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Another great free tool every user needs - Learning Resource Widget from Lotus

Gabriella Davis  8 June 2010 11:25:43
I had seen the Learning widget from Lotus before but that was a long time ago (probably something like 18 months) and it's come a long way.  Very simple to install - just drag and drop the XML file from the Widget page (see below) to your 'my widgets' sidebar and off you go.

Links to useful resources like training videos, wiki materials and step by step instructions aimed at users who are new to Notes or in the process of being upgraded.  Easy to filter by topic "Mail" or even "Widgets" and even product "Lotus Notes" , "Traveler" etc. It even includes a link to videos on other Lotus products.

I have always found that users who complain most about Notes often don't understand how to use it or all the things it can do and great tools like this (which is being kept up to date by IBM) are an easy resource for you to add value to your company's systems and involve your users more in their own education.  With training budgets being cut left and right, it's great to see IBM acknowledge the flexibility of this kind of self managed / self paced training and place it directly in the Notes client where it shines

Go here to download the widget and learn more about it.  

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Comments

1Chris Miller  08/06/2010 16:15:34  Another great free tool every user needs - Learning Resource Widget from Lotus

You are so right and with a tad bit of self promotion we showed how to deploy the plugin/widget in the webcast last week. The replay if available online so the admins know how to deploy these properly

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2Tinus Riyanto  11/06/2010 06:33:46  Another great free tool every user needs - Learning Resource Widget from Lotus

Is there a way to store the content off-line ? It seemed to require Internet connection to get the content, which is understandable but can be a pain when you don't have Internet connection.