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Lesson Builder and Player - Update Two!
New templates and a demo version for you to try...
Thanks to all of you who responded to my previous email regarding the rebuilding of both the Lesson Builder and Lesson Player.
Your engagement and support are truly appreciated!
A special thanks to those who showed interest in joining the early-access group. I am excited to inform you that I am making progress and I hope to have a version ready for you to explore very soon!
In the meantime, I have included a link in this newsletter to a 'work-in-progress' lesson.
Feel free to take a look and reply to this newsletter with feedback.
If anybody else would like to join the early-access group, please reply to this email and I'll be happy to add you.
As you can see in the image above, I have been developing some new templates - such as Checklist, Text Reveal and Multiple Choice.
I hope that these additions aim will enhance the Lesson Builder and provide you with more versatile options when creating lessons.
Stay tuned for further updates on these - and other - new templates!
In the image above, you can see the multiple-choice template.
I have tried to provide a user-friendly interface - all you need to do is add a question and two, three or four answer options.
Of course, you can embed Triptico resources directly in your lesson, but this template will provide a means of including a quick question or series of questions.
I also hope that the new sidebar will make it easier than ever to organise, edit and navigate through your slides.
In rebuilding the Lesson Player, my primary goal was to create a simple, distraction-free environment to keep the focus on the content itself.
Nevertheless, I've included a few buttons that you might find useful to explore…
On the right side, you'll notice arrow buttons for navigating between slides.
On the left, there are buttons offering quick access to some exciting new features - such as rapid navigation, notes, timer and a list option.
I'm particularly keen to gather feedback on the list idea and would love to hear your thoughts and impressions regarding its usefulness and potential benefits.
As I mention in the notes when you open this new feature, the list is designed to be a versatile tool that can be utilised throughout an entire lesson.
You can use it to add names, key words, ideas - whatever you like!
At any point, you can open your list with a resource (just the Spinner at the moment, but I will add more if this idea proves popular) and use it as a means of rewarding students or reinforcing / revising key learning.
Please let me know what you think of this idea* - and of my progress in general!
Thanks as ever for reading this newsletter and for supporting Triptico - please share this newsletter with friends and colleagues and tell them all about Triptico!
Try a work-in-progress, ‘far-from-finished’ lesson by clicking the button below:
Again, please reply to this email to let me know what you think!
Until next time - enjoy the weekend, David.
* I have updated the Spinner to work with the list idea. If you try the list and feature the Spinner doesn’t work, your browser may still be loading the old version of the Spinner. Simply hold down the shift key on your keyboard and refresh the browser a few times to force it to load the new version!