We were simply delighted to have the opportunity to have a chat with Dave Online on his own podcast, The Upskill Podcast.
Our CPO, Christian Bjerre Nielsen and Dave had a super constructive and interesting conversation, where they talked about the current trends ongoing in the EdTech space, what exactly is video-based Learning and most importantly, what is eLearning and how we here at uQualio© believe the video microlearning is the future of learning and training.
Make sure to tune in and let us know what you think! 📻
Here is a little preview of the transcript 😃
Dave (D): Hello and welcome to The Upskill Podcast! I'm here today and it’s my privilege today to be with you Christian. Hello, nice to meet you and welcome to The Upskill Podcast.
Christian (C): Hello Dave thanks for joining and I look forward to talking to you and to the audience.
D: And the way we met on LinkedIn; I saw your post on LinkedIn, right?
C: Yeah, that was a very interesting post about what 5G would do for education and I thought it was relevant to discuss it and then you made a note that I didn't understand and then suddenly now we're sitting here talking about what is what is the future for some of the things we're seeing in E-learning.
D: Exactly! And it’s fantastic to have you here you’re based in Denmark, Copenhagen?
C: That's correct.
D: I’m in Hanoi, Vietnam. So today we're going to talk about video-based learning for my listeners. Of course, I want to represent my listeners, make sure that we can break down the topic and make it as interesting as possible so please by all means if you could start off and tell us a bit about your career in a nutshell first of all and then we can move into video based learning.
C: Yeah, I'll do that. So I started out as an electrical engineer and ended up working in software even though that I thought I was going to design power station and transmission lines and things like that I ended up in software this is where I've been working for all my career that is almost 30 years now I started out in software for financial products and took also a period where I was hitting up a learning company and actually I think this was back in 2000 so that's like 19 years ago I was one of the first start-ups inside the e-learning or online reading areas in Denmark we tried it out unfortunately we had an incident in 2001 that killed the market and we were probably five years too early let's see the iPhone came out in 2007 so we were six years too early with online learning mobile learning items from the device. So that is sort of the background and for the past two years I've been working here for uQualio heading up the product development and being responsible for the software quality in our video e-learning platform that we’re offering as a cloud service.
🎙 Here you can listen in (or read) the rest of the podcast! https://www.theupskillpodcast.com/The-Future-of-Video-based-E-Learning-with-Christian-Nielsen/ 🎙
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Employee turnover is a problem in the hospitality sector in Spain, according to Randstad Research's latest study on the future of the hospitality sector 🏨
The hospitality sector is one of the most important in the national economy, making up 9.5% of the total number of people employed.
However, it faces high levels of staff turnover, which entails several problems for the growth of the sector in the short term. Some of the consequences of high turnover are the economic costs of hiring, the lack of follow-up to the client, the decrease in the quality of service provided or the loss of know-how that workers acquire based on experience.
On our eLearning uQualio© platform, you can upload your videos, audio, and other files to create online courses for your employees. With our solution, it is very easy to create onboarding courses with which you can train your new employees.
Take a look, it's very easy! ✅
Our Example (In Spanish):
For more inspirational courses:
Haven’t you heard? There are a lot of things that are haunting the hospitality lately 👻
Scary stuff such as high staff turnover, steep employee training costs, inefficient onboarding systems and large hordes of increasingly demanding customers are some of the chilling things the industry has to deal with on a daily basis 💀
However, fear not, uQualio© is here to help out 😇. As we have exemplified in the video bellow, uQualio© can help banish all these fears thank to how simple and cost-effective our eLearning platform can be!
See how fast and easy it is to make your own hospitality onboarding courses. Register for a FREE trial on our platform: https://www.uqualio.com/freetrial.html 🎃
You may have been wondering, what does uQualio© stand for? Why do we believe that eLearning is the future in a world that becomes more and more digital and agile? Who is the people behind the platform? What is it, exactly, that we are trying to accomplish?
Well, it certainly wasn’t easy, but we managed to squeeze out a little bit of time from our founders so they, in their own words, could explain what uQualio© is all about!
Watch the video filmed outside of our lovely office in Veksø or read the full video transcription down below.
Who are you & what do you do at uQualio©?
