http://www.proprofs.com/blog Guides, articles, product updates, announcements & more to help you create the best online training and educational programs Thu, 12 May 2016 05:01:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 ProProfs wins Customer Support Software Awards from FinancesOnline.com http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2016/05/proprofs-wins-customer-support-software-awards-from-financesonline-com/ http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2016/05/proprofs-wins-customer-support-software-awards-from-financesonline-com/#comments Tue, 03 May 2016 07:35:00 +0000 ProProfs Staff http://www.proprofs.com/blog/?p=7070 ProProfs is thrilled to announce another milestone, we have achieved as a company! FinancesOnline, a popular business software review platform, has awarded us with multiple awards of excellence including the Supreme Software Award for 2016 and the 2016 Experts’ Choice Award.

ProProfs Customer Support Software Award

The awards were given to us by a select panel of experts from FinancesOnline. In ProProfs Knowledge Base review on their site, they tested our product in various scenarios. The panel examined the efficiency of our tools by creating documentation for customer support & inter-departmental knowledge management. They discovered that our knowledgebase software can provide numerous knowledge management solutions such as creation of wikis, online documentation, user guides & more.

“ProProfs Knowledgebase is the perfect tool to enhance employee productivity and knowledge”, said experts at FinancesOnline.

ProProfs Knowledgebase was also honored with the Great User Experience Award for best customer support software listed in the FinancesOnline’s B2B software reviews.

“We are delighted and honored to be awarded by FinancesOnline’s  panel of experts and thought leaders,” said Sameer Bhatia, Founder & CEO of ProProfs. “Our vision is to make the world a smarter place by developing robust and user-friendly knowledge management tools. We will continue in our endeavor to create tools that help companies build a smarter and more knowledgeable workforce”, he added.

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Create multi-branded help sites, FAQs & wikis http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2016/04/create-multi-branded-help-sites-faqs-wikis/ http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2016/04/create-multi-branded-help-sites-faqs-wikis/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:12:17 +0000 ProProfs Staff http://www.proprofs.com/blog/?p=7045 With ProProfs Knowledgebase, you can create multiple help centers with the same content; but differently branded with custom themes, logos and colors. You can change the header and logos in just a few clicks, and even customize the CSS for extensive design changes.
 
Here are examples of two sites that are differently branded but have the same content:
 

Example site 1: Custom logo and blue header

Example site 2: Custom logo and pink header 

Like in the examples above, you can create multi-branded sites for different purposes, such as:
 
Customized sites for your partners – You can create help centers for your different partners that have the same content but match their brand’s colors, themes and style.
 
Online wikis for help documentation – With ProProfs, you can have multiple wikis up and running in no time. You can use the same content for all your wikis, while branding them differently using custom themes and CSS.
 
User manuals and guides for your products – At times, you may have different brands for the same product. In such cases, you can create multi-branded manuals and guides for your product.
 

Learn how to create multi-branded sites

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Flashcards can be easily viewed as a quiz

 

Key benefits of using flashcards

Learn while having fun – Have a daunting task of memorizing a list of 100 words for your SSAT test? No problem, simply dump the words in our flashcard tool and you’ll have a study set ready in minutes. Instead of poring over a long list of words, you can now swipe through an interactive set of flashcards to memorize the list in no time. You can even add images or audio files just to make the learning more fun.

Flashcard with images

Test your knowledge – So now that you have memorized the list, the next step is to master it. How do you do that? It’s simple, just view the flashcard set as a quiz and test your learning.
 

Example of a flashcard question

 
Question: I’ll be ready to leave ____ about twenty minutes.

Answer: in
 

Same question when viewed as a quiz

 
Question: I’ll be ready to leave ____ about twenty minutes.

Answer Options:

a. In
b. On
c. At

The above example clearly shows that when you turn a flashcard into a quiz; you view the question in the context of multiple answers. This furthers your understanding of the concept. The correct answer is also revealed instantly; helping you make a mental note of the mistakes.

 

Flashcard question when viewed as a quiz

Study on the go – You can study flashcard sets anytime, anywhere and on any device. You can access your flashcards on your iPhones, Android smartphones or even tablets to read your notes, view pictures and web links. This makes it really convenient to look-up your flashcards; whenever, you are free and ready to learn.

 

Mobile view of a flashcard

Share and discover flashcards – You can share your flashcards via email or embed them on your website or blog. One of the popular ways to share flashcards is on social platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Besides sharing your own flashcards you can also browse through our library of 100,000+ flashcards and share study sets created by other learners.

 

Share your flashcards on social media

Create a flashcard

 

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Prevent users from accessing content in your knowledge base under certain conditions http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2016/02/prevent-users-from-accessing-content-in-your-knowledge-base-under-certain-conditions/ http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2016/02/prevent-users-from-accessing-content-in-your-knowledge-base-under-certain-conditions/#comments Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:25:16 +0000 ProProfs Staff http://www.proprofs.com/blog/?p=6876 You can control readers from accessing specific content in your knowledge base using conditional content rules. These rules can be applied to a lot of elements in your knowledge base – from a single sentence all the way up to an entire folder.

For instance, you can make a help page in your knowledge base accessible only to readers who understand French, while hiding it from the rest of the world. Similarly, you can hide a piece of information in your knowledge base from being viewed on certain devices.
 

Let’s take an example

 
We know that there are tons of things you can put conditions on. In this example, we are going to put conditions on some content blocks on the page of a knowledge base.
 

 
Here’s what we want:
 
1) Desktop view – We want to show all the 3 content blocks.
2) Mobile view – We want to show only 2 content blocks
3) Tablet view –  We want to show just 1 content block.
 
Here’s how it will look, once we set-up the conditional rules for different devices:
 

Desktop view – for this we don’t have to set-up conditions as we are showing all 3 content blocks

 

Mobile view – only 2 content blocks are shown  

 

 Tablet view – only 1 content block is shown 

 

View conditional rules for devices

 
Similarly, you can explore many other conditional rules in your knowledge base; to:
 
Show different content when your online manual is viewed as a PDF – You can set conditions for media output to prevent readers from viewing a certain page or folder in your manual, when they export it as a PDF.
 
Grant selective access to content based on the role of users – You can enable user group conditional rule to restrict users from accessing a folder or page based on whether they are an administrator, editor or contributor for your knowledge base.
 
Keep your content relevant to multilingual readers – You can select the site language conditional rule to hide certain topics from readers, who are viewing your knowledge base in a specific language such as Spanish, French, Dutch etc.
 

View more conditional rules

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ProProfs Ranks in 100 Most Promising Tech Companies Founded & Managed by Indians in USA by Silicon India http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2015/12/proprofs-ranks-in-100-most-promising-tech-companies-in-us/ http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2015/12/proprofs-ranks-in-100-most-promising-tech-companies-in-us/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:39:25 +0000 ProProfs Staff http://www.proprofs.com/blog/?p=6852 SiliconindiaOver the years, ProProfs has met with many accolades as a company at the vanguard of scaling excellence in online training and knowledge management. What comes as another feather in our cap is being ranked in Silicon India’s 100 list showcasing the most promising technology companies managed and founded by Indians in the U.S.

“ProProfs is honored to be recognized by Silicon India’s panel of experts and thought leaders,” said Sameer Bhatia, CEO, ProProfs. “Our vision is to make the world a smarter place by developing robust and user-friendly knowledge tools. We will continue our endeavor to create a smarter and more knowledgeable workforce” he added.

What is the Silicon India 100 list about?

With 70,000 subscribers in U.S., SiliconIndia has been  a catalyst between leaders and the emerging leaders of our time since 1997. The annual Silicon 100 list of companies recognizes and promotes technology entrepreneurship and is prepared by a select  panel of experts and members of Silicon India’s editorial board.

“ProProfs has been on our radar for some time now for stirring a revolution among in the technology space in the U.S, and we are happy to showcase them this year due to their continuing excellence in delivering top-notch technology-driven solutions,” said Harvi Sachar, Editor-in-Chief, SiliconIndia.

Read the full Press Release

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Delight respondents with custom welcome and thank you pages http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2015/10/delight-respondents-with-custom-welcome-and-thank-you-pages/ http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2015/10/delight-respondents-with-custom-welcome-and-thank-you-pages/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:20:42 +0000 ProProfs Staff http://www.proprofs.com/blog/?p=6770 ProProfs Survey MakerDo you want to create surveys that have more than 90% completion rates? We help you build exactly such surveys with our custom welcome and thank you page feature.

It not only improves the response rate of your surveys but also builds trust and encourages honest responses.

This feature is especially useful when you are creating business surveys such as the Share Your ProProfs Experience survey we created.

We created this survey to learn how our products were helping our customers and we realized that a solid welcome page encouraged customers to start the survey. At the end of the survey we wanted our customers to feel awesome for sharing their success stories and we let them know by using this You’re Awesome GIF, on the thank you page.

