Changes to the Player and Authoring Tool Experience:
June 2 - Update to Course Navigation:
Course navigation for learners: The course table of contents has been updated to take less space, so your content can really shine. Learners will not be able to see the title of a section/activity until they get to it, so spoilers are eliminated.
Upcoming Changes to the Player and Authoring Tool Experience:
We have some exciting improvements coming over the next few months. Here’s a sneak preview of what will be happening within the Player and Authoring tool experience. Before any changes are released, you’ll receive a heads-up in our Platform Update email.
Streamline course sharing:
- Course share button: Authors will have an easier time sharing a course to a catalog and/or library of group/s. The catalog and library options currently live under ‘general settings’ in the top left-hand navigation of a course. With this update, the share button will be in the top right corner during the editing experience.
- Deletion of draft state: The draft and published state of courses will no longer exist. Once you create a course and start editing it, it will belong in the new Courses section of your dashboard. No need to worry. Courses will not be discoverable by others until you turn discoverability on. From there you can choose to share it to a catalog or library of a group/s.
- Settings button move: Authors will have an easier time updating the settings of a course. The settings currently live under ‘general settings’ in the top left-hand navigation of a course. With this update, advanced settings will have their own button in the top right corner during the editing experience. Setting options will also be more straightforward.
- Linker question improvement: The existing Linker questions ask learners to sort answers (drag and drop) in the second column to match the first column. To decrease complexity, learners will be able to connect the dots between the first column and second column.
- Activity preview in the edit screen: When in the edit screen of the course, authors can see a preview of each section and what it contains, so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for and make edits quickly. Authors will no longer be left guessing which section contains what.