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June, 2018

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. 

 

May, 2018

Video Progress

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. 

Zendesk Integration

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. 

Merging Users 

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. 

Tag Management

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

 

April, 2018

Salesforce App Update - Course Series

We've added a Course Series Object to the Skilljar Salesforce App. This update makes it possible to report on student progress within a series and link data around course progress to a Course Series. Update to the latest version of the Skilljar Salesforce App here

Checkout Quantity Limits

You can now enable larger bulk purchases of courses and domain subscriptions. Skilljar Admins can determine their own limit for maximum course/domain access purchase quantity, or opt to continue using our traditional default quantity of 30. 

API Update - Promo Codes

Create, edit, update and delete Promo Code Pools and Promo Codes with the Skilljar API. Check out the updates here
 

March, 2018

Purchase Webhook

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. 

February, 2018

Course Recommendations 

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

 

 

January, 2018

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

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.

Course Re-Enrollments

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

December, 2017

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.  

November, 2017

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 [email protected] 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.  

October, 2017

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. 

Password Resets

Reset and update student passwords in a snap to quickly alleviate student requests. Learn how here

Kaltura Integration

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

September, 2017

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. 

Brightcove Integration

Enjoy more flexibility in uploading video content with our Brightcove integration. Embed any Brightcove video into your Skilljar course. 

August, 2017

Group Enrollment

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

Qualtrics Integration

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

Theme Management

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. 

July, 2017

Course Bundles

Course Bundles allow you to price and sell a series of courses together, providing a guided learning experience and even more pricing and packaging options! They also enable an expedited registration experience for students, providing one-click registration to all courses in the bundle. Learn more and start selling Course Bundles with this help article.
 
Vidyard Embedded Videos
 
We're continuously improving how you add and manage content in Skilljar, so we've added Vidyard videos to our list of embedded content. Learn more about embedding content into lessons.
 
SCORM Editing
 
Have changes to make on a SCORM file? We've made it easy to make changes across all lessons where a SCORM file is used. Just reupload your file and the changes will propagate across the board. Learn how.

Live Training Student Instructions

Want to give students guidance after they've registered for your live training event? Provide instructions easily by following these instructions

Course Series Views 

Customize the look and feel of your catalog even further. Now, courses within a course series can be displayed in the traditional tile view, or list view. Learn more about course series here.  

Promo Codes - Domain and Course Bundles

With every new training sale comes an opportunity to provide flexible pricing to your students! Promo codes can now be configured for domain access codes and course bundles, in addition to individual courses. Learn more here
 

June, 2017

New Salesforce Application

We've revamped and updated our Salesforce app to include more data than ever before. In addition to contact information and course progress, you can now leverage our integration to close the loop on business questions related to customer health and revenue retention. Our new app automatically surfaces complete purchasing and promotional information, live training attendance, student segmentation and more! Email us for more information. 

Changes to Disqus Integration

We've made it easier to manage discussions around your training content. On any new courses you create, Disqus will now be off by default. You'll have the option to turn it on for any lesson you want students to discuss. For more details, check out our help article

Student Details on Certificates

Certificates are now even more customizable. You can choose to automatically add any information from registration sign up fields to a certificate. 

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

May, 2017

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

April, 2017

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

March, 2017

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

February, 2017

Course Series

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.

 

January, 2017

Improved Navigation in Course Management
 
We've been working to make it easier for you to find the courses you're looking for in Course Management. Navigate there to check out the three views available to you, and try the search bar to save even more time.
 
Additional Style Options in Text Lessons
 
Customize your content with added style options in text lessons. Add a lesson or edit an existing lesson to see added fonts and sizes.
 
Send Skilljar Data to Eloqua
 
We've updated our help content to include information on integrating with Eloqua. If you're using Eloqua for marketing automation, check out the instructions to configure the integration. 

 

December, 2016

Cross-Domain Access

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.

 

November, 2016

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.

 

Collapsible Sections

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.

 

October, 2016

API Updates and Improvements

We've made some updates and improvements to our APIs to bring you more flexibility around provisioning access codes and user management. We've also added additional API filters to our Single Sign On integrations to make your user sign on experience faster. For more information about these changes, please contact your Customer Success Manager. 
 
PayPal Guest Checkout Update
 
Collecting payments for courses is now even easier thanks to our recent PayPal update. Students can now purchase courses through PayPal as a guest, without having a PayPal account. For more information about processing payments and selling courses, visit our help article. 
 
Navigation Bar Updates
 
Students can expect a cleaner, more modern design thanks to the updates in the course navigation bar. We've improved how SCORM content displays in the left navigation bar and created a customizable link for students to return to the course overview from a lesson. 
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