It would be beneficial to change font size and possible style when authoring a course. SCOT WOODLAND
There is already some capability to change font size through the H1 and H2 heading types, but I run into needs quite often to change color so I could call out a warning with red text or something like that.
From Emily Garza: "We are looking for the ability to differentiate different text styles (ie: different fonts), rather than just heading options. This will help differentiate the text when we include lines of code within a course."
We are offering a training course for braillists and need to be able to use a Braille font. Using images would be a time consuming process.
I would love to be able to center or right align text. Especially when creating subheadings on a slide.
Sub-bulleting would also be a helpful feature.
Yes please to sub-bulleting! I just chatted with support about this and was told that's not possible, so came here to submit the idea. The suggested workaround is to type all your content up in Word or Google Docs, screenshot it, and embed the image. Maybe that would work for you? That would work as a last resort for me, but it looks much better when the text is written in Bridge rather than having a series of slides with screenshots.
What about just changing the formatting on your text? Rather than bullets and sub-bullets, why not use a combination of headings, normal text, and bullets to break up the ideas? I think you could make some very attractively formatted text with the options that exist in Bridge currently.
Before wishing that Bridge had more options, I think it is good to look at other ways to make the content using Bridge's tools that exist. I think the developers at Instructure had their head on straight when they did things the way they did. We have been able to manipulate our content in other ways that are not traditional and have created some very attractive learning resources. Combinations of chunking, headings, bolding, normal text, and bullets can give you a huge variety of styles to work with.
I have been working with other text styles to meet my needs, and still find that sub-bullets would be a useful thing to have. Using Heading 2 with bullets under works alright, but it doesn't quite convey the content in the way it is intended. It looks funny to have several lines of Heading 2 when only one of those points has bullets under, but it also looks funny to only put the "main bullet point" with sub-points in Heading 2 with the other "main bullet points" in regular paragraph font. Additionally, using regular paragraph font puts a wide space between that line of text and the bullets, which makes things harder to read because it doesn't keep related content together as nicely as using Heading 2 does.
Because there is the ability to use bullets and sub-bullets here in Bridge Community, it didn't seem like a bad thing to ask for it in courses as well.
Since that feature doesn't exist as of right now, do you want to shoot a screenshot of what you're doing and I can see if my designers can come up with a good work around for you. Let me know if we can help you out. We're happy to.
I agree that using the tools that exist are great, but when you use H1 and H2 for things other than headers, it creates confusion for learners that are using screen readers. It's great that H1 and H2 exist, but they become meaningless when not used appropriately. Sub-bullets, on the other hand, are read by screen readers and convey the appropriate meaning.
Your workaround of typing the course content in Word is a great way to customize courses with different fonts, sizes, and colors! I've been using this tactic for a while now, and will continue to do so until Bridge provides enhancements for more editing options within the platform.
We are building courses in power point and then adding them as SCORM because of the very limited options- Font, formating, backgrounds, etc.
Christina Williams may I ask which SCORM converter you are using? I am looking for options for my company. We would also like to convert PowerPoint into SCORM
If you build a PowerPoint and then save it into individual slides you can upload them via the "media" or something option. This is how I do all of my courses.
I would love the option to change font color and input a table!
Additional bullet point options would also be helpful.
I agree. I would love to see more options for formatting.
In addition to custom font options within a course, we would love to see custom global font options to match our branding.
Would also be great to be able to add second and third level bullets (and numbers), as well as tables, and diagrams (similar formatting functionality to word).
Product team, any updates about the ability to change fonts within a course? Kate Toothman
It would be great with additional features. Tables, spell check, quote section, being able to move and resize pictures etc. A richer content editor in general.
The text editor to create this idea suggestion has most of the features requested. Could the editor used for this idea forum be implement into the Bridge application?
Hey Bryson Ockey. This forum is actually built on a third party system called Jive and isn't part of the Bridge platform sp we couldn't use that editor unfortunately.
That being said, the product team is definitely interested in making the course editor more dynamic. Not something on the roadmap yet, but might be a possibility in Q3 or Q4.
I am encouraged to hear that this might be a Q3 or Q4 roadmap item. I am a previous Canvas designer who is not implementing Bridge within our company. Is it possible to have the Rich-Content Text Editor from Instructure's Canvas product in the Bridge system? This and the ability to add iFrames would make our Bridge courses for our company extremely dynamic and much more widely used.
Thank you for your consideration.
Exactly @Bryson Ockey!!! Even this comment box has more options that in the Author mode! We need more than just bold and italics and bullets. Need to be able to adjust paragraph spacing too.
Having a Rich Text Editor on Live Training Descriptions would be so helpful.
Right now we opt for a chunk of text which isn't easy on the eyes.
Heba, as this idea is specific to formatting options within a course, would you please submit your suggestion as a separate idea after reviewing How do I create a new feature idea in the Bridge Community? Thanks!
First and foremost, SPELL CHECK! I do agree with everyone else that there is so few options we have and it should more closely mirror creating a PowerPoint presentation. For customers who don't bring in material from other sources, the lack of functionality when authoring courses/trainings is extremely frustrating.
Yes spell check!
I would prefer to keep the options fairly limited -- adding a few fonts would be good, but I'd rather not see color added. Some of our content creators don't have a background in adult learning, and they use color for emphasis (or fun) rather than thinking about how they'll achieve their content goals using quiz questions, well-written content, or other methods. We used to use Canvas, which was great, but every now and courses would end up being so full of colors, images, links, and other things that it was difficult to focus on the actual content. I actually like that Bridge forces content creators to be consistent!
The Custom Branding editor now supports custom fonts in courses, among other visual customizations. For more information please refer to Bridge Learn Release Notes (2018-07-05)
This idea is marked "complete" because the request to use custom fonts in courses has been fulfilled. We appreciate all of you who took the time to add their votes and feedback to this idea—we read every single comment—and hope you will take a moment to evaluate the new and additional branding features. If you have a specific and singular idea for customization that you would like to see evaluated by the Bridge Community for possible prioritization, please submit it as new after reading How do I create a new feature idea in the Bridge Community?
I don't think that this specific request has been completed. The Custom Branding option only allows you to change the font type of ALL your content. There is still not an option to select fonts inside of courses to differentiate between subjects, resize, underline, style, etc.
Should I open another topic specific to these changes? I judge that other people in this thread are feeling the same type of way about the limited options.
Hello marlena. Yes, if there is not an existing feature idea that would accomplish what you described, then a new feature idea would be the way to go. I was able to find several related feature ideas. Some have not received a lot of support and have been archived but I will link them below if you would like to join Cold Storage (where archived ideas go) and view them. You may also be interested in this discussion,Creating content where people are talking about ways to work with the existing functionality.
Here are two related ideas that are currently open:
HTML Editor within Course Editor
More Advanced Content Tools
Ideas in Cold Storage:
Font size in learning library
Increased visual customization
Enhanced Text Editing Capabilities
I would agree with marlena isbell on this. We are still very limited in the author feature while creating content within Bridge. I'll follow the links above but I think you've misunderstood what we are looking for.
I look forward to clearing up any misunderstandings as we work through various ideas and discussions here in the Community together. Thanks for taking the time to reply.
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