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. 

Summary

  • 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™

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!

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 support@coassemble.com 

⚠️ 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. 

Video Support for Our Native Text Editor

Coming off the back of recently released image support for our new text editor is the ability for users to add videos inline. 

You can now add videos anywhere you want using our native text editor. As with images, you can align your videos to the, left, right, centre, or inline.

When resizing a video, you'll notice it snaps to a 6 column layout grid meaning your screens will look amazing with minimal effort. 


Bulk Group Enrollments

You asked we listened! No longer do you need to add groups to courses one by one. 

To bulk enrol groups, head over to the Users > Groups page, and select the groups you want to add to a course. Once you've made your selection, click the 'Add to course' button and follow the instructions. 


Image Support for Our Native Text Editor

Our beautiful new text editor now comes with image support!

Add images any way you want. Align your images, left, right, centre, or inline. 

When resizing an image, you'll notice they snap to the layout grid meaning your screens will look amazing with minimal effort. 

Coming soon to our new editor is video, audio, and table support. We'll keep you posted.

Change Colors and Use Numbers for Hotspots

Changing the color of individual hotspots

We've added the ability for users to change the color of individual hotspots. To do this, simply click on the hotspot you want to change, and select the item color option. 

Using numbers instead of the cross icon

If you'd like to use numbers to help with referencing parts of your image, open the advanced screen settings, and select 'number' under the display options. 

If you want to re-order the numbers, use the re-order list option from the same window. 


Tabs Screen — More Options, New Name!

The Drop Tab screen template has been relaunched as Tabs! Along with the new name comes a whole bunch of new functionality and options. 

New tab layout options

Tired of looking for an image for each tab? Now you don’t have to! This release comes with some great new layout options that allow you to choose between showing an image only, an image and label, or a label only. 


Add an additional image with SmartLayout™ 

The introduction of SmartLayout™ to the Tabs screen provides users the option of adding an additional image.  SmartLayout™gives you more control over how the content on each tab is presented by giving you the ability to drag columns to the left or right, making images larger, or even setting them as a background. 


Add unlimited tabs

Got more ideas that can fit in a single row? No worries. Tabs screen now let’s you add as many tabs as you like! Learners won’t have any trouble finding hidden tabs, as the next one is always visible.

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.


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