Jun 06, 2015

Epignosis releases flagship LMS eFront 4.2.0 update

Leading eLearning solutions provider Epignosis released the latest update release of their LMS platform eFront.

eFront 4.0, which began life last year as a rewritten from scratch successor to eFront 3.0 based on modern standards and a flexible future-proof architecture, is Epignosis flagship LMS product, in addition with its Cloud-based TalentLMS offering.

The new release, eFront 4.2.0, introduces a number of significant new features, including revamped support for Instructor Led Training and integration with the OpenSesame marketplace for eLearning content.

The release also places special emphasis on security, with several new security options and an automated update mechanism to keep user deployments up to date.

Specifically, eFront introduces:

Revamped ILT: new features and updated handling of physical world training and webinars, with automated waitlist management, resource sharing prevention, and iCal invitations. BBB and Webex integration also enables one-click setup of webinars.

OpenSesame Integration: eFront integrates with the OpenSesame service, a huge marketplace of SCORM ­compatible content that users can purchase and add to their eLearning offerings.

One-click upgrades: from eFront 4.2.0 onwards users can update to the latest version by just clicking the “upgrade” button from within the management interface.

Sync from file: eFront 4.2.0 can periodically check for CSV files in specific folders and import their contents, as a quick and easy way to integrate external data.

New calendar: eFront 4.2.0 introduces a new and more powerful calendar widget, featuring drag-and-­drop handling of events and one-click export of its data in iCal format.

New question types: eFront 4.2.0 also introduces the HotSpot and Matrix question types.

Security: The new release adds a Security tab in the Settings page that makes configuring the various security options easier. New security features include password expirations, password reuse prevention, automatic account lockup after unsuccessful login attempts, and more.

File Library: A simple to use file library is now available in all lessons.

As usual, eFront 4.2.0, which is available immediately, also includes a host of smaller features, bugfixes, and enhancements.

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