Collaborator 1.28.0 — Updating of Programs, Tracking of Emails, and Speeding up of Performance

We continue teaching Collaborator with new functions and improving the old ones. New Collaborator 1.28.0 helps to track history of all sent emails, adding Meetups to Programs and, if necessary, update Tasks with such Programs for those who have already passed them. In addition, many other improvements made work of the platform faster and more convenient.

In this release:

  1. Tracking of email dispatch
  2. Updating of Learning Programs in Tasks
  3. Group assigning for roles
  4. Speeding up of Performance in Tests, Webinars, and Meetups
  5. Autosearching of Resources by name
  6. Description of Program elements
  7. Adding Meetups into Programs
  8. New option for birthday greetings
  9. Active Directory synchronization

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Collaborator Road Map. Five steps prior to eLearning implementation

If you have already been thinking about eLearning as an economical and effective form of staff training, but still stand at the parting of the ways and do not know where to go – the Collaborator Roadmap will help you. These are practical steps for the harmonious and effective implementation of the distance-learning platform, which we are developed based on our own experience in implementation of educational portals for various companies.

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Collaborator 1.27.0 – Long Read editor, convenient webinars and many other updates

We regularly expand the capabilities of our platform and offer innovations in corporate training. Every month, we “teach” Collaborator something new. In Collaborator 1.27.0 we added a new type of information resource (Long Read), which will be interesting even for the most passive employees.

In this release:

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Collaborator has become an internal portal of “Trust” bank

How to train personnel if staff number exceeds hundreds of people and branch offices are spread out across the country?

Zlata Lupilina, former director of staff learning and quality assurance department at “Trust” bank. She held this position from May to December 2016. At the end of the year, the bank was found to be insolvent and National Bank of Ukraine started liquidation proceedings.

 

When I joined “Trust”, the recent project for development of retail lending network had started there and the bank had been massively recruiting new specialists. Our department consisting of three members had received two tasks from the executive team: to set up learning process for new employees and to organize training for current ones. We had to launch a program, which would allow to train staff as proficient as possible with minimal financial and time expenditures.

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Meetups in Collaborator

eLearning is the future of corporate learning, however, it is not a panacea for personnel training. If face-to-face HR management is omitted, the training would not achieve desired results. That is why it is difficult to dispense with face-to-face or group trainings also known as meetups. Since now, Collaborator allows to combine meetups with eLearning – it is possible to organize blended learning.

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“Empty inbox folder” technique is a key to adult learning

Modern society dictates own conditions, which we have to follow whether we want it or not. Advanced companies do not need “robot-like” employees, who simply spend formal working hours at the office and just automatically perform their duties for several years without any changes. Nowadays employee is a proactive, mobile person, who improves own efficiency by constant learning. In this situation, eLearning is the most convenient and economic mean for personnel training.

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Collaborator v.1.25 – “Catalog of courses” evolution and new abilities of creative learning

Collaborator v.1.25.0 release – lots of essential improvements:

  1. Approach for providing learning materials at user’s option is worked over.
    – Catalog of courses is rearranged into Catalog of tasks;
    – Catalog is available for Guests;
    – Task creation process is modernized;
    – New filters for task management.
  2. New type of question is available in polls – “Evaluate on scale”.
  3. New functions in tests.
    – Importing of free-answer questions;
    – Setting tags for test questions;
    – New way of test question sampling – “By one question from each group”.
  4. Test protocol for SCORM courses.
  5. Notifying users about news.
  6. Inserting of audio resource into resource-pages.
  7. Improvement of main portal’s page.
  8. Automatic termination of expired tasks.
  9. Many minor improvements:
    – Number of mandatory fields in user sign up form is reduced;
    – Notifying Administrators about self-facilitated sign up by new users;
    – Notifying Users about changes in their email, login or password conducted by Administrators;
    – New portal options: “do not overwrite login at import” and “prohibit login changing”;
    – Directors may review reports on their subordinates participation in webinars;
    – Directors may accept or refuse requests for additional testing attempts;
    – “Manage only own training programs” right is added for roles;
    – Reminders about enabling of browser notifications;
    – Group operations of assigning notices to user are enhanced;
    – Workshop discussion protocol could be printed out;
    – Removing of text formatting in WYSIWYG editor is improved.

Totally, more than 150 changes aimed at development of functionality and improvement of new system functions operation are implemented.
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The way how Сollaborator helps in implementing one of the major reforms in Ukraine

Collaborator platform was chosen for distance learning of employees at “transparent offices” within a large project coordinated by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The correct name of so-called “transparent office” is Administration Service Center (ASC). They have been actively establishing all across Ukraine for three years. Such centers act on a “one contact” principle. Fox example, previously it was necessary to wait in line against many doors to register a business, but now everything could be done in one place and at one blow.

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Updates in Workshops and other new features in 1.24 version

What`s new in Collaborator v.1.24.0:

  1. Updated and new functions of Workshop
  2. New Information Blocks and creative approaches to informing
  3. Monitoring of learning resource reading and reviewing
  4. Information Blocks at login page
  5. Features for directors
    • Monitoring of work tasks solving
    • Assigning test for subordinates
  6. Improved reports
    • Transition to reports on each program or course element
    • “Verification pending” status at program or course element
  7. Improved resources

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