After more than a year and a half in development, Absorb LMS version 5 was launched this week. This release contains more than 400 new features and enhancements. Highlights include:
- A responsive, HTML 5, multilingual admin control panel that works on iPads and other tablets
- The addition of competency management features capable of issuing badges
- A significantly enhanced assessment tool that allows for multiple question pools, weighted tests, and weighted questions
- An increased ability to automate the administration of learning from learner registration, to enrollment in courses, to issuance of certificates and badges, and generation of progress reports, all supported by customizable, personalized communication
- Most importantly, the intuitive design of the administrative features of the system has made Absorb LMS even easier to use
Also, it’s very pretty:
Watch this short video for an overview:
Better yet, contact us for a demonstration.
The blatant^ design team ignored pretty much every suggestion I made for the design of our new Web site.
“Let’s add a lot of animated gifs!” I said.
—”No,” they said. “Animated gifs don’t scale and we want the site to look good on all devices including computers, tablets, and phones.”
“Let’s have music start playing as soon as a person arrives at the home page. That’s so cool!”
—”No,” they said. “We want the site to load quickly.”
“Let’s use a typewriter font! That would be hip and ironic since we’re a technology company.”
—”No. That would just be stupid.”
They then went on and on and on about usability, user experience, design best practices, blah blah blah blah.
In the end, this is what they came up with. (It’s OK, I suppose.)
It’s been more than a month since we moved into our new bigger offices in the trendy Inglewood area of Calgary.
Before you head off to check out our new location on Google Maps, let us assure you that our developers aren’t currently attempting to code new Absorb LMS features outdoors in a construction pit. Google is long overdue to revisit our neighbourhood and include photos or our new home, the fabulous $80-million, LEED-Certified, Atlantic Avenue Art Block.
We’re well past the all-is-good-we-just-need-lights-electricity-doors-network-kitchen-boardrooms phase of the move and are thrilled to announce that our new games room is finished and welcoming lunchtime virtual battles. We considered various set designs for this critical part of our office inspired by Blade Runner and Alien movies as well as various spaceship interiors.
In the end, we went with the following design: (click image to view a 3-D panorama.)