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iSpring Suite 9 What's New

Every month, we add new features and content so you can create more outstanding courses, spend less on content development, and get better training results

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November 2019

November 12, 2019 | Interactions

Section 508 support in interactions

We’ve significantly improved Section 508 support in interactions. Now, you can easily create interactive modules that are perfectly accessible for learners with visual impairments. Your learners can switch an interaction to accessible mode just by clicking the Glasses icon.

The accessible interactions introduce a clear design and high contrast fonts and are optimized for screen readers (JAWS, VoiceOver, NVDA). Plus, they feature the content list to navigate between interaction steps easily.

October 2019

October 24, 2019 | Content Library

4 office and customer characters

These four professionally dressed characters are ready to help your employees reach new heights and complete any business-related course.

October 24, 2019 | Content Library

32 office locations

Three sets of office locations will help you create courses related to dealing with clients or colleagues or work safety training.

October 24, 2019 | Content Library

120 icons

This new business-themed icon collection can be used in banking, finance, and insurance courses. It includes price tags, shopping carts, payment cards, and more.

October 3, 2019 | Quizzes

Create inclusive, accessible quizzes

You can easily create Section 508-compliant tests and surveys with iSpring Suite. With the new accessibility mode, learners with visual impairments can take tests comfortably. The accessibility mode features a minimalist layout with high contrast fonts and is optimized for screen readers.

September 2019

September 24, 2019 | Content Library

24 self storage and diner locations

These new locations include detailed pictures of a self-storage facility (rooms, drive-up units, and reception areas) and a cozy diner. The backgrounds will fit well in courses on logistics, catering, customer service, etc.

September 24, 2019 | Content Library

3 visitor and customer characters

These three friendly looking characters can act like visitors or customers and are also a good fit for onboarding courses.

August 2019

August 22, 2019 | Content Library

6 office and customer characters

These 6 likable characters are perfect for onboarding, business training, sales, product knowledge, and customer service courses.

August 22, 2019 | Content Library

45 car dealership and call-center locations

This new set of locations includes a car delivery area, a car service department, modern call center cubicles, a meeting room, and more. With these locations, you can quickly build car sales and maintenance courses or courses for training your call agents or tech support team.

August 22, 2019 | Content Library

Notification badges

Now, when you open iSpring Suite, you can see if there are any updates in the Content Library. For example, if the Library has been enriched with new characters, you’ll see a notification dot on the Characters icon. You can use the new characters in your course right away.

August 22, 2019 | Suite

Automated backups in QuizMaker and Visuals

When creating quizzes or interactions, you can be sure that your learning content is safe and sound, even if your computer crashes or the power goes out. iSpring Suite makes frequent automated backups of customer data and provides up-to-the-minute recovery options. Next time you open iSpring QuizMaker or Visuals, you can continue from the moment you left off.

July 2019

July 23, 2019 | Conversion

Zoom for PowerPoint

iSpring provides best-in-class conversion technology and we’re continuing to grow. In order to help you streamline navigation in your online courses, we’ve made the Zoom PowerPoint feature accessible in iSpring Suite. Now, you can break out of the linear presenting mode and take control of where you go next. You can easily jump to specific sections or slides in your course, or even create an interactive table of сontents that links to all of the slides in your course.

July 10, 2019 | Japanese version

Suite in Japanese

We have translated the entire interface of iSpring Suite to Japanese. Can’t wait to see outstanding eLearning courses and assessments from our users in Japan!
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More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Audio playback on mobile devices fixed
  2. Annotation deletion when publishing a course fixed
  3. Issues with opening the Preview window in PowerPoint fixed
  4. Link insertion in Visuals and QuizMaker fixed
  5. Action of navigation buttons in Internet Explorer 11 improved
  6. Support for Firefox 66 with blocking audio and video autoplay setting added
  7. Option of hiding answer status in detailed reports in QuizMaker added

June 2019

June 20, 2019 | Narration Editor

Improved audio noise reduction

When you’re recording audio narration for a course, you might get some background noise, and the volume may vary. Now, you can fine-tune the sound volume right in iSpring Suite. Plus, we’ve added new noise reduction settings so your audio recordings are as clean and natural as possible.
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June 20, 2019 | Content Library

3 new aviation characters

With these characters, you can design immersive digital courses for airport staff and airline passengers.

June 20, 2019 | Content Library

29 new locations

There are lots of beautiful aviation locations: plane exterior and interior, cockpit, business and economy class cabins, an airfield, boarding stairs, and airport lounges.

