What's new in Wordshark Online

What's new in Wordshark Online

July 7th, 2021 (Sprint 24)

Added

New weekly pop up reports for students; shown on a Monday for the previous week

Ability for teachers to copy spelling errors, in student progress reports and set work, to clipboard. Allows teachers to save the errors to a document to either include in pupil’s files or print out for reference.

Changed

Redesign of the reward game added in Sprint 21

 

Apr 23rd, 2021 (Sprint 23)

Changed

Changes to ‘Set work’ screen


Apr 15th, 2021 (Sprint 22)

Added

Ability to filter set work by individual students

Ability to hide/show set work. This allows teachers to hide set work they do not wish to see, for example completed work, if they find their set work list is too long.

Changed

Set work now shows the course the assigned word lists are from

 

Mar 1st, 2021 (Sprint 21)

Added

Program now returns to the last mode of work the pupil was working on, e.g., if sign out while working on set work the next time they log in they will be taken back to set work.

New reward game added

‘Play again’ button in the spell check games. When a pupil achieves the 75%+ mastered score it allows pupils to replay the game to try and improve on their time/accuracy

Changed

Changes to student progress drop down menus so quicker access to check progress

Frequency of reward game changed in Free Play

Editing students in ‘Manage students’ section of ‘Groups and Users’ – the program now stays in the same place in the student list


Jan 28th, 2021 (Sprint 20)

Fixed

A number of bugs fixed


Dec 11th, 2020 (Sprint 19)

Added

Enable backspace when students enter an incorrect code in their passcode

Fixed

A number of bugs fixed

Nov 17th, 2020 (Sprint 18)

Changed

Add additional sounds to games

Fixed

A number of bugs fixed


Oct 30th, 2020 (Sprint 17)

Fixed

A number of small bugs fixed

 

Oct 23rd, 2020 (Sprint 16)

Added

Set work - Spell Check game enforced after 4 none-spell check games. Encourage pupils to attempt spelling.

Changed

Quick Setup changes for admins

Set work rewording on Student Progress screen

Retain scroll position when deleting a teacher or student

Add additional sounds to games


Oct 17th, 2020 (Sprint 15)

Added

Allow teachers to create lists and add syllable splits so that the 2 syllables game can be played – Jigsaw syllables and Hunt syllables

Fixed

A number of bugs fixed

 

Sep 18th, 2020 (Sprint 14)

Added

A more logical sequence in the National Curriculum course

Changed

When a teacher signs on for the very first time they are told which students and their groups have been assigned to them personally. 

With a shared list, the teacher it has been shared with can’t use the list in a course they wish to create so there is a message: "Warning! Cannot add to course as the following word lists were created by another user"

You can set Free Play and use the edit button to restrict the whole courses that are available

 

Aug 02nd, 2020 (Sprint 13)

Fixed

Series of smaller bug fixes mainly to do with iPads 

 

Aug 01st, 2020 (Sprint 11)

Changed

Sassoon font for My Word List words

Fixed

Series of smaller bug fixes 

 

May 05th, 2020 (Sprint 10)

Added

Add functionality for when  'Cannot remember school url (https://onwordshark.com/findmyschool

Ability to copy an individual student login detail to the clipboard

Fixed

Series of smaller bug fixes

 

Apr 21st, 2020 (Sprint 8-9)

Changed

Additional data presented in Set Work for teachers.

Fixed

Bug fixing

Mar 09th, 2020 (Sprint 7)

Fixed

Work to fix issues and performance optimisation

 

Feb 02nd, 2020 (Sprint 6)

Added

Own lists - existing sounds and images are automatically assigned to words.  Own recordings and images can be used if preferred

Set work -   a spell check game is automatically enforced on the 5th game where none has been played before. This means a maximum of four none spell checks in a row.

·         Reward games added

 

Nov 21st, 2020 (Sprint 5c)

Added 

Student Progress:  Student Progress Screen for Admin/ Teacher - Change sequence of fields to speed up getting to the 'Group Summary -> Unit Progress Tracker Report', as well as filter out courses not started by a student.

Academic Year Roll Over:  Add Academic Year Roll Over Feature, so Admin can bulk promote all students to their next year group, when moving to a new academic year.

Running Reports:  Downloading Reports - filename convention to make it easier to identify name of student and report type it relates to.

Add 'Last 7 days' as an option for reports

Set Work:  Enhancements to set work reporting and changes to button text in set work    

Archiving Group:  Improved messaging when trying to archive an empty group, where archived users are assignedWork to fix issues and performance optimisation

 

Sep 27th, 2020 (Sprint 4)

Added

Creating a browser shortcut:   From the login page, all users will be able to create or download a personalised browser shortcut to the school’s Wordshark Online account. As an administrator, this will help you to create a browser shortcut on all your school’s computers. For students and their parents, it will make it easy for them to create a shortcut to Wordshark Online on their home device

Student Login Stickers: 

·         Administrators and teachers will be able to download and print login stickers for all their students, by choosing the Students Login button in the Groups and Users section.

·         By selecting ‘Student Logins Label Layout’ each personalised sticker will include all the essential information a student will need to login into their account. For iPad users, there is a QR code, which will take the students directly to the website login page.

·         Plus, these stickers can be printed on Avery L7163 labels (or equivalent), so you can simply just print and peel! We suggest these are stuck in the student’s planner/ homework diary for easy reference.

Running Reports:  If you need to run the same report for several students, the last settings used will be remembered during a login session. This will significantly speed up the process of retrieving progress data.

Jigsaw, Salvage Game and Reward Games:  Jigsaw has been optimised to work on iPads and on touch screens. Additionally, following feedback from users we have made enhancements to Salvage to improve the game play. We also now allow users to exit early from reward games.

Fixed

Work to fix issues and performance optimisation



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