Release notes Mars 2021
New design and new functionality in our pop-ups
We have redesigned all the pop-ups and changed the text in quite a few. We wanted to give Loops a slightly different look, with the new illustrations, but we also had some pit-falls on the way into Loops. There have for example been many who have created their own organization in Loops, when what they wanted was to accept an invitation they received, to an organization that already exists. Below you can see the new design with our little astronaut, green border and new starry sky background.
Join the loop via link, not code
When we remade the pop-ups, we also saw that the double paths we have had, to join a loop, are no longer needed. When a teacher has started a session, students could be invited to it via a code or a link, shared by the teacher. Since we have seen that very few of you use the code, and that is was slightly more complex to use, we chose to remove that option. So from now on you as a teacher just share the link to invite your students to the loop (and Loops, if they do not already have accounts in Loops). You can also add them by entering a group name or the names of the students, same as before, we have not changed that.
Confirm email more easily
A new participant who is invited to Loops via a link, as shown above, have to confirm his/her e-mail address. Previously, that was done by entering a six-digit code that was retrieved in the email, into a pop-up. Now we have instead put a link in the email for new users to click on to confirm their email, which should work more smoothly.
New design on our emails
We have changed to white background color and a simple and clear design on all emails sent out from Loops. We simply want them to look good in as many different email programs as possible, and that it should be easy to see what the email is about. This is what the new email looks like when you request to reset your password.
The teacher's name is visible
The name of the teacher who started a loop loop has not previously been displayed to the student, on the loop where it is located on the Start page. From now on we show the name of the teacher who started the loop.
Notices from other teachers
Teachers who collaborate on a loop will now receive notifications if other teachers have been giving feedback to the students, not only in the notice list but also in the teacher panel.
Teachers can change the password of their own student
We have received many requests that teachers should be able to change the passwords of their students. We have built that feature now. The teacher searches for the student in the list under Participant Administration, clicks on the student's name and then on Set new password. Here's what it looks like:
If a school organisation does not want teachers, who are not administrators, to have that opportunity, you can uncheck it under your Organization settings.
We have removed the "Invite colleagues" button
We have previously had a button that says Invite colleagues on teachers' home page. We chose to remove it because it confuses more than it helps. Now you invite both teachers and students only under the school's Participant Administration.