June 20, 2019 | Content Library

A new beautiful course template

This template includes 16 ready-made slides: steps, pros and cons, product catalog, menus, timelines, etc., allowing you to put together a professional-looking course quickly.

June 10, 2019 | Portuguese version

Suite in Portuguese

We have completely adapted the course editor for Portuguese users, from the interface to the course player. Now, our clients from Portugal can quickly create outstanding content in their native language.
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More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Display of SVG images on iOS 11 and 12 fixed
  2. Triggers in mobile presentation player fixed
  3. Incorrect behavior of hyperlinks in interactions fixed
  4. Audio recording in quizzes on 32-bit systems enhanced

May 2019

May 16, 2019 | Content Library

6 smart casual and office characters

These client, a visitor, patient, office employee, and support agent characters will be perfect additions to your onboarding courses, sales trainings, and video lectures.

May 16, 2019 | Content Library

47 locations for retail and truck service

This new pack of locations includes a truck repair garage, a conference room, an open space office, and more. With these locations, you can create immersive courses related to sales, travel, or truck repairs.

March 2019

March 12, 2019 | iSpring Flip

A new tool for creating interactive e-books

iSpring Suite converts your Word, PDF, or PowerPoint files into interactive e-books compliant with all modern eLearning standards: HTML5, SCORM, AICC, CMI-5 and xAPI (Tin Can).
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LMS-ready e-books
You can easily upload your book to an LMS, assign it to your learners, and keep track of what they’re reading page by page.

The book opens in seconds
iSpring optimizes page loading to make reading seamlessly smooth. Even if your ebook consists of thousands of pages, every new page opens instantly.

Navigation and references
After conversion to an e-book, all fonts, images, links, references, and navigation elements remain functional.

High quality images
iSpring Suite maintains the quality of all images and fonts. Your book will look perfect even on high-definition and retina displays.

March 12, 2019 | Quizzes

Ability to change question type

If you want to change the type of question you’re working on, there’s no need to start over. For example, you can quickly turn a true/false question into a multiple response question. All settings and design will be preserved.

March 12, 2019 | Course navigation

Player panels look perfect on all screen sizes

Now, your employees can enjoy the perfect look of your courses on any device, from phones to smart boards.

More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Publishing to video on Windows 10 version 1809 fixed
  2. Displaying player for courses inserted in iframe fixed
  3. Issue with text input in the Essay question on Samsung Galaxy S9 fixed
  4. Issue with adding files in *.mp2 format in Cam Pro fixed
  5. Additional scrolling when inserting new files into the editor in Cam Pro removed

February 2019

February 14, 2019 | Narration Editor

Control media playback speed

Now, you can accelerate a video to skip through unnecessary information, or slow it down to attract viewers’ attention to important details.
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February 14, 2019 | Narration Editor

Inserting a freeze frame

When creating a voice over for a video, you may encounter a situation in which the video footage is too short to read the whole script. In such cases, you can easily create a freeze frame to allow enough time to transmit all the necessary information and then continue the video.

February 14, 2019 | Narration Editor

Audio and video separation

Previously, when uploading a pre-recorded video to iSpring Suite, it was necessary to work with a single track that included both video and audio. It is now possible to edit video and audio tracks separately.

February 14, 2019 | Narration Editor

Automatic audio normalization

Sometimes, you may find that the volume of your voice changes during a voice-over. This may be due to a low-quality microphone or imperfect acoustics. iSpring Suite automatically normalizes the recording so you don’t have to do it manually.

February 14, 2019 | Narration Editor

Audio recording from a mic

With iSpring’s Narration Editor, you can cut out a poor voice-over and record an improved version on the spot using your mic.

February 14, 2019 | Narration Editor

Auto noise removal when recording audio

iSpring Suite automatically reduces background noise, making your voice louder and clearer.

February 14, 2019 | Interactions

Customize layer navigation for the Pyramid interaction

A pyramid in the Pyramid interaction consists of several sectors. Now you can customize the order in which these sectors will be displayed: from top to bottom or from bottom to top. This can be especially useful if you’re using a flipped pyramid.

February 12, 2019 | Content Library

2 likable characters for training school children and employees

These two new characters are perfect for onboarding training, product catalogs, or language courses for children.

February 12, 2019 | Content Library

19 road-inspired locations

The new set of locations includes a gas station with a convenience store and a truck fueling station. With these new locations, you can quickly put together a course on, say, gas station safety.

More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Display of transitions on smartphones fixed
  2. Issue with the Brush Color animation fixed
  3. Display of the "Select from Lists" question after applying a color theme fixed
  4. Text now cannot be copied from published interactions

January 2019

January 29, 2019 | Content Library

17 various locations

This pack includes an airport terminal, a grocery store, and a cash register area. Create more attractive courses on sales, merchandising and airport service.

