Faculty were noticing strange behavior when using our re-adopt with one-click feature. Some items were pulling from too far back in their history. We’ve corrected this so that it pulls just the most recent items.
One of our users noticed incorrect information in some of our automated emails and notices that go to faculty, so we cleaned it up.
We finished an important integration with Booklog, a great point of sale provider serving hundreds of colleges across the U.S. Hero can now pull pricing information from Booklog and add items to cart. For all you Booklog users out there, this is great news as Hero can now be fully functional on your campus! We’re very excited, and thanks again to the great team at Booklog for bringing this function to users.
We’ve added a super important new feature called “Price Double Take” (and hey, if you have a better name, we’d love to hear it). Here’s how it works: if the book that is being adopting is more expensive that the one used in the previous semester, we simply let the user know immediately, on-screen, how much more expensive their new adoption is, per student: “the text you are about to adopt is $44.70 more expensive than the one you used last semester”. We then give the user the option to stick with their previous book, or continue with the more expensive adoption. Hero aims to provide maximum transparency to faculty. 77% of faculty report not knowing the price of the content they adopt. Hero changes that.
We’ve continued to add Accessibility improvements and updates to the site. Many updates have already happened to student-facing pages, and this release includes updates to faculty-facing pages like the adoption editor and other modals and popups.