Kent(K): Hi, my name is Kent Fallesen. I'm the CEO and founder of uQualio©. If you sometimes have some questions about the application and you are a customer, you can either have an online meeting with me or you can have a personal meeting.
Hatla(H): Hello my name Hatla Johnsen. I'm the COO of uQualio©. When I heard of Kent's idea to make a system that turns almost any video into eLearning, it was fantastic, and of course I wanted to join in.
Christian (C): My name is Christian Nielsen. I'm the CPO at uQualio© and I'm responsible for building the product making sure it fits the requirements and that is available for all users around the world on our cloud platform.
What is uQualio© about?
K: There's an increasing need for training. The world is becoming more complex and you need to be able to act very agile as today you need to be able to train employees located on different destinations. Video eLearning is perfect for that.
What do you like most about the uQualio© platform?
H: The dream here is to make a system that not only works for training employees at companies but also helps the world become a better place.
Why should a company use the uQualio© platform?
K: Companies have an increasing need for being able to train own employees and to train the employees of partners and they need to train users of the products. This has to happen in a digital world. You have to be able to click on the mouse and it's there, globally. You cannot just travel around or do face-to-face trainings. You have to be able to distribute it to a large group of people, instantly.
You are responsible for product and development and quality: How do you get things from idea to the finished feature?
C: We work completely agile, so we have a board with posted notes and everything were we put up the good ideas so that things get through very fast, very agile and you know what, we actually deliver things from week to week if necessary. I really like that.
What is special about uQualio©?
K: The idea is actually to make it very attractive for both learners and companies to use. A lot of systems have been built for compliance reasons, where we think it has to be fun and you have to be motivated as a learner to actually wanting to take training. And if you do that, then the companies that are providing the training will benefit from this. This is why you have to include elements of gamification, interaction in eLearning like we do on our platform.
What is uQualio© doing for other start-up companies? & Why?
H: We've decided to give the uQualio© platform for free for all NGOs and the reason why is for instance I come from a background where we earn money on tobacco and plastic, and honestly, I think I need to balance my karma more in the future, so that's why it really makes sense to help the world become a better place by ensuring that eLearning gets to the right people.
What do you like most about the uQualio© platform?
C: Our product is so simple that everybody who has a video can be up and running within a few minutes. You know, you just upload the video. Add some text, a few questions, check the preview and then you're ready to publish to whoever needs to see your content.
Why should a company use the uQualio© platform?
K: I've had a long experience internationally. I've been working with trade in many, many countries and I've been working as a schoolteacher when I was young, and I've worked many years within the IT sector. One of the needs that we've seen is that there's a rising need for being able to train a large group of people at the same time, a lot of companies need to have it, if they have a lot of retailers or resellers around the world, you need to be able to train them and they don't have access to the employees of those. So, this is a way for them to actually to be able to go from zero to a lot of influences on the platform.
What is it like working at uQualio©?
C: I really like the way that we work together. We have our own speciality experience and the expertise, and we console each other, but still we respect that you can do anything you like
The eLearn Community writes:
Global Workforce Reveals Learning And Development Not Meeting Their Needs
79% of employees would like to see a bigger focus on Learning and Development at work.
85% currently struggle to access training in their workplace.
And, only 16% of employees find learning offered in their work very effective.
New research published by City & Guilds Group, the leading global skills organization, reveals that while employees around the world have a strong appetite for learning, they are inhibited by a lack of accessible, appropriate and engaging training opportunities.
Learning & Development Research by City & Guilds
The study, conducted by City & Guilds Group business Kineo, surveyed 6500 employees and 1300 employers. Across 13 markets they found that 79% of employees would like to see a bigger focus on training and people development in their workplace.
With many failing to see a positive impact of learning and development (L&D) on either their career progression (39%), performance at work (29%) or understanding of their organization and sector (32%). So, It is clear current programs aren’t quite hitting the mark!
The research shows that access to training is a major obstacle. 85% of employees saying they have experienced problems accessing L&D activity in their workplace. Respondents cited not having enough time to get into training as a significant barrier. Along with technical issues and design flaws.
For 59% of employees, the current training content they receive is not always considered exciting or engaging, making it clear that content and delivery methods need a global overhaul.
