14 January, 2021
We’re hoping to start 2021 off with a bang for you, releasing the first of many new features we have planned for both School Manager and Classwize and laying the groundwork for several more.
1.6.7 begins with some Classwize quality-of-life improvements. In addition to the usual bug fixes and tweaks, we’ve changed the way you start and end unscheduled class sessions. Instead of giving a class session a set duration, you can select or set your desired end time. You can also stop or extend these sessions while the class is running!
With this release we’re also laying the groundwork for two important features, one in Classwize and one in School Manager:
We’re committed to bringing you more and more useful information about what students are viewing online throughout the day. We’re making a bunch of changes in the back end to give your richer data in a better interface called the Student Journey Report, so watch this space!
We’re making some changes to prepare for the release of the new Close Tab function in Classwize, which will let you close any Chrome tab a student has open. Most of these changes are behind the scenes, but we have removed the ability to create rules directly from the student’s tile. You can still set rules for individual students by using the Rules tool.