Courses tool - possibilities for improving

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JC54 | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Mar 3 2020 11:40 AM

I love the Courses tool! I love how I am in a course and working step by step, I love all the circles showing me what percentage I am at wit this course. But there are a few things in the overview of the courses tool.

- I don't like seeing all "unavailable" courses, especially when they clutter up me search results within the tool.

- I don't really like the 'non-video' courses. Or maybe I do, but I would want a toggle between 'video courses-library' and 'others/book-library'. Because for me the video format makes it a course, instead of a reading plan.

- I don't like the standard menu is divided in started/completed/recommend/available etc. It is a weird way, I would want the flexibility and lay-out of my normal Logos Library. I mean started makes sense, but completed (even though satisfying) is not very usefull so close at the top...

- Maybe because I am into the 'video' part, I miss some of my 'courses' in the tool. Such as:

1. https://www.logos.com/product/49698/walking-with-c-s-lewis-logos-digital-bundle Don't know why it is not a course. Annoying to open right now.

2. https://www.logos.com/product/50323/animated-high-definition-commentary-philippians But not sure, maybe as part of the 'book-library'

3. The training and quickstart material should definitely be in course form. Such as: https://www.logos.com/product/50349/verbum-360-training 

4. https://www.logos.com/product/46350/diy-bible-study Might also be a good one?

5. Maybe just all those resources that come in two or three like: video, audio, book etc.

I am curious how others experience this, maybe they have found a way around it, or am I missing something obvious. If they recognise it, please Faithlife, upgrade you courses tool!!

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JC54 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 3 2020 12:46 PM

One more thing: courses that are not downloaden show as not available. that is also confusing.

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JC54 | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 5 2020 6:09 AM

No one recognises this? Please share with me what I am doing wrong!

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 5 2020 1:45 PM

I agree with your suggestions and hopefully a person from Faithlife will acknowledge them for you.

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JC54 | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 6 2020 3:50 AM

I ran in yet another buggish thing:

The Look at the Book Labs (Great resource, many thanks), has just the video's in course mode. Not the questions in between....

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JC54 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2020 4:38 AM

Even though is seems like not many people recognise my problems with the course tool. I would like to take the change to bump my post!

Plus, a new problem came up. Courses that are not downloaded but are owned. Do not show up under "available. Which is very annoying. Because now you can only use the course tool if you know beforehand what you are looking for, when not downloaded.

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2020 6:23 AM

JC54:
Courses that are not downloaded but are owned. Do not show up under "available.

This sounds like a bug.

I’d think the Courses tool should be using general metadata about courses to display its availability information, not whether or not a course has been downloaded.

Hopefully FL can comment on how availability is determined. (I think it might be more controlled by whether or not you have certain related course material that the course links to, not that you merely own it).

Thanks to FL for including Carta and a Hebrew audio bible in Logos 9!

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