History of Product Updates
We’ve updated our Administrator Reports to save administrators time and provide a more complete view across their district! In admin reports users can now:
View district-wide data in each report
Load reports almost instantly
Generate custom reports for specific date ranges and/or specific schools December 2023
New features are available for videos, PhETs, TUVAs, and slide decks. Teachers can now drive engagement, promote collaboration, and scaffold learning for every student in EVERY assignment in Actively Learn by creating Teacher’s Guides, Extra Help summaries, and annotations. Students can also create notes, and share them with peers, in every assignment.
Administrators can use the Emulate feature to log in as any teacher in their district (district admins only) or school. While emulating as a teacher, the administrator can see class- and student-level data and easily take actions the teacher can, such as adding a co-teacher to their class or assigning texts for students July 2022
Added alerts for delete actions in the Workspace
Improved printing layout of classification questions
Added ability for teachers to see student drafts to questions in the grading panel.
Added the info icon on assignment tiles in the student view so students can also access an assignment's essential question, description, and other data at a quick glance.
Added ability for teachers and students to
move their notes within an assignment . February 2022
Added new info icon on assignment tile in catalog to allow for a quick glance view of the assignments essential question, description, and other data.
Updated the assign modal to allow for teachers to assign to individuals (Prime feature), set start and due dates, and select optional assignment settings.
Added Grade and Lexile level information to teaching ideas within all assignments.
Updated lock/unlock feature to allow teachers to
set start and due dates
Added support for multiple languages in closed captions on videos when available
Updates to our search bar making it more prominent
Added support for teachers to export standards from assignments
Added support for administrators to
export standards data
translation support for all languages currently supported by Google Translate Filter sidebar now supports filtering by assignment type
Present Mode added making it easier than ever to share your screen without giving away answers. Teachers can
bulk lock and unlock the same assignment across multiple classes September 2021
Added support to grant partial credit for questions that have more than one correct answer.
Revamped student data page with more actionable recommendations
Optimized navigation on mobile
Featured "New Deep Dive" articles on catalog main page
Optimized workspace for mobile
Teachers can update their title and grade level under their profile section
Districts may request (via our support team) disabling Independent Reading Library
Students can now join
Google classroom synced classes via a class code
Languages added to our translation feature
Lexile Levels have been added to text in our catalog
Sub-menus added to our catalog for an easier browsing experience Updates made to
Edmodo login process April 2019
Haitian and Creole languages added to our translation feature
New assignment type in our catalog:
New extra help feature:
Add text summary
You can now split and assign HarperCollins text
Purchasing single lessons for
We the People has been removed Text published by Highlight now available for purchase by international users
Improvement to school and district admins signups using Clever
Check out our
text pairings in our catalog December 2018
Thai added to translation feature
Teacher can import their own videos!
Split longer free text by text sections Teachers on the Actively Learn free plan can now integrate with Clever through the Clever Library
Admin report: Admins now able to view students' Proficiency by Standard across grade level or subject
Teaching ideas available to help teacher get started with our popular text
Bug fixes and product enhancements
New Jersey standards now available
Added Turkish and Greek to translation list
Implement videos added for "Activate Thinking" section in professional learning center
Filter by Depth of Knowledge and standards in question summary view
Admins can view last signed in date under manage users
Folders have been added to Workspaces July 2017
State standards added for Texas, Virginia and Missouri
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) added
Teachers can reply to student notes in research texts
Added 2 more note categories for student research
Notification of updates made to text added from School/District Libraries, and ability to download updated versions to workspace
Ability to select multiple assignments when assigning to individuals
Track the number of student retries in the activity report
Hide text sections
lock and unlock periods for assignments Timestamps on student revisions
custom grading labels Tie teachers to multiple buildings
Knowledge sets added to the catalog. Articles in each set include annotations and questions to help guide and activate student thinking.
Display only model answers for your students by making changes to your
Questions can now be added at the beginning of the text
Merge multiple texts into a single assignment Penguin Random House titles to the Actively Learn catalog
You can now export the activity report to review your class' progress
Multiple Choice quiz questions are now
randomized to prevent cheating
Quiz settings: reveal multiple choice answers, enable reading aids, etc.
Whiteout feature expanded to allow for whiteout of images October 2016
Mobile-optimized experience: Actively Learn is now fully accessible on smartphones
Turn off text-to-speech from reading settings Students can adjust the
speed of text-to-speech, and change the voice of reader Add directions to quizzes
New Grading options, including the addition of a 5th grading option Added the option to turn off the dictionary in reading settings
Option to add 2 standards per question
Questions can be weighted in an assignment.
You can filter on standards in the Catalog.
Improved label management to add and remove labels separately.
Note summary views now show note replies.
Add question rigor to reporting by including
DoK Levels. Replies to notes now visible in the '
Notes summary'. Research labels now included under the student report section.
Clever students can now join classes that are not in Clever.
All Text Settings now apply to Google Docs.
Redirecting students now works for portions of the text students have not unlocked. Teachers and students can
Students now have one-click
citations for their research texts. Inclusion of a Professional Development Category.
New definitions from the Merriam Webster Learner's Dictionary.
Students can bring in their answers, highlights, and notes from Actively Learn into Google Docs with our
Add-in Students can
collaborate with their peers while researching Students can add Google Docs to Research
Teachers can now
see what texts students are adding to Research January 2016
Additional languages available for
translation - Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Russian, Latin, Vietnamese, Somali, Filipino, and Ukrainian. All get on the same "page" by
redirecting students to a specific line. Collaboration across schools in a District - search for teachers by name
Pin questions, to keep them at the bottom of your screen while you browse the text.
Improved smartphone experience - now supporting pinch & zoom.
Change Username from your profile - for those times emails change.
Assign to individual students
Student Research Report Tab - To see what texts students are importing October 2015
Student Mode - now every teacher can read as a student!
Text translation - currently only English/Spanish (more languages coming soon!) Improved iPad highlighting
Collaborate menu in the Workspace Updated grading look and feel
Google Classroom improvements
School & District Admin dashboard updates
You can now manage more than one text at a time! (Assign to class, share, delete, etc)
Assignments can now have multiple
labels to help with sorting & identification. Students can now
request a question be reset for them to re-attempt their answer. New student portfolio to show growth over time through question responses
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