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Result tracking in Easygenerator

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Easygenerator is an eLearning authoring tool with a big plus. We will host your courses for you (if you want) and we can even track and trace your results. We have various options:

  • Track and trace results inside Easygenerator
  • Track and trace results in your own Learning record store
  • Track and trace results in your LMS

In this post I would like to go over all three options.

Track and trace results in Easygenerator

For this option you do not have to do anything, it works by default. We will track and trace all the results of the learners. You will see them on the result tab of your course. You can even download these results. We created a video with some extra details.

 

Track and trace results in your LRS

If you have an LRS of your own, you can use that. Just add your credentials to the course settings and that is it. This video shows you how it is done.

Track and trace results in your LMS

Of course we are also able to report results to your LMS. Just use the publish option ‘To your LMS’ and upload the course in your LMS. That is all. The results will be reported automatically. If you do not disable result trackling in your setting the results will be stored in your LMS and in Easygenerator or your custom LRS at the same time.

 

Any questions left? Please checkout the help page or contact us via support@easygenerator.com


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Introducing: The New Course Editor

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Creating the structure of your eLearning courses or assessments is at the heart of what engages your learners. Without the right effective structure and engagement, turning the course content into learning outcomes (goals that describe how each student will be different based on their learning experience) is much harder.

So the last few months we have been working very hard on building the new course editor for easygenerator.

Today we’re happy to officially introduce the all-new easygenerator drag and drop course editor! The new editor creates a completely new user experience and changes how a user structures their courses.

Easygenerator New Editor

Drag and Drop Creation and Inline Editing

  • The big picture of a course on one page: sections and their content and questions are on one list.
  • Fully drag and drop based: create and re-arrange the course structure by dragging and dropping items.
  • Moving content and questions from one section to another has never been so easy.
  • Smart overview of all available question types

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New Easygenerator Editor

Getting started with the new editor

To see the new editor, open the easygenerator app – live.easygenerator.com. Once there, you will see an option to try the new course editor on the wide green bar on the top of the screen.

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For now, you will be able to switch back-and-forth between the current editing experience and the brand new course editor.

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Within the new course editor, you’ll likely notice a few things. First off, you can create and re-arrange sections and their content and questions directly on the page. Moving content and questions from one section to another has never been so easy.

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Second, now it’s possible to edit section titles inline, directly on the page.

Last but not least, it’s really awesome. Okay, I made that last one up, but this new drag and drop experience streamlines how you create your eLearning courses to help make them easier, faster and have more control on the structure.

Thank you!

We LOVE feedback! Hearing from you helps to shape easygenerator in the right direction. Learning what you like and dislike, want to see more of, what inspires you and what’s important when you create eLearning courses all help us as we design for YOU.

If you’ve got feedback about the latest course editor, we’d be grateful if you’d take a moment to share it with us on our support form.

Update: we continue with improvements…

Based on the feedback that we have received from our enthusiastic users, it’s been already decided to make several improvements within the next few weeks to the new editor in order to make it even better. The most missed and the most requested addition to the new editor is the navigation bar that was not added to the question and content pages. I’m glad to announce that this addition will be added soon.


scenarios

BranchTrack scenarios in Easygenerator

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We have added the option to create Scenario’s in easygenerator. the reason is Simple, we  have two main goals:

  1. Making it easy for you to create eLearning
  2. Helping you to make more effective eLearning

One of the things that will help to create effective eLearning is if you can build in as many connections to the real world as you can. One of the best ways to do it is to create a real world scenario in a setting that the learner can recognize.

Branchtrack

We decided not to build our own solution but to integrate the best and most intuitive existing scenario builder: BranchTrack. It is a real cool tool. I have created this scenario in 10 minutes.

 

How does it work?

When you have an Easygenerator Academy Plan, Branchtrack will be available for you by default. It is fully integrated as an extra Easygenerator question type without any extra costs. Just click it to start. You also do not have to do anything extra to integrate it in your course, it is done automatically.

Are there limitations?

Within your Academy Plan you can create as much scenario’s as you want, but you can only use three of them at the same time in a course. We call this active scenario’s. The free limit is three active scenarios. If you need more you can upgrade in our web shop. You can upgrade to 10 active scenario’s. Need even more than that or need more space for video or audio in your scenario? That is possible, you can also upgrade to a full BranchTrack account.

We also made a short video that shows you how to create a scenario question in easygenerator.


e-Learning Software

An eLearning authoring tool to share courses and see the learners results?

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Yes, that is possible in Easygenerator, just an extra servers to our authors. And we will not charge extra for it.

You can publish  a course with one click of a button to one of our servers. You get a link or an embed code to share your course with the learners. No set up, nothing complex.

Result tracking is also easy, here is a video on how that works.

So, a short recap:

  1. Once you’ve built a course, you can report learners’ results directly to Easygenerator .
  2. On the Configure tab of the course editor you can enable or disable results tracking. By default the result tracking is enabled. Results tracking start only in case you’ve publish a course.
  3. When learners start the course they are asked to enter their name and e-mail.  If learners choose the option “Start and report my results”, then their progress will be tracked.
  4. Once your learners have completed a course, they have to click on “Save and exit” button in the top right corner and choose “I am done, report my progress”.
  5. Subsequently, learners’ results are sent to Easygenerator, and you can see them directly on the Results tab in the course editor.
  6. There you can also find the total score of the course for each user and progress per learning objective and question.
  7. Besides, if necessary you can download the results to your PC.

