NexPort Solutions Highlighted in U.S. Department of Education Report on Educational Technology in Correctional Facilities
NexPort LMS Addresses Security Concerns that Pose Primary Barrier to Online Education Programs in Correctional Facilities
Washington, D.C., August 14, 2015 - NexPort Solutions, a leader in the highly secure learning management sector, was highlighted in a recent report by the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDOE) Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) as a primary example of “Successes of Early Implementers” for online based educational programs in correctional facilities.
NexPort Solutions, in partnership with Smart Horizons Career Online Education(SHCOE), was cited in the USDOE report for providing a highly secure AdvancED/SACS accredited online high school diploma and entry-level workforce certificate program to incarcerated adult inmates within the Florida Department of Corrections (FLDOC).
In 2012, SHCOE was launched in Florida’s state correctional facilities via the FLDOC Online Campus to help incarcerated individuals obtain their high school diplomas and entry-level workforce certificates, and to graduate with workforce skills that can be applied upon release. NexPort Solutions delivers the SHCOE curriculum by utilizing the Nexport Campus Learning Platform through a combination of Firewalls and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) communication.
The report, titled “Educational Technology in Corrections 2015”, was released earlier this month (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/policybriefedtech.pdf), and was designed to aid federal, state, and local corrections staff and correctional education administrators as they explore ways to use advanced technologies in corrections securely and cost-effectively. The USDOE report states the main barrier to more adoption of internet-based education at correctional facilities is the strict IT security requirements most correctional systems have in place.
“Our customer-centered approach to software design allows the Nexport Campus Learning Platform to quickly add features for security and real-time reporting that meets the special needs of corrections professionals,” said Dr. Rob Miller, Chief Knowledge Officer.
About NexPort Solutions Group
NexPort Solutions Group, a division of Darwin Global LLC, is 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.
NexPort Solutions is currently servicing students in partnership with the following organizations: Smart Horizons Career Online Education, Florida Department of Corrections, Cengage Learning/Gale/ed2go, Advanced Systems Technology, Smart Horizons, Cameron University, Hondros Learning, Walmart, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and the State of NJ Library System.
For more information on NexPort Solutions, please visithttp://www.nexportsolutions.com/.
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.
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.