Experience the new WizIQ!

In our last post we informed you about the upcoming dashboard redesign. This morning, you had a chance to actually use it. For some, it may have caused a little confusion as change can be unnerving, but we hope that once you’re used to it, you’ll agree that this change is for the better. This time we’ll go into a bit more detail about the new 3-panel design, and how to quickly find important features.

The new WizIQ dashboard breaks down as follows:

Left Panel: The new left navigation panel offers expanded options and features. Below Courses, you’ll find two sections: the Create Course option, and the My Courses heading, which is followed by your current list of courses. The Live Classes section is laid out similarly. You can use the Schedule Live Class option there, and view the list of your classes under My Classes. On top of this, new info call-outs display the details of your navigation options. (Click Ok to close the call-outs if you find they get in the way. Once you close them, they won’t reappear.) If you have a long list of courses, you’ll have the option to expand and collapse the list.

Middle Panel: The middle panel is powered with a homepage feed. At the top is the list of your  Live & upcoming classes, along with a search box for exploring topics you would like to learn about or teach. If you’re a teacher, then this section also lets you view notifications on the number of students who have accessed your content, taken the tests, commented on your content, or viewed your recorded classes. Further down in the Updates section, you can set your preferences on what kind of information will appear below.

Right Panel: The right navigation panel contains collateral information and links regarding WizIQ. Here you can Invite People to sign up, view the WizIQ blog roll for the latest tips, check out the latest happenings on WizIQ with the What’s New section, and view My Network.

WizIQ Help is currently being updated to align with these changes. We’d love to hear your thoughts on these updates. Send any feedback to support@wiziq.com.


Harman is the founder of WizIQ, which he originated in 2006 as an education technology expert with the goal of helping students connect with teachers online. He is the visionary behind WizIQ’s product and platform strategy, which is focused on creating the best virtual classroom technology to bring live classroom teaching to the students through the Internet, right on their computers. Other than spending most of his free time passionately debating the next step for WizIQ with his team, he enjoys traveling to faraway lands. Harman holds a masters degree in Computer Science from NC State University in Raleigh.

Comments

  1. esen bige yağızel Says: November 22, 2012 at 4:14 am

    it is not useful at all, hope u go back to d old pannel soon….

  2. esen bige yağızel Says: November 22, 2012 at 4:14 am

    it is not useful at all, hope u go back to d old pannel soon….

  3. Vijay Kumar Says: November 10, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Thanks a lot Harman & Team! I like the change. But I’m going to say this again…I wish you guys will also provide an LMS option, at extra costs of course, so we can manage students who may subscribe to learn from the recordings…please?

  4. Vijay Kumar Says: November 10, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Thanks a lot Harman & Team! I like the change. But I’m going to say this again…I wish you guys will also provide an LMS option, at extra costs of course, so we can manage students who may subscribe to learn from the recordings…please?

  5. I agree with those who think it too light-weight. Either make the headings dark blue or have the text in bold … or both. Make it look like a menu and not a footnote. Having said that the WizIQ is a great team and support is second to none. I believe that both Help and a Guide should be at the foot of the menu, the intuitive location for these, and not in the personal profile area.

  6. I agree with those who think it too light-weight. Either make the headings dark blue or have the text in bold … or both. Make it look like a menu and not a footnote. Having said that the WizIQ is a great team and support is second to none. I believe that both Help and a Guide should be at the foot of the menu, the intuitive location for these, and not in the personal profile area.

  7. Actually, I find it harder to use than the old one, The panel on the left has small letters and it is harder to find everything. Also, I cannot find info about payments my students made. Where is it?

    • Elena, give it a chance. I also found that I wanted everything back to the way it was until I gave it a chance. After a few minutes I was enjoying much more than the old one.

      • Are you serious? I am surprised. I can use it alright, but I don’t understand why everything imprortant, like “My courses” and “My classes” is in small letters but the button “Upgrade to annual plan” is huge and green. It makes you think…. If you ever use this button, it would be once a year, I have upgraded to the annual plan without using it. And yet it is there all the time below the Facebook button(also hard to miss), much bigger than anything else. It is ridiculous.

  8. Actually, I find it harder to use than the old one, The panel on the left has small letters and it is harder to find everything. Also, I cannot find info about payments my students made. Where is it?

    • Elena, give it a chance. I also found that I wanted everything back to the way it was until I gave it a chance. After a few minutes I was enjoying much more than the old one.

      • Are you serious? I am surprised. I can use it alright, but I don’t understand why everything imprortant, like “My courses” and “My classes” is in small letters but the button “Upgrade to annual plan” is huge and green. It makes you think…. If you ever use this button, it would be once a year, I have upgraded to the annual plan without using it. And yet it is there all the time below the Facebook button(also hard to miss), much bigger than anything else. It is ridiculous.

  9. I love it. I am so pleased to be a member of the WizIQ family of educators and learners. Learning and teaching online is becoming so much easier with WizIQ. Thank you for listening and implementing the changes that we ask for.

  10. I love it. I am so pleased to be a member of the WizIQ family of educators and learners. Learning and teaching online is becoming so much easier with WizIQ. Thank you for listening and implementing the changes that we ask for.

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