According to the study, employees are calling for a more curated and bespoke approach to training. They list more personalized (38%) and bitesize (26%) content as well as a better blend of on- and offline training (26%), as key to more effectively equipping them with the skills for the future.
Edtech DK - a new powerful network.
By Floriane Papillon, Multimedia & Marketing Excellence @ uQualio®, email@example.com
EdTech Denmark (DK) was recently established in Denmark to enhance collaboration and gains from the development and use of learning technologies and services. This is done as a non-profit, market-driven association for private and public actors where the member are Danish companies, researchers, analysts and educational institutions working in the field of learning technology.
EdTech DK’s goal is to facilitate and make partnerships with stakeholders in EdTech to support innovation projects, business development and research activities both nationally and internationally. EdTech Denmark provides and disseminates knowledge about learning and learning technologies in order to strengthen innovation in the education sector, in business and in the Danish society.
uQualio®s CEO Kent Valentin Fallesen was happy to find EdTech DK established:
“Fantastic to have an Edtech association in Denmark that nationally and internationally can facilitate and promote a network for learning & learning technology. At uQualio® we are happy to be a member.”
uQualio® JOINED EDTECH DK AND WANT TO BE ACTIVE
uQualio® joined EdTech DK as we share common ground and have mutual interests. EdTech DK wants to create a learning network to support innovation and research activities. uQualio® wishes to improve people’s skills on all levels by offering a low-cost fun to use platform, that allows anyone to turn almost any video into eLearning - thereby allowing companies and NGOs to take fast action in training of employees, sales partners or other interest groups.
GOT THE CHANCE TO ASK A FEW QUESTIONS
When Mikkel Frich, The CEO of Edtech DK, came to visit us, we had the opportunity to explain more about who we are and what we are doing to innovate in the industry.
During the visit, we also asked Mikkel a few questions about EdTech DK. How we can bring value to the newly established network and what companies like uQualio® can benefit from being a member:
Q; “Now you have heard about uQualio® platform – what has impressed you the most?”
A: “There are probably as many start-up business models as there are start-up’s but uQualio’s approach to video eLearning is both special and very usable. They think big, start small and scale fast. Making a platform that immediately, also internationally, supports microlearning for both education sector, NGO’s and companies is pretty exceptional.”
Q;” What is your plan for Start-ups in general?"
A: “To help them expand, follow the research and progress of the company. Put the start-up in contact with companies that could use their technologies to profit themselves. Partnerships are part of the goal at EdTech Denmark.”
Q: “With who do you share the latest knowledge of learning methods?”
A:” Our members, EdTech is a non-profit organization. Our objectives are to help by creating a community around new technologies, to increase research and development.”
Q: “How can uQualio® help EdTech DK and its other members?”
A:” Making people aware of uQualio® is the first step, getting people to see what is possible, and let companies try it out, it is a low-cost risk.”
Based on Mikkel’s visit, it’s pretty clear, that for any start-up within the educational sector, Edtech DK is a real opportunity that could make a big difference, it is not just about meeting people, it’s about meeting the right people, putting in contact companies that can fulfil each other needs.
“Sharing similar values are good for partnership!” both CEO’s agreed.
We look forward to the cooperation and inspiration going forward and already at TECHBBQ you can find both EdTech DK and uQualio®.
You can read more about Edtech Denmark here: https://www.edtechdenmark.dk/
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Global Industry Analysts has made market research that predicted that the e-learning market would reach $107 Billion in 2015 and it did!
The newest market research predicts a triple of the revenue! By 2025 e-learning will grow to $ 325 Billion.
Over the last decade, e-learning has positioned itself in our lives. Everyone enhances their knowledge every day, either by looking for a tutorial, reading the news, or even watching a TV-show. All those moments spent on our phone, tablet, or computer are moments where people are open to learning something new, something they didn't know before. Luckily the effectiveness of e-learning has been proven by many studies and testimonies.
The global climate also benefits from e-learning - it has been found that e-learning programs consumed around 90% less power and drastically reduces the C02 emissions. It is also a new way to save the trees, as there is no need for paper which makes e-learning very eco-friendly.
