FusedLearning - LMS Solutions Provider

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FusedLearning, in partnership with eFront Learning has provided an informative presentation on the benefits of the eFront LMS.

eFront enables functions such as community learning, supports the principle of collective knowledge and provides functionality towards personalized learning. eFront bridges the gap between Enterprise, Educational, Open-Source and Proprietary learning combining the best from all of them.

Our experience in providing successful launches of the eFront Learning platform educational and enterprise solutions helps us create an outstanding product. FusedLearning guarantees quality, competent and rapid execution of any projects from small business educational programs to enterprise level education integrations.

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FusedLearning - LMS Solutions Provider

  1. 1. EFRONT V3.6ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONALITY ONCOMMERCIAL EDITIONS © FUSEDLEARNING / EPIGNOSIS 2012
  2. 2. Educational YesLearning Delivery / Lesson Capacity Enterprise Yes The administrator is able to set a maximum number of users per lesson and the access period after registration, ensuring lesson capacity is maintained.
  3. 3. Educational YesLearning Delivery / Linked Lessons Enterprise YesA very useful and ergonomic feature for creating lessons, whichpermits the sharing of specific data between lessons e.g. a video inone lesson can be used in other lessons. This saves time andspace, as the data is only stored once. As you can see above, sucha link is easily achieved by sharing a folder with existing lessons.
  4. 4. Educational Yes Learning Delivery / Certifications Enterprise YesCertificates are awarded depending on a predetermined set of objectivesbeing satisfied e.g. the course certificate above was awarded once theuser passed all three course lessons in the order of completion, within thedeadline date set and with a score above the set threshold.User’s homepage indicating the achievement of a certificate in the course.
  5. 5. Educational YesLearning Delivery / Smart Content Import Enterprise Yes Compatible with a variety of file types, eFront makes it easy to convert existing data directly into the database, e.g. Zip and PDF files can be imported and eFront will transform them directly into the working content tree, using folder names as unit names within the lesson.
  6. 6. Educational Yes Learning Delivery / SCORM 2004 4th edition Enterprise YesSCORM 2004 4th edition is the latest and most technologically advancedcollection of standards and specifications for web-based eLearning.Based on new standards for API and content object-to-runtimeenvironment communication with many ambiguities of previous versionsresolved, has helped create a more robust test suite which helps ensuregood interoperability. Combines the ability to specify adaptive sequencingof activities that use the content objects while allowing the sharing and useof information for multiple learning objectives or competencies acrosscontent and courses for the same learner within the same LMS.All this gives users a faster and more complete experience and allowsproviders to set more stringent learning paths that users must comply to.eFront is one of the first systems to offer this level of support for SCORM.
  7. 7. Educational YesCommunication Tools / Surveys Enterprise Yes Creating a survey is made simple and flexible, with many options available to the creators, e.g. respondents can remain anonymous and there is a wide variety of question types to choose from. Once the survey is published, the invited users will see a notification on their homepage and until when they should complete it.
  8. 8. Educational YesCommunication Tools / Notifications Enterprise YesThis feature allows for customised automated emails to becreated for any event. These can be restricted to certainusers and activated/deactivated, as above in black/red,accordingly. Very easy to manage, an efficient and reliableway to inform users automatically.
  9. 9. Educational YesEcommerce / Shopping Cart Enterprise YesShows users which courses they have chosen to purchaseand enroll into, indicating individual as well as total pricesand any discounts available, as shown above. Offering adiscount feature, it also allows users to enter a discountvoucher code, which accordingly will adjust the balanceautomatically.
  10. 10. Educational YesEcommerce / Voucher and Discount Support Enterprise YesVouchers and discounts can be entered by administrators,with the option of setting voucher codes, discountpercentages and start dates. This gives administrators fullcontrol over which users are eligible for the discounts.
  11. 11. Ecommerce / Balance Support Educational Enterprise Yes Yes A very user friendly feature, permitting users to prepay an amount towards their future purchases whilst simplifying the associated administrative process.
  12. 12. Educational YesSocial Extensions / Facebook Integration Enterprise Yes Facebook integration allows users to login to their eLearning facility and facebook simultaneously, to view their facebook profile on their eLearning homepage. Once connection with facebook has been established, there will be no need to login separately, as shown above.
  13. 13. Educational YesSocial Extensions / System Timelines Enterprise Yes Users can see their own history of actions whilst yielding administrators with an overview of what users are actually doing on the learning facility.
  14. 14. Educational YesSocial Extensions / Lesson Timelines Enterprise Yes Each lesson has its own specific timeline, providing transparency of everyone’s actions for all parties associated with the lesson.
  15. 15. Educational YesSocial Extensions / User Wall & Status Enterprise YesUsers with common lessons can write on each other’s walls,in an attempt to effectively utilize tacit knowledge withinthe organization. Users can also update their status, to keepanyone connected up to date e.g. the above user has written“Happy Twenty-Ten to all!!!”.
  16. 16. Educational YesAdministration / Groups Enterprise YesConsolidation of users into groups allows administrators toauto-assign a variety of common content and settings, to allgroup users. A necessary feature for larger organizations,allowing administrators to efficiently, accurately andeffortlessly register new users and manage existing ones.
  17. 17. Educational YesAdministration / Extended User Profiles Enterprise Yes Administrators can customize the details required when users register, to contain more fields of information, which can be set as mandatory or optional. Above are some examples of fields that can be added, although the standard details required from any registering user are set as default.
  18. 18. Educational YesAdministration / Themes Enterprise Yes Examples from a plethora of themes available. Themes can adjust colour but also layout, by adding or eliminating blocks according to the user’s preferences.
