NexPort Solutions introduces Primary Instructor Role, new NexPort WebAPI enhancements and impersonation feature for Customer Service with v. 5.3.0
OKLAHOMA CITY - Aug. 11, 2015 – NexPort Solutions Group issued several new enhancements and features with today’s release of NexPort Campus version 5.3.0.
NexPort Campus users are now able to assign a Primary Instructor Role. Primary instructors can be specified when a section has more than one instructor, allowing the primary instructor to alter settings other instructors cannot. Students can learn about their instructors with biographical information on the instructor’s profile, which is now viewable in the student’s classroom. Students may also message their instructor directly via the classroom by clicking on the instructor’s name, making communication to their instructor simple and accessible.
In this release, instructors also received the ability to add assignment headers to the classroom, allowing instructors the ability to easily organize their assignments. Instructors can also make this viewable to only themselves or viewable to the students, as well. This can all be managed in the instructor’s classroom.
Enhancements to the testing feature were also implemented in the NexPort Campus 5.3.0 release. Multi-choice questions and 5-point scale question types for question bank bulk upload are now available to users creating tests. Administrators with the Academic Override Permission can also authorize students to retake a test.
Features were also developed for customer service. Customer service representatives for your organization are now able to impersonate a user with the Login As feature. This allows customer service to view what the user is seeing and help them navigate and resolve the issue in a timely manner.
Full Release Notes
Here are the full release notes, by case, for 5.3.0:
62977: Curriculum developers should be able to mark a single instructor as the "primary" instructor for a section.Curriculum developers can now mark a single instructor as the "primary" instructor for a section. The primary instructor will be displayed to the student in the instructor profile.
62876: Training Plan Authors should be able to hide the display of the GPA in the student view...
63656: Webservice should allow remote systems to edit custom enrollment fieldsAllows customers' remote systems to edit the values of custom enrollment fields.
63384: Web API should allow the Access Expiration to be set on Individual Invoice ItemsAllows customers' remote systems to set an access expiration on invoice items.
63386: GetSectionEnrollments and GetTrainingPlanEnrollments needs OPTIONAL orgId, syllabusID, EnrollmentID, syllabusUniqueName fieldsGetSectionEnrollments and GetTrainingPlanEnrollments can have their results filtered by organization id, syllabus id, enrollment id, and/or syllabus unique name.
61811: Ed2go Service Job should send a friendly message rejection when a datetime is in an invalid formatThe Ed2go service will now receive a friendly message when the expiration datetime is in the wrong format.
66722: Students should be able to view the Instructor Profile From the ClassroomIf turned on, students can see the primary instructor's profile AND message them.
65242: Question Bank Bulk Upload should support the 5 point scale question typeQuestion Bank Bulk Upload now supports the 5 point scale question type
65218: Question Bank Bulk Upload Sheet needs to support Multi Choice QuestionsQuestion Bank Bulk Upload Sheet now supports Multi Choice Questions
65793: Web API requires a method for listing ALL subscriptions a user hasAllows customers' remote systems to retrieve a list of subscriptions for a user.
65794: WebApi requires a method for searching Users by a search term (GetUsers)Allows customers' remote systems to search for users based on a given search term.
65708: Admin should be able to see and edit Test Details in the Enrollment EditorAdmins can now see and edit a student's Test Details in the Enrollment Editor
64489: Admins need to be able to see the Assignment Mastery Score in the Enrollment ViewAdministrators can now see the assignment mastery score in both the enrollments breakdown and the assignment academic tools tabs.
61834: Administrators with Academic Override Permission should be able to Authorize Students to Re-Take Failed TestsAcademic Override Admins can now allow test re-takes as well as the instructor.
57799: Add assignment headers that can Group Assignments and Can be expanded/CollapsedAssignments can now be grouped under collapsible headings in the section classroom
63387: Web API should allow dropping existing enrollmentsAllows customers' remote systems to drop and delete enrollments.
63491: Provide ability to specify different title to display to students than the one inside the courseware SCORM packageSCORM Courseware assignments may now have a title that differs from the course-ware title
62504: Add Instructor information to assignment template fieldsThe templates used for assignment description and title can now include templated Instructor Info
1668: Customer Service needs to be able to impersonate a student loginAdministrators can now login as other users.