Take note that:

  • Results tracking is not available if the Reader course template is used. This template is not aimed at testing learners’ knowledge.
  • Easygenerator users that have a free account can see only last ten learners’ results.
  • Those users that have a paid account can see all learners’ results and can also download results as a CSV file.

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How to use PowerPoint, Word or PDF files in Easygenerator

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In Easygenerator it is possible to upload your PowerPoint as a starting point for your course, but it is also possible to embed any kind of other document; PowerPoints, Word, Excel, PDF. It is (not yet) possible to upload your document directly in Easygenerator (we are working on that). But here is a simple way that will give you the same result.

  1. Upload your document to a webservice like Google docs or Slideshare. Both services are free.
  2. Get an embed code for your document
  3. Paste that code into Easygenerator (use the video embed field for now)

And that is it. To make sure you also get all the details we created a short Easygenerator course on this topic. It contains info on how to upload your PowerPoint into Easygenerator and how to use Google Docs and Slideshare in order to get your documents into Easygenerator.


 


we are hiring

We are hiring: Easygenerator is looking for all-round junior sales representative

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Easygenerator is eLearning software with a very specific focus on people who do not have an eLearning background. Easygenerator is used and sold globally. Do you have strong communication skills and a sales education or background? Do you want sell Easygenerator to larger organizations all around the world? We want to strengthen our Sales team with a new member who will strengthen our (online) sales process.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive Easygenerator’s revenue growth through outreach emails & phone calls with a focus on setting appointments for the inside sales team
  • Research prospect contact information and best ways to develop a relationship
  • Cultivate and qualify new leads (enterprises, universities, and learning technology companies) that turn into quality appointments
  • Cold call, prospect and pipeline building with opportunity identification
  • Educate prospects on Easygenerator’s eLearning authoring solutions
  • Work closely with Sales Managers & Marketing on various projects that are supporting the entire sales team

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English, preferably a native English speaker. Knowledge of Dutch is a nice to have
  • Knowledge of eLearning (market) is an advantage, but not mandatory
  • Graduate of a four year college with great background
  • At least 6 months relevant sales experience
  • Computer literacy; proficient in MS Office Applications, Excel, Google Apps, Intercom, Pipedrive, Mixpanel
  • Intelligence with very strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in selling technology / software is a big asset

Ideal Personal Attributes:

  • Thoughtful and creatively persistent
  • Strong organizational and writing skills
  • A grind it out, self-starter personality
  • Performance driven
  • Interest in getting into technology sales
  • Passion for online technology and a startup environment
  • Great teammate with a collaborative style

 Easygenerator

Easygenerator provides cloud-based e-Learning authoring software. It enables people with no eLearning background to create effective eLearning. Subject matter experts, trainers and teachers, to create engaging courses and assessments with the highest learning impact, using a rapid development process. Easygenerator is affordable, easy to use, and adaptable to future learning needs. Easygenerator is used and appreciated in corporations, not-for-profits, government agencies, and educational institutions by over 14.000 users in more than 160 countries, Easygenerator is becoming the eLearning authoring tool to choose. Easygenerator’s headquarter is located in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The Easygenerator team in the Netherlands is small (just 5 people, you will be number 6). We develop our software in Ukraine (15 people) and have customers in over 30 countries. We work 3 days a week in our office in Utrecht and two days from home. This means you need to be able to work independently a lot.

Our offer

We offer you a very flexible and dynamic working environment. You will work closely together with the CEO (Kasper Spiro), the marketing manager (Ron van Valkengoed) and the online marketing manager (Rolf Mulder). Our goal is to provide eLearning authoring all over the world so you will work in a very internationally oriented environment. Career opportunities depend on personal development and the growth of Easygenerator, growth into a more senior sales function is the logical development path for this role. Easygenerator is a great place to start your career and learn and grow.

Interested? Are you the candidate that we are looking for? Please apply immediately!

Please send your resume and motivation to K.Spiro@Easygenerator.com. Please call us if you have any questions via +31 (0) 10 243 6000.

Contact details

Name Kasper Spiro
Position CEO
Email K.Spiro@Easygenerator.com
Phone number +31 (0) 10 243 6000
Website www.easygenerator.com


Details

Full time / part time Fulltime, 40 hours
Employment  A year contract, followed by a permanent contract.
Career level (junior, medior, senior) Junior
Education Higher Vocational
Location Utrecht, The Netherlands

 


How to

How to reuse content in Easygenerator

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When you have created content, you might want to reuse it. You have for example, created a course with content pages and questions, and now you want to create a quiz with the same questions. This post will tell you how to achieve that.

Duplicate or reuse?

In Easygenerator you can duplicate a course in the course list:

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And you can move/copy or duplicate a question:

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The disadvantage is that you will get a copy of the course and of the question. There are now two versions and you have to manage and maintain both of them.

