This summer we cleaned up the buttons in LiveSchool and added clarification about what they do in your classroom.
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We've observed that the most powerful features of LiveSchool were often going overlooked. The reason: they were hidden behind a variety of small unlabeled buttons -- and not everyone is comfortable clicking new buttons in the middle of class. (Example: the "eyeball" button -- super-powerful, but only used by a small fraction of teachers!)
This update keeps all the features you're used to, but organizes the buttons into the top right and adds explanation for their purpose.
Most of the old buttons are now found in our new contextual More Menu. Click the three dots in the top right to open the More Menu.
This menu helps you see the appropriate options based on 1) the screen you're on and 2) the selections you've made. Said another way: if you have one student selected, you'll see only the actions you can take with that selection. If you have multiple students selected, your options will expand.
You'll see the More Menu adds descriptions about what each option in the menu does.
For example — from the More menu on the Points screen, you can:
This update also includes an often requested change: an easier way to immediately undo points given in error without opening the Timeline view. Click the "undo" button on the following popup if you gave that point in error.
If you're confused about how this reorganization of buttons affects the common actions you take in LiveSchool, we've updated our Learn center with step-by-step details and animated examples. Check out the following:
In addition, here are a few quick common questions:
Not gone -- moved to the More menu and called by it's full name: Timeline! From the Points screen, select a student(s), click the three dots in the top right to open the More menu, and select Timeline.
When you're giving points, check the top right when you're on the behaviors screen. You'll find an icon that looks like a speech bubble. Click that to add comments to the point.
Click the three dots in the top right, then select the Randomizer button. Note: if you select a group of students first, then click the Randomizer button, LiveSchool will randomly select a student from that smaller group!
We tested this update extensively before the end of the 2020 school year and got great feedback from teachers — they loved how it clarified the purpose of each button, and they appreciated how it helped them discover tools they had previously missed (like The Randomizer!). We hope you'll love it, too.
If you have feedback or questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and chat with our team.
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