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Prolydian Weather Statement

The National Hurricane Center is issuing regular advisories regarding Hurricane Ian, which is expected to cause significant weather events throughout the state of Florida through Friday (9/30).

Prolydian recommends that any candidates located in Florida who are scheduled to test within the Prolydian system with remote proctoring on or near the expected landfall date reschedule their exam appointment to 5+ days after the expected landfall date. If you need assistance with rescheduling your appointment, please contact Prolydian support using the chat feature or by emailing support@prolydian.com. We encourage candidates to act now.

All Prolydian staff are located in or near Florida. As the hurricane nears, our staff will be preparing to make sure they and their families remain safe throughout the hurricane. During this time, responses to support inquiries may be delayed. We appreciate your understanding.

Information regarding Hurricane Ian, including its current forecast track, is available at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/. Always consult the NHC website and your local weather office for important, life-saving information.

Prolydian Feature Update - New things coming your way!

On July 29th, Prolydian's development team released the much-anticipated Angoff Ratings feature within the Item Banking component, which allows subject matter experts to provide their ratings for the percentage of individuals who should answer a given question correctly. Take a look at our updates feed here for demo videos of how this feature works!

Our next update, currently planned for late August, will include the Application Builder feature, which will allow you to view, modify, and create versions of your application forms.

Our team is committed to providing our users with an unmatched combination of functionality and user experience. Feedback from our users is the best way for us to achieve that goal, so if you experience any issues after our site update, or if you just want to give us some input, please feel free to contact me directly or reach out to our support team at support@prolydian.com.

Have a colleague or friend who should be "in the know" about upcoming features? Feel free to send them this email or have them subscribe here. You can also check our updates feed here.

Kind regards,
Michael Mayer
CPO/COO

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Prolydian Feature Update - New things coming your way!

Over the past quarter, our system development team has been working on major infrastructure upgrades to support the upcoming release of our much-anticipated Application Form Designer feature. The upgrade to support the designer requires a two-stage approach. First, our next update planned for July 7th at 11pm ET will update existing application forms and previously submitted applications to support the new data structure. Following that, our QC team will finalize testing of the application form designer, with a planned release of that feature by the end of July or early August.

The application component will be temporarily disabled from July 7th at 11pm ET until July 8th at 7am ET as our team completes the upgrade. We recognize that the disruption to the application component is not ideal, but this process is necessary to allow you, as users of Prolydian and managers of your certification programs, to modify content, add data collection fields, and manage versions of your application forms over time.

Take a look below at all the features we've added over the last quarter. We also have a sneak peek look at what's to come this quarter and beyond.

New features

  • Category specific CEU requirements
  • User-defined listing column display
  • Upgraded application form data structure
  • Improved item sharing process
  • Enhanced CE request search and filter capability
  • Item editor unsaved changes flag

What’s next

  • Application form designer
  • Angoff ratings for multiple choice items
  • YourMembership SSO
  • ...and so much more!!!

Our team is committed to providing our users with an unmatched combination of functionality and user experience. Feedback from our users is the best way for us to achieve that goal, so if you experience any issues after our site update, or if you just want to give us some input, please feel free to contact me directly or reach out to our support team at support@prolydian.com.

Have a colleague or friend who should be "in the know" about upcoming features? Feel free to send them this email or have them subscribe here. You can also check our updates feed here.

Kind regards,
Michael Mayer
CPO/COO

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FREE Webinar: Don’t be Fooled – Maximize Your Marketing

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Don’t be Fooled – Maximize Your Marketing

Presented by Natalie Judd, Principal, Big Voice Communications

Maximizing marketing impact is any organization's goal. When you maximize it means that you're getting the biggest bang for your buck and that your time and resources are having a strong, positive impact on your bottom-line. But maximizing your marketing is easier said than done. In this webinar, we'll explore how to maximize marketing for the highest possible impact. #marketyourcredentialingprogram #marketcertification  

Thank you to Big Voice Communications for the valuable presentation. Click here to replay the recorded webinar

 

 

ProctorU and Prolydian Announce Integration Agreement

Tallahassee, FL – September 28, 2021 – Prolydian, a cloud-based test assessment provider offering an all-in-one collaboration platform for integrated candidate management, item banking, and exam delivery has integrated with ProctorU to provide comprehensive remote proctoring services.