  19. 19. Educational YesAdministration / Auto-update support Enterprise YesWith paid editions, customers are able to auto-updatetheir version of eFront, whilst maintaining theirdatabase intact, as long as their licence is still valid.Customers can compare their installed version to thelatest available, to make sure they are up-to-date.
  20. 20. Educational YesAdministration / Archive support Enterprise YesDepending on the edition, when you delete a user, lessonor course, it is automatically moved to an archive folder inorder to avoid loss of valuable data. The administrator then has the option to fully restore or permanently delete the data and free up storage space, as shown above.
  21. 21. Educational YesAdministration / LDAP support Enterprise YesLDAP support and an extensive XML API, provide themeans to communicate with other systems. In conjunctionwith other administrative features, allows for the creationof a secure environment e.g. where you can restrict the IPaddresses that have access to the system.
  22. 22. Educational YesReporting / Test Reports Enterprise Yes Administrators and supervisors can check to see how many users have completed a specific test, how many times they tried and their average score, allowing instant access to any user’s performance.
  23. 23. Educational YesReporting / Test Reports Enterprise Yes Test analysis, a feature of test reporting, allows for a quick and accurate comparison between all completed test scores, providing supervisors with valuable insights of individual performances.
  24. 24. Educational YesReporting / Time Constraint Reports Enterprise Yes The administrator has access to a plethora of time constraint reports, from users on a course to most active users, instantly yielding valuable information, which prior to eLearning, was too time-consuming to compile.
  25. 25. Educational YesReporting / Event Reports Enterprise Yes Adjustable to a specific user, lesson or course, these reports summarize all events related to the variable selected e.g. certificates issued for and historical job positions of the selected user, plus many more…
  26. 26. Educational YesReporting / Group Reports Enterprise Yes A report on a group of users, to yield various information including, registration and last login per user, lessons related to the group, group user traffic and access time.
  27. 27. Educational YesReporting / Certificate Reports Enterprise Yes Generates a report showing users who obtained a certificate of a particular course, within a specified time frame, with certificates about to expire and of a specific certificate key.
  28. 28. Educational YesReporting / Branch Reports Enterprise Yes Shows users within a particular branch, indicating last login and jobs assigned, lessons enrolled in and total access time per user, similar to group reports.
  29. 29. Educational YesReporting / Participation Reports Enterprise Yes Offers a high level overview of user’s participation in the various eLearning mediums e.g. content viewing, tests, projects, forums. These can be time constrained per user, group, specific lesson or course.
  30. 30. Educational YesSkill Gap / Tests & Analysis Enterprise Yes Examines the capability of users in pursuing a role according to predetermined criteria (reflected in the questions created and chosen, as shown), ensuring that the organization efficiently allocates its human resources.
  31. 31. Educational YesSkill Gap / Tests & Analysis Enterprise YesInvited users will receive a link on their homepage to access and complete the test. The results will indicate which users are most suitable for the role, thus maximizing productivity.A valuable tool for organizations, which has the potential torevolutionize resource management systems and takeworkforce productivity to new levels.
  32. 32. Educational YesEnterprise Suite / Track job placements Enterprise YesAllows for job specific searches and/or in conjunction withbranch location i.e. specific job roles in specific branchlocations. It also allows for skill specific searches or a searchof employees within a specific job role across all branches.
  33. 33. Educational NoEnterprise Suite / Branch management Enterprise Yes Provides a quick overview of all branches, their location details, number of employees at each branch and where each branch reports to. By selecting a particular branch, further information such as employee details and job positions can be viewed, thus yielding conclusive information in an effective manner.
  34. 34. Educational NoEnterprise Suite / Branch Supervisor Role Enterprise YesSupervisors are considered as the administrators of theirbranch, with privileged access to features and control ofusers, within that branch. Branch supervisors have accessto the categories shown above, and each category hasnumerous options e.g. add/delete users, assign users tojob roles or courses, add/delete job positions, creategroups of users, plus many more. Branch Supervisors areable to access these options from their homepage via anorganization link.
  35. 35. Educational NoEnterprise Suite / Skills management Enterprise YesSkills are easily created and categorised, and assigned tousers once they have fulfilled certain criteria, e.g. pass aspecific test associated with a skill, or can be assigned by theadministrator directly if a user already possesses the skill.
  36. 36. Educational NoEnterprise Suite / Competency management Enterprise Yes This allows for a search of various skills, simultaneously required to perform certain tasks e.g the three skills searched above matched only two user’s skill-sets and thus their competency in performing desired task.
  37. 37. Educational NoEnterprise Suite / Employee transcripts Enterprise Yes An example of an employee transcript showing evaluation remarks by supervisors on their performance and achievements.
  38. 38. Educational NoEnterprise Suite / Employee transcripts Enterprise Yes An example of an employee transcript showing overall and individual test scores (and date test was taken) plus lessons and courses the user has already completed.
  39. 39. Educational NoEnterprise Suite / Managing users Enterprise Yes Users can be managed by branch or job position, as shown above, but also by location and department.
  40. 40. Educational NoEnterprise Suite / Assign courses based Enterprise Yes on job roleThis ensures users are automatically enrolled into coursesand lessons depending on their job role e.g. BusinessDevelopment Managers will automatically be enrolled intothe courses shown above.
  41. 41. Educational NoEnterprise Suite / Skill based search Enterprise YesAllows for skill based searches across the whole organization,a particular branch or within a specific job position i.e. in theabove example, 3 people within the whole organization havethe experience in managing people skill.
  42. 42. Educational YesEnterprise Suite / Certification paths management Enterprise Yes Depending on the version, certificates can be further managed to include an expiry date e.g. the above certificate will be valid for twelve months and users must repeat the course upon certificate expiry. This is particularly useful with courses covering evolving topics, in an attempt to keep course users as up-to-date as possible.

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