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mAuthor Video Tutorials

We are pleased to let you know that we have recently published the brand-new mAuthor tutorial videos and they are available now in mAuthor documentation and on our YouTube channel.

We strongly encourage you to watch them and take a closer look at the numerous mAuthor features whose list is constantly expanding. We are planning on adding new videos soon so stay tuned!

Multiple Answers in Filled Gap

Now it is possible to define more than one answer in a Filled Gap mode in the Text module. This can be done by using the syntax for an editable or a draggable gap:

\filledGap{initial text|answer|another answer}, where the first value is a placeholder and the next two values are the answers.

More information on the Text module and all gap types is available in mAuthor documentation.

Programming Addons

mAuthor offers three new Addons specially designed for programming:

  1. Programming Comand Prompt – a Command Line, which allows users to enter the JavaScript code, and then execute it in the Grid Scene module.
  2. Grid Scene – a scene consisting of up to 40×40 squares that can be marked with different colors by entering the code in Programming Command Prompt, Blockly Code Editor or other Addons, e.g. Advanced Connector. It is possible to use the ready-made, pre-defined commands or create new ones.
  3. Blockly Code Editor – the editor, in which a user creates the program to be executed on the scene by dropping relevant blocks and joining them together. The Addon contains a huge base of ready-made blocks and different types of connections. It also enables creating variables and custom blocks.

More information on Programming Comand PromptGrid Scene and Blockly Code Editor is available in mAuthor documentation.

New Addon Available – Text Coloring

Text Coloring is a new mAuthor Addon that allows marking relevant parts of text with different colors. The user may pick e.g. red to underline all verbs included in the text and blue to mark all nouns.

More information on Text Coloring properties is available in mAuthor documentation. We also encourage you to view a short demo presentation showing the Addon’s main functions.

New Addon – Iframe

Iframe is a new Addon that allows embedding any html content into a lesson. The Addon works both in an online and offline mode so it is possible to link, e.g. an online website or to upload an html file with all its resources.

More information on Iframe is available in mAuthor documentation. We also encourage you to view a short demo presentation showing the Addon’s main functions..

New Properties for Popups

Popups may be now placed in any location on a page, not just its upper side. To set a relevant position, you may use two new properties added to the “Open popup” button: Popup left position and Popup top position.

Text Gap Editor Available in Table

The Table Addon has been enriched with a simple text gap editor for faster and easier text gap creation.

Now in order to embed the editable, draggable or filled gap in Table, simply type your answers in the editor instead of producing long text gap scripts. You may also instantly see the rendered view of any text gap instead of its script by checking the relevant option in the editor.

More information on creating text gaps can be found in mAuthor documentation.