SparkLearn® 3.13 Release Notes

September 2023


The SparkLearn 3.13 release introduces new tools for Content Managers when adding content to groups and new ways for learners to choose and see groups. This release also focuses on interface updates.


New Group Sections

Content Managers will now specify Sections for content to appear in when placed in a Group. This organizes content independently of the Topics field and allows for more content structure customization. 

  • Sections can be placed in a specific order within a Group
  • Content can be placed into a specific order within a Section
  • Content can be reset to alphabetical within a Section
  • For existing customers, content already in a Group will automatically be placed into a Section with the same name as its topic. However, you can rename or reassign sections as desired.

New Learner View for Groups

The Groups interface has been updated, allowing more information to be displayed in a user-friendly way.

  • The Groups you are a part of are now displayed in list view on the mobile app
  • When joining Groups, tiles can be expanded to reveal the Group's description

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

Web App

  • Improves the image quality of banners at the top of groups

  • The Groups page no longer shows learning objects if they belong to a course/journey that is in the same group

  • Increases the maximum field length on group membership automation conditions

  • Veracity charts can now be embedded within articles

  • Improves the “Next in Course” section at the bottom of articles to remove the “view course” link and make the name of the course a link instead

  • Renames “Add Card” to “Add Tip/Flashcard/Quiz” when authoring an article

  • Improves the instructions around using the OpenAI integration for adding cards to articles

  • Simplifies the content manager menu by removing the Bulk import sections (these are still accessible from the Users and Glossary page)

  • Clarifies some confusing labels when viewing sent messages

  • Improves the warning message when trying to create an account for a user that already exists

  • Fixes an error that caused the mobile app to show assigned content under the wrong group heading

  • Fixes a minor alignment issue with the Most Recent section on the content management screen

  • Fixes an error that could occur when trying to add hotspots to an image before uploading an image

  • Fixes an issue where content revisions were not accessible if the content was part of a group

  • Restores the ability to use OpenAI generation while editing an article within the context of a course

Mobile App

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when scrolling in multiple directions

  • Fixed issue where loading indicator disappears too early while logging in

  • Updated the Groups page, the Groups detail page, and the layout of listed content

Known Issues and Limitations

Web App

  • "Cancel Account" button breaks to two lines on small screens

Mobile App

  • Additional space is available between the last item in a section and the "View More" button on the dashboard on iOS 17
  • Loading indicator takes too long to appear during account creation in the mobile app
  • After user deletes a comment from an article screen is frozen on Android
  • After canceling a download in the mobile app, users must open something else before restarting the original download
  • Navigation bar titles cannot be seen on iOS when text color is set to a light color

Tips for Updating

To ensure that your application is kept up to date, make sure your iOS & Android auto-updates are turned on. We have provided links below to assist you with turning on this feature. There is no need to update the CMS, as that is done automatically. If you have a customized SparkLearn instance and need help with anything, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Support team.

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