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Overview

You can download the sample version of the Sunbird Mobile App to explore its out-of-box functionality and features. You can consume content created and maintained by your organization by using the app on your mobile device. In case of Sunbird mobile app, the content available is maintained and kept in the Sunbird repository.
The app has the following features:

  • Sign in with registered credentials
  • Use the app as a Guest or anonymous user
  • Consume content in Online or Offline mode
  • Search content from the content repository, when Online
  • Search content downloaded on a mobile device, when offline
  • Scan a QR code or enter the DIAL code from textbooks to access associated content
  • Download content from the repository, when Online
  • Enroll for available courses
  • Take up assigned courses
  • Browse and view resources from the content library
  • Create and update a user profile
  • Share content with other users
  • View and rate the content

Downloading and Installing the Sample Sunbird Mobile App

The sample Sunbird Mobile App is available for users to test, experiment and understand the various features and functions of the application. To download the app go to the Sunbird Android Release.

Selecting Display Language for Sunbird Mobile APP

As a Sunbird app user, you must set the display language for your app.To select a language of your choice for the app, open the app:

Step Screen
To select the display language:
1. Select a language from the language list
2. Click Continue
Note: If you click the Continue button without selecting a language, a message "Please select a language" is displayed

Upgrading Sunbird Mobile APP

When there is any new version release of Sunbird app, users are notified of the release through a pop-up message in the app. For a better user expereince the user is adviced to update the app. Based on organizational requirements, administrators can configure a forced or an optional upgrade of the app and the users are notified of the same through a pop-up message.

Step Screen
1. In case of an optional update, the pop-up screen displays the Update Now and Update Later buttons.
a) To update the app, click the Update Now button.
It directs you to the play store. Click the Upgrade App button on Playstore; a new version of the app is launched.
b) To update the app later, click the Update Later button. The pop-up screen disappears
2. In case of a force update, the pop-up screen displays only the Update Now button.
To update the app, click the Update Now button.
It directs you to the play store. Click on Upgrade App button; the latest version of the Sunbird app is launched

Prerequisites

  • A mobile device with Android OS 5.0 and above
  • Access to the Github URL to download and install the Sunbird Mobile App
Step Screen
Using the browser on your mobile device, tap this URL or type https://github.com/project-sunbird/sunbird-android/releases
1. Tap on sunbird staging.apk link to get the latest build for Sunbird mobile app.
2. Tap Download to download the app. You are redirected to the installation screen.
3. Tap Install to install the app
1. Tap Allow to provide access to the following data:
  • Access Photo, Media and files
  • Take picture and record videos
  • Access device's location
  • Make and manage phone calls

  • 2. Select your preferred language
    3. Tap Continue

    Note: Denying these permissions disables users from downloading content for offline use

    Signing In

    The Sign In feature allows authorized users to access content using the app. Using this feature, it is possible to differentiate content for different user types. For example, anonymous or guest users can view only some courses, while registered users have access to additional courses and resources from the library.

    Step Screen
    1. Tap Sign In on the landing screen. You are redirected to the Login screen
    2. Log in using either: registered Username, Email ID or Phone number
    3. Enter Password
    4. Tap Login
    Note: You can also use the app without providing any credentials. For details, refer to Browse as Guest

    Recovering Password

    For details on recovering password refer Recovering Password

    Exploring Sunbird Mobile App Features

    After signing in as a registered or guest user, the Home screen is displayed. The taskbar at the bottom of the screen is available at all times. It contains icons for all the app features. Tap the required icon to navigate to the relevant feature and its associated screens.

    Home

    The Home screen of the mobile app is the user’s landing page. It can be customized as per requirements. In the sample app, the home screen of the registered user shows a list of To Do items and Announcements, while the guest user is directed automatically to the Library screen.

