RELEASE NOTES

28th September 2020

  • Aidematic brings a native whiteboard specialized for job analysis
    We have implemented a native whiteboard under job analysis sessions to help you with visual brainstorming. It offers all the tools a facilitator needs to brainstorm the session with expert workers.
    Note: This is a premium feature and is not available in demo portals.
  • Introducing multi-level competencies
    Till now, you could only create a simple competency in your portal by defining its group and description. With this release, we have introduced multi-level competencies. You can now create multiple levels within a competency, and define behaviors within each level as well.
  • Defining the level of competence required to perform a job, duty, or task
    With the introduction of multi-level competencies, you can now attach a competency level to any job profile, duty, or task to be more specific about what level of competence is required for effective performance. Once a level is attached to a job profile, its details will show up accordingly on the job profile playback page, which will list the competency requirements of the job role, and the behaviors required to be demonstrated at this level.
  • Export the competency profile of a job role in an excel file
    Under a job analysis session, you now have the option to export the entire competency profile of that job role. The exported excel file will show the list of competencies that are attached to its job, as well as its containing duties and tasks.
  • A central duty library for the entire portal
    Before, you only had the option to create a duty under a job analysis session. But now, you can manage all the duties in your portal from a central library. This will allow you to create duties that do not belong to a particular job profile and manage their details centrally.
    Note: Since Aidematic did not use to capture some data before, the duties listed in the duty library may show the creator as your account owner, rather than the actual user who created that duty. But from now on, these details would be captured by the system and newly created duties would show the correct user as the creator.
  • Importing an already created duty to a job profile
    While adding a duty to a job analysis session, you can decide to create a new duty or import an existing one from your central duty library. Note that you cannot import duty under a job analysis session that already contains that duty.
  • A central task library for the entire portal
    Before, you only had the option to create a task under a duty of a job analysis session. But now, you can manage all the tasks in your portal from a central library. This will allow you to create tasks that do not belong to a particular duty or job profile and manage their details centrally.
    Note: Since Aidematic did not use to capture some data before, the tasks listed in the task library may show the creator as your account owner, rather than the actual user who created that task. But from now on, these details would be captured by the system and newly created tasks would show the correct user as the creator.
  • Importing an already created task to the duty of a job profile
    While adding a task to duty, you can decide to create a new task or import an existing one from your central task library. Note that you cannot import a task under a duty that already contains that task, but different duties under the same job profile can contain the same task.
  • Web application shows a loading animated bar when pages are being loaded
    An animated loading bar will be shown on top of the webpage as the application loads, going from one page to another. This was added to enhance user experience and to let the user know their request is being processed.
  • Changing the Viewer role to Participant
    The term ‘Viewer’ in the portal is now called ‘Participant’ because they do get to participate in the job analysis sessions using a whiteboard, discussion board, responding to surveys, etc.

10th August 2020 

  • Formatting messages sent on discussion boards
    Previously, you could only send plain text messages on the discussion board – whether it was a new message or replies to existing ones. With this release, you can now add rich text formatting to your messages, such as creating lists, styling content, etc.
  • Migration to Microsoft subscription
    Some of you were experiencing our emails going straight to the spam folder of your inbox. We have migrated to Microsoft subscription which would ensure our emails land in your direct inbox.
  • Support added for new question type in surveys: Multiple textboxes
    Many of you collect brainstorming data through surveys for which single-line textbox was not enough and multi-line input was needed. In this release, we have added support for a new question type that will allow survey respondents to add multiple textboxes to their answers. Moreover, administrators will also see question summary reports coming in from respondents against this type of question.
  • Support added for new question type in surveys: Comment box
    Support for Comment box question type is added to allow your respondents to send long textual answers such as feedback or other details via survey.
  • Adding weights to columns of Matrix/Rating Scale question type in surveys
    You can now add weights to the columns of a matrix/rating scale question. This is done so that you can see the results that were chosen by your survey respondents as well as see a calculated value for the weighted average depending on the answers that were chosen.
  • Survey design builder updates
    You will notice some design changes in the survey builder as it has been moved from under Details tab under a survey to a new tab called Design. This was done to allow more space for designing and building your survey while giving you quick access to all question types on the left-hand side.

27th July 2020

  • Adding competencies to Duty 
    You can now attach competencies from your central competency library to any of the created duties under a job profile. 
  • Adding competencies to Task 
    You can now attach competencies from your central competency library to any of the created tasks under a job profile. 
  • Competencies show groups by default
    When you click on the Competencies tab in the left panel of your portal, you will first land on the list of created groups of competencies. Then, you can filter competencies by any of the created groups as well as choose to see a list of all competencies. This was done to provide better content segregation in your competency data. 
  • Updating competency information to introduce dashboards 
    We introduced a dashboard for each competency created in your portal. This dashboard shows you how many job profiles, duties, and tasks this competency is attached to and the title and details of each attachment.  

13th July 2020

  • Whiteboard Team integration
    We introduced a whiteboard so that you can visually brainstorm during your job analysis session. This is a basic whiteboard tool which is a preferred option for demo account users.
  • A Web Whiteboard (AWW) Integration
    We also introduced a rich, comprehensive visual brainstorming tool called A Web Whiteboard (check it out here). This is a premium option and will impact your total pricing depending upon the number of active whiteboards.

29th June 2020

  • Multi-tenancy: Maintaining multiple portals under one account  
    You can now maintain multiple portals under one account. This is built so that you can maintain content for multiple clients separately, such as job profiles competency library, surveys, file manager, and so on. An icon is available on the top right corner of your home page which will take you a list of all portals that your user is part of. Simply click on any portal title to leave your current portal and enter the other one. 
  • Simple chat is converted to a multi-threaded discussion board 
    You can now initiate multiple threads in a discussion board and leave comments on each thread as well. This change is reflected in every resource where discussion boards are used, for example, job analysis sessions, surveys, etc. 
  • Storing formatted descriptions 
    Before, you could only store plain text in the Description fields of each resource. Now, these fields have been updated to hold rich formatted text so that you can specify lists, change the font, its size, create headings, and more. 
  • Collapsing left panel when entering resource screens 
    Entering administrative screens for job analysis sessions, competency, and the survey will now collapse the left panel to give you more space.