New Features

November 2022

New Features

ASSISTments Teacher

  • Student Support Authoring: Teacher Can Reorder Hints on a Problem: If a teacher creates more than one hint for a problem, those hints can now be reordered with the use of drag handles when editing student supports.
  • Reporting on “Chat with a Tutor” Button Use: Both the detailed assignment report and the detailed assignment pull out contain an indication when a student has clicked on the “Chat with a Tutor” button.
  • Student Details Rows for “Show Answer” & “Explanation” are Now Red: More color gradations have been added to the student details report so that a student's actions are more easily understood.
  • One Click to app.assistments.org: We have enabled clicking on the "A" or word ASSISTments in our logo in the left hand corner of the teacher experience to take you to your homepage in app.assistments.org. Previously, there was no action when a user clicked there.

E-TRIALS Platform

  • Build Page: Navigation Update: The Build page in the Single Support and Support Comparison studies has been updated. The left navigation now highlights the whole pathway from the problem set to the problem part.
  • Only Show Available Problem Sets in the Table: When in the Support Comparison Study, if you select Browse Problem Sets, the Problem Set Table now allows the user to Only Show Available problem sets.
  • Single Support Study: Conditions Page: The Conditions Page in the Single Support Study has a new look. We updated the page to simplify the study build process.
  • Support Comparison Study Allows Custom Problem Sets: When building a Support Comparison Study, you can now use a custom-built problem set. On the Conditions page, use the Add Problem Set by ID to enter the customer problem set. Note: If using a custom-built problem set, you will need to recruit your own teachers for the study.

Fixed Issues

ASSISTments Teacher

  • Assignment Report: % Sign Added to the % Score Column: We realized that our % score column on the teacher's assignment report was missing the % symbol and so we added it back.
  • Skill Builder Report was Missing Features & Functionality: The skill builder assignment report was missing the triple dot menu that allows users to access the actions of uploading the scores or saving them as a CSV.
  • Instructional Recommendations were not showing up when they were available. This has been corrected.
  • Users were Unable to Unset the Anonymize Reports Feature: It was not possible to unset the user setting that anonymizes student names. Users had to turn on the names on each report when they looked at them. Teachers can now unset that user setting.

Known Issues Currently In-Progress

E-TRIALS Platform

  • Study Workflow Update: The first step in any study workflow has been renamed to Overview.
  • Status Language Updated: When a study has not been submitted for deployment, the status is now Developing. Previously, the status was called Draft.

October 2022

New Features

ASSISTments Advantage

  • Completeness Indicator: We have added a column that visually indicates doneness to the assignment report. The symbol shows the % of the assignment that the student has completed. This column can be used to sort students in ascending or descending % of completion.
  • In Find & Assign, all problems are now tagged with the Common Core Standard Skill Codes that it addresses.
  • Open Response Grading Page: This has been updated to ensure teachers will see the main problem as well as their students’ responses to Open Response Questions.

ASSISTments Advantage

  • In Insights Hub, the year selected and for which the data in Insights Hub is reflecting, is now displayed at the top of the Insights Hub screens.

E-TRIALS Platform

  • New User Onboarding: When a new user creates an account, they now have the option to complete their user profile
  • Mix and Match: When a teacher creates a Mix and Match assignment with a problem set that is used in an experiment, the students will still be put into a condition of the experiment.
  • Confirm Switch Supports: Researchers on the Build Page will be notified that switching from support types (from hints to explanation or vice versa) will delete the previously written support, and they will be asked to confirm the switch.
  • Build Page will show answers: Researchers will now be able to see the answers for the problem they are working on. If the problem type is multiple choice, ordering, or select all, the researcher will see all of the answer options as well.
  • Show Answer for Hints: When a researcher is on the Build Page and they are writing hints as their student supports, they will now see the Show Answer option after the hints they author. This is to indicate that students that receive hints at their student support(s) will have a Show Answer button as an option once they have seen all of the hints.

Fixed Issues

ASSISTments Teacher

  • When editing a problem set in My Problem Sets and you have problems selected, you can now delete if you select the action Delete Problem.  
  • When a student leaves a Google Classroom, teachers can now use the Synchronize feature and students will be removed from ASSISTments assignments.
  • When setting a release date of today, you will no longer get an error message.

