessFactors, we now automatically assign them to that session.
  • Cornerstone HRIS user sync: We improved the CSOD integration’s data synchronization by creating an FTP connector for CSOD’s user sync.

Billing update: Program licenses

Paths counted towards annual plan starting October 27th

Effective October 27th, paths count towards used licenses in the Users Credits billing offer. Platform owners can now see used licenses for both paths and programs on our billing page.

  • This update is not retroactive. If learners accessed a path before October 27th, that will not count as a used license.
  • Viewing a previously completed path session will also not count as a used license.
  • Viewing a path included within a path will use two licenses.

 

October 6th, 2021 (v58)

Core product updates

Filtering with user custom fields

Following your feedback, it’s now possible to filter users by custom fields! You’ll also be able to filter by user custom fields in the general data export, when downloading exports by OPCO logs, general statistics, sessions or courses).

Groups authors can edit courses

To allow users to collaborate more effectively, group authors are now able to edit courses that belong to their group(s)

Using course templates

When creating a course, authors now have access to five templates for common course types (OnboardingSoftware TrainingUniversalKnowledge Check or Compliance / Security).

Quick access to training items from homepage

To give authors and administrators even quicker access to their work items, we’ve replaced the Continue creating on the course dashboard with a Continue Editing section directly on the homepage.

This section shows items that users are the author or co-author of, have been updated in the last two months, and are not archived or deleted.

Mass downloading certificates

Administrators and coaches can now download in one click all certificates earned by learners they are allowed to see, directly from the platform. See Download certificates.

Updated exports

We updated the data included in some of our CSV exports:

Self-registering available when classroom slots are full

Learners can now self-register to program sessions that have been shared with their groups, even when all classroom slots are full.

Solution: Enterprise

Creating project templates

Administrators can now set up frameworks for future projects by using the new project templates feature. See Create a Project template.

Solution: Live Training

Introducing the 360Learning app for Zoom

Starting October 7th, you can download the 360Learning app from the Zoom App Marketplace.

Here are some of the great features that come with this app:

  • Simplify the setup process by creating a webinar link in seconds with just one click (see Create a zoom meeting from a Classroom slot)
  • Track and measure attendance by accessing attendance rates for live training sessions right inside the 360Learning platform
  • Access past sessions recordings from the platform

Solution: Extended Enterprise

We added a more meaningful message when users try to self-register to groups with an email address that is already linked to a 360Learning account. We can’t exactly disclose where the email address is already used, so we just focus on what to do to.

Other updates

  • Users can now reset their password from the iOS mobile app.
  • We renamed a few notifications that were mentioning "face-to-face" and "webinars" into "on-site classrooms" and "virtual classrooms". See the full list of notifications here.

Navigation and design updates

Here are a few other navigation and design updates we made this release:

  • Added a note alerting program session authors that they will be able to create more classroom slots after they publish the session.
  • Updated the design and behavior on some of our tooltips.

Clearing path session end date

Users can now clear the end date field for their path session by hitting the backspace key.

Demo program sessions removed

Due to low use, we removed the demo program sessions that the system previously generated when a platform gets created.

September 15th, 2021 (v57)

Core Product Updates

Relocated group settings and dashboard links

To simplify our navigation panel, the group setting and dashboard links will now appear in the top right corner of the screen after you click the group.

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Updated table of contents in the course edit screen

In a continued effort to improve the authoring experience, we released design and functionality updates to the table of contents:

  • Previews of course activities
  • Ability to duplicate activities with a couple of clicks
  • Notification for pending comments

Navigation and design updates

Here are some of the other navigation and design improvements we’ve made to the platform this release:

  • Updated several of our tooltips located throughout the product including the home page, course creation screens, project launch screen, and program creation screens
  • Improved the design of our date-selectors on the program session editor pages
  • Added a lock to Private Group icons in the navigation panel

Administrators can mass assign managers

Platform and group administrators can now update the manager/managee relationship through a simple csv import.

NOTE: Go here for steps on how to use this new feature!

Instructors can now cap available spots in classroom slots

We added a new field in the program session creation screen that allows you to set a max capacity for your classroom slots.

Classroom dashboard visibility

We made tweaks to the visibility settings for slots displayed on the classroom dashboard.

