In this release, we’ve added several new features that enhance the learning experience – formal or informal – for both learners and instructors.
Introducing Jam Learning Communities
In November, we launched integrated search capabilities between SuccessFactors Learning and Jam. Now, we’ve deepened the integration with Jam Learning Communities, where instructors can build an online Jam community for each of their formal courses with just a few clicks. Learners can go between formal and informal to get the most out of a course and learn continuously.
Blending instructor-led programs with online communities will improve learner engagement and training effectiveness. Jam Learning Communities can be used as part of the curriculum where instructors and learners can:
- Participate in weekly discussions
- Upload pre-work and post-work
- Share relevant news articles and blogs
- Post agendas
- Ask questions
- Stay connected with alumni for continued learning long after the course has ended
SuccessFactors Learning Admins can create Jam Learning Communities directly within Learning, or choose to associate an existing Jam group to a new learning item.
Invites are automatic, and can be configured to be sent when the item is assigned, a learner enrolls/registers for a learning item, or when a user completes the learning items.
New! Copy Group Content
We’ve made it easy to replicate content for courses that are often repeated or projects that use the same materials with Copy Group. You can set up a template group with videos, documents, folders, links, and other content including the About page. With a single click, copy the group and then invite new members. This significantly reduces the time it previously took to setup similar groups, and allows you to leverage best practices from other groups.
Ever wonder who views your content? Now, not only can you see how many users viewed content, you can also see who viewed it. Similar to “Likes”, content owners or admins can see who viewed content and the latest version viewed by clicking on the Views link. A full report is also available for download. Additionally, when you direct message users on a document, videos, wiki, etc. you will be able to check if they have viewed the content and which version they last viewed by clicking on the @members link.
Other Notable Changes
- The user interface for Auto Groups has been enhanced with a select list that lets you choose fields more easily and review the membership rule as you build it. If you add a field by mistake, easily correct it by clicking the X. (Available in FireFox, Chrome, and IE8+).
- Trash your groups by accident no more! We’ve added a confirmation step so you can back out if needed.
- Email Defaults have been updated to send less email overall. You can still customize your email settings through Account > Email Settings.