New Language Pack - Polish
Optional lessons are lessons in courses that don't count toward course completion. Use them for surveys, knowledge checks or anything else you choose. Want to learn more? Check out our new QuickTips Video on Skilljar Academy or read our help article for more FAQs.
Data Connector Update - Optional Lessons
The Data Connector has been updated to reflect the new Optional Lessons launch. All optional lessons will be flagged in your data.
API Update - Required Lesson Progress
The Skilljar API was updated to reflect course progress on required lessons. Now, the API returns information on course progress overall, and course progress on required lessons.
New Language Packs - Korean and Norwegian
We've released two new Language Packs - Norwegian and Korean. To learn more about adding Language Packs to your Skilljar training portal, check out our blog post for details, or contact our Account Management team.
It's never been easier for students to pick up a course right where they left off. Courses that are in progress now have a Resume Button on the Curriculum page that takes your student directly to the last lesson they viewed in a course.
Video Playback Speed Controls
Native video now has speed adjustments for viewers! When students are viewing a video lesson with a video uploaded directly in Skilljar, they can choose to watch at speeds up to 2x. Check it out on any video lesson.
Admins can add new themes to their Skilljar Account on their own right from the Theming section of their Dashboard. They can then apply their different themes to their domains.
Zoom Integration for Live Training
With Skilljar’s new Zoom integration, both your students and training team will have a unified, seamless experience with virtual instructor-led training events hosted on Zoom. Students will enjoy the benefit of registering for and launching events directly from Skilljar, and Admins can create and manage events directly in Skilljar. Check out our help article to get started.
New Language Pack - Chinese (Simplified)
We've released a new Language Pack - Chinese (Simplified). To learn more about adding Language Packs to your Skilljar training portal, check out our blog post for details, or contact our Account Management team.
Want to easily change a word or two on your Skilljar training site? Our new Language Tab allows you to fully customize the text on your user interface across all your domains. For customers with Language Packs enabled, you'll see options to edit the translation for each language. Take a look at our help article for more information.
We're excited to announce that we've launched Language Packs! With Language Packs, students can navigate your training portal in their language of choice. Interested in learning more and adding Language Packs to your Skilljar training portal? Check out our blog post for details, or contact our Account Management team.
Data Connector Updates
Our Data Connector has a few new data updates. The following data fields can now be found: Promo code pool active status, Promo code pool starts at and expires at date, Course issues certificate upon completion - yes/no status. Learn more about Skilljar's Data Connector.
Search for ILT Creation Fields
When you're creating a new ILT event as a Dashboard Admin, you can now leverage search to quickly find timezones and instructor names.
Quiz Setting - Show Results on Failure
You can now surface quiz results to students when they fail a quiz. Students can see the answer they submitted and whether their answers are correct or incorrect. This setting is optional and can be found in the Quiz Management.
New Quiz Question Type - Free Form Response
Free form response questions allow you to collect more extensive information from your students. You can then opt to manually grade the response, or automatically mark it as correct for survey or feedback requests. Hop into Quiz Management to add a free form response question to your quizzes, or take a moment to get step-by-step instructions for creating or grading quizzes.
Save any filter set on Analytics by simply bookmarking the link! Choose to filter by domain and time frame. Check out last week's course registrations with one click here. You'll also notice some visual improvements to our Summary Analytics.
Analytics Updates - Date and Domain filters
Filter the Summary, Students, Courses and Enrollments tabs in Analytics with our new domain and date filters, then bookmark the link and share it with other Skilljar Admins so they can easily reference reports. Check out last week's course registrations with one click here.
Order Report - New Date Filters
New date-based filters are available in Order Reports. Now you can bookmark date ranges, such as last month or last week, and distribute links for regular reporting and review.
Text Lessons - Font Updates
Additional font sizes are now available in the text editor on any text lessons.
Video Progress - YouTube Support
Video progress will now be supported for YouTube videos, so students can pick up a video right where they left off when they return to a lesson. This is in addition to a previous update that supported videos uploaded directly to Skilljar and those embedded from Wistia.
Access Control - Course Manager Role
Have you ever wished you could give someone access to edit or manage one or two of your courses? Now, you can create Content Managers and grant access to specific courses, without other admin privileges. Click here for instructions on managing users or hop right in and add a new Content Manager.
Course Bundles - Default Course Enrollment
We've made an update to the default course enrollment behavior in Course Bundles. If a student has already enrolled in a stand-alone course that is included in a Course Bundle, that enrollment will be applied to the course within the Course Bundle. Learn more about Course Bundles here.
Access Control - Content Admin Role
Now, you can configure roles for Dashboard users and assign access to different areas of Skilljar. Our first release is the Content Admin role. Click here for instructions or hop right in and add a new user.
Embedded Lessons - Link Autodetect
If you embed content in your lessons, you're probably used to selecting the source as you paste in the link. With this update, Skilljar will autodetect what link you're embedding.
Video progress will now be saved for learners in your Skilljar training portal, so they can pick up a video right where they left off. This update applies to videos uploaded directly into Skilljar, and those embedded through Wistia.
Skilljar's new Zendesk App allows your support team to quickly view customer training activity in Skilljar right on the Zendesk ticket sidebar. Learn more and install the app!
Order Report - Domain Filters
Order reports on the Skilljar Dashboard now have domain filters, so you can easily analyze orders on one or more domains.
Have one student with two logins? Admins can now merge the two records using our self-service merge feature in the Students section of the Dashboard. Follow the step-by-step instructions here to get started.
Tags are a powerful way to organize your courses for your learners and fellow Skilljar admins. Our new Tag Management feature makes them easier to create, update and manage. Find the Tags tab in Domains and Publishing, and learn more here.
Salesforce App Update - Course Series
Checkout Quantity Limits
API Update - Promo Codes
We've added a webhook for purchases, so you can easily configure purchase notifications wherever it's convenient for you. Check out our webhooks here.
Promo Code Update
It's now easier than ever to add a new course to existing promo codes! When publishing a course, easily apply it to any promo code with our recent update. Find out how.
Require Video Completion for Lesson Completion
To improve your understanding of student behavior, and require video or audio completion, we've introduced a new setting to require that a video or audio file be viewed/heard to completion for the lesson to be considered completed. Learn how to activate this feature here.
Advanced Filtering on Course Series
We've expanded our advanced filtering functionality to course series, so you can improve discoverability of coursework for students. Filter groups can now be applied on your catalog or within a course series. Learn more here.
API Update - User Groups
You can now retrieve user group data using Skilljar's API. View our updated documentation here.
Lesson Description Tooltips
Provide students with more information about your coursework by including customized tooltip descriptions on lesson descriptions. Check out the feature and learn how to implement it here.
Course & Lesson Duration
Surface course duration on course tiles and in course descriptions, so students have a better understanding of the time commitment needed to complete a course. Course duration can be automatically calculated based on student history in your course, or you can manually provide an estimate. Find out how.
Course Management Interface Update
To make it easier and faster to find and edit courses, we've eliminated the tile view from our Course Management viewing options.
Domains & Publishing Interface Update
Find what you're looking for faster - When you have several active domains, you'll notice that published course lists associated with each domain are now collapsible in Domains & Publishing.
Course recommendations are live and ready to improve student course discovery! Leverage this advanced course series option to make course recommendations available for students. Course recommendations will be formulated based on popular courses on the domain and history of the individual student. Create your own here.
Course Progress Bar
It's even easier for students to see how far they've advanced in your courses, right from your curriculum page. Our course progress bar is a visual representation of the percent of a course completed.
SCORM Update - Hiding Completed Content
Whether students are taking exams in a SCORM module, or you just want to make sure the content is only surfaced once, you can now opt to hide it after first completion. To activate this option and surface a custom message in place of the content, check out our help article.
Confirmation Email Update
Skilljar purchase confirmation emails now contain access expiration dates for applicable purchases. Learn more about course expiration dates here.
Live Training Events Calendar Updates
The live training events calendar recently had some updates to make it easier for your students to register for live events. Updates include multiple view options, a time zone drop down menu and improved flexibility. Get started with your calendar here.
Randomized Quiz Answers
We've been busy improving the quiz experience to make your quizzes different each time a student views them. Now, you can opt to randomize quiz answers for multiple choice questions. Learn more about building quizzes here.
Advanced filtering is here! Make your courses more discoverable to your students by layering different tags under Filter Groups, surfacing categories and allowing students to home in on exactly what they're looking for. Learn how here.
Our re-enrollment feature allows students to take the same course again, while surfacing multiple records to the student and in enrollment analytics. Learn how to activate re-enrollments here.
API Updates - Live Training
Retrieve information about Instructor-Led Training or register students, all via our API. Check out the updated documentation.
Text Lesson Updates
Improve your text lessons with more custom formatting! Add a table or leverage the other built-in options to author lessons right within Skilljar.
New Course Management View
The Course Management section of the Dashboard is now optimized for better search and easier Admin access. We now surface domains for each course as well. Check out the new view here.
Randomized Quiz Questions & Question Banks
Quizzes can now have randomized questions! Improve the quality of your assessments by opting to have your quiz questions appear in a random order. Learn more about Quizzing here.
