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Inquisiq Pro Release Notes Release 1.19
Posted by Mike Link on 06 November 2020 03:39 PM
Inquisiq Pro 1.19 to be released on November 15,2020 10:00pm EST
Feature Description
Learner experience:  Enhancements   
Single Sign on with ‘Google’ 
Single Sign on with ‘Clever 
Single Sign on with ‘Facebook'
Announcement Widget 
Enrollment Widget UI/UX Update 
Catalog UI/UX Update 
Administrator experience: Enhancements   SCORM Manifest Setting: Override Options 
Rule Engine Enhancement: Addition of Course Fields 
Introduction of ‘Purchase’ Widget on User Profile 
Purchase Report: Addition of Refund Details 
Certification Transcript Report Enhancement   
Catalog & Course Information Report Enhancement   
Email Notification Enhancement: Addition of Hours Option 
Quiz Module: Question Limit Enhancement 
Instructor Led Training: ‘Add User’ to Waitlist 
Instructor Led Training: Session Type Enhancement 
Instructor Led Training: Private Session Setting 
Custom Data Set: Permission Management 
Integration: Content provider integration   ZOOM Web Conference Integration 
GoTo Web Meeting: Authentication Workflow Update 
Learner experience: Enhancements

Single Sign on with ‘Google’ 

DescriptionWe are pleased to announce our new single sign-on with google capability. Learners can now sign-in and register with their google/g-mail account if the setting is turned on for your Inquisiq LMS portal. By integrating your Inquisiq learning platform with Google, you can bind your Inquisiq user profiles with their corresponding Google accounts. This way, every user inside your platform can sign into their Inquisiq platform without needing to manually enter the credentials. This manual will show you the integration in both your Inquisiq learning platform as well as from Google side. 
System & UI Changes:

1. Navigate to your Inquisiq portal -> System -> Configuration -> Login Setup page and you will see the new SSO option.

2. When you click on ‘Add OAuth Provider’, the following window will pop-up, where you can choose the provider as google.

3. After selecting Google as the SSO option, click on ‘Provider Developer Guide’ hyperlink to create an app on google account to activate the integration. When you click the provider developer guide hyperlink, it will take you to the below screen on your g-mail/google account once you have logged in with your google credential. Click on ‘Create Credential’ link as highlighted below. 

4. Next click on ‘OAuth Client ID 

5. In application type field select web application as highlighted below. 

6. Enter an application name of your choice and copy the URI link from Inquisiq. 

7. Once you save the above form, you will see the below screen with client ID and secret key. Copy these in the client ID and secret key fields in Inquisiq where you were configuring SSO with Google. 

8. After adding the client ID and secret key save the form and, you are all set to allow users to log into your LMS with their google account. Users will see the below option while signing in. 


Single Sign on with ‘Clever’ 

Description: We are pleased to announce our new single sign-on with Clever capability. Learners can now sign-in and register with their Clever account if the setting is turned on for your portal. By integrating your Inquisiq learning platform with Clever, you can bind your Inquisiq user profiles with their corresponding Clever accounts. This way, every user inside your platform can sign into their Inquisiq platform without needing to manually enter the credentials. This manual will show you the integration in both your Inquisiq learning platform as well as from Clever side.  

System & UI Changes: 

1. Firstly, navigate to your Inquisiq portal -> System -> Configuration -> Login Setup page and you will see the new SSO option. 

2. When you click on ‘Add OAuth Provider’, the following window will pop-up, where you can choose the provider as Clever.

3. After selecting Clever as the SSO option, click on ‘Provider Developer Guide’ hyperlink to activate the integration. This link explains the steps which need to be followed to activate the SSO set-upCreate a log in or login with an existing id here -

4. Now navigate to Settings -> Application Setting -> Instant Login -> Redirect URIs. Paste the redirect URI from your Inquisiq portal under the redirect URI. 

5. Then, move to the General tab on the same page to copy the client ID and client key which needs to be added into your Inquisiq portal under Clever SSO set-up. 

6. Once enabled, the new SSO with Clever option will be available on sign-in/register screen on your Inquisiq LMS. 


Single Sign on with ‘Facebook’ 

Description: We are pleased to announce our new single sign-on with Facebook capability. Learners can now sign-in and register with their Facebook account if the setting is turned on for your portal. By integrating your Inquisiq learning platform with Facebook, you can bind your Inquisiq user profiles with their corresponding Facebook accounts. This way, every user inside your platform can sign into their Inquisiq platform without needing to manually enter the credentials. This manual will show you the integration in both your Inquisiq learning platform as well as from Facebook side.  

System & UI Changes: 

1. Firstly, navigate to your Inquisiq portal -> System -> Configuration -> Login Setup page and you will see the new SSO option. 

