Our latest Update
Find out how we've enhanced the Kortext Arcturus platform to improve the user experience for all!
Brand new study tools, enhanced navigation and more...
This summer, we've launched a host of exciting new features, functionality and upgrades to improve the user experience and enhance teaching and learning for students, academics and librarians. From a fresh user interface to streamlined content discovery, check out what we've been up to:
Kortext’s native apps now include a rich text editor, enabling students to enhance their notes with customised font, URLs, images and videos, and sync their work across devices.
Enjoy a faster, more accessible user experience, plus new offline reading and dark mode with our new re-engineered Mac app – the first of its kind to support Adobe Digital Rights Management, enabling access to more published content than ever before.
You can now sign in through your institution using your university login details, via email and password, with an access code provided by your institution or via a third party like Microsoft or Google.
Visit the new Collections tab to search free-to-read content, browse by specific collection and subject, and add materials to your digital bookshelf.
Student Experience (cont..)
Discover trending content through a real-time display of the top 4 Kortext eTextbooks at your institution.
See more at a glance with our improved book and video card design and find the content you need, fast!
Revisit the titles you’ve viewed in the last 30 days for quick access.
Spanish, German and French have now been added to our list of default languages.
This is in addition to the new multi-language translation feature within our eReader that includes over 100 languages.
Teaching & Learning Tools
A central ‘scratch pad’ to manage and build upon student notes and eBook annotations, with the option to share these among Kortext study groups.
With our Read Aloud feature, users can have their eTextbooks read to them like an audiobook with options to customise both narrator and speed of audio.
For a more inclusive experience, users can now translate their eTextbook into multiple languages by selecting a word or section, and picking from our list of over 100 languages including Arabic, Hebrew and even Klingon!
Library Services Enhancements
Academics should look out for the new global search bar that pulls results from the current screen; updated ‘Book Details’ page displaying if the book is in the institution’s Kortext library; action buttons to review, read and request module copies; Google-like predictive search and autocomplete for faster searching; and renamed platform areas and action buttons, such as renaming of the +Order button to +Request.
Customers can now include more information when submitting order baskets to the Kortext team, including basket name, the date you’d like the selection to be made available by, and an optional description field to include any additional information.