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Daylight is Coming!

by Bill Harrison on 2017-11-29T22:03:00-05:00 in Computers & Technology | Comments

On Dec 18th, Falcon Online will be changing its look to a more modern and cleaner interface – called Daylight.

Daylight is a brighter and more stream-lined environment with emphasis on faculty and student activity. The way Falcon Online functions (where buttons are, how things work) remains untouched as the entire system will work the same. Everything will be in the same spot and function the way it always has.

Daylight is like a new ‘skin’ for the platform that includes larger fonts, more space between lines of text and a new color palette. It is all geared for mobile learning with more space for people’s fingers to locate tools and buttons with greater ease. Daylight improves accessibility, readability and navigation.

By far the best feature of Daylight is called “responsive design”. This means that the web environment is the same for mobile and desktop systems through an automatic adjustment of page items depending on screen size (i.e. the screen readjusts for smartphones and tablets with blocks of content tiling or stacking for access in narrower screen widths). Currently the mobile version of Falcon Online is a completely different piece of software that has many non-functional components preventing students and faculty from optimal use of key features.

The Faculty Innovation Center is hosting open lab awareness sessions on 4 and 7 Dec, 1 - 3 PM in bldg 200/Rm 204. This is the computer lab on the second floor of the library by the magazine shelves. During these sessions you will see examples of Daylight in our Falcon Online ‘test environment’. Other resources are linked below.

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