Article List: April, 2013

Custom List Upgrades

Pathways users logging in today may notice a few enhancements that will be very handy if you run a VET in Schools program that needs to record courses and not just manage placements. Last night we included the ability to use the student’s one or more course enrolments as a filter/condition in the custom list screens. Building student and placement lists by course just got a lot easier.

April 26, 2013 Tags: , , , , ,

Pathways Update : Speedy Gonzalez

We are 8 weeks into our speedy gonzalez project – the aim of which was to make all screens and operations in Pathways complete in under 1500 milliseconds. This means that after click the page will load a second later no matter what you are doing or what data is being presented. So far more than 90% of the screens are actually under 500ms (half a second!) and extra lag is typically a result of the user’s broadband connection (or Youtube addiction) Using some cutting edge monitoring software we can xray into each page and function and see where things read more…

March 15, 2013 Tags: , ,

Pathways Update : Home Page Relaxation

Welcome to the new Pathways Home. Today when you log in you will be greeted with a much simplified home page that still has all your key work experience and work placement dashboard metrics, but in a less frenetic layout. As Host and Student modules have their own dashboards, the Pathways home page can focus in on the key metrics – active hosts and students, recent records and a summary of your work placement activity. Given people log in early in the morning to Pathways and often have a coffee in their hand, timing the caffeine hit and a *busy* read more…

March 15, 2013 Tags: , , ,

Pathways Update : Custom Student Lists

Today we launch an enormously useful new function in Pathways Cloud named “Student Custom Lists”. Custom Lists allow you to build and save your own views of student data in Pathways Cloud to make your Work Experience software sing. Pathways includes a number of useful lists out of the box (Active Students, Without Placements etc.) however with custom lists you can roll your own, adding an entirely new dimension to how you see your student records. The days of having hundreds of baked in A4 reports are a distant memory, with dynamic on-screen lists and easy exporting taking their place. read more…

March 12, 2013 Tags: , , ,

New Help Centre!

Exciting times in our office at the moment with the launch of our new help centre and knowledge base! Through March and April we will be migrating our traditional PDF-based helpdesk and technical support articles into web versions to make it really easy to get the latest fact sheets, “How To” guides and update notes. To access our new help centre simple click the “Support” link at the top of this web site, or visit help.activ8.com.au    

March 12, 2013 Tags: , , ,

2013 QLD Work Experience Agreement

Pathways Classic and Pathways Cloud have recently been updated to include the new 2012/2013 Queensland Work Experience Agreement – often called the Form C. The most obvious change to this latest agreement is the department name change to DETE in the header. You have automatic access to the latest updates to Pathways as part of your subscription – the version 9.9 update to Pathways includes this new QLD Agreement in the Briefcase. Unlike previous agreements the latest version has been added as a briefcase document and appears automatically in the Placement Details and Reports screens. We have left the old read more…

March 11, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

2012 NSW Student Placement Records

For our lovely clients operating in NSW you will have seen the recent update to the “Student Placement Record” forms that are generated for each placement. SPR’s are complex forms to merge and historically we have had to *bake* them into Pathways as a fixed report in the Placement Reporting screen, where the fields would overlay in the correct locations and you could print them from Pathways….. no longer! Now that we have the briefcase functionality, this is the ideal time to free the SPR documents from being fixed reports, and craft them as Word files. This is a big read more…

December 10, 2012 Tags: , , ,

Pathways Electronic Delivery is Here

It’s been 15 years in the making, however Pathways 9.7 Work Experience Software and later are all delivered electronically from now on! We’re excited to finally be at the point where our distribution is completely electronic as it allows us to ship new orders, updates, upgrades and helpdesk patches to schools the day they are required, and include all the documentation needed in searchable PDF files. One of our most common requests is to replace lost manuals that often get lost within schools or offices – by migrating to an indexed and searchable PDF file we are able to not read more…

October 10, 2012 Tags: , , ,