Here’s a sneak peek at TypingWeb’s new design, which boasts a sleek modern look, new skins, and welcome new features to enhance your TypingWeb experience. We have been working hard to gather your feedback and transform the “wish list” into a reality.
Typing Tutor Enhancements
In response to the countless requests for a better typing test, we are excited to announce that the three page test is being replaced by timed tests! Students can choose from one, three, or five minute tests, which will reduce frustration over the length of the test and stop it from freezing in between screens. Instead of switching through pages, the text will scroll to the next line automatically.
iPad users, you will be thrilled to discover that the keyboard diagram has been completely reprogrammed to work without Flash! The same goes for PC/Mac users, meaning flash is no longer a requirement for TypingWeb!
At the top of the Courses page students can now find their Statistics, detailing speed, accuracy, and time spent typing. This new location will help students better track their activity and performance throughout the course. Want more detail? Switch to Graph View (not pictured) to view up to the last 30 days individually.
Our new design isn’t just for looks. It has allowed us to reduce bandwidth requirements so TypingWeb will load up and run lightning fast (even on slow machines). Your students can spend more time typing and less time waiting for TypingWeb to load. To improve your experience even further we suggest using a fast, stable browser like Google Chrome or Firefox. Internet Explorer users, please note that we can no longer support IE7.
Teacher Portal 2.0
Over the years we have added numerous features to the Teacher Portal. Our new site design is focused on simplifying the navigation so you can easily find the features you are looking for. Whether it’s your first time logging in or you have used the portal for years, completing everyday tasks should be effortless.
One feature that many of you are looking for is the ability to customize settings and tailor the program to meet the needs of specific classes. Our goal is to offer several customizable settings in the future, but we are starting with the Classroom Scoreboard. The new setting allows you to enable the scoreboard by group, designed for teachers who find that competition benefits some classes and not others.
In the next few months we will be slowly rolling out optional early access to schools before the final product is launched to everyone. Look for the announcement about this new release and many more exciting TypingWeb improvements, coming soon!