    Step Screen
    1. All courses that you are enrolled for or that are assigned to you are shown in the To Do section. Swipe to view them or tap View all
    2.Tap Resume to take up the courses
    3. Tap View all in the Announcements section to see your announcements
    4. Tap the QR Code icon to scan QR codes printed in physical textbooks
    5. Tap Search icon. You are redirected to the next screen
    6. Type keywords or DIAL codes using your mobile keypad to search content
    7. Tap Home to return to the home screen from any other screen

    Courses

    The Courses screen lists current courses, courses in progress, latest course offerings and popular courses

    Step Screen

    1. Tap the Courses icon on the taskbar
    2. Swipe the associated course category to browse courses in that category. Courses are categorized as:
    a) Courses In Progress
    b) Latest Courses
    c) Popular Courses

    3. Tap the Search icon and enter keywords to search for relevant courses
    4. Tap the Filter icon to apply filters on your library content. The sample app has the following filters: Board, Subject and Medium
    5. Tap Apply to set the filter
    6. Tap Cancel to exit the screen
    Taking a Course

    1. Tap Resume to take a course
    2. You are redirected to the next screen. Tap Start to resume your course
    3. To download the course, tap Download all

    Note: You can view all downloaded content Offline
    1. Tap Open to view available course details
    2. Tap Enroll in Course to enroll for the course

    Note: You can only enroll for those courses that are assigned to a batch
    Sharing, Reporting or Deleting Course Content

    1. Tap Share icon to share the course content As Link or As File through different channels
    2. Tap on the Menu icon to Delete or Report course content

    Note: You can select reasons to report content viz.,
  • Inappropriate content
  • Copyright violation
  • Data privacy violation
  • Other reason

  • Note: The share, report and delete features are common to all content types, viz.Courses, Library resources and content linked to QR and DIAL codes

    Library

    All content resources that you have saved on your device or popular artifacts from the portal are maintained in a library.

    Note: The application only diplays and plays resources which are availble in the Sunbird repository.

    Step Screen
    1. Tap the Library icon to view all the resources in your library
    2. Tap the Search icon and enter keywords to search for relevant content resources
    3. Tap the Filter icon to apply filters on your library content. The sample app has the following filters: Board, Grade, Subject, Medium, and Content Type
    4. Tap Apply to apply the filter
    5. Tap Cancel to exit the screen
    1. Swipe the associated content category to browse relevant resources in that category. In the sample app, content is categorized as:
    a) Saved Resources
    b) Popular Story

    2. Tap View all to view all the content in the category
    3. Tap Open to open and view content details
    4. Tap Play to play the content
    5. Tap Download to download the content
    1. Tap Open to open any content types viz, textbook, collection, stories, worksheets
    2. In the sample app you can view details of the content in About section for:
    a) Grade
    b) Subject
    c) Medium
    3. View Author detail that is displayed in the content card
    Downloading content

    1. Tap Download to download the content.
    2. Tap the View Credits and Licensing Info to view the license, attribution and credit information associated with the content
    3. The progress of the download in (%) is displayed alongside the download button
    4. Tap Cancel to cancel the download.

    Note: You can download content only when you are connected to the Internet. However, you can view the downloaded content Offline
    Playing and rating content

    1. Tap Play to play the content
    2. Tap the Star icons to rate the content. Sunbird uses the rating system of one to five stars, with five stars being the highest quality and one star being the lowest quality. You can also prove additional feedback, if required
    3. Tap Submit to submit your rating and feedback

    Note: Users can rate content only after they have downloaded and played it at least once in their device
    Switching Users and Content from Canvas

    1. Tap to open content from the list
    2. Tap Arrow icon to view and play content from the collections
    1. Once the collection is displayed, tap the Arrow icon beside a content to play the content
    2. Tap Play to play the content
    3. Tap CHANGE USER to switch the user
    4. Tap YES to play content for the selected user
    1. On tapping the CHANGE USER the Users and Groups screen is displayed
    2. Select Users from the list
    3. Tap Play to play the content
    1. Alternately, you can switch user from the last screen of the content canvas
    2. Tap Replay icon. You are redirected to Users and Groups screen. Select and switch the user from Users and Groups screen
    3. Tap Next to navigate to the next content
    4. Tap Previous to navigate to the previous content in the collection
    Sharing, Reporting and Deleting Content

    1. Tap Share icon to share the content as link or file through different channels. Download the content to share that as a file
    2. Tap on the Menu icon to Delete or Report content

    Note:
    1. You can select reasons to report content viz.,
  • Inappropriate content
  • Copyright violation
  • Data privacy violation
  • Other reason

