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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
We've made more room for you to design content. To do this, we consolidated the panels in the course, widget, and theme editors. We also moved the 'Edit' and 'Preview' tabs in the course and widget editors into the header to create more vertical space.
In the first of two parts, we’ve expanded our course publishing options allowing you to set individual scoring weights for each Lesson and Activity in a course, as well as set the completion threshold separate from the passing score. In our next release, we’ll introduce version control, course hosting/syncing, and course embeds.
Our simple ‘Required Structure’ settings now offer content creators a way of enforcing learner progress. In the course structure manager, you can mark a section of your course as required: module, lesson, activity, or assessment. Designating a section as ‘required’ will disable forward navigation beyond the required section and force the learner to complete all content within the section before progressing in the course.
Now you can edit selected images in rich text fields with Toast Image Editor. This includes the ability to annotate, crop, flip, rotate, draw on, add shapes to, mask, or filter images you've added in a course or widget.
Our new 'Embed' block opens up a world of possibilities. From within a Lesson, you can now add any embeddable web-based content, e.g. games, maps, charts, interactive activities. All you have to do is paste in a valid source, watch your content appear, then configure the width and height