Our Hopper Release is LIVE!

Read all the details in our Release Notes. plus we will be sending out additional information next week on specific features.


NEW! Discussion Forums (Beta)

Easily add discussion capabilities to your courses, with many additional features coming!

Discussion Forums (beta)


NEW! CITRIX (Go2Webinar/Meeting/Training) Integration

If you use webinars to train your team – contact us to join the Pilot Group for this new feature. Enrollment in a webinar within the SmarterU Platform will add users to the proper session in your Go2 product.

CITRIX (Go2Webinar/Meeting/Training) Integration

We will retrieve attendance and completion info from Go2 into SmarterU when your session is complete.
This feature will be available for pilot group use within a few weeks.


NEW! Evaluations Form Tool Integration

Evaluations Form Tool Integration

Now you can use your favourite survey tool such as Typeform or SurveyMonkey to gather course evaluation feedback.


System Wide Updates

  • NEW! Weekly reminders now include SCORM progress
  • IMPROVED: Introducing INTERCOM, a communication tool that allows us to leave messages for Admins, visible when they log in to SmarterU

Intercom

Learner Interface

  • NEW! Addition of a view button for inactive and archived courses
  • IMPROVED! The Enrollment Panel now closes when a user is added to a waiting list
  • NEW! Modifications to the course tile, list and detail views to hide the progress bar if a course has not been started
  • IMPROVED! File names with non-Roman characters will now display properly
  • NEW! You can now display the account or home group name in the header bar

Account Administration

  • IMPROVED! Filter dashboard set’s categories and pages by status (only active categories and pages are displayed)

Course Administration

  • NEW! Improved method for specifying when you want to allow ILT session enrollments
  • Knowledge Base

    • NEW! KB articles no longer require an image

    Reports

    • NEW! “Refresh” button added to SCORM Results Drilldown

    User Administration

    • IMPROVED!Manage users directly from the Team Profile and Organization Profile workscreens
    • IMPROVED! Recommended enrollments for groups and subscriptions are now displayed separately

    Get all the details in the Release Notes.


    Grace Hopper

    Thanks, Grace!

    This year, we’re naming our Releases after important Women in STEM.

    Our July Release is named after Grace Hopper (1906-1992), developer of the COBOL computing language, and a pioneer in computer programming. Learn more about Admiral Hopper.


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Our Hopper Release

Saturday, July 23 – 8am to noon CDT

Our July release named Hopper is being deployed in micro-releases. We are pushing out updates daily, with a final feature release on Saturday, July 23 from 8am to noon CDT. We will be offline during this time.

In addition to the updates detailed below, our Hopper Release will be bringing you three major new features:

  1. Discussion Forums
  2. Webinar Integrations for Citrix/G2Webinar products
  3. Forms Tool Integration for Evaluations

We’ll tell you more about those after they go live!


Grace Hopper

Why Hopper?

This year, we’re naming our Releases after important Women in STEM.

Our July Release is named after Grace Hopper (1906-1992), developer of the COBOL computing language, and a pioneer in computer programming. Learn more about Admiral Hopper.


Hopper So Far – and More to Come

Here are the improvements we have made so far. You can get all the details in our Release Notes.

System Wide Updates

  • NEW! Introducing INTERCOM, a communication tool that allows us to leave messages for Admins, visible when they log in to SmarterU
  • IMPROVED: Weekly reminder emails now include SCORM progress

Learner Interface

  • NEW! Addition of a view button for inactive and archived courses
  • IMPROVED! The Enrollment Panel now closes when a user is added to a waiting list
  • NEW! Modifications to the course tile, list and detail views to hide the progress bar if a course has not been started
  • IMPROVED! File names with non-Roman characters will now display properly
  • NEW! You can now display the account or home group name in the header bar

Account Administration

  • IMPROVED! Filter dashboard set’s categories and pages by status (only active categories and pages are displayed)

Course Administration

  • NEW! Improved method for specifying when you want to allow ILT session enrollments
  • Knowledge Base

    • NEW! KB articles no longer require an image

    Reports

    • NEW! “Refresh” button added to SCORM Results Drilldown

    User Administration

    • IMPROVED!Manage users directly from the Team Profile and Organization Profile workscreens
    • IMPROVED! Recommended enrollments for groups and subscriptions are now displayed separately

    Get all the details in the Release Notes.


