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Support in Portuguese
SHIFT is now available in Portuguese as well as in English and Spanish.
This new improvement will help you develop your courses in Portuguese quicker and easier.
Select the language you want to use by clicking on the drop down menu called Interface’s Language in SHIFT’s main screen.
Doing so will change the course’s parameters, buttons, navbars and other elements to Portuguese.
Knowing the details of the courses created in your server will now be easier with SHIFT’s new reports.
To see your course’s details go to the Admin View (Only available for users with an Administrator profile) and click on either one of the reports available.
Current Courses (General)
Shows a list of all the courses created inside the server, their Code, Name, Screen Count, Creation Date and Weight.
Current Course (Detail)
Presents a detailed description of the courses, as well as their Code, Name, Screen Count and the date of the User’s Last Login.
The Built Courses report allows you to see courses that were built during a specific time period. You will see the courses that were built, their corresponding amount of screens and if they’re marked “For Reviewing” or not.
The report that shows if a course is marked “For Reviewing” or not is important when the user is being charged by published screen because it allows you to have a record of all the screens that were built.
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The latest updates to SH!FT have been released and recorded for you to view on demand.
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SH!FT RELEASE UPDATES
New Bullet Screens
Use the two new bullet screens located in the Informative category.
This screens are useful when adding shorter text that needs bullets such as, objectives, ideas, classifications, characteristics, etc.
These screens have 5 text boxes. We advise you to use a minimum of 3 so that it can work properly. Each box accepts up to 40 words.
Click here to see an example of these new interfaces.
Recording Alert in the Scenario Builder
Record your audio inside the Scenario Builder in a more precise way, thanks to the recording alert inside the screen which will pop up when you begin the recording process.
This will prevent characters from moving their mouths and lips before the audio starts or finishes.
The TTS Engine will now be activated only by a user with an administrator profile.
Next to the Enable TTS field you will see a message which will indicate that this functionality has additional charges.
Shift took top honours at DemoFest in the Onboarding / Employee Orientation category. Rick Beaudry, CEO of Mindmuze, demonstrated the winning technology again during the “DemoFest Highlights Webinar”
See Shift and the rest of the DemoFest 2010 Winners in The DemoFest Highlights recorded webinar below.
Nov 29, 2010, Toronto: SH!FT, a rapid eLearning authoring tool, won top award at DemoFest in the Onboarding / Employee Orientation category. Rick Beaudry, CEO of Mindmuze and Randolf Kissling, CEO of Aura Interactiva, demonstrated the winning technology to conference attendees during the two hour event.
SH!FT’s entry in the OnBoarding / Employee Orientation category was entitled Green Your Office, a web-based guide narrated by celebrated environmentalist Dr. Suzuki. The fully interactive eLearning module helps organizations see the benefits of going green at work and learn how to influence behaviour within the organization.
Rick Beaudry, co-presenter said “It was exciting to demonstrate how environmental content was transformed into a highly engaging and entertaining learning module. Attendees walked away with a clear understanding of how fast, flexible and powerful the SH!FT authoring tool is.”
The 90 minute course was built in 30 development hours in SH!FT. It is packed with a wealth of content and tools, as well as an avatar of Dr. Suzuki to help users navigate through the program.
“We are very pleased with this recognition by the eLearning Guild members,” said Randolf Kissling, co –presenter at the DemoFest event. “But we’re most pleased of leveraging David Suzuki’s vast knowledge pool through SH!FT to reach thousands of users and really make a positive change.”
About the David Suzuki Foundation
The David Suzuki Foundation works with government, business and individuals to conserve our environment by providing science-based education, advocacy and policy work, and acting as a catalyst for the social change that today’s situation demands. Learn more about them at their website. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/
SH!FT is an award winning authoring tool that is all about automating repetitive, non-value-adding steps involved in the development of eLearning. SH!FT is a complete eLearning factory in a box. It has the necessary elements to empower an instructional designer to create rich, interactive courses all by himself, with zero technical knowledge. By using SH!FT, the instructional designer has access to all the necessary elements to create an effective and great looking course. Automated smart interface interactions, games, simulations, media recording, scenario builders, everything at the tip of their fingers, all available in one integrated package. At the same time, it’s not unusual to save 50% on development hours and speed to market. Maintenance and update savings are even greater.
SH!FT is also used by large eLearning organizations that need to get more done, faster and more efficiently. SH!FT allows for specialization of labor, collaboration, review, update and content reutilization that will make large eLearning development teams dramatically more effective and more productive.
About DevLearn 2010
DevLearn 2010 Conference & Expo is, by far, North America’s leading e-Learning event. This event caters to seasoned eLearning professionals who are out on the leading edge of the emerging technologies. Attracting between 1,600 and 1,800 participants, it is a highly technical audience of senior managers and practitioners who gather each year to explore the latest and greatest technologies for learning.
Toronto, Canada – November 10, 2010 – Scenario based learning allows educators to engage students in the eLearning environment creating an enriched and ingrained learning experience.
Aura Interactiva and MindMuze announced the release of the Scenario Builder as part of their award-winning SH!FT eLearning authoring technology. Aura Interactiva, based in San Jose, Costa Rica and MindMuze, based in Toronto, Canada have partnered in the distribution of SH!FT in North America.
“We continue to listen to global educators and instructional design professionals, so that we can help deliver unprecedented efficiencies in eLearning authoring. The Scenario Builder is a whole new way of creating eLearning that boosts engagement and retention with animation, image and sound,” said Rick Beaudry, CEO, MindMuze. “Our goal is to provide corporations, governments and schools with the most efficient platform in the building of complex eLearning interactions,” Beaudry added.
Randolf Kissling, CEO, Aura Interactiva, commented, “With the Scenario Builder, trainers and educators with zero graphic design or programming skills can create complex learning scenarios that can be delivered to students in minutes.”
Traditionally, producing eLearning programs has been a time-consuming, expensive task that involves a team of instructional designers, graphic designers and developers. SH!FT has removed the need to be technical and transferred the power of creating rich eLearning content to the educator. Now, anyone is able create the ultimate eLearning environment.
SH!FT (www.shiftelearning.com) is more than an eLearning authoring tool, it is an eLearning ecosystem. SH!FT allows you to create eLearning courses collaboratively. Browser-based, SH!FT’s development team continues to work toward building optimum efficiency in the design and build of complex eLearning interactions for today’s learner.
In 2009, Aura Interactiva (www.aurainteractiva.com) formed a North American distribution partnership with MindMuze (www.mindmuze.com), one of the most innovative eLearning companies in the world. MindMuze used its own unique training processes to create the best of breed mentoring and training for SH!FT users. Together, Aura Interactiva and MindMuze are continuing to develop and improve SH!FT. Both feel that SH!FT is exactly what the market needs right now, and are thrilled to be a part of it.
Rick Beaudry, CEO
SH!FT Distibution North America