  • 2. The share, report and delete features are common across the content that are linked to QR and DIAL codes

    Profile

    You can add and update all your profile details on the Profile tab

    Step Screen
    1. Tap the Profile tab
    2. Tap Add corresponding to each option to edit the details:
     a) Education
     b) Experience
     c) Address
     d) Skills
    3. Content created by logged in user is displayed here
    4. Tap edit icon to edit additional information such as email ID, gender
    Creating New Users

    1. Tap the Search icon and enter keywords to search for user profiles
    2. Tap Burger menu icon to select from the following:
     a) Users and Groups
     b) Reports
     c) Settings
     d) Sign Out
    3. Tap Users and Group to create users or groups
    1. Tap Burger menu to edit or delete the current user profile
    2. Tap Create New User to create a new user
    3. On tapping Create New User the Create User screen is displayed
    4. Change the user type to Student or Teacher
    5. Enter Name of the user
    6.Select from the following drop-down menus:
     a) Syllabus
     b) Board
     c) Medium of Instruction
     d) Class
     d) Subjects
    7. Tap Save to save the changes
    Creating New Groups

    1.Tap Group to create groups
    2.Tap Burger menu to edit or delete the current group
    3.Tap Create New Group to create a new group. The Create Group screen is displayed
    4. Enter the Group Name
    5. Select the following from their respective drop-down menus:
     a) Syllabus
     b) Class
    6. Tap Next. Select users to be added to the group and tap Create Group
    Sharing User/Group Details

    You can share the details of users or groups with other users
    1. Tap Share icon. The Share details screen is displayed
    2. You can either select:
     a) Only Groups, or
     b) Only Users, or
     c) Both Users and Groups
    3. Select the medium to share and enter required details
    4. Tap Share
    Viewing Reports

    You can view details of user or group activity on the app
    1. Tap Reports from the burger menu. The report screen is displayed
    2. Tap the report name to view the report
    1. You can view the report based on the available parameters
    Editing Application Settings

    1. Tap the Menu icon in the Profile
    2. Tap Settings to view and edit the following app settings:
     a) Language Settings
     b) Data Sync
     c) Support
     d) Share the Sunbird app
     e) About the app
    Language Setting and Data Sync Information

    1. You can select language from the list for the app
    2. You can select the data sync option from the following:
    a) Off
    b) Over Wifi
    c) Always on
    3. Tap Sync Now to sync your data
    Support

    1. Tap Support in case you are facing any problem related to app
    2. Select any channel for sending your text message
    Sharing the Sunbird App and About the App Details

    1. Tap Share to share the app through various channels
    2. Tap About the app to view the details:
    a) Device ID
    b) App Version
    Signing Out

    1. Tap the Profile tab
    2. Tap Menu icon
    3. Tap Sign out to sign out from the app

    Scanning QR Code

    The app allows you to scan printed QR codes

    Step Screen
    1. Tap on the QR Code Scanner icon
    2. Focus on the printed QR Code to view the linked content list
    1. View the content linked to the QR code
    2. You can Download the content
    3. Use the Menu to Delete or Report content
    Note: You can select reasons to report content from following available options:
  • Inappropriate content
  • Copyright violation
  • Data privacy violation
  • Other reason

  • 4. Use the Share icon to share the content As Link or As File **Note:** You can scan QR Codes from any screen (except the Profile screen) as a registered or guest user.

    Browse as Guest

    You can use the Browse as Guest feature to browse the Sunbird Mobile App without signing in.

    Step Screen
    1. Tap Browse as Guest
    2. Select your guest mode as Teacher or Student
    3. Tap Continue
    You are redirected to the Library screen
    Getting Relevant Content
    Note: The user can choose to ignore this section and continue to browse content
    1. To get relevant content, tap the categories mentioned in the top part of the screen for example; Select Board
    2. Select the appropriate option from the list displayed for the category
    3. Tap Save to save your selection
    4. Tap Cancel to exit screen
    5. The next category is displayed. Repeat the process for all categories
    6. You can edit the category selection at any time
    Note:
    1. Guest users cannot:
      • Enroll for a Course
      • Edit or update parts of their Profile
      • Upload Profile image
    2. Guest users can access the same features of Courses and the Library as registered users

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