2018 Release Notes

December 14th, 2018

Calendar and Events

NextThought now supports calendar events.

Site users can track events in the right-hand side bar. Course events, webinars, and assignments will display within the calendar feed.

Course facilitators (Editor and Instructor only) and site admin can create events tied to a course and place them within a lesson.

To view events:

  1. Open the right-hand side bar.

  2. Click on the “Event” icon.

    ../_images/calendar.png
  3. Note that the events open on “Today.” Scroll up to see past events, and down to see future events.

    ../_images/calendaropen.png
  4. Click on the event to navigate to it within the lesson or assignment or to view more details.

To create events (Instructor, Editor, & Admin):

  1. View the course in Edit Mode.

  2. Click “Add Content” in a section.

  3. Click on “Events.”

    ../_images/eventicon.png
  4. Click “Create an Event” (if you don’t have any events) or the blue +

    ../_images/createevent.png
  5. Add information.

    ../_images/eventdetails.png
  6. Click “Add to Lesson.”

Ability to Iframe Content into Readings

Admin, Instructors, and Editors now have the ability to Iframe content into the readings using an iframe embed link.

../_images/iframeview.png

To add an iframe to a reading:

  1. Create a reading.

  2. Select “IFRAME” option to the right.

    ../_images/iframe.png
  3. Enter iframe link, and click “Done.”

    ../_images/iframelink.png
  4. Adjust settings and click “Done.”

    ../_images/iframesettings.png ../_images/iframeditview.png

Admins Can Enroll and Drop Learners from Courses

Now, admins are able to enroll and drop learners from courses.

Enroll/Drop by Course:

  1. Sign in with your admin account.

  2. Navigate to your Admin Tools.

  3. Click on the “Content” tab.

  4. Click on a Course.

  5. Click “Roster.”

  6. Click “Manage Roster.”

    ../_images/contentroster.png
  7. Select the individual you’d like to either enroll/drop.

    ../_images/manageroster.png
  8. Select “Enroll User” or “Remove User.”

    ../_images/dropuser.png
  9. Click “Done.”

Enroll/Drop by Learner:

  1. Sign in with your admin account.

  2. Navigate to your Admin Tools.

  3. Click on the “People” tab.

  4. Select a learner.

  5. Select the “Courses” tab.

    ../_images/peopletabview.png
  6. Select “Manage Courses.”

    ../_images/peoplecoursestab.png
  7. Select the course you’d like to either enroll/drop the user.

  8. Select “Enroll User” or “Remove User.”

    ../_images/enrolldropuser.png
  9. Click “Done.”

November 15th, 2018

Invalid Email Alert in Course Invite

The platform will now specify which email address is erroneous by highlighting the email in red.

../_images/BadEmailAlert.png

Added Description of Course Invite

There is now a short description in the “Invite” window when inviting users to the course.

../_images/CourseInviteMessage.png

Award Custom Credit to Multiple Users

NextThought can now award custom credit to multiple users with the new bulk transcripts feature. This allows for many users to receive credit at one time. Admins can upload their csv files by following these steps:

  1. From the home page, click on the admin menu button.
  2. Then click on the “Advanced” tab.
  3. On the “Transcripts” section, navigate to the bottom of the page to find the “Bulk Import Transcripts Credit” box.
  4. Drag and drop the .csv file into the box, or “Choose a File.”

The csv file must be formatted correctly in order to award credit. Please note the “Show Details” dropdown which specifies the columns. Users can download a sample template file.

../_images/BulkTranscripts.png

October 19th, 2018

Student Participation Report File Name Change

When downloaded, the Student Participation Report now has the file name FirstNameLastName_CourseID_StudentParticipationReport.pdf

Student Participation Report now Includes Video Duration

Student Participation Reports now display the duration of each video within course lessons along with view sessions, total watch time, average time/session, finished.

Use CSV File to Invite People to the Platform

Previously, a site admin would have to invite people to join the site by typing their emails. Now, a site admin can upload a CSV file with listed email addresses to invite users to the platform.

../_images/admininvitecsv.png

The CSV must follow this format:

  • The first column must be only emails, a single email per row.
  • The second column must contain names.

Easier Path to Upload New Course Assets

The text “Upload a New Course Image” is now selectable and allows the facilitator to upload new course assets.

