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Instant Notifications Now Available in OneLearn

By Corey Hynes

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]This past weekend we added support for an instant notifications engine in both OneLearn Training Management and OneLearn Lab on Demand. This is a subtle change, but has significant impact, especially for virtual instructors.

When a notification is sent, a toast notification appears in the lab client, and a new “messages” icon lights up. You can access current and past notifications from that icon. Notifications are virtually instantaneous and can contain more than just text, they can contain clickable actions.

Here’s a few of the many things you can do:

  1. As an instructor, select the students that are doing a particular lab and send them a helpful tip.
  2. As an instructor, type a complex command and send it to each student, such that they can click on the command and have it typed in their lab console. Let’s say there is a typo in a lab instruction PowerShell command or a password. You can type the command correctly and send them “clickable text” which automatically puts the correct command in the lab VM.
  3. As a support technician, you can identify all customers working on a lab from a particular location or connected to a particular datacenter or even host server, and notify them of a planned maintenance activity.
  4. As a security technician, you can send a message to a user performing a malicious action and request they stop.

Additionally, the messaging function available via our API, opens up additional scenarios for automation.

Notifications are scoped to whichever lab instances you have currently in your search results.

Notification history is maintained in lab instance details.

We think this is a hugely beneficial tool for instructors and gives them a real time way to communicate with students by passing valuable information, removing roadblocks to learning and providing a richer, more interactive experience.[/vc_column_text][icon_counter flip_type=”vertical_flip_bottom” border_size=”2″ border_color=”#000000″ icon=”Defaults-envelope-o” icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#d83c18″ icon_style=”circle” text_color=”#ffffff” bg_color=”#2d58a8″ block_title_front=”You have a Notification…” block_desc_front=”We are committed to leading the Industry with the richest and most relevant features!” block_title_back=”…the OneLearn Platform is for you!” block_desc_back=”Click on the ‘Give It A Try’ button now to schedule a personal demonstration or to take a sample lab for an on-demand spin.” custom_link=”1″ button_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.learnondemandsystems.com%2Ftryit%2F|||” button_text=”GIVE IT A TRY!” button_bg=”#d83c18″ button_txt=”#ffffff” title_font_size=”desktop:30px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”][/vc_column][/vc_row]