VTA 8.2 Online Help is Live and Responsive!


It’s official. The VTA 8.2 Online Help system is now in the production cloud system! So cloud clients can launch it today.


  • Visual Topics
  • Video Library
  • Responsive Design
  • Content updated for new features, system updates and clarity (when users asked for more detail, better images or clearer text).
Visual Topics

Below is a screen shot from a Visual Topic on Importing Students to a Team.

It brings you through the process step-by-step, including what may happen if you get off track, such as using bad data during your import.

To access them, a “Visual Topics” chapter was added to the VTA Online Help’s Table of Contents.

We have the topics listed below available now:

Video Library

To access them, a “Video Library” chapter was added to the VTA Online Help’s Table of Contents.

We have the topics listed below available now:

VTA Online Help Video Library

Responsive Design

Large, Medium or Small? Your choice.

On a desktop, it might look like this:

On a tablet or phone, it might look like this:

Updated Content

Here are a few areas that were added or updated:

  • Copy Role feature added.

Copy Role

  • Requirement Grace Period, Frequency and Priority defaults values can now be set on Course records.

For New Requirements

  • Report Changes:
    • History Charges & Scheduled Charges Reports updated with more trainee data to better show:
      • Budgets
      • Charge/Do Not Charge Status
      • Variances in currency

Charge Reports

    • Exemption Report format corrections made to address an Adobe PDF font issue.
    • List Students Report CSV now has the Student’s Learner use acknowledgement for VTA.
    • Requirement Status Graph Reports updated with colored bar graphs related to their compliance percentage.

Status Reports

  • Paging, Filters and Options added to more grids.
  • Named Assessors grids now have Max Assessment Level values on the grid.

Competency Named Assessors

  • Record Changes:
    • Additional HTML Editors added to multi-text fields.
    • Currency Converter removed from Course, Schedule, History and Roster records.
    • Schedule & History Session Lessons now display the following message to make it clear you cannot choose the SCORM Completion Action for History and/or Schedule Lessons:

Session Lesson SCORM Note

    • Course and Session Forums can be turned on from the Course record.

Course and Session Forums

    • Learner Password lengthened to allow values up to 50 characters.
  • Email Changes:
    • Broadcast Email and Email Templates
      • The following multi-row Email Tokens cannot be used for the Subject line of the email.
      • We added validation to let you know if they were used by mistake.
        • Classroom Description: {{ClassroomDescription}}
        • Room Location: {{RoomLocation}}
        • Class Comment: {{ClassComment}}
    • Broadcast Email to Class Session
      • Primary Supervisor is now in the CC of the message sent to the Student to add clarity of the email’s recipient.
      • Also, if {{StudentStatus}} is included in a note CC’ing Instructors, their Status will be displayed as “Instructor”.
    • Email Template Message size increased from 8000 to 64000 characters (so you can now email out that novel you’ve been working on).
  • Miscellaneous Changes:
    • User’s Profile updated to remove auto-complete opt-outs and include the User’s Email address. (All users are now set to use auto-completes.)
    • Student & Course Search windows updated to better fit the tools (no more scrolling… yay!)

VTA 8.1 vs VTA 8.2 Student Search

    • You can now delete Advisor Surveys in the “Retirement” Stage.
    • Student Import was enhanced to address issues of common user errors or blank values.
    • Tooltips were added to to the various system utilities in the system.


So there you have it. New VTA = new VTA Online Help.

If there’s a Visual Topic, Video or other VTA Online Help section you would like added or enhanced to help you or your VTA administrators, contact me at MarcL@RISC-inc.com.

Like the new Online Help, I’m responsive : )

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Marc Letendre
eLearning professional with over 20 years experience positively impacting corporate productivity through skillful management of staff development programs and implementation of RISC LMS solutions. Marc attained an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Springfield College in 2005 and is reputable for working with groups to identify issues and create tools, processes or training solutions to achieve and exceed measurable objectives.