January 15, 2019 | Quizzes

Show the correct answer right after a question is answered

Previously, a learner could view correct answers only after finishing a quiz. Now you can set a quiz to display the correct answer right after a question is answered. As a result, learners will immediately know whether or not they gave the right answer.
This is especially useful if your goal is not to assess knowledge but to help employees learn new material.

January 10, 2019 | Content Library

2 professionally dressed people for business-related courses

Two stylish male characters will be a perfect choice for a course on negotiation, business modeling, or team management.

More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Text presets are no longer deleted after software update
  2. Issue with question linking after deleting the "Introduction" group fixed
  3. Display of info slides when question randomizing is on fixed

December 2018

December 25, 2018 | Publishing

Ignore hidden slides in course completion stats

Before, if you had hidden slides in your course, the LMS would process them as a part of your course. Therefore, users could never get 100% completion, because they couldn’t see those hidden slides. We’ve fixed that. Now, hidden slides won’t distort your learners’ results.

December 25, 2018 | Publishing

A course can be saved as a zip file

If you want to create a backup copy of your project or quickly send it to a colleague, simply save your course as a zip file. An archive file takes up less computer space and can be sent by email.

December 25, 2018 | Conversion

Preserving animations for SmartArt figures after publishing

iSpring offers best-in-class conversion technology, and we keep developing it. Some time ago, we noticed that SmartArt animations weren’t working properly: only the entire figure could be animated, not the separate components. We’ve worked our magic, and voila! SmartArt animations now work perfectly!

More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Fixed display of characters in the input field for the "Drag the Words" question type
  2. Fixed issue with rounding points when sending quiz results to email
  3. Fixed blurring of visual objects in interactions
  4. Fixed inserting pictures in the "Glossary" interaction
  5. Fixed issue with Cam Pro launch
  6. Improved display of the "Morph" transition on mobile devices
  7. Improved conversion of fonts with ligatures
  8. Fixed issue with course view in iSpring Learn and iSpring Play mobile apps on iPhone

November 2018

November 27, 2018 | Quizzes

Printable version of a quiz to conduct an offline assessment

Now, you can save your digital quiz as a Word document which can be printed for an in-class assessment activity.

November 15, 2018 | Content Library

A new character for courses on merchandising

Meet Christie. She can be a great mentor for your interns and new hires.

November 15, 2018 | Content Library

19 new locations for retail courses

A big-box hardware store, a cash register area, and an emergency exit — these locations are perfect for a course on sales or fire safety.

November 8, 2018 | Content Library

Publishing quizzes with answers to Word

Now, you can save quizzes with correct answers as Word documents. You can easily send these .docx files to a colleague or supervisor to have them reviewed.

More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Fixed publishing to video issue in MS Office 2010
  2. Fixed slide notes in the output files
  3. Fixed issue with audio which occurred after updating a quiz
  4. Fixed inserting files from a network folder
  5. Added changing color of visited links
  6. Added support for quizzes, interactions, and dialogs in Video Lecture player
  7. Fixed video display in full screen mode
  8. Fixed scrolling when opening a quiz in an iFrame

October 2018

October 18, 2018 | Quizzes

Validation of quizzes before publishing

Before publishing your quiz, iSpring Suite will make sure everything is OK with the content. If a picture or answer options are missing, the tool will let you know.

October 18, 2018 | Publishing

Publishing courses with None player

When you publish your courses with the None player, there will be no player controls or menus available for your learners. This can be useful if your course has its own navigation via PowerPoint triggers and animations.

More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Fixed issue with restricted navigation when viewed on mobiles
  2. Fixed display of video on a slide when viewed on mobiles
  3. Fixed report for users when using branching option
  4. Fixed issue with full text justification in Microsoft Edge
  5. Fixed formatting of feedback for reattempts when updating quizzes
  6. Added downloading items from the content library when using proxy servers
  7. Added option to change presentation title in Universal player

September 2018

September 17, 2018 | Quizzes

Skipping questions

While taking a quiz, a user can skip some questions to get back to them later. This makes assessment more natural and realistic, because in real life a learner usually reads all the questions before answering them.

September 17, 2018 | Quizzes

Added feedback for partially correct answers

You can give feedback for partially correct answers. This can be especially useful if, for example, a learner is very close to a correct answer and you want to give them a hint.

