When a business operates within certain markets or competes for public sector tenders, compliance with industry standards, laws and regulations is often necessary. eFront is a great tool for implementing compliance training for your employees (or even the general public).
The main difference between compliance and other courses is that their content is detailed and outlined exhaustingly in the relevant standards and laws, and they result in a very specific “skill” or “knowledge set”. You can model this kind of learning in eFront using certifications.
Since certifications in eFront are awarded upon the completion of a course or a course curriculum, a user being awarded a certificate for his participation in a compliance course or curriculum means they have completed their compliance training successfully.
Since compliance certificate holders are often obliged by law or company policy to periodically refresh their compliance training, eFront supports time-limited certificates:
The user sets an (optional) duration for the certificate (e.g., 6 months), and eFront automatically expires the certificate after that interval passes. You can even indicate that you want to reassign the course that the certificate was assigned from, upon its expiration, or N days prior to expiration, and have eFront re-enroll the students automatically. When this happens, the course’s progress for those users is reset, and they have to complete it again to get recertified. In this article, you will find out how to achieve this in eFront.
In order to enable Certification in a course, you will need to access Course Properties and then expand the Show advanced settings (1).
Scroll down, find and select one of the available certificates you already have in eFront (2).
Certificates in eFront are created with user-defined templates that are customizable with your own titles, body text, and other details.
From the Certificates section, eFront admins can view and edit any defined certificate templates, and dig in to view the details for each and the courses that award it.
Here are your options:
Recertification behaviour (1): choose if you want the certificate to be updated.
Renew existing (2): extend the certificate to a new expiration date.
Issue new (3): choose if the users should be awarded with a brand new certificate . The last option, Issue new, will use the last certificate awarded by the course.
Note: To learn more about creating and editing certificates, check the How to customize Certifications article.
From the Certificates section, eFront admins can view and edit any defined certificate templates, view the details for each template, and see the courses that award it.
In the same section, the Users tab displays a listing of all certificates awarded to your users, the courses they were awarded for, and their expiration status.
eFront admins can filter down the user listing and view, edit, and revoke any particular certification they wish.