Formative gives you greater control of your lessons

July 1, 2021

The Good Stuff

This month we're excited to announce Teacher Paced Mode! Control the pace of your lesson, guide students through their learning with checks for understanding, and provide students with more options for responding than ever before.

Teacher-Paced Mode is here!

This past month we launched the long-awaited Teacher-Paced Mode feature. Guide your students through a lesson one question or content-group at a time! The best part? It's FREE for all users!

New Question Type: Video Response

Allow students to upload or record a video or screencast in direct response to a question or prompt! Videos have a 2 minute time limit.

Audio/Video response player improvements

Audio and video responses now have playable previews/answer cards on the View Responses page.

Title and Instructions Block

The Formative title can now be edited at the top of the list of questions. An instructions block can also be expanded that shows permanently above the formative, even when questions are randomized.

Drag to move modals

You can now drag/move modals around within the viewport by clicking and holding the six dots in the upper left corner of the modal. Useful for situations like Show Your Work questions where the math equation or image upload modal can cover some of the question.

Additional Changes

  • Standards grouping in Tracker: Standards in the tracker can now be collapsed and expanded to show sub-standards by group, making your Tracker more organized and less cluttered!
  • See co-teacher information in expanded class view: On the Classes page, co-teachers can now be viewed at the top of the list of students when a class view is expanded.

Bug Fixes

Bug Fixes for 7/26/21:

  • Users were unable to select the cancel button on their Formative plans page. This has been fixed and is functioning correctly.

Bug Fixes for 7/21/21:

  • Issue with tracker not showing data- blank student names, blank classes- has now been resolved.

Bug Fixes for 7/15/21:

  • Bug preventing Safari users from signing in with Google has been fixed.