Updated WYSIWYG editor

Our WYSIWYG editor has just been updated with an improved UI that displays only the most frequently used options in the WYSIWYG toolbar. 

To access additional options, we've created three new menus that group options into the following categories:

  • More paragraph options 
  • More text options
  • More rich media options

Simply click the menu icons to reveal a row of additional options for that category.

Redesigned Video and Slideshow Screens

We've updated the Video and Slideshow Lesson screens in line with our recently released course style updates, providing your learners with a fresh, consistent experience. 

Key changes include rounded corners, smoother transitions, and the introduction of a carousel to the slideshow template. 

Go and check them out and let us know what you think! 

Major Course Improvements for Learners

As promised we've just launched major updates to the way your learners experience courses in Coassemble.  

Course navigation

By moving the floating course navigation from the bottom of the screen to the top of the screen we've been able to save valuable screen realestate making it more likely that your learners won't need to scroll to reveal course content. 

To accomodate the improved navigation, your company branding, the learner profile, notifications, and announcements have been moved to the sidebar. If your workspace already has a custom favicon it will also appear in the sidebar. 

The sidebar menu is now opened and closed from within the screen content container. This alleviates the problem where the menu button would obscure the contents of the menu. 

Stylistic improvements

We've implemented a new design approach that threads through every module within a course. This provides a consistent experience, starting from the course overview, to every lesson template, and module. 

You'll notice this new design as the friendly rounded corners on the buttons and cards, and a new capsule that contains all of the course content. 

Lesson background colors

One of the most notable improvements is how your lesson screen background colours will be displayed. Lesson background colours will now appear behind the content. We wanted to retain the flexibility of making your lessons pop with blocks of colour but in a way that would allow you to retain the integrity of the information displayed to learners. Doing this opens up the possibility of introducing a dark mode for learners in the future, which we feel is important for accessibility. 

Image Editor Improvements

We've just launched some major improvements to the image editor to make adding images to your courses easier than ever 🎉

So what's new? 

Improved cropping functionality

We've spent a lot of time refining our cropping tool so that it crops just the way you intended it to. 

More clarity around forced ratios

There are many lesson templates that enforce specific crop ratios for images. We do this to ensure each image is displayed as intended (e.g. not stretched or squashed). It wasn't always clear why, but the improved UI will now let you know when a ratio is enforced, so you choose the image that best suits your design. 

Integrated alternative text input

We've integrated the ALT text function into the image editor so that you can add alternative text at the same time you add your image. 

Ratio select options

Crop like a pro using the quick ratio select options. No more guessing, no more hoping you've cropped it just right..

We've Rebranded Noticeboards As Announcements

We're relaunching the noticeboard feature as Announcements

Announcements allow you to post single-use messages to groups of learners in a course. Announcements appear as a small popup that appears in the top-right-hand corner of the screen allowing you to post a reminder or an update to the course as the learner works through it. 

The functionality is essentially the same with a just a few notable changes:

  1. All announcements will be dismissible, you don’t have the option of making them not dismissible, however, you can pin them to the announcement board if you choose to. 
  2. Instead of displaying a background colour to distinguish between the announcement types, you choose a display icon
  3. The announcements are no longer hidden by a menu, they appear in a fixed position at in the top-right-hand corner of the screen when a learner is in a course. 

New Course Settings Menu and Reports Modal

In an effort to simplify courses, we've moved course prerequisites, course notifications, compliance mapping, and the resource folder selector to a new settings menu. 

In addition, we've moved the reports tab to a new modal for a snapshot of how your learners are doing in the current course. 

Courses in the resource library

Yes, we've finally done it — courses now appear in the resource library! 

Now you can manage all of your courses and course resources from a single page. This includes all the functionality you would expect; previewing, editing, duplicating, moving, and archiving courses. 

Improved Modules Tab

We've made some major improvements to the modules tab inside courses to make it easier than ever for you to create courses using the modules that best suit the information you're sharing with learners. 

This update also includes better visibility of lessons and quizzes allowing you to edit see every screen in a lesson or question in a quiz, and navigate directly to the screen you want to edit. 

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