Better understanding of which part of content will be visible to the end users and a more complete overview of the Course's availability
uQualio – easier publishing and precise understanding of the Course's duration
Highlights of the release
uQualio brings new features to make the publishing of the Course easier via introducing titles that will only be used for publishing, so that the admin users are in no doubt what will be shown to the end users. The end users will benefit from getting the precise date and time for which the Course is available.
Main features in uQualio release from July 29th, 2018:
Less names to worry about – “Title”, “Subtitle” and “Description” are used for publishing
When admin users create content, they often need to have separate names for internal use – to sort the things in the system, and for external use – the name of the published content that appears as the name on the Course Page.
An example is a content draft named “Safety Training version 6 with new videos” internally and “How to use fire extinguisher 2.30 ABC” externally, on the Course page that the users see.
To minimize mistakes and to help our admin users be sure what name appears where, we introduced “Title”. “Title” is used when published, so this is the name your users see on the Course Page.
The users also see the “Subtitle” and “Description” published on the Course Page.
The rest of the names are for internal use only.
We introduced autofill, which means you only need to type in “Title”, “Subtitle” and “Description” once – when creating a Draft. They automatically appear in other relevant places in the system, when you use them for courses.
But don’t worry – we also cared for that you can edit those three things when creating a different Content Version, and when you create and publish a Course.
More control over what the end users will see on the page of the Course which is not available
A Course with Publishing Settings set to “Private” was sent out via link to users. The Course’s end date is in the past, but the Course is still active (not set to “Off”).
If one of the invited users uses the link to the expired Course, then the user will see a Description of the Course, but not it’s videos and questions.
A Course with Publishing Settings set to “Private” was sent out via link to users.
If a Course was set to inactive - “Off”, regardless of the end date, then the invited users who will use the link will see a page with the message “Link is not available or defined”.
A Course with Publishing Settings set to “Private” was sent out via link to users and the Course’s has not yet began – it’s start date is set to some date in the future.
Then the invited users will see a Description of the Course and a countdown, which shows the time left before the user can get access to the videos and questions.
Help users to plan their time when taking the course
Before you begin to watch a video, it is relevant to know how long it is and if there any practice questions to the video.
That’s why we added description lines next to the videos.
The user can find detailed description including contacts of the publisher (if they were made public).
If the publisher chooses to make other courses available, the user can conveniently find them by clicking on “More from …" on the Course Page.
We also added the description lines next to the other publicly available Courses from this Publisher on the Site home – so that now the users can see the duration of videos in the Couse, the number of questions included, its language etc.
Precise understanding for how long the Course continues
We already let the users know for which period the Course is available – we added this information automatically in the email that the invited users receive. We understood that sometimes it is also important to for a user to be able to see till which time of the day the Couse is active, not only the date. So now we also add this to the invitation email.
Matching colors to improve visual style
We have matched colors to our branded style in some places of the system, like the top navigation bar and User Home for a more coherent and sleek view.
uQualio release from July 29, 2018, is in production on https://app.uqualio.com