🆕 Enhancement releases
We've been busy! Here's a sneak peek at our August 2023 new features and improvements:
Newsela & Formative Integration is Here!
Users with accounts both in Newsela and in Formative will be able to use this new integration. Find out more here!
Drawing Panel tooltips
We have added a Tooltip and hotkeys to the Drawing panel on the Drawing question type and Show Your Work boxes
New Login Method - Email Link
We will now allow users to log in with only their email address, no password required. Users can choose the email icon, receive a link to their email and will be logged in once the link is clicked.
Link/Unlink SSO Email or Password in Account Settings
We added the ability to link user's SSO email accounts in profile page. We now also give users the option to unlink an account or to disable a password in their account settings.
Re-Use Answer Choices in Drag & Drop Questions
We now allow answer choices to be reused on Drag and Drop questions.
Folder Permissions and Updates Log
We will now show Folder permissions and updates in the Collaborator's Activity Log.
Rubric Scores - Available for Students
Students can now see their rubric scores when scores are returned! Checkmarks will appear to show how the students was graded.
Admin Access to New Class Management Pages
We added a route for admins to view the new class management page in the triple dot class menu, Admin>Org> Triple Dot. This makes it easier to find the Formatives associated with the class and the student list.
Opt Out of "Co-Teacher Added" Notifications
The toggle can be found under "Noficiations" on the Settings page
Drawn Content Upload
We now allow drawn content to be uploaded as content for questions. This comes to replace the deprecated option for Whiteboard content
Show Your Work Question Renamed to Drawing
We have renamed the Show Your Work question type to "Drawing". The Show Your Work option under question types, will remain as is and no functionality has changed.
🤖 Beta and Early Access Features Updates
The below features have been added to our list of future features teachers can opt-in to test with us:
Hints in AI Generator
When using the AI generator to generate questions, teachers can now choose to generate hints along with the questions from within the same modal
Teachers can opt-in to test this new assign or present workflow
Several exciting updates were made to student practice sets recently, see all of them below:
Simplify creating practice sets
Just click the "Add+" button to create a new practice set. You can add grade and subject at a later time by clicking on "edit settings"
Add images, audio, and LaTex to practice cards
Post to classes!
Teachers can now POST Student Practice directly to their classes! Once posted, the practice set will appear on students' Practice dashboard in a non-editable version
Share a public link
Teachers can share a practice set with teachers and students. Simply click "Share"
3 in a row streak
Students will see a "Streak" message when they get 3 in a row correct on Practice Sets
Match Game Mode
Match Game is live! Student can play the Match Game as an option in Student Practice sets!
Every techonological tool runs into hiccups here and there. If you run into any technical issues please submit a report to our team so we could go ahead and fix it!
Additional Items in Auto-Generated Categorize
Auto-Generated Categorize questions will now generate at least 3 categories.
Teachers no longer need to click "edit" to view collaborators in the Share modal. Collaborators will appear in a scrollable list instead. Also, when a formative is added to a shared folder, teachers will be notified the formative will also be shared with collaborators on the folder.
Function Buttons Update
We separated the different functions that used to live under the "Share" modal into independent buttons. Teachers will now see separate buttons for the following functions on formatives:
Share (add collaborators)
Send a Copy
Publish to the Library
Tag as Common Assessment
On the Formatives main page, the menu was also changed to accommodate for the different function:
Moving Video Timestamped Items
Teachers can now move timestamped questions and content items that were added to videos to different time points of the video by dragging the markers on the video timeline to the new location
Simplified Add Image/Doc Uploader
We have updated the Add Image / Add Documents modals to include a clickable drop down rather than buttons for each type of addition
Add Answer for Fill In The Blank
We added the option to add correct answers from the sidebar of Fill In The Blank questions
The below bugs were resolved throught the month
Fix: Teacher unable to initiate feedback
Fix RichText advanced menu button alignment for Match Table Grid
Fix: Users (teachers/students) logging in via Microsoft SSO getting error and unable to login
Fix: Inaccurate Correctness Indication on Categorize with No Answer Key Defined
Fix: Admin unable to transfer ownership of a formative
Fix: Keyboard Accessibility Tabbing of RichText Advanced Menu Trigger
Fix Google Drive Create and Google Launcher
Partial Credit Toggle No Longer Visible on Match Table
Hot Keys in Drawing should surface the correct icon
Suggested standards on a formative don't clear
Assign Settings | Restrict Auto-Posting to Google Classrooms to Owners Only
Fix error when logged into one account and switched to another