“We’re continuously seeking ways to further enhance our offerings to ensure our certification clients succeed and grow. Collaborating with ProctorU shows our continued commitment to provide a positive testing experience,” said Jay Foster, President at Prolydian. “We’re now able to offer our clients another choice for remote proctoring services with top-notch customer service.” 

“Meazure Learning, the parent brand of ProctorU, is pleased to offer Prolydian’s customers access to the largest and most comprehensive online proctoring platform in the world. We are committed to providing test-takers with a convenient and safe testing experience by equipping online certification programs with the security and service they require,” said Carl Theobald, Meazure Learning CEO.

We are excited to share that ProctorU offers remote proctoring options with various levels of security:

  • Live+ provides full-service, professionally trained live proctor monitoring and active intervention.
  • Review+ combines a live environmental scan with AI behavior monitoring and professional review of all session recordings, complete with incident reports as needed.
  • Record+ includes fully automated identification verification and exam recording then adds the benefit of professional session review with incident reporting.

Our team is committed to providing our users with an unmatched combination of functionality and user experience. For it is Prolydian’s ongoing mission to team up with the most esteemed consultants in the industry to support and advance professional high-stakes certification programs.

About Prolydian

Prolydian has been supporting high-stakes assessment programs since 2002. With this extensive experience they have continuously improved the ability to offer easy-to-use and flexible software solutions, world class support, and top-notch consultants to aid with test development and measurement activities. Prolydian’s aim is to be the world-wide elite leader and “one-stop-shop” provider for programs offering high-stakes exams. Learn More

About ProctorU

ProctorU, a Meazure Learning company, provides a full suite of online proctoring and identity management solutions for academic, professional development and credentialing organizations. With patented, 24/7 live proctoring backed by powerful analytics, ProctorU offers a complete, convenient, and cost-effective alternative to physical test centers and a solution to the dangers of unproctored assessments. ProctorU increases access to online learning and career credentials while ensuring exam integrity and accountability for every test-taker. Learn more at ProctorU.com or MeazureLearning.com

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Prolydian Adds Marketing to Its Certification Management Services

Leading Test Assessment Company Forges Strategic Alliance with Big Voice Communications

Tallahassee, FL -- Prolydian, a leading test assessment and certification management company, has added public relations and marketing agency, Big Voice Communications (BVC) to its roster of strategic consultants to enhance the full-service support offerings available to its clients.

Big Voice Communications, a dynamic marketing group with extensive experience in association and certification marketing, provides comprehensive counsel and execution across a wide variety of industries and channels. Under the new strategic alliance, BVC is a preferred provider for Prolydian clients seeking customized marketing and public relations support to create and launch strategic campaigns that fit their organization needs and address unique industry challenges.

“We’re constantly seeking ways to further enhance our offerings to ensure our certification clients succeed and grow. Today with marketing channels in a continual state of flux, nearly all of our clients have reported they are looking for smarter, more effective ways to expand their certification programs. Bringing BVC on board enables us to support our clients by providing access to a collaborative team with a deep understanding of certification and the changing marketing landscape.,” said Jay Foster, president, Prolydian.

Big Voice Communications is a market leader working with national associations, certification groups and major brands for more than 25 years. BVC has marketed many voluntary credentials across a spectrum of industries. Some of BVC’s certification experience includes American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals, Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, and Institute of Food Technologists among many others.

“We are proud to join Prolydian’s impressive roster of certification consultants. What impresses us about Prolydian is their big picture perspective and commitment to client success that allows them to offer a wide spectrum of services to their clients through strategic collaborations,” said Natalie Judd, president of BVC. “Our values align well with Prolydian’s, and we look forward to helping their clients quickly assess and adjust their marketing plans to more effectively and efficiently grow and expand their markets.”

For many years, BVC has collaborated on clients with fellow Prolydian consultant, Professional Testing, Inc. David Cox, president, and CEO for PTI remarked, “We have worked with Big Voice Communications in several successful client projects because they listen, they think strategically, and they get it done. There is probably no other strategic marketing and PR company with more experience in the certification and accreditation arena." 

