SparkLearn® 3.8 Release Notes

February 2023


The 3.8 release of SparkLearn puts the focus on content creation. Brand new interactive features make content creation easier, and content teams now have AI text support with a new Grammarly integration.*


  1. New Built-in Interactions
    • Accordion: Focus your learners and enable them to find information much easier. Using this accordion interaction allows your users to dive into the content they need more detail on with less scrolling.
    • Slideshow: Perfect for hybrid learning, the slideshow interaction allows Content Managers to present a deck of slides to the user with graphics and text. Customizable to allow varied text placements, this tool will enable learners to review slides at their own pace or allow facilitators to present directly from SparkLearn.
    • Hotspots: Allow your learners to click on images for more details. These hotspots can include text, images, and even videos to get your learners the information they need.
  2. New Reporting Tools
    • A new report has been added, providing the “Attended” data from live events. 
  3. Built-in Grammarly Support*
    • Help your content teams with the Grammarly AI Writing Assistant. From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly’s suggestions are comprehensive, helping you communicate effectively and as you intend. If you have a Grammarly account and are logged in to that account, your preferences and team settings can be used inside of SparkLearn. Note: Use of the Grammarly features leverages the Grammarly API and may subject you to the Terms and Conditions of that software.

* As of January 10, 2024, Grammarly's SDK for applications has been discontinued and will no longer be integrated into SparkLearn. Learn More.

Enhancements and Bug Fixes


  • The "Me" learner menu now defaults learners to their assigned content
  • The user interface for search has been updated for both Learners and Content Managers
  • Updates to underlying dependencies and frameworks
  • Fixes large heading sizes on articles

Mobile App

  • Fixed an issue where the wrong flashcard may be shown in a course
  • Fixed an issue in which tags would be misaligned
  • Fixed an issue with xAPI statements
  • [Android] Fixed an issue in which the app may crash while bookmarking an item

Known Issues/Limitations


  • Name search dropdown search results are invalid
  • When a user is on the 'Topics' page and searches for a query, the UI of the search page is incorrect
  • Goal reminder time is being changed after the goal the reminder notification is delivered
  • When a user's history is deleted, the assigned tab is not appearing for that user
  • The podcast report page incorrectly shows a "Complete" tab

Mobile App

  • When the user opens content from the group details page, the content flickers as if the whole screen is refreshed
  • The user is unable to delete annotations in Android application
  • The system is double-counting some invalid login attempts and blocking the user after four invalid attempts on the UI
  • 'Assigned' text appears instead of 'For You' text in the mobile application after history is cleared
  • Bluetooth changes cause SparkLearn to crash

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.

Apple iOS iPhone Help

Android Phone Help

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