We’ve been hard at work over the past few months integrating key features requested by our teachers and admins for this new release, and we’re excited for everyone to see it. We’ve also refined our existing functionality to retain everything our users know and love, but with a more modern and feature rich tool set. We’re putting together the final pieces now, but couldn’t wait to share this sneak peak.
The first thing you’ll notice when logging in to the new learning management system as a teacher is the redesigned Classes tab. We’ve brought your classes front and center to help you quickly access what matters most. You can quickly create and edit your classes with custom names and images. Each class thumbnail will also display the number of active students to compare progress across groups.
The biggest updates to the Learning Upgrade LMS can be found on the Class Students page. Everything you used to do in the Students and Coureses tab can now be done here on one page. We’ve added the ability to select multiple (or all) students, and apply global actions like assigning courses, removing courses, printing report cards, and printing student login information. You can also access all of these actions and more for each student in your class.
One of the new student action items you’ll find is the Student Report Card. This was a top request from existing users that wanted a quick snapshot of each student’s progress across multiple Learning Upgrade courses. With the Report Card, you’ll see all courses, scores, and time on task.
The student details menu gets a complete refresh with new features and functionality. You can now view and edit all student account information, course information, and progress data in one spot. We also have a new lesson selection menu to assign lessons.
All of the great reports our teachers loved in the old LMS have made their way into the new LMS. Although they’ll look and operate the same, the filters are more intuitive, the layout is cleaner, and the load speeds are faster. We’ve also implemented one-click export buttons to print reports and view data in other programs.
As Learning Upgrade has grown, our user base has grown right along with us. With that growth we’ve seen the need for roles with a larger scope. We’ve redefined our site admin role with new tools to manage teachers, students, and licenses. We also have a new organizational admin role for individuals at the district, county, or state level needing administrative access to multiple sites.