We're obsessed with helping person leaders and learning teams deliver the right learning, in the right place, at the right time.
A key component of this focus is providing a set of features that enable learning teams to craft smart triggers for learning delivery.
Our distribution scheduler allows for learning teams to determine the start date of a course. All other deliverability settings remain the same, they simply apply to dates after the initial course start date.
This release note includes several new feature releases as well as improvements to previously released features 🎉
Feature 1: a more intuitive interface for our platform
We've completely redesigned the interface of our platform. We've sought to bring users a polished look to match recent performance improvements as well as focused on consistency in in-app terminology, effective context clues, and a logical separation of common workflows. To read our full announcement on our platform redesign click here.
Why template courses?
Text-based microlearning courses already save learning teams an average of 82% on course development costs. This is based on the fact that many of our users are able to launch new courses in as few as 7 hours (as opposed to over 40 with other elearning tools). Template courses take this time savings even further by allowing administrators to enroll learners in a course “as is” or with even more minimal editing time.
Additionally, each template course is based on microlearning best-practices we’ve helped employ to drive behavior change at 100’s of leading enterprises.
Maintaining a predictable course experience across thousands of learners, hundreds of device types, and scores of service providers is no small feat. After rigorous testing we've opted to deliver text-based courses as MMS messages...
Reaching learners where they are creates a ton of data. But this data is only as insightful as it is easily reachable for learning teams. We’ve recently rebuilt our enterprise analytics from the ground up, lowering the average time it takes for our analytics page to load for all cohort sizes to less than 1 second.
In case you're wondering, a module is how we describe one of our bite-sized lessons in a time-independent way. "Days" of learning only make sense for courses on a day-based cadence. And we've recently expanded our course cadence options to include instant cadence (known as binge mode), as well as "blank modules."
You may wonder why you would like to include a blank module in your course. There are generally three reasons why you would include a blank module.
You’ve asked and we’ve delivered! “Instant course cadence” — or binge mode as we call it internally — provides the ability for learners to consume entire courses on their own schedule.
Arist course modules take >90% less time than traditional elearning modules to create. Sure, it’s nice to get them “out of the door” to start educating and iterating quickly, but that’s no reason not to do some final usability tests.
Queue our new self-testing capabilities!
Zapier allows thousands of teams to connect thousands of apps. It's as simple as designating a "trigger" within one app, and linking it up to an "action" that occurs in another.
In this case the "action" is enrolling a new user into one of your Arist course distributions. 🥳
What are examples of when this would be useful?
- A new customer is entered into your CRM and you want to enroll them into a course
- A new employee registers for your messaging app, and you want to enroll them in an onboarding course
- A cohort of students missed a learning KPI, and you want to provide them with extra support
- A group of your employees were just issued a new piece of equipment and could use "point of need" training