Blogs

Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) Updates: May 2021

Learn on Demand Systems is proud to be Microsoft’s largest Authorized Lab Hoster and has a few updates to share with you this month:

Cloud Slice Launch Limit Increased! 

We have heard your feedback over the past few months and are excited to announce we have increased our Cloud Slice lab lunch limit from 5 to 10 instances per user! Although the average number of launches by users per lab is 1.3, you can now relax knowing you have twice the previous launches in your back pocket. 

To learn more about Azure Cloud Slice labs, visit our 

2021-05-14T15:18:44+00:00Blogs|

Helpful tips for preparing your support ticket

Our Technical Support team strives to solve your tickets as quickly as possible. Below is list of common questions our team asks when a support ticket is opened and having this documentation (and other data points, as necessary) in hand will help our team get to the root cause of your issue(s) in a more timely, efficient manner.

Slow lab or connection issue? Please have the users try the following before you submit a ticket

Important: If the lab is being run through a managed network, Port 443 must be open for inbound/outbound traffic.

No VPNs, hotspots or proxys should be used.

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2021-04-30T15:57:23+00:00Blogs, Uncategorized|

A New Way to Learn Within our Platforms

We recently implemented in-app guides, tool tips and a Resource Center to help you and your team acclimate to features within Lab on Demand (LOD) and the Training Management System (TMS).

As you work within the platforms, keep an eye for guides that subtlety pop up on screen, are triggered behind an information marker (see example above) or  in the bottom-right corner of your screen (see example below).

 

Step-by-Step Guides

The guides provide step-by-step assistance and additional context for features, and can be stepped through to completion and repeated, if desired. You also have the […]

2021-04-19T15:01:04+00:00Blogs|

Getting Started with Activity-Based Assessment Outcomes

We recently extended the functionality of the Lab on Demand platform to make it easier for authors to give their users the ability to adapt the complexity of their learning while taking a lab.

Building on our long-standing commitment to providing authors with as much flexibility as possible, these enhancements were developed to support Activity-based Assessment Outcomes, otherwise known as ABAs.

A cornerstone of these types of assessments is that they can be tailored to the user based on how that user interacts with an activity. ABAs offer the best of both worlds: A highly adaptive learning experienced based on the result […]

2021-04-16T21:53:58+00:00Blogs|

Learn on Demand Systems Recognized by G2 for “Best Support,” “Easiest Admin” and “High Performer”

New Port Richey, Fla, March 26, 2021 – Learn on Demand Systems has added “Best Support” to its list of accolades based on its high levels of customer satisfaction and ratings from real users on G2.com, Inc., the world’s leading business solutions review website.

In addition to “Best Support,” Learn on Demand Systems has retained its status as “Easiest Admin” and “High Performer,” first earned in December 2020 and “Users Love Us,” first earned in September 2020.

To achieve this new honor, Learn on Demand Systems scored the highest among other contenders (a 9.5, far exceeding the 8.8 average) […]

2021-03-29T14:05:34+00:00Blogs, Press Releases|

Shamrock Makes Strategic Investment in Learn on Demand Systems

Investment will Support Expansion of Learn on Demand Systems’ Full-Service Virtual Labs Platform and Robust Technology Training Offerings

Los Angeles, CA – March 23, 2021Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, today announced that it has made an investment in Learn on Demand Systems, a leading provider of virtual labs used to power hands-on, experiential technology training. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Learn on Demand Systems provides cloud-based virtual lab environments to address a range of organizations’ information technology (IT) needs across skills validation, education, sales enablement, and customer support. The company’s offerings empower organizations […]

2021-03-23T14:29:04+00:00Blogs, Press Releases|

See the Possibilities of Performance-based Testing at Launch Q1, March 24-25, 2021

Learn on Demand Systems is continuing its quarterly, free event series with Launch Q1, scheduled March 24-25, 2021.

Launch features content across our lab development and training management systems, creating an excellent opportunity for those developing labs, managing the training management system and key stakeholders within an organization to come together to learn best practices, see innovative new features and discover how you can save time and money with Learn on Demand Systems.

Launch Q1 is focused on Performance-based Testing (PBT), a methodology for assessing individual practical skills, an improvement on traditional testing to focus on an person’s ability to perform a […]

2021-03-11T02:26:00+00:00Blogs|

Getting Started with Code Labs

Code Labs can help you provide a comprehensive development environment for learners to grow their coding skills. Each lab will open to a browser-based code editor where students can test their coding skills against challenges defined by lab authors. When the student is ready, they may run the code to return a pass/fail for each challenge.

Use Cases 

Code Labs enable lab developers to train and evaluate their learners’ skills with a language’s syntax and structure. Previously, hands-on training was limited to virtual machines or containers, which excel at learning how to design a program but less so with basic syntax.

Now with […]

2021-04-19T22:43:38+00:00Blogs|

Learn on Demand Systems Named to Fourth Training Industry Watch List

New Port Richey, Fla, January 28, 2021 – Learn on Demand Systems has been named to the 2021 Watch List for Experiential Learning Technologies by Training Industry. This is the company’s fourth Watch List recognition since May 2020, complementing Watch List inclusion in the IT TrainingOnline Learning Library and Training Outsourcing categories.

Experiential Learning Technologies is a brand new category for Training Industry and showcases the best and most innovative providers of training […]

2021-01-29T22:37:51+00:00Blogs, Press Releases|

Learn on Demand Systems Names Emmy Carter 2020 Employee of the Year

Learn on Demand Systems is pleased to announce that Emmy Carter has been named 2020 Employee of the Year. This annual award recognizes and rewards the individual who has had made a substantial impact to the company, demonstrated extreme dedication to our goals, grown in his or her role, won the praise and respect of his or her peers and never stepped back from a challenge.

“To be the Employee of the Year you must not only own your role, but […]

2021-01-29T23:52:25+00:00Blogs|