Updated visibility and permissions for paths and path sessions

To give everyone access to the info and edit permissions needed to efficiently manage path sessions, we made a few updates to our path permissions:

  • Expanded the users can view path session statistics. (Article link)
  • Gave coaches and admins of path owner groups the ability to edit and share path sessions

Solution: Live

Instructors can enable learner check-in

To help your instructors spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on training, we’ve added the ability to enable learners to check in on the platform.

Mobile Updates

We released the following improvements to the mobile app:

  • Android has a new progress bar, matching the version released to iOS in the July 15th release
  • IOs has an updated preview of additional information included within course activities

Integration Updates

HCM Connect

We made the following improvements to our HCM Connect integrations:

  • SAP SuccessFactors (SFSF) integration users are now able to view content in languages not native to their locale
  • For our SSO users or users who want to set up their learners in advance, we added an option in the HCM integration to disable the initial email sent out from the platform

August 25th, 2021 (v56)

Path description is now displayed in enrollment notifications

The email notifications sent upon path enrollment now include the path description.

See the details of the notification here.

Uploading subtitles to videos

Authors are now able to add subtitles to videos they uploaded from their computer or recorded from within the course’s edit screen.

Learn more on Add subtitles to a video.

Managers now access their team’s stats in 1 click

Managers who click Dashboard are now automatically redirected to the dashboard of their managees (instead of, previously, clicking Dashboard>GROUPS>Managees). One click instead of three.

Managers who also have an administrator role are not redirected to the dashboard of their managees, but still have a dedicated tab MANAGEES in their dashboard. Two clicks instead of three.

Learn more on Track statistics of managees.

Access statistics faster

If you have the required permissions to see the statistics of a course, program or path, you can now click ...>See statistics on the top right of their picture (we call it « the miniview ») in the homepage.

Suggest experts when creating a Learning Need

Users who create a new Learning Need now have a new field called Suggested experts, where they can suggest users who might be a good fit.

We realized that users who created Learning Needs often had an idea of who would be a good candidate — but that candidate didn’t always apply. We want to bridge that gap.

Learn more on Create a Learning Need.

Access course settings by clicking the cog icon

You can now access the course settings by clicking the cog icon on the top right of a course in edit screen (instead of scrolling down).

Filterable custom fields

Custom fields can now be selected when filtering users.

On any list of users, click Filter on the top right, then click + below Custom Fields.

When filtering on a custom field, the table dynamically adds a column whose header corresponds to the custom field title.

Reminder: custom fields are planned to replace labels.

Coaches can create path sessions

Coaches who have access to a path as learners can now access a restricted view of the edit screen, where they can share the path to their group.

Mobile

  • iOS only: an excerpt of the course description is now displayed in the home screen of the course.
  • We decreased the font size of the author in the course home screen.
  • We removed the 360Learning logo that appeared when loading the first activity of a course (which caused confusion for white-labeled apps).

Solution: Sales Enablement

Minor updates

  • We removed the chatbot from free trial platforms. Initially thought as a way to help new users, we realized it created more confusion than comfort.
  • We also removed the button +>PATH from Free Trial platforms. Free Trial platforms can still create paths, by going in Dashboard>PATHS, then clicking + on the top right.
  • We removed the preview of courses, paths, or programs in the side panel of the homepage; clicking now redirects to the element’s homepage.
  • We removed the + GROUP button in the popup window when clicking SEND A REMINDER in the menu USERS>Invitations>Sent from the settings of a group. This button was rarely used (6 groups created over the past 3 months).
  • We removed the placeholder Add your job in the job field of a user profile.
  • We changed the default logo for new platforms. We’re not in 2002 anymore, for Pete’s sake.
  • We removed the section about skills in the program session stats page, and the program template stats page. This was slowing the display of the page (sometimes crashing!), for low usage.

August 4th, 2021 (v55)

Paths now include sessions

Paths now have sessions. When creating new Paths, instructors will need to create a session to share the path with learners. For Paths that already existed, you will see a session with no End Date filled out added.

Check out our Create a path and Share path with learners articles for more information on how to use this functionality!

Updates to Path statistics dashboard

With sessions added to paths, the path statistics dashboard view has been updated. Stats are now viewable per sessions. For more information, check out our Track Paths statistics article.

Custom Fields updates

We have integrated Custom Fields into a couple new spots within the platform:

  • Admins can now add existing custom fields when using the CSV import file
    • Import Changes: To support User Custom Fields in the import, you will now need to copy the header when using the file. For more information, check out our article on using the CSV import.
  • General stats exports now include columns for your created custom fields

Check out this article for more information on User Custom Fields and how to use them. Custom fields will eventually replace labels.