Group Edit Page Updates
In an effort to streamline your group editing process, we've improved the interface on this page. Check out the Groups section and have a look.
Live Training Events Calendar
If your training program has a live/instructor led training component, leverage the new calendar view to surface this to students. Get started here.
SCORM Completion Across Courses
Student progress is even easier to track with SCORM completion syncing across courses. If you have the same SCORM file in multiple courses, start syncing progress here.
Asset and Video Updates
Have an update to a video or other content asset? We've made it easier to quickly make a change and propagate it across all lessons where that video is served. Learn about asset management.
Lesson Slide-Out Menu
Improve your course navigation - display your lesson slide-out menu on courses by default using our new option in Theming. Get started here.
Registration and Access Start and End Dates
Want to restrict access to course registration, or set a start and end date for the course as a whole? Automate it with our new start and end date option. Find out how.
API Update - Published Courses
Published courses are now available via the Skilljar API, so you can surface courses in search results wherever your customers are looking for content.
Record Multiple SCORM attempts
Store data and track progress when students attempt your SCORM lesson multiple times. Activate this feature in the Lesson Settings for any SCORM lesson.
Enrollments Table Update - Tag Data
We're deepening our capabilities around course analysis with added tag data in the Enrollments Table of the Analytics section.
Course Tile Display - Registered and Completed Courses
Want courses that students registered for on the top of the course catalog, and completed courses to drop to the bottom? We can help with that! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to activate this new display option.
Google Form Integration Updates
Pass info like student name, email, and lesson and course titles through to your Google form with our enhanced integration. Learn more here.
Quiz Question Types - Multiple Answer Multiple Choice
We've brought more options to our quizzing feature to help you build better assessments. Now, our quizzes include multiple answer multiple choice questions. Learn more about it here.
Search Box Placement
Want to move your training portal's search box to the header or prefer to keep it in the left nav? Now it's easier than ever! Learn how to move your search box.
External Payment Processor Support
You can now configure any external payment gateway to process e-commerce transactions for the courses, bundles, or subscriptions you sell. Find out how.
Live Training - Limit Checkout Quantity
Limit the number of seats that can be purchased for live training by setting a maximum and restricting purchase quantities to available seats. Learn more here.
API Update - Send Users Domain Invites
If you're registering students to your domain, why not speed things up by sending them an email invitation using our new API endpoint? Check out our API documentation here.
API Update - Course Summary and Descriptions
Grab your course summaries and descriptions via API. Use them to enable search capabilities across your training ecosystem, or create an external catalog. Check out our API documentation here.
BI Connector Updates - Course Series, Tags, Purchasing and Payments
We've added even more data to our BI Connector. Now you can review prices, promotions and purchases, as well as course series and tag data. Contact your Customer Success Manager for more information.
SurveyMonkey Integration Update - Custom URLs
Skilljar's improved SurveyMonkey integration now supports custom URLs, which allow you to create different versions of the same survey. Get started with the integration here.
File Search in Lesson Builder
Creating courses just got faster with file search for Skilljar admins. Find any existing asset when building a lesson, and add it to your course in no time.
Live Training - Automatic Enrollment
Improve your student experience by automatically enrolling students in live training when courses have only one event time. Get started with live training here.
Unpublished Courses on Student Profiles
Maintain student records on courses that you've unpublished by keeping them on their profiles. Contact us to learn more and activate this feature.
Course Notification Emails Off by Default
Tired of manually deactivating course notification emails? Contact us to turn them off by default for your account.
Reset and update student passwords in a snap to quickly alleviate student requests. Learn how here.
Videos hosted on Kaltura can now be embedded into Skilljar lessons. Learn how here.
Display Course Time
Surface the amount of time that it takes to complete a course to students on the course tile. Find this option in your course settings.
Course Series Navigation
Skilljar now provides improved navigation in course series, so students can return to a course series after opening one of the courses within it.
Increased Title Length
Courses, lessons and course series can now have titles up to 500 characters in length.
Full Screen Lesson View
Display all lesson types in full screen by default. Learn how here.
Course Tile Ribbon Customization
Customize your course tile ribbons to display success status and reflect if a student passed or failed. Learn how here.
Available Seats for ILT Lessons
Let your students know how much space is available for each ILT course you're offering. Skilljar now surfaces this number on the course page if you choose to show the schedule of live training events on the course detail page.
SCORM Asset Tab
Easily view and update your SCORM content with our new tab in Course Management.
Enjoy more flexibility in uploading video content with our Brightcove integration. Embed any Brightcove video into your Skilljar course.
