Welcome to the New VizZle 4.2!
We’re welcoming you back to the school year with an amazing array of fabulous features and fixes in the new VizZle 4.2. Our team has worked hard all summer preparing innovative tools to make your life easier, make data tracking and reporting more efficient (and dare I say it… even fun!?), and bring your kiddos even more of what they need to thrive and succeed. The most impressive new features include:
VizZle’s latest data reporting features are so much more powerful, more flexible, and so much easier to use that they earned Report its own dedicated section of the program, with a new big button on the landing page, and another button on the top navigation bar that will take you to Report from anywhere else in VizZle.
If you want to set up your students’ IEP goals and objectives, to track data for objectives or for general play, or to generate reports to download and print, now you click on Report. Click here to watch a video tour of Report.
Some of the new features within report include:
- Archiving for out-of-date IEP Goals and Objectives
- An intuitive Reporting Criteria interface, for easy custom report generation (it is sooo slick!)
- Data display in table and graph formats simultaneously, with customizable columns and zoom for a detailed view.
- Now export or print in a click, with your choice of PDF or CSV formats
New in Share (the VizZle shared user library) Lesson Sets are collections of lessons hand-picked by VizZle moderators to teach specific social, foundational or Common Core-related skills. Now you can search specifically in Share for Lesson Sets, and save the entire group of lessons to your folders to use as a playlist or unpack and edit or use as best suits your needs. Click here to learn more about Lesson Sets.
Another new feature in Share, VizZle Gold is intended to help you quickly spot user-submitted lessons the moderators consider to be exceptional in content and quality. A lesson in Share can earn Gold in one of two ways:
- Because it has great/fun content plus a lot of the VizZle bells and whistles, like audio, video, popups or embedded quizzes
And / Or
- The content seems ideal for teaching or practicing the specific skill at which it is aimed
And That’s Not All!
There are many (many!) more new features and fixes than just the ones listed here.
Some of the most-requested included in this release are:
- Subject classifications in the shared library that reflect the Common Core State Standards
- Six new animations for in-activity rewards
- Five new animations for end of activity celebrations
- The ability to add a color background to the whole page of a Pix-to-Go lesson
- Single player mode in VizZle games
And Just So You Know What We Know…
Prior to release, we uncovered some “known issues” but decided not to let them delay the entire release–there is so much great new stuff to explore for the new school year, we knew you’d want to see it ASAP. To see a heads-up on pitfalls you can avoid until we can get them fixed, click here for the full list of known issues and their work-arounds. We’ll keep the listed updated, so feel free to come back to see our progress!