Classroom block slots update

Last month we released the ability to create multiple time slots for classroom blocks within your program sessions. As of this release, you are now able to enable users to select which slot fits their time better.

To let your learners sign up for their own classroom slot in your program session:

  1. When creating your program session, click Advanced options under the Session general properties section
  2. Check the Let learner self-register to classroom slots box

Check out our article on how to add multiple classroom slots to your program session!

Group administrators can now export list of managers/managees

Building on the functionality released to group administrators earlier this month, group administrators can now also export a list showing all the managers assigned to learners in their group.

To download the report:

  1. In the left-hand navigation panel, click the group
  2. Click Settings
  3. Go to the USERS tab
  4. Select the download icon
  5. In the Choose data to export pop-up, click EXPORT MANAGERS / MANAGEES

This will start the CSV download.

Navigation and design updates

Updated course sharing options

In edit screen, Coaches and Authors can now share courses to the Library and the Catalog by clicking Share on the top right of the course General Settings page.

View updated steps here and here!

Other navigation and design updates

Here are some of the other navigation and design improvements we’ve made to the platform this release:

  • Learners can now launch paths and courses from the right side-panel
  • Updated Project and Learning Needs tooltips to clarify that these are Enterprise plan features. This includes that platforms without the Enterprise plan automatically have access to a free trial of two Projects and ten Learning Needs.
  • Made minor design changes to the course forums

Other updates

Swedish added as a platform language

Users can now set their platform language to Swedish!

HCM Connect

In the SAP SuccessFactors (SFSF) integration, admins can now use filters to select which users to synchronize.

Email notifications

There was some work done behind the scenes for this release to ensure user’s email notifications are not automatically disabled.

Online payments (Rescheduled for September 15th Release)

We now support 3DSecure on our billing and payment solution.

 

July 15th, 2021 (v54)

New iOS app!

The iOS app now benefits from the new interface when playing courses, or interacting in them.

Classroom block slots

Classroom blocks can now have 2 slots.

  • Learners can register to only one of them or both;
  • Session instructors can select a default slot for assigned Learners, and switch Learners between slots;
  • Session instructors can see if some Learners who are registered to the session are not registered to the Classroom
  • Slots can be deleted or duplicated.

Group visibility for Paths

Paths now have group visibility. They can be viewed and edited by Authors and Administrators of that group, but not from other groups.

Administrators of higher-level groups can also view and edit the Path.

Platform administrators can view and edit all Paths.

Custom fields for users

You can now add custom fields to users.

Create a custom field:

  1. In the left sidebar, click on the platform group, then Settings
  2. In the left sidebar, click Keywords>User Custom Fields
  3. On the top right, click +
  4. Enter a name, and click SAVE

Add a custom field to a user:

  1. In the left sidebar, click on the platform group, then Settings
  2. On the top, click the section USERS
  3. Click on a user
  4. On the top right of the section Custom Fields, click +
  5. Select the custom field
  6. On the bottom right, click SAVE
  7. In the field Value, enter the value for the custom field
  8. Click outside the field

Actionable sections for course dashboard

The menu Dashboard>COURSES is now divided into 3 sections.

  • Continue creating these courses: drafts or published courses, of which you are the author or a co-author, that were updated less than 3 months ago, ordered by decreasing updated date.
  • Courses that need your attention: courses with a Reaction Score below 50, that have 10 or more views, ordered by increasing reaction score.
  • Manage courses: all courses (with a search bar and filters)

If the first or second section has no course with matching criteria, it is hidden.

Two free courses with Video Pitch and Screencast demo questions (and assessment criteria)

All platforms can now create two free courses with Video Pitch and Screencast demo questions. You can also use assessment criteria. 😊

Automatic deletion date for group administrators

Group administrators can now add an automatic deletion date on users in their groups.

Reaction score in program template export

The CSV export of a program template now includes the average of the Reaction Scores of all courses in the tempate.

Default group for new Learning Needs

When creating a Learning Need, the group (which is a mandatory field) is now prefilled.

The chosen group is the newest biggest group that is closest to the platform group, where the user is at least Coach, and where Learning Needs is activated and the maximum number of Learning Needs is not reached.

Paths removed from profiles

We decided not to display the list of earned Paths in users profile page anymore. Although this usually serves as a nice display of achievements, it could also create GDPR awkwardness.

New Learning Need from the homepage

You can now create a Learning Need from the homepage.

