Joe Burns

Image tips for IE8

Good day Elucidites! I suspect that some of you may be creating courses for viewing in Internet Explorer 8. This is perfectly acceptable, but you may notice that image sizes that you have set in Elucidat do not apply in this particular browser. This is because Internet Explorer 8 does not support image resizing (boo!)… […]

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Creating a scored course

Greetings Elucidites! Look’s like you’re making a course to achieve the ‘Graduate’ badge, good for you! To have a course that can be considered as ‘Passed’ by an LMS you must include an assessment or other scored content (drag and drop, sortable screen). Creating a basic Questionnaire Firstly, let’s begin by building our Questionnaire page, […]

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Elearning superstar: Christopher Pappas

Not often do you get to speak to the owner of the World’s largest eLearning network but this week Elucidat had the pleasure of speaking to E-Learning Superstar Christopher Pappas. In this post Christopher will touch upon finding trustworthy sources for learning news, the essential requirement for HTML5 and the growing importance of responsive design […]

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New version of Elucidat

Good morning and welcome to a new version of Elucidat! We’ve made some changes to make getting started on your Projects easier and to make your overall experience more fun! Firstly, let’s look at the new ‘Get started’ page which has a new ‘Get Started Wizard’ in place of the ‘Dashboard’, here you can build […]

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Elearning superstar: Craig Weiss

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time for another chunk of solid gold digital learning insight courtesy of one of our esteemed ‘E-learning Superstars’. This week’s wisdom comes from none other than ‘the second most influential person in the world for E-learning’, Craig Weiss! In this post Craig will touch upon topics such as, being […]

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Elearning superstar masterclass: Steve Rayson

It’s that time of week again where we get to share with you the many musings of our E-Learning Superstars! This weeks superstar is Steve Rayson, founder of the renowned and revered Kineo. In this interview you will learn about the current challenges of L&D departments and how to run an extensive learning team (such […]

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Elearning superstars: Matt Borg of Acteon

This month we’re kicking off a new series of interviews called ‘E-learning superstars’. ‘E-learning superstars’ is a series of interviews with Directors of top e-learning agencies and thought leaders worldwide. This month we had the pleasure of talking to Matt Borg, Managing Partner of the inspirational communication and learning agency Acteon. Would you mind giving […]

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​Timers feature

This week we’ve added convenient new ‘Timers’ feature. With the ‘Timers’ feature you can control the length of time a learner is allowed to spend on any page or section of your project. This means you can now have timed assessments, that really turn up the heat on your learners! Timers are not restricted to […]

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Variable rate streaming

This week we’ve added a function to speed up viewing videos on mobile devices and slow internet connections. Our video player now uses ‘Variable rate streaming’. Sounds jazzy, but what does it really do? Well now when you open a project, Elucidat identifies the speed of your connection and adjusts the quality of the video […]

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Translation feature

This week, we’ve added an important new feature to Elucidat that allows you to use external agencies to translate your project content. Please note that the ‘Translation feature’ is only available to Enterprise customers. The workflow we use with the ‘Translation feature’ is as follows: I create a ‘Template’ that I will base all of […]

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Developer area improvements

This week we’ve beefed up and beatified our Developer area. All the features that you are familiar with are still here, but we now have options to control your display preferences. Users will be informed by handy code hints (see the small yellow triangle). You can now minimise code by pressing the black arrows to […]

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Gifting Projects

This week we’ve added a handy new function to allow you to ‘Gift’ projects from your learning agency to your clients. Gifting allows your entire learning agency to seamlessly share projects between Elucidat accounts. Gifts are duplicates of your projects, which means you can hand them over to clients whilst keeping backups and peace of […]

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‘Authors’ and ‘User roles’

This week we bring you a valuable new feature that allows you to control the access and editability of your projects using ‘User roles’. You can now allow different levels of control throughout your Learning agency and give limited powers to collaborators and freelancers, whilst protecting your work. To Add an ‘Author’ Press ‘Your account’. […]

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To BYOD or Not to BYOD?

On a day-to-day basis I’m asked ‘How and why should I adopt “bring your own device” BYOD?’ To help you access your need for BYOD, here’s a guide to the pros and the cons of BYOD. Statistics indicate a significant shift towards mobile liberation, with Gartner predicting by 2017 that 50% of workplaces will need […]

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Subtitles

This week we’ve added a magnificent new Subtitles feature to Elucidat. Subtitles improve accessibility and add further clarity to your videos and demonstrations. To add subtitles: First we need to create a .srt file, an .srt file is a special sort of subtitle format. Sounds complicated but I’m going to guide you through how to […]

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‘View mode drop-down menu’ and the ‘View mode slider’

This week we’ve added a new function to Elucidat which allows you to edit edit all your responsive sizes (desktop, mobile, tablet) without the fuss of having to resize your screen. Meet your new friends the ‘View mode drop-down menu’ and the ‘View mode slider’: These live at the top left of your screen: Using […]

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Polling

This week we’ve added a super cool new function that allows you to Poll your learners responses. Polling creates richer learning by making it possible for learners to see how their peers feel. Polling gives your learner instant feedback that only Cloud based tools can provide. Polling uses Chart.js and allows you to create engaging […]

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Branching

This week we’ve added ‘Branching’ to Elucidat, allowing you to create ‘Non-linear’ projects. With ‘Branching’, you can allow your learner to choose their own adventure. ‘Branching’ allows your user to explore projects and receive immediate and content rich feedback. Maintain engagement with unpredictable assessments that are tailored to your learner’s ability. To start using ‘Branching’: […]

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Score Weighting

This week we’ve added a new ‘Score Weighting’ option to Elucidat allowing you to weight the importance of each Questionnaire Page. With ‘Score Weighting’ answering more difficult questions can be rewarded. To start using ‘Score Weighting’: ‘Score Weighting’ can be accessed by entering ‘Page Settings’ and opening the ‘Scoring and Completion’ tab. Score weighting scenario […]

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