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Classwize 2021-03-03: Help Drawer

3 March, 2021

Welcome to Classwize Release: Help Drawer!

This release we’re proud to continue our work bringing you better help resources for Classwize with our new Help Drawer! This new feature gives you instant access to our growing collection of help articles from inside Classwize.

New Features & Improvements

  • Have you ever wondered what “waiting on student activity” actually means? Well, now you can click on Help and find out! Clicking on Help will pop out our new Help Drawer, which contains our growing collection of guides and help articles!
  • We’ve added a new, special type of class: Monitoring Mode. Monitoring Mode classes are designed to let teachers and other staff members, like school counselors, monitor a group of students throughout the whole school day without accidentally enforcing a rule on them. This feature is optional and can be turned on by your school by following this guide.
  • Close Chrome Tab is almost here! Over the next few weeks we’ll be rolling out an update to our Chrome and Chromebook extensions that will give teachers the ability to close Chrome tabs. We’ll have some more info for you soon about how it works and (most importantly) how to turn it on!
  • We’ve made it so that users who are in a Teacher Group will never have a tile or screenshot visible in Classwize. It also won’t be possible to add them as students to classes by using the Modify Students button in Classwize.
  • How many stores does it take to store users? Fewer than it used to!
  • We’ve made it so that you can use Focus on a signature that doesn’t contain at least one URL.
  • We’re making some changes to the way you login to Classwize to make it easier and more secure. While most of this work so far is behind the scenes, you can now see your school’s unique Classwize login url in School Manager, by going to Configuration > Classwize.

Bug Fixes

  • We fixed an issue with Wonde syncs that could lead to teachers not being matched to their classes.
  • We un-stuck Google Classroom from getting stuck when there's a failure saving the sync state.
  • We broke an endless sign-in loop. If only breaking other things also fixed them.