The Release of Two Powerful Features Within Bricks Create – Image Carousel and Embedding Presentations

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Online learning has become integral to medical education, and high-yield teaching tools have never been more critical. Educators must rethink how to make their courses more interactive, exciting, and accessible. This is why we’re thrilled to announce two new features within Bricks Create image carousel and embedding PowerPoints, PDFs, and Google Slides.

Multiple, Impactful Images

One of the significant advantages of the image carousel is that you can add multiple images to your Brick. Before now, it was always a struggle to display and compare various images of medical conditions, especially when there are different stages to be covered. But that’s not the case anymore. With an image carousel, you can comfortably add up to ten images, allowing students to scroll horizontally through the photos with a simple click. This new method of displaying multiple images can add more visual impact to your teaching, making it easier for students to understand each stage of the medical condition.

Adding an image carousel is as easy as adding an image, a card, or a formula. To do so, use the toolbar and select the “Image Carousel” option.

Screenshot of where to find the image carousel option in Bricks Create

You can drag and drop your images or use your device’s file finder to load them one at a time. Within the image carousel, you can add up to ten photos to display best whatever you’re trying to share with students.

You also have the option to add descriptions and attributions to your images and a title for them.

Your Slide Deck, Easily Accessible

We’ve also updated capabilities to include embedding PowerPoints, Google Slides, or PDFs. To embed a presentation, add a new element to your Brick, click “< >,”  aka “Add Embed,” and paste the link to your presentation. However, note that you can only embed presentations that are on the web or uploaded to a cloud-based server. Presentations that live on your computer or device cannot be embedded.

Improving Teaching and Learning Outcomes

Incorporating these new features encourages educators to create more engaging, interactive, and impactful courses. A histology class, for instance, can leverage the image carousel to teach students about cellular structures better. The carousel can help professors showcase various aspects of the cell that the students need to learn about, such as the Golgi apparatus, the nucleus, and the mitochondria.

High-Yield Learning That’s Faculty Friendly

At ScholarRx, we’re committed to delivering an exceptional learning experience. The new features we’ve introduced today, the image carousel and the ability to embed presentations, will make online teaching more engaging and impactful. We’re excited to see how you use these new features.!

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