Threaded discussion comments are now available! I.e., you can reply directly to a user's comment in a discussion, creating an indented thread, and the user will receive a notification to return to and continue the discussion. This functionality is available for all discussions types, including discussions on the Dashboard, on items in the News Feed, and on Professional Learning pages.
You can now add a post to the News Feed, both on Dashboard and within Success Indicators. Posts can be liked and commented on just like other posts in the News Feed, and sharing settings to customize the visibility of the post are available. Enjoy!
Today we released a new District Management page where PL Managers can customize the PL Navigation menu in their districts! Check out the support article for details: https://modernteacher.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000115627-Managing-PL-Navigation
We've built our own DCF Quick Score! This will replace the 3rd party tool used on our public website and offer districts with an easy, 5-question alternative to the full adaptive DCF assessment. Kelly will be incorporating the new Quick Score tool into the website, and it can be found in the meantime at https://app.modernteacher.com/assessment/quickscore
We've added the feature request to delete a school or cohort. Check out the new delete icon to the right of the school/cohort name on the School/Cohort District Management pages. Members and Managers of the school/cohort will not be deleted, but will be unassigned from the group. The ability to select the school/cohort in the Comparison Stats on the Dashboard, start a Discussion with the group, filter users by the group, etc. will be removed. This action cannot be undone, but should be helpful in cleaning things up if fake schools/cohorts have been added to any districts for demonstration purposes.
The final Modern Teacher module of 2017 is now available in the platform! Check out "Architect Digital and Face-to-Face Learning Experiences" for some awesome content on leveraging technology to blend and personalize learning in the modern classroom.
Moving forward, the first time a user enters the MT PL page after completing a module, they'll be given a popup asking if they'd like to provide feedback on the module. They have the option to take a 5-question survey, provide a written response, or decline. This prompt will occur after each module is completed, hopefully providing the MT team with useful feedback over the coming months!
Our adaptive and automated DCF Assessment is now live! Feel free to check it out at https://app.modernteacher.com/assessment If you're on the Sales or CES team, stay tuned for more info and a demonstration of this new functionality in our Friday Product + Sales/CES meetings.
We released a small update today that allows DCF Managers, Driver Owners, and SI Owners to delete and replace existing Work Products in their SIs. Previously, only the user who uploaded the Work Product could delete/replace it. Thanks for the feature request, Lisette! And stay tuned on the upcoming release (likely next week) of the newly automated DCF Assessment & Report.
As an enhancement to the recent ability to assign Coaches and School Leaders in SI 32 and SI 50, you can now also assign the "Instructional Coaching" and "Change Management for School Leaders" modules without having the users count in the PL SI stats. Just select the new "Assign Module" option in these SIs. See the updated support article on "PL Stats in Success Indicators" for details.
You can now assign principals and other school leaders in SI 50 to give them access to the new "Change Management for School Leaders" module. Similar to coaches in SI 32, the school leaders' progress on the module will be tracked in SI 50 and also in SI 63. Additionally, we greatly reduced the load time of the National Network map and list - enjoy!
You can now see individual user stats in the PL Success Indicators that track coach & teacher progress on the district goals. Check out SI 32, 51, 53, etc. to see this feature in action. Just click the "+" icon to the right of the status bar to expand the individual user stats area. Notice that a range of filters are available to narrow the results by goal module, user status, and school/cohort.
Today we released an update to the Key Strategic Milestones section of the District Portfolios. Now, a progress bar appears at the top of the section with the district's status on each of the 6 SIs. Hovering provides the full SI title, SI Owner, and clarification on if a Work Product has been added and shared, added but not shared, or not added.
Two new features were released today. You can now visualize your personal progress on the district's goals with progress bars and status icons on the District PL Goals page. Additionally, you can now see information on SCORM Tiles in the Modern Teacher modules, noting how many times the tile has been viewed, how much time has been spent on it, and the score (if applicable). By default, both of these features show your individual information, but when using the Coaching View, the goal stats and SCORM info will reflect your selected user.
Based on a feature request, we have updated the display of likes and comments in the News Feed and Discussion area of the Dashboard and SI Pages. You can now more easily see the users who have liked an item, and you can preview the first 3 comments without having to open the comments popup.
The National Network was released today! This new features set includes the National Network Map, List, and District Portfolios. Please view the new support article with demo video for more information, available here: https://modernteacher.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115013132368-National-Network-District-Portfolios
Good news - now, any time you add a Work Product, SI Resource, PL Attachment, etc., you have the option to drag/drop the file instead of clicking and adding it from your finder. Check it out and let me know if there are any questions!
Similar to the PL Stats tracking on SIs for teachers, we can now track coaches' progress on the District PL Goals in the following SIs: 51, 52, 64, 79, and 95. Reminder that the coaches are assigned in SI 32.
Have you wanted to export all those PL Stats on the Dashboard to a nice spreadsheet? Now you can! If you're a School, Cohort, or district-level PL Manager, you can now click a little download icon next to each circle chart of stats on the Dashboard. This will export those stats to a CSV with each users' status on the selected module(s). Enjoy!
Professional Learning stats are now being tracked in SIs! Once the district's custom PL Goals are set in SI 31, teacher progress on each of the four goals will appear in SI 53 and up. Also, SI 32 can now be used to assign the district's coaches, giving them access to the Instructional Coaching module and tracking their progress on it. If you'd like to complete this module, please assign yourself as a coach in SI 32. See the new support article for more details, and reach out if you have any questions!