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  • Got any ideas on how improve the Tutorials Dojo portal?

  • Tutorials-Dojo

    Administrator
    March 13, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Feel free to share your ideas on how we can further improve the Tutorials Dojo portal! This will help us serve you better!

    NOTE: May we request that you go through our FAQ page before posting here as a lot of the questions raised in this thread are already answered in the FAQ section – https://portal.tutorialsdojo.com/faqs/

    • This discussion was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  Tutorials-Dojo.
    • This discussion was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  Tutorials-Dojo.

    Tutorials Dojo Portal FAQs

  • juan

    Member
    March 13, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    How about adding a free sampler course in your portal? That would be great to check out the site features first before we buy it?

  • vin-schong

    Member
    March 29, 2020 at 1:09 am

    Dark mode is great. But -code- tag is not readable in dark-mode.
    please change the background color when dark-mode is enabled

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  vin-schong.
    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  vin-schong.
    • Tutorials-Dojo

      Administrator
      March 30, 2020 at 3:36 am

      Hello schong, the bug has been fixed and you should be able to clearly see the codes now, even in dark mode. 🙂

  • Raja

    Member
    April 7, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Right after you take the practice test in the timed mode, you display the results along with a dropdown to show All/Correct/Incorrect only options. Provide the same option when I view the test results by clicking on Statistics from “My Dashboard”. Some times, I may not be able to review the test answers right after completing the test. With this option, I’ll still have the flexibility to review incorrect answers when I come back at a later time to review the test answers.

    • Tutorials-Dojo

      Administrator
      April 10, 2020 at 6:07 am

      Thanks for the feedback, Raja. We have noted your valuable suggestion and we’ll do our best to come up with this feature soon. 🙂

  • varun

    Member
    April 10, 2020 at 1:53 am

    Hi Jon and team,

    It will be good if you can provide the option to extend the time in timed mode if you could not complete the full set of questions(The same as how udemy tests allow you to). Currently the portal does not maintain a history of scores. In fact it does not even remember that I started the course. Also each time you open the test the questions are all in a different order. I know this was intentional but it does not help all causes. I had completed 45 questions out of the 75 questions for practice tests 1 for the devops pro exam. Now there is no way to complete the rest of the questions since the orders of questions is not preserved for the tests I took. So I have to go through the questions all over again. Also in the review mode why do you restrict the questions to 30 or so instead of the full set ? Even in this lets say I completed 10 questions in one sitting and I had to go away for some reason. When I come back to the review mode I would expect it to start from where I left of instead of providing me with another set of questions. This way I could avoid the duplicates.

    This is just a feedback to improve the portal and not to criticise the great work done by Jon and the TutorialDojo team. I wanted to support you 100% and hence moved away from Udemy and onto the portal by purchasing 3 exams.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  varun.
  • Raja

    Member
    April 11, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    In the “BONUS SECTION – FLASHCARDS”, there is a complete button displayed for every flash card. Thinking this was tracking the individual flash card, I hit “Complete” and now there is no way to reverse my action. So, it would be useful to have a toggle button that changes to “Incomplete” when it is clicked.

    Also, rename text on Complete button to make it clear that it’s for the entire section and not the individual flash card.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  Raja.
    • Tutorials-Dojo

      Administrator
      April 12, 2020 at 2:19 am

      Thanks once again for another valuable feedback, Raja. We have noted your suggestion and discuss how we can further improve the Flashcards section. For now, you can always go back to the individual flashcards anytime you want even though they have been marked as complete. 🙂

  • Raja

    Member
    April 12, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    IMHO, only “Practice exams – timed mode” and “Final test” should be the mandatory sections in the course since these reflect the “real exam” conditions. Everything else should be optional for the subscriber to complete.

    Bottom line, as long as a subscriber completes all the practice exams in timed mode and completes the final test, the course should be considered complete and the appropriate points awarded.

    • Tutorials-Dojo

      Administrator
      April 13, 2020 at 12:17 am

      Hey Raja, thanks for the suggestion! Different people have different learning styles and while the Timed Mode and Final Test are the “true” barometers when it comes to simulating the exam environment, there are some people who learn better when they are able to view the answers right away (Review Mode) or when they focus on a specific topic/area only (Section-Based Mode).

      Therefore, we cannot automatically assume that the Timed Mode and the Final Test are the only “necessary” components of the course.

      We’ll think about other ways to make this flexible in the future but for now, we’ll have to prioritize the more important updates and feature improvements. Nevertheless, thank you very much for raising this. 🙂

      • Raja

        Member
        April 13, 2020 at 9:23 pm

        Sure and thanks for the consideration!

  • Raja

    Member
    April 13, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Also, wanted to drop a quick note to say that there are a lot of features in the portal and things work great for something in beta mode. I enjoy using the portal over Udemy and can’t wait to see it getting better and better….thanks for all your hard work and incorporating our feedback as well!

    • Jon-Bonso

      Administrator
      April 14, 2020 at 4:26 am

      Thanks a lot, Raja for your kind words and for your constructive feedback!

      All the best in your upcoming AWS exam!

