2022 Platform Updates

January May
February June
March July
April August

August

Further developments are currently on a temporary hiatus while we complete some codebase maintenance. 

There are plenty of updates coming - stay tuned!


July

Further developments are currently on a temporary hiatus while we complete some codebase maintenance. 

There are plenty of updates coming - stay tuned!


June

New features/functions and improvements

  • In the Student Zone, students are no longer able to submit freetext feedback on Smart Lesson type content. 
    • Teacher functionality is unchanged, and they can still submit feedback.
    • Students should notify their teachers of any feedback or errors.
  • In Tasks and Assessments:
    • The assign flows have been adjusted to better align in-platform language with the language used by educators. 
    • The assign flows have also been refreshed to reduce complexity and simplify steps involved:
      • Tasks:
        • Email notifications are now toggled off by default.
        • Dash settings have been integrated with the wider flow, and Dash is now available once a lesson has been completed.
      • Assessments:
        • Create your own has been removed as an option from the Assessment type modal (teachers can create and assign Exam-type content from the Content Library as normal).
        • Quick Tests have been renamed to Quizzes.
        • Marking is now completed either automatically by the platform, or by the educator.
        • Full Screen Monitored Mode is now toggled on by default.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed two visual errors in the Classes tab, where:
    • The student added to class confirmation modal had a wonky check mark.
    • If the learner’s username was too long it would spill over instead of being contained.
  • Fixed a bug in the Student App on iPad browsers where if a slide contained more than one Working Formula component, attempting to answer the second one caused the keyboard and the in-app back button to stop working.

May

New features/functions and improvements

  • The ‘?’ button in the Teacher Dashboard has had the Contact Support and View Help Centre buttons consolidated in to one button: Get Support. Educators can access the EP Help Centre and contact our Support Team from the same button.
  • Subject/Year level pairs shown in Class Details now only show 4 at a time, with ‘...’, which can be clicked to display hidden entries. This reduces the need for scrolling when viewing multi-subject classes.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in Assessments where assigning Fact Lists as a Quick Test would not allow learners to sit the test if specific Lists were assigned with each other, especially those with times tables included.
  • Fixed several bugs in the Content Library where:
    • The new Quick Assign flow had some minor visual discrepancies.
    • The Quick Assign flow allowed educators to select the Assess option with Smart Lessons that didn’t include at least one Quiz, Extended Response or Skill Mastery section.
  • Fixed a bug in the Student Zone where a learner could not progress through an Information Slide by navigating through the side panel as opposed to when clicking the green Continue button. Learners can now use the side panel to continue to the next question and gain progress, after the 3-second timer.

April

New features/functions and improvements

  • The Assign function in the Content Library has been streamlined to a single button, and content sharing links are now easily accessible. 
  • The Tasks, Assessments and Competitions tabs have been refreshed to be more concise when there are no active assignments.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed several bugs in Tasks where:
    • Student progress was incorrectly displayed when the assigned content had been edited in the Content Library.
    • Student progress was showing incorrectly on the task overview page.
    • Time taken for student progress was showing discrepancies between the class overview and the whole lesson and lesson sections.
  • Fixed a bug in the Student Zone that caused students to earn points on student made content.
  • Fixed a bug in Classes where class names were showing null for year level, despite a year level being already set.

March

New features/functions and improvements

  • The EP upload function now fully supports the addition, update and removal of parent/guardian emails attached to learner accounts.
  • Wonde syncs have been updated to:
    • Occur automatically every 24 hours around 5am NZDT. This feature can be disabled upon request.
    • Check that emails match a school’s set email requirements for both learner and educator accounts.
  • The Enrolment Portal has been updated:
    • The list of student enrolment requirements now includes Class Year Level and Subject as independent required fields. Tooltips explaining how they need to be formatted in their provided file have also been added.
    • The downloadable student list template now includes Class Year Level and Subject columns.
  • Search results in the Content Library can now be opened in a new tab by using:
    • Windows: [Ctrl + click] or [ctrl + enter].
    • Mac: [Cmd + click] or [cmd + enter].

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in the Student Zone that caused Official EP Content folders to take a long time to load during a competition. 
  • Fixed a bug in the Enrolment Portal where explanations for ineligible files were not displayed. Users can click the ❌ next to the uploaded file to see exactly what is missing. 
  • Fixed a bug in the Content Library where users would receive an error message when making a copy of a Pre-Built Exam if that exam contained content that had since been moved elsewhere (but was still available within the Content Library). 
  • Fixed a bug in Assessments where deleting assigned Remedial Tasks would prevent the ability to manually re-assign new/different Remedial Tasks for that Assessment.
  • Fixed a bug in Tasks that was causing Task Progress data discrepancies when user created Lists were used within the Task. 
  • Fixed a bug that prevented grades from syncing from Education Perfect to Canvas. Grades will now be populated back into Canvas once the results are available within EP.

February

New features/functions and improvements

  • EP for School:
    • Missing Class Details and Edit Class Subject modals have been tweaked to be clearer as to which Subjects each Year/Grade level are or are not licenced for.
    • Educators can now edit class names controlled by Wonde and class names will not be overwritten in subsequent syncs.
    • Stickers (also known as Cheers) in Educator/Teacher accounts will now refresh at the start of each academic year. 
      • The time of refresh is determined by the hemisphere the teacher’s associated school is located in (January for Southern Hemisphere, August for Northern Hemisphere).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed multiple bugs in the Classes tab where:
    • Clicking the Select All button within a class didn’t select all of the accounts as expected.
    • Adding/removing a subject in class details didn’t update the class name accordingly.
    • Adding a new teacher account from the set teachers for this class modal will no longer cause all teachers to be listed twice.
  • Fixed a bug in Assessments where CSV exports of class results will no longer appear blank when multiple classes are included.
  • Users who log in via Google social login will no longer be prompted to log in again when a new dashboard tab is opened.
  • Fixed a scrolling bug on touch/mobile devices that blocked learners from viewing the Submit review button and student answers in Peer Review has been resolved.

January

New features/functions and improvements

  • Released the Android version of the EP Teacher Mobile App (available here on Google Play). 
  • Added Who’s Online functionality to the iOS version of the EP Teacher Mobile App (Android was released with this functionality).
  • Creating a new class is now streamlined, with additional fields for year/grade level and subject being added. This means:
    • Licences are now automatically selected for new classes.
    • Educators attached to classes with missing subject or year/grade level information will be prompted to fill this out when they log in.
    • Options for Professional, Tutoring, and Tertiary have been added if year/grade level are not applicable.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue on the Student App where the student access code email was not opening the set password page properly.
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