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Weekly Update for January 27

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Weekly Update for January 27

I’ve got a confession to make.

Not my confession, this is on Dave’s behalf. He’s afraid to fly. More specifically he’s afraid to fly to London with Ian Taylor. At least that’s what he told me. He said it has something to do with their trip to New York a few years ago.

I thought that odd since they drove to New York, so I decided to dig a little deeper.

“Jim, what happened on that trip to New York?”

10 seconds, 15 seconds - silence, but Jim’s left eye started to twitch.

“Nothing, nothing happened, nothing happened at all,” he said and edged back into his office while closing the door.

I hit a stone wall when I tried to dig further into the mysteries of that New York journey. That leaves the staff here at Weekly Update the with trusty journalistic tools of supposition, innuendo, and rumour.

I suspect that Dave, Jim, and Ian Taylor (they of the New York trip) are likely on some kind of international travel alert lists due to whatever happened (apart from nothing) on that trip. Ian Kennedy is a whole other kettle of fish. In fact, I’m surprised he’s even allowed to leave Halifax to travel to our New Glasgow headquarters let alone leave the country.

In light of whatever befell them in the Big Apple, here are our predictions for their flight to London for the Learning Technologies 2017 conference on Monday.

Dave will eat all the sandwiches he packed for the trip hours before they leave. (Updated: In his defence, after I mentioned that he was likely to get something to eat on the plane, Dave said that he was packing the sandwiches for the trip to the airport.) He will, once again, start loudly discussing Irish independence and will be, once again, pepper sprayed and zip tied into silence by, once again, Ian Taylor.

Ian Taylor will hope that, this time, travelling with someone else won’t lead to another adventure such as his plane getting into a traffic accident like the time it was hit by a truck (on the ground of course) during his trip to Africa. (True story.)

Ian Kennedy will be greatly surprised when the plane lands in London, England, instead of London, Ontario, but will make the best of it by attending several tapings of Coronation Street.

Jim’s eye will twitch for the entire week and he’ll work on a plausible cover story for when he returns home.

In all seriousness, Learning Technologies 2017 is a big opportunity, so let’s wish the entire Velsoft crew the best of luck and safe travels.

What’s In the Pipeline:

  • Dan is writing SharePoint Foundation 2016: For Site Owners.
  • Jan is working on elearning courses.
  • Kevin Henderson is reviewing Project 2016 Part 1 and preparing Delivering Winning Webinars.
  • Kim is writing SharePoint Foundation 2016: For Users.

Tech topics:

  • Fixed an issue causing some assets not to load properly in the connector courses.
  • Added the ability to set a pass/fail score on out SCORM connector courses.
  • Fixed an issue causing the reporting to show the wrong time spent on pages in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue causing pages to be copied to the beginning of a course instead of the end when copying to an external course.
  • Minor updates to the homepage.
  • Work is in progress on several custom projects.

Course Count:

Here is the official count of courses for both courseware and eLearning, broken down by Computer and SoftSkills.

ComputerSoftSkillsTotal Courses
Courseware274153427
eLearning751152903

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