Known Issues Currently In-Progress

ASSISTments Teacher

  • For Canvas teachers only, if you delete an assignment in Canvas, you will not be able to then delete the corresponding assignment in ASSISTments. To avoid this, delete assignments through ASSISTments - this will ensure that the assignment is deleted from BOTH Canvas and the My Assignments listing in ASSISTments.

August 2022

New Features and Fixed Issues:

New Features

ASSISTments

  • Teachers can now add hints to a problem: When viewing problems in Find & Assign, teachers can select Edit Student Supports and add a set of hints or an explanation to any problem that is not an open response. The hints or explanation will be made available to students when they are working on that problem. Teachers can see how these will work by using Preview as a Student.
  • Teacher can now add an explanation to a problem: When viewing problems in Find & Assign, teachers can select Edit Student Supports and add a set of hints or an explanation to any problem that is not an open response. The hints or explanation will be made available to students when they are working on that problem. Teachers can see how these will work by using Preview as a Student.
  • In-product help now available: The Help Center allows users quick access to guided tours, all User Resources & FAQs, webinar schedule, as well as the ability to email support. Click the Help icon in the upper right-hand corner.

E-TRIALS Platform

  • Problem Set Table Update: Users will now see the number of Open Response problems with a problem set on the Problem Set Table
  • Default Study for All Users The Single Support Study will be the only study available for all users until they update their settings in the Settings page to add all studies
  • Profile Settings Page The Profile Setting Page allows users to provide more information about themselves and update settings to have access to all study types


Fixed Issues

ASSISTments

  • Progress reset of student now refreshes view: When a teacher deletes a student's progress, the assignment report now refreshes the report to show that the student has had their progress deleted.

Known Issues Currently In-Progress

ASSISTments

  • When viewing problems in a problem set in My Problem Sets, you cannot delete problems from problem sets when they are selected (check box checked). If the problem is unselected, it can then be deleted.
  • In My Problem Sets, if you have a problem set with only one problem in it, you will be unable to delete the final problem. In order to remove the problem set, select Delete Problem Set in My Problem Sets.
  • When attempting to set a release date of today, you will get an error message, although it will allow the release of the assignment despite the error message.
  • For Canvas teachers only, if you delete an assignment in Canvas, you will not be able to then delete the corresponding assignment in ASSISTments. To avoid this, delete assignments through ASSISTments - this will ensure that the assignment is deleted from BOTH Canvas and the My Assignments listing in ASSISTments.
  • When a student leaves a Google Classroom, they are not being removed from ASSISTments assignments.

Insights Hub

  • Safari does not display the Achievement tab correctly: When using Safari, the names of the assessments on the graph at the top of the Achievement tab overlap.
  • Loading data can take up to 10 seconds: If there are more than 10 teachers in your Insights Hub, it can take  up to 10 seconds to load the data.

July 2022

The following are new features and fixed issues added in this months’ ASSISTments update:

My Problem Sets

  • Problem sets are now ordered with the most recently created at the top

Reports & Data

  • We now report out the number of days late a student is on the assignment report


Known issues we are currently working on:

  • If a student is removed from a class in Google Classroom, they may continue to show up on assignment reports despite synchronizing classes.
  • Deleting problems from problem sets does not work if the problem is selected. In order to remove a problem from a problem set, make sure it is not selected.

May 2022

The following are new features added in this months’ ASSISTments update:

My Assignments

  • After editing an assignment’s information, ASSISTments will automatically update the view for the teacher. Refreshing the page is no longer necessary
  • When navigating back from an assignment using the links at the top of the assignment report, ASSISTments will maintain all filters and sorting preferences
  • When using the link at the top of the assignment report to get back to a place in the hierarchy of content, ASSISTments will now automatically go to that place in the hierarchy and have it open for users to see

My Problem Sets

  • Edit Problem Set Details now allows the name of the problem set to be modified

Reports & Data

  • Open Response editor has been upgraded to more easily allow students to:

          - Correct on the first try

          - Correct on some other try than the first

          - Incorrect because the student saw the answer

April 2022

The following are new features added in this months’ ASSISTments update:

Find & Assign

  • When the release date is not valid for an assignment being made, a more useful error message will help teachers know what to fix to allow the assignment to be made.

