Road map

What’s next for Smart Revise?

Smart Revise is an evolving product that is continually improved and adpated based on user feedback. When we released our new feature, Smart Tasks in September 2021 we knew it wasn’t finished. However, we wanted to get some new functionality to our teachers in time for the start of the academic year. Our short-term plan is now to iterate on these foundations to turn Smart Tasks into the feature that we always imagined. Smart Revise is developed using an agile approach. We anticipate a new feature going live approximately every four to six weeks.

What we are working on now

  1. Questions belong to a sub topic. – Migrating all the existing data has a few issues that still need to be resolved, but we’re getting closer.
  2. Task tagging. Put text labels on a task so they can be filtered in the mark book. E.g. to just see end of topic tests etc. Tags will be fully customisable. – Main development is done. We now need to put this on the mark book.
  3. A model answer video for every Advance question. – 20 have been made so far. They are not live yet but should be launched shortly after sub topics. We will then release them as and when they are ready in small batches.

Coming next

  1. Task creation. Choose a question manually from the full set with search options.
  2. Task marking. Allow more mark scheme entries to be ticked than the marks available, but cap the marks to the maximum. This facilitates more accurate analytic reports on mark schemes.
  3. Delete a task in the mark book.
  4. Download both percentages and raw marks from the mark book.
  5. Analytic report – student overview. Total marks correct/incorrect from the task.
  6. Analytic report – question analysis. Top 10 least and most well answered questions from the task.
  7. Analytic report – class matrix. Overview of strengths/weaknesses by topic for the task.
  8. Task creation – view the complete question.
  9. Task creation – drag and drop questions into a different order.
  10. Deadline enforced tasks. Work is handed in at the deadline, even if it has not been submitted.
  11. Timed tasks. Simulate real exams with a timer that starts when the task is opened and submits the task when the time allocation expires. With an extra time facility for individual students.
  12. Clone a task. Copy a task that is either active or in a mark book from any of your classes, including shared classes. Even across series. Once cloned, the task creation wizard can be used to change tags, questions, select students etc. This allows a teacher to set the same task for multiple classes.
  13. Data from tasks populates to other modes. E.g. quiz questions can be mastered from tasks. Global analytics, awards and revision report are all affected by tasks.
  14. Peer marking of tasks.
  15. Student self-marking of tasks.
  16. Indicate if a question was completed before or after the deadline.
  17. Date filter on mark book.
  18. Show the meta data for a task in the markbook or task marking viewer, e.g. which topics the questions were taken from.

Features now live

  • 10/10/21 Return a task to a student before it has been marked. To handle a student clicking submit too early.
  • 04/10/21 Cream and lilac themes to help students with Dyslexia.
  • 01/09/21 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.

Longer term plans

We have lots of innovative and unique ideas planned for the future. These include a new “mastery mode” for Quiz to enable students to focus on mastering questions, and many more features that we are not ready to talk about yet.

Students are also asking for a dark theme. We hear you!

New content

We will be increasing the number of exam-style questions for Advance and Tasks, particularly algorithm questions that require students to read, trace, refine and write code. The plan is to release free content packs from time to time.

Questions from Paul Long’s Ultimate GCSE resources will be added to Smart Revise in the future too.

Refining existing content

Quiz is intended to address the forgetting curve, so it is important that the number of questions in this feature is appropriate. Too many and students won’t be able to master them. Too few and the course will not be adequately covered. Multiple choice questions can also be used for diagnostic analysis and the plan is to review each Quiz question to ensure it can be used for this purpose too.

If you have an idea for a feature, please let us know:

Smart Revise is genuinely shaped by its users.