25th July 2019
What’s New in Thinqi? Question Banks, Branded Launchpad & More…
The sun is shining (well, mostly), summer is here, and so is the latest version of Thinqi!
Ever wanted to make randomised Question Banks in your Playlists quizzes? Or are you using Thinqi in an organisation with multiple brands and need your people to have a relevant brand experience?
Well, the good news is that now you can, plus more! While most people have been jetting off on summer holidays, our heroic team have been working round the clock to bring you a fuller-featured, better-looking and faster version of Thinqi than ever before.
Randomised Question Banks
As we mentioned earlier, Thinqi now allows you to create and edit randomised Question Banks in Playlists.
This allows you to add lots of questions in different topic folders and then generate a random test from these questions (or, if you like, specific topics). What’s more, look out for our exciting forthcoming feature, which will allow you to send a quiz. This will allow the learner to make their own test for revision. Pretty neat, right? We’ll let you know as soon as this becomes available!
For more details, see our quick and easy help guide.
What if learners had the opportunity to gain confidence in a topic without the added pressure of scores? Well, now they can. Playlists now allow a mixed economy of both marked (summative) and unmarked (formative) quizzes. These practice activities won’t contribute towards the overall score for that module – so your learners can relax a little while learning.
Branded Landing Page
Working in a large organisation with multiple brands can get a bit confusing when it comes to branded landing pages. For example, if a parent brand owns a supermarket chain, staff at the supermarket chain would question if they went to Thinqi and only saw the parent brand.
This is why we’ve developed a new branded Launchpad (the landing page) targeted at specific users in your organisational structure, so you now have the option of choosing a general name for the platform that isn’t tied to a brand. When the learner logs in, they will see the branded Launchpad with the banner, text and the menu items they have access to – cutting through any confusion.
Change Appearance of Curated Content in Playlists
Want to change how curated content appears in Playlists? Easy. At the click of a button, you can now change the layout of any content curated from your library within your Playlist.
We’ve turbo-charged Thinqi’s performance, so you’ll notice your pages loading faster across the site too.
Alternative Skin for Playlists
Thinqi just got slicker. We’ve got a new-look skin style for Playlists which also introduces our all-new ‘Parallax Scroll’ slideshow block…
…plus, our other content blocks have had a bit of a makeover too.
Preview for Powerpoint Files
Downloading Powerpoint after Powerpoint can be time-consuming (and we all know modern learners don’t have that sort of time to waste). In our latest update, you can now preview Powerpoint files (PPTX) in-situ in the platform, without having to go through the whole process of downloading and launching in the desktop application. Not a minute wasted.
Reorganising the Thinqi App Menu
Not everybody wants their app menu in the same order. Now you are able to customise and reorder your app menu exactly as you want it, straight from your profile.
Link to User Profile from Admin
Do you want to quickly view a specific user’s profile directly from the Admin area? Now you can. Click on that particular user to be taken straight to the ‘View profile’ option.
You can now add tags to events, meaning that any tags relevant to a user’s personal preferences will bring the event up in their ticker.
Editing Resources Directly in Library Approval
The library approval function now has the ability for admins to edit resources directly when they are ‘in review’. It’s another way to ensure that you’re giving learners the best quality content before you hit ‘publish’.
Automatic Copyright Logo
Is there anything that can slow you down more than having to go and find special characters at the end of every copyright notice? Not anymore. Now when you need to edit the copyright details, the copyright logo will be there waiting, without you having to go hunting.
With so many new and improved features to enjoy, learners can now enjoy a better blended learning experience than ever before. Got any thoughts on our new-look platform? Get in touch and we’d love to hear your feedback!3