Reports & Data

  • On the assignment report, at the top of the report, when there is no Common Wrong Answer for the problem, the table entry will be left  blank instead of using “NA”.
  • The information pop-up that explains the scoring on the assignment report has updated text to better explain a red zero.

March 2022

The following are new features added in this months’ ASSISTments update:

Find & Assign

  • A new filter, “Released State Tests” is now available within search by skill results. You will now be able to quickly identify any problems from released state test questions directly in the results of the search.

Reports & Data

  • Fixed an issue that was not allowing the hiding of student names in the standard view of the Assignment Report. 
  • Fixed an issue that the Skill Builder report that was not sorting the report correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where filtering on the status in My Assignments was not working correctly for Released Items. (Assignments in this status will now be correctly shown as having that status.)
  • Fixed the Search By Standard, which was not always refreshing to newly selected search criteria.
  • Fixed the issue where the student details was reporting actions in the wrong order.

February 2022

The following are new features added in this months’ ASSISTments update:


Find & Assign

  • Assessments for ENY and IM have been reorganized to be listed by module with the rest of the problems that can be assigned. (early March)

My Problem Sets

  • Fixed an issue when creating a new problem set, that you can lose the focus to the new problem set name and it can be difficult to keep the focus.

Reports & Data

  • Fixed an issue with student submitted work being too small to see when scoring and giving feedback on open response problems. The work is now clickable and will pop-up large for the teacher to see the work clearly. 
  • Fixed an issue where the date was not appearing on the student details report.
  • Fixed an issue where when scrolling through different student details, the students were not presenting in the order they were in on the assignment report. 
  • Fixed an issue where the scoring and feedback page for open response problems was not alphabetizing students by last name. 
  • Fixed an issue with student answers that had been created using the math editor (WIRIS) were not being reported visually correctly on the scoring & feedback page for open response problems. 
  • Fixed an issue where hiding Student Names on the assignment report were not mixing up the students so that it was possible for students to figure out who was who

January 2022

The following are new features added in this months’ ASSISTments update:


Find & Assign

  • Assign to a subset of a class(es) - Teachers can now choose which students to assign an assignment to through the assign pop-up window. The assignment report will then reflect this by reporting only on those to whom it was assigned.

Reports & Data

  • The Student Details report (which you get to be selecting a student’s name in the assignment report) has been updated to the new look and feel of ASSISTments.
  • The Open Response Scoring report (also known as essay scoring) has been updated to the new look and feel of ASSISTments
  • The Skill Builder Report now enables teachers to delete student progress and the row will turn green when a student has completed the skill builder successfully.

Known issues we are currently working on:

  • When you Hide Student Names on the assignment report, it is not randomizing the students, making it easier to identify students on the report.
  • Sometimes you have to refresh the page in ASSISTments to see all of your assignments correctly.

November 2021

The following are new features added in this months’ ASSISTments update:


General

  • Improvements have been made to increase the speed of rendering the results of a search, showing the list of assignments, and showing the list of My Problem Sets

Reports & Data

  • The Skillbuilder report has been updated to reflect the new look and feel of ASSISTments

September 2021

The following are new features added in this months’ ASSISTments update:


My Assignments

  • Delete Assignment is now available. Teachers can now delete assignments.
  • All assignments are now visible for a class regardless of who assigned them.

Reports/Data

  • Assignments in Test Mode will only have Green/Red colored score chips on the Assignment Report to indicate Correct/Incorrect. Open response problems, scores will be colored green for a score of 4, red for a score of 0 and orange for all others scores in between.
  • Teachers now have access to the assignment report when no student has yet started it

Student Experience

  • Open Response editor has been upgraded to more easily allow students to:

          - Take a picture

           - Submit a file

           - Draw their answer

August 2021


Welcome to the Fresh New Look of ASSISTments!


