Thursday, August 27, 2015

Important New Login Information

You and your students will notice an important new step when you log into Stride this year. Teachers will notice an additional change.

Alabama Users Click Here

Remember how your students always saw a little link that said, "Texas users click here"? This year, they will also see a link that says "Alabama users click here."

Students will click this link before entering the KCC code. Yes, it would be logical to put the link above the login, because people work from top to bottom. Realize the link only applies to Alabama schools, so we want the rest of the country to ignore it. Hence, the link put below the login.

What happens if the students doesn't click the Alabama link and enters the KCC code instead? The figure below shows the message they will receive.

The reason for this change has to do with the large number of Alabama users, and is designed 

New URL for Teachers and Administrators

Please use to log into Stride. This change is made because of the high number of Alabama users and to prevent problems when large number so of users across the country are logging in at the same time. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

New Upgrades in Your Stride Account

Welcome Back to Friendly New Upgrades in Your Stride Account.
Hello Stride Administrators and Teachers, 
We've been busy this summer, and we've just delivered a number of upgrades to your Stride account. With Stride, you always have access to new features as soon as they're released, so you can enjoy these upgrades today by logging in
Improved Reports & Dashboards make it easier to access deeper data in fewer steps.
Better Report Integration The reports you love are improved and more directly integrated with teacher dashboards, with fewer steps to access data in just a few clicks. Where to find them? Real-time reports are housed in the Reports tab of the Administrator and Teacher control panels. 
Better Report Data FiltersAdvanced report filters such as Subject, Grade Level, Pass/Fail Threshold, and Student Namehelp you generate only the specific data you need (and save paper!).
See the Adaptive Engine HistoryYou've entrusted Stride's F.A.S.T. 360 engine to design a personalized, adaptive skill path for your students. So what exactly does that unique path look like for each student? Gain insight into the F.A.S.T. 360 decision process like never before. The new "F.A.S.T. 360 Adaptive Skill Path" table below is now available in your Teacher Dashboard for every student working in F.A.S.T. 360 mode.
Where to find it? From your main Teacher Dashboard, choose "See All Student Details" then click on any student name for a detailed view of progress.
New Student Progress Report
See each student's growth through strand complexity in new at-a-glance graphs that visualize the journey through the adaptive engine. Also view a step-by-step explanation of the student's progression through strands prescribed by the adaptive engine. 
Better Academic Badge Views
Teachers can now view badges awarded by subject/date, and see total badges awarded by subject.  Where to find it?  Main Teacher Dashboard, then choose "View All Student Academic Badges."
New Tools to Expedite Stride Implementation 

Quick Print Student & Teacher Access Info

Help your users access Stride faster by printing login guide sheets for teachers and individual students. Send student login guides home to parents to assist with accessing Stride after school. Where to find it? Look for the "Print Logins" buttons on the Class Manager tab for Administrators; on the Class Roster tab for Teachers.
Assign Curriculum to Multiple Students at Once
You asked, and now Stride delivers! Quickly assign specific skills practice or other curriculum settings to groupings of students. 
Where to find it? On the Curriculum tab for Teachers.
Simplified Gap Assessment Settings
A new, streamlined Gap Settings interface allows you to schedule Gap tests uniquely for individual students or the class as a whole. 
Where to find it? On the Assessments tab for Teachers; select "Gap Settings."
These new features are now ready to use in your Stride account.  We hope you like the changes, and we'll continue to work to provide you with efficient, friendly and accessible tools.
The LTS Education Team