Getting better all the time

Cloud-based means continuous improvement: new features, updates, and upgrades instantly!
Every month we release new features and updates to improve your experience in knowbly. The wonderful thing about being in the cloud is that we upgrade continuously without changing your cost. Stay tuned to find out everything new, in progress, and on the horizon for knowbly.

Accessing Course Structure

Improvement

We’re paving the way for new actions and features in panels. To do this, we’re standardizing panel menus. In the ‘Structure’ panel, to access the editable course structure click on the menu button and select ‘Edit structure.’

Course Structure Clarifications

Improvement

We’ve removed some redundant metadata at the top of the course structure list and in its place provided direction on how to add new elements to your course. Also, to help guide you, we’ve included an exposed ‘Add’ button so you can quickly add any structural element to your course anytime.

Collaboration Notifications

Improvement

We’ve simplified and standardized lock and refresh notifications within courses and widgets. When you’re on a page that’s occupied by another user, you’ll see a simple lock notification in the header of the page and in the ‘Structure’ panel. When changes to content occur, you’ll now see a clickable ‘Refresh’ notification indicating that you should refresh the page to see changes made by another user.

Page Locks when Editing Structure

Improvement

Just like the updated collaboration notifications, when you’re editing a course’s structure, there’s a clear indicator that the page is being edited by another user. Pages that are being edited are now locked and cannot be copied or deleted.

Course Download Behavior

Improvement

We’ve fixed the course download redirect. Now, even if you’re logged out, when you click on the download link from the course download email, as soon as you log in you’ll be redirected to the download page for your new course.

Open Course Behavior

Improvement

Skip the start page and go straight to editing. Now when you open a course you’ll go right to the first editable page rather than landing on the cover page.

Interactive Video Mobile

Available

An eLearning industry first, we’re proud to announce our fully responsive, mobile-first, interactive video and video assessment experience. We’re dedicated to providing responsive accessible interactivity, and felt it was vital to give our users a truly responsive experience unlike any in our industry.

As our users know, we continue to expand the capabilities of interactive video templates with exciting updates coming for floating layers, hotspots, and branching narrative paths.  Every month we’re releasing improvements to our widgets and new templates. This month includes:

  • Fully responsive interactive video player with a mobile-first navigation.
  • Responsive interstitial layers that look good on any mobile device, including: annotations, bookmarks, multiple-choice, multiple-select, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and short answer.
  • Full-screen interactive mobile experience video with closed-caption controls and inputs in the authoring experience.

Element Accessibility Inputs

Available

We’re dedicated to expanding our accessibility tools with the goal of a complete set of features for authoring WCAG 2.0 compliant content. This month we’re happy to announce the release of our accessibility input and Content Manager tools for media and widget elements.

  • Manage alt text, long description, and closed captioning for elements within courses or at the asset level within the Content Manager.
  • Identify and organize AA Accessible-ready assets from within the Content Manager.
  • Edit accessibility inputs from within the Content Manager and copy changes within courses.
  • Upload and manage WebVTT Closed Captioning files for video assets.

1.14 Bug Fixes

Bug Fix

Fill in the Blank > Drop-Down Mode Updates

  • Fixes to the responsiveness of selected dropdown text.
  • Selected and submitted drop down responses now correctly inherit ‘Response’ element properties configured at the Basics or Widgets level in Templates.

Course Packaging Timeouts for Large Courses

  • Course publishing service performance improvements for courses larger than 5GB.
  • Resolved publishing service timeout issues for large courses.

Add and Manage ‘File’ Asset Types

Available

Upload and manage common document, presentation, and spreadsheet ‘File’ assets including: Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and PDF files from your desktop to the knowbly Content Manager.

  • Tag and organize ‘File’ assets (Document, Presentation, Spreadsheet, PDF).
  • A PDF preview is generated for all files you upload.
  • Download your original files at any time.
  • Preview and edit metadata for ‘File’ assets within the Content Manager.
  • Filter by individual ‘File’ asset types in the Content Manager.

Attachment Elements

Available

Within courses you can attach ‘File’ assets so your learners can download documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and PDFs as reference materials.

  • Add ‘Attachment’ elements to any block type.
  • Attach Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and PDF files to Lessons and Courses.
  • Learners can download file attachments directly from courses once the course is published.

Progress Theme Property

Improvement

Under Themes > Navigation > Course Navigation you can override the default progress color set in the Basics tab.

  • After selecting colors in the Basics tab, you can override the default course progress color by modifying the ‘Progress Indicator’ under Themes > Navigation > Course Navigation

Record Audio

Available

Easily record and edit audio within courses or the content manager. With our new audio recording tools it’s quick and simple to provide supplemental audio instructions within a course or create a standalone audio recording.

  • Record up to 30 minutes of audio per recording.
  • Add recorded audio to courses, interactive activities, and assessments.
  • Edit audio recordings.
  • Record audio directly into a course while you’re authoring.

Audio Narration

Available

Narrate your lessons in our course editor with our new Audio Narration tools. Record or upload narrative audio to individual Cards that playback as learners navigate your lessons.

  • Attach narrative audio to any lesson, activity, or assessment page in a course.
  • Record your own audio narration directly within a page.
  • Upload any audio track to a page as audio narration.
  • Test audio narration for desktop and mobile in Preview mode.

Improved Course Exits

Improvement

You spoke and we listened. Course navigation has been improved with a more mobile-friendly interface that accommodates our Audio Narration features.

  • New styleable sticky course navigation header that scrolls with content
  • Course navigation header supports the audio narration player
  • Progress indicators at the header level displays learner page progress.