2. When you click on ‘Add OAuth Provider’, the following window will pop-up, where you can choose the provider as Facebook. 

3. After selecting Facebook as the SSO option, click on ‘Provider Developer Guide’ hyperlink to activate the integration. This link explains the step which need to be followed to activate the SSO. 

4. The provider developer guide hyperlink will take you to Facebook. After logging into Facebook developer portal click on Create App link as highlighted below. 

5. Now select the option below and click continue 

6. Give the app a name, accept the security check and hit create. Now click on Facebook Login product as highlighted below. Navigate to Facebook Login -> Set Up -> Settings 

7. Navigate to Facebook Login -> Set Up -> Settings and enter the redirect URI (from Inquisiq) here in the highlighted ‘valid OAuth redirect URI’ field below. 

8. Now, navigate to Settings -> Basic and copy the highlight app ID and secret key which needs to be pasted on your Inquisiq SSO Facebook set-up page. 

9. Once enabled, the new SSO with Facebook option will be available on sign-in/register screen on your Inquisiq LMS. 


Announcement Widget 

Description: We are excited to introduce the new ‘Announcement Widget’ in release 1.19. Announcement widget will allow communication of announcements, news, events to all users or targeted subsets of users within your organization. Follow the steps below to create new announcements. 

System & UI Changes: 

1. Navigate to System -> Announcements to create new announcement. 

2. Click on ‘New Announcement’ to create new announcement for your organization. 

3. Add announcement name, status, validity period, target audience and text under the properties and announcement tab. 

4. The users and groups you see under target audience are driven by new announcement role available under roles. This role is introduced to provide the ability for users to create announcement for certain users or groups only. You as an admin can manage this by associating the announcement role to create or edit announcement for users. 

  1. The users/groups selected at the role level will dynamically populate 'target audience field. Users can create announcement for groups per their permission. This does not apply to users on system administrator role. System admins can create and edit announcements for all groups. 
  2. Users who do not have role permission to manage announcement for a certain group will not be able to edit the announcements created under announcement widget and will see the announcement as read-only under the announcement list. 

5. Once an announcement is created and active it will be visible on learner dashboard.  

  1. If there are multiple announcements for users, then they will cycle through in the announcement widget carousel. 
  2. By default, announcements will be shown in order of their creation date. 

6. Learner view of announcement widget below. 


Enrollment Widget UI/UX Updates 

Description: You said, and we heard it! We are pleased to introduce a new enrollment widget set-up which if you choose to turn-on will provide learners with an enhanced experience and ease of use. The new changes will give the learners the ability to, 

  • Choose to see enrollments in a ‘tile’ view or ‘list’ view, as per their preference 
  • Sort and filter the enrollments based on multiple options 
  • Directly launch the ‘next’ module with a single click from the enrollment  
  • View the course details with one click  
  • See on the enrollment tile itself, whether the course is part of a learning path or certification, without having to navigate to another widget 
  • And last but not the very least, an updated course detail view! 

System & UI Changes: 

1. Turn-on the new enrollment widget by navigating to themes as highlighted below. 


2. Once turned-on you will see the new enrollment widget

3. Learner can sort the data by various options as shown below 

4. Learner can filter enrollment as per the highlighted options shown below 

5. When a course is part of a learning path or certificate, if you hover over on learning path label, the system will tell you so. 

6. Learner can click the ‘Learning Path’ label to further see which learning path the enrollment is part of. 

7. On click of the highlighted course detail (info icon), learner will navigate to the course detail screen 

8. Course detail page contains detail of the credits, due date, expiry date, all modules, next module, resources, and discussions for a course. 


Catalog UI/UX Updates 

Description: You said, and we heard it! We are pleased to introduce a new catalog UI/UX updates, which if you choose to turn-on will provide learners with an enhanced catalog experience. The new changes will give the learners the ability to, 

  • Choose to see catalog in a ‘tile’ view or ‘list’ view 
  • Sort and filter the catalog based on multiple options 
  • View the course details with one click  
  • View upcoming ILT sessions in full screen under calendar view 

System & UI Changes: 

1. Turn-on the new catalog by navigating to themes as highlighted below. 

2. Once turned on you will see the below catalog view 

3. Learner can sort the catalog as per the options shown below 

4. Learners can filter the catalog as per the options highlighted below 

5. Catalog list view shown below 

6. On click of the learning object, its detail view is in-line with the new enrollment widget. The details page shows associated cost, credit, validity, overview of the learning object with detail of all modules, resources, and discussion. 


Administrator experience: Enhancements 

SCORM Manifest Setting: Override Options 

Description:  At times, content is created in authoring tools, that do not provide proper SCORM methods to control manifest setting. We are now introducing SCORM override configuration settings which will give administrators the ability to override SCORM manifest settings per their system requirement. 

