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
Progress blocks are a new inline course mastery tool that allows you to break up content within a Lesson based on progress milestones. By placing a Progress block in a Lesson you can mark all content before the Progress block, or just content in the block immediately before, as required to complete. When enabled, learners are prohibited from progressing past the Progress block until the required content preceding it is completed within the Lesson.
Within course preview, we’ve added an option to ‘Simulate Progress’ which when enabled emulates the progress restrictions you put in place via the required structure or structure blocks. This feature allows you to experience course mastery restrictions exactly as the learner will when the course is published.
We’ve done a bit of tidying up in the Theme Editor and consolidated all CSS settings for media, tables, attachments, and the new Progress block into a single space.
Within courses and widgets, we’ve introduced a default behavior that allows the viewer to enlarge an image on click.
Designed to make course creation faster, we removed all fallback media and widgets when authoring new courses. Fallback assets have been replaced with placeholder elements you can easily update when authoring a Lesson. With the placeholder element experience you’ll be able to outline an entire course without having to replace pre-populated content.
Extending our support for commenting and real-time collaboration we’ve added the Course Comments Log, which gives you a birds-eye view of all comment threads in a course. Coupled with an intuitive and powerful search you will never miss a beat or fall behind in the conversation.