Much was happening in our lab and test bench over the break and a series of exciting new features were packaged into our January update.
In response to feedback the new Toolbar and Dashboard has undergone a major revision targeted at keeping key navigation links close at hand. A new shortcuts tab is now the default landing page and this provides immediate access to Favourites, Class Pages, Virtual Classrooms and any Custom Links that have been created. The web Home page and uSpace can now be accessed directly from the personal toolbar ribbon as well as from the drop down user menu.
The filtering function on the Class Activity dashboard screen has been refreshed. Activity can now be filtered by content type.
Page editing has been significantly simplified with a brand new intuitive drag and drop design for both class and web pages. You can now also create layout templates to standardise and further simplify the page building process across the school.
Three new modules have been added to the module bank – headings, paragraphs and an embedding widget. Each of these can be used several times on a single page making it much easier to construct content without the need for the Page Content module.
The original parent portal view is now the landing page for parents when they log in and they can access class pages, favourites and custom links from the ‘Shortcuts’ button on the blue title bar.
And that’s not all!
There will be another update for ‘Toolbar activated’ customers next week to introduce the new Resources widget for the Virtual Classroom, and further page builder enhancements are also well underway.
In the meantime, if you haven’t activated the new Toolbar and Dashboard then we’d encourage you to take advantage of this engaging and intuitive new interface. If you would like to request activation or have any questions then please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com, calling the support desk on 0508 777 7373, or logging a support ticket through the Support Portal.