We've heard feedback that navigating around the Summit Learning Platform is difficult, that it is difficult to use the platform on small screens, and that color contrast doesn't work well on projectors and some Chromebooks.
We've taken that feedback and update the Platform to meet these needs. These design updates aim to improve information hierarchy and color contrast, especially on complex pages on low quality screens or projectors. Specifically, the updates include:
- A collapsable left menu that gives more screen real estate to the content on the screen
- Sub-menu pages, when you click on Educator Tools, Setup, and Curriculum. If you have greater than 6 courses, then you will also see a "More Courses" button
- Access to student groups from one page rather than from the left menu
- Improved navigation cues, or “breadcrumbs” that help you understand what page you’re on in the Platform
- A color background that provides more focus on tasks at hand
- Bolder type styles that fit accessibility standards
Here is the rollout plan for this feature
- You can get early access to these changes starting on November 12, 2018. Learn how to get early access.
- You will be forced into these changes on December 31, 2018.
What the changes look like:
6 course limit on the Left Menu
If you teach greater than 6 courses, the Platform will show you your first 5 courses (alphabetically) in the left menu, then an All Courses button that takes you to your remaining courses.
Collapsed Left Menu
Learning Space before/after (breadcrumbs)
Student Groups page before/after
Week page before/after
Year page before/after