More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Fixed display of courses inserted in iframes
  2. Fixed issue with timer in tests inserted into courses
  3. Fixed simultaneous sending of test results to email and server
  4. Improved word break in the Tabs interaction

August 2018

August 16, 2018 | Content Library

Inserting multiple slide templates at once

Before, you could only add one template from the Content Library into your presentation. To add something else, you would have to open the Library again. Now, you can select multiple templates and add them all to your course at once.

August 16, 2018 | Quizzes

Inserting audio in feedback in Slide view mode

Adding audio to feedback is now possible in the Slide view mode. So if while designing a question you feel that it needs audio feedback, you can record it on the spot without going back to question editing.

August 16, 2018 | Quizzes

Assigning fewer points for the second attempt

Before, learners got a fixed number of points for each correct answer, no matter how many attempts they made. Now, you can give less points for each next attempt.

More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Fixed issue with launching audio/video editor (Narration Editor) with animated shapes
  2. Fixed publishing of hidden objects to which animations are applied
  3. Fixed autoplay of media files in Safari 11
  4. Fixed incorrect word wrap in detailed test result report
  5. Fixed launch of application with mono recording devices in Cam Pro

July 2018

July 24, 2018 | Content Library

2 new cutout characters

We have released two new characters: a fearless fireman and an admirable office employee. Maybe they’ll meet in some fire safety course?

July 24, 2018 | Content Library

34 new sales and manufacture locations

The locations include an airport landing area and terminals, a courtroom, a supermarket, classrooms, and more. Quickly create courses on various topics: air safety, merchandising, and legal proceedings, to name just a few.

July 19, 2018 | Quizzes

Inserting equations on a slide has become easier

Now, you can copy an equation from one question and paste it into another.

July 19, 2018 | Quizzes

Quizzes work better on Chromebooks

iSpring quizzes now work perfectly on devices with touch screens that can be controlled both by clicking and by tapping. This is great news for Chromebook users.

July 19, 2018 | Narration Editor

Image cropping

Images can now be cropped right in the Narration Editor. Now, you don’t have to use third-party tools if you need to cut out some extra details.

July 19, 2018 | Interactions

New Process interaction

This interaction will be of help if you create e-courses on industrial processes and safety. For instance, you can show how part cutting or raw material processing is performed. With this template, you can show any repetitive process; for example, the Deming cycle, which is a cyclic decision-making process that is used in quality management.

More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Fixed conversion of presentations with Noto Sans fonts
  2. Fixed issue with presentations opened locally in IE11
  3. Fixed desyncing videos with shortened audio track after publishing
  4. Fixed quiz mobile player display on Android
  5. Fixed issue with the "Reset layout" button in the quiz editor
  6. Fixed issue with passing external variables for the Execute JavaScript option in QuizMaker
  7. Improved quality of videos exported in MTS format in Cam Pro

June 2018

June 14, 2018 | Content Library

2 new beautiful characters

We have added two beautiful female characters: Indira and Kathlyn. They will be happy to give learners an office tour, describe company’s mission and values and help new hires feel comfortable on their first day.

June 14, 2018 | Content Library

39 new locations

More courses on products and processes. Now, your training can take place in an electronics store, manufacturing areas, an open space, or a meeting room.

June 7, 2018 | Quizzes

Improved quiz results printout

Now, when a learner completes a quiz, they can print a very beautiful and detailed report with their results.

June 7, 2018 | Quizzes

Question import from Excel and older versions of iSpring

Now, you can reuse quiz content created with an older version of iSpring to quickly put together new quizzes and surveys. Simply import questions and fine-tune their design, and the quiz is ready for publishing.

June 7, 2018 | Interactions

New interaction template – Pyramid

With this template, you can explain your company hierarchy. Plus, it’s a great template to use in soft skills training to show, for example, the Minto pyramid principle, which can help people communicate more effectively. Besides the standard pyramid, you can create an inverted one to present various funnels; for example, a classic sales funnel.

More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Fixed publishing to video issue with MS Office 365 in Windows 10
  2. Fixed issue with changing settings of quiz result slides

May 2018

May 23, 2018 | GDPR

GDPR compliance

iSpring is now fully compliant with GDPR. All content, personal data, and statistics are securely stored on servers in the USA and Europe.

May 17, 2018 | Content Library

Full-screen view mode for video

Video inserted into a quiz now can be opened in fullscreen view. This is especially great if you want your learners to pay attention to minor details in a video.

May 17, 2018 | Narration Editor

Improved text editing on several shapes

Now, you can add a shape into your video and insert text into it. This is very helpful if you want to introduce the presenter or highlight main ideas.

