The holiday season is upon us, and we have released a few presents just for you! We’re excited to share these latest updates, and we hope they’ll make the end of the year, and the spring season, a bit easier for you.
Enhanced Gradebook Statistics
You’ve collected and graded the work, and you’d like to really dig into the data. With Haiku’s new Gradebook Statistics tool, now you can see the mean, median, and standard deviation for each entry in the traditional Gradebook. You can visualize the data better, too, using a distribution graph broken out by percent or grade notation.
Class Schedules for your Standards-Based Gradebook
You can now assign standards in your Standards-Based Gradebook to grading periods as well as filter by grading period as you review student progress. If you already have a class schedule, your standards will be arranged based on the dates of your existing assignments. (If you don’t have a Class Schedule in your class, you can apply or create one.) As you plan out your next class, you can add standards to grading periods ahead of time, or you can add standards to grading periods as you create the activities for your class.
Improved Student Grade View
We gave the student view of grades some love! The student view now contains category subtotals, dates on assignments, and a clearer order of items that don’t have due dates. We also cut down on the number of clicks it takes to view grades. The view now automatically opens to the current grading period, and you’ll see an orange asterisk on the newest grades in a given week. Teachers can see a similar view by clicking on a student name in their Gradebook as well. And last, but not least, students can also opt in to an instant email notification when they have a new published grade!
New Look for the Domain Control Vital Stats
We have simplified the Vital Statistics so that you can visualize how engaged your school is in its use of Haiku! If you click on the chart, you will see an advanced view with more details. Haiku Learning will also now automatically email you a notification when you’ve reached 90% and then 100% of your available licenses or storage. To receive this email, make sure the correct email address is entered into the Usage and Billing Notifications field on the General tab under Manage Domain. (Note: Overages never interfere with your access to Haiku, so you will still be able to scale with ease! If you have an overage, we’ll reach out to you to find the best way forward.)
Hangout with us!
And, if you can’t get enough, our Support Team will be talking in more detail about all of this new cool stuff from launch this Friday, December 13, at our first ever Google+ Hangout on Air at 3 p.m. EST. Keep an eye out in our Haiku Users Group for the hangout location and additional details later this week.