ProProfs Survey Maker Tour

Read our help article to learn how to add welcome and thank you pages or keep reading to get some more insights into the feature.

Best practices to create survey welcome & thank you pages

Don’t waste customer’s time – The truth is that nobody really likes to take surveys. Especially, ones with long, boring introductions. That’s the reason why we kept the text short in our welcome page. Just 2 or 3 lines sharing the most important information.

Explain the who, what and why – On the welcome page, we found three things that needed to be clearly explained:

  • Who – Telling respondents who we are, so we mentioned our brand name clearly in the headline, “Share Your ProProfs Experience”.
  • What – Educating customers about what the survey is exactly about – “we could work together in featuring your success story in our case study section”.
  • Why – We wanted to motivate our customers to share their success story, so we mentioned how their feedback would help – “we believe your story will be an inspiration to other companies.”

Build trust with respondents - Before taking a survey, there are a number of things that might cross a respondent’s mind: How much time will it take? Will the information I provide be confidential? It’s a good practice to mention the time or include a confidentiality statement etc, on the welcome page, as this helps to build trust with respondents.

Customize the pages to suit your brand – This feature is really flexible in terms of design. On the welcome come page you can add custom images, headers and even customize the call to action button to match your branding.

Find a great way to show your appreciation – On the thank you page, you can show you appreciation in a number of ways. What we did was go with the famous saying – “a picture speaks a thousand words” and included the You’re Awesome GIF image.

Tell them what’s going to happen next – The thank you page is where you let respondents know their feedback has been recorded. We wanted our customers to feel reassured and included information on when they could expect a response from us - “we will get back to you in 3 business days”.

Create a survey to try out this feature

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HelpIQ joins the ProProfs family http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2015/08/helpiq-joins-the-proprofs-family/ http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2015/08/helpiq-joins-the-proprofs-family/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:25:49 +0000 ProProfs Staff http://www.proprofs.com/blog/?p=6409 Earlier this year, ProProfs acquired HelpIQ, a knowledge base software that enables users to create web-based FAQ’s, help, support docs and more. With HelpIQ, ProProfs recognized the opportunity to expand its ProProfs Knowledge Base features and benefits.

When faced with the opportunity to acquire HelpIQ, we carefully evaluated whether we could bring value to both our own customers and the people who were already using HelpIQ. We made the decision to acquire the HelpIQ software product based on the fact that we were confident we could provide  huge improvements in service, features and benefits. It was a true win-win opportunity.

HelpIQ joins ProProfs family

When we acquire externally-developed software to improve our existing suite of software products, we make sure that integration with ProProfs is smooth and easy. We started by using HelpIQ software for our internal use. Then we started using the software to power our own public facing knowledge base.  All our products such as Quiz & Training Maker, use HelpIQ to power their support center. In the meanwhile, we integrated the core technology into our knowledge base offering. We know how difficult change is, so we take a strategic approach to integrating any software that we acquire.

After more than six months of working with the HelpIQ software and gradually introducing changes, today we are completing the integration of HelpIQ with ProProfs Knowledge Base.

We are proud to say that legacy HelpIQ users won’t really notice any change other than the location of their login – they will be automatically redirected to the ProProfs Knowledge Base. Now everyone will be using the same platform and will continue to have access to our excellent customer service.

Welcome to ProProfs, HelpIQ!

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Add Private Notes Using Hidden Fields in Your Survey http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2015/07/add-private-notes-using-hidden-fields-in-your-survey/ http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2015/07/add-private-notes-using-hidden-fields-in-your-survey/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:02:19 +0000 ProProfs Staff http://www.proprofs.com/blog/?p=6335 Online SurveyWith ProProfs, you can hide certain questions from your respondents and use them to record notes and comments. You can create bank forms, online questionnaires, student enrollment surveys and more, which have hidden sections where you can add your comments or notes, once respondents are done taking the survey.

How it works?

While creating a surveyyou can:

  • Hide certain questions from respondents, keeping them visible to only you or other admin users.
  • Add private notes once respondents are done taking the survey

Hide questions from respondents

You can easily pick and choose which questions to hide while creating the survey. Let’s take the example of a student enrollment form, which has a total of 6 questions out of which 3 questions are hidden from respondents. These 3 questions can come under a section titled “For Office Use Only” as shown below. You can similarly create a survey and hide any number of questions you want from respondents.

