Software Updates

August 2017 – Release 129

New Features

  • Adaptive Keyboarding is live and has taken the place of Prescriptive Keyboarding
    • Educators can customize target accuracy and WPM goals as well as the number of minutes needed to unlock game time for students.
    • Resources have been added to the support site, such as an overview of Adaptive Keyboarding and an infographic about our keyboard curriculum pedagogy.
    • Coordinator and Teacher dashboards show student progress and details, such as Student/Class average accuracy / time, WPM/Time, and minutes practiced
    • Educators are able to export raw data reports to CSV files
    • An age-appropriate selection of words to be included in typing exercises
    • Students’ Settings give them the ability to turn audio on/off, turn typing hands on/off, turn colored keyboard on/off, and change the size of the font.
  • Guided Practices are now available to supplement EasyTech keyboarding lessons; these are to be assigned by the teacher.
  • The Digital Literacy Assessment (DLA) Teacher Dashboard has been updated to show how long a student spent completing the assessment, the percentage of questions corresponding to specific standards that the student answered correctly and incorrectly, and how the class did overall.

Feature Enhancements

The following lessons now launch using HTML5 (instead of Flash Player):

  • Computer Basics: Cyber Bullying
  • Communicating Online: Cyber Bullying
  • Printer
  • Toolbars and Menus
  • Software
  • Network Basics
  • Numbers

The Teacher Dashboard in the Digital Literacy Assessment has been updated to show how long a student spent completing the assessment, the percentage of questions corresponding to specific standards that the student answered correctly and incorrectly, and how the class did overall.

  • Report data has also been optimized to load more quickly
  • Student names have been made into a recognizable link

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the ‘Select, Drag, & Double-Click’ lesson where the program wouldn’t let the user interact with slide 5.
  • Fixed the issue with the User Import tool that caused the tool to fail upon log in.