Kortext’s native apps now include a rich text editor, enabling students to enhance their notes with functionality similar to Microsoft Word. This activity syncs across apps, so students can make a rich text note in the iOS app and open it up in the web app.
New options include:
In addition to the new rich text editor, the Kortext Mac app has been redesigned from the ground up! Enjoy a new look and feel plus additional features requested by our student users, including:
After improving our authentication technology,
it is now possible to sign up or sign in to the Kortext Arcturus platform in three ways:
Select your institution from the drop-down list and sign up / in using your university login details.
Sign up / in using an email address and password.
Sign up / in and access eBooks using an access code provided by your institution.
We’ve redesigned our top navigation bar to be more user friendly, intuitive and in keeping with the navigation experience in apps and platforms today.
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Institutions can now choose a default landing page for their students to see when they first log in to the Kortext Arcturus platform.
Landing page options include:
Our new Google-like intelligent search makes it even easier to find the content you’re looking for and includes:
See more at a glance with our improved book and video card design and find the content you need, fast!
A central ‘scratch pad’ for student notes and annotations
1. Create workbooks and folders to manage eTextbook annotations and create new notes
2. Annotate, organise and reference information using rich text editing tools
3. Share Workbooks and notes with classmates using Kortext’s ‘groups’ tool
Enhanced reading offers a brand-new way for academics and students
to consume their eTextbooks, and includes two main parts:
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, section or the entire page, and picking from our list of over 100 languages including Arabic, Hebrew and even Klingon!
Academics can upload their own files e.g. lecture notes in PDF or EPUB format for self-organization and sharing. These can be organised and viewed in the ‘My Files’ tab within ‘Library’. Folders can also be leveraged for further organisation.
A number of updates have been made to the Academic inventory to make it easier to use, including:
Customers can now include more information when submitting order baskets to the Kortext team, including:
1.Basket name – this is the name that the customer gives to the basket in the Acquisition Portal
2.Available for use by – an optional selection made by the customer to include the date that they would like the books to be provisioned by
3.Description – an optional field for customers to add any additional information.