Wixie Interface Refresh

Posted by David Wagner on Aug 11, 2016 12:34:49 PM

On Wednesday, August 17th, we are excited to release an update to Wixie that will refresh the interface for teachers and administrators. The goal is to update the interface to take advantage of the larger screens that have become popular since the product was first released.

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Topics: Updates

An update to Wixie's usage reporting

Posted by David Wagner on Mar 25, 2016 4:33:14 PM

We have a long list of features we want to put into Wixie; years’ worth of work to do it all. Mostly the features come from user requests. Features move up and down the list based on how often we hear the request. But sometimes, things just around based on opportunity.  Today we added some requested features to our usage reporting, not because it was the most requested feature, but because the opportunity presented itself. 

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Topics: Updates, usage, Reporting Tools

We can print again … on Windows in Chrome

Posted by David Wagner on Dec 18, 2015 10:03:45 AM

If you don’t use Wixie in Chrome on Windows, or your classroom has gone green and you don’t do a lot of printing, then you haven’t seen anything out of the ordinary. But, if you tried to print from Wixie on Windows in Chrome sometime in the last week then you probably noticed all you got was a big grey box.

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Topics: Updates, Printing, Chrome, Windows

Improved Letter and Number Searches

Posted by David Wagner on Nov 25, 2015 1:24:43 PM

Searching the Wixie Library for a single letter or number used to give either no results or WAY to many results. We have updated the search algorithm to give users much better results when searching for one or two characters. Now, when you search for the letter A for example, you will see letters, blocks, and symbols that match the letter A.

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Topics: library

An Update to the Wixie Log In Procedure on Tablets

Posted by David Wagner on Oct 5, 2015 10:58:47 AM

With the latest update to the Wixie app for Android and iPad, the account log in procedure has been changed.

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Topics: iPad, Android, Updates

New Sharing Options for Teachers

Posted by David Wagner on Sep 27, 2015 3:20:34 PM

We updated Wixie this weekend and gave lots of new sharing options to teachers. All teachers can now share projects with other teachers in their school by adding activities to their school activity folder. Teachers can also easily share their projects by email, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Topics: Updates, activities, sharing

The number of Wixie users doubles!

Posted by David Wagner on Aug 28, 2015 10:46:38 AM

As students head back for the new school year, we are seeing the number of users on Wixie double over last year.

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Topics: usage

New SSO methods: SAML and Clever

Posted by David Wagner on Aug 21, 2015 3:43:51 PM

For the new school year, we have added two new methods for doing a single sign-on with Wixie. SAML and Clever Instant Login are now available as options to schools and districts that want to be able to create a single sign-on for their students.

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Topics: Updates, Single Sign-on, SAML, Clever, SSO

An update with a lot of changes, but not much to see...

Posted by David Wagner on Jun 22, 2015 4:35:43 PM

One of the hard things about developing software is that sometimes you release an update that had a lot of hard work go into it, but there really isn’t anything to “show” for it. There are a lot of really good, important changes, but nothing like a new feature you can point to that gets people excited about using it.

Today we released just such an update. There are a lot of cool changes, necessary changes, but not a lot to write home about.

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Topics: Android, Updates, iOS

This update is for Iain

Posted by David Wagner on Apr 23, 2015 4:37:46 PM

Full disclosure: My 9 year old son can’t type. Actually, he has no interest in technology unless it is playing Clash of Clans. He would rather be playing soccer. He can juggle a soccer ball 1,194 times without stopping but it takes him 10 minutes to type a simple sentence (a minute of typing and 9 minutes of groaning). Because he types very slowly, he isn’t really interested, and he would rather be outside running around, he gets frustrated easily when asked to do things that involve typing. After watching him fatfinger his Wixie password five or six times and getting frustrated, I decided he really needs to be able to see whether he is typing in his password correctly. Since his password is iain111 (I made that up, but it is something just as easy) every kid in his class knows every other kid’s password. So there really wasn’t much of a security concern; just make it easier to get the password entered correctly the first time.

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Topics: Updates, privacy

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