Service updates

Learn more about the additions and improvements across our family of products here at Teacher Dashboard 365.

Workflow Improvements, Teacher Plan and TD Assignments – March 2020

Fixes and Improvements

Workflow Improvements

We had some feedback from teachers that the workflow could be clearer. So, we’ve streamlined this process to ensure you know what steps have occurred and when.

Once you have sent an assignment your students will move through the following status types and each will be time and date stamped:

  • Sent
  • Started – In Progress
  • Handed In – Ready for Review

Assignments are now collected automatically as soon as you click ‘Review Submitted Work’. Whilst you are reviewing work your students will be unable to make any changes to their submission.

For the review and returns process the following status types will be used:

  • Locked - In Review
  • Returned

Assignment Filtering

Some teachers had told us that they needed some help finding assignments. We’ve now improved our filtering options, so you can find the assignment you need to work on right away.

On the ‘Assignments View’ you can now filter by assignment ‘Status’ (All, Draft, Sent) and ‘Due Date’ (Overdue, Due this Week, Due this Month, Due Later).

Autosave Update

Some teachers had told us that they weren’t sure when assignments were autosaving. We’ve now added a time and date stamp under the ‘Save’ button that will update each time an autosave occurs.

API Upgrade, School Plan – January 2020

Fixes and Improvements

API Upgrade

Microsoft have changed the way we connect with them. This change will affect signing in to Teacher Dashboard Plus, education settings, assignments and school structure from the 9th January 2020. The Office 365 Administrator will need to re-accept Microsoft permissions on behalf of your school. All Office 365 Administrators have been sent an email and they will also see a notification when they log in. Read more information on the Microsoft Upgrade.

Teams App, TD Assignments – December 2019

New

TD Assignments App

Use our Teacher Plan inside Microsoft Teams. The TD Assignments App creates a single workspace for your resources, tools and conversations.

Find out more

New BTEC Mark Schemes, School Plan – October 2019

Fixes and Improvements

BTEC Mark Schemes

We have now added the following BTEC assessment criteria to Teacher Dashboard 365:

  • BTEC Level 1 /Level 2 Tech Award Digital Information Technology 2018
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport 2016
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport 2016
  • BTEC First Award in Sport 2018
  • BTEC First Award Health and Social Care 2012
  • BTEC First Award Applied Science 2010

Learn how to use BTEC Marking Schemes

Please see a full list of the subjects and levels currently available on our FAQ page under 'BTEC'.

New BTEC Mark Schemes, School Plan – October 2019

Fixes and Improvements

BTEC Mark Schemes

We have now added the following BTEC assessment criteria to Teacher Dashboard 365:

  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care 2016
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care 2016
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 2016
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts 2016

Learn how to use BTEC Marking Schemes

Please see a full list of the subjects and levels currently available on our FAQ page under 'BTEC'.

API Upgrade, School Plan – July 2019

Fixes and Improvements

API Upgrade

Microsoft have changed the way we connect with them. This change will affect signing in to Teacher Dashboard Plus, syncing groups and classes from the 2nd July 2019. The Office 365 Administrator will need to re-accept Microsoft permissions on behalf of your school. All Office 365 Administrators have been sent an email and they will also see a notification when they log in. Read more information on the Microsoft Upgrade.

Assignment Uploads

We’ve updated the Assignments area to make it clearer when uploads have failed. On screen messaging will now notify you when there has been an issue, allowing you to cancel and try again.

Messaging will be shown when required on the following tasks:

  • Setting and returning Assignments (teacher)
  • Submitting Assignments (student)
  • Attaching files to Assignments or Submissions (teacher and student)

CSV Uploads

We’ve updated the CSV uploads process to make it clearer when uploads have failed. On screen messaging will now notify you when there has been an issue, allowing you to cancel and try again.

Performance Upgrade, Teacher Plan – April 2019

Fixes and Improvements

Performance

We’ve updated the Settings area to make Teacher Dashboard 365 faster and more responsive.

Notifications

Some teachers told us they weren’t sure what notifications students and parents could receive and how these could be edited. We have improved the Notifications area to make it clearer which notifications are available and how they can be turned on/off.

Custom Marking Formats

Some teachers told us they weren’t sure how to create their own marking formats. We've improved the form fields to make it clear what information is required and how it’s used.