EthosCE 7.25 Release Notes
Child credits for regulatory mandates and other use cases
The addition of child credit allows learners to capture hours towards topics to track and meet regulatory mandated continuing education requirements.
For example, a course might award 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Of that one credit, perhaps 0.5 is eligible to meet the state requirement for ethics, patient safety or pain management. This new feature allows you to enable awarding of those special topics as a child of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, but only when the learner is eligible to earn the AMA credit.
This feature is designed to be generic and can be used for any scenario where credit needs a special designation to be visible to the learner.
For example, another use case would be in chiropractic, where there is no national board, and each course requires state certification. The chiropractic credit type could have the certifying states as child credit. Another application is IPCE credit, which should be awarded alongside the primary credit type.
Child credits will also make possible the reporting of regulatory mandated credit to ACCME’s state medical board pilot.
The child credits will appear on the course landing page and catalog. On the transcript, the child credit will appear in a new column to the right of the credit type the user was awarded.
There will be no noticeable change to your site when this feature is released as it requires creating and configuring the child credit type. Please contact us if you are interested in using it.
Zoom Meetings course object integration
EthosCE now supports integration with Zoom Meetings. Users will be able to create a live Zoom Meeting course object which supports Zoom meeting creation, live Zoom Meeting attendance tracking, required duration attendance, and many available Zoom reporting features.
Documentation is available online in the user guide including steps to set up the integration.
If you are using our Warpwire add-on for video hosting, you will be able to publish your recorded meeting from Zoom into Warpwire to quickly turn it into enduring materials! We are very excited about the efficiencies this solution provides.
Revert to native browser player for audio/video files
We’ve reverted to the browser’s native media player for audio/video files embedded in EthosCE. This will give users the ability to download audio/video files and provide a seamless media viewing experience on their browser of choice.
Fix issue with the admin enrollment group course links
This fix ensures admins who are managing an enrollment group are effectively able to navigate to the correct course landing page when coming from the enrollment group page.
Sanitize user and webform data when building test sites
To help secure your users’ data and uphold the highest standard of security best practices, all test instances of EthosCE will now sanitize sensitive user and webform data. On your test site, personally identifiable information such as names, emails and other data will be replaced by placeholder data. All webform data will be deleted.
New “dlc staff” system role
As part of our security and privacy improvements, we have changed the way DLC staff access client sites. As a result of this improvement, you will notice a new system role on your site named “dlc staff”. This new role is for exclusive use by DLC staff to ensure they have permissions necessary to best support your site. Site admins do not the ability to assign this role.
Update target audience values for JA-PARS.
We’ve added support for multiple new audiences as specified in the latest JA-PARS requirements.
Bug fixes and other improvements
EthosCE 7.25 also includes various other improvements, bug and security fixes.
For a full list of changes, please review the changelog.