Prolydian clients interested in learning more about Big Voice Communications services can visit https://www.prolydian.com/consultants to learn more and schedule a conversation.

About Prolydian: The Prolydian team has been supporting high-stakes assessment programs since 2002. With this extensive experience they have continuously improved the ability to offer easy-to-use and flexible software solutions, world class support, and top-notch consultants to aid with test development and measurement activities. Prolydian’s aim is to be the world-wide elite leader and “one-stop-shop” provider for programs offering high-stakes exams. https://www.prolydian.com

Prolydian Features Update: 7.8.2021

As you know, Prolydian is constantly updating the system and its offerings to better support your organization's processes. Whether we're adding new features to our newest recertification component or improving our staple item banking, exam design, or application processing features, we're adding new code to the site once or twice per month. Sometimes these updates are "structural" and intended to simply improve performance or upgrade existing infrastructure - boring, but important nonetheless!

To better provide you with a high level overview of new and upcoming features, we'll be sending quarterly updates by email instead of sending updates ahead of each release. Supplemental to these emails, we're working on implementing a publicly accessible development roadmap and release schedule on a site that will also give you the opportunity to "vote" on new features. We hope this new approach will give you even more visibility (and input!) into new features. Expect an email from me in the coming weeks with information on how to access this new site.

One of the newest features that we implemented last quarter will change the way our users view data about their users. Before providing a summary, some context: Prolydian started as an item banking, exam design, and delivery platform. Over the years, we added new components (application processing, certification tracking, for example) to provide a more comprehensive solution for all credentialing programs. In building these features out, we added separate listings for each component - the applicant listing for viewing applicant information, examinee listing for viewing candidate information, and the certificant listing for viewing certification information about a person. This "segmented" approach, while effective, resulted in mini "data silos" where information about a person's activity in a specific context was only visible within that context.

So now, the solution. In June, we slowly rolled out (and began training users on) our new "User dashboard." This new way of viewing a person's data let's you view all data for any user who has created an account from your landing page, has completed an application for your program, has taken one of your exams, or has been granted one of your certifications. When accessing a user's record from the People > Users listing, you'll now be presented with multiple tabs (depending on the services you use and your access level) to view that user's contact/account information, applications, registrations, certifications, and transactions. This new view contains all features of the current listings for those components, but shows the data in a "person-centered" way. Now, when you receive an inquiry from a member of your organization, you can simply search for them from the Users listing and view everything about them without having to figure out whether they're an applicant, candidate, or certificant first. We're confident that this new feature will give you better visibility and the information necessary to better support your users.

Take a look below at all the features we've added over the last quarter. We also have a sneak peak look at what's to come this quarter and beyond.

New features

  • Fonteva Integtation
  • Thinkific Integration
  • Kryterion Integration
  • User Dashboard
  • Bibliography component for managing references
  • Custom item types and scoring
  • Refreshed "My exams" dashboard
  • Configurable Webhooks
  • Improved "Apply now" available applications display
  • Improved listing refresh and search performance
  • Improved user timezone detection and storage

What’s next

  • Quick navigation between CE requests/Applications
  • White labeling
  • Automated, configurable email reminders
  • Bulk voucher purchasing for partner organizations
  • Your Membership integration
  • Angoff ratings for multiple choice items
  • Custom certification component labels
  • ...and so much more!!!

Our team is committed to providing our users with an unmatched combination of functionality and user experience. Feedback from our users is the best way for us to achieve that goal, so if you experience any issues after our site update, or if you just want to give us some input, please feel free to contact me directly or reach out to our support team at support@prolydian.com.

Unofficial ATP Conference Kickoff: Virtual Happy Hour

Join the Prolydian Team at our Virtual Happy Hour this month for their discussion "Off the Cuff", a riveting interactive roundtable with various activities that will challenge, inspire, and tickle your funny bone. Everyone is encouraged to take part...the more the merrier!  There's still time to reserve your spot now: https://lnkd.in/dAU45GY

Here's an icebreaker bingo card for you to complete for fun at your own convenience. Cheers!

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