  • rcabrera-public

    Member
    April 18, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Why does the Review mode only extracts 30 questions from the 65 question set? (I assume Review Set 1 is associated with Timed Set 1, and so).

    I’d like a way to do this: A question shown to me, the opportunity for me to answer it, and then the correct answer and explanation would appear. That would boost my learning experience a lot. Does Review mode do that? Why only 30 questions, though?

    Right now, what I’m doing is finishing the Timed mode, and then I have to read again all the questions to pick the context for the answers/explanations… it’s very time consuming.

    • Tutorials-Dojo

      Administrator
      April 18, 2020 at 9:26 pm

      Hello rcabrera,

      Thanks for posting here. To answer your clarifications:

      Why does the Review mode only extracts 30 questions from the 65 question set? (I assume Review Set 1 is associated with Timed Set 1, and so).

      – Yes, Timed Mode Set 1 questions are the same as Review Mode Set 1 questions, just presented differently. In Review Mode, you can view the answers and detailed explanations as you go through each question. Initially, the Review Mode also contains the equivalent number of question in Timed Mode i.e. 65 questions for Associate exams, however, this has caused user fatigue as not everyone can sit through an entire 65-set test where the explanations are presented to you as you navigate through each question. It simply was’t ideal so we trimmed it to load fewer questions. Every time you load a set in Review Mode, it will randomly generate 30 questions from the set, which is good enough for one sitting.


      I’d like a way to do this: A question shown to me, the opportunity for me to answer it, and then the correct answer and explanation would appear. That would boost my learning experience a lot. Does Review mode do that? Why only 30 questions, though?

      – The answer to this question is explained above.

      Right now, what I’m doing is finishing the Timed mode, and then I have to read again all the questions to pick the context for the answers/explanations… it’s very time consuming.

      – This is exactly the pain that we hear from our Udemy students since only a Timed Mode is available in the Udemy platform. This is why we have created the Tutorials Dojo portal which contains 3 additional training modes (Review Mode, Section-Based Mode, Final Test) to provide you with a much better learning experience.

      Hope this helps and do check out the FAQ page for a better understanding of the training modes in the Tutorials Dojo portal – https://portal.tutorialsdojo.com/faqs/

      Cheers,

      Stace @ Tutorials Dojo

      Tutorials Dojo Portal FAQs

      • rcabrera-public

        Member
        April 21, 2020 at 2:21 am

        I think I *sort of* understand presenting just 30 questions to prevent fatigue – but that behaviour prevents us from *comprehensively* take a look at all the questions/answers/explanations.

        Regarding fatigue, I guess it shouldn’t matter since you can always leave the session, take a break, and come back whenever you feel like it. Maybe leave it as a setting for users? If I want to check them all just let me 🙂

        I completed the first three exams in Timed Mode, but then just wanted to check all the questions/answers/explanations for the last three – I had to retry many times to “catch” new random questions from the pool of 65 for each set.

        Thanks!

  • rcabrera-public

    Member
    April 18, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    By the way, I read in another thread another user suggested a way to flag for review a question in Timed Mode.
    Agree, it’s the same spirit of what I’m asking here: When answering the question I already know whether I’m answering confidently or I’m just doing an educated guess. There could be two ways to address this: being able to read the explanation right away, or flag those for quick review later (and not having to go through all the questions).

    • Tutorials-Dojo

      Administrator
      April 18, 2020 at 9:27 pm

      Good point, rcabrera. We will certainly look into ways to improve the flagging feature as everyone has suggested. 🙂

  • Josh

    Member
    April 19, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Hi Sir!

    It’s good if you’re asking the user if he wants to leave at the exam simulator page or not when he/she accidentally presses the back button of the browser. In my experience, I wasn’t able to pursue the exam unless I should have retake it from the start.

    Thank you! All the best 🙂

    • Jon-Bonso

      Administrator
      April 19, 2020 at 11:05 am

      Thank you for sharing your constructive feedback, Josh!

      I see that you are only using the Exam Simulator – AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate course, that we provide for free to our Udemy courses. This one is quite limited in feature and it doesn’t have the full capability to save the answers you already entered in the practice test.

      Our premium course comes with Timed-mode, Review-mode, Final Test-mode, Topic-based sections, More Flashcards, and many other features. For our Timed-mode tests, your progress is saved so if you accidentally hit the back button, you can simply resume your test.

      Let us know if you need further assistance. The Tutorials Dojo team is dedicated to help you pass your AWS exam on your first try!


      Regards,

      Jon Bonso @ Tutorials Dojo

  • varun

    Member
    April 19, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    I don’t think the portal saves the progress. Each time I start the devops engineer course, the next time when I open, it asks me to start the course all over again. Also regarding timed exams, there is no option currently to review the previous attempts to see what went wrong. I would like the portal to save all my attempts for exams just like Udemy does.

    It would also be great if you could provide a pause button for timed tests. I understand that it could well be intentional to mimic the original exam. But sometimes there are occasions when you would need to pause the test and come back in 5 or 10 mins.

    Also an option to choose LSL extended time if a candidate is eligible for that will be helpful.

