I bet you’ve been waiting for this year to end, haven’t you? Us too! And to mark the occasion, Teach on Mars is proposing 3 new features to decorate your training app and start off the new year in style! Interactivity, mobile responsiveness and a new interface design.
A new, mobile responsive Web App
The Teach on Mars Web App is getting a make-over — with a new design, identical to that of mobile native applications, it offers an unparalleled experience on computers and smartphones alike. The enhancements provide “responsivity” making the Web App a perfect fit for smartphone and tablet screens.
The Teach on Mars Web App: find all your content in your favorite browser on all screens
On the web, you’ll find all the mobile application content: the Wall, catalog, searches, ongoing training courses, learner profile, etc. Only the Quiz Game and in particular the famous “Duel” mode, which enables learners to challenge one another, remains exclusively available on iOS and Android native mobile applications.
Videos on your Wall for greater interactivity
Itching to see more animation in publication comments on the Wall? You’re not the only one! You’ll be pleased to know that learners can now post videos in the comments on the Wall, directly from their smartphone, like on leading mobile social applications.
Videos are an attractive and engaging way to learn. They facilitate the transfer of knowledge, captivate audiences and may be used in various different forms.
Do you want to engage learners in a fun way? Why not try organizing competitions with videos to challenge and test their creativity? Here are a few examples:
- “Share your best tutorial with product X”
- “Post your favorite look with accessory Y”
- “Take me on a virtual tour of your store”
Videos are also a way to interact with learners and start a conversation within your organization. For example:
- Ask new employees to post an introduction video of themselves
- Urge your experts to present their jobs or share their good practices
- Encourage your teams to provide feedback about projects
Videos allow learners to express themselves, draw inspiration, share recommendations, experience and good practices in their own way and foster group dynamics and social learning.
Brand-new introduction and conclusion cards
We regularly improve the interface of our applications to offer the very best experience to learners. Beneath the Christmas tree, you’ll find something new in the introduction and conclusion cards.
From now on, for each module you’ll be able to add the image of your choice on the activity introduction card. If there is no image, you’ll see the standard white background, which has been modernized, in coherence with the new conclusion cards.
Introduction cards change (Before→ After)
And what about the conclusion cards… At the end of your activities, on the last card you’ll discover a whole new style with icons and new buttons.
✅ : the activity is complete (for activities without a score)
👏🏻 : the activity is validated (for a successful scored activity)
🌧️ : the activity is not validated (for an unsuccessful scored activity), learners can try again by pressing a button
Conclusion cards change (Before→ After)
If the learners have succeeded, they will be congratulated and can pass on to the next activity. If they have failed, the conclusion card encourages them to persevere and proposes starting the activity from scratch to access the next step in the course.
Apart from making it easier to understand if an activity is successful or not, the new conclusion cards offer more fluid navigation, so that learners can pass directly from one activity to another within the same module, without returning to the training screen. It is only at the end of the module that learners are invited to come back, take stock and have an overall vision of the course structure and the activities in the next module.
We hope that these new features will boost your desire to learn and to train – and your learners too! The whole Teach on Mars team wishes you an excellent festive period and we hope to see you in 2021 for more new features: a new educational multiple choice game, planned communications, a new training search engine and more besides. Want to find out more? Read our CEO’s article on the trajectory of the Teach on Mars rocket in 2021.
Business school graduate and passionate about digital innovations, Noémie put on her diving suit and joined the Teach on Mars team as Content Manager. She is involved in marketing and events while contributing to Teach on Earth, a social and environmental initiative.