We have now released our first beta version of the Learning Toolbox (LTB), with some important new features such as dedicated spaces we call domains and also new ways to create an account and sign in to the LTB (Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Local LTB account), in addition to ‘Sign in with Learning Layers’.
See known issues in case you run into problems.
1. What do you need to do?
IMPORTANT: If you are an existing user of the Learning Toolbox who has a Learning Layers account, you can sign in as you did before, using ‘Sign in with Learning Layers’. However, we recommend that you also create a new Learning Toolbox account using the same email as that of your Learning Layers account. Using the same email ensures that the new account contains your existing stacks. Creating a new account allows us to better serve your needs going forward.
2. What changes will we make?
If you just use stacks that others have created, nothing changes for you. You can continue using your stacks as you have before.
In a first step, we will move your existing stacks to a temporary domain called ‘LTB Pilot’. If you own one or more stacks, you will be added automatically to that domain and can continue working with your stacks and use the Learning Toolbox as you did before. You will only see some smaller changes in the Tilestore interface. Please consult the section “4. New help pages” below for more detailed information.
The second step then depends on your needs and situation. Please see the next section for more details.
3. How will the changes affect you?
Check below for how you use the Learning Toolbox and find out whether the changes we have made affect you, and how.
I just use stacks created by others – Nothing changes for you. You can continue using your stacks as you did before.
I use the LTB to create stacks and have a large number of stacks and/or users already – If you have stacks that serve a larger number of registered users, we will contact you over the next weeks to help you set up your own domain. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in case you need to make the transition earlier.
I am a Learning Layers project partner who has created a small number of stacks – We will contact you to help you set up your own domain. You can also contact us at email@example.com in case you need to make the transition earlier.
I am a Learning Layers project partner but don’t have an LTB account – Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you started.
I am a Learning Layers project partner and got colleagues / friends who want to create a stack – If your colleague / friend needs to be able to create stacks, please contact us at email@example.com. We are in the process of creating a free plan, which will take us a few weeks. Until then, we will have to add new stack authors manually. Alternatively, you will be able to add your colleagues / friends directly to your own domain and manage their access rights there. This feature becomes available once we have set up a domain for you.
I have created a small number of stacks in the LTB for just a few users, but I am not a Learning Layers project partner – We will move you to a free account, where you can make changes to your existing stacks and create new ones as you did before. Since you only have a few stacks for personal use, you can continue working in the temporary domain ‘LTB Pilot’ rather than create a new one. We intend to provide this free plan for users who only have a need for a small number of stacks, users and file storage. If you expect to grow and plan on having a larger number of users and stacks in the near future, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the option of having your own domain.
None of the above, but I am interested in the LTB – Please contact us at email@example.com.
4. New help pages
To help you with the transition, we have created several new help pages in the LTB user guide.