App Update March 13, 2023
Note: The App will update around 3:00 PM EST. Please give yourself extra time to update your app before your class!
Check out the updates below:
- Our French schedule is now live! You can select French as your preferred learning language in the following ways:
- For a new account, French can be selected via the onboarding process
- For an existing account, Members can update their language via their “My Account” page on the webApp
- A new French Commons is live! If your preferred language is set to French on your WebApp, you will automatically access it when you enter The Commons
Community Safety Features
- Members can now mute other members by clicking the new “MUTE” button in the settings menu next to the other member’s profile
- When muted, a new “MUTED” tag will show beneath the muted members name that is only visible to the member who did the muting
- Muting is available in classes, The Commons, and Take a Trip scenes
- Muting will reset once Members leave
- Members can now hide other members by clicking the new “HIDE” button in the settings menu next to the other Member’s profile
- When hidden, a new “HIDDEN” tag will show beneath the hidden Member's name that is only visible to the member who did the hiding
- The hidden member’s avatar will be replaced with a less intrusive “coin”
- Hiding is available in classes, commons, and explore scenes
- Hiding will reset once members leave
- In order to cut down on Trolls, Members whose account has been suspended, will also have their Oculus ID suspended. This will not allow them to create multiple accounts per Oculus.
Changes to Levels
The names of levels have changed.
- Foundations. To take classes at this level, Members maybe able to understand familiar words when supported by visuals, answer a few simple questions on familiar topics, and introduce themselves. They use mostly practiced or memorized words and phrases with the help of gestures.
- Beginner. To take classes at this level, Members should be able to request and provide information by asking and answering a few simple questions on familiar topics, express basic needs related to familiar and everyday activities, express their own preferences or feelings and react to those of others. They use a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, simple sentences, and questions.
- Intermediate. To take classes at this level, Members should be able to interact with others to meet their basic needs related to routine everyday activities. They can express, ask about, and react to preferences, feelings, or opinions on familiar topics and present personal information about their life and activities. They use simple sentences most of the time and are able to ask questions to keep the conversation on topic.
- VR Keyboard now supports language special characters for both Spanish and French
- Press and hold a letter with special characters to select them
- The Commons for Spanish and French learners has been revamped to reflect a more culturally relevant experience
- Post-lesson emails will no longer include individual feedback.
- Articles associated with objects (i.e., “el” “la”) have been added to wrist menu, review corner, and scanner tool (when scanning an object) for both Spanish and French
- You can now see your selected language on the “Schedule” tab of the dashboard in your homeroom
- The stage in the commons now has a DJ booth that plays culturally relevant music depending on if you are a Spanish or French learner
- The proximity audio bug (always on) in Meeting Room was resolved
- Objects placed on teleport points will no longer slide
- Shopping basket will not longer flip if certain objects are placed inside of it