System & UI Changes: 

1. The new SCORM override settings are available on both content package and course setting screens. 

2. There are 3 setting which are available: 

a. Attempt limit  a numeric field, which corresponds to the number of times you can attempt the module. 

i. Checkbox to count increment on every launch is available and override cmi.exit setting Increment attempt count on every launch 

b. Mastery score – a numeric field, to specify score required to pass the module. 

c. Time limit  numeric field, which specifies the duration of the module once launched. 

3. If the overrides are set, at run-time the system will check for overrides at the content package level and module level with the module level superseding content package level, order of precedence is, 

a. Module overrides 

b. Content package overrides 

c. Standard manifest settings  


1. SCORM override setting at content package 

2. SCORM override setting at course module level 



Rule Engine Enhancement: Addition of Course Fields 

Description:  You can currently automate assignment of learning object via the rule engine. We have further enhanced the rule engine by providing the ability to create rule sets based on course specific fields to manage automatic enrollment. For example,  

  1. If you want the ability to automatically enroll users/groups based on course completion 
  2. Or enroll everyone who has completed a specific course(s) to a group (they then get access to documents, etc.) 
  3. Or enroll everyone who completed a specific course (or combination of courses) in a specific time frame (like within the last year) gets enrolled in a course. 

All this is now possible via the new course fields on the rulesets. 


System & UI Changes: 

1. Three new fields are available under rule sets -> rules 

  1. Course (This corresponds to course name) 
  2. Course Status 
  3. Course Completion Date 

2. We strongly recommend using the three fields in conjunction while creating rules. We have added an info panel to inform admins of the same while creating rules using course fields. 

  1. Info panel will be hidden initially, then when one of the course fields is selected it appears. The info panel stays shown if a course field is selected.  
  2. Info panel reads ‘As a best practice, we recommend creating rules with course, course status, course completion date fields in conjunction, to avoid performance issues 



Introduction of ‘Purchases’ Widget on User Profile 

Description: Purchases widget is currently not available on user profile. With this release we are introducing purchases widget on user profiles. This widget will give admins visibility into all purchases made by the user. In addition to this, admins will also be able to manually add refund details against individual purchase and report on it. 

System & UI Changes: 

1. The new purchases widget is visible on user profile only when e-commerce is configured in the portal. 

2. On click of purchase widget, the details page would display with information of order number, order date, order amount, status, and options. 

3. Each purchase line item has two options- 

  1. Purchase Details – this modal will show information on the individual item ordered. 
  2. Edit Refund Information  this modal will display a form with fields for Refund AmountRefund Date, and Refund CommentsAdmin will be able to enter relevant information and click Save Changes to enter refund information for the purchase. Purchase status is set to refunded when refund date is updated manually on the edit refund information form. 


Purchase Report: Addition of Refund Details  

Description: With the newly added purchase widget in the user profile, refund information is available if entered against a purchase. This refund information is now available in purchase report data set and can be used to link original purchase record to the refund processed. 

System & UI Changes: 

1. Three new columns related to refund information, highlighted in the screenshot below are available on the purchase report.  


Certification Transcript Report Enhancement   

Description: New columns have been added to the certification data set to report on credits earned by learners. This will help with the use case where a manager wants to run a report to see how an employee is doing towards earning their certification.  

Existing certification report does provide the status of each requirement (complete/incomplete) but it does not allow them to see how many credits have been earned so far. We have added two new columns  Requirement Credits' and ‘Requirement Credits Earned’ to the list of columns on the user certification transcript report to enable the above use case. 

System & UI Changes: 

1. Highlighted in the screenshot below are two new columns - ‘Requirement Credits' and ‘Requirement Credits Earned’. 


Catalog & Course Information Report Enhancement   

Description: Currently, when you report on ILT module sessions, and choose to pick the date/time for the session, the catalog and course information report will display multiple line items for a single session if the session is scheduled of multiple time slotsWe have introduced three new columns – session type, first session date/time and session end date/time which will allow you to choose if you want to pull all session time slots or just the first one in your report.  

System & UI Changes: 

1. Three new columns are available as highlighted below. 

  1. First session date/time 
  2. Session end date/time 
  3. Session type 



Email Notification Enhancement: Addition of Hours Option 

Description: Administrators will now be able to create/update email notification scheduled to be triggered hours before the event. This new addition will come handy when you want to automate notification to learners about ILT sessions just a couple of hours before the session. 

System & UI Changes: 

1. A new ‘Hour(s)’ option is now available under email notification -> properties. You can choose to configure the notification to be send certain hours before or after the session. 



Quiz Module: Question Limit Enhancement 

Description: Quiz module previously had a limit of 50 questions, which has now been updated to 1000 questions. This will help admins to create quizzes without having to worry about the previous 50 questions limit. 


