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!

Products
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.

System Requirements

For optimal performance, these are the recommended system requirements for our cloud-based products.

Windows ®
Mac ®
Chromebook™
iPad
Android
Operating
System
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave)
Chrome OS™
iOS 8+
Android 5.1+
Processor
Processor Intel® Pentium® 4 1.6 GHz or higher
Intel Mac 1.8 GHz or higher
Atom™ N570 Dual-Core Processor
1 GHz +
Recommended: Quadcore 1.7 Ghz
Minimum: Quadcore 1.3 Ghz
Recommended CPU: 64-bit
Minimum CPU: 32-bit
Some content will not be available for 32-bit machines.
RAM
Recommended RAM: 4GB
Minimum RAM: 2GB
Recommended RAM: 2GB
Minimum RAM: 1GB
Recommended RAM: 2GB
Minimum RAM: 1.5GB
Product performance may suffer when below recommended level.
Internet
Broadband internet connection
Low broadband-connection speeds may limit the total number of concurrent users.
Wi-Fi 802.11n/4G
Wi-Fi 802.11n/4G
Browser
Chrome™—most recent version recommended
Peripherals
Sturdy headset or speakers
Computer mouse (Touch screen functionality works with iPad or Android apps only)
Microphone (Recommended for individual instruction)
Interactive whiteboard, projector, or large monitor (Recommended for group instruction)
Android: Camera 2 Mpx, Screen Size 7″+
Internal Storage
8 GB

(Last updated November 2018)

 

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Android Devices

Recommended

Device
OS
Screen Size
CPU
RAM
Internet
Camera
Internal Storage
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)
Android 5.1
10.1″
Quadcore 1.8 Ghz
2 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
2 MP
32/64 GB
Google Pixel C (2015)
Android 6.0
10.2″
Nvidia Tegra X1 1.7 Ghz
3 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
8 MP
32 GB
Google/HTC Nexus 9 (2014)
Android 5.1
8.9″
Tegra K1 2.3 Ghz
2 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
8 MP
16 GB
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017)
Android 6.0
10.1″
Exynos 7870 1.6 Ghz
2 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
5 MP
16 GB
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (2015)
Android 5.1
9.7″ / 8.0″
Exynos 7 1.9 Ghz
3 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
8 MP
32 GB

Minimum

Device
OS
Screen Size
CPU
RAM
Internet
Camera
Internal Storage
Amazon Fire 8 HD (2016)
Android 5.1
8.0″
Quadcore 1.3 Ghz
1.5 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
2 MP
16 GB
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
Android 5.1
8.0″
Quadcore 1.3 Ghz
1.5 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
2 MP
16/32 GB

Unsupported

Device
OS
Screen Size
CPU
RAM
Internet
Camera
Internal Storage
Amazon Fire 7 (2017)
Android 5.1
7.0″
Quadcore 1.3 Ghz
1 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
2 MP
8/16 GB
Amazon Fire Kids Edition (2015)
Android 5.1
7.0″
Quadcore 1.3 Ghz
1 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
2 MP
8 GB
Amazon Fire HD (2015)
Android 5.1
10.0″ / 8.0″
Quadcore 1.5 Ghz
1 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
2 MP
8/16 GB
Amazon Fire 7 (2015)
Android 5.1
7.0″
Quadcore 1.5 Ghz
1 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
2 MP
8 GB
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2015)
Android 5.0
9.7″ / 8.0″
Snapdragon 410 1.2 Ghz
2 GB / 1.5 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
5 MP
16 GB
Samsung Galaxy Tab S (2014)
Android 4.4
10.5″ / 8.4″
Exynos 5 1.9 Ghz
3 GB / 2 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
8 MP
16 GB
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (2014)
Android 4.4
10.1″ / 8.0″ / 7.0″
Snapdragon S5/400 1.2 Ghz
1.5 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 /n
3 MP
8/16 GB

Text in orange notes the reason for this device being unsupported.