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Totally New Interactive GU Lesson Player

December 27, 2013

Check out Gracie University 3.0!

In our ongoing efforts to give our students the most powerful online learning experience available, we continually strive to add valuable features and capabilities to the site. Up to this point the Interactive Lesson Player has been based on Flash Technology which allowed for a unified interface and strong interactive tools but became limited when some mobile device manufacturers stopped supporting Flash. The new player is a major overhaul that we believe will give the in-depth learning experience our students expect while utilizing a more universally accessible online technology.

The following are some of the new favorite new features to take note of:

1. Start Where You Left Off: After you watch a lesson for more than 10 seconds, the next time you return to that lesson you'll be prompted to choose whether to start where you left off or back at the beginning.
2. Drills Feature Tab: Now you can any Silent Demo without having to try to find it on the timeline.
3. Chat Rooms: The chat system is completely new! Within the chat you can now choose between rooms at different levels - lesson, course, or university.
4. Timeline Scrubber: You can click anywhere on the timeline to jump directly to that time.
5. Chapter Back/Forward Buttons: Instant access to any segment of any lesson.
6. 30 Second Back / 30 Second Forward Buttons: You can now jump back or forward in 30 second intervals for quick review of any essential details.
7. Bookmarks / History Button: You can easily set bookmarks and jump to existing ones.
8. Notes Button: You can now take notes and manage your progress from within the lesson interface.
9. Full Screen Button: Finally TRUE full screen capability for all lessons!
10. Video Formats and Resolution: Choose your video resolution! All of the videos now are dynamically converted into multiple desktop and mobile formats and will automatically try to deliver the optimal version for your network and system

There's more! To check out the full list of new features, click here. Many of the new features were suggested by you, the students, and we thank you for helping us improve the system.

Enjoy the new player and be sure to let us know what you think.