More improvements and bug fixes

  1. Fixed autoplay audio issue in courses in Google Chrome 66
  2. Fixed narration editor issue with 4K video
  3. Fixed issue with equations in the Matching question
  4. Fixed disabling quiz result slides in SCORM 1.2/2004
  5. Fixed various issues in Cam Pro
  6. Improved course playback in the iSpring Play app
  7. Improved publication of text with character fonts
  8. Improved compatibility with anti-virus software
  9. Improved glow effect support for images in QuizMaker
  10. Improved text editing on several shapes in Cam Pro
  11. Improved quiz editor performance when working with Sequence and Matching questions
  12. Fixed scrolling issue in Matching and Sequence questions in IE11
  13. Improved search in the Glossary interaction

April 2018

April 24, 2018 | Narration Editor

Video courses on sales techniques, soft skills, and public speaking

Record an expert session and point out the key highlights to help employees retain the subject material. You can mix videos from multiple tracks, add audio narration, and support the footage with annotations or graphics.

Interactive canvas — just like a PowerPoint slide
You can edit objects right on the canvas: add videos, captions, shapes, and images.

Mixing audio and video from multiple tracks
Use as many tracks as you need. You can merge several videos together, add music, and even show two videos at the same time.

Title screens and annotations
You can upload existing images or create visual hints, diagrams, and captions right in the video editor.

Smooth transitions between scenes
Adjust the transition effects so that one scene smoothly dissolves while the next scene appears.

April 24, 2018 | Narration Editor

“Watch and repeat” software tutorials

With iSpring Suite, you can record screencasts to quickly train employees to work with corporate apps. For example, you can show them how to work with an inventory management app, a learning portal, or a CRM system.

April 24, 2018 | Narration Editor

“Picture-in-picture” screencasts

You can record your screen and webcam video at the same time, and then show the two streams together or switch between them. For example, enhance a CRM screencast tutorial with a talking-head video.

April 24, 2018 | Narration Editor

Software tutorials with annotations

Now, when you record a screencast, iSpring Suite automatically detects keystrokes, mouse clicks, and typing, and adds annotations for these actions to your video.

April 24, 2018 | Interactions

New Tabs interaction

This interaction helps you quickly structure your info. For example, you can show the principles of SMART goal setting or the SWOT analysis methodology.

April 24, 2018 | Interactions

New Accordion interaction

Present a call handling process or host a virtual office tour for new employees in a visually compelling way.

April 24, 2018 | Interactions

New Glossary interaction

A fast way to create a dictionary of terms, a directory, or a reference book. For example, you can create a glossary of industry terms or a reference book for account managers.

April 24, 2018 | Interactions

New FAQ interaction

Provide answers to common new hire questions to save their colleagues time and effort.

April 24, 2018 | Interactions

New Timeline interaction

Show employees the key events of your company’s history or product development stages.

April 24, 2018 | Interactions

New Steps interaction

Create a guide to communicating with irate customers or explain how to deal with fire in a safety course.

April 24, 2018 | Interactions

New Cyclic Process interaction

Illustrate any repetitive process, from raw material processing to the Deming cycle of decision making.

April 24, 2018 | Interactions

New Circle Diagram interaction

Present a complex diagram in a compelling way: for example, illustrate the demographics of your target audience or show new hires the values of your brand.

April 24, 2018 | Interactions

New Labeled Graphic interaction

Explain what complex mechanisms consist of, show product specs, or describe a new software interface.

April 24, 2018 | Interactions

New Guided Image interaction

Give learners a detailed explanation of how equipment works, or visually present a product to customers.

April 24, 2018 | Interactions

New Hotspot interaction

Explain what complex systems or mechanisms consist of. For instance, present a human anatomy diagram or a new equipment control panel.

April 24, 2018 | Interactions

New Media Catalog interaction

Create an illustrated product catalog so that employees can always stay informed about the range of products on offer.

April 24, 2018 | QuizMaker

New drag-and-drop exercises to practice skills

Drag-and-drop activities engage employees and help them master a skill in a game-like environment. With iSpring Suite 9, you can ask learners to arrange objects or group them by categories. For example, enhance a merchandising course with a task to to shelve or load goods.

April 24, 2018 | QuizMaker

Drill-and-practice activities with extensive feedback

Give detailed feedback to help learners review their mistakes and improve performance. You can explain why an answer is incorrect, and provide useful facts or a whole article on a topic.
You can add several text blocks, images, and shapes, and set transparency, shadows, fill, and outlines — it’s just as easy as in PowerPoint.

April 24, 2018 | QuizMaker

Test design freedom

Fine-tune question layout and easily design info slides, feedback, surveys, and result slides. Now all these options are right at your fingertips in the visual editor.

 
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