Valamis LXP 4.4 Release Notes

We’re proud to announce the new Valamis LXP 4.4 version. 

Here are the changes included in this release.

Forms as goals for Learning Paths

Forms created in Liferay can be added as a goal in Learning Paths.

Once the user fills out the form, the learning goal is marked as completed.

Note: The Form should have Add Record and View permissions for learner users

Users can also complete the form right from the Learning Path goal list via a link. 

An LRS Statement will be sent when the form is submitted.

Rate lessons on the spot

While viewing lessons, users can now rate them immediately using the rating stars in the top-right corner, instead of doing so in the lesson list.

 

Recommend top rated content and share recommendations

A new mode for content recommendation ribbons has been added: Top Rated. It will display the lessons with the highest user rating. 

Users can also now share recommended content with each other via Messages or links, just like they could in other places in Valamis LXP. 

It's also possible now to consider user language in recommendations by enabling the corresponding option in Preferences. 

This will show the content in user language, if that localization is available for that content. Learning paths are not yet supported.

Training events improvements

The ICS file support for Outlook has been improved. RFC 5545 and RFC 2445 specifications were used for this.

An ICS file related to Training events can be used in Outlook (desktop version is recommended). You can also now reply to RSVP of the imported Training event in Outlook. 

Additionally, when the event details are changed, such as location, users will get a notification with an updated ICS file, which can then be imported to you calendar to update the details. 

Note, that SendGrid integration needs to be configured for this to work properly.

Course manager improvements

  • In the Course manager Actions menu, you can now go immediately to either Private or Public pages of a course.

  • Preset categories filter allows you to predefine categories to newly created courses. Course creator will be able to add new categories in addtion to predefined ones.

Other improvements

  • A Default scope filter has been added to the Lesson Manager Preferences.
  • Bug fixes and performance optimizations.