Release Notes 6.29.2022 will release an automatic software update on June 29, 2022. See the list below for updated details. If you have any questions or feedback, our Support Team is always happy to help.

Students Can Complete Daily Usage Goals over Multiple Sessions

Affects: Waterford Reading Academy

Based on customer feedback, students can now complete daily Waterford usage goals in multiple sessions without the time resetting. For example, if a student is assigned to use the Waterford curriculum for 15 minutes a day, they can work for 5 minutes, pause, and then return to the program later that day to complete the remaining 10 minutes.

New: Playlists Available in Waterford Reading Academy

Affects: Waterford Reading Academy

Educators can now assign pre-built or custom playlists to their students in Waterford Reading Academy through the Resources & Activities tab. These playlists can be assigned on a whole-class, group, or individual student level.

To learn more about Waterford playlists and how to use them in your classroom, visit the Resources & Activities section of the Help Site.

screenshot of the Playlists section of the Resources & Activities page

Help Resources Available Inside Waterford Reading Academy, Upstart, and Mentor

Affects: Waterford Reading Academy, Waterford Upstart, Waterford Mentor

Users in Waterford Reading Academy, Waterford Upstart, and Waterford Mentor can now access online help without leaving their account. Selecting the question mark button in the bottom right corner opens a window with help articles related to the screen the user is currently viewing.

screenshot of the in-product Help Site question mark button

Users can also view other help categories by selecting them from the window header. Each help category link will open a new curated list of articles specific to the program, the user’s role, and the category they chose.

Additionally, users can search for articles directly in the help extension and initiate a live chat for further assistance.

screenshot of the Waterford Reading Academy teacher homepage with the online help window open

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