We strive to maintain our commitment to always offer you an innovative eLearning authoring tool, that's why every month we release a set of improvements and this month is no exception. Below are the improvements and updates we made in August, if you have any questions please contact us.
New Interfaces With a Preloaded Image
Use the 20 new interfaces with a preloaded image when you want to create a course quickly. You will no longer need to load images or clip-art and still have great graphic design results.
These interfaces are different from the ones that are already in SHIFT as most of them display icons instead of characters.
Automatic Saving of Interfaces - This new feature allows you to save the content inside one of your course's interfaces automatically by simply clicking on the preview button This will allow you to see how your screen looks and save it at the same time.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you click on the Save button before you attempt leaving an interface and going on to another, or to the course's main screen. If you fail to do this, the last modifications made to the interface will be lost.
You won't have to worry about placing the instructions for the student in the Drill Down and Exercise interfaces anymore.
All of these screens now have instructions which will be placed by default reducing time in editing and typing.
It also ensures standardization of all instructions inside a course which should have a clear message displayed to the student.
Icons on the Text Only Interfaces
Choose the icons on these interfaces faster by simply looking at the newest thumbnail in real time on each interface.
Pick a code from the drop down list and you will immediately see the thumbnail change to display the icon chosen.
Customizing your course's navigation bars has never been easier. You can include your company's logo just by loading a file with the following characteristics into SHIFT:
- Name: logo_nav.swf
- Size: 70x25 pxls
Remember to load the navigation bar you want prior to loading your logo, this will allow the navigation bar to add the logo properly.
Obtain high graphic quality courses in no time! SHIFT's newest image editing improvements allow you to vary the image's original size without losing quality.
Maximizing the Wizard
SHIFT's Wizard will now be displayed in a pop-up window that can be maximized. This will allow you to read all the training handbooks without having to scroll horizontally.
Correction on the Game "The Hare and the Tortoise"
Whenever this game was used, you would see the Spanish word "Meta". This graphic material has been corrected so that text is no longer displayed in the image.
Correction on p47's Script
The course's or screen's script was missing a file called "instructionsini.mp3", this error has been corrected.
Reduction of the Text Allowed Inside p25's Title and p41's Instructions
The text space included in the interfaces mentioned above previously allowed for an unlimited number of text characters. Now each space will have a maximum number of characters allowed. Whenever the amount of text placed in the screen exceeds the number of characters permitted, you will see a horizontal bar which indicates that the text inside that specific field has gone over the limit.