Introducing Display Themes: Transferology 1.9.4

Dec 05, 2022

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Upcoming Transferology Product Update

CollegeSource is gearing up to release Transferology 1.9.4 on December 6th, 2022. To give users an idea of what to expect, we have highlighted just a few of the now over 400 enhancements and improvements to Transferology and Transferology Lab. These highlights (and more) will be featured at the upcoming product updates webinar:

Transferology 1.9.4: Learn the Latest Product Updates
When: December 8, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm EST

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New Visual Interface Modes

We are especially excited to introduce users to the new visual themes within Transferology. Starting with 1.9.4, students can select from three themes that will change the way colors and text appear on their screen:

  • Light mode is the default theme and is how students see information in Transferology today. Within this mode, dark text appears on a light background.
  • Dark mode displays light text on a dark background. In low-light environments, this setting reduces glare and blue light from the screen.
  • High Contrast mode uses dark text, solid outlines, and boxes to help better distinguish between objects on the screen.

A Commitment to Accessibility

Developing these display themes is part of CollegeSource’s ongoing commitment to accessibility. We continually strive to ensure that our products meet Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 international standards.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 2.2 billion people have some vision impairment. High Contrast mode was specifically developed to make Transferology more accessible to students with low vision or reduced contrast sensitivity.

Below are images of the Will My Courses Transfer? search box as viewed through High Contrast and Light mode, respectively:

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High Contrast mode’s use of dark text and replacement of gradient borders with boxes and solid lines will help some students with vision impairments more easily read and navigate between information in Transferology.

Some students may find that Dark mode provides an optimal viewing experience. This schema has become popular on websites and applications as it provides an alternate means of contrast through the use of light text with dark background and borders, as seen below:

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How to Select a Theme

By default, Light mode will be the display theme used each time students log into Transferology. Students can change the theme through the  Select Theme tab in their School Profile.

Questions about display themes? Register to attend the upcoming webinar and learn more about this new feature coming to Transferology.

Transferology 1.9.4 Release: Coming Soon in December

Nov 07, 2022

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Product Updates – Transferology 1.9.4

Transferology 1.9.4 is scheduled for release on December 6th, 2022. This release will contain over 400 enhancements and improvements to Transferology and Transferology Lab. Over 90 of these are specifically aimed at ensuring product accessibility; this includes screen-reader and keyboard navigation meeting Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 international standards.

Read below to see what to expect in 1.9.4 and what we have planned to help you learn more about this new release.

What’s New

Transferology 

  • Students will have more choices about how to sign into Transferology. In addition to Facebook and Google, Microsoft log-in credentials will be supported. Students whose colleges use Office 365 or Exchange will be able to use these accounts to log into Transferology.
  • When students create an account in Transferology using an institution’s Referral Link, that school will be automatically added to their Favorites.
  • Students will be able to select between three visual themes for purposes of accessibility: Light, Dark, and High Contrast.

Transferology Lab 

  • Institutions will be able to create up to 5 one-word alias “tags” to help make their school more searchable. Tags can include abbreviations/nicknames (CSU) or even mascot names (BULLDOGS). On release day, schools will notice that CollegeSource has pre-filled one of these School Alias Tags with their college email domain. For example, if a college has an email domain of csu.edu, CollegeSource would create the tag “CSU.”
  • Two new Statuses are being added to Category MappingsDoes Not Transfer and Hidden. When ACourses/IFlags are given the Status of Does Not Transfer, equivalencies that carry these fall into “Misses.” When Hidden, ACourses/IFlags cannot be added to a Requirement Category and will not appear in the Replacement Course alt course or iflg search.
  • Improvements have been made to Course Bundle naming conventions within Recruit Students and Advise Students. When creating a bundle from coursework in the Student Profile, the Bundle Names will be auto-created using the student’s First Name, Last Name, and the Current Date. This allows institutions to easily match the Course Bundle with the student who is requesting assistance and/or course review.
  • To support accessibility, institutions now have the option to add a Pathway using an external link. Institutions’ primary contacts will receive a weekly email notifying them of any broken Pathway links.

How to Learn More

Those are just some of the highlights of this upcoming release. Check out the below opportunity to dig deeper and learn more about 1.9.4.

Webinar

Sign up for the free webinar below:

Transferology 1.9.4: Learn the Latest Product Updates
When: December 8, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm EST

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Release Notes

A more detailed explanation of new developments in 1.9.4 will be available on December 5th – one day before the planned release: