Friday, September 13, 2013

NexPort Solutions 5.0 Provides Improved Customer Support, Faster Performance, Sleek UI

OKLAHOMA CITY – September 13, 2013 – NexPort Solutions Group today released NexPort Campus version 5.0, which includes 320 bug fixes and performance improvements, 17 enhancements and a new writing assignment feature. This release features an easy-to-navigate NexPort Campus with faster loading time and new writing assignments UI to make NexPort more user-friendly and intuitive.

Technical Enhancements
NexPort engineers provided an extensive amount of work toward version 5.0 on technical enhancements, with the main enhancement being that of removing the dependency on Castle:ActiveRecord from the data access layer.

"Castle ActiveRecord is an open source Object Relational Mapper (ORM) that has provided a strong and flexible Data Access Layer for NexPort since version 1,” said Dan Pupek, NexPort Solutions Group Chief Systems Architect. “Two factors have driven our decision to no longer use ActiveRecord. First, ActiveRecord has become an obsolete project and is no longer supported by its community. We were not willing to fork our own version. Second, ActiveRecord was merely an abstraction layer on top of a more robust ORM called Nhibernate. Moving forward, NexPort will use Nhibernate directly."

Engineers also made the transition to Couchbase for data caching. This provides a faster loading time for NexPort Campus.

"Since version 3, we have used Memcached to provide a data-caching layer between NexPort and the database server,” Pupek said. “This data caching speeds up the site by relieving the database server of some of its work. As of version 5.0, NexPort will use Couchbase or caching. Couchbase is a modern 64-bit Memchached implementation that supports higher speed access and simplified clustering.

"Both of these moves from ActiveRecord and from Memcached will keep our technology relevant, allow us to expand more quickly and provide additional performance for future capacity requirements," Pupek said.

Performance Enhancements
Version 5.0 provides performance enhancements to force enrollments and user upload, cutting wait time for both the administrator and the student significantly.

This release also sends users with quicker results for force enrollments on groups with a large number of memberships, with administrators providing enrollments to students more quickly than previous versions of NexPort Campus.

A second performance enhancement provides administrators the ability to be more efficient when executing user upload. Bulk user upload is now processed in the background, meaning administrators no longer have to wait for the upload to complete. Instead, they will receive an email notice when the action has been completed.

General Enhancements
NexPort Campus version 5.0 now allows more functionality and a modern user interface through enhancements to rich text, writing assignments, customer support and student enrollments.

First, assignment titles now support using rich text with a fully functional rich text editor, with question fields of writing assignments being able to be saved as rich text. Both of these provide versatility for administrators and instructors.

Next, this release implements a new look for writing assignments for students and instructors. NexPort furnishes a more polished version of writing assignment, with the ability for requests for submissions and multiple drafts to be submitted from the student, as well as the system producing and distributing emails. Once the student has completed the draft, the instructor will receive an email notification. When the instructor provides feedback, NexPort Campus will generate an email notice to the student.

“The writing assignment user interface changes were brought about because of two ideas: We wanted to improve usability and streamline the functionality to eventually allow administrators to specify their own look and feel for the site,” said Brette Forinash, NexPort Solutions Software Engineer. “The sleek new interface will allow students to focus on their work without being distracted by coloring schemes or awkward alignment.”

NexPort Campus version 5.0 also provides customers with improved technical support. A template for customer service representatives allows NexPort users with the ability to respond to a customer support message that asks specific questions customized to help specifically with their current issue. Customer service can then reply with a more precise response to the user.

A fourth enhancement allows administrators to enroll students directly into a course from the enrollments tab in the user profile, providing a more streamlined process for administrators and other system operators.

Major Bugs Fixes
NexPort users not only received numerous enhancements with this release, but various bugs were resolved and performance improvements were conducted during this release. In the past, the NexPort server had timed-out when adding more than 380 question banks to a NexPort test. This is no longer the case, allowing NexPort users to upload as many question banks as necessary with no glitch in the system.

Users are also able to access manage groups when preferences are corrupted. This was previously a dilemma for NexPort users. Group management preferences now use two specific tables to keep track of preferences and recent groups. Administrators are also able to use the bulk uploading users feature with welcome letters, CC and BCC emails without receiving an error message.

This release was designed to provide quicker results for administrators, and thus, students. It was centered on supplying backend fixes that users do not necessarily see, but they deal with every day in NexPort. This release presents users with a cleaner version of NexPort Campus that is easier to navigate without error, making our users’ experience effortless.

About NexPort Campus
NexPort Campus is a secure, hosted learning and knowledge management system. NexPort Campus also supports interactive engagement within learning communities through the use of videos, organization-wide calendar, shared documents, organization-wide webpages and threaded discussions. Additional system features include data interoperability with external systems, secure digital libraries with subscriber-only access and an integrated Student Information System (SIS).

