Release log & road map

Smart Revise is an agile product that is continually improved based on feedback from students and teachers. New features and content are usually added in six week sprints unless we are working on something much bigger.

GCSE Edexcel Business to be released on Saturday 29th October 2022.

AQA & OCR GCSE Business will be released in 2023.

What we are working on now

Last updated 06/10/2022

  1. Edexcel Business 1BS0 features & content.
  2. Update to Tasks.
  3. Model answer video for every AQA 8525 Advance question.

The road ahead

Planned major new features

  1. Student self marking of tasks.
  2. Peer marking of tasks.
  3. New pedagogical approaches for terms and tasks.
  4. Set goals for quiz, terms & advance.
  5. Weekly class awards.
  6. Markbook includes goals and class awards data.
  7. Awards tech tree.
  8. Timed tasks.
  9. Notifications.
  10. Terms lookup.
  11. Definition highlighting within questions.

Quality of life updates to be implemented

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

Model answer videos to come in the future

  1. Pearson Edexcel 1CP2 GCSE Computer science.
  2. OCR H446 A Level Computer science.

Release log

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.

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.
  • 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.