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Agile Custom Development Built to Scale

Wired Solutions develops robust, custom software solutions for clients seeking advanced security, scalability and complex data integration.

Since our founding in 1998, we have gained a nationwide reputation for providing user-friendly, comprehensive software systems and applications that seamlessly solve complex business requirements with error-free efficiency.

Wired Solutions is a trusted technical partner, consultant and application developer for organizational bodies at several levels of government, with a strong focus on the healthcare and education verticals.

Flexibility is at the core of our development strategy. We understand technology and are dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest programming frameworks, languages and technology trends. Our agile, collaborative and iterative methodology allows us to tailor software solutions directly to the needs of our clients.

Custom Software Development

Custom Software Solutions

Leveraging proprietary software engines and digital assets allows us to provide custom solutions that preserve budgets without compromising a solution’s capabilities.

Development Process

Iterative & Agile Development

Our development methodologies allow us to quickly respond to challenges as well as the needs of clients, end-users and project stakeholders.

UX Design & Prototyping

UX Design & Prototyping

Information architecture & visual design are key components of our high-quality software projects

Enterprise Application Integration

Enterprise Application Integration

Back-end integration, API development & data integration is our defining mark

Software Security Architecture

Software Security Architecture

Protecting user information & corporate data is a fundamental component of our development process

Software Testing

Software Testing & QA

Quality Assurance is a recognized strength of our development team

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Custom Admin Dashboards Display Real-Time Analytics

The ability to generate and report on quantifiable performance and engagement metrics is paramount when it comes to monitoring the success of large scale applications. Understanding how users are navigating an application, how they are searching for resources, and how they are interacting with the content provided, makes optimizing the user experience easier and more effective. Providing admin users with accurate, useful, and value-added analytic reports, requires the following core functionality:

  • Customization of analytic data
  • Easy access to reports
  • Both on-demand and user-generated reporting functionality; and
  • Streamlined visualizations of collected data

When in-app support for analytic reporting became a necessity in eCampusOntario.ca, Wired Solutions responded by developing a fully integrated custom portal solution that effectively tracks site wide activity, as well as tracking engagement and performance data specific to each institution represented in the portal. Wired Solutions integrated analytic data directly into the various data entities within eCampusOntario.ca, such as course data, program data, institution data, student resource data, teacher resource data, and more. Custom query APIs then provide context relevant analytics for each activity item added to the eCampus system. Detailed reports are delivered to Admin users via the dynamic Admin Dashboard interface. Intitutive data tables summarize key metrics of interest specific to the Admin's user type (i.e. Super Admin or Institution Admin). In addition, all data remains fully dependent on the user's selected date range. Data metrics instantaneously recalculate to display Dashboard data according to the date ranges selected at any given time.

eCampusOntario.ca  is the official online portal for learners looking for online and mostly online courses at Ontario colleges and universities. Institution Admin users are able to securely login to the eCampus system in order to modify and maintain institution-specific information. Institution Admin users are also responsible for ensuring that configurable course or program information remains up-to-date and accurate. Similarly, Super Admin users are responsible for monitoring site-wide performance, ensuring that all site-wide content is up-to-date, and providing ongoing support for the application's diverse user groups.

Upon logging in to eCampusOntario.ca, admin users now gain access to a dynamically generated Admin Dashboard, with information specific to the Admin's user type and institution. Each Admin Dashboard also provides a data driven visualization of the user's key metrics of interest. Metrics can include performance and engagement markers such as: Overall Site Traffic, Program and Course Views and Clicks, Referral Rates, conversion data, Top Site Pages, and more. Dashboard data tables are highly intuitive and easy to decipher. For example, the Super Admin Dashboard, illustrated in the image below, summarizes general site-wide engagement. This includes custom reports on Site Traffic, Site Engagement (i.e. Time On Site, Page views, Top Content summarizes, and more), Top Keyword Search Terms, Conversion Rates, and more.

 

Ultimately, the addition of our custom in-app analytics reporting system ensures that admin users gain real-time access to context relevant performance and engagement reports. The ability to view end user interaction within the eCampus portal allows admin users to continually modify content and resources in order to provide a truly optimized end user experience. 

Performance monitoring can change the way your organization does business. Learn more about optimizing your custom software solutions by contacting Wired Solutions today.

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New Features & Functionality for eCampusOntario.ca

Wired Solutions recently developed two major new features within eCampusOntario.ca to support the continued growth of the application. Navigation Menu and Help Management tools now allow Super Admin users to create and apply custom navigation menus, and comprehensive help text within eCampusOntario.ca user interfaces.

Wired Solutions custom developed eCampusOntario.ca from the ground up in 2015, working alongside the Ontario Online Learning Consortium (OOLC). eCampusOntario.ca was created as a fully inclusive portal for learners looking to find online and mostly online courses at Ontario colleges and universities. The portal includes dedicated browsing and keyword search functionality, as well as intuitive filtering tools designed to support learners in finding the online and mostly online courses that fit their academic requirements. In addition, eCampusOntario.ca offers extensive decision-making information, such as links to scheduling information, tuition and fees, instructor details, and registration and transfer credit information. Through the information provided and the highly refined application search functionality, students are  successfully using eCampusOntario.ca to search for the specific courses they require.

eCampusOntario.ca continues to grow exponentially since its initial launch last year. Colleges and universities continue to add new online and mostly online courses and programs to the portal, while student uptake continues to increase.

