Over the next few months, you may notice some changes to how your Communities look and function. As part of our ongoing effort to enhance your user experience, Thinkific is currently working on some improvements to make Communities a more integrative and immersive experience for you and your audience!
Read on to learn more about what we have in the works.
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About This Update
Learning Communities offer your students a collaborative, interactive space where they can connect with their peers, teachers, and other learning partners to share their skills, knowledge, and questions in a structured environment.
At Thinkific, we recognize how important it is to foster those connections - which is why our team has been working hard behind the scenes to bring you new ways to use your built-in Learning Communities.
Click the links below to learn more about the individual feature, or continue reading through this article for a full overview.
- The upcoming features mentioned in this article are currently being built out and tested - this means that there is no guaranteed timeline for when each feature will be released. This article will continue to be updated as features are released, so keep checking back for the latest news on what features are currently available!
- Some of the features contained within this article require specific Thinkific pricing plans. For more information on which features are available under which pricing plans, check out our pricing plan feature comparison page.
The Live Events feature offers you a valuable new way to educate your audience - by giving you the power to schedule, organize, and manage events - right inside your Community!
New features that are coming to Live Events include:
- Download your event calendar file
- Set a custom event duration
- RSVP for Live Events
Notifications for Students
The Notifications for Students feature provides your students with notifications (both within the Community and via email) of new posts, mentions, and replies within the Communities they are a part of!
With 1:1 notifications, your learners will be able to quickly see when others have responded to their posts and comments in their community with threaded replies. Additionally, students can see if they’ve been invited to join another conversation through '@' mentions of their profile.
1:Many notifications will notify your entire community when a post is made.
Building a strong Community for your students is an important part of the learning experience, which is why we've been working hard behind the scenes to bring you new features that will help you boost engagement and make an impact.
Some of the new features that we've recently released include:
- Post directly from your Community home page
- Show Community members - see how many people there are within a Community!
...and here are some of the other great features you can look forward to seeing in your Learning Communities:
- Trending posts - view and engage with current hot topics in your Community! (Coming Soon)
- View comments in your Space feed (Coming Soon)
- Moderator roles - assign moderator roles within your community (Coming Soon)
- Private Spaces (Coming Soon)
Do you have feedback on our Communities feature? We want to hear from you. We are continually making improvements and if there is functionality that would help your business, please let us know!