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Development Update

We'll be releasing updates on 3/26/2021 from 9PM to 11PM PST.

1. User interface

We've been improving the look and feel of the app.

The "Home" page has a new and improved progress display. It shows stages completed, percent completion, and stars earned for each stage.

A screenshot of Blackbird's dashboard
Our fancy new progress display

Teacher's "Home" page now looks like a student's, but with an additional section: Classes. This replaces the old teacher dashboard with tabs at the top.

A screenshot of Blackbird's dashboard
The new way to manage your classes

Also note that the teacher Resources have moved to the lower section of the left sidebar.

2. Log in routing

Paid users now arrive at the "Home" page after logging in. Free users are directed to their latest lesson. This change was made in response to user feedback from our last release.

3. Multiple student advocates

You can now add and view multiple student advocates for each student.

4. Sign up flow

It's a great time to tell your friends about Blackbird! We've been making the process of signing up and trying the app faster and easier.

  • New users arrive in the app with as little as two clicks (when using Google or Clever to sign up, that is).

  • New users are greeted with a revamped tour experience.

  • Our signup page is now protected with reCaptcha to prevent list bombing attacks.

5. Google Classroom integration

We're working on moving our Google Classroom integration out of beta. Currently, the holdup is waiting for Google to verify our authentication process. In the meantime, the integration is functional, but you may see a verification warning when using it.


Thank you to our teachers -- you make the magic happen!

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