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SmarterU’s offices will be closed for Canada Day, Friday, July 1st.

Emergency support is available by emailing support@smarteru.com.

SmarterU will be open regular hours on Independence Day, Monday, July 4th.

No matter which holiday you celebrate – have a great long weekend!

Dan & Your SmarterU Team


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Tuesday, June 28th from 10pm to midnight Central Time.

We’re updating our networking infrastructure to add even more resiliency, which necessitates a change in our IP addresses. During this time frame, SmarterU may be inaccessible briefly as the IP address change propagates.

For most of our clients, no changes will be necessary. However, please forward this post to your IT folks for them to review.

IT Folks! If any of the following is true, you may need to make a change:

  1. We are hosting a custom SSL certificate for you.
  2. You have a firewall rule setup to control access to your SmarterU account.

(If you are using a CNAME, then no change is necessary.)

Our new IP Addresses are as follows:

Domain                        Old IP        New IP
*.smarteru.com                206.45.45.3   216.55.210.3
elearning-academy.net         206.45.45.4   216.55.210.4
scorm.smarteru.com            206.45.45.5   216.55.210.5
integrations.smarteru.com     206.45.45.6   216.55.210.6
legacy.smarteru.com           206.45.45.15  216.55.210.15
google-apps.smarteru.com      206.45.45.6   216.55.210.6

Questions?  Please contact our support desk directly.


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The final pieces of our Noether Release are now live. Watch this 20-minute video overview or read our Release Notes for all the details.

PLUS our President, Dan Belhassen will give you a sneak peek at our upcoming Discussion Forum feature.

Noether Release


Emmy Noether

Thanks, Emmy!

This year, we’re naming our Releases after important Women in STEM.
Our May Release is named after Emmy Noether (1882-1935), a mathematician and algebraic theorist that changed modern mathematics.

Learn more about Emmy.


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Our Noether Release

Saturday, May 28th – 8am to noon CDT

Our Noether Release consists of almost daily micro-releases, plus a final feature push that will take us offline on Saturday, May 28th, from 8am to noon CDT.
See what time this is in your area.


Updates Posted in the Last Week

You can get all the details in the Release Notes.

Learner Interface

  • IMPROVED! Learner Dashboard session cards will now only show weekends when relevant.
  • NEW! The Transcript button is hidden if the course’s grade is set to “hide” (online courses only).

Course Administration

  • IMPROVED! Learners can now select as many answer options as they would like in multi-choice SmarterGames questions. If the answer includes an incorrect option, the question will be marked as incorrect.

Learning Plan Automation

  • NEW! We’ve added “Display Grade” options to both Instructor-led and SCORM courses.
  • NEW! We’ve added a new setting for courses assigned to all groups that enabled you to auto-enrol learners in the course if they have failed that course.
  • IMPROVED! We’ve removed the link to download audio from a web page task on iOS devices, to prevent non-admin users from downloading audio files while accessing the KB or courses.
  • IMPROVED! We’ve increased the performance of the “user import” function.
  • IMPROVED! The same prerequisite course or credential can no longer be added more than once.
  • IMPROVED! We’ve cleaned up the tables in the Certification Management Work screen by removing the ability to filter nested tables.

Knowledgebase

  • IMPROVED! The Knowledge Base Dashboard now has the same look and feel as other dashboards.

Reports

  • IMPROVED! Fixed a security error when you attempted to drill down to view a user’s quiz results.

Emmy Noether

Why Noether?

This year, we’re naming our Releases after important Women in STEM.
Our May Release is named after Emmy Noether (1882-1935), a mathematician and algebraic theorist that changed modern mathematics.

Learn more about Emmy.


We also fixed numerous small bugs throughout the system, including User and Account Administration. Get all the details in the Release Notes.

We’ll keep you updated on all the Noether Release items as we approach May 28th. If you have any questions, reach out to your Client Success team at support@smarteru.com – they are happy to help!


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Our Noether Release

Saturday, May 28th – 8am to noon CDT

Our May release named Noether is being deployed in micro-releases, plus a final feature release in May. Nearly every day, we’ll be pushing out new features or bug fixes, then on Saturday, May 28th, from 8am to noon CDT we will be offline for a final feature push. See what time this is in your area.