../_images/uploadcourseimage.png

Shortcut to Visibility and Course Settings

Course instructors and edits now have “Edit Course Information” and “Course Visibility” shortcut in the course dropdown menu.

../_images/coursevisibilitydrop.png

September 27th, 2018

Performance and Stability Improvements

General performance and stability improvements.

Forum Titles are Editable

Previously, admin and course facilitators could not change the title of a forum. Now, admin and course facilitators can edit the title of a forum.

../_images/fourmtitle.png

Option to Automatically Require a Certain Content Type for Course Completion

Previously, an admin, editor, or instructor had to require content items one-by-one on the Lessons page.

Now, an admin, editor, or instructor can choose to automatically require certain content types (e.g., Assignments). When that type is added to a lesson, it will automatically display as “Required.” You can still choose to manually require (or mark as optional) content one-by-one regardless of the chosen setting.

  1. Navigate to the Course Info tab.
  2. Click “View Now” under the Advanced tools.
  3. View the “Completion” tab.
  4. Toggle defaults on or off.
../_images/requirecontent.png

Assignments Automatically Required for Completion as Course Default

Previously, when a new course was created, all content types added to a lesson would be “optional” for course completion by default.

Now, a new course will mark assignments as “Required” by default. These settings can be changed by navigating to the Course Info > Advanced tab and changing the default toggles.

../_images/autorequired.png

Admin Tab Content Filtering and Sorting

Now, the titles of each column in the Admin Tools > Content tab will filter and sort the courses and books by the respective field when selected. (e.g., If you click on “Start Date” then the courses will be ordered according to start date.)

../_images/admintabfil.png

Course Navigation Opens by Default when First Visiting Platform on Mobile Device

To draw attention to the course navigation tabs, the first time a user opens a course in the platform on a mobile device, the course navigational tabs will be open.

../_images/coursenavmobile.png

August 28th, 2018

Open Courses from Catalog

An “Open” button now appears in the course catalog so that courses can be immediately accessed and opened once enrolled. The “Remove” button that once was in its place has been moved above it to the left.

../_images/open.png

Invite Users to Join the Platform

Site admin can now invite people by email to join the learning platform (site) from the Admin Tools. Your invitations will be tracked on the People tab, which will display pending invitations.

  1. Navigate to your Admin Tools
  2. Click on the “People” tab.
  3. Click on “Invitations” subtab.
  4. Click “Invite People.”
  5. Type in an email address, select role, and add a message.
  6. Click “Save” to send your message.
../_images/invite2.png ../_images/invite3.png

Once a learner clicks accept in the email invite, they will be navigated to the login page to create an account.

To cancel an invite:

Select the red “cancel” button to the right of the user’s invitation on the Invitations subtab.

New Design for Site Admin “Users” Tab

The “Users” tab has now been redesigned and renamed “People.” This new design allows for easier use and simplicity, and contains a new feature to invite users to the platform.

Here’s an overview of the new design:

../_images/newdesign1.png

New Sidebar

Filtering users by role is now available in the sidebar and segregates the users’ roles into two new tabs, “Learners” and “Admins.”

User Information

Now, join date and last active date appears to the right of the user’s name and email. Clicking on the user still takes you to a detailed user view.

Change Role Relocation

Now a “Change Role” button appears at the top right-hand side of the People tab. When selected, a new flyout will appear prompting you to change the role of the selected user. Click “Save” to change the role.

../_images/newdesign2.png

Invitations

You can now invite people to join the platform.

Autofill Webinar Registration

Now, when learners click to register for a webinar, information already offered by the user on the platform (name, email, etc.) will autofill in the registration form.

../_images/autofill.png

August 16th, 2018

Instant Email Notification for Replies to Post

When someone replies to your post, you’ll now receive both an instant email regarding this notification as well as an in-app notification. Daily or weekly notification emails are still sent out, and will still include items in one-off notification emails.

August 9th, 2018

Short Answer Question Type can be Objective or Subjective

Previously, the short answer question type was an objective type that was auto-assessed for correctness. Instructors were required to define the correct response(s) for short answer questions. Now, instructors have the option to provide a solution or offer no solution. If no solution is provided, the question is assumed to be subjective and is no longer auto-assessed for correctness.

