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posted by | Comments Off on First end to end test, myenergytraining.com

“overall this is working great and I’m impressed with where we are at this point” – Greg S.

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posted by | Comments Off on WooCommerce 3.0 Now Supported By Bright

WooCommerce 3.0 is here!

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And not to be left behind, support for WooCommerce 3.0 in Bright is also here!

Need to sell or integrate SCORMCloud based SCORM, xAPI, or AICC content with WordPress and the latest [3.0] version of WooCommerce? Bright fits the bill with

* advanced license key management
* purchaser reports
* support for variable products, multi-course bundles, and more!

Get in touch and begin monetizing your courseware today.

posted by | Comments Off on Saving the day….. all in a days work

All in a days work. Can’t wait to taste this cake ….

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posted by | Comments Off on No Administrator, and No Owner

Discussing Bright with an active customer that runs thousands of people through their system a month:

The marketing for Bright should definitely include that fact the system does not require an administrator or an owner. I think that’s really unique. It’s very user-centric, not administrator-centric.

– T Dale, Penman Communications

Our philosophy is that the “LMS” piece should be completely invisible to the user, except at specific points as defined in the user requirements. So if you want to show a user’s progress somewhere, then “say that” by embedding a shortcode that shows progress in that spot.

Really the only visible parts of the “LMS” are the places in the tool where it says “Launch” [unless you want it say something else].

In this way, we can call Bright a “declarative LMS” that runs on autopilot.

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posted by | Comments Off on Health Checking in Bright

Overview

Pages that include bright.js can launch courses without contacting the web server that served them. They do this by connecting directly to Bright.

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This creates one issue on the browser side, which is that it doesn’t need to be able to connect to Bright to receive the page, but a networking issue between Bright and the page won’t manifest itself until a **user launches a course**.

The net effect of this was users could get a ‘The Bright Server did not respond’ error on course launch, and the vast majority of times, this issue was local the user’s browser our network. They can connect to their web server, but not to Bright.

New in Bright: Browser Health Checking

To make it easier to resolve these issues, new in Bright is Browser Health Checking. When the page loads, the browser will check it’s connectivity to the Bright Server.

Here’s a normal launch button:

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In the case that connectivity cannot be established, the course buttons will ‘grey out’:

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If the user mouses over the button, they will receive the following tooltip:

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Now if the browser, re-establishes connectivity, the launch button(s) will automatically re-enable themselves. Neat!

Read the full post here.

posted by | Comments Off on Modifying License Seats after Checkout

When we initially created the license key functionality in Bright, invitations received their # of seats available from the product quantity selected in the order checkout.

So what if you wanted to change this after the fact? Example, customer calls, and you want to give them 10 free seats as a giveaway. Problem was, there wasn’t an easy way to modify the # of seats available on the license. This was a pain point and we heard our customers, so we are happy to announce seats can be modified straight from the invitation console. It also means you can assemble a license invitation without the shopping cart! More on that later…..

Read more about it:

http://help.aura-software.com/managing-license…ed-admin-console/

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posted by | on | Comments Off on Designing For Change

Before we began working on Bright, a nifty little adaptable training delivery platform [and frequently used as an LMS], I did a stint as an LMS selection consultant.

Luckily I didn’t know enough to balk when the customer added this:

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And that’s what we did.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – Frost

I love this part

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posted by | Comments Off on Adding Reporting Users on Invitations Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

As is shown in the documentation of the Bright Invitation Report Template, adding a reporting user for an invitation is as easy as creating a “reporting_users” custom field for the invitation, and adding a list of email addresses.

One issue, though. For some complex invitations, the Embeddable Admin Console gave you a rather unpleasant JSON document to edit:

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We are happy to report that via the power of “Patented Tyler magicks” as our engineer described this, complex context documents on Invitations now render as:

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Ahhh …. much better.

More feedback

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2016
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posted by | Comments Off on More feedback

Direct feedback from our most recent Bright implementation:

When you responded to our RFP, we didn’t understand all the terminology in the response so we hired a consultant to help us pick our vendor.

Her feedback was that your existing customers loved using your service, and that drove our decision.

Tools are nice, but driving for customer satisfaction is what drives us. What does that mean? It changes every day, actually.

We can’t always anticipate the problems and challenges that an individual project or implementation will face. It could be technology, or it could be organizational. But we do know that to serve our customers, we need to produce software that adapts to the problem at hand, and we need a services model that adapts to the customer organization. That’s the Bright Manifesto for Great Customer Satisfaction in a nutshell.