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Weekly Digest

By Akshat S on August 23, 2021

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Some new and exciting updates this week!

Product Changes:

  • When learners join a series, they are now asked a few questions about why they want to join, giving SHW and tutors more insights into how to best help out.
  • We now display the countries that a tutor has reached on their tutor transcript. Example here. (Hover over ‘Countries Reached’.)

General Announcements:

  • The Inaugural SHW Product Hackathon was a success. Projects included:
    • SMS and WhatsApp notifications (to accompany email notifications)
    • Emoji support in messaging
    • A “Stories” page where users can share testimonials
    • Gamification for tutors
    • Calendar view for browsing upcoming sessions
    • Ability for tutors to save their progress when creating a new series
    • Making links in user comments/messages clickable on the website
    • Increased the number of learner feedback comments that tutors can highlight on their profiles
    • Improved the UI of our toasts/notifications
    • SHW Mascot Contest!
    • A graph/network view where tutors can see how connected they are to other tutors
    • Improved design for applying for honorary certifications as a tutor
    • Safety proposal for preventing trolls from easily joining the platform
    • Improved the UX for users who are pending approval
    • Made our session reminder emails 1 hour instead of 2 hours before a session
  • You’ll start to see these changes implemented in the website over the next few days. Thank you to all those who participated and voted on approving these changes!
  • Check out some of our college advice and high school advice sessions.

Engagement Data:

  • There were 423 sessions scheduled in the past week.
  • There were 62,742 learning minutes last week.
  • There are 19,536 total users on the platform.

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