Along updates and changes

See what's new and updated in Along.

April 2021

  • Select a video overlay

    You can now use a video overlay when recording a video. Select one of our colorful overlays before you start recording to add a fun addition to your video that highlights your smiling face! We know that teachers and students aren’t always in an environment conducive to recording videos, and we hope this feature will help in those situations. Please note that video overlays only work on desktop computers using the Chrome browser.

  • Students can set a status
    When students log in to Along, they’ll see a card asking, “What’s on your mind?” where they can share what’s new and exciting in their lives. Only teachers can view a student’s status, and it is visible to them on the Students page, when viewing the student’s reflection, or on the student’s profile page.

March 2021

  • Redesigned Students page
    You’ll be able to sort your students by when they were last active, when they last replied, and more. You can easily invite additional students to Along with a new welcome link, and find engagement tips.

  • Schedule a reflection prompt
    We’ve made it possible to choose between sending a reflection prompt video immediately, or scheduling it up to two weeks in advance. You’ll be able to pick a future date to send later when you start a new reflection.

  • Create a follow up reflection
    When you reply to a student's reflection, you can now click the "Send and continue reflection" button to immediately create a new reflection prompt video that builds upon the conversation you are having with an individual student.

February 2021

  • Capture teacher notes
    Now when you watch a student reflection or look at a student profile, you can jot down notes and reminders for yourself. These notes will only be seen by you when you review your student reflections.
Was this article helpful?
3 out of 4 found this helpful