Click +>LEARNING NEED.

Prefilled title and description of new Projects

Projects created from scratch (not from Learning Needs) now have a default title and description.

Classroom block slot notifications sent to Trainers

Updates to Classroom slots are now sent to Trainers, as well as registered Learners.

Shortcut to playlists

You can now add a course to a playlist by clicking ...>Add to playlist from the top right of a course, when playing or editing it.

Enterprise plan

Learning Needs on several groups in one fell swoop

When activating Learning Needs on a group, Administrators can now activate them on all groups they administrate from the same window.

Solution: Live

Unlimited slots

You can create unlimited slots in Classroom blocks.

Solution: Extended Enterprise

Registration links and security codes in group exports

When self-registration is enabled on a group, the CSV exports now display two additional columns:

  • Registration link
  • Security code

Solution: Curated Programs

New integration: Busuu

You can now add Busuu courses to the platform.

Previous releases

  • Paths statistics now display the time spent

    A new column Time spent is now displayed in the following places:

    1. Users’ personal results (Dashboard>USERS> section Paths);
    2. Paths statistics dashboard (Dashboard>PATHS>Results and statistics), and the downloaded file.

    See Track Paths statistics.

    Group administrators can now add Managers

    A group administrator can now add a Manager-Managee relationship, if both users are part of their group.

    1. In the left sidebar, click on a group, then Settings
    2. On the top, click the section USERS
    3. Click on a user
    4. On the top right, click Managers

    Update of the course’s contextual forum

    • Reactions are now displayed in the forum
    • Pending comments (for the connected user) are displayed first, then most liked comments

    Simplification on group statistics

    Statistics displayed in Dashboard>GROUPS are now the same, regardless of the role of the user accessing them.

    Until now, statistics were filtered on the courses that were visible to the user accessing the dashboard.

    See Track group statistics.

    Exports can be downloaded directly, or received by email

    You can now choose to download an export directly (for small exports), or receive a download link by email (for large exports).

    New email notifications

    • Sessions whose start date is in the future now trigger two invitation emails.

    Minor updates

    • Avatar update: users with no profile picture now have a gender-neutral avatar.
    • Course titles are now displayed over two lines in Dashboard>COURSES
    • Reactions are now deleted from newsfeeds. They weren’t providing a lot of value, and were slowing everything.
    • Wording: VALIDATE becomes SUBMIT, when submitting an answer in a course;
    • Wording: Correction in hidden when the answer to a question is correct.
    • Wording: Learn more becomes Feedback, as the text displayed after the submission of an answer in a course.

    Enterprise plan

    New email notifications

    • Weekly report of projects progress for administrators.
    • When a comment is posted on a Learning Need I upvoted.
    • 2 weeks after a project was created, if the outline is still empty.

    Sales Enablement

    Indications for the evaluators

    Authors of Open-ended questions can now add indications for the evaluators, in the form of a text that will appear in the correction interface.

    Globalization

    New language: Greek

    You can now translate a course into Greek.

  • This release was exceptionally done on a Thursday.

    Screen + webcam for all

    All platforms can now use the Screen + webcam feature (previously: only platforms with the Sales Enablement Solution enabled).

    Course updates

    • The table of contents now takes less space (expandable bullet points, instead of a solid black sidebar) when playing a course.
    • Co-authors are now displayed in the list of collaborators to a course, in the top banner, in edit and play interfaces.
    • The top right of the banner is now a play button () instead of FINISH EDITING; the behavior remains the same.
    • Oh, and comments look (much) better.

    Paths dashboards show all started Paths, instead of only completed Paths

    • Dashboard>GROUPS dashboards now show Paths that have been started by the group.
    • Dashboard>USERS dashboards now show Paths in which the user is enrolled.
    • Dashboard>PATHS dashboards now show the number of users enrolled in the Path.

    Paths statistics more accessible, and more explicit

    • You can now access Paths statistics by clicking the Statistics button, directly from the Paths homepage.
    • Dashboard>GROUPS dashboards now show Paths progress.
    • Dashboard>USERS dashboards now show Paths progress.

    Expanded permissions for group administrators

    • When adding users from a group, there is now a section Labels where administrators can add Labels.
    • Administrators of public groups can now reset the password, edit the name, email and job title of their members. This was previously only possible for Administrators of private groups.

    Certificates are the realm of program templates

    You can now edit the description and background image from the program template only, and not from the session page anymore.

