If you’re reading this you’re either evaluating eFront (or eFrontPro, our revamped, flagship product) or you have already joined the ranks of those who use it and love it. In either case, it might be interesting to take a look under the hood, and see what makes its engine tick: the technologies, APIs, programming libraries and tools we used in creating it.
Don’t worry, you won’t need a degree in programming to understand this post. We’ll just give you a high level description of what powers eFront, the software analogous of opening the hood of a Ferrari to take a peak at its engine; you don’t need to be mechanic to appreciate that. And in case you do have a degree in programming (or can hire someone who does) our software let’s you modify, enhance and alter whatever part of it you want to build the hot-rod of your dreams.
Let’s begin at the beginning.
My, how time flies. It feels like yesterday when we announced eFrontPro, the newer member of our highly successful eFront product family, designed from scratch to take advantage of the newest web technologies while maintaining the ease-of-use and flexibility that eFront is famous for (only, even more so).
eFrontPro was a major release that took some years in the making, and we would be justified to pat ourselves on the back and rest on our laurels for a while.
Instead, we worked even harder in bringing you the first update to eFrontPro, with several new features, goodies and bug fixes.
So what’s new in this update?
A lot. So much in fact, that it’s more than a point update, and almost feels like a whole 2.0 release.
When we wrote that eFrontPro will serve as a stable, modern, basis for the platform’s future, allowing us even faster development cycles we weren’t kidding.
Let’s have a rundown of the major new changes, and what they mean to eFrontPro users:
Evaluating the success of your students and courses is something between a science and an art.
The art part is the kind of inexact heuristic that comes from experience, and you’ll get it after you deal with your first batches of learners.
The science part is, of course, all about measuring. And for that eFrontPro has you covered.
With eFrontPro, the new, revamped, version of our popular eFront LMS platform we made a (sure) bet into the feature of e-learning, incorporating the latest web technologies, adding several long requested features and streamlining our codebase to serve as the foundation of our future work.
While doing that we strived to keep everything that made eFront so popular and intuitive.
In this post we’ll have a look in the features eFrontPro offers for organizing your courses. Some of them will be familiar from eFront, others are new, and some have minor or major changes in their implementation.
But they were all designed to work together to make your life easier, based on our research into how you use our products.
So, let’s have a look.
The quick version of this post: Visit http://betapro.efrontlearning.com to try the newest eFront.
eFront, our industry leading e-learning solution has always been a great professional tool, catering to the needs and requirements of medium size enterprises and organizations. And today we have some important news about it to share!
As an e-learning course designer or as the person responsible for the LMS in your organization, the hardest part of your job is content creation. It’s a repetitive and time-consuming task that requires a deep understanding of the subject matter combined with continuous assessment of the needs of your students.
Web-based applications are a wonderful thing: They give you the ability to access your information anywhere, anytime, using any internet-enabled device. Take for example a web-based LMS, like eFront: You can access your learning content from work using your laptop, from your smartphone using a mobile network or from your tablet using your home’s wifi.
But there’s a catch: You need to have an active internet connection to actually use the application. No internet availability where you are? What a pitty, all this information you needed right now is unavailable.
The user interface (UI) of eFrontPro is based on Bootstrap-3. This means that, by default, eFrontPro has a fluid interface and unified UI and animation elements. But this is only the tip of iceberg as eFrontPro comes with a vast number of additional interface improvements that you will find handy. Let’s find out what’s new and noteworthy in this post.
An LMS platform is an essential tool for the modern enterprise and organization. But, with all the available options and vendors, finding one with the right balance of features to cover all your educational and business needs can be quite daunting. Fortunately, there’s some help coming your way. Software Advice, the Texas based software experts offering detailed reviews, comparisons and advice to software buyers have just released their latest annual report for the LMS market.
Efront has been around for quite some time (almost 12 years, actually!). During this time, we’ve witnessed the rise (and, occasionally, fall) of many great technologies, libraries and trends, several of which we had embraced ourselves. Time has come for some change though.