What’s new in Smart Revise

January 2023

  • Peer marking of tasks. Students can now mark each other’s work with the teacher able to control who is marking whom, or auto-assign to save time. There is no feedback option for peers to prevent inappropriate messages and bullying. Written feedback is only an option for the teacher. The teacher can change the task to self marking and/or contribute to the marking of any question at any time.
  • 20 new model answer videos for Pearson Edexcel 1CP2 GCSE Computer Science.

December 2022

  • Students can mark their own tasks.
  • Track progress of individual students as they complete and mark a task.
  • Tasks requiring action by the teacher have a notification bell icon.
  • New active tasks panel for teachers displaying more data.
  • New active tasks panel for students displaying more data.
  • 20 new model answer videos for Edexcel GCSE Computer Science 1CP2.

November 2022

  • Join a shared class button is now also on the teacher dashboard. This reduces the number of steps for setting up shared classes.
  • 50 new model answer videos for Edexcel GCSE Computer Science 1CP2.
  • Bug fix: some model answer videos linked to the wrong question.
  • Bug fix: task share links ignore the available from date.
  • Bug fix: the coloured bars in the top 10 questions analytics report could be displayed incorrectly.
  • Bug fix: debit/credit card orders made by teachers would sometimes fail unexpectedly.

October 2022

  • Edexcel Business 1BS0 course launched with 507 Quiz, 191 Terms and 459 Advance questions.
  • Give control of vouchers to another teacher, enabling central purchasing and distribution of purchased vouchers.
  • Every AQA 8525 Advance question now has a model answer video.
  • Bug fix: in rare cases when questions for a task are changed, the total marks for a task displays as over 100% in the mark book.

September 2022

  • Full course access in student mode for teachers who have purchased vouchers.
  • 20 new model answer vidoes for AQA 8525.
  • A few bug fixes.
  • Lots of back-end infrastructure developments for a future feature for Tasks.

August 2022

  • Free trial includes a limited number of topics from real courses instead of a generic course. Students do not lose progress from the trial.
  • A shopping basket experience for purchasing course vouchers.
  • Courses for the same subject are grouped together on the teacher dashboard.
  • Support for markup in questions.
  • Questions can have a case study.
  • Summary of the ticked mark scheme entries shown when deciding a mark for level of response questions.
  • Ticked mark scheme entries do not determine the mark with level of response questions.
  • Moved the task feedback input box to reduce scrolling.
  • Prevent follow on marks being applied if they are not applicable.
  • Navigating to the dashboard does not reset the teacher/student mode selection.
  • References are not shown for new courses that don’t have any.

July 2022

  • 40 new model answer vidoes for AQA 8525.

June 2022

  • 50 new model answer vidoes for AQA 8525.

May 2022

  • Every Advance question for OCR J277 now has a model answer video.

April 2022

  • Protection against purchasing a course more than once by pressing the submit payment button again before the transaction is complete.
  • Hyperlink for a task to copy and paste into Google Classroom, OneNote, ClassCharts etc.
  • Update the task marking UI so that the total marks box and submit button is visible without having to scroll on short mark schemes.
  • 20 new model answer videos for OCR J277.

March 2022

  • Set the same task for multiple classes, including shared classes in the same year group.
  • Deadlines shown on active tasks screen.
  • Independent scrolling of a student answer and the mark scheme when marking a task.
  • Command words exactly match each examination board specification instead of using the JCQ list.
  • Bug fix: display order of mark scheme entries for terms.
  • 20 new model answer videos for OCR J277.

February 2022

  • Deadline enforced tasks. Work is handed in at the deadline, even if it has not been submitted with this option.
  • Students can see references and model answer videos automatically in their task feedback.
  • OCR J277 1.1 Systems architecture Quiz questions have been refined.
  • 20 new model answer videos for OCR J277.

January 2022

  • Change a task deadline for an individual student.
  • Drag and drop questions into a different order when creating a task.
  • Indicate if a student has already purchased their own course voucher so they don’t need to be allocated one.
  • Dark theme.
  • Analytics reports for tasks.
  • Sort students in the mark book.
  • 20 new model answer videos for OCR J277.

December 2021

  • Fixed issues with some Quiz questions containing <> symbols.
  • Changed Quiz questions using a colon to indicate a new code statement to use a new line instead. Code is also formatted with consistent character spacing.
  • 20 new model answer videos for OCR J277.

November 2021

  • Tag tasks for filtering in the mark book.
  • Replace a question manually from the automatic selection when creating a task.
  • View the complete question when creating a task.
  • Delete a task from the mark book.
  • Date filter on the mark book.
  • Show which topics questions were taken from in tasks in the mark book.
  • Download both percentages and raw marks from the mark book.
  • Further improvements to automatic DDoS protection to protect up-time.
  • 20 new model answer videos for OCR J277.

October 2021

  • GCSE questions belong to a sub topic.
  • Return a task to a student before it has been marked to handle a student clicking submit too early.
  • Cream and lilac themes to help students with Dyslexia.
  • 10 new model answer videos for OCR J277.

September 2021

  • Smart Tasks allows teachers to set the same questions for all students in a class, mark the answers and keep track of outcomes in a mark book.

We are working on:

  • Some rebranding ready for Bett 2023.
  • New pedagogical approaches for terms and tasks.
  • Model answer videos for Pearson Edexcel 1CP2 GCSE Computer science.
  • OCR J204 GCSE Business course.

The road ahead

Major new features

  1. Set goals for quiz, terms & advance.
  2. Weekly class awards.
  3. Markbook includes goals and class awards data.
  4. Awards tech tree.
  5. Timed tasks.
  6. Notifications.
  7. Terms lookup.
  8. Definition highlighting within questions.
  9. Smart Revise API.

Quality of life updates

  1. Third option for topic filtering: students can choose within a restricted set of topics set by their teacher.
  2. Awards for Business.
  3. Clone tasks within course families. i.e. across series.
  4. Teacher access to student revision report.
  5. Toggle command word help on/off for tasks.
  6. More task marking navigation options.
  7. Assign a task to multiple students after it is set.
  8. Change graduated colours on analytic reports.
  9. Allow more mark scheme entries to be ticked than marks available.
  10. Configure course options for student purchased courses.
  11. Shuffle button for terms.
  12. Unify the student and teacher purchase options.
  13. Sort by column on matrix reports.
  14. Display student names in a consistent format.
  15. “1 days” becomes “yesterday”.
  16. Filtering options for students on their mark book.
  17. SSO sign in.
  18. More output options for CSV download from mark book.
  19. Custom date range on usage reports.
  20. Create a task from the top x misunderstood questions.

Model answer videos

  • OCR H446 A Level Computer science.

New courses

  • AQA GCSE Business 8132.
  • Cambridge IGCSE 0478/0984.