Article List: March, 2013

Pathways Update : Speedy Gonzalez

We are 8 weeks into our speedy gonzalez project – the aim of which was to make all screens and operations in Pathways complete in under 1500 milliseconds. This means that after click the page will load a second later no matter what you are doing or what data is being presented. So far more than 90% of the screens are actually under 500ms (half a second!) and extra lag is typically a result of the user’s broadband connection (or Youtube addiction) Using some cutting edge monitoring software we can xray into each page and function and see where things read more…

March 15, 2013 Tags: , ,

Pathways Update : Home Page Relaxation

Welcome to the new Pathways Home. Today when you log in you will be greeted with a much simplified home page that still has all your key work experience and work placement dashboard metrics, but in a less frenetic layout. As Host and Student modules have their own dashboards, the Pathways home page can focus in on the key metrics – active hosts and students, recent records and a summary of your work placement activity. Given people log in early in the morning to Pathways and often have a coffee in their hand, timing the caffeine hit and a *busy* read more…

March 15, 2013 Tags: , , ,

Pathways Update : Custom Student Lists

Today we launch an enormously useful new function in Pathways Cloud named “Student Custom Lists”. Custom Lists allow you to build and save your own views of student data in Pathways Cloud to make your Work Experience software sing. Pathways includes a number of useful lists out of the box (Active Students, Without Placements etc.) however with custom lists you can roll your own, adding an entirely new dimension to how you see your student records. The days of having hundreds of baked in A4 reports are a distant memory, with dynamic on-screen lists and easy exporting taking their place. read more…

March 12, 2013 Tags: , , ,

Pathways March 2013 Update

The Pathways March update is now live and adds our most requested features to the platform including custom lists for students, hosts and placements, the latest state work experience agreements and a new dashboard home page.

March 12, 2013 Tags: , , ,

New Help Centre!

Exciting times in our office at the moment with the launch of our new help centre and knowledge base! Through March and April we will be migrating our traditional PDF-based helpdesk and technical support articles into web versions to make it really easy to get the latest fact sheets, “How To” guides and update notes. To access our new help centre simple click the “Support” link at the top of this web site, or visit help.activ8.com.au    

March 12, 2013 Tags: , , ,

2013 QLD Work Experience Agreement

Pathways Classic and Pathways Cloud have recently been updated to include the new 2012/2013 Queensland Work Experience Agreement – often called the Form C. The most obvious change to this latest agreement is the department name change to DETE in the header. You have automatic access to the latest updates to Pathways as part of your subscription – the version 9.9 update to Pathways includes this new QLD Agreement in the Briefcase. Unlike previous agreements the latest version has been added as a briefcase document and appears automatically in the Placement Details and Reports screens. We have left the old read more…

March 11, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

Pathways Classic 9.9 Release

Pathways Classic 9.9 is our February 2013 maintenance release for users for the Pathways 9 product range. We are continuing active support for Pathways Classic through 2013 and 2014 during our customer transition to Pathways Cloud. What’s new in Version 9.9: Tested for the recently released Office 2013 Professional product Addition of the 2013 Queensland Work Experience Agreement (Form C) Update of the briefcase function to notify you if the document linked is no longer in it’s linked location Faster Pathways Connect Import/Download Wizard Support for the latest Windows Server 2012 Support for Windows 8 Naming change from Pathways to read more…

March 2, 2013 Tags: ,