Student Enrollment Form

Add private notes or responses

You can add comments and notes once respondents are done taking the survey. The questions which are hidden from your respondents are visible to you under survey reports. You can go to reports and then add responses as shown below.

Hidden Question in Survey

You can easily create a survey such as the one above. Check out our help article to hide questions and add private notes to a survey or create a survey now.

 

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ProProfs Acquires HelpIQ! http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2015/06/welcome-helpiq/ http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2015/06/welcome-helpiq/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:09:08 +0000 ProProfs Staff http://www.proprofs.com/blog/?p=6309 ProProfs Acquires HelpIQThe ProProfs family is growing, and how! Our latest acquisition is HelpIQ, a leading knowledge base software and online help documentation tool that makes it easy to create help centers, knowledge bases, user manuals, FAQ’s and much more. Reputed companies such as Adobe, Spirit Airlines, Accenture and Nissan trust HelpIQ for their online documentation needs.

Developed in 2010 in San Francisco, HelpIQ is a cloud-based software for creating and managing online documentation and context-sensitive help. It enables users to create a user-friendly knowledge base without development or IT help. The fully customizable knowledge base requires no downloads or installations.

“The acquisition will enable us to expand our market presence to become a significant player in the knowledge base software segment,” said Sameer Bhatia, CEO of ProProfs. “Companies are increasingly seeking cloud-based solutions. HelpIQ software makes it easy for a company to create an online help center for their products and services to live in. This knowledge can be instantly accessed and searched by customers, employees and partners from anywhere in the world.”

This new addition only means great things for our customers. HelpIQ is incredibly complementary to our core platform and allows creating online documentation and knowledge bases with deep functionality. We plan to be using the acquired technology to improve the experience offered by ProProfs Knowledge Base Software.

So what more can you expect?

From easy collaboration to quick third party integrations, you’ll get some of the advanced capabilities you wanted, faster. We plan to invest in and expand HelpIQ’s technical functionalities to help a broader, more diverse set of customers. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Enhanced Customer Support: In addition to 24X7 email and chat support, you also get quick phone support.

  • Faster Product Improvement: Consistent additions of new features to enhance the ones already available will be given top priority. Customers can expect several new features like branded sites, conditional content, member management and more.

  • More Integrations: We plan on launching many more integrations with other products as well as with ProProfs native products.

We believe that there are many customers – beyond business– that can really benefit from this. Currently, many companies such as Mimosa, SnapLogic, and HighQ are using it for making online guides, FAQ and knowledge bases for themselves.

The team at ProProfs is thrilled with this acquisition and is looking forward to to providing more cutting edge features, customer support along with a seamless user experience.

Read the Press Release: ProProfs Acquires Knowledge Base Software Provider HelpIQ

Reach Out to our Customer Success Team: Schedule a Demo

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Find New Brain Games, Puzzles and Teasers at ProProfs Games! http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2015/05/find-new-brain-games-puzzles-and-teasers-at-proprofs-games/ http://www.proprofs.com/blog/2015/05/find-new-brain-games-puzzles-and-teasers-at-proprofs-games/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 08:53:37 +0000 ProProfs Staff http://www.proprofs.com/blog/?p=6268 Brain GamesAwesome news, game lovers! At ProProfs, we’ve got some enticing gaming delights for you to enjoy with friends and family.

Yes, we’ve been working hard to add a fresh list of awesome brain-teasers, logic games and puzzles to our list of ProProfs Games that you can play during your free-time or just whenever you’re in the mood to tickle your brain cells.

Here’s a small peak into some new games for you:

Lever: It’s all about the balancing act as we get into the workings of Lever Physics. If you have been bit by the Physics bug, then you’ll love this awesome game where you have to battle with the forces of mass and gravity.

Lever
Flags: How well do you know the flags of the world? Will you be able to recognize the flags of countries like Switzerland, South Korea and Panama? If you’re nodding your head in agreement and are up for a brainy challenge, then go for this game now!

Flags
Drum Beats: In case you’re a music aficionado and want to learn how to play the drum, then this is a fun game that teaches you how to ace it! Listen carefully, follow the steps and learn quickly; it’s simple as one-two-three & very enjoyable.

Drum Beats
MappingMaps: For fans of geography, there is no better way to check your skills than going all in with Mapping Maps. In this game, you’re given five different maps of five different countries. Your goal is to match each country with the correct name. So let’s dive in and brush up on your world geography skills!

MappingMaps

So come game lovers and get them! These fresh, fun, new ProProfs Games and a couple from the archives, are just for you!

 

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