Let SmarterU LMS Connect Your Remote Learners

It’s easy to provide & track virtual instructor-led training to remote learners

Did you know that you can provide interactive instructor-led-training — while your instructors and learners are all working from home and practicing safe social distancing? Reach your remote learners online!

It’s easy with the integrated webinar and virtual classroom features in your SmarterU LMS.

Webinars offer interactive, synchronous training

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Many organizations are quickly rolling out eLearning, microlearning, and other online training options. But not all instruction moves easily to asynchronous learning. Some topics require interaction among learners or the ability to ask questions of instructors during learning.

Webinars and virtual classrooms are great options. Both allow for synchronous learning where groups of dispersed learners get live content delivery from one or more instructors.

SmarterU’s webinar integration and single-sign-on ability ensure that learners can move seamlessly between webinars, eLearning courses, and other offerings in your LMS library.

Webinars for large groups

A webinar can typically handle a large number of learners. Instructors might ask for questions in advance or grant learners access to the chat features of the webinar platform to type in questions during the webinar. Some instructors ask questions and allow the entire viewing population to see all learners’ responses. Webinars can include poll-type questions as well. But, generally, learners are muted during a webinar and don’t use interactive tools like shared screens and whiteboards.

Virtual classrooms for any size group

Virtual classrooms and webinars might use similar — or the same — platforms. The difference is in how the instructor interacts with learners. In smaller groups, instructors can interact more individually with learners, potentially even sharing screens, turning on individual learners’ microphones, or giving one or more learners access to use a virtual whiteboard that all the learners can see.

A virtual classroom can be more lecture-style, too, more like a webinar with question-and-answer time but little interactivity.

Versatility with virtual ILT

Student making notes in a notebook, while watching an instructor teach virtually from their laptop screen.

Both webinars and virtual classroom sessions make it possible to provide expert instructor-led training while learners are working from home. Webinar and virtual classroom platforms generally make it easy to record sessions. Ideally, learners will participate in the live webinar or virtual classroom session, but having a recording helps them review the material later and enhances retention. It’s also handy for learners who cannot make it to the live session, whether because of a scheduling conflict, time zone issue, or technical or other glitches.

SmarterU LMS is integrated with top webinar platforms

SmarterU is integrated with top webinar and virtual classroom tools like WebEx, GoToTraining, and GoToMeeting. That means that training admins can create sessions, manage enrollments and webinar capacity, track learner attendance and progress, and control access to the webinar. Instructors have a dashboard, too, where they can manage their own webinar sessions.

Learners can find the webinars in your SmarterU LMS catalog, just as they would browse or search for other types of courses. Upon registering or being enrolled by an admin or instructor, the learner will receive a link, along with information on the date and time of the webinar. At the appointed time, they follow the link — it’s that simple.

When learners attend a virtual session, SmarterU LMS launches the webinar platform from within the LMS. That means that learners and instructors can use all of the platform’s features, such as shared whiteboards, breakout rooms, polls, and more. Training admins can add discussion space to the webinar session or as an ongoing forum within the SmarterU course that includes the virtual sessions or webinar.

Learn more about SmarterU LMS

In addition to connecting your learners via webinars and virtual classroom sessions, SmarterU LMS can turn your instructors’ slide decks into instant eLearning courses.

Learn more about how SmarterU can solve your remote training problems. Call an expert today!

  • 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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