The end of the year is closer than you think, and we're already working on improvements to our eLearning catalog for your LMS.
On Jan 1, 2020, we'll be adding over 200 new courses from Skillsoft on topics including Human Resources, Mangement and Leadership, Professional Efficiency, and more. These courses will be available for deployment on Jan 1 for all Level 2 and Level 3 members.
Retiring Flash Based Courses
We've identified almost 200 courses that use flash extensively. Most major browsers, including Chrome, IE and Firefox, are phasing out support for flash. In fact, many of you are already reporting issues with these courses as many IT teams are getting ahead of the browser providers and blocking flash entirely. As of December 31, 2019, we'll be retiring most courses in our catalog that use flash. Most of the courses on the list have topics that are covered in other courses, or in courses coming in January.
Some flash courses are staying...
We've carefully reviewed the catalog and have identified approximately 60 eLearning courses that are flash-based that will be staying beyond Dec 2019. In most cases, these courses are being used extensively by members and we don't yet have a good replacement for the course.
These courses all have been updated with the following note:
"NOTE: This course uses Adobe Flash to deliver content. You will need to re-enable Flash in your internet browser, before launching, to ensure you can access the course. For more information on how to do this go to https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html"
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The list of retiring courses, new courses, and courses staying with a warning about flash are all listed on the attached spreadsheet.