Over the past four months the Entrada Consortium Community has contributed nearly 140 bug fixes, feature refinements, and major enhancements into the platform and today we are pleased to announce the release of Entrada ME 1.11.1 Consortium Edition.
Entrada ME 1.11.1
Full Featured Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) Support (Queen’s)
On July 1st, 2017 Queen’s University launched Competency-Based Medical Education to all Postgraduate Residency Training Programs. Technology played an essential role in the success of this launch, and the Health Sciences Education Technology Unit is proud to include full support for CBME in this release of Entrada ME. This feature consists of the ability to track and monitor the completion of stages, entrustable professional activities (EPAs), and milestones by learners, program directors, and competency committee members. Both learners and instructors can trigger assessments using a variety of methods including email notification, attending PIN entry, learner completion and attending confirmation, or double-blind assessment. Entrada’s assessment tools can be dynamically constructed using blueprints/templates to assess specific milestones/EPAs while also including program-specific contextual variables. For more information on CBME support in Entrada ME visit: https://entrada.org/about/cbme
Revisited Curriculum Management Functionality (UBC, uOttawa, Entrada Core)
The ability to manage curriculum tag sets and map tags to courses, learning events, exam questions, assessment/evaluation items, and tags within other taxonomies has been revisited and significantly improved. Tags can now be multi-lingual, and there is also the ability to import and export entire tag sets.
New Advanced Curriculum Search (UBC)
Users now have an “Advanced Search” option within the Curriculum Search feature, which supports a much more powerful/dynamic way of searching within learning event fields (i.e. title, description, instructor, etc.), file resources that have been uploaded, or objectives that have been mapped. Search results can be displayed in a Google-style list view, a comparative timeline view, or a tabular view, all of which can be exported to CSV/Excel.
Entrada ME Mobile 3.0 (Entrada Core)
The Entrada ME Mobile app is a crucial piece of technology in our strategic direction to fully support health sciences education in the clinical setting. Rewritten from scratch using React Native with support for iOS and Android, Entrada ME Mobile 3.0 uses the RESTful Entrada API and will serve as the foundation for new mobile features going forward. Entrada Consortium schools can either instruct their users to download the “Entrada ME Mobile” app from Apple iTunes or Google Play or can completely rebrand and submit their own app.
Enhancements to Assessment & Evaluations (Queen’s)
The Assessment & Evaluation module is the backbone of Entrada’s CBME support. As part of this on-going project the Assessment & Evaluation module has received continuous improvements and refinements over the past four releases of Entrada ME. This version includes Form Templates, Item Scale Banks, and improved Dashboard performance.
More Automated Testing! (Entrada Core, UBC)
We have introduced a new suite of automated UI acceptance tests powered by Behat and the Selenium Web Driver, as well as a significant increase in the number of unit tests. Automated testing is just beginning to become a standard part of the Entrada development workflow in part due to the important contributions of University of Toronto, UBC, and the Entrada Core team.
Entrada JS + Entrada API (Entrada Core)
The Entrada Core team is proud to introduce Entrada JS, an MVC-style application development pattern that layers on top of VueJS 2.5.1. This new pattern will serve as a foundational layer for new Entrada Admissions, Entrada ME, and Entrada CPD modules going forward. Schools developing new features should consult with the Entrada Core team about utilizing our new Service Orientated Architecture infrastructure.
Draft Learning Event Resources (Queen’s)
The ability to add draft resources to Learning Events. Draft resources won’t be visible to the learners until the instructors publish them.
Upload Multiple Event Resources (UBC)
The ability for instructors to quickly add multiple files at once to Learning Event Resources via drag and drop or multi-select.
Learner Levels (Queen’s)
A new concept of Learner Levels has been introduced, which allows organizations to articulate the level of training (i.e. 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Year or PGY1/PGY2/Fellow) for each learner. This feature exists primarily in the database at this time, but a management interface will be coming to a future release of Entrada ME.
Improvements to User Meta Data (uCalgary)
A little-known feature in Entrada ME has received a nice upgrade in this release. The User Meta Data feature provides organizations with the ability to capture “Extended Profile” information on different groups of users. For example, this could be used to record the N95 Mask Fit size or ACLS Certification status for each learner, or even the union representation for staff members, etc. Administrators can now indicate which metadata fields are released/visible to the users themselves, and there is also an import/export feature.
Improved Curriculum Reports (UBC, Entrada Core)
- A new Curriculum Tag Minutes and Mapping Report that shows the breakdown of how many minutes each objective tagged to a Learning Event is taught.
- A new Curriculum Tag Mapping Report that shows the relationship between tags mapped between different taxonomies. This report will allow you to visualize how the Program Objectives map to the Course Objectives that map to the Event Objectives.
- The Curriculum Review Report, Course Summary Report, and Learning Event Types by Course have had some visual updates to have a consistent look and feel with other similar reports.
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