Koantic 4.5 Release Notes
Here’s what we added in this new release of Koantic:
Create your Own Slide Models
Koantic provides more than 15 slide templates to choose from when you start building courses. With the new release, you can add your models in the Choose Template dialog box when creating a new slide. Only a user with the role of designer or above can add or modify these templates.
To add your an existing slide as a model, select a slide that has reusable potential and clicks on the save as template “Save as a model” in the page settings section.
When you want to edit or create new slide models from the start, here is the path you have to take to make it happen. On the home page, choose a course you want to edit or start creating a new one.
In the navigation bar, click on Project and the third option in the menu dropdown is Edit slide models. Select this option to go to our slide model manager.
Once in the slide model editor, you can create or modify your slide models. On the top right, you can test your interactions appearances by choosing the theme of your choice and validate if your colors are adapting to the theme color palette.
Now that you have created one or a few models, you and other content creators will be able to easily access them when they create a new slide in the popup dialog.
UI Improvements for Interactions
We keep trying to make Koantic easier to use and allow our customers to discover all of our possibilities without having to perform brain tricks to understand it. In the release, we have improved usability in the Interaction section. You will notice a few changes when you add a new interaction. All of the options used to be located in the same panel on the right menu. Now, it’s separated between styling (appearance) and behaviors.
Click on the Add Interaction in a slide or a video page. The first step in creating a new interaction is to view the appearance section on the right panel. You can apply the right design model to your interaction, and when you are done, the next step if needed is to select a behavior. The main behaviors are Actions, Timing, and Animations.
The next change happens when you go back to an interaction. By default, it will open the behavior menu to let you choose to add an action on the click of a user, timing (when it will appear or disappear from the timeline) and which animation you want to apply to your interaction.
Navigate to another video page at a specific point and time
This feature allows one video to link to another video and lets the user go to a specific bookmark in the other video.
Getting Started: You need to have at least two video pages in your course table of content or two videos in a branching scenario. When your setup is done, the next step is to create a bookmark in the video you want to go to. A bookmark is something you add at a specific place in your video timeline. To create a bookmark, click on the interaction tab, choose bookmark, and select at which (minute/second) you want to place it, and give it a significant name.
The last part is to go in the video you want to start from and insert an interaction. You can choose from the following (button, text, circle, image, and shapes).
Now that you have added your interaction, go to the Behavior section on the right panel and choose Action – On Click. A popup will open with options to choose from on the left. Select Navigate to Page. When you have clicked on it, then choose to navigate to a page in the Table of Content. Select the video page you want to navigate to. A new option will appear below (Go to a specific time frame (bookmark)). Click on the bookmark you have added in the other video and it’s done. Your learners will be able to navigate between two videos and go directly to a place in the video your have defined for them instead of forcing them to start at the beginning.
Branching and quiz – No navigation
We wanted to provide an option for the content creator to allow them to create a more immersive experience for their learners. From now on, you can allow any page to be in a mode where the navigation is hidden for the learner. As an example, you start a branching scenario for a learner, and you don’t want them to click on the next button until they finish the branching scenario.
The new default mode for quiz and branching is to have the navigation hidden by default.
This new option is located in the page settings on the right menu (Hide project navigation).
KOANTIC EVERYWHERE – Charts and filter by status
Our dashboard has been improved with the addition of a pie chart widget. In addition to viewing the total number of users by status, the pie chart will give you a view by status percentages. Each status can be clicked on and take you to a filtered view in the report section.
Any particular features or improvements you’d like to see in Koantic 4.6? Let us know!