Version 3.0 July 2019

What's New?

This section of the article covers new features and major changes implemented in the new version in each component of Apty Assist: 

Apty Assist Studio (the Editor) 

ASSIST STUDIO AS A NATIVE APPLICATION

In a new version the former Editor has been implemented as a native application which now runs outside of the browser and communicates with the client application via the Apty Editor Extension. While the new implementation has not affected application’s regular behavior (selecting elements on the browser screen, overlaying Workflow elements / Tooltips / Validation logic, and real time preview), it provides the following benefits:

  • one-click extension installation,
  • freedom to use the full surface of the browser window,
  • aversion of potential styling conflicts between the hosting application and overlaid Workflow / Tooltip elements.

BALLOON CONFIGURATIONS - STEP TITLE

In versions 2.6 and prior Balloon Heading was implemented as a separate field and was a required element of a balloon (as shown on the screen below). In a new version Balloon title has been moved to the content area to support single line balloons. To assign text the header style, select it in the content area and click   (H1) at the instrument panel.


ELEMENT HIGHLIGHTING OPTIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED
In a new version of Apty Assist we have upgraded step customization to visually match the design of the client application. Upon selecting an element and its highlight options, it is now it is now possible to choose the border color from the palette and preview it live. Color choice is available for the Highlight and Blinking Highlight Options as shown on the screen below.


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Apty Assist Client (the Player)

The Assist Client (help widget) has been completely redeveloped:

  • Player is now responsive on mobile and tablet devices, and
  • Player size is automatically adjusted to the width and height of the screen.

Admin Console

EXPORTING SCORM CONTENT

SCORM is an abbreviation that stands for:  "Shareable Content Object Reference Model". SCORM defines a specific way of constructing a learning management system and training and course content, so it can be shared with other SCORM compliant systems. SCORM enables you to package your content and share it with other systems.

Apty is now SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) compliant. Once the Workflow is created, it can now be exported as a PDF to any LMS system.


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ADDING SURVEYS TO THE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Changes and Enhancements

This section of the article covers improvement of the existing features and other changes implemented in the new version in each component of Apty Assist: 

Apty Assist Studio (the Editor) 

UPDATED BALLOON DESIGN

Apty Assist does not support original, alternative design customization for balloons now and there will be only one design option (as shown below) which will get adjusted to the text size automatically.

A new Inverted theme has been added to the Layout Theme drop down list at Admin Console > Customize > User Interface. As of now Apty offers Light, Dark and Inverted themes as shown on the screen below.


Apty Assist Client (the Player)

  • Player performance has been improved.
  • In a new Apty Assist version, the Player injected into the hosting application can now be embedded into the iFrame.
  • Workflow Error is shown if the required element has not been found on the screen.

Admin Console

Application: General Settings

PATH: Admin Console > select application on the left sidebar > Manage Current Application   (Gear icon) > General Settings

  1. APPLICATION KEY: Application Key field has been added to the General Settings of the hosting application. It is a short unique code, which is manually assigned to the hosting application for easier identification within the Admin console. It is displayed at the left sidebar of the Admin panel as shown at the screen above. It can be configured up to 3 characters max (see the screen above).
  2. Default Environment for Editor: Upon choosing a hosting application from the Assist Studio, it is automatically opened in the browser. If multiple instances of the client application are used for production and development purposes, use the respective fields and specify production and pre-production URLs for launching them, and set one of them as a default source URL to be used for working with the Editor. As a result, when the application for adding instructional content is selected in the Editor, the defined instance is going to be automatically launched in the browser. For more details on production environments and publishing instructional content refer to this article.
  3. Customize: The container score can now be configured based on the application requirement by clicking Customize at the bottom of the screen.

NOTE: Container is a list of HTML elements between selected element and the body of the page. Container score is used to identify whether the element belongs to the page by searching for specified HTML attributes (id, class, name, and value).

Application: Custom JS

PATH: Admin Console > select application on the left sidebar > Manage Current Application   (Gear icon) > Custom JS

Customization: User Interface

PATH: Admin Console > select application on the left sidebar > Customization > User Interface

Apty Assist offers seamless integration into hosting application’s functionality, as well as being highly customization visually, so that educational elements look and feel as they are a natural part of design of the application they are laid over.

In a new version, the User Interface customization section in the Admin panel has been restructured for a more intuitive user experience:

  1. the preview can now be set to Player or Toolset mode,
  2. Player or Toolset modes enable respective set of options available below the preview section,
  3. all available options have been separated into global, player and toolset related.

Customization: Language

PATH: Admin Console > select application on the left sidebar > Customization > Language

The Language menu options have been reorganized and the following improvements have been added:

  1. changes can now be previewed live,
  2. the preview can now be set to Player or Workflow mode,
  3. Player or Workflow modes enable respective set of options available below the preview section.

Customization: Keyboard Shortcuts

PATH: Admin Console > select application on the left sidebar > Customization > Keyboard Shortcuts


Apty Analytics

The following general changes have been introduced to the Apty Analytics dashboard.

  • Analytics has been improved to support segment analysis.
  • Filtering changes.
  • Show Deleted / Show Active filter has been removed.

FILTERING BY SEGMENTS

Show Active / Show Deleted filter used to be a key  filtering tool of the Analytics Dashboard along with Application and Date filter.
In a new version Analytics Dashboards are filtered by Segments. Segmentation is a way of providing unique experience to different user groups based on various predefined factors. From the perspective of Analytics, Apty allows to filter the reports based on the data received from various user groups and spot patterns of their interaction with the hosting application. 

FILTERING BY DATES

Calendar filtering options were limited to defining a custom date range (From and To).

Data can now be quickly filtered by choosing one of the time interval options at the bottom of the calendar pop-up:

  • Last Year,
  • Last Month,
  • Last Week,
  • Last 30 Days.

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