Instructor Led Training: ‘Add User’ to Waitlist 

Description: Administrators can now directly add users to an ILT session’s waitlist. In the system today, there is no provision for admin to add users directly to a waiting list other than by adding them to the enrolled list and then demoting them to the waiting list. Additionally, there is no way for admins to add learners to a waiting list once the roster is full other than having to log in to each learner account and enrolling them one by one.  

System & UI Changes: 

A new ‘Add User(s)' button is available under the waitlist. This option is visible to admin’s and users with ILT manager role and instructors other than the ones added in limited access instructor section for a session. The video below shows the new configuration. 


Instructor Led Training: Session Type Enhancement 

Description: Once an admin creates an ILT session of any type and saves the session, the type field will become non-editable. If you are required to change the type of session, then you can use the existing duplicate session functionality to clone the session and make the required changes. 

System & UI Changes: 

The video below takes you through the new functionality. 


Instructor Led Training: Private Session Setting 

Description: A new configuration setting is introduced at the ILT session which will provide admins with the ability to create ‘private’ sessions within an ILT module. This setting is introduced keeping in mind the situation where the trainer wants to conduct training sessions for specific audience and not open to everyone. 

System & UI Changes: 

1. A new config setting called ‘Private’ is available under ILT session -> Properties.  

2. The setting has two values – Yes or No, No being the default value. 

3. If configured as 'Yes', the ILT session would not be visible under catalog and enrollment to the session can only be managed by users who have access to the session roster. 

4. If configured as 'No', the session will function as it does today. 

5. ILT module level setting like ‘Standalone Enrollment’ will overwrite this setting. This means if at the ILT module level, standalone enrollment setting is set to yes and at the ILT session level, private configuration is set to yes then the module level setting will supersede and the session will be available for enrollment under catalog. 

6. Video for configuration setting 

7. Video showing what learner will see once the setting is turned on 


Custom Data Set: Permission Management 

Description: In the system today, if you have ad-hoc custom data sets there is no way to restrict the view of custom reports for certain users or groups. To overcome this issue, we are introducing a new custom reporting permission which will dynamically appear in reporting permissions if you have custom data sets for your portal. Using this permission, you can manage which users have access to these reports. 

System & UI Changes: 

1. Your Inquisiq LMS portal will dynamically show the custom report permission if you have custom reports for your organization. You can choose to configure a role’s access to custom reports. 

2. Once configured users with access to custom report will be able to see the custom report under reporting as shown below. 




ZOOM Web Conference Integration 

Description: We are excited to announce we have added ‘ZOOM’ to our existing set of web conference integrations. Inquisiq today supports web conference meeting via GoToMeeting, GoToWebinarGoToTrainingWebEx and now ZOOM.  

System & UI changes: 

1. The new ZOOM web meeting integration is available under System -> Web Meeting Integrations. 

2. Follow the instructions available under ‘info’ bubble to create aapplication on your zoom account and enter the relevant application public key and secret key in the screen shown above. On click of Zoom develop guide hyperlink you will be taken to Zoom documentation page for single sign on set-up. Click on Zoom app marketplace hyperlink as highlighted in the screen below.  

3. Login with your Zoom account and navigate to ‘Build App’ action as highlighted below. 

4. Now click on OAuth -> Create 

5. Name your app, select ‘user-managed app’ radio button, and uncheck publishing on zoom marketplace.

6. Next enter the redirect URI from your Inquisiq LMS to the screen below. 

7. Add details on information tab and move to scope tab and select the highlighted options as shown below. 

8. After this copy the client ID and secret key from app credential tab into Inquisiq Zoom web meeting set-up. 

9. Once set-up Zoom will appear as one of the ILT session type while creating an ILT session. 

  1. Number of seats for Zoom ILT session type will be populated as your Zoom plan. 
  2. Session meeting date setting will only have the provision to add one date/time slot. 
  3. Meeting password option is available with Zoom sessions. 
  4. URL registration and URL attend fields are disabled for Zoom ILT sessions. 
  5. Organizer field is to link your Zoom account details.  


10. Once the Zoom ILT session is created, the session will also be available on your Zoom account. 

11. Zoom session will display with the Zoom icon below screens.  

  1. ILT dashboard 
  2. ILT session List 
  3. Calendar widget  
  4. ILT session enrollment 

12. Roster can be automatically managed with the new ‘Synchronize with Zoom’ which will appear for sessions which have taken place and instructors can update the roster on click of ‘Synchronize with Zoom’ link which is available under manage roster -> enrolled list.  

a. After synchronizing, the status of enrolled users will update to ‘Complete’.  

b. Any user who were not part of the original roster but had attended the session, the system will notify you about them and you can action their attendance.  



GoTo Web Meeting: Authentication Workflow Update 

Description: GoToWebinar, GoToMeeting, GoToTraining – all three web meeting integrations uses an authentication workflow that has been deprecated by the provider. To support the new changes, we have made updates to ouexisting integration and now support OAuth 2.0 authentication flow. 

System & UI changes: 

1. If you currently do not have any GoTo web meeting set-up in your portal, you do not have to worry. You will only see the set-up with new authentication, as shown in the screen below. 

2. If you have an existing GoTo web meeting set-up you will see the below screen.  The highlighted section has instruction to update your existing configuration to the new supported OAuth2.0 authentication mechanism. 

3. If you continue to convert your existing set-up with the new supported authentication method, then click on the checkbox  Convert this integration to the new GoToTraining authentication workflow. 

4. Once you click on the checkbox the existing two fields – default organizer username and default organizer password fields will disappear, as they are no longer required in the new set-up. 

5. Now click on the ‘GoTo developer guide’ (highlighted with star below) to create an app on GoTo portal. This link has detailed instructions for creating an app. You will receive an application id and secret key which needs to be entered in Inquisiq web meeting configuration. You will also find your portals redirect URI in the info section highlighted below. The redirect URI needs to be entered in GoTo app creation process. 

6. Once configured with the new set-up, you can use GoTo web meeting options as you do today to create ILT sessions. No change in process or interaction there. 



Bug Fixes 

  1. A bug has been fixed for certificate functionality. An awarded certificate was not displaying properly when it had an apostrophe in its name. This has not been fixed. 
  2. It was observed the ‘select supervisor action list available on supervisor tab of user profile was displaying the user for whom the supervisor is being selected as one of the available selection options. This has been corrected and the user for whom the supervisor is being selected in no longer available on the selection list. 
  3. An issue had been identified with ‘auto-join rules’ under certification which has not been fixed and the functionality is working as expected. 
  4. A bug had been reported wherethe last login date was not getting updated for users when user registers and then completes a course in a single go. This has now been fixed and the last login date is getting updated in the system. 
  5. It was observed that meeting dates are not being sorted in catalog calendar popup when an ILT session attached to course has multiple date/time slots in it. This has been corrected and the session times are now displaying in an ascending order of occurrence. 
  6. A bug had been identified in coupon code application, where coupon codes were applied and counted as consumed on items which were no longer available in the system. This has now been fixed. 
  7. Email notification were not getting triggered when a task or an OJT request was submitted and when a module was completed/passed/failed within a course. This bug has been fixed. 
  8. We have fixed a bug where even though the site default time language was set to Australian en-AU, the user accounts were defaulting to en-US. 
  9. A bug was identified where users were able to download certificates. We have now disabled the right click when viewing a certificate so that users cannot download the certificate image. This will ensure security of certificates with signatures. 
  10. A bug was reported where options were not working under course catalog’s default catalog and additional catalog. We have corrected the options. 
  11. A bug has been fixed where the users enrollment date was not reflecting correctly when the enrollment came through group enrollment.  

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Inquisiq Pro Release Notes Release 1.18
Posted by Mike Link on 12 August 2020 11:50 AM
Inquisiq Pro 1.18 to be released on August 16,2020 10:00pm EST
Feature Description
Learner experience: Enhancements Introduction of ‘alerts & notification’ feature
  Enhancement to ILT module and ILT session view under catalog
  Introduction of UI validation pop-up messages for learners
Administrator experience:
Introduction of ‘limited-access’ instructor feature for instructor led training
  Introduction of ‘hide cost’ configuration setting under e-commerce
  Introduction of new fields in reporting data sets
  Enhancement of report subscription feature introduced in release 1.17
  User batch upload enhancement
Integration: Content provider
Introduction of ‘Go1’ content provider integration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Learner experience: Enhancements

Alerts and Notification feature

Description: With the introduction of the new alerts and notification icon, learners can view all their upcoming events and notifications in a centralized place. This way learners can easily track and perform assigned tasks within the LMS.
System & UI Changes:
1. A new ‘bell’ menu icon is introduced in the top bar for ‘Alerts and Notifications’.
2. When there are events and notifications the bell icon will appear with number of events in it, for learner to review.
3. On click of the bell icon it will list of your notifications.
Enhancement to ILT module and ILT session’s view under catalog

: An instructor led module which spans over multiple sessions over multiple days, currently was only displaying the first session in the series. It was not until the learner decided to enroll or purchase the instructor led training module, the learner could see all the sessions which are part of the ILT module. This experience has been enhanced by displaying the list of all the sessions under an ILT module on the summary page of the catalog in an ascending order of the session start date.
UI Changes: 

Introduction of UI validation pop-up messages for learner 

Description: To enhance the learner’s experience on the platform two validation pop-up’s have been introduced:

1. During check-out, system will validate all the purchase items in the cart to make sure learner does not pay for item’s which are no longer available for purchase or for an ILT class which has no seats available at the time of checkout.

