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December 2020 - Archiving data, Syncing, Program Updates, and More!

As you and school prepare for students after the holidays there are a few things that could make your work easier:

  1. If you are not already using a syncing option to create your class lists (e.g. Classlink, Google Classroom, Clever Classroom, Canvas, OneRoster, Blackboard) you can prepare now so that in January you will be able to have class lists created in a snap! Read all about these syncing options at https://support.keyboardingonline.com/categories/sync-options/
  2. Archive, archive. Make sure you have a copy of reports before deleting classes. Class Summary, Class Progress, and Student Progress reports can be saved as PDFs or even downloaded as a spreadsheet file. Read more at https://support.keyboardingonline.com/support/how-to-archive-student-data/
  3. The ability to open and use the old student software by using the 'switch to' feature will be unavailable beginning 2021. The 'old' software ceased getting updates early this year.

New District Manager

The District Manager has been completely rewritten and updated with additional features. Support for OneRoster exports from Student Information Systems (SIS) (e.g. Skyward) has been enhanced.

Feature Requests

Log in and suggest or vote on new features for us to create for you!

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October 2020 - Blackboard, SkyWard SIS, and More!

- New Syncing and Rostering Options
- New keyboard animations when introducing new letters
- New Deep Sea Fishing Game
- New Introduction and Tutorials

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July 2020 - Distance Learning Tips for Keyboarding Online

- Live Student monitor
- Score Replay
- Message Center
- Daily or Weekly Effort Reports

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June 2020 - Summer Recap

- New Student GUI
- Score Replay
- More Rostering Options
- Additional Accessibility Options
- Student Achievement
- Keyboard Heatmap

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April 2020 - New Retail Store, Games, and More Rostering

- New online store for adult students
- New Asteroid typing game
- More student rostering options
- Student login cards

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March 2020 - COVID Update

- Student Login Cards- Individual login cards that you can send to your students who are distance learning.

Click HERE for information

January 2020 - New Year New Look!

We have a lot go over here, and we hope your new semester is off to a great start! We know we surprised many of you with our new site. So here is an overview of new features to look for:
- NEW Website
- NEW Keyboarding for Kids
- NEW Error Checker
- NEW Games
Still to come in 2020…New Keyboard Mastery, Keyboard Short Course

Click HERE for information

July 2019 - New Logins and Rostering!

- NEW login options.
- NEW rostering options.
NEW Teacher Manager features.
NEW District Manager features.
Still to come in 2019...new Keyboarding For Kids

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May 2019 - Unique User Logins, Rostering, Keyboarding for Kids Update

- Student and Teacher unique logins.
- New rostering options.
- New Keyboarding For Kids!

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September 2018 - More 3rd Party Integrations and Future GUI Update

Clever was the most recent integration for syncing student data that we have completed. We are working on some big changes that will go live during the next 2-6 months:

  • More 3rd party integrations to sync with your Student Information Systems (SIS). Some of these solutions are quite cost effective (free to schools and application providers are charged minimal fees). We feel one sync integration in particular will see wide adoption.
  • We are currently working on system design changes to link students and teachers to specific classes, profiles, etc. When this is done, students will be able to login with their email and go straight to work. Teachers will only see their own classes, profiles, etc.
  • The K-6 and 7-12+ student programs are getting a fresh new design. Menu's and navigation are getting a new look. Elementary program will be even more child friendly. We will have both versions side by side for quite awhile to ease the transition and get feedback (you will be able to open either the old or new student programs).

We know you have a lot of choices (but not better choices) for keyboarding software, so we appreciate you using Keyboarding Online. We love to hear from our customers; your feedback and ideas help us create an awesome product

July 2018 - Clever Secure Sync

-Clever integrates with your district Student Information System (SIS). You can share your district and school keyboarding classes and students with Keyboarding Online. Our system will automatically create, update, and delete classes and students according to the data being shared. This means you do not have to create any students or classes; it is all handled by your district SIS. When a student is added to a class through the SIS, he/she will automatically show in the Keyboarding Online class. Less time setting up or maintaining class rosters, more time spent giving instruction!
-If you are going to be using Clever Secure Sync, it is a good idea to begin using it at the beginning of a semester (because classes and students will be created based on the data your SIS shares with Clever).

April 2018 - Tests

A test is basically a custom lesson you can create with:
- It's own grading standards (errors, blackout, minimum WPM requirement, etc.) - A test profile applies only to the test!
- Number of Retakes allowed, password protected access
- Date open/closed for testing availability
Click HERE for information

Updated on October 23, 2020

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