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New in Knowbly

The latest features and updates to Knowbly

Assessment Based Scoring

Assessment Based scoring introduces a new scoring mode for SCORM and xAPI-based course that calculates course score as an average of scores achieved in scored assessment cards.

  • All courses with assessment cards can use the new Assessment Based scoring mode
  • Switch between Weighted or Assessment Based scoring modes
  • Calculates course score as an average of learner scores achieved in scored assessment cards
New Feature
November 2020

Question Weighting

When authoring assessments you can now adjust the weight of each item by modifying the point value. This can be used to increase or decrease the relative value of a correct response within an assessment.

  • The point weight of a question affects the percent value of an individual question relative to the overall percent score.
  • All items have a default weight of 1
  • A weight of 1 to 10,000 points can be assigned to a question.
New Feature
August 2020

Widget Versioning & Scoring

  • All widgets now have an "editable" version which can be modified in the widget editor AND a "published" version which is the exportable version of the widget.
  • Within the widget editor, the sync action merges saved changes into the downloadable/embeddable "published" version of a widget.
  • Widgets now have configurable progress thresholds and, for assessments, passing scores under the 'Scoring' tab of Widget Settings.
  • Under the 'Publish' tab of Widget Settings you can now hide the widget title and introduction for the published version.
  • Each time changes are synced from the widget editor, the scoring settings of the published widget are reset
New Feature
August 2020

Course Versioning & Embed

  • All courses now have an "editable" version which can be modified in the course editor AND a "published" version which is the exportable version of the course found under Course Settings > Publish.
  • Within the course editor, the sync action merges saved changes into the downloadable/embeddable "published" version of a course.
  • Courses now have an embeddable output (iframe).
  • Course scoring has been moved from the Publish tab to its own 'Scoring' tab under Course Settings.
  • Each time changes are synced from the course editor, the scoring settings of the published course are reset.
  • Each time changes are synced from the course editor, the embeddable output of the course is updated.
New Feature
August 2020

xAPI Publishing

We are pleased to announce support for xAPI (TinCan) course and widget outputs. Now in Knowbly, you can export full courses or individual widgets as xAPI packages with standard interaction reporting. This is our initial release for xAPI and we have subsequent releases planned around: connecting LRS endpoints within Knowbly, extending xAPI statements, and supporting custom statement profiles. 

We want to hear how you’re using or plan on using xAPI. To configure your LRS with your LMS please refer to: https://github.com/RusticiSoftware/launch/blob/master/lms_lrs.md

New Feature
January 2020

App Navigation Updates

It's been a year since we launched Knowbly and the new application navigation is the culmination of feedback gathered from our users. We've streamlined navigation into a single menu, which is always available wherever you are in application.

  • New 'Menu' icon persists in the upper left corner of the header and can be accessed from anywhere in the application.
  • 'Back' button appears to the right of the menu button when opening one editor from within another, e.g. opening the widget editor from within the course editor.
  • User menu has moved to the bottom of the navigation menu drawer.
  • Hovering over the user avatar exposes menu options.
  • New icon identifies courses
  • New icon identifies content manager
  • 'Templates' application space renamed 'Themes'
December 2019

Code Editor

A nice add on, we've integrated an HTML code editor in courses and widgets. This allows you to switch to 'Code View' in rich text fields. When editing HTML for a rich text element be careful!

  • Code view exposes editable HTML view for rich text elements
  • HTML editor accepts inline code updates for the text element but does not affect surrounding blocks, layers, or containers.
New Feature
December 2019

Inline Editing

You'll quickly notice that the static formatting toolbar has disappeared in the course and widget editors. Don't fret, we've made all toolbars inline. To access formatting options, simply place your cursor in a rich text field or select the element you want to edit.

  • Placing your cursor in a rich text field or selecting text, prompts a full, inline, rich text formatting toolbar.
  • Selecting an image or video element in a rich text field prompts inline toolbars for the selected media type.
  • Image and video toolbars in rich text fields now have an inline option for editing accessibility inputs.
  • Override the applied theme's font family, size, and line height in rich text fields with new inline styling options.
  • Wiris Math editor is now available in rich text fields.
December 2019

Interface Updates

In addition to all our new features and updates, we've cleaned up some of the interface to make things easier to use. As you log back into Knowbly you'll notice a variety of changes and improvements. Here are some of the most notable:

  • Updated search experience in dashboards: courses, content manager, themes, with a wider search input and applied searches maintained in the field.
  • Updated, condensed, filters in dashboards: courses, content manager, themes.
  • New course tiles with selectable color overlays and more space for longer course titles.
  • New application namespace labels to identify where you are: Courses, Themes, Content Manager.
  • White dashboard backgrounds for higher contrast.
December 2019

Navigation Block

The 'Navigation' block provides a non-linear way for learners to navigate courses. Configure and place Navigation blocks in a Lesson linking to different sections of the course.

  • Navigation block is a Lesson > One Column block available in the course editor.
  • Navigation block links may be linked to any Module, Activity, Assessment, or Lesson other than the Lesson containing the Navigation block.
  • Each Navigation block may have up to four links to sections of the course, in any order.
  • Navigation block labels inherit label text from their linked section but can be edited in the Elements panel.
  • Navigation block buttons can be customized under Theme > Elements.
  • Unlinked navigation links are omitted upon export of a course.
New Feature
December 2019

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