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New Release of CourseMill LMS Adds Multiple Tweaks
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A company with a learning management system (LMS) primarily used for professional development — but also in standard higher education classes — has updated the software to improve reporting and management. Version 6.8.2 of CourseMill from Lectora delivers a number of new enhancements:
- Single sign-on through support of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML);
- Use of an "exempt student" status in the gradebook module;
- Re-enrollment notice — when the system re-enrolls a student, the action is noted in the gradebook module and appears in the student's transcript;
- Denial notification that sends students who have been denied enrollment a message;
- Automatic addition of an e-commerce shopping cart image when that type of implementation is being used; and
- Easier access through the LMS to functionality in other Lectora programs, including Talent Management and Mobile.
CourseMill provides standard LMS features, such as discussion forums, real-time chat, the ability to host videos, audio, and documents. It also includes:
- Mobile support, giving students access to LMS features from their smartphones;
- Blended learning support, automatically placing course information about faculty-led instruction directly into students' calendars;
- Multi-language versions, including English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian, and Mandarin;
- The ability for students to self-register and unregister; and
- Multiple instructor support for a single course.
The software is available as an on-premise program or as a cloud-based application. It has been used by instructors at Michigan Virtual University and Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.