One of the things that we heard loud and clear at the VTA Live 2014 User Conference in May was that you wanted the ability to do more importing, similar to the Import Roster functionality that is available in History and Scheduled sessions.  We’re still working on the more complex imports you asked for, but we’ve just completed the Import feature on the Team – Students tab.  This feature will allow you to import students onto a team and is available beginning in version 7.1.0.2.

Importing students onto a team works Just like importing students onto a roster.  There is a download template link so you can retrieve the template on which to add the student information for the import. 

ImportStudents

In the template, you can either provide Student ID or Learner ID; only one of these is needed for each studentName is not required, but it is useful for troubleshooting a problem with the data, if a record fails to import.  You can supply an assignment date, but it is not required.  If you leave it blank, the system will set the assignment date to the current date.

template 

Once the template file is populated, click the Import button again on the Students tab and browse to the location where the template file is saved.  Select the template.  Once the template is uploaded successfully, you can click the Run Import button to load those students onto the team.

More new features to come… Keep watching the blog!

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Duncan Welder IV
Mr. Welder holds a Master’s of Education from Texas A&M University in Educational Technology and has more than 15 years experience in implementation of Learning Management Systems, both domestically and abroad. Mr. Welder has been recognized for his application of Learning Management Systems to manage regulatory-compliance in industries ranging from petrochemicals to finance and has provided presentations to professional organizations including the Gulf Coast Process Technology Alliance, the Northwest Process Technology Alliance and the American Society of Training and Development.
Mr. Welder’s career is founded in traditional instructional design and computer-based training development. He is a certified Development Dimensions International facilitator, a Kirkpatrick Certified Evaluator and facilitator of the Ohio State University curriculum development program. In addition to working in industry, Mr. Welder has held adjunct faculty positions at Bowling Green State University, Ohio and the College of the Mainland, Texas. Mr. Welder has been published in both Training Magazine as well as US Business Review.
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