By Akshat S | Monday, August 23, 2021
Some new and exciting updates this week!
- 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’.)
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!
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