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Adapt Authoring Tool Releases

As collaborators on the Adapt Learning project we are committed to developing Adapt for you, and for the benefit of the community. Take a look below to see all of the releases our hosted offering.

(January 2018)

Responsive Lite Mode

This release contains a brand new Lite mode for much simpler editing of basic courses, as well as several powerful features for advanced authors.

New Lite Mode
New Implement Adapt Lite – A simpler authoring tool.
New As a user I want to switch between Lite and Advanced
New As a content creator user I would like to see a mobile friendly dashboard
New As a Lite user I would like to have a simplified menu
New As an adapt admin I would like to have a mobile friendly user management page
New As a lite user I would like to go straight to the Preview Editor when creating a new course
New As a course creator I would like to go straight to the Preview Editor when opening a course that was not created with Adapt Lite
New As a Lite user I want the Tutor extension to be added to my course by default
New User management: Include success modal after completing user related actions

New Advanced Editing Features
New Sort projects by recent by default
New As a user I wish to download the course from the Dashboard
New Change the default theme of the AT to our primary theme
New CKeditor fields should allow users to pick images from the library
New Remember location when returning to page view
New As a course creator I would like to see a new “reference” field on articles, blocks and components when developing a course
New As a course creator I would like to have an option to resize single line fields into a larger text area
New As a course creator, I would like the ability to open courses with just one click (as opposed to double tapping)

New in the Preview Editor
New As a content editor I would like to see a simple settings menu accessible from the Preview Editor
New As a course creator I would like a user friendly way to add an assessment from the preview editor
New As a content editor I would like to add SCORM to my course in the preview editor

Fixed issues
Fixed Issue using Spoor/Assignment extensions with the preview editor
Fixed User settings are carried over between different user sessions
Fixed Advanced Hot Graphic media player comes out of its container with the Primary Theme
Fixed Video is larger than block and component on Primary Theme
Fixed Slider on Hot Graphic comes out of container on Primary Theme
Fixed Redesign of MCQ fields to allow for more space and better UX
Fixed Preview Editor: text links do not work
Fixed Remove page icon has too large clickable area
Fixed As a user I would like the items in the login screen to be full width when using a mobile
Fixed As a user I would like the items in the reset password screen to be full width when using a mobile

(December 2017)

Beter Preview Editor

We have just updated our Adapt Learning offering a little earlier in the month than usual due to the Christmas break.

We have concentrated on optimisations and bug fixes in our preview editor making it even easier to use. We have also created our own themes based on the Vanilla community theme which are optimised to work with in the preview editor.

New Adding or Deleting items return the user to the correct screen location.
New Support for more HTML in preview editor fields.
New Design updated for easier use.
New Themes updates to show document structure.
New Confirmation modal when deleting a component.
Fixed HTML links broken in preview editor.
Fixed Deleting the active item doesn’t work.
Fixed MCQ Options button layout issue on mobile.

(November 2017)

Smart(er) Content

This month we focused on how you can make your content even more powerful with our brand new extensions and components.

  • Meter Suite – A new extension and two complimentary components allow you to add as many meters as you like to your course.
  • The Advanced Hot Graphic is not just a copy of the core component with the similar name. This brand new component allows you to have more flexibility on the content you show by adding audio, transcripts and custom pins!
  • More flexibility in the body of all components. Think about all the times you just wanted to add an image, a video, an audio or embed something inside a the body of a text component…or inside the body on ANY component! Oh yes! With our brand new 1.6 release you will be able to do this and much more!

Version 1.5

(October 2017)
Course Navigation

This month’s update provides two new plugins for authors relating to course navigation, we have tested and fixed these plugins with latest version of the Adapt Framework.

  • Quick Navigation allows you to add a customisable strip of navigation controls anywhere on the page.
  • The new list menu (exclusive to Can Studios) provides a condensed alternative to box menu.
  • We have also added a feature to the authoring tool allowing navigation locking to work in sub-menus as well as the top level menu.
  • Another new Can Studios exclusive (for now) is the ability to remove plugins from the authoring tool – very useful if you are trying out community add-ons.
  • We have update the authoring tool to use version 2.2.2 of the Framework.

Version 1.4

(September 2017)
Developer Tools

Over the last few weeks we nave put a lot of work into optimising the backup feature that released last month. It now performs better, and it going to be easier to find the backup you are looking for.

We also have installed the “Developer Tools” extension which has a number of useful functions for the busy author. For guidance on adding this extension to your course click here.

Version 1.3

(August 2017)
Backup System.

We have introduced a true life saver – automated and manual project backups. Courses are automatically backed up every hour or every day depending on your plan (see our plans), and are kept for up to 7 days.

Additionally you can trigger a manual backup of any course at any time – these will remain until deleted by a user.

All backups can be restored directly from the tool at any point.

Version 1.2

(July 2017)
Live Preview Editor extension.

Installing our new extension into your course, allows you to easily edit all titles, body text and instructions within your course. You can also add new pages, articles, blocks and components. This release of the course-editing tool already allows authors to create multiple choice questions, text components and images.

Click here to see how easy it is to add the Preview Editor extension.
Click here to view a demonstration of the Preview Editor.

Version 1.1

(June 2017)
Full ‘super’ admin rights.

All trial users have now have “super admin rights” meaning, you can add as many users as you require during the 30 day trial period.

Version 1.0

(May 2017)
Additional design themes.

The initial release of our off the shelf hosted platform – containing the core Adapt Authoring Tool with a few extras:

  • 8 New themes based on the open source Vanilla theme
  • we’ve made choosing the right theme even easier with thumbnails.
  • some great community plugins pre-installed.