eSoft Skills technology, in conjunction with the unique combination of content, service and experience builds talent and delivers powerful business outcomes. eSoft Skills offers a full learning experience as a stand-alone learning platform, or it can be easily integrated with your existing business and IT systems.
Our LMS has the necessary inbuilt tools that help everyone involved. Ranging from yourself, your employees as well as the IT department, all users can access the portal with ease and convenience. Effective eLearning is what we promise.
Here’s how we do that.
SCREENSHOTS FROM THE LMS
ADMINISTRATOR USER TYPE:
The Admin dashboard includes everything you need to effectively manage your account. Within it you can add users, create courses, view reports and manage your account. The Dashboard includes 2 main sections. The left one (1) has an icon-based menu of the most important functions. The right one (2) includes a timeline of recent happenings inside your account. The header is composed of a number of tools that can help you move, add, search and edit anything really fast.
A user can be added either from an admin (1) or self-register if permission is granted. To allow a user to self-register you need to adjust the settings in “Account & Settings → Users” (2).
As an administrator you can attach files to a user’s profile. This is useful when, for example, you want to share files with the end-user or you want to add a “learning evidence” to his profile. A user-related file may be visible or invisible to the end-user.
From the Dashboard, click on “Users” and then click on the edit icon to view user’s profile. Click on the “Files” tab (1) to view the list of already uploaded files or add new ones. When a new file is added its status is set to hidden from user. If you want a specific file to be visible to the user click on the respective label in the visibility column (2) and select the visibility option of choice (user can or cannot view the file). In the operations column (3) you can preview, download, edit or delete a file.
View the latest activity in your learning portal through the Timeline.
The administrator has access to an extended timeline (1), showing all users’ activities and can filter the results using a specific date (2), event (3), user (4), or course (5).
Groups organize users into logical entities. With Groups you can communicate with its users directly or assign them set of courses. Groups come with Mass actions (1) to synchronize its users with its courses.
Through the Notifications you can customize the communication emails that are sent automatically from the system on specific events. For example you can setup a mail to be sent to each user a few hours after he or she gets a course.
There is a variety of reports integrated with the system. When you first enter the Reports screen you can see an overview of “happenings” for the current day. You may adjust the reference period.
In eSoft Skills LMS you may find reports about Users, Courses, Branches, Groups, Assignments, SCORM, Tests and Surveys. Tin Can report is integrated to the Timeline. There is also a Custom Reports generator (1) for better granular control on the type of reports.
Note that course reports do include any interaction from Instructors.
INSTRUCTOR USER TYPE:
The course screen includes a variety of tools to create and manage your courses.
The LMS supports a number of different content types including Videos, Presentations, Tests, Asignments, Instructor-Led Training events and Surveys. When you select a Video or Presentation, the LMS lets you search on YouTube or Slideshare. You may upload and use your own Videos and Documents as well. When you select Web-content you can embed content from a variety of tools including Wikipedia and Scribd. When we are unable to find a multimedia object in a given URL we treat it as text content. The LMS analyzes the page content to find its main part and re-bundles it to be more user-friendly.
From the Course screen you can also set the order of units or communicate with the course users. Finally, you can also toggle the Share status of a course. A shared course has a unique URL that you can give to anyone you want to follow the course without registering. If you allow users to self-register, they can register directly when they complete a shared course.
Through this option you can view the progress of the users enrolled to the course. You can also reset their progress on course or preview any certification that has been given to them. When you reset the progress of someone that has gain a certification for that course, you will be asked whether you want the certification revoked as well. You can add new users to this course from the additional “All users” tab (1).
Three types of rules allow you to organize how material is presented to end-users.
The traversal rules define whether the learners must see and complete the units sequentially or not.
The completion rules allow you to define when a course is set as completed.
Course Reports & Timeline
The course report shows an overview of users’ interaction with the course through time. Note that reports do not include any interaction with course from Instructors.
The course’s timeline shows all recent activity of users of the course. Click on labels to filter related activities.
Discussions is a simplified form of a Forum.
Discussions can be created by instructors (or even learners according to the privileges of their user-type). To create a new discussion, click on the “Add discussion” link on the right hand side bar (1) as Instructor.
In the pop-up fill the topic title and its description and check the “Private” option if you wish to make this topic available only to users that know its URL. Then click on the Post button to create the topic.
If the topic is not private, it will be shown in the list of discussions that are currently active. Anyone can reply to a specific comment to create the visual feel of a conversation (1), or can reply to the original post creating a new comment (2).
The LMS offers a calendar for creating and sharing events. As an instructor, click on the “Calendar” link on the right hand side bar (1). Alternatively, you can click on the “Add event” link to begin configuring a new event.
As an Instructor you can view two events types: conference (1) and generic events (2). As a learner you can additionally view course expiration events.
You are able to create generic events, which are either recurring (daily (3) or weekly (4)) or one-time event (2) and you can also specify the audience of each event. If you don’t define an audience, the event is considered private (3). Click on a day cell and then on “Add event” button to create a new event (5).
LEARNER USER TYPE:
The dashboard of Learner includes an overview of his or her courses. Each course has a few labels (1); click on a label to view only similar courses (e.g., only non-completed courses). Click the Info label to view information about the course (e.g., number of units, completion criteria). Click on the name of the course to start or resume it.
When you select a course you go directly to the course view mode and resume from the last seen unit. On the page header there are handles to go to next or previous unit as well as options to view your course progress and generic course info (1).
You need to complete units via various actions; these actions include a button, a question or a minimum elapsed time (2). Depending on traversal rules you might need to complete units in a serial order. Each course has a course completion rule (e.g., complete a specific test or complete all units). When you complete a course a popup will appear with next step options. These may include an option to go to next course or download a certification.
Through the Progress link you can see an overview of your learning progress. A visit to the Courses tab shows the courses to which you are registered and your completion status. Finally, the Timeline tab shows all the actions you have made in the portal (e.g., when you registered or when you completed a course). If you have been awarded Certifications, they will be visible here as well.