New Knowledge Direct® LMS Version 6.5.1 Now Available

Knowledge Direct partners have something special to celebrate this month! Digitec has just released the latest version of its award-winning Knowledge Direct learning management system (LMS).

Check out what’s NEW in version 6.5.1!
 

Learner experience updates:

Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1Course Catalog
● Filtering by competency
 

Course Assignments
● Organized by most recently accessed
 

Experience Portfolio
● Learners can save log and save activities completed outside the LMS
● Optionally, these activities can be submitted for credit/acceptance by the LMS administrator
● Approved activities are displayed in the learners eTranscript
- If applicable, credit for the activity will also appear
 

Course Ratings
● Learners can apply star ratings and recommended courses
 

Live Event Surveys
● Learners can be immediately directed to a survey upon redeeming Live Event attendance codes
 

Course Surveys
● Learners are automatically directed to the Course Survey following completion of a Course Assessment

 

Administrator experience updates:

Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1System Speed
● Faster, smoother operating system

 
Login Screen
● Redesigned, intuitive user interface
● Ability to customize with organization’s branding, images, and title

 
Integration Bridges
● New built-in integration with Yourmembership.com AMS
● New built-in integration with Citrix’s GoTo suite

 
Course Creation
● Ability to copy courses
● Ability to define course expiration
1. By date
2. By number of days

 
Discussions
● Ability to enable/disable Discussions at the course level
● Ability to construct courses consisting of only Discussions
● Ability to create public discussion areas

 
Live Events
● Ability to create standalone events, not tied to courses

 
Testing Engine
● Ability to create and assign questions by competencies
● Ability to create question banks
● Ability to import questions via plain-text method
● Ability to assign sets of reference images to questions
● Ability to assign correct/incorrect remediation to questions
● Easily organize and assign questions to individual course assessments
● Easily customize assessment parameters
1. Question-to-question assessments
– Include remediation
– Include single-page review
2. Single page assessments
3. Add custom welcome message to assessments
4. Optionally, specify time limit for assessment

 
Competency Engine
● Ability to assign competencies at the module level

 
Survey Engine
● Redesigned, intuitive user interface
● Ability to create surveys for Live Events and Modules in addition to Courses
● Ability to create multiple surveys (instructor, presenter, facility, etc.) for a single event, module or course
● Additional survey question types
1. 5 Star rating
2. Radio button

 
Certificate of Completion
● Ability to design custom course certificates
● Ability to vary certificate backgrounds
● Ability to create unlimited certificates
● Ability to add new fields
● Ability to define accrediting body
● Ability to assign credit hours
● Ability to offer variable certificate types for a single course
● Ability to define certificate expiration date

 
Reporting
● New standard reports
1. Question Performance Report
2. Simple Question Report
3. Attendance Report
4. Course Survey Chart Report

If you are a current Knowledge Direct partner and would like a complimentary upgrade to version 6.5.1, please contact Digitec’s Knowledge Direct Product Manager, Jon Fore.

If you would like to see a demo of the Knowledge Direct LMS, including the latest enhancements available in new version 6.5.1, please complete our contact form to schedule your demo and begin your 30 day free trial.
 

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Amy Bassett

Marketing Director at Digitec Interactive

In her 5th year as Digitec's "resident cheerleader," Amy has made a habit of skipping around the office sharing her "sparkle" on a daily basis. Her outgoing personality and fascination with cake means she is always planning someone's birthday around the office. When she is not counting down to "cake time," Amy is busy meeting with folks at national conferences and sharing her love for eLearning. During her time as Director of Marketing at Digitec, Amy has authored numerous white papers, case studies and newsletters. Amy received a B.A. from Rollins College and an A.A. from Valencia College, where she studied marketing and economics.

Spirit animal: Otter (nurturing, playful, and easygoing)
Diet-breaker: Cake!
Comfort object: "Well-loved" teddy bear
Personal vice: Using "too many" quotes and exclamation marks!
Useless talent: Can break out of handcuffs
Unreasonable paranoia: Odd numbers
Wishes more people cared about: Proper grammar

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