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Wixie Update - December 2020

Posted by David Wagner on Dec 23, 2020 8:12:03 AM

2020 is almost over, but we are squeezing in one last (amazing) Wixie update before the year ends. Here's a brief description of what is new in Wixie this December!

Export projects as videos

Yes, you read that correctly! You can now download projects as videos to share on your classroom site, via email, or on social media, or even upload to your LMS like Canvas or Google Classroom.

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Topics: Updates, Video

Add Wixie to the Shelf on a Chromebook

Posted by David Wagner on Oct 21, 2020 7:45:33 AM

You can set up Wixie to open in its own window from the Shelf on a Chromebook.

This makes it easy to launch Wixie without distractions in the browser window like tabs and URLs.

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Topics: chromebooks

Use Wixie like an app on Windows

Posted by David Wagner on Oct 19, 2020 8:39:07 AM

You can set up Wixie to work like an application on Windows, opening it from the Start menu and running in a dedicated window.

This makes it easy to launch Wixie without distractions in the browser window like tabs and URLs. It also gives it the feel of a local application, making it more comfortable to launch for new computer users. You can even pin Wixie to the taskbar to make it really easy to find and open.

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Topics: Windows, Start menu

Creating projects from PDFs and much more

Posted by David Wagner on Aug 31, 2020 9:07:22 AM

This weekend's Wixie update has even more features to get students up and running at the beginning of the school year as well as huge improvements in accessibility.

Create a Wixie project from a PDF

Stories from users often provide the best inspiration for new features. This past spring we received this note from a teacher using Wixie during quarantine:

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Wixie Update - August 2020

Posted by David Wagner on Aug 14, 2020 4:25:37 PM

To better support students and teachers as they are heading back to school, whether it be in person or from home, we have released another Wixie summer update. (Learn more about the first Wixie summer update.)

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Topics: Updates

Wixie Update - Summer 2020

Posted by David Wagner on Jul 22, 2020 10:42:44 AM

The summer update for Wixie has released! (7/31)

Like everyone else, the pandemic scrambled our plans and we had to rethink our development priorities. Based on feedback from our users last spring, we have put more focus on features and usability for a blended learning environment.

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Topics: Updates, Google Classroom

Log into Wixie using a QR Code

Posted by David Wagner on Jun 6, 2020 9:36:02 AM

Schools and districts can now use QR codes as a login method for students. The latest Wixie update includes the option to utilize Wixie User Cards, which allows students to log in to their account by holding up a QR code to the webcam on their device at the Wixie login page.

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Topics: Updates, qr codes

Make Wixie just right for your students

Posted by David Wagner on Feb 14, 2020 4:20:10 PM

Wixie includes a range of settings that allow sites and teachers to adjust Wixie to make it more effective for their learners. Districts can choose settings before teachers and students even log in for the first time and teachers can then further adjust these settings to meet the needs of their specific students. 

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Topics: Updates, Settings, Themes

Start Over button now live for assignments and templates

Posted by David Wagner on Nov 19, 2019 8:41:57 AM

We added a Start Over button to the Wixie update released last Friday. The Start Over button allows students to restart from the original assignment or template.

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Topics: Wixie

Wixie sessions have more than doubled from last year!

Posted by David Wagner on Oct 29, 2019 9:19:34 AM

The response to the new Wixie update has been fantastic. The number of times students and teachers are visiting Wixie has increased dramatically from last year. The best part is that much of the increase has come from existing schools using Wixie more.

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Topics: Updates

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