Learn App - iOS User Interface Enhancements

The following additions and updates have been made to the user interface (UI) of the iOS version of the Cornerstone Learn app:

  • Built-in system fonts
  • Dynamic type sizes
  • Multitasking
  • iOS standard navigation bar
  • Links menu
  • Picture in Picture (PIP) functionality (available with the July 17th patch)
  • The text size of the Training Description web view has been scaled up to increase legibility (available with the Aug 2020 release)

Built-in System Fonts

The Learn app has implemented Apple's built-in fonts, which the app to apply the same size classes, font types, and colors consistently throughout the application. It also enables the application to support Dynamic Size Types, allowing users who utilize large text or bold text on their iOS device to see these text changes in the Learn App.

Dynamic Type Sizes

The Learn app supports Dynamic Type, which provides additional flexibility by allowing app users to choose their preferred text size via their iOS device settings. The Learn app supports both larger accessibility text sizes and bold text.

Multitasking

Slide Over and Split View has been enabled for Learn app iPad users, allowing users to use the Learn app simultaneously with other applications that support the same features.

iOS Standard Navigation Bar

To ensure the bottom navigation bar of the app meets color contrast requirements, iOS' default navigation bar control has been implemented for the Learn app. With this enhancement, the navigation bar is light gray, unselected icons are dark gray, and the selected icon is blue, matching the tint color of all other tappable elements within the application.

Links Menu

The navigation menu icon has been updated to a Links link.

When tapped, the Links link opens a tableview of any configured custom links, in addition to the Give Feedback link.

Picture in Picture (PIP) Functionality

With the July 17th patch, Picture in Picture (PIP) functionality was made available for iPads. Users can initiate PIP when viewing a video learning object (LO). All Learn app functionality is disabled while PIP is active. Users can traverse other apps while the video LO continues to play in a small window. After exiting PIP mode, all app functionality is re-enabled.

Considerations

The following considerations apply to PIP functionality:

  • The following file types are supported for Picture in Picture: .mpg, .mpeg, .wmv, .flv, .m4v, .mp4.
  • PIP is enabled by tapping the PIP icon in the left-hand corner of a Video

Exclusions

The following exclusions apply to PIP functionality:

  • Videos with a YouTube URL source are not supported
  • Online courses are not supported; this feature is only enabled for video LOs.

Picture in Picture Split Screen

Picture in Picture

Training Description Text Size

The text size for the Training Description field available for training items in the Learn app has been scaled up to increase legibility when the training description is viewed from any size mobile device.