Release 100: We couldn’t have timed it better!

23 May, 2023| Reinier Batterink| 2 min read

One hundred. A milestone. One that we are very proud of at aNewSpring.

You’ll notice in this release that the devil is in the details — the finishing touch to bundles, collapse blocks for large designs and additional accessibility in line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) lay the foundations for big projects we intend to tackle next year. Let’s dive in.

All of these changes took effect on 23 May 2023.

A fitting finish for bundles

With this update, you can choose to send learners a notification when courses are added to a bundle.

Since the email indicates that they will be subscribed to a course inside a bundle, you can set up the email to make it clear where the learner can find their new course.

Expand and collapse blocks

Designing for experience

When editing a template, it is natural for users to create several blocks and activities with their course content.

The problem begins when the learning journey becomes quite large, taking you quite a few scrolls to reach the end. Now, with expand or collapse blocks, the hierarchy between blocks and activities is clear, making it easier to manage the content of the learning journey.

As a cool addition, we also made it possible to hide the index in an activity. It typically shows the content within the activity with the question or content part name. However, we noticed that it sometimes contains sensitive information that isn’t necessary for learners. Now, by having the option to hide it, you control the narrative!

Tags for content

Bringing structure to content libraries

We’ve made it possible to search and filter for content that you are looking for through tagging within the content library.

Moderation from a learner standpoint

A few releases back, we introduced the moderation capability allowing you to have a ‘moderator’ following course progress and reviewing assessments performed by your instructors.

We’ve added a ‘learner-centred’ flow allowing moderators to focus on the assessments per learner.

Leave your mouse behind!

Accessibility has been an important theme as far as updates to our platform have been concerned. In order to comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 guidelines, we focused on keyboard operability, specifically for the learner interface.

It is possible for learners to control content parts, answer some of the questions (fill-in-the-blanks and matching questions), join discussions and view results with just a keyboard.

Do you want to read everything we have added? Take a look at the Release Notes:

Some of these features are available for aNewSpring for Trainers and all of them for aNewSpring for Organisations.

If you have any questions regarding the release, do not hesitate to contact our Support Heroes!

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