CourseMill 7.5 is here!

The newest version of the CourseMill Learning Management System by Trivantis has been released.

One of the highlights of CourseMill 7.5 is the new intuitive learner interface. Designed to help students manage their courses, the new interface has a customisable dashboard enabling students to display, resize and move panels to suit them.

The 7.5 upgrade also comes with a new mobile application. The mobile app also features a new user interface and new functionality. Not only can you download and take your content offline, but the mobile app also incorporates support for non-SCORM content, such as PDFs, audio and video files.

To further facilitate customisation, the structure of CourseMill 7.5 has been rewritten as an API. This essentially allows you to write custom interfaces and reporting procedures, as well as integrate with other systems.

To learn more about the new features and to upgrade your current CourseMill software, contact us at ITC learning.

Click below to access a CourseMill 7.5 New Features video, hosted by the Trivantis Chief Technical Officer, John Blackmon.

How to log into ReviewLink’s Australian Server

ReviewLink is a cloud based system that developers can use to share eLearning content with key stakeholders.

You can upload content to ReviewLink directly from Lectora, by selecting Publish in the Development Tab, and locating ReviewLink in the dropdown. You can also upload courses published to SCORM from the ReviewLink web portal.

Before you publish however, you must ensure that your account is set to the Australian server of ReviewLink. To check or change this from within Lectora, go to your File Tab then select Lectora Preferences. In the window that appears, select ReviewLink from the left hand side menu. As in the image below, change the Host to https://au.reviewlink.com

If you already have a ReviewLink account, you can also log in on this screen. Otherwise, do not change any of the other information.

If you would like more information on how to use ReviewLink or how to integrate this into your company’s development cycle, please contact ITC Support at 1800 337 999 or support@itclearning.com.au

Lectora Inspire 17 is HERE!

LOOK OUT!  Lectora v17 is here jam packed with even more features and functionality to ensure your digital content development is efficient, effective and successful.
Join us as we introduce some of the new features and functions such as:

BranchTrack Integration – Easily create scenario-based eLearning with BranchTrack, integrated right with the Inspire Tools. Then add scenarios right into your Lectora course.

Seamless Play – This new publishing feature enables smooth transitions within your courses—for both desktop and mobile—giving the end user a more immersive view of the course

Auto-play Media on Mobile – Now, you can provide the same engaging experience on mobile devices as on the desktop. Media can now automatically play when a page is opened, simplifying delivery of voice-over narration and video content.

Lectora Inspire 17.0.2 Update

Released on: February 13, 2017

Lectora Inspire 17.0.2 and Lectora Publisher 17.0.2 include the following updates and fixes:
Application

LD-4932   External HTML Appearance option causes page not to display
LD-4972   Crash when adding page, due to corrupted pagelayouts
LD-5021   Course won’t open in v17/IE8 due to JS errors
LD-5044   Initially Disabled text not translated for Brazilian Portuguese
LD-5047   Starting Camtasia Recorder though Start Menu gives message saying trial expired
LD-5049   Remove Resource message not translated correctly for Brazilian Portuguese
LD-5050   About Lectora text incorrect in Brazilian Portuguese
LD-5051   “NONE” in Number and Bullet list drop down not translated for non-English languages
LD-5052   “Publish for Seamless Play” incorrectly translated for Brazilian Portuguese
LD-5053   Status indicator misspelled on insert ribbon for Brazilian Portuguese
LD-5055   Missing BranchTrack string resource for all non-English languages
LD-5056   Missing Anchor image resource for all non-English languages
LD-5072   Crash when navigating the Title Explorer using arrow keys when you get to hidden objects
LD-5074   Initially Disabled and CSV strings not translated for Spanish
LD-5087   The Help button on the Publish to ReviewLink does not launch Help
LD-5100   SCORM content containing a test will not launch in IE8
LD-5163   Autotstart String missing in all non-English languages
Objects

LD-4987   Transparent buttons from v16 titles not coming into v17 correctly
Actions

None.

Questions/Tests/Surveys/Forms

LD-4977   Test Result submission to Custom Script causes Javascript error

Publish

LD-5018   Non-English installations issues with Seamless Play publishing
LD-5084   Cannot publish xAPI to Docebo
LD-5086   Getting “File too large” error when uploading title to ReviewLink
LD-5141   Customer is unable to publish to HTML

 

You can download this service pack here, or Download a Free Trial of the latest version of Lectora Inspire here.

