v4.5 (3/16/2017)

  • New rotating banner on homepage
  • New post-experience survey
  • Ability for students to message their own classmates within a Pen Pal Exchange
  • Fixed bug preventing some users from logging in via Safari
  • Admin Tool enhancements for supporting Pen Pal Exchanges
  • Assorted bug fixes

v4.4 (2/9/2017)

  • Ability to more easily add existing students to Pen Pal Exchanges and Experiences
  • Enhanced Pen Pal Exchange admin functions
  • Assorted bug fixes

v4.3 (1/12/2017)

  • Ability to add teachers to an existing Pen Pal Exchange
  • Pen Pal Exchange – Add Teacher Tab now displays status of all invitees and participants
  • Fixed issue affecting the ability to send messages or post messages in IE11
  • Enhanced Pen Pal Exchange admin functions
  • Assorted bug fixes

v4.2 (12/15/2016)

  • Ability to search Pen Pal Exchange messages for moderation
  • Ability for teachers to manage profiles for students in Pen Pal Exchanges
  • New moderation counter for pending messages on Pen Pal Exchange cards
  • Fixed bug affecting ability to reply to messages for some users
  • Fixed bug affecting Teacher Guide display for experiences
  • Additional minor bug fixes

v4.1 (12/1/2016)

  • New messaging features, including text formatting (bold, italics, underline, bulleted lists, and more)
  • Ability to add attachments to messages
  • Ability for teachers to add a note when rejecting moderating messages
  • Assorted bug fixes

v4.0 (11/17/2016)

Pen Pal Exchanges Live!

  • Ability for teachers to search for and invite other interested teachers to Pen Pal Exchanges
  • Ability for teachers to create student-to-student or class-to-class matches for messaging
  • Ability for students to message students from matched classrooms
  • Ability for teachers to moderate student-to-student messages
  • Ability to view Teacher Guides when reviewing Experience descriptions

v3.10 (8/11/2016)

  • New moderation tab for Teachers. See all of your student board posts in one place within each Experience.
  • Ability for Teachers to search and sort Connections
  • Ability for Administrators to reject profiles
  • Fixed bug preventing password resets for usernames with special characters
  • Assorted bug fixes

v3.9 (7/21/2016)

  • New discussion board icon for teachers, showing number of posts pending moderation
  • Assorted bug fixes

v3.8 (7/11/2016)

  • Ability for teachers to delete discussion boards from customized experiences
  • Enhancements to administration tools related to the management of Experience Templates and Profiles
  • Improvements to Experience promotional functionality
  • Modifications to support Internet Explorer v11
  • Assorted bug fixes

v3.7 (6/23/2016)

  • Enhancements to expand Experience functionality to include additional Source and Type attributes
  • Functional enhancements for Administration Tool and process
  • Platform expansion to improve support for multiple Communities residing on the services
  • Correction for filter logic for Explore Experiences page
  • Assorted bug fixes

v3.6 (6/13/2016)

  • Enhancements to Explore Experience Tool including additional filters Source and Type
  • Addition of Usage information including Active Experiences, Participants and Countries Represented
  • Creation of Banner for Experience Promotions
  • Additional functionality for Teacher Created Experiences
  • Assorted bug fixes

v3.5 (5/25/2016)

  • Improved video performance within Experience Discussions
  • Modifications for Administrative functionality
  • Improved Messaging and Invitation performance
  • Assorted bug fixes

v3.4 (5/09/2016)

  • Enhancement of a My Profile page for students to allow for additional functionality supporting multiple Experiences
  • Correction of Black Screen Experiences
  • Assorted bug fixes

v3.3 (4/21/2016)

  • Creation of a My Profile page for students to allow the users to view basic information about their account as well as their experiences
  • Improvement of performance for video uploads
  • Improve Experience Management, including Archive of complete or unused Experiences
  • Assorted bug fixes

v3.2 (4/11/2016)

  • Improvement of the ability to play videos from Create Your Own Experience
  • Correct ability for Teacher to upload PDF in Experiences
  • Improve performance of Experience messaging
  • Assorted bug fixes

v3.1 (3/28/2016)

  • Move the Create an Experience block from My Experiences to Explore Experiences
  • Ability for a teacher to create a new Experience from scratch, using a blank template. Teachers continue to have the ability to choose from pre-defined Experiences as well.
  • PDFs now display as thumbnails when uploaded by teachers/students
  • Assorted bug fixes

v3.0 (3/10/2016)

  • Ability to delete or close experiences
  • Fixed issue related to uploading and opening new resources within experiences
  • Assorted bug fixes

v2.3 (2/25/2016)

  • Improved performance for experiences
  • Fixed issue of displaying My Profile page for students
  • Fixed display issue when viewing your own profile in Find Connections results
  • Assorted bug fixes

v2.2 (2/10/2016)

  • Improved performance for account area (profile, messages, and connections)
  • Improved display of discussion boards when previewing Experiences
  • Updated languages list for user profiles
  • Fixed issue related to blank Participant drawer in Experiences
  • Fixed issue related to missing user details on Experience discussion boards
  • Assorted bug fixes

v2.1 (1/28/2016)

  • Improved Find Connections search
  • Improved automatic updates of connection statuses after an invitation has been accepted
  • Displaying PRIVO seal to confirm certified COPPA compliance
  • Ability to re-launch the Customize Experience tour from the Customize Experience page at any time
  • Set maximum height for discussion boards on Experience timeline. Users can click to open the experience to view the full post.
  • Fixed private message counter within Experiences to update automatically after messages have been read
  • Improved selection of recipients for private messages within experiences
  • Allow special characters when changing password
  • Assorted bug fixes

Hot Fix (1/14/2016)

  • Corrected issue with links to experience in the Experience Invitation Accepted email

Hot Fix (1/12/2016)

  • Optimized loading of My Account menu bar

v2.0 (1/7/2016)

Global Community Experiences Live!

  • Ability for teachers to select and customize Experiences from a menu of ePals and partner-sponsored templates
  • Ability for teachers to add students to Experiences and collaborate with other classrooms
  • Ability to collaborate via discussion boards and private messages using rich text, images, and video
  • Ability for teachers to moderate student posts
  • Updated Country listing
  • Assorted bug fixes

v1.3 (9/23/2015)

  • Ability for teachers to hide their profiles from the Find Connections search
  • Fixed performance issue preventing teachers from accessing their messages
  • New welcome video from the Global Community ambassadors
  • Disabled the Connection Request Pending and Connection Request Accepted notifications in the My Messages area. Teachers can continue to manage connection requests from the My Connections tab.
  • Ability to filter for multiple countries in the Find Connections search
  • Updated layout for the Profile page
  • Ability for admins to request additional info from teachers during the profile approval process
  • Assorted bug fixes

v1.2 (9/8/2015)

  • Ability for new teachers to sign up
  • Ability for admins to view and approve teacher profiles
  • Assorted bug fixes

v1.0 (8/24/2015)

New Global Community Live!

  • Ability for existing teachers to connect and build their networks
  • Ability for connected teachers to exchange private messages