In response to this growth, Wired Solutions recently developed two major new features within eCampusOntario.ca. These new features, comprised of Navigation Menu and Help Management tools, were developed to support eCampus Ontario Super Admin users, and the collective vision for the continued growth of eCampus Ontario.

With the newly developed and fully integrated Navigation Menu engine, Super Admin users are able to update and modify static navigation menus throughout the eCampus Ontario portal. This new feature also allows Super Admin users to create custom navigation menus that can then be attached to content pages within the public facing eCampus portal. The ability to modify static and protected navigation menus allows Super Admin users to add child items, or sub-navigation menus to the main navigation menus found throughout the portal. In this way, Super Admin users can update changing content, or highlight new pages, such as the recent addition of a dedicated web page for public calls for proposals. Similarly, the ability to attach custom navigation menus to content pages allows Super Admin users to direct application users to relevant and useful content and web pages within eCampusOntario.ca. This works to ensure that student users gain access to important decision making information and online course registration details. The image below highlights the inclusion of a custom Navigation Menu within a content page, made possible through the use of the Navigation Menu management engine. 

The addition of our robust, custom Help Management engine gives Super Admin users full control over the creation and management of help text throughout eCampusOntario user interfaces. Wired Solutions developed the Help Manager to allow Super Admin users to define Help Areas, Help Interfaces, and Help Items. Super Admin users are now able to write customized help text to facilitate end users. The image below highlights the process of creating a new Help Item within the new Help Management Engine.


Image: Creating Help Text in the Help Management engine

Help text can be displayed in a dialog box, in a new tab, or as a tooltip, depending on the help text use case. Once a Help Item is created, Super Admin users can assign the help text to a static element, such as a label, button, or title, within support user interfaces. The image below highlights a custom Help Tip tooltip, created in the Help Management engine and assigned to a live interface.

Wired Solutions custom developed the eCampusOntario Navigation Menu and Help Management engines, using the latest programming languages and technologies. When developing custom applications, our firm often utilizes our pre-developed, proprietary engines to facilitate our custom approach to robust application development.  Often times, Wired Solutions will leverage our core engines, or components of these engines as the building blocks in the development of large scale application portals. With engines like the Navigation Menu and Help Management, Wired Solutions is able to offer similar complex workflow management tools in wide range of unique executions, depending on the needs of our clients.

See our Case Studies to learn more about our custom approach to application development, and to learn more about our proprietary software engines. Are you looking for custom web applications or workflow management systems? Contact our dedicated team of software development experts today.

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XpressLab Update Boosts 21st Century in Ontario Classrooms

In addition to our exciting development work on projects such as the eCampus Ontario web portal, Wired Solutions spent the summer of 2015 developing a number of new features and functionalities aimed at updating  XpressLab, our proprietary online language learning and proficiency testing platform.

Check out some of the latest features and enhancements detailed below:

  1. The Interactive Globalized Resource Library
    The XpressLab resource Library provides teachers and test authors with a fully indexed e-learning resource repository. The Library shares and stores courses, activities and tests created by XpressLab users and e-learning professionals. New enhancements include: search optimized content, intuitive search functionality, extensive search and sorting filters, and single-click importing from Library directly to a user's course or activity. Imported resources can be directly assigned to students, which cuts down on time and resources spent on developing XpressLab activities, tests and courses.

    In-depth resource Previews allow teachers and test authors to review activities and courses as students will see them, as well as rate resources and add public comments and suggestions.

    In addition, to importing Library resources, teachers and test authors can now export and share their self-created content. Resources and course content can be shared privately within a user’s personal Library, publicly with all XpressLab users, or exclusively within their school board.

    To see the XpressLab Library in action, as well as to learn more about the Library’s intuitive search and importing functionalities, view our latest video tutorial available here. For more details about the exporting and sharing functionalities, view our Exporting Resources to the XpressLab Library tutorial.

  2. User-Generating Reporting and Activity Timelines
    Student Activity graphs provide a real-time overview of student logins, views, saves and submissions, while details reports can be generated through the newly released Reporting Engine.

    Our new comprehensive Reporting Engine allows teachers and administrative users to choose from a number of in-depth analytic metrics to further investigate student performance. All reports can be exported to CSV format for easy LMS import.
     
  3. Improved Authoring Interface
    Activities and tests are created in XpressLab’s slide-based authoring interface. A number of innovative tools allow teachers and teach authors to create e-learning resources using a number of interactive elements such as: audio recordings, video clips, pictures, text, shapes and more.

    With our latest step of updates, we’ve increased the usability of the Authoring interface by updating the tools and interface with easy-to-recognize authoring elements and widgets. Audio recording, video clips, images and documents can now be dragged and dropped directly into question and response slides easily and effectively, once again reducing the amount of time it takes to create courses, activities and tests within the platform as well as making it easier for new users to get started!
     
  4. New Video Upload Widget Supporting YouTube, Vimeo and Self-Recorded Clips

    Our new video widget allows teachers and test authors to add video clips from YouTube and Vimeo as well as self-recorded clips. Video clips are added directly into question and response slides, creating an engaging and interactive learning environment.

    Embedding and recording videos is as as as entering the video URL or recording a clip through the video widget using a webcam device. To preview the new video widget in action, please see our Adding Video Clips in XpressLab tutorial.
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