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February 11, 2016 11:00 ET

Versal Launches Collaborative Peer-to-Peer eLearning Platform for Enterprises

New Author Management and Group Features in Versal Business Open the Door for Employees to Share Knowledge More Freely and Create a Culture of Learning

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - February 11, 2016) - Versal, an open publishing platform for creating interactive online courses, today launched Versal Business 2.0 (beta) -- a powerful and interactive course authoring solution designed to foster collaborative training and accelerate employee-driven learning.

Corporate leaders are changing the way they approach learning and development (L&D) within their organizations. They see the strategic value of a well-trained workforce and are investing heavily to build L&D platforms capable of harnessing the collective knowledge of employees. This systemic shift in corporate learning is delivering an engaged, educated workforce with happy, high-performing employees.

The new Versal Business is designed to help companies foster a collaborative environment and eliminate information silos. Beyond the powerful course creator which Versal is known for, the new Versal Business opens up content collaboration to the entire company through author and collaborator management features, plus groups to segment content by department.

"For many companies, improving their L&D efforts can be as simple as unlocking the knowledge that already exists within various teams," said Versal co-founder and CEO Gregor Freund. "The Versal platform makes it easy to pool the company's collective expertise and build a curriculum of interactive courses to facilitate knowledge-sharing across the organization."

New features include:

  • A new user interface (UI) designed to be simple enough for trainers to add unlimited internal subject-experts across a company.
  • New instructor/contributor invitations and roles, offering organizations the option to invite contributors with different levels of authoring and publishing permissions.
  • Groups, a new feature that allows a company to segment instructors and/or courses. For example, a large company may create groups based on divisions (HR, sales, marketing, customer support, etc.) so teams can work on a specific series of courses in a sandbox.

Versal Business is ideal for mid-sized and larger companies, especially those with a distributed workforce. Because content created on Versal can be cloned and customized by different departments for various uses, the value of Versal extends beyond traditional corporate training. HR and internal communications specialists often create new-hire materials to onboard new employees. Product managers create customer training or product documentation that can be repurposed for sales or customer support training. And content marketers use interactive courses to replace white papers and lengthy ebooks for lead generation.

Companies are invited to visit https://versal.com/business to sign up for a free 15-day trial to see how Versal Business can take corporate training programs to the next level.

About Versal

With Versal, anyone can create and publish highly interactive and customizable learning experiences - no coding required. From full courses to short lessons, authors may easily create engaging online educational material and embed it in websites, blogs and Learning Management System (LMS) platforms. The company is based in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, please visit versal.com or connect via Twitter and Facebook.

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