    Minor improvements

    • Visual update of the author section of a Path.
    • Visual update of notification badges.
    • Visual update of the Classroom block in the session edition page.
    • Visual update of the Project interface.
    • When ordering courses by ascending Reaction score, courses that haven’t been played yet (with value -) are always at the bottom, so that courses with an actual low value are displayed first.
    • Internet Explorer users now have a page explaining that we don’t support their browser, instead of a plain blank page — which seemed too harsh.
    • Learners who register to a session with a Classroom block from the Catalog now receive a calendar invitation by email.

    Enterprise plan

    New section Outline before Create in the Project page

    Projects now have an additional step called Outline before diving straight into course creation.

    This allows squad members to think before acting. 🤓

    Reordering courses

    You can now drag & drop courses in a Project, to reorder them.

    Sales Enablement

    Minor improvements

    • Rephrased the button label SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH PEERS into SHARE THIS VIDEO.

    Globalization

    New languages

    Courses can now be translated into:

    • Danish (da);
    • Norwegian (no);
    • Swedish (sv).
  • New Homepage

    • New group navigation (left sidebar).
    • New creation button (bottom right).
    • Feed is moved to the right.

    Read the full article: Major update (May 12th, 2021): new homepage and navigation 🚀.

    Export Learner’s answers to questions

    Question exports now display the answer to questions (instead of just a score of 0 or 1), in a column "Answer".

    Opinion questions are now also included in the Questions export.

    This applies to all questions, except the following:

    • Open-ended questions > Document submission;
    • Opinion questions > Open questions > Document submission;
    • Video Pitch;
    • Screencast Demo;
    • Pick-a-Point.

    Design update for webinar blocks in sessions

    Learners can now see Classroom slots in the session homepage, instead of a generic block.

    Design update for courses

    Leaving a course can now be done by clicking the chevron < on the top left (instead of the "X" button on the top right).

    The appearance of the top banner is also slightly updated.

    Authors can delete their Paths

    Authors can now delete Paths they have access to.

    Add language: Turkish to the platform interface

    You can now set the platform interface language to Turkish, from your profile settings.

    Enterprise plan

    Search and filter Learning Needs

    The Learning Needs page now displays a search bar.

    You can also filter Learning Needs by:

    • group;
    • status (Done, In progress, Not started).

    New Review workflow

    Adding Reviewers to the project will automatically move it over to the Review phase. You no longer need to publish it first, then declare it ready for review.

    Sales Enablement

    New type of recording: Screen + webcam

    Authors can now ask Learners to record a video showing both their webcam (as in Video pitch) and their screen (as in Screencast Demo).

    1. Create a Screencast Demo question
    2. In section Recording method, select Screen & Webcam

    This option is also available when recording your screen from a post.

    Globalization

    Add 9 new languages to the translation interface

    Nine new languages are added to the translation interface of a course:

    • Romanian;
    • Hungarian;
    • Serbian;
    • Indonesian;
    • Thai;
    • Chinese (traditional);
    • Turkish;
    • Czech;
    • Slovenian.
  • 💻 Web Version

    Content Sharing

    • Session Registration Emails: to allow Learners to prepare for the training  especially to schedule live training sessions in their agenda  we're making changes to session registration emails:
      • NEW: Learners will receive a registration email as soon as they're registered for the session. They will receive the email regardless of the session status (not started or open)
      • Learners will receive the usual email notification at the start of the session
        Following this development, the option "Schedule invitations for a program's opening" in the user's invitation settings will be unavailable. We are working on future improvements in the coming weeks. 
        📚  Read more on session assignation.

         

    360Learning for Enterprise

    • Sort Learning Needs: you will be able to sort the Learning Needs according to the following criteria:
      • Most Relevant
      • Most Recent/Oldest
      • Most Upvotes
      • Most Comments

    Sales Enablement Solution

    • Managers can assess Pitches: like what is currently possible with Assessment steps, you will be able to assign Managers as evaluators for Video Pitch and Screen Recording questions. This will allow you to decentralize learning to the people who know the team best! 

    💡 This development also means that you will be able to assign Managers as evaluators of open questions.  

     

    Globalization Solution

    • Translations Available in the Catalog: any course translation available via the Globalization Solution will also be featured in the relevant language filter. 

    Curated Programs

    • Admins will be able to explore, choose and enable off-the-shelf content libraries from a new Marketplace available from the general platform settings. 


    Technical Updates

    • End of Support for IE: starting this product release, we will no longer support Internet Explorer. 

