Do I have to say it again? Ok, yeah, we have some new stuff on our site! A few updates that probably some of you have already noticed, but perhaps a ton of you have not. I don't know, I don't check the analytics. Anyway, here's a number of things you might have missed, or that maybe you are already using (if so, let us know what you think about them)!
The first one is most likely the one you haven't noticed —at least consciously—, but if you are completing the course, you definitely have benefited from it. We made a huge performance upgrade so that it doesn't take as long for the course page to load, and you can get to your learning faster. That also changed subtly the look of our steps, and if you ask me, they look cleaner and clearer. Hope you agree.
The next change came from suggestions from a couple of students and, well, we have to agree, it's better this new way. Does the phrase "you should be able to do this without any further instructions" sound familiar? We saw it initially as a fun challenge to prove your skills but, in practice, that wasn't the message it was conveying, so we decided to change it. Now, instead of those phrases you have a recall to what you have to do. Not only that, in the recall there's a link to go back to the step where you first learned said task. We are very proud of that change and believe it will ease a lot for our students. But only time will tell.
We are here for you
Another thing that might help your learning process is our new support service available in the chat box in the lower right corner of the screen. If you have questions, doubts or suggestions, we can take them all directly from there. And, although is fairly new, we've already seen the change. People are communicating more with us and letting us know their inconveniences, but also some kind words, which we always appreciate.
Finally, we have some new… Icon? I don't know if that's the right name for that. You can find it in the upper right corner of your course screen and, basically, it lets you see the future. Big words, I know. But yes, that's essentially what it does. This icon will lead you to a Bubble editor where all the steps of the course have already been completed, so you can see how a part that you didn't quite understand is done, and how it resulted. This, too, to improve the learning experience, motivate you into seeing the actual result, and keep on going.
Anyway, let us know if you have noticed any of the changes (more coming soon!) and if they have been helpful to you. In the end, that's all that matters.