The 1.8 release brings a few smaller updates to Learnster U.
Course progress information
We have added a graphical representation of Learners course progress to give an overview how he or she is doing.
We have added Simplified Chinese as an language option in Learnster U.
Online Events - Learnster Roundtable
We have added a native online meetings functionality in Learnster. With Learnster Online Events, you can very simply create and schedule online meetings with your learners. Using a desktop computer, your learners can join online events simply by going to the specific scheduled block and clicking the Join the Online Event button...
...and the online meeting will open in a new tab directly in their browser. No additional installation or account registration is needed.
On mobile devices, browsers are lacking, or have a poor, support for WebRTC, the technology that is widely used for online video meetings and a dedicated app gives a better and more consistent online meeting user experience. Therefore, we have added an iOS and an Android app to be used with Learnster Online Events. Learnster Roundtable that can be installed from App or Play Stores.
Your learners will click the Join the Online Event button as usual...
...and the Learnster Roundtable app will open and join the meeting automatically. If the learner does not have the app installed, he or she will be prompted with a link to install the app.
Online Events - External Online Events
We have also added better support for external online meetings technologies like Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etcetera. By setting up an external online event, your learners will get the same kind of Join the Online Event button as with Learnster Roundtable...
...that will directly take them to the event. You can also specify passwords or any other needed information for joining the event.
The demand for this feature has been very high and when developing it, we wanted you to be able to start using as soon as possible. Therefore, this first release is a beta release. As with everything we do, we will continue developing and improving Learnster Online Events constantly and would love to hear from you what you like, what you don't like and what new features you would like to see in the future.
Smaller updates and improvements
Hotspots have been improved with a number of graphical fixes and enhancements.
The "Something we need to know" dialog has been removed when enrolling for pure online courses.
The side panel in U scrolls automatically when passing a page.
User interaction of Single Question/Assignment progress & Correct/Incorrect has been improved.
Handling of in video progress when swapping videos has been improved and made more consistent.