E-Learning has numerous advantages, here are some of them:
Your Polish customers, employees, and participants can now enjoy uQualio® as well!
Polish is the latest language to join the uQualio® language offering. Our doors to the largest economy in Central and Eastern Europe are now open, and we are very excited to make eLearning easy for Polish businesses and people.
This comes a few months after Russian and Ukrainian languages have been added. Currently, you can enjoy the uQualio® platform in English, Danish, German, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Swedish.
It is very important to us at uQualio® to continually develop and improve our solution. Are your course participants speaking a language not currently available at uQualio®? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can implement a language within a week!
Polski dołącza do języków uQualio®
Twoi polscy klienci, pracownicy i uczestnicy kursów mogą teraz również cieszyć się uQualio® Polski to najnowszy język, który dołączył do oferty językowej uQualio.
Nasze drzwi do największej gospodarki w Europie Środkowej i Wschodniej są teraz otwarte i jesteśmy bardzo podekscytowani, aby udostępnić e-learning w najprostszy sposób dla Polaków i polskich przedsiębiorstw.
Polski to kolejny język Europy środkowo-wschodniej dodany do naszej oferty, kilka miesięcy temu dodaliśmy też rosyjski i ukraiński. Obecnie możesz korzystać z platformy uQualio w języku angielskim, duńskim, niemieckim, francuskim, hiszpańskim, norweskim, rosyjskim, ukraińskim, i szwedzkim.
Rozwijanie i ulepszanie naszego rozwiązania jest bardzo ważne jest dla nas w uQualio. Czy uczestnicy Twoich kursów mówią w języku, który nie jest obecnie dostępny na uQualio? Daj nam znać na adres email@example.com. Możemy wdrożyć język w ciągu tygodnia!
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Get access to all the important employees of your sales partners or retail stores by empowering your partners or store managers to add employees to your courses!
Most companies selling through partners, must have an overview of their retailers’ employees, access to sales reps, or technical staff in order to train theem. If not, they are not able to ensure knowledge of the latest product training or future product releases. Even if some use a CRM system, it is typically never updated with the right contact info. The bigger your, or your partner’s organisation is, the harder it is to manage all your training participants.
At uQualio® we understand this, and we have therefore implemented a ‘Course Assistant’ role.
The new role allows a local person to assign the responsibilities of adding new people to an existing course. From now on, the local manager can become the ‘course assistant’ and can take care of the participants in a course without your help.
‘Course assistants’ will be particularly useful in cases where you do not have all the relevant information needed. For example, if you make product courses for retail stores and do not have the contact information for all the employees in the stores or to add a newly hired employee. The local store manager can be made into a ‘course assistant’ and directly add the stores’ employees to the course.
This feature makes it easy for your partners to manage participation in a course by themselves. Now, you can empower your partners while at the same time optimising your overall course management. Be aware that local managers (‘course assistants’) must be able to assign users and handle feedback and communication.
Of course, the ‘Course Assistant’ can see all reports and analytics from his/her participants participation, but not anyone else's.
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Qualio® is by the eLearning Industry highlighted in 2019 Update of the Best 20 Learning Management Systems Offering LMS Free Trials List.
Read more here
By Christian Bjerre Nielsen,
Chief Product Officer at uQualio®
How does uQualio® match the 11 items listed by John Faig in 11 Things I Wish Ed Tech Developers Knew (http://www.litandtech.com/2019/05/11-things-i-wish-ed-tech-developers-knew.html)?
John Faig wrote this blog post on what EdTech companies must take into consideration for their users – the teachers. I believe he comes with valid points, which we and our colleagues in the EdTech learning space must address and consider for future releases of our products.
uQualio® is a video-based e-Learning platform. We do not fall quite into the traditional Learning Management System (LMS) category as we have the view that it must be simple for content creators, teachers, assistants and users.
Here’s John’s list and how uQualio® fits his requests. Remember to read his blog post first – and then check each point below to see how we fit.
2. Schedule changes
3. Student needs
5. Student data
6. Share content
7. Schedule in advance
8. Make it look nice
9. Start with simple trial
11. Ask for feedback
Addressing John’s points is a good exercise when you have an EdTech application. We can see that we’re doing good on several of the points, but that we can improve on the others. Now we have specific action items to work. This improves how uQualio® works and how it is viewed by potential users.
