Check out the last features and enhancements recently added to classroom.cloud.
Chrome Student 22.214.171.124 (November 28th 2020)
Support added for the above full desktop view behavior.
Web Portal 1.9 (November 2020)
New option added to Device Group Configuration dialog (Organization and Site level), ‘Allow multiple teachers to connect to a student simultaneously.’
New option added to Device Group Configuration dialog (Organization and Site level), ‘Disable Chromebook full desktop view.’ This offers the choice of remaining with the original behavior of being able to view the student’s browser only or including the ability to view the full desktop. The latter requiring the student’s to acknowledge a ‘share full screen’ prompt.
In Web Monitoring, when hovering over the displayed website ‘FavIcons’, tooltips detailing the page being viewed by the student will be displayed.
As above, App Monitoring ‘FavIcons’ also now display tooltip text.
Fixed a behavioral issue when enabling/disabling School Hours in the Privacy Settings to ensure default hours are displayed rather than left blank.
Update User dialog now provides a scroll bar to ensure long text isn’t cut off in smaller windows.
In ‘My Classes’, the class tiles are now auto-sized to ensure a uniform width and height irrespective of length of description entered.
Fixed a character corruption issue with accented characters being sent from students in a Chat session.
Fixed an issue where the teacher name was being truncated in a Chat session.
Chrome Student 126.96.36.199 (November 23rd 2020)
Fixed an issue where students joining a class late weren’t being connected to automatically.
Resolved an auto-reconnect issue following a Wifi/Lan cable disconnect.
Resolved an issue where the indicator for network connection type shown in the Teacher Console wasn’t updating automatically when switching between a wired and wireless connection.
Web Portal 1.8 (November 2020)
Added language support (including localized Administrator Help Guides) – English US and UK, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese and Polish. The default language can be changed in Settings at Organization, Site or individual user profile level.
Automatic refresh of key data across the Portal. For example, User Status changing from Invited to Active.
‘Shift-Click’ can now be used to aid selection in the Unassigned Devices and main Devices lists when moving multiple devices between Device Groups.
Added language versions as per Admin Portal.
Correct date format will now be displayed based on the system/browser locale.
Fixed an issue in the Devices list where the assigned Device Group name would occasionally not display.
Windows Student v1.00.0002 (November 2020)
Windows Student (v1.00.0002 released)
Fixed an issue where Students in SIS imported classes were being ‘announced’ to all teachers in the organization not just the required one.
Fixed an issue where the Student connection status was occasionally showing as ‘Available’ instead of ‘Not Connected’.
Resolved a connection issue where the status was incorrectly displaying as ‘not connected’.
Fixed an issue where failed connection attempts weren’t retried automatically.
Fixed an issue where a maximized Chat Window was displaying under the Student Toolbar.
Chrome Student 188.8.131.52 (November 2020)
Teachers can now view all activity on the students’ desktop – not just the activity taking place in the open browser window. Click here to learn more.
New connection state added. Icon will now indicate if privacy settings (out of hours, off network) are in-force by turning orange.
Administrator’s now have the option (in General Settings) to prevent unmanaged Chromebooks being enrolled.
Fixed a character corruption issue in messages sent to Chrome students.
Fixed an issue where long Teacher names were being truncated in the message dialog.
Improvements to the quality of thumbnail images and when watching a student screen.
In addition to the above, there has been some ‘under the bonnet’ performance improvements to reduce bandwidth consumption and excessive API logging.
Web Portal 1.7b (November 2020)
For ease of reference, the Site IDs have been added to the Sites tile and list view.
The Device list, in Organisation and Site views, can now be sorted by additional columns – last connected, location, asset id and version.
Added the ability to sort an imported user list (CSV) by user name.
Import Users search bar now includes additional fields to aid filtering – Title | Name | Email | Telephone Number | Role | Job Title.
Last Logon date/time added to Users list in Organisation and Site views.
Watch Window Title Bar now displays the name of the student/machine being viewed.
Fix to ensure that when Select All is chosen after filtering the Device list, it is only the devices in the filtered list that are deleted.
International time zones now displayed.
Fixed issue where Device Group names were disappearing.
Fixed an issue on License page where accounts put ‘on hold’ were not having the status updated in real time.
Fixed an issue on License page where License Type field was blank when status changed to Expired Subscription and Expired Trial.
Fixed an issue where an error message was appearing incorrectly when editing a site name.
Android Student Installer page now displays a Coming Soon message.
Fixed an issue where User Status was not automatically updating from Invited to Active after user responds to the invite email.
Fixed an issue in Thumbnails, when displayed at smallest size, where connection status text overflows available size.
Fixed a conflict when trying to open more than one Watch window simultaneously.
Size of the Watch window when launched is now determined by the screen resolution of the student device.
Fixed an issue where Teacher Console crashes on refresh after Students reject User Acknowledgement request.
Uniform colour applied to options in Help Request dialog.
Chat dialog date format now based on the locale of the browser/machine.
Fixed an issue where Chat window remained open after concluding a Chat session conducted from within the Help Request dialog.
Fixed an issue where clicking End Class would occasionally log the user out of the Portal rather than returning to My Classes.
Fixed a mouse over text issue in My Classes where a Microsoft imported class was being displayed as a Google class.
Web Portal 1.7 (October 2020)
When creating user accounts, an Organization Admin can now bulk invite users by importing their details via a .csv file. (See Admin Guide for more information.)
The existing method for inviting users has been enhanced and simplified. Organization and Site
Admins can now create accounts for up to 10 users simultaneously simply by specifying the users emails, role and site(s).
Invite email now asks the user to complete their profile.
Tooltips, rather than text labels, added to toolbar icons in the Teacher Console.
Improved grouping of toolbar icons in the Teacher Console relevant to the mode selected.
Standard and feature specific icons grouped separately.
Job Title field added to User Profile page.
Additional titles (Dr, Prof, Ms, Mx) added to the User Profile pick list.
Fixed issue where the customizable messages applied in Device Group settings, (Teacher is connected, Teacher is viewing your screen), were being truncated when displayed on student screens.
Fixed issue in My Classes where class tiles were inconsistently sized.
Layout of Device Group Settings dialog at Organization and Site level is now consistent.
Fixed issue where the default class was being recreated automatically after deletion.
Fixed issue where the Teacher Console is not respecting the name format set in the User Profile settings.
Where a user is assigned to more than one site, the Site field in Organization>All Users now indicates the number of sites with a drop down list showing the site names.
Fixed issue in the Teacher Chat dialog to ensure page scrolls correctly when a long chat is in progress.
Fixed an issue where the status of disabled users was not displayed correctly in the user list tile view.
Warning message now provided if a new users email already exists elsewhere in the organization.
Archived Google Classroom classes no longer appear.
When editing user details in Organization>>All Users, Job Title is no longer mandatory.
Fixed issue where Web Restrictions at sub-url level were not being enforced.
Fixed an issue where Windows Students were unable to connect and showed as Disconnected status in the device list.
Fixed an issue where the Windows Student does not support long survey questions.
Note: The Windows Student application can only be downloaded and updated manually in the current release.