Emmy Noether

Why Noether?

This year, we’re naming our Releases after important Women in STEM.
Our May Release is named after Emmy Noether (1882-1935), a mathematician and algebraic theorist that changed modern mathematics.

Learn more about Emmy.


Noether So Far – and More to Come

Here are the improvements we’ve made so far. You can get all the details in the Release Notes.

System Wide Updates

  • NEW! Certification certificates can now be generated from the User Dashboard’s user summary Screen, the Learner Interface, and the Learning Plan Report.
  • IMPROVED: Pending actions on the Admin and Supervisor Dashboards now match the Certification Dashboard.

Learner Interface

  • NEW! Admins can now “right-click and copy” while taking courses (learners are prevented from highlighting and copying text from a course page.).
  • IMPROVED! Better control over how PDFs display within the Learner Interface, and the ability to control file download options.

Course Administration

  • IMPROVED! Learners can now select as many answer options as they would like in multi-choice SmarterGames questions. If the answer includes an incorrect option, the question will be marked as incorrect.

Learning Plan Automation

  • NEW! We’ve added the completion certificate to the certification completion email that is sent to custom and home group contacts.

Reports

  • NEW! We’ve modified the Learning Plan Report to include a Status column and to show all courses for a user, regardless of enrollment status.
  • IMPROVED! We’ve modified the Learning Plan Report to allow reporting on all incomplete courses and actions for a learner, and you can also choose between seeing only the most recent record, or the full history of each course or action.

We also fixed numerous small bugs throughout the system, including User and Account Administration. Get all the details in the Release Notes.

We’ll keep you updated on all the Noether Release items as we approach May 28th. If you have any questions, reach out to your Client Success team at support@smarteru.com – they are happy to help!


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Honoring Women in STEM

Winnipeg, May 6, 2016 – SmarterU.com, a leading learning management system, is honoring the history of Women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by naming their 2016 Software Updates after six illustrious but often unsung heroes in the Sciences.

“There have always been women making significant contributions to science and technology,” says SmarterU Founder and President Dan Belhassen. “Culturally, we seem to be more familiar with women in social/environmental sciences, like Margaret Meade and Jane Goodall, or astronauts like Sally Ride and Roberta Bodnar. Other than the Nobel-prize-winning physicist Marie Curie – most people can’t identify women who contributed to mathematics, chemistry, physics or engineering. Six releases – six opportunities to shine a light on some note-worthy women to honor their contribution to the work we do every day.”

SmarterU traditionally updates the features and functionality of its Learning Management System six to eight times per year, with most updates being driven by requests or suggestions from clients. This commitment to user satisfaction is one of the reasons SmarterU clients say they have never worked with a more responsive vendor.

The six updates are Lovelace (April 2), Noether (May 28), Hopper (July 30), Lamarr (Sept 24), Meitner (Nov 19), and Franklin (Dec 10). Each honoree is being given their own tribute page on the SmarterU.com website. “We want to tell their stories,” adds Susan Hurrell, VP of Business Development, “These women’s’ lives and contributions to their fields of study are an inspiration and are especially important as trail-blazers for the next generation of Women in STEM.”

The first two of these pages have been posted, those belonging to Ada Lovelace (the world’s first computer programmer) and Emmy Noether (mathematician and algebraic theorist), with a new page being added as each future release date nears.

Ada Lovelace
Emmy Noerther

About SmarterU.com
Since 2009, SmarterU.com has provided its learning management software and course creation services to a growing number of businesses and organizations worldwide. We offer our clients unbeatable training, coaching and ongoing support as their comprehensive Learning Management Solution.

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dcb@smarteru.com
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Miss Our Lovelace Webinar?

Here’s the recording for our Lovelace Release Webinar – walking you through all the new features of this release.

You can check out our Release Notes for all the details.

Lovelace Webinar

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Sign Up for Our Lovelace Webinar

Wednesday, April 6th at 11am CDT

Join us on Wednesday, April 6th at 11am CDT to review all the new features of our Lovelace Release, and bring all your questions to add to the discussion.

Can’t make the webinar? Register anyways to ensure you get a link to the webinar recording.

Lovelace Release

Bring Your Questions to the Webinar – Register Today!

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