New Resource Tabs, Speak Improvements

We wanted to make lesson videos, translations and script conversions more prominent when they exist so we have just pushed a significant improvements to the layout of the lesson page. You will see that we have replaced the tabbed window on the right hand side of that page with a set of “accordion” tabs. These tabs allow us to show more different options, when they exist, than we were able to before. We have also made the Video, Translation and Script tabs show first so that users will see right away if these resources are present for a lesson. We felt these great resources, where they exist, were too hidden before and we want to encourage more users to use them and more providers to provide them. We hope you like the change!

 

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You will also notice that we have add two tabs at the left, one for Standard View and the other for Quick LingQ View. We think this makes it clearer how to toggle back and forth between these two views.

With this update there were also a number of small changes made to the Speak page. One common request was for a filter to filter by 1 on 1 and group conversations. This has now been added for you. As well, you will now notice that conversations that you have signed up for or are full continue to show in the list. We felt it was a little confusing to have them disappear on you! Finally, you are now able to invite friends to join a conversation you are already signed up for. Previously you could only do this at the time you signed up. Now, if you click on the conversation title in your My Conversations list, and click the Start/Invite Friends button, you have the option to invite your friends. Of course, you must have “friended” other members already who are studying the language of the conversation in order for your invite list to show up.

Here are a few other enhancements and bug fixes that were also completed:
  • Lesson ratings now show in the lesson description in the Library
  • Phrase capture for Asian languages is once again working properly
  • You can control how yellow LingQ popups are opened – hover or click – on the Settings page
  • You can control how the main language switch and the task popups on the Lessons and My Lessons page are opened on the Settings page.
As usual, let us know how you like these changes and if you encounter any problems.

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