The new Dashboard has two major new features. There’s an online training system built in for instructors and students, and a new onboarding system.
The New Instructor Orientation is available to anyone who hasn’t recorded their name and email address on the Dashboard. New instructors, and previous instructors who haven’t registered, will see the training when they log in.
The course Timeline interface is also new and improved. We noticed a big problem last year as we prepared to roll out the Dashboard course page system. It wasn’t easy to rearrange or edit the content on an assignment plan. We heard from several program participants that major changes, or creating a timeline from scratch, could be a frustrating experience.
The new version includes a basic “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” editor, and a more accessible interface. There’s still room for improvement, but I think it’s a major step forward. Let us know if you have suggestions or run into any problems! You can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Product Manager, Digital Services
Photo: Notes from our online training planning sprint at WINTR.