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I am a new member and using BT website extensively. One feature which is not clear to me is the "New" caption on the course content/subject line. I am not able to know when is the last update made, how would I know --say for example I covered topic 1 marked as "New" today which may (or may not) still be marked as "New" a month later-- that content has modified. In short is there a way to find the last updated date for the content.

How long caption "New" stays on the course content?

It would be great if we could have a last date update as a field, that way it would be much simpler to know from the user perspective, I guess.
 

David Harper CFA FRM

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@MSO Thanks for your feedback, I am going to let @Nicole Seaman answer your question (about duration of the New tag) because she's closer to the SP functionality. But I did want to say that we do want to improve notifications in the SP (e.g., I think New is re-established every time we post an update/revision such that it is very general). However, it will probably need to wait until we engage an overall upgrade to the SP: we just two days ago completed the move to a higher-capacity dedicated server, and the underlying SP tech (LearnDash and associated capabilities) have improved since we deployed them, so we will take advantage of the opportunities to incorporate feedback and make overall improvements as part of a tech project, but we haven't started that yet. Again, I will let Nicole respond more specifically, thank you!
 

Nicole Seaman

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I am a new member and using BT website extensively. One feature which is not clear to me is the "New" caption on the course content/subject line. I am not able to know when is the last update made, how would I know --say for example I covered topic 1 marked as "New" today which may (or may not) still be marked as "New" a month later-- that content has modified. In short is there a way to find the last updated date for the content.

How long caption "New" stays on the course content?

It would be great if we could have a last date update as a field, that way it would be much simpler to know from the user perspective, I guess.
Hello @MSO

David is correct that the "New" symbol appears whenever there is an update (even a very small one) made to that specific document or to the webpage where the document is published. We certainly want to continue making improvements to the study planner, and appreciate the feedback. Until we can revisit the idea of study planner improvements, we created these forum threads, which are updated every time a new document is published or when a current document is updated. I keep these two threads updated as soon as we make a change in a document, so you know that you are using the most up-to-date document. I hope this is helpful.
Thank you,

Nicole
 

Karim_B

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Hi @Nicole Seaman
A related question please.

Does the "New" symbol have anything to do with whether I've marked a particular item in the study planner as complete?

I have a poor internet connection, so spent some time downloading the materials for offline access before I began studying.

However work has been hectic and I'm very far behind with my study plan, so I've actually downloaded many more of the materials than I've actually had a chance to read and really complete.

Assuming the New symbol does depend on whether you've completed a topic, the ideal scenario for me would be the ability to mark a topic as downloaded, and that the New flag would appear if changes were made to the materials after I downloaded them.

That way I would be able to differentiate between topics for which I've downloaded the materials (and know when new ones are available for me to download), and those which I've actually managed to study and complete.

Thanks
Karim
 

Nicole Seaman

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Hello @Karim_B

The New symbol is there if you have not yet downloaded a set of materials, however, the New symbol also appears if we make any changes at all to a specific page. Even if I have to go in and change a link or description on the webpage for the materials, the New symbol will appear. This is why we created the update forum threads so our members have a place where they can see which materials have been updated, along with the date that they were updated.
We highly encourage our members to use those forum threads instead of relying fully on the "New" symbols.

Thank you,

Nicole
 

Karim_B

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Hello @Karim_B

The New symbol is there if you have not yet downloaded a set of materials, however, the New symbol also appears if we make any changes at all to a specific page. Even if I have to go in and change a link or description on the webpage for the materials, the New symbol will appear. This is why we created the update forum threads so our members have a place where they can see which materials have been updated, along with the date that they were updated.
We highly encourage our members to use those forum threads instead of relying fully on the "New" symbols.

Thank you,

Nicole
Thanks @Nicole Seaman
One confusing thing is that I've just downloaded the learning spreadsheet here https://www.bionicturtle.com/topic/learning-spreadsheet-jorion-chapter-6/ again twice, but still see it marked as New after refreshing the main Market Risk section here https://www.bionicturtle.com/courses/market-risk-measurement-management/

I'll stick with the links to the updated materials you added above.

Thanks
Karim
 

Nicole Seaman

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Thanks @Nicole Seaman
One confusing thing is that I've just downloaded the learning spreadsheet here https://www.bionicturtle.com/topic/learning-spreadsheet-jorion-chapter-6/ again twice, but still see it marked as New after refreshing the main Market Risk section here https://www.bionicturtle.com/courses/market-risk-measurement-management/

I'll stick with the links to the updated materials you added above.

Thanks
Karim
@Karim_B

You may need to give it some time before the New symbol goes away after you've downloaded a document. I've even noticed for myself that even if I've downloaded a set of materials, it does not immediately take away the New symbol. I make sure to keep those "updated materials" forum threads updated each time I publish something new (or update a document) in the study planner so that is the best way to make sure you know which materials are new and updated.

Thank you,

Nicole
 

Karim_B

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@Karim_B

You may need to give it some time before the New symbol goes away after you've downloaded a document. I've even noticed for myself that even if I've downloaded a set of materials, it does not immediately take away the New symbol. I make sure to keep those "updated materials" forum threads updated each time I publish something new (or update a document) in the study planner so that is the best way to make sure you know which materials are new and updated.

Thank you,

Nicole
Thanks @Nicole Seaman
 

David Harper CFA FRM

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@Karim_B I realize it doesn't change anything currently but we will look at feedback like this when update the study planner (@Nicole Seaman i tagged this 'feedback-sp' in case you have a better tag; as you know, i sort of like hierarchical tags as in feedback-xyz because then in the tag search when we enter 'feeback' you see any of those tags)
 

Karim_B

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@Karim_B I realize it doesn't change anything currently but we will look at feedback like this when update the study planner (@Nicole Seaman i tagged this 'feedback-sp' in case you have a better tag; as you know, i sort of like hierarchical tags as in feedback-xyz because then in the tag search when we enter 'feeback' you see any of those tags)
Thanks @David Harper CFA FRM
One other idea is to be able to mark topics for further study.

So although you've completed the readings, you found them challenging and need to spend more time reviewing them.

In GARP's study guide you can flag topics, and then when taking a test you can choose whether to include completed and/or flagged topics.

Thanks
Karim
 
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