SOURCE: ANGEL Learning

May 14, 2008 14:04 ET

ANGEL Learning Releases ANGEL Learning Management Suite v. 7.3

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - ANGEL Learning, recognized innovator of enterprise e-learning software and services, today announced the general availability of the ANGEL Learning Management Suite (LMS) version 7.3. Developed with ANGEL's characteristic focus on providing a highly intuitive approach to managing workflow for students, educators and administrators, ANGEL 7.3 introduces a new dimension to the balance of simplicity, power and openness for online learning.

ANGEL's user community contributed significantly to the conception and design of the ANGEL LMS 7.3 course management system. Over one hundred specific suggestions from the community were realized in the new release. "It is clear to me that ANGEL Learning is committed to the customer. They provide ample opportunities to supply input as enhancements to the application are discussed, prioritized and designed through user focus groups and testing by customers," said Michael Heise, assistant director - Online Learning, Onondaga Community College. "This customer-centered model of product development helps to ensure the needs and desires of the community are met as the application evolves into an even better Learning Management System. As a member of one of ANGEL's focus groups, I look forward to witnessing the enhanced interaction between our faculty and students as they use the latest version of the ANGEL LMS."

"While we emphasize headlines about new product features, the real story about ANGEL 7.3 is one of refinement and balance," said Ray Henderson, chief products officer, ANGEL Learning. "By listening to our users, we found numerous areas where we could improve the experience for the most frequently performed actions. We've reduced steps to action; increased leverage with batch functionality and added greater power to automate routine steps. Our customers have also helped us envision and develop innovative new ways to add instructional power and perspective to discussion forums."

For instructors and learners, ANGEL 7.3 provides the following additional benefits:

--  Simplified Discussion Forum Management and Evaluation.  Multiple view
    modes and search filters make it easy for instructors to find and act on
    discussion posts, either individually or in batch.  ANGEL 7.3's automated
    scoring rubrics allow the system to evaluate student behavior according to
    instructor-established rules.
    
--  Algorithmic Questions Enhance Assessments.  Instructors can now create
    numerical formula or logical substitution questions that are truly
    algorithmic but automatically graded.  ANGEL's algorithmic questions
    include variable definition tools, flexible rubrics allowing for partial
    credit and unit synonym scenarios.
    
--  User-Interface Enhancements Ease Individual Customization.  Drag-and-
    drop page editing, a new theme editor and a host of pre-packaged themes
    make it easy for every ANGEL user to personalize ANGEL.
    
--  Improved Documentation Reduces Support Burdens. Interviews with ANGEL
    administrators and instructional designers led us to develop over 500 pages
    of new "Step-by-Step" tutorial documentation to assist in getting faculty
    on board and facilitate change management.
    

For system administrators and institutions, ANGEL 7.3 provides the following additional benefits:

--  Redesigned Administrator Console Advances Usability. ANGEL's signature
    ease-of-use is now built into ANGEL's Administrator Console. Drag-and-drop
    customization, batch operations and ready access to data simplify and
    streamline complex administrative tasks.
    
--  Agent Technology Improves SIS Data Integration. The same powerful
    agent technology applied to helping faculty automate their work is now
    applied to designing and operating data administration tasks in ANGEL 7.3.
    Administrator tools assist in developing agents that perform file or web
    service operations at planned intervals for enrollment and course
    management without programming.
    

ANGEL 7.3 Demo Accounts are available free on the ANGEL Learning website: http://www.angellearning.com/Global/AccountRequest/accountRequest.asp or contact us at sales@angellearning.com for a personalized ANGEL demonstration.

About ANGEL Learning

ANGEL Learning, Inc. develops and markets enterprise elearning software. Our flagship products are the ANGEL Learning Management Suite and the ANGEL ePortfolio system. Our products have been honed by use -- with millions of students and instructors served from K to corporate. We enjoy a reputation for creating products with exceptional ease of use, excellent vision into learner progress and for keeping our commitments. ANGEL LMS won the Software & Information Industry Association CODiE award for Best Postsecondary Course Management Solution in both 2006 and 2007 and is the only product to win the award two years in a row. Educators ranked ANGEL first in customer satisfaction in the IMS GLC Learn-Sat awards. ANGEL world headquarters are in Indianapolis, Indiana. To learn more about the ANGEL difference, visit us at www.angellearning.com.

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