August 6th, 2018

GoToWebinar Support

NextThought now integrates with GoToWebinar to allow learners to view, register, and join webinars from their Lessons page. Admin can integrate their site with their GoToWebinar account and admin/instructors/editors can add a webinar to their Lessons page.

Integrating with GoToWebinar:

Before attempting to integrate with GoToWebinar, please make sure you have a GoToWebinar account.

  1. While logged in with an admin account, navigate to your Site Admin Tools from the homescreen.
  2. Click on the “Advanced” tab.
  3. Click on the “Integrations” section.
  4. Click on the blue “Connect” link next to GoToWebinar.
../_images/webinar1.png
  1. You will then be asked to log into GoToWebinar, or, if already logged in, you will be asked “Allow Access” to NextThought.
../_images/webinar2.2.png
  1. Once you are connected your GoToWebinar name will display where the blue connect button used to be. You have now successfully linked your site to the GoToWebinar account.
../_images/webinar3.2.png

Note

You can also link your account when adding a webinar from the new content window if you haven’t already.

Adding Webinars to Course:

Before adding a webinar to a Lesson, you must first have created the webinar on your GoToWebinar account.

Note

Please note, if you choose a reoccurring webinar, please select the option “Participants register for individual sessions that they’ll attend.” for best data integration.

  1. In Edit Mode, click “Add Content” in a section.
../_images/1addcontent1.png
  1. Click “Webinars.”
../_images/2webinarchoose1.png
  1. Select the webinar you wish to display, or paste a link to the webinar by selecting “Paste Link.”
../_images/3choosewebinar1.png
  1. Click on the “Add to Lesson” button.
../_images/4webinarinfo1.png

Your webinar is now added to the Lesson. Learners can register and join the webinar from the NextThought application. Instructors will need to launch the webinar from GoToWebinar. GoToWebinar will track all of the participants that register through the NextThought application in your Registrant list. Notifications and reminders can be set up on GoToWebinar.

Learner View and Registration:

  1. Before a learner can join a webinar, they must first follow the “Register” prompt on the Lessons page to register for the webinar.
../_images/learnerregister1.png
  1. After selecting “Register,” they will be prompted to provide the information you’ve required of them from the GoToWebinar settings.
../_images/learnerinfo1.png
  1. The button that previously said “Register” will now say “Join” but will not be active until the organizer has launched the webinar.
../_images/learnerjoininactive1.png
  1. When a webinar is in session, a timer will appear on the “Join” button displaying how long is left in the webinar.
../_images/learningjoinactive1.png
  1. Selecting “Join” will launch the webinar.

Note

Webinars can be “required” resources on the NextThought app. In order to be marked as “completed” learners must join and attend the webinar.

Course Progression on Course Card

In learner view, course progress will now display on the bottom of the course card. It will show as a green bar that will progress as the learner does through the course. If the course is completed, the bar will be filled across the bottom and a green banner will appear marking its status as complete.

../_images/completioncards.png

July 20, 2018

LTI Tool Support

NextThought’s courses now support LTI tools. LTI tools allow integration of outside LMS applications into the lessons and courses. Once LTI tools are set up, they can be placed into the lesson.

../_images/lti2.png

These external widgets have to first be added to a course by an Instructor, Editor, or Admin account.

To add LTI options to a course:

  1. In the course, click on the “Course Info” tab.
  2. In the sidebar, click “Admin Tools.”
  3. Under “Admin Tools” find the “Advanced” option and click “View Now.”
  4. Click the option “LTI Tools.”
../_images/lti1.png

To add new LTI Tools click the “Add Tool” button. Now, choose whether to add the tools through a manual entry, by URL, or by copying and pasting a XML code. These can be found at the LTI tools’ source.

For a manual entry, you will need:

  • Consumer Key (if needed)
  • Shared Secret (if needed)
  • The Title
  • The Description
  • The Launch URL or Secure Launch URL

For URL, you will need:

  • Consumer Key (if needed)
  • Shared Secret (if needed)
  • The Tool Configuration URL

By XML, you will need:

  • Consumer Key (if needed)
  • Shared Secret (if needed)
  • The XML Code

To add an LTI Tool to a lesson:

  1. Navigate to the “Lessons” tab.
  2. Click “Start Editing” in the bottom right-hand corner.
  3. Click “+Add Content” within a section.
  4. Click the LTI Tool and click the “Select” button.
  5. Follow any LTI prompts.
  6. Modify the title, author, and description.
  7. Click “Add to lesson.”
../_images/ltitwitter1.png

June 28, 2018

Restrict Assignment Submissions Based on Due Date

Course Instructors now have the ability to restrict submissions to an assignment by due date and offer a grace period or timeframe for their assignments. A grace period grants an extended submission timeframe to an assignment beyond the due date.

