First off, Happy Holidays and a soon-to-be Happy New Year! We made a wealth of changes to round out 2015 and cannot wait to hear what you think about them! As always, please reach out to us at email@example.com with any feedback or questions.
Introducing the New Learning Queue
The Learning Queue just got a lot more powerful with the ability to schedule and prioritize your learning. When queuing content to learn later, set a goal date to learn at some point in the future, and we'll include reminders as your goal date approaches in your daily Pathgather email.
A redesigned, more engaging landing page
Given the enhancements to the Learning Queue, we thought it appropriate to ensure it was front and center immediately when visiting Pathgather. So, we redesigned the landing page to clearly communicate content approaching its due date in your queue. We also converted the layout to a cleaner, more engaging two column layout (from the previous three column version).
Enhanced recommendations: suggested goal dates + analytics
We've also merged recommendations generated by peers with the new Learning Queue. Now, if you've been recommended content by another learner (e.g. a manager, coworker, etc), those recommendations show at the top of your queue with "Accept" and "Decline" options. Accepting a recommendation simply adds that content to your queue.
In addition, recommendations can also now be sent with a suggested goal date (which will be maintained if accepted and added to the learner's queue). And finally, we've implemented the ability to view metrics like which learners have accepted and completed your recommendations!
Search improvements: preview matched keywords in results
Ever wonder why certain results were being returned in your searches? Well, wonder no more! Now, when you perform a keyword search, we'll highlight the matched terms in each result so it's clear why that result was returned. We also tweaked our search algorithms to improve the accuracy of returned results.
Conversation Titles + Search
When starting a conversation, we added support for a title as well as a body (just like an email). In addition, you can now search conversations in a gathering.
Github Gist Embed Support
We added Github Gists to the list of content we'll automatically embed in Pathgather! Simply use a normal Github Gist URL when creating content, and your users will now be able to view the Gist directly within Pathgather.
That's it for this Changelog! Again, if you have any questions or feedback, we're just a short email away at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pathgather Team