Every release we try to tweak and fix little things that you might never call us to complain about but which subconsciously bug you all the same. We call it Product Love, but it's really Client Love (Yes, this is a Valentine's Day Release. Strap in...). Here are a few we fixed this week:
•Roses are red, endorsed course materials are green....And so we've made the color-coding of the Coordinator Dashboard more nuanced, less garish.
•Faculty members got to see a fancy Digital Content icon as content made its way through the digital negotiation lifecycle, but once the adoption was finalized, the icon disappeared. Now it's back, forever, for everyone.
•Nobody wants to break up...unless you're Alan the Design Wizard and you want to visually optimize the Course Materials Page. We've broken up that page to create a better separation of Sections.
•Pressing the Print button for a booklist used to replace the page with the print dialogue, and offer you no way to get back to what you were doing. Now it opens a new tab so you never lose track of your work.
•Adoptions spin us right round baby, right round, like a record baby: so we've upgraded our loading spinner! Now instead of a cold metallic spinning wheel it's a colorful amiable square. Enjoy!
This morning we finished the final edits of Hero's first-ever User Guide! It's all online, and we've broken it into sections for you to share and enjoy -- or if you really feel like immersing yourself in Hero, we've created an omnibus edition that combines everything. Here you go:
We put a lot of love into these user guides -- and into the product. Let us know if anything in here piques your interest.
We didn't plan it this way, but sometimes life works out perfectly: of course we're releasing a feature called the Engagement Message right before Valentine's Day. But regardless, yes this is a real thing and we think you'll find it useful in a not-at-all romantic way.
Two things. First (this isn't new), Hero displays a message in an empty section to encourage a faculty member to either adopt or mark that no materials will be required. The default message is rather tame, like this:
Second (this is new), we've created the ability for you -- the Campus Admin -- to be able to edit this message to fit your institution's culture. It's in a new banner at the top of the Department Progress screen, and it's actually probably the first thing you saw when you logged in today:
Once you click Set Engagement Message, you'll get a popup like this. Click in the box to edit it:
This message disappears once adoptions have been added and Finalized, or once someone's marked that there are No Learning Materials Required. It's just meant to motivate someone to start clicking.
That's it! That's everything we did! We're having a blast building Hero alongside you; if you have any questions at all, grab your nearest Customer Success Manager or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you taken care of.