I suggest that other EdTech companies try to go through the same exercise. This has helped me line up a number of changes to the coming releases as well as how to prioritize some of the features further down the backlog.
Please let me know what you think and if you are ready to try the same with the 11 things John Faig lists in his blog.
Drop a note or try uQualio® yourself (free trial)
PS: This somehow reminds me a little of the Joel Test... (https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2000/08/09/the-joel-test-12-steps-to-better-code/)
OEB is a leading technology conference focusing on eLearning and training. We are proud to stand alongside multinational companies and SMEs alike to show the value of eLearning to everyone. The OEB is a cross-sector conference, where innovators, buyers, and businesses converge to improve education and make a difference. You will also get a chance to try out existing solutions, ours included.
Come and meet us between 27th to 29th November in Berlin between 10 to 16. You can book a 20-minute demo – just come by our stand (we are at L9). The map below shows you where you can find us.
Want to make sure you meet us? Book a demo meeting at OEB by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
By Christian Bjerre Nielsen,
Chief Product Officer at uQualio ApS
In this article I explain how we doubled our free trial success rate at uQualio®. Simple analysis coupled with multiarea improvements gave an incredible effect for our customers and us.
At uQualio® we offer potential customers a 14 days free trial. In the free trial period, they can try everything the product has to offer except sending SMS messages and creating public learning courses or marketing campaigns. We want to make it transparent how uQualio® can help the user in reaching their business goals. This is a fair and decent way which is also reflected in our simple and transparent subscription price structure.
We started out with free trials in January 2019. Our expectations were maybe a couple of trials per week, so we were excited seeing that we got closer to a couple of trials per working day! That was great … until we started looking at how the free trial user progressed through the process of publishing a trial course. Very few of the people taking up a free trial made it to the final step – making it available for other users.
In order to see how far a free trial user progresses in the process we define these steps:
If a user reaches step 4 or 5, we count the trial as a success.
The numbers we saw in early April after about three months can be seen below:
Success rate of 11%? Not hard to guess why our conversion to paying customer was so low.
This caught our attention. We made a little user analysis, we looked critically at the steps in the process and hired an external UX expert to give us feedback on the application and the free trial process. And the comments from the UX expert were not kind when we replayed his video and read his comments…
We decided to address the problems found with the following measures:
We implemented the improvements in the period from the 10th to the 24th of April 2019. Yesterday we did the initial analysis of the month running with the improvements and it has helped!
The success rate is now 24% - more than double of what we had before the update.
In conclusion we can see that a combination of:
helps significantly! The effort is worth it and now we have a much better pipeline of customers through our onboarding process.
Thanks to all on our team for making this happen within a single 2 weeks development sprint.
Next step is to increase the pipeline intake while maintaining or increasing the free trial success rate and increasing our conversion ratio.
Please let me know if you have made similar observations yourself.
All comments and questions are welcome - or try for yourself and let me know how we do.
We have very often during demonstrations of the uQualio® platform heard the following wish:
Why is it not possible to upload videos directly to the platform - why can you only use a link?
We are extremely happy to tell you that from today that is possible!
We hope you will try it out yourself?
– and please let us know if there is something else we can help you with! We are listening :)
At uQualio® we are very pleased to tell that – besides videos – also text, image as well as audio files can now be used on our eLearning platform
By Lone Tjustrup Olufsen, MarCom Consultant at uQualio®
“Videos can cover most of the needed training, but some topics are better explained by adding other learning materials as well. The latest product release improves the combination of learning tactics appealing to multiple learning situations and therefore appeal to multiple types of users and customers,” says Kent Valentin Fallesen, CEO at uQualio®.
Video, image, text and audio files are all important elements in the ability of providing electronic performance support - 24/7 - on all devices. Audio files (podcasts) support listening and learning “on the move” - e.g. while walking, travelling by train, and similar. And as something rather unique uQualio® also supports interactivity with audio files such as it does today with video. If the learner answers incorrectly to a question, the system can playback the correct answer in the audio file. Image files on a tablet – such as e.g. a technical drawing – help engineers with machine maintenance on location.
