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SmarterU Turns Your Slide Deck into Instant eLearning  

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Jian runs a sanitation oversight and inspection service for food service workers. His employees are required to take annual training to remain certified. Normally, they attend a professional conference once a year or take instructor-led workshops at the central office.

With work transitioning to remote-only and bans on large gatherings, Jian is stuck. He has several dozen workers who need to recertify. He has no way of knowing how long it will be until he can schedule a workshop on site.

His instructors are frustrated, too. They have material prepared, with the latest updates for the inspectors. Yet the annual conference was canceled, and they can’t even present the material to workers at the office.

Turn PowerPoint into eLearning — instantly

SmarterU has an immediate solution to Jian’s problem.

A SmarterU expert can upload the instructors’ materials into SmarterU and convert them into SCORM-compliant eLearning courses.  Best of all, Jian doesn’t need any special software or eLearning authoring or creation tools. SmarterU has everything he needs built in.  

If the instructor records a voice-over for each slide, SmarterU will import the narration along with the text.

SmarterU will:

  • Provide a learner dashboard where learners can enroll in and access training courses
  • Track learner participation, progress, and completions
  • Automatically remind learners to complete training
  • Issue certificates when learners have completed a training course or series of courses

Deliver your content to the target audience — remotely

Jian is not alone. Others face a similar need for training, paired with the frustration of canceled conferences, classes, and instructor-led training sessions. 

Postponement of face-to-face learning does not have to halt learning. You don’t need to choose between endangering your certification or licensing and risking workers’ safety during the pandemic. The SmarterU team is ready to help anyone with existing content quickly convert that content and deliver effective eLearning to their learners:

  • Professional associations can quickly move content for CEUs and recertification online, including tracking and testing learners
  • Event producers can move keynotes, breakout sessions, and specialized workshop content into eLearning courses and recorded webinars, all accessible via custom learner dashboards
  • Industries needing to ensure delivery and completion of compliance content to remain in operation can verify that training is delivered and that each learner has completed it and passed the exams 

Enhanced eLearning

Example of a SmarterU custom learner home page.

Uploading a set of PowerPoints and converting them to SCORM courses is a quick and efficient way to meet immediate training needs.

After Jian has deployed his initial training to learners, he wants to develop that basic eLearning into high-quality, engaging training. SmarterU is his partner here, too. Jian and his instructors can:

  • Build quizzes in SmarterU for each course
  • Add interactive elements, using add-on tools like iSpring.
  • Upload videos to enhance the course materials
  • Create a branded learner dashboard with a welcome video, a course library, and reference or supplementary materials
  • Build additional eLearning courses in a variety of formats and easily add them to the growing content library on SmarterU

With SmarterU, Jian can get his workers into training fast. He can add content, enhance the courses, and build a content library over time — and update the courses as the information changes.

All of Jian’s cloud-based content and his branded learner dashboard are accessible to licensed learners anywhere, anytime. Jian’s staff can connect from home and complete their required training before their recertification deadlines.

Your learners can also experience SmarterU’s instant training solution.

A magical transformation

See SmarterU work its magic with your own eyes. Schedule a call with an eLearning expert today, and we’ll plan the transformation of your PowerPoints into cloud-based SCORM-compliant eLearning courses.

Creating an account takes just minutes, and SmarterU can convert dozens of PowerPoints into eLearning courses in a matter of hours.  

Call our SmarterU experts now and solve your remote training problems — instantly.

  • SU100 – Introduction to SmarterU
  • SU105 – Structuring Your SmarterU Account
  • SU110 – Course Development Options
  • SU115 – Introduction to Online Courses
  • SU120 – Online Courses: Instructional Tasks
  • SU125 – Online Courses: Quizzing and Exams
  • SU130 – Introduction to SCORM Courses
  • SU135 – Introduction to Instructor-led Courses
  • SU140 – User Management
  • SU145 – Progress Reporting
  • SU150 – Maximizing Recall & Retention

Finally, select the Columns you want to see displayed in the final report.

The Filters do the heavy lifting of parsing the data; Columns show you the results.

For example, franchisors could create a team of all “franchisees” across their network to easily report on their progress.Manufacturers could group all employees in a supervisory role, creating a “Leadership” team.A corporate office could create a team of all branch managers in different cities.

To create teams, Admins start by going to their account profile to specify team names.To add a learner to a team, go to the User Dashboard, edit that user, and add them to one or more teams. Learners can be added to to as many teams as is needed.

Control Fraction Quiz Marks
Three options – Precise, Rounded and Truncated

Set Quiz Availability Windows!
Specify the start and end dates and times when a Quiz can be taken.

Updated! Learner Dashboard

  • event & due date calendar
  • course catalogue for self enrollment

New! Instructor led Training Features

  • self-enroll and get placed on the “waiting list” if the session is full
  • ILT sessions visible on the calendar

New! Enrollment Dashboard

  • historical enrollments
  • recommended enrollments
  • mass enrollments
  • and more!

Course Prerequisites
One of our most frequently requested features is now available! Courses can now have one, or more prerequisites.

Home Groups
Just like high school, every learner now has a home room – a “home group.” This allows you to structure and set admin permissions to manage learners based on their home group assignment.

The Waiting List
Got popular instructor-led sessions? New in the Mercury release is the ability to use and manage waiting lists when your sessions are full.

Knowledge Base Templates
Got structured information such as spec sheets? Create templates with exactly the fields you want, including images, tags, etc.

Knowledge Base Permissions
Set and manage permissions – you can control who can view and edit your Knowledge Base – by group, team or individual user.

Knowledge Base Organization
Create folders to organize and group your files, and “drag & drop” files from one folder to another, using our tree view.

