Saturday, 25 February 2017

KS Wishlist update

We receive a regular flow of new feature ideas from our customers in different parts of the world. The best ideas find their way onto the KS software update wishlist and then, in turn, into the live site.

Here is what we've been up to in recent months...

Update survey Invite > History page with new options for managing invites.

Add a new method to quickly import user list directly onto the invites page (for both tests and surveys).  Add new option to revert to default invite text.

You'll find a formatted csv template in the help notes box on the right hand side of the page.

Add more options for managing survey results data.

Tidy up logic on invite re-send tool, where expiry dates have been amended.

Tidy up csv export for dynamic groups in results page.

Tidy up logic to prevent creation of blank groups in users and results pages.

Change presentation of results graphs. Split into two sections: 'Performance' and 'Comparisons'. Add new section to display charts for exam results.

Change results csv export to include exam results, as well as assessment results.

Include option to retrospectively apply exam grade to legacy test results. Swap gap analysis report into exam certificate on user page. Move result from My Assessments to My Exams.

Allow admins to send a link to an exam certificate and/or a gap-analysis report to users who have completed an exam.

Allow admins to choose default landing account when logging in.

Add number of results to Results > Data page.  Add user count to footer of training requirements chart.

Coming soon..

Here's a brief summary of what we're working on in the next 6-12 months..

Test UI refresh - new mobile responsive design for the KS test-taking interface
Test report refresh - new design for KS test report
New charting options for the KS Query Tool
Use of CDN for managing test files and downloads
New KS support tool
Tidy up system mails logic (for invite, reminders and results mails)
Bulk upload of questions in library > draft questions area
Option to set an expiry date on the main survey invites page
Reminder mails option for survey invites 
Add dynamic groups to survey invite > history
If a group is created in Users (static or dynamic), include option to display it in Results automatically.
Auto reports - Email summary report of KS account activity for admins
Searchable skills matrix
Reporting and charting templates


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Case Study - Skills Assessment at David Morley Architects

David Morley Architects has partnered with KnowledgeSmart and Evolve Consultancy to identify gaps in its team’s CAD and BIM expertise and provide the targeted training needed to raise benchmarks across the firm.

Click here for a detailed case study, recently published in AEC Magazine, about the benefits of an enlightened, forward-thinking, process-driven, tech-savvy, BIM-capable business.

This case study looks in detail at skills assessment, benchmarking, technology, data, metrics, relevant consultancy and focused training.  An excellent example of good practice in the AEC industry.


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

New Test Title - Solibri Fundamentals

KnowledgeSmart's extensive skills assessment library helps AEC businesses capture evidence of individual and corporate skills capability, across a wide variety of essential technical software titles.

This includes popular software products from major vendors, including Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Graphisoft and Adobe.

One of the most popular requests in recent months has been to create a question set for Solibri Model Checker.

This assessment looks at knowledge of using Solibri in a BIM workflow for model validation, review and interference resolution. The assessment requires Solibri v9.7.

Modules covered include:

Solibri-User Interface
Solibri-Model Review
Solibri-Data Interrogation
Solibri-Model Checking
Solibri-Model Comparison

This set of questions has been written by our friends at Evolve Consultancy.