Management System Now Available
Tampa, FL - September 19,
For the first time, the FlexTrainingT e-Learning Management System
is now available with a fully-integrated content authoring tool.
Online Development announces the release of FlexTraining version
4, which includes a flexible authoring tool and several other major
FlexTraining is a complete Learning Management System which works
with any web browser over the Internet or a corporate Intranet.
It lets customers build, deliver, and manage custom online training
and testing over a local or distributed network.
The new authoring tool means that companies can acquire their entire
e-Learning solution from one vendor. "Our customers have always
preferred to have a one-source solution, rather than integrating
products from various developers", said Scott Cochran, General Manager
of Online Development and an experienced developer of online training
software. "Now they can get everything they need in one flexible,
The authoring tool accommodates basic content like HTML and images,
as well as more complex material like Flash and streaming video.
It also provides user-defined question-and-answer interactions that
feature multimedia pop-up messages. FlexTraining itself is capable
of managing any type of web-deliverable content, including Word,
PowerPoint, HTML, video, Flash, and even custom material built with
external authoring systems.
With FlexTraining, customers use "System Options" to quickly adapt
the software to their specific needs, without programming. FlexTraining
also comes with complete source code, for customers who need to
customize their system beyond the considerable flexibility offered
by numerous configuration options.
Online training tools are well past the stage of merely delivering
web pages for students to read. Like FlexTraining, the best systems
feature remote signup, online testing, curriculum planning, and
web-based administration and reporting.
This release greatly expands the utility of this flexible e-Learning
solution. For more information, including an online demonstration,
proceed to the Getting Started
Major New Features:
1. FlexTraining Content Authoring Tool
FlexTraining's new Authoring Tool is completely integrated with
the rest of the Learning Management System, and can structure course
content that includes text, images, Flash movies, streaming video,
learner interactions, and user-defined colors and fonts.
2. Dynamic Multimedia Messaging
User-defined table of "message items" which pop-up when student
chooses answers to authored review questions. Message items may
Messaging works with the FlexTraining Authoring Tool and also integrates
with "hot spot" content created in 3rd-party authoring formats.
3. Full-Screen mode with Control Pad
For training content which requires a full-size display window,
students can activate full-screen mode, with a floating Control
Pad window providing access to all menu options.
Use of the new Control Pad is completely optional and is available
to online learners at all times.
4. Enhanced Testing Management
FlexTraining Version 4 gives the Course Administrator more flexibility
in defining testing parameters. An optional Test Clock lets the
Administrator set a time limit for completion of each test. A second
timer may also be set to provide a warning to the student a few
minutes before the allowed time expires.
Fill-in-the-blank tests are now supported along with the standard
Multiple Choice format. Additionally, the test designer may automatically
direct students who fail a test to an external URL for further learning.
All options may be defined for each specific test.
5. Classroom Activity Tracking
Customers can now use training curriculum which mixes on-line and
classroom training and can track student activity for both types
of learning through FlexTraining. Classroom activity reporting is
completely integrated with web-based training, and may be used to
fulfill pre-requisite or certification requirements.
Like most FlexTraining features, use of Classroom Activity Tracking
is completely optional.
Course Prerequisites - Student must pass all prerequisite
courses before enrolling.
Automatic Enrollment on Import - Administrator
can choose classes into which all Imported Students will be automatically
enrolled. Reduces Administrator workload for common classes.
Detailed Student Profile Reporting - Student's
Learner Profile screen now includes individual course-by-course
Enhanced Enrollment Catalog - Allows Student choosing
a course to see a course syllabus for each class before enrolling.
Enhanced System Check - Additional checks and
verifications have been made to this online feature that verifies
the completeness of each customer's configuration and setup.