Reuse of learning objectives

The real reuse power of Easygenerator is hidden a bit in the learning objectives (or sections which is the same). They are stored separately and it is easy to reuse them. Let’s assume you have a course with three sections/objective. Each section/objective has content pages and questions like in the image below. I want to create an assessment with the questions from this course.

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Here are your steps:

1. Create a new course. Choose the type assessment.

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2. Type a title for your assessment.
3. Choose “connect existing” in order to reuse your existing objectives/sections
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4. Search your objectives in the left column and drag them to the right column. Click “confirm”.
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5. Publish your Assessment in the tab Publish

That’s it.

There are two main advantages to the reuse option:

  1. You don’t duplicate your content, which means if you change something either in the original course or in the new assessment, the change will apply to both of them. Less maintenance!
  2. When you create a new assessment like in the example and publish it, it will get a new publication link. This means that you can publish your course and your assessment next to each other.

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Learning path in easygenerator: beta testers wanted!

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At easygenerator we it is our goal to help our authors to create more effective eLearning. That is the reason we have implemented learning objectives as part of the flow of the course creation, it is also the reason we have the learning objective maker, based on Blooms taxonomy. And now we have added Learning paths, the way to better retention, byte-sized mobile learning and adaptive learning; in short to better and more effective eLearning. It is just the first implementation, but we will build on this in the next few months. In order to make it spot on we are looking for people who want to beta test this and give us feed back.

Learning path beta 1During the period of the beta test we will give you free access to easygenerator. Interested? Contact us at info@easygenerator.com if you want beta test our application.

 

If you want to know more on the what, why, how and when of learning paths, please read the full post at the blog of Kasper Spiro

 


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New! Weekly meet the experts Q&A session on easygenerator by KasperSpiro

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By frequent request we are starting again with weekly Question and Answer sessions on Easygenerator hosted by easygenerator’s CEO Kasper Spiro. The sessions will be held on each Thursday at 11 AM EDT (New York time), 5 PM CET (Amsterdam time). These sessions are free of charge and anyone can join.

Q&A

Set up of the Q&A Session

During the session Kasper will discuss questions of the participants and will show the solution to those questions in Easygenerator.  The Q&A session has three goals:

  1. Showing you how you can solve certain issues in Easygenerator
  2. Find missing functionality. If there are questions where Easygenerator does not have a solution for yet, we will discuss the requirements. If they are on the road map we will inform you on when these features will be in the product. If they are not on our road map we will consider adding them to the road map.
  3. If there is time left Kasper will also answer general questions on e-Learning

How to participate

We assume that you have some knowledge of Easygenerator, either as a customer or as a trial user. If you do not have any experience we advice you to watch our video demo before joining the Q&A session. If you want to join:

1. Send an email to support@easygenerator.com

  • Please mention the date that you want to join the conversation.
  • We really appreciate it if you could also add the questions/topics that you would like to discuss.

2. Join the meeting

You will receive an invitation for the meeting. In the details you will find a link. Click the link a few minutes before the start of the session and that is it. You need:

  1. Internet connection via your computer or tablet in order to join
  2. A headset or microphone/speakers
  3. If you don’t have a headset you can dial in via one of the phone numbers that are also in the invitation details.

If you have any questions feel free to ask us. Mail us at support@easygenerator.com.

Login from this page

You can also login directly from this page just click here  to join the session.

Need to dial in for audio? Call one of the numbers below. You will be asked for an access code (976-706-957)

United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
Australia: +61 2 8355 1020
Austria: +43 (0) 7 2088 1047
Belgium: +32 (0) 28 08 4368
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9353
Denmark: +45 (0) 69 91 89 28
Finland: +358 (0) 942 59 7850
France: +33 (0) 170 950 594
Germany: +49 (0) 692 5736 7317
Ireland: +353 (0) 19 030 010
Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01
Netherlands: +31 (0) 208 080 219
New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302
Norway: +47 75 80 32 07
Spain: +34 911 82 9906
Sweden: +46 (0) 852 500 186
Switzerland: +41 (0) 435 0167 13
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 330 221 0088


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How to create a hotspot in Easygenerator

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At easygenerator we add features and improvements every week. This week I want to draw your attention to a cool new feature: The HotSpot

What is a hotspot?

A hotspot is basically a hyperlink on an image. A hotspot can link to a text with explanation, another image, a web page or a document. In our first implementation we only have a text option.

Why should I want to use a hotspot?

With the text hotspot that we implemented you can add text or explanations to an image. The advantage is that the user will only see the image, and will get the extra info in the context (if he or she hovers over the hotspot with the mouse).

How do I add a hotspot in easygenerator?

I will show you in a few simple steps. I also recorded a video showing the process in which I added some nice easygenerator tips as a bonus!

You can add hotspots to all content and question items in easygenerator. If you want to add content in a topic or question just click button:

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After that you will see two buttons. Press ‘Add hotspot on an image’.

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A dialog will be show where you can select the image to place the hotspots on:

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Drag the hotspot, fill in the text you want to appear and press save.

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The learner will see this hotspot on hover over:

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To see this in action check out the video, including some extra tips.