We're constantly working on improving the Aula experience and adding new and improved features to truly empower educators and students to have a successful experience. You can see all of our fresh releases along with our upcoming projects by checking out our Aula Portal!
In terms of what's coming next, here's a little sneak peek of what you can expect in the near future:
Aula's learner experience platform allows educators to put together their digital learning materials, brick by brick, with easy-to-add integrations with assessment tools like TurnItIn, collaborative tools like Padlet and BigBlueButton, embedded videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Echo360, and content from Talis, BibliU and other sources.
But with that focus on easily bringing in content has come with a simple content editor. Students and educators have told us how much they miss some of the basics they need to properly structure their materials and chunk their content, as well as some quality of life issues around composing long messages or pages and saving.
We are currently working on the next version of our content editor, keeping the same look and feel, but bringing better accessibility, more content editing functionality, and fixing some of the biggest issues you face using the editor today.
Blackboard has made its world-class accessibility tool Ally available for other platforms to use. Specifically, they offer the ability to provide educators with feedback on the accessibility of their content. Aula will use what Ally provides to enable educators to check the accessibility of files uploaded to Aula.
Educators are used to being able to create multiple 'submission links' or 'submission points' for a single assignment. These can be set with separate open and due dates and can be made available to individual students or sub-groups of students within a space.
The current workaround utilising the manual assignments function in the Student Success App is cumbersome, manual and open to human error.
We are working on providing a solution to this problem.