What's New Archive, Little SIS for Classroom

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Looking for details on older releases?  Here is a summary of Little SIS for Classroom updates by release date.

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August 31, 2022: Little SIS for Classroom, Bulk clear rosters to include orphaned classes
  • Previously, the class list generated in step 3 of Bulk clear rosters only displayed classes associated with specific teachers. This release reworks the stepper to include orphaned classes as well. These are classes that show Unknown Teacher.
    Explorer > [select classes] > Bulk Actions > Bulk classroom cleanup > Bulk clear rosters

  • See Bulk clear rosters

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August 28, 2023: Little SIS for Classroom, Explorer columns and schools teacher group updates
  • Explorer columns menu format changes
    Explorer ~ Columns

    • The list of columns in the Columns pane is reordered to match the order of columns in the grid.

      Reminder: If you reorder columns in the grid by drag-and-drop, the column order will not match.

    • Previously, some column names in the Columns pane were highlighted. The highlight no longer appears on any column name.

    • See Hiding/Showing columns in the Classroom Explorer
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  • Schools tags, teacher Google group clarification
    Administration > Schools > Add school/ rt-click Edit school

    • When adding or editing a school, and tagging classes and teachers via a teacher Google Group, it was not clear that the email for the Google group is what needed entered. To clarify, the tip in the field is updated to: Sync [year-year] with a Google Group (please provide email).

      Reminder: Synching the teacher list with a Google group is only available for the current academic year.

    • See Create schools and apply school tags to classes

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August 22, 2023: CDW branding updates
  • With our integration into CDW, it was time to shed the Amplified IT logo and coloring for that of CDW. As a part of this process the logo at the top of the login page has been updated. References on the Terms and Conditions page and Privacy Policy are updated as well.
    LoginCDWTrimmed.png

  • See Access Little SIS for Classroom for the first time

August 10, 2023: Little SIS audit log, tooltip, school tags, and active filter improvements

This release has several user interface changes. Each is explained below.

  • Updated 8/28/23, Reset the designated admin notification added to the main page
    • Previously, if a designated admin needed reset, that notification was only visible at
      Administration > Settings
      Users could not perform bulk actions and could not determine the cause.
    • With this release, if a designated admin needs reset, that notification appears as a pop up on the main page after login, Settings page, and Classroom Explorer.
  • Audit Log users filter by email
    Administration > Audit Logs > [expand filter panel} > Users
    • Previously the Users filter in the Audit logs filter panel filtered by user name. With this update the Users filter now filters by user email.
      AuditLogsUsersFilterArrow.png
      See Work with Audit Logs
  • Update School or Timeframe tags updates
    Explorer > [right click over class] > Update School or Timeframe tags
    • Update School or Timeframe tags tool tip.
  • Edit/View teachers for Teaching & Learning for relevant academic year.
    Admin > Schools > [Right click academic year]
    • The Edit/view teachers for Teaching & Learning [year] option on the right click menu of the Schools page was not working. The functionality has been restored. When you right click over any of the academic year columns, this option appears on the right click menu.
      When clicked, Edit School opens with that academic year pre selected.
      EditTagforYearPopUpArrow.png
    • See Create schools and apply school tags to classes
  • Active filter indicators added
    User Accounts, User Roles, and Classroom membership pages now show the active filter at the bottom left of the page.
    Insights > Roster/Teacher Changes
    Administration > Users > Accounts
    Administration > Users > Roles

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July 18, 2023: Explorer Improvements: UI/UX, Classroom actions, and Announcements changes
  • UI/UX changes:  
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    • Show/Hide Columns, Saved Views, Filters, Saved Filters
      • Previously, a slide-out panel at the left housed the Columns, Saved Views, Filters, and Saved Filters tabs. You can expand and collapse the panel when needed. With this release, the slide-out panel moved to the right of the page, and you can access each panel independently.
        SlidePanelJul23Arrow.png
        • Click the name of the panel, at the top left of the Explorer grid to slide it out; Columns, Saved Layouts, and Saved Filters.
          • Click a panel name once to reveal the slide-out panel.
          • Click a panel name again to close the slide-out panel.
        • Reorder columns from the Columns panel: With the Columns panel open, you can drag and drop column names in the panel to change their order in the Explorer grid. To move a column, drag the 12-square icon to the left of the column name and move the column to a new position. 
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    • Saved Layouts:
      • Any user can create and save layouts.
      • Saved layouts are only visible to the user who created them. 
      • To delete a saved layout, hover over the name, then click the Delete icon. DeleteIconHover.png
      • To filter the layouts in the panel, click the Filter icon.
        SavedLayoutFilterArrow.png
              • Core Layouts are read-only system generated layouts.
              • My Layouts are all layouts created by the current users, including shared layouts.
              • Shared Layouts are all layouts shared by or with the current user. 
    • Saved Filters:
      • Saves the applied filters so you can quickly reapply them.
      • Any user can create and save filters.
      • Saved filters are only visible to the user who created them. 
      • To delete a saved filter, hover over the name, then click the Delete icon. DeleteIconHover.png
        See the Filtering in Little SIS for Classroom article.
    • Classroom Actions changes
      • Previously, the Bulk Actions menu at the top gave access to action classes; Classroom Actions, Teacher actions, and Student actions. With this release, those actions no longer appear in the Bulk actions menu. When classes are selected, the Classrooms, Teachers, and Student actions become visible at the right of the page.
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        Depending on user permissions the following menu items appear:
        •  Classroom Actions
          • Refresh / Update tags / Archive / Delete

        • Teacher Actions

          • Join / Add co-teachers / Remove co-teachers / Change primary teacher

        • Student Actions

          • Join / Add students to / Remove students from

      • Bulk Actions
        • Bulk actions menu now contains only these actions; Bulk clear rosters, Bulk archive classes, Bulk delete classes
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  • Explorer Column Changes
    • The Primary Teacher Profile column is renamed to Teacher Name. When filtering, a match on first or last name will be returned.
    • The Primary Teacher column is renamed to Teacher email
    • The Go to Classroom column is removed. To allow for access to Classroom, for members of the class, the Classroom name column now contains a bolded hyperlink to the class.
      ClassroomNameLinkArrow.png
  • Announcements Improvements

    • Classroom announcements no longer appear in the Explorer, they now appear in View class details, on the Announcements tab. With this improvement, the following changes were made to Explorer. 

