Versal/ATD webinar: ‘Creating More Effective Online Training Through Interactivity’

Are you interested in learning more about how interactivity can bring your online training to life, better engage your learners and ensure your material is understood and retained?

This past Wednesday, Versal’s VP of Business Development Chris Poseley hosted a live webinar in conjunction with ASTD.org (just rebranded as ATD). Over 500 people joined in for a lively presentation and Q&A, and now the recorded webcast just went live. It’s free and available to anyone. Check it out here.Active Learning ASTD copy

Below are many of the awesome questions asked by participants. While we tried our best to keep up in real time, we’ve taken a little extra time to provide more detailed answers.

If you have any other questions, please add them to the comments below. And don’t forget, ATD members receive a free 60-day trial (no credit card required) at versal.com/astd.

Thank you…we can’t wait to see what you create.

Sample questions from the Versal/ATD webinar:

Is Versal cloud based?
Yes, Versal is SaaS (software-as-a-service). We host the course creator and courses in the cloud and you do not have to install any software on your computer, or save your work locally.

Can I sign-up for a trial period?
Yes, we offer a free 60-day trial at versal.com/astd. No credit card is required.

If you want to use as a non-organization, is there “personal” use pricing?
Yes! The basic version of Versal is always free.

Can you use Versal on mobile devices, such as iOS and Android?
(Updated) We’re currently testing the Versal learning experience for compatibility with mobile devices. People taking your course from tablets and smartphones may experience glitches and some gadgets may not work properly. We’re working on improving our mobile support and will keep you updated. The authoring experience is only supported from desktop/laptop browsers.

Is it SCORM compliant? Section 508 conformant? Tin Can API compliant?Quote - ASTD copy
All of these standards are very important. SCORM compliance is expected in the coming weeks. Your course will be able to be packaged as a SCORM archive and be runnable in any SCORM player.

TinCan API is expected in the second half of this year, and we’re formulating our plans for Section 508 conformance plus ADA compliance.