New Zenler is one of the rising stars in the online course platforms space. And with its new mobile app for end-users, it has become even more attractive for course creators.
So what can you expect from the New Zenler app, and how does it work?
In this article, we’ll answer all these questions and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know about the mobile app as well as how it can help improve the mobile learning experience.
Let’s dive in.
What Is the New Zenler Mobile App?
The New Zenler app is a mobile counterpart to the web platform, specifically designed for iOS and Android devices.
Since students are its primary users, the app’s main goal is to enable them to access courses and engage in their communities on the go.
Creators, however, have limited capabilities, which are confined to community interactions.
Having said that, the New Zenler app is an excellent way to increase student engagement. Here are a few features your students can enjoy on the app:
- Watching course lessons
- Adding posts to their communities
- Liking and commenting on other members’ content
- Checking their latest notifications.
At this time, building a branded app is not an option, so you must rely solely on the branding options available for your course website.
Regarding pricing, the app is available to all websites on a paid New Zenler plan, and students can download and use it for free.
How Does the New Zenler Mobile App Interface Look?
New Zenler’s app has a minimalistic and clean interface.
There’s a menu bar at the bottom of the screen for users to navigate the app easily. From there, they can jump to the community section, check their notifications, and search through the website.
Apart from that, there’s a drop-down menu at the top of the screen where users can switch to another New Zenler site if they have more than one.
And at the top right part of the screen, there’s a three dots menu that lets users access their profile. This section doesn’t have any options for profile management, though, but only a sign-out button.
Regarding the look and feel of the app, you don’t have any control over that. The only thing that’s possible is to adjust the app’s theme color and add a logo.
You can access these settings on the web platform by navigating to Site → Mobile App → Branding in your admin dashboard.
Overall, the app is straightforward and may even seem a bit simplified. However, given that its purpose is to complement the web version, it does its job well.
How Does the New Zenler App Work?
As previously discussed, the platform’s mobile app is specifically designed for students. This section will explore how to download, install, and use the app.
The Zenler Android app can be downloaded from the Play Store, while the iOS version is available in the App Store. Depending on their device, students should go to the respective app store and download the app.
Upon opening the app, they’ll be asked to log in to the app. The login process is seamless, and the steps are as follows:
- They should enter their email address and click the Sign in button.
- They must copy the confirmation code from their inbox and paste it on the following screen.
- They’ll be presented with a list of New Zenler websites they can access. They should select the correct site to go to their personalized dashboard.
The app’s homepage lists all courses a student is enrolled in. They just need to click on the course card to access the curriculum page.
The curriculum page has a Resume Course button that takes students to the last lesson they watched, while below that, they’ll see a list of all the course sections and lessons.
When they select a lesson, they’ll enter the course player, which is again nicely designed. They can watch the video at the top and easily navigate using the Previous/Next buttons at the bottom.
What’s also good about the whole experience is that students’ course progress is perfectly synchronized with the web platform, ensuring a seamless cross-device learning experience.
However, the downside is that the app doesn’t support in-lesson discussions and live lessons at this point.
Now, let’s talk about communities and how members can interact with them through the mobile app.
Members can access their communities by clicking on the community icon at the bottom of the screen. This action will open a list of all the communities they are part of.
Upon selecting one, they will be able to interact with it. Depending on the community settings, members can add posts featuring images, videos, and links.
Additionally, they can comment on and like other members’ posts, which is in line with features supported by the web platform.
Finally, the app supports push notifications, a handy feature for driving user engagement. To message students, admins should visit the web platform and then go to Site → Mobile App → Push Notifications.
In the message area, admins can compose a message, choose whether to send it to all students or a selected group and decide what happens when a student clicks on the message. The available options include sending students to a specific course, URL, or funnel.
Lastly, the app has no options for setting up your Zenler school except that you can use it to interact with your student communities by adding posts and replying to comments.
The New Zenler app is a great way to engage your students, allowing them to watch courses and join community discussions regardless of where they are.
Apart from live classes and in-lesson discussions, the app encompasses all the features available on the web version, ensuring an excellent mobile learning experience for students.
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We hope this article provided a good overview of the New Zenler mobile app and how it works. And if there’s anything we haven’t covered here, leave us a comment.