Gone are the days of enrolling students in courses one by one. Now you can enroll full groups of students into courses at once. Learn more about our student management functionality and start enrolling students in courses with this help article.
We're now offering more ways to collect feedback and administer surveys to your students. Qualtrics surveys can be embedded in any Skilljar course using our embed lesson types. Learn how to embed a Qualtrics survey here.
Have several domains? Or maybe you're working on some changes to the look and feel of your training portal, but want to wait until you're done with the finishing touches before flipping the switch? You can now create and manage multiple themes! Request multiple themes and read all about the new feature here.
Certificates: Now with Open Sans
We've added a new font to our certificate templates. Now you can opt to use Open Sans in any certificate template in Skilljar. Learn more about how to customize your certificates.
Live Training Student Instructions
Course Series Views
Promo Codes - Domain and Course Bundles
New Salesforce Application
Changes to Disqus Integration
Student Details on Certificates
Promo Code Engine Updates
We're excited to announce some new updates to our Promo Code creation engine! We've streamlined the way you create promo codes in Skilljar, and added some new functionality. Now you can limit each promo code to one use per student. Learn how here.
Reply-to Email Address Customization
You can now designate a separate reply-to email address for emails sent from your Skilljar account, such as notifications. Learn how here.
LinkedIn Certificate Updates
We released an update to help streamline posting certificates to LinkedIn following the changes to the LinkedIn UI. Students can now easily copy and paste the information upon receiving the certificate, and we surface detailed instructions upon clicking the Post to LinkedIn button. You can see the student experience and configuration information here.
Payment Gateway Integrations - Merchant eSolutions, CyberSource, Payflow Pro
Introducing new ways to collect payments with Skilljar. We now integrate with Merchant eSolutions, CyberSource and Payflow Pro! Integrations with new payment gateways simplify your collection processes and allow your company to collect payments with your existing systems.
SCORM Lessons - Adjustable Display Size
Improve your user experience on SCORM lessons with adjustable display sizes. In cases where SCORM content is hard coded to a certain height and width, you can define the SCORM display size according to the same parameters. Learn how here.
Convenient Asset Management
Our new Asset tab in Course Management allows you to easily review the collection of materials that have been uploaded into Skilljar. Click edit to easily adjust file names, preview the asset, and see which courses are using it.
Improvements to Live Training
We've made a few updates to the live training experience.
- Students can easily edit their registration and navigate straight to live training from their email confirmation and calendar invites. Links directly to the live training lessons will now be included.
- Live Training Lessons using integrations with WebEx and GoTo products will have a Ready button that becomes available when it is time to join an event.
Integrations: GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, GoToTraining
Users of the GoTo suite of products can improve and simplify the live training experience for their instructors and students thanks to Skilljar's new integration. Learn more about the integration and get started here.
SCORM Lessons - Maximized Display
Students can now maximize their display on SCORM lessons, and administrators can choose to activate this mode by default. Learn how here.
Our new Course Series feature allows you to bundle courses within your catalog and surface them together to students. It's perfect for grouping courses by level, theme, or customer persona. Learn more about configuring Course Series here.
Quiz Data Export
Customers can now export quiz analytics data via CSV. Navigate to Quiz Analytics to download your CSV.
Course Catalog Viewing Options
Courses on the Catalog can now be displayed in tile form or list form. See the options and learn how to adjust your Course Catalog here.
Student registration status now syncs across multiple domains, so students can move between your domains and immediately see progress on all of their courses. For information on configuring the feature, visit our help article.
New Tables in Analytics
We've made some updates to our Analytics page to make it easier to find the data you're looking for. SCORM interactions and Enrollment data are now each broken out into their own individual tabs. Changes are available in the Analytics section of your Skilljar Dashboard.
Registered and Completed Ribbons on Student Interface
New "Registered" and "Completed" ribbons are now on courses to help students easily see which courses they've enrolled in and completed. Prefer to opt out or change the text to something customized? Check out our help article for instructions.
Selling Subscriptions to Your Training Portal
We're excited to announce that you can now sell subscription access to your training portal using eCommerce tools like Stripe and Paypal. Set up your subscription model with these simple steps.
We've improved the student experience by introducing collapsible sections within courses. Now, courses with many lessons can be expanded or collapsed while viewing the curriculum page. Learn how to activate the feature here.
Course Descriptions on Curriculum Page
Check out the curriculum page on any course to view the new "About this course" tab. Students can now view the course description after registering.
New Customization for Registration Pop-Up Modals
It's now even easier to surface terms and conditions in your student registration process. Learn more about configuring this option here.
API Updates and Improvements