After the due date, the learner can still view the assignment, but the assignment will not allow submissions.

To restrict submissions or add a grace period:

  1. While creating/editing assignment, add a due date.
  2. Select the “Options” button.
  3. Navigate down to the bottom section labeled “Late Submissions.”
  4. Select the dropdown.
    • To Restrict Access Based on Due Date: Select “Never Allow” to restrict submissions to only before due date.
    • To Restrict Access with Grace Period: Select the “Allow within Grace Period” to allow submissions only past the due date by a defined amount of time. Then, define the amount of time you’d like to allow.
  5. Click the “Done” button to save your changes.
../_images/restrictedsub1.png

The grace period is not disclosed to the learner. If the learner tries to submit the assignment after the due date or grace period, a warning window will appear stating that the assignment is past due and cannot be submitted.

Allow Instructors/Editors to Create Forums

Upon creation of a new course, the default view for the Discussion course tab will be empty. An “Add a Forum” button has been added to create new forums. Once a forum is created it can also be deleted by selecting the forum and clicking “Delete.”

../_images/newforumcreation.jpg

New Call-Outs in Native Readings

You can now add call-outs (gray box) to native readings. Currently only text is allowed within the call-out.

Editing View:

../_images/callout1.png

Published View:

../_images/callout2.png

Manage Redemption Codes

You now have the option to add and delete redemption codes. Codes are automatically generated when you select the “Create Code” text.

Redemption codes can be found on the Course Info page.

To generate a code:

  1. Click on the “Edit” text.
  2. Click “Create Code.”

A code will then be automatically generated. Users on the site can use this new code to enroll in the course. Codes can also be deleted by clicking on the trashcan icon next to the code in edit mode. Once a code is deleted, learners can no longer use it to enroll in the course. Deleting the code will not affect current learner enrollment.

../_images/redemptioncodes2.png

Draft Label for Unpublished Readings

There is now a draft label on any reading that is not published. This can only be seen in Edit mode.

../_images/draftlabel.png

New Content Type Selection Design

The visual design for selecting course materials has been updated.

../_images/contenttyperedesign.png

Remove Step for Course Creation

Previously, to create a new course, Admins would select the “Create” button, select “Course” in the dropdown, and select the course type (Blank, Import, Scorm) in a new window.

Now, when selecting the “Create” button, the dropdown underneath has the three types listed.

../_images/addcoursetab.png

June 7, 2018

Contacts page redesign

The Contacts page now incorporates design familiar to the rest of the site look and navigation.

../_images/contactspagenew.png

People Tab [Previously “Contacts”]

Search for learners on the platform using the upper left-hand corner search bar.

../_images/contactssearch.png

To view options for a person you are following,

  1. Locate the person in the People tab.
  2. Select the dropdown menu in the upper right-hand corner of the contact tile.

You can now “View Profile,” “Chat,”” “Add to a Sharing List,” or “Unfollow.”

../_images/contactsindopt.png

To add a contact to a sharing list,

  1. Locate the contact in the People tab.
  2. Select the dropdown menu in the upper right-hand corner of the contact tile.
  3. Click on the the “Add to a Sharing List” option.
  4. Add your contact to a current Sharing List or create a new one.
  5. To add your contact to an existing list, select the list(s).
  6. To create a new Sharing List, click on the the “Create a new List” option, and type in the name of the new list you wish to create.
  7. Click “Done.”
../_images/contactsaddtoshare.png

Groups Tab

Within the Group tab, the “Join Group” and “Create a Group” buttons have moved from the bottom left-hand corner to the upper right-hand corner. Groups you are a member of display across the page in rows and columns.

../_images/contactsgroups.png

To create a group,

  1. Select the blue “Create a Group” button.
  2. Now, type in the group name.
  3. Select “Create.”
../_images/groupscreate.png

The group will now display within your Groups tab.

