If you follow our launches you know that while we’re always iterating, once or twice a year we release something bigger that’s been baking behind the scenes. Today we’re excited to announce one of our favorite milestone products to date: Versal 3.0.
It’s all about collaboration and communication - two important and complementary elements in our ongoing quest to bring interactivity to eLearning. Whether you’re developing internal or customer training, creating an open culture of peer-driven learning, or using Versal in the classroom, Versal 3.0 is designed to empower anyone to share knowledge in new and creative ways and engage learners like never before.
Here’s a breakdown of the new features:
The course UI in Versal 3.0 is beautifully rebalanced to help authors develop more engaging content with our interactive gadgets. And when learners view the course, the new UI provides a more natural focal area to keep learners progressing smoothly.
Collaborative authoring has long been in the DNA of Versal and it gets a big makeover with real-time commenting. Now multiple people can work together simultaneously and communicate in the context of a lesson.
Gadgets are the building blocks of Versal’s course authoring platform, and today you’ll find several important new ones designed to bring your content to life:
Following the progress and successes of your learners is an important part of online learning, and advancing our Assessment features will continue to be a key focus for the remainder of 2017. Today we’re launching phase one: .CSV downloads of quiz results (only available for new quizzes completed today forward). Publisher can download all results or filter based on several criteria. The .CSV files offer easy portability of data into other systems.
In addition to our standard embed system, we’ve added a native option for embedding clean, no scrolling, no branding courses into your website, intranet or blog. Learn more about how it works (link to help center).
“Even today, great educational content is too often locked in PDFs and slide decks. Videos are effective, but hard to update and not interactive," said Gregor Freund, co-founder and CEO of Versal. “Our vision is to make course creation accessible and collaborative, and learning much more engaging. That’s a big focus of this release.”
Versal is a platform for daily learning. It’s our mission to help companies and educators create a vibrant culture of collaborative knowledge sharing. Visit us at versal.com, or connect with us up on Twitter or Facebook.