SmartColor™ Backgrounds for Image-Based Screens

As a course creator, you may really love the image based screen layouts, but sometimes find it really hard getting an image for every single item. If this sounds like you, then you'll be happy to hear that we've just released SmartColor™ support for all of the image based lesson screen templates. These include; Image click, Image plus, Side slide, Text pop, Icon hover, Showcase, and Tabs. 

How do SmartColor™ backgrounds work?

When you add a new item on any of the aforementioned screens, a color will automatically be chosen to fill the background of the item. The color chosen will be based off your theme, meaning that if you don't use images, your screen will still look great, and conform with your workspace theme and brand. 

Although we still recommend you add images to each item, the addition of background color extends the use-case for each of these screen types. What's more, when using transparent images like icons, instead of getting an ugly grey background, your transparent icons will pop with colors that match your brand. 

If you don't like the colors the system has chosen for you, don't worry, you can change each individual color to be whatever you want. 

Will this change my existing screens? 

Unless your images are transparent, existing screens will look exactly the same because solid images will always cover the background fill. 


  • By default, backgrounds will be filled with a color based off your theme.
  • The background color of each item can be changed individually with the color picker
  • Transparent images allow the background color to show through
  • Adding a solid image will hide the background color

Accordion Screen — More Options, New Name!

The Acronym screen has been relaunched as the Accordion screen! 

Along with the new name comes a bunch of new options to make it more useful across a whole range of use cases. 


New icon options

To expand the use cases for the Accordion screen, we’ve added a number of new icon options that are displayed next to the item title. Prior to this release, users were forced to use it for displaying the first letter of the title to form an acronym. With the new icon options, you can choose common open/close icons to create a classic accordion style menu, or select the number option to display content in an ordered list. 

Inline editing

Inline editing allows you to see exactly what you’re designing, no matter what device you’re on — desktop or smartphone. 


SmartColor™ has been introduced for the Accordion screen to automatically pick a different color for each individual item based on your primary workspace color. 

If you don't want to use smart color, don’t worry, you can change each individual button color to be whatever you like!

We’ve Relaunched Mini-Site As Showcase!

We’ve just relaunched the Mini-Site screen template as Showcase! In addition to the new name, we’ve added a whole bunch of new functionality and options. 



The SmartLayout™ flexible grid system gives you more control over how the screen is presented to your learners. 

Adjust the number of columns

The grid system provides up to 6 columns — simply drag a slider to adjust the number of columns in your layout.

Adjust the height of rows

Click and drag between rows to increase the height of all rows to display larger images. 

New banner feature

You can now choose to display a banner for each item allowing you to really showcase each item. To switch banners ON/OFF, click the advanced settings button and choose the display options menu. 

You can also resize the banner height, by clicking and dragging the banner up or down. 


Fit and fill image options

Images added to the showcase screen items no longer need to be cropped. Just add an image, and it fills the allocated space. If you want to show the entire image, toggle the image fit option. This allows the image to be used for both the banner and the item card without compromising image quality. 

New Label options

Choose to display labels under each image, on hover, or none at all. 

Sublists & SmartColor™ for Checklist Screen

We’ve just introduced sublists, SmartColor™, and new icon options for the Checklist screen for lessons.


You can nest one list inside another by choosing the ‘Make sublist’ option from the context menu, or by clicking and dragging one item under another.  


The Checklist screen now automatically picks a different color for each individual list item based on your primary workspace color. To set a new base color, just click the advanced settings button to reveal the settings menu. 

If you don't want to use  SmartColor™, you change each individual button color to be whatever you like!

Changing the icon style

You can now choose between 3 different icons styles; Check, Cross, or Number. 

Performance Improvements September 2021

We've just released an update that improves  performance when navigating between a various pages in the application. You'll notice that navigating between the Home page, Reports page, Users page, Customize page, Resource library page, and a number of workspace settings pages, that they all load instantly.

We will continue to roll out more of these improvements throughout the rest of the year so that we can provide our users with the best experience possible. 

New Layout Options for Learner/Trainer Dashboard Banner

We've given the learner/trainer dashboard banner a fresh coat of paint and a few new layout options. 

Key changes

  • The logo now gets automatically added to the banner. To change it, go to the general tab on the customize page, and update the 'Square logo'.
  • The title is now automatically filled with your workspace name
  • You can now left align, centre align, or right align the logo and titles
  • The background image can now be repositioned

New Layout Options for Text Pop

The freshly updated Text Pop lesson screen template not only looks amazing, it comes with a whole swag of new layout options. 

Adjustable image container heights

You can now click and increase the height of all of the items, allowing you to display larger or smaller images. 

Fit and fill image options

You can now add whatever size image you want, and it will automatically fit to the container. If you want to show the entire image, toggle the image fit option. 

Left/Right Layout Options

You can now choose whether to display the description content to the left or right of the screen. 

Label options

Choose to display labels under each image, reveal on hover, or none at all. 

Other notable changes

This release includes intuitive inline editing, simple item reordering from the advanced settings menu, and the inclusion of our beautiful new text editor.

Build a Course Library With Embed Snippets for Enrollment Links

Introducing Embed Snippets for Enrollment Links!

Embed snippets provide a quick and easy way to add Coassemble course cards to your personal website, company website or intranet, allowing anyone with access to your site the ability to self-enrol into the courses you've chosen to share. 

All you need to do is create your snippet, customize it, and paste it into your website's code. 

Why use embed snippets? 

There are a whole host of ways to use utilise Embed snippets — below are just a few examples: 

  • Create a course library/catalogue to allow internal staff to self enrol into the courses they choose
  • Create teaser courses on your website to entice potential customers to buy the courses behind your paywall
  • Build a course academy to train customers on how to use your product

Finding Embed Snippets

Embed snippets can be accessed from the enrolment links modal inside each course. 

Course > Enrollments > Enrollment links

To get started, click the 'Create embed' button. 

Customizing Embed Snippets

You can change the height or width of the course card, or set it to be responsive. You can also change the button color, and the button text that appears on each card. 

If you need something smaller to fit on a footer or banner, select the compact option shown below. 

If you have any feedback about Embed snippets, or would like to share with us a unique way you've used them, don't hesitate to contact us at 

⚠️ Important News! Share Pages to Be Retired

Before today, if you wanted to export SCORM, or create a Share URL you would need to go to the 'Share' page. As part of our latest release, we've added all of this functionality to the resource library. In light of this, we will soon be retiring the existing share pages. 

You will notice when visiting the share page that we've added a banner notifying our users that the page will soon be retiring. We encourage you to start using the resource library to export SCORM or create share/previewing so that you can provide feedback before we remove the share page altogether.  

How to export SCORM or create a share/preview link from the resource library

If you wanted to export a SCORM object, or create a share/preview link for one of your lessons, select the 'Lessons' tab from within the resource library. Find the lesson you'd like to share, and from the context menu select the 'Share lesson' option.

From the modal window that appears, you'll find options to create a Share link, or export a SCORM object. 

Once you've shared a lesson or quiz, a little yellow share icon will appear next to the resource title indicating that the resource has been shared.

Create Group Trainers Without Having to Assign a Role

You can now create group trainers without having to assign the trainer a role. 

For those users who invite trainers to manage a single group, you can now add them to your workspace without needing to provide them with a workspace level role.

To create a group trainer, go to Users > Groups > Create group trainer, and follow the prompts. 

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