The NexPort Campus 6.6.0 release introduces many enhancements and new features. These include enhancements to the media library, better paging and filtering of catalogs, editable notification templates, and improvements to the search capabilities in many areas. Most notable among the new features are the Web Conferencing Assignments which allow instructors and curriculum developers to schedule and launch Zoom meetings directly from an assignment in a section.
Web Conferencing Assignments
With the release of version 6.6.0 curriculum developers and instructors now have the option of including scheduled web conferences directly in their classrooms. Web Conferencing Assignments can be included one or many times in a section and allow instructors or other chosen panelists to interact with students. They can be used for webinars, workshops, lectures or any other virtual gathering. Attendance is tracked within NexPort and grades can be given manually or automatically. Furthermore recorded web conferences can be made available after the live conference is over.
Administrators can now override the notification templates for many notifications NexPort sends out. The custom templates can include most VTL properties. This allows administrators to control outgoing messages such as notices of assignment status. These settings can be found under the Organization -> Customize Tool -> Notification Settings.
Media Library Improvements
The media library used for including media in the media assignment has received a few improvements. FIrst, we added the improved uploader that allows multiple file uploads and is more reliable. Paging has been added and the thumbnail previews improved.
Paging and Search Improvements
The Catalog tool is now paged and includes a search feature. Many of the paged lists and admin searches will now remember your last search term and page even when you leave and return. The ticket batch listing is now paginated and, finally, the Courseware Assignment now allows curriculum developers to search for courseware by manifest ID as well as by name.
iSCORM Courseware Support
The NexPort SCORM player now supports the iSCORM extension to the SCORM 1.2 specification.
The IScorm Spec is a Super Set of the ADL SCORM 1.2 Specification. IScorm is designed to provide a few missing features to the SCORM 1.2 API while still supporting most of the original SCORM 1.2 specification. Here are a few goals:
Many Other Improvements
NexPort Campus 6.6 introduces many other improvements. These include an upgraded data tier, better support for high availability clustering and many bug fixes. A list of cases is shown below. If you would like to have more detailed information about any of the features, enhancements, or cases please contact us.
About NexPort Solutions Group
NexPort Solutions Group is a division of Darwin Global, LLC, a systems and software engineering company that provides innovative, cost-effective training solutions and support for federal, state and local government, as well as the private sector.