New in LessonGin: Lesson Unlocking, Excel Import, and More Posted by Transparent Language on Apr 30, 2019 in CL-150, education, Language Learning, Language News, Product Announcements, schools
Instructors using the CL-150 Platform and Transparent Language Online can create custom lessons using LessonGin, our lesson authoring technology for quickly building compelling, multi-activity language lessons that work on almost all common smartphones, tablets and laptops.
We recently added a new batch of features and updates to LessonGin that give instructors more flexibility and control over their lessons. Here’s a summary of what’s new and noteworthy!
We listened to your feedback about lesson unlocking—we know how painful it was to lose progress when editing the lesson text, even just to fix a typo. But no more! Authors can now make changes to the lesson text on the Text Details screen without losing any progress. Once you make your changes and click Save and Continue, a message will warn you which activities need to be updated to maintain consistency. You’ll also see reminders on the Activity Selection screen, where certain activities will have a “Needs Review” label.
Excel and B4X Import
Vocab items can now be imported from an Excel (.xlsx) file. Want to re-use vocab items from an existing list in the CL-150? Download the B4X and import it on the Vocab Editing screen.
Vocab Editing – Auto-generate Transliteration
You can now auto-generate transliteration for vocab items using the “Transliterate All” button. Transliterations are powered by Google Translate’s Transliteration service and can be edited after generation if any adjustments are needed.
Table Activity Configuration
Colors and font style formatting can now be imported from an Excel (.xlsx) file. Authors can create tables in Excel with font colors and other formatting, which will be retained when imported into LessonGin in the Table activity.
Slide Show Activity Configuration
The Slide Show activity now supports line breaks, making it easier to format longer slides.
Lesson PDF Access
The lesson workbook is now accessible inside the lesson menu, under “Print/Save”.