What's new in April 2020
- Updated on 06 Apr 2020
- 2 minutes to read
We’re excited to share the new product update of Microsoft Community Training with you! These updates will go live on your training platform instance by end of the week. There are some great features in this release designed to help you manage and deliver online learning in a seamless manner to your communities.
Enforce learners to navigate lessons in a course sequentially
By default, learners can jump to any lesson or practice quiz throughout a course freely. But there are often times when you may need learners to go through the course items in a particular sequence. In this update, we have released a new setting which allows you to restrict lesson ordering when creating or editing a course. This ensures that Learners can only consume lessons in sequence. Skipping will not be permitted. For more details, check this article.
Support for multiple selection field for learner profile information
Organization Administrator can now create additional profile fields to allow learners to select 1 or more relevant options from the dropdown list during profile creation. This type of profile fields are useful to capture learner information such as Topics of Interest, Learning Preferences, etc. which can be later used to administrators to create groups and auto-assign courses.
Support for rich text and images in the assessment module
With the new release, we have enhanced our assessment module to allow content administrator to add rich text and images for questions in the Practice Quiz and Exams for a course. This enables content administrator to create variety of question types such as Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blank, Image based question/answer, Chronological Question, etc. on the platform. For more details, check out this article.
Upload HTML5 content for lessons in a course
Content admins can now add interactive content in HTML5 format as lessons to a course. The HTML5 content can be consumed by the learners both on the web and mobile app (even in offline mode). With this new improvement similar to other content types like pdf, video, etc., you can upload and manage HTML5 files as a lesson in a course.
Embed any external web link as lesson content for a course
In this release, we have made improvement to the Course Management module to allow content admins embed any external web content link as a lesson item for a course. Now, depending upon the link type, content will be shown inline or learners will be redirected to external platform for consumption. This improvement is particular useful for aggregating content from external sources such as Microsoft Learn, YouTube, Vimeo, etc. and provide a centralized repository of learning material within Microsoft Community Training platform for your target audience.