3.27.2019 Release Notes

Waterford will release an automatic software update on March 27, 2019. See what’s new in the list below. If you have any questions, our Support Team is always happy to help!

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New “Contact Us” Button in Waterford Manager
Affects: Waterford Early Learning, SmartStart

We added a Contact Us button into Waterford Manager to make it easier for educators to give us feedback. If you have any questions or comments about Waterford programs, send our team a message through the Contact Us form and we’ll answer as soon as possible!

Two New Downloadable Newsletters in Waterford Manager
Affects: Waterford Early Learning, SmartStart

We uploaded two class newsletter templates to Teacher Materials area of the Curriculum tab in Waterford Manager, available in English or Spanish. You can send these newsletters to families to help them understand Waterford’s Five Instructional Strands, and to introduce some ways that families can support their child’s learning at home.

The newsletter titles are:

  • Part 1: Getting Started with Waterford Early Learning: Reading
  • Part 2: Getting Started with Waterford Early Learning: Reading

Updated Navigation in Waterford Early Learning App
Affects: Waterford Early Learning

We have added a breadcrumb navigation trail underneath student pictures in the Waterford Early Learning app. Instead of having to relaunch the app if they click on the wrong student, users can now access previous pages using the breadcrumb trail.

New Classroom Dashboard Features

Waterford will release an automatic software update on March 6, 2019. See what’s new in the list below. If you have any questions, our Support Team is always happy to help!

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Classroom Dashboard Updates
Affects: Waterford Early Learning, SmartStart

We updated the Classroom Dashboard to let teachers view their students’ scores and usage data for the day. The new default date for the Classroom Dashboard will now be Today instead of Week.

The Today dashboard will be updated at the beginning of every hour. Depending on your class size, it may take several minutes to display the updated scores. It will provide the following information:

  • Minutes: the number of minutes your student has spent on Waterford activities for the day
  • Student Score: the student’s score for any objectives completed that day
    • Each objective completed will have a separate score listed on the dashboard
  • Required Score: the minimum score required for a passing grade
    • If the student is at or above the Required Score, the dashboard will display a green circle by this category
    • If the student is below the Required Score, the dashboard will display a red circle by this category
  • Objectives Completed: a list of objectives completed by a student that day
    • Because many objectives encompass several activities, your students may not complete an objective every day

If a student has not logged in to their Waterford account that day, their scores will be represented by a dash

We have also added a Calculation Date label to all dashboards that displays the next date the projection calculation will occur.

Lastly, we added a new status to all dashboards: Surpassing Goal. This status marks students who are projected to exceed their goal by the end of the goal period.

If your student’s status displays Surpassing Goal, consider raising their Level Goal to a more challenging level.