Software Updates

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June 8th, 2017

Release 128

Feature Enhancements

  • New icons for EasyCode items to clearly identify coding items
  • The EasyTech lesson "Words, Spaces, and Enter" now detects which operating system and keyboard the user has and displays the corresponding keyboard. The “Backspace” button appears for Windows PC and Android; the “Delete” button appears for Mac PC and iOS (the lessons do not detect Chromebooks)
  • Added closed captioning for two EasyTech lessons "Software (Updated!)" and "Databases: Tables, Records, and Fields (Updated!)"
  • Added hover over text to the tabs inside of the Class menu to better identify those options

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected and updated E-Rate standard alignments displayed in the E-Rate report
  • Added the Indiana Academic Standards to the Standards Alignment Report
  • Removed a duplicate objective from the EasyCode Foundations item "A for Array" lesson plan
  • Fixed error with multiple different Application Exercises within EasyTech that prevented the text fields, checkboxes, and other elements from being filled in or interacted with
  • Fixed an issue preventing the title of the Spanish version of four EasyTech lessons from displaying in Spanish
  • Amended the wording of one of the questions within the "Internet Usage" EasyTech quiz that was confusing students
  • Fixed an issue in the EasyTech lesson "Cursor, Arrows, and Tab" that caused the narration to be repeated on a few slides.
  • Corrected errors in the closed captioning for three Spanish EasyTech lessons
  • Corrected an error that would cause EasyTech games to freeze in the Learning.com Tablet App after students closed and then re-opened the game
  • Fixed issue that was preventing items completed through the Learning.com Tablet App from being marked correctly when the class has a minimum score requirement setting in place
  • Fixed an issue causing Inquiry grades to not display correctly when viewed through the Learning.com Tablet App
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Inquiry Projects and Reflections to be opened after they were turned in
  • Fixed an issue that caused some Aha!Science items from loading properly, resulting in a blue screen

April 14th, 2017

Release 128

New Features

  • Students are now able to slow down the audio playback speed of newer EasyTech lessons to 75%
  • Created the "EasyCode Foundations Teacher Course". This course provides information for teachers about the CodeMonkey platform and fundamental concepts of programming

Feature Enhancements

  • When creating a course, the User Import Tool will now add a teacher to the schools they are not already apart of
  • EasyTech  "Creating Documents" and "Desktop Publishing" lessons now detects which operating system and keyboard the user has and displays the corresponding keyboard. The “Backspace” button appears for Windows PC and Android; the “Delete” button appears for Mac PC and iOS (the lessons do not detect Chromebooks)
  • Added Closed Captions to Spanish versions of many lessons
  • The Learning.com App can now be purchased through the iTunes Volume Purchase Program

Bug Fixes

  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) subjects now displayed in alphabetical order in three-column standards browser
  • "My Schools" links at the bottom of the Coordinator home page now load properly
  • The assignment sequence "forced" now works for classes on the Learning.com tablet app
  • Fixed broken link to Paycheck Calculator in Inquiry "Building a Balanced Budget" Project
  • A task was missing from the teacher view in Inquiry "Persuasive Essay and the Writing Process" Project. When viewing the lesson plan, the page on Task 3 "Revise" > Section 4 "Substitute" now correctly displays
  • Categories and Rubric now appearing correctly for teachers in Inquiry "Outlining the Water Cycle" Project
  • Students were not able to complete the EasyTech "Escáner" Lesson because of blinking. The lesson now works correctly
  • Updated on-screen date for EasyTech "Validity and Sourcing" Lesson. The question asks if the webpage has been updated in the last five years, and the correct answer is yes

March 3rd, 2017

Release 127

New Features

  • Journals are now called "Application Exercises"

Feature Enhancements

  • All selected, major state and national standards are now up to date in Learning.com  
  • If activated in the teacher’s class settings, students receive certificates of completion for newer EasyTech lessons that show 1-3 stars, based upon percentage of items correct in compiled interactive to-do scenes.  Students can now monitor and share their progress via the certificates.
  • "School: Usage by Unit" report runs faster now

Bug Fixes

  • Curriculum Publisher curriculum and unit icons and other details now save properly.
  • QuizBuilder quizzes now score correctly in 3rd party LMS integrations

January 19th, 2017

Release 126

New Features

  • Some of our content loads in a new window or tab and if a user has a pop-up blocker in their browser, it can be hard to tell that the lesson opened. Learning.com now checks if the pop-up blocker is turned on for the user and gives instructions for turning it off.

Feature Enhancements

  • HTML 5 Lessons: Changed icon that opens Closed Captioning menu to a cog icon. The icon used to say "CC," but students did not realize that meant Closed Captioning, so it was changed to the cog, a universal symbol for Settings.
  • EasyTech: Added core subject area standards alignments

Bug Fixes

  • The lesson "Windows and Controls" no longer freezes on slide 26 if the student clicks the down arrow instead of the actual scroll bar.

December 8th, 2016

Release 125

New Features

  • EasyCode Game Creator is now available on production for EasyCode Premium customers

Feature Enhancements

  • Curriculum Foundry Custom Assessments
    • Added a "Print Preview" feature that includes the answer key
    • Teachers can view students' quizzes from the gradebook
    • Custom Assessments can be launched from Google Drive as a student
  • Teachers now have the ability to fast forward through HTML5 lessons
  • Added ISTE 2016 standards alignments for EasyTech and Inquiry
  • Added Florida Media/Technology 2016 standards alignments for EasyTech and Inquiry

Bug Fixes

  • The "Assign Unit" button now assigns all items in all EasyTech units
  • Scores now appear in the gradebook and student UI for Curriculum Foundry Custom Assessments

October 28th, 2016

Release 124

Feature Enhancements

  • Added Spanish translations to three Computational Thinking lessons
  • Added Closed Captioning to thirteen EasyTech lessons
  •  Added Computer Science Teachers Association Computer Science (CSTACS) standards alignments for EasyTech
  •  Added Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) standards alignments for Inquiry and EasyCode

 Bug Fixes

  • Prescriptive Keyboarding
    • The "I need to practice..." recommendations now display correctly
    • Students no longer see a yellow error message if they hit an unusual key during practice
    • The "Home Row" lesson no longer gives a Flash Player error
  • Inquiry
    • Updated audio recordings for new essential questions in Inquiry 6-8 and Inquiry 6-8 Texas

September 16, 2016

Release 123

Feature Enhancements

  • Computational Thinking lessons and quizzes are tablet compatible 
  • EasyCode content is now available via the Learning.com mobile app
  • All HTML5 lessons are now Closed Captioned in Spanish and English

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the IPad tablet app where a user was logged out after navigating to a scene in HTML5 lessons

August 5, 2016

Release 122

Feature Enhancements

  • Prescriptive Keyboarding now shows students the average of their last five attempts, instead of their average over all time
  • Prescriptive Keyboarding features multiple new Story Challenges
  • Many Digital Citizenship lessons are now closed-captioned
  • Spanish closed-captioning added to more lessons

Bug Fixes

  • Shift key no longer causes intermittent errors in Prescriptive Keyboarding

June 9, 2016

Release 121

Feature Enhancements

  • In the Teacher UI, searching by standard is now faster than before
  • Additional closed captioning added to EasyTech lessons in English and Spanish
  • New look, feel, and color scheme to new EasyTech quizzes 

April 14, 2016

Release 120

Feature Enhancements

  • Journals now have a new look and feel, as well as an improved printed format
  • ​Individual Assessment Item Report now available from the Coordinator Homepage
  • 'Class Project Wiki' Inquiry Project now features an updated lesson plan

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