Roles & Certifications
Your learners all have a variety of roles in your workplace, and some of those roles may have specific recurring training requirements. Role Management makes scheduled or recurring training easy to manage.

You have the ability to define unlimited roles, each with their own requirements for certifications and ongoing training.

Role Management Dashboard
Use the Role Management Dashboard to easily manage roles and corresponding certifications.

Role Management Calculation
Track training requirements for your certifications, including recertification periods, expiries and automated notifications.

Role Management Automation
Each user can be given one or more role, and their training requirements are automatically determined!

Branded Emails
All SmarterU’s automatically generated email notices will now be branded with your logo and theme.

Google Apps Integration
SmarterU is now integrated with the Google Apps Marketplace for easy Single Sign On.

Team Management
Identify learners with a common theme and associate them as a “team” across groups! Easiest way to label users into teams such as Leadership, Production Worker, etc.

ATTN: IT FOLK

(non-IT Folk, ignore the following)

If you have firewall rules for any of these domains, contact us to get notified of the new IP addresses:

  • aps.smarteru.com
  • marketplace.smarteru.com
  • scorm.smarteru.com
  • api.smarteru.com

Do you have a login portal that uses an A Record instead of a CNAME? Best change it to a CNAME – instructions here.

ATTN: IT FOLK

(non-IT Folk, ignore the following)

If you have firewall rules for any of these domains, contact us to get notified of the new IP addresses:

  • aps.smarteru.com
  • marketplace.smarteru.com
  • scorm.smarteru.com
  • api.smarteru.com

Do you have a login portal that uses an A Record instead of a CNAME? Best change it to a CNAME – instructions here.

ATTN: IT FOLK

(non-IT Folk, ignore the following)

If you have firewall rules for any of these domains, contact us to get notified of the new IP addresses:

  • aps.smarteru.com
  • marketplace.smarteru.com
  • scorm.smarteru.com
  • api.smarteru.com

Do you have a login portal that uses an A Record instead of a CNAME? Best change it to a CNAME – instructions here.

Enrolled Courses

My Timeline

My Waiting Lists
Will appear if users on waiting lists for ILT courses.

My Learning Plans
Enterprise Accounts Only.

Course Catalog
All courses that are set for self-enroll within at least one of the users groups.

All Courses
All courses that the user is allowed to see and enroll in.

The Knowledge Base
If the user has been given permission to access that account’s Knowledge Base.

You have the ability to define unlimited roles, each with their own requirements for certifications and ongoing training.

Track training requirements for your certifications, including recertification periods, expiries and automated notifications.

Each user can be enrolled in one or more role, and their training requirements are automatically derived!

Create your report profile to give each report a unique name and description, and to set its status.

Create your report profile to give each report a unique name and description, and to set its status.

Export your results to a CSV file for easy data analysis!

Our new Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base Video

Learning Plans

Learning Plans – Detail

UPGRADED! Group & Account Level Reports
Several new features added to our already robust Reporting Suite including the ability to specify visibility levels, and adding email addresses as a custom filter.

UPGRADED! ILT Workscreens
Several new features added to our already robust Reporting Suite including the ability to specify visibility levels, and adding email addresses as a custom filter.

NEW! Quick “User-Add” Feature
Admins or users with the proper permissions can quickly add new users by specifying a minimum amount of information for that new user.

NEW! Automated Group Enrollments
You may now include group courses in SmarterU’s recommended enrollments calculation by enabling the course’s Auto-Enroll setting.

New! Time Zone Support
Specify a default account time zone, and a time zone for each of your users. All dates/times will then be automatically converted to the “viewer’s” time zone.

Store Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, PDFs, PPTs, images, videos, audio files, zipped files, and more.

Got structured information such as spec sheets? Create templates with exactly the fields you want, including images, tags, etc.

Create folders to organize and group your files, and “drag & drop” files from one folder to another, using our tree view.

ILT Course Workscreen

ILT Session Workscreen

NEW! Quick “User-Add” Feature!
We’re introducing a new way to create users.

Quick User-Add will be available from the Users menu. Watch for it!

Automated Recommended Enrollments
Ever wish you could automatically enroll learners in one or more courses when they are added to a group?

Now you can, with our Automated Recommended Enrollments!

Anti-Harassment
Banking & Credit Union Operations
Business Essentials
Coaching & Counselling Employees
Communication
Competency Toolkits
Customer Service
Desktop Computer Skills
Diversity
Ethics
Finance
Health & Wellness
Healthcare
Human Resources
Information Technology

Leadership
Management & Supervision
Managing Change
Marketing
Motivation & Personal Development
Presentation & Facilitation Skills
Project Management
Safety & Regulatory Compliance
Sales
Social Media
Team Building
Telephone Skills
Time Management
Video Production
Workplace Violence

Anti-Harassment
Banking & Credit Union Operations
Business Essentials
Coaching & Counselling Employees
Communication
Competency Toolkits
Customer Service
Desktop Computer Skills
Diversity
Ethics
Finance
Health & Wellness
Healthcare
Human Resources
Information Technology

Leadership
Management & Supervision
Managing Change
Marketing
Motivation & Personal Development
Presentation & Facilitation Skills
Project Management
Safety & Regulatory Compliance
Sales
Social Media
Team Building
Telephone Skills
Time Management
Video Production
Workplace Violence

Domain

Old IP

New IP

*.smarteru.com  

206.45.45.3

216.55.210.3

elearning-academy.net

206.45.45.4

216.55.210.4

scorm.smarteru.com

206.45.45.5

216.55.210.5

integrations.smarteru.com

206.45.45.6

216.55.210.6

legacy.smarteru.com

206.45.45.15

216.55.210.15

google-apps.smarteru.com

206.45.45.6

216.55.210.6

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