      📚 Check out our technical recommendations in this article. 
  • 💻 Web Version

    Authoring Tool

    • Paths: up until now, only Admins could create and edit Paths. To empower local experts, Authors will also be able to edit/add steps to a Path. 

    Learning Analytics

    • Paths: a few weeks ago, we released a whole new set of Paths statistics. These weren't exportable just yet. You will be able to download Paths statistics from the Dashboard. The CSV export will include the following fields:
      • First name
      • Last name
      • email
      • progress
      • status
      • score
      • relative due date 

    360Learning for Enterprise

    • Reorganize Tasks: squad members can create, assign and check on tasks within a project. They expect to be able to easily reorganize them as the project evolves. With the update, squad members will be able to drag and drop any task within a project. 
    • Edit Tasks: users can only create, assign and delete tasks. They can't edit an existing task within a project. With this update, squad members will be able to edit any task within a project to keep up with the latest updates. 
    • Link a Path to a project: in addition to linking courses, programs, and other learning needs, squad members will be able to attach Paths into a training project. 

    Sales Enablement

    • 360Learning App for Salesforce: Sales Enablement is all about reaching Sales Reps at the right time with relevant content to help them win more deals. We're releasing a 360Learning App for Salesforce that will recommend relevant training items on each Salesforce Opportunity. Feel free to reach out to the team for more information! 
    • Invite coaches to share best pitch examples: Expertise sharing from top performers is key in helping your team level up and eventually, win more deals. To do so, admins will be prompted to share video pitches with an average score of 4,5/5 or more to the team via the coaching interface. 

    Globalization

    • Internal Collaboration for Translators: Translators will be able to post internal comments in the forum of the course they're working on. 

    Technical Updates

    • Azure Migration: we wanted to inform you that the migration of our production environment to Microsoft Azure has been postponed to Q3 2021.

      

    📱 Mobile Apps

    • Push Notifications: to increase your reach and motivate Learners to participate in the forum, we're rolling out 2 new Push Notifications:
      • Mention @user
      • Mention @group
        Good to know:  these Push Notifications will be available for both iOS and Android devices.
  • 💻 Web Version

    Learning Content

    • Blended Learning: when creating a new Classroom block via the program template editor, you will be able to fill in 1 new field:
      • Training objectives (text field)
    • Paths
      • Relative Due Dates: you will be able to set a Relative Due Date on a Path's step. This option will automatically compute the availability of the step based on the enrollment date.  In other words, you won't have to set the availability date of the step (D+1, D+2... after enrollment) manually. Relative Due Dates are optional and indicative: Learners will still be able to access the step even if they're late to the step. Finally, you will be able to set Relative Due Dates on new and existing Paths. This opens a whole new set of statistics on Paths. In the Dashboard, you will be able to see at a glance which Learners are falling behind on their learning journey. Please note: you will only be able to download these statistics starting March 31st. 

    Learning Analytics

    • Learner's Score on Paths: in the Dashboard, you will be able to access a Learner's score on a Path. The data will be available on a Path page, and also from users/groups menus in the Dashboard. The score will be based on the average score of each completed step:
      • If the step is a course: the score will be based on the course's score
      • If the step is a program: the score will be based on the number of courses in the session and the best score amongst all attempts.  
      • If the step is a path: the Dashboard will feature the path's score. 

    360Learning for Enterprise

    • Delete a project: squad members will be able to delete the project by accessing the options in the collaboration interface. 
    • Name a project from the management interface: when creating a new module via the project, you are unable to give it a name. You have to go into the authoring tool and access the course settings. You will be able to name the course directly when you add it to the project. 
    • New platform prompt: best practices from top project management suggest that communicating with the team as soon as the project starts increases team performance. We're putting our own 360Learning spin on it by preparing a pre-comment draft, ready to use as soon as you launch the project. The message reads as follows: 
      • title: Kick off the project! 🚀
      • title: "[@project member 1] [@project member 2] [@project member ...] Welcome to the project! Next steps are ..."

    Collaborative Activity

    • Reactions Score: meet the Reactions Score! In the Dashboard, you will be able to see which course needs your attention the most (for example: give additional information to Learners or update documents) via a Score computed on the number of Reactions. This score ranges from -100 to 100. We compute it as follows: (total of positive Reactions) - (total of negative Reactions) / (total number of played courses and activities). The Dashboard will highlight courses with the lowest score. 
    • UX/UI: comments will be made via a pop-up window

    Globalization

    • Statistics breakdown: since last December, 360Learning is helping you address the challenges of multilingual training management with our Globalization solution. With this update, you will be able to easily access detailed statistics for each translation. No more navigating across various tabs and courses to export all the stats for a program distributed in several languages! Contact us to find out how 360Learning can help you address the challenges of managing international training projects. 

