Periodically, Knovation applies updates to the icurio application. Notes for the December 2017 release are listed below.
Discover: Keyword Search Type Ahead
To support effective keyword search for learning resources, the type ahead feature has been added to the icurio web application Discover search bar. When a user starts typing a keyword in the search bar, suggestions are displayed that match the entered characters. Clicking on a keyword suggestion opens a search results page for that keyword.
Publisher Search Refinement
Many icurio users are interested in refining their search results by a specific publisher (like Khan Academy or CK-12). To enable this refinement, “Collections” have been updated to “Publisher” in the left-hand search refinement panel where a user can now refine by publisher by checking the boxes next to the desired publishers and then clicking the “Narrow Results” button. Refinement by publisher is also available in the “More Search Options” panel where a user can enter the publisher name in the publisher field and click search. In “More Search Options”, the user also benefits from type ahead for the publisher field.
Standards: Standards Text Type Ahead
To support effective search for learning resources by academic standard, the type ahead feature has been added to the icurio Standards search bar. When a user starts typing text for an academic standard in the search bar, suggestions are displayed that match the entered characters. Clicking on an academic standards suggestion opens a search results page for that standard.
Close the Banner
Based upon varying screen sizes and a large variety of learning resource types, sometimes it is beneficial to close the icurio tools banner. This feature has been implemented; the icurio banner can be removed by simply clicking the ‘X’ in the top right corner of the page.