Our Mobile App — Dropping Soon

Features:-

16.1. Overview of the Millionlights Mobile App

The Millionlights mobile apps are companions to the www.millionlights.org website. You can use the apps to download course videos so that you can watch them whenever you want to, even without an Internet connection. When you have an Internet connection, you can also view course announcements and content, and do some, but not all, of the problems in your assignments. To complete an entire course and participate in course discussions, you use a web browser on a computer.

There is currently a mobile app for Android smartphones and another for iPhones.

How do I get the mobile app?

The Android app will be available in the Google Play Store. The iPhone app will be available in the AppleApp Store.

How much does the app cost?

The app is free. You do not have to pay or buy anything to download or use it.

Getting Started

Do I need an Millionlights account?

You need to have a Millionlights account before you can enroll in courses. You can sign up for an account in the mobile app, or use a browser to go to the Millionlights website. When you create your account, you need to be connected to the Internet.

16.3.2. How do I create an Millionlights account?

When you open the Millionlights mobile app, select Sign up and start learning. You can create an ML account using your email address or your Facebook or Google or Linkedin account. You also provide the following information.

  • Your name.
  • The username that will identify you to course teams and to other learners.
  • A password.
  • Your country or region.

After you create your account, you can find courses that interest you and enroll in them.

16.3.3. How do I find courses to take?

When you open the app and sign in to your edX account, you see a list of the mobile-friendly courses that you are currently enrolled in. At the end of the list, select Find a Mobile-Friendly Course.

You can also use the menu at the top of the page. Select Find Courses.

To sign up for a course, select Enroll.

Almost all of the ML courses are offered on the ML mobile app.

Course Questions

Can I take a course entirely on my mobile device?

Not entirely. With the Millionlights mobile app, you can download course videos to watch when you do not have an Internet connection. When you have an Internet connection, you can also read course announcements and content, and do some, but not all, of the problems in your assignments. To complete an entire course, including participating in course discussions, you use a web browser on a computer.

How do I post questions on the discussion board?

Right now, you cannot use the Millionlights mobile apps to participate in course discussions. To read or contribute to the discussions, use a web browser on a computer.

Video Questions

How do I download videos?

To download videos, you must be connected to the Internet. Select the “download” icon that appears to the right of a subsection or video name.

  • If you select download for a subsection, you download all of the videos in that subsection.
  • If you select download for a video, you download only that video.

To download videos, you must be connected to the Internet. After you download a video, you can watch it at any time.

How much data will the videos in this app use?

Course videos are optimized for mobile playback, but watching or downloading any video can result in heavy data use. Millionlights recommends using a Wi-Fi connection if you intend to watch or download a lot of videos. The Millionlights mobile apps have a Download only on Wi-Fi setting that is enabled by default to help you avoid using your cellular network accidentally.

16.5.4. How can I make the video full screen?

Rotate your phone until the video changes to landscape mode, or select “full screen” in the bottom right corner of the video player.

Can I speed up the videos?

You can change video speeds on the iPhone app. While a video plays, select Settings (the “gear” icon) at the lower right, and then select Video Speed.

On the Android app, videos currently play only at their original speeds.

How do I change my download settings?

  1. On the My Courses page, select the menu in the upper left corner.
  1. Select My Settings.
  2. Change the Wi-Fi only download setting.

Note

By default, the apps are set so that they only download content, including videos, if you are on a Wi-Fi network. If you change this setting, you might exceed the data allowance for your cellular plan.

How do I delete downloaded videos?

  1. On the My Courses page, select the menu in the upper left corner.
  2. Select My Videos.
  3. On the All Videos page, select the course that has the video that you want to delete. Alternatively, select Recent Videos.
  4. At the bottom of the list of videos, select Edit. A “selection” icon appears next to each video name and at the top of the page.
  5. Select the videos that you want to delete. To select all of the videos, select the icon at the top of the page.
  6. Select Delete.

What are the circles to the left of the video names?

Each circle indicates whether you have already played a video. A blue circle means that you have not started playing the video. A half-filled circle means that you played part of the video. A gray circle means that you played the entire video.

Easier Learning — Everyday


Originally published at blog.millionlights.org on March 12, 2016.

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