      • Explorer grid
        Explorer 

        • Announcement Count and Most recent announcement columns no longer appear in Explorer grid, the show Columns menu, existing filters, and saved views. 

      • Refresh class data
        Explorer > [right-click class] > Refresh class data 

        • When refreshing class data, Announcements no longer appears as a refresh option. 

      • Explorer view class details
        Explorer > [right-click class] > View class details 

        • The Announcements tab of view class details, shows the number of announcements on the tab. 

        • The Announcements tab grid automatically loads with announcements for the selected classroom. There may be a small delay depending on the number of announcements.

    • See the View class details article.
  • Explorer Filter Improvement

    • In the Explorer, the Join Code column previously could not be filtered. A filter is now available for this column.
      FilterJoinCodeArrow.png
    • See the Filtering in Little SIS for Classroom article for information on using filters.
June 22, 2023: New feature, clear rosters from archived classes
  • Clear rosters from archived classes

    Explorer ~ Bulk Actions ~ Bulk classroom cleanup ~ Bulk clear rosters

    • Bulk clear rosters option and wizard helps you remove students from ARCHIVED classes in bulk. BulkClearRostersArrow.png

      • Step 1: Find archived classes that contain students. Select a date to return archived classes created on or before that date. Optionally limit to classes provisioned on managed by Little SIS Premium, classes from one or more schools, and classes taught by specific teachers. 

      • Step 2: In the list of classes, confirm classes you want to remove students from. 

      • Step 3: You can choose to notify the primary teacher that students have been removed from their archived class. The notification email can be customized. An email is also sent to the user who initiated this bulk action.
        Note: If a teacher has multiple classes included in this bulk action, they will receive only one email. 

      • Step 4: Review the changes and perform the bulk action. 

    • Clearing rosters action gets logged to the audit log. Click View More to see the course ID and course name that had cleared rosters.

    • See the Bulk clear rosters article for more information on this bulk action. 
May 11, 2023: Orphaned classes improvements
  • Orphaned Classes Improvements
    Explorer > [Primary Teacher column] ~Filter
    • Little SIS Classroom Explorer is updated to allow users to filter for orphaned classes. These are classes with unknown teachers. Once the list of orphaned classes is isolated, teacher actions allow the new Remove co-teacher's option.
      • Use unknown in the primary teacher contains filter to return a list of orphaned classes. You can archive them as well as remove students. Improvements to the process of removing students is coming soon as well.
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      • See the Orphaned Google Classroom Classes article for tips on avoiding classes becoming orphaned and addressing existing orphaned classes.
    • When in view class details mode, a new message alerts on the Information tab if a primary teacher is missing.
      Explorer > [right-click class] > View class details
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  • Classroom Alias Filter Improvement
    Explorer > [Aliases column] ~Filter
    • The Little SIS Classroom Explorer Alias is updated to allow users to filter for classes with or without an alias.
      • Using unknown in the Alias contains filter returns classes without an alias.
      • Using exists in the Alias contains filter returns classes with an alias.
        AliasFilter.png
    • See Filtering in Little SIS for Classroom.
November 10, 2022: New feature request icon

Little SIS for Classroom > Sync > Support > Feedback

Do you have a suggestion that could improve our tools? We would love to hear from you. We’ve added the Feedback icon to the sidebar of our Labs Tools to give you 1-click access to our feedback form.

October 27, 2022: Refresh Aliases when refreshing Classes In Classroom Explorer

Previously when refreshing classes, individually or in bulk, aliases was not an option for refresh. With this release, Aliases as been added as an option when refreshing classes in Classroom Explorer. This change includes individual classes and those selected for Bulk Action.

Explorer > Bulk actions > Bulk classroom cleanup > Bulk archive classes

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July 15, 2022: Bulk Classroom Cleanup: Ability to cleanup classes that have Sync Agent licenses
  • The Bulk archive classes and Bulk delete classes wizards have been updated so that you can find classes that have been provisioned or managed by Little SIS Premium.
    Explorer > Bulk actions > Bulk classroom cleanup > Bulk archive classes
    Explorer > Bulk actions > Bulk classroom cleanup > Bulk delete classes
    • In both wizards, a new field appears in step 1 below the Please provide a date field. Check the Limit to classes managed by Little SIS Premium checkbox to find only those classes.
    • See the Bulk archive classes and Bulk delete classes articles.
  • New Article: See the Filtering in Little SIS for Classroom article for tips on filtering with examples for filtering Little SIS Premium provisioned classes/filtering by aliases.
December 2, 2021: Audit Logs: Capturing of Withdrawal and Removal of Guardian Invitations

Here's what we've changed:

  • Previously withdrawing and removing guardian invitations was logged at a job level. With this release, those actions are logged at an individual student/guardian level.

  • See the Work with Audit Logs article.

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