Trailhead is Salesforce’s learning platform designed to help individuals and organizations learn about Salesforce products and technologies in a “fun and free way” (Trailhead). The platform is for everyone – whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user you can still benefit from using Trailhead!
Salesforce have introduced a completely new level of fun with Trailcast! Trailcast is a new audio-based learning tool that allows learners to listen to their Trailhead modules rather than reading them. In this post, we’ll dive deeper into the new experience that this will bring for Trailhead users…
What Is Trailcast?
Trailhead’s mission is to “break down barriers to entry into tech careers, making skilling up and building a career in the Salesforce ecosystem accessible to anyone, regardless of their background”. And this is exactly what Trailcast does.
By enabling learners to listen to the course material, the learning experience is brought to a complete new level, offering greater accessibility in terms of when, where, and how individuals can learn. It is not only designed to adapt to the diverse learning styles of individuals, but also ensures greater flexibility for all – no matter how busy your schedule is!
Everyone has their own unique methods of learning and understanding new content. Today, Salesforce launched audio learning in select Slack modules, allowing you to listen along, whether you’re using the Trailhead desktop version or on the Trailhead GO mobile app.
With this new feature you can maximize your time. This could be by playing a Trailcast while tackling household chores or listening to a module while traveling – the opportunities are endless! On top of that, you can even adjust the listening speed.
Improve your Experience with a Screen Reader
But that’s not all! If you are excited about Salesforce Trailcast because you find it easier to navigate content through audio, you can also now use a screen reader.
Screen reader is an accessibility feature that enables users to improve their experience and adjust to their unique requirements. It converts on-screen content into audio.
By providing accessible products, this further proves how Salesforce are committed to eliminating any existing barriers to learning. “Digital accessibility benefits everyone, regardless of capability, and there are laws and standards that ensure universal access to the web. We always follow the four key principles of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to make Trailhead perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust.” (Salesforce)
Nowadays, audio-learning is a popular form of absorbing new knowledge – proven by seeing how popular podcasts are. Learning through listening gives us a break from sitting at our desks all day long, and at the same time, limits our daily screen time.
No wonder that there’s so many Salesforce podcasts that you can subscribe to, on top of using Salesforce Trailcast! If learning through listening is something you love, you can also check out some of these Salesforce podcasts:
And there’s many, many more! If you’re interested, you can find out more about Salesforce podcast in the post below:
Audio-based learning is a very popular form of absorbing new information. Plus, it makes learning, navigating, and interacting with content more accessible for a wider group of people.
Salesforce, once again, does not disappoint with its exciting new way of learning Trailcast – allowing learners to listen to Trailhead modules, and making the learning experience more accessible and flexible.