    The above feedbacks are provided only to improve the portal usability. I was more than happy to pay more and buy the courses from the portal rather than Udemy. Really appreciate the wonderful work Jon and his team has provide. Eagerly waiting for the security specialty exams. Cheers

    • Jon-Bonso

      Administrator
      April 20, 2020 at 1:27 am

      Hello varun,

      Thanks a lot for posting here. 🙂 Kindly see our response to your clarifications/suggestions below:

      I don’t think the portal saves the progress. Each time I start the devops engineer course, the next time when I open, it asks me to start the course all over again.

      – The tests in every Timed Mode absolutely does have the capability to save your progress via the Save & Next button. Let’s say for example that you are at Question#10 out of 65. After you click Save & Next, Question#11 will be displayed. If you jump out of the set, your answers to the 10 questions are definitely saved. When you go back to that same test, you will see 10 questions that have been marked as answered throughout the test.

      Just a note though: These 10 answered questions are randomly spread throughout the test because the randomization feature is activated in all tests in the Timed Mode. But the timer definitely resumes to when you left the test and previous answers are recorded.

      Also regarding timed exams, there is no option currently to review the previous attempts to see what went wrong. I would like the portal to save all my attempts for exams just like Udemy does.

      -This is also absolutely possible. If you go to “My Dashboard”, you’ll see a notification there that says your progress can be viewed from that page. All previous attempts are recorded in there and it’s mentioned in our FAQ page – https://portal.tutorialsdojo.com/faqs/

      It would also be great if you could provide a pause button for timed tests. I understand that it could well be intentional to mimic the original exam. But sometimes there are occasions when you would need to pause the test and come back in 5 or 10 mins.

      -As mentioned above, the Save & Next button can act as a Pause button that saves all previously answered items that you can come back to at a later time. We have actually made a very detailed instruction page at the start of the Timed Mode to explain this so I do hope that before answering any test in the Timed Mode any further, that you’ll take some time to go through it. Our team worked very hard to come up with these detailed instructions to ensure that you are able to make the most out of the Tutorials Dojo portal. More info can also be found in this Timed Mode FAQ page – https://portal.tutorialsdojo.com/faq-timed-mode/

      Hope this helps and thanks for taking the time to post here. 🙂

      Cheers,
      Tutorials Dojo

      Tutorials Dojo Portal FAQs

  • tobias

    Member
    April 19, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    I would suggest 3 feature requests:

    1.) A Coffee break button with 5 random Questions

    2.) put the next button above the answers, to go faster to the next question if the answer is not needed

    3.) Enable little coffee break games (incl. highscore) with earned points

    • Tutorials-Dojo

      Administrator
      April 20, 2020 at 1:31 am

      Thanks a lot for your fun suggestions, Tobias! It’ll surely make learning more fun and less exhausting. We’ll take note of these suggestions and discuss with Jon and the rest of the team. 🙂

      Cheers,
      Tutorials Dojo

  • Raja

    Member
    April 20, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    For the topic based practice exams, I would like to see an option to choose between answering all questions for that topic versus the current default of 8 questions.

    If I have the time when doing a topic based practice exam, I should be able to access and answer all questions for that topic. That’s why giving an option between answering all questions versus current default of 8 would let the user decide what’s best. Also, this would be extremely useful for those topics which are weak areas and therefore answering all questions on that topic would only help in solidifying the knowledge on that topic.

    • Tutorials-Dojo

      Administrator
      April 21, 2020 at 12:25 am

      Hello Raja, thanks once again for another suggestion. This one requires a lot of customization and coding and not something that can be easily done. This is noted though but this most likely won’t be available anytime soon. 🙂

      • Raja

        Member
        April 21, 2020 at 12:29 am

        Understood and thanks for the consideration.

  • Deme

    Member
    April 20, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    I think a pause function for the 4 timed exams would be cool of course it’s not possible on the real exam but for practice it help cause slight distractions do occur I’ve notice the if you refresh the page on any of he exams it completely starts over the pause function would help cause one thing I appreciated about the Udemy exams that even if you logged out and back in again exam would still be paused at the point you left of really sucks to get 35 questions in and your kid hits your keyboard and refeshes you test back to beginning LOL!!!

    • Tutorials-Dojo

      Administrator
      April 21, 2020 at 12:26 am

      Hello Deme, thanks for posting here. I’m just gonna copy Jon’s response in the above thread where the ability to Pause was raised:

      Jon said:

      “The tests in every Timed Mode absolutely does have the capability to save your progress via the Save & Next button. Let’s say for example that you are at Question#10 out of 65. After you click Save & Next, Question#11 will be displayed. If you jump out of the set, your answers to the 10 questions are definitely saved. When you go back to that same test, you will see 10 questions that have been marked as answered throughout the test.

      Just a note though: These 10 answered questions are randomly spread throughout the test because the randomization feature is activated in all tests in the Timed Mode. But the timer definitely resumes to when you left the test and previous answers are recorded.”

      Hope this clarifies things. The Save & Next button in every Timed Mode set essentially acts as a Pause button as mentioned by Jon above. 🙂

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