And now for something completely cosmetic: Pictures!

OK, so you want to “pretty up” VTA Learner, make it more “friendly”.  Well, here’s an idea: Add some pictures!.  Now in 7.2, many pages can display a rotating set of pictures, defined on a site-by-site basis.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so…

See the picture of people working?  Many Learner pages now have the ability to display a rotating set of pictures.  These pictures can be page-specific, or they can be common to the entire site, or they can span many sites.  The following Learner pages have this new ability:

  • Custodian
  • My Approvals
  • My Blog
  • My Community
  • My Competencies
  • My Delegates
  • My Development Plan
  • My Documents
  • My Mail
  • My Plan
  • My Programs
  • My Surveys
  • My Training
  • My Wishlist
  • Schedule
  • Search
  • Reports
  • View Lessons

There is also a “general” photo collection where you can put one or more photos.  If you don’t specify specific folders for a page, that page will display photos from the general collection.  If more than one photo exists in a page’s collection, Learner will randomly select a photo each time the page is displayed.

The only limitations on photos are:

  1. They cannot exceed 300 pixels in width, and
  2. They must be jpg, jpeg, png or gif format.
  3. This feature is not available in Internet Explorer version 8 or less.

We are building a tool for Backoffice that will allow each site to upload photos.  Stay tuned…

Art Werkenthin
Art Werkenthin is president of RISC, Inc. and has over 30 years' experience working with LMS systems in the Oil & Gas, Retail, Finance and other industries. Mr. Werkenthin holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. in Information Systems Management from the University of Texas. Mr. Werkenthin is a member of the ADL cmi5 committee and frequently presents on cmi5 and xAPI. Follow him on Twitter @AWerkenthin for xAPI and cmi5 updates, as well as blog post announcements.