Auto-Save for the Course Builder

We've just released auto-save for the course builder so you no longer need to worry about saving your work!

How do I know if my work has been saved?

We've added a subtle indicator to the header of the course builder to assure you that your changes are being saved.


Key points to note:

  1. There is no longer a cancel button on lesson & quiz screens, so the only way to step back a change is to use the publish modal and click the revert button. Or if you are using the text editor, use the command/control + z keys on your keyboard. 
  2. Many of the modal/pop-up windows still require you to click a save button

Need some help? 

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We'll have more updates coming your way very soon!

New Course Templates

Hi there,

Exciting news! We've just added three new templates to our course templates library! These new templates cover topics that every business can utilise, making it easier for you to build out new courses easily.  

They include: 

  1. Diversity training
  2. Product catalogue
  3. Sexual harassment training

You can access the course template library by clicking the 'create course' button, and selecting 'use a template'

Need some help? 

Register for our next up and coming webinar, led by our rockstar expert team. Learn tips and tricks for perfecting your course, and you'll become a training legend in no time!

We'll have more updates coming your way very soon!

🎉 Screen Switching Is Here!

As course creators, it was very frustrating when we wanted to change the screen type because you would have to start from scratch. To solve that, we added support for screen switching. You can now switch between various screen types without having to start from scratch!

There are three groups of screens that you can switch between, these include: 

  1. Image based interactive screens
  2. Non-image based interactive screens
  3. Hotspot screens

Image based interactive screens

  1. Flowchart
  2. Icon hover
  3. Image click
  4. Image +
  5. Text pop
  6. Showcase
  7. Side slide
  8. Steps
  9. Tabs

Non-image based interactive screens

  1. Accordion
  2. Springy list
  3. Wheel
  4. Word circle

Hotspot screens

  1. Hotspot
  2. Spot the mistake


⚙️ Global Course Settings with Group Overrides

Course settings have been moved to a new global location that can be accessed from the course builder and the trainer dashboard. Included in this update is the ability to create global course completion settings that can be overridden per group. 

From the new course settings modal, you can access all of the course settings related to the course, including those that previously needed to be accessed from each individual group. 

Global completion settings

Apart from the fact that you can now access course settings from the trainer dashboard, the best thing about this update is that you can now create global completion settings for the course. Now, instead of creating settings for each individual group, you can set completion settings globally, which are in-turn inherited by every group. If you do have one group that you want set up differently, you just need to override the individual settings for that group. 

Note that existing group settings will remain intact and will appear as overrides.

🎉 Tables, Audio, and Embed Support!

We've just added table, audio, and embed support for our native text editor!

That's right! You can now add tables, upload audio, or embed content almost anywhere inside your courses.

To insert a table, audio, or add embeddable content, simply place your cursor where you want to insert it, and select the associated icon from the toolbar. 

Suggested Search Results for Images

The Coassemble image uploader allows users to search Unsplash for beautiful, free images and photos to use in courses. To improve this experience, the uploader will now automatically display relevant images to the subject users are working on. 

When adding an image to a lesson screen, you'll notice that the search results now display images related to the title of the screen you're adding the image to. For example, if you're working on a screen with a title of 'Dog training', Coassemble will automatically search for images relevant to dog training.

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 

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