Update (04-21-23 3:20pm) NEW Updates: Known Issues | FAQ Bugs currently being worked on:
Lesson PDF Downloads sometimes don’t work – A fix is in development and will be pushed out asap. Update (04-21-23 3:21pm) This Bug has been fixed! We now have a shiny-spiffy all new Presentation Conversion and Download service working on all the main lessons 😀 (Note if you find one I missed let me know in the form below)
My course percentage completion is different since the update – This is a result of a previous bug that was only calculating percentage of course completed as quizzes completed. Your new percentage now accurately measures your total completion of the course and its content.
The search bar inside of the course is missing – A fix is in development and will be pushed out asap.
Update (04-20-23 10:20am) This Problem is deeper than originally anticipated and will require a more significant time investment and may take a bit for me to sort out. Please be patient with me while I redevelop a solution for this issue.
Update (07-10-23 9:50am) Search has been reenabled! Bug Squashed!
4) I cannot complete Quizzes, the progress bar just loads forever and nothing happens – A fix is in development and will be pushed out asap.
Update (04-19-23 11:20am) This bug is Fixed!!! Huzzah the quizzes are working properly again 😀
5) I cannot complete some lessons – Any lesson with a quiz attached cannot be completed manually, but will autocomplete once you passed the quiz. Quiz completions are currently bugged so this is a symptom of the previously mentioned bug (see #4 /)
Update (04-19-23 11:20am) This Bug is fixed!!! WooHoo!
6) The “When There is no Doctor Section has missing/ Broken ContentUpdate (04-20-23 10:20am) This Bug is fixed!!! WTIND Content is back!
Thanks for you patience while I try and fix these issues
Hey there, your friendly neighborhood web-developer here!
I’m so excited to share that I’ll be making some significant changes to our learning platform site in the next few days.
As you know, Homestead Academy has been a long-term passion project, and I’ve poured my heart and soul into creating a platform that I hope will make your learning experience better than it ever has been… and there have been so many discoveries and opportunities for progress along the way I’ve barely been able to keep my head screwed on right.
It may come as no small surprise that I’ve never developed a site like this… and that most features and benefits that we’ve been using on Homestead had no precedence or previous experience to benefit from. So naturally the linear evolution of the site matched my own knowledge of best practices and strategies to develop a learning platform.
What that means in a practical sense is that as soon as each piece of this site was completed I was that much more knowledgeable on how to do that thing even better. Also, at a fundamental level, everything that I created here was instantly antiquated the second it was released 😁
Working in tech is F.U.N! Frenzied Upgrades are Never-ending!
So over the last 3 or 4 months, I’ve been using everything I learned about the initial development of this site, and applying it to Homestead 2.0. The time has now come where I’m comfortable with the changes enough to share it with all of you.
First and foremost, I want you to know that your progress on courses will remain safe. All of your courses, lessons, and quizzes will be exactly where you left them. I’ve taken great care to ensure that your learning experience won’t be affected during this transition.
I do want to give you a heads up that there
may be will be some bugs & issues that pop up during and shortly after the update process. But don’t worry, I’ll be monitoring the site closely and working hard to fix any issues that arise as quickly as possible.. I’ve stocked up on Zip Fizz and anticipate spending several nights as a coding zombie working through everything that comes up.
I’ve been listening carefully to your feedback about Homestead, and I’m thrilled to say that these changes are based on what you’ve told me you need and want, and I’m excited to show you the new design, which is modern, intuitive, and will make your learning experience that much better. Plus, it’s faster, more mobile-friendly, and easier to navigate!
Here’s a surface level rundown of the most important features and improvements to the platform that I think you’ll love:
- Wildly improved layout and frontend site navigation.
- Enhanced course progress tracking and reporting for both students and professors.
- Expanded lesson and quiz creation tools.
- Streamlined user management and course enrollment processes and user management features for HSA admin and staff.
- Hundreds of user interface improvements that dynamically change site content and page layout to keep the user informed, aware, and in control of their own experience.
- Foundational Changes to the core of the site making it lighter, more mobile friendly, and faster in just about every metric.
I’m confident that these updates will make your learning experience even better, and I can’t wait for you to see everything in action!
So, what should YOU do?
First and foremost, as the great Douglas Adams said:
LOTS of things are going to break and go wrong, and that is super okay!
While we’re making these changes, I’ll be implementing a special temporary reporting system for questions, bug reports, and issues. This will help me address any concerns you may have during this time. I kindly ask that you use this system instead of sending emails or calling, as it’ll be easier for me to keep everything organized and respond to you quickly.
I’m so grateful for your support and feedback as I make these changes.
Homestead Academy has been and will continue to be a labor of love, and I have been so honored to be able to assist you in your journey toward self-sufficiency and independence.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out through the reporting system form below ↓, and I’ll be happy to help.
Thanks so much for being a part of Homestead Academy, and thank you so much for your patience and understanding as I get all this smoothed-out!
Bug Report Form: