Course progress

The Course progress section of the dashboard shows what Rank you are currently at, and your progress towards the next rank. It also shows your New Items.

course progress

Your rank is an indication of how many characters you have learned to the point they have become familiar items. More specifically, it is a rough indication of what percentage of the 3100 characters we have in our curriculum that you have learned.


course progress rank

Your rank is a general indicator of how far along you are in the course. It’s just how many characters you’ve become familiar with divided by thirty. Thirty characters per rank, excluding your current rank. So in the above example, you can see this user is familiar with 80 characters total.

We plan to integrate the rank into the community forum. It’ll be a little icon next to your profile picture.

New Items

course progress items

New items are items that you are about to learn or you’ve recently learned. The new items that you can expect to show up in your lessons soon are indicated by the empty bar below it. And the new items that you can expect to show up in your daily reviews soon are indicated by having green dashes underneath them.

SRS stage dashes

Within the New Items section of the Course progress widget, each item will have three dashes underneath it. These three dashes represent each of the first three SRS stages.

If an item is on SRS stage 1, as all of the items in the picture above are, they will only have one of the three dashes colored green. Similarly, if an item reaches SRS stage 2, the second dash will also be colored in. If it drops back to SRS stage 1, then the second dash will turn back to gray.

Thoroughly learned items

When an item successfully reaches the third SRS stage for the first time, it “graduates” and is no longer considered newly learned. At this point, it will no longer show up in the New Items section of the Course progress widget. Since you have successfully reviewed it multiple times in a row, we instead consider it thoroughly learned.

Becoming thoroughly learned is a one-way street. If an item becomes thoroughly learned but later drops all the way back to SRS stage 1, it will still be considered thoroughly learned.

Lesson item selection and newly learned items

The HanziHero item lesson order algorithm will only select an item for a lesson if all of its parts have already been thoroughly learned.

For example, if you have the component 月 moon in your New Items section of the Course progress widget, then we will not select the character 朋 péng for inclusion in your lessons. However, once you have thoroughly learned 月 moon, we will begin to consider selecting 朋 péng for your future lessons, provided all of its other parts have also been thoroughly learned.