Our most engaged communities are purpose-driven and lists are an effective tool to get things done — and though our users have beenmakinglists for a while on Commonlounge, we felt we could do better and made native Lists into the product.
Lists are a way for you to make public collections so that you can track your progress over time, as well as subscribe and set email reminders to get you back to them at a frequency of your choice. Check out our first few Lists here:
How do I get a course completion certificate from Commonlounge?by Anant Jain
Commonlounge members on the Pro or Plus plans are eligible for certification once they complete a course that offers Pro Projects or Quizzes.
Once we issue a course completion certificate, it'll be verifiable via a link on Commonlounge and will be valid forever, even if you decide to not continue your Pro or Plus membership later.
The certificate contains certain stats around your performance in the course: like average of your Quiz scores, the number of Projects completed (if applicable), and the time spent going through the course.
Once you've completed a course, you can request a certificate by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Certificate Request" in the subject line. We will generate your certificate along with a permanent link on Commonlounge and email it back to you.
This is what a sample Commonlounge certificate looks like:
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What is Commonlounge?by Wiki
Commonlounge has lists of free, bite-sized articles that make you efficient and productive at learning. It’s a community of learners who help each other out, as well as contribute back by improving the content for everyone.
Short, crisp articles written by experts
Articles on Commonlounge are written to make sure they’re worth every bit of your time. They’re concise, clear and to the point. We make sure that only the best content makes it to our lists, which cover a wide range of topics from cryptocurrencies to UI/UX Design.
Every piece of content is a wiki, which means that anyone can improve it. This ensures that the article you are reading is always up to date, and what you write today will keep improving over time.
We are excited to announce that we are rolling out Commonlounge Pro to everyone today!
While Commonlounge has been the home of highest-quality, free, bite-sized tutorials on topics from Deep Learning to UX Design, we’ve always felt that true learning happens by working on real-world projects and getting feedback from experts on your work. This was the top feedback whenever we asked our users what else we can add to make their learning experience better.
So today, we’re officially launching Commonlounge Pro— a new offering that adds Quizzes and Projects to our top courses:
Quizzes make you work through interesting problems that stretch your understanding and solidify your learnings.
Real world projects let you work with tools used in the industry, and we get experts to give you feedback on every submission.
I wanted to get very quick feedback from you regarding what features of Commonlounge you like the most, and should definitely be the first ones to go into the mobile app. Instead of guessing this ourselves, we thought it's best to ask you what you would want to do with the Commonlounge mobile app?
Of everything we have here on the web version, we will keep the following in the first version of the mobile app (since, you know, these are the base of the platform!)
My communities page
Community page with channels etc.
Discussion page with replies etc — this includes the ability to:
Track your playlists' progress
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How to create an effective course?by Wiki
An effective course is…
Short. Good courses have 25-30 tutorials that take not more than 10 minutes each to read. This ensures that the person coming into the field is not overwhelmed — learning should feel easy!
Comprehensive. While it is not possible to cover everything in a short course, it’s good to mention most of the key ideas that a beginner needs to know. They should have a way to know what to search for, or links to good resources to topics that are advanced and are not being covered.
Follows "The Least you must know" principle: It's easy to make a long course with everything you could know about a topic. It's much harder to condense a topic down into the least one must know about it. Think of it this way: if you were getting started in the field today, and only had a weekend to get familiarized with at the least what the field looks like, what would you like to read? Write that.
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