2. ILT enrollment: A learner can accidentally drop themself from an ILT session by clicking the button shown in the screenshot below

This experience has now been enhanced by providing a validation pop-up message for the leaner, which will notify the learner and ask for confirmation per the screenshot below.

Administrator experience: Enhancements

Introduction of ‘limited-access’ instructor feature for instructor led training

Description: With the introduction of new configuration for ‘limited access’ instructor, administrators will be able to manage instructors access by either adding them as an instructor as they do today under ‘select instructor’ section of an ILT session or by adding them under ‘select instructor with limited access’ section. Instructors added under limited access section have their access limited to taking attendance, printing roster, and sending message to the roster.

System & UI Changes:

New config available under ILT session -> Instructor tab -> ‘Select Instructor(s) With Limited Access’

1. A user can be added in either the select instructor section or the limited access instructor section but not in both for the same session.

2. A user can be added in the ‘default’ instructor section on one session and can be added in ‘limited’ instructor section on another ILT session. The manage roster screen for the instructor will toggle per the configuration setting on each session.

3. An instructor when added as a limited access instructor will not be allowed to approve learners request to enroll and drop into an ILT session.

Screen shot of the new config setting highlighted below.

An instructor added in as a limited access instructor for an ILT session, can perform the following actions:

1. Print roster

2. Send message to roster

3. Mark completion status

4. Log score

Screenshot below shows a roster management view of an instructor added in as limited access instructor for an ILT session.

Introduction of ‘hide cost’ configuration setting under e-commerce 

Description: The newly added ‘Hide Cost’ setting will provide administrators the ability to hide cost associated with learning objects in the catalog from LMS system users.

System & UI changes:

1. The new ‘Hide Cost’ configuration setting is available under e-commerce and by default is not set.

Introduction of new fields in reporting data sets 

Description: All reporting data sets other than catalog, course Information and certificates will now have two additional fields – language (ISO standard) and local time zone (ISO standard) available under columns. Admins can export reports with the newly added fields and use the same data set to import user activity data into the system directly without having to manually update language and time zone into ISO standards.

System & UI Changes

1. Addition to two new fields under report -> columns and filter tab. Highlighted in the screenshot below.

Report subscription enhancement 

Description: In the last Inquisiq release 1.17, we had introduced the report subscription feature for administrators to manage report subscriptions across the portal for users from one central location. To review the changes please refer to release notes available here. We have further improved this feature by adding two enhancements:

1. Validation: The list of users who appear in ‘Add User’ pop-up under subscription section will only have the users who have access to reporting role or access to certain data sets. This extra layer of security has been added to make sure that the users who do not have reporting role do not end up getting reports they were not meant to in the first place. The system will take care of it.

2. Unsubscribe link: User who are subscribed by admins will now be able to opt out of the subscription themselves by clicking the unsubscribe link send as a part of the email subscription.

User batch upload enhancement

Description: The user batch upload feature has been enhanced to take into consideration Canadian zip code format. The system will only validate the format not the zip code.

Integration: Content provider integration

Go1 content provider integration 

Description: We are pleased to announce Inquisiq partnership with Go1. Go1’s content library has 60K plus courses aggregated from multiple content providers, including Skillsoft, Thomson Reuters, Allara Learning, Micro Learn, just to name a few. GO1 can also support vertical specific content. Please reach out to your account executive to learn more about the content offering.

System & UI changes:

1. Once Go1 is enabled for your LMS portal you will be able to browse the Go1 library from learning assets menu.

2. All your courses will show under the Go1 marketplace.

3. Each course has the following actions/options:

a. ‘Synchronize’ functionality will retrieve the content package from Go1 and save it to the LMS portal's content repository.

b. ‘Synchronize and Create Course’ functionality will retrieve the content package from Go1, save it to the LMS portal's content repository, and import it as a single module course where the module is using the synchronized content package.

c. When a course is created after synchronization, the ‘not in use’ tag will change to ‘in use’.

Bug Fixes 

  1. A bug has been fixed where courses under private catalog were showing in calendar widget for all users.
  2. It was observed that each time, on click of 'Create Certification' button just after creating a certification, system was creating a new certification instead of saving it. This bug has now been fixed.
  3. A bug had been reported for the ‘Private Catalog’ feature, where users who were not part of the group which had access to the private catalog were able to search for courses linked to the private catalog. This bug has now been fixed.
  4. A bug had been reported where, for learning path enrollments, when the ‘Access from start’ is set the ‘expiration date’ should be based on the enrollment start but the system was calculating expiration based on ‘lifespan Start date’. This could cause the expiration date to be less than start date. This bug has now been fixed.
  5. A bug had been reported where learners were unable to take the quiz if they failed at the first attempt. This has been fixed and a learner will now be able to take the quiz even after a failed first attempt.
  6. It was observed that long learning asset name were getting ‘cut’ on the tiles under catalog. This bug has been fixed.


