One of the latest features added to our CLMS is the ability to access administration tools from the activity screen. Simply click on an activity from your calendar or list, then use the scroll-down on the top-right of the activity screen to carry out activities such as enrol users, invite groups or view the attendance list.
VinciWorks has just added a new feature to their CLMS to help users manage tasks more efficiently. Users can now easily browse their calendar by clicking on “offline activities” and then “browse calendar of activities”. Users can easily view a list of the activities by clicking on “switch to list” above the calendar.
The new function makes it easier and faster for users to view their activities in a calendar format
Users can now easily request to take on a new learning activity, without leaving the office or writing an email. This new automated feature means administrators can easily authorise and track their staff’s learning activities.
With this new feature, users simply click on the “submit activity request form” option on the top right of their CLMS and enter the details of the activity they are requesting. Once the user has completed their request, their line manager will receive the request via email. Once the request is approved by the line manager, the activity will be appear under the user’s list of learning activities.
Users now have the ability to log any learning activity on-the-go with just a few clicks. This allows users to quickly record that they attended a lecture, even if they don’t have time to associate the activity with a learning need or perform a full reflective process.
How to log a completed activity
From any screen in the CLMS, users can click the ‘Log a completed activity’ icon. This works on a computer and on mobile devices.
Email templates are one of the most popular features in the VinciWorks learning management system. Templates enable you to customise the text and look of every email from the system down to the last detail. Many organisations recreate the exact look-and-feel of internal emails down to the graphics in a signature. Templates can include dynamic fields that are personalised to every user, such as first name, department, date of last cyber security training or any other field in the system.
All templates can “spoof” sender information, so that the emails appear to come from a colleague or manager. Carbon copied addresses can also be added.
Nagware allows managers to automatically send out an email to remind staff to begin or complete a learning activity. Administrators can select when to start sending the nag emails, often to send them and a trigger for when to begin to send the nag emails.
We have just added a new feature that means a “nag” can easily be duplicated so that a new nag doesn’t need to be started from scratch.
Administrators can now easily duplicate a “nag” without having to copy and paste the details of a previous nag
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As the first year of the SRA’s new approach to continuing competence enters its final quarter, we have introduced two new reports in the VinciWorks Continuing Competence Module that will help you analyse learning progress across the firm.
The reports are:
- Competency – Progress by User
- Competency – All Needs
One of the first orders of business for the new government, whatever its colour, is to pass the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. According to EU rules, the Fourth Money Laundering Directive must be transposed into UK law by 26 June. While the consultation phase has been completed, there is still room for a new government to make some movement on the new regulations if it wishes. The Directive still leaves some rules open to national interpretation, so while the core of the changes are set, a new government will have just weeks following the election to decide what to do.
However, for the main themes of the legislation we do know what will be changing. Accountants need to be aware of some of the key changes coming in the Fourth Directive.
UBO is changing
The ultimate beneficial owner of a corporate client will need to be determined and due diligence checks performed. A UBO is anyone who owns or controls 25% or greater percentage in a corporation. If you don’t know who the UBO of a client is, you must take “all reasonable steps” to determine this. If no beneficial owners can be identified, then the details of senior managers must be recorded.
What business needs to prepare for no matter who walks into Number 10
Theresa May called a general election expecting, we all assume, that she would have an easy ride back into 10 Downing Street. While she still enjoys a commanding lead over the Labour party, this has narrowed in recent weeks. The Tories are still odds-on favourite to win, although elections can often throw up surprises.
Now the manifestos of all the major parties have been published, we can glean some idea of what will be changing in the compliance landscape no matter who the Prime Minister will be after the election. Of course, should the election result in a hung parliament, manifesto pledges can be traded and bartered away, and promises made before an election can often be forgotten in the glow of victory.
Nevertheless, it’s always a good idea to consider the potential risks of an election outcome, and start to prepare accordingly.
VinciWorks’ suite of training on modern slavery now includes three courses:
Like all VinciWorks courses, the modern slavery courses can be fully customised to:
- Fit internal procedures
- Adhere to internal style
- Include extra relevant information
In fact, every word of the courses can easily be customised.
Below are examples of the four most common customisation requests that we have collected in order to help organisations better understand best-practice for customisation.
1. Opening quote
The course Modern Slavery: Prevention Exploitation features a quote by Theresa May underscoring the severity of modern slavery. Many firms have replaced this quote with a quote or letter from an executive that reiterates the organisation’s commitment to combating slavery.
This quote sets the tone for the course and conveys the deep responsibility that all staff should feel towards the issue.