NexPort Campus also allows clients to provide their learners with customized, on-demand training and education environment. Clients operate within their own branded portals to deliver their unique content and services independently of each other. Customers may subdivide their portals to establish and manage subordinate secure portals for their customers, subsidiaries or divisions. Each portal provides privacy protection and security. Your custom portal can be setup with Secure Sockets Layer technology (128-bit encryption) and a custom domain.

NexPort Solutions Group enables educators and learners to use NexPort Campus to create, organize and hold webmeetings using NexPort Solutions Group’s own NexMeeting. NexMeeting promotes virtual learning, providing users with the ability to share desktops, hold conversations using headset and telephonic audio, survey meeting participants and share videos, PowerPoint slides, photos and documents using the whiteboard.

About NexPort Solutions Group
NexPort Solutions Group is a division of Darwin Global, LLC, a systems and software engineering company that provides innovative, cost-effective training solutions and support for federal, state and local government, as well as the private sector.

Media Contact:
Darcy Delaney
Documentation Specialist
Darwin Global Enterprises


  1. This is a big step in right direction. High quality user support is main advantage in customers attitude. That's why every developer spend more time lately to establish reliable support to his app. Recently, I was surprise how good can be live helpdesks. I asked for help at and in a few mins the solution of my problem was given to me.

  2. I read that Post and got it fine and informative. Please share more like that...
    littlewoods phone number

  3. Technical Enhancements digital menu boards NexPort engineers provided an extensive amount of work toward version 5.0 on technical enhancements. It was previously a dilemma for NexPort users.

  4. I love reading about technical stuff and I will appreciate it if more blogs are uploaded like this. It’s just that I am reading blogs after months because I was busy taking dissertation consulting help from an expert in the UK. This has gotten me a very good GPA in my academics and due to that, sooner I’ll be joining a top IT based company.

  5. Great blog I simply go through it and it sufficient all the substance are polite itemized and all point were so clear it straightforward and assuming you need to have an article on quickbook blunder 15215 with this much detail go on interface quickbook mistake 15215quickbooks unexpected error 5: A QBs Repairing Guide

  6. You know this is my first time visiting your blog, but honestly speaking, you have shared huge information which is totally fresh to me. seriously, I am in love with your blogs. believe me, I even wish to continue reading more of your blogs, but first, I have to find an Economics Dissertation Help service to write my dissertation

  7. Valuable Information. Keep sharing again.
    How to get High Salary Courses After 12th? This can be confusing for many students. Know about the courses and career options for a better prospect by visiting our website. If you are confused because of the availability of multiple careers options then join our team and get all the required details about the available courses.

  8. Nice information. It's really helpful information for me. Thanks for giving me this information.
    Want to know How To Delete Cash App Activity? To clear your Cash App history, Cash App users need to delete their Cash App account. Unfortunately, there is currently no option available to delete your cached app history. According to the Cash App TOS, "For security reasons, once a transaction is made, it cannot be deleted." Follow the given link to get the complete procedure regarding it.

  9. Very well information. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Akshi Engineers Pvt. Ltd. is provide the best Drives & Automation products at the best prices. Our engineers will provide the most effective and technically suitable solution to your problems.

  10. Hi, I am Kendra John. I am a Cash App Technical Service Provider. If you have any issues while Google Pay To Cash App then you can contact us to get our cash app expert advice on instant solutions.

  11. Inexpensive yet professional essay writing guideline services have been providing busy and exhausted students with hired essay writers since around 2017.


  12. I trembled when I heard the word "helps" because it is so important to both my life and the lives of other students. I attend because I too need help from an international source of higher education, such as do my masters assignment. Contact them if you want the greatest assistance possible with your academics.


  13. I have read your article and I have enjoyed it more readable. Your content is unique and very impressive. Please keep it up and publish more. A million thanks for sharing. unn jupeb admission form closing date

  14. The Nexport reporting solution is a remarkable tool that streamlines data analysis and reporting. As we explore this innovative solution, let's also remember the importance of academic excellence. For students seeking expert assistance, the Best Essay Writing Service in the UK can provide top-notch essays that reflect their knowledge and research skills. Embrace the efficiency of Nexport and the support of the Best Essay Writing Service Uk to excel in both professional and academic pursuits.

  15. This update is fantastic news! NexPort Solutions 5.0 seems like a game-changer, offering enhanced customer support, quicker performance, and a sleeker UI. It's always great to see technology evolving to better serve its users. By the way, if you're ever in need of top-notch customer support in Dubai, especially for something as crucial as Rhinoplasty surgery Dubai, this software might be worth considering. It's all about efficiency and reliability, after all!

  16. NexPort Solutions 5.0 is a game-changer! The enhanced customer support, lightning-fast performance, and a sleek UI make it a standout in the industry. This update truly elevates the user experience. For businesses in Dubai, NexPort Solutions 5.0 is a must-have, offering unparalleled features and reliability. Kudos to the team for delivering such a remarkable upgrade!


Copyright © . NexPort Solutions Blog - Posts · Comments
Theme Template by BTDesigner · Powered by Blogger