Co-authoring improvements: notifications via email
Notifications keep you informed about things that need your attention. With this update, we introduce a tiny yet powerful enhancement for those who work a lot with their mailbox.
Now, when existing users are invited to co-author a course, they are notified about the invitations not only within Easygenerator but also via email. Email remains one of the most widely used, fast and simple to use communication channels in the corporate world.
Haven’t used co-authoring in Easygenerator yet? Learn more about it here on our help site or just try it out by inviting your first co-author in Easygenerator.
All-in-one template improvements
The brand new All-in-one template, which was publicly released in March 2019, is becoming more and more popular among our users due to its modern look and feel, animated transitions and improved performance. We will continue releasing improvements and features for this new template.
This month we are delighted to announce that the following features have been added to the All-in-one template:
Support of the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) integration
Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is a standard, developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium, and it’s used when you need to:
- provide rapid and seamless integration between a growing set of cloud-based learning applications and a growing set of learning environments or platforms, such as learning management systems, portals or learning object repositories.
- allow a user to navigate between various learning tools without having to log into each tool.
- carry information about the user, the platform from which they came, the role of the user and where they are going.
Easygenerator already provides you with an option to embed/integrate the Easygenerator authoring tool as well as Easygenerator courses based on the Simple course template into a 3rd party tool or platform (like an LMS) using LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) standard.
Now, this option is also supported in the All-in-one template. Interested in integrating your courses seamlessly into other platforms? Check our help site article about LTI for more details.
Interactivity improvement: opening hotspots on images just by hovering over them
Humans are visual beings. We’re attracted to beauty, so an eye-catching piece of content with rich visuals engage us, helping our brain to focus on the subject and the meaning that the message is conveying.
While images make content nicer, these days a regular image is still flat. To bring your images to life, you need to make it interactive, clickable. Adding hotspots on the image is a good way of doing it. And a cool thing we love about this feature is that it helps to explain a complex idea with just a single image. Such a visual way of explaining is much more effective than a typical text description.
With the new update, we are changing the interactions for hotspots: now it’s possible to view the content of a hotspot by just hovering over it. No need to click on hotspots anymore. This interaction proves to be more user-friendly and is also familiar to users who used to create courses based on the Simple course template.
If you haven’t used hotspots on images, we recommend checking this article that will guide you towards creating interactive images in Easygenerator.
What to expect in the coming months
We are going to continue polishing the All-in-one template, the external review as well as co-authoring features, so expect new features and improvements every week.
If you like the update or have any questions, please let me know in the in-app chat.