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Asentia is now Inquisiq Powered by Acendre FAQ
Posted by Mike Link on 24 June 2020 04:46 PM

Q: Why is the name change being made?

A: Following on from the purchase of ICS Learning Group by Acendre, a study of the market revealed that the Inquisiq brand name still has very good brand recognition and recall after nearly 20 years. With that data in hand, we decided to consolidate our offerings under the single brand name Inquisiq. This will both help to alleviate a bit of confusion in the market and allow us to focus our development efforts on a single brand.

Q: What does that mean for current Asentia users?

A: The LMS product you purchased under the Asentia product name from ICS is not changing. There are some technical modifications that are needed if you are currently using the Asentia API or SAML SSO that uses “asentialms”. Your current portal on the “” domain will be redirecting to the “” domain. You can find additional details on the technical changes here on the knowledgebase.

Q: What happens if a user goes to the old Asentia URL?

A: All traffic going to your portal on the domain will remain functional as a redirect to will be in place until Jan 1, 2021.

Q: If I use a custom URL for my Asentia LMS portal, will I need to change anything?

A: No, your custom domain will continue to work as before.

Q: Will the Asentia website stay active?

A: Beginning on June 22, 2020 the public site will begin redirecting to All technical documentation has been moved to the support site.

Q: What does this mean for current Inquisiq users?

A: There is no impact to your current product. If you bookmarked any technical documentation on the Inquisiq public website, that information has been moved to the support site.

Q: Are there any changes being made for customer support?

A: No, the support site and knowledgebase are still accessible to all Asentia and Inquisiq customers and you will continue to use your current login information to submit support tickets.

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Acendre Learn Release Notes Release 1.17
Posted by Mike Link on 07 May 2020 05:16 PM
Asentia 1.17 to be released on May 17,2020 10:00pm EST


Feature Description
Instructor led training enhancements
  • Introduction of a setting to hide instructor name from ILT session details.
  • Introduction of a setting to close session enrollment.
Reporting enhancements
  • Create report subscriptions as a system administrator.
  • Introduction of ‘copy’ report feature.
Certificate enhancement
  • Introduction of instructor information on certificate
Email notification status – active/inactive indicator
  • Introduction of a visual indicator to indicate the active/inactive status of an email notification.


Enhancement Details

ILT enhancement – ‘Hide Instructor Name’ setting

Description: Introduced a new configurable setting under ILT sessions to provide the ability to hide instructor’s name from ILT session details. It has been observed many times that the instructor name is not known till the session start date or the instructor changes at the last moment. To support these use cases this new configuration setting will allow system administrators/users to manage the visibility of instructor’s name on the ILT session.

System Changes:

  1. The new ‘Hide Instructor(s) Name’ configuration setting is available under ‘instructor’ tab of an ILT session.
  2. This is an optional setting.
  3. Once set, the instructors name will be hidden from ILT session details.
  4. Screenshot below highlights the new configuration setting.

UI Screen changes:


ILT enhancement – ‘Close Session Enrollment’ setting

Description: Introduced a new configurable setting under ILT sessions to provide the ability to close enrollments for an ILT session certain time before the start of the session. For classroom led ILT sessions, many times clients have to provision for course material or equipment for all the learners enrolled to the session. With this new configuration setting clients would know before session start date/time of the exact number of learners who will be attending the classroom session and will not have to worry about provisioning equipment for last minute enrollments.

System Changes:

  1. The new ‘Close Session Enrollment’ configurable setting is available under ILT session properties.
  2. This is an optional setting
  3. The options available for the setting are - hour(s), week(s), day(s), month(s) before the session only.
  4. Once the close enrollment time for a session has occurred, the enroll button would no longer be available for learners for the ILT session.

UI Screen Changes:

Reporting enhancement – copy report

Description: Introduced a new feature to copy a report directly from the report list.

System Changes:

  1. Introduced copy report icon under report list options.
  2. On click of copy report icon, a copy of the report will open.  You can make changes and save the new report by clicking on ‘save changes as’ button.
  3. Make sure to save the new report with a unique name or else a validation will appear.
  4. On click of ‘save changes as’ button, the newly updated report will get saved under ‘My saved’ reports tab.

Reporting enhancement – report subscription

Description: With this new feature, users with system administrator role will be able to subscribe other users and any external email addresses to a report. Currently, system administrator can subscribe individual users to reports by impersonating them and it is a time taking process. With this feature system administrators will be able to create and manage subscriptions from one single place – their account!

