In Summer 2018, Apex Learning released New Generation Courses. This platform enhances the experience for both students and
teachers with a new look and feel, new tools to support student progress, and an interface that makes it
easy to keep students on track.

See below for a comparison of the current and new student experience. The new student

experience is in the final development stage, so the final design may reflect minor adjustments from these



When students access a Course, this is the type of page they’ll see. Instead of organizing the Course in a

text-based outline, it does so in a visual outline. It gives students the option to get started by selecting

their unit or simply selecting “Start.”

Here’s what to look for:

1. The new visual outline lets students quickly identify the right starting point.

2. Students can simply select “START” to begin or pick up where they left off.

3. The complete Course outline is always available, but collapsed. To expand it, students can select

the outline icon in the upper-left corner.


The new experience introduces a simple, intuitive way of navigating throughout Courses. It replaces the
persistent left outline with a navigator that students see when they move between units, lessons, and
activities. The navigator is designed to guide students to the next appropriate activity, putting it front and
center in the activity carousel. Once an activity is completed the carousel will automatically advance to
the next activity for the student. In this case, the student’s next activity would be the Study.

If a student has completed or tested out of an activity, their progress will be clearly marked on each
activity icon. When mastery-based learning is enabled, students will only be able to access activities they
have unlocked.


Course pages feature a simplified design to focus student attention on what they need to learn. Students
are always guided to select “Next” to the next page or activity, but may use the top navigation bar to
advance directly to any lesson or return to the Course overview page.

Here’s what to look for:

1. By hiding the Course outline and dedicating the entire screen to learning, students see more of
what they need to master. Students can expect less scrolling, less distraction, and more learning.
2. Translation () and text-to-speech () are embedded on every page. To use them, simplyhighlight the text to translate or read aloud, then select the appropriate icon.3. Students can no longer skip to the end of a Study by typing in the page number. If Answer Revealis enabled, this means you can now be sure that students will see every page of instructionbefore displaying answers in the Study Sheets.


Once students have answered an assessment question, they simply select the “Submit” button that’s
consistently located in the bottom-right corner of the question.

Here’s what to look for:

1. Translation () and text-to-speech () are embedded in assessments, just like they are ininstructional pages. To use them, simply highlight the text to translate or read aloud, then selectthe appropriate icon.2. By removing the outline, students aren’t tempted to leave the Quiz until they’re finished.