Unicorn LMS SkillsServe 6.3 Release Notes

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Our Unicorn LMS 6.3 includes a number of great new features and enhancements.

Diagnostic Self-Assessments

Learners can now use the diagnostic assessment functionality to assess themselves.

As a learner you can create self-assess assessments with both Stand-alone Assessments and regular Diagnostic Assessments as part of a pathway to test knowledge. Additionally, knowledge can be self-assessed after the learning with learner created Pathway Assessments.

How does it work?

Diagnostic Assessments can be created simply by adding items to your basket within Find Learning and then selecting ‘Add a Diagnostic Assessment’ or ‘Add a Pathway Assessment’. You can set your own pass-mark and how many questions you would like.

How do I get it?

This is a standard functionality and is available to all users.

eCommerce Activity Expiry

Activities requiring payment can now be set to automatically expire after a set period such as after 12 months.

Once the activity has reached its expiry date, the user will be prompted to buy again to continue to access it. This feature applies to on demand activities such as eLearning, video and assessments and excludes events, webinars and offline activities.

How does it work?

Go to ‘Finance’ under ‘System Settings’ in the menu. Navigate to the ‘Settings’ tab, and choose the duration of months for paid registration on activities. This will automatically apply to all paid for activities moving forward.

How do I get it?

This feature is available to ‘Super Administrators’ who will have access to ‘System Settings’ when eCommerce is enabled.

Automatic Due Dates based on Assignment Date

Registration rules that set due dates can now base them on when an activity progress is reset as well as first registered, such as for annual training requirements. For example, the due date can be set to be 8 weeks after assignment - which may be at different times for different users depending on the rule settings.

How does it work?

When in an activity Common Tasks, click Add Users. Select ‘Registration Rule’, and proceed through the options to ‘Step 3’. Within ‘Step 3’ select ‘Due Date’ and then choose option ‘Specify a date when the activity is assigned’.

How do I get it?

This feature is available to all administrators and managers that can register users onto learning.

New Event Portlet

We’ve added a brand new events portlet displaying a list of available events. View upcoming events details and information, register to events from the portlet all within a new sleek design.

How does it work?

This is a new portlet that appears on your home page when configured. It shows a month by month view of events, how many spaces are available and links to register.

How do I get it?

Super Administrators can add the portlet by going to ‘Organisation and Users’ in the menu and select a top level organisation unit within an organisation. When selected, navigate to ‘Portlets’ displayed in the side menu. Click ‘Add Portlet’, then select ‘Events’ to add and configure it.

Custom Fields for Activities

You can now define custom fields to store additional information about activities. This can include information for version control, venue details for managing events and anything else you may want to report on alongside normal activity details.

How does it work?

Super Administrators can define the fields within the 'Site Settings' area under the Activity Custom Fields option from the menu on the left. Administrators can set the data via the additional information tab of activity within 'Content Manager'. These fields can also be selected within activity reports.

How do I get it?

The ability to manage and this feature is available to Super Administrators users who will have access to ‘Site Settings’. Content administrators are able to see and use the custom fields.

Sliding Banner Enhancement

Have more creative freedom within the sliding banners you create for your homepage with a new rich text editor. Specify the colour, font size, font family for your text content you would like to display on your banner design.

How does it work?

Sliding Banner options are located within ‘Site Settings’. Navigate to the second tab labelled ‘Sliding Banner’ and then add a banner to show/use the new text editor configuration options.

How do I get it?

The ability to manage this feature is available to Super Administrators users who will have access to ‘Site Settings’.

When will I get 6.3?

All customers are being upgraded to 6.3 automatically over the next 4 weeks.

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