Video will become more widely use and distributed to support learning
Despite the relevance of both text, image and audio files – video files will become more widely distributed:
“Historically, paper documents have been the core learning material. In the future text files will be an “add-on” to videos – with videos as the key source for learning”, says Kent Valentin Fallesen.
Digital transformation creates demand for agile organizations – which again calls for tools to support their ability to act agile.
By Kent Valentin Fallesen, CEO at uQualio®
Digital transformation - Threat, Vision, or simply just today's way of doing business?
Companies have begun understanding the need for changing their approach to conduct their business in a more digital manner – either forced by upcoming new tech-based startups or simply because of visionary thinking. Not all companies need to become completely digital – but almost all need to adapt digital approaches in at least some parts of their processes. At uQualio® we experience that organizations start to understand how modern digital eLearning tools can support their ability to act fast and agile on a global market, simply just as how to run a business nowadays.
Implementation of change - Change how you train and communicate with your global sales and service organization
Today many companies have teams to travel around the world to train both sales reps and technicians. This is proven as a very slow, extremely costly, very in-efficient method, and with very low impact on learning, sales and quality. And the methodology is in no way able to support the company’s wish of acting fast and more agile in the market place.
Introducing a completely digital solution such as an online based video eLearning platform could do the trick. This will support agility and work as a platform for the company to get closer to the different markets and its key audiences by having them on the platform. The training can increase mind-share at sales reps, and influence the key audience directly, now and with regard to future product releases. And ultimately get input back from the market in real time. Getting the training done immediately, very inexpensive, and with much higher impact is truly more agile compared to an approach with a team travelling around the globe to train the local subsidiaries, distributors and partners in general.
Increase in video training of sales reps
At uQualio® we experience an increase in training of sales reps at channel partners such as distributors and retailers, who would normally be trained by the company’s business partners cross different markets. We believe, moving forward, that manufactures will take a much greater responsibility by offering digital based training of key product features to the dealers' or retailers’ “front-line” employees – simply for the reason to improve sales and customer loyalty. Due to the digital transformation and need for agile organizations, there is no time and money for the development of long and expensive learning programs – agile organizations call for agile learning tools, which offer fast, easy and inexpensive production and distribution of online training to a diverse group of learners. Short bite-sized training videos with elements of interaction and gamification are a very good answer to today’s organizational need and, we believe, will change the sales organization by reducing the need for travelling employees doing “Train the Trainers” programs or promotional field trips worldwide.
Global need for being agile
At uQualio® we also experience that the digital transformation is a global trend. We are happy to acknowledge, that within the last three months we have had “visitors” on our webpage from more than 100 different countries from all over the world, and without having any local representation in any countries at all – other than Denmark of course! So, the question is: Why do people look for a video eLearning platform, where you from anywhere can create and publish online training to your key audiences located anywhere, 24-7? We believe that the increased need for agile organizations and not least - innovative agile commercial organizations - is the explanation of a great part of the search for agile eLearning tools such as uQualio®.
Overcome of silos and traditional procedures
Today it’s commonly understood, that the digital transformation is the profound transformation of business and organizational activities, processes, competencies and models. Traditional 3-5 years business plans no longer fit today’s needs. It’s key to be agile in a constant changing organization and that calls for constant agile training of skills and communication. This trend is common for all organizations across the globe and across all kind of industries. As a consequence, leaders and decision makers need to implement a learning culture and overcome classic organizational silos including traditional sales and marketing procedures.
By Lone Tjustrup Olufsen, email@example.com
Video content is central for the usage of our eLearning platform uQualio®.
“We are happy to tell both existing and new customers, that videos from YouTube, Vimeo or from any other video service – e.g. videos from your private cloud solution – now work in uQualio®. As long as a video can be embedded, it can be used in our video eLearning platform”, says Christian Bjerre Nielsen, Chief Product Officer (CPO) at uQualio®.
