New and Improved in Version 7:
Introduced April 2019:
- Improved Teams interface
- New Manager and Learner Dashboards
- Calendar events included in notifications
- New VR 360 capabilities and features
- General improvements and updates
Improved Teams Interface
The text editor has been replaced to provide a well-improved interface, enhancing the collaborative user experience. Apps have been added to allow access to all assets of the Eurekos learning tool library, videos streaming service and archives as resources in discussions. This allows for interactive presentations and online case work.
Apart from more options to style messages further, apps have been introduced to access the assets from Eurekos directly, making all resources available for your communities of practice; presenting new product launches; casework, tests and interactive learning materials for service teams etc.
A few examples:
- Access to the organization-wide H5P interactive learning tools library
- Access to the organization-wide video streaming archive
- Access to the individual shared files library
- Direct search for YouTube and Vimeo in the final release 7
- New representation of embedded files (PDF’s, excel…) to improve user experience
New Manager and Learner Dashboards
The Manager Dashboard has been revamped with a completely new design to make it visually more appealing and to attract attention to compliance-related observations for the manager.
Filters and search allow precise control of the dashboard and an export function makes it easy to download an excel file for audits.
The learner dashboard has been updated with a new and more responsive dashboard. It eliminates the clutter of calendar information when there are none and has more dynamic announcements to attract more attention by pushing down other content areas. This also improves the mobile user experience.
Calendar Events Included in Notifications
Notifications now include calendar events and upcoming event warnings and consolidates the channels into one solid stream of updates from all communication channels:
- Calendar events
Training History on Profile Page
A new and updated training history element has been included on the profile page of all users, to include completed courses and certificates. Other learners will not be able to download certificates from their peers.
New responsive filters make better use of page space and on mobile devices. This vastly improves user experience when many options have been created.
This feature spans the Eurekos LMS on assignments, users and any other filtration options.
The Eurekos Content Marketplace can now be delivered as a standalone marketplace and a global content marketplace:
- Content distribution hub:The marketplace connects multiple instances across the world and includes content partner management, transaction flow, and copyright protection options with simple-to-use share and download functionalities.
- Connect to a global content marketplace:The Eurekos Content Marketplace connects systems in an eco-system through a content exchange with learning content providers from around the world. It is safely distributed with copyright protection in place on the learning asset level, expiration dates and two payment models.
As an additional benefit, other roles (learners etc.) are now able to see the marketplace in view mode but cannot individually download on behalf of the organization.
New VR-360 Capabilities and Features
With Eurekos release 7 it is now possible to show “full screen” content elements and whole course pages outside the Eurekos environment so it can be accessed and executed outside the platform experience. But it is still fully integrated to the user profile, date capture, analytics, etc. All content elements will support all existing interactive components like interactive video/audio/images and other H5P elements.
Together with the new VR 360 video and image options, you can have new VR learning experiences on laptops, mobile devices, and tablets, with full support of VR headsets with dynamic training and course content.
You can now distribute and extend the learning experience to reach users on platforms they are already using like Intranets, Microsoft Teams, CRMs, and partner sites. You can establish new engaging and playful experiences with Eurekos content as highly reusable content blocks that support various experiences with the same content across devices and experiences.
You can now have a full screen VR 360 (both still-image and video) learning experience on the Eurekos platform and embed all types of well-known Eurekos content elements in the VR experience. It works on all devices and VR headsets.
Imagine that you are the administrator of health and safety for a large building site, airport, train station or an industrial kitchen. You need all employees to be trained in health and safety regulations and guidelines.
You can now have a full VR 360 image of your location where you have “hotspots” over all the major elements in the high-resolution experience of your location. For example: Security doors, fire escapes, heart starter, alarms, etc. When users click on a hotspot, they can see text explanations, videos, quizzes, test, etc. all built and managed in the Eurekos LMS.
All elements that are used to embed the VR 360 experience can be re-used in courses, certification programs, exams etc. All user information and progress is stored in the same record store as all other data, so you can meet your students across experiences and still have all data and assets in one place.
Embedded & Distributed
VR 360 experiences that you build can also live as embedded experiences inside Eurekos course pages and be used as content elements in a normal course in the same way as interactive videos. This includes all interactive H5P elements – so the VR 360 experience can be accessed either as a stand-alone or as an integrated part of a course, combi-course, test, exam, etc.
The VR 360 experiences can also live outside the platform as e.g. ”small” snippets on a corporate intranet to drive awareness to the learning platform, for pre-assessment: Need for Training. They can be in ecommerce catalogues, in an online shop or as interactive campaign components on a partner website. The options are endless.
As part of the full screen VR 360 update, it is also possible to integrate learning in Microsoft Teams (see picture) with existing or new learning content. So, when you add a new “Team” in Microsoft Teams you can add the relevant knowledge, training, and courses that are relevant for that team. With AD/SSO capabilities, users are known and logged into Eurekos, so all data will be captured in the data record store on the Eurekos platform. The new VR 360 capabilities and features are a part of our strategy to ”build once and use anywhere”.
- Updates to security and core modules.
- Bug fixes.
- Performance improvements.
- General announcements now also notify instructors of a particular training activity.