And get a preview of Alludo’s Customer-Driven Next UI and Message Boards
Table of Contents:
- Incomplete Activities Report
- Group and Subgroup Organization, Reporting, & Management
- Sneak Peek: Customers drive Alludo Next UI
- Sneak Peek: Message boards
Admins, now you can ensure district-wide initiatives progress in even more ways with the Complete Activities Report showing Incomplete Activities and Group Reporting in Alludo Analytics. We’re also giving you more robust capabilities to organize and manage Alludo users via Subgroups and easy Group and SubGroup user management.
I’m most excited to offer sneak peeks of both Alludo’s Next UI and highly anticipated Message Boards. We collaborated closely with our customers on both, and their release is slated for June.
Incomplete Activities Report
One of our more heavily used reports is the Completed Activities Report. This report allows you to view all of the activities that have been completed over a period of time. You can drill down into specific games, levels, missions, and learners to see what has been accomplished at your district.
Sometimes, you would like to know who has not completed a mission or level. Perhaps you have a district wide initiative that requires that people learn something specific and you need to report on progress and follow up with individual learners.
You can now see who has not completed a mission or level within the Completed Activities Report.
To see who has not completed a mission or level, just select “Incomplete” under missions or levels in the report Filter. Once you apply these filters you can then export the list to get the email addresses of individuals who have not completed the missions or levels you are interested in.
Organizing and Reporting On Groups of People
Over the past few months we have been building out Alludo’s ability to organize people into groups. For a while, you have had the ability to organize people into many different kinds of groups. For example, Cajon Valley Unified uses groups to organize people into Certificated, Classified, and General Users groups. This allows Cajon to view performance through the lens of employee classification.
We have been working closely together with Cajon and others to support additional use cases. One such case is being able to further classify members of a group: subgroups. In the example above, some districts want to support notions of departments for classified staff and subject areas for certificated employees.
You can now organize people into groups and subgroups. Here is an example of representing the departments of a school district business services organization.
Creating a Subgroup is easy:
- Click into the group you wish to add a subgroup to
- Click Add to create your subgroup
Adding Members to a Group or Subgroup
You can quickly add members to a group or subgroup by searching for people or pasting in a list of email addresses.
- Click on the gear icon to edit the group settings
- Select the Members tab
- Search for members or paste in the email addresses of Alludo users.
Members added to a subgroup are automatically members of the parent group.
Adding Members to a Group with Rostering
Alludo now supports adding people using the One Roster rostering standard. This includes placing people into groups. We will be sharing more about this in the near future but if you are interested in using rostering to add and group people in your district please contact email@example.com.
Reporting on Groups
One of the main reasons we organize people into groups is so that we can track their learning progress. Every report in Alludo allows you to filter by groups which easily allows you to track the learning progress of your groups.
It’s easy to organize and track the learning progress of the people in your district in any way you want with groups and subgroups in Alludo. Creating and adding people to subgroups couldn’t be easier and you can even use rostering to manage groups. Once you have organized people into groups you can leverage reporting in Alludo Analytics to track and view the training progress of your district.
Alludo Next UI
A few years ago we refreshed the Alludo UI. Since then Alludo has added a tremendous amount of functionality. Over time, it became clear that some of the new features did not fit properly into the user interface. To address this, we performed a usability audit.
Once we had a solid understanding of improvements we could make to the underlying user experience, the fun part of updating the look and feel of Alludo could begin. Throughout the process we worked closely with customers on the new design.
Customers provided feedback on the overall theme of the look and feel. We then implemented the updated user experience and theme for learners. Once this was done it was time for customers to provide feedback after using our new learner experience. Having customers actually use an implementation is critical. It’s one thing to provide commentary on a mockup; it’s an entirely different matter to try to accomplish a task using an actual interface. Our customers provided a lot of valuable feedback in the process.
Now, we are busy incorporating customers’ feedback into the Alludo learner experience and implementing the remainder of Alludo to fit our new design.The work is proceeding nicely and we are planning to release the new Alludo UI June.
We are very excited about the new release and will have much more to share on this in the coming weeks.
One brand new, highly requested feature that we used to gather feedback in the update of the Alludo user experience is Alludo Message Boards. As we were testing the user experience, we didn’t provide much guidance on how to use Message Boards and so we were nervous about how they would be received. Fortunately, our Alludo UX testers started using Message Boards immediately.
Message boards will allow course authors, achievement reviewers, and learners to discuss and collaborate on activities in Alludo. Message boards will provide a forum for learners to ask questions. Learners won’t be limited to asking questions about activities – they will be able to discuss and collaborate on their learning as a whole.
"Learners won’t be limited to asking questions about activities – they will be able to discuss and collaborate on their learning as a whole!"
Message boards were a hit with our Alludo UX testers and they were an invaluable tool for sharing and receiving feedback. We are very excited for the release of Message Boards.
We are eager to hear how the enhancements to the Complete Activities Report and the addition of Group Reporting in Alludo Analytics impact your ability to progress district initiatives. I also would love to hear how you are using Subgroups and managing users via Groups and SubGroups. To provide feedback, please select “Contact” here >
As I mentioned, you can look forward to the rollout of Alludo’s Next UI and Message Boards in June. There will be a lot to cover then.
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