The following is the functionality that has been added to ASSISTments in the Fresh New Look:


General

  • The new look keeps a teacher-user in the same window and has been redesigned to be easier to use

Find & Assign

  • Content for Open Education Resources (OER) is now organized by lesson
  • Search by keyword or common core standard
         -  You can then go to the problem set from the results of a search
  • New assign-time options:
         -  Test Mode
         -  Problem Order

My Assignments - new view that allows teacher-users to:

  • See all of the assignments that they have made
  • Filter assignments by class or status
  • Sort assignments by release or due date
  • View all assignment details, including:
       -  The number of problems in the assignment
       -  Release date of assignment
       -  Due date of assignment
       -  Standards addressed in the assignment
  • View the assignment (or skill builder) report
  • Edit the assignment name or due date & release date (if they have not already passed)
  • Reassign an assignment
  • Preview an assignment as a student

My Problems - new view that allows teacher-users to:

  • Create problem sets from any combination of ASSISTments content
  • Add & Delete problems from a problem set
  • Duplicate & Delete problem sets
  • Reorder the problems in a problem set
  • Assign a problem set to your classes

Reports & Data

  • The assignment report has been upgraded to be more user-friendly and to show more information for teachers
  • There is now a standards view to the assignment report
  • Scores can now be uploaded directly to Google Classroom and Canvas from any assignment or skill builder report

Settings are now available for:

  • Account information
  • Preferences
  • Feature Settings


For those of you have been using the beta, the following are the incremental new features that were added in this latest release:

General

  • We are now collecting user information on new users when they Sign Up
         -  School
         -  Grades
         -  Curricula
  • User information can be set for all in Settings

Find & Assign

  • Assign Time Options - Test Mode can now be added to any assignment
  • You can now go to the complete Problem Set from a problem found in search results

My Assignments

  • Fixed an issue causing there to be unnamed assignments

Reports & Data

  • Instructional Recommendations now being delivered for problems where they exist as part of the assignment report for 7th grade Illustrative Math, OpenUp, and EngageNY
  • All users will now see the updated assignment report
  • Static columns in the assignment report (not problems) are now sortable
  • Standard View now has a row to show how many problems relate to that standard in the given assignment

June 2021 - The Fresh New Look beta

In this release, all of these features from the initial beta are also available.


The following are the new features that were added in this release.

As the beta progresses, we will be adding new features.

We will alert you to changes as they are made available to you


General

  • Logout now works
  • Settings page now exists and can be used to set:
         -  Account Settings
                   -  User Name
                   -  First Name
                   -  Last Name
                   -  Display Name
         -  Preferences
                  -  Time Zone
                  -  Anonymize assignment report when opening as default
         -  Feature Settings
                   -  Student Supports

Reports & Data

  • Updated Assignment Report
  • Delete Student Progress is now working

May 2021 - The Fresh New Look beta

The following are the new features that were added in this release.

As the beta progresses, we will be adding new features. We will alert you to changes as they are made available to you


My Problem Sets

  • Fixed an issue where teachers were seeing problem sets that they had not created in My Problem Sets

Student Experience

  • Student supports have been turned on for 6-8 middle school open educational resources, so students will have exposure to hints and explanations. For more information on this, click here.

March 2021 - The Fresh New Look beta

The following are the new features that were added in this release.

As the beta progresses, we will be adding new features. We will alert you to changes as they are made available to you.


General

  • Redesigned UI using a new framework - VUE

Find & Assign

  • Finding problems in the content library is now done in one screen
  • In the Open Educational Resources, many curricula are now broken out by lesson
  • Can now search by common core standard for problems & skill builders
  • Assign time options now include Problem Order selection with 3 possible settings - Linear, Random & Student Choice

My Problem Sets

  • Create your own problem sets from all ASSISTments content
  • Add & remove problems to/from a problem set
  • Modify problems sets (name & order of problems)
  • Assign problem sets
  • Duplicate problem sets
  • Delete problems sets
  • See the Student Preview of a problem set
  • Sort problem sets alphabetically by their name

My Assignments

  • View a complete list of assignments
  • Filter assignments by class
  • Filter assignments by status
  • Sort assignments by due date & release date
  • View assignment details
  • View the assignment or skill builder report for an assignment
  • See the Student Preview of an assignment

Reports & Data

  • There are no new or revamped reports for this release.

Student Experience