Category Archives: Course & Product Updates

New CLMS feature: administration tools added to activity screen

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-left of the activity screen to carry out activities such as enrol users, invite groups or view the attendance list.

Sceenshot showing VinciWork's new CLMS feature

New CLMS feature: “Browse calendar” feature added to administration toolbar

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.

Browse calendar activity function

The new function makes it easier and faster for users to view their activities in a calendar format

New data protection course module: A Guide to Global Data Protection

Screenshot from latest data protection module to be added to the course

VinciWorks has just added a new module to the course Data Protection: Privacy at Work. The new module explores and contrasts data protection legislation in countries around the world. This new module consists of an interactive guide to global data protection, whereby users can easily lookup the answers to a range of questions they may have about the data protection laws in various countries. This allows businesses to easily familiarise themselves with the data protection laws in any country they operate in and ensure they comply.

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VinciWorks releases new e-learning course: Anti-Money Laundering: Know Your Risk

We have recently launched a new risk-focused course based on new EU and UK AML laws.

Anti-Money Laundering: Know Your Risk drops users into a realistic, immersive scenario-based simulation to test their knowledge, understanding and ability to uncover the risks of money laundering hidden in everyday transactions. The Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive and the UK’s Money Laundering Regulations 2017, passed this year, mandates a fully risk based approach to AML. This means the white list has gone, as have exemptions from client due diligence procedures.

As a long-standing leader in the field of e-learning, Anti-Money Laundering: Know Your Risk asks users to assess the inherent risks and red flags of over 100 available scenarios and give each situation a risk score. Uniquely in e-learning, users receive live feedback and can compare their risk tolerance against others in their firm, industry and globally.

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Gain experience points as you take the course

Screenshot showing experience points in Anti-Money Laundering: Know Your Risk

The new course enables users to accrue experience points as they work through various AML scenarios. Veteran users will gather experience points more quickly, updating their knowledge and completing the course in as little as fifteen minutes. Whereas newer users or those that need a more in-depth refresh are encouraged to spend more time reading additional content and building up a bank of points to demonstrate their AML knowledge.

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New competency year starts today

Today marks the first day of the new competency year and one year since the changes to CPD became compulsory. All solicitors in England and Wales need to ensure that they have reflected on their practice and that they have addressed any identified learning needs. The SRA also requires solicitors and firms to make an annual declaration that they have done so.

What should you do if you have not yet dealt with a learning need?

To help users of the VinciWorks Continuing Competence Module organise their current learning needs, we’ve rolled-over all deferred needs from last year to this new year.
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New CLMS feature: manage activity requests without leaving your desk

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.
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New CCM feature: log a completed activity on-the-go

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.

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New CLMS Update: Customised unique email templates for each learning activity

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.
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GDPR training “Data Protection: Privacy at Work” available in German

Opening screen of data protection course in German

Our fully customisable data protection course is now available in German

VinciWorks’ GDPR data protection course is now available in German. The course combines the latest in policy and law with best practice guidelines. It provides real-world scenarios, interactive features and review questions to test understanding of key points. By completing this course users will learn how to comply with data protection laws for their specific role in the organisation. The online training is based on the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

German Data Protection Amendment Act

While GDPR will be coming into force across Europe on 25 May 2018, Germany has already enacted a new data protection law to prepare for the new regime. The German Data Protection Amendment Act (GDPAA) enters into force on 25 May 2018 and contains some key national differences with GDPR.
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GDPR and data protection training available in French

VinciWorks’ online GDPR course, Data Protection: Privacy at Work is now available in French. The course combines the latest in policy and law with best practice guidelines. It provides real-world scenarios, interactive features and review questions to test understanding of key points. By completing this course users will learn how to comply with data protection laws for their specific role in the organisation. The online training is based on the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

While GDPR will be coming into force across Europe on 25 May 2018, France has already enacted some legislation to prepare for the new data protection regime.

The 1978 Data Protection Act was amended on 7 October 2016 by Law No. 2016-1321 for a Digital Republic (Digital Republic Law). The amendments were designed to prepare for additional protections on the processing and international transfer of such data as regulated by GDPR.

France’s data protection laws

The Digital Republic Law also introduced the right for minors to be forgotten and to request deletion of any personal data collected when they were under 18. People can also create digital wills to deal with their data posthumously and all electronic communication providers must give users to the option to transfer their data to a designated third party after they die.
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