At CourseArc, we build tools that make online course creation as simple and easy as possible, even for users who have no prior experience in programming or design. This means that ease of use is our top priority — and today we’re proud to announce a new feature that makes our course design even simpler!

Our latest update improves the user interface for our interactive blocks, both functionally and aesthetically.

Design-wise, we updated the interface with a sleeker and more streamlined new theme, so there’s less distraction and more emphasis on the actions you care about most. But the real news is the improved performance.

Now most content blocks display a new editable settings panel. Here, you’ll see:

  1. Options to customize variables for the block (at the top)
  2. A list of assets (on the left side)
  3. A form for editing or adding fields and details for these assets (on the right side)

This new interface will make it even easier to edit all of your interactive content, such as image hotspots, flashcards, categorization, and quizzes. Let us know what you think!

For more how-to guides about editing content blocks, check out the list of tips in our knowledge base.

What Do You Need to Do to Activate These Features?

Nothing at all!

We try to avoid versioning our tools whenever we can, because we know that downloading and replacing versions of a tool across multiple computers is no one’s idea of a good time. So if you’re already an existing CourseArc customer, these new features are automatically available in your existing installations of CourseArc. (Wasn’t that easy?)