    Off-the-shelf content

    • Internal content curation: 

    API

    • New route: CreateSkill

    📱 Mobile Apps

    • Paths Available on Android devices: assigned Paths will be available in the user profile and in the Catalog. Good to know: the update only comes for Android deviccecs. It will be available on iOS in the next few weeks. 
  • 💻 Desktop Version

    Content Sharing

    • Paths: Learners will be able to unregister from a Path self-started via the Catalog. This will only be possible for Paths where Learners self-registered, not Paths assigned by a Coach or an Instructor. 
    • Blended Learning: we are improving email invitations to live training events:
      • Easy event import into the calendar;
      • Default 15min reminder on Outlook;
      • Automatic calendar event update in case of event modifications to the URL, title, or location. 

    Learning Analytics

    • Sessions Exports: to improve loading times on large exports, you will receive session exports via an email download link. The link will last up to 48 hours. 

    360Learning for Enterprise

    • Launch a Project: you will be able to launch a Project directly from the Homepage editor. Creating a new project will be as easy as creating a course or a program!
    • Project Squad Overview:  we are improving the Project interface to better reflect collaboration:
      • Display all users working on projects;
      • Show project progress;
      • Show individual progress upon hovering each user profile.
    • Attach a Course to a Project: you can now link a course to a project. 
    • Notification: w eekly recap of the remaining tasks. You will be able to manage this notification from the settings. 

    Collaboration

    • Forum: design update of attachment removal in the forum. 

    Platform Administration

     

    • Nested Groups: a  custom group URL will pass over to its sub-groups unless those groups have their own private URL. 

    Integrations

    • Off-the-shelf content:  to improve visibility, you will be able to display courses from select providers by clicking the + button in the Filters menu. 

    API

    • New API route:  we updated the 'getCourse' route to take into account translation information related to the Globalization solution. 
    • Groups: calls to the 'getProgramSessions ' and 'getProgramSession' routes will now include the groups registered to the session. 
    📚 Check out our API documentation. 
  • 💻 Desktop Version

    Learning Content

    • Paths: Coaches will be able to share a Path in their group's catalog via the group's settings. Coaches will be able to add paths that are already shared to one of their groups, or to which they've been registered.

    Training Diffusion

    • Search Engine: following your feedback, you will be able to filter content by language more easily. Content will first appear with the chosen language filter (ordered by the number of views), then in English, and finally all the languages ordered by views. 

    360Learning For Enterprise

    • Project management interface: the Project Management Interface will be activated by default on all groups to let you experience 360Learning's capabilities to create, staff, and share a project - all in one place. You will be able to deactivate the Project Interface at any time from the group's settings (see above). 
    • Assign a Task: when creating a course via the Project interface, you will be able to assign tasks to specific squad members. Assignments will generate an email notification to the chosen squad member. 

    Integrations

    • Off-the-shelf Content: to reduce loading times and improve visibility:
      • Filter external content in the Dashboard: by clicking the filter icon, you will be able to choose if you want to display courses from external providers;
      • We're also displaying the logo of the provider next to the course for more visibility;
      • And finally, you will be able to search content by provider via the search tool. 

    📱 Mobile Apps

    • Mobile Advanced: we are proud to help frontline teams reach operational excellence with our mobile-first Mobile Advanced Solution. With Mobile Coaching, empower local/store managers to be ambassadors of your training strategy by letting them correct open questions and assessments directly from the app. Reach out to us for more information on the Mobile Advanced Solution! 
  • 💻 Desktop Version

    Learning Content

    • Paths: following your feedback, you will be able to make a Path linear from the Path's settings. You will be able to activate this option retrospectively for the Paths you already created. 
    • Synchronous trainingto prepare for upcoming changes with regards to our synchronous events management capabilities, these 2 blocks will merge into one single Classroom block.  You will be able to select the type of event (in-person/virtual) via the session settings. 
    • Off-the-shelf content: we are improving the Admin experience with Off the shelf courses:
      • Provider logo visible in the dashboard
      • The provider's name is filterable through the filter tool
      • Performance improvement on the Course dashboard

