September Release Notes: Alludo Stores, Cleaner Game Creation

Stores released in Beta

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We started rolling stores out to districts last week and have about 5 districts building their stores out so far. How can you join the party? It’s easy: send an email to support@alludolearning.com and we’ll set up a 30 minute call to get you going.

We are making updates to Stores on nearly a daily basis based on our roadmap and your feedback. Updates being release this week include:

  • Player account adjustment for admins

  • Player gameboard account balance display

  • Tagging

  • Improved navigation

  • Stores documentation into our integrated help system

In addition to general documentation we’re building a “Getting Started with Alludo Stores” tutorial we’ll be sharing very soon.

Better Forms for Game Creation

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Starting this week, we are releasing updates to forms used to create and manage activities, mission, and levels. Over the past year, we introduced many features that resulted in our forms becoming something of a dumping ground. Improvements you will see very shortly include

  • Improved flow - most important fields given priority in flow

  • Better documentation - we wanted to answer commonly asked questions directly in the forms

  • Fewer clicks - saving and publishing have been made primary actions resulting in 50% fewer clicks

  • Auto Approve Activities - Some achievements don’t need to be checked

  • Explicit guidance on open badges

  • And more…

These updates will be rolled out over the coming days.

Looking to October

The next two “big rocks” we’re going to move are to support translation - starting with Spanish - and supporting non-district account game participation.

The starting case for translation is to support parent games. We’ll leverage AWS Translate to automatically translate activities (including criteria), missions, and levels. Machines can’t do everything so we will support manual translation too.

Non-district account participation will be next . This will allow you to make your games available to people outside the district.