62696: Curriculum Developers need the ability to duplicate an existing SectionAdded a wizard that allows admins to copy a section from an existing section
60851: API Should allow updating the User's Profile and Contact InfoAllows customers' remote systems to edit a user's name, email, and other contact information.
63849: Webservice should allow ability to disable a user's accessAllows customers' remote systems to disable a user's subscription in an organization.
63850: Webservice should allow retrieval of user contact field valuesAllows customers' remote systems to retrieve a user's contact information.
63709: Add a GetCatalogs method that returns a list of Catalog Ids and additional informationAllows customers' remote systems to retrieve a list of catalogs that are shared to an organization.
NexPort Campus Introduces NexPort WebApi v1.0, enhancements to Invoicing, Templates, Custom Profiles, many other improvements
NexPort Solutions released NexPort Campus v5.2.0 Thursday, offering a new WebApi, user interface enhancements and performance improvements that increased the general performance of the system, as well as several new features. In addition, NexPort is moving its underlying architecture away from Monorail MVC to the Microsoft MVC framework. Engineers have increased the speed of NexPort Campus by removing legacy code and refining the NexPort indexing engine.
Using the new NexPort WebApi, clients can now integrate their existing applications, websites and other systems directly with NexPort Campus. The NexPort WebApi is a secure, JSON based API. It is fully documented and provides access to many of the administrative and reporting features in NexPort Campus. Additional WebApi methods will be introduced in v.5.3.0.
New features in this release also included ad hoc invoicing. Ad hoc invoicing means that administrators can now create and manage invoices. NexPort Campus’ Invoicing System is a key part of the newly introduced Point-of-Sale (PoS) model. The PoS model is designed to augment the existing Organizational model, allowing students to receive enrollments through a purchasing system, as well as the standard group membership system.
Custom enrollment fields were also introduced in 5.2.0. Custom enrollments provide administrators and other users with permission to gather information for enrollments via the student input assignment in the classroom. Students will answer the questions, sending that information directly to the respective instructor or administrator requesting the information. The student input assignment also allows administrators and/or instructors to securely gather data for certificates and user profiles. While custom profile fields are not a new feature to v5.2.0, enhancements were made that introduced new profile field types. A new audit log feature tracks any action taken on the fields.
Enhancements to tests and question banks provided users the ability to upload test questions in bulk from a supported file type, making the process of creating tests simpler and quicker. Tests can also now contain open-ended response questions and user-defined question IDs (a unique identifier for searching and sorting). Administrators can use tests from the current organization or a parent, as well. In addition, instructors can add feedback to test questions. This feedback can be shown either after each question is answered or at the end of the exam.
Finally, NexPort Campus 5.2.0 represents NexPort Solutions’ continued commitment to providing our customers with the tools and technologies they require to meet the constantly evolving needs of their students.
About NexPort Campus
NexPort Campus is a secure, hosted learning and knowledge management system. NexPort Campus also supports interactive engagement within learning communities through the use of videos, organization-wide calendar, shared documents, organization-wide web pages and threaded discussions. Additional system features include data interoperability with external systems, secure digital libraries with subscriber-only access and an integrated Student Information System (SIS).
NexPort Campus also allows clients to provide their learners with customized, on-demand training and education environment. Clients operate within their own branded portals to deliver their unique content and services independently of each other. Customers may subdivide their portals to establish and manage subordinate secure portals for their customers, subsidiaries or divisions. Each portal provides privacy protection and security. Your custom portal can be setup with Secure Sockets Layer technology (128-bit encryption) and a custom domain.
Based out of Oklahoma City, NexPort Solutions Group enables educators and learners to use NexPort Campus to create, organize and hold webmeetings using NexPort Solutions Group’s own NexMeeting. NexMeeting promotes virtual learning, providing users with the ability to share desktops, hold conversations using headset and telephonic audio, survey meeting participants and share videos, PowerPoint slides, photos and documents using the whiteboard.
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.
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