    360Learning for Enterprise

    • Separate Projects tab: the top menu will feature a new Projects tab next to the Catalog, to enable squad members to quickly find the project they're working on. Projects will still be available via the Catalog > Learning Needs tab.
    • Activate the collaboration interface from the group's settings:  in addition to Learning Needs, you will be able to activate the Collaboration interface at the group's scale. This is the perfect opportunity to get familiar with the collaborative project management features we're been releasing over the last few weeks. You can activate them in one group, not have to worry about launching Learning Needs, and start working on a training project - all from the platform! 
    • Link objects to the training project: in addition to your links and documents, you will be able to add 360Learning-generated objects (course, program, Learning Need) to your project. This comes in very handy when your project doesn't originate from a Learning Need, and you want to attach the final course!
    • Learning Need: you will be able to find the declaration date of the Learning Need in the feed. 

    Collaboration

    • Feedback Inbox: the Feedback Inbox centralizes pending comments on your courses and helps you get back to them more efficiently. This new version makes it easier to switch between activities. Also, we're extending the scope of the inbox to Instructor notifications, user mentions, and responses in the discussion thread. 
    • Feature removal:  the Reactions bar features 5 types of Reactions: I like it/ I learned something / This is outdated / I didn't get it / I disagree. To streamline the types of Reactions, we're removing the "I disagree" reaction type. Reactions computed for the "I disagree" type of feedback will be re-computed into the "I didn't get it" type of feedback". This change also applies to mobile apps. 

    Sales Enablement

    • Reassess submissions: instructors want to make sure that their feedback has been taken into account However, they can't really do that because open questions are completed on a one-off basis. When instructors receive an open question, they will be able to review it and ask the Learner to send a new attempt. Instructors will have to ask for a new attempt before correcting the question. 
      💼 To find out more about the Sales Enablement solution, click here

     

    Notifications

    • Decoupling Desktop/Push Notifications: turning off desktop notifications also disables push notifications on the app.  We are decoupling desktop notifications from push notifications. You will be able to switch off notifications on the web platform and still receive Push Notifications on your app. 

    Integrations

    • Oracle: we launched users synchronization with Oracle HCM

    API

    • GetCatalog: creation of a new `getGroupCatalog` route that will show the Courses, Sessions and Paths present in a group's catalog. 

    📱 Mobile Apps

    • Feature removal: we are removing the "I disagree" reaction type on mobile. 
    • Authoring tool:
      • Cheatsheets: copying-and-pasting Web-based content into the text editor usually copies the style of the element. Now, the copy-paste ignores the style of the background to avoid reworking. 
      • Mark Path steps as optional: you will be able to mark steps as optional from the Path's settings. Learners will complete the Path upon playing all mandatory steps. Optional steps will be visible from the Path's description.
      • Editing Path steps order: you will be able to edit the order of the Path's steps at any time via the Path's settings. Once edited, the new order will be visible on the Path's description page. 

    • 360Learning For Enterprise
      • Resources: 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). Squad members will be able to attach Resources to the project. This is the interface you need to post future course documents, temporary files, or project management resources!

        📚The Resources section of the project interface is compatible with all formats supported by our documents viewer. You can access the full list via the our section dedicated to document formats.
      • Reviewers: the project team can add Reviewers from the course settings. However, they have to leave the project management interface to do so. Members of the training squad will be able to add Reviewers directly from the project interface. Reviewers will be part of the project management team. Completing the review will send an email notification to all project members. 
      • Publication worklflow: project members will be able to publish the course directly from the project management interface. 
      • CSV exports: CSV exports on Learning Needs now include the group of origin. 

    • Collaboration
        • Feedback Inbox: say hello to your Feedback Inbox while hovering over your profile picture! No more filtering through your email, you can let the platform centralize pending messages for you. What's more: you'll experience a deep, satisfying sense of achievement by batch-replying to all comments! For its first installment, the Feedback Inbox will only include comments on the courses you created as an Author/Co-Author. In later versions, it will include Instructor -related notifications and user mentions. 

    • Integrations
      • Off-the-shelf content: the course description will include the languages available. 
      • Contenus sur étagère : the course description will include the author/name of the content provider.
      • HRIS integration: the 360Learning x Cornerstone connector allows you to synchronize sessions, user registration, and learning analytics. You will be able to synchronize user data from your Cornerstone HRIS into 360Learning. Feel free to get back to us for more information!
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