System Changes:

  1. As a user with system administrator role, subscription tab will now be available on reports under "My Saved Reports" or "Public Saved Reports" tab. Please see UI screen changes below.
  2. Once the subscription is created the subscribed users and external email addresses, will receive email per schedule. 
  3. The subscription record will be available for the system administrator to view and update, when required.
  4. If the user needs to unsubscribe, they need to reach out to their system administrators to update the subscription.
  5. If a user is deleted/removed from the system, their subscription automatically gets deleted.

Certificate – availability of instructor data on certificates

Description: Introduced ‘Instructor’ label under the list of available labels on certificate builder. Instructors data can now be pulled on a certificate issued for an ILT sessions.

System Changes:

  1. Instructor label is now available under certificate builder as shown in screenshot. If a certificate is linked to an ILT session, the instructor name will populate with relevant data on certificate generation.

UI Screen Changes:






















Email notification – active/inactive visual indicator

Description: Introduction of an active/inactive icon on email notification screen, to visually indicate the status of an email notification for system users, instead of having to click on each notification to see the status.

System Changes:

  1. The newly introduced icons under email notification list reflect the active or inactive status of the record. 


  1. A bug has been fixed where certificate placeholders were not saving on certificate update.
  2. A bug has been fixed where the user was unable to add an enrolled ILT session to their outlook.

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Asentia Release 1.16
Posted by Mike Link on 03 January 2020 10:04 AM

Asentia Release 1.16

Release Date: January 12, 2020

New Features:

  • Added the ability to restrict the dashboard to a “Lite” version.
  • Added the ability to set account lockout parameters for login attempts.
  • Added “Rules Engine” to provide users with the ability to view all rules and objects they apply to on one page.
  • Added the ability to copy ruleset enrollments across learning asset objects.
  • Added the ability to filter on “users enrolled in” for ILT session roster management.
  • Added the ability to view all certificates and objects they apply to on one page.
  • Added the ability to add a confirmation when Email OptOut link is clicked.
  • Added the ability to exclude a user from leaderboards.
  • Added the ability to attach a favicon to a portal.
  • Added the ability to add a shortcode to Learning Paths, Catalogs, and ILT Modules.
  • Added the ability to close registration for an ILT session.
  • Added the option to restrict self-enrollment to one time only.
  • Added the ability to add “essay-type” questions in surveys.
  • Added the ability for all questions in a single-page survey to be submitted at once, as opposed to submitting each question.
  • Added a confirmation dialog to appear after clicking “Delete My Account”.


  • Removed forcing the selection of a “correct answer” for multiple-choice, multiple-answer, or true/false survey questions.
  • Changed “Package Import” nomenclature to “Create Course from Package” on the package modify page.
  • Removed “Portal Statistics Widget” option from the Configuration menu 

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in continuous redirections when users were required to both change their password and accept the user agreement.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed users to purchase or enroll in an object twice by double-clicking enroll/add to cart/Paypal buttons on Catalog items.
  • Fixed an issue where Message Center “Compose” form was not showing errors when errors occurred.
  • Fixed an issue where deleted courses were not being excluded from the Enrollments Widget.
  • Fixed an issue where Certificates for Certifications were not being awarded upon completion.
  • Fixed an issue where searching the Catalog while not logged in threw and exception.
  • Fixed an issue where saving changes on a tab in a modification menu always kicked back to the first tab.
  • Fixed an issue that did not exempt Birthday, Hire Date, and Termination Date from UTC conversion in Reports.
  • Fixed an issue where Catalogs were not showing up in the correct order on the Catalog page.
  • Fixed an issue where embedded Vimeo videos were not playing when launched.
  • Fixed an issue where not all enrollments were able to be viewed and launched through the Enrollments Widget Carousel because of a paging issue.
  • Fixed an issue that produced an error when viewing session email notifications in the email log.
  • Fixed an issue where Certification events were visible in Email Notification modification pages even though Certifications were not enabled in the portal.
  • Fixed an issue where calendar files were unable to be opened from the ILT Session Widget.
  • Fixed an issue where “Require new user registrations to be approved by an administrator” checkbox was disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where a user’s course enrollments list was not being re-populated after deletion of Learning Path enrollments.
  • Fixed an issue where users with a “User Manager” role enabled were able to view users in groups they did not have permissions to view.
  • Fixed an issue where accessing a course via shortcode by a user that was not logged in would direct the user to the dashboard once logged in, instead of the catalog for enrollment.
  • Fixed an issue where posts that included quotation marks would not post to discussion boards.
  • Fixed an issue where users would receive multiple enrollments if joined to a group both manually and by a ruleset enrollment.


If you have any questions about new features or bug fixes for this release, please submit a ticket through our support system. 

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