First visit to this forum, and the first post I read. And I totally agree: Clara.io is great; but the user guide is (to be frank) quite ridiculously out of date and inadequate. I reckon it should only take between about 1 person-week and 1 person-fortnight to get it to a fairly decent, up-to-date and comprehensive standard (surely the standard it should be at).
But instead of one person investing the time to create a decent user guide, thousands have to go searching piecemeal through a forum and through youtube videos... "hoping".
Lets create a (great) product, but let's leave the users to figure it out between them. (How web 2.0.)
What a let down.
I'd expect this for somebody's little Github project, but it beggars belief for this class freemium product. Why wouldn't the creators of Clara.io create a proper "reference-work" user guide??
Look at the section on Creating Materials: it states, "To create a new material, right click the *Material Library > New > * and select your material type." But there are (currently) 10 different material types available, none of which are really self explanatory. Searching for most of these types within the user guide produces NOTHING.
E.g., Your search - site:https://clara.io/learn/user-guide/ "proxy reference" - did not match any documents.
Addendum: I want to add to my rather negative, complainy post above that I really, really think Clara.io is superb. I've just watched this 2014 YouTube video about Clara.io and it, together with using Clara, has helped me to realize just what an amazing achievement Clara.io is. I'm lucky to have access to it (despite what I wrote above about the user guide)! So thanks to anyone involved in its development if they happen to read this. :)