Release notes

19 Jul 2016 - Reporting, Whitelists, Blacklists, Custom Menu Items and User Photos

As requested by you, we have released our first of many planned reporting tools as well as giving TD Admins even more control over their users during setup.

Assignment Frequency Report

Keep track of how many assignments your colleagues are setting using Teacher Dashboard with the Assignment Frequency reporting tool.

Assignment Frequency

Whitelists and Blacklists

Whitelist

Quickly set up a pilot class to test Teacher Dashboard by add their Office 365 email address to the Whitelist. These Whitelisted users will be the only ones to show up within Teacher Dashboard ensuring that you are only sending assignments and files to the people within your pilot group.

Ensure non teaching users in your school are never shown on Teacher Dashboard by adding their email address to the Blacklist.

Custom Menus

You can customise your Dashboard further by adding your own menu links within the black ribbon or editing the existing links.

Custom Menu

User Photos

User Photos

Schools can now opt-in or opt-out of displaying users' Office 365 profile images within Teacher Dashboard. Images are displayed on the dashboard and within Student Dashboard.

User interface improvements

We have made a number of little user inteface improvements across the entire application to speed up your use of Teacher Dashboard and Student Dashboard.

Speed improvements

Huge improvements have been made to the speed of our Users page. Even if you have a couple of hundred thousand users within Office 365, Teacher Dashboard is now lightening fast at displaying them and filtering them.


 

 

19 Jun 2016 - Parent Notifications and Adding Students to sent assignments

In January at BETT, we told you that it wouldn't be long before parents will be included within Teacher Dashboard and that assignments would become more flexible. Checkout our latest features below:

Parent Notifications

The first step towards including parents in their child's education is keeping them informed. With Parent Notifications, each teacher can choose to notifiy their learner's parents when they send assignments and return feedback.

Best of all, Parent Notifications are available to all customers, regardless of the package your school is using.

Parent Notification

Add students to sent assignments

Add student to assignment

When new students join your class or you simply forget to add them all to an assignment, you can now add them to your existing assignments at any time. Have a look at our Add students to sent assignmnets support documentation for more information.

Assignment progress checker

Students can now let there teachers know how they are progressing with their assignmnets. When they start working on their assignment, they can quickly select 'In Progress' from their Status checker. This status displays on the collection tab within the assignment on Teacher Dashboard. When the student has finished their work simply change the status to 'Complete' so their teacher knows they can collect the work and start to provide feedback.

Assignment Progress

Parent Manager

Parent Manager

Administrators retain global control over the ability to add parent names to users and send assignment notifications to parents.

User interface improvements

We have made a number of little user inteface improvements across the entire application to speed up your use of Teacher Dashboard and Student Dashboard.

Speed improvements

Huge improvements have been made to the speed of our Users page. Even if you have a couple of hundred thousand users within Office 365, Teacher Dashboard is now lightening fast at displaying them and filtering them.


 

 

24 Mar 2016 - Self-service, User Profile Pictures and Improved Class Import

As part of our continued effort to make the management of Teacher Dashboard easier, we have added the ability for Administrators to grant Teachers permission to manage their own classes as well as a number of other improvements:

Allow teachers to create, join and manage their classes

One of the most requested features has been the ability for Administrators to give Teachers the rights to create, join and manage their own classes. Due to the security implications, we recommend you read the Teacher Permissions support documentation and the Bulk assign the role of teacher article to ensure that your users are protected before you apply any of these permissions.

Teacher Permissions

General TD and SD design improvements

Student dashboard tile view

Your feedback from the 'Tile view' on Teacher Dashboard assignments was so positive that we have now added it to Student Dashboard as well. It looks great on smartphones and tablets! We've also made various improvements to the other pages to make them quicker and easier to use.

Profile images

Profile pictures are now pulled through from Office 365 into Teacher Dashboard, making it quicker for teachers to identify their students' work.

Student profile images

Improved CSV import options

Now you can decide what you want to happen when you import a new CSV file. By default, the CSV will keep all existing classes and only add or update ones that are in the import file. You can also choose specific information to ignore, or remove all previously imported classes and import a start again. Read our import tools support documentation for more information.

Rich text on Q & A for both teachers and students

After adding rich text to your assignment instructions in the previous release, students and teachers can now ask and response to questions with rich text too.

Localisation improvements

Teacher Dashboard is now available in Norwegian. If your language is not supported yet, please get in touch with us on support@teacherdashboard365.com to request that it is added.


 

 

28 Feb 2016 - Assignment collaboration, instruction links, design improvements and general enhancements

Assignment instructions can now contain links. This means that you can add online resources to an assignment, either by typing in the URL, or by clicking on the link icon and entering the URL and the text to be displayed.
instruction WYSIWYG
instruction links
This opens up the ability to add collaborative documents like Word, Excel or Powerpoint, or adding Class Notebooks to your assignments.

In order to make Teacher Dashboard more engaging, we are releasing the first of a number of user experience improvements. You can now view your assignments in a tile view, with customised icons and colours for each subject for easy identification.
Assignment tile view