VMware Learning Platform includes additional features to help users as they complete labs.

Detection of closed browsers

VMware Learning Platform can detect when a user has walked away from a lab. For example, if the user quits the browser without clicking End Lab, then VMware Learning Platform pauses the user’s lab and bookmarks where the user is in the manual. When the user returns to the lab, VMware Learning Platform returns the user back to where the user left off.

Detection of inactive browsers

VMware Learning Platform can detect if the user has not moved the mouse or pressed a key on their keyboard for a period of time (the default is 10 minutes). If the user has left the browser inactive, then VMware Learning Platform pauses the user’s lab and bookmarks where the user is in the manual. When the user returns to the lab, VMware Learning Platform returns the user back to where the user left off.

Lab Time Running Out

When the time is has nearly run out on a lab, VMware Learning Platform flashes the timer in yellow. When the remaining lab time is low, VMware Learning Platform flashes the whole screen in red.

You can click Extend in the warning box or on the console frame to add more time to the lab.

Email Transcript

Transcript pages include the Email Transcript option. Click Email Full Transcript if you want VMware Learning Platform to send your lab transcript to the email address you provided.

Speed Test

A speed test helps diagnose a slow or intermittent connection from your browser to VMware Learning Platform.

To run a speed test, open a browser with a URL of the form http://learningplatform.vmware.com/tenant_name/speed-test/ where tenant_name is the unique name given to your tenant and click Start Test.

The speed test screen displays information about VMware Learning Platform and Cloud speed and VMware Learning Platform and Cloud network latency.

  • A good speed score is 1.5 MB/s or greater.
  • A good latency score is 300 ms or less.