To join a group,

  1. Select the “Join Group” button.
  2. Enter the group code.
  3. Click “Join.”
../_images/groupsjoin.png

The group will now display in your Groups tab.

To view group options,

  1. Locate the group in the Group tab.
  2. Select the dropdown menu in the upper right-hand corner of the group tile.
../_images/groupopt.png

You can now “View Group Code” or “Rename Group.”

Click on the group to navigate to the group page.

Sharing Lists [Previously “Distribution Lists”]

Creating a list and adding contacts to your list is more streamlined.

../_images/contactslists.png

To create a new list,

  1. Select the “Create a Sharing List” in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Fill out the list name.
  3. Search for people on the site to add to your list.
  4. Select a search result to add them as a “member.” They will immediately appear in the “Members” section below.
  5. Once you’ve added all members, click “Create.”
../_images/sharinglistcreate.png

The list will now display in your Lists tab.

To view list options,

  1. Locate the list in the Sharing Lists tab.
  2. Select the dropdown menu in the upper right-hand corner of the list tile.
../_images/sharinglistopt.png

You can now “Change Name,” “Manage People,” “Delete List.”

Clicking on a list in your Sharing Lists tab allows you to view, remove, and add members.

Download All Assignment Submissions

Now, download all submitted assignments in a course.

../_images/downloadall.png

To download this .zip file,

  1. In the “Assignments” tab of a course, click on the “Settings” button (the small gear icon).
  2. Click on the “Download All Upload Files” option.

A download of the file should start immediately.

Three more reports added to course reports list

The Course Info Reports tab now includes the “Self Assessment Completion Report,” the “Forum Participation Report,” and the “Topic Participation Report.”

../_images/reportscoursenew.png

In an instructor account,

  1. Navigate to your “Course Info” page.
  2. Scroll to the “Admin Tools” section.
  3. Click “View Now” under Reports.

Display local timezone on reports

Previously, reports displayed a CST timestamp according to when the report was downloaded/accessed. Now, timestamps display the local timezone.

../_images/reporttimestamp.png

May 17, 2018

Create and award credit

Now, courses can award credit to learners who complete the course. Admin can also manually award credit to learners. Admin and instructors create and define credit types and units.

Credit is made up of three components: “Amount,” “Type,” “Units.”
For example, an association course could award “3 [Amount] CE [Type] hours [Units].”

Admin Only:

To create site-wide course credit options,

  1. Click on the admin tools in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Advanced” tab.
  3. Click on the “Transcripts” tab.
    • NEW: Click “Add New Type” to define credit for the site. Type in type and units. This is now selectable for instructors to add to courses.
    • EDIT: You can remove a credit type by selecting the “x” button or you can select a current type and edit it.
../_images/admincredcreation1.png

To manually award a learner with credit,

  1. Click on the admin tools in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Users” tab.
  3. Select a user.
  4. Click the “Transcript” tab.
  5. Click “Add Credit.”
  6. Fill in information and click “Save.”
../_images/adminawardcred.png ../_images/adminawardcredinfo1.png

Instructor and/or Admin:

To assign a credit type to a course,

  1. Click into your course.
  2. Navigate to the “Course Info” page.
  3. Scroll to the “Credits” section.
  4. Click “Edit.”
  5. Use the dropdown to select an existing credit type and unit, or “Add Credit.”
  6. Define the amount of credit.
../_images/coursecred2.png

Credit will be awarded when the user has completed the course as defined by completion of required materials. Upon course completion, the user can “View Certificate” to view their completion certificate and credit. They can also view their certificates within their profile.

Progress and completion certificates now available in profile Achievements tab

Learners can now view their course progress and completion certificates within the profile “Achievements” tab.

  1. Click on your profile image in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click “View Profile.”
  3. Click the “Achievements” tab.
../_images/achievecert.png

The Achievements tab contains two sections, “Badges” and “Certificates.”

Within the certificates section, the left column “In Progress” displays all completable (certificates enabled) courses that the learner is enrolled in, and the learner’s progress within each course. The right column “Completed” displays courses completed and certificates. Clicking on a certificate allows the learner to view, download, and/or print the certificate.

New Transcripts tab in user profile

Now, the learner can view their awarded credit and transcript through their profile.