Since all video services can be used, it’s much easier to get started turning your existing training videos into modern eLearning courses. A course consists of short videos/bite-sized learning units with interactive and gamification elements. And you can of course communicate with your learners to ensure that they learn…
uQualio® — a new "WYSIWYG" Content Editor
Highlights of the release
uQualio® brings new features to improve user accounts' safety and a great leap forward in improving admin user experience with a new Content Editor:
Main features in uQualio® release from December 11, 2018:
Multiple log in attempts - redirect to "forgot password" and block user for an hour
We care for the safety of user accounts at uQualio®. That’s why we added additional features that restricts multiple log in attempts to prevent unauthorized access a user account.
"What You See Is What You Get" content editor
“What you see is what you get”
We have made a great improvement: now admin users get “what you see is what you get” Content Editor. That means that creating content looks almost exactly like the published Course. No more guessing where images are used and where the different descriptions are located. The layout is intuitive, which makes it much easier and a more pleasant experience to create Courses.
All changes are autosaved, so no need to worry that your progress will be lost.
NEXT button for publishing
If the admin user wants to publish a created Course right away, it can be done via the Next button. As always, it is as well possible to save a Draft as a Version and publish it later.
Question Editor: added "recommended characters" message
Because we care very much for a user-friendly mobile Course, we added a few recommendations on how to create a Test that looks good on mobile.
For example, an admin user is notified that the questions and answers are too long to look good on mobile and that we recommend keeping within a certain amount of characters.
Not possible to have empty Default Images
It is important that the users don’t get to see a Course with a missing Cover Image etc. That’s why we will always show standard images unless the admin user decides to change them. It is possible to replace an image, but not possible to delete it.
Added support of more languages for the Courses
We are internationally oriented and added a batch of new languages that the Courses can be created in. At the moment we support English, German, French, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Spanish languages.
uQualio® release from December 11, 2018, is in production on https://app.uqualio.com
uQualio® - New Test design and admin users can remove invited members from a Private Course now
Highlights of the release:
uQualio® brings new features to improve the end user experience by making Test design look more visually attractive and easy to navigate. Admin users will enjoy a number of improvements, including:
Main features in uQualio® release from November 27, 2018:
Taking Test became a nicer visual experience
We have made many improvements to the design of the Test.
Now it feels nicer when you take a Test on your computer. The elements have been evenly centered, which makes it easier to visually focus and navigate through the questions.
It is also more convenient to take a Test on mobile, as you would not need to scroll down for the navigation buttons.
We added a small welcome message with the name of the Course on the top of the Test. That will make the user more comfortable to understand where they are when they get moved to the Test page.
We have also added a friendly message that the users don’t have to worry and that they can retake the Test.
Practice button will move the user down to the question
A small, but nice improvement that saves the user some scrolling: now when you watched the video and click on the Practice button, we automatically move you down the screen to the Practice question.
Notifications for the admin users
We have added a few useful notifications for the admin users. Now if you were assigned a role as an Account Manager, we will notify you through the email.
Also, if you have added a user to a Course via Add User button, you will receive an email notification when the user accepts the invitation. This will only happen if the user was added with the Add User button, and not with the help of the Invite file upload.
You can remove the invited users from your Private Course
We have added a very important feature for an admin user to control the invitations to private Courses. Now if some invited users should be removed from the Course, you can do it if you click on the Members list attached to the published Course.
The removed user will not be able to access the Course anymore and will not receive any other notifications from the admin user – for example, if the admin user decides to re-send the invitations once again.
Standard pre-filled invitation message
When you publish a private Course, you need to have the invitation message with the link to the private Course. We have pre-filled a standard text for this invitation message that has all the needed info and a simple instruction on how to take the Course.
You can still manually edit this message of course afterwards, but generally this is a great time saver for those who want to publish their Courses right away.
When the Course is published, the user is redirected to Publish Content
A small, but useful detail: you can publish a Course right after you created it in the Create Content menu.
When you are through with the publication dialogs, and your Course is published, we will move you automatically to the menu Publish Content.
Upgrade dialog if you want to send SMS under the Trial subscription
If you are under the Trial Subscription, you cannot communication with your users via SMS, since SMS is charged separately from the Subscription fee.
If you wish to add SMS to your Trial Account, you will have to upgrade it to at least Starter´Subscription.
uQualio® release from November 27, 2018, is in production on https://app.uqualio.com