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Elearning! February / March 2015 45 FOR CONNECTING SYSTEMS: DRAG, DROP AND DONE Saba Marketplace features a set of tested, preconfgured connectors, so you can connect Saba Cloud to your HRIS, CRM, job boards, screening services, and the latest learning content in minutes. >> Launch new and invigorate old learning and talent programs with latest content and data. >> Browse, select and load captivating learning content directly into your learning catalog. >> Streamline compliance and other process- es with data synched across your HRIS, CRM, and LMS and TMS systems. >> Speed hiring by uncovering and screen- ing dozens of qualifed candidates. >> Increase reach completions of learning programs by connecting your compa- ny's Web conferencing provider directly to Saba Cloud. —More info: www.saba.com/us/technology/ market place/ USE ANY DEVICE TO INSPIRE AND EDUCATE WeVideo has unveiled its latest release of WeVideo for Business. Te tool is a simple, powerful video-creation suite that gives marketers afordable, easy-to-use, in-house video production capabilities for inspiring, educating and engaging their customers. WeVideo for Business provides businesses a virtual video-production facility in the Cloud, enabling editing, collaboration and sharing across any device: smart- phone, tablet, laptop or personal computer. Features: >> customizable calls-to- action: clickable links that direct viewers to a website >> anywhere publishing: social-media sites (You- Tube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and more) and video-hosting solutions (Wistia and Vidcaster) >> reporting and analy- sis: admin dashboard displays usage metrics for tracking results —More info: www.wevideo.com LEARNING RECORD SYSTEM TRACKS LEARNING ACTIVITIES Rustici Sofware's Watershed LRS identifes correlations between learning activities and the efects that they have on people's job performance. While organizations have been tracking learning and training data for years, input and output have been confned to learning management systems, and reporting functionality was limited. Watershed uses a new technology called the Tin Can API (Experience API or xAPI) that allows organizations to track learning activities anywhere they happen — online, ofine, simulations, in-person, games and more — and see all of these activities in one central place, a Learning Record Store (LRS). By collecting and connecting these diferent types of user activities, companies can now correlate training initiatives to improved performance. —More info: http://watershedlrs.com/ ENHANCE POWERPOINTS WITH ANIMATIONS, MORE Te new Promethean Presenter sofware allows companies to use their current PowerPoint presentations and make them signifcantly more dynamic and engaging. Core features include the ability to: >> interact and move objects during your slide show to create an animated pre- sentation without any additional prepa- ration ahead of time; >> connect your audience's mobile devices to the presentation to send and receive slides, photos, video, and Web links to engage them in the discussion; >> poll your audience gathering feedback to ensure understanding — from true/ false to multiple choice, Likert scales, free text and more; and >> start an ad hoc brainstorming activity to get the audience involved in a creative response or word seed. —More info: http://pro- metheanpresenter.com/ about/ Products: Tools New

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