Student Title Screen
Student Title Screen


RISC adds to its stable of mobile applications with the release of the RISC VTA Student App 1.0.  The RISC Student App takes critical features from the VTA Learner and VTA Badge systems and combines them into a simple, native app for Android and iOS.


RISC Student App – QR Display

One of the key features of the Student App is the displaying of a QR code unique to the student.  Similar to Apps like FlashSeats used to access concerts and sporting events, the QR code can be used as a ‘mobile boarding pass’ for entry into training sessions.

Student App - tQRCode
Student App – QRCode

An instructor can scan the students QR code using the RISC VTA Instructor App to record their attendance in a training session without having to collect sign-in sheets or manually enter history records into the RISC Virtual Training Assistant LMS.

During the scanning process, the instructor can choose to override scheduling conflicts, prerequisites and even change the students enrollment status from Waitlist or Cancelled to Attend.


RISC Student App – Scheduled Session Management

Student App - Session Details
Student App – Session Details

In addition to displaying a students QR code, the Student App also allows a student to manage their schedule of upcoming training.  This includes displaying the student’s current schedule, expanding session details and even opening or downloading the Course and Session documents directly from their mobile device.


So, what is next for VTA Apps?

Student App - Cancel Enrollment
Student App – Cancel Enrollment

RISC has two more mobile development initiatives underway in the early part of 2016.  First is the release of the VTA Supervisor App designed to help supervisors manage the training of their employees.  This includes enrollment into training session and even the completion of performance checklists for students directly from their mobile device while observing or performing the assessment.

The second initiative already underway is the 2.0 release of the Student App to further expand the functionality to include the ability to browse and enroll in training sessions, complete tests and evaluations, search the course catalog, for other students and for blog articles.

Are in interested in learning more? Contact us for a demo.

Duncan Welder IV
Director of Client Services RISC, Inc
Mr. Welder holds a Master’s of Education from Texas A&M University in Educational Technology and has more than 25 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.