  1. Click on your profile image in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click “View Profile.”
  3. Click the “Transcripts” tab.
../_images/transprofile.png

The transcripts tab displays four columns, “Title,” “Date,” “Type,” and “Amount.” Click on a column to sort by that field. Use the search filters to filter by date or type. Total credit displays at the end of the list.

A transcript can be downloaded as a CSV or PDF. Downloaded transcripts will only show credit for the current filtered view. To view all credit in downloaded reports, make sure no filter is selected. (Admin can download learner transcripts from the admin tools. Click on the “Users” tab, select a user, and click on the “Transcript” tab.)

April 26, 2018

Performance Improvements

Home screen loading and navigation has been optimized and should perform 2 to 3 times faster, especially for users with a large number of course enrollments. General course navigation should have also improved.

New All Course Roster Report

New site-wide report available that includes information for each course including: course name, start date, instructor names, learner names, username, email, date enrolled, last seen, and percent complete.

Course progress displays in the Admin Tools

Course progress now displays within the admin tools.

Course View: (Content tab > Select a course)

../_images/contentcourseprog.png

Roster View: (Content tab > Select a course > Select Roster)

../_images/contentcourseprogros.png

Course’s Learner View: (Content tab > Select a course > Select Roster > Select a learner)

../_images/contentcourselearn.png

User’s Learner View: (Users tab > Select a user > Select Transcript tab)

../_images/usersprogress.png

Completion certificate available

Once a learner “completes” the course as defined by the course progress, the learner will be able to access the “View Certificate” text in the upper left-hand corner of the Lessons page under “Course Progress.”

../_images/viewcert.png

Clicking on this text will create a certificate for the course.

../_images/viewcertpdf.png

March 30, 2018

Lessons List View

Two views are now available on the Lessons page, a grid view and list view. These options are available in the upper right-hand corner of a lesson.

../_images/learnerviews.png

Grid view, the default view, displays course content as previously recognized. List view displays all resources in a linear, uniform fashion. In list view, select “Only Required” to display only required resources. Learn more about required resource below. As with the grid view, click on a resource to begin.

../_images/learnerlistview.png

Required Resources

By default, when content is placed in a lesson, it is “optional.” While in Edit Mode, instructors, editors, and assistants can mark certain course materials as “Required.”

../_images/facreq1.png

When a resource is marked as “Required,” a label will appear next to the content on the Lessons page.

../_images/learnrec1.png

Course Completion and Progress

Assessing course progress has become much more streamlined, visual, and comprehensive in this feature release.

Progress is defined by a learner completing required materials. In
order for a learner to complete required materials, materials must be viewed (video, PDF, readings, etc.) or submitted (survey, self-assessment, assignments).

Progress can be viewed by instructor, assistant, admin, and learner accounts.

Learner View

Users can view their course progress on the Lessons page in the upper left-hand corner.

../_images/learnerprogress2.png

Learner “Progress” displays

  • the number of items remaining (i.e,. the number of required items not viewed/submitted), and
  • the percent of the course completed (i.e., items remaining divided by total required items).
../_images/learnprogress.png

Facilitator View

Similar to the learner, facilitators and admin will also see the progress icon in the upper left-hand corner on the Lessons page.

Facilitator/Admin “Progress” displays

  • the number of learners who have completed the course (i.e., the number of learners who have viewed/submitted all required material), and
  • average class completion (all learner completion percentages added and divided by the number of learners).
../_images/facprogress.png

Instructors, assistants, and admin have an additional, more detailed view of progress per learner. Navigate to your “Course Info” page and click on the Roster.

In the roster, the progress of each learner is presented.

Click on the progress icon to view a detailed report. The report presents a closer look at how the learner is progressing through the course item by item. The top of the report presents how the learner is performing compared to his/her colleagues. Learners are sorted into 1 of 5 categories depending on their progress. All required items are listed, and if a learner has completed that item, it is marked as completed with the date.

March 8, 2018

Initial SCORM Support

NextThought now supports importing and launching SCORM courses on the platform.

Edit Course ID

Admin, editor, and instructor accounts can now edit the unique course ID from the Course Info page.

