What's New?

At Chalk, we’re releasing new tools, features, and improvements weekly to make your experience better and better. Great tools, like great education, shouldn’t rest on its laurels. It should be growing and adapting to fit changing needs. The Chalk Family takes that to heart. Here is where you’ll find a record of the updates and improvements we’ve been making to the Chalk Suite you know and love.

Your feedback will help us build the next big thing!

New This Week

Week of April 17, 2017

Featured Updates

App Updates

Stay up to date on whats new in the Chalk Suite. We'll be sharing weekly updates here. Bookmark this page to stay up to date on what is happening at Chalk!

Other Updates

  • We now redirect you to the login if you try to enter an email that already exists on the signup page
  • When signing up, we'll now provide helpful hints to prevent signing up with a misspelled email :)
  • Fixed a bug that was causing problems when searching for a school or group in the admin app
  • Fixed a bug where grade averages were not calculating properly when a class had multiple sections
  • Fixed a bug where avatars for institutions didn't display in admin panel
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from sharing lessons to your own resources

Week of April 10, 2017

Featured Updates

Speed Boosts in Planboard

Delivering the month view faster than ever. Additional speed improvements when you're editing an offday or building custom schedules

Updated Card Design

We've made some enhancements to the card design on your Markboard assessments page

Email Preferences on Account Page

You can now view your email preferences on the account page anywhere from Chalk apps

Other Updates

  • Added support for late/unsubmitted assessments in Markboard
  • You can now name your units with decimals to indicate subunits in Curriculum
  • Improved the 'highlight' colours available in the text editor
  • Fixed a bug where units didn't load or would be duplicated in Markboard
  • Fixed a bug where resources weren't sorting properly

Week of April 3, 2017

Featured Updates

View objectives breakdown

You can now view learning objectives coverage in curriculum analytics from the admin dashboard.

Other Updates

  • Fixed a bug where the unit list was slow on week view
  • Renamed 'subject maps' to 'curriculum maps'
  • Fixed a bug when copying, sharing or moving a lesson plan. Phew!
  • Fixed an issue with authentication on mobile apps

Week of March 27, 2017

Featured Updates

Course Overview in Curriculum

You can now add in a course overview unit to your curriculum map to include resources available across all units.

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Fixed facebook login

There was an issue with Facebook oAuth that has now been resolved.

Try it out!

Scrolling on Tablets

Fixed an issue that blocked scrolling through curriculum maps on tablets. Scroll away!

Other Updates

  • Updated header design on curriculum builder page
  • Updated styles on the course overview sidebar in curriculum
  • Updated the text editor on Curriculum app and Dashboard
  • General improvements to the lesson plan review page in Admin
  • Fixed login page redirects
  • Added confirmation when deleting semesters/subjects/sections
  • Fixed bug that showed duplicate tags in search
  • Fixed bug that caused an error when publishing curriculum maps
  • Fixed bug that counted empty lessons as planned in lesson plan reviews
  • You can now unselect a rubric cell for students in Markboard
  • Non-English characters are now accepted when creating multiple students

Week of March 20, 2017

Featured Updates

New lesson plan review flow for admins

Easily review lesson plans from within the administrator dashboard and provide feedback quickly to teachers

Other Updates

  • Fixed a timezone issue where our friends in NZ and AUS were taken to the wrong day
  • Fixed a pesky bug where Attendance wasn't saving

Looking for More?

We launched this updates feed in early 2017 to keep you informed on what we’re building. Our team has been busy since 2012, first launching Planboard, and over time building out offerings in curriculum development, assessment, attendance, and more! Get a glimpse of what we’ve done in the past by checking out Our Story.