CourseMill Tech Specs

Languages Supported:

CourseMill is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Brazilian (Portuguese)
  • Mandarin (Chinese)
  • Hungarian
  • Polish

CourseMill 7 LMS Web Servers:

  • Apache 2.2 on Windows Server 2008 or higher (64-bit, x86) or Linux (preferred), Microsoft IIS version 8 on Windows Server 2008 or higher (64-bit x86)
  • For Java Server Pages support, CourseMill operates with the following application servers: Apache Tomcat 7.X and JDBC 4.2. Requires Java 7.0 with Servlet (JSP) 3.0 or higher. (Note: CourseMill does not support the use of cPanel.)
  • CourseMill installers come with the Tomcat web application server software, Apache web server software and JDBC drivers. No additional third party software required for purchase. The software is updated as new versions of the products become publicly available.

Minimum Installation Requirements:

  • Processor: Intel XEON E3-based servers
  • Processor Speed: 3.7 GHz
  • Operating System: Windows 2008 or higher (64-bit, x86) or Linux (preferred)
  • Web Server: Requires support for Java Server Pages (JSP 2.x & JRE 5 or higher) and Apache Tomcat 7.X
  • Database: JDBC connected to MySQL 5.x or SQL Server 2008 R2 or higher
  • Disk Space: 800 MB free hard drive space for system files
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM or greater (32 GB preferred on the database box if load exceeds 20,000 users; 64 GB if load exceeds 50,000 users)

Hardware Configuration*:

  • Single Web Server (1): Stand-alone server or blade server meeting minimum specifications (above). Used for 1 – 20,000 users if concurrent users are 1000 – 2000.
  • Multiple Web Servers (2-5): Stand-alone server or blade server meeting minimum specifications (above). Used for 20,000 – 50,000 users if concurrent users exceed 2001. Add either a software load balancing package or a separate server for load balancing.
  • Database Server: Stand-alone server configured for transaction processing. Must include a nightly back-up routine preferably to a separate storage server. Back-up software is at the option of the customer.

*Installation requirements are general guidelines for CourseMill installation and operation only. Requirements do not include memory and bandwidth needed for user or course capacity. The number of users which can be supported on CourseMill is completely dependent upon the memory and bandwidth capacity of the host server. CourseMill uses minimal system overhead and is scalable to meet the capacity to which the host server is configured.

Content Storage:

  • Plan for 50 MB per course, 100 MB if the courses will be video or audio heavy, and provide enough storage space for up to 50 courses per year for the life of the server. Increase space requirements if pre-built content packages are purchased.

Supported Browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or greater
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or greater
  • Google Chrome 2.0 or greater
  • Apple Safari 2.0 or greater

eCommerce Support:

CourseMill’s optional ecommerce/shopping cart feature supports:

  • PayPal
  • PayFlowPro
  • PayTrace

e-Learning Standards:

CourseMill is compliant with SCORM and AICC standards for interoperability:

  • The Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)
  • The Aviation Industry CBT (Computer-Based Training) Committee (AICC)​

Obsolete Software Versions – Lectora 10 and 11

We wish to notify users that the release of Lectora Version 17 has meant that we are no longer able to support Lectora 10 and 11 Inspire and Publisher versions.  This is consistent with ITC Learning’s policy of supporting the most current major version, in addition to two preceding versions.

This policy is effective as of 1st February 2017.

Customers using Lectora Publisher or Inspire Versions 10 and 11 who are under a current contract should upgrade as soon as possible to the latest version (V17) at no cost.  Click here to read more about the new features in Lectora V17.

Please note that your IT department may not allow the use or installation of “unsupported” software versions.  If you find yourself with either version 10 or 11, please advise your IT department to bring the software up to date.  This involves renewing your Lectora contract. Please contact us or call us on +612 9438 2500 for more information on your specific contract details.

We sincerely value our relationship with all our customers and hope that we can assist you in all your future eLearning endeavors.

Contact us for further information, and to upgrade now click here!

Easily send your Lectora project files to others

If you need to send your in-progress Lectora project files to another team member or even to ITC Learning Support, the simplest way to do this is to create a zip from Lectora. To do this, open your title and click on File > Export > Zip.

Once you have choosen your export location, click OK and a .zip file will be created where you specified. This file can now be copied onto a server, or shared using a Dropbox link or email.

Lectora 17 Webinar

Lectora 17 is here. Find out what new features have been added to this already awesome product in this webinar hosted by Daryl Fleary, Trivantis Product Manager extraordinaire. Daryl will walk you through new features like the Seamless Play publish option, which eliminates the screen wipe commonly associated with HTML pages loading, and the ability to auto-play media on mobile devices.

Plus, find out what about the integration of BranchTrack (everyone’s favorite branching software).