../_images/courseidedit.png

Download the Course Roster Report as a CSV

The Course Roster Report now allows the option to download a PDF or CSV file. Open the report from the Course Info > Reports page, or from your admin tools. Click on the “Download” button in the upper right-hand corner. Now, select CSV to download the file in CSV format.

../_images/Courserosterdownload.png

February 15, 2018

Admin tools now available on Course Info View

For site admins, new admin tools are available on the Course Info pages. Select the “Admin Tools” tab to view course reports or to view the course roster.

../_images/admintoolscourse.png

New course visibility tools

Previously, only site admin could edit course visibility. Now, instructors and editors can edit course visibility from the Course Info View.

Locate the “Make Changes” button on the Course Info page.

../_images/makechanges2.png

In the new window, make desired changes. You can choose whether the course is public or private with the “Visible in Catalog” toggle. You can also set the Preview Mode:

  • Preview Mode On: This option sets the course to course preview mode, meaning that users can only view Course Info but cannot view course content.
  • Preview Mode Off: This option allows the course to be fully available to users.
  • Based on Start Date: This option sets the course to be in course preview mode until the defined start date and time, at which time it will then become fully available to users.
../_images/makechanges21.png

Create course assets

Add your course image within the Course Info View.

  1. Click on the “Edit” button next to “Assets.”

    ../_images/assetsstep13.png
  2. Upload the desired image.

    ../_images/assetsstep23.png
  3. Crop your image.

    ../_images/assetsstep33.png
  4. Click “Continue.”

  5. Preview and adjust the size of each asset.

    ../_images/assetsstep43.png
  6. Click “Apply Image” after all adjustments have been made.

  7. Click “Done.”

January 25, 2018

Book analytics

Now, analytics are available for both courses and books.

In the admin tools, select “Content” and use the dropdown menu to select “Books.” You will see a list of books and basic analytics for each. Click on a book for greater detail and to view widgets for Top Learners, Daily Activity, Active Times, and Most Popular Time.

../_images/bookanalytics.png

Note

Not all sites have access to books. If you have a book, it will display on the homepage under “Books.”

Redesign of course reports tab

Reports are now centrally located under the “Report” tab within the Course Info View. In addition to the Course Summary Report and the Self Assessment Summary Report, the Course Roster Report and Assignment Reports can now also be found here.

../_images/courseinforeport.png

Can set a course start time and end time

A specific start and end time can be set in the Course Info View. Click “Edit” next to either “Start Date” or “End Date.” Then, click the dropdown to select a date and set a time.

../_images/coursestarttime2.png

Note

You can use the start date and time to define when the course becomes available for users.

Options for opening a course

There are three options for site admins when opening course content to users. These options are available when creating a course, or you can return to this view by hovering over a course on the homepage and clicking the gear icon that appears. Then, select “Edit Course Information” and “Course Settings.”

  • Preview Mode On: This option sets the course to course preview mode, meaning that users can only view Course Info but cannot view course content.
  • Preview Mode Off: This option allows the course to be fully available to users.
  • Based on Start Date: This option sets the course to be in course preview mode until the defined start date and time, at which time it will then become fully available to users.
../_images/coursepreviewmode.png

Note

By default the course will be in Preview ModeOn and will need to be either switched to Preview Mode Off or Based on Start Date for users to begin the course.

New Enrollment Report in admin tools

In the admin tool Reports tab, the “User Enrollment Report” is now available. This report provides a list of all courses the user is enrolled in and when they enrolled.

New Course Roster Report

The “Course Roster Report” is available at both the course level (under Course Info View > Reports) and in the admin tools (under Reports). This report displays the users enrolled in the course along with their enrollment and last access time.

Site admins can manage site admins

Site admins can now manage (add or remove) site admins. When viewing admin tools, click on the “Users” tab. Search for users in the upper right-hand corner, check the box beside their name, and click on the gear icon above. Select “Set as Admin” and a confirmation window will appear to confirm your selection.

../_images/adminmanage.png

Note

In this window, you can toggle between viewing “Users” or “Site Admins” with the dropdown menu.

January 11, 2018

Top Learners widget added to admin tools

While viewing the admin tools dashboard, Top Learners now displays at the top right-hand corner.

../_images/admintoplearners.png

All images are expandable

All images in readings are now clickable. Clicking on an image expands it in a new popup window.

../_images/imageexpand.png