Volute updates – November

Enhanced mobile experience

We know people love the convenience of their smartphones, which is why we focus heavily on mobile use at the onset of our designs, not just an afterthought.  Users will now be greeted by a redesigned home (Hub), simpler navigation and better placement of text, icons and actions.

Find what you’re looking for with global search

Quickly locate any Workspace, Tool or Content with our new Global Search tool.  Simply search for name or keyword and select where you want to search within Volute.

Coordinate objectives and tasks with our new Tasks tool

The new task tool allows you to provide date driven objectives, tasks, schedules and more.  It features due dates, times and file attachments to keep everyone on task.

Help when it’s needed

Knowledge is power and our redesigned user tutorials provide quick access to overview usage and tool specific features, on-demand and built-in.

Stay in the know with improved notifications

We’ve made communication more effective by introducing badges into select tools.  We’ve also added bulk actions for simple management of large numbers of notifications.

Assign links within Announcements

You asked and we delivered.  The Announcement tool now has a new Link feature allowing you to add an external link to your announcements.

Itinerary with Google maps integration

We’ve improved the popular Itinerary Tool by adding Google Maps.

Add temporary users to Profiles

We’ve been asked about adding guest speakers, temporary coaches, and people participants will meet on location and other non-registered users to the Profiles Tool, and so, we did. You can now add a temporary profile to the tool which will not be counted as a paid user, but available for display and informational purposes.

 

 

Volute’s New OPM Model Helps Business Schools Capture More Corporate Market Share

By: Michael Croft

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Volute has primarily benefited its clients by serving as an authoring tool that allows learning designers to create visually-appealing, experiential programs. These programs are made of interactive, digital learning tools contributed to our ecosystem by a community of thought leaders. Tools assemble rapidly and foster design thinking.

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Navigating OPM (Online Program Management) with Volute’s Platform-less Approach

By: Victoria Antonelli

The online program management (OPM) movement is going through a transformation. OPM providers, such as 2U and Pearson, emerged about a decade ago to help schools develop and migrate programs online. A university will typically enter a 7 to 10-year all-inclusive contract with an OPM provider, and in exchange for service, OPM providers receive anywhere from 30 to 80 percent of each student’s tuition within the said program. (Lieberman, 2017) Although this is still the most common practice, fee-for-service options are becoming more attractive to universities.

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